The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 630 673
Rank change year-on-year +19 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 1 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.003% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 8
Median salary £80,000 £53,750 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.83% -35.82%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £62,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -35.48% +55.00%  

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 34435 37857 42919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.92% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27911 32929 36278
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%  

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (83.33%) Machine Learning
1 5 (83.33%) Deep Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Vision
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) PhD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Data Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Keras
4 1 (16.67%) Torch
4 1 (16.67%) Stochastic Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) R
4 1 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Video Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) Python

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Keras
1 1 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
1 1 (16.67%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Deep Learning
1 5 (83.33%) Machine Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Vision
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Data Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Stochastic Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) PhD