The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 558 682 824
Rank change year-on-year
+124 +142
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 372 247 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.22% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 312 203 48
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 within the UK.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +118 361 £57,500 -8.00% 44
London +69 275 £60,000 -7.69% 28
City of London +8 52 £52,500 -25.00% 10
South East +33 27 £36,500 -14.11% 5
Hampshire - 16 £42,500 -
West Midlands +6 13 £51,250 +20.58% 3
East of England -5 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands - 9 £55,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire -2 8 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £75,000 - 3
Cambridge +2 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire -14 6 £52,500 +23.52%
Nottingham - 6 - - 3
South West -7 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire - 4 £31,250 -
Scotland - 4 £31,500 - 3
Coventry - 4 £58,750 -
Brighton - 4 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Warwick - 4 £42,500 -
North West -1 3 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Swindon -2 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Wiltshire -13 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Fife - 3 £31,500 -
Kent - 3 £25,000 -
Andover - 3 £55,000 -
Dunfermline - 3 £31,500 -
Manchester +4 2 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Southampton - 2 £43,750 -
Guildford - 2 £45,000 - 1

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 480 (69.26%) Analytics
2 439 (63.35%) R
3 414 (59.74%) SQL
4 411 (59.31%) Python
5 353 (50.94%) Big Data
6 332 (47.91%) Hadoop
7 292 (42.14%) Analytical Skills
8 287 (41.41%) Statistics
9 236 (34.05%) Mathematics
10 231 (33.33%) SAS
11 216 (31.17%) Algorithms
12 210 (30.30%) Data Mining
13 209 (30.16%) Degree
14 196 (28.28%) Visualisation
15 189 (27.27%) Java
16 188 (27.13%) Machine Learning
17 171 (24.68%) Computer Science
18 170 (24.53%) Data Analysis
19 159 (22.94%) PhD
20 157 (22.66%) Apache Hive
21 149 (21.50%) MATLAB
22 135 (19.48%) SPSS
23 134 (19.34%) Statistical Analysis
24 128 (18.47%) Statistical Modelling
25 125 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
26 116 (16.74%) NoSQL
27 114 (16.45%) Finance
27 114 (16.45%) Marketing
28 113 (16.31%) Predictive Modelling
29 105 (15.15%) MongoDB

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 231 (33.33%) SAS
2 92 (13.28%) Apache Pig
3 60 (8.66%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.73%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.44%) Apache
7 8 (1.15%) CMS
8 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.43%) IIS
10 2 (0.29%) IPython
11 1 (0.14%) Node.js
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 135 (19.48%) SPSS
2 28 (4.04%) MS Office
3 25 (3.61%) Weka
4 23 (3.32%) MS Excel
5 13 (1.88%) Stata
5 13 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.01%) CPLEX
7 5 (0.72%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.43%) Gephi
9 2 (0.29%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.35%) Google Analytics
3 37 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (5.34%) Amazon EMR
4 36 (5.19%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.72%) SaaS
5 5 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.87%) Internet
2 2 (0.29%) Broadband
3 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (50.94%) Big Data
2 332 (47.91%) Hadoop
3 210 (30.30%) Data Mining
4 157 (22.66%) Apache Hive
5 116 (16.74%) NoSQL
6 105 (15.15%) MongoDB
7 84 (12.12%) Mahout
8 65 (9.38%) QlikView
9 56 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (5.48%) HBase
11 37 (5.34%) Impala
12 36 (5.19%) Text Mining
12 36 (5.19%) SQL Server
13 33 (4.76%) Relational Database
14 29 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (2.60%) MySQL
18 17 (2.45%) CouchDB
18 17 (2.45%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 41 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.19%) Yeoman
4 4 (0.58%) JIRA
5 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 114 (16.45%) Finance
1 114 (16.45%) Marketing
2 83 (11.98%) Retail
3 55 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.46%) Games
5 9 (1.30%) Banking
6 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.01%) Automotive
7 5 (0.72%) Electronics
7 5 (0.72%) Publishing
8 4 (0.58%) Back Office
9 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.95%) D3.js
2 51 (7.36%) Natural Language Processing
3 49 (7.07%) scikit-learn
4 46 (6.64%) Pandas
5 39 (5.63%) SciPy
6 36 (5.19%) Cascalog
7 15 (2.16%) Cascading
8 8 (1.15%) MLlib
9 7 (1.01%) RHadoop
9 7 (1.01%) .NET
10 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.58%) XML
11 4 (0.58%) LINQ
12 3 (0.43%) RESTful
12 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.43%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.43%) Ninject
12 3 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 292 (42.14%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (41.41%) Statistics
3 236 (34.05%) Mathematics
4 216 (31.17%) Algorithms
5 196 (28.28%) Visualisation
6 171 (24.68%) Computer Science
7 78 (11.26%) Physics
8 73 (10.53%) Neural Network
9 44 (6.35%) Artificial Intelligence
10 38 (5.48%) Economics
11 36 (5.19%) Social Network
12 30 (4.33%) Applied Mathematics
13 17 (2.45%) Credit Risk
14 16 (2.31%) Social Media
14 16 (2.31%) Management Information System
15 14 (2.02%) Data Extraction
15 14 (2.02%) Data Structures
16 13 (1.88%) Digital Media
16 13 (1.88%) Data Integration
17 11 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.16%) Linux
2 5 (0.72%) Windows
3 4 (0.58%) UNIX
3 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (69.26%) Analytics
2 188 (27.13%) Machine Learning
3 170 (24.53%) Data Analysis
4 134 (19.34%) Statistical Analysis
5 128 (18.47%) Statistical Modelling
6 125 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
7 113 (16.31%) Predictive Modelling
8 95 (13.71%) Data Visualisation
9 90 (12.99%) Data Analytics
10 80 (11.54%) Predictive Analytics
11 79 (11.40%) MapReduce
12 77 (11.11%) Bayesian Methods
13 71 (10.25%) Open Source
14 68 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (9.24%) Data Modelling
16 63 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
17 60 (8.66%) Data Management
18 46 (6.64%) Logistic Regression
18 46 (6.64%) Data Munging
19 42 (6.06%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 439 (63.35%) R
2 414 (59.74%) SQL
3 411 (59.31%) Python
4 189 (27.27%) Java
5 149 (21.50%) MATLAB
6 77 (11.11%) C++
7 66 (9.52%) Scala
8 53 (7.65%) VBA
9 52 (7.50%) Clojure
10 48 (6.93%) C#
11 41 (5.92%) Ruby
12 38 (5.48%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.16%) C
14 13 (1.88%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.44%) Perl
15 10 (1.44%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.58%) F#
17 3 (0.43%) HiveQL
17 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 209 (30.16%) Degree
2 159 (22.94%) PhD
3 24 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.87%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 36 (5.19%) VirtualBox
2 29 (4.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (5.19%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 82 (11.83%) Tableau
2 55 (7.94%) Google
3 52 (7.50%) Oracle
4 41 (5.92%) IBM
4 41 (5.92%) Microsoft
5 34 (4.91%) Cloudera
6 18 (2.60%) Netezza
7 17 (2.45%) Greenplum
7 17 (2.45%) Hortonworks
7 17 (2.45%) MapR
8 12 (1.73%) Alteryx
9 10 (1.44%) Teradata
9 10 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.30%) Ab Initio
10 9 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.30%) Informatica
11 8 (1.15%) RapidMiner
12 7 (1.01%) Facebook
13 6 (0.87%) Splunk
14 4 (0.58%) TIBCO
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