The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 223 195
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.30% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 26
Median salary £57,500 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.53% +23.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £48,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14%  

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 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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
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 29 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
Birmingham +20 1 £57,500 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) R
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Stochastic Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Bayesian Methods
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Lucene
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Cluster Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression

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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Django
1 1 (25.00%) Lucene
1 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Bayesian Methods
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Physics
1 2 (50.00%) Statistics
1 2 (50.00%) Stochastic Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Cluster Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) MapReduce
2 1 (25.00%) OCR
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) R
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree