Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 295 345
Rank change year-on-year -2 +50 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 33 46 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.43% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.44% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 42 15
South West median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £40,739 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,500 £82,125 £66,500
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
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 West

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the South West

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the South West.

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the South West

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the South West

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Devon -7 11 £72,500 +45.00%
Bristol -18 11 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire +8 4 £56,250 +25.00% 1
Somerset -3 3 £60,000 +71.43%
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 32 (96.97%) Python
2 25 (75.76%) R
3 22 (66.67%) Algorithms
4 19 (57.58%) Mathematics
4 19 (57.58%) Statistics
5 16 (48.48%) Machine Learning
6 13 (39.39%) SQL
6 13 (39.39%) Analytics
7 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
8 11 (33.33%) Degree
8 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
10 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
10 8 (24.24%) Big Data
11 7 (21.21%) Apache Spark
11 7 (21.21%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (21.21%) Natural Language Processing
11 7 (21.21%) PhD
12 6 (18.18%) Data Mining
12 6 (18.18%) C++
12 6 (18.18%) Java
12 6 (18.18%) SAS
13 5 (15.15%) MATLAB
13 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
13 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
14 4 (12.12%) Scala
14 4 (12.12%) Web Development
14 4 (12.12%) Cluster Analysis
14 4 (12.12%) D3.js
14 4 (12.12%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (21.21%) Apache Spark
2 6 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SPSS
2 2 (6.06%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Azure Machine Learning
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) Big Data
1 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
2 6 (18.18%) Data Mining
3 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
4 4 (12.12%) Apache Hive
5 3 (9.09%) BigQuery
5 3 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (9.09%) GIS
5 3 (9.09%) Impala
6 2 (6.06%) Mahout
7 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.03%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (12.12%) D3.js
3 3 (9.09%) TensorFlow
3 3 (9.09%) Theano
4 2 (6.06%) GraphX
5 1 (3.03%) ggplot2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.09%) Blog
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.03%) Smart City
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Mathematics
1 19 (57.58%) Statistics
2 16 (48.48%) Machine Learning
3 13 (39.39%) Analytics
4 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
5 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) Cluster Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Data Munging
6 4 (12.12%) Predictive Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Web Development
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Bayesian Methods
7 3 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
7 3 (9.09%) Econometric Modelling
7 3 (9.09%) Factor Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) Python
2 25 (75.76%) R
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) C++
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) MATLAB
6 4 (12.12%) Scala
7 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) Numerate Degree
2 7 (21.21%) PhD
3 3 (9.09%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Capita