Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Big Data skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Big Data over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 131 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +72
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 293 302 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.59% 2.32% 2.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.75% 7.17% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 227 241 286
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £33,125
90th Percentile £86,998 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%

Big Data is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,347 4,210 4,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.62% 32.30% 34.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,890 3,574 3,723
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Big Data in the North West.

Salary trend for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the North West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 216 £57,500 +9.52% 25
Cheshire +42 60 £45,000 -
Lancashire +14 10 £34,000 -57.50% 2
Merseyside -16 7 £45,250 -20.96% 1
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 160 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (48.81%) Java
3 129 (44.03%) Python
4 105 (35.84%) Hadoop
5 96 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
5 96 (32.76%) Apache Spark
6 89 (30.38%) TDD
7 85 (29.01%) DevOps
8 82 (27.99%) Software Engineering
9 71 (24.23%) Scala
10 68 (23.21%) NoSQL
11 67 (22.87%) Degree
12 65 (22.18%) MongoDB
12 65 (22.18%) Kafka
13 63 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (20.82%) Data Modelling
15 60 (20.48%) Open Source
16 58 (19.80%) Analytics
17 57 (19.45%) Apache
18 56 (19.11%) Web Services
19 54 (18.43%) SQL
20 52 (17.75%) JIRA
20 52 (17.75%) Data Engineering
20 52 (17.75%) Cloud Computing
21 50 (17.06%) SDLC
21 50 (17.06%) Mathematics
22 49 (16.72%) JavaScript
22 49 (16.72%) BDD
23 44 (15.02%) Amazon EC2
23 44 (15.02%) Numerate Degree

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (32.76%) Apache Spark
2 57 (19.45%) Apache
3 14 (4.78%) Apache Pig
4 9 (3.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.02%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.02%) GeoServer
6 3 (1.02%) WildFly
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (1.71%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.37%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (1.37%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.68%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) InVision
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.34%) Stata
4 1 (0.34%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 96 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (17.75%) Cloud Computing
3 44 (15.02%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (13.99%) Amazon EMR
5 38 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (9.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (6.48%) SaaS
8 8 (2.73%) GitHub
8 8 (2.73%) IaaS
8 8 (2.73%) PaaS
9 7 (2.39%) Serverless
10 6 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.37%) Datadog
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon SageMaker
13 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.95%) Internet
2 8 (2.73%) HTTP
2 8 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.39%) Firewall
4 5 (1.71%) SSL
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
5 2 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (35.84%) Hadoop
2 68 (23.21%) NoSQL
3 65 (22.18%) MongoDB
4 41 (13.99%) Amazon Redshift
5 40 (13.65%) Amazon Athena
5 40 (13.65%) Flink
6 36 (12.29%) Apache Hive
7 21 (7.17%) MySQL
8 20 (6.83%) SQL Server
9 14 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (3.75%) HBase
12 9 (3.07%) Data Lake
13 7 (2.39%) DB2
13 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
14 6 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
15 4 (1.37%) GIS
15 4 (1.37%) QlikView
15 4 (1.37%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 52 (17.75%) JIRA
2 26 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.48%) Selenium
4 9 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (3.07%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.39%) Maven
7 6 (2.05%) Gradle
7 6 (2.05%) JMeter
7 6 (2.05%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.71%) CodeSonar
8 5 (1.71%) git-flow
8 5 (1.71%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.37%) EasyMock
9 4 (1.37%) Xcode
10 3 (1.02%) Aptana Studio
10 3 (1.02%) GoCD
10 3 (1.02%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.02%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (11.95%) Electronics
2 28 (9.56%) Retail
3 26 (8.87%) Marketing
4 25 (8.53%) Finance
5 24 (8.19%) Military
6 19 (6.48%) Banking
7 16 (5.46%) Law
8 15 (5.12%) Manufacturing
8 15 (5.12%) Telecoms
9 10 (3.41%) Investment Banking
10 6 (2.05%) Advertising
11 3 (1.02%) Automotive
11 3 (1.02%) Games
11 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (22.87%) Developer
2 39 (13.31%) Software Engineer
3 35 (11.95%) Architect
4 34 (11.60%) Java Developer
5 33 (11.26%) Data Engineer
6 27 (9.22%) Big Data Engineer
7 23 (7.85%) Junior
7 23 (7.85%) Senior Data Engineer
8 22 (7.51%) Consultant
9 20 (6.83%) Data Architect
10 17 (5.80%) Senior Architect
10 17 (5.80%) Senior Data Architect
11 15 (5.12%) Analyst
11 15 (5.12%) Data Scientist
11 15 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (4.78%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (4.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 12 (4.10%) Designer
13 12 (4.10%) Junior Developer
14 11 (3.75%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (22.18%) Kafka
2 56 (19.11%) Web Services
3 43 (14.68%) Spark Streaming
4 24 (8.19%) Spring
5 21 (7.17%) .NET
5 21 (7.17%) HTML
6 20 (6.83%) CSS
6 20 (6.83%) Node.js
7 19 (6.48%) Java EE
7 19 (6.48%) REST
8 18 (6.14%) AngularJS
9 16 (5.46%) JSON
9 16 (5.46%) RESTful
10 15 (5.12%) Hibernate
10 15 (5.12%) LAMP
11 14 (4.78%) Vue.js
12 13 (4.44%) Spring Boot
13 12 (4.10%) Natural Language Processing
13 12 (4.10%) SOAP
14 11 (3.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (11.95%) Internet of Things
3 16 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.12%) User Experience
5 13 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.73%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.37%) Motion Graphics
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) PMI
9 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.68%) Fintech
10 2 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.34%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.63%) Linux
2 17 (5.80%) Windows
3 12 (4.10%) Android
4 10 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.39%) Unix
6 5 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.68%) CentOS
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (30.38%) TDD
3 85 (29.01%) DevOps
4 82 (27.99%) Software Engineering
5 63 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (20.82%) Data Modelling
7 60 (20.48%) Open Source
8 58 (19.80%) Analytics
9 52 (17.75%) Data Engineering
10 50 (17.06%) Mathematics
10 50 (17.06%) SDLC
11 49 (16.72%) BDD
12 43 (14.68%) Change Management
13 42 (14.33%) Computer Science
13 42 (14.33%) Machine Learning
14 41 (13.99%) Data Analysis
14 41 (13.99%) Data Science
15 39 (13.31%) Mentoring
16 38 (12.97%) Configuration Management
16 38 (12.97%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 143 (48.81%) Java
2 129 (44.03%) Python
3 71 (24.23%) Scala
4 54 (18.43%) SQL
5 49 (16.72%) JavaScript
6 32 (10.92%) C#
7 24 (8.19%) C++
8 20 (6.83%) C
9 19 (6.48%) R
10 16 (5.46%) Ruby
11 15 (5.12%) Go
12 14 (4.78%) Perl
13 13 (4.44%) Bash Shell
13 13 (4.44%) PHP
14 10 (3.41%) Objective-C
15 8 (2.73%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.73%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.71%) Apple Swift
17 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
18 3 (1.02%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 67 (22.87%) Degree
2 44 (15.02%) Numerate Degree
3 42 (14.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.10%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.07%) PhD
7 7 (2.39%) MCSE
7 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.05%) CISSP
9 5 (1.71%) CCNA
9 5 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (1.71%) GIAC
9 5 (1.71%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (1.71%) SANS
9 5 (1.71%) SSCP
10 3 (1.02%) ISEB
10 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.80%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) GDPR
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (11.95%) Docker
2 9 (3.07%) vSphere
3 7 (2.39%) HDFS
4 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) Corosync
5 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.46%) Ansible
3 12 (4.10%) Kibana
4 10 (3.41%) Terraform
5 8 (2.73%) Grafana
5 8 (2.73%) Puppet
6 5 (1.71%) Oozie
6 5 (1.71%) Packer
6 5 (1.71%) Salt
7 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.68%) Icinga
8 2 (0.68%) Nagios
8 2 (0.68%) Opsview
8 2 (0.68%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.34%) Istio
9 1 (0.34%) Webmin
Vendors
1 43 (14.68%) CA Agile Central
2 26 (8.87%) Google
3 20 (6.83%) Oracle
4 18 (6.14%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.12%) Adobe
5 15 (5.12%) SAP
6 10 (3.41%) Cloudera
7 8 (2.73%) Hortonworks
8 7 (2.39%) Teradata
9 6 (2.05%) Tableau
10 4 (1.37%) MapR
10 4 (1.37%) VMware
11 3 (1.02%) Mapinfo
11 3 (1.02%) Splunk
11 3 (1.02%) Talend
12 2 (0.68%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.68%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.68%) Zend