Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 227 302
Rank change year-on-year -32 +75 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 35 108 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.41% 1.06% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.11% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 32 47 52
Thames Valley median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -5.98%
10th Percentile £34,766 £39,500 £32,875
90th Percentile £79,925 £77,500 £74,875
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%

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 8,131 9,741 12,252
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.34% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,589 7,908 10,006
Thames Valley median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 -14 17 £39,956 -20.09% 1
Berkshire -5 16 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £72,500 +45.00%
Data Scientist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 (91.43%) Python
2 25 (71.43%) Data Science
3 20 (57.14%) Machine Learning
4 17 (48.57%) Visualisation
4 17 (48.57%) Java
5 15 (42.86%) Degree
6 14 (40.00%) Data Analysis
6 14 (40.00%) Analytics
7 13 (37.14%) Mathematics
7 13 (37.14%) SQL
8 11 (31.43%) Statistics
8 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (28.57%) SDLC
9 10 (28.57%) Physics
9 10 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
11 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
11 8 (22.86%) AWS
11 8 (22.86%) R
12 7 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
13 6 (17.14%) Big Data
13 6 (17.14%) Azure
13 6 (17.14%) Apache Spark
13 6 (17.14%) Algorithms
13 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (17.14%) PhD
14 5 (14.29%) Data Mining
14 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
14 5 (14.29%) Middleware
14 5 (14.29%) Finance

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 6 (17.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) IPython
2 2 (5.71%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) Google Sheets
4 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Big Data
2 5 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 5 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.57%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (8.57%) GIS
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) InfluxDB
5 1 (2.86%) Power BI
5 1 (2.86%) Redis
5 1 (2.86%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 5 (14.29%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
1 5 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Java RMI
1 5 (14.29%) JMS
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
1 5 (14.29%) NumPy
1 5 (14.29%) Pandas
2 4 (11.43%) scikit-learn
3 2 (5.71%) Keras
3 2 (5.71%) PySpark
3 2 (5.71%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) D3.js
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) Kafka
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Algorithms
3 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.71%) Smart City
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Data Science
2 20 (57.14%) Machine Learning
3 17 (48.57%) Visualisation
4 14 (40.00%) Analytics
4 14 (40.00%) Data Analysis
5 13 (37.14%) Mathematics
6 11 (31.43%) Statistics
7 10 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
7 10 (28.57%) Physics
7 10 (28.57%) SDLC
8 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (14.29%) Biology
12 5 (14.29%) Chemistry
12 5 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
12 5 (14.29%) Deep Learning
12 5 (14.29%) Microservices
12 5 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (91.43%) Python
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) R
5 5 (14.29%) Scala
6 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.71%) C++
7 2 (5.71%) PyPy
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (2.86%) Go
8 1 (2.86%) IronPython
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.86%) Julia
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) PhD
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.71%) Master's Degree
4 2 (5.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Foundry
1 1 (2.86%) Google
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.86%) Palantir
1 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (2.86%) Tableau
1 1 (2.86%) Teradata
1 1 (2.86%) TIBCO