The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Data Scientist
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 537 661
Rank change year-on-year +92 +124  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 463 450 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.48% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 392 389 247
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77061 94037 97778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64544 79531 80662
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in England.

Salary trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
London +66 338 £67,500 +8.00% 43
South East +51 45 £60,000 +26.31% 11
North West +2 28 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East of England +33 19 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Yorkshire +37 13 £47,500 - 3
East Midlands +14 9 £42,500 -22.72%
South West +12 3 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North East +6 2 £82,500 +83.33% 1
West Midlands +21 1 £57,500 -11.53%
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 649 (76.71%) Python
2 591 (69.86%) Machine Learning
3 497 (58.75%) R
4 418 (49.41%) Analytics
5 371 (43.85%) SQL
6 347 (41.02%) Big Data
7 346 (40.90%) Mathematics
8 342 (40.43%) Statistics
9 333 (39.36%) PhD
10 307 (36.29%) Algorithms
11 283 (33.45%) Hadoop
12 279 (32.98%) Degree
13 263 (31.09%) Computer Science
13 263 (31.09%) Analytical Skills
14 245 (28.96%) Apache Spark
15 205 (24.23%) Visualisation
16 200 (23.64%) Java
17 190 (22.46%) Data Mining
18 181 (21.39%) Finance
19 167 (19.74%) SAS
20 163 (19.27%) Data Analysis
21 160 (18.91%) Scala
22 150 (17.73%) Physics
23 131 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
24 123 (14.54%) Data Analytics
25 115 (13.59%) MATLAB
26 109 (12.88%) Statistical Modelling
27 107 (12.65%) C++
28 106 (12.53%) Marketing
28 106 (12.53%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 245 (28.96%) Apache Spark
2 167 (19.74%) SAS
3 50 (5.91%) Apache
4 43 (5.08%) Apache Pig
5 19 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.71%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.71%) Tornado
7 5 (0.59%) Confluence
8 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 55 (6.50%) SPSS
2 35 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.89%) Stata
4 6 (0.71%) EViews
5 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) SPSS Modeler
6 4 (0.47%) MS Office
6 4 (0.47%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.35%) Gephi
8 2 (0.24%) Weka
9 1 (0.12%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.12%) Simulink
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.12%) Google Play
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (41.02%) Big Data
2 283 (33.45%) Hadoop
3 190 (22.46%) Data Mining
4 103 (12.17%) NoSQL
5 72 (8.51%) Apache Hive
6 60 (7.09%) MongoDB
7 55 (6.50%) Relational Database
8 39 (4.61%) QlikView
9 34 (4.02%) SQL Server
10 31 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (3.43%) MySQL
12 23 (2.72%) Text Mining
13 22 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (2.60%) HBase
13 22 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (2.13%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.01%) Spotfire
16 15 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (1.54%) Data Lake
17 13 (1.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 24 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (0.71%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.59%) Yeoman
5 3 (0.35%) RStudio
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.12%) JBehave
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
7 1 (0.12%) Mockito
7 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (21.39%) Finance
2 106 (12.53%) Marketing
3 47 (5.56%) Banking
4 42 (4.96%) Retail
5 35 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.90%) Games
7 27 (3.19%) Advertising
8 15 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.83%) Billing
10 7 (0.83%) Electronics
11 6 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.59%) Law
12 5 (0.59%) Legal
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.47%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.27%) Natural Language Processing
2 62 (7.33%) scikit-learn
3 47 (5.56%) Pandas
4 43 (5.08%) NumPy
5 41 (4.85%) D3.js
6 23 (2.72%) SciPy
7 19 (2.25%) .NET
8 16 (1.89%) Matplotlib
9 15 (1.77%) Flask
10 9 (1.06%) Kafka
10 9 (1.06%) TensorFlow
11 8 (0.95%) Django
11 8 (0.95%) HTML
11 8 (0.95%) XML
12 7 (0.83%) LAMP
12 7 (0.83%) Theano
13 5 (0.59%) Cascalog
13 5 (0.59%) CSS
13 5 (0.59%) Torch
13 5 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 307 (36.29%) Algorithms
2 263 (31.09%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (31.09%) Computer Science
3 46 (5.44%) Fintech
4 17 (2.01%) Credit Risk
5 15 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.54%) Social Media
7 12 (1.42%) Life Science
7 12 (1.42%) Social Network
8 11 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 7 (0.83%) User Experience
11 6 (0.71%) Blog
11 6 (0.71%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.59%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.47%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.35%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.43%) Unix
2 28 (3.31%) Linux
3 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (69.86%) Machine Learning
2 418 (49.41%) Analytics
3 346 (40.90%) Mathematics
4 342 (40.43%) Statistics
5 205 (24.23%) Visualisation
6 163 (19.27%) Data Analysis
7 150 (17.73%) Physics
8 131 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
9 123 (14.54%) Data Analytics
10 109 (12.88%) Statistical Modelling
11 106 (12.53%) Predictive Modelling
12 93 (10.99%) Statistical Analysis
13 92 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (10.87%) Data Modelling
14 84 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (8.16%) Open Source
16 67 (7.92%) Actionable Insight
17 66 (7.80%) Artificial Intelligence
18 62 (7.33%) Deep Learning
19 61 (7.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 649 (76.71%) Python
2 497 (58.75%) R
3 371 (43.85%) SQL
4 200 (23.64%) Java
5 160 (18.91%) Scala
6 115 (13.59%) MATLAB
7 107 (12.65%) C++
8 50 (5.91%) C#
9 47 (5.56%) C
10 33 (3.90%) VBA
11 21 (2.48%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.65%) Perl
13 13 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.95%) Clojure
15 6 (0.71%) Cypher
15 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.59%) PHP
16 5 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 333 (39.36%) PhD
2 279 (32.98%) Degree
3 12 (1.42%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.47%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.24%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.24%) PMO
2 2 (0.24%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 7 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.59%) HDFS
4 2 (0.24%) Docker
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 61 (7.21%) Tableau
2 42 (4.96%) Oracle
3 20 (2.36%) Google
4 19 (2.25%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.54%) RapidMiner
6 12 (1.42%) IBM
6 12 (1.42%) SAP
7 9 (1.06%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.06%) Hortonworks
8 7 (0.83%) MapR
9 6 (0.71%) Teradata
10 5 (0.59%) Splunk
11 4 (0.47%) VocaLink
12 3 (0.35%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.35%) Sun
13 2 (0.24%) Cognos
13 2 (0.24%) Greenplum
13 2 (0.24%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.24%) Informatica
13 2 (0.24%) Vertica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent with comprehensive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Codex
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago