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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 540 630 773
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 405 358 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 356 295 160
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%

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
94118 103558 110626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79197 85888 89230
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +55 383 £57,500 -4.16% 30
London +33 284 £62,500 +4.16% 19
City of London +43 42 £62,500 - 4
South West - 27 £50,000 - 3
South East +26 24 £52,500 +16.66% 3
North West +36 23 £42,500 -26.08% 4
Manchester +12 16 £39,000 -32.17% 3
Devon - 16 £50,000 - 2
Scotland - 15 £50,000 -
Exeter - 15 £50,000 - 2
Edinburgh - 14 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 11 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire +34 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wales - 6 £51,250 -
Cheshire - 6 £47,500 -
Oxford -2 5 £50,000 - 1
North East - 5 £50,000 -
South Wales - 5 £52,500 -
East of England +27 4 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Sheffield - 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £62,500 +25.00%
Cambridge +5 3 £62,500 +25.00%
West Midlands -10 3 £45,000 -16.27%
Hampshire -13 3 £60,000 +41.17%
Durham - 3 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £45,000 -
Oldham - 3 £35,000 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 624 (73.41%) Python
2 604 (71.06%) Machine Learning
3 542 (63.76%) Analytics
4 527 (62.00%) SQL
5 493 (58.00%) R
6 374 (44.00%) Big Data
7 336 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
8 323 (38.00%) Statistics
9 310 (36.47%) Hadoop
10 306 (36.00%) Mathematics
11 289 (34.00%) PhD
12 271 (31.88%) Computer Science
13 256 (30.12%) Degree
14 248 (29.18%) Algorithms
15 246 (28.94%) Apache Spark
16 242 (28.47%) Data Mining
17 231 (27.18%) Java
18 228 (26.82%) Data Analytics
19 224 (26.35%) Visualisation
20 218 (25.65%) SAS
21 202 (23.76%) Finance
22 196 (23.06%) Data Analysis
23 157 (18.47%) MATLAB
24 148 (17.41%) NoSQL
25 146 (17.18%) Statistical Modelling
26 140 (16.47%) Predictive Modelling
27 133 (15.65%) Data Visualisation
27 133 (15.65%) C++
28 130 (15.29%) Marketing
29 125 (14.71%) 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
1 246 (28.94%) Apache Spark
2 218 (25.65%) SAS
3 86 (10.12%) Apache Pig
4 32 (3.76%) Apache
5 26 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.76%) IPython
6 15 (1.76%) Jupyter
7 9 (1.06%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.24%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 96 (11.29%) SPSS
2 19 (2.24%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.00%) GNU Octave
4 10 (1.18%) Stata
5 9 (1.06%) MS Office
6 8 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.59%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.47%) Weka
9 2 (0.24%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.12%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 16 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.12%) Unica
3 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 78 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.88%) IBM Cloud
5 15 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
6 13 (1.53%) Google Analytics
7 12 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.47%) PaaS
11 3 (0.35%) SaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (0.35%) Skype
3 1 (0.12%) BGP
3 1 (0.12%) DNS
3 1 (0.12%) HTTP
3 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (44.00%) Big Data
2 310 (36.47%) Hadoop
3 242 (28.47%) Data Mining
4 148 (17.41%) NoSQL
5 125 (14.71%) Apache Hive
6 86 (10.12%) MongoDB
7 65 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (6.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (5.76%) QlikView
10 47 (5.53%) MySQL
11 45 (5.29%) Amazon Redshift
12 44 (5.18%) Neo4j
12 44 (5.18%) Relational Database
13 38 (4.47%) SQL Server
14 36 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (3.88%) Impala
16 27 (3.18%) Mahout
17 25 (2.94%) HBase
18 24 (2.82%) Text Mining
19 16 (1.88%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 44 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.59%) Vagrant
3 12 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.41%) Yeoman
4 5 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 202 (23.76%) Finance
2 130 (15.29%) Marketing
3 64 (7.53%) Retail
4 48 (5.65%) Games
5 43 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 39 (4.59%) Banking
7 27 (3.18%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.41%) Publishing
9 11 (1.29%) Electronics
10 10 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.06%) Advertising
12 8 (0.94%) Front Office
13 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.59%) Back Office
15 4 (0.47%) Law
16 2 (0.24%) Billing
16 2 (0.24%) iGaming
16 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.76%) Natural Language Processing
2 46 (5.41%) scikit-learn
3 44 (5.18%) D3.js
4 38 (4.47%) SciPy
5 36 (4.24%) Pandas
6 29 (3.41%) NumPy
7 27 (3.18%) Lucene
8 17 (2.00%) JSON
9 15 (1.76%) Spark Streaming
9 15 (1.76%) XML
10 14 (1.65%) Kafka
11 12 (1.41%) Cascalog
12 8 (0.94%) REST
12 8 (0.94%) Theano
13 7 (0.82%) Cascading
14 6 (0.71%) Web Services
15 5 (0.59%) HTML
16 4 (0.47%) Django
16 4 (0.47%) Matplotlib
17 3 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 336 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
2 323 (38.00%) Statistics
3 306 (36.00%) Mathematics
4 271 (31.88%) Computer Science
5 248 (29.18%) Algorithms
6 224 (26.35%) Visualisation
7 101 (11.88%) Physics
8 60 (7.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 55 (6.47%) Neural Network
10 38 (4.47%) Fintech
11 27 (3.18%) Economics
12 21 (2.47%) Applied Mathematics
13 17 (2.00%) Social Media
14 15 (1.76%) Cybercrime
15 13 (1.53%) Informatics
16 12 (1.41%) Credit Risk
17 11 (1.29%) Smart Meter
18 10 (1.18%) Data Structures
19 9 (1.06%) User Experience
20 7 (0.82%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 19 (2.24%) Linux
2 10 (1.18%) Unix
3 3 (0.35%) Windows
4 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.12%) Android
5 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (71.06%) Machine Learning
2 542 (63.76%) Analytics
3 228 (26.82%) Data Analytics
4 196 (23.06%) Data Analysis
5 146 (17.18%) Statistical Modelling
6 140 (16.47%) Predictive Modelling
7 133 (15.65%) Data Visualisation
8 114 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
9 105 (12.35%) Statistical Analysis
10 83 (9.76%) MapReduce
11 80 (9.41%) Big Data Analytics
12 79 (9.29%) Software Engineering
13 78 (9.18%) Open Source
14 68 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (6.35%) Bayesian Methods
15 54 (6.35%) ETL
16 53 (6.24%) E-Commerce
17 48 (5.65%) Operations Research
17 48 (5.65%) Sentiment Analysis
18 46 (5.41%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 624 (73.41%) Python
2 527 (62.00%) SQL
3 493 (58.00%) R
4 231 (27.18%) Java
5 157 (18.47%) MATLAB
6 133 (15.65%) C++
7 120 (14.12%) Scala
8 47 (5.53%) JavaScript
9 40 (4.71%) C
10 32 (3.76%) Perl
11 31 (3.65%) C#
12 25 (2.94%) VBA
13 20 (2.35%) Ruby
14 17 (2.00%) Clojure
15 15 (1.76%) Cypher
16 13 (1.53%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.29%) PHP
18 10 (1.18%) Julia
18 10 (1.18%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.47%) Cython
Qualifications
1 289 (34.00%) PhD
2 256 (30.12%) Degree
3 25 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.18%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.12%) CIMA
6 1 (0.12%) MBA
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 38 (4.47%) Docker
2 37 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (3.53%) VirtualBox
4 11 (1.29%) HDFS
5 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) Mesos
2 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.12%) Kibana
2 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 107 (12.59%) Tableau
2 50 (5.88%) Cloudera
3 43 (5.06%) Hortonworks
4 37 (4.35%) IBM
4 37 (4.35%) Oracle
5 27 (3.18%) Google
6 21 (2.47%) SAP
7 19 (2.24%) RapidMiner
8 18 (2.12%) Microsoft
9 15 (1.76%) TIBCO
10 12 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (1.41%) Splunk
10 12 (1.41%) Vertica
11 8 (0.94%) Alteryx
11 8 (0.94%) Hitachi
11 8 (0.94%) Omniture
12 7 (0.82%) Greenplum
12 7 (0.82%) MapR
13 5 (0.59%) Informatica
13 5 (0.59%) Talend
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: £85000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £450 - £550 per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Options (Early Stage)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Exeter
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90,000 - £120,000+ per year
Posted: 15 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
iKas International
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Sheffield
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago