Period
to 22 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 568 697
Rank change year-on-year +77 +129 +243
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 991 845 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.45% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 809 735 587
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +16.28% +1.18%

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 169042 187129 213088
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135565 157223 176539
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 September 2017.

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 September 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 +77 920 £60,000 - 55
London +9 572 £67,500 +8.00% 32
UK excluding London +172 397 £50,000 - 25
North of England +62 132 £55,000 +22.22% 4
South East +81 81 £50,000 -9.09% 8
North West +34 75 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East of England +69 68 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Yorkshire +49 51 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Scotland +41 48 £49,750 -0.50% 2
Midlands +43 35 £42,500 -5.56% 4
South West -32 26 £60,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +8 17 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands +39 15 £42,500 -15.00%
North East +21 6 £32,250 -35.50%
Wales +6 5 £49,700 -9.64%
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 806 (81.33%) Python
2 679 (68.52%) Machine Learning
3 570 (57.52%) R
4 482 (48.64%) Analytics
5 422 (42.58%) SQL
6 396 (39.96%) Big Data
7 372 (37.54%) Algorithms
8 321 (32.39%) Hadoop
9 314 (31.69%) Statistics
10 312 (31.48%) Mathematics
11 306 (30.88%) PhD
12 297 (29.97%) Apache Spark
13 284 (28.66%) Degree
14 277 (27.95%) Java
15 273 (27.55%) Analytical Skills
16 263 (26.54%) Computer Science
17 236 (23.81%) Visualisation
18 204 (20.59%) Scala
19 196 (19.78%) SAS
20 188 (18.97%) Finance
21 179 (18.06%) Data Mining
22 164 (16.55%) Data Analysis
23 148 (14.93%) Natural Language Processing
24 133 (13.42%) Data Analytics
25 131 (13.22%) MATLAB
26 129 (13.02%) Data Visualisation
27 124 (12.51%) Predictive Modelling
28 121 (12.21%) Physics
29 119 (12.01%) Statistical Modelling
30 116 (11.71%) Statistical Analysis

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
1 297 (29.97%) Apache Spark
2 196 (19.78%) SAS
3 39 (3.94%) Apache
4 38 (3.83%) Apache Pig
5 33 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.71%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.61%) Confluence
7 6 (0.61%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.30%) IIS
8 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.10%) IPython
10 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.10%) Tornado
Applications
1 74 (7.47%) SPSS
2 30 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.81%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.71%) Stata
5 6 (0.61%) S-PLUS
5 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.20%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Actimize
1 1 (0.10%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (1.31%) SaaS
5 12 (1.21%) Google Analytics
6 10 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.71%) GitHub
8 7 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.40%) BIME
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.30%) Office 365
12 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.20%) PaaS
13 1 (0.10%) AdWords
13 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.71%) Internet
2 3 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (39.96%) Big Data
2 321 (32.39%) Hadoop
3 179 (18.06%) Data Mining
4 102 (10.29%) NoSQL
5 99 (9.99%) Apache Hive
6 74 (7.47%) Relational Database
7 67 (6.76%) SQL Server
8 65 (6.56%) MongoDB
9 59 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
10 46 (4.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 41 (4.14%) Text Mining
12 39 (3.94%) QlikView
13 38 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 25 (2.52%) Power BI
15 25 (2.52%) RDBMS
16 23 (2.32%) BigQuery
17 22 (2.22%) HBase
17 22 (2.22%) MS Access
18 19 (1.92%) Looker
Development Applications
1 40 (4.04%) RStudio
2 39 (3.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 38 (3.83%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.32%) Subversion
5 13 (1.31%) JUnit
6 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.61%) IntelliJ
6 6 (0.61%) JBehave
6 6 (0.61%) JIRA
6 6 (0.61%) Mockito
6 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 6 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.30%) Hudson
8 3 (0.30%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 188 (18.97%) Finance
2 90 (9.08%) Marketing
3 48 (4.84%) Banking
4 47 (4.74%) Retail
5 30 (3.03%) Games
6 28 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.92%) Advertising
8 11 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.81%) Legal
11 7 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.61%) Automotive
12 6 (0.61%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.50%) Front Office
14 4 (0.40%) Electronics
15 3 (0.30%) Military
16 2 (0.20%) French Language
16 2 (0.20%) Publishing
16 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (14.93%) Natural Language Processing
2 52 (5.25%) scikit-learn
3 43 (4.34%) TensorFlow
4 37 (3.73%) CSS
4 37 (3.73%) HTML
5 35 (3.53%) NumPy
6 32 (3.23%) Pandas
7 30 (3.03%) D3.js
8 24 (2.42%) Kafka
9 22 (2.22%) .NET
10 20 (2.02%) SciPy
11 18 (1.82%) Lucene
12 16 (1.61%) Theano
13 15 (1.51%) MLlib
13 15 (1.51%) REST
14 11 (1.11%) Keras
14 11 (1.11%) Web Services
15 9 (0.91%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.91%) Django
16 8 (0.81%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 372 (37.54%) Algorithms
2 273 (27.55%) Analytical Skills
3 263 (26.54%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.45%) Fintech
5 21 (2.12%) Social Media
6 17 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.21%) Life Science
10 11 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.11%) Robotics
11 10 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
13 8 (0.81%) Smart Energy
13 8 (0.81%) User Experience
14 6 (0.61%) Clustering
14 6 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.73%) Linux
2 19 (1.92%) Unix
3 7 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (68.52%) Machine Learning
2 482 (48.64%) Analytics
3 314 (31.69%) Statistics
4 312 (31.48%) Mathematics
5 236 (23.81%) Visualisation
6 164 (16.55%) Data Analysis
7 133 (13.42%) Data Analytics
8 129 (13.02%) Data Visualisation
9 124 (12.51%) Predictive Modelling
10 121 (12.21%) Physics
11 119 (12.01%) Statistical Modelling
12 116 (11.71%) Statistical Analysis
13 105 (10.60%) Artificial Intelligence
14 104 (10.49%) Data Modelling
15 101 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
16 96 (9.69%) Deep Learning
17 91 (9.18%) Neural Network
18 90 (9.08%) Predictive Analytics
19 87 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
20 72 (7.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 806 (81.33%) Python
2 570 (57.52%) R
3 422 (42.58%) SQL
4 277 (27.95%) Java
5 204 (20.59%) Scala
6 131 (13.22%) MATLAB
7 105 (10.60%) C++
8 54 (5.45%) JavaScript
9 42 (4.24%) C#
10 41 (4.14%) T-SQL
11 35 (3.53%) VBA
12 32 (3.23%) C
13 12 (1.21%) Perl
14 10 (1.01%) Ruby
14 10 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.71%) Julia
16 5 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.30%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.20%) VB
19 1 (0.10%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 306 (30.88%) PhD
2 284 (28.66%) Degree
3 53 (5.35%) Master's Degree
4 51 (5.15%) Numerate Degree
5 49 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (3.53%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.61%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.10%) PMO
3 1 (0.10%) QA
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (2.72%) Docker
2 10 (1.01%) HDFS
3 7 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (0.50%) Ambari
2 3 (0.30%) Kibana
3 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 109 (11.00%) Tableau
2 37 (3.73%) Google
3 33 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.33%) Oracle
4 20 (2.02%) Cloudera
5 15 (1.51%) SAP
6 14 (1.41%) Teradata
7 13 (1.31%) IBM
8 12 (1.21%) Hortonworks
8 12 (1.21%) RapidMiner
9 7 (0.71%) MapR
10 6 (0.61%) Facebook
11 5 (0.50%) Twitter
11 5 (0.50%) Vertica
11 5 (0.50%) webMethods
12 4 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.40%) Minitab
13 3 (0.30%) Greenplum
13 3 (0.30%) Splunk
14 2 (0.20%) Algorithmics