Period
to 27 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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

Data Scientist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 161 235
Rank change year-on-year -15 +74 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 78 44 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.17% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 66 40 80
10th Percentile £45,625 £54,075 £47,500
25th Percentile £51,563 £65,000 £54,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -9.68%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £91,563
90th Percentile £92,500 £103,750 £145,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,747 3,752 9,539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.43% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,120 3,288 8,378
10th Percentile £41,988 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,600 £100,375 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Scientist in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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 27 November 2021, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 78 (100.00%) Data Science
2 76 (97.44%) Python
3 57 (73.08%) SQL
4 49 (62.82%) Machine Learning
5 48 (61.54%) Analytics
6 34 (43.59%) R
6 34 (43.59%) Statistics
7 28 (35.90%) Predictive Modelling
8 27 (34.62%) Natural Language Processing
9 24 (30.77%) Games
10 23 (29.49%) Marketing
11 22 (28.21%) Artificial Intelligence
11 22 (28.21%) Visualisation
12 21 (26.92%) Degree
13 19 (24.36%) Validation
13 19 (24.36%) Mobile Games
14 18 (23.08%) Computer Science
14 18 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
15 17 (21.79%) Data Validation
15 17 (21.79%) Algorithms
15 17 (21.79%) Model Validation
16 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (19.23%) Statistical Modelling
17 15 (19.23%) Data Modelling
17 15 (19.23%) Actionable Insight
18 14 (17.95%) Random Forest
18 14 (17.95%) Decision Tree
18 14 (17.95%) Data Pipeline
18 14 (17.95%) Monetization
18 14 (17.95%) Facebook

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 11 (14.10%) Apache Spark
2 9 (11.54%) SAS
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Power Platform
2 10 (12.82%) AWS
3 6 (7.69%) Azure
4 2 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (2.56%) GCP
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
4 2 (2.56%) Snowflake
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) Tableau
2 12 (15.38%) Power BI
3 10 (12.82%) Looker
4 6 (7.69%) Data Mining
5 5 (6.41%) Big Data
5 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.85%) Text Mining
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.56%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.56%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.28%) Amazon QuickSight
9 1 (1.28%) Metadata
9 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (30.77%) Games
2 23 (29.49%) Marketing
3 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (12.82%) Law
4 10 (12.82%) Social Skills
5 8 (10.26%) Retail
6 7 (8.97%) Finance
7 6 (7.69%) Advertising
8 5 (6.41%) Banking
9 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
10 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
11 1 (1.28%) Automotive
11 1 (1.28%) Environmental Health
11 1 (1.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) TensorFlow
2 10 (12.82%) Keras
3 8 (10.26%) PyTorch
4 5 (6.41%) XGBoost
5 4 (5.13%) PySpark
6 2 (2.56%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.56%) scikit-learn
7 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.28%) MXNet
7 1 (1.28%) NumPy
7 1 (1.28%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Mobile Games
2 17 (21.79%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Data Science
2 49 (62.82%) Machine Learning
3 48 (61.54%) Analytics
4 34 (43.59%) Statistics
5 28 (35.90%) Predictive Modelling
6 27 (34.62%) Natural Language Processing
7 22 (28.21%) Artificial Intelligence
7 22 (28.21%) Visualisation
8 19 (24.36%) Validation
9 18 (23.08%) Computer Science
9 18 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
10 17 (21.79%) Data Validation
10 17 (21.79%) Model Validation
11 15 (19.23%) Actionable Insight
11 15 (19.23%) Data Modelling
11 15 (19.23%) Statistical Modelling
12 14 (17.95%) Data Pipeline
12 14 (17.95%) Decision Tree
12 14 (17.95%) Monetization
12 14 (17.95%) Random Forest
Programming Languages
1 76 (97.44%) Python
2 57 (73.08%) SQL
3 34 (43.59%) R
4 7 (8.97%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) Scala
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) Julia
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Degree
2 12 (15.38%) PhD
3 6 (7.69%) Master's Degree
4 4 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Facebook
2 3 (3.85%) Databricks
3 1 (1.28%) Dataiku
3 1 (1.28%) Google
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle