Period
to 24 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Data Scientist was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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

Senior Data Scientist
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 581 632
Rank change year-on-year +88 +51 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Data Scientist 129 174 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 124 135 175
Median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £59,500 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £107,500
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 36,575 56,020 66,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.42% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,781 45,731 54,304
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Senior Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Data Scientist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Scientist in London

Senior Data Scientist
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Data Scientist in London.

Salary trend for Senior Data Scientist in London

Senior Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Scientist in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Data Scientist in London

Senior 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 Senior Data Scientist within the London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +65 33 £90,000 +17.26% 1
South London +14 5 £67,500 -12.90%
West London +28 2 £101,250 +12.50%
Senior Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, Senior Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Senior Data Scientist in the job title.

1 129 (100.00%) Data Science
2 123 (95.35%) Python
3 95 (73.64%) Machine Learning
4 72 (55.81%) Analytics
5 70 (54.26%) SQL
6 67 (51.94%) R
7 56 (43.41%) Big Data
8 55 (42.64%) Algorithms
9 51 (39.53%) PhD
10 49 (37.98%) Apache Spark
11 45 (34.88%) Deep Learning
11 45 (34.88%) Degree
12 40 (31.01%) Mathematics
12 40 (31.01%) Hadoop
12 40 (31.01%) Artificial Intelligence
13 37 (28.68%) TensorFlow
14 36 (27.91%) scikit-learn
15 34 (26.36%) Natural Language Processing
16 33 (25.58%) Statistics
17 32 (24.81%) Finance
18 30 (23.26%) Computer Science
18 30 (23.26%) Visualisation
18 30 (23.26%) Pandas
19 29 (22.48%) Marketing
20 28 (21.71%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (18.60%) AWS
21 24 (18.60%) NumPy
22 22 (17.05%) PyTorch
23 21 (16.28%) Keras
23 21 (16.28%) Data Analytics

Senior 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 49 (37.98%) Apache Spark
2 20 (15.50%) Jupyter
3 12 (9.30%) SAS
4 4 (3.10%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (1.55%) Tornado
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) SAP CRM
1 5 (3.88%) SAP ERP
1 5 (3.88%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.60%) AWS
2 17 (13.18%) GCP
3 10 (7.75%) Azure
4 9 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.10%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon SageMaker
6 2 (1.55%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 2 (1.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (43.41%) Big Data
2 40 (31.01%) Hadoop
3 16 (12.40%) NoSQL
3 16 (12.40%) Relational Database
4 14 (10.85%) Data Mining
4 14 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (10.08%) Apache Hive
6 11 (8.53%) QlikView
7 9 (6.98%) KDB
7 9 (6.98%) Kdb+
7 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
8 6 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (4.65%) Spotfire
9 5 (3.88%) BigQuery
9 5 (3.88%) Blockchain
9 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.10%) HBase
10 4 (3.10%) Power BI
11 3 (2.33%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.55%) MLflow
3 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.78%) PyCharm
3 1 (0.78%) RStudio
3 1 (0.78%) Subversion
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 32 (24.81%) Finance
2 29 (22.48%) Marketing
3 12 (9.30%) Banking
4 8 (6.20%) Retail
5 7 (5.43%) Front Office
6 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.10%) Advertising
8 2 (1.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Games
9 1 (0.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) TensorFlow
2 36 (27.91%) scikit-learn
3 34 (26.36%) Natural Language Processing
4 30 (23.26%) Pandas
5 24 (18.60%) NumPy
6 22 (17.05%) PyTorch
7 21 (16.28%) Keras
8 10 (7.75%) Dask
9 9 (6.98%) PyMC3
10 7 (5.43%) Django
11 6 (4.65%) SciPy
11 6 (4.65%) Shiny
12 5 (3.88%) MLlib
12 5 (3.88%) MXNet
13 4 (3.10%) Flask
14 3 (2.33%) Matplotlib
14 3 (2.33%) React
15 2 (1.55%) Kafka
15 2 (1.55%) Node.js
15 2 (1.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (42.64%) Algorithms
2 28 (21.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (3.88%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.10%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) Social Media
7 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.55%) Equities
7 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.55%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.78%) Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.43%) VMS
2 3 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (100.00%) Data Science
2 95 (73.64%) Machine Learning
3 72 (55.81%) Analytics
4 45 (34.88%) Deep Learning
5 40 (31.01%) Artificial Intelligence
5 40 (31.01%) Mathematics
6 33 (25.58%) Statistics
7 30 (23.26%) Computer Science
7 30 (23.26%) Visualisation
8 21 (16.28%) Data Analytics
9 19 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (14.73%) Data Analysis
10 18 (13.95%) Computer Vision
11 17 (13.18%) Neural Network
12 16 (12.40%) Actionable Insight
12 16 (12.40%) Data Visualisation
12 16 (12.40%) Statistical Modelling
13 15 (11.63%) Time Series Forecasting
14 14 (10.85%) Predictive Modelling
15 13 (10.08%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 123 (95.35%) Python
2 70 (54.26%) SQL
3 67 (51.94%) R
4 20 (15.50%) Java
5 14 (10.85%) Scala
6 13 (10.08%) C
7 12 (9.30%) C++
7 12 (9.30%) Julia
8 9 (6.98%) Rust
9 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.33%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.55%) Haskell
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (39.53%) PhD
2 45 (34.88%) Degree
3 9 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.98%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (3.88%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Docker
2 4 (3.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.55%) Kibana
2 2 (1.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) Tableau
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle
2 9 (6.98%) Sybase
3 5 (3.88%) SAP
4 4 (3.10%) Google
5 2 (1.55%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.55%) Databricks
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) BT