The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK
Rank 446 531 691
Rank change year-on-year +85 +160  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 483 461 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 399 394 238
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.78% -9.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 454 £65,000 +8.33% 72
London +73 333 £67,500 +8.00% 41
City of London +59 49 £77,500 +24.00% 7
South East +60 46 £60,000 +26.31% 8
North West -1 28 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Scotland +43 27 £70,000 +80.64% 3
Manchester -2 24 £42,500 +41.66% 6
Edinburgh +18 23 £80,000 +146.15% 2
East of England +33 16 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Berkshire +43 12 £65,000 +26.82% 2
Yorkshire +27 12 £46,250 - 4
Surrey +38 11 £60,000 +4.34% 2
East Midlands +8 8 £42,500 -22.72%
West Yorkshire +21 7 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 7 £62,500 +25.00% 7
Leeds +13 7 £55,000 - 1
Norfolk -5 7 £60,000 +71.42%
Norwich -13 7 £60,000 +71.42%
Cambridge - 7 £62,500 - 7
Derby - 7 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 7 £42,500 -
Kent - 7 £45,000 - 1
Reading +35 6 - - 1
Hampshire +18 6 £40,000 -15.78%
Southampton +9 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Slough +26 4 £65,000 -
Folkestone - 4 £46,500 - 1
Oldham - 4 - -
Staines - 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 £60,000 - 1

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 673 (76.05%) Python
2 618 (69.83%) Machine Learning
3 509 (57.51%) R
4 440 (49.72%) Analytics
5 382 (43.16%) SQL
6 358 (40.45%) Big Data
7 351 (39.66%) Mathematics
8 347 (39.21%) Statistics
9 333 (37.63%) PhD
10 308 (34.80%) Algorithms
11 304 (34.35%) Hadoop
12 295 (33.33%) Degree
13 282 (31.86%) Analytical Skills
14 270 (30.51%) Computer Science
15 256 (28.93%) Apache Spark
16 217 (24.52%) Visualisation
17 200 (22.60%) Data Mining
18 196 (22.15%) Java
19 193 (21.81%) Finance
20 173 (19.55%) SAS
21 172 (19.44%) Data Analysis
22 171 (19.32%) Scala
23 148 (16.72%) Physics
24 133 (15.03%) Data Visualisation
25 127 (14.35%) Data Analytics
26 116 (13.11%) MATLAB
27 115 (12.99%) Statistical Modelling
28 112 (12.66%) Marketing
29 109 (12.32%) NoSQL
30 108 (12.20%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 256 (28.93%) Apache Spark
2 173 (19.55%) SAS
3 54 (6.10%) Apache Pig
4 53 (5.99%) Apache
5 18 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.68%) Tornado
7 5 (0.56%) Confluence
7 5 (0.56%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 57 (6.44%) SPSS
2 36 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.81%) Stata
4 7 (0.79%) EViews
5 6 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.56%) MS Office
6 5 (0.56%) SPSS Modeler
7 4 (0.45%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.34%) Gephi
9 2 (0.23%) Weka
10 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.11%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.11%) Simulink
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.56%) SaaS
8 2 (0.23%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.11%) Google Play
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (40.45%) Big Data
2 304 (34.35%) Hadoop
3 200 (22.60%) Data Mining
4 109 (12.32%) NoSQL
5 86 (9.72%) Apache Hive
6 69 (7.80%) MongoDB
7 56 (6.33%) Relational Database
8 38 (4.29%) QlikView
9 32 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (3.62%) SQL Server
10 31 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (3.28%) MySQL
12 23 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (2.60%) HBase
12 23 (2.60%) Text Mining
13 19 (2.15%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
14 17 (1.92%) Neo4j
14 17 (1.92%) Spotfire
15 14 (1.58%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 25 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (0.79%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.68%) Yeoman
4 2 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.11%) JBehave
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Mockito
5 1 (0.11%) RStudio
5 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 193 (21.81%) Finance
2 112 (12.66%) Marketing
3 49 (5.54%) Banking
4 46 (5.20%) Retail
5 38 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.95%) Games
7 27 (3.05%) Advertising
8 17 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.24%) Legal
11 7 (0.79%) Billing
11 7 (0.79%) Electronics
11 7 (0.79%) Law
12 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.56%) Publishing
14 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.11%) German Language
16 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (10.28%) Natural Language Processing
2 64 (7.23%) scikit-learn
3 49 (5.54%) Pandas
4 46 (5.20%) D3.js
5 44 (4.97%) NumPy
6 29 (3.28%) .NET
7 25 (2.82%) SciPy
8 16 (1.81%) Matplotlib
9 15 (1.69%) Flask
10 12 (1.36%) Django
11 9 (1.02%) Kafka
11 9 (1.02%) TensorFlow
11 9 (1.02%) XML
12 7 (0.79%) LAMP
12 7 (0.79%) Theano
13 6 (0.68%) Cascalog
13 6 (0.68%) HTML
13 6 (0.68%) Web Services
14 5 (0.56%) Torch
15 4 (0.45%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 308 (34.80%) Algorithms
2 282 (31.86%) Analytical Skills
3 270 (30.51%) Computer Science
4 47 (5.31%) Fintech
5 17 (1.92%) Credit Risk
6 15 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.58%) Social Media
8 13 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.36%) Life Science
9 12 (1.36%) Social Network
10 9 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.79%) User Experience
12 6 (0.68%) Blog
12 6 (0.68%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.56%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.56%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.45%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.34%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.34%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.50%) Unix
2 27 (3.05%) Linux
3 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (69.83%) Machine Learning
2 440 (49.72%) Analytics
3 351 (39.66%) Mathematics
4 347 (39.21%) Statistics
5 217 (24.52%) Visualisation
6 172 (19.44%) Data Analysis
7 148 (16.72%) Physics
8 133 (15.03%) Data Visualisation
9 127 (14.35%) Data Analytics
10 115 (12.99%) Statistical Modelling
11 108 (12.20%) Predictive Modelling
12 99 (11.19%) Statistical Analysis
13 93 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
13 93 (10.51%) Data Modelling
14 89 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (7.80%) Open Source
16 68 (7.68%) Actionable Insight
17 64 (7.23%) Predictive Analytics
18 63 (7.12%) Artificial Intelligence
19 62 (7.01%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 673 (76.05%) Python
2 509 (57.51%) R
3 382 (43.16%) SQL
4 196 (22.15%) Java
5 171 (19.32%) Scala
6 116 (13.11%) MATLAB
7 106 (11.98%) C++
8 50 (5.65%) C#
9 46 (5.20%) C
10 35 (3.95%) VBA
11 19 (2.15%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.58%) Perl
13 13 (1.47%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.02%) Clojure
15 7 (0.79%) Cypher
16 6 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.56%) PHP
17 5 (0.56%) Ruby
18 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 333 (37.63%) PhD
2 295 (33.33%) Degree
3 14 (1.58%) Postgraduate
4 3 (0.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.23%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.23%) PMO
2 2 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 8 (0.90%) HDFS
1 8 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.79%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.56%) Ambari
2 1 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 62 (7.01%) Tableau
2 42 (4.75%) Oracle
3 24 (2.71%) Google
4 20 (2.26%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.47%) IBM
5 13 (1.47%) SAP
6 10 (1.13%) RapidMiner
7 9 (1.02%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.02%) Hortonworks
8 8 (0.90%) MapR
9 6 (0.68%) Teradata
10 5 (0.56%) Splunk
10 5 (0.56%) Sun
11 4 (0.45%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.45%) VocaLink
12 3 (0.34%) Platfora
13 2 (0.23%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.23%) Informatica
13 2 (0.23%) Talend
13 2 (0.23%) Vertica
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent with comprehensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago