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The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £66,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 437 467 459
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1,248 520 554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 486 388 475
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £46,309
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,750 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.09% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £79,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +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 149,306 83,677 90,403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 92.66% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82,377 64,171 73,482
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Scientist over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the UK

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 2022. 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 +31 1,092 £67,500 +12.50% 82
London +7 816 £75,000 +15.38% 31
Work from Home -7 483 £70,000 +7.69% 24
UK excluding London -51 302 £57,500 +15.00% 52
North of England -39 98 £60,000 +26.32% 16
South East -63 70 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North West -41 60 £60,000 +9.09% 10
South West -17 52 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Yorkshire -26 31 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Midlands -59 30 £52,500 +13.51% 8
West Midlands -51 24 £48,750 +5.41% 5
Scotland -42 22 £60,875 +35.28%
East of England -86 17 £67,250 +23.39% 9
Wales -33 10 £60,000 +26.32% 1
North East -17 7 £70,000 +90.48% 1
East Midlands - 6 £58,750 - 3
Northern Ireland -16 3 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, Data Scientist job roles required the following 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 1,220 (97.76%) Data Science
2 1,109 (88.86%) Python
3 906 (72.60%) Machine Learning
4 717 (57.45%) SQL
5 538 (43.11%) Analytics
6 500 (40.06%) Algorithms
7 486 (38.94%) Artificial Intelligence
8 408 (32.69%) Mathematics
9 402 (32.21%) R
10 387 (31.01%) Statistics
11 380 (30.45%) Social Skills
12 358 (28.69%) Degree
13 332 (26.60%) Visualisation
14 304 (24.36%) Computer Science
15 303 (24.28%) Natural Language Processing
16 295 (23.64%) PhD
17 283 (22.68%) AWS
18 276 (22.12%) Finance
19 273 (21.88%) Data Analysis
20 249 (19.95%) Data Visualisation
20 249 (19.95%) Analytical Skills
21 240 (19.23%) scikit-learn
22 230 (18.43%) TensorFlow
23 223 (17.87%) Agile
23 223 (17.87%) Decision-Making
24 212 (16.99%) Pandas
25 210 (16.83%) Azure
26 206 (16.51%) Deep Learning
27 203 (16.27%) Big Data
28 202 (16.19%) GCP

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
1 141 (11.30%) Apache Spark
2 64 (5.13%) Jupyter
3 33 (2.64%) Apache Airflow
4 22 (1.76%) SAS
5 21 (1.68%) Apache
6 12 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.80%) Confluence
8 9 (0.72%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.40%) Luigi
10 3 (0.24%) R Markdown
11 2 (0.16%) IPython
12 1 (0.080%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.56%) SPSS
3 4 (0.32%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (0.24%) CPLEX
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) Stata
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.080%) Campfire
6 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.080%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
1 8 (0.64%) Shopify
2 5 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.080%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 283 (22.68%) AWS
2 210 (16.83%) Azure
3 202 (16.19%) GCP
4 103 (8.25%) Power Platform
5 70 (5.61%) Amazon SageMaker
6 44 (3.53%) Amazon S3
7 42 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (2.88%) Snowflake
9 32 (2.56%) GitHub
10 29 (2.32%) Azure Machine Learning
11 23 (1.84%) dbt
12 22 (1.76%) SaaS
13 18 (1.44%) Google Data Studio
13 18 (1.44%) Slack
14 16 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (1.28%) Serverless
15 13 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.88%) Vertex AI
17 9 (0.72%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.32%) HTTP
2 3 (0.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.16%) Broadband
3 2 (0.16%) PPP
3 2 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (16.27%) Big Data
2 143 (11.46%) Tableau
3 128 (10.26%) Data Mining
4 103 (8.25%) Power BI
5 97 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
6 74 (5.93%) Hadoop
7 71 (5.69%) NoSQL
8 62 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (3.61%) Text Mining
10 38 (3.04%) BigQuery
10 38 (3.04%) Looker
11 34 (2.72%) Relational Database
12 33 (2.64%) Metadata
13 32 (2.56%) Apache Hive
14 29 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
14 29 (2.32%) Neo4j
15 20 (1.60%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.60%) MySQL
16 19 (1.52%) Spotfire
17 18 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 93 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.84%) JIRA
3 12 (0.96%) MLflow
4 9 (0.72%) CircleCI
4 9 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.48%) RStudio
6 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.16%) git-flow
9 1 (0.080%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.080%) GitLab
9 1 (0.080%) Subversion
9 1 (0.080%) Vagrant
General
1 380 (30.45%) Social Skills
2 276 (22.12%) Finance
3 249 (19.95%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (11.94%) Marketing
5 78 (6.25%) Banking
6 52 (4.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 52 (4.17%) Retail
7 49 (3.93%) Games
8 45 (3.61%) Advertising
9 43 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
10 40 (3.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 32 (2.56%) Automotive
12 28 (2.24%) Public Sector
13 27 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
14 24 (1.92%) Law
15 22 (1.76%) Front Office
16 16 (1.28%) Legal
17 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
18 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (19.23%) scikit-learn
2 230 (18.43%) TensorFlow
3 212 (16.99%) Pandas
4 153 (12.26%) PyTorch
5 152 (12.18%) NumPy
6 111 (8.89%) Keras
7 67 (5.37%) PySpark
8 62 (4.97%) SciPy
9 55 (4.41%) Kafka
10 52 (4.17%) Matplotlib
11 38 (3.04%) Caffe
12 32 (2.56%) XGBoost
13 29 (2.32%) Torch
14 23 (1.84%) Theano
15 22 (1.76%) Chainer
16 21 (1.68%) Shiny
17 18 (1.44%) SpaCy
18 17 (1.36%) OLE
19 15 (1.20%) NLTK
20 14 (1.12%) Statsmodels
Miscellaneous
1 500 (40.06%) Algorithms
2 41 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (3.04%) Credit Risk
4 27 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 22 (1.76%) Renewable Energy
6 21 (1.68%) Clustering
7 20 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.52%) User Experience
9 17 (1.36%) Social Media
10 16 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.12%) Life Science
12 13 (1.04%) Blockchain
12 13 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.96%) IoT
13 12 (0.96%) Sports Betting
14 8 (0.64%) Biotechnology
14 8 (0.64%) Online Games
15 7 (0.56%) Educational Technology
16 6 (0.48%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.29%) Linux
2 31 (2.48%) Unix
3 4 (0.32%) Windows
4 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (97.76%) Data Science
2 906 (72.60%) Machine Learning
3 538 (43.11%) Analytics
4 486 (38.94%) Artificial Intelligence
5 408 (32.69%) Mathematics
6 387 (31.01%) Statistics
7 332 (26.60%) Visualisation
8 304 (24.36%) Computer Science
9 303 (24.28%) Natural Language Processing
10 273 (21.88%) Data Analysis
11 249 (19.95%) Data Visualisation
12 223 (17.87%) Agile
12 223 (17.87%) Decision-Making
13 206 (16.51%) Deep Learning
14 185 (14.82%) Software Engineering
15 179 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
16 165 (13.22%) Mentoring
17 161 (12.90%) Statistical Modelling
18 145 (11.62%) Data Modelling
19 137 (10.98%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 1,109 (88.86%) Python
2 717 (57.45%) SQL
3 402 (32.21%) R
4 90 (7.21%) MATLAB
5 88 (7.05%) Java
6 87 (6.97%) C
7 76 (6.09%) C++
8 42 (3.37%) Scala
9 33 (2.64%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.84%) C#
11 12 (0.96%) Go
11 12 (0.96%) Julia
12 10 (0.80%) LookML
12 10 (0.80%) VBA
13 7 (0.56%) PHP
13 7 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.32%) Ada
14 4 (0.32%) Clojure
14 4 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 358 (28.69%) Degree
2 295 (23.64%) PhD
3 83 (6.65%) Master's Degree
4 37 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
5 29 (2.32%) Security Cleared
6 23 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.80%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.16%) MBA
10 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.09%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.96%) QA
3 10 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (0.48%) GDPR
5 5 (0.40%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.32%) Good Clinical Practice
6 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.32%) SOC 2
7 2 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.080%) GLP
8 1 (0.080%) GMP
8 1 (0.080%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (4.57%) Docker
2 10 (0.80%) HDFS
3 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.080%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.76%) Terraform
3 16 (1.28%) Kubeflow
4 5 (0.40%) Mesos
5 4 (0.32%) Ansible
6 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.080%) Grafana
Vendors
1 118 (9.46%) Google
2 72 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 60 (4.81%) Databricks
4 37 (2.96%) Alteryx
5 17 (1.36%) DataRobot
5 17 (1.36%) Hortonworks
6 16 (1.28%) Facebook
6 16 (1.28%) Twitter
7 14 (1.12%) Oracle
8 11 (0.88%) Apple
8 11 (0.88%) SAP
9 10 (0.80%) Workday
10 9 (0.72%) OutSystems
10 9 (0.72%) RapidMiner
11 8 (0.64%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.64%) TikTok
11 8 (0.64%) WooCommerce
12 7 (0.56%) Samsung
13 5 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.40%) Sage