The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 162 273 504
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +231
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2084 1077 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 0.99% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.74% 3.17% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1816 921 408
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
36322 34024 36604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 31.27% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31053 29365 32278
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%

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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 2014. 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 +119 1982 £60,000 +14.28% 221
London +116 1403 £65,000 +13.04% 147
City of London +107 319 £70,000 +21.73% 33
South East +16 248 £55,000 +15.78% 23
South West +35 72 £47,500 +18.75% 6
East of England -16 71 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Surrey +39 68 £47,500 -15.55% 7
North West +21 62 £50,000 - 11
Yorkshire +9 59 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Berkshire -13 59 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Oxfordshire +24 56 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 55 £45,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +16 54 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Leeds +13 48 £42,500 -12.82% 3
Cambridge +2 46 £45,000 - 5
Manchester +5 45 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Bristol +33 38 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Oxford +19 35 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Scotland -21 35 £42,500 -19.04% 9
West Midlands -1 34 £45,000 -16.27% 10
Guildford +29 32 £47,500 -17.39% 1
East Sussex +3 25 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading +2 24 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Brighton -2 24 £57,500 +4.54%
Edinburgh -21 22 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Hampshire -6 18 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Dorset - 18 £36,250 - 2
Buckinghamshire -17 17 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Milton Keynes -20 15 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Glasgow -12 13 £42,500 -19.04% 7

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2233 (50.88%) Java
2 1782 (40.60%) Hadoop
3 1237 (28.18%) Analytics
4 1208 (27.52%) SQL
5 1088 (24.79%) NoSQL
6 878 (20.00%) Finance
7 858 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
8 848 (19.32%) Linux
9 832 (18.96%) TDD
10 830 (18.91%) Python
11 829 (18.89%) Degree
12 797 (18.16%) HTML
13 772 (17.59%) JavaScript
14 771 (17.57%) Computer Science
15 735 (16.75%) MongoDB
16 733 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
17 703 (16.02%) C#
18 646 (14.72%) Oracle
19 639 (14.56%) Software Engineering
20 620 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
21 599 (13.65%) OO
22 582 (13.26%) MySQL
23 577 (13.15%) SQL Server
24 573 (13.06%) MapReduce
25 528 (12.03%) CSS
26 522 (11.89%) Web Services
27 516 (11.76%) Scrum
28 503 (11.46%) Apache Hive
29 501 (11.41%) Spring
30 499 (11.37%) ETL

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 301 (6.86%) SAS
2 240 (5.47%) Apache Pig
3 166 (3.78%) Apache
4 157 (3.58%) Tomcat
5 150 (3.42%) Node.js
6 83 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 71 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 71 (1.62%) Apache Solr
8 67 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 43 (0.98%) IIS
9 43 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
10 42 (0.96%) CMS
11 41 (0.93%) SharePoint
12 32 (0.73%) GlassFish
13 27 (0.62%) Alfresco
14 21 (0.48%) Jetty
15 20 (0.46%) Drupal
16 19 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
17 17 (0.39%) OpenStack
18 16 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 217 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 144 (3.28%) SPSS
3 53 (1.21%) Photoshop
4 38 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 34 (0.77%) CPLEX
6 23 (0.52%) PowerPivot
7 19 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (0.34%) InDesign
9 13 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.23%) Weka
10 10 (0.23%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.18%) FastStats
11 8 (0.18%) GIMP
12 7 (0.16%) Mathematica
13 6 (0.14%) Stata
14 4 (0.091%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.091%) Blender
14 4 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.068%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 39 (0.89%) Google Analytics
2 18 (0.41%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 18 (0.41%) SAP MDM
3 13 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.25%) WebTrends
5 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 9 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.21%) HFM
7 6 (0.14%) Optimost
8 4 (0.091%) SiteCatalyst
9 3 (0.068%) Magento
9 3 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.046%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.023%) Maximo
11 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 225 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (3.42%) SaaS
3 142 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
4 117 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 85 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
7 33 (0.75%) PaaS
8 24 (0.55%) GitHub
9 23 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.46%) ElastiCache
11 19 (0.43%) Office 365
12 15 (0.34%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
14 9 (0.21%) Route 53
15 8 (0.18%) LucidChart
16 7 (0.16%) IaaS
16 7 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.11%) Heroku
18 3 (0.068%) OpenShift
18 3 (0.068%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (3.01%) Internet
2 111 (2.53%) HTTP
3 48 (1.09%) WAN
4 47 (1.07%) SAN
5 45 (1.03%) LAN
6 28 (0.64%) Firewall
7 27 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.55%) DNS
9 21 (0.48%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.41%) LDAP
11 17 (0.39%) SMS
12 15 (0.34%) VPN
13 14 (0.32%) VoIP
14 12 (0.27%) Network Security
15 11 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.23%) PPTP
16 10 (0.23%) IPsec
16 10 (0.23%) NAS
17 9 (0.21%) Wireshark
17 9 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1782 (40.60%) Hadoop
2 1088 (24.79%) NoSQL
3 735 (16.75%) MongoDB
4 620 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
5 582 (13.26%) MySQL
6 577 (13.15%) SQL Server
7 503 (11.46%) Apache Hive
8 472 (10.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 327 (7.45%) Relational Database
10 298 (6.79%) HBase
11 289 (6.58%) Data Mining
12 215 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 208 (4.74%) QlikView
14 198 (4.51%) Redis
15 186 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 185 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 172 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
18 164 (3.74%) Mahout
19 150 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
20 149 (3.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 379 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 205 (4.67%) Maven
3 188 (4.28%) JUnit
4 159 (3.62%) Jenkins
5 154 (3.51%) Selenium
6 101 (2.30%) Subversion
7 89 (2.03%) Eclipse
8 87 (1.98%) Ant
8 87 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
9 81 (1.85%) Cucumber
10 72 (1.64%) Mercurial
11 43 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 41 (0.93%) Hudson
13 40 (0.91%) WebDriver
14 34 (0.77%) JIRA
14 34 (0.77%) NUnit
15 33 (0.75%) JBehave
16 27 (0.62%) TeamCity
17 24 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 878 (20.00%) Finance
2 294 (6.70%) Marketing
3 272 (6.20%) Games
3 272 (6.20%) Retail
4 242 (5.51%) Advertising
5 234 (5.33%) Banking
6 189 (4.31%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.16%) Law
8 64 (1.46%) Publishing
9 62 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 59 (1.34%) Front Office
11 46 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 32 (0.73%) Automotive
15 28 (0.64%) Legal
16 20 (0.46%) Back Office
17 18 (0.41%) Electronics
18 13 (0.30%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1953 (44.50%) Developer
2 791 (18.02%) Java Developer
3 599 (13.65%) Architect
4 379 (8.64%) Consultant
5 365 (8.32%) Senior Developer
6 316 (7.20%) Software Engineer
7 315 (7.18%) Software Developer
8 238 (5.42%) Data Scientist
9 201 (4.58%) Analyst
10 198 (4.51%) C# Developer
11 176 (4.01%) .NET Developer
12 175 (3.99%) Data Architect
13 161 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 146 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
15 111 (2.53%) Senior Architect
16 110 (2.51%) Data Consultant
17 107 (2.44%) Administrator
18 105 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
19 97 (2.21%) Programmer
19 97 (2.21%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 797 (18.16%) HTML
2 573 (13.06%) MapReduce
3 528 (12.03%) CSS
4 522 (11.89%) Web Services
5 501 (11.41%) Spring
6 464 (10.57%) .NET
7 439 (10.00%) HTML5
8 345 (7.86%) jQuery
9 320 (7.29%) XML
10 302 (6.88%) REST
11 253 (5.76%) Hibernate
12 238 (5.42%) J2EE
13 218 (4.97%) ASP.NET
14 204 (4.65%) AngularJS
15 202 (4.60%) JSON
16 179 (4.08%) CSS3
17 175 (3.99%) SOAP
18 161 (3.67%) Ajax
19 159 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
20 143 (3.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 771 (17.57%) Computer Science
2 402 (9.16%) Open Source
3 367 (8.36%) Mathematics
4 347 (7.91%) Visualisation
5 254 (5.79%) Statistics
6 193 (4.40%) Data Integration
7 191 (4.35%) Social Media
8 128 (2.92%) Artificial Intelligence
9 125 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
10 102 (2.32%) Management Information System
11 89 (2.03%) Physics
11 89 (2.03%) Hedge funds
12 77 (1.75%) Digital Media
13 70 (1.59%) Replication
14 67 (1.53%) Mobile App
15 64 (1.46%) Social Network
16 61 (1.39%) Clustering
17 50 (1.14%) Grid Computing
17 50 (1.14%) GIS
18 49 (1.12%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 848 (19.32%) Linux
2 395 (9.00%) UNIX
3 244 (5.56%) Windows
4 100 (2.28%) Android
5 89 (2.03%) Ubuntu
5 89 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 71 (1.62%) Debian
7 60 (1.37%) CentOS
8 21 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.41%) Solaris
10 13 (0.30%) OpenBSD
10 13 (0.30%) AIX
10 13 (0.30%) FreeBSD
11 12 (0.27%) MVS
12 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.18%) Fedora
14 7 (0.16%) VMS
15 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1237 (28.18%) Analytics
2 858 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
3 832 (18.96%) TDD
4 733 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
5 639 (14.56%) Software Engineering
6 599 (13.65%) OO
7 516 (11.76%) Scrum
8 499 (11.37%) ETL
9 385 (8.77%) MVC
10 362 (8.25%) Data Modelling
11 334 (7.61%) Multithreading
11 334 (7.61%) BDD
12 323 (7.36%) Data Analysis
13 320 (7.29%) E-Commerce
14 294 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
15 278 (6.33%) Data Management
16 240 (5.47%) OOP
17 233 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
18 214 (4.88%) Big Data Analytics
19 212 (4.83%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2233 (50.88%) Java
2 1208 (27.52%) SQL
3 830 (18.91%) Python
4 772 (17.59%) JavaScript
5 703 (16.02%) C#
6 470 (10.71%) C++
7 402 (9.16%) Scala
8 349 (7.95%) R
9 341 (7.77%) PHP
10 292 (6.65%) Ruby
11 212 (4.83%) Perl
12 169 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 159 (3.62%) MATLAB
14 119 (2.71%) T-SQL
15 106 (2.42%) C
16 93 (2.12%) Shell Script
17 89 (2.03%) F#
18 86 (1.96%) Clojure
19 82 (1.87%) PL/SQL
20 47 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 829 (18.89%) Degree
2 186 (4.24%) PhD
3 64 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 40 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.32%) ISEB
7 11 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 9 (0.21%) MBA
8 9 (0.21%) MCITP
9 8 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.18%) MCTS
10 7 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.16%) SAS Certification
11 4 (0.091%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.068%) CITP
12 3 (0.068%) CISSP
13 2 (0.046%) MCSE
13 2 (0.046%) MCT
13 2 (0.046%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.023%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (4.67%) QA
2 71 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.55%) SLA
4 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.11%) COBIT
6 4 (0.091%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.091%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.068%) HL7
8 2 (0.046%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 93 (2.12%) HDFS
2 69 (1.57%) Apache Flume
3 63 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
5 37 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 31 (0.71%) Xen
7 28 (0.64%) Active Directory
8 22 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.32%) NFS
10 8 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.16%) vSphere
11 7 (0.16%) vCloud
12 4 (0.091%) KVM
12 4 (0.091%) SRDF
12 4 (0.091%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.068%) Squid
13 3 (0.068%) Samba
13 3 (0.068%) GPFS
14 2 (0.046%) Docker
Systems Management
1 198 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
2 196 (4.47%) Puppet
3 63 (1.44%) Nagios
4 48 (1.09%) Oozie
5 36 (0.82%) Ambari
6 26 (0.59%) Cacti
7 20 (0.46%) YUM
8 18 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 18 (0.41%) Salt
9 13 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 12 (0.27%) Capistrano
11 11 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.25%) logstash
12 9 (0.21%) Ganglia
13 7 (0.16%) Ansible
14 5 (0.11%) CFEngine
15 4 (0.091%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 4 (0.091%) MOM
15 4 (0.091%) Netcool
15 4 (0.091%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 646 (14.72%) Oracle
2 467 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 273 (6.22%) Google
4 186 (4.24%) Tableau
5 148 (3.37%) Facebook
6 142 (3.24%) Teradata
7 139 (3.17%) JBoss
8 130 (2.96%) SAP
9 117 (2.67%) Business Objects
10 103 (2.35%) Cognos
11 100 (2.28%) IBM
12 91 (2.07%) Sybase
13 87 (1.98%) Talend
14 82 (1.87%) Informatica
15 79 (1.80%) VMware
16 78 (1.78%) Netezza
17 72 (1.64%) Cloudera
18 70 (1.59%) Red Hat
19 61 (1.39%) Adobe
20 57 (1.30%) Cisco
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