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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 557 713 802
Rank change year-on-year
+156 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 361 195 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.17% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.18% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 298 160 57
Average salary £60,000 £57,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £87,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +151 357 £60,000 +4.34% 36
London +126 298 £60,000 - 28
City of London +20 58 £62,500 -3.84% 11
South East - 24 £45,000 - 4
Hampshire - 12 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 11 £37,500 -
Nottingham - 10 - -
Nottinghamshire - 10 - -
West Midlands - 6 £53,750 - 1
Surrey - 6 £62,000 - 2
East Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Hull - 5 £40,000 -
North West +2 4 £57,500 +4.54%
Basingstoke - 4 £70,000 -
Manchester +2 3 £57,500 +17.94%
Cambridge 0 3 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £50,000 +53.84% 2
East of England -22 3 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Berkshire - 3 £60,000 - 1
Aldershot - 3 £27,500 -
Slough - 2 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £26,000 -
Brentford - 2 £65,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £62,000 -
Guildford - 2 £45,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £62,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £32,000 -
Southampton - 2 £43,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £26,000 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 468 (66.20%) Analytics
2 453 (64.07%) R
3 426 (60.25%) Python
4 381 (53.89%) SQL
5 348 (49.22%) Big Data
6 320 (45.26%) Hadoop
7 297 (42.01%) Statistics
7 297 (42.01%) Analytical Skills
8 258 (36.49%) Mathematics
9 224 (31.68%) SAS
10 221 (31.26%) Algorithms
11 218 (30.83%) Data Mining
12 213 (30.13%) Degree
13 184 (26.03%) Computer Science
14 181 (25.60%) Machine Learning
15 177 (25.04%) Visualisation
16 174 (24.61%) Java
17 163 (23.06%) Data Analysis
18 151 (21.36%) PhD
18 151 (21.36%) MATLAB
19 145 (20.51%) Apache Hive
20 132 (18.67%) Statistical Modelling
21 128 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
22 123 (17.40%) Marketing
23 119 (16.83%) Finance
24 117 (16.55%) Statistical Analysis
25 116 (16.41%) Predictive Modelling
26 114 (16.12%) SPSS
27 102 (14.43%) Data Analytics
28 96 (13.58%) MongoDB

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 224 (31.68%) SAS
2 88 (12.45%) Apache Pig
3 60 (8.49%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.98%) Apache Solr
6 13 (1.84%) Apache
7 5 (0.71%) CMS
8 3 (0.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.28%) IPython
Applications
1 114 (16.12%) SPSS
2 24 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.55%) MS Office
4 16 (2.26%) Weka
5 12 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.41%) GNU Octave
7 9 (1.27%) CPLEX
8 6 (0.85%) Stata
9 4 (0.57%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.42%) Gephi
11 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.09%) Amazon EMR
2 36 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
2 36 (5.09%) Amazon S3
3 30 (4.24%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.41%) Internet
2 4 (0.57%) Wireless
3 1 (0.14%) Network Security
3 1 (0.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (49.22%) Big Data
2 320 (45.26%) Hadoop
3 218 (30.83%) Data Mining
4 145 (20.51%) Apache Hive
5 96 (13.58%) MongoDB
6 94 (13.30%) NoSQL
7 69 (9.76%) Mahout
8 56 (7.92%) QlikView
9 55 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (5.52%) Impala
12 35 (4.95%) SQL Server
13 34 (4.81%) Text Mining
14 28 (3.96%) Relational Database
15 23 (3.25%) HBase
15 23 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (2.97%) MySQL
17 15 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
19 12 (1.70%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 43 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.37%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.95%) Yeoman
4 3 (0.42%) JIRA
4 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 123 (17.40%) Marketing
2 119 (16.83%) Finance
3 83 (11.74%) Retail
4 45 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.97%) Banking
6 17 (2.40%) Games
7 12 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.41%) Publishing
9 5 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.42%) Back Office
10 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.92%) D3.js
2 53 (7.50%) Natural Language Processing
3 46 (6.51%) scikit-learn
4 43 (6.08%) Pandas
5 42 (5.94%) SciPy
6 35 (4.95%) Cascalog
7 9 (1.27%) MLlib
8 8 (1.13%) .NET
9 7 (0.99%) RHadoop
10 6 (0.85%) XML
11 4 (0.57%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.42%) LINQ
12 3 (0.42%) RESTful
12 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.42%) NumPy
12 3 (0.42%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.42%) Ninject
12 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.42%) Cascading
Miscellaneous
1 297 (42.01%) Statistics
1 297 (42.01%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (36.49%) Mathematics
3 221 (31.26%) Algorithms
4 184 (26.03%) Computer Science
5 177 (25.04%) Visualisation
6 88 (12.45%) Physics
7 59 (8.35%) Neural Network
8 35 (4.95%) Economics
9 29 (4.10%) Social Network
10 28 (3.96%) Applied Mathematics
11 22 (3.11%) Artificial Intelligence
12 17 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (2.12%) Social Media
14 14 (1.98%) Data Extraction
14 14 (1.98%) FMCG
15 13 (1.84%) Mobile App
15 13 (1.84%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.70%) Digital Media
16 12 (1.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.11%) Linux
2 9 (1.27%) UNIX
3 6 (0.85%) Windows
4 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (66.20%) Analytics
2 181 (25.60%) Machine Learning
3 163 (23.06%) Data Analysis
4 132 (18.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 128 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (16.55%) Statistical Analysis
7 116 (16.41%) Predictive Modelling
8 102 (14.43%) Data Analytics
9 83 (11.74%) Data Visualisation
10 73 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
11 68 (9.62%) Open Source
12 67 (9.48%) Data Modelling
13 61 (8.63%) Predictive Analytics
14 57 (8.06%) Bayesian Methods
15 56 (7.92%) MapReduce
16 54 (7.64%) Time Series Analysis
17 50 (7.07%) Data Munging
17 50 (7.07%) Data Management
18 44 (6.22%) E-Commerce
18 44 (6.22%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 453 (64.07%) R
2 426 (60.25%) Python
3 381 (53.89%) SQL
4 174 (24.61%) Java
5 151 (21.36%) MATLAB
6 72 (10.18%) C++
7 54 (7.64%) VBA
8 50 (7.07%) Scala
9 46 (6.51%) Clojure
10 44 (6.22%) C#
11 36 (5.09%) Bash Shell
12 33 (4.67%) Ruby
13 22 (3.11%) JavaScript
14 21 (2.97%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.70%) Perl
15 12 (1.70%) C
16 5 (0.71%) F#
17 4 (0.57%) HiveQL
18 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 213 (30.13%) Degree
2 151 (21.36%) PhD
3 24 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (4.95%) VirtualBox
2 15 (2.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (4.95%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 74 (10.47%) Tableau
2 47 (6.65%) Oracle
3 40 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.81%) IBM
5 31 (4.38%) Google
6 29 (4.10%) Cloudera
7 20 (2.83%) Teradata
8 16 (2.26%) Netezza
9 13 (1.84%) Hortonworks
10 12 (1.70%) Ab Initio
10 12 (1.70%) RapidMiner
10 12 (1.70%) Alteryx
10 12 (1.70%) MapR
10 12 (1.70%) Informatica
11 10 (1.41%) Greenplum
12 9 (1.27%) Splunk
13 8 (1.13%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.71%) Cognos
16 4 (0.57%) SAP
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