Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Scientist
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 136 163
Rank change year-on-year +26 +27 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 71 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.26% 0.45% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.47% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 4
Cambridge median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +11.11% +32.35%
10th Percentile £34,250 £56,000 £42,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,500 £66,375
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +25.00% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3,035 2,150 2,852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.33% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,253 1,820 2,399
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Cambridge

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in Cambridge

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Cambridge

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Cambridge region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 57 (80.28%) Machine Learning
2 55 (77.46%) Python
3 49 (69.01%) Algorithms
4 39 (54.93%) Java
5 33 (46.48%) PhD
6 25 (35.21%) Mathematics
7 24 (33.80%) Finance
8 23 (32.39%) Data Visualisation
8 23 (32.39%) Visualisation
9 22 (30.99%) Artificial Intelligence
9 22 (30.99%) C#
10 21 (29.58%) C++
10 21 (29.58%) C
10 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
10 21 (29.58%) Distributed Algorithms
10 21 (29.58%) Reinforcement Learning
10 21 (29.58%) Quantitative Research
10 21 (29.58%) Smart City
10 21 (29.58%) Smart City Simulations
11 19 (26.76%) Statistics
12 18 (25.35%) Big Data
12 18 (25.35%) Hadoop
12 18 (25.35%) Apache Spark
13 16 (22.54%) Computer Science
14 15 (21.13%) R
14 15 (21.13%) Degree
15 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
15 14 (19.72%) Scala
16 13 (18.31%) Physics
17 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 18 (25.35%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.82%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.41%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Azure Machine Learning
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) Big Data
1 18 (25.35%) Hadoop
2 9 (12.68%) RDBMS
2 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.41%) HBase
4 1 (1.41%) Impala
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) TensorFlow
2 3 (4.23%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (4.23%) PySpark
2 3 (4.23%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.82%) NumPy
3 2 (2.82%) Pandas
4 1 (1.41%) Akka
4 1 (1.41%) Kafka
4 1 (1.41%) Keras
4 1 (1.41%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 49 (69.01%) Algorithms
2 21 (29.58%) Smart City
3 16 (22.54%) Computer Science
4 11 (15.49%) Data Structures
4 11 (15.49%) User Experience
5 9 (12.68%) Life Science
5 9 (12.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (80.28%) Machine Learning
2 25 (35.21%) Mathematics
3 23 (32.39%) Data Visualisation
3 23 (32.39%) Visualisation
4 22 (30.99%) Artificial Intelligence
5 21 (29.58%) Distributed Algorithms
5 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
5 21 (29.58%) Quantitative Research
5 21 (29.58%) Reinforcement Learning
5 21 (29.58%) Smart City Simulations
6 19 (26.76%) Statistics
7 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
8 13 (18.31%) Physics
9 12 (16.90%) Signal Processing
10 11 (15.49%) Data Analysis
11 9 (12.68%) Data Munging
12 7 (9.86%) Analytics
13 4 (5.63%) Bayesian Methods
13 4 (5.63%) Informatics
13 4 (5.63%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 55 (77.46%) Python
2 39 (54.93%) Java
3 22 (30.99%) C#
4 21 (29.58%) C
4 21 (29.58%) C++
5 15 (21.13%) R
6 14 (19.72%) Scala
7 5 (7.04%) SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) PhD
2 15 (21.13%) Degree
3 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
1 1 (1.41%) Hortonworks
1 1 (1.41%) MapR