Period
to 18 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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

Data Scientist
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 299 328
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 32 60 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.32% 0.49% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.51% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21 58 23
Thames Valley median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £45,000 £30,092
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 9,574 11,870 11,612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 96.78% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,765 9,837 9,497
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the Thames Valley

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the Thames Valley

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the Thames Valley

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Oxfordshire +13 17 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire +26 11 £78,750 +43.18%
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £65,000 +13.04%
Data Scientist
South East

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Thames Valley region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Data Science
2 31 (96.88%) Machine Learning
3 28 (87.50%) Python
4 22 (68.75%) Analytics
5 20 (62.50%) R
6 18 (56.25%) Mathematics
7 17 (53.13%) Statistics
8 16 (50.00%) Data Analytics
9 15 (46.88%) Visualisation
10 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (37.50%) Computer Science
12 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (31.25%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (28.13%) Predictive Modelling
13 9 (28.13%) Degree
13 9 (28.13%) Data Management
13 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
13 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
14 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (25.00%) SQL
14 8 (25.00%) Retail
15 7 (21.88%) Big Data
15 7 (21.88%) Statistical Modelling
15 7 (21.88%) Deep Learning
16 6 (18.75%) PhD
17 5 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
17 5 (15.63%) Applied Mathematics
17 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
17 5 (15.63%) Apache Spark
17 5 (15.63%) User Experience

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 5 (15.63%) Apache Spark
2 4 (12.50%) SAS
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Power Platform
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Big Data
2 4 (12.50%) Power BI
2 4 (12.50%) SQLPlus
3 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) Spotfire
5 1 (3.13%) Mahout
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) TensorFlow
2 2 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (6.25%) Pandas
2 2 (6.25%) scikit-learn
3 1 (3.13%) D3.js
3 1 (3.13%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
3 5 (15.63%) User Experience
4 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Data Science
2 31 (96.88%) Machine Learning
3 22 (68.75%) Analytics
4 18 (56.25%) Mathematics
5 17 (53.13%) Statistics
6 16 (50.00%) Data Analytics
7 15 (46.88%) Visualisation
8 12 (37.50%) Computer Science
9 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (31.25%) Data Visualisation
10 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
10 9 (28.13%) Data Management
10 9 (28.13%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (21.88%) Deep Learning
12 7 (21.88%) Statistical Modelling
13 5 (15.63%) Applied Mathematics
13 5 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
13 5 (15.63%) Predictive Analysis
14 4 (12.50%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Python
2 20 (62.50%) R
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) PhD
3 5 (15.63%) Master's Degree
4 3 (9.38%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Alteryx