Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 77 138
Rank change year-on-year -2 +61 +24
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 125 374 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.45% 3.74% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 4.00% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 125 362 257
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £44,250 £48,750 £45,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,375 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £72,500

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 3,392 9,353 10,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.52% 93.54% 92.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,983 8,167 9,232
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 86 (68.80%) Python
2 65 (52.00%) Machine Learning
3 49 (39.20%) Big Data
3 49 (39.20%) Analytics
4 47 (37.60%) AWS
5 37 (29.60%) R
6 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (28.80%) Artificial Intelligence
6 36 (28.80%) DevOps
7 35 (28.00%) SQL
8 34 (27.20%) Finance
8 34 (27.20%) Apache Spark
9 31 (24.80%) Hadoop
10 30 (24.00%) Azure
11 27 (21.60%) Natural Language Processing
12 26 (20.80%) Docker
13 25 (20.00%) Kubernetes
14 22 (17.60%) Software Engineering
14 22 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (16.80%) Algorithms
15 21 (16.80%) Statistics
15 21 (16.80%) Deep Learning
15 21 (16.80%) Computer Science
16 20 (16.00%) Visualisation
16 20 (16.00%) Banking
16 20 (16.00%) SQL Server
17 19 (15.20%) ETL
17 19 (15.20%) Mathematics
17 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
17 19 (15.20%) Power BI

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 34 (27.20%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.00%) SAS
3 7 (5.60%) Apache
4 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.40%) Confluence
6 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (37.60%) AWS
2 30 (24.00%) Azure
3 19 (15.20%) Power Platform
4 17 (13.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (10.40%) GCP
6 10 (8.00%) Amazon S3
7 8 (6.40%) Serverless
8 6 (4.80%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (4.80%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (3.20%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (2.40%) SaaS
11 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.60%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.60%) GitHub
11 2 (1.60%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) HTTP
1 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (39.20%) Big Data
2 31 (24.80%) Hadoop
3 20 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 19 (15.20%) Power BI
5 18 (14.40%) Tableau
6 10 (8.00%) Apache Hive
6 10 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (6.40%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (6.40%) HBase
7 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.60%) Data Lake
8 7 (5.60%) Data Mining
8 7 (5.60%) MongoDB
8 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (4.00%) Redis
10 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.20%) Parquet
10 4 (3.20%) Presto
10 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.40%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.40%) JIRA
4 3 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.40%) Selenium
4 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.60%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.60%) GitLab
6 1 (0.80%) Appium
6 1 (0.80%) GoCD
6 1 (0.80%) Protractor
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 20 (16.00%) Banking
3 12 (9.60%) Front Office
4 10 (8.00%) Law
5 9 (7.20%) Marketing
6 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.00%) Advertising
7 5 (4.00%) Public Sector
8 4 (3.20%) Electronics
8 4 (3.20%) Games
8 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.40%) Legal
10 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.60%) Retail
11 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Data Scientist
2 22 (17.60%) Python Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Data Engineer
5 14 (11.20%) Developer
6 12 (9.60%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (9.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Data Manager
7 9 (7.20%) Senior Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) Data Science Manager
10 6 (4.80%) Data Science Director
10 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Architect
11 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.60%) Natural Language Processing
2 18 (14.40%) TensorFlow
3 15 (12.00%) Keras
3 15 (12.00%) Pandas
4 14 (11.20%) AngularJS
4 14 (11.20%) NumPy
5 13 (10.40%) Node.js
5 13 (10.40%) PyTorch
5 13 (10.40%) scikit-learn
6 11 (8.80%) PySpark
6 11 (8.80%) React
7 10 (8.00%) Kafka
8 9 (7.20%) Matplotlib
8 9 (7.20%) SciPy
8 9 (7.20%) SpaCy
9 8 (6.40%) .NET
9 8 (6.40%) NetworkX
9 8 (6.40%) Shiny
9 8 (6.40%) XGBoost
10 7 (5.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Algorithms
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Market Risk
4 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.40%) Social Media
6 2 (1.60%) Blog
6 2 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.80%) Equities
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Linux
2 6 (4.80%) Unix
3 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.60%) VMS
4 2 (1.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.00%) Machine Learning
2 49 (39.20%) Analytics
3 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (28.80%) Artificial Intelligence
3 36 (28.80%) DevOps
4 22 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (17.60%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.80%) Computer Science
5 21 (16.80%) Deep Learning
5 21 (16.80%) Statistics
6 20 (16.00%) Visualisation
7 19 (15.20%) ETL
7 19 (15.20%) Mathematics
8 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (12.80%) Neural Network
10 15 (12.00%) Data Modelling
11 14 (11.20%) Data Visualisation
11 14 (11.20%) Decision-Making
12 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.40%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 86 (68.80%) Python
2 37 (29.60%) R
3 35 (28.00%) SQL
4 16 (12.80%) Java
5 15 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (9.60%) Scala
7 8 (6.40%) C#
7 8 (6.40%) MATLAB
8 5 (4.00%) Go
8 5 (4.00%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.40%) C
9 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.60%) C++
10 2 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.60%) Julia
11 1 (0.80%) Cypher
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) Rust
11 1 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Degree
2 11 (8.80%) Master's Degree
2 11 (8.80%) PhD
3 10 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (20.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 15 (12.00%) Terraform
3 4 (3.20%) Ansible
4 3 (2.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.80%) Marathon
5 1 (0.80%) Mesos
5 1 (0.80%) Nagios
5 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) Databricks
2 10 (8.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle
3 3 (2.40%) SAP
3 3 (2.40%) Splunk
4 2 (1.60%) Sybase
5 1 (0.80%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.80%) Foundry
5 1 (0.80%) Informatica
5 1 (0.80%) MapR
5 1 (0.80%) Palantir
5 1 (0.80%) Progress
5 1 (0.80%) Talend