Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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

Data Scientist
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 454 524 597
Rank change year-on-year +70 +73 +217
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,154 880 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 947 737 760
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,300 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 171,117 165,356 197,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,969 137,307 165,930
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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 +66 1,087 £62,500 -3.85% 83
London +23 669 £65,000 -3.70% 58
UK excluding London +136 483 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East +43 126 £50,000 -14.53% 5
North of England +18 117 £47,500 +5.56% 9
East of England +40 90 £70,000 +16.67% 5
North West +8 79 £47,000 +10.59% 8
Scotland -12 57 £55,000 -21.43% 1
South West +35 50 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands +18 35 £41,099 -3.30% 3
West Midlands +33 32 £42,198 -36.30% 2
Yorkshire +31 32 £50,000 +11.11%
Wales +12 7 £37,500 -37.50%
North East -20 6 £44,000 -45.00% 1
East Midlands -11 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Northern Ireland 0 1 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 1,149 (99.57%) Data Science
2 996 (86.31%) Python
3 869 (75.30%) Machine Learning
4 659 (57.11%) R
5 547 (47.40%) Analytics
6 496 (42.98%) SQL
7 486 (42.11%) Algorithms
8 454 (39.34%) Mathematics
9 453 (39.25%) Apache Spark
10 440 (38.13%) Big Data
11 419 (36.31%) PhD
12 393 (34.06%) Statistics
13 385 (33.36%) Hadoop
14 330 (28.60%) Computer Science
15 302 (26.17%) Java
16 269 (23.31%) Artificial Intelligence
16 269 (23.31%) Analytical Skills
17 254 (22.01%) Degree
18 251 (21.75%) Natural Language Processing
19 246 (21.32%) Scala
20 230 (19.93%) Visualisation
21 212 (18.37%) Finance
22 204 (17.68%) C++
23 201 (17.42%) MATLAB
24 200 (17.33%) Data Analysis
25 195 (16.90%) Deep Learning
26 184 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
27 179 (15.51%) Statistical Modelling
28 167 (14.47%) Data Mining
29 166 (14.38%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist 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
1 453 (39.25%) Apache Spark
2 163 (14.12%) SAS
3 32 (2.77%) Apache
4 29 (2.51%) Apache Pig
5 27 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.21%) Jupyter
7 9 (0.78%) R Markdown
8 5 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.087%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (3.12%) SPSS
2 28 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.34%) Chatbot
4 14 (1.21%) Weka
5 13 (1.13%) GNU Octave
6 12 (1.04%) Mathematica
7 10 (0.87%) Stata
8 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.087%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.087%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.087%) Actimize
2 1 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.087%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 127 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 12 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.95%) SaaS
6 9 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
6 9 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (0.61%) GitHub
8 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.35%) Amazon SageMaker
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.26%) Serverless
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.087%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.21%) Internet
2 4 (0.35%) SMS
3 3 (0.26%) Skype
4 1 (0.087%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (38.13%) Big Data
2 385 (33.36%) Hadoop
3 167 (14.47%) Data Mining
4 160 (13.86%) NoSQL
5 114 (9.88%) MongoDB
6 100 (8.67%) Apache Hive
7 69 (5.98%) Relational Database
8 58 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 55 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (4.25%) Text Mining
11 48 (4.16%) Amazon Redshift
12 46 (3.99%) Power BI
13 44 (3.81%) HBase
14 42 (3.64%) SQL Server
15 40 (3.47%) QlikView
16 33 (2.86%) MySQL
17 29 (2.51%) Data Lake
18 20 (1.73%) Impala
19 17 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 27 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.21%) RStudio
2 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (1.21%) Subversion
3 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.35%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.26%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.17%) JIRA
5 2 (0.17%) Moq
5 2 (0.17%) MSTest
5 2 (0.17%) NUnit
5 2 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.17%) Selenium
5 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.087%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.087%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 212 (18.37%) Finance
2 100 (8.67%) Retail
3 99 (8.58%) Marketing
4 42 (3.64%) Banking
5 30 (2.60%) Games
6 24 (2.08%) Advertising
7 22 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.87%) Law
9 10 (0.87%) Legal
10 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.61%) Front Office
12 6 (0.52%) Electronics
12 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Military
16 1 (0.087%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (21.75%) Natural Language Processing
2 131 (11.35%) scikit-learn
3 116 (10.05%) NumPy
4 94 (8.15%) Pandas
5 91 (7.89%) TensorFlow
6 90 (7.80%) SciPy
7 53 (4.59%) Kafka
8 36 (3.12%) Theano
9 33 (2.86%) Keras
10 29 (2.51%) PySpark
11 27 (2.34%) MLlib
12 22 (1.91%) D3.js
12 22 (1.91%) Web Services
13 18 (1.56%) HTML
14 17 (1.47%) CSS
15 16 (1.39%) Matplotlib
16 9 (0.78%) GraphX
17 7 (0.61%) .NET
17 7 (0.61%) Akka
17 7 (0.61%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 486 (42.11%) Algorithms
2 330 (28.60%) Computer Science
3 269 (23.31%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.33%) Fintech
5 58 (5.03%) Data Structures
6 21 (1.82%) Social Network
7 18 (1.56%) User Experience
8 17 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.39%) Social Media
10 15 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.30%) Smart City
11 13 (1.13%) Credit Risk
12 12 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
12 12 (1.04%) Robotics
13 11 (0.95%) NHS
13 11 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.52%) CUDA
14 6 (0.52%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.64%) Linux
2 14 (1.21%) Windows
3 10 (0.87%) Unix
4 6 (0.52%) Android
5 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,149 (99.57%) Data Science
2 869 (75.30%) Machine Learning
3 547 (47.40%) Analytics
4 454 (39.34%) Mathematics
5 393 (34.06%) Statistics
6 269 (23.31%) Artificial Intelligence
7 230 (19.93%) Visualisation
8 200 (17.33%) Data Analysis
9 195 (16.90%) Deep Learning
10 184 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
11 179 (15.51%) Statistical Modelling
12 166 (14.38%) Predictive Modelling
13 158 (13.69%) Physics
14 155 (13.43%) Data Visualisation
15 154 (13.34%) Data Analytics
16 142 (12.31%) Neural Network
17 139 (12.05%) Predictive Analytics
18 114 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
19 93 (8.06%) Statistical Analysis
20 92 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 996 (86.31%) Python
2 659 (57.11%) R
3 496 (42.98%) SQL
4 302 (26.17%) Java
5 246 (21.32%) Scala
6 204 (17.68%) C++
7 201 (17.42%) MATLAB
8 105 (9.10%) C
9 68 (5.89%) C#
10 32 (2.77%) HiveQL
11 26 (2.25%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.82%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.39%) Fortran
14 7 (0.61%) VBA
15 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.52%) Ruby
16 5 (0.43%) SPARQL
17 4 (0.35%) Julia
17 4 (0.35%) XPath
18 3 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 419 (36.31%) PhD
2 254 (22.01%) Degree
3 55 (4.77%) Master's Degree
4 54 (4.68%) Numerate Degree
5 41 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.91%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.35%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.087%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.087%) CFA
9 1 (0.087%) MBA
9 1 (0.087%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.69%) Data Quality
1 8 (0.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.087%) GCP
2 1 (0.087%) QA
System Software
1 51 (4.42%) HDFS
2 37 (3.21%) Docker
3 9 (0.78%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (1.73%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.78%) Terraform
3 6 (0.52%) Ansible
4 5 (0.43%) Oozie
5 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.17%) Mesos
6 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.087%) Apache Slider
7 1 (0.087%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 83 (7.19%) Tableau
2 42 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.29%) Google
4 37 (3.21%) Cloudera
5 20 (1.73%) Twitter
6 17 (1.47%) Oracle
7 12 (1.04%) Capita
7 12 (1.04%) Hortonworks
8 11 (0.95%) Teradata
8 11 (0.95%) WorldPay
9 9 (0.78%) Facebook
10 8 (0.69%) Databricks
10 8 (0.69%) MapR
11 7 (0.61%) IBM
11 7 (0.61%) NVIDIA
11 7 (0.61%) Splunk
12 6 (0.52%) ArcSight
12 6 (0.52%) SAP
13 4 (0.35%) Askia
13 4 (0.35%) Dataiku