Period
to 26 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 448 513
Rank change year-on-year +29 +65 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,043 1,153 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.68% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 824 948 738
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £34,921 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 141,678 170,573 164,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 112,568 139,521 136,383
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 +56 999 £62,500 - 80
London +27 607 £70,000 +7.69% 44
UK excluding London +29 430 £52,500 - 46
South East +18 108 £50,000 - 10
South West +56 95 £52,500 -12.50% 5
North of England -4 84 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East of England +62 71 £55,000 -21.43% 9
North West -2 47 £57,454 +22.24% 6
Midlands +40 33 £45,000 +6.64% 5
Scotland -10 31 £57,454 +4.46% 10
Yorkshire +27 28 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +7 17 £55,000 +29.87% 3
East Midlands +42 16 £40,000 - 2
North East +21 9 £45,000 +2.27%
Northern Ireland -24 8 £55,000 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 1,040 (99.71%) Data Science
2 917 (87.92%) Python
3 828 (79.39%) Machine Learning
4 530 (50.81%) R
5 506 (48.51%) Analytics
6 426 (40.84%) SQL
7 421 (40.36%) Mathematics
8 411 (39.41%) Algorithms
9 331 (31.74%) Artificial Intelligence
10 302 (28.95%) Visualisation
11 284 (27.23%) Big Data
12 278 (26.65%) Degree
13 268 (25.70%) Statistics
14 256 (24.54%) Analytical Skills
15 252 (24.16%) PhD
16 236 (22.63%) Apache Spark
17 229 (21.96%) Data Analysis
18 227 (21.76%) Computer Science
19 224 (21.48%) Java
20 207 (19.85%) Natural Language Processing
21 191 (18.31%) Finance
22 182 (17.45%) Data Mining
23 179 (17.16%) Software Engineering
24 177 (16.97%) Hadoop
24 177 (16.97%) MATLAB
25 166 (15.92%) Deep Learning
26 163 (15.63%) C++
27 162 (15.53%) scikit-learn
28 153 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
29 142 (13.61%) TensorFlow

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
1 236 (22.63%) Apache Spark
2 106 (10.16%) SAS
3 41 (3.93%) Apache
4 32 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.30%) Jupyter
6 23 (2.21%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.67%) DNN
8 6 (0.58%) Tornado
9 3 (0.29%) nginx
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.096%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.096%) Confluence
11 1 (0.096%) Luigi
11 1 (0.096%) R Markdown
Applications
1 26 (2.49%) SPSS
2 17 (1.63%) Stata
3 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.58%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.38%) GNU Octave
5 4 (0.38%) S-PLUS
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) Gephi
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.096%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) Summit
2 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.19%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 87 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.05%) GitHub
4 11 (1.05%) SaaS
5 10 (0.96%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.96%) Serverless
6 8 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (0.77%) AWS Fargate
6 8 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (0.58%) Amazon SageMaker
9 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.19%) Apigee
11 2 (0.19%) Wit.ai
12 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.096%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.096%) Google Play
12 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.38%) HTTP
2 3 (0.29%) SSL
3 2 (0.19%) DNS
3 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.19%) MPLS
3 2 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (27.23%) Big Data
2 182 (17.45%) Data Mining
3 177 (16.97%) Hadoop
4 102 (9.78%) Apache Hive
5 74 (7.09%) NoSQL
6 57 (5.47%) Text Mining
7 49 (4.70%) Neo4j
8 45 (4.31%) Power BI
9 43 (4.12%) QlikView
10 41 (3.93%) Amazon Redshift
11 36 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (3.26%) Impala
14 31 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.92%) Relational Database
16 15 (1.44%) SAP HANA
17 14 (1.34%) GIS
18 13 (1.25%) HBase
18 13 (1.25%) MySQL
19 12 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 46 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.25%) Mercurial
4 10 (0.96%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.77%) GitLab
6 6 (0.58%) RStudio
7 5 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.48%) Subversion
7 5 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.19%) JIRA
9 2 (0.19%) Maven
9 2 (0.19%) PyCharm
9 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.096%) Selenium
General
1 191 (18.31%) Finance
2 126 (12.08%) Banking
3 87 (8.34%) Retail
4 78 (7.48%) Marketing
5 51 (4.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 34 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.34%) Law
8 14 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.25%) Games
10 9 (0.86%) Billing
11 8 (0.77%) Advertising
12 6 (0.58%) Automotive
12 6 (0.58%) Military
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Social Science
15 1 (0.096%) Front Office
15 1 (0.096%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (19.85%) Natural Language Processing
2 162 (15.53%) scikit-learn
3 142 (13.61%) TensorFlow
4 117 (11.22%) Pandas
5 99 (9.49%) NumPy
6 51 (4.89%) SciPy
7 48 (4.60%) Kafka
7 48 (4.60%) Keras
8 34 (3.26%) D3.js
9 29 (2.78%) PySpark
10 27 (2.59%) Django
11 26 (2.49%) Web Services
12 18 (1.73%) Matplotlib
13 17 (1.63%) ggplot
13 17 (1.63%) J2EE
13 17 (1.63%) MLlib
14 14 (1.34%) XGBoost
15 12 (1.15%) Flask
15 12 (1.15%) React
16 11 (1.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 411 (39.41%) Algorithms
2 256 (24.54%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (8.34%) Fintech
4 37 (3.55%) Data Structures
5 31 (2.97%) Robotics
6 26 (2.49%) Social Media
7 24 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.73%) Social Network
10 15 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.25%) Life Science
12 10 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.58%) Clustering
13 6 (0.58%) Linked Data
13 6 (0.58%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.58%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.48%) FMCG
14 5 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (1.63%) Linux
2 16 (1.53%) Unix
3 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,040 (99.71%) Data Science
2 828 (79.39%) Machine Learning
3 506 (48.51%) Analytics
4 421 (40.36%) Mathematics
5 331 (31.74%) Artificial Intelligence
6 302 (28.95%) Visualisation
7 268 (25.70%) Statistics
8 229 (21.96%) Data Analysis
9 227 (21.76%) Computer Science
10 179 (17.16%) Software Engineering
11 166 (15.92%) Deep Learning
12 153 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
13 138 (13.23%) Data Visualisation
13 138 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
14 137 (13.14%) Data Analytics
14 137 (13.14%) Physics
15 136 (13.04%) Neural Network
16 125 (11.98%) Statistical Modelling
17 114 (10.93%) Data Modelling
18 94 (9.01%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 917 (87.92%) Python
2 530 (50.81%) R
3 426 (40.84%) SQL
4 224 (21.48%) Java
5 177 (16.97%) MATLAB
6 163 (15.63%) C++
7 135 (12.94%) Scala
8 112 (10.74%) C
9 77 (7.38%) C#
10 36 (3.45%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.92%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.53%) Haskell
12 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.34%) Bourne shell
13 14 (1.34%) Korn
13 14 (1.34%) PHP
14 13 (1.25%) Ruby
15 12 (1.15%) VBA
16 10 (0.96%) Cypher
17 9 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 278 (26.65%) Degree
2 252 (24.16%) PhD
3 49 (4.70%) Master's Degree
4 41 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 36 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
6 27 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.58%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.096%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.51%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.86%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.19%) GDPR
3 2 (0.19%) IFRS
3 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.096%) QA
System Software
1 16 (1.53%) Docker
2 12 (1.15%) HDFS
3 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 31 (2.97%) Oozie
2 23 (2.21%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.63%) Terraform
4 16 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.67%) Ansible
6 5 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.19%) Ambari
Vendors
1 88 (8.44%) Tableau
2 34 (3.26%) Google
3 26 (2.49%) Splunk
4 18 (1.73%) SAP
5 17 (1.63%) Microsoft
6 14 (1.34%) Oracle
7 13 (1.25%) Cloudera
8 11 (1.05%) Dataiku
9 10 (0.96%) Databricks
9 10 (0.96%) Hortonworks
9 10 (0.96%) WorldPay
10 8 (0.77%) Teradata
11 6 (0.58%) Netezza
12 5 (0.48%) Intel
13 4 (0.38%) IBM
14 3 (0.29%) Alteryx
14 3 (0.29%) BT
14 3 (0.29%) Twitter
15 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg
15 2 (0.19%) RapidMiner