Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 131 166
Rank change year-on-year -30 +35 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 16 85 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.52% 1.97% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 2.03% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15 43 7
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £45,250 £32,750 £47,000
90th Percentile £76,700 £82,500 £79,500
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 2,998 4,192 3,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 97.31% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,166 3,200 2,798
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 £26,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,195 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +2.51%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -25 12 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Peterborough - 4 £52,500 -
Data Scientist
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Data Science
2 11 (68.75%) Python
3 10 (62.50%) PhD
3 10 (62.50%) Machine Learning
3 10 (62.50%) Analytics
4 9 (56.25%) Mathematics
5 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (37.50%) Statistics
6 6 (37.50%) Big Data
6 6 (37.50%) Visualisation
6 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
7 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 5 (31.25%) Life Science
7 5 (31.25%) Physics
8 4 (25.00%) Chemistry
8 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
8 4 (25.00%) C++
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (25.00%) Data Lake
9 3 (18.75%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (18.75%) Power BI
9 3 (18.75%) Statistical Inference
9 3 (18.75%) Keras
9 3 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (18.75%) SciPy
9 3 (18.75%) NumPy
9 3 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database

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 (31.25%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
2 3 (18.75%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
2 4 (25.00%) Data Lake
2 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (18.75%) Power BI
4 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (6.25%) HBase
5 1 (6.25%) HDInsight
5 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) Sqoop
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Keras
1 3 (18.75%) NumPy
1 3 (18.75%) Pandas
1 3 (18.75%) scikit-learn
1 3 (18.75%) SciPy
2 2 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) SparkR
3 1 (6.25%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
1 5 (31.25%) Life Science
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Data Science
2 10 (62.50%) Analytics
2 10 (62.50%) Machine Learning
3 9 (56.25%) Mathematics
4 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (37.50%) Statistics
5 6 (37.50%) Visualisation
6 5 (31.25%) Physics
7 4 (25.00%) Chemistry
8 3 (18.75%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (18.75%) DNA
8 3 (18.75%) Operations Research
8 3 (18.75%) Signal Processing
8 3 (18.75%) Statistical Inference
9 2 (12.50%) Linear Regression
9 2 (12.50%) Random Forest
9 2 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) R
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 2 (12.50%) U-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) PhD
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Hortonworks
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau