The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / West Midlands
Rank 214 194 212
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.020% 0.54% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.56% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 6
Median salary £75,000 £65,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +20.93%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4756 5039 4851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.42% 96.55% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3770 4205 4253
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the West Midlands region.

Data Scientist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -18 1 £75,000 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Python
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
1 14 (100.00%) R
2 9 (64.29%) Machine Learning
2 9 (64.29%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (42.86%) Statistical Modelling
4 6 (42.86%) Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (42.86%) SAS
5 5 (35.71%) Statistics
5 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
5 5 (35.71%) Physics
5 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
5 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) PhD
5 5 (35.71%) Bayesian Methods
5 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (35.71%) Stochastic Modelling
6 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
6 3 (21.43%) Django
6 3 (21.43%) Time Management
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
6 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
6 3 (21.43%) ETL
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) ArcGIS

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (42.86%) SAS
2 3 (21.43%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 5 (35.71%) Physics
3 5 (35.71%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Machine Learning
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 6 (42.86%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) Bayesian Methods
3 5 (35.71%) Stochastic Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
4 3 (21.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Python
1 14 (100.00%) R
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) PhD