Period
to 18 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Scientist
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 388 451
Rank change year-on-year -25 +63 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 84 139 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 67 89 96
South East median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -0.99%
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,500 £29,480
90th Percentile £79,550 £75,000 £75,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 24,022 27,328 29,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19,725 22,715 24,572
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,364 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.73% - +5.26%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
Thames Valley -41 36 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Hampshire +33 31 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Oxfordshire -19 16 £55,000 +4.76%
Berkshire -6 15 £74,250 +48.50% 4
West Sussex +6 7 £70,000 +133.33%
Surrey +39 5 £65,000 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £62,500 +8.70% 1
East Sussex +8 5 £67,250 +16.96%
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 79 (94.05%) Data Science
2 58 (69.05%) Python
3 56 (66.67%) Machine Learning
4 46 (54.76%) Mathematics
5 44 (52.38%) Data Analysis
6 35 (41.67%) Degree
7 32 (38.10%) Computer Science
7 32 (38.10%) Analytics
8 29 (34.52%) Statistics
9 25 (29.76%) R
10 24 (28.57%) Big Data
10 24 (28.57%) Software Engineering
11 22 (26.19%) PhD
11 22 (26.19%) Physics
12 21 (25.00%) Visualisation
13 20 (23.81%) Java
14 17 (20.24%) MATLAB
15 16 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
16 15 (17.86%) Data Analytics
16 15 (17.86%) Deep Learning
16 15 (17.86%) Algorithms
17 14 (16.67%) Scala
17 14 (16.67%) C++
18 13 (15.48%) SQL
18 13 (15.48%) Artificial Intelligence
18 13 (15.48%) Mathematical Modelling
19 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
20 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
21 10 (11.90%) Hadoop
21 10 (11.90%) SAS

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (11.90%) SAS
2 7 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.57%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Stata
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) AWS
1 5 (5.95%) Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.38%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Wireless
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) Big Data
2 10 (11.90%) Hadoop
3 9 (10.71%) GIS
4 7 (8.33%) Data Mining
4 7 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (7.14%) HBase
6 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.76%) Power BI
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.38%) Text Mining
8 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.19%) Mahout
8 1 (1.19%) QlikView
8 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.19%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.19%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (5.95%) Law
1 5 (5.95%) Marketing
1 5 (5.95%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Apache NiFi
1 6 (7.14%) Kafka
2 5 (5.95%) Pandas
2 5 (5.95%) TensorFlow
3 4 (4.76%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (4.76%) NumPy
4 3 (3.57%) Keras
4 3 (3.57%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.38%) PySpark
6 1 (1.19%) .NET
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) D3.js
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) JSON
6 1 (1.19%) MLlib
6 1 (1.19%) OpenCV
6 1 (1.19%) PyTorch
6 1 (1.19%) SciPy
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Algorithms
2 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Smart City
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
1 6 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (94.05%) Data Science
2 56 (66.67%) Machine Learning
3 46 (54.76%) Mathematics
4 44 (52.38%) Data Analysis
5 32 (38.10%) Analytics
5 32 (38.10%) Computer Science
6 29 (34.52%) Statistics
7 24 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 22 (26.19%) Physics
9 21 (25.00%) Visualisation
10 16 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
11 15 (17.86%) Data Analytics
11 15 (17.86%) Deep Learning
12 13 (15.48%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (15.48%) Mathematical Modelling
13 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.71%) ETL
14 9 (10.71%) Predictive Modelling
15 8 (9.52%) Applied Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.05%) Python
2 25 (29.76%) R
3 20 (23.81%) Java
4 17 (20.24%) MATLAB
5 14 (16.67%) C++
5 14 (16.67%) Scala
6 13 (15.48%) SQL
7 5 (5.95%) C
8 3 (3.57%) C#
8 3 (3.57%) F#
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (41.67%) Degree
2 22 (26.19%) PhD
3 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (9.52%) Master's Degree
4 8 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (1.19%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) Tableau
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Alteryx
3 1 (1.19%) Dataiku
3 1 (1.19%) SAP