The median annual salary for a Research Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 940 976
Rank change year-on-year +76 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Scientist 10 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.007% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 12
Median salary £40,000 £57,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +39.39%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £62,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -35.48% +55.00%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Scientist in the UK

Research Scientist
Top 12 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 22 June 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 +55 10 £40,000 -30.43%
East Midlands - 9 £40,000 -
South East +49 8 £40,000 -35.48%
West Midlands - 8 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £40,000 -
Coventry - 8 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £40,000 -
Northampton - 8 £40,000 -
London +29 1 £80,000 +48.83%
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -

Research Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 16 (94.12%) Machine Learning
2 15 (88.24%) Algorithms
2 15 (88.24%) C++
2 15 (88.24%) PhD
3 14 (82.35%) Computer Science
4 13 (76.47%) Computer Vision
5 11 (64.71%) Mathematics
6 9 (52.94%) Physics
6 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (52.94%) MATLAB
6 9 (52.94%) Windows
6 9 (52.94%) Linux
6 9 (52.94%) OO
6 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
6 9 (52.94%) Signal Processing
7 7 (41.18%) Deep Learning
8 3 (17.65%) Big Data
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Python
8 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (11.76%) Retail
9 2 (11.76%) Web Analytics
9 2 (11.76%) Statistics
9 2 (11.76%) Marketing
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) Publishing
9 2 (11.76%) Data Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) 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 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Keras
1 1 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (5.88%) TensorFlow
1 1 (5.88%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Algorithms
2 14 (82.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.88%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Machine Learning
2 13 (76.47%) Computer Vision
3 11 (64.71%) Mathematics
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) OO
4 9 (52.94%) Physics
4 9 (52.94%) Signal Processing
5 7 (41.18%) Deep Learning
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Data Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Image Processing
7 2 (11.76%) Statistics
7 2 (11.76%) Web Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.88%) Open Source
8 1 (5.88%) Stochastic Modelling
8 1 (5.88%) Video Processing
8 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) MATLAB
3 3 (17.65%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) R
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) PhD
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Tableau
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