Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 139 156
Rank change year-on-year +35 +17 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 76 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.51% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 7
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £47,000 £41,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £79,500 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +33.33%

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 2952 2224 2771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.42% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2258 1851 2398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cambridge region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 68 (89.47%) Python
2 67 (88.16%) Machine Learning
3 50 (65.79%) Java
4 46 (60.53%) Algorithms
5 33 (43.42%) Apache Spark
5 33 (43.42%) PhD
5 33 (43.42%) Mathematics
6 29 (38.16%) Scala
7 26 (34.21%) R
8 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
9 22 (28.95%) Big Data
9 22 (28.95%) Physics
10 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
10 21 (27.63%) Signal Processing
10 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
11 20 (26.32%) Computer Science
12 18 (23.68%) Statistics
12 18 (23.68%) Data Visualisation
12 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
13 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
13 17 (22.37%) RDBMS
14 16 (21.05%) Finance
14 16 (21.05%) Degree
15 15 (19.74%) Data Analysis
15 15 (19.74%) Artificial Intelligence
15 15 (19.74%) C#
16 14 (18.42%) C++
16 14 (18.42%) C
16 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
16 14 (18.42%) Distributed Algorithms

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 33 (43.42%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.32%) Jupyter
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) Azure Machine Learning
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
2 22 (28.95%) Big Data
3 17 (22.37%) RDBMS
3 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (11.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.53%) JUnit
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) REST
2 3 (3.95%) scikit-learn
2 3 (3.95%) TensorFlow
3 2 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (2.63%) NumPy
3 2 (2.63%) Pandas
3 2 (2.63%) PySpark
4 1 (1.32%) Keras
4 1 (1.32%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 46 (60.53%) Algorithms
2 20 (26.32%) Computer Science
3 14 (18.42%) Smart City
4 9 (11.84%) Life Science
4 9 (11.84%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (10.53%) Renewable Energy
5 8 (10.53%) Smart Energy
6 6 (7.89%) Data Structures
6 6 (7.89%) User Experience
7 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (88.16%) Machine Learning
2 33 (43.42%) Mathematics
3 22 (28.95%) Physics
4 21 (27.63%) Signal Processing
4 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
5 18 (23.68%) Data Visualisation
5 18 (23.68%) Statistics
5 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
6 15 (19.74%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (19.74%) Data Analysis
7 14 (18.42%) Distributed Algorithms
7 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
7 14 (18.42%) Quantitative Research
7 14 (18.42%) Reinforcement Learning
7 14 (18.42%) Smart City Simulations
8 9 (11.84%) Data Munging
8 9 (11.84%) Mathematical Modelling
9 8 (10.53%) Complexity Analysis
9 8 (10.53%) Data Extraction
9 8 (10.53%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 68 (89.47%) Python
2 50 (65.79%) Java
3 29 (38.16%) Scala
4 26 (34.21%) R
5 15 (19.74%) C#
6 14 (18.42%) C
6 14 (18.42%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) PhD
2 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
3 16 (21.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree