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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 104 175 251
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +76
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2868 1929 1180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.63% 1.69% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.66% 5.49% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2213 1645 1022
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,450 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
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
33119 35117 33446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.36% 30.79% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28081 29579 28849
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +70 2711 £60,000 +4.34% 401
London +39 1728 £65,000 +4.00% 244
South East +89 435 £52,500 - 55
City of London +52 382 £70,000 +7.69% 70
North West +18 120 £50,000 -2.43% 29
South West +33 111 £50,000 +5.26% 20
East of England +22 99 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Berkshire +52 98 £60,000 +4.34% 11
Oxfordshire +17 98 £57,000 +14.00% 17
Surrey +44 89 £50,000 +2.56% 13
Scotland +42 79 £46,750 +10.00% 18
Manchester +14 78 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Hampshire +72 72 £48,750 +50.00% 3
West Midlands +1 62 £50,000 +29.03% 10
Bristol +17 60 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East Midlands +44 58 £72,500 +81.25% 4
Oxford -2 53 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Yorkshire +4 51 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Cambridgeshire +18 50 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Reading +23 41 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Nottinghamshire +19 39 £90,000 +140.00% 2
Warwickshire +30 38 £43,750 -42.62% 2
Nottingham +27 38 £90,000 +140.00% 2
Glasgow +26 37 £60,000 +30.43% 6
Warwick +23 34 £50,000 +25.00%
Cheshire +1 32 £50,000 -4.76% 6
West Yorkshire -13 31 £47,500 +11.76% 8
East Sussex +27 29 £35,000 -50.00% 2
Edinburgh 0 29 £50,000 +29.03% 8
Brighton +23 26 £36,500 -47.85% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1965 (37.36%) Java
2 1903 (36.18%) Hadoop
3 1890 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
4 1840 (34.98%) SQL
5 1733 (32.95%) Analytics
6 1283 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
7 1182 (22.47%) Python
8 1181 (22.45%) Finance
9 1023 (19.45%) NoSQL
10 931 (17.70%) Degree
11 929 (17.66%) ETL
12 877 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
13 832 (15.82%) JavaScript
14 817 (15.53%) Linux
15 758 (14.41%) SQL Server
16 739 (14.05%) MongoDB
17 731 (13.90%) Oracle
18 725 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
19 674 (12.81%) Apache Hive
20 659 (12.53%) TDD
21 620 (11.79%) Software Engineering
22 610 (11.60%) Computer Science
23 590 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
24 588 (11.18%) C#
25 578 (10.99%) HTML
26 559 (10.63%) Scrum
26 559 (10.63%) R
27 556 (10.57%) Microsoft
28 547 (10.40%) Open Source
29 526 (10.00%) Scala

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 485 (9.22%) Apache Spark
2 440 (8.37%) Elasticsearch
3 431 (8.19%) Apache Pig
4 410 (7.79%) SAS
5 287 (5.46%) Apache
6 193 (3.67%) Node.js
7 190 (3.61%) Apache Solr
8 100 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 64 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 61 (1.16%) IIS
11 53 (1.01%) CMS
12 50 (0.95%) JBoss
13 38 (0.72%) OpenStack
14 36 (0.68%) Jetty
15 35 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 33 (0.63%) nginx
17 32 (0.61%) WebLogic
18 30 (0.57%) Mule
18 30 (0.57%) GlassFish
19 24 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 275 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 212 (4.03%) SPSS
3 61 (1.16%) MS Office
4 41 (0.78%) PowerPivot
5 16 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.29%) Weka
7 12 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.15%) GNU Octave
10 6 (0.11%) Stata
10 6 (0.11%) CPLEX
11 5 (0.095%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.095%) MS Project
12 4 (0.076%) Mingle
13 3 (0.057%) Gephi
13 3 (0.057%) HipChat
13 3 (0.057%) Photoshop
14 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.019%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 45 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.32%) Unica
4 17 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.17%) Magento
7 8 (0.15%) HFM
7 8 (0.15%) Workday HCM
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle AGIS
8 7 (0.13%) Odoo
9 6 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 5 (0.095%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.095%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 590 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (3.90%) SaaS
4 177 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
5 115 (2.19%) PaaS
6 110 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
7 95 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
8 66 (1.25%) Amazon S3
9 59 (1.12%) IaaS
10 54 (1.03%) Google Analytics
11 52 (0.99%) GitHub
12 40 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 23 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
15 21 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
16 17 (0.32%) Route 53
17 13 (0.25%) Heroku
18 12 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
19 8 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
19 8 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.22%) Internet
2 98 (1.86%) HTTP
3 91 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 74 (1.41%) Firewall
5 40 (0.76%) DNS
6 35 (0.67%) SAN
7 34 (0.65%) Network Security
8 27 (0.51%) Wireless
9 21 (0.40%) DMZ
10 16 (0.30%) DHCP
10 16 (0.30%) NAS
11 15 (0.29%) SNMP
12 14 (0.27%) AMQP
13 13 (0.25%) WAN
13 13 (0.25%) Broadband
13 13 (0.25%) LAN
14 12 (0.23%) Intranet
14 12 (0.23%) SSL
14 12 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1903 (36.18%) Hadoop
2 1023 (19.45%) NoSQL
3 877 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 758 (14.41%) SQL Server
5 739 (14.05%) MongoDB
6 674 (12.81%) Apache Hive
7 437 (8.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 412 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 411 (7.81%) Relational Database
10 387 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 381 (7.24%) MySQL
12 355 (6.75%) Data Mining
13 354 (6.73%) HBase
14 341 (6.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 246 (4.68%) RDBMS
16 205 (3.90%) QlikView
17 176 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
17 176 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
18 151 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
19 130 (2.47%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 273 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 199 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 132 (2.51%) JIRA
4 121 (2.30%) Maven
5 112 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 108 (2.05%) Subversion
7 106 (2.02%) Selenium
7 106 (2.02%) JUnit
8 62 (1.18%) Cucumber
9 58 (1.10%) Ant
10 49 (0.93%) Visual Studio
11 44 (0.84%) Mockito
12 41 (0.78%) NUnit
13 40 (0.76%) WebDriver
14 39 (0.74%) Hudson
14 39 (0.74%) ERwin
15 36 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 33 (0.63%) TeamCity
17 32 (0.61%) Eclipse
18 26 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 1181 (22.45%) Finance
2 488 (9.28%) Banking
3 468 (8.90%) Marketing
4 433 (8.23%) Retail
5 398 (7.57%) Telecoms
6 132 (2.51%) Advertising
7 119 (2.26%) Games
8 90 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.48%) Legal
10 75 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 65 (1.24%) Publishing
12 63 (1.20%) Law
13 61 (1.16%) Electronics
14 47 (0.89%) Front Office
15 45 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 45 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.78%) Online Betting
17 29 (0.55%) Military
18 26 (0.49%) Automotive
19 19 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1927 (36.63%) Developer
2 720 (13.69%) Architect
3 625 (11.88%) Java Developer
4 436 (8.29%) Senior Developer
5 399 (7.59%) Analyst
6 374 (7.11%) Consultant
7 356 (6.77%) Data Architect
8 354 (6.73%) Data Scientist
9 248 (4.71%) Software Engineer
10 243 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
11 178 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
12 168 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 164 (3.12%) Big Data Architect
14 163 (3.10%) Big Data Developer
15 160 (3.04%) Data Analyst
16 126 (2.40%) C# Developer
17 112 (2.13%) SQL Developer
18 109 (2.07%) .NET Developer
19 107 (2.03%) Software Developer
20 106 (2.02%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (10.99%) HTML
2 498 (9.47%) Web Services
3 491 (9.33%) CSS
4 477 (9.07%) .NET
5 432 (8.21%) Spring
6 366 (6.96%) XML
7 327 (6.22%) REST
8 288 (5.48%) AngularJS
9 261 (4.96%) HTML5
10 212 (4.03%) jQuery
11 204 (3.88%) Kafka
12 200 (3.80%) J2EE
13 194 (3.69%) Hibernate
14 182 (3.46%) SOAP
15 176 (3.35%) ASP.NET
16 170 (3.23%) RESTful
17 140 (2.66%) JSON
18 134 (2.55%) Middleware
19 131 (2.49%) CSS3
20 121 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 725 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 610 (11.60%) Computer Science
3 449 (8.54%) Visualisation
4 367 (6.98%) Algorithms
5 325 (6.18%) Mathematics
6 311 (5.91%) Statistics
7 267 (5.08%) Data Integration
8 186 (3.54%) Semantic Web
8 186 (3.54%) User Experience
9 166 (3.16%) Management Information System
10 116 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 116 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 109 (2.07%) Mobile App
12 101 (1.92%) Social Media
13 80 (1.52%) Grid Computing
14 76 (1.44%) Client/Server
15 73 (1.39%) Physics
16 71 (1.35%) Digital Media
17 65 (1.24%) Data Centre
18 64 (1.22%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 817 (15.53%) Linux
2 355 (6.75%) UNIX
3 273 (5.19%) Windows
4 94 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 92 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 87 (1.65%) Android
7 49 (0.93%) CentOS
8 31 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.27%) Solaris
10 12 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.19%) AIX
12 9 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.11%) Debian
16 3 (0.057%) SUSE
17 2 (0.038%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.038%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.038%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.038%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1890 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1733 (32.95%) Analytics
3 1283 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
4 929 (17.66%) ETL
5 659 (12.53%) TDD
6 620 (11.79%) Software Engineering
7 559 (10.63%) Scrum
8 547 (10.40%) Open Source
9 505 (9.60%) Data Modelling
10 420 (7.98%) MapReduce
11 400 (7.60%) E-Commerce
12 382 (7.26%) Data Analytics
13 377 (7.17%) Data Analysis
14 359 (6.83%) OO
15 334 (6.35%) Data Management
16 322 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
17 303 (5.76%) Project Management
18 289 (5.49%) Mentoring
19 286 (5.44%) Big Data Analytics
20 284 (5.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1965 (37.36%) Java
2 1840 (34.98%) SQL
3 1182 (22.47%) Python
4 832 (15.82%) JavaScript
5 588 (11.18%) C#
6 559 (10.63%) R
7 526 (10.00%) Scala
8 367 (6.98%) C++
9 357 (6.79%) Ruby
10 312 (5.93%) T-SQL
11 311 (5.91%) Perl
12 247 (4.70%) PHP
13 185 (3.52%) C
14 145 (2.76%) MATLAB
15 140 (2.66%) Bash Shell
16 130 (2.47%) PL/SQL
17 95 (1.81%) Shell Script
18 73 (1.39%) Clojure
19 62 (1.18%) PowerShell
20 48 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 931 (17.70%) Degree
2 162 (3.08%) PhD
3 134 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 89 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 83 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (1.12%) CISSP
7 55 (1.05%) MCSE
7 55 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 54 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (0.84%) CCNA
10 36 (0.68%) ISEB
11 28 (0.53%) SSCP
11 28 (0.53%) Linux+ Certification
11 28 (0.53%) GIAC
12 25 (0.48%) CITP
13 24 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 23 (0.44%) PMP
14 23 (0.44%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.30%) CCNP
16 15 (0.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (4.90%) QA
2 84 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.30%) COBIT
6 15 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.23%) SLA
8 8 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.076%) GPG13
9 4 (0.076%) TickIT
10 3 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.019%) FINREP
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.019%) MiFID
11 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 142 (2.70%) HDFS
2 91 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (1.54%) Apache Flume
4 63 (1.20%) Docker
5 39 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 34 (0.65%) Active Directory
7 27 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 25 (0.48%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.29%) GPFS
10 12 (0.23%) vSphere
11 8 (0.15%) KVM
12 7 (0.13%) LXC
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
13 6 (0.11%) Varnish
13 6 (0.11%) Xen
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.095%) Firmware
15 4 (0.076%) Snort
Systems Management
1 260 (4.94%) Puppet
2 245 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (2.40%) Ansible
4 57 (1.08%) Oozie
5 52 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 31 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
7 30 (0.57%) Ambari
8 28 (0.53%) Nagios
9 25 (0.48%) Salt
10 22 (0.42%) Pingdom
11 20 (0.38%) Mesos
12 14 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (0.23%) MOM
14 11 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.21%) Kibana
14 11 (0.21%) logstash
15 10 (0.19%) Graphite
15 10 (0.19%) Data Guard
16 9 (0.17%) Ganglia
16 9 (0.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 731 (13.90%) Oracle
2 556 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 358 (6.81%) Tableau
4 246 (4.68%) Informatica
5 230 (4.37%) SAP
6 226 (4.30%) Teradata
7 215 (4.09%) IBM
8 192 (3.65%) Cognos
9 163 (3.10%) Google
10 159 (3.02%) Cloudera
11 146 (2.78%) VMware
12 137 (2.60%) Netezza
13 133 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
14 112 (2.13%) Talend
15 110 (2.09%) Red Hat
16 109 (2.07%) Hortonworks
17 103 (1.96%) Ab Initio
18 86 (1.63%) Vertica
19 72 (1.37%) Greenplum
20 59 (1.12%) Splunk
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: Excellent package to attract the best
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Wenso
Salary: From £27,000 to £40,000 per annum Depending upon experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 19 hours ago