Period
to 8 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

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

Data Scientist
England > East of England
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 123 213
Rank change year-on-year -87 +90 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 19 15 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.74% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.77% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 34
10th Percentile £23,750 " £37,500
25th Percentile £41,875 £51,250 £38,666
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +18.18% -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,000 £81,563 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,500 £82,500 £70,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 5,015 1,946 6,312
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.81% 95.91% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,852 1,614 4,666
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,978 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,446 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,625 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the East of England

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Scientist in the East of England.

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the East of England

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Scientist in the East of England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the East of England

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the East of England region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire -59 10 £74,000 +13.85% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £65,000 -
Essex - 2 £24,500 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 East of England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
2 13 (68.42%) Python
3 12 (63.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (57.89%) PhD
4 11 (57.89%) Machine Learning
5 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (52.63%) Data Analysis
5 10 (52.63%) Degree
6 9 (47.37%) Statistics
6 9 (47.37%) R
7 8 (42.11%) Life Science
7 8 (42.11%) Visualisation
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (36.84%) AWS
8 7 (36.84%) Analytics
9 6 (31.58%) Co-Creation
9 6 (31.58%) Shiny
9 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
9 6 (31.58%) Natural Language Processing
9 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
9 6 (31.58%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
10 5 (26.32%) Informatics
10 5 (26.32%) Decision-Making
10 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (26.32%) Deep Learning
10 5 (26.32%) Tableau
10 5 (26.32%) A/B Testing

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (21.05%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
3 2 (10.53%) Serverless
4 1 (5.26%) Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) Tableau
2 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
2 4 (21.05%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Power BI
4 1 (5.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (63.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Social Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Games
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Shiny
2 4 (21.05%) Flask
2 4 (21.05%) PyTorch
2 4 (21.05%) TensorFlow
3 3 (15.79%) Bokeh
4 2 (10.53%) D3.js
4 2 (10.53%) NumPy
4 2 (10.53%) Pandas
5 1 (5.26%) Matplotlib
5 1 (5.26%) scikit-learn
5 1 (5.26%) SciPy
5 1 (5.26%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Life Science
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
2 11 (57.89%) Machine Learning
3 10 (52.63%) Data Analysis
4 9 (47.37%) Statistics
5 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (42.11%) Visualisation
6 7 (36.84%) Analytics
7 6 (31.58%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (31.58%) Co-Creation
7 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
7 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
7 6 (31.58%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (26.32%) A/B Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Decision-Making
8 5 (26.32%) Deep Learning
8 5 (26.32%) Informatics
8 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (21.05%) Computer Vision
9 4 (21.05%) Minimum Viable Product
9 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Python
2 9 (47.37%) R
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) C
4 4 (21.05%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) Julia
6 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) PhD
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) Master's Degree
4 2 (10.53%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Databricks
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter