Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Machine Learning Scientist was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning Scientist
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 1032 1102
Rank change year-on-year +59 +70 +106
Permanent jobs requiring a Machine Learning Scientist 132 138 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.083% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.086% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 129 129 89
England median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £128,750 £96,250 £115,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.08%

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 142,000 160,223 167,632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,909 130,032 141,091
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

Machine Learning Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Machine Learning Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning Scientist in England

Machine Learning Scientist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Machine Learning Scientist in England.

Salary trend for Machine Learning Scientist in England

Machine Learning Scientist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning Scientist in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Machine Learning Scientist in England

Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning Scientist within the England region over the 6 months to 17 December 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 +78 104 £90,000 +28.57% 5
South East +30 12 £55,750 -21.75% 1
South West +20 6 £50,000 -16.67%
North of England +22 4 £27,500 -45.00%
Yorkshire +41 3 £27,500 -
East of England -3 3 £57,500 -23.33% 3
East Midlands - 3 £38,500 -
Midlands - 3 £38,500 -
North East - 1 £35,000 -
Machine Learning Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning Scientist in the job title.

1 132 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 126 (95.45%) Python
3 108 (81.82%) Data Science
4 70 (53.03%) Statistics
5 59 (44.70%) R
6 58 (43.94%) Artificial Intelligence
7 54 (40.91%) Deep Learning
8 50 (37.88%) Analytics
9 47 (35.61%) Finance
10 45 (34.09%) Mathematics
11 44 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
12 40 (30.30%) Java
13 35 (26.52%) C++
13 35 (26.52%) Neural Network
14 34 (25.76%) Computer Science
14 34 (25.76%) Apache Spark
15 33 (25.00%) Algorithms
15 33 (25.00%) Banking
16 32 (24.24%) PhD
16 32 (24.24%) Hadoop
17 30 (22.73%) Visualisation
17 30 (22.73%) Data Analysis
18 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (21.97%) TensorFlow
19 28 (21.21%) Data Visualisation
20 26 (19.70%) SQL
21 25 (18.94%) Bayesian Methods
22 24 (18.18%) NumPy
22 24 (18.18%) Scala
23 23 (17.42%) Data Analytics

Machine Learning 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 34 (25.76%) Apache Spark
2 9 (6.82%) Apache
3 4 (3.03%) SAS
4 3 (2.27%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.76%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Chatbot
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.03%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.03%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 3 (2.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.24%) Hadoop
2 21 (15.91%) Big Data
3 18 (13.64%) Apache Hive
4 16 (12.12%) QlikView
5 15 (11.36%) HBase
5 15 (11.36%) Text Mining
6 10 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.76%) OLAP
9 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
General
1 47 (35.61%) Finance
2 33 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Marketing
3 10 (7.58%) Retail
4 9 (6.82%) Corporate Banking
4 9 (6.82%) Front Office
4 9 (6.82%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.79%) Games
5 5 (3.79%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Automotive
6 2 (1.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 29 (21.97%) TensorFlow
3 24 (18.18%) NumPy
4 22 (16.67%) SciPy
5 21 (15.91%) scikit-learn
6 20 (15.15%) Pandas
7 17 (12.88%) Theano
8 16 (12.12%) PySpark
9 15 (11.36%) MLlib
10 9 (6.82%) Apache Drill
10 9 (6.82%) SparkR
11 4 (3.03%) Caffe
11 4 (3.03%) Kafka
12 3 (2.27%) OpenCV
13 2 (1.52%) Django
13 2 (1.52%) Flask
13 2 (1.52%) Keras
13 2 (1.52%) Matplotlib
13 2 (1.52%) XGBoost
14 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Equities
3 8 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.79%) Fintech
5 4 (3.03%) User Experience
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.52%) Robotics
7 2 (1.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 108 (81.82%) Data Science
3 70 (53.03%) Statistics
4 58 (43.94%) Artificial Intelligence
5 54 (40.91%) Deep Learning
6 50 (37.88%) Analytics
7 45 (34.09%) Mathematics
8 35 (26.52%) Neural Network
9 34 (25.76%) Computer Science
10 30 (22.73%) Data Analysis
10 30 (22.73%) Visualisation
11 28 (21.21%) Data Visualisation
12 25 (18.94%) Bayesian Methods
13 23 (17.42%) Data Analytics
14 21 (15.91%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 20 (15.15%) Econometrics
16 17 (12.88%) Data Engineering
17 16 (12.12%) Linear Regression
17 16 (12.12%) Markov Model
17 16 (12.12%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 126 (95.45%) Python
2 59 (44.70%) R
3 40 (30.30%) Java
4 35 (26.52%) C++
5 26 (19.70%) SQL
6 24 (18.18%) Scala
7 23 (17.42%) C
8 6 (4.55%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.79%) Julia
10 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (24.24%) PhD
2 22 (16.67%) Degree
3 6 (4.55%) MPhil
4 5 (3.79%) Master's Degree
5 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) HDFS
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Tableau
2 9 (6.82%) MapR
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) Google