Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 373 427 514
Rank change year-on-year +54 +87 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 146 122 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 81 112 46
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.12% +2.08% -4.00%

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 25,680 29,797 30,788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.70% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21,212 24,873 25,553
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +79 111 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Berkshire +51 56 £51,250 -29.31% 1
Oxfordshire +37 53 £50,000 +2.56% 4
Hampshire +24 17 £54,000 +20.00% 4
Surrey +21 9 £55,000 +10.00%
East Sussex +8 7 £37,000 -38.33%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £81,250 +91.18%
West Sussex -9 2 £65,000 +33.33%
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Data Science
2 121 (82.88%) Python
3 118 (80.82%) R
4 110 (75.34%) Mathematics
5 104 (71.23%) Algorithms
6 90 (61.64%) Analytics
6 90 (61.64%) Machine Learning
7 84 (57.53%) SQL
8 83 (56.85%) Visualisation
9 72 (49.32%) Hadoop
10 71 (48.63%) Data Visualisation
10 71 (48.63%) Statistics
11 69 (47.26%) Degree
12 66 (45.21%) Big Data
12 66 (45.21%) Apache Hive
13 64 (43.84%) Tableau
13 64 (43.84%) Artificial Intelligence
14 61 (41.78%) Apache Spark
15 59 (40.41%) Java
16 57 (39.04%) SAS
17 54 (36.99%) C++
18 48 (32.88%) Apache
19 47 (32.19%) Business Intelligence
19 47 (32.19%) Retail
19 47 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
20 46 (31.51%) Kafka
20 46 (31.51%) Decision-Making
21 45 (30.82%) Power BI
21 45 (30.82%) Random Forest
22 43 (29.45%) D3.js

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 61 (41.78%) Apache Spark
2 57 (39.04%) SAS
3 48 (32.88%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (8.22%) GNU Octave
2 6 (4.11%) Stata
3 5 (3.42%) SPSS
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 47 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (15.75%) Google Analytics
3 8 (5.48%) SaaS
4 6 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.37%) IaaS
5 2 (1.37%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (49.32%) Hadoop
2 66 (45.21%) Apache Hive
2 66 (45.21%) Big Data
3 45 (30.82%) Power BI
4 43 (29.45%) Text Mining
5 41 (28.08%) SAP HANA
6 36 (24.66%) Data Mining
7 22 (15.07%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.05%) MySQL
8 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.37%) Apache Zeppelin
9 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 35 (23.97%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.22%) Subversion
3 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (32.19%) Retail
2 43 (29.45%) Finance
3 41 (28.08%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.51%) Kafka
2 43 (29.45%) D3.js
3 41 (28.08%) ggplot
4 16 (10.96%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (4.79%) NumPy
5 7 (4.79%) Pandas
5 7 (4.79%) scikit-learn
5 7 (4.79%) SciPy
5 7 (4.79%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.37%) ggplot2
6 2 (1.37%) Matplotlib
6 2 (1.37%) MDX
6 2 (1.37%) Seaborn
7 1 (0.68%) Keras
7 1 (0.68%) OpenNLP
7 1 (0.68%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 104 (71.23%) Algorithms
2 41 (28.08%) Social Network
3 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (100.00%) Data Science
2 110 (75.34%) Mathematics
3 90 (61.64%) Analytics
3 90 (61.64%) Machine Learning
4 83 (56.85%) Visualisation
5 71 (48.63%) Data Visualisation
5 71 (48.63%) Statistics
6 64 (43.84%) Artificial Intelligence
7 47 (32.19%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (31.51%) Decision-Making
9 45 (30.82%) Random Forest
10 43 (29.45%) Data Modelling
11 42 (28.77%) Econometrics
11 42 (28.77%) Operations Research
11 42 (28.77%) Quantitative Research
12 41 (28.08%) Data Engineering
12 41 (28.08%) Data Security
12 41 (28.08%) Data-Driven Decision Making
13 38 (26.03%) Data Analysis
14 35 (23.97%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 121 (82.88%) Python
2 118 (80.82%) R
3 84 (57.53%) SQL
4 59 (40.41%) Java
5 54 (36.99%) C++
6 35 (23.97%) MATLAB
7 23 (15.75%) Delphi
8 18 (12.33%) C#
9 8 (5.48%) C
10 7 (4.79%) Scala
11 2 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (47.26%) Degree
2 41 (28.08%) PhD
3 9 (6.16%) Master's Degree
4 6 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.74%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 41 (28.08%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 64 (43.84%) Tableau
2 41 (28.08%) SAP
3 23 (15.75%) Google
4 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle
5 2 (1.37%) RapidMiner