Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 532 602
Rank change year-on-year +81 +70 +273
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,042 789 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 897 673 677
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,310 £37,400
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 158,805 160,136 189,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,332 134,053 159,948
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +36 626 £65,000 -3.70% 67
South East +67 121 £50,000 -4.76% 8
East of England +82 106 £70,000 +21.74% 10
North of England +4 93 £46,250 -2.63% 12
North West -10 62 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Midlands +25 48 £42,500 -5.56% 3
South West +33 47 £60,000 +20.00% 6
West Midlands +8 35 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire +18 29 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -6 13 £42,500 -5.56%
North East -25 2 £55,257 +2.80% 2
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,038 (99.62%) Data Science
2 880 (84.45%) Python
3 733 (70.35%) Machine Learning
4 569 (54.61%) R
5 479 (45.97%) Analytics
6 433 (41.55%) Algorithms
7 413 (39.64%) SQL
8 410 (39.35%) PhD
9 386 (37.04%) Mathematics
10 372 (35.70%) Big Data
11 356 (34.17%) Apache Spark
12 331 (31.77%) Statistics
13 321 (30.81%) Hadoop
14 292 (28.02%) Java
15 264 (25.34%) Computer Science
16 249 (23.90%) Analytical Skills
17 246 (23.61%) Degree
18 213 (20.44%) Visualisation
19 212 (20.35%) Finance
20 199 (19.10%) Scala
21 190 (18.23%) Natural Language Processing
22 186 (17.85%) C++
23 158 (15.16%) Data Analysis
24 156 (14.97%) Data Mining
24 156 (14.97%) MATLAB
25 152 (14.59%) Statistical Modelling
26 146 (14.01%) Deep Learning
27 137 (13.15%) SAS
28 135 (12.96%) Predictive Modelling
29 133 (12.76%) 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
1 356 (34.17%) Apache Spark
2 137 (13.15%) SAS
3 35 (3.36%) Apache Pig
4 30 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (2.40%) Apache
6 8 (0.77%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.19%) DNN
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.096%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.096%) CMS
9 1 (0.096%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (2.98%) SPSS
2 23 (2.21%) Chatbot
3 22 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.34%) Weka
5 12 (1.15%) Mathematica
6 10 (0.96%) GNU Octave
7 8 (0.77%) Stata
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.096%) Simulink
10 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.096%) Capstone
2 1 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.21%) Amazon S3
4 15 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
4 15 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.34%) SaaS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.19%) GitHub
7 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.096%) Office 365
8 1 (0.096%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.38%) Internet
2 3 (0.29%) Skype
2 3 (0.29%) SMS
3 2 (0.19%) 3G
4 1 (0.096%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (35.70%) Big Data
2 321 (30.81%) Hadoop
3 156 (14.97%) Data Mining
4 117 (11.23%) NoSQL
5 83 (7.97%) Apache Hive
6 82 (7.87%) MongoDB
7 60 (5.76%) SQL Server
8 49 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 48 (4.61%) Relational Database
10 43 (4.13%) Text Mining
11 36 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (3.26%) HBase
13 33 (3.17%) Power BI
14 30 (2.88%) QlikView
15 29 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
16 27 (2.59%) MySQL
17 24 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (2.30%) Impala
18 14 (1.34%) Flink
19 10 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 27 (2.59%) RStudio
1 27 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (1.63%) Subversion
3 16 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.096%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.096%) ERwin
5 1 (0.096%) GitLab
5 1 (0.096%) Hudson
5 1 (0.096%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.096%) JIRA
5 1 (0.096%) Moq
5 1 (0.096%) MSTest
5 1 (0.096%) NUnit
5 1 (0.096%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.096%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.096%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 212 (20.35%) Finance
2 103 (9.88%) Marketing
3 84 (8.06%) Retail
4 40 (3.84%) Banking
5 28 (2.69%) Games
6 26 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 21 (2.02%) Advertising
8 19 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.15%) Legal
10 9 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.86%) Law
11 8 (0.77%) Front Office
11 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) Military
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.096%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (18.23%) Natural Language Processing
2 86 (8.25%) scikit-learn
3 77 (7.39%) TensorFlow
4 70 (6.72%) NumPy
5 65 (6.24%) Pandas
6 52 (4.99%) SciPy
7 39 (3.74%) Kafka
8 27 (2.59%) HTML
9 24 (2.30%) CSS
10 22 (2.11%) Theano
11 19 (1.82%) PySpark
12 17 (1.63%) MLlib
13 16 (1.54%) Keras
13 16 (1.54%) Web Services
14 14 (1.34%) D3.js
15 10 (0.96%) .NET
15 10 (0.96%) Seaborn
16 9 (0.86%) GraphX
17 6 (0.58%) Akka
17 6 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 433 (41.55%) Algorithms
2 264 (25.34%) Computer Science
3 249 (23.90%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (6.62%) Fintech
5 38 (3.65%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.30%) Social Media
7 23 (2.21%) Smart City
8 21 (2.02%) User Experience
9 19 (1.82%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.34%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.34%) Social Network
12 13 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.25%) Life Science
13 10 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (0.86%) CUDA
14 9 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.77%) FMCG
16 6 (0.58%) Robotics
17 5 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (3.65%) Linux
2 12 (1.15%) Windows
3 10 (0.96%) Unix
4 4 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (99.62%) Data Science
2 733 (70.35%) Machine Learning
3 479 (45.97%) Analytics
4 386 (37.04%) Mathematics
5 331 (31.77%) Statistics
6 213 (20.44%) Visualisation
7 158 (15.16%) Data Analysis
8 152 (14.59%) Statistical Modelling
9 146 (14.01%) Deep Learning
10 135 (12.96%) Predictive Modelling
11 133 (12.76%) Physics
12 130 (12.48%) Data Visualisation
13 127 (12.19%) Data Analytics
14 124 (11.90%) Neural Network
15 115 (11.04%) Artificial Intelligence
16 100 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (9.31%) Predictive Analytics
18 90 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
19 83 (7.97%) Software Engineering
20 73 (7.01%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 880 (84.45%) Python
2 569 (54.61%) R
3 413 (39.64%) SQL
4 292 (28.02%) Java
5 199 (19.10%) Scala
6 186 (17.85%) C++
7 156 (14.97%) MATLAB
8 90 (8.64%) C
9 67 (6.43%) C#
10 33 (3.17%) JavaScript
11 31 (2.98%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.44%) Fortran
13 9 (0.86%) HiveQL
14 8 (0.77%) Perl
15 6 (0.58%) VBA
16 4 (0.38%) Go
16 4 (0.38%) Julia
16 4 (0.38%) Ruby
16 4 (0.38%) XPath
17 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 410 (39.35%) PhD
2 246 (23.61%) Degree
3 56 (5.37%) Master's Degree
4 43 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (3.93%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (2.21%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.19%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.096%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.096%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.58%) GDPR
3 2 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.096%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (1.63%) Docker
2 16 (1.54%) HDFS
3 8 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.096%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.48%) Oozie
2 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.38%) Terraform
3 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.19%) Mesos
3 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.096%) Ansible
4 1 (0.096%) Kibana
Vendors
1 68 (6.53%) Tableau
2 35 (3.36%) Google
3 32 (3.07%) Microsoft
4 30 (2.88%) Cloudera
5 18 (1.73%) Twitter
6 13 (1.25%) Capita
6 13 (1.25%) Oracle
7 12 (1.15%) Teradata
8 10 (0.96%) Facebook
9 9 (0.86%) SAP
10 7 (0.67%) IBM
10 7 (0.67%) Splunk
11 6 (0.58%) ArcSight
11 6 (0.58%) MapR
11 6 (0.58%) NVIDIA
12 5 (0.48%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.29%) Sybase
14 2 (0.19%) Adobe
14 2 (0.19%) Cognos
14 2 (0.19%) MicroStrategy