Big Data Jobs in Scotland

Big Data
UK > Scotland

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 44 115 134
Rank change year-on-year +71 +19 -24
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 551 117 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 8.09% 2.61% 2.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.67% 13.59% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 24 37 35
10th Percentile £46,250 £60,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £64,356 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,788 £70,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.55% +21.74% +21.05%
75th Percentile £96,779 £73,644 £71,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £78,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +19.23%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland

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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,922 861 1,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 28.21% 19.17% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 453 477 592
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £41,089
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +15.79%
75th Percentile £64,750 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £89,852 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +9.09%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Big Data in Scotland.

Salary trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Big Data in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +37 517 £75,000 +7.14% 12
Edinburgh +34 31 £70,576 +8.58% 11
Midlothian - 3 - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 506 (91.83%) Apache Spark
2 115 (20.87%) Apache
3 80 (14.52%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.18%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 376 (68.24%) AWS
2 69 (12.52%) Amazon SQS
3 51 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (9.26%) Amazon ECS
3 51 (9.26%) Amazon EKS
3 51 (9.26%) Amazon EMR
3 51 (9.26%) AWS Lambda
3 51 (9.26%) Serverless
4 29 (5.26%) GCP
5 21 (3.81%) Azure
6 20 (3.63%) SaaS
7 18 (3.27%) Amazon S3
7 18 (3.27%) Google Docs
7 18 (3.27%) Lucidchart
7 18 (3.27%) Miro
7 18 (3.27%) Slack
8 17 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.27%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.73%) IaaS
10 4 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.27%) DSL
2 4 (0.73%) Firewall
2 4 (0.73%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (56.44%) NoSQL
2 190 (34.48%) Hadoop
3 66 (11.98%) Apache Hive
4 51 (9.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 37 (6.72%) HBase
6 23 (4.17%) Data Lake
7 18 (3.27%) DB2
7 18 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (3.27%) MongoDB
7 18 (3.27%) Redis
7 18 (3.27%) Scylla
7 18 (3.27%) Tableau
8 16 (2.90%) Impala
9 11 (2.00%) SQL Server
10 10 (1.81%) Flink
11 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.73%) Power BI
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (7.80%) Git
2 37 (6.72%) Bitbucket Server
2 37 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.09%) Jasmine
3 6 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 519 (94.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 504 (91.47%) Finance
3 500 (90.74%) Law
4 254 (46.10%) Marketing
5 229 (41.56%) Legal
6 161 (29.22%) Influencing Skills
7 72 (13.07%) Financial Institution
8 45 (8.17%) Banking
9 25 (4.54%) Social Skills
10 21 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (3.45%) Investment Banking
11 19 (3.45%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.36%) Retail
14 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 437 (79.31%) Software Engineer
2 390 (70.78%) Big Data Engineer
2 390 (70.78%) Big Data Software Engineer
3 210 (38.11%) Data Engineer
4 209 (37.93%) Scala Engineer
4 209 (37.93%) Scala Software Engineer
5 176 (31.94%) Java Engineer
5 176 (31.94%) Java Software Engineer
6 149 (27.04%) Lead
6 149 (27.04%) Lead Software Engineer
7 148 (26.86%) Lead Big Data Engineer
8 144 (26.13%) AWS Engineer
8 144 (26.13%) AWS Software Engineer
9 119 (21.60%) Java Scala Software Engineer
10 96 (17.42%) Lead Java Engineer
11 95 (17.24%) Python Engineer
11 95 (17.24%) Python Software Engineer
12 62 (11.25%) Senior
13 53 (9.62%) Big Data Manager
13 53 (9.62%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (15.06%) PySpark
2 80 (14.52%) Kafka
3 70 (12.70%) Spring
4 57 (10.34%) Spring Boot
5 29 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.27%) GraphQL
7 10 (1.81%) React
8 6 (1.09%) .NET
8 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.09%) HTML
8 6 (1.09%) jQuery
8 6 (1.09%) LESS
8 6 (1.09%) OAuth
8 6 (1.09%) OAuth2
8 6 (1.09%) RESTful
8 6 (1.09%) Sass
8 6 (1.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 198 (35.93%) Cloud Native
2 174 (31.58%) Algorithms
3 49 (8.89%) Public Cloud
4 43 (7.80%) Legacy Code
5 31 (5.63%) Data Structures
6 27 (4.90%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.81%) Product Ownership
8 12 (2.18%) Onboarding
9 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
11 3 (0.54%) Distributed Systems
11 3 (0.54%) IoT
11 3 (0.54%) Low-Code
12 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.36%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.36%) Robotics
12 2 (0.36%) SWIFT Messaging Network
13 1 (0.18%) Distributed Applications
13 1 (0.18%) Distributed Computing
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.72%) Unix
2 8 (1.45%) Linux
3 7 (1.27%) Windows
4 4 (0.73%) Mesosphere
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (94.56%) Software Engineering
2 503 (91.29%) Agile
3 445 (80.76%) SDLC
4 434 (78.77%) CI/CD
5 397 (72.05%) Operational Stability
6 234 (42.47%) Risk Management
7 230 (41.74%) Performance Tuning
8 225 (40.83%) Community of Practice
9 198 (35.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 198 (35.93%) Machine Learning
10 167 (30.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 159 (28.86%) Visualisation
12 140 (25.41%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (17.60%) Decision-Making
14 96 (17.42%) Mentoring
15 94 (17.06%) Coaching
16 72 (13.07%) Data Modelling
17 71 (12.89%) Continuous Delivery
18 63 (11.43%) Technical Leadership
19 61 (11.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 384 (69.69%) Java
2 380 (68.97%) SQL
3 319 (57.89%) Scala
4 201 (36.48%) Python
5 55 (9.98%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.45%) Go
7 18 (3.27%) Bash
8 8 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.09%) C#
9 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.09%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.18%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (3.45%) Degree
2 5 (0.91%) Azure Certification
2 5 (0.91%) CCNA
2 5 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (0.73%) AWS Certification
3 4 (0.73%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
3 4 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (0.54%) PhD
5 2 (0.36%) CISSP
5 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.17%) SLA
2 6 (1.09%) Accessibility
2 6 (1.09%) WAI
3 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.73%) QA
5 2 (0.36%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (6.72%) HDFS
2 7 (1.27%) Docker
3 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 87 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 41 (7.44%) Terraform
3 4 (0.73%) Ansible
3 4 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.73%) Progress Chef
3 4 (0.73%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Grafana
4 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 91 (16.52%) Databricks
2 37 (6.72%) Informatica
3 22 (3.99%) Google
4 19 (3.45%) Oracle
5 18 (3.27%) Alteryx
5 18 (3.27%) Cognos
5 18 (3.27%) Dell
5 18 (3.27%) Sybase
6 8 (1.45%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.27%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco
8 4 (0.73%) VMware
9 3 (0.54%) Citrix
10 1 (0.18%) Teradata