The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 451 521 632
Rank change year-on-year +70 +111  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 515 448 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 437 391 311
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +62 469 £63,750 +6.25% 67
London -3 287 £67,500 +8.00% 35
North West -10 40 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Manchester +12 39 £60,000 +33.33% 3
South East +63 37 £50,000 -20.00% 4
East of England +25 31 £40,000 - 7
Yorkshire +28 30 £55,000 +37.50% 8
City of London +34 29 £67,500 +12.50% 7
Scotland - 28 £51,250 - 6
Edinburgh - 26 £60,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +7 24 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Cambridge +5 24 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +32 21 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Leeds +23 20 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Hampshire +20 13 £49,850 -5.04% 2
East Midlands - 13 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands +11 12 £47,500 -5.00%
Warwickshire +5 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Derbyshire - 10 £42,500 - 1
Derby - 10 £42,500 - 1
South West -28 8 £60,000 +11.11% 3
South Yorkshire -9 7 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Oxfordshire +8 6 £42,500 -37.03%
Berkshire - 6 - -
East Sussex - 6 £70,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £53,750 - 5
Brighton - 6 £70,000 -
Fareham - 6 £49,700 - 1
Westminster - 6 £90,000 -
Essex - 6 £35,614 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 757 (76.54%) Python
2 698 (70.58%) Machine Learning
3 573 (57.94%) R
4 525 (53.08%) Analytics
5 445 (44.99%) SQL
6 416 (42.06%) Big Data
7 352 (35.59%) Algorithms
8 345 (34.88%) Statistics
9 340 (34.38%) PhD
10 337 (34.07%) Hadoop
11 325 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
12 318 (32.15%) Mathematics
13 270 (27.30%) Visualisation
14 267 (27.00%) Degree
15 265 (26.79%) Apache Spark
16 247 (24.97%) Computer Science
17 239 (24.17%) Java
18 226 (22.85%) Data Mining
19 220 (22.24%) Finance
20 209 (21.13%) SAS
21 192 (19.41%) Scala
22 189 (19.11%) Data Analysis
23 171 (17.29%) Natural Language Processing
24 167 (16.89%) Data Visualisation
25 146 (14.76%) Physics
26 133 (13.45%) Predictive Modelling
27 128 (12.94%) Data Analytics
28 127 (12.84%) Data Modelling
29 122 (12.34%) Statistical Modelling
30 118 (11.93%) MATLAB

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
1 265 (26.79%) Apache Spark
2 209 (21.13%) SAS
3 52 (5.26%) Apache
4 42 (4.25%) Apache Pig
5 23 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.81%) Confluence
7 7 (0.71%) Tornado
8 6 (0.61%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.40%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.10%) CMS
11 1 (0.10%) IPython
Applications
1 69 (6.98%) SPSS
2 28 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.51%) Stata
5 3 (0.30%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS Modeler
6 2 (0.20%) Weka
7 1 (0.10%) EViews
7 1 (0.10%) Gephi
7 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) Actimize
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.01%) SaaS
5 8 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
5 8 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.81%) GitHub
5 8 (0.81%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.10%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Google Play
6 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (42.06%) Big Data
2 337 (34.07%) Hadoop
3 226 (22.85%) Data Mining
4 116 (11.73%) NoSQL
5 97 (9.81%) Apache Hive
6 68 (6.88%) MongoDB
7 60 (6.07%) Relational Database
8 50 (5.06%) QlikView
9 43 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (4.25%) Text Mining
11 37 (3.74%) SQL Server
12 28 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
13 23 (2.33%) HBase
13 23 (2.33%) MySQL
14 22 (2.22%) MS Access
14 22 (2.22%) Power BI
15 18 (1.82%) BigQuery
16 13 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.12%) RStudio
3 20 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (1.21%) Subversion
5 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.61%) IntelliJ
5 6 (0.61%) JBehave
5 6 (0.61%) JIRA
5 6 (0.61%) JUnit
5 6 (0.61%) Mockito
5 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
5 6 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.51%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.51%) Yeoman
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 220 (22.24%) Finance
2 89 (9.00%) Marketing
3 55 (5.56%) Banking
4 44 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 40 (4.04%) Retail
6 36 (3.64%) Games
7 14 (1.42%) Advertising
7 14 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.21%) Legal
9 10 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.91%) Law
10 9 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.71%) Billing
12 4 (0.40%) Automotive
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (17.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 52 (5.26%) scikit-learn
3 45 (4.55%) .NET
3 45 (4.55%) D3.js
4 31 (3.13%) NumPy
5 30 (3.03%) Pandas
6 27 (2.73%) SciPy
7 22 (2.22%) CSS
7 22 (2.22%) TensorFlow
8 21 (2.12%) HTML
9 14 (1.42%) Kafka
10 13 (1.31%) Flask
11 12 (1.21%) Django
12 11 (1.11%) MLlib
12 11 (1.11%) Theano
13 10 (1.01%) Keras
13 10 (1.01%) Lucene
14 9 (0.91%) Web Services
15 8 (0.81%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 352 (35.59%) Algorithms
2 325 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (24.97%) Computer Science
4 64 (6.47%) Fintech
5 24 (2.43%) Virtual Team
6 21 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.72%) Social Media
8 15 (1.52%) Social Network
9 12 (1.21%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.01%) Life Science
10 10 (1.01%) User Experience
11 8 (0.81%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.61%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.61%) Robotics
13 5 (0.51%) Blog
13 5 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
14 4 (0.40%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.40%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.53%) Linux
2 18 (1.82%) Unix
3 2 (0.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (70.58%) Machine Learning
2 525 (53.08%) Analytics
3 345 (34.88%) Statistics
4 318 (32.15%) Mathematics
5 270 (27.30%) Visualisation
6 189 (19.11%) Data Analysis
7 167 (16.89%) Data Visualisation
8 146 (14.76%) Physics
9 133 (13.45%) Predictive Modelling
10 128 (12.94%) Data Analytics
11 127 (12.84%) Data Modelling
12 122 (12.34%) Statistical Modelling
13 114 (11.53%) Statistical Analysis
14 88 (8.90%) Predictive Analytics
15 87 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
16 84 (8.49%) Deep Learning
17 83 (8.39%) Artificial Intelligence
18 82 (8.29%) Neural Network
19 72 (7.28%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 757 (76.54%) Python
2 573 (57.94%) R
3 445 (44.99%) SQL
4 239 (24.17%) Java
5 192 (19.41%) Scala
6 118 (11.93%) MATLAB
7 96 (9.71%) C++
8 39 (3.94%) VBA
9 34 (3.44%) JavaScript
10 33 (3.34%) C
11 31 (3.13%) C#
12 25 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.01%) Perl
14 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.61%) Cypher
16 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.51%) Clojure
16 5 (0.51%) Julia
16 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 340 (34.38%) PhD
2 267 (27.00%) Degree
3 71 (7.18%) Numerate Degree
4 60 (6.07%) Master's Degree
5 36 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.91%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.20%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.20%) QA
4 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (1.31%) HDFS
2 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.91%) Docker
4 5 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (0.91%) Ambari
2 3 (0.30%) Kibana
3 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (9.50%) Tableau
2 43 (4.35%) Oracle
3 26 (2.63%) Google
4 25 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 17 (1.72%) RapidMiner
6 14 (1.42%) Cloudera
7 13 (1.31%) Hortonworks
7 13 (1.31%) IBM
8 11 (1.11%) Teradata
9 10 (1.01%) MapR
9 10 (1.01%) SAP
10 5 (0.51%) Vertica
11 4 (0.40%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.40%) Splunk
12 3 (0.30%) Facebook
12 3 (0.30%) Platfora
12 3 (0.30%) Sun
13 2 (0.20%) Informatica
13 2 (0.20%) Talend
13 2 (0.20%) Twitter
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
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Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits and stock
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
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London
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Stirlingshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Package
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £110,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Darlington, County Durham
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + shares + bens
Posted: 4 days ago