The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 - 160
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 27 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.00% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 4
Median salary £50,000 - £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.40% +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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2547 2773 2964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.99% 96.55% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1641 1602 1881
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Scotland

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in Scotland

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in Scotland

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Edinburgh - 24 £60,000 - 3
Glasgow - 2 £35,000 - 2
Stirling - 1 £50,000 - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 46 (82.14%) Machine Learning
2 44 (78.57%) Python
3 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 30 (53.57%) R
4 29 (51.79%) Analytics
4 29 (51.79%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (50.00%) Hadoop
6 25 (44.64%) Visualisation
6 25 (44.64%) Degree
7 24 (42.86%) Scala
8 22 (39.29%) Natural Language Processing
9 21 (37.50%) Mathematics
10 18 (32.14%) .NET
11 16 (28.57%) Finance
11 16 (28.57%) Spatial Analysis
12 15 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
13 14 (25.00%) Statistics
13 14 (25.00%) Big Data
14 13 (23.21%) Data Acquisition
14 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (21.43%) SAS
16 11 (19.64%) Operations Research
16 11 (19.64%) Applied Mathematics
16 11 (19.64%) D3.js
16 11 (19.64%) Tableau
17 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
17 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
17 10 (17.86%) Apache Hive
18 9 (16.07%) Java

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (21.43%) SAS
2 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
3 9 (16.07%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
2 15 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (25.00%) Big Data
4 10 (17.86%) Apache Hive
5 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
5 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (10.71%) QlikView
6 5 (8.93%) BigQuery
7 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.79%) Spark SQL
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Legal
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 18 (32.14%) .NET
3 11 (19.64%) D3.js
4 7 (12.50%) Django
4 7 (12.50%) NumPy
5 6 (10.71%) MLlib
6 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
6 5 (8.93%) SciPy
7 2 (3.57%) TensorFlow
8 1 (1.79%) ggplot
8 1 (1.79%) Kafka
8 1 (1.79%) Pandas
8 1 (1.79%) React
8 1 (1.79%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 29 (51.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (82.14%) Machine Learning
2 29 (51.79%) Analytics
3 25 (44.64%) Visualisation
4 21 (37.50%) Mathematics
5 16 (28.57%) Spatial Analysis
6 14 (25.00%) Statistics
7 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (23.21%) Data Acquisition
8 11 (19.64%) Applied Mathematics
8 11 (19.64%) Operations Research
9 9 (16.07%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 9 (16.07%) KYC
10 8 (14.29%) ETL
11 6 (10.71%) Asset Management
11 6 (10.71%) Physics
11 6 (10.71%) Prototyping
11 6 (10.71%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (8.93%) Decision Tree
12 5 (8.93%) Regression Analysis
13 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (78.57%) Python
2 30 (53.57%) R
2 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 24 (42.86%) Scala
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) C#
6 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) PhD
3 5 (8.93%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Ambari
2 1 (1.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Tableau
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Google
3 1 (1.79%) Platfora
Glasgow
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirling
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago