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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 143 151 270
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +119
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2298 2263 1094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.87% 0.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.73% 5.96% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1894 1944 903
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +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
34150 38001 36247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.82% 31.47% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28917 32204 31320
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 +7 2161 £60,000 - 313
London +18 1518 £62,500 - 209
City of London +34 285 £62,500 -3.84% 57
South East -19 275 £55,000 +10.00% 47
North West +28 95 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Berkshire +60 90 £60,000 -14.28% 11
Surrey -14 77 £51,750 -5.90% 6
Yorkshire +66 74 £58,108 +45.26% 7
West Yorkshire +57 66 £61,215 +36.03% 3
Leeds +54 64 £61,215 +36.03% 3
West Midlands +5 61 £50,000 - 7
South West -44 58 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Manchester +39 56 £42,500 -22.72% 15
East of England +24 49 £50,000 -23.07% 9
South Wales - 46 £47,500 - 1
Wales - 46 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +14 43 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Reading +18 38 £77,500 +10.71% 6
Warwickshire +16 36 £50,000 +17.64% 1
East Midlands +41 35 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Oxfordshire -7 35 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Glasgow +24 33 £43,500 -7.44% 1
Cheshire +25 32 £61,215 +32.35% 4
Torfaen - 30 £47,500 -
Cwmbran - 30 £47,500 -
Guildford +16 26 £51,250 +13.88% 1
East Sussex -8 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Bristol -12 25 £50,000 +6.95% 2
Brighton -6 23 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Leatherhead +10 21 £65,000 +13.04%

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1532 (36.12%) Java
2 1498 (35.32%) Analytics
3 1475 (34.78%) Hadoop
4 1421 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
5 1386 (32.68%) SQL
6 1002 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
7 916 (21.60%) Finance
8 827 (19.50%) Python
9 803 (18.93%) NoSQL
10 723 (17.05%) ETL
11 721 (17.00%) SQL Server
11 721 (17.00%) Degree
12 694 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
13 645 (15.21%) Linux
14 600 (14.15%) JavaScript
15 585 (13.79%) Oracle
16 553 (13.04%) MongoDB
17 545 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
18 530 (12.50%) Computer Science
19 523 (12.33%) Microsoft
20 517 (12.19%) C#
21 488 (11.51%) HTML
22 483 (11.39%) TDD
23 477 (11.25%) .NET
24 472 (11.13%) Marketing
24 472 (11.13%) Apache Hive
25 438 (10.33%) Web Services
26 430 (10.14%) Data Modelling
27 429 (10.12%) MapReduce
28 426 (10.04%) Scrum

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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
1 421 (9.93%) SAS
2 294 (6.93%) Apache Pig
3 230 (5.42%) Apache Spark
4 203 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
5 151 (3.56%) Node.js
6 138 (3.25%) Apache
7 107 (2.52%) Tomcat
8 64 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 61 (1.44%) Apache Solr
10 53 (1.25%) JBoss
11 42 (0.99%) CMS
12 41 (0.97%) IIS
13 40 (0.94%) OpenStack
14 38 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 30 (0.71%) nginx
16 27 (0.64%) WordPress
17 24 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 20 (0.47%) Mule
19 19 (0.45%) GlassFish
20 15 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 307 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 211 (4.98%) SPSS
3 68 (1.60%) MS Office
4 22 (0.52%) Stata
4 22 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.50%) PowerPivot
6 16 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.21%) CPLEX
8 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.14%) Gephi
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.071%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.047%) MS Project
13 2 (0.047%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.047%) Mingle
13 2 (0.047%) Weka
13 2 (0.047%) EViews
13 2 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.024%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 51 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 18 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.28%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 11 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
4 11 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.17%) HFM
6 5 (0.12%) Unica
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.094%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.094%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.071%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.071%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (0.071%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 2 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.047%) SiteCatalyst
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.024%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 422 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (3.28%) SaaS
3 126 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 103 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
5 93 (2.19%) PaaS
6 74 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
8 48 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 45 (1.06%) GitHub
10 31 (0.73%) SoftLayer
11 22 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
13 13 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (0.26%) IaaS
15 8 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.19%) Office 365
15 8 (0.19%) Route 53
15 8 (0.19%) CodePlex
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.14%) Internet
2 79 (1.86%) HTTP
3 56 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 42 (0.99%) Firewall
5 26 (0.61%) SAN
5 26 (0.61%) SNMP
6 22 (0.52%) Intranet
7 20 (0.47%) NAS
8 17 (0.40%) SSH
8 17 (0.40%) DNS
9 15 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.28%) VPN
10 12 (0.28%) LAN
11 11 (0.26%) AMQP
11 11 (0.26%) Network Security
12 10 (0.24%) WAN
12 10 (0.24%) SMTP
12 10 (0.24%) Wireless
12 10 (0.24%) MPLS
13 8 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1475 (34.78%) Hadoop
2 803 (18.93%) NoSQL
3 721 (17.00%) SQL Server
4 694 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
5 553 (13.04%) MongoDB
6 472 (11.13%) Apache Hive
7 356 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 355 (8.37%) Data Mining
9 344 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 338 (7.97%) MySQL
11 306 (7.22%) Relational Database
12 289 (6.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 256 (6.04%) QlikView
14 251 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 220 (5.19%) HBase
16 168 (3.96%) RDBMS
17 165 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 158 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
19 101 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
20 95 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 233 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 163 (3.84%) Jenkins
3 96 (2.26%) Maven
4 93 (2.19%) Subversion
5 88 (2.07%) ReSharper
5 88 (2.07%) Moq
6 86 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
7 79 (1.86%) JIRA
8 77 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 68 (1.60%) Selenium
10 62 (1.46%) Cucumber
11 58 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 54 (1.27%) NUnit
13 52 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 50 (1.18%) JUnit
14 50 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 44 (1.04%) Visual Studio
16 38 (0.90%) SpecFlow
17 35 (0.83%) Ant
18 26 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 916 (21.60%) Finance
2 472 (11.13%) Marketing
3 380 (8.96%) Banking
4 346 (8.16%) Retail
5 224 (5.28%) Telecoms
6 200 (4.72%) Advertising
7 148 (3.49%) Games
8 97 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 81 (1.91%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.84%) Legal
11 41 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 40 (0.94%) Publishing
13 38 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.78%) Front Office
14 33 (0.78%) Electronics
14 33 (0.78%) Automotive
14 33 (0.78%) Online Betting
15 32 (0.75%) Law
16 20 (0.47%) Back Office
17 16 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 1525 (35.96%) Developer
2 665 (15.68%) Architect
3 551 (12.99%) Java Developer
4 353 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 305 (7.19%) Consultant
6 295 (6.96%) Analyst
7 280 (6.60%) Data Scientist
8 266 (6.27%) Data Architect
9 187 (4.41%) Software Engineer
10 164 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
11 155 (3.65%) Big Data Architect
12 150 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
13 120 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 112 (2.64%) Senior Architect
15 108 (2.55%) Administrator
16 104 (2.45%) Lead Developer
17 101 (2.38%) Business Analyst
18 100 (2.36%) .NET Developer
19 99 (2.33%) Big Data Developer
20 92 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (11.51%) HTML
2 477 (11.25%) .NET
3 438 (10.33%) Web Services
4 388 (9.15%) Spring
5 381 (8.98%) CSS
6 323 (7.62%) XML
7 271 (6.39%) REST
8 216 (5.09%) AngularJS
9 215 (5.07%) HTML5
10 199 (4.69%) jQuery
11 179 (4.22%) ASP.NET
12 169 (3.98%) Kafka
13 163 (3.84%) Hibernate
14 159 (3.75%) SOAP
15 151 (3.56%) RESTful
16 142 (3.35%) J2EE
17 123 (2.90%) CSS3
18 115 (2.71%) .NET Framework
19 110 (2.59%) ActiveMQ
20 104 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 545 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 530 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 358 (8.44%) Open Source
4 327 (7.71%) Visualisation
5 286 (6.74%) Algorithms
6 248 (5.85%) Data Integration
7 247 (5.82%) Mathematics
8 220 (5.19%) Statistics
9 152 (3.58%) User Experience
10 106 (2.50%) Management Information System
11 90 (2.12%) Data Structures
12 89 (2.10%) Social Media
13 84 (1.98%) Artificial Intelligence
14 79 (1.86%) Client/Server
15 78 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
16 77 (1.82%) Private Cloud
17 76 (1.79%) Grid Computing
18 75 (1.77%) Neural Network
19 74 (1.74%) Mobile App
20 55 (1.30%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 645 (15.21%) Linux
2 286 (6.74%) UNIX
3 232 (5.47%) Windows
4 104 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 85 (2.00%) Android
6 36 (0.85%) CentOS
7 32 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.21%) Debian
11 8 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.094%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.094%) Fedora
14 4 (0.094%) VME
15 3 (0.071%) Solaris
15 3 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1498 (35.32%) Analytics
2 1421 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1002 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
4 723 (17.05%) ETL
5 483 (11.39%) TDD
6 430 (10.14%) Data Modelling
7 429 (10.12%) MapReduce
8 426 (10.04%) Scrum
9 406 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 356 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 352 (8.30%) Data Analytics
12 332 (7.83%) OO
13 284 (6.70%) MVC
14 278 (6.56%) Big Data Analytics
15 257 (6.06%) Data Analysis
16 254 (5.99%) Project Management
17 220 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
18 216 (5.09%) Data Management
19 205 (4.83%) Machine Learning
20 189 (4.46%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1532 (36.12%) Java
2 1386 (32.68%) SQL
3 827 (19.50%) Python
4 600 (14.15%) JavaScript
5 517 (12.19%) C#
6 423 (9.97%) R
7 370 (8.72%) Scala
8 324 (7.64%) C++
9 291 (6.86%) T-SQL
10 286 (6.74%) Ruby
11 218 (5.14%) PHP
12 192 (4.53%) Perl
13 191 (4.50%) C
14 131 (3.09%) MATLAB
15 111 (2.62%) Bash Shell
16 100 (2.36%) PL/SQL
17 46 (1.08%) Clojure
18 42 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 31 (0.73%) VBA
20 29 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 721 (17.00%) Degree
2 171 (4.03%) PhD
3 107 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 69 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 49 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 32 (0.75%) MBA
8 24 (0.57%) ISEB
8 24 (0.57%) CISSP
9 22 (0.52%) MCSE
10 20 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 17 (0.40%) PMP
12 15 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.26%) CCNP
13 11 (0.26%) MCITP
14 8 (0.19%) CCIE
15 7 (0.17%) MCTS
15 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 6 (0.14%) CISA
17 5 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.90%) QA
2 80 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.26%) COBIT
5 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.21%) SLA
7 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.17%) GPG13
9 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.024%) MiFID
10 1 (0.024%) BS7799
10 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.024%) EMIR
10 1 (0.024%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.024%) FINREP
10 1 (0.024%) Basel III
System Software
1 132 (3.11%) HDFS
2 89 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 75 (1.77%) Apache Flume
4 66 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 33 (0.78%) Docker
7 14 (0.33%) NFS
8 12 (0.28%) Snort
9 10 (0.24%) Firmware
10 9 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.17%) Xen
12 6 (0.14%) vSphere
12 6 (0.14%) KVM
13 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.094%) SRDF
14 4 (0.094%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.094%) Ceph
15 3 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 153 (3.61%) Puppet
2 145 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (0.97%) Nagios
4 37 (0.87%) Salt
5 36 (0.85%) Ansible
6 30 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 26 (0.61%) Graphite
8 25 (0.59%) Ganglia
9 20 (0.47%) Vagrant
10 18 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.35%) Oozie
12 8 (0.19%) MOM
13 7 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.12%) yum
14 5 (0.12%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.12%) Cacti
14 5 (0.12%) Ambari
14 5 (0.12%) Pingdom
15 4 (0.094%) Munin
15 4 (0.094%) OpenView
Vendors
1 585 (13.79%) Oracle
2 523 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 263 (6.20%) Tableau
4 201 (4.74%) SAP
5 180 (4.24%) Informatica
6 178 (4.20%) Teradata
7 150 (3.54%) Business Objects
8 143 (3.37%) IBM
9 129 (3.04%) Google
10 127 (2.99%) Cognos
11 101 (2.38%) Cloudera
12 86 (2.03%) Talend
12 86 (2.03%) VMware
13 79 (1.86%) Ab Initio
14 74 (1.74%) Netezza
15 67 (1.58%) Apple
16 65 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
17 51 (1.20%) HP
17 51 (1.20%) Vertica
18 49 (1.16%) Hortonworks
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