The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 105 109
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 26 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.87% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 6
Median salary £40,000 - £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 - £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.40% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1354 1148 1379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.62% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 972 1163
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 35 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 34 (97.14%) Python
3 27 (77.14%) Java
3 27 (77.14%) Apache Spark
4 22 (62.86%) R
5 21 (60.00%) Scala
6 19 (54.29%) Signal Processing
7 16 (45.71%) Hadoop
7 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
7 16 (45.71%) Mathematics
8 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
9 11 (31.43%) PhD
9 11 (31.43%) Algorithms
10 10 (28.57%) Statistics
11 8 (22.86%) Physics
12 7 (20.00%) Big Data
13 5 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
13 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 5 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
13 5 (14.29%) Data Extraction
13 5 (14.29%) REST
13 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
13 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
13 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
13 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
13 5 (14.29%) JUnit
13 5 (14.29%) Microservices
13 5 (14.29%) Smart Energy
13 5 (14.29%) Complexity Analysis

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 27 (77.14%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.57%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) Hadoop
2 7 (20.00%) Big Data
3 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.71%) Lumira
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (5.71%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (8.57%) Kafka
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Algorithms
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.29%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 19 (54.29%) Signal Processing
3 16 (45.71%) Mathematics
4 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
5 10 (28.57%) Statistics
6 8 (22.86%) Physics
7 5 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
7 5 (14.29%) Complexity Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) Data Extraction
7 5 (14.29%) Mathematical Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) Microservices
7 5 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
8 3 (8.57%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (8.57%) Pattern Recognition
8 3 (8.57%) Prototyping
9 2 (5.71%) Bioinformatics
9 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) Python
2 27 (77.14%) Java
3 22 (62.86%) R
4 21 (60.00%) Scala
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) PhD
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Tableau
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