The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Research Scientist
UK
Rank 842 930 953
Rank change year-on-year +88 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 7 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.016% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 3
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -25.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% -  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Research Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Research Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Top 14 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +84 7 £40,000 -20.00% 2
London +70 5 £40,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +52 2 £43,750 - 1
South East +65 1 £40,000 -21.95%
West Midlands +32 1 £40,000 +11.11%
East of England - 1 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £75,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £75,000 -
Northampton - 1 £40,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (90.00%) Machine Learning
1 9 (90.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (70.00%) PhD
2 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (60.00%) C++
4 5 (50.00%) Deep Learning
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Vision
5 4 (40.00%) Big Data
5 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (40.00%) Marketing
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
7 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (20.00%) Publishing
7 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
7 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (20.00%) Electronics
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) SAP
7 2 (20.00%) Analytics
7 2 (20.00%) Image Processing

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Machine Learning
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Vision
2 5 (50.00%) Deep Learning
3 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Data Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Image Processing
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Computational Linguistics
6 1 (10.00%) Distributed Algorithms
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Reinforcement Learning
6 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 1 (10.00%) Stochastic Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) R
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago