Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 166 227
Rank change year-on-year +31 +61 +16
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 270 189 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 1.89% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.06% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 243 152 128
City of London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £37,125
90th Percentile £102,500 £114,750 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,216 9,163 10,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.80% 91.65% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9,126 8,274 9,826
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,875 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +1.77%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the City of London

Data Science
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Science in the City of London.

Salary trend for Data Science in the City of London

Data Science
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Science in the City of London

Data Science
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
London Bridge -6 2 £72,500 -
Data Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 172 (63.70%) Python
2 158 (58.52%) Machine Learning
3 127 (47.04%) Analytics
4 118 (43.70%) SQL
5 87 (32.22%) Big Data
6 76 (28.15%) R
6 76 (28.15%) Finance
7 75 (27.78%) Degree
8 72 (26.67%) Apache Spark
9 68 (25.19%) Mathematics
10 54 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 54 (20.00%) Hadoop
11 53 (19.63%) Java
12 51 (18.89%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (18.89%) Computer Science
13 47 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 46 (17.04%) Algorithms
15 44 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
15 44 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (16.30%) Statistics
16 42 (15.56%) PhD
17 41 (15.19%) Scala
18 40 (14.81%) Data Analytics
19 39 (14.44%) Natural Language Processing
20 38 (14.07%) Visualisation
20 38 (14.07%) Deep Learning
21 37 (13.70%) NoSQL
21 37 (13.70%) Data Analysis
21 37 (13.70%) Banking
22 36 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 72 (26.67%) Apache Spark
2 19 (7.04%) SAS
3 14 (5.19%) Apache
4 5 (1.85%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.11%) Ethereum
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.74%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.37%) IPython
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.37%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.74%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.74%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (4.81%) PaaS
5 11 (4.07%) Azure Data Factory
5 11 (4.07%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (2.59%) Serverless
7 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.48%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.11%) GitHub
10 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.74%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.74%) SaaS
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.11%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) HTTP
2 2 (0.74%) SMTP
3 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (32.22%) Big Data
2 54 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 37 (13.70%) NoSQL
4 28 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (9.26%) Data Lake
6 23 (8.52%) Power BI
7 21 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (7.04%) SQL Server
8 19 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (6.67%) Data Mining
9 18 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (6.30%) MongoDB
11 16 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (5.93%) Apache Hive
12 13 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (4.07%) BigQuery
14 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (3.70%) Relational Database
16 9 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.48%) Maven
3 4 (1.48%) Selenium
4 3 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.11%) RStudio
4 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.74%) GitLab
5 2 (0.74%) JIRA
5 2 (0.74%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.74%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.37%) Gradle
6 1 (0.37%) JUnit
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.37%) Subversion
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (28.15%) Finance
2 37 (13.70%) Banking
3 23 (8.52%) Marketing
4 16 (5.93%) Advertising
5 12 (4.44%) Law
6 10 (3.70%) Games
6 10 (3.70%) Retail
7 9 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.22%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.85%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.74%) Front Office
11 2 (0.74%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.37%) Automotive
12 1 (0.37%) French Language
12 1 (0.37%) Legal
12 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 105 (38.89%) Data Scientist
2 44 (16.30%) Developer
3 41 (15.19%) Senior Data Scientist
4 30 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 20 (7.41%) Consultant
6 16 (5.93%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.44%) Analyst
7 12 (4.44%) Data Consultant
8 11 (4.07%) Architect
8 11 (4.07%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (3.33%) Machine Learning Developer
10 9 (3.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 9 (3.33%) Python Developer
11 8 (2.96%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.96%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.96%) Lead Developer
11 8 (2.96%) Python Engineer
11 8 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (2.59%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.44%) Natural Language Processing
2 27 (10.00%) TensorFlow
3 26 (9.63%) Pandas
4 24 (8.89%) scikit-learn
5 15 (5.56%) REST
6 14 (5.19%) Kafka
7 13 (4.81%) .NET
7 13 (4.81%) NumPy
8 10 (3.70%) HTML
8 10 (3.70%) HTML5
8 10 (3.70%) SciPy
9 9 (3.33%) Django
9 9 (3.33%) MLlib
9 9 (3.33%) React
10 7 (2.59%) Keras
10 7 (2.59%) Node.js
10 7 (2.59%) Spring
11 6 (2.22%) Web Services
12 5 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.85%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.89%) Computer Science
2 46 (17.04%) Algorithms
3 44 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (8.15%) Fintech
6 10 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 10 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.22%) NHS
9 5 (1.85%) Clustering
9 5 (1.85%) Equities
9 5 (1.85%) Life Science
10 4 (1.48%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.48%) Tandem
11 3 (1.11%) Bitcoin
11 3 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.11%) Social Media
11 3 (1.11%) User Experience
12 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.52%) Linux
2 9 (3.33%) Unix
3 2 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (58.52%) Machine Learning
2 127 (47.04%) Analytics
3 68 (25.19%) Mathematics
4 54 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 51 (18.89%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (16.30%) Statistics
7 40 (14.81%) Data Analytics
8 38 (14.07%) Deep Learning
8 38 (14.07%) Visualisation
9 37 (13.70%) Data Analysis
10 36 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (12.59%) DevOps
12 32 (11.85%) Software Engineering
13 29 (10.74%) Data Engineering
13 29 (10.74%) ETL
14 27 (10.00%) Data Modelling
15 22 (8.15%) Data Visualisation
15 22 (8.15%) Microservices
16 21 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (7.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 172 (63.70%) Python
2 118 (43.70%) SQL
3 76 (28.15%) R
4 53 (19.63%) Java
5 41 (15.19%) Scala
6 23 (8.52%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.19%) C#
8 13 (4.81%) C
8 13 (4.81%) C++
9 11 (4.07%) MATLAB
10 10 (3.70%) Ruby
11 9 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (1.85%) Go
13 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.48%) ES6
14 4 (1.48%) ES7
14 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.11%) VBA
16 2 (0.74%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 75 (27.78%) Degree
2 42 (15.56%) PhD
3 18 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.07%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (2.59%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.74%) CISM
6 2 (0.74%) CISSP
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CISA
7 1 (0.37%) CRISC
7 1 (0.37%) MPhil
7 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) QA
2 6 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.85%) GDPR
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) MiFID
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.37%) FATCA
5 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (13.33%) Docker
2 6 (2.22%) HDFS
3 2 (0.74%) KVM
3 2 (0.74%) LXC
3 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (9.63%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.96%) Ansible
3 4 (1.48%) Prometheus
3 4 (1.48%) Puppet
3 4 (1.48%) Terraform
4 2 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.74%) Mesos
4 2 (0.74%) Oozie
4 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.37%) Grafana
5 1 (0.37%) Kibana
5 1 (0.37%) logstash
5 1 (0.37%) rkt
Vendors
1 21 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.41%) Tableau
3 19 (7.04%) Google
4 10 (3.70%) Oracle
5 6 (2.22%) Hortonworks
5 6 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.85%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.85%) MapR
7 4 (1.48%) Databricks
7 4 (1.48%) Informatica
7 4 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.48%) Splunk
8 3 (1.11%) Adobe
8 3 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.11%) Sybase
8 3 (1.11%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) VMware
9 2 (0.74%) Zend