The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 97 115 187
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +72
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2791 2817 1939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.90% 2.58% 1.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.79% 8.30% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 2163 1648
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
28518 33938 37022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.61% 31.08% 31.75%
Number of salaries quoted 24353 28632 31193
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 2621 £62,500 +4.16% 400
London +3 1573 £70,000 +7.69% 234
South East 0 392 £53,750 +2.38% 56
City of London +1 279 £62,500 -7.40% 68
South West +66 210 £55,000 +10.00% 31
East of England +57 138 £55,000 +15.78% 13
North West +17 117 £50,000 +4.16% 31
Berkshire +29 110 £57,500 -4.16% 15
Gloucestershire +53 96 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Surrey +31 84 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Scotland +24 83 £52,500 +12.29% 4
Cambridgeshire +38 82 £55,000 +15.78% 7
Manchester +13 80 £51,000 +6.25% 22
Yorkshire +55 74 £58,750 +46.87% 15
Hampshire +7 74 £50,000 - 9
Cambridge +45 68 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East Midlands +17 62 £59,500 -15.00% 10
West Yorkshire +46 60 £60,000 +26.31% 9
Oxfordshire -33 57 £53,500 -6.95% 13
Reading +26 54 £53,000 -11.66% 7
Bristol +8 53 £67,500 +35.00% 3
Cheltenham +21 46 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Edinburgh +31 43 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 40 £62,500 -29.57% 7
Leeds +39 37 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Glasgow +11 37 £44,250 -26.25% 1
West Midlands -27 36 £46,250 -7.50% 6
Hertfordshire +35 35 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Nottingham +8 35 £62,500 -30.55% 5
Buckinghamshire +38 30 £38,750 -38.00% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Big Data.

1 2479 (43.14%) Java
2 2220 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 2190 (38.11%) Hadoop
4 2143 (37.30%) Analytics
5 1735 (30.19%) Python
6 1674 (29.13%) SQL
7 1258 (21.89%) Finance
8 1209 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
9 1180 (20.54%) NoSQL
10 1135 (19.75%) Apache Spark
11 1104 (19.21%) Degree
12 960 (16.71%) Data Analytics
13 930 (16.19%) JavaScript
14 900 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
15 899 (15.65%) Scala
16 889 (15.47%) Software Engineering
17 840 (14.62%) TDD
18 839 (14.60%) Linux
19 811 (14.11%) SQL Server
20 777 (13.52%) Oracle
21 773 (13.45%) Computer Science
22 760 (13.23%) Machine Learning
23 747 (13.00%) Scrum
24 746 (12.98%) ETL
25 735 (12.79%) MongoDB
26 723 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
27 701 (12.20%) C#
28 694 (12.08%) Apache Hive
29 680 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
30 663 (11.54%) Visualisation

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1135 (19.75%) Apache Spark
2 422 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
3 414 (7.21%) Apache Pig
4 382 (6.65%) SAS
5 287 (4.99%) Apache
6 160 (2.78%) Apache Solr
7 145 (2.52%) JBoss
8 120 (2.09%) Tomcat
9 78 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 66 (1.15%) Jetty
11 62 (1.08%) nginx
12 59 (1.03%) SharePoint
13 54 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 44 (0.77%) Confluence
14 44 (0.77%) GlassFish
15 41 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.70%) Mule
16 40 (0.70%) WildFly
17 24 (0.42%) CMS
18 19 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 221 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 123 (2.14%) SPSS
3 44 (0.77%) MS Office
4 37 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.42%) MS Project
5 24 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.16%) Stata
7 8 (0.14%) Mathematica
7 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 5 (0.087%) Gephi
9 5 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.070%) Weka
11 2 (0.035%) CPLEX
11 2 (0.035%) EViews
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.017%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.017%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 60 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 9 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.087%) Magento
5 5 (0.087%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.087%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.070%) Radian6
6 4 (0.070%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.052%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.052%) Odoo
7 3 (0.052%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.052%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
7 3 (0.052%) Unica
8 2 (0.035%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 680 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
4 161 (2.80%) SaaS
5 124 (2.16%) PaaS
6 113 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 113 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 81 (1.41%) GitHub
8 75 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
9 74 (1.29%) Amazon S3
10 64 (1.11%) IaaS
11 28 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 27 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
13 23 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
14 22 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 20 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.24%) Route 53
17 14 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 182 (3.17%) Internet
2 125 (2.18%) Firewall
3 86 (1.50%) HTTP
4 83 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 48 (0.84%) Network Security
6 44 (0.77%) DNS
7 43 (0.75%) SAN
8 25 (0.44%) SSL
9 23 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 23 (0.40%) NAS
10 22 (0.38%) Kerberos
11 21 (0.37%) SMTP
12 20 (0.35%) LDAP
13 17 (0.30%) VPN
14 16 (0.28%) LAN
14 16 (0.28%) WAN
15 15 (0.26%) 4G
16 12 (0.21%) 3G
17 11 (0.19%) IPv4
18 10 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2190 (38.11%) Hadoop
2 1180 (20.54%) NoSQL
3 811 (14.11%) SQL Server
4 735 (12.79%) MongoDB
5 723 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
6 694 (12.08%) Apache Hive
7 567 (9.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 454 (7.90%) MySQL
9 441 (7.67%) Relational Database
10 382 (6.65%) Data Mining
11 345 (6.00%) HBase
12 342 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
13 303 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 229 (3.99%) RDBMS
15 228 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 198 (3.45%) QlikView
17 179 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 174 (3.03%) Neo4j
19 159 (2.77%) Impala
20 141 (2.45%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 350 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 317 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 185 (3.22%) JIRA
4 145 (2.52%) Maven
5 109 (1.90%) JUnit
6 99 (1.72%) Subversion
7 88 (1.53%) Selenium
8 84 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
9 63 (1.10%) Gradle
10 62 (1.08%) Hudson
11 52 (0.90%) Vagrant
12 46 (0.80%) Cucumber
13 42 (0.73%) Mockito
13 42 (0.73%) Visual Studio
14 39 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (0.59%) Eclipse
16 33 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (0.56%) Ant
17 32 (0.56%) JBehave
18 27 (0.47%) IntelliJ
General
1 1258 (21.89%) Finance
2 484 (8.42%) Banking
2 484 (8.42%) Retail
3 463 (8.06%) Marketing
4 296 (5.15%) Telecoms
5 275 (4.79%) Games
6 188 (3.27%) Advertising
7 164 (2.85%) Manufacturing
8 110 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 109 (1.90%) Law
10 93 (1.62%) Publishing
11 88 (1.53%) Legal
12 67 (1.17%) Front Office
13 64 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 63 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.92%) Back Office
16 46 (0.80%) Electronics
17 38 (0.66%) Aerospace
18 28 (0.49%) Music Industry
19 23 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1953 (33.99%) Developer
2 858 (14.93%) Java Developer
3 845 (14.71%) Architect
4 455 (7.92%) Senior Developer
5 448 (7.80%) Data Architect
6 434 (7.55%) Big Data Developer
7 423 (7.36%) Consultant
8 374 (6.51%) Data Scientist
9 344 (5.99%) Analyst
10 342 (5.95%) Software Engineer
11 280 (4.87%) Big Data Architect
12 265 (4.61%) Data Engineer
12 265 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
13 245 (4.26%) Big Data Engineer
14 211 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
15 196 (3.41%) Hadoop Developer
15 196 (3.41%) Java Engineer
16 175 (3.05%) Data Consultant
17 162 (2.82%) Scala Developer
18 157 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (10.20%) .NET
2 565 (9.83%) HTML
3 546 (9.50%) Spring
4 428 (7.45%) Web Services
5 391 (6.80%) AngularJS
6 384 (6.68%) CSS
7 303 (5.27%) Node.js
7 303 (5.27%) XML
8 287 (4.99%) HTML5
9 286 (4.98%) Kafka
10 279 (4.86%) REST
11 250 (4.35%) JSON
12 239 (4.16%) Hibernate
13 238 (4.14%) RESTful
14 179 (3.12%) Java EE
15 176 (3.06%) jQuery
16 156 (2.71%) J2EE
17 149 (2.59%) React
18 141 (2.45%) D3.js
18 141 (2.45%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 900 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 773 (13.45%) Computer Science
3 663 (11.54%) Visualisation
4 429 (7.47%) Algorithms
5 374 (6.51%) Mathematics
6 272 (4.73%) Statistics
7 198 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 192 (3.34%) Management Information System
9 185 (3.22%) Data Integration
10 179 (3.12%) Mobile App
11 167 (2.91%) User Experience
12 146 (2.54%) Data Structures
13 135 (2.35%) Artificial Intelligence
14 122 (2.12%) Physics
15 120 (2.09%) Fintech
16 91 (1.58%) Data Centre
17 84 (1.46%) Credit Risk
18 80 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
19 79 (1.37%) Internet of Things
20 73 (1.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 839 (14.60%) Linux
2 306 (5.33%) Windows
3 257 (4.47%) Unix
4 180 (3.13%) Android
5 116 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 62 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 50 (0.87%) CentOS
9 48 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 33 (0.57%) Solaris
11 27 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 19 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.30%) AIX
13 17 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.19%) Debian
15 8 (0.14%) HPUX
16 6 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.052%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2220 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2143 (37.30%) Analytics
3 1209 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
4 960 (16.71%) Data Analytics
5 889 (15.47%) Software Engineering
6 840 (14.62%) TDD
7 760 (13.23%) Machine Learning
8 747 (13.00%) Scrum
9 746 (12.98%) ETL
10 628 (10.93%) Open Source
11 514 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
12 424 (7.38%) Data Management
13 423 (7.36%) MapReduce
14 413 (7.19%) Big Data Analytics
15 407 (7.08%) Data Visualisation
16 401 (6.98%) E-Commerce
17 390 (6.79%) Data Modelling
18 389 (6.77%) DevOps
19 366 (6.37%) Data Analysis
19 366 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2479 (43.14%) Java
2 1735 (30.19%) Python
3 1674 (29.13%) SQL
4 930 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 899 (15.65%) Scala
6 701 (12.20%) C#
7 532 (9.26%) R
8 465 (8.09%) C++
9 319 (5.55%) Ruby
10 260 (4.52%) PHP
11 246 (4.28%) Perl
12 234 (4.07%) C
13 202 (3.52%) T-SQL
14 187 (3.25%) Bash Shell
15 166 (2.89%) MATLAB
16 164 (2.85%) Shell Script
17 144 (2.51%) Clojure
18 120 (2.09%) Groovy
19 100 (1.74%) PL/SQL
20 99 (1.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 1104 (19.21%) Degree
2 373 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 300 (5.22%) PhD
4 172 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 160 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.20%) CISSP
7 46 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (0.63%) SANS
9 35 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 34 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 34 (0.59%) PMP
11 30 (0.52%) MCSE
11 30 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (0.45%) CISM
13 24 (0.42%) CCSP
14 21 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 20 (0.35%) BC Cleared
15 20 (0.35%) CCNA
16 19 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (3.55%) QA
2 171 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.40%) GCP
5 20 (0.35%) SLA
6 19 (0.33%) COBIT
7 18 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.17%) GPG13
8 10 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
9 8 (0.14%) SSAE 16
10 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.087%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.087%) SDET
12 4 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.035%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.035%) WAI
14 1 (0.017%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.017%) Basel III
14 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 291 (5.06%) Docker
2 259 (4.51%) HDFS
3 191 (3.32%) Apache Flume
4 71 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.96%) Active Directory
7 43 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 40 (0.70%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 25 (0.44%) KVM
10 11 (0.19%) Firmware
11 10 (0.17%) iptables
12 9 (0.16%) NFS
12 9 (0.16%) vSphere
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.10%) Snort
15 5 (0.087%) Samba
16 4 (0.070%) Squid
16 4 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 219 (3.81%) Puppet
2 166 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 158 (2.75%) Ansible
4 127 (2.21%) Oozie
5 113 (1.97%) Hadoop YARN
6 93 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 57 (0.99%) Mesos
8 45 (0.78%) Kibana
9 34 (0.59%) Ambari
10 33 (0.57%) logstash
11 31 (0.54%) Nagios
11 31 (0.54%) Salt
12 19 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
13 18 (0.31%) yum
14 17 (0.30%) EnCase
15 13 (0.23%) Rundeck
16 12 (0.21%) Tivoli
17 11 (0.19%) Graphite
17 11 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 11 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 777 (13.52%) Oracle
2 412 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 374 (6.51%) Tableau
4 280 (4.87%) Cloudera
5 235 (4.09%) SAP
6 212 (3.69%) Hortonworks
7 202 (3.52%) IBM
8 195 (3.39%) Google
9 187 (3.25%) Informatica
10 96 (1.67%) VMware
11 95 (1.65%) Teradata
12 84 (1.46%) Talend
13 81 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
14 76 (1.32%) Cisco
15 75 (1.31%) Netezza
16 72 (1.25%) Cognos
17 71 (1.24%) MuleSoft
18 70 (1.22%) Red Hat
18 70 (1.22%) Splunk
19 67 (1.17%) MapR
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