Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 143 164
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 50 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.45% 0.73% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.75% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 2
Cambridge median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.96% +50.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £42,750 £61,375
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,125 £67,125
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +25.00% +11.11%

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 3,327 2,406 2,769
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 97.06% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,257 1,897 2,206
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £27,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 50 (100.00%) Data Science
2 33 (66.00%) PhD
3 29 (58.00%) Python
4 28 (56.00%) Machine Learning
5 27 (54.00%) Algorithms
6 25 (50.00%) Java
7 22 (44.00%) Mathematics
8 19 (38.00%) C
8 19 (38.00%) C++
9 18 (36.00%) Finance
9 18 (36.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 16 (32.00%) Statistics
11 15 (30.00%) C#
11 15 (30.00%) Distributed Algorithms
11 15 (30.00%) Multithreading
11 15 (30.00%) Smart City
11 15 (30.00%) Smart City Simulations
11 15 (30.00%) Reinforcement Learning
11 15 (30.00%) Quantitative Research
12 13 (26.00%) Visualisation
12 13 (26.00%) Data Visualisation
13 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 9 (18.00%) Degree
15 8 (16.00%) Games
15 8 (16.00%) Big Data
15 8 (16.00%) Hadoop
16 7 (14.00%) Physics
16 7 (14.00%) User Experience
16 7 (14.00%) Data Structures
17 6 (12.00%) Bayesian Methods

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 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Azure Machine Learning
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) Big Data
1 8 (16.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (8.00%) Blockchain
3 4 (8.00%) Power BI
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.00%) HBase
5 1 (2.00%) Impala
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) HTML
1 4 (8.00%) HTML5
1 4 (8.00%) TensorFlow
2 3 (6.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (6.00%) PySpark
3 1 (2.00%) Akka
3 1 (2.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 27 (54.00%) Algorithms
2 15 (30.00%) Smart City
3 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (14.00%) Data Structures
4 7 (14.00%) User Experience
5 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (8.00%) iPad
6 4 (8.00%) iPhone
6 4 (8.00%) PlayStation
6 4 (8.00%) Xbox
7 2 (4.00%) Life Science
7 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Data Science
2 28 (56.00%) Machine Learning
3 22 (44.00%) Mathematics
4 18 (36.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 16 (32.00%) Statistics
6 15 (30.00%) Distributed Algorithms
6 15 (30.00%) Multithreading
6 15 (30.00%) Quantitative Research
6 15 (30.00%) Reinforcement Learning
6 15 (30.00%) Smart City Simulations
7 13 (26.00%) Data Visualisation
7 13 (26.00%) Visualisation
8 7 (14.00%) Physics
9 6 (12.00%) Bayesian Methods
9 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (12.00%) Statistical Modelling
10 5 (10.00%) Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
10 5 (10.00%) Signal Processing
11 4 (8.00%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) Python
2 25 (50.00%) Java
3 19 (38.00%) C
3 19 (38.00%) C++
4 15 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) R
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
7 2 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (66.00%) PhD
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Tableau
2 1 (2.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.00%) Hortonworks
2 1 (2.00%) MapR