The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 362 417
Rank change year-on-year -1 +55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 281 314 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.78% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.82% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 262 291 229
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 £47,500 £45,000 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

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 34367 38431 43064
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.93% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27870 33422 36403
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +37 29 £66,250 +10.41% 7
Westminster - 6 £90,000 -
West End of London +2 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 £70,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £62,500 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 497 (80.94%) Python
2 445 (72.48%) Machine Learning
3 352 (57.33%) R
4 347 (56.51%) Analytics
5 267 (43.49%) SQL
6 253 (41.21%) Big Data
7 226 (36.81%) PhD
8 222 (36.16%) Hadoop
9 221 (35.99%) Algorithms
10 213 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
10 213 (34.69%) Statistics
11 186 (30.29%) Finance
12 169 (27.52%) Apache Spark
12 169 (27.52%) Computer Science
13 167 (27.20%) Visualisation
14 160 (26.06%) Mathematics
15 154 (25.08%) Java
16 145 (23.62%) Degree
17 131 (21.34%) Scala
18 130 (21.17%) Data Mining
19 125 (20.36%) SAS
20 118 (19.22%) Natural Language Processing
21 104 (16.94%) Data Visualisation
22 94 (15.31%) Physics
23 93 (15.15%) Data Analysis
24 90 (14.66%) Predictive Modelling
25 85 (13.84%) Data Analytics
26 75 (12.21%) Statistical Modelling
26 75 (12.21%) Data Modelling
27 70 (11.40%) Marketing

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
1 169 (27.52%) Apache Spark
2 125 (20.36%) SAS
3 27 (4.40%) Apache
4 26 (4.23%) Apache Pig
5 18 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.30%) Confluence
7 7 (1.14%) Tornado
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) IPython
8 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
Applications
1 30 (4.89%) SPSS
2 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.33%) Stata
6 1 (0.16%) EViews
6 1 (0.16%) Gephi
6 1 (0.16%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle AML
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.30%) GitHub
5 7 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.98%) SaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.16%) Google Play
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (41.21%) Big Data
2 222 (36.16%) Hadoop
3 130 (21.17%) Data Mining
4 68 (11.07%) NoSQL
5 64 (10.42%) Apache Hive
6 39 (6.35%) MongoDB
7 36 (5.86%) Relational Database
8 29 (4.72%) QlikView
8 29 (4.72%) SQL Server
8 29 (4.72%) Text Mining
9 28 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (3.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 21 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (2.93%) Power BI
14 17 (2.77%) MySQL
15 13 (2.12%) BigQuery
16 12 (1.95%) Neo4j
17 11 (1.79%) HBase
17 11 (1.79%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 28 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.26%) RStudio
2 20 (3.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.95%) Subversion
4 6 (0.98%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.98%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.98%) IntelliJ
4 6 (0.98%) JBehave
4 6 (0.98%) JIRA
4 6 (0.98%) Mockito
4 6 (0.98%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.81%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.81%) Yeoman
6 2 (0.33%) JUnit
General
1 186 (30.29%) Finance
2 70 (11.40%) Marketing
3 52 (8.47%) Banking
4 42 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 35 (5.70%) Retail
6 23 (3.75%) Games
7 10 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.30%) Advertising
10 7 (1.14%) Billing
11 6 (0.98%) Law
12 5 (0.81%) Legal
13 4 (0.65%) Publishing
14 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.33%) Automotive
15 2 (0.33%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.16%) Electronics
16 1 (0.16%) German Language
16 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (19.22%) Natural Language Processing
2 39 (6.35%) scikit-learn
3 29 (4.72%) D3.js
4 27 (4.40%) Pandas
5 21 (3.42%) .NET
5 21 (3.42%) HTML
5 21 (3.42%) NumPy
6 19 (3.09%) SciPy
7 18 (2.93%) TensorFlow
8 17 (2.77%) CSS
9 13 (2.12%) Flask
10 10 (1.63%) Theano
11 9 (1.47%) Kafka
11 9 (1.47%) Web Services
12 7 (1.14%) JSON
12 7 (1.14%) Keras
13 6 (0.98%) Apache Camel
13 6 (0.98%) PySpark
13 6 (0.98%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 221 (35.99%) Algorithms
2 213 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
3 169 (27.52%) Computer Science
4 57 (9.28%) Fintech
5 15 (2.44%) Social Network
6 13 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.63%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.47%) User Experience
10 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.14%) Social Media
11 5 (0.81%) Blog
11 5 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.81%) Robotics
12 4 (0.65%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.65%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.49%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.49%) Online Games
13 3 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.28%) Linux
2 11 (1.79%) Unix
3 2 (0.33%) Windows
4 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (72.48%) Machine Learning
2 347 (56.51%) Analytics
3 213 (34.69%) Statistics
4 167 (27.20%) Visualisation
5 160 (26.06%) Mathematics
6 104 (16.94%) Data Visualisation
7 94 (15.31%) Physics
8 93 (15.15%) Data Analysis
9 90 (14.66%) Predictive Modelling
10 85 (13.84%) Data Analytics
11 75 (12.21%) Data Modelling
11 75 (12.21%) Statistical Modelling
12 67 (10.91%) Deep Learning
13 65 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (9.28%) Artificial Intelligence
15 50 (8.14%) Actionable Insight
16 49 (7.98%) Statistical Analysis
17 48 (7.82%) Predictive Analytics
18 47 (7.65%) Open Source
19 46 (7.49%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 497 (80.94%) Python
2 352 (57.33%) R
3 267 (43.49%) SQL
4 154 (25.08%) Java
5 131 (21.34%) Scala
6 51 (8.31%) MATLAB
7 46 (7.49%) C++
8 26 (4.23%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.95%) VBA
11 10 (1.63%) C#
12 6 (0.98%) C
12 6 (0.98%) Cypher
13 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.81%) Clojure
14 4 (0.65%) Julia
14 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.33%) Perl
15 2 (0.33%) Ruby
16 1 (0.16%) Cython
Qualifications
1 226 (36.81%) PhD
2 145 (23.62%) Degree
3 34 (5.54%) Master's Degree
4 33 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (3.42%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.49%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 13 (2.12%) HDFS
2 11 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.14%) Docker
4 5 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 67 (10.91%) Tableau
2 21 (3.42%) Google
3 18 (2.93%) Oracle
4 17 (2.77%) RapidMiner
5 15 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.12%) Hortonworks
7 11 (1.79%) Cloudera
7 11 (1.79%) IBM
8 10 (1.63%) MapR
8 10 (1.63%) Teradata
9 9 (1.47%) SAP
10 4 (0.65%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.49%) Vertica
12 2 (0.33%) Algorithmics
12 2 (0.33%) Facebook
12 2 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.33%) Platfora
12 2 (0.33%) Sun
13 1 (0.16%) Apple
13 1 (0.16%) webMethods
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
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City, London
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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City, London
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum
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North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + shares
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London
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Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Competitive benefits
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London
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Salary: £90000 per annum + competitive
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London
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London
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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City, London
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South East London
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London
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