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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 146 161 292
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +131
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2168 2057 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.79% 0.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.50% 5.68% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1796 1792 817
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
33377 36192 35382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.45% 31.57% 32.25%
Number of salaries quoted 28331 30577 30682
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 £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 31 March 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 March 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 +10 2032 £60,000 - 302
London +20 1440 £62,500 - 195
City of London +38 267 £65,000 - 55
South East -11 242 £55,000 +10.00% 52
North West +36 90 £47,500 -13.63% 20
Berkshire +50 79 £60,000 -22.58% 11
Yorkshire +41 73 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Yorkshire +43 66 £58,108 +16.21% 6
Surrey -23 65 £59,000 +9.76% 15
Leeds +36 64 £61,215 +22.43% 6
South West -23 59 £47,500 -5.00% 11
West Midlands -3 51 £52,500 -8.69% 4
Manchester +23 47 £41,750 -26.10% 11
Scotland +22 47 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East of England +14 47 £52,250 -16.40% 7
Wales - 43 £47,500 - 3
South Wales - 43 £47,500 - 2
East Midlands +38 40 £43,750 +12.17% 3
Reading +12 38 £67,500 -8.47% 2
Oxfordshire -5 38 £56,250 +7.14% 5
Cheshire +27 37 £61,215 +44.03% 5
Torfaen - 32 £47,500 -
Cwmbran - 32 £47,500 -
Glasgow +25 31 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire +13 29 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Guildford +24 28 £47,500 +8.57% 3
Bristol -4 28 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 27 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 27 £42,500 -
Brighton -8 25 £40,000 -11.11% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1568 (37.53%) Java
2 1457 (34.87%) Hadoop
3 1438 (34.42%) Analytics
4 1419 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
5 1323 (31.67%) SQL
6 946 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
7 892 (21.35%) Finance
8 798 (19.10%) Python
9 790 (18.91%) NoSQL
10 703 (16.83%) SQL Server
11 693 (16.59%) ETL
12 692 (16.56%) Degree
13 676 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
14 666 (15.94%) Linux
15 590 (14.12%) JavaScript
16 581 (13.91%) Oracle
17 534 (12.78%) MongoDB
18 524 (12.54%) Computer Science
19 521 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
20 505 (12.09%) C#
20 505 (12.09%) Microsoft
21 504 (12.06%) TDD
22 491 (11.75%) HTML
23 473 (11.32%) .NET
24 457 (10.94%) Marketing
25 456 (10.91%) Apache Hive
26 451 (10.79%) Web Services
27 433 (10.36%) Software Engineering
28 430 (10.29%) Scrum
29 428 (10.24%) MapReduce

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 405 (9.69%) SAS
2 283 (6.77%) Apache Pig
3 205 (4.91%) Apache Spark
4 188 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
5 151 (3.61%) Node.js
6 134 (3.21%) Apache
7 111 (2.66%) Tomcat
8 71 (1.70%) SharePoint
9 58 (1.39%) JBoss
10 54 (1.29%) Apache Solr
11 46 (1.10%) OpenStack
12 44 (1.05%) IIS
13 38 (0.91%) CMS
13 38 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.72%) nginx
15 27 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.57%) WordPress
17 21 (0.50%) Mule
18 18 (0.43%) GlassFish
19 16 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 307 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 187 (4.48%) SPSS
3 67 (1.60%) MS Office
4 21 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.48%) Stata
6 18 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.41%) PowerPivot
8 9 (0.22%) CPLEX
9 6 (0.14%) Gephi
10 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.096%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.096%) Weka
11 4 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.048%) EViews
12 2 (0.048%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.048%) Mingle
12 2 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.024%) InDesign
13 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 47 (1.12%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 10 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
4 10 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.14%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.14%) HFM
5 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.096%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 4 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.072%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.072%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.048%) Line 500
9 2 (0.048%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.048%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.024%) Odoo
10 1 (0.024%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 187 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (3.02%) SaaS
3 123 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 93 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
5 92 (2.20%) PaaS
6 69 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
8 49 (1.17%) GitHub
9 44 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 35 (0.84%) SoftLayer
11 20 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
12 18 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 12 (0.29%) IaaS
15 8 (0.19%) Route 53
15 8 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.14%) Office 365
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.096%) ElastiCache
17 4 (0.096%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 139 (3.33%) Internet
2 82 (1.96%) HTTP
3 63 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.98%) Firewall
5 29 (0.69%) SNMP
6 27 (0.65%) SAN
7 23 (0.55%) Intranet
8 18 (0.43%) SSH
8 18 (0.43%) NAS
9 17 (0.41%) DNS
10 15 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.29%) VPN
11 12 (0.29%) LAN
11 12 (0.29%) Wireless
12 11 (0.26%) Network Security
12 11 (0.26%) WAN
13 10 (0.24%) SMTP
13 10 (0.24%) MPLS
14 9 (0.22%) LDAP
14 9 (0.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1457 (34.87%) Hadoop
2 790 (18.91%) NoSQL
3 703 (16.83%) SQL Server
4 676 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
5 534 (12.78%) MongoDB
6 456 (10.91%) Apache Hive
7 353 (8.45%) MySQL
8 335 (8.02%) Data Mining
9 334 (7.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 317 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 301 (7.20%) Relational Database
12 298 (7.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 240 (5.74%) QlikView
14 229 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 207 (4.95%) HBase
16 168 (4.02%) RDBMS
17 163 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
18 159 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
19 94 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
19 94 (2.25%) Impala
Development Applications
1 251 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 181 (4.33%) Jenkins
3 113 (2.70%) Maven
4 97 (2.32%) Subversion
5 94 (2.25%) Moq
6 91 (2.18%) ReSharper
7 84 (2.01%) Talend Open Studio
8 79 (1.89%) JIRA
9 76 (1.82%) SoapUI
10 70 (1.68%) Selenium
11 66 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 58 (1.39%) NUnit
13 57 (1.36%) JUnit
13 57 (1.36%) Eclipse
14 56 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 56 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 39 (0.93%) SpecFlow
15 39 (0.93%) Visual Studio
15 39 (0.93%) Ant
16 35 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 892 (21.35%) Finance
2 457 (10.94%) Marketing
3 380 (9.10%) Banking
4 342 (8.19%) Retail
5 200 (4.79%) Telecoms
6 197 (4.72%) Advertising
7 149 (3.57%) Games
8 109 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 82 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 70 (1.68%) Legal
11 46 (1.10%) Publishing
12 34 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 32 (0.77%) Online Betting
14 30 (0.72%) Front Office
15 29 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.69%) Law
16 28 (0.67%) Automotive
17 27 (0.65%) Electronics
18 25 (0.60%) Back Office
19 13 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 1529 (36.60%) Developer
2 642 (15.37%) Architect
3 578 (13.83%) Java Developer
4 348 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 290 (6.94%) Consultant
6 284 (6.80%) Analyst
7 255 (6.10%) Data Architect
8 246 (5.89%) Data Scientist
9 195 (4.67%) Software Engineer
10 154 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
11 146 (3.49%) Big Data Architect
12 133 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
13 116 (2.78%) Administrator
14 112 (2.68%) Senior Architect
15 107 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 105 (2.51%) Lead Developer
17 103 (2.47%) Business Analyst
17 103 (2.47%) .NET Developer
18 98 (2.35%) Software Developer
18 98 (2.35%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (11.75%) HTML
2 473 (11.32%) .NET
3 451 (10.79%) Web Services
4 405 (9.69%) Spring
5 375 (8.98%) CSS
6 334 (7.99%) XML
7 260 (6.22%) REST
8 212 (5.07%) jQuery
9 211 (5.05%) HTML5
10 205 (4.91%) AngularJS
11 182 (4.36%) ASP.NET
12 176 (4.21%) Hibernate
13 168 (4.02%) Kafka
14 156 (3.73%) RESTful
15 155 (3.71%) SOAP
16 145 (3.47%) J2EE
17 126 (3.02%) CSS3
18 114 (2.73%) .NET Framework
19 110 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
20 108 (2.58%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 524 (12.54%) Computer Science
2 521 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
3 337 (8.07%) Open Source
4 315 (7.54%) Visualisation
5 285 (6.82%) Algorithms
6 240 (5.74%) Data Integration
7 239 (5.72%) Mathematics
8 194 (4.64%) Statistics
9 142 (3.40%) User Experience
10 95 (2.27%) Data Structures
11 91 (2.18%) Social Media
12 87 (2.08%) Artificial Intelligence
13 85 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 84 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
15 83 (1.99%) Private Cloud
16 76 (1.82%) Mobile App
16 76 (1.82%) Grid Computing
17 71 (1.70%) Client/Server
18 67 (1.60%) Neural Network
19 53 (1.27%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 666 (15.94%) Linux
2 299 (7.16%) UNIX
3 241 (5.77%) Windows
4 110 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 95 (2.27%) Android
6 40 (0.96%) CentOS
7 32 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.41%) Debian
9 17 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.12%) Fedora
13 4 (0.096%) Solaris
13 4 (0.096%) VME
13 4 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.096%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1438 (34.42%) Analytics
2 1419 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 946 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 693 (16.59%) ETL
5 504 (12.06%) TDD
6 433 (10.36%) Software Engineering
7 430 (10.29%) Scrum
8 428 (10.24%) MapReduce
9 409 (9.79%) Data Modelling
10 361 (8.64%) E-Commerce
11 359 (8.59%) OO
12 323 (7.73%) Data Analytics
13 296 (7.08%) MVC
14 243 (5.82%) Project Management
15 242 (5.79%) Big Data Analytics
16 238 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
17 235 (5.62%) Data Analysis
18 207 (4.95%) DevOps
19 203 (4.86%) Data Management
20 201 (4.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1568 (37.53%) Java
2 1323 (31.67%) SQL
3 798 (19.10%) Python
4 590 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 505 (12.09%) C#
6 395 (9.45%) R
7 353 (8.45%) Scala
8 319 (7.64%) C++
9 291 (6.97%) Ruby
10 269 (6.44%) T-SQL
11 223 (5.34%) PHP
12 191 (4.57%) C
13 187 (4.48%) Perl
14 129 (3.09%) MATLAB
15 119 (2.85%) Bash Shell
16 91 (2.18%) PL/SQL
17 50 (1.20%) Shell Script
18 48 (1.15%) Clojure
19 32 (0.77%) Groovy
19 32 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 692 (16.56%) Degree
2 163 (3.90%) PhD
3 94 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 59 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.84%) MBA
8 26 (0.62%) ISEB
9 19 (0.45%) MCSE
10 18 (0.43%) CISSP
11 17 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.34%) PMP
13 12 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.24%) Sun Certification
15 8 (0.19%) CCIE
15 8 (0.19%) CCNP
15 8 (0.19%) MCITP
16 6 (0.14%) MCTS
16 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 5 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (5.29%) QA
2 76 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.24%) COBIT
5 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.17%) SLA
6 6 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.12%) GPG13
7 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.024%) MiFID
8 1 (0.024%) BS7799
8 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.024%) EMIR
8 1 (0.024%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.024%) Basel III
System Software
1 135 (3.23%) HDFS
2 90 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 71 (1.70%) Apache Flume
4 64 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (1.08%) Active Directory
6 36 (0.86%) Docker
7 14 (0.34%) Firmware
7 14 (0.34%) NFS
8 12 (0.29%) Snort
8 12 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.22%) Xen
10 6 (0.14%) vSphere
10 6 (0.14%) KVM
11 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.096%) SRDF
12 4 (0.096%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.096%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.096%) Platform Symphony
12 4 (0.096%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 166 (3.97%) Puppet
2 146 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (1.05%) Nagios
4 42 (1.01%) Salt
5 36 (0.86%) ZABBIX
6 34 (0.81%) Ansible
7 31 (0.74%) Graphite
8 29 (0.69%) Ganglia
9 23 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
10 22 (0.53%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.45%) Oozie
12 9 (0.22%) Capistrano
13 7 (0.17%) Ambari
13 7 (0.17%) Cacti
13 7 (0.17%) MOM
13 7 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.12%) yum
15 4 (0.096%) Munin
15 4 (0.096%) Netcool
15 4 (0.096%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 581 (13.91%) Oracle
2 505 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 250 (5.98%) Tableau
4 180 (4.31%) SAP
5 176 (4.21%) Teradata
6 170 (4.07%) Informatica
7 151 (3.61%) Business Objects
8 146 (3.49%) IBM
9 127 (3.04%) Google
10 123 (2.94%) Cognos
11 88 (2.11%) Cloudera
12 84 (2.01%) Talend
12 84 (2.01%) VMware
13 82 (1.96%) Ab Initio
14 72 (1.72%) Netezza
15 68 (1.63%) Apple
16 53 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
17 52 (1.24%) HP
18 49 (1.17%) Hortonworks
19 48 (1.15%) Red Hat
City, London
Careerwise
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Midlands
Salt
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus & Package inc Relocation
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £20,000-£41,000 + good benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £100,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £120000 - £180000 per annum + comp
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The Greater London Authority
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £200000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 000 to £65 000 basic (+ seriously good package!!!)
Posted: 19 hours ago