Period
to 24 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Science Director was £83,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1099 1196 1179
Rank change year-on-year +97 -17 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Science Director 2 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.006% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 2
UK median annual salary £83,750 £130,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.58% +30.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £77,125 £106,750 £76,500
90th Percentile £93,375 £142,500 £131,500
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 142,267 170,640 167,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.42% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 113,660 140,064 138,829
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Data Science Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Science Director in the UK

Data Science Director
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Science Director.

Salary trend for Data Science Director in the UK

Data Science Director
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science Director over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram 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 24 March 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
England +89 2 £83,750 -35.58%
London +59 1 £77,500 -40.38%
South East - 1 £90,000 -
UK excluding London - 1 £90,000 -

Data Science Director Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Data Science
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Data Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) R

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 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Data Science
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) SQL