The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 159 152
Rank change year-on-year +48 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 30 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.28% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 1
Median salary £70,000 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.64% -8.82%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £48,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14%  

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 2241 2806 2955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.93% 94.80% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 1825 1825
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 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
Edinburgh +25 26 £80,000 +146.15% 2
Glasgow - 4 £60,000 - 1
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 26 (81.25%) Python
2 25 (78.13%) Machine Learning
3 18 (56.25%) R
3 18 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (53.13%) Analytics
4 17 (53.13%) Natural Language Processing
4 17 (53.13%) SQL
5 15 (46.88%) Hadoop
6 14 (43.75%) Visualisation
7 13 (40.63%) Scala
7 13 (40.63%) .NET
8 11 (34.38%) Spatial Analysis
9 10 (31.25%) Data Acquisition
10 9 (28.13%) Degree
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
13 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
13 6 (18.75%) Legal
13 6 (18.75%) Data Mining
14 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
14 5 (15.63%) Regression Analysis
14 5 (15.63%) KYC
14 5 (15.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 5 (15.63%) Apache Pig
14 5 (15.63%) Ambari
14 5 (15.63%) Decision Tree
15 4 (12.50%) Case Management
15 4 (12.50%) Factor Analysis
15 4 (12.50%) Change Control

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 5 (15.63%) Apache Pig
2 4 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) Hadoop
2 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
2 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (18.75%) Data Mining
4 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
5 4 (12.50%) Big Data
5 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (6.25%) BigQuery
7 1 (3.13%) QlikView
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (40.63%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) D3.js
3 4 (12.50%) Django
4 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Machine Learning
2 17 (53.13%) Analytics
3 14 (43.75%) Visualisation
4 11 (34.38%) Spatial Analysis
5 10 (31.25%) Data Acquisition
6 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
7 5 (15.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 5 (15.63%) Decision Tree
7 5 (15.63%) KYC
7 5 (15.63%) Regression Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
8 4 (12.50%) Business Analytics
8 4 (12.50%) Case Management
8 4 (12.50%) Change Control
8 4 (12.50%) Factor Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Line Management
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) Python
2 18 (56.25%) R
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
4 13 (40.63%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Ambari
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Platfora
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago