Period
to 18 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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

Data Scientist
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 168 167
Rank change year-on-year +39 -1 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 43 57 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.54% 1.24% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.28% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 9
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £56,250 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.64% +12.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £38,666 £28,750 £43,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £69,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -21.43% +16.67% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 2,691 4,436 3,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 96.79% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,951 3,090 2,626
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Cambridgeshire

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in Cambridgeshire

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Cambridgeshire

Data Scientist
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +38 32 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Peterborough +9 5 - -
Data Scientist
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Data Science
2 38 (88.37%) Machine Learning
3 34 (79.07%) Python
4 28 (65.12%) PhD
5 22 (51.16%) Mathematics
6 21 (48.84%) R
7 17 (39.53%) Degree
8 15 (34.88%) MATLAB
8 15 (34.88%) C#
8 15 (34.88%) C++
8 15 (34.88%) Algorithms
9 13 (30.23%) Analytics
10 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
10 12 (27.91%) Predictive Modelling
11 11 (25.58%) Finance
12 10 (23.26%) Fintech
12 10 (23.26%) High-Frequency Trading
12 10 (23.26%) Market Making
12 10 (23.26%) React
12 10 (23.26%) Automated Trading
12 10 (23.26%) Summit
12 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
12 10 (23.26%) Ruby
12 10 (23.26%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (23.26%) Korn
12 10 (23.26%) Java
12 10 (23.26%) PHP
12 10 (23.26%) J2SE
12 10 (23.26%) J2EE
12 10 (23.26%) Algorithmic Trading

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 5 (11.63%) SAS
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) QlikView
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (11.63%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
1 10 (23.26%) J2EE
1 10 (23.26%) J2SE
1 10 (23.26%) React
1 10 (23.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (9.30%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (6.98%) NumPy
3 3 (6.98%) Pandas
3 3 (6.98%) SciPy
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Algorithms
2 10 (23.26%) Fintech
3 9 (20.93%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (13.95%) Life Science
5 3 (6.98%) Arduino
5 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Data Science
2 38 (88.37%) Machine Learning
3 22 (51.16%) Mathematics
4 13 (30.23%) Analytics
5 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
5 12 (27.91%) Predictive Modelling
6 10 (23.26%) Algorithmic Trading
6 10 (23.26%) Automated Trading
6 10 (23.26%) High-Frequency Trading
6 10 (23.26%) Market Making
6 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
7 8 (18.60%) Bioinformatics
7 8 (18.60%) Biology
7 8 (18.60%) Informatics
7 8 (18.60%) Statistics
8 7 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (16.28%) Physics
9 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
9 6 (13.95%) Deep Learning
10 5 (11.63%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) Python
2 21 (48.84%) R
3 15 (34.88%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) C++
3 15 (34.88%) MATLAB
4 10 (23.26%) Bash Shell
4 10 (23.26%) Bourne shell
4 10 (23.26%) Java
4 10 (23.26%) Korn
4 10 (23.26%) PHP
4 10 (23.26%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) PhD
2 17 (39.53%) Degree
3 5 (11.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Tableau
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle