Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 478 588
Rank change year-on-year +19 +110 +116
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,026 977 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 864 826 724
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 152,504 159,845 180,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.08% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 123,814 129,993 153,522
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 +37 667 £67,500 -3.57% 45
South East +43 117 £50,000 -16.67% 11
North of England -9 102 £50,000 -9.09% 7
North West +23 77 £50,000 -11.11% 4
South West +16 56 £57,500 -4.17% 4
East of England +2 53 £51,250 +28.13% 6
Midlands +9 27 £60,000 +41.18% 3
West Midlands +41 23 £60,000 +29.73% 2
Yorkshire -7 19 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North East -21 6 £55,750 +17.37%
East Midlands -4 4 £50,750 +19.41% 1
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 1,020 (99.42%) Data Science
2 903 (88.01%) Python
3 827 (80.60%) Machine Learning
4 638 (62.18%) R
5 494 (48.15%) Analytics
6 446 (43.47%) SQL
7 433 (42.20%) Mathematics
8 390 (38.01%) Apache Spark
9 387 (37.72%) Algorithms
10 364 (35.48%) Big Data
11 351 (34.21%) Hadoop
12 336 (32.75%) Statistics
13 318 (30.99%) PhD
14 295 (28.75%) Computer Science
15 292 (28.46%) Degree
16 256 (24.95%) Analytical Skills
17 254 (24.76%) Visualisation
17 254 (24.76%) Artificial Intelligence
18 250 (24.37%) Natural Language Processing
19 230 (22.42%) Java
20 226 (22.03%) Deep Learning
21 219 (21.35%) Data Analysis
22 213 (20.76%) Scala
23 196 (19.10%) Finance
24 185 (18.03%) Predictive Modelling
25 170 (16.57%) C++
26 160 (15.59%) MATLAB
26 160 (15.59%) Data Visualisation
27 154 (15.01%) Data Analytics
28 145 (14.13%) Physics

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
1 390 (38.01%) Apache Spark
2 141 (13.74%) SAS
3 34 (3.31%) Apache
4 29 (2.83%) Apache Pig
5 15 (1.46%) Jupyter
6 11 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 39 (3.80%) SPSS
2 26 (2.53%) Chatbot
3 25 (2.44%) GNU Octave
4 22 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.39%) Stata
8 2 (0.19%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.097%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.097%) Simulink
9 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.097%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.097%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.097%) Actimize
1 1 (0.097%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 114 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.02%) Amazon S3
4 22 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.27%) GitHub
6 10 (0.97%) Amazon SageMaker
7 8 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.39%) SaaS
9 3 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.29%) Serverless
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.097%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.66%) Internet
2 6 (0.58%) SMS
3 1 (0.097%) Skype
3 1 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.097%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (35.48%) Big Data
2 351 (34.21%) Hadoop
3 129 (12.57%) Data Mining
4 121 (11.79%) NoSQL
5 107 (10.43%) Apache Hive
6 72 (7.02%) MongoDB
7 50 (4.87%) Relational Database
8 46 (4.48%) Power BI
8 46 (4.48%) QlikView
9 43 (4.19%) Text Mining
10 40 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (3.70%) HBase
12 36 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 36 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (2.83%) Data Lake
15 28 (2.73%) SQL Server
16 26 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
17 18 (1.75%) Impala
18 17 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.95%) Subversion
3 10 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (0.97%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.49%) GitLab
5 4 (0.39%) JIRA
6 3 (0.29%) Maven
7 2 (0.19%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.097%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.097%) Moq
8 1 (0.097%) MSTest
8 1 (0.097%) NUnit
8 1 (0.097%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.097%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.097%) RStudio
General
1 196 (19.10%) Finance
2 95 (9.26%) Marketing
3 82 (7.99%) Retail
4 77 (7.50%) Banking
5 28 (2.73%) Advertising
6 20 (1.95%) Games
7 17 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.17%) Front Office
9 11 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
11 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.29%) Legal
14 1 (0.097%) International Banking
14 1 (0.097%) Military
14 1 (0.097%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (24.37%) Natural Language Processing
2 129 (12.57%) scikit-learn
3 123 (11.99%) Pandas
4 121 (11.79%) TensorFlow
5 98 (9.55%) NumPy
6 83 (8.09%) SciPy
7 49 (4.78%) Kafka
7 49 (4.78%) Keras
8 41 (4.00%) Theano
9 37 (3.61%) D3.js
10 35 (3.41%) MLlib
11 29 (2.83%) PySpark
12 18 (1.75%) Matplotlib
13 17 (1.66%) Web Services
14 15 (1.46%) MXNet
15 12 (1.17%) Torch
16 11 (1.07%) Spark Streaming
17 9 (0.88%) JSON
17 9 (0.88%) React
17 9 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 387 (37.72%) Algorithms
2 295 (28.75%) Computer Science
3 256 (24.95%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (7.02%) Fintech
5 62 (6.04%) Data Structures
6 32 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.05%) NHS
9 16 (1.56%) Social Network
10 13 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.07%) Robotics
13 10 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.97%) Internet of Things
14 9 (0.88%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.68%) Life Science
15 7 (0.68%) Semantic Web
15 7 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.02%) Linux
2 7 (0.68%) Windows
3 5 (0.49%) Unix
4 4 (0.39%) Android
5 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,020 (99.42%) Data Science
2 827 (80.60%) Machine Learning
3 494 (48.15%) Analytics
4 433 (42.20%) Mathematics
5 336 (32.75%) Statistics
6 254 (24.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 254 (24.76%) Visualisation
7 226 (22.03%) Deep Learning
8 219 (21.35%) Data Analysis
9 185 (18.03%) Predictive Modelling
10 160 (15.59%) Data Visualisation
11 154 (15.01%) Data Analytics
12 145 (14.13%) Physics
13 136 (13.26%) Neural Network
14 119 (11.60%) Statistical Modelling
15 115 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
16 114 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
17 107 (10.43%) Statistical Analysis
18 96 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (8.48%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 903 (88.01%) Python
2 638 (62.18%) R
3 446 (43.47%) SQL
4 230 (22.42%) Java
5 213 (20.76%) Scala
6 170 (16.57%) C++
7 160 (15.59%) MATLAB
8 88 (8.58%) C
9 49 (4.78%) C#
10 44 (4.29%) HiveQL
11 25 (2.44%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.88%) Julia
14 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.88%) VBA
15 8 (0.78%) Ruby
16 7 (0.68%) SPARQL
17 6 (0.58%) Go
18 3 (0.29%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 318 (30.99%) PhD
2 292 (28.46%) Degree
3 66 (6.43%) Numerate Degree
4 34 (3.31%) Master's Degree
5 25 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.75%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.58%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.39%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.097%) CFA
10 1 (0.097%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.05%) QA
2 11 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.97%) GDPR
4 8 (0.78%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 79 (7.70%) HDFS
2 44 (4.29%) Docker
3 10 (0.97%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.88%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 32 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.17%) Terraform
3 11 (1.07%) Ansible
4 10 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.49%) Oozie
6 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.097%) Ambari
7 1 (0.097%) Apache Slider
7 1 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.097%) Mesos
Vendors
1 111 (10.82%) Tableau
2 43 (4.19%) Google
3 33 (3.22%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.14%) WorldPay
5 21 (2.05%) Cloudera
6 20 (1.95%) Hortonworks
6 20 (1.95%) Oracle
7 17 (1.66%) Databricks
8 11 (1.07%) MapR
9 10 (0.97%) Dataiku
9 10 (0.97%) IBM
10 9 (0.88%) Twitter
11 7 (0.68%) Teradata
12 6 (0.58%) Capita
12 6 (0.58%) SAP
13 5 (0.49%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.49%) Talend
14 4 (0.39%) Askia
14 4 (0.39%) Sun
15 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com