Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 541 599
Rank change year-on-year +101 +58 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 107 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 98 41 48
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -41.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £37,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,375 £70,000 £73,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +12.73%

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 29763 33916 41254
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24844 28453 34418
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +80 61 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +20 39 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Hampshire +26 20 £49,850 -5.05% 4
Surrey +15 15 £43,750 - 2
Berkshire +51 12 £68,750 +30.95% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 10 £42,500 -
East Sussex +9 9 £70,000 -6.67%
West Sussex - 2 £48,750 -
Middlesex - 1 £75,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 87 (81.31%) Python
2 76 (71.03%) Machine Learning
3 55 (51.40%) R
4 50 (46.73%) Mathematics
5 48 (44.86%) Big Data
6 45 (42.06%) PhD
7 43 (40.19%) Algorithms
8 42 (39.25%) Statistics
9 39 (36.45%) Java
10 36 (33.64%) C++
10 36 (33.64%) Analytics
11 34 (31.78%) Computer Science
12 32 (29.91%) Visualisation
13 31 (28.97%) SQL
14 30 (28.04%) Degree
15 29 (27.10%) Hadoop
16 27 (25.23%) Data Analysis
17 26 (24.30%) Data Visualisation
18 25 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (23.36%) Apache Spark
19 24 (22.43%) Data Mining
20 23 (21.50%) MATLAB
21 22 (20.56%) Physics
22 19 (17.76%) SAS
23 18 (16.82%) Apache Hive
24 17 (15.89%) Finance
24 17 (15.89%) Statistical Analysis
25 15 (14.02%) Retail
25 15 (14.02%) Data Modelling
26 14 (13.08%) Predictive Analytics

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 25 (23.36%) Apache Spark
2 19 (17.76%) SAS
3 4 (3.74%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
4 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.67%) Mathematica
3 4 (3.74%) SPSS
4 2 (1.87%) GNU Octave
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (44.86%) Big Data
2 29 (27.10%) Hadoop
3 24 (22.43%) Data Mining
4 18 (16.82%) Apache Hive
5 14 (13.08%) NoSQL
6 10 (9.35%) Relational Database
7 9 (8.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (8.41%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.67%) HBase
8 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (3.74%) Flink
9 4 (3.74%) GIS
10 3 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.80%) KNIME
10 3 (2.80%) Power BI
10 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.87%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.87%) Impala
12 1 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.80%) Hudson
3 3 (2.80%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
2 15 (14.02%) Retail
3 8 (7.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (11.21%) Pandas
2 12 (11.21%) scikit-learn
3 9 (8.41%) Seaborn
4 6 (5.61%) TensorFlow
5 5 (4.67%) CSS
6 4 (3.74%) Kafka
7 3 (2.80%) .NET
7 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.80%) CSS3
7 3 (2.80%) HTML
7 3 (2.80%) HTML5
7 3 (2.80%) Java EE
7 3 (2.80%) jQuery
7 3 (2.80%) Lucene
7 3 (2.80%) MLlib
7 3 (2.80%) RESTful
7 3 (2.80%) SOAP
7 3 (2.80%) Velocity
7 3 (2.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (40.19%) Algorithms
2 34 (31.78%) Computer Science
3 25 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.74%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.93%) CUDA
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Smart City
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.80%) Linux
1 3 (2.80%) Unix
1 3 (2.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (71.03%) Machine Learning
2 50 (46.73%) Mathematics
3 42 (39.25%) Statistics
4 36 (33.64%) Analytics
5 32 (29.91%) Visualisation
6 27 (25.23%) Data Analysis
7 26 (24.30%) Data Visualisation
8 22 (20.56%) Physics
9 17 (15.89%) Statistical Analysis
10 15 (14.02%) Data Modelling
11 14 (13.08%) Predictive Analytics
12 13 (12.15%) Bayesian Methods
12 13 (12.15%) Statistical Modelling
13 11 (10.28%) Mathematical Modelling
13 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.35%) Neural Network
15 9 (8.41%) Artificial Intelligence
15 9 (8.41%) MapReduce
16 8 (7.48%) Deep Learning
16 8 (7.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 87 (81.31%) Python
2 55 (51.40%) R
3 39 (36.45%) Java
4 36 (33.64%) C++
5 31 (28.97%) SQL
6 23 (21.50%) MATLAB
7 12 (11.21%) C#
8 10 (9.35%) Scala
9 8 (7.48%) C
10 7 (6.54%) Perl
11 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
12 4 (3.74%) Fortran
13 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.87%) Julia
14 2 (1.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (42.06%) PhD
2 30 (28.04%) Degree
3 9 (8.41%) Master's Degree
4 7 (6.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Google
3 5 (4.67%) Tableau
4 4 (3.74%) Capita
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Teradata
4 4 (3.74%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy