The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / South West
Rank 237 237 249
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 3 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.059% 0.32% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.34% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 4
Median salary £60,000 £50,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.22% +30.12%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.78% -9.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4917 5654 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.70% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4106 4670 4874
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 1 £40,000 -27.27%
Dorset - 1 £60,000 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (83.33%) Python
1 10 (83.33%) R
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
4 7 (58.33%) MATLAB
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Statistics
5 6 (50.00%) Analytics
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
7 4 (33.33%) C++
7 4 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (33.33%) PhD
7 4 (33.33%) SAS
7 4 (33.33%) SPSS
8 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
8 3 (25.00%) Scala
8 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (25.00%) Games
8 3 (25.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (25.00%) Apache Pig
8 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
9 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (16.67%) Postgraduate
9 2 (16.67%) Retail
10 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (33.33%) SAS
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Pig
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Games
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Statistics
3 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Econometrics
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Python
1 10 (83.33%) R
2 7 (58.33%) MATLAB
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) PhD
3 2 (16.67%) Postgraduate
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