The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 359 459
Rank change year-on-year +66 +100  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 338 334 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.79% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 299 299 177
Median salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32292 40527 41158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27319 34959 34585
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London +42 47 £80,000 +28.00% 8
West End of London +10 1 £65,000 -22.38% 3
Chiswick - 1 £55,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 467 (76.68%) Python
2 435 (71.43%) Machine Learning
3 331 (54.35%) R
4 288 (47.29%) Analytics
5 252 (41.38%) SQL
6 251 (41.22%) PhD
7 239 (39.24%) Big Data
8 232 (38.10%) Statistics
9 224 (36.78%) Hadoop
10 206 (33.83%) Analytical Skills
11 205 (33.66%) Algorithms
12 196 (32.18%) Mathematics
13 191 (31.36%) Computer Science
14 185 (30.38%) Apache Spark
15 175 (28.74%) Degree
16 165 (27.09%) Finance
17 143 (23.48%) Visualisation
18 142 (23.32%) Scala
19 139 (22.82%) Java
20 135 (22.17%) Data Mining
21 117 (19.21%) SAS
22 95 (15.60%) Data Analysis
23 93 (15.27%) Physics
24 87 (14.29%) Marketing
25 86 (14.12%) Data Visualisation
26 77 (12.64%) Data Analytics
27 68 (11.17%) NoSQL
27 68 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
27 68 (11.17%) Data Modelling
28 67 (11.00%) Statistical Modelling

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
1 185 (30.38%) Apache Spark
2 117 (19.21%) SAS
3 33 (5.42%) Apache Pig
4 24 (3.94%) Apache
5 13 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.99%) Tornado
7 5 (0.82%) Confluence
8 3 (0.49%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (6.24%) SPSS
2 23 (3.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.99%) EViews
4 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) MS Office
6 3 (0.49%) Gephi
7 2 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
7 2 (0.33%) Stata
7 2 (0.33%) Weka
8 1 (0.16%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.33%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.16%) Google Play
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.16%) HTTP
1 1 (0.16%) Internet
1 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (39.24%) Big Data
2 224 (36.78%) Hadoop
3 135 (22.17%) Data Mining
4 68 (11.17%) NoSQL
5 60 (9.85%) Apache Hive
6 43 (7.06%) MongoDB
7 37 (6.08%) Relational Database
8 25 (4.11%) QlikView
9 24 (3.94%) SQL Server
10 22 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (3.61%) Text Mining
11 17 (2.79%) MySQL
12 15 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (2.13%) Neo4j
15 12 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.81%) Impala
17 10 (1.64%) Mahout
17 10 (1.64%) RDBMS
18 9 (1.48%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.82%) Yeoman
4 3 (0.49%) RStudio
4 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.16%) JBehave
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) Mockito
5 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 165 (27.09%) Finance
2 87 (14.29%) Marketing
3 47 (7.72%) Banking
4 34 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.60%) Retail
6 26 (4.27%) Games
7 19 (3.12%) Advertising
8 13 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.15%) Billing
10 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.82%) Electronics
11 5 (0.82%) Law
12 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.66%) Legal
12 4 (0.66%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.03%) Natural Language Processing
1 55 (9.03%) scikit-learn
2 47 (7.72%) Pandas
3 41 (6.73%) NumPy
4 36 (5.91%) D3.js
5 22 (3.61%) SciPy
6 18 (2.96%) .NET
7 16 (2.63%) Matplotlib
8 15 (2.46%) Flask
9 9 (1.48%) TensorFlow
10 8 (1.31%) HTML
11 7 (1.15%) LAMP
11 7 (1.15%) Theano
12 6 (0.99%) Kafka
13 5 (0.82%) Cascalog
14 4 (0.66%) CSS
14 4 (0.66%) Django
14 4 (0.66%) Spark Streaming
14 4 (0.66%) Web Services
15 3 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 206 (33.83%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (33.66%) Algorithms
3 191 (31.36%) Computer Science
4 46 (7.55%) Fintech
5 13 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 12 (1.97%) Social Network
7 9 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.15%) User Experience
9 6 (0.99%) Blog
9 6 (0.99%) Social Media
9 6 (0.99%) Taxonomies
10 5 (0.82%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.49%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.49%) Online Games
12 3 (0.49%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.33%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.12%) Linux
2 18 (2.96%) Unix
3 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 288 (47.29%) Analytics
3 232 (38.10%) Statistics
4 196 (32.18%) Mathematics
5 143 (23.48%) Visualisation
6 95 (15.60%) Data Analysis
7 93 (15.27%) Physics
8 86 (14.12%) Data Visualisation
9 77 (12.64%) Data Analytics
10 68 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
10 68 (11.17%) Data Modelling
11 67 (11.00%) Statistical Modelling
12 66 (10.84%) Predictive Modelling
13 65 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
14 64 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (8.87%) Deep Learning
16 53 (8.70%) E-Commerce
17 52 (8.54%) Artificial Intelligence
18 50 (8.21%) Actionable Insight
18 50 (8.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 467 (76.68%) Python
2 331 (54.35%) R
3 252 (41.38%) SQL
4 142 (23.32%) Scala
5 139 (22.82%) Java
6 53 (8.70%) C++
7 52 (8.54%) MATLAB
8 23 (3.78%) C#
9 13 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.97%) C
11 10 (1.64%) VBA
12 6 (0.99%) Clojure
12 6 (0.99%) Cypher
12 6 (0.99%) Perl
13 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.82%) PHP
13 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.66%) VB
15 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 251 (41.22%) PhD
2 175 (28.74%) Degree
3 3 (0.49%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (0.99%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.82%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
Vendors
1 45 (7.39%) Tableau
2 16 (2.63%) Google
3 15 (2.46%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.13%) Oracle
4 13 (2.13%) RapidMiner
5 9 (1.48%) IBM
5 9 (1.48%) SAP
6 7 (1.15%) Cloudera
6 7 (1.15%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.99%) Teradata
8 4 (0.66%) MapR
8 4 (0.66%) VocaLink
9 3 (0.49%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.49%) Sun
10 2 (0.33%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.33%) Platfora
11 1 (0.16%) Facebook
11 1 (0.16%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.16%) Splunk
11 1 (0.16%) Twitter
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus +benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Codex
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Robert Walters UK
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + equity
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: 5 days ago