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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 147 174 296
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +122
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2079 1821 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.72% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.56% 5.47% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1742 1614 743
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%

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
31705 33302 33245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.52% 32.28%
Number of salaries quoted 27030 28001 29026
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 5 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 5 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 +22 1950 £60,000 - 315
London +17 1361 £62,500 -3.84% 209
City of London +40 248 £65,000 - 56
South East +4 216 £55,000 +10.00% 40
Yorkshire +51 95 £45,000 -10.00% 12
West Yorkshire +41 91 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Leeds +44 87 £45,000 -10.00% 10
North West +27 84 £52,500 -7.07% 25
Surrey -5 64 £57,500 +21.05% 6
Berkshire +44 62 £62,500 -19.35% 18
South West -47 61 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +80 60 £45,000 +15.38% 3
East of England +13 53 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Cheshire +26 51 £60,000 +33.33% 10
Wales +25 44 £47,500 +11.76%
South Wales +22 43 £47,500 +11.76%
Scotland +12 42 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Oxfordshire +19 40 £60,000 +11.62% 4
Bristol -10 36 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands -17 34 £50,000 -11.11% 6
Torfaen - 34 £47,500 -
Cwmbran - 34 £47,500 -
Reading +15 32 £82,500 +6.45% 12
Nottingham - 32 £42,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 32 £42,500 - 1
Guildford +28 30 £45,000 +9.42% 5
Manchester -1 30 £35,000 -36.36% 12
Glasgow +27 28 £44,250 -11.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 25 £40,000 - 5
Northamptonshire - 25 £47,500 - 1

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 1619 (39.24%) Java
2 1494 (36.21%) Hadoop
3 1415 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1394 (33.79%) Analytics
5 1285 (31.14%) SQL
6 919 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
7 856 (20.75%) Finance
8 822 (19.92%) NoSQL
9 755 (18.30%) Python
10 691 (16.75%) SQL Server
11 682 (16.53%) Degree
12 677 (16.41%) Linux
13 651 (15.78%) Data Warehouse
14 642 (15.56%) ETL
15 589 (14.28%) Oracle
16 587 (14.23%) JavaScript
17 542 (13.14%) TDD
18 537 (13.02%) MongoDB
19 527 (12.77%) Computer Science
20 516 (12.51%) HTML
21 508 (12.31%) C#
21 508 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
22 481 (11.66%) Microsoft
23 479 (11.61%) Web Services
24 478 (11.59%) .NET
25 475 (11.51%) Apache Hive
26 463 (11.22%) Software Engineering
27 455 (11.03%) Marketing
28 445 (10.79%) MapReduce
29 442 (10.71%) Scrum

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 389 (9.43%) SAS
2 288 (6.98%) Apache Pig
3 181 (4.39%) Apache Spark
4 163 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
5 153 (3.71%) Node.js
6 131 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 128 (3.10%) Apache
8 74 (1.79%) SharePoint
9 67 (1.62%) JBoss
10 54 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 48 (1.16%) OpenStack
12 47 (1.14%) IIS
13 43 (1.04%) CMS
14 42 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.75%) WebLogic
16 29 (0.70%) nginx
17 23 (0.56%) Mule
18 21 (0.51%) Jetty
19 20 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
20 18 (0.44%) GlassFish
Applications
1 304 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 173 (4.19%) SPSS
3 65 (1.58%) MS Office
4 28 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.44%) PowerPivot
7 16 (0.39%) Stata
8 12 (0.29%) CPLEX
9 7 (0.17%) Weka
10 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.073%) MS Visio
12 3 (0.073%) Gephi
12 3 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.048%) Mingle
13 2 (0.048%) EViews
13 2 (0.048%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.024%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 39 (0.95%) Google Analytics
2 13 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 12 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.24%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 9 (0.22%) HFM
6 8 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.15%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.097%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.097%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 3 (0.073%) Line 500
10 3 (0.073%) CODA-Financials
11 1 (0.024%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.024%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 1 (0.024%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.024%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 171 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (2.79%) SaaS
3 114 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 100 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (2.11%) PaaS
6 57 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (1.09%) GitHub
8 37 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
8 37 (0.90%) SoftLayer
9 36 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.41%) IaaS
11 14 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.19%) Route 53
13 7 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
14 6 (0.15%) Office 365
15 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.097%) ElastiCache
16 4 (0.097%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (0.073%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 142 (3.44%) Internet
2 79 (1.91%) HTTP
3 57 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.90%) Firewall
5 29 (0.70%) SAN
6 23 (0.56%) SNMP
7 19 (0.46%) Intranet
8 17 (0.41%) SSH
8 17 (0.41%) WAN
8 17 (0.41%) NAS
9 16 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (0.36%) DNS
11 14 (0.34%) VPN
11 14 (0.34%) LDAP
12 12 (0.29%) LAN
13 11 (0.27%) Network Security
14 10 (0.24%) MPLS
14 10 (0.24%) SMTP
15 9 (0.22%) Wireless
16 8 (0.19%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1494 (36.21%) Hadoop
2 822 (19.92%) NoSQL
3 691 (16.75%) SQL Server
4 651 (15.78%) Data Warehouse
5 537 (13.02%) MongoDB
6 475 (11.51%) Apache Hive
7 372 (9.02%) MySQL
8 329 (7.97%) Data Mining
9 316 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 294 (7.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 289 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 281 (6.81%) Relational Database
13 237 (5.74%) QlikView
14 210 (5.09%) HBase
15 202 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 160 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
17 150 (3.64%) RDBMS
18 147 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
19 99 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
20 92 (2.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 262 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 200 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 136 (3.30%) Maven
4 106 (2.57%) Moq
5 95 (2.30%) ReSharper
6 91 (2.21%) Subversion
7 78 (1.89%) SoapUI
7 78 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 73 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
9 71 (1.72%) JIRA
10 68 (1.65%) Selenium
11 67 (1.62%) NUnit
11 67 (1.62%) JUnit
12 65 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 63 (1.53%) Eclipse
14 53 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 44 (1.07%) Hudson
16 43 (1.04%) SpecFlow
17 39 (0.95%) Visual Studio
17 39 (0.95%) Ant
General
1 856 (20.75%) Finance
2 455 (11.03%) Marketing
3 368 (8.92%) Banking
4 354 (8.58%) Retail
5 187 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 169 (4.10%) Advertising
7 152 (3.68%) Games
8 114 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 76 (1.84%) Investment Banking
10 64 (1.55%) Legal
11 56 (1.36%) Publishing
12 35 (0.85%) Front Office
13 33 (0.80%) Back Office
13 33 (0.80%) Law
14 31 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.68%) Automotive
15 28 (0.68%) Electronics
15 28 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.63%) Online Betting
17 11 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1504 (36.45%) Developer
2 622 (15.08%) Architect
3 591 (14.32%) Java Developer
4 342 (8.29%) Senior Developer
5 287 (6.96%) Consultant
6 263 (6.37%) Analyst
7 239 (5.79%) Data Architect
8 228 (5.53%) Data Scientist
9 203 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 139 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
11 137 (3.32%) Big Data Architect
12 127 (3.08%) Administrator
13 120 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
14 113 (2.74%) Senior Architect
15 111 (2.69%) Software Developer
16 100 (2.42%) Lead Developer
17 97 (2.35%) .NET Developer
18 95 (2.30%) Business Analyst
19 93 (2.25%) C# Developer
20 91 (2.21%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (12.51%) HTML
2 479 (11.61%) Web Services
3 478 (11.59%) .NET
4 420 (10.18%) Spring
5 388 (9.40%) CSS
6 332 (8.05%) XML
7 256 (6.20%) REST
8 232 (5.62%) jQuery
9 216 (5.24%) HTML5
10 196 (4.75%) Hibernate
11 190 (4.60%) AngularJS
12 184 (4.46%) ASP.NET
13 171 (4.14%) RESTful
14 155 (3.76%) SOAP
15 147 (3.56%) J2EE
16 140 (3.39%) Kafka
17 136 (3.30%) CSS3
18 116 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
19 114 (2.76%) .NET Framework
20 105 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 527 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 508 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 334 (8.10%) Open Source
4 302 (7.32%) Visualisation
5 279 (6.76%) Algorithms
6 234 (5.67%) Mathematics
7 231 (5.60%) Data Integration
8 186 (4.51%) Statistics
9 139 (3.37%) User Experience
10 98 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
11 93 (2.25%) Data Structures
11 93 (2.25%) Artificial Intelligence
12 89 (2.16%) Social Media
13 86 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 72 (1.75%) Management Information System
15 63 (1.53%) Grid Computing
16 62 (1.50%) Neural Network
17 56 (1.36%) Client/Server
18 55 (1.33%) Replication
19 53 (1.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 677 (16.41%) Linux
2 309 (7.49%) UNIX
3 248 (6.01%) Windows
4 123 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 112 (2.71%) Android
6 46 (1.11%) CentOS
7 31 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.61%) Debian
9 24 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.15%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.12%) Fedora
14 5 (0.12%) Solaris
14 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.097%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.097%) VME
16 3 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1415 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1394 (33.79%) Analytics
3 919 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
4 642 (15.56%) ETL
5 542 (13.14%) TDD
6 463 (11.22%) Software Engineering
7 445 (10.79%) MapReduce
8 442 (10.71%) Scrum
9 392 (9.50%) Data Modelling
10 390 (9.45%) OO
11 383 (9.28%) E-Commerce
12 295 (7.15%) MVC
13 277 (6.71%) Data Analytics
14 267 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
15 234 (5.67%) Project Management
16 226 (5.48%) Data Analysis
17 221 (5.36%) BDD
18 220 (5.33%) Data Management
19 214 (5.19%) DevOps
20 204 (4.94%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1619 (39.24%) Java
2 1285 (31.14%) SQL
3 755 (18.30%) Python
4 587 (14.23%) JavaScript
5 508 (12.31%) C#
6 363 (8.80%) R
7 334 (8.10%) Scala
8 313 (7.59%) C++
9 305 (7.39%) Ruby
10 243 (5.89%) T-SQL
11 230 (5.57%) PHP
12 180 (4.36%) C
13 170 (4.12%) Perl
14 119 (2.88%) Bash Shell
15 116 (2.81%) MATLAB
16 72 (1.75%) PL/SQL
17 54 (1.31%) Shell Script
18 48 (1.16%) Clojure
19 36 (0.87%) Groovy
20 30 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 682 (16.53%) Degree
2 158 (3.83%) PhD
3 74 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 74 (1.79%) VCP4
4 45 (1.09%) SC Cleared
5 39 (0.95%) MBA
6 36 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.53%) ISEB
9 17 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.34%) CISSP
10 14 (0.34%) MCSE
11 12 (0.29%) PMP
12 10 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 5 (0.12%) MCITP
15 5 (0.12%) MCTS
15 5 (0.12%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (5.43%) QA
2 66 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.22%) COBIT
5 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.15%) SLA
7 4 (0.097%) GPG13
7 4 (0.097%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.097%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.024%) MiFID
8 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.024%) BS7799
8 1 (0.024%) Basel III
8 1 (0.024%) EMIR
8 1 (0.024%) CRD IV
System Software
1 137 (3.32%) HDFS
2 86 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 67 (1.62%) Apache Flume
4 50 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (0.99%) Active Directory
6 35 (0.85%) Docker
7 18 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (0.34%) Xen
9 13 (0.32%) Snort
9 13 (0.32%) NFS
10 12 (0.29%) Firmware
11 10 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.15%) vSphere
13 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.12%) KVM
14 4 (0.097%) Platform Symphony
14 4 (0.097%) SRDF
14 4 (0.097%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.097%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.073%) Squid
Systems Management
1 176 (4.27%) Puppet
2 147 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.14%) Salt
3 47 (1.14%) Nagios
4 41 (0.99%) ZABBIX
5 34 (0.82%) Ansible
6 33 (0.80%) Graphite
7 31 (0.75%) Ganglia
7 31 (0.75%) Oozie
8 24 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
9 21 (0.51%) Vagrant
10 12 (0.29%) Ambari
11 10 (0.24%) Cacti
12 9 (0.22%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.15%) yum
14 5 (0.12%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.12%) MOM
14 5 (0.12%) Netcool
14 5 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 589 (14.28%) Oracle
2 481 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 222 (5.38%) Tableau
4 194 (4.70%) Teradata
5 179 (4.34%) SAP
6 151 (3.66%) Informatica
7 144 (3.49%) Business Objects
7 144 (3.49%) IBM
8 128 (3.10%) Google
9 113 (2.74%) Cognos
10 88 (2.13%) Cloudera
10 88 (2.13%) Netezza
11 81 (1.96%) Ab Initio
12 73 (1.77%) Talend
13 70 (1.70%) VMware
14 64 (1.55%) Apple
15 54 (1.31%) HP
16 48 (1.16%) Hortonworks
17 47 (1.14%) Red Hat
18 44 (1.07%) MicroStrategy
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