Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Data Scientist
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 402 449
Rank change year-on-year +30 +47 +193
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 612 544 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 525 489 484
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £38,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +12.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Central London +18 113 £67,500 +3.85% 12
West London +16 16 £60,000 -11.11% 2
North London - 7 £52,500 - 2
East London -2 4 £60,000 -35.14% 1
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 536 (87.58%) Python
2 415 (67.81%) Machine Learning
3 328 (53.59%) R
4 322 (52.61%) Analytics
5 256 (41.83%) SQL
6 245 (40.03%) Algorithms
7 244 (39.87%) Big Data
8 225 (36.76%) Apache Spark
9 212 (34.64%) Hadoop
10 202 (33.01%) Mathematics
11 189 (30.88%) Computer Science
12 188 (30.72%) Statistics
13 183 (29.90%) Degree
14 181 (29.58%) PhD
15 160 (26.14%) Analytical Skills
16 155 (25.33%) Java
17 143 (23.37%) Finance
18 135 (22.06%) Scala
19 121 (19.77%) Visualisation
20 116 (18.95%) Natural Language Processing
21 103 (16.83%) Predictive Modelling
22 87 (14.22%) Data Mining
22 87 (14.22%) SAS
23 85 (13.89%) Statistical Modelling
24 80 (13.07%) Deep Learning
24 80 (13.07%) Marketing
24 80 (13.07%) Physics
25 76 (12.42%) Data Analytics
26 74 (12.09%) Tableau
26 74 (12.09%) Artificial Intelligence

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 225 (36.76%) Apache Spark
2 87 (14.22%) SAS
3 38 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (4.90%) Apache
5 20 (3.27%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.82%) Confluence
7 4 (0.65%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.33%) DNN
9 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (4.58%) SPSS
2 18 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.47%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Mathematica
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Capstone
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.96%) Azure Machine Learning
4 12 (1.96%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.63%) SaaS
7 7 (1.14%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.98%) GitHub
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.65%) BIME
10 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.33%) PaaS
12 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.49%) Internet
2 2 (0.33%) SMS
3 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (39.87%) Big Data
2 212 (34.64%) Hadoop
3 87 (14.22%) Data Mining
4 52 (8.50%) NoSQL
5 49 (8.01%) SQL Server
6 45 (7.35%) MongoDB
7 43 (7.03%) Apache Hive
8 35 (5.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 34 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (5.23%) Text Mining
11 22 (3.59%) Relational Database
12 21 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (3.43%) QlikView
13 20 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (2.94%) Looker
15 17 (2.78%) BigQuery
16 15 (2.45%) MySQL
17 14 (2.29%) HBase
18 11 (1.80%) Neo4j
18 11 (1.80%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (6.54%) RStudio
1 40 (6.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 25 (4.08%) Subversion
3 15 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.82%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.82%) IntelliJ
4 5 (0.82%) JBehave
4 5 (0.82%) JIRA
4 5 (0.82%) JUnit
4 5 (0.82%) Mockito
4 5 (0.82%) SonarQube
4 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 143 (23.37%) Finance
2 80 (13.07%) Marketing
3 50 (8.17%) Retail
4 37 (6.05%) Banking
5 20 (3.27%) Advertising
6 19 (3.10%) Financial Institution
7 18 (2.94%) Games
8 12 (1.96%) Legal
8 12 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.82%) Front Office
10 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.65%) Electronics
11 4 (0.65%) Military
11 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.49%) Automotive
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (18.95%) Natural Language Processing
2 61 (9.97%) scikit-learn
3 49 (8.01%) TensorFlow
4 34 (5.56%) HTML
5 33 (5.39%) CSS
6 29 (4.74%) NumPy
6 29 (4.74%) Pandas
7 27 (4.41%) Kafka
8 23 (3.76%) SciPy
9 17 (2.78%) D3.js
10 14 (2.29%) Lucene
11 11 (1.80%) Theano
11 11 (1.80%) Web Services
12 9 (1.47%) Keras
13 8 (1.31%) PySpark
13 8 (1.31%) REST
14 6 (0.98%) Spring
15 5 (0.82%) Apache Camel
15 5 (0.82%) JMS
16 4 (0.65%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 245 (40.03%) Algorithms
2 189 (30.88%) Computer Science
3 160 (26.14%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (7.68%) Fintech
5 16 (2.61%) Social Media
6 15 (2.45%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.47%) FMCG
7 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.31%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.31%) Social Network
9 6 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.98%) User Experience
10 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.82%) Equities
11 4 (0.65%) Clustering
11 4 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.43%) Linux
2 12 (1.96%) Unix
3 3 (0.49%) Windows
4 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (67.81%) Machine Learning
2 322 (52.61%) Analytics
3 202 (33.01%) Mathematics
4 188 (30.72%) Statistics
5 121 (19.77%) Visualisation
6 103 (16.83%) Predictive Modelling
7 85 (13.89%) Statistical Modelling
8 80 (13.07%) Deep Learning
8 80 (13.07%) Physics
9 76 (12.42%) Data Analytics
10 74 (12.09%) Artificial Intelligence
11 72 (11.76%) Neural Network
12 67 (10.95%) Data Analysis
13 65 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (10.13%) Predictive Analytics
15 61 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (9.48%) Statistical Analysis
17 52 (8.50%) Data Visualisation
18 47 (7.68%) Software Engineering
19 46 (7.52%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 536 (87.58%) Python
2 328 (53.59%) R
3 256 (41.83%) SQL
4 155 (25.33%) Java
5 135 (22.06%) Scala
6 73 (11.93%) C++
7 72 (11.76%) MATLAB
8 43 (7.03%) JavaScript
8 43 (7.03%) T-SQL
9 27 (4.41%) C
10 18 (2.94%) C#
11 15 (2.45%) VBA
12 9 (1.47%) Julia
13 8 (1.31%) Fortran
14 7 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.49%) Go
16 2 (0.33%) HiveQL
16 2 (0.33%) Perl
17 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 183 (29.90%) Degree
2 181 (29.58%) PhD
3 61 (9.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (6.70%) Master's Degree
5 18 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.82%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.16%) GDPR
3 1 (0.16%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.58%) Docker
2 5 (0.82%) HDFS
2 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.16%) Kibana
2 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 74 (12.09%) Tableau
2 42 (6.86%) Google
3 16 (2.61%) Oracle
4 15 (2.45%) Cloudera
4 15 (2.45%) SAP
5 12 (1.96%) IBM
5 12 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 9 (1.47%) Teradata
7 5 (0.82%) webMethods
8 4 (0.65%) ArcSight
8 4 (0.65%) MapR
8 4 (0.65%) Minitab
8 4 (0.65%) Splunk
9 3 (0.49%) Greenplum
9 3 (0.49%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.49%) Twitter
10 2 (0.33%) Capita
10 2 (0.33%) Cognos
10 2 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.33%) RapidMiner