Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 130 123
Rank change year-on-year -32 -7 +22
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 176 304 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 2.58% 2.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.62% 8.57% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 95 237 261
North West median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,950 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £84,600 £76,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -

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 2,657 3,547 4,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.45% 30.11% 33.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,113 3,076 3,674
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,418 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -38 116 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Cheshire -1 36 £36,500 -25.13% 3
Merseyside +9 15 £57,186 +42.96%
Lancashire -23 9 £61,000 +103.33% 1
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 79 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (39.77%) AWS
3 61 (34.66%) Python
4 56 (31.82%) Analytics
5 42 (23.86%) DevOps
6 37 (21.02%) Linux
6 37 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (20.45%) Hadoop
8 35 (19.89%) JavaScript
9 34 (19.32%) Java
10 33 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 33 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 32 (18.18%) SQL
12 31 (17.61%) Machine Learning
13 30 (17.05%) Software Engineering
14 29 (16.48%) Serverless
15 28 (15.91%) Azure
16 27 (15.34%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (14.77%) Amazon S3
17 26 (14.77%) Artificial Intelligence
17 26 (14.77%) Docker
17 26 (14.77%) Apache Spark
18 25 (14.20%) Datadog
18 25 (14.20%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (14.20%) RESTful
18 25 (14.20%) Amazon SQS
18 25 (14.20%) Shell Script
19 24 (13.64%) XML
19 24 (13.64%) JSON

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 26 (14.77%) Apache Spark
2 11 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.41%) Confluence
4 5 (2.84%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 70 (39.77%) AWS
2 29 (16.48%) Serverless
3 28 (15.91%) Azure
4 26 (14.77%) Amazon S3
5 25 (14.20%) Amazon SQS
5 25 (14.20%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (14.20%) Datadog
6 23 (13.07%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (13.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 23 (13.07%) GitHub
6 23 (13.07%) Slack
7 19 (10.80%) Power Platform
8 15 (8.52%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (7.95%) GCP
10 9 (5.11%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (2.84%) SaaS
13 4 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (1.14%) G Suite
15 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Internet
2 4 (2.27%) ATM
3 2 (1.14%) NAS
3 2 (1.14%) SAN
4 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.45%) Hadoop
2 33 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 27 (15.34%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (13.07%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (13.07%) SQL Server
5 20 (11.36%) NoSQL
6 19 (10.80%) Power BI
7 14 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (7.39%) Apache Hive
9 12 (6.82%) Oracle Database
10 11 (6.25%) MongoDB
11 10 (5.68%) Relational Database
12 8 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (4.55%) Couchbase
12 8 (4.55%) DB2
12 8 (4.55%) Neo4j
12 8 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (3.98%) BigQuery
13 7 (3.98%) SAP HANA
13 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.93%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.57%) Robotium
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) TestRail
6 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (7.39%) Public Sector
2 12 (6.82%) Retail
3 9 (5.11%) Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Legal
5 3 (1.70%) Finance
5 3 (1.70%) Marketing
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (39.20%) Developer
2 31 (17.61%) Architect
3 23 (13.07%) Python Developer
4 21 (11.93%) Data Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Java Developer
6 15 (8.52%) Technical Architect
7 12 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.25%) Data Architect
9 10 (5.68%) Big Data Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Principal Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.98%) Data Scientist
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Technical Architect
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Technical Specialist
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
12 7 (3.98%) Technical Specialist
13 6 (3.41%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.20%) RESTful
2 24 (13.64%) JSON
2 24 (13.64%) XML
3 22 (12.50%) Node.js
4 18 (10.23%) AngularJS
5 13 (7.39%) React
6 11 (6.25%) Kafka
6 11 (6.25%) React Native
7 10 (5.68%) Swagger
8 5 (2.84%) .NET
8 5 (2.84%) HTML
8 5 (2.84%) Laravel
8 5 (2.84%) PySpark
9 4 (2.27%) CSS
9 4 (2.27%) Web Services
10 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.70%) Angular 2
10 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.70%) REST
11 2 (1.14%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.25%) User Experience
4 9 (5.11%) Internet of Things
5 8 (4.55%) Augmented Reality
5 8 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.84%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.57%) APACS
10 1 (0.57%) Derivative
10 1 (0.57%) EMV
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.02%) Linux
2 12 (6.82%) Unix
3 6 (3.41%) VME
4 5 (2.84%) Windows
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.82%) Analytics
3 42 (23.86%) DevOps
4 37 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (17.61%) Machine Learning
6 30 (17.05%) Software Engineering
7 26 (14.77%) Artificial Intelligence
8 23 (13.07%) API Design
8 23 (13.07%) Multithreading
8 23 (13.07%) Open Source
9 19 (10.80%) Data Modelling
9 19 (10.80%) Data Science
10 17 (9.66%) ETL
10 17 (9.66%) Mentoring
11 16 (9.09%) Coaching
12 14 (7.95%) Computer Science
12 14 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (7.95%) Microservices
13 13 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (6.82%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.66%) Python
2 35 (19.89%) JavaScript
3 34 (19.32%) Java
4 32 (18.18%) SQL
5 25 (14.20%) Shell Script
6 17 (9.66%) Scala
7 15 (8.52%) Perl
7 15 (8.52%) Ruby
8 11 (6.25%) PHP
8 11 (6.25%) R
9 9 (5.11%) TypeScript
10 8 (4.55%) C++
11 6 (3.41%) C#
12 5 (2.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (2.27%) C
14 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.14%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (10.23%) Degree
2 14 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.84%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.84%) CompTIA Security+
4 5 (2.84%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.14%) CEH
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.14%) CISSP
5 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) GSEC
6 1 (0.57%) APMP
6 1 (0.57%) PhD
6 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.52%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (14.77%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (13.64%) Terraform
2 23 (13.07%) Ansible
3 10 (5.68%) Kibana
4 2 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.14%) logstash
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.57%) Grafana
5 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.39%) Oracle
3 12 (6.82%) Hortonworks
4 10 (5.68%) Sage
5 9 (5.11%) SAP
5 9 (5.11%) Talend
6 8 (4.55%) Google
6 8 (4.55%) IBM
7 6 (3.41%) CA
7 6 (3.41%) Paxata
8 5 (2.84%) Databricks
8 5 (2.84%) Intapp
8 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.84%) SnapLogic
8 5 (2.84%) Sparx
8 5 (2.84%) Tableau
9 4 (2.27%) BiZZdesign
10 3 (1.70%) Informatica
10 3 (1.70%) Zend
11 2 (1.14%) NetApp