Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Science Director was £140,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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

Data Science Director
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 881 917 1098
Rank change year-on-year +36 +181 +111
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Science Director 7 6 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.007% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
10th Percentile " £107,000 £74,500
25th Percentile £132,500 £108,125 £81,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £140,000 £115,000 £93,750
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +22.67% -29.25%
75th Percentile £147,500 £120,625 £110,938
90th Percentile " £121,000 £114,875
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £90,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Data Science Director
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Science Director in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science Director in the UK

Data Science Director
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Science Director.

Salary trend for Data Science Director in the UK

Data Science Director
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science Director within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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
England +51 7 £140,000 +21.74%
East of England - 6 - -
UK excluding London - 6 - -
London +43 1 £140,000 +21.74%

Data Science Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, Data Science Director 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 featuring Data Science Director in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Data Science
2 5 (71.43%) PhD
2 5 (71.43%) Economics
2 5 (71.43%) Statistics
2 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 5 (71.43%) Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) Facebook
3 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (57.14%) Decision-Making
3 4 (57.14%) Instagram
4 3 (42.86%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (42.86%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (42.86%) SAS
4 3 (42.86%) Biometrics
4 3 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Bayesian Methods
4 3 (42.86%) R
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Life Science
4 3 (42.86%) Biostatistics
5 2 (28.57%) Physics
5 2 (28.57%) Information Retrieval
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
5 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Law
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Python

Data Science Director Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (42.86%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Law
4 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Life Science
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Data Science
2 5 (71.43%) Analytics
2 5 (71.43%) Economics
2 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 5 (71.43%) Statistics
3 4 (57.14%) Decision-Making
4 3 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) Bayesian Methods
4 3 (42.86%) Biometrics
4 3 (42.86%) Biostatistics
4 3 (42.86%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Information Retrieval
5 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Physics
5 2 (28.57%) Thought Leadership
6 1 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Information Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) R
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) PhD
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Facebook
1 4 (57.14%) Instagram