Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 500 552
Rank change year-on-year +53 +52 +199
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,081 856 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 913 725 769
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 £36,750 £39,950
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £87,500
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 156,787 155,110 182,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 128,298 129,340 154,887
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +27 694 £65,000 -3.70% 51
South East +35 126 £50,000 -13.04% 13
North of England +19 113 £50,000 -9.09% 14
North West +20 81 £50,000 +5.26% 8
East of England +38 75 £57,500 -4.17% 6
South West +21 45 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Midlands +4 27 £43,750 +2.94% 1
West Midlands +26 26 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Yorkshire +24 25 £50,000 -9.09% 5
North East -22 7 £44,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands -20 1 £54,000 +27.06%
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,077 (99.63%) Data Science
2 941 (87.05%) Python
3 821 (75.95%) Machine Learning
4 651 (60.22%) R
5 523 (48.38%) Analytics
6 464 (42.92%) SQL
7 434 (40.15%) Apache Spark
8 422 (39.04%) Algorithms
9 417 (38.58%) Mathematics
10 410 (37.93%) Big Data
11 387 (35.80%) Hadoop
12 386 (35.71%) PhD
13 325 (30.06%) Statistics
14 307 (28.40%) Computer Science
15 275 (25.44%) Java
16 273 (25.25%) Natural Language Processing
17 272 (25.16%) Artificial Intelligence
18 258 (23.87%) Analytical Skills
19 244 (22.57%) Scala
19 244 (22.57%) Degree
20 226 (20.91%) Visualisation
21 221 (20.44%) Deep Learning
22 203 (18.78%) Data Analysis
23 197 (18.22%) Finance
24 193 (17.85%) MATLAB
25 192 (17.76%) C++
26 178 (16.47%) Predictive Modelling
27 163 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
28 153 (14.15%) Data Mining
29 152 (14.06%) NoSQL

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
1 434 (40.15%) Apache Spark
2 142 (13.14%) SAS
3 30 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 29 (2.68%) Apache
5 22 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.30%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.46%) R Markdown
8 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.093%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (3.05%) SPSS
2 23 (2.13%) Chatbot
2 23 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.85%) GNU Octave
4 14 (1.30%) Weka
5 10 (0.93%) Stata
6 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.37%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.093%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.093%) Simulink
9 1 (0.093%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.093%) Actimize
2 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.093%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.79%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.74%) SaaS
6 7 (0.65%) GitHub
7 5 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.37%) Amazon SageMaker
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.093%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.093%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.093%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.093%) Heroku
10 1 (0.093%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.093%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.48%) Internet
2 6 (0.56%) SMS
3 2 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (37.93%) Big Data
2 387 (35.80%) Hadoop
3 153 (14.15%) Data Mining
4 152 (14.06%) NoSQL
5 105 (9.71%) Apache Hive
6 103 (9.53%) MongoDB
7 64 (5.92%) Relational Database
8 53 (4.90%) Text Mining
9 47 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (4.16%) HBase
10 45 (4.16%) Power BI
11 43 (3.98%) QlikView
12 42 (3.89%) SQL Server
13 32 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
14 30 (2.78%) Data Lake
15 26 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
16 25 (2.31%) MySQL
17 22 (2.04%) Impala
18 21 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.30%) Subversion
3 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (0.93%) RStudio
5 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.37%) JIRA
5 4 (0.37%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.28%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.19%) Moq
7 2 (0.19%) MSTest
7 2 (0.19%) NUnit
7 2 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.093%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.093%) GitLab
8 1 (0.093%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 197 (18.22%) Finance
2 96 (8.88%) Marketing
3 87 (8.05%) Retail
4 59 (5.46%) Banking
5 28 (2.59%) Games
6 21 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.85%) Advertising
8 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.83%) Law
10 8 (0.74%) Front Office
10 8 (0.74%) Legal
11 6 (0.56%) Electronics
11 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Military
15 1 (0.093%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (25.25%) Natural Language Processing
2 120 (11.10%) scikit-learn
3 115 (10.64%) Pandas
4 110 (10.18%) NumPy
5 96 (8.88%) TensorFlow
6 82 (7.59%) SciPy
7 53 (4.90%) Kafka
8 43 (3.98%) Keras
9 40 (3.70%) Theano
10 27 (2.50%) D3.js
10 27 (2.50%) PySpark
11 23 (2.13%) MLlib
12 18 (1.67%) Matplotlib
12 18 (1.67%) Web Services
13 14 (1.30%) CSS
13 14 (1.30%) HTML
14 9 (0.83%) REST
15 8 (0.74%) Torch
16 7 (0.65%) Akka
16 7 (0.65%) ggplot
Miscellaneous
1 422 (39.04%) Algorithms
2 307 (28.40%) Computer Science
3 258 (23.87%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (6.48%) Fintech
5 63 (5.83%) Data Structures
6 21 (1.94%) Social Network
7 19 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.39%) NHS
10 13 (1.20%) Robotics
11 12 (1.11%) Social Media
12 11 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.93%) Semantic Web
13 10 (0.93%) User Experience
14 9 (0.83%) Life Science
15 8 (0.74%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.74%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.33%) Linux
2 15 (1.39%) Windows
3 8 (0.74%) Unix
4 6 (0.56%) Android
5 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,077 (99.63%) Data Science
2 821 (75.95%) Machine Learning
3 523 (48.38%) Analytics
4 417 (38.58%) Mathematics
5 325 (30.06%) Statistics
6 272 (25.16%) Artificial Intelligence
7 226 (20.91%) Visualisation
8 221 (20.44%) Deep Learning
9 203 (18.78%) Data Analysis
10 178 (16.47%) Predictive Modelling
11 163 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
12 151 (13.97%) Data Analytics
13 150 (13.88%) Data Visualisation
14 149 (13.78%) Statistical Modelling
15 140 (12.95%) Neural Network
16 132 (12.21%) Physics
17 129 (11.93%) Predictive Analytics
18 96 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
19 93 (8.60%) Decision-Making
20 92 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 941 (87.05%) Python
2 651 (60.22%) R
3 464 (42.92%) SQL
4 275 (25.44%) Java
5 244 (22.57%) Scala
6 193 (17.85%) MATLAB
7 192 (17.76%) C++
8 94 (8.70%) C
9 61 (5.64%) C#
10 41 (3.79%) HiveQL
11 22 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.94%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.83%) SPARQL
14 8 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.65%) Fortran
16 6 (0.56%) Ruby
17 5 (0.46%) Julia
17 5 (0.46%) VBA
18 4 (0.37%) XPath
19 3 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 386 (35.71%) PhD
2 244 (22.57%) Degree
3 56 (5.18%) Numerate Degree
4 51 (4.72%) Master's Degree
5 31 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.46%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.19%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.093%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.093%) CFA
10 1 (0.093%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.93%) Data Quality
1 10 (0.93%) GDPR
2 7 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.093%) GCP
System Software
1 66 (6.11%) HDFS
2 46 (4.26%) Docker
3 10 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.83%) Terraform
3 6 (0.56%) Ansible
4 5 (0.46%) Oozie
5 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.19%) Mesos
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.093%) Apache Slider
Vendors
1 90 (8.33%) Tableau
2 37 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.05%) Cloudera
4 30 (2.78%) Google
5 14 (1.30%) Hortonworks
5 14 (1.30%) Oracle
6 13 (1.20%) Twitter
6 13 (1.20%) WorldPay
7 11 (1.02%) Databricks
8 10 (0.93%) IBM
9 7 (0.65%) Capita
9 7 (0.65%) Facebook
9 7 (0.65%) MapR
9 7 (0.65%) NVIDIA
10 6 (0.56%) Teradata
11 4 (0.37%) Askia
11 4 (0.37%) Dataiku
11 4 (0.37%) SAP
11 4 (0.37%) Talend
12 3 (0.28%) Splunk