Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 579 677
Rank change year-on-year +112 +98 +299
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1026 768 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.44% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 867 690 591
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +12.73%
10th Percentile £36,900 £35,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -7.26% +12.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
London +30 612 £67,500 +3.85% 61
North of England +44 122 £52,500 +16.67% 14
South East +91 108 £50,000 -4.76% 10
East of England +91 98 £50,000 -4.76% 9
North West -3 74 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Midlands +42 48 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Yorkshire +53 43 £53,750 +19.44% 4
South West -2 35 £60,000 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +28 29 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +36 18 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North East +8 5 £24,500 -51.00% 1
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 860 (83.82%) Python
2 690 (67.25%) Machine Learning
3 544 (53.02%) R
4 466 (45.42%) Analytics
5 411 (40.06%) Algorithms
6 397 (38.69%) SQL
7 385 (37.52%) Big Data
8 368 (35.87%) Mathematics
9 345 (33.63%) PhD
10 332 (32.36%) Apache Spark
11 327 (31.87%) Statistics
12 323 (31.48%) Hadoop
13 308 (30.02%) Degree
14 294 (28.65%) Computer Science
15 281 (27.39%) Java
16 248 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
17 214 (20.86%) Visualisation
18 195 (19.01%) Finance
19 189 (18.42%) Scala
20 169 (16.47%) Data Mining
21 161 (15.69%) SAS
22 160 (15.59%) Data Analysis
23 153 (14.91%) Natural Language Processing
24 142 (13.84%) C++
25 138 (13.45%) Predictive Modelling
26 136 (13.26%) Physics
27 130 (12.67%) MATLAB
27 130 (12.67%) Statistical Modelling
28 129 (12.57%) Data Analytics
29 120 (11.70%) Data Visualisation

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
1 332 (32.36%) Apache Spark
2 161 (15.69%) SAS
3 42 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (3.31%) Apache
5 32 (3.12%) Apache Pig
6 7 (0.68%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.49%) Confluence
8 3 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.29%) IIS
8 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.19%) DNN
10 1 (0.097%) CMS
Applications
1 61 (5.95%) SPSS
2 31 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.36%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.97%) Mathematica
5 8 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (0.68%) Stata
7 6 (0.58%) GNU Octave
7 6 (0.58%) S-PLUS
7 6 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.19%) Weka
9 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.097%) Actimize
1 1 (0.097%) Capstone
1 1 (0.097%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (1.66%) Azure Machine Learning
4 17 (1.66%) SaaS
5 12 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.17%) Google Analytics
6 11 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.68%) GitHub
7 7 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.39%) BIME
9 3 (0.29%) Office 365
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.19%) PaaS
11 1 (0.097%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.097%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.29%) Internet
1 3 (0.29%) SMS
2 2 (0.19%) 3G
3 1 (0.097%) Network Security
3 1 (0.097%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (37.52%) Big Data
2 323 (31.48%) Hadoop
3 169 (16.47%) Data Mining
4 101 (9.84%) NoSQL
5 80 (7.80%) Apache Hive
6 71 (6.92%) SQL Server
7 65 (6.34%) MongoDB
8 61 (5.95%) Relational Database
9 49 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (4.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 42 (4.09%) Text Mining
12 33 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (2.83%) RDBMS
14 26 (2.53%) QlikView
15 24 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (2.24%) HBase
17 21 (2.05%) BigQuery
18 19 (1.85%) Power BI
19 18 (1.75%) Looker
20 16 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (3.90%) RStudio
1 40 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 37 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.44%) Subversion
4 13 (1.27%) JUnit
5 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.49%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.49%) IntelliJ
5 5 (0.49%) JBehave
5 5 (0.49%) JIRA
5 5 (0.49%) Mockito
5 5 (0.49%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.29%) Hudson
7 3 (0.29%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.097%) ERwin
General
1 195 (19.01%) Finance
2 100 (9.75%) Marketing
3 74 (7.21%) Retail
4 47 (4.58%) Banking
5 26 (2.53%) Games
6 24 (2.34%) Advertising
7 20 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.17%) Legal
10 9 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.58%) Automotive
13 5 (0.49%) Electronics
13 5 (0.49%) Front Office
13 5 (0.49%) Law
13 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.39%) Military
14 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (14.91%) Natural Language Processing
2 79 (7.70%) scikit-learn
3 68 (6.63%) TensorFlow
4 44 (4.29%) Pandas
5 38 (3.70%) CSS
6 37 (3.61%) HTML
7 35 (3.41%) NumPy
8 32 (3.12%) Kafka
9 25 (2.44%) SciPy
10 23 (2.24%) D3.js
11 17 (1.66%) Lucene
12 16 (1.56%) REST
12 16 (1.56%) Theano
12 16 (1.56%) Web Services
13 12 (1.17%) PySpark
14 11 (1.07%) Keras
14 11 (1.07%) MLlib
14 11 (1.07%) Seaborn
15 9 (0.88%) .NET
16 6 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 411 (40.06%) Algorithms
2 294 (28.65%) Computer Science
3 248 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.85%) Fintech
5 24 (2.34%) Social Media
6 19 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.66%) Smart City
7 17 (1.66%) User Experience
8 16 (1.56%) Life Science
9 15 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.97%) FMCG
11 10 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.88%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.78%) Robotics
13 8 (0.78%) Smart Energy
13 8 (0.78%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 39 (3.80%) Linux
2 23 (2.24%) Unix
3 6 (0.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.097%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (67.25%) Machine Learning
2 466 (45.42%) Analytics
3 368 (35.87%) Mathematics
4 327 (31.87%) Statistics
5 214 (20.86%) Visualisation
6 160 (15.59%) Data Analysis
7 138 (13.45%) Predictive Modelling
8 136 (13.26%) Physics
9 130 (12.67%) Statistical Modelling
10 129 (12.57%) Data Analytics
11 120 (11.70%) Data Visualisation
12 113 (11.01%) Artificial Intelligence
13 105 (10.23%) Deep Learning
14 101 (9.84%) Statistical Analysis
15 99 (9.65%) Neural Network
16 91 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
16 91 (8.87%) Predictive Analytics
17 88 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
18 85 (8.28%) Data Modelling
19 84 (8.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 860 (83.82%) Python
2 544 (53.02%) R
3 397 (38.69%) SQL
4 281 (27.39%) Java
5 189 (18.42%) Scala
6 142 (13.84%) C++
7 130 (12.67%) MATLAB
8 57 (5.56%) C
8 57 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 50 (4.87%) C#
10 45 (4.39%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.53%) VBA
12 15 (1.46%) Perl
13 12 (1.17%) Fortran
14 11 (1.07%) Julia
15 10 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.88%) Ruby
17 3 (0.29%) Go
17 3 (0.29%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.19%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 345 (33.63%) PhD
2 308 (30.02%) Degree
3 65 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 60 (5.85%) Master's Degree
5 44 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
6 29 (2.83%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.05%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.097%) GDPR
3 1 (0.097%) PMO
3 1 (0.097%) QA
3 1 (0.097%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (2.73%) Docker
2 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.49%) HDFS
4 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.19%) Oozie
3 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.097%) Kibana
Vendors
1 92 (8.97%) Tableau
2 51 (4.97%) Google
3 31 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 23 (2.24%) Cloudera
5 21 (2.05%) Oracle
6 17 (1.66%) Teradata
7 16 (1.56%) SAP
8 13 (1.27%) Twitter
9 12 (1.17%) IBM
10 9 (0.88%) Capita
11 7 (0.68%) Facebook
11 7 (0.68%) Splunk
12 5 (0.49%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.49%) webMethods
13 4 (0.39%) ArcSight
13 4 (0.39%) MapR
13 4 (0.39%) Minitab
14 3 (0.29%) Greenplum
14 3 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
15 2 (0.19%) Cognos