Data scientists in high demand as salaries beat national average

Data scientists have been found to be in extremely high demand in the UK, with roles offering an average salary of in the region of £49,000 in the past 12 months. This impressive figure is also increasing at a rate that outpaces the rate of the entire UK job market, achieving a monthly increase of three per cent as opposed to the two per cent noted generally.

Behind this analysis is Joblift, during the past year the job board has explored and recorded 8,672 Data Scientist vacancies, discovering the truly commanding position of the role. To put this towering average salary into perspective, the analysis revealed that just seven per cent of the recorded vacancies offered potential data scientists below £30,000 a year, meaning that at least 93 per cent of the vacancies were offering above the UK average of £28,600.

Author: Tom Ball


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