Lead Data Scientist Jobs

Lead Data Scientist
UK

The median Lead Data Scientist salary in the UK is £92,778 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 22 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
22 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 856 883 1107
Rank change year-on-year +27 +224 -175
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Data Scientist 48 36 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.039% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.043% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 74
10th Percentile £51,096 £55,750 £62,875
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,778 £80,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.97% -11.11% -
75th Percentile £110,000 £96,717 £110,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £112,750 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +73.68%

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%

Lead Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Data Scientist in the UK

Lead Data Scientist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Data Scientist in the UK

Lead Data Scientist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Data Scientist over the 6 months to 22 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Data Scientist in the UK

Lead Data Scientist
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Data Scientist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +44 45 £85,000 +6.25% 8
UK excluding London -36 32 £80,000 +14.29% 6
London +92 16 £115,000 +35.29% 2
Work from Home +32 13 £92,778 +23.70% 3
East of England -3 8 - -
South East -26 7 £49,396 -26.82% 3
West Midlands -6 5 £80,000 -
Midlands -33 5 £80,000 - 1
South West -36 5 £77,500 +24.00% 2
North of England +12 4 £76,389 +9.13%
Scotland -67 3 £92,778 -15.66%
North West -24 2 £60,000 -14.29%
Yorkshire - 2 £92,778 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2024, Lead 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 Lead Data Scientist in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Data Science
2 35 (72.92%) Python
3 29 (60.42%) Machine Learning
4 25 (52.08%) Degree
5 24 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 20 (41.67%) SQL
7 19 (39.58%) Natural Language Processing
8 17 (35.42%) Statistics
9 16 (33.33%) Deep Learning
10 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
10 14 (29.17%) Social Skills
11 13 (27.08%) LLM
11 13 (27.08%) Mathematics
11 13 (27.08%) PhD
11 13 (27.08%) Algorithms
12 12 (25.00%) Analytics
12 12 (25.00%) Decision-Making
13 11 (22.92%) R
13 11 (22.92%) Coaching
13 11 (22.92%) Data Structures
13 11 (22.92%) Finance
13 11 (22.92%) Generative AI
14 10 (20.83%) Pandas
14 10 (20.83%) Line Management
14 10 (20.83%) Random Forest
14 10 (20.83%) Decision Tree
15 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
15 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (18.75%) Visualisation
16 8 (16.67%) Life Science

Lead 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 7 (14.58%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Power Platform
2 5 (10.42%) Azure
3 3 (6.25%) AWS
3 3 (6.25%) GCP
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Power BI
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 14 (29.17%) Social Skills
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
3 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (6.25%) Retail
6 2 (4.17%) Legal
7 1 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Pandas
2 4 (8.33%) PyTorch
2 4 (8.33%) TensorFlow
3 3 (6.25%) NumPy
3 3 (6.25%) XGBoost
4 2 (4.17%) scikit-learn
5 1 (2.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) EDI
5 1 (2.08%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Algorithms
2 11 (22.92%) Data Structures
3 8 (16.67%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Data Science
2 29 (60.42%) Machine Learning
3 24 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 19 (39.58%) Natural Language Processing
5 17 (35.42%) Statistics
6 16 (33.33%) Deep Learning
7 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
8 13 (27.08%) LLM
8 13 (27.08%) Mathematics
9 12 (25.00%) Analytics
9 12 (25.00%) Decision-Making
10 11 (22.92%) Coaching
10 11 (22.92%) Generative AI
11 10 (20.83%) Decision Tree
11 10 (20.83%) Line Management
11 10 (20.83%) Random Forest
12 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
12 9 (18.75%) Visualisation
13 8 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
13 8 (16.67%) Biotechnology
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) Python
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) R
4 4 (8.33%) C
4 4 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) Julia
7 1 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (2.08%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Degree
2 13 (27.08%) PhD
3 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Accessibility
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Databricks
3 1 (2.08%) Sun