The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 189 245
Rank change year-on-year -44 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 9 46 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.88% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.90% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 5
Median salary £57,500 £54,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +44.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,246 £45,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £38,400
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.40% +20.00%  

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 5138 5116 5783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.09% 97.58% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4269 4337 4867
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -25 3 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Somerset -3 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire +3 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Devon -6 1 - -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (75.00%) R
3 5 (41.67%) Machine Learning
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (33.33%) Statistics
4 4 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Apache Spark
4 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 3 (25.00%) Big Data
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (25.00%) SAS
5 3 (25.00%) PhD
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) Games
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (16.67%) D3.js
6 2 (16.67%) Data Munging
6 2 (16.67%) Scala
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (8.33%) ggplot2
7 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Theano
7 1 (8.33%) Econometric 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 4 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (8.33%) BigQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) Impala
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) D3.js
2 1 (8.33%) ggplot2
2 1 (8.33%) Keras
2 1 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (8.33%) TensorFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Theano
2 1 (8.33%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Blog
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Machine Learning
1 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (33.33%) Statistics
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Data Munging
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Bayesian Methods
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Cluster Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (75.00%) R
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) PhD
3 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
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