Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 473 538
Rank change year-on-year +43 +65 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 126 76 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 119 56 84
South East median annual salary £50,000 £58,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.53% +17.00% -21.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £72,625
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +8.70%

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 30,701 29,086 37,923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.94% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,587 24,280 32,275
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +12 44 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Surrey +35 39 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Hampshire -18 26 £45,000 +12.50%
Oxfordshire +1 25 £53,750 -8.12% 3
West Sussex +15 12 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire -9 12 £62,500 -3.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £57,500 -11.54%
East Sussex -14 3 £47,500 -36.67%
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 22 April 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.

1 125 (99.21%) Data Science
2 98 (77.78%) Python
3 97 (76.98%) Machine Learning
4 78 (61.90%) R
5 77 (61.11%) Mathematics
6 66 (52.38%) PhD
6 66 (52.38%) Algorithms
7 61 (48.41%) Data Analysis
8 56 (44.44%) Big Data
9 47 (37.30%) Java
10 45 (35.71%) Physics
11 44 (34.92%) Apache Spark
12 42 (33.33%) Computer Science
13 41 (32.54%) C++
13 41 (32.54%) SQL
14 40 (31.75%) Analytics
15 39 (30.95%) Hadoop
16 38 (30.16%) MATLAB
17 37 (29.37%) SAS
18 35 (27.78%) Mathematical Modelling
19 34 (26.98%) Degree
20 33 (26.19%) Statistics
20 33 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
21 26 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (19.84%) Visualisation
23 23 (18.25%) Scala
23 23 (18.25%) Data Visualisation
23 23 (18.25%) MongoDB
24 19 (15.08%) Data Analytics
24 19 (15.08%) Predictive Modelling

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 44 (34.92%) Apache Spark
2 37 (29.37%) SAS
3 9 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Stata
2 8 (6.35%) GNU Octave
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.76%) SPSS
4 4 (3.17%) Mathematica
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.35%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (44.44%) Big Data
2 39 (30.95%) Hadoop
3 23 (18.25%) MongoDB
4 17 (13.49%) Data Mining
5 13 (10.32%) Apache Hive
5 13 (10.32%) NoSQL
6 12 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (7.14%) Flink
8 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.17%) Impala
10 3 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.38%) MarkLogic
10 3 (2.38%) Power BI
10 3 (2.38%) Triplestore
11 2 (1.59%) HBase
11 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.59%) Text Mining
12 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.97%) Subversion
General
1 19 (15.08%) Retail
2 7 (5.56%) Marketing
3 3 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Finance
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) Kafka
2 4 (3.17%) D3.js
2 4 (3.17%) Pandas
3 3 (2.38%) ggplot
3 3 (2.38%) NumPy
4 2 (1.59%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.59%) scikit-learn
4 2 (1.59%) Torch
5 1 (0.79%) Akka
5 1 (0.79%) MLlib
5 1 (0.79%) Seaborn
5 1 (0.79%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (52.38%) Algorithms
2 42 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 19 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.38%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.59%) Fintech
7 1 (0.79%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.59%) Linux
1 2 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (99.21%) Data Science
2 97 (76.98%) Machine Learning
3 77 (61.11%) Mathematics
4 61 (48.41%) Data Analysis
5 45 (35.71%) Physics
6 40 (31.75%) Analytics
7 35 (27.78%) Mathematical Modelling
8 33 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
8 33 (26.19%) Statistics
9 26 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (19.84%) Visualisation
11 23 (18.25%) Data Visualisation
12 19 (15.08%) Data Analytics
12 19 (15.08%) Predictive Modelling
13 14 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
14 13 (10.32%) Software Engineering
14 13 (10.32%) Statistical Modelling
15 12 (9.52%) Economics
16 10 (7.94%) Statistical Analysis
17 9 (7.14%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 98 (77.78%) Python
2 78 (61.90%) R
3 47 (37.30%) Java
4 41 (32.54%) C++
4 41 (32.54%) SQL
5 38 (30.16%) MATLAB
6 23 (18.25%) Scala
7 10 (7.94%) HiveQL
8 8 (6.35%) C
9 5 (3.97%) C#
9 5 (3.97%) Fortran
10 3 (2.38%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.59%) Julia
11 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (52.38%) PhD
2 34 (26.98%) Degree
3 17 (13.49%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (7.14%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) HDFS
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (3.97%) Capita
1 5 (3.97%) Google
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) Tableau
2 4 (3.17%) Teradata
2 4 (3.17%) Twitter
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe
4 2 (1.59%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.79%) MapR