Period
to 24 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Research Scientist
UK
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1073 1150 1170
Rank change year-on-year +77 +20 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 28 56 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.032% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.033% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 28 50 15
UK median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% +62.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £57,500 £38,525 £35,000
90th Percentile £128,750 £93,750 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% +75.00% -1.23%

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 142,267 170,640 167,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.42% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 113,660 140,064 138,829
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Research Scientist.

Salary trend for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Scientist over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Scientist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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 +73 28 £80,000 +23.08% 4
London +60 20 £127,500 +104.00% 3
UK excluding London +51 8 £62,500 -10.71% 1
East of England +74 6 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Midlands +48 1 £55,000 +29.41%
North of England +43 1 £55,000 -21.43%
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, Research Scientist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Research Scientist in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 26 (92.86%) Python
3 21 (75.00%) Deep Learning
4 20 (71.43%) Natural Language Processing
4 20 (71.43%) Mathematics
5 16 (57.14%) Statistics
6 15 (53.57%) Reinforcement Learning
6 15 (53.57%) Data Science
7 14 (50.00%) Neural Network
8 12 (42.86%) Econometrics
8 12 (42.86%) Finance
8 12 (42.86%) Signal Processing
8 12 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (39.29%) Bayesian Methods
9 11 (39.29%) PhD
9 11 (39.29%) Mathematical Modelling
9 11 (39.29%) Probabilistic Modelling
10 10 (35.71%) Statistical Computing
10 10 (35.71%) Quantitative Research
10 10 (35.71%) Markov Model
10 10 (35.71%) TensorFlow
10 10 (35.71%) Time Series Forecasting
11 7 (25.00%) Java
12 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
13 5 (17.86%) Games
13 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
14 4 (14.29%) NumPy
14 4 (14.29%) Scala
14 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
14 4 (14.29%) R

Research 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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) DNN
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Chatbot
1 2 (7.14%) CPLEX
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) BigQuery
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Games
3 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (35.71%) TensorFlow
3 4 (14.29%) NumPy
4 3 (10.71%) scikit-learn
5 2 (7.14%) Django
5 2 (7.14%) Flask
5 2 (7.14%) SciPy
6 1 (3.57%) Caffe
6 1 (3.57%) Keras
6 1 (3.57%) Pandas
6 1 (3.57%) PySpark
6 1 (3.57%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.57%) CUDA
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 21 (75.00%) Deep Learning
3 20 (71.43%) Mathematics
4 16 (57.14%) Statistics
5 15 (53.57%) Data Science
5 15 (53.57%) Reinforcement Learning
6 14 (50.00%) Neural Network
7 12 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (42.86%) Econometrics
7 12 (42.86%) Signal Processing
8 11 (39.29%) Bayesian Methods
8 11 (39.29%) Mathematical Modelling
8 11 (39.29%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 10 (35.71%) Markov Model
9 10 (35.71%) Quantitative Research
9 10 (35.71%) Statistical Computing
9 10 (35.71%) Time Series Forecasting
10 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.71%) Physics
11 3 (10.71%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) C++
3 4 (14.29%) R
3 4 (14.29%) Scala
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) Go
4 1 (3.57%) Julia
4 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) PhD
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) MPhil
3 2 (7.14%) Postgraduate
4 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Google
1 2 (7.14%) IBM