Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 420 465 563
Rank change year-on-year +45 +98 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 124 77 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 118 54 56
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,625 £75,000 £71,875
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 29,551 28,729 37,077
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 96.80% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24,575 24,093 31,552
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,820 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +20 58 £55,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +16 38 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Surrey +28 28 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Hampshire -17 17 £50,000 +0.60% 1
West Sussex +12 16 £30,000 -14.29%
Berkshire -14 11 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £57,500 +43.75%
East Sussex -24 3 £47,500 -32.14%
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 20 July 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.

1 119 (95.97%) Data Science
2 100 (80.65%) Machine Learning
3 88 (70.97%) Python
4 85 (68.55%) R
5 70 (56.45%) Algorithms
6 59 (47.58%) Data Analysis
7 56 (45.16%) Mathematics
8 55 (44.35%) Big Data
9 49 (39.52%) Apache Spark
10 46 (37.10%) Hadoop
10 46 (37.10%) SQL
11 45 (36.29%) PhD
12 43 (34.68%) Java
13 42 (33.87%) Analytics
14 40 (32.26%) MATLAB
15 36 (29.03%) C++
15 36 (29.03%) Physics
16 30 (24.19%) Predictive Modelling
16 30 (24.19%) Degree
16 30 (24.19%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (23.39%) Scala
18 28 (22.58%) Artificial Intelligence
19 26 (20.97%) Visualisation
19 26 (20.97%) Computer Science
20 23 (18.55%) Data Analytics
20 23 (18.55%) Mathematical Modelling
20 23 (18.55%) Data Structures
21 22 (17.74%) Data Visualisation
21 22 (17.74%) SAS
22 21 (16.94%) MongoDB

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 49 (39.52%) Apache Spark
2 22 (17.74%) SAS
3 4 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.42%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) Jupyter
Applications
1 17 (13.71%) GNU Octave
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.84%) Stata
4 5 (4.03%) SPSS
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.84%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Internet
1 2 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (44.35%) Big Data
2 46 (37.10%) Hadoop
3 21 (16.94%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (12.10%) Apache Hive
5 14 (11.29%) NoSQL
6 11 (8.87%) Data Mining
6 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.65%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.03%) Power BI
8 5 (4.03%) Text Mining
9 4 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.23%) Flink
9 4 (3.23%) Impala
10 3 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.42%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (2.42%) MarkLogic
10 3 (2.42%) Triplestore
11 2 (1.61%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Git (software)
1 14 (11.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 18 (14.52%) Retail
2 8 (6.45%) Marketing
3 3 (2.42%) Electronics
3 3 (2.42%) Finance
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) Kafka
2 10 (8.06%) D3.js
3 8 (6.45%) Pandas
4 7 (5.65%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (5.65%) Torch
5 6 (4.84%) ggplot
6 4 (3.23%) J2EE
6 4 (3.23%) J2SE
6 4 (3.23%) NumPy
7 3 (2.42%) Bokeh
7 3 (2.42%) TensorFlow
8 2 (1.61%) Keras
8 2 (1.61%) REST
8 2 (1.61%) scikit-learn
9 1 (0.81%) Akka
9 1 (0.81%) Matplotlib
9 1 (0.81%) MLlib
9 1 (0.81%) PySpark
9 1 (0.81%) SciPy
9 1 (0.81%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 70 (56.45%) Algorithms
2 26 (20.97%) Computer Science
3 23 (18.55%) Data Structures
4 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.81%) Blog
7 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.61%) Linux
1 2 (1.61%) Unix
2 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (95.97%) Data Science
2 100 (80.65%) Machine Learning
3 59 (47.58%) Data Analysis
4 56 (45.16%) Mathematics
5 42 (33.87%) Analytics
6 36 (29.03%) Physics
7 30 (24.19%) Predictive Modelling
7 30 (24.19%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (22.58%) Artificial Intelligence
9 26 (20.97%) Visualisation
10 23 (18.55%) Data Analytics
10 23 (18.55%) Mathematical Modelling
11 22 (17.74%) Data Visualisation
12 18 (14.52%) Image Processing
12 18 (14.52%) Neural Network
12 18 (14.52%) Statistics
13 17 (13.71%) Deep Learning
14 16 (12.90%) Critical Thinking
14 16 (12.90%) Support Vector Machines
15 15 (12.10%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 88 (70.97%) Python
2 85 (68.55%) R
3 46 (37.10%) SQL
4 43 (34.68%) Java
5 40 (32.26%) MATLAB
6 36 (29.03%) C++
7 29 (23.39%) Scala
8 16 (12.90%) C#
8 16 (12.90%) HiveQL
9 8 (6.45%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.65%) Julia
11 3 (2.42%) C
11 3 (2.42%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.81%) Fortran
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (36.29%) PhD
2 30 (24.19%) Degree
3 11 (8.87%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.23%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.61%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (12.90%) HDFS
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (6.45%) Tableau
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.65%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) Capita
4 4 (3.23%) Sun
5 3 (2.42%) Talend
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.81%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.81%) MapR
6 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.81%) Teradata