The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 542 648 753
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 413 352 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 372 295 189
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 27 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +69 394 £57,500 - 37
London +47 282 £60,000 - 29
South West +51 38 £50,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +26 24 £55,000 -4.34% 8
North West +30 19 £39,000 -32.17% 1
South East +7 18 £55,000 +29.41%
Manchester +23 16 £39,000 -32.17% 1
Devon - 15 £50,000 -
Exeter - 14 £50,000 -
West Midlands +1 12 £47,500 -9.52%
Scotland +9 11 £50,000 +58.73% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £54,000 -
Yorkshire +31 10 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Warwickshire +15 10 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 10 £50,000 - 3
Oxfordshire -11 8 £50,000 -
Warwick - 8 £50,000 -
Bristol - 7 £45,000 - 1
Oxford -4 6 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £60,000 -
Wales - 6 £55,000 - 2
North East - 5 £50,000 -
South Wales - 5 £55,000 - 2
Gloucester - 5 - -
Oldham - 5 £40,000 -
East of England +29 4 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Leeds +29 3 £45,000 +38.46% 4
West Yorkshire +26 3 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Surrey +26 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £47,500 -5.00% 2

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 641 (71.78%) Python
2 617 (69.09%) Machine Learning
3 553 (61.93%) Analytics
4 541 (60.58%) SQL
5 514 (57.56%) R
6 416 (46.58%) Big Data
7 368 (41.21%) Analytical Skills
8 367 (41.10%) Statistics
9 344 (38.52%) Hadoop
10 319 (35.72%) Mathematics
11 288 (32.25%) PhD
12 284 (31.80%) Apache Spark
13 276 (30.91%) Computer Science
14 275 (30.80%) Algorithms
15 267 (29.90%) Degree
16 258 (28.89%) Data Mining
17 235 (26.32%) Java
18 234 (26.20%) Visualisation
19 228 (25.53%) SAS
20 218 (24.41%) Data Analysis
21 210 (23.52%) Data Analytics
22 193 (21.61%) Finance
23 169 (18.92%) Predictive Modelling
24 165 (18.48%) MATLAB
25 160 (17.92%) Statistical Modelling
26 151 (16.91%) NoSQL
27 143 (16.01%) Marketing
28 141 (15.79%) Scala
29 140 (15.68%) Data Visualisation
30 139 (15.57%) Apache Hive

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 284 (31.80%) Apache Spark
2 228 (25.53%) SAS
3 94 (10.53%) Apache Pig
4 44 (4.93%) Apache
5 30 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.57%) IPython
6 14 (1.57%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 93 (10.41%) SPSS
2 18 (2.02%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.34%) Stata
4 9 (1.01%) GNU Octave
5 8 (0.90%) Weka
6 6 (0.67%) MS Office
7 5 (0.56%) Gephi
7 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.45%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.34%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 16 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.11%) Unica
2 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
5 18 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.57%) Google Analytics
7 12 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (0.67%) PaaS
10 5 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.34%) SaaS
12 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.11%) AdWords
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.13%) Internet
2 3 (0.34%) HTTP
2 3 (0.34%) Skype
3 2 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.11%) BGP
4 1 (0.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (46.58%) Big Data
2 344 (38.52%) Hadoop
3 258 (28.89%) Data Mining
4 151 (16.91%) NoSQL
5 139 (15.57%) Apache Hive
6 105 (11.76%) MongoDB
7 72 (8.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 67 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (6.27%) Neo4j
10 53 (5.94%) Relational Database
11 49 (5.49%) QlikView
12 43 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 43 (4.82%) MySQL
13 40 (4.48%) Impala
14 34 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (3.81%) SQL Server
15 32 (3.58%) Mahout
16 25 (2.80%) Text Mining
17 20 (2.24%) HBase
18 16 (1.79%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 58 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.70%) Vagrant
3 17 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.90%) Yeoman
4 5 (0.56%) Mercurial
4 5 (0.56%) Subversion
4 5 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 193 (21.61%) Finance
2 143 (16.01%) Marketing
3 73 (8.17%) Retail
4 49 (5.49%) Games
5 47 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 38 (4.26%) Banking
7 30 (3.36%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.46%) Advertising
9 12 (1.34%) Publishing
10 11 (1.23%) Electronics
11 8 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.78%) Front Office
13 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.45%) Law
15 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.22%) Automotive
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
16 2 (0.22%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (8.17%) Natural Language Processing
2 61 (6.83%) D3.js
3 48 (5.38%) scikit-learn
4 45 (5.04%) Pandas
5 42 (4.70%) SciPy
6 27 (3.02%) NumPy
7 26 (2.91%) Lucene
8 21 (2.35%) Kafka
9 17 (1.90%) Cascalog
9 17 (1.90%) JSON
10 15 (1.68%) Spark Streaming
10 15 (1.68%) XML
11 11 (1.23%) Web Services
12 10 (1.12%) REST
13 7 (0.78%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.78%) Cascading
13 7 (0.78%) SparkR
14 6 (0.67%) HTML
14 6 (0.67%) MLlib
15 5 (0.56%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 368 (41.21%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (41.10%) Statistics
3 319 (35.72%) Mathematics
4 276 (30.91%) Computer Science
5 275 (30.80%) Algorithms
6 234 (26.20%) Visualisation
7 110 (12.32%) Physics
8 55 (6.16%) Artificial Intelligence
9 43 (4.82%) Fintech
10 41 (4.59%) Neural Network
11 34 (3.81%) Applied Mathematics
12 33 (3.70%) Economics
13 20 (2.24%) Social Media
14 17 (1.90%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.68%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.34%) Informatics
17 11 (1.23%) Credit Risk
17 11 (1.23%) Cybercrime
17 11 (1.23%) Smart Meter
18 10 (1.12%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.91%) Linux
2 13 (1.46%) Unix
3 7 (0.78%) Windows
4 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.34%) Android
5 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (69.09%) Machine Learning
2 553 (61.93%) Analytics
3 218 (24.41%) Data Analysis
4 210 (23.52%) Data Analytics
5 169 (18.92%) Predictive Modelling
6 160 (17.92%) Statistical Modelling
7 140 (15.68%) Data Visualisation
8 105 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 96 (10.75%) Statistical Analysis
10 86 (9.63%) Open Source
11 81 (9.07%) Big Data Analytics
12 80 (8.96%) MapReduce
13 78 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 67 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
15 59 (6.61%) Operations Research
16 58 (6.49%) E-Commerce
17 55 (6.16%) Data Management
18 53 (5.94%) Data Munging
19 52 (5.82%) Bayesian Methods
20 51 (5.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 641 (71.78%) Python
2 541 (60.58%) SQL
3 514 (57.56%) R
4 235 (26.32%) Java
5 165 (18.48%) MATLAB
6 141 (15.79%) Scala
7 134 (15.01%) C++
8 57 (6.38%) JavaScript
9 42 (4.70%) C
10 34 (3.81%) Perl
11 29 (3.25%) VBA
12 27 (3.02%) Ruby
13 26 (2.91%) C#
14 24 (2.69%) Clojure
15 18 (2.02%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.12%) Julia
18 7 (0.78%) Cython
19 4 (0.45%) Haskell
20 3 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 288 (32.25%) PhD
2 267 (29.90%) Degree
3 26 (2.91%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.90%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.56%) MBA
7 1 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.02%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 40 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
2 38 (4.26%) Docker
3 36 (4.03%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.90%) HDFS
5 4 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (0.67%) Kibana
2 5 (0.56%) logstash
3 3 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.34%) Mesos
Vendors
1 119 (13.33%) Tableau
2 49 (5.49%) Cloudera
3 42 (4.70%) Hortonworks
4 40 (4.48%) Oracle
5 37 (4.14%) IBM
6 36 (4.03%) Google
7 24 (2.69%) RapidMiner
8 21 (2.35%) Microsoft
9 19 (2.13%) SAP
10 17 (1.90%) TIBCO
11 14 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
12 13 (1.46%) Greenplum
12 13 (1.46%) Omniture
13 7 (0.78%) Sybase
14 6 (0.67%) Facebook
15 5 (0.56%) Alteryx
15 5 (0.56%) Informatica
15 5 (0.56%) Splunk
15 5 (0.56%) Talend
16 4 (0.45%) Hitachi
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