Data Scientist Jobs

Data Scientist
UK

The median Data Scientist salary in the UK is £67,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 19 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
19 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 466 557 473
Rank change year-on-year +91 -84 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 520 405 1,335
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.48% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 245 280 502
10th Percentile £40,800 £43,125 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,570 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +13.04%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £96,539 £90,000 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,032
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.82% +20.07%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 June 2024.

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 19 June 2024. 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 +124 499 £68,100 +8.96% 178
UK excluding London +54 309 £62,500 +8.70% 49
London +95 194 £72,500 +7.41% 132
Work from Home -16 157 £60,000 - 166
South East +65 139 £60,000 - 22
Midlands +6 56 £55,000 +2.33% 5
South West -23 56 £65,000 +18.44% 9
West Midlands +25 47 £57,500 -8.00% 2
North of England -16 33 £60,000 - 10
North West -18 20 £60,000 -11.11% 6
East of England -15 15 £80,000 +39.13%
Yorkshire +37 11 £70,576 +28.32% 3
Scotland -67 10 £70,576 -0.95%
East Midlands -21 9 £45,000 +20.00% 3
North East -20 2 £43,200 -3.28% 1

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 19 June 2024, Data Scientist job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 518 (99.62%) Data Science
2 344 (66.15%) Python
3 322 (61.92%) Degree
4 297 (57.12%) Machine Learning
5 281 (54.04%) Algorithms
6 245 (47.12%) Mathematics
7 221 (42.50%) Computer Science
7 221 (42.50%) SQL
8 217 (41.73%) Decision-Making
9 191 (36.73%) Data Analysis
10 177 (34.04%) Statistical Modelling
11 170 (32.69%) Problem-Solving
12 158 (30.38%) Social Skills
13 153 (29.42%) Statistics
14 143 (27.50%) Artificial Intelligence
15 142 (27.31%) Mentoring
16 136 (26.15%) Coaching
16 136 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
17 134 (25.77%) Analytics
18 133 (25.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 126 (24.23%) Visualisation
20 122 (23.46%) Digital Forensics
20 122 (23.46%) Red Team
21 117 (22.50%) Predictive Modelling
22 115 (22.12%) Natural Language Processing
23 110 (21.15%) Master's Degree
24 108 (20.77%) R
25 94 (18.08%) Actionable Insight
26 92 (17.69%) Pandas
27 91 (17.50%) TensorFlow

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (5.38%) SAS
2 22 (4.23%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.96%) Apache
3 5 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
3 5 (0.96%) Luigi
4 2 (0.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.04%) Azure
2 55 (10.58%) AWS
3 45 (8.65%) GCP
4 29 (5.58%) Power Platform
5 14 (2.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 9 (1.73%) GitHub
6 9 (1.73%) SaaS
7 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.54%) Snowflake
8 6 (1.15%) Amazon SageMaker
9 3 (0.58%) Anthropic Claude
9 3 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Azure DevOps
11 1 (0.19%) WhatsApp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.50%) Tableau
2 37 (7.12%) Big Data
3 29 (5.58%) Power BI
4 19 (3.65%) Data Mining
5 17 (3.27%) SQL Server
6 15 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.15%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.96%) Amazon QuickSight
9 5 (0.96%) Bigtable
9 5 (0.96%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.96%) Redis
9 5 (0.96%) RethinkDB
10 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.58%) Metadata
12 2 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 84 (16.15%) Git
2 1 (0.19%) git-flow
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) MLflow
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 158 (30.38%) Social Skills
2 133 (25.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 70 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (13.27%) Finance
5 32 (6.15%) Banking
5 32 (6.15%) Marketing
6 26 (5.00%) Retail
7 24 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (3.08%) Law
9 15 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.54%) Games
11 6 (1.15%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.96%) Legal
13 4 (0.77%) Advertising
14 2 (0.38%) International Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Front Office
15 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.69%) Pandas
2 91 (17.50%) TensorFlow
3 71 (13.65%) scikit-learn
4 59 (11.35%) PySpark
5 31 (5.96%) NumPy
6 29 (5.58%) PyTorch
7 25 (4.81%) Keras
8 18 (3.46%) XGBoost
9 6 (1.15%) Kedro
9 6 (1.15%) SpaCy
10 5 (0.96%) SQLAlchemy
10 5 (0.96%) Statsmodels
11 4 (0.77%) MXNet
11 4 (0.77%) React
11 4 (0.77%) Tidyverse
12 2 (0.38%) Anaconda
12 2 (0.38%) Kafka
12 2 (0.38%) Matplotlib
12 2 (0.38%) SciPy
12 2 (0.38%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 281 (54.04%) Algorithms
2 25 (4.81%) Data Structures
3 22 (4.23%) Credit Risk
4 18 (3.46%) Life Science
5 14 (2.69%) Reinsurance
6 9 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.96%) Onboarding
8 5 (0.96%) PMI
8 5 (0.96%) Product Ownership
8 5 (0.96%) Renewable Energy
8 5 (0.96%) Semantic Web
8 5 (0.96%) Team-Oriented Environment
9 3 (0.58%) Blog
9 3 (0.58%) CUDA
9 3 (0.58%) Social Media
10 2 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.38%) Distributed Systems
10 2 (0.38%) Educational Technology
10 2 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.38%) Android
1 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
1 2 (0.38%) Windows
1 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.19%) Linux
2 1 (0.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (99.62%) Data Science
2 297 (57.12%) Machine Learning
3 245 (47.12%) Mathematics
4 221 (42.50%) Computer Science
5 217 (41.73%) Decision-Making
6 191 (36.73%) Data Analysis
7 177 (34.04%) Statistical Modelling
8 170 (32.69%) Problem-Solving
9 153 (29.42%) Statistics
10 143 (27.50%) Artificial Intelligence
11 142 (27.31%) Mentoring
12 136 (26.15%) Coaching
12 136 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
13 134 (25.77%) Analytics
14 126 (24.23%) Visualisation
15 122 (23.46%) Digital Forensics
15 122 (23.46%) Red Team
16 117 (22.50%) Predictive Modelling
17 115 (22.12%) Natural Language Processing
18 94 (18.08%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 344 (66.15%) Python
2 221 (42.50%) SQL
3 108 (20.77%) R
4 21 (4.04%) MATLAB
5 15 (2.88%) C#
6 13 (2.50%) C++
7 9 (1.73%) Java
8 8 (1.54%) C
8 8 (1.54%) VBA
9 6 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.96%) Julia
11 4 (0.77%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.38%) Fortran
12 2 (0.38%) Go
13 1 (0.19%) Rust
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 322 (61.92%) Degree
2 110 (21.15%) Master's Degree
3 76 (14.62%) PhD
4 48 (9.23%) DBS Check
5 33 (6.35%) Security Cleared
6 28 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.92%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.77%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.54%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.15%) IFRS
3 6 (1.15%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 15 (2.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.77%) Terraform
3 2 (0.38%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.19%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 74 (14.23%) Databricks
2 19 (3.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.73%) Dataiku
3 9 (1.73%) Google
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle
5 2 (0.38%) Alteryx
5 2 (0.38%) Sun
6 1 (0.19%) ServiceNow