The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Research Scientist
England / London
Rank 572 645 653
Rank change year-on-year +73 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 5 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.026% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.027% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 3
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -25.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 -
% change year-on-year -1.23% -  

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 31798 40313 40525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26867 34769 34043
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%  

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
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Scientist in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in London

Research 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 Research Scientist within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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 +48 2 £43,750 - 1
Research Scientist
England

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
1 7 (87.50%) Algorithms
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) PhD
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Marketing
4 4 (50.00%) Big Data
4 4 (50.00%) Deep Learning
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Vision
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Data Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (25.00%) Web Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Image Processing
5 2 (25.00%) R
5 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (25.00%) Publishing
5 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Python

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Algorithms
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Vision
2 4 (50.00%) Deep Learning
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Data Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Image Processing
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Web Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Computational Linguistics
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Stochastic Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) R
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
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