The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 88 69 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 23 29 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.53% 2.04% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.53% 6.02% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12 26 1
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Big Data
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
416 482 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 33.87% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 303 318 247
Average salary £41,000 £47,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.13% +27.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Big Data across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Big Data
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Big Data across the Edinburgh region.

Big Data Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Big Data
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Big Data across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Big Data Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data.

1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) Python
4 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (31.11%) Analytics
5 13 (28.89%) Hibernate
5 13 (28.89%) Linux
6 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.67%) NoSQL
7 11 (24.44%) Degree
7 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (24.44%) SQL
8 10 (22.22%) Spring
8 10 (22.22%) Maven
8 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.00%) Java EE
9 9 (20.00%) Hadoop
9 9 (20.00%) C++
9 9 (20.00%) SOA
9 9 (20.00%) CMS
10 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
10 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
10 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.56%) Product Management
11 7 (15.56%) Finance
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
11 7 (15.56%) UNIX
11 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
11 7 (15.56%) Perl
11 7 (15.56%) OLAP

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.00%) CMS
2 4 (8.89%) SAS
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 7 (15.56%) OLAP
5 4 (8.89%) OLTP
5 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
5 4 (8.89%) NewSQL
5 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.44%) Base SAS
7 2 (4.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.44%) HBase
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
7 2 (4.44%) VoltDB
7 2 (4.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Maven
2 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) Ant
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) ERwin
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Games
3 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
2 12 (26.67%) Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) DBA
6 4 (8.89%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Product Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Product Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Hibernate
2 10 (22.22%) Spring
3 9 (20.00%) Java EE
4 4 (8.89%) Apache Flex
4 4 (8.89%) JDBC
5 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 3 (6.67%) HTML5
5 3 (6.67%) CSS3
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) Kafka
6 2 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (8.89%) Life Science
4 3 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) UNIX
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (31.11%) Analytics
3 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.00%) SOA
6 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 7 (15.56%) Product Management
8 6 (13.33%) OO
8 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 6 (13.33%) DevOps
9 5 (11.11%) ERP
10 4 (8.89%) Information Security
10 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 3 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) Python
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 9 (20.00%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) Perl
6 6 (13.33%) PHP
6 6 (13.33%) C#
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.67%) Ruby
9 2 (4.44%) C
10 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) HDFS
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Dell
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.44%) Teradata
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Sybase
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Cognos