Data Science Jobs with Work from Home Options

Data Science
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 22 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 117 87 74
Rank change year-on-year -30 -13 +55
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 880 1,530 3,502
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.60% 3.80% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.96% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 628 806 1,153
10th Percentile £38,750 £46,570 £42,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £69,447 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.60% -0.79% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £89,852 £87,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £108,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,831 38,657 69,419
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 91.16% 96.06% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 23,334 26,817 41,418
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £45,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

Data Science
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Data Science trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Science
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Science.

Data Science salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Science
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Data Science over the 6 months to 22 May 2024.

Data Science salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Data Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (5.80%) Apache Spark
2 26 (2.95%) SAS
3 19 (2.16%) Microsoft Exchange
4 16 (1.82%) Apache
5 12 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.68%) Confluence
6 6 (0.68%) nginx
7 5 (0.57%) Luigi
8 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.11%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.11%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.23%) LaTeX
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) SPSS
3 2 (0.23%) Stata
4 1 (0.11%) Blender
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (2.16%) Endur
2 3 (0.34%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 314 (35.68%) Azure
2 224 (25.45%) Power Platform
3 143 (16.25%) AWS
4 112 (12.73%) GCP
5 89 (10.11%) Snowflake
6 70 (7.95%) Azure Data Factory
7 65 (7.39%) Matillion
8 45 (5.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 41 (4.66%) SaaS
10 37 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
11 34 (3.86%) Serverless
12 30 (3.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 28 (3.18%) Amazon S3
14 23 (2.61%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (2.39%) GitHub
15 21 (2.39%) Google Docs
15 21 (2.39%) Lucidchart
15 21 (2.39%) Miro
15 21 (2.39%) Slack
16 19 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.05%) Network Security
2 17 (1.93%) HTTP
3 16 (1.82%) DNS
4 5 (0.57%) MQTT
4 5 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.57%) VPN
5 4 (0.45%) Intranet
6 3 (0.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (24.77%) Data Warehouse
2 214 (24.32%) Power BI
3 200 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 111 (12.61%) Data Lake
5 104 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (11.36%) Tableau
7 85 (9.66%) Big Data
8 59 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (4.89%) NoSQL
11 42 (4.77%) Relational Database
12 39 (4.43%) Hadoop
13 36 (4.09%) Star Schema
14 28 (3.18%) Metadata
14 28 (3.18%) Redis
15 26 (2.95%) MongoDB
16 25 (2.84%) BigQuery
17 23 (2.61%) RDBMS
18 21 (2.39%) Scylla
19 18 (2.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 92 (10.45%) Git
2 43 (4.89%) GitLab
3 23 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.36%) JIRA
5 7 (0.80%) MLflow
6 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.34%) GoCD
8 3 (0.34%) JUnit
8 3 (0.34%) Maven
9 2 (0.23%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.23%) ER Studio
9 2 (0.23%) ERwin
10 1 (0.11%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.11%) Subversion
10 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 382 (43.41%) Social Skills
2 278 (31.59%) Finance
3 158 (17.95%) Retail
4 135 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
5 108 (12.27%) Public Sector
6 61 (6.93%) Banking
7 58 (6.59%) Marketing
8 56 (6.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 34 (3.86%) Law
10 31 (3.52%) Legal
11 29 (3.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (3.07%) Games
13 23 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
14 15 (1.70%) Health Technology
15 14 (1.59%) Manufacturing
16 9 (1.02%) Tech for Good
17 7 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
17 7 (0.80%) Police
18 6 (0.68%) Front Office
18 6 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 194 (22.05%) Senior
2 152 (17.27%) Data Engineer
3 151 (17.16%) Data Scientist
4 100 (11.36%) Consultant
5 91 (10.34%) Senior Data Scientist
6 78 (8.86%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 63 (7.16%) Analyst
7 63 (7.16%) Developer
7 63 (7.16%) Lead
8 61 (6.93%) Architect
9 47 (5.34%) Data Manager
10 41 (4.66%) Software Engineer
11 39 (4.43%) Data Analyst
12 37 (4.20%) Senior Data Engineer
13 32 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (3.64%) Python Engineer
14 30 (3.41%) Principal Engineer
15 28 (3.18%) Data Architect
16 27 (3.07%) Principal Software Engineer
17 22 (2.50%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.98%) Pandas
2 68 (7.73%) PySpark
3 57 (6.48%) TensorFlow
4 50 (5.68%) scikit-learn
5 44 (5.00%) Kafka
6 32 (3.64%) RESTful
7 27 (3.07%) GraphQL
8 24 (2.73%) CSS
9 21 (2.39%) React
10 18 (2.05%) HTML
11 17 (1.93%) Node.js
11 17 (1.93%) PyTorch
12 16 (1.82%) Django
12 16 (1.82%) JWT
13 15 (1.70%) XGBoost
14 10 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (1.02%) .NET
15 9 (1.02%) Web Services
16 8 (0.91%) gRPC
16 8 (0.91%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 156 (17.73%) Algorithms
2 109 (12.39%) Data Structures
3 34 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.41%) Cloud Native
5 28 (3.18%) Life Science
6 25 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 23 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.50%) Product Ownership
9 19 (2.16%) Credit Risk
9 19 (2.16%) Swaptions
10 16 (1.82%) Blockchain
11 14 (1.59%) Distributed Systems
11 14 (1.59%) PMI
12 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.36%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.25%) NHS
15 10 (1.14%) Blog
15 10 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (1.14%) Taxonomies
16 9 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.11%) Linux
2 26 (2.95%) Windows
3 18 (2.05%) Unix
4 5 (0.57%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.34%) Android
5 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (47.61%) Machine Learning
2 330 (37.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 304 (34.55%) Analytics
4 250 (28.41%) ETL
5 235 (26.70%) Business Intelligence
6 214 (24.32%) Data Modelling
7 199 (22.61%) Visualisation
8 177 (20.11%) Roadmaps
9 169 (19.20%) Problem-Solving
10 168 (19.09%) Agile
11 164 (18.64%) Data Engineering
12 152 (17.27%) Software Engineering
13 139 (15.80%) Data Pipeline
14 127 (14.43%) Data Analytics
15 121 (13.75%) Statistics
16 119 (13.52%) CI/CD
17 112 (12.73%) Decision-Making
18 110 (12.50%) DevOps
19 106 (12.05%) Computer Science
19 106 (12.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 496 (56.36%) SQL
2 444 (50.45%) Python
3 89 (10.11%) Java
4 72 (8.18%) R
5 47 (5.34%) T-SQL
6 38 (4.32%) Scala
7 33 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 30 (3.41%) C#
9 28 (3.18%) Go
10 26 (2.95%) Bash
11 22 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions
12 21 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 20 (2.27%) C
14 19 (2.16%) VB
15 11 (1.25%) U-SQL
16 7 (0.80%) Ruby
17 5 (0.57%) JSX
18 3 (0.34%) C++
18 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 223 (25.34%) Degree
2 109 (12.39%) Master's Degree
3 53 (6.02%) DBS Check
4 44 (5.00%) PhD
5 34 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (2.27%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (2.05%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.91%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.45%) OCP
13 4 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.45%) PMP
14 3 (0.34%) MBA
15 2 (0.23%) CISA
15 2 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (9.77%) Data Quality
2 31 (3.52%) GDPR
3 20 (2.27%) QA
4 9 (1.02%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.68%) California Consumer Privacy Act
5 6 (0.68%) IFRS
5 6 (0.68%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.23%) CDISC
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) GLBA
6 2 (0.23%) NIST
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 46 (5.23%) Docker
2 16 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (9.20%) Kubernetes
2 47 (5.34%) Terraform
3 7 (0.80%) SysTrack
4 5 (0.57%) logstash
5 3 (0.34%) Ansible
5 3 (0.34%) Grafana
6 2 (0.23%) Argo
6 2 (0.23%) Progress Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 196 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 141 (16.02%) Databricks
3 65 (7.39%) Google
4 41 (4.66%) Oracle
5 30 (3.41%) Dell
6 19 (2.16%) OpenLink
6 19 (2.16%) Sybase
6 19 (2.16%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.14%) Alteryx
8 8 (0.91%) Adobe
8 8 (0.91%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.80%) SAP
9 7 (0.80%) Snow
10 6 (0.68%) Teradata
11 5 (0.57%) Talend
12 4 (0.45%) FIS
13 3 (0.34%) VMware
14 2 (0.23%) CrowdStrike
14 2 (0.23%) Dataiku
14 2 (0.23%) Salesforce