The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Data Scientist
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 218 253
Rank change year-on-year -12 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 39 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.18% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.18% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 38 8 5
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +4.65%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the North West

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the North West.

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the North West

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the North West

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester -2 38 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Merseyside - 1 £49,000 - 1
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Data 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 North West region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 50 (74.63%) Python
2 47 (70.15%) Machine Learning
3 41 (61.19%) PhD
4 38 (56.72%) R
5 37 (55.22%) Big Data
6 35 (52.24%) Analytics
6 35 (52.24%) Mathematics
7 34 (50.75%) SQL
8 31 (46.27%) MATLAB
8 31 (46.27%) Algorithms
9 27 (40.30%) Hadoop
10 25 (37.31%) Statistics
11 22 (32.84%) Data Analytics
12 20 (29.85%) Statistical Analysis
12 20 (29.85%) C++
13 19 (28.36%) Data Mining
13 19 (28.36%) Apache Hive
14 18 (26.87%) Visualisation
14 18 (26.87%) Statistical Modelling
15 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
17 15 (22.39%) Data Analysis
17 15 (22.39%) Artificial Intelligence
17 15 (22.39%) Neural Network
18 14 (20.90%) Degree
19 12 (17.91%) Apache Spark
19 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
19 12 (17.91%) Logistic Regression
19 12 (17.91%) Java
19 12 (17.91%) Decision Tree

Data Scientist Skill Set
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 12 (17.91%) Apache Spark
2 11 (16.42%) SAS
3 5 (7.46%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) SPSS
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) S-PLUS
2 3 (4.48%) Stata
3 1 (1.49%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (55.22%) Big Data
2 27 (40.30%) Hadoop
3 19 (28.36%) Apache Hive
3 19 (28.36%) Data Mining
4 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
5 8 (11.94%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.96%) QlikView
7 5 (7.46%) Text Mining
8 4 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.48%) HBase
9 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.99%) MySQL
10 2 (2.99%) Yellowfin
11 1 (1.49%) Amazon QuickSight
11 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Games
2 5 (7.46%) Marketing
3 4 (5.97%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) Finance
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.49%) D3.js
2 1 (1.49%) Kafka
2 1 (1.49%) Keras
2 1 (1.49%) NumPy
2 1 (1.49%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.49%) PySpark
2 1 (1.49%) TensorFlow
2 1 (1.49%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.27%) Algorithms
2 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Machine Learning
2 35 (52.24%) Analytics
2 35 (52.24%) Mathematics
3 25 (37.31%) Statistics
4 22 (32.84%) Data Analytics
5 20 (29.85%) Statistical Analysis
6 18 (26.87%) Statistical Modelling
6 18 (26.87%) Visualisation
7 15 (22.39%) Artificial Intelligence
7 15 (22.39%) Data Analysis
7 15 (22.39%) Neural Network
8 12 (17.91%) Decision Tree
8 12 (17.91%) Logistic Regression
9 11 (16.42%) Predictive Modelling
10 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
10 10 (14.93%) Mathematical Modelling
11 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
12 8 (11.94%) Data Visualisation
13 7 (10.45%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 50 (74.63%) Python
2 38 (56.72%) R
3 34 (50.75%) SQL
4 31 (46.27%) MATLAB
5 20 (29.85%) C++
6 12 (17.91%) Java
7 7 (10.45%) C
8 3 (4.48%) Scala
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
10 1 (1.49%) C#
10 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (61.19%) PhD
2 14 (20.90%) Degree
3 10 (14.93%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (8.96%) Postgraduate
5 3 (4.48%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.49%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Tableau
2 3 (4.48%) Splunk
3 2 (2.99%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Informatica
3 2 (2.99%) Talend
3 2 (2.99%) Vertica
4 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Teradata
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