The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / South East
Rank 350 410 445
Rank change year-on-year +60 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 46 46 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.24% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.25% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 10
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.31% -25.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.78% -9.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14420 18572 19803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.67% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12035 15864 15976
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +43 12 £65,000 +26.82% 2
Surrey +38 11 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Kent - 7 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +18 6 £40,000 -15.78%
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Oxfordshire -3 3 £65,000 -3.70% 2
East Sussex - 3 £75,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 53 (69.74%) Python
2 51 (67.11%) R
3 47 (61.84%) Machine Learning
4 44 (57.89%) Mathematics
5 41 (53.95%) Big Data
6 39 (51.32%) Degree
7 35 (46.05%) Statistics
7 35 (46.05%) SQL
8 31 (40.79%) Data Analysis
8 31 (40.79%) Analytics
9 30 (39.47%) Algorithms
10 26 (34.21%) Java
11 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
12 22 (28.95%) Data Mining
13 19 (25.00%) PhD
14 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
15 17 (22.37%) NoSQL
16 15 (19.74%) Predictive Modelling
16 15 (19.74%) C++
17 14 (18.42%) Physics
18 13 (17.11%) Statistical Analysis
18 13 (17.11%) Data Visualisation
18 13 (17.11%) Data Analytics
18 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (15.79%) Apache Spark
19 12 (15.79%) Oracle
20 11 (14.47%) Actionable Insight
20 11 (14.47%) Statistical Modelling
21 10 (13.16%) Mathematical Modelling
22 9 (11.84%) MongoDB

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (15.79%) Apache Spark
2 8 (10.53%) SAS
3 4 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SPSS Modeler
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (53.95%) Big Data
2 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
3 22 (28.95%) Data Mining
4 17 (22.37%) NoSQL
5 9 (11.84%) MongoDB
6 7 (9.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (9.21%) HBase
6 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.58%) Spotfire
8 4 (5.26%) KNIME
8 4 (5.26%) MySQL
9 3 (3.95%) Apache Hive
9 3 (3.95%) Power BI
9 3 (3.95%) QlikView
9 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (7.89%) scikit-learn
3 3 (3.95%) Torch
4 1 (1.32%) Ajax
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) D3.js
4 1 (1.32%) Django
4 1 (1.32%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 30 (39.47%) Algorithms
2 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.21%) Data Structures
5 6 (7.89%) Social Media
5 6 (7.89%) Virtual Team
6 4 (5.26%) Life Science
7 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) Machine Learning
2 44 (57.89%) Mathematics
3 35 (46.05%) Statistics
4 31 (40.79%) Analytics
4 31 (40.79%) Data Analysis
5 18 (23.68%) Visualisation
6 15 (19.74%) Predictive Modelling
7 14 (18.42%) Physics
8 13 (17.11%) Data Analytics
8 13 (17.11%) Data Visualisation
8 13 (17.11%) Statistical Analysis
9 11 (14.47%) Actionable Insight
9 11 (14.47%) Statistical Modelling
10 10 (13.16%) Mathematical Modelling
11 8 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.21%) Open Source
12 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.89%) Operations Research
13 6 (7.89%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 53 (69.74%) Python
2 51 (67.11%) R
3 35 (46.05%) SQL
4 26 (34.21%) Java
5 15 (19.74%) C++
6 9 (11.84%) MATLAB
7 7 (9.21%) Scala
8 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.26%) C
9 4 (5.26%) Perl
10 3 (3.95%) Julia
10 3 (3.95%) VBA
11 1 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) Degree
2 19 (25.00%) PhD
3 1 (1.32%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Tableau
3 3 (3.95%) IBM
3 3 (3.95%) MapR
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
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