Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £49,750 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 201 -
Rank change year-on-year +32 - +251
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 54 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.96% 0.29% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 0
Scotland median annual salary £49,750 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.50% - -
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5398 4990 6140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.00% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3449 3098 3950
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,825 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Edinburgh +14 40 £45,000 -10.00%
Glasgow +10 20 £49,750 -0.50%
Stirling - 3 £57,500 -
Dundee - 2 £50,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 48 (88.89%) Python
2 47 (87.04%) Machine Learning
3 38 (70.37%) Statistics
4 32 (59.26%) SQL
5 31 (57.41%) R
6 27 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (50.00%) Mathematics
7 25 (46.30%) Degree
7 25 (46.30%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (46.30%) Algorithms
8 18 (33.33%) Apache Spark
8 18 (33.33%) Visualisation
9 16 (29.63%) Analytics
9 16 (29.63%) Relational Database
10 15 (27.78%) MongoDB
10 15 (27.78%) Applied Mathematics
11 14 (25.93%) ETL
11 14 (25.93%) NumPy
11 14 (25.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (24.07%) Big Data
12 13 (24.07%) Statistical Analysis
12 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (22.22%) SAS
14 11 (20.37%) PhD
14 11 (20.37%) Finance
14 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
15 10 (18.52%) Operations Research
15 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
16 9 (16.67%) MLlib

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 18 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 12 (22.22%) SAS
3 2 (3.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (46.30%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (29.63%) Relational Database
4 15 (27.78%) MongoDB
5 14 (25.93%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (24.07%) Big Data
7 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
8 6 (11.11%) Apache Hive
9 5 (9.26%) Data Mining
10 4 (7.41%) QlikView
11 3 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
12 2 (3.70%) Text Mining
13 1 (1.85%) BigQuery
13 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
13 1 (1.85%) MySQL
13 1 (1.85%) Power BI
13 1 (1.85%) Spark SQL
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Games
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) NumPy
2 9 (16.67%) MLlib
3 8 (14.81%) SciPy
4 6 (11.11%) D3.js
5 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.26%) Django
6 3 (5.56%) ggplot
6 3 (5.56%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (3.70%) HTML
7 2 (3.70%) HTML5
7 2 (3.70%) Pandas
7 2 (3.70%) TensorFlow
8 1 (1.85%) .NET
8 1 (1.85%) Bokeh
8 1 (1.85%) Kafka
8 1 (1.85%) PySpark
8 1 (1.85%) scikit-learn
8 1 (1.85%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Algorithms
2 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Machine Learning
2 38 (70.37%) Statistics
3 27 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 18 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 16 (29.63%) Analytics
6 15 (27.78%) Applied Mathematics
7 14 (25.93%) ETL
8 13 (24.07%) Statistical Analysis
9 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (18.52%) Operations Research
11 9 (16.67%) Physics
12 8 (14.81%) Prototyping
13 7 (12.96%) Data Analytics
13 7 (12.96%) Data Visualisation
14 6 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
15 5 (9.26%) Creative Problem-Solving
15 5 (9.26%) Creative Thinking
16 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
16 4 (7.41%) Deep Learning
16 4 (7.41%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 48 (88.89%) Python
2 32 (59.26%) SQL
3 31 (57.41%) R
4 9 (16.67%) Java
5 8 (14.81%) MATLAB
6 7 (12.96%) Scala
7 3 (5.56%) C++
7 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.70%) C
8 2 (3.70%) VB
8 2 (3.70%) VBA
9 1 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (1.85%) HiveQL
9 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Degree
2 11 (20.37%) PhD
3 4 (7.41%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Ambari
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Tableau
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Vertica