Data Science
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
25 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 122 82 58
Rank change year-on-year -40 -24 +55
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 2,279 3,841 9,189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 3.93% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 4.11% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 1,639 2,405
10th Percentile £41,925 £43,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £90,000 £92,040 £90,000
90th Percentile £114,500 £110,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £64,029 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.10% +6.72% +9.09%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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 requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,929 93,520 157,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 95.57% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 60,315 55,145 82,723
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Science over the 6 months to 25 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Science in the UK

Data Science
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -40 2,072 £65,000 -7.14% 847
UK excluding London -49 1,313 £55,000 -14.10% 476
London -17 890 £80,000 - 574
Work from Home -34 872 £60,000 -13.60% 331
South East +37 399 £60,000 -7.69% 254
North of England -83 294 £50,000 -18.27% 64
Midlands +4 207 £55,000 +22.22% 37
South West -38 184 £60,000 -12.41% 56
North West -8 182 £50,000 -25.93% 39
West Midlands +10 158 £55,000 +22.22% 22
Scotland -62 118 £70,000 +5.66% 19
Yorkshire -106 79 £57,500 -6.01% 18
East of England -52 75 £55,000 -4.35% 28
East Midlands +1 49 £47,500 -5.00% 15
North East -9 33 £47,500 +3.26% 7
Wales +31 28 £47,500 -13.70% 11
Northern Ireland +20 8 £100,000 +203.03% 7

Data Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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
1 118 (5.18%) Apache Spark
2 82 (3.60%) SAS
3 33 (1.45%) Apache
3 33 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
4 21 (0.92%) Microsoft Exchange
5 16 (0.70%) Jupyter
6 13 (0.57%) Confluence
7 7 (0.31%) Luigi
8 6 (0.26%) nginx
9 3 (0.13%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.088%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.044%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.044%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.044%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.044%) IIS
11 1 (0.044%) Moodle
Applications
1 72 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) Trello
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.088%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 2 (0.088%) Stata
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.044%) Blender
Business Applications
1 21 (0.92%) Endur
2 7 (0.31%) Shopify
3 5 (0.22%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.044%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 637 (27.95%) Azure
2 393 (17.24%) AWS
3 383 (16.81%) Power Platform
4 380 (16.67%) GCP
5 116 (5.09%) Snowflake
6 95 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
7 93 (4.08%) SaaS
8 91 (3.99%) Azure DevOps
9 68 (2.98%) Matillion
10 63 (2.76%) Serverless
11 61 (2.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 56 (2.46%) GitHub
13 43 (1.89%) Amazon S3
14 40 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 28 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
18 23 (1.01%) dbt
19 21 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.92%) Network Security
2 18 (0.79%) DNS
2 18 (0.79%) HTTP
3 6 (0.26%) Firewall
3 6 (0.26%) VPN
4 5 (0.22%) MQTT
4 5 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.22%) Wireless
5 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.088%) Broadband
6 2 (0.088%) Internet
6 2 (0.088%) LAN
6 2 (0.088%) WAN
7 1 (0.044%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (16.32%) Power BI
2 370 (16.24%) Data Warehouse
3 242 (10.62%) SQL Server
4 232 (10.18%) Tableau
5 200 (8.78%) BigQuery
6 190 (8.34%) Big Data
7 176 (7.72%) Looker
8 136 (5.97%) Data Lake
9 124 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 74 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 74 (3.25%) Relational Database
11 72 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
12 68 (2.98%) NoSQL
13 64 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (2.19%) Data Mining
14 50 (2.19%) Data Vault
15 49 (2.15%) Metadata
15 49 (2.15%) Star Schema
16 45 (1.97%) MongoDB
17 32 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 169 (7.42%) Git
2 48 (2.11%) GitLab
3 30 (1.32%) JIRA
4 29 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.48%) MLflow
6 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.35%) ERwin
8 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.22%) ER Studio
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.18%) Maven
11 3 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.13%) GoCD
11 3 (0.13%) JUnit
11 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.088%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.088%) Spinnaker
12 2 (0.088%) Subversion
13 1 (0.044%) RStudio
13 1 (0.044%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 699 (30.67%) Social Skills
2 479 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
3 442 (19.39%) Finance
4 317 (13.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 231 (10.14%) Retail
6 191 (8.38%) Public Sector
7 161 (7.06%) Marketing
8 135 (5.92%) Presentation Skills
9 121 (5.31%) Banking
10 111 (4.87%) Law
11 82 (3.60%) Games
12 74 (3.25%) Legal
13 47 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 42 (1.84%) Investment Banking
15 35 (1.54%) Military
16 31 (1.36%) Manufacturing
17 28 (1.23%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
19 21 (0.92%) Health Technology
20 19 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 518 (22.73%) Data Scientist
2 476 (20.89%) Data Engineer
3 461 (20.23%) Senior
4 213 (9.35%) Principal Engineer
5 211 (9.26%) Senior Data Scientist
6 202 (8.86%) Lead
7 171 (7.50%) Platform Engineer
8 166 (7.28%) Principal Data Engineer
9 165 (7.24%) Analyst
10 154 (6.76%) Architect
11 151 (6.63%) Developer
12 112 (4.91%) Consultant
13 92 (4.04%) Data Architect
13 92 (4.04%) Software Engineer
14 87 (3.82%) Data Analyst
15 80 (3.51%) Data Manager
16 78 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 75 (3.29%) Python Engineer
18 64 (2.81%) Senior Data Engineer
19 57 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (5.88%) Pandas
2 129 (5.66%) TensorFlow
3 100 (4.39%) PySpark
4 79 (3.47%) scikit-learn
5 73 (3.20%) Kafka
6 69 (3.03%) PyTorch
7 58 (2.54%) NumPy
8 56 (2.46%) React
9 43 (1.89%) RESTful
10 41 (1.80%) CSS
11 37 (1.62%) .NET
12 36 (1.58%) HTML
13 34 (1.49%) GraphQL
14 33 (1.45%) Node.js
15 32 (1.40%) Keras
16 25 (1.10%) Django
17 23 (1.01%) XGBoost
18 22 (0.97%) XML
19 18 (0.79%) Apache Beam
20 17 (0.75%) JWT
Miscellaneous
1 424 (18.60%) Algorithms
2 226 (9.92%) Self-Motivation
3 174 (7.63%) Data Structures
4 66 (2.90%) Product Ownership
5 63 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 58 (2.54%) Distributed Systems
7 57 (2.50%) Life Science
8 56 (2.46%) Blockchain
9 50 (2.19%) Virtual Team
10 47 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 41 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 36 (1.58%) Onboarding
13 32 (1.40%) Credit Risk
14 31 (1.36%) IoT
15 24 (1.05%) Blog
16 21 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
16 21 (0.92%) Swaptions
17 18 (0.79%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
19 14 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 128 (5.62%) Linux
2 48 (2.11%) Windows
3 40 (1.76%) Alpine Linux
3 40 (1.76%) CentOS
3 40 (1.76%) Debian
4 23 (1.01%) Unix
5 6 (0.26%) Android
5 6 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.13%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.088%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.044%) Solaris
8 1 (0.044%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (39.10%) Machine Learning
2 782 (34.31%) Analytics
3 742 (32.56%) Problem-Solving
4 657 (28.83%) Artificial Intelligence
5 545 (23.91%) Agile
6 496 (21.76%) Data Engineering
7 491 (21.54%) Computer Science
8 476 (20.89%) Mentoring
9 465 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
10 464 (20.36%) Data Modelling
11 425 (18.65%) Data Pipeline
12 422 (18.52%) Visualisation
13 414 (18.17%) DevOps
14 411 (18.03%) Mathematics
15 410 (17.99%) Data Analysis
16 384 (16.85%) ETL
17 365 (16.02%) Decision-Making
18 294 (12.90%) Software Engineering
19 286 (12.55%) Data Analytics
20 283 (12.42%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1,019 (44.71%) Python
2 881 (38.66%) SQL
3 232 (10.18%) R
4 153 (6.71%) Java
5 100 (4.39%) C#
6 79 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 69 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 54 (2.37%) C
8 54 (2.37%) C++
9 51 (2.24%) Scala
10 39 (1.71%) MATLAB
11 36 (1.58%) Go
11 36 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 34 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions
13 31 (1.36%) Bash
14 25 (1.10%) VB
15 15 (0.66%) Haskell
15 15 (0.66%) VBA
16 12 (0.53%) SystemVerilog
17 11 (0.48%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 778 (34.14%) Degree
2 247 (10.84%) Master's Degree
3 140 (6.14%) PhD
4 114 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 59 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (2.33%) DBS Check
8 50 (2.19%) Azure Certification
9 40 (1.76%) MCSA
9 40 (1.76%) MCSE
10 38 (1.67%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.40%) SC Cleared
12 22 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (0.79%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.53%) Postgraduate
15 11 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.26%) IIBA
17 4 (0.18%) ISTQB
17 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (9.30%) GDPR
2 206 (9.04%) Data Quality
3 44 (1.93%) Accessibility
4 39 (1.71%) QA
5 12 (0.53%) Good Clinical Practice
6 11 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
7 9 (0.39%) CDISC
8 6 (0.26%) California Consumer Privacy Act
8 6 (0.26%) IFRS
8 6 (0.26%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.13%) SLA
10 2 (0.088%) COBIT
10 2 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.088%) GLBA
10 2 (0.088%) NIST
10 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.088%) PMO
10 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.044%) Basel III
11 1 (0.044%) HIPAA
System Software
1 148 (6.49%) Docker
2 17 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.18%) HDFS
4 2 (0.088%) IAG
5 1 (0.044%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.044%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 162 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 111 (4.87%) Terraform
3 9 (0.39%) Ansible
4 7 (0.31%) SysTrack
5 6 (0.26%) Kubeflow
5 6 (0.26%) logstash
6 5 (0.22%) Argo
6 5 (0.22%) Grafana
6 5 (0.22%) SELinux
7 3 (0.13%) Progress Chef
7 3 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.13%) Puppet
8 2 (0.088%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.088%) Podman
9 1 (0.044%) Kibana
9 1 (0.044%) Packer
9 1 (0.044%) yum
Vendors
1 291 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 262 (11.50%) Google
3 207 (9.08%) Databricks
4 67 (2.94%) Oracle
5 47 (2.06%) IBM
6 40 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 37 (1.62%) Alteryx
8 33 (1.45%) Salesforce
9 26 (1.14%) Dell
10 23 (1.01%) Sybase
11 21 (0.92%) OpenLink
11 21 (0.92%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.61%) Informatica
13 13 (0.57%) OpenAI
14 12 (0.53%) YouTube
15 11 (0.48%) Dataiku
16 9 (0.39%) Adobe
16 9 (0.39%) SAP
17 8 (0.35%) Cloudera
17 8 (0.35%) Teradata