The table below looks at the statistics for the Research Scientist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Research Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Research Scientist
Rank 869 896 892
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 17 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 5
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £45,000

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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%

Research Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Research Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Research Scientist
Salary Trend

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

Research Scientist Salary Trend in the UK

Research Scientist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Research Scientist over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Research Scientist Salary Histogram in the UK

Research Scientist
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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 +12 17 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South East - 10 £50,000 -
Oxford - 10 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £50,000 -
London +5 7 £62,500 +56.25% 6
Teddington -5 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
City of London +35 2 £66,250 +10.41% 1

Research Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Research 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 Research Scientist in their job title.

1 37 (86.05%) Algorithms
2 35 (81.40%) PhD
3 31 (72.09%) Physics
4 27 (62.79%) C++
5 26 (60.47%) Mathematics
6 25 (58.14%) Java
7 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
7 24 (55.81%) Analytics
8 22 (51.16%) R
9 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (30.23%) OOD
11 12 (27.91%) MATLAB
11 12 (27.91%) C
11 12 (27.91%) Information Retrieval
11 12 (27.91%) Cascading
11 12 (27.91%) Mahout
11 12 (27.91%) Big Data
11 12 (27.91%) Big Data Analytics
11 12 (27.91%) MapReduce
11 12 (27.91%) Data Analytics
11 12 (27.91%) Scala
11 12 (27.91%) Hadoop
12 11 (25.58%) UML
13 10 (23.26%) C#
13 10 (23.26%) Perl
13 10 (23.26%) .NET
13 10 (23.26%) Data Analysis
13 10 (23.26%) Python
13 10 (23.26%) Statistical Modelling

Research Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Research 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 Research Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Hadoop
1 12 (27.91%) Mahout
1 12 (27.91%) Big Data
2 6 (13.95%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
1 4 (9.30%) Automotive
1 4 (9.30%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Cascading
2 10 (23.26%) .NET
3 7 (16.28%) Velocity
4 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) STL
5 2 (4.65%) OpenGL
5 2 (4.65%) Qt
5 2 (4.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (4.65%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (4.65%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (86.05%) Algorithms
2 31 (72.09%) Physics
3 26 (60.47%) Mathematics
4 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
5 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.60%) Data Structures
7 6 (13.95%) Statistics
7 6 (13.95%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (4.65%) Clustering
8 2 (4.65%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (4.65%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Analytics
2 13 (30.23%) OOD
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) MapReduce
3 12 (27.91%) Information Retrieval
3 12 (27.91%) Big Data Analytics
3 12 (27.91%) Data Analytics
4 11 (25.58%) UML
5 10 (23.26%) Data Analysis
5 10 (23.26%) Statistical Modelling
6 8 (18.60%) Machine Learning
7 6 (13.95%) Signal Processing
7 6 (13.95%) Bayesian Methods
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) C++
2 25 (58.14%) Java
3 22 (51.16%) R
4 12 (27.91%) C
4 12 (27.91%) MATLAB
4 12 (27.91%) Scala
5 10 (23.26%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) Perl
5 10 (23.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (81.40%) PhD
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
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