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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 128 154 278
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +124
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2541 2243 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 1.87% 0.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.36% 5.99% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 1948 911
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 £87,850 £82,500
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
34520 37450 34469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.61% 31.24% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 29125 32178 29867
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 £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 2 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 2 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
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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 +30 2377 £60,000 - 375
London +23 1672 £65,000 - 221
City of London +33 368 £65,000 -7.14% 81
South East +44 333 £52,500 -4.54% 67
North West +47 98 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Surrey 0 82 £45,000 -14.28% 20
South West -26 80 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Berkshire +25 75 £60,000 +9.09% 18
East of England +13 68 £50,000 - 22
Scotland +37 61 £37,500 -14.77% 15
Oxfordshire +19 56 £57,500 +4.54% 14
Manchester +35 50 £42,500 -15.00% 8
East Sussex +48 49 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Brighton +37 42 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +2 40 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Wales +32 39 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South Wales +39 38 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Yorkshire +9 35 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Bristol -32 35 £50,000 +6.95% 9
Glasgow +26 32 £45,000 -3.22% 3
Reading +12 30 £60,000 -17.24% 7
West Midlands +4 30 £45,000 - 7
East Midlands +25 29 £56,250 +25.00% 5
Leeds +7 29 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Kent +22 28 £50,000 -31.03%
Hampshire +3 28 £53,000 -18.46% 6
Kidlington +1 28 £57,500 -14.81%
Cambridgeshire -1 28 £47,500 - 7
Cwmbran - 28 £47,500 -
Torfaen - 28 £47,500 -

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1712 (35.87%) Java
2 1667 (34.93%) SQL
3 1652 (34.61%) Analytics
4 1644 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1611 (33.75%) Hadoop
6 1242 (26.02%) Business Intelligence
7 1097 (22.98%) Finance
8 1007 (21.10%) Python
9 904 (18.94%) ETL
10 886 (18.56%) Degree
11 873 (18.29%) NoSQL
12 816 (17.10%) Data Warehouse
13 800 (16.76%) SQL Server
14 709 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
15 705 (14.77%) JavaScript
16 683 (14.31%) Linux
17 666 (13.95%) Oracle
18 625 (13.09%) MongoDB
19 596 (12.49%) Computer Science
20 568 (11.90%) Microsoft
21 539 (11.29%) Apache Hive
22 531 (11.13%) C#
23 525 (11.00%) TDD
24 512 (10.73%) HTML
25 509 (10.66%) R
26 507 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
27 495 (10.37%) Scrum
28 487 (10.20%) Data Modelling
29 477 (9.99%) Software Engineering
30 456 (9.55%) .NET

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 448 (9.39%) SAS
2 329 (6.89%) Apache Spark
3 326 (6.83%) Elasticsearch
4 324 (6.79%) Apache Pig
5 207 (4.34%) Apache
6 156 (3.27%) Node.js
7 148 (3.10%) Apache Solr
8 95 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 57 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 57 (1.19%) IIS
10 53 (1.11%) JBoss
11 46 (0.96%) CMS
12 36 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 32 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 31 (0.65%) WordPress
15 25 (0.52%) Jetty
15 25 (0.52%) nginx
16 21 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.38%) GlassFish
18 17 (0.36%) Alfresco
Applications
1 323 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 217 (4.55%) SPSS
3 67 (1.40%) MS Office
4 37 (0.78%) PowerPivot
5 18 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.27%) Stata
8 9 (0.19%) Weka
9 8 (0.17%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.15%) CPLEX
11 4 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.084%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.063%) MS Project
12 3 (0.063%) Gephi
13 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.021%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 13 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
5 12 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.21%) HFM
8 8 (0.17%) Workday HCM
8 8 (0.17%) Magento
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.15%) Unica
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle AGIS
10 6 (0.13%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 507 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (3.60%) SaaS
4 137 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
5 104 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
7 86 (1.80%) PaaS
8 63 (1.32%) Google Analytics
8 63 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 54 (1.13%) GitHub
10 30 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
12 22 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 19 (0.40%) IaaS
14 17 (0.36%) Route 53
14 17 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (0.31%) SoftLayer
16 11 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
17 8 (0.17%) Office 365
17 8 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 112 (2.35%) Internet
2 91 (1.91%) HTTP
3 55 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 43 (0.90%) Firewall
5 36 (0.75%) SAN
6 35 (0.73%) DNS
7 25 (0.52%) NAS
8 22 (0.46%) Intranet
9 21 (0.44%) SNMP
10 18 (0.38%) Broadband
10 18 (0.38%) AMQP
11 15 (0.31%) SSH
12 14 (0.29%) Wireless
12 14 (0.29%) DHCP
12 14 (0.29%) DMZ
13 13 (0.27%) VLAN
14 12 (0.25%) Network Security
14 12 (0.25%) SMTP
15 10 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1611 (33.75%) Hadoop
2 873 (18.29%) NoSQL
3 816 (17.10%) Data Warehouse
4 800 (16.76%) SQL Server
5 625 (13.09%) MongoDB
6 539 (11.29%) Apache Hive
7 409 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 409 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 397 (8.32%) Relational Database
9 374 (7.84%) MySQL
10 364 (7.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 358 (7.50%) Data Mining
12 340 (7.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 296 (6.20%) HBase
14 252 (5.28%) QlikView
15 217 (4.55%) RDBMS
16 155 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
17 148 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
18 147 (3.08%) Pentaho
19 126 (2.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 229 (4.80%) Git (software)
2 147 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 120 (2.51%) Talend Open Studio
4 107 (2.24%) Maven
5 94 (1.97%) JIRA
6 90 (1.89%) Subversion
7 86 (1.80%) Selenium
8 61 (1.28%) JUnit
9 54 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 53 (1.11%) Cucumber
11 50 (1.05%) SoapUI
12 49 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 48 (1.01%) Ant
14 44 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 43 (0.90%) ReSharper
16 41 (0.86%) TeamCity
16 41 (0.86%) NUnit
16 41 (0.86%) Moq
17 33 (0.69%) WebDriver
18 23 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 1097 (22.98%) Finance
2 445 (9.32%) Banking
3 443 (9.28%) Marketing
4 374 (7.84%) Retail
5 335 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 163 (3.42%) Advertising
7 132 (2.77%) Games
8 91 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 83 (1.74%) Legal
10 58 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (0.96%) Front Office
12 45 (0.94%) Publishing
13 44 (0.92%) Law
14 41 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 41 (0.86%) Electronics
15 38 (0.80%) Online Betting
16 35 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.71%) Automotive
18 29 (0.61%) Military
19 19 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1766 (37.00%) Developer
2 680 (14.25%) Architect
3 607 (12.72%) Java Developer
4 401 (8.40%) Senior Developer
5 392 (8.21%) Analyst
6 347 (7.27%) Data Scientist
7 342 (7.17%) Consultant
8 310 (6.49%) Data Architect
9 221 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
10 188 (3.94%) Software Engineer
11 174 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 165 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 163 (3.42%) Big Data Architect
14 144 (3.02%) Data Analyst
15 118 (2.47%) Big Data Developer
16 116 (2.43%) SQL Developer
17 111 (2.33%) Business Analyst
18 110 (2.30%) Lead Developer
19 94 (1.97%) .NET Developer
20 90 (1.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (10.73%) HTML
2 456 (9.55%) .NET
3 434 (9.09%) Web Services
4 423 (8.86%) CSS
5 384 (8.05%) Spring
6 320 (6.70%) XML
7 264 (5.53%) REST
8 243 (5.09%) AngularJS
9 217 (4.55%) HTML5
10 207 (4.34%) jQuery
11 199 (4.17%) J2EE
12 184 (3.86%) ASP.NET
13 164 (3.44%) Kafka
14 163 (3.42%) Hibernate
15 151 (3.16%) SOAP
16 139 (2.91%) RESTful
17 133 (2.79%) Middleware
18 115 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
19 114 (2.39%) CSS3
20 111 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 709 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 596 (12.49%) Computer Science
3 380 (7.96%) Visualisation
4 323 (6.77%) Algorithms
5 304 (6.37%) Statistics
6 297 (6.22%) Mathematics
7 256 (5.36%) Data Integration
8 165 (3.46%) User Experience
9 134 (2.81%) Management Information System
10 107 (2.24%) Data Structures
11 102 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
12 95 (1.99%) Social Media
13 84 (1.76%) Client/Server
14 83 (1.74%) Grid Computing
15 80 (1.68%) Semantic Web
16 76 (1.59%) Social Network
17 70 (1.47%) Data Centre
18 67 (1.40%) Neural Network
19 65 (1.36%) Mobile App
20 64 (1.34%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 683 (14.31%) Linux
2 340 (7.12%) UNIX
3 226 (4.73%) Windows
4 62 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 59 (1.24%) Android
6 54 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (0.90%) CentOS
8 24 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.25%) Solaris
11 10 (0.21%) AIX
11 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.10%) Debian
15 4 (0.084%) VME
15 4 (0.084%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.063%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.063%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1652 (34.61%) Analytics
2 1644 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
3 1242 (26.02%) Business Intelligence
4 904 (18.94%) ETL
5 525 (11.00%) TDD
6 495 (10.37%) Scrum
7 487 (10.20%) Data Modelling
8 477 (9.99%) Software Engineering
9 420 (8.80%) Open Source
10 401 (8.40%) MapReduce
11 375 (7.86%) E-Commerce
12 358 (7.50%) Data Analysis
13 329 (6.89%) Data Analytics
14 310 (6.49%) OO
15 295 (6.18%) Project Management
15 295 (6.18%) Data Management
16 289 (6.05%) Big Data Analytics
17 286 (5.99%) MVC
18 259 (5.43%) DevOps
19 239 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1712 (35.87%) Java
2 1667 (34.93%) SQL
3 1007 (21.10%) Python
4 705 (14.77%) JavaScript
5 531 (11.13%) C#
6 509 (10.66%) R
7 431 (9.03%) Scala
8 346 (7.25%) C++
9 334 (7.00%) T-SQL
10 301 (6.31%) Ruby
11 268 (5.61%) Perl
12 251 (5.26%) PHP
13 176 (3.69%) C
14 141 (2.95%) MATLAB
15 123 (2.58%) PL/SQL
16 121 (2.54%) Bash Shell
17 71 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 49 (1.03%) Clojure
19 36 (0.75%) PowerShell
20 31 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 886 (18.56%) Degree
2 171 (3.58%) PhD
3 106 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 47 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.54%) ISEB
7 26 (0.54%) CISSP
8 25 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 21 (0.44%) PMP
10 21 (0.44%) MCSE
11 16 (0.34%) CCNA
12 13 (0.27%) CEH
12 13 (0.27%) MCITP
12 13 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.27%) CCNP
13 10 (0.21%) CCSP
14 9 (0.19%) MCTS
15 8 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (4.76%) QA
2 93 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.36%) COBIT
5 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.17%) SLA
8 6 (0.13%) GPG13
9 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.042%) MiFID
11 1 (0.021%) BS7799
11 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.021%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.021%) EMIR
11 1 (0.021%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.021%) FINREP
11 1 (0.021%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.021%) Basel III
System Software
1 119 (2.49%) HDFS
2 89 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (1.76%) Apache Flume
4 68 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 49 (1.03%) Docker
6 31 (0.65%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (0.25%) NFS
8 12 (0.25%) vSphere
8 12 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.25%) KVM
9 10 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.15%) Snort
11 7 (0.15%) Firmware
12 6 (0.13%) Xen
12 6 (0.13%) GPFS
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
13 4 (0.084%) Ceph
13 4 (0.084%) LXC
Systems Management
1 202 (4.23%) Puppet
2 194 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (1.53%) Ansible
4 34 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 31 (0.65%) Nagios
6 27 (0.57%) Oozie
7 26 (0.54%) Salt
8 16 (0.34%) Ganglia
9 15 (0.31%) Pingdom
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 12 (0.25%) MOM
13 11 (0.23%) Data Guard
13 11 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.23%) Graphite
14 10 (0.21%) Mesos
15 9 (0.19%) logstash
15 9 (0.19%) OPNET
16 8 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 666 (13.95%) Oracle
2 568 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 324 (6.79%) Tableau
4 229 (4.80%) Informatica
5 211 (4.42%) SAP
6 194 (4.06%) Teradata
7 183 (3.83%) Business Objects
8 174 (3.65%) Cognos
9 159 (3.33%) IBM
10 146 (3.06%) Cloudera
11 138 (2.89%) Google
11 138 (2.89%) MicroStrategy
12 127 (2.66%) Netezza
13 120 (2.51%) Talend
14 119 (2.49%) VMware
15 100 (2.10%) Ab Initio
16 71 (1.49%) Vertica
17 67 (1.40%) Greenplum
18 65 (1.36%) Red Hat
19 53 (1.11%) Splunk
London
BPXNET LIMITED
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: Bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Astbury Marsden
Salary: (neg. dep. on exp) + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £100000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45-65k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45-65k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45-65k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago