Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 450 484 594
Rank change year-on-year +34 +110 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 958 1,010 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 786 854 692
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,400 £36,025
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -4.17%

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 145,583 162,315 174,205
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,340 131,194 147,115
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 15 November 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 November 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 +37 614 £72,500 +7.41% 49
South East +58 139 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South West +52 78 £57,500 -4.17% 4
North of England -30 62 £50,000 -4.76% 10
North West +14 51 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Midlands +10 35 £42,500 - 6
East of England -46 24 £57,500 +15.00% 7
West Midlands +32 23 £53,500 +33.75% 3
East Midlands -2 12 £38,500 -9.41% 3
Yorkshire -5 11 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 947 (98.85%) Data Science
2 842 (87.89%) Python
3 743 (77.56%) Machine Learning
4 607 (63.36%) R
5 490 (51.15%) Analytics
6 427 (44.57%) Mathematics
7 423 (44.15%) SQL
8 374 (39.04%) Algorithms
9 359 (37.47%) Statistics
10 318 (33.19%) Degree
11 317 (33.09%) Apache Spark
12 303 (31.63%) Big Data
13 297 (31.00%) Hadoop
14 294 (30.69%) Visualisation
15 256 (26.72%) Artificial Intelligence
16 241 (25.16%) PhD
17 236 (24.63%) Computer Science
17 236 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
18 218 (22.76%) Finance
19 212 (22.13%) Java
20 205 (21.40%) Natural Language Processing
21 198 (20.67%) Data Visualisation
22 197 (20.56%) Deep Learning
23 195 (20.35%) Data Analysis
24 167 (17.43%) Tableau
25 165 (17.22%) C++
26 154 (16.08%) Data Analytics
27 150 (15.66%) Apache Hive
28 148 (15.45%) Scala
29 145 (15.14%) SAS

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
1 317 (33.09%) Apache Spark
2 145 (15.14%) SAS
3 74 (7.72%) Apache
4 27 (2.82%) Apache Pig
5 11 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.04%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.21%) DNN
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.10%) IPython
Applications
1 36 (3.76%) SPSS
2 24 (2.51%) GNU Octave
3 21 (2.19%) Chatbot
4 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.84%) Stata
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.10%) CPLEX
Cloud Services
1 101 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (2.82%) Google Analytics
5 17 (1.77%) Amazon SageMaker
6 10 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.73%) GitHub
7 7 (0.73%) SaaS
8 6 (0.63%) Serverless
9 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.21%) IaaS
12 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.63%) Internet
2 3 (0.31%) Broadband
3 2 (0.21%) SMS
4 1 (0.10%) Skype
4 1 (0.10%) SSH
4 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (31.63%) Big Data
2 297 (31.00%) Hadoop
3 150 (15.66%) Apache Hive
4 142 (14.82%) Data Mining
5 77 (8.04%) NoSQL
6 69 (7.20%) Power BI
7 62 (6.47%) Text Mining
8 55 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (5.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 47 (4.91%) QlikView
12 42 (4.38%) Relational Database
13 33 (3.44%) SAP HANA
14 31 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (3.03%) MongoDB
16 27 (2.82%) HBase
17 25 (2.61%) Impala
18 24 (2.51%) Spotfire
19 21 (2.19%) Neo4j
20 19 (1.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 76 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.09%) Subversion
3 15 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.57%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.52%) GitLab
6 3 (0.31%) Maven
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.10%) JIRA
General
1 218 (22.76%) Finance
2 104 (10.86%) Banking
3 97 (10.13%) Retail
4 95 (9.92%) Marketing
5 45 (4.70%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.51%) Advertising
8 16 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.57%) Games
10 13 (1.36%) Front Office
11 11 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.63%) Billing
13 5 (0.52%) Social Science
14 4 (0.42%) Automotive
14 4 (0.42%) Electronics
14 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Law
16 2 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (21.40%) Natural Language Processing
2 124 (12.94%) TensorFlow
3 100 (10.44%) scikit-learn
4 90 (9.39%) Pandas
5 72 (7.52%) NumPy
6 67 (6.99%) SciPy
7 65 (6.78%) Kafka
8 62 (6.47%) D3.js
9 40 (4.18%) MLlib
10 35 (3.65%) ggplot
11 30 (3.13%) Theano
12 28 (2.92%) PySpark
13 25 (2.61%) Keras
14 21 (2.19%) MXNet
15 19 (1.98%) Web Services
16 16 (1.67%) Spark Streaming
17 11 (1.15%) Apache Drill
17 11 (1.15%) ggplot2
17 11 (1.15%) SparkR
18 9 (0.94%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 374 (39.04%) Algorithms
2 236 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (24.63%) Computer Science
3 75 (7.83%) Fintech
4 37 (3.86%) Social Network
5 30 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 29 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.46%) Life Science
9 13 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.04%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.94%) Equities
12 9 (0.94%) NHS
12 9 (0.94%) Social Media
13 8 (0.84%) Blog
14 7 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.03%) Linux
2 4 (0.42%) Unix
3 1 (0.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (98.85%) Data Science
2 743 (77.56%) Machine Learning
3 490 (51.15%) Analytics
4 427 (44.57%) Mathematics
5 359 (37.47%) Statistics
6 294 (30.69%) Visualisation
7 256 (26.72%) Artificial Intelligence
8 198 (20.67%) Data Visualisation
9 197 (20.56%) Deep Learning
10 195 (20.35%) Data Analysis
11 154 (16.08%) Data Analytics
12 132 (13.78%) Physics
13 122 (12.73%) Data Modelling
14 121 (12.63%) Predictive Modelling
15 117 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
16 116 (12.11%) Neural Network
17 102 (10.65%) Statistical Modelling
18 96 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
19 86 (8.98%) Random Forest
20 83 (8.66%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 842 (87.89%) Python
2 607 (63.36%) R
3 423 (44.15%) SQL
4 212 (22.13%) Java
5 165 (17.22%) C++
6 148 (15.45%) Scala
7 89 (9.29%) C
8 88 (9.19%) MATLAB
9 54 (5.64%) C#
10 40 (4.18%) JavaScript
11 23 (2.40%) Delphi
12 14 (1.46%) Haskell
13 13 (1.36%) HiveQL
13 13 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 12 (1.25%) Ruby
15 9 (0.94%) PHP
16 7 (0.73%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.73%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 318 (33.19%) Degree
2 241 (25.16%) PhD
3 55 (5.74%) Numerate Degree
4 51 (5.32%) Master's Degree
5 19 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.46%) MPhil
8 9 (0.94%) Postgraduate
9 8 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.10%) MBA
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.19%) QA
2 19 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
3 9 (0.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (4.49%) HDFS
2 28 (2.92%) Docker
3 15 (1.57%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.52%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 33 (3.44%) Hadoop YARN
2 20 (2.09%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.77%) Terraform
4 15 (1.57%) Ansible
4 15 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (0.94%) Oozie
6 1 (0.10%) Ambari
6 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 167 (17.43%) Tableau
2 68 (7.10%) Google
3 45 (4.70%) SAP
4 26 (2.71%) Microsoft
5 22 (2.30%) Hortonworks
6 21 (2.19%) Cloudera
7 16 (1.67%) Databricks
7 16 (1.67%) Oracle
8 15 (1.57%) Dataiku
9 14 (1.46%) MapR
10 12 (1.25%) WorldPay
11 10 (1.04%) Teradata
12 8 (0.84%) Twitter
13 5 (0.52%) RapidMiner
14 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.42%) Sun
15 3 (0.31%) Alteryx
15 3 (0.31%) Splunk
16 2 (0.21%) Adobe
16 2 (0.21%) IBM