The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 136 130 152
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 26 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 1.11% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.56% 3.55% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14 32 4
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,100 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £125,000 £54,350
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Big Data
UK

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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1016 1014 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 32.66% 31.13% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 705 706 715
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Big Data Salary Trend in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Big Data across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Big Data Salary Histogram in Scotland

Big Data
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 14 £57,500 +15.00%
Edinburgh -17 11 £65,000 +52.94%
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £65,000 -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 42 (60.00%) Java
2 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (35.71%) Open Source
4 24 (34.29%) Python
5 23 (32.86%) Hibernate
5 23 (32.86%) Spring
6 21 (30.00%) Analytics
7 20 (28.57%) PHP
8 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (27.14%) Hadoop
9 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
9 18 (25.71%) Finance
10 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
11 16 (22.86%) Degree
12 15 (21.43%) NoSQL
12 15 (21.43%) Maven
13 14 (20.00%) SQL
13 14 (20.00%) Linux
13 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
15 12 (17.14%) MapReduce
15 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.14%) JBoss
16 11 (15.71%) Talend Open Studio
16 11 (15.71%) Data Integration
16 11 (15.71%) Talend
16 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
16 11 (15.71%) Pentaho
17 10 (14.29%) C#
17 10 (14.29%) Java EE

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (17.14%) JBoss
2 9 (12.86%) CMS
3 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.57%) Node.js
4 5 (7.14%) Alfresco
4 5 (7.14%) Mule
4 5 (7.14%) Apache
4 5 (7.14%) SugarCRM
4 5 (7.14%) SAS
5 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.86%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.43%) WordPress
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) Hadoop
2 15 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 11 (15.71%) Pentaho
3 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (10.00%) Apache Hive
5 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
6 6 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (7.14%) OLAP
8 3 (4.29%) DB2
8 3 (4.29%) SAP BW
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA
9 2 (2.86%) VoltDB
9 2 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Maven
2 11 (15.71%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.14%) Selenium
5 4 (5.71%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.29%) ERwin
7 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.86%) Moq
7 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.86%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.43%) Mockito
8 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.43%) Ant
8 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Games
4 5 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Developer
2 19 (27.14%) Architect
3 9 (12.86%) Software Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Technical Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Chief Technology Officer
6 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.86%) Hibernate
1 23 (32.86%) Spring
2 10 (14.29%) Java EE
3 8 (11.43%) .NET
4 7 (10.00%) jQuery
5 6 (8.57%) PostGIS
5 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.57%) Web Services
5 6 (8.57%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) Middleware
6 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.86%) Ajax
7 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.86%) WinForms
7 2 (2.86%) HTML
7 2 (2.86%) CSS
7 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.86%) Kafka
7 2 (2.86%) WCF
7 2 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.71%) Open Source
2 11 (15.71%) Data Integration
3 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.71%) Reference Data
6 4 (5.71%) N-Tier
6 4 (5.71%) Clustering
7 3 (4.29%) Social Media
8 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.86%) Physics
8 2 (2.86%) NHS
9 1 (1.43%) GIS
9 1 (1.43%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.43%) Streaming Music
9 1 (1.43%) Photography
9 1 (1.43%) Xbox
9 1 (1.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 6 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Analytics
3 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (17.14%) MapReduce
7 9 (12.86%) DevOps
7 9 (12.86%) TOGAF
7 9 (12.86%) SOA
8 8 (11.43%) ETL
8 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
9 7 (10.00%) Multithreading
10 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.57%) OO
11 5 (7.14%) OOP
11 5 (7.14%) ERP
11 5 (7.14%) MVC
11 5 (7.14%) Migration
11 5 (7.14%) Product Management
11 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.00%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) Python
3 20 (28.57%) PHP
4 14 (20.00%) SQL
5 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.29%) C#
7 9 (12.86%) Perl
8 6 (8.57%) Ruby
9 5 (7.14%) Scala
9 5 (7.14%) C++
10 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Puppet
1 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) Talend
3 4 (5.71%) Dell
3 4 (5.71%) Informatica
3 4 (5.71%) Teradata
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Sybase
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) Cognos
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) Wall Street Systems