Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Scientist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 323 317
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Scientist 28 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 11
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £26,550 £37,200 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £82,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +8 13 £40,000 -5.88%
Birmingham +28 12 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Solihull - 1 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £70,000 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 26 (92.86%) SQL
2 24 (85.71%) Machine Learning
3 23 (82.14%) R
3 23 (82.14%) Python
4 21 (75.00%) Degree
5 20 (71.43%) PhD
6 19 (67.86%) Data Analysis
7 6 (21.43%) SAS
7 6 (21.43%) Analytics
8 5 (17.86%) SPSS
9 4 (14.29%) Big Data
9 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) Master's Degree
10 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
10 3 (10.71%) MapReduce
10 3 (10.71%) ArcGIS
10 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
10 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
10 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 2 (7.14%) ETL
11 2 (7.14%) Validation
11 2 (7.14%) Open Source
11 2 (7.14%) SaaS
11 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics

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 6 (21.43%) SAS
2 3 (10.71%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SPSS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
1 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ERwin
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Machine Learning
2 19 (67.86%) Data Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) MapReduce
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (7.14%) Open Source
5 2 (7.14%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (3.57%) Case Management
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) SQL
2 23 (82.14%) Python
2 23 (82.14%) R
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) Degree
2 20 (71.43%) PhD
3 3 (10.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Birst
1 1 (3.57%) Google
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) Tableau