Data Scientist

Gain deeper insights from data analysis with statistical programming

Data Scientists work with datasets that are too large for manual analysis in order to gain deeper insights from data. Unlike Data Analysts, Data Scientists are expected to have a greater mastery of mathematics, statistics and statistical programming. They are expected to be familiar with popular Python libraries such as TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, Pandas, NumPy, and popular R libraries such as ggplot2, XGBoost, Caret, and Dplyr. Data Scientists often work with massive datasets via NoSQL and Oracle, and are expected to be familiar with common Machine Learning models such as Neural Networks, Linear & Logistic Regression, and Natural Language Processing.

Below we have analyzed the 3,892 most recent job listings for Data Scientists from Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter, GlassDoor, LinkedIn, and other job sites to find out what real-world employers are looking for.

Salary

Expected income for Data Scientists

The lowest salary we found for Data Scientists among current job listings is \$30,000.00 per year. The highest is \$350,000.00. Most jobs for Data Scientists pay around \$76,023.77 per year, with a median annual income of \$98,797.00, and an average annual income of \$107,738.24.

Location

Where Data Scientists can find jobs

We have mapped all job listings for Data Scientists according to their approximate locations:

The 10 cities with the highest number of jobs for Data Scientists are:

Education

Desired education level for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of education level required in job listings for Data Scientists:

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE (AS/AA)
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS/BA)
MASTER'S DEGREE (MS/MA)
DOCTORATE (PhD)

Major

Preferred majors for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common majors requested in job listings for Data Scientists:

Mathematics
Statistics
Computer Science
Engineering
Economics
Data Science
Business
Physics
Information Technology
Operations

Experience

Required experience for Data Scientists

Most jobs for Data Scientists require 2 years of experience, with a median of 3 years, and an average of 3.75 years.

Skills

Required skills for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common skills required in job listings for Data Scientists:

Data Analysis
Data Science
Statistics
Programming
Machine Learning
Data Reporting
Big Data
Databases
Data Structures
Mathematics

Languages

Top programming languages for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common programming languages mentioned in job listings for Data Scientists:

Python
R
Java
SAS
C
MATLAB
Scala
Go

Python Libraries

Top Python Libraries for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common Python libraries mentioned in job listings for Data Scientists:

TensorFlow
Pandas
Scikit-learn
NumPy
Keras
SciPy
PyTorch
Matplotlib
NLTK
PySpark

R Libraries

Top R Libraries for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common R libraries mentioned in job listings for Data Scientists:

ggplot2
Plotly
XGBoost
Dplyr
Caret
Gbm
Data.table
Prophet

Databases

Top databases for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common databases mentioned in job listings for Data Scientists:

NoSQL
Oracle
Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL
MongoDB

Learning Models

Top machine learning models for Data Scientists

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common machine learning models mentioned in job listings for Data Scientists:

Neural Networks
Natural Language Processing
Linear & Logistic Regression
Decision Trees
Random Forests
Support Vector Machines
Boosting
Naive Bayes
K-Nearest Neighbors

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