Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Research Scientist
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 854 906
Rank change year-on-year +34 +52 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 12 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 4
London median annual salary £50,000 £77,500 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.48% +8.77% +14.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £60,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £96,125 £81,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £76,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.20% +90.63% -20.00%

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 71292 72640 85005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56125 62795 72151
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,175 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Scientist in London

Research Scientist
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Research Scientist in London

Research Scientist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Scientist in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in London

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Research 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 Research Scientist in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 11 (91.67%) Deep Learning
2 11 (91.67%) Python
3 9 (75.00%) PhD
3 9 (75.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (66.67%) C++
5 7 (58.33%) Algorithms
6 6 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (50.00%) Computer Vision
6 6 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
6 6 (50.00%) Physics
7 5 (41.67%) Big Data
8 4 (33.33%) Open Source
8 4 (33.33%) TensorFlow
8 4 (33.33%) Legal
8 4 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (33.33%) Java
8 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
9 3 (25.00%) Grid Computing
9 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (25.00%) Scala
9 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (25.00%) Theano
9 3 (25.00%) Fraud Detection
9 3 (25.00%) Scorecard
9 3 (25.00%) Master's Degree
9 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working

Research 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 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (33.33%) TensorFlow
3 3 (25.00%) Theano
4 1 (8.33%) Keras
4 1 (8.33%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (58.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (25.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (8.33%) Fintech
4 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 11 (91.67%) Deep Learning
3 6 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) Computer Vision
3 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (50.00%) Physics
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (25.00%) Fraud Detection
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Scorecard
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Image Processing
6 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Statistics
7 1 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (8.33%) Distributed Algorithms
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Scala
5 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) R
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) PhD
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Master's Degree