The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 163 206 357
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +151
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2073 1534 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.40% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.21% 4.37% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1321 661
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33389 35123 37914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 32.08% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28656 29917 33820
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data
Salary Trend

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

Big Data Salary Trend in the UK

Big Data
Salary Histogram

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

Big Data Salary Histogram in the UK

Big Data
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK 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
England +48 1971 £57,500 -4.16% 192
London +32 1320 £65,000 +4.00% 127
South East +80 283 £52,500 +5.00% 9
City of London +34 222 £65,000 +4.00% 50
Surrey +79 101 £51,000 +27.50% 3
North West +28 91 £45,000 +20.00% 12
East of England +25 78 £42,500 -10.52% 15
Guildford +35 70 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Yorkshire +9 64 £42,000 -16.00% 12
Manchester -1 54 £45,000 +20.00% 8
South West -25 54 £46,500 -7.00% 10
Berkshire +3 50 £56,500 +13.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 48 £43,750 -12.50% 12
Wales +52 47 £42,500 +3.03%
Hampshire -20 47 £45,000 - 2
South Wales +54 46 £42,500 +3.03%
East Midlands +59 45 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Oxfordshire -4 44 £60,000 - 1
Leeds +13 40 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Cambridge +18 38 £40,000 +17.64% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 38 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Torfaen - 38 £42,500 -
Cwmbran - 38 £42,500 -
Bristol -10 37 £46,500 -7.00% 5
Cheshire +20 34 £52,500 +45.83% 4
West Midlands -2 33 £51,500 -14.16% 2
Oxford -1 27 £60,000 -
Scotland -6 26 £62,500 +25.00%
Northamptonshire - 26 £65,000 - 3
Brighton +11 23 £40,000 -20.00% 1

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1675 (41.78%) Java
2 1500 (37.42%) Hadoop
3 1411 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1267 (31.60%) Analytics
5 1196 (29.83%) SQL
6 894 (22.30%) NoSQL
7 866 (21.60%) Business Intelligence
8 769 (19.18%) Finance
9 754 (18.81%) Linux
10 688 (17.16%) Python
11 659 (16.44%) SQL Server
12 655 (16.34%) Degree
13 625 (15.59%) TDD
14 619 (15.44%) JavaScript
15 610 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
16 585 (14.59%) HTML
17 584 (14.57%) MongoDB
18 583 (14.54%) Oracle
19 546 (13.62%) C#
20 540 (13.47%) Web Services
21 533 (13.30%) Computer Science
22 524 (13.07%) Software Engineering
23 504 (12.57%) ETL
24 495 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
25 489 (12.20%) OO
26 469 (11.70%) .NET
27 457 (11.40%) Scrum
28 454 (11.32%) Microsoft
28 454 (11.32%) MySQL
29 445 (11.10%) MapReduce

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 312 (7.78%) SAS
2 270 (6.73%) Apache Pig
3 161 (4.02%) Apache
4 158 (3.94%) Tomcat
5 157 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
6 150 (3.74%) Node.js
7 138 (3.44%) Apache Spark
8 79 (1.97%) JBoss
9 78 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 60 (1.50%) IIS
11 59 (1.47%) Apache Solr
12 55 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
12 55 (1.37%) WebSphere
13 44 (1.10%) OpenStack
14 39 (0.97%) CMS
15 35 (0.87%) nginx
16 34 (0.85%) Jetty
17 32 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 31 (0.77%) Mule
19 25 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 259 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 125 (3.12%) SPSS
3 45 (1.12%) MS Office
4 36 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.52%) CPLEX
7 17 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 13 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.30%) Weka
10 9 (0.22%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.20%) Stata
12 5 (0.12%) MS Project
12 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.075%) Gephi
15 2 (0.050%) Mingle
16 1 (0.025%) EViews
16 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.67%) Google Analytics
2 10 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.22%) WebTrends
3 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.15%) SAP MDM
4 6 (0.15%) HFM
5 5 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.12%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 3 (0.075%) Line 500
7 2 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.025%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.025%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.025%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.025%) Magento
8 1 (0.025%) Optimost
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 183 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (3.47%) SaaS
3 129 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
4 118 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 66 (1.65%) PaaS
6 52 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (0.92%) GitHub
8 36 (0.90%) Office 365
9 35 (0.87%) SoftLayer
10 29 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
12 23 (0.57%) Rackspace Cloud
13 22 (0.55%) IaaS
14 12 (0.30%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 11 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 11 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.27%) ElastiCache
16 6 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.15%) Route 53
17 4 (0.100%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 143 (3.57%) Internet
2 69 (1.72%) HTTP
3 58 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.12%) WAN
5 35 (0.87%) Firewall
6 32 (0.80%) LAN
7 25 (0.62%) VPN
7 25 (0.62%) SAN
8 21 (0.52%) LDAP
9 19 (0.47%) VoIP
10 16 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.37%) Wireless
11 15 (0.37%) SNMP
12 14 (0.35%) DNS
13 12 (0.30%) Network Security
14 11 (0.27%) 3G
14 11 (0.27%) 2G
14 11 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.27%) 4G
15 10 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1500 (37.42%) Hadoop
2 894 (22.30%) NoSQL
3 659 (16.44%) SQL Server
4 610 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
5 584 (14.57%) MongoDB
6 454 (11.32%) MySQL
7 442 (11.03%) Apache Hive
8 321 (8.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 263 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 260 (6.49%) Data Mining
10 260 (6.49%) HBase
11 243 (6.06%) Relational Database
12 228 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 201 (5.01%) QlikView
14 174 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 174 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
15 134 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
16 120 (2.99%) Redis
17 107 (2.67%) RDBMS
18 100 (2.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 305 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 199 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 172 (4.29%) Maven
4 110 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 104 (2.59%) Selenium
6 101 (2.52%) JUnit
7 99 (2.47%) Subversion
8 84 (2.10%) Moq
9 79 (1.97%) TeamCity
10 71 (1.77%) Eclipse
11 65 (1.62%) NUnit
12 64 (1.60%) JIRA
13 63 (1.57%) Hudson
14 58 (1.45%) ReSharper
15 57 (1.42%) Mercurial
16 56 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
17 51 (1.27%) SpecFlow
18 49 (1.22%) Ant
19 44 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
19 44 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 769 (19.18%) Finance
2 375 (9.35%) Marketing
3 328 (8.18%) Banking
4 269 (6.71%) Retail
5 172 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 136 (3.39%) Games
7 126 (3.14%) Advertising
8 110 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 86 (2.15%) Publishing
10 61 (1.52%) Law
11 60 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 55 (1.37%) Front Office
13 54 (1.35%) Legal
14 31 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 28 (0.70%) Back Office
17 21 (0.52%) Electronics
18 18 (0.45%) Online Betting
19 17 (0.42%) Automotive
20 12 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1522 (37.96%) Developer
2 618 (15.42%) Java Developer
3 564 (14.07%) Architect
4 363 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 303 (7.56%) Consultant
6 227 (5.66%) Data Architect
7 223 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 211 (5.26%) Analyst
8 211 (5.26%) Data Scientist
9 163 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
10 160 (3.99%) Administrator
11 140 (3.49%) .NET Developer
11 140 (3.49%) C# Developer
12 133 (3.32%) Software Developer
13 127 (3.17%) Big Data Architect
14 105 (2.62%) Senior Architect
15 103 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
16 96 (2.39%) Lead Developer
17 93 (2.32%) Senior Software Engineer
18 92 (2.29%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (14.59%) HTML
2 540 (13.47%) Web Services
3 469 (11.70%) .NET
4 435 (10.85%) CSS
5 422 (10.53%) Spring
6 339 (8.46%) XML
7 294 (7.33%) REST
8 267 (6.66%) jQuery
9 257 (6.41%) HTML5
10 201 (5.01%) ASP.NET
11 199 (4.96%) Hibernate
12 189 (4.71%) AngularJS
13 177 (4.42%) J2EE
14 170 (4.24%) RESTful
15 162 (4.04%) SOAP
16 148 (3.69%) CSS3
17 124 (3.09%) Kafka
18 120 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
19 113 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
19 113 (2.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 533 (13.30%) Computer Science
2 495 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
3 399 (9.95%) Algorithms
4 336 (8.38%) Open Source
5 305 (7.61%) Visualisation
6 242 (6.04%) Mathematics
7 198 (4.94%) Data Integration
8 161 (4.02%) Statistics
9 153 (3.82%) User Experience
10 131 (3.27%) Data Structures
11 128 (3.19%) Social Media
12 113 (2.82%) Mobile App
13 106 (2.64%) Artificial Intelligence
14 104 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
15 76 (1.90%) Clustering
16 72 (1.80%) Management Information System
17 66 (1.65%) Replication
18 57 (1.42%) Client/Server
19 53 (1.32%) Physics
20 50 (1.25%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 754 (18.81%) Linux
2 278 (6.93%) UNIX
3 259 (6.46%) Windows
4 120 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 115 (2.87%) Android
6 62 (1.55%) CentOS
7 61 (1.52%) Debian
8 57 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.37%) Solaris
11 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.12%) OpenBSD
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.12%) FreeBSD
13 5 (0.12%) VMS
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.100%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.100%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.100%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1411 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1267 (31.60%) Analytics
3 866 (21.60%) Business Intelligence
4 625 (15.59%) TDD
5 524 (13.07%) Software Engineering
6 504 (12.57%) ETL
7 489 (12.20%) OO
8 457 (11.40%) Scrum
9 445 (11.10%) MapReduce
10 369 (9.20%) E-Commerce
11 325 (8.11%) Data Modelling
12 309 (7.71%) MVC
13 274 (6.83%) BDD
14 267 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
15 238 (5.94%) Data Management
16 225 (5.61%) Data Analysis
17 221 (5.51%) Multithreading
18 216 (5.39%) Data Analytics
19 209 (5.21%) DevOps
20 195 (4.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1675 (41.78%) Java
2 1196 (29.83%) SQL
3 688 (17.16%) Python
4 619 (15.44%) JavaScript
5 546 (13.62%) C#
6 338 (8.43%) R
7 323 (8.06%) Ruby
8 298 (7.43%) Scala
9 287 (7.16%) C++
10 264 (6.59%) PHP
11 187 (4.66%) T-SQL
12 159 (3.97%) Perl
13 134 (3.34%) MATLAB
14 131 (3.27%) Bash Shell
15 128 (3.19%) C
16 68 (1.70%) PL/SQL
17 45 (1.12%) Clojure
18 44 (1.10%) Shell Script
19 40 (1.00%) PHP5
20 30 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 655 (16.34%) Degree
2 134 (3.34%) PhD
3 64 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 42 (1.05%) MBA
5 31 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 22 (0.55%) ISEB
8 21 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.25%) CISSP
11 8 (0.20%) MCSE
12 7 (0.17%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.17%) MCTS
13 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 5 (0.12%) MCITP
15 4 (0.100%) PMP
15 4 (0.100%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.100%) MCDBA
16 3 (0.075%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (5.46%) QA
2 47 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.47%) SLA
5 6 (0.15%) COBIT
6 3 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.075%) HL7
6 3 (0.075%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.050%) GPG13
8 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.025%) Basel II
System Software
1 141 (3.52%) HDFS
2 79 (1.97%) Hyper-V
3 68 (1.70%) Apache Flume
4 38 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 36 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (0.82%) Xen
7 29 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 27 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.40%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.32%) Docker
11 9 (0.22%) Firmware
12 8 (0.20%) Snort
13 6 (0.15%) Squid
14 5 (0.12%) NFS
14 5 (0.12%) vSphere
14 5 (0.12%) KVM
15 4 (0.100%) vCloud
15 4 (0.100%) SRDF
15 4 (0.100%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.100%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 205 (5.11%) Puppet
2 160 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (1.62%) Nagios
4 55 (1.37%) ZABBIX
5 54 (1.35%) Salt
6 47 (1.17%) Oozie
7 42 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
8 37 (0.92%) Graphite
9 33 (0.82%) Ansible
9 33 (0.82%) Ganglia
10 26 (0.65%) Ambari
11 23 (0.57%) Cacti
12 21 (0.52%) Vagrant
13 13 (0.32%) yum
14 10 (0.25%) Capistrano
15 6 (0.15%) Netcool
15 6 (0.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 6 (0.15%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 5 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 583 (14.54%) Oracle
2 454 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 186 (4.64%) Teradata
4 167 (4.17%) Tableau
5 157 (3.92%) Google
6 150 (3.74%) SAP
7 120 (2.99%) Business Objects
8 119 (2.97%) IBM
9 113 (2.82%) Informatica
10 101 (2.52%) Cognos
11 73 (1.82%) Netezza
12 61 (1.52%) Ab Initio
12 61 (1.52%) VMware
12 61 (1.52%) Cloudera
13 56 (1.40%) Talend
14 53 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 52 (1.30%) HP
16 50 (1.25%) Hortonworks
17 44 (1.10%) Twitter
17 44 (1.10%) Cisco
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