Data Science Jobs in Scotland

Data Science
UK > Scotland

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 163 104 137
Rank change year-on-year -59 +33 -24
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 120 125 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.78% 2.75% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.91% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 59
10th Percentile £46,306 £50,183 £34,100
25th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +17.39% +15.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £86,502 £76,250
90th Percentile £96,539 £93,750 £86,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,194 4,298 5,452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 91.80% 94.48% 91.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,404 2,120 2,834
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,000 £31,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £41,233
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £68,275
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Scotland

Data Science
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Science in Scotland.

Salary trend for Data Science in Scotland

Data Science
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Science in Scotland

Data Science
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Edinburgh +61 75 £70,000 +9.38% 9
Glasgow -110 38 £60,000 -35.14% 4
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Data Science
UK

Data Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.50%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.17%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 48 (40.00%) GCP
2 45 (37.50%) AWS
3 28 (23.33%) Power Platform
4 26 (21.67%) SaaS
5 20 (16.67%) Amazon S3
5 20 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
5 20 (16.67%) Azure
5 20 (16.67%) Google Docs
5 20 (16.67%) Lucidchart
5 20 (16.67%) Miro
5 20 (16.67%) Slack
6 6 (5.00%) Snowflake
7 5 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.67%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.83%) Vertex AI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) Big Data
2 25 (20.83%) Power BI
3 23 (19.17%) Hadoop
4 20 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (16.67%) Redis
4 20 (16.67%) Scylla
5 15 (12.50%) Tableau
6 9 (7.50%) BigQuery
6 9 (7.50%) Looker
7 6 (5.00%) Data Vault
8 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.67%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.67%) Delta Lake
9 2 (1.67%) Metadata
9 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Git
1 1 (0.83%) GoCD
1 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (45.00%) Finance
2 38 (31.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 35 (29.17%) Social Skills
4 32 (26.67%) Banking
5 30 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (19.17%) Marketing
7 21 (17.50%) Games
8 20 (16.67%) Financial Institution
8 20 (16.67%) Law
9 19 (15.83%) Investment Banking
10 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (3.33%) Retail
12 1 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (44.17%) Principal Engineer
2 48 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 44 (36.67%) Principal Software Engineer
4 23 (19.17%) Senior
5 18 (15.00%) Data Manager
6 16 (13.33%) Data Science Manager
6 16 (13.33%) Engineering Manager
7 15 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (12.50%) AWS Software Engineer
7 15 (12.50%) Data Engineer
7 15 (12.50%) Python Engineer
7 15 (12.50%) Python Software Engineer
8 12 (10.00%) Lead
9 11 (9.17%) Data Scientist
10 10 (8.33%) Architect
10 10 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (8.33%) Principal Modelling Engineer
11 9 (7.50%) Data Architect
11 9 (7.50%) Principal Data Engineer
12 6 (5.00%) Principal Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) Kafka
2 20 (16.67%) GraphQL
3 8 (6.67%) Pandas
4 5 (4.17%) XGBoost
5 3 (2.50%) PySpark
6 2 (1.67%) Django
6 2 (1.67%) jQuery
6 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.17%) Cloud Native
2 28 (23.33%) Data Structures
3 22 (18.33%) Algorithms
4 9 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.50%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.50%) Low-Code
7 1 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Linux
1 5 (4.17%) Windows
2 4 (3.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.83%) Agile
2 55 (45.83%) Analytics
3 53 (44.17%) Software Engineering
4 48 (40.00%) Machine Learning
5 37 (30.83%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (27.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 29 (24.17%) Use Case
8 28 (23.33%) Data Analysis
8 28 (23.33%) User Experience
9 26 (21.67%) Data Engineering
10 25 (20.83%) DevOps
11 24 (20.00%) Computer Security
11 24 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 24 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
12 23 (19.17%) Data Analytics
13 22 (18.33%) Coaching
13 22 (18.33%) SDLC
14 20 (16.67%) Operational Stability
14 20 (16.67%) UX Research
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.17%) Python
2 32 (26.67%) SQL
3 22 (18.33%) Java
4 21 (17.50%) Bash
4 21 (17.50%) Scala
5 20 (16.67%) Go
6 6 (5.00%) R
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.83%) Degree
1 1 (0.83%) OCP
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) GDPR
2 5 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.67%) IFRS
3 2 (1.67%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.67%) Terraform
3 1 (0.83%) Grafana
Vendors
1 44 (36.67%) Google
2 24 (20.00%) Dell
3 8 (6.67%) Databricks
4 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) Teradata
6 1 (0.83%) VMware