Period
to 11 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 111 120
Rank change year-on-year +49 +9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 27 15 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.65% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 0.90% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 12
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £84,875 £66,275
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 899 1,662 1,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.40% 91.37% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 766 1,428 1,424
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Wales

Data Science
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Science in Wales.

Salary trend for Data Science in Wales

Data Science
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science in Wales over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Science in Wales

Data Science
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the Wales region over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. 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
South Wales +29 15 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Wales +17 11 £50,000 +96.08%
North Wales - 1 £52,500 -
Data Science
UK

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 15 (55.56%) Analytics
2 12 (44.44%) Python
3 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Degree
4 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 9 (33.33%) R
5 9 (33.33%) Machine Learning
6 8 (29.63%) Tableau
6 8 (29.63%) Hadoop
6 8 (29.63%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
6 8 (29.63%) React
6 8 (29.63%) Vue.js
6 8 (29.63%) CSS
6 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
7 7 (25.93%) gulp
7 7 (25.93%) Front End Development
7 7 (25.93%) webpack
7 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
7 7 (25.93%) Project Delivery
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Sass
7 7 (25.93%) Grunt

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (18.52%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) AWS
1 6 (22.22%) Power Platform
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (11.11%) Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Google Analytics
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Hadoop
2 6 (22.22%) Power BI
3 5 (18.52%) Big Data
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 4 (14.81%) MySQL
4 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (11.11%) DB2
6 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.93%) Grunt
1 7 (25.93%) gulp
1 7 (25.93%) webpack
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (25.93%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (25.93%) HTML Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Data Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Web Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
1 8 (29.63%) CSS
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
1 8 (29.63%) React
1 8 (29.63%) Vue.js
2 7 (25.93%) jQuery
2 7 (25.93%) Sass
3 5 (18.52%) Kafka
4 1 (3.70%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Analytics
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 8 (29.63%) DevOps
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Front End Development
6 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.93%) Project Delivery
6 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
6 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (22.22%) Statistics
7 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
8 5 (18.52%) Data Analytics
8 5 (18.52%) Data Architecture
8 5 (18.52%) Software Architecture
9 4 (14.81%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Python
2 9 (33.33%) R
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PhD
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Tableau
2 4 (14.81%) Google
3 3 (11.11%) Adobe
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Hotjar
5 1 (3.70%) Maxymiser