The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £78,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
London / City of London
Rank 175 232 289
Rank change year-on-year +57 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 48 42 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.62% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 46 36 28
Median salary £78,750 £62,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.00% +16.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £36,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £90,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.78% -9.52%  

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 4870 6777 9756
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.65% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4470 6059 8310
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 67 (85.90%) Machine Learning
2 65 (83.33%) Python
3 52 (66.67%) Analytics
4 48 (61.54%) R
5 43 (55.13%) Hadoop
6 39 (50.00%) SQL
7 33 (42.31%) Big Data
8 32 (41.03%) PhD
8 32 (41.03%) Finance
8 32 (41.03%) Statistics
9 30 (38.46%) Apache Spark
10 28 (35.90%) Mathematics
11 27 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (33.33%) Algorithms
12 26 (33.33%) Scala
13 24 (30.77%) Computer Science
14 22 (28.21%) Data Analytics
14 22 (28.21%) Data Mining
15 18 (23.08%) Degree
16 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
17 14 (17.95%) Open Source
17 14 (17.95%) NoSQL
17 14 (17.95%) Java
18 13 (16.67%) Physics
19 12 (15.38%) Marketing
20 11 (14.10%) Data Analysis
20 11 (14.10%) OO
20 11 (14.10%) SAS
20 11 (14.10%) Statistical Modelling
20 11 (14.10%) Natural Language Processing

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 30 (38.46%) Apache Spark
2 11 (14.10%) SAS
3 6 (7.69%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.85%) Apache
4 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.56%) Jupyter
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) SPSS
2 1 (1.28%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (55.13%) Hadoop
2 33 (42.31%) Big Data
3 22 (28.21%) Data Mining
4 14 (17.95%) NoSQL
5 10 (12.82%) Apache Hive
6 7 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
8 5 (6.41%) Text Mining
9 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.85%) BigQuery
10 3 (3.85%) Data Lake
10 3 (3.85%) GIS
10 3 (3.85%) Lumira
10 3 (3.85%) Neo4j
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.85%) QlikView
11 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (41.03%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Marketing
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Law
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (12.82%) .NET
3 7 (8.97%) D3.js
3 7 (8.97%) scikit-learn
4 4 (5.13%) NumPy
4 4 (5.13%) Pandas
5 3 (3.85%) Flask
6 2 (2.56%) Bokeh
6 2 (2.56%) Celery
6 2 (2.56%) Lucene
6 2 (2.56%) Matplotlib
6 2 (2.56%) PyMC3
6 2 (2.56%) SciPy
6 2 (2.56%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.56%) Theano
7 1 (1.28%) Akka
7 1 (1.28%) Django
7 1 (1.28%) Keras
7 1 (1.28%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 24 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 8 (10.26%) Fintech
5 7 (8.97%) Credit Risk
6 4 (5.13%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.85%) Market Risk
8 2 (2.56%) Clustering
8 2 (2.56%) PMI
8 2 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (85.90%) Machine Learning
2 52 (66.67%) Analytics
3 32 (41.03%) Statistics
4 28 (35.90%) Mathematics
5 22 (28.21%) Data Analytics
6 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
7 14 (17.95%) Open Source
8 13 (16.67%) Physics
9 11 (14.10%) Data Analysis
9 11 (14.10%) OO
9 11 (14.10%) Statistical Modelling
10 10 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (12.82%) Data Integration
11 8 (10.26%) Data Acquisition
11 8 (10.26%) Spatial Analysis
11 8 (10.26%) Validation
12 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.97%) Web Analytics
13 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (83.33%) Python
2 48 (61.54%) R
3 39 (50.00%) SQL
4 26 (33.33%) Scala
5 14 (17.95%) Java
6 7 (8.97%) C++
7 5 (6.41%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.85%) C#
8 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) PhD
2 18 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.28%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Tableau
2 3 (3.85%) Cloudera
2 3 (3.85%) Hortonworks
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) SAP
2 3 (3.85%) Teradata
3 1 (1.28%) IBM
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