Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 589 699
Rank change year-on-year +116 +110 +267
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1081 788 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 892 710 597
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -7.26% +12.73%
10th Percentile £35,125 £35,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 15 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 19 November 2017. 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 +104 1007 £60,000 - 61
London +31 605 £67,500 +3.85% 36
UK excluding London +197 459 £50,000 - 25
North of England +33 117 £52,500 +16.67% 10
South East +113 105 £50,000 -0.99% 4
East of England +103 98 £50,000 -4.76% 5
North West +7 70 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Scotland +33 54 £49,750 -0.50%
Midlands +52 46 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire +48 42 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South West +16 33 £60,000 +20.00% 3
West Midlands +28 27 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands +38 18 £42,500 -5.56%
Wales +11 6 £35,250 -32.86%
North East +6 5 £24,500 -51.00%

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Data Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 900 (83.26%) Python
2 735 (67.99%) Machine Learning
3 576 (53.28%) R
4 490 (45.33%) Analytics
5 440 (40.70%) Algorithms
6 432 (39.96%) SQL
7 399 (36.91%) Big Data
8 390 (36.08%) Mathematics
9 361 (33.40%) Statistics
10 347 (32.10%) PhD
11 346 (32.01%) Apache Spark
12 329 (30.43%) Degree
13 326 (30.16%) Hadoop
14 303 (28.03%) Computer Science
15 287 (26.55%) Java
16 267 (24.70%) Analytical Skills
17 232 (21.46%) Visualisation
18 204 (18.87%) Finance
19 196 (18.13%) Scala
20 183 (16.93%) SAS
21 182 (16.84%) Data Mining
22 159 (14.71%) Data Analysis
23 156 (14.43%) Natural Language Processing
24 145 (13.41%) Physics
25 140 (12.95%) C++
25 140 (12.95%) Predictive Modelling
26 138 (12.77%) Data Analytics
27 136 (12.58%) MATLAB
28 132 (12.21%) Statistical Modelling
29 127 (11.75%) Data Visualisation

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
1 346 (32.01%) Apache Spark
2 183 (16.93%) SAS
3 41 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (3.05%) Apache Pig
5 32 (2.96%) Apache
6 5 (0.46%) Confluence
6 5 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.28%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.28%) IIS
7 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.19%) DNN
9 1 (0.093%) CMS
9 1 (0.093%) Tomcat
Applications
1 67 (6.20%) SPSS
2 36 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.20%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.93%) Mathematica
5 9 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (0.65%) Stata
8 6 (0.56%) GNU Octave
8 6 (0.56%) S-PLUS
8 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.19%) Weka
10 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.093%) Actimize
1 1 (0.093%) Capstone
1 1 (0.093%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.67%) Azure Machine Learning
4 18 (1.67%) SaaS
5 12 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.11%) Google Analytics
6 11 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.65%) GitHub
7 7 (0.65%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.37%) BIME
9 3 (0.28%) Office 365
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.19%) PaaS
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.093%) AdWords
11 1 (0.093%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.093%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.28%) Internet
1 3 (0.28%) SMS
2 2 (0.19%) 3G
3 1 (0.093%) Network Security
3 1 (0.093%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (36.91%) Big Data
2 326 (30.16%) Hadoop
3 182 (16.84%) Data Mining
4 109 (10.08%) NoSQL
5 89 (8.23%) Apache Hive
6 79 (7.31%) Relational Database
7 77 (7.12%) MongoDB
8 73 (6.75%) SQL Server
9 59 (5.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 59 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (4.26%) Text Mining
12 31 (2.87%) QlikView
13 29 (2.68%) RDBMS
14 23 (2.13%) BigQuery
15 21 (1.94%) HBase
15 21 (1.94%) Power BI
16 18 (1.67%) Looker
17 17 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (3.79%) RStudio
1 41 (3.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 36 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.31%) Subversion
4 13 (1.20%) JUnit
5 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.46%) IntelliJ
5 5 (0.46%) JBehave
5 5 (0.46%) JIRA
5 5 (0.46%) Mockito
5 5 (0.46%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.28%) Hudson
7 3 (0.28%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.093%) ERwin
General
1 204 (18.87%) Finance
2 101 (9.34%) Marketing
3 74 (6.85%) Retail
4 46 (4.26%) Banking
5 35 (3.24%) Games
6 25 (2.31%) Advertising
7 20 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.11%) Legal
10 8 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.56%) Automotive
13 5 (0.46%) Electronics
13 5 (0.46%) Front Office
13 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Law
14 4 (0.37%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (14.43%) Natural Language Processing
2 76 (7.03%) scikit-learn
3 70 (6.48%) TensorFlow
4 45 (4.16%) Pandas
5 43 (3.98%) NumPy
6 40 (3.70%) HTML
7 38 (3.52%) CSS
8 33 (3.05%) Kafka
9 29 (2.68%) SciPy
10 28 (2.59%) D3.js
11 19 (1.76%) MLlib
12 17 (1.57%) Lucene
12 17 (1.57%) Theano
13 16 (1.48%) REST
13 16 (1.48%) Web Services
14 12 (1.11%) Keras
14 12 (1.11%) PySpark
15 10 (0.93%) .NET
15 10 (0.93%) Seaborn
16 9 (0.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 440 (40.70%) Algorithms
2 303 (28.03%) Computer Science
3 267 (24.70%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.55%) Fintech
5 22 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 21 (1.94%) Social Media
7 20 (1.85%) User Experience
8 16 (1.48%) Life Science
8 16 (1.48%) Smart City
9 15 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.93%) FMCG
14 9 (0.83%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
15 8 (0.74%) Robotics
15 8 (0.74%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.89%) Linux
2 22 (2.04%) Unix
3 6 (0.56%) Windows
4 1 (0.093%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (67.99%) Machine Learning
2 490 (45.33%) Analytics
3 390 (36.08%) Mathematics
4 361 (33.40%) Statistics
5 232 (21.46%) Visualisation
6 159 (14.71%) Data Analysis
7 145 (13.41%) Physics
8 140 (12.95%) Predictive Modelling
9 138 (12.77%) Data Analytics
10 132 (12.21%) Statistical Modelling
11 127 (11.75%) Data Visualisation
12 118 (10.92%) Statistical Analysis
13 115 (10.64%) Artificial Intelligence
14 109 (10.08%) Deep Learning
15 104 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
16 102 (9.44%) Neural Network
17 95 (8.79%) Data Modelling
17 95 (8.79%) Predictive Analytics
18 94 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (8.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 900 (83.26%) Python
2 576 (53.28%) R
3 432 (39.96%) SQL
4 287 (26.55%) Java
5 196 (18.13%) Scala
6 140 (12.95%) C++
7 136 (12.58%) MATLAB
8 58 (5.37%) JavaScript
9 57 (5.27%) C
10 48 (4.44%) C#
11 46 (4.26%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.68%) VBA
13 15 (1.39%) Perl
14 12 (1.11%) Fortran
15 11 (1.02%) Julia
16 10 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.83%) Ruby
18 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.28%) HiveQL
19 3 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 347 (32.10%) PhD
2 329 (30.43%) Degree
3 66 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 59 (5.46%) Master's Degree
5 47 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
6 30 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.46%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.093%) GDPR
3 1 (0.093%) PMO
3 1 (0.093%) QA
3 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (2.59%) Docker
2 6 (0.56%) HDFS
2 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.28%) Ambari
1 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.093%) Kibana
2 1 (0.093%) Oozie
Vendors
1 97 (8.97%) Tableau
2 53 (4.90%) Google
3 33 (3.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.31%) Oracle
5 21 (1.94%) Cloudera
6 17 (1.57%) Teradata
7 16 (1.48%) SAP
8 12 (1.11%) IBM
9 11 (1.02%) Twitter
10 8 (0.74%) Capita
11 6 (0.56%) Hortonworks
11 6 (0.56%) Splunk
12 5 (0.46%) Facebook
12 5 (0.46%) webMethods
13 4 (0.37%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.37%) Minitab
14 3 (0.28%) ArcSight
14 3 (0.28%) Greenplum
14 3 (0.28%) MapR
14 3 (0.28%) RapidMiner