Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 110 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 18 70 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.83% 2.57% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 2.62% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 4
Cambridge median annual salary £58,750 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £39,241 £33,000 £44,750
90th Percentile £87,600 £72,500 £74,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 2,080 2,671 2,228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.91% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,621 2,088 1,867
Cambridge median annual salary £47,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.31% - +4.65%

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 October 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 October 2018, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Data Science
2 14 (77.78%) Python
3 13 (72.22%) PhD
3 13 (72.22%) Mathematics
4 11 (61.11%) Big Data
4 11 (61.11%) Analytics
5 10 (55.56%) Machine Learning
5 10 (55.56%) Hadoop
6 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (44.44%) Statistics
7 8 (44.44%) Visualisation
8 6 (33.33%) Apache Spark
8 6 (33.33%) Physics
9 5 (27.78%) Operations Research
9 5 (27.78%) SciPy
9 5 (27.78%) NumPy
9 5 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (27.78%) Pandas
9 5 (27.78%) scikit-learn
9 5 (27.78%) Keras
9 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (22.22%) Customer Segmentation
10 4 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
10 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
10 4 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
10 4 (22.22%) SQL
10 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
10 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (16.67%) DNA

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 6 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Big Data
2 10 (55.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.56%) HBase
5 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.56%) Sqoop
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Keras
1 5 (27.78%) NumPy
1 5 (27.78%) Pandas
1 5 (27.78%) scikit-learn
1 5 (27.78%) SciPy
2 2 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Data Science
2 13 (72.22%) Mathematics
3 11 (61.11%) Analytics
4 10 (55.56%) Machine Learning
5 8 (44.44%) Statistics
5 8 (44.44%) Visualisation
6 6 (33.33%) Physics
7 5 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (27.78%) Operations Research
8 4 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
8 4 (22.22%) Customer Segmentation
8 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Chemistry
9 3 (16.67%) DNA
9 3 (16.67%) Signal Processing
9 3 (16.67%) Statistical Inference
9 3 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
10 2 (11.11%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C
3 3 (16.67%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 2 (11.11%) R
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) PhD
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Hortonworks