The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 249 283
Rank change year-on-year +25 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 31 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.076% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 10
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,614 £36,000 £43,650
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £44,000 £55,750
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6024 6552 8038
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.22% 96.28% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4914 5554 6629
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,400
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the East of England

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 24 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Essex - 6 £35,614 -
Norfolk -8 1 £60,000 +71.42%
Data Scientist
England

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

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 East of England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 45 (95.74%) Python
2 42 (89.36%) Machine Learning
3 36 (76.60%) R
4 27 (57.45%) Apache Spark
5 25 (53.19%) Java
6 24 (51.06%) Hadoop
6 24 (51.06%) Mathematics
7 23 (48.94%) PhD
8 20 (42.55%) Scala
9 18 (38.30%) Signal Processing
10 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
11 14 (29.79%) Big Data
12 12 (25.53%) Statistics
13 11 (23.40%) Degree
13 11 (23.40%) SQL
13 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
13 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
14 10 (21.28%) Statistical Modelling
14 10 (21.28%) Analytics
15 9 (19.15%) Oracle
15 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
16 8 (17.02%) Linux
16 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
17 7 (14.89%) Neural Network
17 7 (14.89%) SAS
17 7 (14.89%) Unix
17 7 (14.89%) Physics
17 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
17 7 (14.89%) Decision Tree
18 6 (12.77%) Data Visualisation

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 27 (57.45%) Apache Spark
2 7 (14.89%) SAS
3 4 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (51.06%) Hadoop
2 14 (29.79%) Big Data
3 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.26%) Lumira
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.51%) JUnit
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) REST
2 3 (6.38%) Kafka
3 2 (4.26%) D3.js
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
2 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Smart Energy
4 2 (4.26%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (89.36%) Machine Learning
2 24 (51.06%) Mathematics
3 18 (38.30%) Signal Processing
4 12 (25.53%) Statistics
5 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.28%) Analytics
6 10 (21.28%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
8 7 (14.89%) Decision Tree
8 7 (14.89%) Neural Network
8 7 (14.89%) Physics
8 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
9 6 (12.77%) Bioinformatics
9 6 (12.77%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (8.51%) Biology
10 4 (8.51%) Data Extraction
10 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.51%) Predictive Analytics
10 4 (8.51%) Predictive Modelling
10 4 (8.51%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (95.74%) Python
2 36 (76.60%) R
3 25 (53.19%) Java
4 20 (42.55%) Scala
5 11 (23.40%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.26%) VBA
8 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) PhD
2 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kibana
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Tableau
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