Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 131 134
Rank change year-on-year -24 +3 -21
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 146 259 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 2.52% 2.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.10% 8.36% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 73 181 261
North West median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £28,539 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £91,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% 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 2,393 3,097 4,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.77% 30.16% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 2,626 3,559
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,869 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -24 100 £53,493 -17.70% 23
Cheshire -13 30 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Merseyside +14 10 - - 1
Lancashire -1 4 £54,486 +55.67% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 72 (49.32%) Analytics
2 55 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (35.62%) Python
4 46 (31.51%) AWS
5 42 (28.77%) ETL
6 38 (26.03%) Azure
7 36 (24.66%) SQL
8 35 (23.97%) Java
9 34 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (21.92%) Machine Learning
11 31 (21.23%) Hadoop
12 30 (20.55%) Data Analytics
13 29 (19.86%) Artificial Intelligence
14 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
15 26 (17.81%) DevOps
16 25 (17.12%) Apache Spark
16 25 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (17.12%) Software Engineering
17 22 (15.07%) R
17 22 (15.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (15.07%) Data Science
18 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (14.38%) Degree
18 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
18 21 (14.38%) Data Modelling
18 21 (14.38%) SQL Server
19 20 (13.70%) Serverless
19 20 (13.70%) AWS Lambda
20 19 (13.01%) Apache Hive
21 18 (12.33%) Data Architecture

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 25 (17.12%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.42%) Jupyter
3 4 (2.74%) Apache
4 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Jetty
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (31.51%) AWS
2 38 (26.03%) Azure
3 20 (13.70%) AWS Lambda
3 20 (13.70%) Serverless
4 18 (12.33%) Power Platform
5 14 (9.59%) GCP
6 13 (8.90%) Amazon S3
7 11 (7.53%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (7.53%) Slack
8 10 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (6.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (6.85%) Datadog
8 10 (6.85%) GitHub
9 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.42%) SaaS
10 4 (2.74%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.37%) AWS IoT
11 2 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.37%) IaaS
11 2 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.27%) Internet
2 11 (7.53%) SNA
3 4 (2.74%) ATM
4 1 (0.68%) BGP
4 1 (0.68%) Broadband
4 1 (0.68%) MPLS
4 1 (0.68%) NAS
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.23%) Hadoop
2 25 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (15.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (14.38%) SQL Server
5 19 (13.01%) Apache Hive
6 18 (12.33%) Data Lake
6 18 (12.33%) Data Mining
6 18 (12.33%) Power BI
7 16 (10.96%) NoSQL
8 12 (8.22%) Relational Database
9 11 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (6.85%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (6.85%) Impala
10 10 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (5.48%) Sqoop
12 8 (5.48%) Star Schema
13 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.85%) JIRA
4 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.37%) git-flow
5 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.68%) Maven
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.68%) Postman
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) TestRail
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (8.90%) Finance
1 13 (8.90%) Manufacturing
2 11 (7.53%) Law
3 8 (5.48%) Banking
3 8 (5.48%) Retail
4 7 (4.79%) Legal
4 7 (4.79%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (36.30%) Developer
2 30 (20.55%) Architect
3 17 (11.64%) Data Architect
4 15 (10.27%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.90%) Software Engineer
5 13 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.22%) Data Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (7.53%) Java Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) JavaScript Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Python Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Ethical Hacker
9 8 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 6 (4.11%) Hadoop Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Big Data Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Big Data Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.74%) Business Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.64%) AngularJS
2 16 (10.96%) Node.js
3 14 (9.59%) JSON
3 14 (9.59%) XML
4 13 (8.90%) Middleware
5 11 (7.53%) .NET
5 11 (7.53%) Natural Language Processing
6 10 (6.85%) RESTful
7 9 (6.16%) Kafka
8 8 (5.48%) HTML
9 7 (4.79%) CSS
9 7 (4.79%) GraphQL
10 5 (3.42%) MLlib
10 5 (3.42%) REST
11 4 (2.74%) Laravel
11 4 (2.74%) Swagger
12 3 (2.05%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.05%) PySpark
13 2 (1.37%) Pandas
13 2 (1.37%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.27%) Internet of Things
3 13 (8.90%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (8.22%) Social Media
5 11 (7.53%) e-Health
5 11 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 11 (7.53%) Social Network
6 10 (6.85%) User Experience
7 8 (5.48%) Cloud Native
8 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.74%) Mainframe
10 3 (2.05%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (2.05%) PKI
11 2 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.68%) APACS
12 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Linux
2 4 (2.74%) Unix
2 4 (2.74%) VME
3 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.05%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (49.32%) Analytics
2 55 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (28.77%) ETL
4 34 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (21.92%) Machine Learning
6 30 (20.55%) Data Analytics
7 29 (19.86%) Artificial Intelligence
8 26 (17.81%) DevOps
9 25 (17.12%) Software Engineering
10 22 (15.07%) Data Science
11 21 (14.38%) Data Modelling
11 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (12.33%) Data Architecture
13 17 (11.64%) Data Integration
13 17 (11.64%) Visualisation
14 16 (10.96%) Coaching
14 16 (10.96%) Data Visualisation
14 16 (10.96%) Mentoring
15 15 (10.27%) Scrum
16 14 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.62%) Python
2 36 (24.66%) SQL
3 35 (23.97%) Java
4 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 22 (15.07%) R
6 16 (10.96%) Scala
7 11 (7.53%) C#
8 10 (6.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.74%) PHP
12 3 (2.05%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.05%) C++
12 3 (2.05%) Elm
12 3 (2.05%) Go
12 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.05%) Perl
12 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.05%) Ruby
12 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.38%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) A+ Certification
2 8 (5.48%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (5.48%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.37%) CISM
4 2 (1.37%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) CCNP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.68%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.59%) Docker
2 2 (1.37%) HDFS
2 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Ansible
1 11 (7.53%) Terraform
2 5 (3.42%) Kibana
3 4 (2.74%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) Grafana
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.27%) Talend
3 13 (8.90%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) Informatica
4 11 (7.53%) Sage
5 10 (6.85%) Google
6 8 (5.48%) Sparx
7 7 (4.79%) Cloudera
7 7 (4.79%) Databricks
7 7 (4.79%) Intapp
7 7 (4.79%) SnapLogic
7 7 (4.79%) Tableau
8 6 (4.11%) Hortonworks
8 6 (4.11%) SAP
9 5 (3.42%) IBM
10 4 (2.74%) CA
10 4 (2.74%) Paxata
10 4 (2.74%) Zend
11 2 (1.37%) Adobe
11 2 (1.37%) VMware