The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Research Scientist
UK / England
Rank 815 907 935
Rank change year-on-year +92 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 8 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.016% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 3
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -25.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 -
% change year-on-year -1.23% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Research Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +60 5 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South East +61 2 £40,000 -11.11%
West Midlands +28 2 £40,000 +11.11%
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 - 1
East of England - 1 £75,000 -
Research Scientist
UK

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (90.91%) Machine Learning
1 10 (90.91%) Algorithms
2 8 (72.73%) Computer Science
2 8 (72.73%) PhD
3 7 (63.64%) C++
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Vision
5 5 (45.45%) Deep Learning
6 4 (36.36%) Big Data
6 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Marketing
7 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
7 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
8 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
8 2 (18.18%) Publishing
8 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
8 2 (18.18%) Java
8 2 (18.18%) SAP
8 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) OO
8 2 (18.18%) Python
8 2 (18.18%) Physics
8 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
8 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
8 2 (18.18%) Electronics
8 2 (18.18%) Telecoms

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (18.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Algorithms
2 8 (72.73%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Machine Learning
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Vision
3 5 (45.45%) Deep Learning
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Data Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Physics
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
6 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) Computational Linguistics
7 1 (9.09%) Distributed Algorithms
7 1 (9.09%) Reinforcement Learning
7 1 (9.09%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) R
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago