Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 297 339
Rank change year-on-year -3 +42 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 74 61 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.49% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.50% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 68 57 9
North West median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £36,450 £27,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £70,750 £68,750 £69,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +12.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 60 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Cheshire -24 11 £45,000 +50.00%
Merseyside - 3 £50,000 - 1
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (67.57%) Python
2 49 (66.22%) Machine Learning
3 32 (43.24%) Analytics
3 32 (43.24%) R
4 28 (37.84%) SQL
5 27 (36.49%) Statistics
6 25 (33.78%) Mathematics
6 25 (33.78%) SAS
6 25 (33.78%) Big Data
7 24 (32.43%) Hadoop
8 23 (31.08%) PhD
9 22 (29.73%) MATLAB
10 20 (27.03%) Data Analytics
11 19 (25.68%) Algorithms
11 19 (25.68%) Apache Spark
12 17 (22.97%) Data Mining
13 15 (20.27%) Degree
14 14 (18.92%) Neural Network
15 12 (16.22%) Statistical Modelling
15 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
15 12 (16.22%) Apache Hive
15 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (14.86%) Logistic Regression
17 9 (12.16%) Artificial Intelligence
17 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
17 9 (12.16%) Visualisation
17 9 (12.16%) Deep Learning
18 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
18 8 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis

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 25 (33.78%) SAS
2 19 (25.68%) Apache Spark
3 7 (9.46%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) S-PLUS
1 6 (8.11%) SPSS
1 6 (8.11%) Stata
2 1 (1.35%) GNU Octave
2 1 (1.35%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.78%) Big Data
2 24 (32.43%) Hadoop
3 17 (22.97%) Data Mining
4 12 (16.22%) Apache Hive
5 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
6 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
7 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
8 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
8 6 (8.11%) Text Mining
9 5 (6.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (5.41%) HBase
10 4 (5.41%) QlikView
11 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (1.35%) Apache Zeppelin
12 1 (1.35%) BigQuery
12 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.35%) Lumira
12 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.35%) Yellowfin
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Advertising
4 3 (4.05%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (4.05%) NumPy
2 3 (4.05%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) D3.js
4 1 (1.35%) Kafka
4 1 (1.35%) Node.js
4 1 (1.35%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.35%) Pandas
4 1 (1.35%) PySpark
4 1 (1.35%) SciPy
4 1 (1.35%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.35%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Algorithms
2 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) Robotics
4 3 (4.05%) Fintech
4 3 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.70%) Social Media
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) Machine Learning
2 32 (43.24%) Analytics
3 27 (36.49%) Statistics
4 25 (33.78%) Mathematics
5 20 (27.03%) Data Analytics
6 14 (18.92%) Neural Network
7 12 (16.22%) Statistical Modelling
8 11 (14.86%) Logistic Regression
9 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.16%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (12.16%) Deep Learning
9 9 (12.16%) Visualisation
10 8 (10.81%) Cluster Analysis
10 8 (10.81%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
11 7 (9.46%) Open Source
11 7 (9.46%) Predictive Modelling
12 6 (8.11%) Decision Tree
13 5 (6.76%) Data Management
13 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (67.57%) Python
2 32 (43.24%) R
3 28 (37.84%) SQL
4 22 (29.73%) MATLAB
5 6 (8.11%) C++
6 4 (5.41%) Java
7 2 (2.70%) C
7 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) PhD
2 15 (20.27%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.05%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Cloudera
2 3 (4.05%) Splunk
2 3 (4.05%) Tableau
2 3 (4.05%) Teradata
3 2 (2.70%) Google
4 1 (1.35%) Facebook
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter