Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Statistician was £48,450 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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

Statistician
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1120 1189 1224
Rank change year-on-year +69 +35 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Statistician 19 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.006% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 17
UK median annual salary £48,450 £55,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.91% +41.03% -2.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £39,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £54,700 £81,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £48,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year -38.46% +43.38% -15.00%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Statistician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Statistician in the UK

Statistician
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Statistician in the UK

Statistician
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Statistician over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Statistician in the UK

Statistician
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Statistician within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 +89 16 £39,225 -28.68%
UK excluding London +94 13 £30,000 -38.46% 1
South East - 10 - -
London +63 3 £48,450 -25.46%
East Midlands - 3 £30,000 -
Midlands - 3 £30,000 -

Statistician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Statistician 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 Statistician in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Statistics
2 13 (68.42%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) Data Science
4 9 (47.37%) R
5 7 (36.84%) Machine Learning
5 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
6 6 (31.58%) Bayesian Methods
6 6 (31.58%) Time Series Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
6 6 (31.58%) Innovative Thinking
6 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Big Data
6 6 (31.58%) Data Visualisation
6 6 (31.58%) Time Management
6 6 (31.58%) Neural Network
7 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Fintech
8 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.79%) Value Proposition
8 3 (15.79%) Marketing
8 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
8 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (15.79%) SAP
8 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) SPSS

Statistician 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SPSS
1 3 (15.79%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Electronics
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
3 3 (15.79%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Statistics
2 10 (52.63%) Data Science
3 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Machine Learning
3 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
4 6 (31.58%) Bayesian Methods
4 6 (31.58%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (31.58%) Innovative Thinking
4 6 (31.58%) Neural Network
4 6 (31.58%) Time Management
4 6 (31.58%) Time Series Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) R
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MPhil
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP