Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1178 1218 1312
Rank change year-on-year +40 +94 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 33 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.002% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 16
UK median annual salary £70,000 £76,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.20% +90.63% -20.00%
10th Percentile £38,250 £62,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,875 £80,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +87.50% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Top 10 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 November 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 +69 29 £70,000 -8.20% 9
UK excluding London +71 21 £77,500 +3.33% 2
London +13 12 £50,000 -35.48% 7
East of England +17 7 £80,000 +6.67%
North of England - 4 £70,000 -
Scotland - 4 - -
North West - 4 £70,000 -
South East - 3 £77,500 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Midlands - 3 £42,500 -

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Research 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 Research Scientist in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Python
1 28 (84.85%) PhD
2 27 (81.82%) Machine Learning
3 21 (63.64%) C++
3 21 (63.64%) Artificial Intelligence
4 20 (60.61%) Computer Science
5 18 (54.55%) Mathematics
6 16 (48.48%) Algorithms
7 15 (45.45%) Degree
8 14 (42.42%) Java
8 14 (42.42%) Deep Learning
9 13 (39.39%) Statistics
10 12 (36.36%) Physics
10 12 (36.36%) Master's Degree
11 11 (33.33%) R
11 11 (33.33%) C#
12 10 (30.30%) SQL
12 10 (30.30%) Bayesian Methods
13 9 (27.27%) Natural Language Processing
14 7 (21.21%) Analytics
14 7 (21.21%) Operations Research
14 7 (21.21%) TensorFlow
14 7 (21.21%) Mathematical Modelling
15 6 (18.18%) Quantitative Research
15 6 (18.18%) Computer Vision
15 6 (18.18%) Theano
15 6 (18.18%) Economics
15 6 (18.18%) Finance
15 6 (18.18%) C
15 6 (18.18%) Distributed Algorithms

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 (6.06%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (21.21%) TensorFlow
3 6 (18.18%) Theano
4 1 (3.03%) Keras
4 1 (3.03%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Computer Science
2 16 (48.48%) Algorithms
3 5 (15.15%) Smart City
4 4 (12.12%) Robotics
5 3 (9.09%) Grid Computing
6 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.03%) Fintech
6 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Machine Learning
2 21 (63.64%) Artificial Intelligence
3 18 (54.55%) Mathematics
4 14 (42.42%) Deep Learning
5 13 (39.39%) Statistics
6 12 (36.36%) Physics
7 10 (30.30%) Bayesian Methods
8 7 (21.21%) Analytics
8 7 (21.21%) Mathematical Modelling
8 7 (21.21%) Operations Research
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Vision
9 6 (18.18%) Distributed Algorithms
9 6 (18.18%) Economics
9 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
9 6 (18.18%) Quantitative Research
10 5 (15.15%) Reinforcement Learning
10 5 (15.15%) Smart City Simulations
10 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
10 5 (15.15%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (12.12%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) Python
2 21 (63.64%) C++
3 14 (42.42%) Java
4 11 (33.33%) C#
4 11 (33.33%) R
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) C
7 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
8 3 (9.09%) Scala
9 2 (6.06%) Julia
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) PhD
2 15 (45.45%) Degree
3 12 (36.36%) Master's Degree
4 4 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Tableau