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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 159 220 391
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +171
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2050 1451 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.31% 0.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.05% 4.07% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1775 1251 543
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 £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +8.69%

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
33865 35654 34985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.72% 32.22% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 28849 30674 30955
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 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +52 1963 £57,500 -4.16% 305
London +34 1298 £62,500 - 176
South East +59 296 £50,000 - 40
City of London +24 213 £62,500 +4.16% 49
North West +17 98 £47,500 +15.85% 23
Surrey +71 80 £52,500 -2.32% 12
East of England +17 73 £42,500 -22.72% 18
Manchester -5 61 £45,000 +12.50% 16
South West -7 61 £50,750 +1.50% 23
Hampshire +5 60 £45,000 - 4
Berkshire +18 59 £55,500 +11.00% 8
Guildford - 57 £52,500 - 7
West Midlands +21 55 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire +2 52 £42,000 -4.54% 14
Oxfordshire -4 48 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Bristol +8 40 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Scotland +4 38 £57,500 +12.19% 5
Cheshire +26 34 £47,500 +35.71% 6
West Yorkshire +3 34 £40,000 -15.78% 14
Cambridgeshire +14 32 £40,000 -15.78% 10
Cambridge +12 32 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South Wales - 29 £42,500 - 1
Wales - 29 £42,500 - 2
Oxford +8 26 £50,000 -16.66% 7
Cwmbran - 24 £42,500 -
Torfaen - 24 £42,500 -
East Midlands +16 23 £41,750 -24.09% 7
Portsmouth -5 23 £38,000 -52.50% 1
Glasgow +17 22 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Brighton +14 22 £45,000 -10.00% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1772 (44.05%) Java
2 1497 (37.21%) Hadoop
3 1424 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
4 1238 (30.77%) Analytics
5 1176 (29.23%) SQL
6 925 (22.99%) NoSQL
7 878 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
8 801 (19.91%) Linux
9 745 (18.52%) Finance
10 734 (18.25%) Python
11 682 (16.95%) Degree
12 674 (16.75%) TDD
13 640 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 625 (15.54%) SQL Server
15 620 (15.41%) MongoDB
16 618 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
17 615 (15.29%) Oracle
18 593 (14.74%) HTML
19 577 (14.34%) Software Engineering
20 557 (13.85%) Web Services
21 551 (13.70%) Computer Science
22 522 (12.98%) MySQL
23 515 (12.80%) C#
24 499 (12.40%) OO
25 496 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
26 493 (12.25%) ETL
27 490 (12.18%) Algorithms
28 485 (12.06%) MapReduce
29 477 (11.86%) Scrum
30 453 (11.26%) Spring

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 287 (7.13%) SAS
2 259 (6.44%) Apache Pig
3 190 (4.72%) Apache
4 179 (4.45%) Tomcat
5 160 (3.98%) Node.js
6 156 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
7 122 (3.03%) Apache Spark
8 120 (2.98%) JBoss
9 73 (1.81%) IIS
9 73 (1.81%) Apache Solr
10 69 (1.72%) SharePoint
11 67 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
12 66 (1.64%) WebSphere
13 49 (1.22%) CMS
14 42 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 35 (0.87%) OpenStack
16 32 (0.80%) Jetty
17 29 (0.72%) nginx
18 28 (0.70%) Mule
19 24 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 233 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 128 (3.18%) SPSS
3 38 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.85%) MS Office
5 29 (0.72%) CPLEX
6 24 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (0.50%) PowerPivot
8 17 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.32%) MS Visio
10 12 (0.30%) Weka
11 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.12%) MS Project
14 3 (0.075%) InDesign
14 3 (0.075%) Stata
15 2 (0.050%) Mathematica
15 2 (0.050%) Mingle
16 1 (0.025%) Gephi
16 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (0.62%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.27%) SAP MDM
2 11 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.25%) WebTrends
4 9 (0.22%) HFM
4 9 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
4 9 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.20%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 6 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.099%) Optimost
8 3 (0.075%) Line 500
9 2 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.025%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 1 (0.025%) SiteCatalyst
10 1 (0.025%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 206 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (3.60%) SaaS
3 134 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 108 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 72 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.12%) PaaS
6 45 (1.12%) Office 365
7 42 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
8 34 (0.85%) GitHub
9 32 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.65%) SoftLayer
11 25 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
12 18 (0.45%) IaaS
13 16 (0.40%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 15 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 15 (0.37%) ElastiCache
15 12 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.20%) LucidChart
17 7 (0.17%) Route 53
18 3 (0.075%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 135 (3.36%) Internet
2 81 (2.01%) HTTP
3 67 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 56 (1.39%) WAN
5 42 (1.04%) LAN
6 38 (0.94%) SAN
7 37 (0.92%) Firewall
8 28 (0.70%) VPN
9 25 (0.62%) VoIP
10 24 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.55%) LDAP
11 22 (0.55%) DNS
12 17 (0.42%) Network Security
13 16 (0.40%) Wireless
14 14 (0.35%) SNMP
15 13 (0.32%) Kerberos
15 13 (0.32%) SSH
16 11 (0.27%) 2G
16 11 (0.27%) 4G
16 11 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1497 (37.21%) Hadoop
2 925 (22.99%) NoSQL
3 625 (15.54%) SQL Server
4 620 (15.41%) MongoDB
5 618 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
6 522 (12.98%) MySQL
7 449 (11.16%) Apache Hive
8 357 (8.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 283 (7.03%) HBase
10 252 (6.26%) Data Mining
10 252 (6.26%) Relational Database
11 238 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 197 (4.90%) QlikView
12 197 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 190 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
14 161 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 133 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
15 133 (3.31%) Redis
16 110 (2.73%) Mahout
17 108 (2.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 316 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 205 (5.10%) Maven
3 199 (4.95%) Jenkins
4 135 (3.36%) Selenium
5 134 (3.33%) JUnit
6 123 (3.06%) Cucumber
7 97 (2.41%) Subversion
8 76 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 73 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 68 (1.69%) Hudson
11 66 (1.64%) Mercurial
12 61 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
13 59 (1.47%) Moq
14 58 (1.44%) JIRA
14 58 (1.44%) NUnit
15 54 (1.34%) Ant
16 47 (1.17%) Mockito
17 43 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
18 42 (1.04%) JBehave
18 42 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 745 (18.52%) Finance
2 379 (9.42%) Marketing
3 294 (7.31%) Banking
4 271 (6.74%) Retail
5 191 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 145 (3.60%) Games
7 111 (2.76%) Advertising
8 93 (2.31%) Publishing
9 79 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 66 (1.64%) Law
11 57 (1.42%) Front Office
12 53 (1.32%) Legal
13 52 (1.29%) Investment Banking
14 30 (0.75%) Back Office
15 29 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.52%) Automotive
17 18 (0.45%) Electronics
18 14 (0.35%) Online Betting
19 12 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1535 (38.16%) Developer
2 652 (16.21%) Java Developer
3 535 (13.30%) Architect
4 369 (9.17%) Senior Developer
5 297 (7.38%) Consultant
6 231 (5.74%) Data Scientist
7 224 (5.57%) Software Engineer
8 201 (5.00%) Analyst
9 190 (4.72%) Data Architect
10 177 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 156 (3.88%) Administrator
12 154 (3.83%) C# Developer
13 142 (3.53%) .NET Developer
14 121 (3.01%) Software Developer
15 110 (2.73%) Big Data Architect
16 106 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
17 104 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
18 98 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
19 97 (2.41%) Senior Software Engineer
20 93 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (14.74%) HTML
2 557 (13.85%) Web Services
3 453 (11.26%) Spring
4 447 (11.11%) CSS
5 439 (10.91%) .NET
6 358 (8.90%) XML
7 307 (7.63%) REST
8 285 (7.08%) jQuery
9 263 (6.54%) HTML5
10 228 (5.67%) Hibernate
11 218 (5.42%) AngularJS
12 214 (5.32%) J2EE
13 193 (4.80%) ASP.NET
14 189 (4.70%) SOAP
15 173 (4.30%) RESTful
16 161 (4.00%) CSS3
17 137 (3.41%) JSON
18 126 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
18 126 (3.13%) JDBC
19 125 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 551 (13.70%) Computer Science
2 496 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 490 (12.18%) Algorithms
4 346 (8.60%) Visualisation
5 343 (8.53%) Open Source
6 247 (6.14%) Mathematics
7 185 (4.60%) Data Integration
8 173 (4.30%) Statistics
9 156 (3.88%) Data Structures
10 148 (3.68%) User Experience
11 146 (3.63%) Social Media
12 115 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
13 102 (2.54%) Mobile App
14 99 (2.46%) Artificial Intelligence
15 87 (2.16%) Management Information System
16 72 (1.79%) Replication
17 69 (1.72%) Clustering
18 62 (1.54%) Physics
18 62 (1.54%) Digital Media
19 51 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 801 (19.91%) Linux
2 308 (7.66%) UNIX
3 269 (6.69%) Windows
4 108 (2.68%) Android
5 94 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.81%) CentOS
7 71 (1.76%) Debian
7 71 (1.76%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.47%) Solaris
10 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.25%) Fedora
12 8 (0.20%) OpenBSD
12 8 (0.20%) FreeBSD
13 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.12%) VMS
15 4 (0.099%) AIX
15 4 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.099%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1424 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1238 (30.77%) Analytics
3 878 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
4 674 (16.75%) TDD
5 577 (14.34%) Software Engineering
6 499 (12.40%) OO
7 493 (12.25%) ETL
8 485 (12.06%) MapReduce
9 477 (11.86%) Scrum
10 359 (8.92%) E-Commerce
11 312 (7.76%) MVC
12 310 (7.71%) Data Modelling
13 299 (7.43%) BDD
14 278 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
15 257 (6.39%) Data Management
16 253 (6.29%) Data Analysis
17 244 (6.07%) Multithreading
18 211 (5.24%) DevOps
19 208 (5.17%) OOP
20 200 (4.97%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1772 (44.05%) Java
2 1176 (29.23%) SQL
3 734 (18.25%) Python
4 640 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 515 (12.80%) C#
6 350 (8.70%) R
7 317 (7.88%) Ruby
8 288 (7.16%) Scala
9 285 (7.08%) C++
10 272 (6.76%) PHP
11 170 (4.23%) Perl
12 156 (3.88%) T-SQL
13 151 (3.75%) MATLAB
14 141 (3.50%) Bash Shell
15 112 (2.78%) C
16 66 (1.64%) PL/SQL
17 59 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 44 (1.09%) Clojure
19 40 (0.99%) PHP5
20 31 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 682 (16.95%) Degree
2 144 (3.58%) PhD
3 55 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 31 (0.77%) SC Cleared
4 31 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (0.72%) MBA
6 21 (0.52%) ISEB
7 17 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 10 (0.25%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.22%) MCTS
9 9 (0.22%) CISSP
10 6 (0.15%) MCSE
10 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (0.12%) MCITP
12 4 (0.099%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.099%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.099%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (5.44%) QA
2 49 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.55%) SLA
4 21 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.20%) COBIT
6 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.12%) HL7
7 4 (0.099%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.050%) GPG13
9 1 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.025%) Basel II
9 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 144 (3.58%) HDFS
2 88 (2.19%) Apache Flume
3 63 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 40 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 37 (0.92%) Xen
8 34 (0.85%) Active Directory
9 16 (0.40%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.27%) Docker
11 8 (0.20%) NFS
11 8 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.17%) Firmware
13 6 (0.15%) KVM
14 5 (0.12%) vCloud
14 5 (0.12%) Snort
14 5 (0.12%) Squid
14 5 (0.12%) vSphere
15 4 (0.099%) VMware ESX
16 3 (0.075%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 210 (5.22%) Puppet
2 168 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (1.62%) Nagios
4 60 (1.49%) Oozie
5 49 (1.22%) Salt
6 47 (1.17%) ZABBIX
7 42 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
8 37 (0.92%) Ambari
9 28 (0.70%) Ganglia
10 27 (0.67%) Ansible
11 26 (0.65%) Cacti
12 21 (0.52%) Vagrant
13 20 (0.50%) YUM
14 12 (0.30%) Capistrano
15 8 (0.20%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.12%) Netcool
16 5 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
16 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 5 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 615 (15.29%) Oracle
2 427 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 182 (4.52%) Tableau
4 181 (4.50%) Teradata
5 155 (3.85%) Google
6 128 (3.18%) SAP
7 120 (2.98%) IBM
8 116 (2.88%) Business Objects
9 104 (2.59%) Informatica
10 97 (2.41%) Cognos
11 89 (2.21%) Netezza
12 69 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 69 (1.72%) Cloudera
13 66 (1.64%) VMware
14 63 (1.57%) Sybase
15 61 (1.52%) Talend
16 55 (1.37%) Hortonworks
17 52 (1.29%) MapR
18 48 (1.19%) Cisco
18 48 (1.19%) Ab Initio
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