Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Science Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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

Data Science Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1001 1077 1170
Rank change year-on-year +76 +93 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Science Engineer 19 40 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 45
UK median annual salary £53,750 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.37% +17.39% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £47,125 £35,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £84,000 £107,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% - -

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 116,351 144,332 169,816
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.93% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,236 115,470 139,348
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Science Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science Engineer over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +83 12 £57,500 -14.81% 4
UK excluding London +88 9 £40,000 -27.27% 2
London +49 7 £53,750 -20.37% 2
South West +33 4 £57,500 +1.32%
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
North of England +68 1 £37,060 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,060 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, Data Science Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
2 18 (94.74%) Python
3 15 (78.95%) Machine Learning
4 11 (57.89%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) AWS
6 8 (42.11%) Deep Learning
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) C++
7 7 (36.84%) Visualisation
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
7 7 (36.84%) Data Cleansing
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Public Sector
8 6 (31.58%) Keras
8 6 (31.58%) Algorithms
8 6 (31.58%) TensorFlow
8 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 6 (31.58%) Statistics
9 5 (26.32%) Marketing
9 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
9 5 (26.32%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (26.32%) Electronics
9 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
9 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
9 5 (26.32%) SAP
9 5 (26.32%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing

Data Science Engineer 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 5 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) AWS
2 5 (26.32%) Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) KDB
General
1 7 (36.84%) Public Sector
2 5 (26.32%) Electronics
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
2 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Keras
1 6 (31.58%) TensorFlow
2 5 (26.32%) OpenCV
2 5 (26.32%) OpenNLP
2 5 (26.32%) scikit-learn
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Anaconda
5 1 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (5.26%) PySpark
5 1 (5.26%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (5.26%) Linked Data
2 1 (5.26%) Semantic Web
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
2 15 (78.95%) Machine Learning
3 8 (42.11%) Deep Learning
4 7 (36.84%) Data Cleansing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 7 (36.84%) Visualisation
5 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Statistics
6 5 (26.32%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (26.32%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
6 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Data Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
8 2 (10.53%) DevOps
8 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Python
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) R
6 2 (10.53%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) PhD
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle