Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 189 229
Rank change year-on-year +1 +40 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 8 32 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.67% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.69% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 4
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +29.41% +30.77%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £64,500 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22% +38.46%

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 3,774 4,647 5,308
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.08% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,155 3,948 4,527
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% -1.19%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Data Science
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
3 4 (50.00%) Go
3 4 (50.00%) Docker
3 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Tableau
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) Data Management
3 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
4 3 (37.50%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) R
4 3 (37.50%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (37.50%) Power BI
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
4 3 (37.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (37.50%) Power BI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Science
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) Data Management
3 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
5 2 (25.00%) Decision Science
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Go
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) R
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Alteryx