Period
to 22 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 441 424 473
Rank change year-on-year -17 +49 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 74 124 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 62 118 54
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,125 £71,625 £75,000
England median annual salary £61,638 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -1.38% -3.85% +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 25,531 29,293 28,960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.98% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20,850 24,359 24,285
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,949 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +8 31 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire +3 26 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Oxfordshire +28 19 £53,750 +2.38%
West Sussex -5 12 £55,000 +83.33%
Berkshire +23 9 £80,000 +45.45% 1
East Sussex +14 6 £53,500 +12.63%
Buckinghamshire +18 3 £57,500 - 1
Surrey -2 3 £63,750 +15.91% 1
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 74 (100.00%) Data Science
2 58 (78.38%) Python
3 50 (67.57%) Mathematics
4 48 (64.86%) Machine Learning
5 45 (60.81%) Data Analysis
6 43 (58.11%) R
7 33 (44.59%) Analytics
7 33 (44.59%) PhD
8 32 (43.24%) Computer Science
9 31 (41.89%) C++
10 29 (39.19%) Java
11 28 (37.84%) Physics
12 26 (35.14%) MATLAB
13 24 (32.43%) Software Engineering
13 24 (32.43%) Algorithms
14 23 (31.08%) Big Data
15 22 (29.73%) Data Analytics
16 21 (28.38%) Visualisation
17 20 (27.03%) Degree
18 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (24.32%) Mathematical Modelling
19 14 (18.92%) Statistics
20 12 (16.22%) SQL
20 12 (16.22%) Deep Learning
20 12 (16.22%) Hadoop
21 11 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
21 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
21 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
22 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
23 9 (12.16%) Data Management

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 7 (9.46%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.05%) Apache
2 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 1 (1.35%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Wireless
2 2 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) Big Data
2 12 (16.22%) Hadoop
3 8 (10.81%) GIS
3 8 (10.81%) HBase
3 8 (10.81%) Spatial Data
4 4 (5.41%) SQLPlus
5 3 (4.05%) Power BI
6 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.70%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.35%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) Mahout
7 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.35%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (9.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Apache NiFi
1 8 (10.81%) Kafka
1 8 (10.81%) Web Services
2 5 (6.76%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (6.76%) TensorFlow
3 3 (4.05%) Pandas
4 2 (2.70%) Keras
4 2 (2.70%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.70%) Theano
5 1 (1.35%) D3.js
5 1 (1.35%) MLlib
5 1 (1.35%) NumPy
5 1 (1.35%) SciPy
5 1 (1.35%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) Algorithms
2 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Linux
1 2 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Data Science
2 50 (67.57%) Mathematics
3 48 (64.86%) Machine Learning
4 45 (60.81%) Data Analysis
5 33 (44.59%) Analytics
6 32 (43.24%) Computer Science
7 28 (37.84%) Physics
8 24 (32.43%) Software Engineering
9 22 (29.73%) Data Analytics
10 21 (28.38%) Visualisation
11 18 (24.32%) Mathematical Modelling
12 14 (18.92%) Statistics
13 12 (16.22%) Deep Learning
14 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
14 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (12.16%) Data Management
16 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (10.81%) Predictive Modelling
16 8 (10.81%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (78.38%) Python
2 43 (58.11%) R
3 31 (41.89%) C++
4 29 (39.19%) Java
5 26 (35.14%) MATLAB
6 12 (16.22%) SQL
7 9 (12.16%) C
7 9 (12.16%) C#
8 5 (6.76%) Scala
9 3 (4.05%) F#
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) PhD
2 20 (27.03%) Degree
3 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) Master's Degree
5 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (6.76%) Tableau
2 1 (1.35%) Dataiku
2 1 (1.35%) SAP