Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Big Data
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 80 121
Rank change year-on-year +26 +41 +61
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 263 147 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.64% 2.82% 2.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.49% 9.00% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 211 74 82
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £79,250
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1950 1634 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 34.40% 31.38% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 976 1303
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Big Data in Scotland.

Salary trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Edinburgh +31 133 £32,000 -40.47% 7
Glasgow +24 131 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Stirling - 2 £55,000 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 172 (65.40%) Java
2 94 (35.74%) SQL
3 84 (31.94%) Python
3 84 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (30.80%) Finance
5 72 (27.38%) Analytics
6 69 (26.24%) Machine Learning
7 68 (25.86%) Degree
8 63 (23.95%) C#
9 59 (22.43%) Robotics
10 58 (22.05%) C++
11 51 (19.39%) Software Engineering
11 51 (19.39%) Git (software)
11 51 (19.39%) Hadoop
12 46 (17.49%) TDD
13 45 (17.11%) Linux
13 45 (17.11%) Spring
13 45 (17.11%) Concurrent Programming
13 45 (17.11%) Numerate Degree
14 42 (15.97%) Innovative Thinking
14 42 (15.97%) Software Testing
15 40 (15.21%) .NET
16 39 (14.83%) Multithreading
17 36 (13.69%) Visualisation
18 35 (13.31%) BDD
19 34 (12.93%) Apache Spark
19 34 (12.93%) Data Analytics
20 33 (12.55%) Scrum
21 30 (11.41%) Hibernate
21 30 (11.41%) GIS

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 34 (12.93%) Apache Spark
2 21 (7.98%) SAS
3 4 (1.52%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.76%) Confluence
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) nginx
5 1 (0.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (1.14%) PaaS
5 2 (0.76%) GitHub
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.39%) Hadoop
2 30 (11.41%) GIS
3 22 (8.37%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (6.84%) NoSQL
4 18 (6.84%) Relational Database
5 16 (6.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (5.70%) Data Mining
7 12 (4.56%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.18%) HBase
9 9 (3.42%) Apache Hive
9 9 (3.42%) MySQL
10 8 (3.04%) QlikView
10 8 (3.04%) SQL Server
11 7 (2.66%) Base SAS
11 7 (2.66%) Blockchain
11 7 (2.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 6 (2.28%) PowerCenter
12 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (19.39%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.08%) NetBeans
2 16 (6.08%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.66%) JUnit
3 7 (2.66%) Mockito
4 4 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.76%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.76%) JIRA
5 2 (0.76%) Maven
5 2 (0.76%) Subversion
5 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (30.80%) Finance
2 15 (5.70%) Banking
3 13 (4.94%) Marketing
3 13 (4.94%) Military
4 12 (4.56%) Law
5 7 (2.66%) Games
6 3 (1.14%) Advertising
6 3 (1.14%) Front Office
7 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 121 (46.01%) Developer
2 59 (22.43%) Java Developer
3 45 (17.11%) Software Engineer
4 42 (15.97%) Senior Developer
5 39 (14.83%) Consultant
6 30 (11.41%) Python Developer
7 23 (8.75%) Applications Developer
8 22 (8.37%) Security Consultant
9 20 (7.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 18 (6.84%) Java Engineer
10 18 (6.84%) Java Software Engineer
11 17 (6.46%) Big Data Developer
11 17 (6.46%) Lead Developer
12 16 (6.08%) C# Software Engineer
12 16 (6.08%) Lead Java Developer
13 14 (5.32%) Data Consultant
13 14 (5.32%) Senior Python Developer
14 13 (4.94%) Big Data Consultant
14 13 (4.94%) Data Scientist
15 12 (4.56%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.11%) Spring
2 40 (15.21%) .NET
3 30 (11.41%) Hibernate
3 30 (11.41%) SOAP
4 29 (11.03%) RESTful
4 29 (11.03%) Swing
5 19 (7.22%) J2EE
6 16 (6.08%) Web Services
6 16 (6.08%) WPF
7 13 (4.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 13 (4.94%) OpenCV
8 10 (3.80%) HTML
8 10 (3.80%) Node.js
9 9 (3.42%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.04%) REST
11 7 (2.66%) D3.js
11 7 (2.66%) Java EE
12 6 (2.28%) HTML5
13 4 (1.52%) FusionCharts
13 4 (1.52%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 59 (22.43%) Robotics
2 25 (9.51%) Algorithms
2 25 (9.51%) Client/Server
3 22 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.18%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.66%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.52%) Blog
8 4 (1.52%) User Experience
9 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.76%) Fintech
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.76%) Smart City
11 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.11%) Linux
2 30 (11.41%) Windows
3 13 (4.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (27.38%) Analytics
3 69 (26.24%) Machine Learning
4 51 (19.39%) Software Engineering
5 46 (17.49%) TDD
6 45 (17.11%) Concurrent Programming
7 42 (15.97%) Innovative Thinking
7 42 (15.97%) Software Testing
8 39 (14.83%) Multithreading
9 36 (13.69%) Visualisation
10 35 (13.31%) BDD
11 34 (12.93%) Data Analytics
12 33 (12.55%) Scrum
13 29 (11.03%) Test Automation
14 28 (10.65%) OO
14 28 (10.65%) Software Delivery
15 25 (9.51%) Big Data Analytics
15 25 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (9.51%) SOA
16 24 (9.13%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 172 (65.40%) Java
2 94 (35.74%) SQL
3 84 (31.94%) Python
4 63 (23.95%) C#
5 58 (22.05%) C++
6 25 (9.51%) JavaScript
7 24 (9.13%) Scala
8 19 (7.22%) R
9 7 (2.66%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.28%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.28%) Ruby
11 4 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.14%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.76%) C
14 1 (0.38%) Clojure
14 1 (0.38%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.38%) Jython
14 1 (0.38%) Perl
14 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (25.86%) Degree
2 45 (17.11%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (4.94%) PhD
4 3 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.38%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.18%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) Grafana
2 3 (1.14%) Ambari
3 1 (0.38%) Oozie
3 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (10.27%) Oracle
2 16 (6.08%) Splunk
3 15 (5.70%) Tableau
4 12 (4.56%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.04%) Google
5 8 (3.04%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.28%) Informatica
7 4 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.14%) Apple
8 3 (1.14%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.14%) Facebook
8 3 (1.14%) Twitter
9 2 (0.76%) Cognos
9 2 (0.76%) Netezza
9 2 (0.76%) Progress
10 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.38%) Vertica