Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 122 189
Rank change year-on-year -10 +67 +31
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 314 322 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 2.62% 1.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.32% 7.61% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 244 271 146
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,075 £33,750 £33,486
90th Percentile £74,100 £75,000 £130,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

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 4291 4230 4489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.38% 34.41% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3641 3663 3855
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -9 249 £50,000 -4.76% 26
Cheshire -12 36 £45,000 -12.20% 4
Merseyside +28 27 £64,000 +2.81% 4
Lancashire -10 2 £80,000 -5.88%
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 173 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (47.77%) Hadoop
3 140 (44.59%) Analytics
4 130 (41.40%) Java
5 124 (39.49%) Python
6 116 (36.94%) Amazon AWS
7 113 (35.99%) SQL
8 97 (30.89%) Machine Learning
9 92 (29.30%) SQL Server
10 85 (27.07%) Business Intelligence
11 84 (26.75%) Apache Spark
12 81 (25.80%) DevOps
12 81 (25.80%) Finance
13 75 (23.89%) Open Source
14 74 (23.57%) Linux
15 66 (21.02%) TDD
15 66 (21.02%) Test Automation
16 65 (20.70%) Degree
17 64 (20.38%) JavaScript
18 63 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 62 (19.75%) Marketing
20 61 (19.43%) Windows
21 60 (19.11%) Manufacturing
21 60 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
22 59 (18.79%) Software Engineering
23 57 (18.15%) Relational Database
24 56 (17.83%) Opscode Chef
24 56 (17.83%) Puppet
25 53 (16.88%) Google
25 53 (16.88%) HTML

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 84 (26.75%) Apache Spark
2 37 (11.78%) Apache
3 18 (5.73%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (5.10%) Apache Pig
5 14 (4.46%) SAS
6 6 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.59%) JBoss
7 5 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.64%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (1.91%) SPSS
2 3 (0.96%) S-PLUS
2 3 (0.96%) Stata
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Exstream
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 116 (36.94%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (11.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (7.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (7.96%) GitHub
5 23 (7.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (4.78%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (2.55%) SaaS
8 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) npm
9 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.60%) HTTP
2 3 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) NAS
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (47.77%) Hadoop
2 92 (29.30%) SQL Server
3 57 (18.15%) Relational Database
4 32 (10.19%) NoSQL
5 30 (9.55%) Apache Hive
6 27 (8.60%) MongoDB
7 26 (8.28%) MySQL
8 25 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (6.37%) Data Mining
10 19 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (6.05%) RDBMS
11 15 (4.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (3.82%) QlikView
14 11 (3.50%) Data Lake
15 10 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (2.55%) HBase
17 6 (1.91%) IBM InfoSphere
17 6 (1.91%) Impala
17 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (11.78%) JIRA
1 37 (11.78%) Selenium
2 33 (10.51%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.87%) Git (software)
4 28 (8.92%) Cucumber
5 24 (7.64%) Bitbucket
6 17 (5.41%) Maven
7 13 (4.14%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.82%) JUnit
8 12 (3.82%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.50%) FogBugz
9 11 (3.50%) SonarQube
10 10 (3.18%) Gradle
11 8 (2.55%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.91%) Ant
12 6 (1.91%) Apache Ivy
13 4 (1.27%) GitLab
13 4 (1.27%) Grunt
13 4 (1.27%) gulp
13 4 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 81 (25.80%) Finance
2 62 (19.75%) Marketing
3 60 (19.11%) Manufacturing
4 47 (14.97%) Electronics
5 46 (14.65%) Telecoms
6 22 (7.01%) Retail
7 8 (2.55%) Banking
8 7 (2.23%) Law
8 7 (2.23%) Legal
9 5 (1.59%) Games
10 4 (1.27%) Military
11 2 (0.64%) Advertising
11 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (28.03%) Developer
2 46 (14.65%) Java Developer
3 44 (14.01%) Architect
4 42 (13.38%) Software Engineer
5 24 (7.64%) Data Scientist
6 23 (7.32%) Tester
7 22 (7.01%) Automation Tester
8 21 (6.69%) C# Developer
9 19 (6.05%) Analyst
9 19 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (6.05%) Scala Developer
10 18 (5.73%) Cloud Architect
10 18 (5.73%) Lead DevOps
11 17 (5.41%) Junior
12 15 (4.78%) Data Architect
13 14 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) Cloud Software Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) Data Engineer
14 13 (4.14%) DevOps Architect
14 13 (4.14%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.88%) HTML
2 50 (15.92%) CSS
3 49 (15.61%) .NET
4 46 (14.65%) Web Services
5 37 (11.78%) Hibernate
6 35 (11.15%) Node.js
7 27 (8.60%) AngularJS
8 26 (8.28%) Spring
9 24 (7.64%) jQuery
10 23 (7.32%) HTML5
10 23 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (6.69%) REST
12 17 (5.41%) MSMQ
13 16 (5.10%) Middleware
13 16 (5.10%) React
14 15 (4.78%) Gherkin
15 14 (4.46%) Akka
15 14 (4.46%) JSON
16 13 (4.14%) ASP.NET
16 13 (4.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (11.15%) Public Cloud
3 32 (10.19%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 14 (4.46%) Life Science
5 14 (4.46%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.82%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.87%) PKI
8 7 (2.23%) Social Media
9 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.96%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.96%) Robotics
10 3 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.96%) User Experience
11 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.64%) FMCG
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 74 (23.57%) Linux
2 61 (19.43%) Windows
3 35 (11.15%) Unix
4 9 (2.87%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.59%) Android
5 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (44.59%) Analytics
3 97 (30.89%) Machine Learning
4 85 (27.07%) Business Intelligence
5 81 (25.80%) DevOps
6 75 (23.89%) Open Source
7 66 (21.02%) TDD
7 66 (21.02%) Test Automation
8 60 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (18.79%) Software Engineering
10 47 (14.97%) Digital Marketing
11 46 (14.65%) BDD
11 46 (14.65%) Programme Management
12 42 (13.38%) Data Analytics
13 41 (13.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 39 (12.42%) Scrum
15 33 (10.51%) Data Integration
16 32 (10.19%) E-Commerce
17 31 (9.87%) Collaborative Working
18 27 (8.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 130 (41.40%) Java
2 124 (39.49%) Python
3 113 (35.99%) SQL
4 64 (20.38%) JavaScript
5 44 (14.01%) Shell Script
6 41 (13.06%) C++
7 40 (12.74%) C#
8 37 (11.78%) Scala
9 33 (10.51%) Go
10 25 (7.96%) R
11 22 (7.01%) Bash Shell
11 22 (7.01%) Clojure
11 22 (7.01%) Ruby
12 18 (5.73%) Haskell
13 17 (5.41%) C
14 14 (4.46%) MATLAB
15 13 (4.14%) Perl
16 12 (3.82%) PHP
17 6 (1.91%) Groovy
18 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (20.70%) Degree
2 16 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (4.46%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.82%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.55%) PhD
7 3 (0.96%) ISEB
7 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCSA
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.69%) QA
2 11 (3.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.10%) Docker
2 9 (2.87%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.23%) HDFS
4 5 (1.59%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 56 (17.83%) Opscode Chef
1 56 (17.83%) Puppet
2 35 (11.15%) Ansible
3 20 (6.37%) Mesos
3 20 (6.37%) ZABBIX
4 15 (4.78%) Ambari
5 8 (2.55%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.59%) Kibana
7 3 (0.96%) Marathon
7 3 (0.96%) rkt
8 2 (0.64%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 53 (16.88%) Google
2 47 (14.97%) SAP
3 40 (12.74%) Oracle
4 23 (7.32%) Hortonworks
5 16 (5.10%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.78%) Cloudera
7 13 (4.14%) Teradata
8 11 (3.50%) Tableau
9 9 (2.87%) Informatica
9 9 (2.87%) VMware
10 6 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.91%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.91%) Greenplum
10 6 (1.91%) IBM
10 6 (1.91%) Netezza
10 6 (1.91%) Twitter
11 5 (1.59%) Cisco
11 5 (1.59%) Verint
12 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.27%) Splunk