Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 285 328
Rank change year-on-year +45 +43 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 87 68 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79 65 88
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £46,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £115,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.17%

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 9693 11285 16633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 96.38% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8779 10283 14445
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Moorgate - 3 £90,000 -
Data Scientist
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 80 (91.95%) Python
2 71 (81.61%) Machine Learning
3 56 (64.37%) R
4 51 (58.62%) Analytics
5 45 (51.72%) Hadoop
6 43 (49.43%) SQL
6 43 (49.43%) Apache Spark
7 34 (39.08%) Degree
8 33 (37.93%) Big Data
8 33 (37.93%) Algorithms
9 32 (36.78%) Finance
10 30 (34.48%) Java
11 29 (33.33%) PhD
11 29 (33.33%) Statistics
12 27 (31.03%) Scala
13 25 (28.74%) Visualisation
14 24 (27.59%) Mathematics
14 24 (27.59%) Data Mining
15 22 (25.29%) SAS
15 22 (25.29%) Data Analytics
16 20 (22.99%) Tableau
17 17 (19.54%) Apache Hive
17 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (17.24%) Statistical Modelling
18 15 (17.24%) Predictive Analytics
19 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
19 14 (16.09%) Predictive Modelling
19 14 (16.09%) C++
20 13 (14.94%) Data Visualisation
21 12 (13.79%) Retail

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 43 (49.43%) Apache Spark
2 22 (25.29%) SAS
3 6 (6.90%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) SPSS
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (51.72%) Hadoop
2 33 (37.93%) Big Data
3 24 (27.59%) Data Mining
4 17 (19.54%) Apache Hive
5 11 (12.64%) QlikView
6 10 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (10.34%) Text Mining
8 8 (9.20%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (9.20%) Lumira
8 8 (9.20%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
10 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
11 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
12 3 (3.45%) Flink
12 3 (3.45%) Power BI
12 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.30%) Data Lake
13 2 (2.30%) HBase
13 2 (2.30%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) RStudio
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (36.78%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Retail
3 8 (9.20%) Marketing
4 5 (5.75%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Advertising
5 2 (2.30%) Front Office
5 2 (2.30%) Games
6 1 (1.15%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (8.05%) TensorFlow
3 6 (6.90%) Kafka
4 5 (5.75%) Pandas
4 5 (5.75%) scikit-learn
5 4 (4.60%) CSS
5 4 (4.60%) HTML
5 4 (4.60%) NumPy
6 3 (3.45%) GraphX
6 3 (3.45%) MLlib
6 3 (3.45%) Web Services
7 2 (2.30%) .NET
7 2 (2.30%) D3.js
7 2 (2.30%) ggplot
7 2 (2.30%) PySpark
7 2 (2.30%) XGBoost
8 1 (1.15%) Polymer
8 1 (1.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.93%) Algorithms
2 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.34%) Fintech
5 8 (9.20%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.45%) Equities
6 3 (3.45%) Robotics
7 2 (2.30%) Social Media
8 1 (1.15%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (81.61%) Machine Learning
2 51 (58.62%) Analytics
3 29 (33.33%) Statistics
4 25 (28.74%) Visualisation
5 24 (27.59%) Mathematics
6 22 (25.29%) Data Analytics
7 15 (17.24%) Predictive Analytics
7 15 (17.24%) Statistical Modelling
8 14 (16.09%) Predictive Modelling
9 13 (14.94%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (13.79%) Neural Network
11 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (11.49%) Deep Learning
12 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.49%) Validation
13 8 (9.20%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (9.20%) Data Analysis
13 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
14 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (91.95%) Python
2 56 (64.37%) R
3 43 (49.43%) SQL
4 30 (34.48%) Java
5 27 (31.03%) Scala
6 14 (16.09%) C++
7 11 (12.64%) MATLAB
8 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.75%) C
10 4 (4.60%) VBA
11 3 (3.45%) Fortran
11 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.30%) C#
12 2 (2.30%) HiveQL
13 1 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (39.08%) Degree
2 29 (33.33%) PhD
3 8 (9.20%) Master's Degree
4 4 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Docker
1 5 (5.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Tableau
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle
2 8 (9.20%) SAP
2 8 (9.20%) Teradata
3 4 (4.60%) Google
4 3 (3.45%) Hortonworks
4 3 (3.45%) Vertica
5 2 (2.30%) Adthena
5 2 (2.30%) Capita
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) MicroStrategy