Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
England > North West
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 146 209
Rank change year-on-year +13 +63 +7
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 126 214 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.02% 2.10% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.25% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 85 116 148
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,375
90th Percentile £65,750 £68,750 £72,200
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,748 9,530 11,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.13% 93.49% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,562 7,042 9,037
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the North West

Data Science
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Science in the North West.

Salary trend for Data Science in the North West

Data Science
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science in the North West over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Science in the North West

Data Science
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the North West region over the 6 months to 30 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
Manchester +18 75 £55,000 +14.58% 9
Cheshire +35 42 £47,500 +11.76%
Lancashire +25 5 £37,500 -
Merseyside +12 2 £41,250 -28.26%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Data Science
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (44.44%) Machine Learning
3 46 (36.51%) Python
4 44 (34.92%) SQL
4 44 (34.92%) Analytics
5 31 (24.60%) Azure
5 31 (24.60%) Artificial Intelligence
5 31 (24.60%) Algorithms
6 30 (23.81%) Big Data
7 26 (20.63%) DevOps
7 26 (20.63%) AWS
8 25 (19.84%) JavaScript
8 25 (19.84%) User Experience
9 24 (19.05%) DV Cleared
9 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.25%) Degree
11 22 (17.46%) Java
12 21 (16.67%) Data Analysis
12 21 (16.67%) Docker
13 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
13 20 (15.87%) Information Security
13 20 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (15.08%) TOGAF
14 19 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (14.29%) Software Architecture
15 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 18 (14.29%) Kubernetes
15 18 (14.29%) SDLC
16 17 (13.49%) GCP
16 17 (13.49%) SQL Server

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (10.32%) Apache Spark
3 8 (6.35%) Apache
4 6 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.38%) Confluence
6 2 (1.59%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.79%) Luigi
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.60%) Azure
2 26 (20.63%) AWS
3 17 (13.49%) GCP
4 16 (12.70%) Power Platform
5 12 (9.52%) PaaS
6 10 (7.94%) Office 365
6 10 (7.94%) SaaS
7 6 (4.76%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (4.76%) Slack
8 3 (2.38%) Serverless
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) Big Data
2 17 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (13.49%) SQL Server
3 16 (12.70%) Power BI
4 10 (7.94%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.35%) Data Mining
6 7 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.56%) MySQL
6 7 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.76%) GIS
7 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.38%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (2.38%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) JIRA
2 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.17%) gulp
3 4 (3.17%) webpack
4 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.59%) GitLab
5 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.79%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (11.11%) Back Office
1 14 (11.11%) Legal
1 14 (11.11%) Police
2 12 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.97%) Marketing
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Finance
5 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Publishing
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.59%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (21.43%) Developer
2 15 (11.90%) Architect
3 14 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Data Scientist
4 13 (10.32%) Senior Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Software Architect
6 8 (6.35%) Data Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Scala Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Scala Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Business Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.38%) Operations Director
11 3 (2.38%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) AngularJS
2 12 (9.52%) Node.js
3 10 (7.94%) React
3 10 (7.94%) Web Services
4 9 (7.14%) .NET
4 9 (7.14%) CSS
5 7 (5.56%) LDAP
6 6 (4.76%) HTML
6 6 (4.76%) Kafka
7 5 (3.97%) Jest
7 5 (3.97%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (3.97%) Redux
8 4 (3.17%) Apache NiFi
8 4 (3.17%) Sass
9 3 (2.38%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.38%) Akka
9 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.38%) JSON
9 3 (2.38%) Polymer
9 3 (2.38%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Algorithms
2 25 (19.84%) User Experience
3 9 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.56%) Blog
6 6 (4.76%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.38%) Clustering
8 3 (2.38%) NHS
8 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.79%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Windows
3 6 (4.76%) Unix
4 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (44.44%) Machine Learning
3 44 (34.92%) Analytics
4 31 (24.60%) Artificial Intelligence
5 26 (20.63%) DevOps
6 21 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 20 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (15.87%) Information Security
8 19 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (15.08%) TOGAF
9 18 (14.29%) SDLC
9 18 (14.29%) Software Architecture
9 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 16 (12.70%) Computer Science
10 16 (12.70%) Scrum
11 15 (11.90%) Mathematics
12 14 (11.11%) Information Management
13 13 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (10.32%) Data Modelling
13 13 (10.32%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.51%) Python
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 25 (19.84%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.46%) Java
5 14 (11.11%) R
5 14 (11.11%) Scala
6 10 (7.94%) C#
7 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.76%) ES6
8 6 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.97%) C
9 5 (3.97%) C++
10 3 (2.38%) Go
10 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) DV Cleared
1 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.25%) Degree
3 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.11%) PhD
5 6 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 8 (6.35%) GDPR
3 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Docker
2 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) NFS
5 1 (0.79%) Samba
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.94%) Ansible
3 9 (7.14%) Terraform
4 7 (5.56%) Puppet
5 6 (4.76%) Grafana
5 6 (4.76%) Kibana
5 6 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) Cacti
6 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) Oracle
1 9 (7.14%) Tableau
2 8 (6.35%) Google
3 7 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.76%) SaltStack
5 5 (3.97%) Jitterbit
6 2 (1.59%) Databricks
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.79%) Dataiku
7 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.79%) Siemens
7 1 (0.79%) Snowplow