Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 451 556
Rank change year-on-year +64 +105 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 139 107 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.36% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90 97 39
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £37,375 £29,876 £35,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,500 £71,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £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 27,795 29,577 34,309
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23,105 24,699 28,756
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,440 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +66 115 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Oxfordshire +38 65 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Berkshire +36 47 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Hampshire -10 12 £60,000 +20.00%
West Sussex +5 6 £30,000 -38.46%
Surrey +18 3 £32,500 -25.71% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
East Sussex -11 3 £57,500 -17.86%
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 135 (97.12%) Data Science
2 112 (80.58%) R
3 107 (76.98%) Python
4 99 (71.22%) Algorithms
5 97 (69.78%) Mathematics
6 86 (61.87%) Machine Learning
7 82 (58.99%) SQL
8 81 (58.27%) Analytics
9 76 (54.68%) Hadoop
10 68 (48.92%) Big Data
11 67 (48.20%) Visualisation
12 62 (44.60%) Data Visualisation
12 62 (44.60%) Apache Hive
12 62 (44.60%) Apache Spark
13 60 (43.17%) Degree
14 58 (41.73%) Statistics
14 58 (41.73%) Tableau
15 54 (38.85%) Java
15 54 (38.85%) Artificial Intelligence
16 53 (38.13%) C++
17 43 (30.94%) Kafka
18 42 (30.22%) Retail
19 39 (28.06%) Apache
19 39 (28.06%) Git (software)
19 39 (28.06%) Decision-Making
20 38 (27.34%) Random Forest
20 38 (27.34%) SAS
20 38 (27.34%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
22 36 (25.90%) Operations Research

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 62 (44.60%) Apache Spark
2 39 (28.06%) Apache
3 38 (27.34%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (11.51%) GNU Octave
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.32%) SPSS
3 2 (1.44%) Stata
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (16.55%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.60%) SaaS
4 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.44%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (54.68%) Hadoop
2 68 (48.92%) Big Data
3 62 (44.60%) Apache Hive
4 36 (25.90%) Power BI
5 35 (25.18%) Text Mining
6 33 (23.74%) SAP HANA
7 28 (20.14%) Data Mining
8 22 (15.83%) Spotfire
9 7 (5.04%) NoSQL
10 6 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
11 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.16%) MySQL
13 2 (1.44%) Apache Zeppelin
13 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
14 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.51%) Subversion
3 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (30.22%) Retail
2 36 (25.90%) Finance
3 33 (23.74%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.94%) Kafka
2 36 (25.90%) D3.js
3 33 (23.74%) ggplot
4 15 (10.79%) Natural Language Processing
5 8 (5.76%) Pandas
6 7 (5.04%) TensorFlow
7 6 (4.32%) NumPy
7 6 (4.32%) scikit-learn
7 6 (4.32%) SciPy
8 4 (2.88%) J2EE
8 4 (2.88%) J2SE
9 3 (2.16%) Torch
10 2 (1.44%) ggplot2
10 2 (1.44%) Keras
10 2 (1.44%) Matplotlib
10 2 (1.44%) MDX
10 2 (1.44%) Seaborn
11 1 (0.72%) OpenNLP
11 1 (0.72%) PySpark
11 1 (0.72%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 99 (71.22%) Algorithms
2 33 (23.74%) Social Network
3 28 (20.14%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.04%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (5.04%) Life Science
6 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.60%) Linux
2 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (97.12%) Data Science
2 97 (69.78%) Mathematics
3 86 (61.87%) Machine Learning
4 81 (58.27%) Analytics
5 67 (48.20%) Visualisation
6 62 (44.60%) Data Visualisation
7 58 (41.73%) Statistics
8 54 (38.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 39 (28.06%) Decision-Making
10 38 (27.34%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (27.34%) Random Forest
11 36 (25.90%) Data Modelling
11 36 (25.90%) Operations Research
11 36 (25.90%) Physics
12 34 (24.46%) Data Analysis
12 34 (24.46%) Data Analytics
12 34 (24.46%) Data Engineering
12 34 (24.46%) Econometrics
12 34 (24.46%) Quantitative Research
13 33 (23.74%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 112 (80.58%) R
2 107 (76.98%) Python
3 82 (58.99%) SQL
4 54 (38.85%) Java
5 53 (38.13%) C++
6 24 (17.27%) MATLAB
7 23 (16.55%) Delphi
8 19 (13.67%) C#
9 10 (7.19%) Scala
10 4 (2.88%) HiveQL
11 3 (2.16%) C
11 3 (2.16%) Julia
11 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (43.17%) Degree
2 32 (23.02%) PhD
3 9 (6.47%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (23.74%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 58 (41.73%) Tableau
2 33 (23.74%) SAP
3 23 (16.55%) Google
4 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle
6 4 (2.88%) Sun
7 2 (1.44%) RapidMiner
8 1 (0.72%) Talend
8 1 (0.72%) Teradata