Period
to 17 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 229 269
Rank change year-on-year +44 +40 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 30 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.62% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 0
Leeds median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
West Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -

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 4743 5221 6768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.23% 97.97% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4028 4496 5502
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,259 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +3.80%

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 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Data 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 Leeds region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 22 (73.33%) Python
2 21 (70.00%) Analytics
3 17 (56.67%) Statistics
4 16 (53.33%) Mathematics
5 15 (50.00%) Machine Learning
5 15 (50.00%) R
6 13 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (33.33%) Algorithms
7 10 (33.33%) PhD
8 9 (30.00%) SQL
8 9 (30.00%) Social Media
9 8 (26.67%) Facebook
9 8 (26.67%) Twitter
9 8 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (23.33%) SAS
10 7 (23.33%) Data Analysis
11 6 (20.00%) SPSS
11 6 (20.00%) Data Mining
11 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (20.00%) Big Data
12 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
12 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
12 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
12 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
12 5 (16.67%) VBA
13 4 (13.33%) MS Access
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Degree
13 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
13 4 (13.33%) Multivariate Analysis

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 7 (23.33%) SAS
2 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) SPSS
2 3 (10.00%) Chatbot
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
1 6 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 4 (13.33%) MS Access
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 9 (30.00%) Social Media
4 8 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Analytics
2 17 (56.67%) Statistics
3 16 (53.33%) Mathematics
4 15 (50.00%) Machine Learning
5 7 (23.33%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (13.33%) Multivariate Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) OpenUP
7 4 (13.33%) Pricing Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (6.67%) CHAID
9 2 (6.67%) Decision Tree
9 2 (6.67%) Linear Regression
9 2 (6.67%) Logistic Regression
9 2 (6.67%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Python
2 15 (50.00%) R
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) VBA
5 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) PhD
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Facebook
1 8 (26.67%) Twitter
2 2 (6.67%) Capita