Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 122 196
Rank change year-on-year 0 +74 +7
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 355 308 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 2.52% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.10% 7.21% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 305 245 122
North West median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -17.07%
10th Percentile £29,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 4,383 4,271 3,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.97% 34.88% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,733 3,682 3,104
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -6 247 £52,500 -3.23% 37
Cheshire +6 73 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Merseyside +30 18 £50,500 -19.20% 1
Lancashire +7 15 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 173 (48.73%) Java
2 171 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (40.28%) Python
4 114 (32.11%) Analytics
5 113 (31.83%) Machine Learning
6 112 (31.55%) Hadoop
7 102 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
8 94 (26.48%) Software Engineering
9 93 (26.20%) JavaScript
10 92 (25.92%) Apache Spark
11 91 (25.63%) Finance
12 88 (24.79%) SQL
12 88 (24.79%) TDD
12 88 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
13 87 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
14 72 (20.28%) DevOps
15 70 (19.72%) Scala
16 63 (17.75%) C#
17 62 (17.46%) BDD
18 55 (15.49%) Marketing
19 54 (15.21%) Data Science
20 53 (14.93%) Manufacturing
21 52 (14.65%) HTML
21 52 (14.65%) SAP
21 52 (14.65%) Degree
22 51 (14.37%) Linux
22 51 (14.37%) Electronics
23 50 (14.08%) Telecoms
23 50 (14.08%) CSS
23 50 (14.08%) Programme Management

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 92 (25.92%) Apache Spark
2 20 (5.63%) Apache
3 18 (5.07%) Apache Pig
3 18 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (4.79%) SAS
5 10 (2.82%) JBoss
6 4 (1.13%) Confluence
7 2 (0.56%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.28%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (1.13%) InVision
1 4 (1.13%) OmniGraffle
1 4 (1.13%) UXPin
2 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 88 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.07%) SaaS
4 17 (4.79%) Amazon S3
5 16 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.69%) GitHub
9 5 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.41%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.56%) IaaS
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.10%) HTTP
2 9 (2.54%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.28%) NAS
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (31.55%) Hadoop
2 44 (12.39%) SQL Server
3 43 (12.11%) NoSQL
4 40 (11.27%) MongoDB
5 39 (10.99%) Relational Database
6 34 (9.58%) MySQL
7 30 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (7.61%) RDBMS
9 24 (6.76%) Apache Hive
10 18 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (4.23%) Data Mining
12 14 (3.94%) Power BI
12 14 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (3.38%) QlikView
14 11 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (1.97%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.97%) HBase
15 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.23%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.66%) TeamCity
4 12 (3.38%) JIRA
4 12 (3.38%) Selenium
5 11 (3.10%) GitLab
5 11 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.69%) PyCharm
6 6 (1.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.41%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.13%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (1.13%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.85%) JUnit
10 2 (0.56%) Mockito
10 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 91 (25.63%) Finance
2 55 (15.49%) Marketing
3 53 (14.93%) Manufacturing
4 51 (14.37%) Electronics
5 50 (14.08%) Telecoms
6 22 (6.20%) Retail
7 16 (4.51%) Military
8 13 (3.66%) Banking
9 10 (2.82%) Advertising
9 10 (2.82%) Legal
10 7 (1.97%) Games
11 5 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.41%) Law
12 3 (0.85%) Automotive
12 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.28%) Back Office
14 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 111 (31.27%) Developer
2 57 (16.06%) Java Developer
3 44 (12.39%) Software Engineer
4 24 (6.76%) Analyst
5 23 (6.48%) Big Data Developer
5 23 (6.48%) Data Scientist
6 22 (6.20%) Data Engineer
7 21 (5.92%) Lead Developer
7 21 (5.92%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.35%) Architect
9 17 (4.79%) Junior
9 17 (4.79%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.51%) Big Data Engineer
11 14 (3.94%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
11 14 (3.94%) Machine Learning Developer
12 13 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (3.66%) Senior Manager
13 12 (3.38%) Software Manager
14 11 (3.10%) Lead Java Developer
14 11 (3.10%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.65%) HTML
2 50 (14.08%) CSS
3 48 (13.52%) AngularJS
4 36 (10.14%) .NET
4 36 (10.14%) React
5 33 (9.30%) Spring
6 25 (7.04%) Web Services
7 24 (6.76%) HTML5
8 22 (6.20%) J2EE
9 20 (5.63%) Kafka
10 18 (5.07%) Node.js
11 17 (4.79%) CSS3
12 15 (4.23%) Hibernate
13 14 (3.94%) Java EE
13 14 (3.94%) SOAP
14 13 (3.66%) jQuery
15 12 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (3.38%) REST
16 11 (3.10%) Play Framework
17 10 (2.82%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 87 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 29 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.82%) User Experience
5 9 (2.54%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.54%) Internet of Things
6 7 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.41%) PKI
8 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.85%) Life Science
8 3 (0.85%) Robotics
8 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.37%) Linux
2 33 (9.30%) Windows
3 11 (3.10%) Unix
4 10 (2.82%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.41%) Android
5 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.11%) Analytics
3 113 (31.83%) Machine Learning
4 102 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
5 94 (26.48%) Software Engineering
6 88 (24.79%) TDD
7 72 (20.28%) DevOps
8 62 (17.46%) BDD
9 54 (15.21%) Data Science
10 50 (14.08%) Digital Marketing
10 50 (14.08%) Programme Management
11 48 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (12.39%) Artificial Intelligence
13 42 (11.83%) Scrum
14 39 (10.99%) SDLC
14 39 (10.99%) Visualisation
15 38 (10.70%) Data Analytics
16 36 (10.14%) Mentoring
16 36 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (8.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 173 (48.73%) Java
2 143 (40.28%) Python
3 93 (26.20%) JavaScript
4 88 (24.79%) SQL
5 70 (19.72%) Scala
6 63 (17.75%) C#
7 43 (12.11%) C++
8 37 (10.42%) Ruby
9 31 (8.73%) R
10 30 (8.45%) C
11 21 (5.92%) Go
12 15 (4.23%) Perl
13 13 (3.66%) Bash Shell
14 11 (3.10%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.82%) Groovy
15 10 (2.82%) Java 8
15 10 (2.82%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.97%) PHP
17 5 (1.41%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.85%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 52 (14.65%) Degree
2 29 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.92%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.94%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.13%) ISEB
6 4 (1.13%) PhD
6 4 (1.13%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.85%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.45%) QA
2 14 (3.94%) GCP
3 5 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (9.58%) Docker
2 8 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) HDFS
4 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 37 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 29 (8.17%) Ansible
3 17 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.94%) Puppet
5 6 (1.69%) Mesos
6 5 (1.41%) Kibana
6 5 (1.41%) Terraform
7 4 (1.13%) logstash
7 4 (1.13%) Marathon
7 4 (1.13%) rkt
8 3 (0.85%) Ambari
8 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 52 (14.65%) SAP
2 37 (10.42%) Google
2 37 (10.42%) Oracle
3 21 (5.92%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.66%) Tableau
5 12 (3.38%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.10%) Cloudera
7 9 (2.54%) Hortonworks
8 8 (2.25%) Atlassian
8 8 (2.25%) VMware
9 7 (1.97%) Capita
9 7 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.97%) Twitter
10 6 (1.69%) Informatica
10 6 (1.69%) Teradata
11 4 (1.13%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.13%) Alteryx
11 4 (1.13%) Hummingbird
11 4 (1.13%) Sun
12 3 (0.85%) Cisco