Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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

Data Scientist
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 207 251
Rank change year-on-year +6 +44 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 12 29 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.25% 0.57% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.58% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 3
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £34,375 £44,375 £35,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.73% +22.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4,663 4,974 5,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.11% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,910 4,259 4,883
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Leeds

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in Leeds

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Leeds region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Python
1 12 (100.00%) Data Science
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) R
3 7 (58.33%) Machine Learning
4 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (33.33%) Askia
4 4 (33.33%) SPSS
5 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (25.00%) Apache Hive
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Pig
6 2 (16.67%) Go
6 2 (16.67%) Docker
6 2 (16.67%) Linear Regression
6 2 (16.67%) MapReduce
6 2 (16.67%) Tableau
6 2 (16.67%) Decision Tree
6 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
6 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Neural Network

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (16.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SPSS
2 1 (8.33%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) KNIME
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) QlikView
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Django
1 1 (8.33%) ggplot
1 1 (8.33%) NumPy
1 1 (8.33%) Pandas
1 1 (8.33%) scikit-learn
1 1 (8.33%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Data Science
2 7 (58.33%) Machine Learning
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Decision Tree
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Linear Regression
4 2 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
4 2 (16.67%) MapReduce
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
4 2 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) R
4 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) Go
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Askia
2 2 (16.67%) Tableau
3 1 (8.33%) Alteryx
3 1 (8.33%) Facebook