The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Scientist
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 240 268
Rank change year-on-year +34 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 29 18 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.29% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 40
Median salary £67,500 £60,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +17.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 72 (93.51%) Python
2 71 (92.21%) Machine Learning
3 55 (71.43%) R
4 51 (66.23%) Analytics
5 43 (55.84%) SQL
6 40 (51.95%) Finance
7 38 (49.35%) Hadoop
8 30 (38.96%) Big Data
8 30 (38.96%) Algorithms
9 28 (36.36%) Data Analytics
10 27 (35.06%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (35.06%) Apache Spark
11 25 (32.47%) Statistics
12 24 (31.17%) Visualisation
13 23 (29.87%) Data Mining
14 22 (28.57%) Scala
15 21 (27.27%) Mathematics
16 20 (25.97%) Computer Science
17 19 (24.68%) SAS
17 19 (24.68%) PhD
18 18 (23.38%) Java
19 17 (22.08%) Statistical Modelling
19 17 (22.08%) Tableau
20 16 (20.78%) Degree
21 14 (18.18%) Validation
21 14 (18.18%) Natural Language Processing
22 13 (16.88%) .NET
23 12 (15.58%) Data Analysis
23 12 (15.58%) Apache Hive
23 12 (15.58%) Open Source

Data Scientist Skill Set
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 27 (35.06%) Apache Spark
2 19 (24.68%) SAS
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) IPython
4 1 (1.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.30%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (49.35%) Hadoop
2 30 (38.96%) Big Data
3 23 (29.87%) Data Mining
4 12 (15.58%) Apache Hive
5 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 11 (14.29%) Text Mining
6 10 (12.99%) QlikView
7 9 (11.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (10.39%) Lumira
8 8 (10.39%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (6.49%) Power BI
9 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
10 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
11 3 (3.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (3.90%) Data Lake
12 2 (2.60%) BigQuery
12 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
13 1 (1.30%) GIS
13 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (51.95%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Law
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (16.88%) .NET
3 5 (6.49%) D3.js
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 2 (2.60%) Flask
5 2 (2.60%) PySpark
6 1 (1.30%) Akka
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) ggplot
6 1 (1.30%) Kafka
6 1 (1.30%) Keras
6 1 (1.30%) NumPy
6 1 (1.30%) Pandas
6 1 (1.30%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.30%) Polymer
6 1 (1.30%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.30%) RESTful
6 1 (1.30%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.30%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.30%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.96%) Algorithms
2 27 (35.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (25.97%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.69%) Virtual Team
5 6 (7.79%) Fintech
6 3 (3.90%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.60%) Social Media
8 1 (1.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (92.21%) Machine Learning
2 51 (66.23%) Analytics
3 28 (36.36%) Data Analytics
4 25 (32.47%) Statistics
5 24 (31.17%) Visualisation
6 21 (27.27%) Mathematics
7 17 (22.08%) Statistical Modelling
8 14 (18.18%) Validation
9 12 (15.58%) Data Analysis
9 12 (15.58%) Data Integration
9 12 (15.58%) Open Source
10 11 (14.29%) Data Acquisition
10 11 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (14.29%) Physics
10 11 (14.29%) Spatial Analysis
11 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.09%) Cluster Analysis
11 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (7.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 72 (93.51%) Python
2 55 (71.43%) R
3 43 (55.84%) SQL
4 22 (28.57%) Scala
5 18 (23.38%) Java
6 8 (10.39%) C++
7 7 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 4 (5.19%) C#
8 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) PhD
2 16 (20.78%) Degree
3 6 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.19%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) HDFS
2 1 (1.30%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Tableau
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) SAP
2 8 (10.39%) Teradata
3 3 (3.90%) Hortonworks
3 3 (3.90%) Vertica
4 1 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
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