Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 148 195
Rank change year-on-year +28 +47 +58
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 277 217 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.60% 2.09% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.25% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 255 193 148
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £115,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -3.85%

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 9,789 9,638 10,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.86% 92.93% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,760 8,697 9,390
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +3.48%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

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 14 December 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 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
London Bridge +1 2 £72,500 -
Data Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 176 (63.54%) Python
2 166 (59.93%) Machine Learning
3 129 (46.57%) Analytics
4 107 (38.63%) SQL
5 86 (31.05%) Big Data
6 82 (29.60%) Finance
7 73 (26.35%) Degree
8 70 (25.27%) Mathematics
8 70 (25.27%) R
9 66 (23.83%) Apache Spark
10 60 (21.66%) Computer Science
10 60 (21.66%) Java
11 59 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
12 57 (20.58%) Artificial Intelligence
13 55 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
14 53 (19.13%) Algorithms
14 53 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (17.69%) Hadoop
16 44 (15.88%) Visualisation
16 44 (15.88%) PhD
17 43 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (15.16%) Scala
18 42 (15.16%) Banking
19 38 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (13.72%) Data Analytics
19 38 (13.72%) DevOps
20 37 (13.36%) Deep Learning
21 35 (12.64%) Software Engineering
22 34 (12.27%) Data Modelling
22 34 (12.27%) TensorFlow

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 66 (23.83%) Apache Spark
2 19 (6.86%) SAS
3 11 (3.97%) Apache
4 7 (2.53%) Ethereum
5 5 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.81%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) IPython
7 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.72%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (10.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.97%) PaaS
5 8 (2.89%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (2.89%) Serverless
6 7 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.81%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.08%) GitHub
9 2 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.72%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.72%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.72%) SaaS
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.72%) HTTP
1 2 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) DNS
2 1 (0.36%) SMTP
2 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (31.05%) Big Data
2 49 (17.69%) Hadoop
3 29 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (10.47%) NoSQL
4 28 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (8.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (7.94%) Power BI
7 20 (7.22%) Apache Hive
8 16 (5.78%) Data Mining
9 14 (5.05%) Data Lake
9 14 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (4.69%) HBase
10 13 (4.69%) MongoDB
10 13 (4.69%) SQL Server
11 12 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (3.97%) Blockchain
12 11 (3.97%) MySQL
13 8 (2.89%) BigQuery
14 7 (2.53%) QlikView
14 7 (2.53%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.81%) GitLab
3 5 (1.81%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.08%) RStudio
6 2 (0.72%) Maven
6 2 (0.72%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.72%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.36%) JUnit
7 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.36%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 82 (29.60%) Finance
2 42 (15.16%) Banking
3 22 (7.94%) Marketing
4 18 (6.50%) Law
5 13 (4.69%) Games
6 12 (4.33%) Advertising
7 10 (3.61%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.89%) Retail
9 7 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (2.17%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.72%) Publishing
13 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.36%) Front Office
13 1 (0.36%) Legal
13 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 97 (35.02%) Data Scientist
2 48 (17.33%) Developer
3 46 (16.61%) Senior Data Scientist
4 37 (13.36%) Data Engineer
5 18 (6.50%) Senior Developer
6 16 (5.78%) Consultant
7 14 (5.05%) Analyst
8 13 (4.69%) Lead Developer
8 13 (4.69%) Python Engineer
9 11 (3.97%) Architect
9 11 (3.97%) Machine Learning Developer
10 10 (3.61%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.25%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.25%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (2.89%) Data Consultant
12 8 (2.89%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.89%) Technical Leader
13 7 (2.53%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.27%) Natural Language Processing
1 34 (12.27%) TensorFlow
2 21 (7.58%) Pandas
3 19 (6.86%) scikit-learn
4 14 (5.05%) NumPy
5 13 (4.69%) Kafka
6 12 (4.33%) .NET
6 12 (4.33%) React
7 10 (3.61%) REST
8 8 (2.89%) MLlib
9 7 (2.53%) Django
9 7 (2.53%) HTML
9 7 (2.53%) Keras
10 6 (2.17%) SciPy
10 6 (2.17%) XGBoost
11 5 (1.81%) HTML5
11 5 (1.81%) Node.js
11 5 (1.81%) PySpark
11 5 (1.81%) Spark Streaming
11 5 (1.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (19.13%) Algorithms
3 24 (8.66%) Fintech
4 18 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.25%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.53%) Bitcoin
8 7 (2.53%) Clustering
9 6 (2.17%) Life Science
9 6 (2.17%) NHS
10 5 (1.81%) Social Media
11 4 (1.44%) Equities
11 4 (1.44%) User Experience
12 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.08%) Tandem
12 3 (1.08%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.03%) Linux
2 9 (3.25%) Unix
3 4 (1.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (59.93%) Machine Learning
2 129 (46.57%) Analytics
3 70 (25.27%) Mathematics
4 60 (21.66%) Computer Science
5 57 (20.58%) Artificial Intelligence
6 53 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (15.88%) Visualisation
8 38 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (13.72%) Data Analytics
8 38 (13.72%) DevOps
9 37 (13.36%) Deep Learning
10 35 (12.64%) Software Engineering
11 34 (12.27%) Data Modelling
12 31 (11.19%) ETL
13 28 (10.11%) Statistics
14 27 (9.75%) Data Analysis
14 27 (9.75%) Data Visualisation
15 23 (8.30%) Mentoring
16 22 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (7.22%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 176 (63.54%) Python
2 107 (38.63%) SQL
3 70 (25.27%) R
4 60 (21.66%) Java
5 42 (15.16%) Scala
6 33 (11.91%) JavaScript
7 28 (10.11%) C#
8 25 (9.03%) C
9 24 (8.66%) C++
10 14 (5.05%) Haskell
10 14 (5.05%) MATLAB
11 10 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.89%) Ruby
13 7 (2.53%) ES6
13 7 (2.53%) ES7
14 6 (2.17%) Go
15 4 (1.44%) VBA
16 3 (1.08%) PHP
16 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (26.35%) Degree
2 44 (15.88%) PhD
3 19 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (4.33%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.81%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.36%) CISA
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
7 1 (0.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.36%) CRISC
7 1 (0.36%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.89%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.36%) FATCA
3 1 (0.36%) IFRS
3 1 (0.36%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.36%) PMO
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (9.39%) Docker
2 6 (2.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (8.66%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.89%) Terraform
3 7 (2.53%) Ansible
4 6 (2.17%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.81%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.81%) Oozie
6 4 (1.44%) Puppet
7 2 (0.72%) Kibana
8 1 (0.36%) Grafana
8 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (8.30%) Tableau
2 21 (7.58%) Google
3 20 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.61%) Oracle
5 8 (2.89%) Hortonworks
6 7 (2.53%) Cloudera
6 7 (2.53%) MapR
7 5 (1.81%) Databricks
7 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.44%) Informatica
9 3 (1.08%) Adobe
9 3 (1.08%) IBM
9 3 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.08%) Splunk
9 3 (1.08%) Sybase
9 3 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.72%) Vertica
10 2 (0.72%) Zend
11 1 (0.36%) Talend