The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 183 187 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 30 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 0
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -22.72%
Data Scientist
England

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
5069 4646 4769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.52% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4307 3881 3986
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Data Scientist Salary Histogram 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Warwickshire +13 25 £52,500 +23.52%
Staffordshire - 3 £20,500 -
Coventry - 1 £52,500 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 33 (97.06%) R
2 28 (82.35%) Big Data
3 26 (76.47%) Statistical Analysis
4 23 (67.65%) SQL
5 21 (61.76%) MATLAB
6 19 (55.88%) SAS
7 16 (47.06%) QlikView
8 15 (44.12%) Analytics
9 13 (38.24%) Mathematics
9 13 (38.24%) Finance
10 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
10 12 (35.29%) Marketing
10 12 (35.29%) Data Analysis
10 12 (35.29%) Bayesian Methods
10 12 (35.29%) Time Series Analysis
11 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (32.35%) Visualisation
12 10 (29.41%) Credit Risk
12 10 (29.41%) Statistics
13 9 (26.47%) Google
13 9 (26.47%) Degree
14 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
14 8 (23.53%) Apache Hive
14 8 (23.53%) Hadoop
15 6 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (17.65%) MapReduce
15 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
16 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
16 5 (14.71%) Data Visualisation

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (55.88%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) Big Data
2 16 (47.06%) QlikView
3 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (23.53%) Hadoop
4 8 (23.53%) Apache Hive
5 6 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Hudson
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Marketing
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Local Government
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Mathematics
2 11 (32.35%) Visualisation
2 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (29.41%) Credit Risk
3 10 (29.41%) Statistics
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Physics
7 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Statistical Analysis
2 15 (44.12%) Analytics
3 12 (35.29%) Bayesian Methods
3 12 (35.29%) Time Series Analysis
3 12 (35.29%) Data Analysis
4 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (17.65%) MapReduce
6 5 (14.71%) Predictive Analytics
6 5 (14.71%) Statistical Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
8 2 (5.88%) Use Case
8 2 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
8 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.94%) CHAID
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) R
2 23 (67.65%) SQL
3 21 (61.76%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Google
2 1 (2.94%) Tableau
2 1 (2.94%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.94%) Omniture