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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 643 756 834
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 242 136 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 211 119 32
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +29.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £75,150
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +63.63%

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
99934 100679 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.48% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 82413 80836 87730
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +112 231 £57,500 -8.00% 31
London +77 181 £57,500 -14.81% 24
City of London +22 33 £55,000 -8.33% 5
West Midlands - 16 £52,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 12 £52,500 - 1
South East -15 11 £63,750 +88.88% 4
Yorkshire +14 10 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Leeds +6 10 £45,000 -28.00% 1
West Yorkshire 0 10 £45,000 -28.00% 1
East of England +6 9 £50,000 +8.10%
Berkshire - 4 £65,000 -
Scotland +13 3 - -
Oxfordshire +3 3 £62,500 +38.88%
Edinburgh +2 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £45,000 -2.70%
Surrey -2 3 £65,000 +73.33% 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
Warwick - 3 £55,000 -
Oxford - 3 £62,500 -
Cambridge +1 2 £41,250 -25.00%
Hampshire -4 2 £62,500 +117.39% 1
South West -4 2 £39,000 -
Essex - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £65,000 -
Reading - 2 £65,000 -
Devon - 2 £39,000 -
Guildford +2 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Southampton -11 1 £62,500 +108.33% 1
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 269 (64.51%) Analytics
2 265 (63.55%) R
3 231 (55.40%) Python
4 229 (54.92%) SQL
5 227 (54.44%) Big Data
6 188 (45.08%) Hadoop
7 181 (43.41%) Algorithms
8 144 (34.53%) Statistics
9 141 (33.81%) PhD
9 141 (33.81%) Analytical Skills
10 137 (32.85%) Java
11 130 (31.18%) Data Analysis
11 130 (31.18%) Machine Learning
12 129 (30.94%) Data Mining
13 127 (30.46%) SAS
14 119 (28.54%) Visualisation
15 116 (27.82%) Computer Science
16 115 (27.58%) Mathematics
16 115 (27.58%) Degree
17 112 (26.86%) MATLAB
18 103 (24.70%) Statistical Analysis
19 94 (22.54%) SPSS
20 89 (21.34%) MapReduce
21 88 (21.10%) Apache Hive
22 75 (17.99%) Statistical Modelling
23 72 (17.27%) Scala
24 69 (16.55%) NoSQL
25 65 (15.59%) Apache Pig
25 65 (15.59%) Bayesian Methods
26 64 (15.35%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 127 (30.46%) SAS
2 65 (15.59%) Apache Pig
3 26 (6.24%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.16%) CMS
5 6 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.24%) Node.js
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 94 (22.54%) SPSS
2 34 (8.15%) Weka
3 23 (5.52%) MS Office
4 20 (4.80%) Stata
5 12 (2.88%) CPLEX
6 8 (1.92%) MS Excel
7 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.72%) Gephi
9 2 (0.48%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 20 (4.80%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.24%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
1 22 (5.28%) Amazon EMR
2 21 (5.04%) Amazon S3
2 21 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.72%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.48%) Broadband
2 1 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (54.44%) Big Data
2 188 (45.08%) Hadoop
3 129 (30.94%) Data Mining
4 88 (21.10%) Apache Hive
5 69 (16.55%) NoSQL
6 63 (15.11%) Mahout
7 53 (12.71%) MongoDB
8 30 (7.19%) QlikView
9 28 (6.71%) HBase
10 26 (6.24%) Relational Database
11 24 (5.76%) Impala
12 21 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (4.56%) SQL Server
14 17 (4.08%) Text Mining
15 14 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (2.64%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.04%) Yeoman
4 2 (0.48%) Maven
5 1 (0.24%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Mockito
5 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) Gradle
5 1 (0.24%) Spock
5 1 (0.24%) Geb
5 1 (0.24%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 64 (15.35%) Marketing
2 63 (15.11%) Finance
3 44 (10.55%) Retail
4 26 (6.24%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.28%) Games
6 5 (1.20%) Publishing
6 5 (1.20%) Electronics
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
9 2 (0.48%) Local Government
9 2 (0.48%) Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.19%) Cascading
2 27 (6.47%) Pandas
3 25 (6.00%) D3.js
4 24 (5.76%) Natural Language Processing
5 22 (5.28%) SciPy
6 21 (5.04%) Cascalog
7 2 (0.48%) RHadoop
7 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.48%) Web Services
7 2 (0.48%) Spring
8 1 (0.24%) JSON
8 1 (0.24%) LINQ
8 1 (0.24%) RESTful
8 1 (0.24%) NumPy
8 1 (0.24%) .NET
8 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.24%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 181 (43.41%) Algorithms
2 144 (34.53%) Statistics
3 141 (33.81%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (28.54%) Visualisation
5 116 (27.82%) Computer Science
6 115 (27.58%) Mathematics
7 52 (12.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 46 (11.03%) Open Source
9 42 (10.07%) Physics
10 38 (9.11%) Neural Network
11 28 (6.71%) Economics
12 26 (6.24%) Applied Mathematics
13 23 (5.52%) Credit Risk
14 19 (4.56%) Psychology
15 18 (4.32%) Social Media
16 15 (3.60%) Digital Media
17 14 (3.36%) User Experience
18 13 (3.12%) Informatics
19 12 (2.88%) Chemistry
19 12 (2.88%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.20%) Linux
2 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (64.51%) Analytics
2 130 (31.18%) Machine Learning
2 130 (31.18%) Data Analysis
3 103 (24.70%) Statistical Analysis
4 89 (21.34%) MapReduce
5 75 (17.99%) Statistical Modelling
6 65 (15.59%) Bayesian Methods
7 64 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
7 64 (15.35%) Predictive Modelling
8 53 (12.71%) Predictive Analytics
9 50 (11.99%) Data Modelling
10 49 (11.75%) Time Series Analysis
10 49 (11.75%) Data Visualisation
11 44 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (7.67%) Logistic Regression
13 30 (7.19%) Data Management
14 29 (6.95%) Coaching
15 26 (6.24%) OO
16 25 (6.00%) Data Analytics
17 23 (5.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 265 (63.55%) R
2 231 (55.40%) Python
3 229 (54.92%) SQL
4 137 (32.85%) Java
5 112 (26.86%) MATLAB
6 72 (17.27%) Scala
7 64 (15.35%) C++
8 38 (9.11%) Ruby
9 36 (8.63%) Clojure
10 32 (7.67%) VBA
10 32 (7.67%) C#
11 21 (5.04%) Bash Shell
12 16 (3.84%) C
13 10 (2.40%) PHP
14 8 (1.92%) Perl
15 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.72%) HiveQL
17 1 (0.24%) sed
17 1 (0.24%) Golang
Qualifications
1 141 (33.81%) PhD
2 115 (27.58%) Degree
3 8 (1.92%) Postgraduate
4 6 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.96%) VCP4
5 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 21 (5.04%) VirtualBox
1 21 (5.04%) HDFS
2 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (5.04%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.24%) Oozie
2 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (7.91%) Oracle
1 33 (7.91%) Tableau
2 29 (6.95%) Google
2 29 (6.95%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.04%) IBM
4 15 (3.60%) Cloudera
5 10 (2.40%) Hortonworks
5 10 (2.40%) MapR
5 10 (2.40%) Netezza
5 10 (2.40%) Greenplum
6 5 (1.20%) Facebook
7 3 (0.72%) Teradata
7 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.48%) Informatica
8 2 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.24%) Minitab
9 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.24%) Omniture
9 1 (0.24%) Vertica
9 1 (0.24%) Talend
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + options - benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, pension and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £31000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 70k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Industry Leading Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: Highly Competitive Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago