Data Science Jobs

Data Science
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Data Science skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Data Science over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 129 88 57
Rank change year-on-year -41 -31 +55
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 2,279 3,434 9,858
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 3.71% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.89% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,238 1,556 2,449
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £110,000 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £58,227
% change year-on-year -12.00% +7.34% +5.87%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Data Science falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,810 88,242 165,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.65% 95.42% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62,635 53,650 83,244
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,818 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,896
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +8.81%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -41 2,085 £65,000 -7.14% 488
UK excluding London -47 1,322 £55,000 -12.00% 174
London -21 883 £75,000 -3.23% 337
Work from Home -39 858 £60,000 -13.60% 336
South East +50 420 £57,500 -12.15% 51
North of England -93 295 £50,000 -18.49% 58
Midlands -14 204 £55,000 +22.22% 16
South West -33 188 £60,000 -11.11% 25
North West -19 180 £50,000 -25.93% 34
West Midlands -3 157 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Scotland -74 106 £70,000 +5.66% 6
Yorkshire -103 81 £60,000 -1.93% 18
East of England -63 74 £55,000 -4.35% 11
East Midlands -13 47 £47,500 +5.56% 8
North East -14 34 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Wales +30 27 £47,500 -13.70% 8
Northern Ireland +18 8 £100,000 +203.03% 2

Data Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 106 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 91 (3.99%) SAS
3 34 (1.49%) Apache
4 31 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
5 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Exchange
6 15 (0.66%) Jupyter
7 13 (0.57%) Confluence
8 7 (0.31%) Luigi
9 6 (0.26%) nginx
10 3 (0.13%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.088%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.044%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.044%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.044%) IIS
12 1 (0.044%) Moodle
Applications
1 72 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) Trello
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.088%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 2 (0.088%) Stata
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.044%) Blender
Business Applications
1 19 (0.83%) Endur
2 7 (0.31%) Shopify
3 4 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.044%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 638 (27.99%) Azure
2 379 (16.63%) Power Platform
3 377 (16.54%) AWS
4 368 (16.15%) GCP
5 117 (5.13%) Snowflake
6 94 (4.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 90 (3.95%) Azure DevOps
8 83 (3.64%) SaaS
9 68 (2.98%) Matillion
10 61 (2.68%) Serverless
11 59 (2.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 54 (2.37%) GitHub
13 46 (2.02%) Azure AI
14 40 (1.76%) Amazon S3
14 40 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
15 31 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
16 30 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 24 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
18 23 (1.01%) dbt
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.88%) Network Security
2 18 (0.79%) DNS
2 18 (0.79%) HTTP
3 6 (0.26%) Firewall
3 6 (0.26%) VPN
4 5 (0.22%) MQTT
4 5 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.22%) Wireless
5 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.088%) Broadband
6 2 (0.088%) Internet
6 2 (0.088%) LAN
6 2 (0.088%) WAN
7 1 (0.044%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
1 368 (16.15%) Power BI
2 237 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 230 (10.09%) Tableau
4 201 (8.82%) BigQuery
5 193 (8.47%) Big Data
6 178 (7.81%) Looker
7 135 (5.92%) Data Lake
8 124 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 74 (3.25%) Relational Database
10 67 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 67 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
11 63 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
12 60 (2.63%) NoSQL
13 49 (2.15%) Data Vault
13 49 (2.15%) Star Schema
14 47 (2.06%) Metadata
15 46 (2.02%) Data Mining
16 44 (1.93%) MongoDB
17 35 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 174 (7.63%) Git
2 50 (2.19%) GitLab
3 31 (1.36%) JIRA
4 28 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.53%) MLflow
6 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.35%) ERwin
8 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.22%) ER Studio
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.18%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) GoCD
11 3 (0.13%) Maven
11 3 (0.13%) Spinnaker
11 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.088%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.088%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.088%) JUnit
13 1 (0.044%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.044%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 705 (30.93%) Social Skills
2 481 (21.11%) Analytical Skills
3 429 (18.82%) Finance
4 312 (13.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 232 (10.18%) Retail
6 193 (8.47%) Public Sector
7 155 (6.80%) Marketing
8 140 (6.14%) Presentation Skills
9 117 (5.13%) Banking
10 106 (4.65%) Law
11 81 (3.55%) Games
12 72 (3.16%) Legal
13 55 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 41 (1.80%) Investment Banking
15 35 (1.54%) Military
16 31 (1.36%) Manufacturing
17 26 (1.14%) Financial Institution
18 23 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
19 21 (0.92%) Automotive
19 21 (0.92%) Health Technology
Job Titles
1 518 (22.73%) Data Scientist
2 480 (21.06%) Senior
3 468 (20.54%) Data Engineer
4 217 (9.52%) Senior Data Scientist
5 205 (9.00%) Lead
6 200 (8.78%) Principal Engineer
7 174 (7.63%) Analyst
8 170 (7.46%) Platform Engineer
9 164 (7.20%) Principal Data Engineer
10 163 (7.15%) Developer
11 156 (6.85%) Architect
12 115 (5.05%) Consultant
13 93 (4.08%) Data Architect
14 89 (3.91%) Software Engineer
15 84 (3.69%) Data Analyst
16 80 (3.51%) Data Manager
17 78 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 73 (3.20%) Python Engineer
19 63 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
20 60 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (5.66%) Pandas
2 125 (5.48%) TensorFlow
3 103 (4.52%) PySpark
4 81 (3.55%) scikit-learn
5 66 (2.90%) Kafka
6 63 (2.76%) PyTorch
7 56 (2.46%) React
8 53 (2.33%) NumPy
9 46 (2.02%) RESTful
10 37 (1.62%) CSS
11 34 (1.49%) HTML
12 32 (1.40%) .NET
12 32 (1.40%) Node.js
13 30 (1.32%) Keras
14 28 (1.23%) GraphQL
15 23 (1.01%) Django
16 22 (0.97%) XGBoost
17 19 (0.83%) XML
18 18 (0.79%) Apache Beam
19 17 (0.75%) JWT
Miscellaneous
1 431 (18.91%) Algorithms
2 223 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
3 172 (7.55%) Data Structures
4 67 (2.94%) Life Science
5 63 (2.76%) Product Ownership
6 59 (2.59%) Distributed Systems
7 58 (2.54%) Cloud Native
8 52 (2.28%) Blockchain
9 46 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 44 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 41 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 37 (1.62%) Onboarding
13 36 (1.58%) Credit Risk
14 33 (1.45%) IoT
15 24 (1.05%) Blog
16 20 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
17 19 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.83%) Swaptions
18 16 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 123 (5.40%) Linux
2 45 (1.97%) Windows
3 40 (1.76%) Alpine Linux
3 40 (1.76%) CentOS
3 40 (1.76%) Debian
4 24 (1.05%) Unix
5 5 (0.22%) Android
5 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.13%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.088%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.044%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.044%) Solaris
8 1 (0.044%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (38.75%) Machine Learning
2 789 (34.62%) Analytics
3 737 (32.34%) Problem-Solving
4 649 (28.48%) Artificial Intelligence
5 543 (23.83%) Agile
6 503 (22.07%) Computer Science
7 496 (21.76%) Data Engineering
8 483 (21.19%) Mentoring
9 466 (20.45%) Data Modelling
10 462 (20.27%) Business Intelligence
11 432 (18.96%) Visualisation
12 424 (18.60%) Data Pipeline
13 420 (18.43%) Mathematics
14 414 (18.17%) Data Analysis
15 407 (17.86%) DevOps
16 382 (16.76%) ETL
17 369 (16.19%) Decision-Making
18 292 (12.81%) Software Engineering
19 288 (12.64%) Data Analytics
20 285 (12.51%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1,017 (44.62%) Python
2 889 (39.01%) SQL
3 233 (10.22%) R
4 146 (6.41%) Java
5 94 (4.12%) C#
6 81 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 69 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 59 (2.59%) C++
9 57 (2.50%) C
10 45 (1.97%) Scala
11 40 (1.76%) MATLAB
12 38 (1.67%) TypeScript
13 34 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions
14 32 (1.40%) Go
15 27 (1.18%) VBA
16 24 (1.05%) Bash
17 21 (0.92%) VB
18 15 (0.66%) Haskell
19 12 (0.53%) SystemVerilog
20 11 (0.48%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 787 (34.53%) Degree
2 258 (11.32%) Master's Degree
3 144 (6.32%) PhD
4 121 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 83 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (2.41%) DBS Check
8 51 (2.24%) Azure Certification
9 40 (1.76%) MCSA
9 40 (1.76%) MCSE
10 35 (1.54%) DV Cleared
11 31 (1.36%) SC Cleared
12 22 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (0.79%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (0.53%) Postgraduate
16 6 (0.26%) IIBA
17 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.18%) MBA
17 4 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (9.83%) Data Quality
2 211 (9.26%) GDPR
3 44 (1.93%) Accessibility
4 34 (1.49%) QA
5 15 (0.66%) Good Clinical Practice
6 10 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
7 9 (0.39%) CDISC
8 6 (0.26%) California Consumer Privacy Act
8 6 (0.26%) IFRS
8 6 (0.26%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.088%) COBIT
10 2 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.088%) GLBA
10 2 (0.088%) NIST
10 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.044%) Basel III
11 1 (0.044%) HIPAA
System Software
1 149 (6.54%) Docker
2 17 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.18%) HDFS
4 2 (0.088%) IAG
5 1 (0.044%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.044%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 153 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 110 (4.83%) Terraform
3 10 (0.44%) Ansible
4 7 (0.31%) SysTrack
5 6 (0.26%) Kubeflow
6 5 (0.22%) Argo
6 5 (0.22%) Grafana
6 5 (0.22%) logstash
6 5 (0.22%) SELinux
7 3 (0.13%) Progress Chef
7 3 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.13%) Puppet
8 2 (0.088%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.088%) Podman
9 1 (0.044%) Packer
9 1 (0.044%) yum
Vendors
1 298 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 250 (10.97%) Google
3 208 (9.13%) Databricks
4 65 (2.85%) Oracle
5 47 (2.06%) IBM
6 40 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 34 (1.49%) Alteryx
7 34 (1.49%) Salesforce
8 21 (0.92%) Sybase
9 19 (0.83%) OpenLink
9 19 (0.83%) TIBCO
10 16 (0.70%) Dell
11 14 (0.61%) Informatica
12 13 (0.57%) OpenAI
13 10 (0.44%) Dataiku
13 10 (0.44%) YouTube
14 9 (0.39%) SAP
15 8 (0.35%) Samsung
15 8 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.35%) Teradata