The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Data Scientist
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 230 211
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 12 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 11
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4939 5871 5538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.31% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4610 4614
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the West Midlands

Data Scientist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Scientist in the West Midlands

Data Scientist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Scientist in the West Midlands

Data Scientist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Warwickshire +10 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Birmingham +5 1 - -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Data 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
2 10 (76.92%) R
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Python
3 9 (69.23%) Degree
4 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
5 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
6 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
6 5 (38.46%) MapReduce
6 5 (38.46%) Big Data
6 5 (38.46%) Master's Degree
6 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (38.46%) PhD
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) ArcGIS
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (23.08%) Spatial Data
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (15.38%) Statistics
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
8 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (7.69%) Apache
9 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 1 (7.69%) SAS
9 1 (7.69%) Management Information System

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (38.46%) ArcGIS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Actimize
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (38.46%) Big Data
2 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
3 3 (23.08%) Spatial Data
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) Text Mining
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Lucene
2 1 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
2 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) MapReduce
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Statistics
6 1 (7.69%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (7.69%) Case Management
6 1 (7.69%) Cluster Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
6 1 (7.69%) Fraud Detection
6 1 (7.69%) OCR
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Scorecard
6 1 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Python
1 10 (76.92%) R
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Master's Degree
2 5 (38.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft