The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 146 263 679
Rank change year-on-year
+117 +416
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2285 1074 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 0.97% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.00% 3.02% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1966 880 205
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
38080 35583 38040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.39% 32.05% 30.27%
Number of salaries quoted 32297 30734 33705
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +123 2173 £60,000 - 201
London +97 1580 £60,000 -4.00% 146
South East +68 307 £50,000 - 20
City of London +77 264 £65,000 - 49
Surrey +73 106 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South West +55 90 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North West +37 69 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Oxfordshire +5 59 £50,000 - 3
East of England +2 55 £65,000 +56.62% 12
Bristol +36 45 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland +24 45 £50,000 -1.96% 4
West Midlands +41 40 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Hampshire +18 33 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Berkshire -40 32 £70,000 +36.58% 7
Buckinghamshire +24 30 £32,500 -4.41%
Oxford +2 29 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hertfordshire +27 28 £66,250 +47.22% 3
Guildford +7 28 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Edinburgh -1 24 £55,000 +27.16% 4
Liverpool - 24 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 24 £60,000 -
Manchester +6 23 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Milton Keynes +20 22 £32,500 -4.41%
Southampton +8 20 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Sussex +2 20 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Glasgow +4 19 £47,000 -
Brighton +1 19 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Kent -10 18 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Yorkshire -31 16 £37,500 -5.06% 2
Somerset +6 15 £45,000 -10.00% 5

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1950 (50.93%) Java
2 1537 (40.14%) Hadoop
3 1048 (27.37%) SQL
4 1021 (26.66%) Analytics
5 921 (24.05%) NoSQL
6 794 (20.74%) Finance
7 766 (20.01%) TDD
8 756 (19.74%) HTML
9 741 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 715 (18.67%) Degree
11 704 (18.39%) Python
12 671 (17.52%) Linux
13 657 (17.16%) C#
13 657 (17.16%) Computer Science
14 652 (17.03%) MongoDB
15 647 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
16 609 (15.90%) OO
17 594 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
18 569 (14.86%) Software Engineering
19 520 (13.58%) CSS
20 514 (13.42%) Data Warehouse
21 493 (12.88%) MapReduce
22 490 (12.80%) Apache Hive
23 480 (12.54%) MySQL
24 470 (12.27%) Oracle
25 457 (11.94%) HTML5
26 444 (11.60%) SQL Server
27 434 (11.33%) Spring
28 427 (11.15%) Web Services
29 424 (11.07%) ETL

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 263 (6.87%) Apache Pig
2 223 (5.82%) SAS
3 145 (3.79%) Apache
4 102 (2.66%) Node.js
5 88 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 86 (2.25%) Apache Solr
7 78 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 55 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 43 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 40 (1.04%) CMS
11 28 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.55%) GlassFish
13 19 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
14 16 (0.42%) Alfresco
15 15 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.39%) Jetty
16 12 (0.31%) Drupal
17 11 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.29%) nginx
18 10 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 148 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 97 (2.53%) SPSS
3 48 (1.25%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.44%) CPLEX
6 16 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.37%) FastStats
8 12 (0.31%) MS Visio
9 11 (0.29%) Weka
10 9 (0.24%) Stata
11 8 (0.21%) GIMP
12 7 (0.18%) InDesign
13 6 (0.16%) MS Office
14 5 (0.13%) PowerPivot
15 4 (0.10%) MS Project
16 3 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
16 3 (0.078%) Mathematica
17 2 (0.052%) Acrobat
17 2 (0.052%) Simulink
17 2 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 26 (0.68%) Google Analytics
2 13 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.13%) HFM
6 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
8 2 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.052%) Magento
8 2 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.026%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.026%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 180 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
3 109 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 106 (2.77%) SaaS
5 54 (1.41%) GitHub
6 43 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.73%) PaaS
8 26 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
9 19 (0.50%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.16%) Heroku
11 3 (0.078%) IaaS
11 3 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.078%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.078%) Route 53
12 2 (0.052%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.026%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.026%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.026%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.026%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 146 (3.81%) Internet
2 62 (1.62%) HTTP
3 30 (0.78%) SAN
4 20 (0.52%) Firewall
5 17 (0.44%) NAS
6 15 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.37%) DNS
7 14 (0.37%) LDAP
8 13 (0.34%) SMS
9 9 (0.24%) SSL
10 7 (0.18%) VPN
10 7 (0.18%) LAN
10 7 (0.18%) WAN
11 6 (0.16%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.13%) SMTP
12 5 (0.13%) VoIP
13 4 (0.10%) IPsec
13 4 (0.10%) UMTS
13 4 (0.10%) PBX
13 4 (0.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1537 (40.14%) Hadoop
2 921 (24.05%) NoSQL
3 652 (17.03%) MongoDB
4 514 (13.42%) Data Warehouse
5 490 (12.80%) Apache Hive
6 480 (12.54%) MySQL
7 444 (11.60%) SQL Server
8 379 (9.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 277 (7.23%) Relational Database
10 245 (6.40%) HBase
11 222 (5.80%) Data Mining
12 169 (4.41%) Redis
13 158 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 147 (3.84%) RDBMS
15 134 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 124 (3.24%) QlikView
17 122 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
18 109 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
18 109 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 82 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 397 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 126 (3.29%) Maven
3 123 (3.21%) Subversion
4 118 (3.08%) JUnit
5 114 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 111 (2.90%) Eclipse
7 96 (2.51%) Mercurial
8 89 (2.32%) Selenium
9 84 (2.19%) Ant
10 69 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
11 40 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (0.86%) WebStorm
13 30 (0.78%) Hudson
13 30 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 30 (0.78%) NUnit
14 28 (0.73%) JIRA
15 27 (0.71%) WebDriver
15 27 (0.71%) Visual Studio
16 21 (0.55%) Jasmine
17 19 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 794 (20.74%) Finance
2 307 (8.02%) Games
3 237 (6.19%) Marketing
4 219 (5.72%) Retail
5 209 (5.46%) Advertising
6 190 (4.96%) Banking
7 132 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 100 (2.61%) Law
9 51 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.10%) Front Office
11 33 (0.86%) Publishing
12 30 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.52%) Automotive
16 19 (0.50%) Legal
17 15 (0.39%) Back Office
18 12 (0.31%) Electronics
19 10 (0.26%) Billing
20 8 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1854 (48.42%) Developer
2 783 (20.45%) Java Developer
3 526 (13.74%) Architect
4 372 (9.72%) Senior Developer
5 272 (7.10%) Consultant
6 257 (6.71%) Software Engineer
7 246 (6.42%) Software Developer
8 178 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 165 (4.31%) Data Architect
10 160 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
11 157 (4.10%) Analyst
12 153 (4.00%) .NET Developer
13 150 (3.92%) Data Scientist
14 139 (3.63%) Programmer
15 129 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
16 104 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
17 98 (2.56%) PHP Developer
18 96 (2.51%) Senior Architect
19 89 (2.32%) Technical Architect
20 88 (2.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (19.74%) HTML
2 520 (13.58%) CSS
3 493 (12.88%) MapReduce
4 457 (11.94%) HTML5
5 434 (11.33%) Spring
6 427 (11.15%) Web Services
7 421 (11.00%) .NET
8 272 (7.10%) jQuery
9 230 (6.01%) Hibernate
10 221 (5.77%) XML
11 214 (5.59%) J2EE
12 201 (5.25%) CSS3
13 198 (5.17%) REST
14 195 (5.09%) ASP.NET
15 162 (4.23%) JSON
16 160 (4.18%) Ajax
17 146 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 124 (3.24%) Java EE
19 116 (3.03%) JDBC
20 115 (3.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 657 (17.16%) Computer Science
2 370 (9.66%) Open Source
3 276 (7.21%) Mathematics
4 250 (6.53%) Visualisation
5 246 (6.42%) Statistics
6 193 (5.04%) Machine Learning
7 149 (3.89%) Social Media
8 140 (3.66%) Data Integration
9 120 (3.13%) Hedge funds
10 98 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
11 87 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
12 75 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 69 (1.80%) Physics
14 68 (1.78%) Social Network
15 60 (1.57%) Digital Media
16 55 (1.44%) Mobile App
17 54 (1.41%) Clustering
18 52 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
19 49 (1.28%) Online Games
20 48 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 671 (17.52%) Linux
2 314 (8.20%) UNIX
3 170 (4.44%) Windows
4 110 (2.87%) Android
5 99 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.23%) CentOS
7 46 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 35 (0.91%) Debian
9 26 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.31%) AIX
11 11 (0.29%) Solaris
12 9 (0.24%) MVS
13 7 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.13%) VMS
15 4 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.078%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.078%) OpenBSD
17 2 (0.052%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1021 (26.66%) Analytics
2 766 (20.01%) TDD
3 647 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
4 609 (15.90%) OO
5 594 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
6 569 (14.86%) Software Engineering
7 424 (11.07%) ETL
8 420 (10.97%) Scrum
9 373 (9.74%) Multithreading
10 356 (9.30%) MVC
11 310 (8.10%) Data Modelling
12 287 (7.50%) OOP
13 280 (7.31%) Data Analysis
14 252 (6.58%) E-Commerce
15 243 (6.35%) BDD
16 240 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
17 236 (6.16%) Data Management
18 184 (4.81%) CRM
19 173 (4.52%) SOA
20 171 (4.47%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1950 (50.93%) Java
2 1048 (27.37%) SQL
3 741 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 704 (18.39%) Python
5 657 (17.16%) C#
6 417 (10.89%) C++
7 396 (10.34%) Scala
8 351 (9.17%) PHP
9 324 (8.46%) R
10 254 (6.63%) Ruby
11 173 (4.52%) Perl
12 139 (3.63%) Bash Shell
13 111 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 111 (2.90%) F#
14 109 (2.85%) T-SQL
15 101 (2.64%) Clojure
16 100 (2.61%) MATLAB
17 99 (2.59%) C
18 72 (1.88%) PL/SQL
19 62 (1.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 715 (18.67%) Degree
2 147 (3.84%) PhD
3 63 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 32 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.26%) MBA
8 8 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 7 (0.18%) SAS Certification
10 6 (0.16%) MCP
10 6 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.13%) MCITP
11 5 (0.13%) CITP
11 5 (0.13%) ISEB
11 5 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.078%) MCTS
12 3 (0.078%) MCPD
12 3 (0.078%) PMP
12 3 (0.078%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.078%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (6.11%) QA
2 87 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.37%) SLA
4 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.10%) COBIT
5 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (1.12%) Apache Flume
2 40 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.47%) Xen
5 10 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.18%) NFS
7 6 (0.16%) vSphere
8 5 (0.13%) vCloud
9 4 (0.10%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.078%) Samba
11 2 (0.052%) NDS
11 2 (0.052%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.052%) SRDF
11 2 (0.052%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.052%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.026%) Docker
12 1 (0.026%) Snort
12 1 (0.026%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 158 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
2 143 (3.73%) Puppet
3 38 (0.99%) Nagios
4 17 (0.44%) Cacti
5 15 (0.39%) Oozie
6 14 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 11 (0.29%) Capistrano
8 10 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.24%) YUM
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
11 4 (0.10%) Netcool
11 4 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.078%) Ambari
12 3 (0.078%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.078%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.052%) MOM
13 2 (0.052%) CFEngine
13 2 (0.052%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.052%) OSSEC
14 1 (0.026%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 470 (12.27%) Oracle
2 318 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 243 (6.35%) Google
4 114 (2.98%) Facebook
5 97 (2.53%) Tableau
6 93 (2.43%) Business Objects
7 88 (2.30%) SAP
7 88 (2.30%) Informatica
8 85 (2.22%) Cognos
8 85 (2.22%) Teradata
9 69 (1.80%) Talend
10 63 (1.65%) JBoss
11 59 (1.54%) VMware
12 55 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
13 54 (1.41%) Adobe
14 53 (1.38%) Rackspace
15 51 (1.33%) IBM
16 47 (1.23%) Netezza
17 41 (1.07%) Red Hat
18 40 (1.04%) Twitter
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Car.
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Generous Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits (flexi-time, etc)
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k & Excellent Corporate Benefits & Ca
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + great bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday