Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 401 459 563
Rank change year-on-year +58 +104 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 136 79 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 111 62 37
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,921 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,125 £73,750
England median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 28,584 28,086 35,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.71% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23,785 23,400 29,635
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +37 87 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Oxfordshire +25 57 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Berkshire -6 23 £55,000 -25.42% 1
Surrey +33 22 £60,000 - 2
Hampshire -23 13 £46,250 -7.22% 1
West Sussex - 11 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £57,500 +39.39%
East Sussex -24 2 £43,750 -37.50%
Kent - 1 £65,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 132 (97.06%) Data Science
2 104 (76.47%) Python
2 104 (76.47%) R
3 98 (72.06%) Machine Learning
4 86 (63.24%) Algorithms
5 78 (57.35%) Mathematics
6 66 (48.53%) Analytics
7 65 (47.79%) Hadoop
7 65 (47.79%) SQL
8 63 (46.32%) Big Data
9 58 (42.65%) Apache Spark
10 57 (41.91%) Java
11 50 (36.76%) Visualisation
12 49 (36.03%) Data Analysis
13 47 (34.56%) C++
14 46 (33.82%) Data Visualisation
15 43 (31.62%) Apache Hive
15 43 (31.62%) Degree
16 41 (30.15%) PhD
17 39 (28.68%) Artificial Intelligence
18 37 (27.21%) MATLAB
18 37 (27.21%) Physics
19 35 (25.74%) Statistics
19 35 (25.74%) Tableau
20 34 (25.00%) Computer Science
21 32 (23.53%) Data Analytics
22 31 (22.79%) Git (software)
23 27 (19.85%) Kafka
24 25 (18.38%) Retail
24 25 (18.38%) 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 58 (42.65%) Apache Spark
2 25 (18.38%) SAS
3 14 (10.29%) Apache
4 3 (2.21%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.74%) Jupyter
Applications
1 20 (14.71%) GNU Octave
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.94%) SPSS
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.74%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.29%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Internet
1 2 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (47.79%) Hadoop
2 63 (46.32%) Big Data
3 43 (31.62%) Apache Hive
4 22 (16.18%) Data Mining
5 19 (13.97%) Power BI
5 19 (13.97%) Text Mining
6 16 (11.76%) MongoDB
7 14 (10.29%) SAP HANA
7 14 (10.29%) Spotfire
8 12 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (8.82%) NoSQL
9 10 (7.35%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.15%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (2.21%) Impala
12 3 (2.21%) MarkLogic
12 3 (2.21%) Triplestore
13 2 (1.47%) Apache Zeppelin
13 2 (1.47%) Flink
Development Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 25 (18.38%) Retail
2 17 (12.50%) Finance
3 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.15%) Marketing
5 3 (2.21%) Electronics
5 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.85%) Kafka
2 23 (16.91%) D3.js
3 20 (14.71%) ggplot
4 12 (8.82%) Natural Language Processing
5 9 (6.62%) Pandas
6 7 (5.15%) Torch
7 5 (3.68%) NumPy
8 4 (2.94%) J2EE
8 4 (2.94%) J2SE
9 3 (2.21%) Bokeh
9 3 (2.21%) Keras
9 3 (2.21%) TensorFlow
10 2 (1.47%) REST
10 2 (1.47%) scikit-learn
10 2 (1.47%) SciPy
11 1 (0.74%) Matplotlib
11 1 (0.74%) OpenNLP
11 1 (0.74%) PySpark
11 1 (0.74%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 86 (63.24%) Algorithms
2 34 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 16 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 14 (10.29%) Social Network
5 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.21%) Life Science
7 3 (2.21%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.74%) Blog
9 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.74%) User Experience
9 1 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.47%) Linux
1 2 (1.47%) Unix
2 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (97.06%) Data Science
2 98 (72.06%) Machine Learning
3 78 (57.35%) Mathematics
4 66 (48.53%) Analytics
5 50 (36.76%) Visualisation
6 49 (36.03%) Data Analysis
7 46 (33.82%) Data Visualisation
8 39 (28.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 37 (27.21%) Physics
10 35 (25.74%) Statistics
11 32 (23.53%) Data Analytics
12 24 (17.65%) Neural Network
13 23 (16.91%) Predictive Modelling
14 22 (16.18%) Deep Learning
14 22 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (15.44%) Data Modelling
15 21 (15.44%) Image Processing
15 21 (15.44%) Random Forest
16 20 (14.71%) Mathematical Modelling
16 20 (14.71%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 104 (76.47%) Python
1 104 (76.47%) R
2 65 (47.79%) SQL
3 57 (41.91%) Java
4 47 (34.56%) C++
5 37 (27.21%) MATLAB
6 20 (14.71%) C#
7 18 (13.24%) Scala
8 14 (10.29%) Delphi
9 9 (6.62%) HiveQL
10 8 (5.88%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.15%) Julia
12 3 (2.21%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.74%) C
13 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (31.62%) Degree
2 41 (30.15%) PhD
3 8 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 6 (4.41%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 35 (25.74%) Tableau
2 14 (10.29%) Google
2 14 (10.29%) SAP
3 7 (5.15%) Oracle
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.94%) Capita
5 4 (2.94%) Sun
6 3 (2.21%) Talend
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) Teradata