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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 173 241 421
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +180
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 1936 1247 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.17% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.55% 3.69% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 1084 539
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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
34891 33759 35987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.48% 31.64% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29329 29231 31666
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +70 1851 £57,500 +3.60% 241
London +53 1221 £61,500 +2.50% 141
City of London +64 260 £62,500 +8.69% 54
South East +35 243 £50,000 - 47
North West +29 95 £50,000 - 13
East of England -17 69 £41,250 -13.15% 12
West Midlands +20 68 £40,000 -33.33% 5
South West +14 66 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Oxfordshire +14 65 £50,000 - 8
Manchester +27 59 £51,250 -6.81% 5
Berkshire +16 56 £55,000 - 12
Yorkshire +12 56 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Yorkshire +9 49 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Scotland -21 44 £47,000 -10.47% 4
Bristol +21 42 £48,000 +20.00% 2
Surrey +18 42 £55,000 - 14
Cambridgeshire +13 41 £37,000 -17.77% 11
Oxford +8 40 £50,000 -2.43% 5
Leeds +5 38 £42,500 -32.00% 5
Cambridge +1 35 £30,000 -33.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +21 32 £50,000 -
Cheshire +18 30 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Hampshire -15 27 £37,500 -23.07% 6
Milton Keynes +9 24 £50,000 +48.14%
Reading +1 23 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Edinburgh -15 23 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Glasgow -1 20 £47,000 -10.47% 3
Coventry +9 19 £35,000 -
Birmingham +6 18 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Hertfordshire +3 16 £75,000 +33.33% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2020 (47.24%) Java
2 1649 (38.56%) Hadoop
3 1497 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
4 1240 (29.00%) Analytics
5 1211 (28.32%) SQL
6 1012 (23.67%) NoSQL
7 886 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
8 880 (20.58%) Linux
9 803 (18.78%) Finance
10 796 (18.62%) Degree
11 781 (18.26%) Python
12 763 (17.84%) TDD
13 754 (17.63%) JavaScript
14 692 (16.18%) HTML
15 686 (16.04%) Oracle
16 684 (16.00%) MongoDB
17 664 (15.53%) Computer Science
18 635 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
19 623 (14.57%) Software Engineering
20 614 (14.36%) SQL Server
21 613 (14.34%) C#
22 575 (13.45%) MySQL
23 560 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
24 536 (12.54%) OO
25 531 (12.42%) MapReduce
26 530 (12.39%) Web Services
27 514 (12.02%) Scrum
28 491 (11.48%) CSS
29 487 (11.39%) Apache Hive
30 486 (11.37%) ETL

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 277 (6.48%) SAS
2 228 (5.33%) Apache Pig
3 183 (4.28%) Tomcat
4 178 (4.16%) Apache
5 160 (3.74%) Node.js
6 95 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 77 (1.80%) Apache Solr
8 76 (1.78%) Oracle Coherence
9 73 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 64 (1.50%) IIS
11 51 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 49 (1.15%) SharePoint
13 45 (1.05%) CMS
14 27 (0.63%) Jetty
15 23 (0.54%) GlassFish
16 21 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 21 (0.49%) Alfresco
17 19 (0.44%) Mule
17 19 (0.44%) Drupal
18 15 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 249 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 127 (2.97%) SPSS
3 54 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 39 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 29 (0.68%) CPLEX
6 25 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 22 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.35%) InDesign
8 15 (0.35%) Weka
9 13 (0.30%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.30%) MS Office
10 9 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.16%) Mathematica
12 5 (0.12%) MS Project
13 4 (0.094%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.094%) Blender
13 4 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.070%) Stata
15 2 (0.047%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 39 (0.91%) Google Analytics
2 17 (0.40%) SAP MDM
3 15 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 13 (0.30%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 10 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.23%) HFM
5 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.14%) Optimost
8 3 (0.070%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.047%) Magento
10 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.023%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.023%) Maximo
10 1 (0.023%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 212 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (3.81%) SaaS
3 141 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 117 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 83 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (1.03%) Office 365
7 42 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
8 35 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 27 (0.63%) PaaS
10 23 (0.54%) ElastiCache
10 23 (0.54%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 23 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 22 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
12 19 (0.44%) GitHub
13 14 (0.33%) IaaS
14 9 (0.21%) LucidChart
15 8 (0.19%) Route 53
16 4 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.094%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.88%) Internet
2 113 (2.64%) HTTP
3 69 (1.61%) WAN
4 58 (1.36%) LAN
5 44 (1.03%) SAN
6 39 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 30 (0.70%) Firewall
8 29 (0.68%) VoIP
9 27 (0.63%) VPN
10 26 (0.61%) DNS
11 23 (0.54%) Kerberos
12 22 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.40%) LDAP
14 14 (0.33%) SMS
15 13 (0.30%) Wireless
16 12 (0.28%) Network Security
17 10 (0.23%) PPTP
17 10 (0.23%) SSH
17 10 (0.23%) IPsec
17 10 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1649 (38.56%) Hadoop
2 1012 (23.67%) NoSQL
3 684 (16.00%) MongoDB
4 635 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
5 614 (14.36%) SQL Server
6 575 (13.45%) MySQL
7 487 (11.39%) Apache Hive
8 411 (9.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 306 (7.16%) HBase
10 285 (6.67%) Relational Database
11 246 (5.75%) Data Mining
12 229 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 218 (5.10%) QlikView
14 202 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
15 188 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 187 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 167 (3.91%) Redis
18 166 (3.88%) Mahout
19 135 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
20 110 (2.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 348 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 218 (5.10%) Maven
3 187 (4.37%) JUnit
4 181 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 149 (3.48%) Selenium
6 99 (2.32%) Cucumber
7 93 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 88 (2.06%) Subversion
9 81 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
10 73 (1.71%) Mercurial
11 69 (1.61%) Ant
12 52 (1.22%) Hudson
13 50 (1.17%) TeamCity
14 44 (1.03%) Visual Studio
15 42 (0.98%) JBehave
16 40 (0.94%) WebDriver
16 40 (0.94%) NUnit
17 38 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 38 (0.89%) Mockito
18 36 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 803 (18.78%) Finance
2 329 (7.69%) Marketing
3 274 (6.41%) Banking
4 256 (5.99%) Retail
5 208 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 207 (4.84%) Games
7 176 (4.12%) Advertising
8 89 (2.08%) Publishing
9 83 (1.94%) Law
10 66 (1.54%) Front Office
11 64 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 58 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 45 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 42 (0.98%) Legal
15 35 (0.82%) Manufacturing
16 31 (0.72%) Automotive
17 24 (0.56%) Back Office
18 22 (0.51%) Electronics
19 14 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 12 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1739 (40.67%) Developer
2 682 (15.95%) Java Developer
3 586 (13.70%) Architect
4 358 (8.37%) Consultant
5 337 (7.88%) Senior Developer
6 294 (6.88%) Software Engineer
7 256 (5.99%) Software Developer
8 231 (5.40%) Data Scientist
9 195 (4.56%) Analyst
10 175 (4.09%) C# Developer
11 171 (4.00%) Data Architect
12 167 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
13 159 (3.72%) .NET Developer
14 139 (3.25%) Administrator
15 123 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
16 122 (2.85%) Enterprise Architect
17 110 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
17 110 (2.57%) Data Consultant
18 97 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
19 96 (2.25%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 692 (16.18%) HTML
2 530 (12.39%) Web Services
3 491 (11.48%) CSS
4 451 (10.55%) Spring
5 435 (10.17%) .NET
6 353 (8.26%) HTML5
7 319 (7.46%) jQuery
8 313 (7.32%) XML
9 300 (7.02%) REST
10 232 (5.43%) Hibernate
11 230 (5.38%) J2EE
12 223 (5.22%) AngularJS
13 199 (4.65%) ASP.NET
14 178 (4.16%) SOAP
15 176 (4.12%) JSON
16 174 (4.07%) RESTful
17 164 (3.84%) CSS3
18 138 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
19 137 (3.20%) Ajax
20 126 (2.95%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 664 (15.53%) Computer Science
2 560 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 374 (8.75%) Open Source
4 368 (8.61%) Visualisation
5 314 (7.34%) Mathematics
6 225 (5.26%) Statistics
7 192 (4.49%) User Experience
8 186 (4.35%) Data Integration
9 163 (3.81%) Social Media
10 131 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
11 112 (2.62%) Artificial Intelligence
12 103 (2.41%) Management Information System
13 101 (2.36%) Mobile App
14 70 (1.64%) Physics
15 69 (1.61%) Replication
16 61 (1.43%) Digital Media
17 56 (1.31%) Hedge funds
18 50 (1.17%) Clustering
18 50 (1.17%) Social Network
18 50 (1.17%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 880 (20.58%) Linux
2 341 (7.97%) UNIX
3 275 (6.43%) Windows
4 108 (2.53%) Android
5 97 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 91 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 84 (1.96%) Debian
8 72 (1.68%) CentOS
9 18 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.35%) Solaris
11 13 (0.30%) OpenBSD
11 13 (0.30%) FreeBSD
12 8 (0.19%) Fedora
12 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.16%) AIX
13 7 (0.16%) VMS
14 6 (0.14%) MVS
14 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1497 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1240 (29.00%) Analytics
3 886 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
4 763 (17.84%) TDD
5 623 (14.57%) Software Engineering
6 536 (12.54%) OO
7 531 (12.42%) MapReduce
8 514 (12.02%) Scrum
9 486 (11.37%) ETL
10 336 (7.86%) Data Modelling
11 335 (7.83%) BDD
12 333 (7.79%) E-Commerce
13 329 (7.69%) MVC
14 294 (6.88%) Data Management
15 291 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
16 289 (6.76%) Multithreading
17 283 (6.62%) Data Analysis
18 235 (5.50%) OOP
19 215 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
20 205 (4.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2020 (47.24%) Java
2 1211 (28.32%) SQL
3 781 (18.26%) Python
4 754 (17.63%) JavaScript
5 613 (14.34%) C#
6 392 (9.17%) C++
7 336 (7.86%) Scala
8 327 (7.65%) R
9 292 (6.83%) PHP
10 290 (6.78%) Ruby
11 192 (4.49%) Perl
12 156 (3.65%) MATLAB
13 155 (3.62%) Bash Shell
14 119 (2.78%) T-SQL
15 99 (2.32%) C
16 76 (1.78%) Clojure
17 73 (1.71%) Shell Script
18 60 (1.40%) PL/SQL
19 51 (1.19%) F#
20 37 (0.87%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 796 (18.62%) Degree
2 159 (3.72%) PhD
3 61 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 37 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.30%) ISEB
7 11 (0.26%) Postgraduate
8 10 (0.23%) MBA
9 9 (0.21%) MCTS
10 8 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.12%) MCITP
13 4 (0.094%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.070%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.070%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.070%) CISSP
15 2 (0.047%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.047%) CISA
15 2 (0.047%) SAS Certification
15 2 (0.047%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.47%) QA
2 63 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.68%) SLA
4 21 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.19%) COBIT
6 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.12%) HL7
8 4 (0.094%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.047%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.023%) WAI
10 1 (0.023%) Basel II
10 1 (0.023%) GPG13
System Software
1 114 (2.67%) HDFS
2 73 (1.71%) Apache Flume
3 66 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
4 56 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 50 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 40 (0.94%) Xen
8 27 (0.63%) Active Directory
9 16 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.28%) NFS
11 8 (0.19%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.14%) SRDF
12 6 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (0.12%) vCloud
13 5 (0.12%) KVM
14 3 (0.070%) vSphere
14 3 (0.070%) Snort
14 3 (0.070%) Squid
15 2 (0.047%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 196 (4.58%) Puppet
2 179 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (1.57%) Nagios
4 61 (1.43%) Oozie
5 48 (1.12%) Ambari
6 31 (0.72%) ZABBIX
7 29 (0.68%) Cacti
7 29 (0.68%) Salt
8 23 (0.54%) YUM
9 17 (0.40%) Ganglia
10 13 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 12 (0.28%) Ansible
12 11 (0.26%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.23%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.19%) logstash
15 5 (0.12%) CFEngine
15 5 (0.12%) MOM
16 4 (0.094%) Netcool
17 3 (0.070%) Tivoli
17 3 (0.070%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 686 (16.04%) Oracle
2 478 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 243 (5.68%) Google
4 188 (4.40%) Tableau
5 167 (3.91%) Teradata
6 142 (3.32%) SAP
7 130 (3.04%) JBoss
8 118 (2.76%) Business Objects
9 116 (2.71%) IBM
10 102 (2.39%) Sybase
11 98 (2.29%) Cognos
12 93 (2.17%) Facebook
13 89 (2.08%) Cloudera
14 85 (1.99%) Informatica
14 85 (1.99%) Netezza
15 81 (1.89%) Talend
16 76 (1.78%) VMware
17 72 (1.68%) Red Hat
18 68 (1.59%) Hortonworks
19 64 (1.50%) MapR
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