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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 126 106 152
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +46
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 46 49 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 1.59% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.18% 4.51% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29 40 1
Average salary £47,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.47% -4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
1100 1087 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.53% 35.37% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 706 709 679
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Edinburgh -10 24 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Glasgow -16 20 £47,000 -10.47% 3
Stirling - 5 £47,500 -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 59 (71.08%) Java
2 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.96%) Python
4 33 (39.76%) Open Source
5 30 (36.14%) Hibernate
5 30 (36.14%) NoSQL
6 27 (32.53%) Software Engineering
7 26 (31.33%) Spring
8 22 (26.51%) PHP
8 22 (26.51%) Analytics
9 20 (24.10%) Hadoop
10 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (22.89%) Linux
10 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
10 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (21.69%) SQL
11 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
11 18 (21.69%) Finance
12 17 (20.48%) Degree
13 16 (19.28%) Data Integration
14 15 (18.07%) Ruby
15 14 (16.87%) JBoss
15 14 (16.87%) Maven
15 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
15 14 (16.87%) Relational Database
16 13 (15.66%) UNIX
16 13 (15.66%) Perl
16 13 (15.66%) C#
17 12 (14.46%) C++
17 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (12.05%) CMS
2 9 (10.84%) Node.js
3 7 (8.43%) Apache
3 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.02%) SugarCRM
4 5 (6.02%) Alfresco
5 4 (4.82%) Mule
5 4 (4.82%) SAS
6 2 (2.41%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.20%) Drupal
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) SaaS
2 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.02%) Office 365
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.14%) NoSQL
2 20 (24.10%) Hadoop
3 14 (16.87%) Relational Database
4 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
5 8 (9.64%) RDBMS
6 7 (8.43%) Apache Hive
6 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
6 7 (8.43%) Pentaho
7 6 (7.23%) OLAP
8 5 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.82%) OLTP
9 4 (4.82%) NewSQL
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.61%) MySQL
10 3 (3.61%) DataStage
10 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Maven
2 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (6.02%) Ant
5 3 (3.61%) Selenium
5 3 (3.61%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.41%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.41%) Moq
6 2 (2.41%) Mockito
6 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Games
3 9 (10.84%) Banking
4 8 (9.64%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.61%) Marketing
6 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.41%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Software Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Architect
4 14 (16.87%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Software Development Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Development Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Development Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Junior
8 4 (4.82%) DBA
9 3 (3.61%) Information Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.14%) Hibernate
2 26 (31.33%) Spring
3 12 (14.46%) Java EE
4 8 (9.64%) jQuery
5 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.43%) .NET
5 7 (8.43%) Web Services
5 7 (8.43%) XML
5 7 (8.43%) Middleware
6 6 (7.23%) CSS
6 6 (7.23%) HTML
7 5 (6.02%) HTML5
7 5 (6.02%) CSS3
7 5 (6.02%) Apache Flex
8 4 (4.82%) JDBC
8 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.61%) PostGIS
10 2 (2.41%) Kafka
10 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (39.76%) Open Source
2 16 (19.28%) Data Integration
3 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (7.23%) Clustering
6 6 (7.23%) N-Tier
7 4 (4.82%) Life Science
8 3 (3.61%) GIS
9 2 (2.41%) NHS
9 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.41%) Physics
10 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
10 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
10 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 13 (15.66%) UNIX
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
4 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) Software Engineering
3 22 (26.51%) Analytics
4 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.25%) OO
6 10 (12.05%) SOA
6 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.84%) MapReduce
8 8 (9.64%) Multithreading
9 7 (8.43%) Refactoring
9 7 (8.43%) Product Management
9 7 (8.43%) MVC
10 6 (7.23%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.23%) OOP
10 6 (7.23%) TDD
10 6 (7.23%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 59 (71.08%) Java
2 34 (40.96%) Python
3 22 (26.51%) PHP
4 18 (21.69%) SQL
4 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
5 15 (18.07%) Ruby
6 13 (15.66%) Perl
6 13 (15.66%) C#
7 12 (14.46%) C++
8 7 (8.43%) Scala
9 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.41%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.02%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Puppet
1 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.87%) JBoss
3 7 (8.43%) Talend
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.82%) Dell
5 3 (3.61%) Informatica
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) Teradata
6 1 (1.20%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (1.20%) Jaspersoft
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