The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £63,750 in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 525 611
Rank change year-on-year +62 +86  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 469 433 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 412 377 301
Median salary £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
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 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 80408 89199 100476
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66182 76019 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 23 June 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 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
London -3 287 £67,500 +8.00% 37
North West -10 40 £60,000 +33.33% 5
South East +63 37 £50,000 -20.00% 5
East of England +25 31 £40,000 - 7
Yorkshire +28 30 £55,000 +37.50% 8
East Midlands - 13 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands +11 12 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West -28 8 £60,000 +11.11% 3
North East +20 4 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Midlands - 3 £85,000 - 4
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 703 (76.91%) Python
2 642 (70.24%) Machine Learning
3 533 (58.32%) R
4 481 (52.63%) Analytics
5 412 (45.08%) SQL
6 392 (42.89%) Big Data
7 338 (36.98%) Algorithms
8 330 (36.11%) Statistics
9 328 (35.89%) PhD
10 306 (33.48%) Hadoop
11 287 (31.40%) Mathematics
12 286 (31.29%) Analytical Skills
13 249 (27.24%) Apache Spark
14 245 (26.81%) Visualisation
15 238 (26.04%) Degree
16 233 (25.49%) Computer Science
17 228 (24.95%) Java
18 207 (22.65%) Data Mining
19 202 (22.10%) Finance
20 185 (20.24%) Data Analysis
21 183 (20.02%) SAS
22 166 (18.16%) Scala
23 165 (18.05%) Data Visualisation
24 147 (16.08%) Natural Language Processing
25 138 (15.10%) Physics
26 128 (14.00%) Predictive Modelling
27 125 (13.68%) Data Analytics
28 120 (13.13%) Data Modelling
29 119 (13.02%) Statistical Modelling
30 112 (12.25%) MATLAB

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
1 249 (27.24%) Apache Spark
2 183 (20.02%) SAS
3 51 (5.58%) Apache
4 33 (3.61%) Apache Pig
5 22 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.88%) Confluence
7 7 (0.77%) Tornado
8 6 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.44%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) IPython
Applications
1 63 (6.89%) SPSS
2 26 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.55%) Stata
5 3 (0.33%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS Modeler
6 2 (0.22%) Weka
7 1 (0.11%) EViews
7 1 (0.11%) Gephi
7 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.11%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Actimize
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
5 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.88%) GitHub
6 7 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (42.89%) Big Data
2 306 (33.48%) Hadoop
3 207 (22.65%) Data Mining
4 104 (11.38%) NoSQL
5 83 (9.08%) Apache Hive
6 59 (6.46%) Relational Database
7 53 (5.80%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.81%) QlikView
9 38 (4.16%) Text Mining
10 37 (4.05%) SQL Server
11 36 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (2.52%) Amazon Redshift
13 23 (2.52%) HBase
13 23 (2.52%) MySQL
14 22 (2.41%) MS Access
14 22 (2.41%) Power BI
15 13 (1.42%) BigQuery
15 13 (1.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.30%) RStudio
3 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (1.31%) Subversion
5 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.66%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.66%) IntelliJ
5 6 (0.66%) JBehave
5 6 (0.66%) JIRA
5 6 (0.66%) JUnit
5 6 (0.66%) Mockito
5 6 (0.66%) SonarQube
5 6 (0.66%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.55%) Yeoman
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 202 (22.10%) Finance
2 85 (9.30%) Marketing
3 54 (5.91%) Banking
4 44 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 38 (4.16%) Retail
6 31 (3.39%) Games
7 14 (1.53%) Advertising
7 14 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.77%) Billing
10 7 (0.77%) Law
10 7 (0.77%) Legal
11 4 (0.44%) Automotive
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 51 (5.58%) scikit-learn
3 35 (3.83%) D3.js
4 29 (3.17%) Pandas
5 27 (2.95%) .NET
6 24 (2.63%) NumPy
7 22 (2.41%) CSS
7 22 (2.41%) SciPy
8 21 (2.30%) HTML
9 20 (2.19%) TensorFlow
10 13 (1.42%) Flask
10 13 (1.42%) Kafka
11 11 (1.20%) Theano
12 10 (1.09%) Keras
12 10 (1.09%) Lucene
13 9 (0.98%) Web Services
14 8 (0.88%) REST
14 8 (0.88%) XML
15 7 (0.77%) JSON
15 7 (0.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 338 (36.98%) Algorithms
2 286 (31.29%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (25.49%) Computer Science
4 63 (6.89%) Fintech
5 20 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.75%) Social Media
8 15 (1.64%) Social Network
9 12 (1.31%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.09%) Life Science
10 10 (1.09%) User Experience
11 9 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.66%) Robotics
14 5 (0.55%) Blog
14 5 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.55%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
15 4 (0.44%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (2.63%) Linux
2 18 (1.97%) Unix
3 2 (0.22%) Windows
4 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (70.24%) Machine Learning
2 481 (52.63%) Analytics
3 330 (36.11%) Statistics
4 287 (31.40%) Mathematics
5 245 (26.81%) Visualisation
6 185 (20.24%) Data Analysis
7 165 (18.05%) Data Visualisation
8 138 (15.10%) Physics
9 128 (14.00%) Predictive Modelling
10 125 (13.68%) Data Analytics
11 120 (13.13%) Data Modelling
12 119 (13.02%) Statistical Modelling
13 103 (11.27%) Statistical Analysis
14 86 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
15 82 (8.97%) Artificial Intelligence
15 82 (8.97%) Deep Learning
16 81 (8.86%) Predictive Analytics
17 75 (8.21%) Neural Network
18 70 (7.66%) Actionable Insight
19 69 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 703 (76.91%) Python
2 533 (58.32%) R
3 412 (45.08%) SQL
4 228 (24.95%) Java
5 166 (18.16%) Scala
6 112 (12.25%) MATLAB
7 95 (10.39%) C++
8 39 (4.27%) VBA
9 34 (3.72%) JavaScript
10 32 (3.50%) C
11 30 (3.28%) C#
12 25 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.09%) Perl
14 6 (0.66%) Cypher
15 5 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.55%) Clojure
15 5 (0.55%) Julia
15 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.33%) Ruby
17 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 328 (35.89%) PhD
2 238 (26.04%) Degree
3 63 (6.89%) Numerate Degree
4 56 (6.13%) Master's Degree
5 36 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.86%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.98%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.22%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.22%) QA
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (1.42%) HDFS
2 11 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.98%) Docker
4 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.22%) Kibana
2 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 83 (9.08%) Tableau
2 37 (4.05%) Oracle
3 24 (2.63%) Google
4 23 (2.52%) Microsoft
5 17 (1.86%) RapidMiner
6 14 (1.53%) Cloudera
7 13 (1.42%) Hortonworks
7 13 (1.42%) IBM
8 11 (1.20%) Teradata
9 10 (1.09%) MapR
9 10 (1.09%) SAP
10 5 (0.55%) Vertica
11 4 (0.44%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.44%) Splunk
12 2 (0.22%) Algorithmics
12 2 (0.22%) Facebook
12 2 (0.22%) Informatica
12 2 (0.22%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.22%) Sun
12 2 (0.22%) Talend
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits and stock
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cheapside DT
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Package
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £110,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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North West London
Understanding Recruitment
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London
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