Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 111 201
Rank change year-on-year -20 +90 +3
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 307 354 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.44% 2.89% 1.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.53% 8.20% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 247 314 119
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £29,700 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +0.81% +7.83%

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 4,078 4,319 4,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.48% 35.20% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,420 3,763 3,508
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.63%
10th Percentile £27,725 £26,250 £26,675
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -24 216 £50,000 -4.76% 38
Cheshire -2 55 £42,500 +3.66% 5
Merseyside +39 32 £50,500 -19.20% 2
Lancashire +8 3 £55,000 -57.69% 3
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 171 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (46.58%) Java
3 120 (39.09%) Python
4 118 (38.44%) Hadoop
5 112 (36.48%) Analytics
6 102 (33.22%) Machine Learning
7 94 (30.62%) Amazon AWS
8 84 (27.36%) TDD
9 82 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
9 82 (26.71%) DevOps
10 81 (26.38%) JavaScript
10 81 (26.38%) SQL
11 79 (25.73%) Apache Spark
12 74 (24.10%) Linux
13 70 (22.80%) SQL Server
13 70 (22.80%) Finance
14 64 (20.85%) BDD
15 63 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (19.87%) Software Engineering
17 60 (19.54%) Degree
18 53 (17.26%) Marketing
18 53 (17.26%) Manufacturing
19 49 (15.96%) HTML
20 47 (15.31%) Test Automation
21 45 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
21 45 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 45 (14.66%) Scala
21 45 (14.66%) Relational Database
21 45 (14.66%) Google
22 42 (13.68%) C#

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 79 (25.73%) Apache Spark
2 26 (8.47%) Apache
3 25 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.89%) Apache Pig
5 9 (2.93%) JBoss
5 9 (2.93%) SAS
6 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.98%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.33%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) Tornado
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) S-PLUS
1 2 (0.65%) SPSS
1 2 (0.65%) Stata
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Exstream
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 94 (30.62%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (9.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (8.79%) GitHub
5 24 (7.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 18 (5.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (3.58%) SaaS
8 7 (2.28%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.63%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.33%) IaaS
11 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.19%) HTTP
2 6 (1.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) NAS
3 1 (0.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (38.44%) Hadoop
2 70 (22.80%) SQL Server
3 45 (14.66%) Relational Database
4 39 (12.70%) NoSQL
5 37 (12.05%) MySQL
6 36 (11.73%) MongoDB
7 31 (10.10%) RDBMS
8 24 (7.82%) Apache Hive
9 23 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (5.21%) Data Mining
12 14 (4.56%) Data Lake
13 10 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (3.26%) QlikView
14 9 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (2.61%) HBase
15 8 (2.61%) Power BI
16 7 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (1.95%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 35 (11.40%) Jenkins
1 35 (11.40%) Selenium
2 34 (11.07%) JIRA
3 25 (8.14%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.82%) Bitbucket
4 24 (7.82%) Cucumber
5 14 (4.56%) WebDriver
6 12 (3.91%) Maven
7 11 (3.58%) GitLab
7 11 (3.58%) JUnit
7 11 (3.58%) SonarQube
8 10 (3.26%) Gradle
8 10 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.93%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.28%) FogBugz
11 6 (1.95%) Ant
11 6 (1.95%) Apache Ivy
11 6 (1.95%) PyCharm
12 4 (1.30%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (22.80%) Finance
2 53 (17.26%) Manufacturing
2 53 (17.26%) Marketing
3 38 (12.38%) Electronics
3 38 (12.38%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.84%) Retail
5 10 (3.26%) Legal
6 7 (2.28%) Banking
7 6 (1.95%) Advertising
8 5 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.63%) Law
9 4 (1.30%) Games
9 4 (1.30%) Military
10 3 (0.98%) Automotive
10 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (29.97%) Developer
2 50 (16.29%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.75%) Software Engineer
4 30 (9.77%) Architect
5 22 (7.17%) Tester
6 21 (6.84%) Analyst
6 21 (6.84%) Automation Tester
7 20 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.54%) Big Data Developer
9 15 (4.89%) Machine Learning Developer
10 14 (4.56%) Data Engineer
10 14 (4.56%) Data Scientist
11 12 (3.91%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.58%) Data Architect
12 11 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.93%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Selenium Tester
13 9 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.96%) HTML
2 42 (13.68%) CSS
3 41 (13.36%) AngularJS
4 39 (12.70%) Hibernate
5 36 (11.73%) Node.js
6 34 (11.07%) Spring
7 28 (9.12%) React
8 27 (8.79%) .NET
9 26 (8.47%) Web Services
10 20 (6.51%) HTML5
10 20 (6.51%) jQuery
11 18 (5.86%) J2EE
12 16 (5.21%) Middleware
13 15 (4.89%) REST
13 15 (4.89%) SOAP
14 14 (4.56%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (4.23%) Gherkin
15 13 (4.23%) Kafka
15 13 (4.23%) Play Framework
16 12 (3.91%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 63 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (12.05%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.89%) Life Science
5 13 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (3.91%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.26%) PKI
7 10 (3.26%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.28%) User Experience
9 6 (1.95%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.63%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.98%) Robotics
11 3 (0.98%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.65%) FMCG
12 2 (0.65%) iPad
12 2 (0.65%) Social Media
13 1 (0.33%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 74 (24.10%) Linux
2 41 (13.36%) Windows
3 13 (4.23%) Ubuntu
4 11 (3.58%) Unix
5 5 (1.63%) Android
5 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (36.48%) Analytics
3 102 (33.22%) Machine Learning
4 84 (27.36%) TDD
5 82 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
5 82 (26.71%) DevOps
6 64 (20.85%) BDD
7 61 (19.87%) Software Engineering
8 47 (15.31%) Test Automation
9 45 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (12.70%) Digital Marketing
11 38 (12.38%) Programme Management
11 38 (12.38%) Scrum
12 37 (12.05%) Artificial Intelligence
13 36 (11.73%) ETL
14 34 (11.07%) Open Source
15 33 (10.75%) Data Analytics
16 29 (9.45%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (8.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 143 (46.58%) Java
2 120 (39.09%) Python
3 81 (26.38%) JavaScript
3 81 (26.38%) SQL
4 45 (14.66%) Scala
5 42 (13.68%) C#
6 33 (10.75%) Ruby
7 28 (9.12%) C++
8 22 (7.17%) R
9 18 (5.86%) Bash Shell
9 18 (5.86%) Shell Script
10 17 (5.54%) Go
11 15 (4.89%) C
12 12 (3.91%) Perl
13 10 (3.26%) Groovy
14 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.30%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.30%) PHP
16 3 (0.98%) Erlang
16 3 (0.98%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 60 (19.54%) Degree
2 16 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.91%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.30%) PhD
7 3 (0.98%) ISEB
7 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.45%) QA
2 7 (2.28%) GCP
3 6 (1.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (8.14%) Docker
2 10 (3.26%) Hyper-V
2 10 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.30%) HDFS
4 3 (0.98%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 38 (12.38%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (11.73%) Puppet
3 25 (8.14%) Kubernetes
4 24 (7.82%) Ansible
5 21 (6.84%) ZABBIX
6 15 (4.89%) Ambari
7 9 (2.93%) Mesos
8 8 (2.61%) Simian Army
9 7 (2.28%) Kibana
10 5 (1.63%) Marathon
10 5 (1.63%) rkt
11 3 (0.98%) Oozie
12 2 (0.65%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.65%) logstash
12 2 (0.65%) Terraform
13 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (14.66%) Google
2 40 (13.03%) Oracle
2 40 (13.03%) SAP
3 23 (7.49%) Hortonworks
4 13 (4.23%) Cloudera
5 12 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.91%) Tableau
6 10 (3.26%) VMware
7 9 (2.93%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.93%) Informatica
8 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.61%) Teradata
9 7 (2.28%) Twitter
10 6 (1.95%) Greenplum
10 6 (1.95%) IBM
10 6 (1.95%) Netezza
10 6 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.63%) Capita
11 5 (1.63%) Talend
12 4 (1.30%) Alteryx