Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 427 507 554
Rank change year-on-year +80 +47 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 121 57 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 111 48 71
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £27,500 £34,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +13.64%

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 30,012 30,834 39,168
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.85% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,061 25,569 33,160
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 +52 65 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Oxfordshire +6 44 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Surrey +25 28 £50,000 -18.37% 4
Hampshire -7 19 £45,000 - 3
Berkshire +38 12 £68,750 +30.95%
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £42,500 -29.17%
East Sussex -10 6 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £75,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £48,750 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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.

1 104 (85.95%) Python
2 84 (69.42%) Machine Learning
3 65 (53.72%) Mathematics
4 64 (52.89%) R
5 60 (49.59%) PhD
6 51 (42.15%) Big Data
6 51 (42.15%) Algorithms
7 48 (39.67%) Java
8 44 (36.36%) C++
9 40 (33.06%) Computer Science
10 39 (32.23%) Statistics
10 39 (32.23%) Data Analysis
11 38 (31.40%) Analytics
12 36 (29.75%) Degree
13 32 (26.45%) SQL
13 32 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (25.62%) Physics
15 30 (24.79%) Hadoop
15 30 (24.79%) Visualisation
15 30 (24.79%) MATLAB
16 26 (21.49%) Data Mining
16 26 (21.49%) Apache Spark
17 25 (20.66%) SAS
18 24 (19.83%) Data Visualisation
19 23 (19.01%) Mathematical Modelling
20 22 (18.18%) Apache Hive
21 18 (14.88%) Statistical Analysis
22 16 (13.22%) Finance
23 15 (12.40%) Predictive Analytics
23 15 (12.40%) Retail

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 26 (21.49%) Apache Spark
2 25 (20.66%) SAS
3 6 (4.96%) Apache Pig
3 6 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.48%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.13%) Mathematica
3 4 (3.31%) GNU Octave
3 4 (3.31%) SPSS
3 4 (3.31%) Stata
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) Office 365
3 3 (2.48%) SaaS
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (42.15%) Big Data
2 30 (24.79%) Hadoop
3 26 (21.49%) Data Mining
4 22 (18.18%) Apache Hive
5 14 (11.57%) MongoDB
6 13 (10.74%) NoSQL
7 11 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (7.44%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.96%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (4.96%) Flink
9 6 (4.96%) HBase
10 5 (4.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (4.13%) Power BI
10 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
11 4 (3.31%) GIS
11 4 (3.31%) Impala
12 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.65%) Data Lake
13 2 (1.65%) KNIME
14 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.48%) Hudson
3 3 (2.48%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 15 (12.40%) Retail
3 9 (7.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.57%) Pandas
2 9 (7.44%) scikit-learn
2 9 (7.44%) Seaborn
3 7 (5.79%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (4.96%) Kafka
4 6 (4.96%) TensorFlow
5 3 (2.48%) .NET
5 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (2.48%) CSS3
5 3 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (2.48%) HTML5
5 3 (2.48%) Java EE
5 3 (2.48%) jQuery
5 3 (2.48%) NumPy
5 3 (2.48%) RESTful
5 3 (2.48%) SOAP
5 3 (2.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 51 (42.15%) Algorithms
2 40 (33.06%) Computer Science
3 32 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.31%) Life Science
6 3 (2.48%) Fintech
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
7 2 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) CUDA
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Smart City
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.48%) Linux
1 3 (2.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (69.42%) Machine Learning
2 65 (53.72%) Mathematics
3 39 (32.23%) Data Analysis
3 39 (32.23%) Statistics
4 38 (31.40%) Analytics
5 31 (25.62%) Physics
6 30 (24.79%) Visualisation
7 24 (19.83%) Data Visualisation
8 23 (19.01%) Mathematical Modelling
9 18 (14.88%) Statistical Analysis
10 15 (12.40%) Predictive Analytics
11 14 (11.57%) Data Modelling
11 14 (11.57%) Software Engineering
11 14 (11.57%) Statistical Modelling
12 12 (9.92%) Bayesian Methods
13 11 (9.09%) Data Analytics
14 10 (8.26%) Artificial Intelligence
14 10 (8.26%) MapReduce
15 9 (7.44%) Deep Learning
15 9 (7.44%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 104 (85.95%) Python
2 64 (52.89%) R
3 48 (39.67%) Java
4 44 (36.36%) C++
5 32 (26.45%) SQL
6 30 (24.79%) MATLAB
7 11 (9.09%) C#
8 10 (8.26%) Scala
9 8 (6.61%) C
10 6 (4.96%) Perl
11 4 (3.31%) Fortran
11 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.65%) Ruby
14 1 (0.83%) Julia
Qualifications
1 60 (49.59%) PhD
2 36 (29.75%) Degree
3 12 (9.92%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) Google
3 5 (4.13%) Tableau
4 4 (3.31%) Capita
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) Teradata
4 4 (3.31%) Twitter
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
5 1 (0.83%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.83%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy