The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 223 250
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 28 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.24% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.25% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 4
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  

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 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 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
Manchester -7 24 £42,500 +41.66% 6
Cheshire +4 2 £53,750 -24.56%
Merseyside - 1 £65,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 59 (90.77%) Python
2 49 (75.38%) Machine Learning
3 45 (69.23%) R
3 45 (69.23%) Mathematics
4 43 (66.15%) Analytics
5 39 (60.00%) Statistics
5 39 (60.00%) PhD
6 30 (46.15%) Algorithms
7 29 (44.62%) Big Data
8 28 (43.08%) SAS
9 27 (41.54%) Computer Science
10 26 (40.00%) SQL
11 25 (38.46%) Data Mining
12 23 (35.38%) Data Analytics
13 20 (30.77%) MATLAB
14 19 (29.23%) Neural Network
15 18 (27.69%) Degree
16 17 (26.15%) Bayesian Methods
16 17 (26.15%) Visualisation
17 16 (24.62%) Statistical Modelling
17 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (23.08%) Data Analysis
18 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (23.08%) Hadoop
19 14 (21.54%) Stata
19 14 (21.54%) Cluster Analysis
19 14 (21.54%) Decision Tree
20 12 (18.46%) C++
20 12 (18.46%) Predictive Modelling
21 11 (16.92%) Open Source

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 28 (43.08%) SAS
2 10 (15.38%) Apache Spark
3 5 (7.69%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Stata
2 10 (15.38%) SPSS
3 4 (6.15%) S-PLUS
4 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) Big Data
2 25 (38.46%) Data Mining
3 15 (23.08%) Hadoop
4 11 (16.92%) NoSQL
5 10 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 6 (9.23%) Apache Hive
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
7 5 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (6.15%) HBase
8 4 (6.15%) QlikView
8 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
9 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.08%) Data Lake
10 2 (3.08%) MySQL
11 1 (1.54%) Amazon QuickSight
11 1 (1.54%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (15.38%) Marketing
2 9 (13.85%) Retail
3 7 (10.77%) Advertising
4 4 (6.15%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Finance
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (3.08%) Celery
2 2 (3.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 30 (46.15%) Algorithms
2 27 (41.54%) Computer Science
3 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (75.38%) Machine Learning
2 45 (69.23%) Mathematics
3 43 (66.15%) Analytics
4 39 (60.00%) Statistics
5 23 (35.38%) Data Analytics
6 19 (29.23%) Neural Network
7 17 (26.15%) Bayesian Methods
7 17 (26.15%) Visualisation
8 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.62%) Statistical Modelling
9 15 (23.08%) Data Analysis
10 14 (21.54%) Cluster Analysis
10 14 (21.54%) Decision Tree
11 12 (18.46%) Predictive Modelling
12 11 (16.92%) Linear Regression
12 11 (16.92%) Logistic Regression
12 11 (16.92%) Open Source
13 10 (15.38%) Neuroscience
13 10 (15.38%) Stochastic Modelling
14 9 (13.85%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 59 (90.77%) Python
2 45 (69.23%) R
3 26 (40.00%) SQL
4 20 (30.77%) MATLAB
5 12 (18.46%) C++
6 10 (15.38%) C
7 5 (7.69%) Java
7 5 (7.69%) Scala
8 4 (6.15%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) C#
9 3 (4.62%) VBA
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (60.00%) PhD
2 18 (27.69%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.54%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Splunk
1 4 (6.15%) Tableau
2 2 (3.08%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.08%) Google
2 2 (3.08%) Hortonworks
2 2 (3.08%) Informatica
2 2 (3.08%) Talend
2 2 (3.08%) Vertica
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
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