Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Research Scientist
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1145 1194 1270
Rank change year-on-year +49 +76 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 29 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 16
England median annual salary £70,000 £76,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.20% +90.63% -20.00%
10th Percentile £38,250 £62,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,875 £80,625
UK median annual salary £70,000 £76,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.20% +90.63% -20.00%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Scientist in England

Research Scientist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Research Scientist in England

Research Scientist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Scientist in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in England

Research 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 Research Scientist within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +34 12 £50,000 -35.48% 7
East of England +11 7 £80,000 +6.67%
North of England - 4 £70,000 -
North West - 4 £70,000 -
South East - 3 £77,500 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Research Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Research 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 Research Scientist in the job title.

1 28 (96.55%) Python
2 24 (82.76%) PhD
3 23 (79.31%) Machine Learning
4 21 (72.41%) C++
5 17 (58.62%) Artificial Intelligence
6 16 (55.17%) Computer Science
6 16 (55.17%) Algorithms
7 14 (48.28%) Mathematics
7 14 (48.28%) Deep Learning
7 14 (48.28%) Java
8 11 (37.93%) C#
8 11 (37.93%) Degree
8 11 (37.93%) R
9 10 (34.48%) SQL
9 10 (34.48%) Bayesian Methods
10 9 (31.03%) Statistics
10 9 (31.03%) Natural Language Processing
11 8 (27.59%) Physics
11 8 (27.59%) Master's Degree
12 7 (24.14%) Mathematical Modelling
12 7 (24.14%) TensorFlow
12 7 (24.14%) Analytics
12 7 (24.14%) Operations Research
13 6 (20.69%) Economics
13 6 (20.69%) Finance
13 6 (20.69%) C
13 6 (20.69%) Big Data
13 6 (20.69%) Multithreading
13 6 (20.69%) Distributed Algorithms
13 6 (20.69%) Theano

Research 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 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Big Data
2 5 (17.24%) Data Mining
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (24.14%) TensorFlow
3 6 (20.69%) Theano
4 1 (3.45%) Keras
4 1 (3.45%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Algorithms
1 16 (55.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Smart City
3 3 (10.34%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.45%) Fintech
4 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Machine Learning
2 17 (58.62%) Artificial Intelligence
3 14 (48.28%) Deep Learning
3 14 (48.28%) Mathematics
4 10 (34.48%) Bayesian Methods
5 9 (31.03%) Statistics
6 8 (27.59%) Physics
7 7 (24.14%) Analytics
7 7 (24.14%) Mathematical Modelling
7 7 (24.14%) Operations Research
8 6 (20.69%) Computer Vision
8 6 (20.69%) Distributed Algorithms
8 6 (20.69%) Economics
8 6 (20.69%) Multithreading
8 6 (20.69%) Quantitative Research
9 5 (17.24%) Reinforcement Learning
9 5 (17.24%) Smart City Simulations
9 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
9 5 (17.24%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) Price Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) Python
2 21 (72.41%) C++
3 14 (48.28%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) C#
4 11 (37.93%) R
5 10 (34.48%) SQL
6 6 (20.69%) C
7 4 (13.79%) MATLAB
8 3 (10.34%) Scala
9 2 (6.90%) Julia
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) PhD
2 11 (37.93%) Degree
3 8 (27.59%) Master's Degree
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Tableau