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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 120 172 274
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +102
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2617 2057 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.39% 1.76% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.73% 5.66% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2027 1791 934
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
33874 36349 34169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.93% 31.07% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 28558 31032 29440
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 +46 2444 £60,000 - 332
London +30 1653 £65,000 - 200
City of London +42 383 £67,500 -3.57% 55
South East +55 361 £52,000 -5.45% 53
North West +33 109 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Surrey +31 86 £47,500 - 19
East of England +20 83 £47,500 - 18
Berkshire +25 82 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South West -2 81 £47,500 - 16
Scotland +51 73 £44,500 +4.70% 9
Manchester +24 65 £48,000 -4.00% 12
Oxfordshire +14 65 £57,500 +4.54% 6
East Sussex +46 46 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Hampshire +28 44 £51,500 -17.60% 3
Yorkshire -7 44 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Brighton +38 42 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Bristol -7 41 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Reading +22 40 £60,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands -7 39 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 38 £47,500 +5.55% 12
East Midlands +26 36 £68,750 +61.76% 6
Glasgow +34 35 £46,000 +8.23% 6
Wales +27 34 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -9 33 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Oxford -8 29 £40,000 -28.88% 5
South Wales +15 28 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Warwickshire +12 27 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Leeds -3 27 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Edinburgh +7 26 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +15 25 £70,000 +80.64% 6

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1782 (35.88%) Java
2 1753 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1730 (34.84%) SQL
4 1702 (34.27%) Hadoop
5 1681 (33.85%) Analytics
6 1291 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1142 (23.00%) Finance
8 1093 (22.01%) Python
9 935 (18.83%) ETL
10 920 (18.53%) NoSQL
11 911 (18.34%) Degree
12 882 (17.76%) Data Warehouse
13 781 (15.73%) SQL Server
14 737 (14.84%) JavaScript
15 718 (14.46%) Linux
16 714 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
17 698 (14.06%) Oracle
18 670 (13.49%) MongoDB
19 605 (12.18%) Computer Science
20 587 (11.82%) Apache Hive
21 577 (11.62%) TDD
22 571 (11.50%) Microsoft
23 531 (10.69%) R
24 529 (10.65%) C#
25 528 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
26 527 (10.61%) HTML
26 527 (10.61%) Software Engineering
27 523 (10.53%) Scrum
28 504 (10.15%) Data Modelling
29 483 (9.73%) Open Source

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 430 (8.66%) SAS
2 402 (8.10%) Apache Spark
3 377 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
4 359 (7.23%) Apache Pig
5 248 (4.99%) Apache
6 172 (3.46%) Apache Solr
7 163 (3.28%) Node.js
8 90 (1.81%) Tomcat
9 62 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 54 (1.09%) IIS
11 50 (1.01%) JBoss
12 43 (0.87%) CMS
13 35 (0.70%) Jetty
14 34 (0.68%) WebSphere
15 33 (0.66%) OpenStack
16 31 (0.62%) nginx
17 28 (0.56%) WordPress
18 26 (0.52%) GlassFish
19 25 (0.50%) Mule
20 21 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 296 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 215 (4.33%) SPSS
3 64 (1.29%) MS Office
4 42 (0.85%) PowerPivot
5 17 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.20%) Stata
7 10 (0.20%) Weka
8 9 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.12%) Mathematica
9 6 (0.12%) CPLEX
10 4 (0.081%) Mingle
10 4 (0.081%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.081%) MS Project
11 3 (0.060%) Gephi
12 2 (0.040%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.020%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 31 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.32%) Unica
4 15 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 15 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
5 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.24%) HFM
7 11 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.16%) Workday HCM
8 8 (0.16%) Magento
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.14%) SAP MDM
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.10%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 528 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (3.87%) SaaS
4 146 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 111 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 100 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
7 99 (1.99%) PaaS
8 67 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 59 (1.19%) Google Analytics
10 56 (1.13%) GitHub
11 35 (0.70%) IaaS
12 33 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 26 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
14 23 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 19 (0.38%) Route 53
15 19 (0.38%) Amazon Glacier
16 14 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
17 10 (0.20%) SoftLayer
18 9 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
19 8 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.19%) Internet
2 90 (1.81%) HTTP
3 58 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 44 (0.89%) Firewall
5 39 (0.79%) DNS
6 32 (0.64%) SAN
7 23 (0.46%) Network Security
8 20 (0.40%) Wireless
9 19 (0.38%) NAS
9 19 (0.38%) Intranet
10 18 (0.36%) DMZ
10 18 (0.36%) AMQP
11 17 (0.34%) SNMP
11 17 (0.34%) Broadband
12 16 (0.32%) DHCP
13 13 (0.26%) SSH
14 12 (0.24%) VLAN
15 11 (0.22%) LAN
16 10 (0.20%) SSL
17 9 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1702 (34.27%) Hadoop
2 920 (18.53%) NoSQL
3 882 (17.76%) Data Warehouse
4 781 (15.73%) SQL Server
5 670 (13.49%) MongoDB
6 587 (11.82%) Apache Hive
7 413 (8.32%) Relational Database
8 405 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 403 (8.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 400 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 379 (7.63%) MySQL
12 351 (7.07%) Data Mining
13 349 (7.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 313 (6.30%) HBase
15 240 (4.83%) QlikView
16 230 (4.63%) RDBMS
17 193 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
18 153 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
18 153 (3.08%) Pentaho
19 146 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 241 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 173 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 128 (2.58%) Talend Open Studio
4 120 (2.42%) Maven
5 105 (2.11%) JIRA
6 101 (2.03%) Selenium
7 92 (1.85%) Subversion
8 77 (1.55%) JUnit
9 55 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 50 (1.01%) Ant
11 48 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 46 (0.93%) SoapUI
13 42 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 40 (0.81%) NUnit
15 39 (0.79%) WebDriver
16 37 (0.75%) Eclipse
17 36 (0.72%) TeamCity
18 32 (0.64%) Hudson
19 31 (0.62%) ReSharper
20 29 (0.58%) Moq
General
1 1142 (23.00%) Finance
2 457 (9.20%) Banking
3 439 (8.84%) Marketing
4 413 (8.32%) Retail
5 351 (7.07%) Telecoms
6 148 (2.98%) Advertising
7 132 (2.66%) Games
8 93 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 77 (1.55%) Legal
10 59 (1.19%) Law
11 53 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 49 (0.99%) Electronics
12 49 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 49 (0.99%) Front Office
13 46 (0.93%) Publishing
14 41 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.79%) Online Betting
16 34 (0.68%) Automotive
17 32 (0.64%) Military
18 19 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1814 (36.53%) Developer
2 686 (13.81%) Architect
3 604 (12.16%) Java Developer
4 419 (8.44%) Senior Developer
5 402 (8.10%) Analyst
6 358 (7.21%) Consultant
7 346 (6.97%) Data Scientist
8 327 (6.58%) Data Architect
9 238 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
10 210 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 185 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
12 172 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 165 (3.32%) Big Data Architect
14 153 (3.08%) Data Analyst
15 136 (2.74%) Big Data Developer
16 118 (2.38%) SQL Developer
17 111 (2.24%) Business Analyst
18 100 (2.01%) Lead Developer
19 98 (1.97%) C# Developer
20 96 (1.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (10.61%) HTML
2 448 (9.02%) .NET
3 445 (8.96%) CSS
4 443 (8.92%) Web Services
5 403 (8.12%) Spring
6 324 (6.52%) XML
7 282 (5.68%) REST
8 254 (5.11%) AngularJS
9 245 (4.93%) HTML5
10 209 (4.21%) jQuery
11 193 (3.89%) J2EE
12 181 (3.64%) ASP.NET
13 175 (3.52%) Hibernate
14 171 (3.44%) Kafka
15 164 (3.30%) SOAP
16 151 (3.04%) RESTful
17 142 (2.86%) Middleware
18 128 (2.58%) CSS3
19 119 (2.40%) JSON
20 109 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 714 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 605 (12.18%) Computer Science
3 396 (7.97%) Visualisation
4 328 (6.60%) Algorithms
5 315 (6.34%) Mathematics
6 308 (6.20%) Statistics
7 269 (5.42%) Data Integration
8 178 (3.58%) User Experience
9 161 (3.24%) Management Information System
10 124 (2.50%) Semantic Web
11 116 (2.34%) Data Structures
12 102 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
13 101 (2.03%) Social Media
14 84 (1.69%) Mobile App
15 80 (1.61%) Grid Computing
16 74 (1.49%) Client/Server
17 72 (1.45%) Social Network
18 68 (1.37%) Data Centre
19 62 (1.25%) Physics
20 60 (1.21%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 718 (14.46%) Linux
2 345 (6.95%) UNIX
3 252 (5.07%) Windows
4 76 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.07%) Android
7 42 (0.85%) CentOS
8 26 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.26%) Solaris
10 10 (0.20%) AIX
10 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.12%) Debian
15 3 (0.060%) VME
15 3 (0.060%) SUSE
15 3 (0.060%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.060%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1753 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1681 (33.85%) Analytics
3 1291 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
4 935 (18.83%) ETL
5 577 (11.62%) TDD
6 527 (10.61%) Software Engineering
7 523 (10.53%) Scrum
8 504 (10.15%) Data Modelling
9 483 (9.73%) Open Source
10 416 (8.38%) MapReduce
11 382 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 372 (7.49%) Data Analysis
13 343 (6.91%) Data Analytics
14 324 (6.52%) Data Management
15 300 (6.04%) Big Data Analytics
16 295 (5.94%) OO
17 287 (5.78%) Project Management
18 286 (5.76%) MVC
19 275 (5.54%) DevOps
20 269 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1782 (35.88%) Java
2 1730 (34.84%) SQL
3 1093 (22.01%) Python
4 737 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 531 (10.69%) R
6 529 (10.65%) C#
7 467 (9.40%) Scala
8 328 (6.60%) C++
9 325 (6.54%) Ruby
10 321 (6.46%) T-SQL
11 292 (5.88%) Perl
12 246 (4.95%) PHP
13 168 (3.38%) C
14 143 (2.88%) MATLAB
15 125 (2.52%) PL/SQL
16 121 (2.44%) Bash Shell
17 80 (1.61%) Shell Script
18 54 (1.09%) Clojure
19 39 (0.79%) PowerShell
20 36 (0.72%) Spark SQL
Qualifications
1 911 (18.34%) Degree
2 170 (3.42%) PhD
3 112 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.72%) ISEB
8 30 (0.60%) CISSP
9 26 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 25 (0.50%) PMP
11 22 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 22 (0.44%) MCSE
12 21 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.30%) CCNA
14 13 (0.26%) MCITP
14 13 (0.26%) CEH
15 12 (0.24%) CCNP
16 10 (0.20%) CCSP
16 10 (0.20%) CISA
17 9 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (4.95%) QA
2 96 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.36%) COBIT
5 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.24%) SLA
7 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.12%) GPG13
9 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.081%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.060%) TickIT
11 3 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.040%) MiFID
13 1 (0.020%) Basel III
13 1 (0.020%) EMIR
13 1 (0.020%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.020%) FINREP
System Software
1 128 (2.58%) HDFS
2 96 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (1.89%) Apache Flume
4 63 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 53 (1.07%) Docker
6 29 (0.58%) Active Directory
7 19 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.24%) KVM
9 12 (0.24%) GPFS
10 11 (0.22%) vSphere
11 9 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.16%) NFS
13 7 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.14%) LXC
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
14 6 (0.12%) Xen
14 6 (0.12%) Varnish
15 5 (0.10%) Firmware
16 4 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 231 (4.65%) Puppet
2 221 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (1.95%) Ansible
4 42 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 40 (0.81%) Oozie
6 29 (0.58%) Nagios
7 25 (0.50%) Salt
8 22 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (0.34%) Pingdom
10 16 (0.32%) Mesos
11 15 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (0.26%) Ganglia
13 12 (0.24%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.24%) MOM
14 9 (0.18%) OPNET
14 9 (0.18%) logstash
14 9 (0.18%) Ambari
15 8 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
15 8 (0.16%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 698 (14.06%) Oracle
2 571 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 350 (7.05%) Tableau
4 238 (4.79%) Informatica
5 223 (4.49%) SAP
6 203 (4.09%) Teradata
7 194 (3.91%) IBM
8 191 (3.85%) Cognos
9 151 (3.04%) Cloudera
10 145 (2.92%) MicroStrategy
11 143 (2.88%) Netezza
12 141 (2.84%) Google
13 130 (2.62%) VMware
14 128 (2.58%) Talend
15 102 (2.05%) Ab Initio
16 85 (1.71%) Vertica
17 84 (1.69%) Red Hat
18 73 (1.47%) Greenplum
19 72 (1.45%) Hortonworks
20 59 (1.19%) Splunk
City, London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Edwin Alsop Associates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £75000 - £90000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + be- shares, health, pens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Negotiable based on exp + OTE uncapp
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum £30,000 - £55,000 Doe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Package
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Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + car, stock options and bonuses
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + Salary or Stock options
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