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Consumer scientist Average UK Salary & Prospects

Consumer scientists study why people use or buy products and services, and give advice to retailers and manufacturers.

  • Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.  
  • Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.  
  • Conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies, collaborating with
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Consumer scientists typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Consumer scientist you will typically work between 8am and 6pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    22,746 GBP *
    per year
    19,000 GBP
    50,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Consumer scientist

    Men make 13% more than Women
    65% of Consumer scientists are men
    • 23,742 GBP
    • 20,563 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Consumer scientist
    Average salary for full-time Consumer scientist

    • 10,789 GBP
    • 10,528 GBP
    • 11,147 GBP
    • 22,746 GBP
    • 20,563 GBP
    • 23,742 GBP
    Pay over time for Consumer scientist

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 23,043 GBP

    Future outlook for Consumer scientists

    Balanced outlook
    423 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    3% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Consumer scientist - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Consumer scientist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 57% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 39% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 4% of people in this role have some postgraduate study, but not a masters or doctorate

    You may be able to apply directly if you've got relevant experience in a related industry, for instance food manufacturing or market research analysis.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Consumer scientist


    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Consumer scientist.
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Consumer scientist. Check that you know:
    Analytical or scientific software IBM SPSS Statistics
    Customer relationship management CRM software Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge; Insightful Corporation Confirmit; Oracle Eloqua; Salesforce software
    Data base user interface and query software Amazon Redshift
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Information retrieval or search software Factiva; LexisNexis; Mintel Reports; Verispan Patient Parameters
    Improve your skills today


    Things to highlight for your Consumer scientist interview

    Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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