Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 97 93
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 +21
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 202 228 328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.07% 3.13% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 3.32% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 183 208 296
10th Percentile £43,750 £47,425 £48,125
25th Percentile £53,750 £56,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £90,025
90th Percentile £116,500 £96,250 £105,625
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.94%

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 4,724 6,862 9,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.11% 94.26% 93.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4,212 6,011 8,401
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 +12 3 £80,000 +52.38%
Data Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 132 (65.35%) Python
2 89 (44.06%) Machine Learning
3 81 (40.10%) SQL
4 61 (30.20%) Analytics
5 54 (26.73%) AWS
6 43 (21.29%) Social Skills
7 40 (19.80%) Degree
8 39 (19.31%) Artificial Intelligence
8 39 (19.31%) Apache Spark
9 37 (18.32%) Finance
9 37 (18.32%) ETL
10 36 (17.82%) Computer Science
10 36 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (16.83%) Azure
11 34 (16.83%) Java
12 31 (15.35%) Hadoop
12 31 (15.35%) R
13 30 (14.85%) Big Data
14 28 (13.86%) GCP
14 28 (13.86%) Data Pipeline
15 27 (13.37%) Data Engineering
15 27 (13.37%) DevOps
16 25 (12.38%) Docker
16 25 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (12.38%) Statistics
17 24 (11.88%) PhD
17 24 (11.88%) Data Modelling
18 23 (11.39%) Natural Language Processing
18 23 (11.39%) Apache Airflow
19 22 (10.89%) Data Analytics

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 39 (19.31%) Apache Spark
2 23 (11.39%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (5.45%) Apache
4 9 (4.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.50%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 54 (26.73%) AWS
2 34 (16.83%) Azure
3 28 (13.86%) GCP
4 8 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (3.47%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.48%) Serverless
7 4 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (1.49%) Azure Stack
8 3 (1.49%) PaaS
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.99%) GitHub
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) SSH
2 3 (1.49%) 5G
2 3 (1.49%) Broadband
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.35%) Hadoop
2 30 (14.85%) Big Data
3 17 (8.42%) Data Mining
4 16 (7.92%) Data Lake
5 14 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.94%) NoSQL
7 12 (5.94%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.94%) Tableau
8 11 (5.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (4.95%) Presto
10 9 (4.46%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (4.46%) SQL Server
11 7 (3.47%) Power BI
12 6 (2.97%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (2.48%) Text Mining
14 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.98%) BigQuery
14 4 (1.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (9.41%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.47%) Selenium
4 6 (2.97%) Appium
4 6 (2.97%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.97%) Cypress.io
4 6 (2.97%) JIRA
5 3 (1.49%) MLflow
5 3 (1.49%) Protractor
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (21.29%) Social Skills
2 37 (18.32%) Finance
3 36 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (10.89%) Marketing
5 9 (4.46%) Games
6 7 (3.47%) Banking
6 7 (3.47%) Front Office
6 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.48%) Law
8 4 (1.98%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.98%) Retail
9 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.49%) Publishing
10 2 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.99%) Legal
11 1 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 58 (28.71%) Data Engineer
2 44 (21.78%) Data Scientist
3 23 (11.39%) Developer
4 17 (8.42%) Python Engineer
4 17 (8.42%) Senior Data Engineer
5 14 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (6.44%) Senior Data Scientist
7 12 (5.94%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Architect
10 9 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.96%) Engineering Manager
12 7 (3.47%) Big Data Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Junior
13 6 (2.97%) Hadoop Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) Node.js Developer
13 6 (2.97%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) TensorFlow
2 18 (8.91%) Kafka
3 10 (4.95%) Node.js
4 7 (3.47%) Keras
4 7 (3.47%) PyTorch
4 7 (3.47%) SciPy
5 6 (2.97%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.97%) JSON
5 6 (2.97%) NumPy
5 6 (2.97%) Redux
6 5 (2.48%) Pandas
6 5 (2.48%) PySpark
6 5 (2.48%) scikit-learn
6 5 (2.48%) Scrapy
7 4 (1.98%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.98%) Flask
7 4 (1.98%) React
7 4 (1.98%) Spring
8 3 (1.49%) jQuery
8 3 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.92%) Algorithms
1 16 (7.92%) Data Structures
2 10 (4.95%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.47%) User Experience
5 5 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.48%) Social Media
6 4 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.98%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.99%) Equities
8 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.99%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.99%) PMI
8 2 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.99%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.42%) Linux
2 3 (1.49%) Unix
3 2 (0.99%) Android
3 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (44.06%) Machine Learning
2 61 (30.20%) Analytics
3 39 (19.31%) Artificial Intelligence
4 37 (18.32%) ETL
5 36 (17.82%) Computer Science
6 28 (13.86%) Data Pipeline
7 27 (13.37%) Data Engineering
7 27 (13.37%) DevOps
8 25 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (12.38%) Statistics
9 24 (11.88%) Data Modelling
10 23 (11.39%) Natural Language Processing
11 22 (10.89%) Data Analytics
12 19 (9.41%) Visualisation
13 18 (8.91%) Deep Learning
13 18 (8.91%) Mentoring
14 17 (8.42%) Neural Network
15 16 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (7.92%) Fintech
15 16 (7.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 132 (65.35%) Python
2 81 (40.10%) SQL
3 34 (16.83%) Java
4 31 (15.35%) R
5 11 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.47%) Go
7 7 (3.47%) Scala
8 6 (2.97%) XPath
9 4 (1.98%) C#
9 4 (1.98%) Julia
10 2 (0.99%) Ruby
10 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.50%) C++
11 1 (0.50%) Cython
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (19.80%) Degree
2 24 (11.88%) PhD
3 12 (5.94%) Master's Degree
4 11 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MBA
6 1 (0.50%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.49%) PMO
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.99%) NIST
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 25 (12.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.47%) Terraform
3 3 (1.49%) Kubeflow
4 2 (0.99%) Ansible
5 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (6.44%) Databricks
2 6 (2.97%) Talend
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle
4 3 (1.49%) Cloudera
4 3 (1.49%) Facebook
4 3 (1.49%) Google
4 3 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe
5 1 (0.50%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.50%) ESRI
5 1 (0.50%) MEDITECH
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.50%) Pega