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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 116 113
Rank change year-on-year +55 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 92 41 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.93% 1.38% 1.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.86% 4.61% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 68 21 30
Median salary £60,000 £45,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.86% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £31,000 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  

Big Data is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 933 889 936
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.89% 30.00% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 553 562 586
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £56,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Big Data as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +28 51 £60,000 +11.62% 7
Glasgow +50 48 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Dundee - 4 £45,000 - 1
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 75 (47.17%) Java
2 72 (45.28%) Analytics
3 53 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (31.45%) Hadoop
5 48 (30.19%) Finance
6 44 (27.67%) Python
7 31 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (19.50%) SQL
8 28 (17.61%) SOA
8 28 (17.61%) Open Source
9 27 (16.98%) Spring
10 26 (16.35%) Data Analytics
11 25 (15.72%) Microservices
12 24 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (15.09%) Apache Hive
12 24 (15.09%) Machine Learning
13 23 (14.47%) SAS
13 23 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (14.47%) Degree
14 22 (13.84%) Linux
15 20 (12.58%) OO
15 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
15 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (12.58%) MongoDB
15 20 (12.58%) Apache Spark
16 19 (11.95%) Java EE
17 18 (11.32%) ETL
18 16 (10.06%) C#
18 16 (10.06%) C++
18 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering

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 23 (14.47%) SAS
2 20 (12.58%) Apache Spark
3 14 (8.81%) Apache Pig
3 14 (8.81%) JBoss
4 7 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) Liferay
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Office
2 1 (0.63%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.81%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (5.03%) SaaS
5 6 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.14%) IaaS
6 5 (3.14%) iPaaS
6 5 (3.14%) PaaS
7 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.18%) Network Security
2 7 (4.40%) Internet
3 2 (1.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (31.45%) Hadoop
2 24 (15.09%) Apache Hive
3 23 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (12.58%) MongoDB
5 14 (8.81%) Relational Database
6 13 (8.18%) NoSQL
7 11 (6.92%) HBase
8 10 (6.29%) RDBMS
9 9 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (5.03%) Neo4j
10 8 (5.03%) Pentaho
10 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
11 7 (4.40%) Sqoop
12 5 (3.14%) Cognos Impromptu
12 5 (3.14%) Flink
13 4 (2.52%) Blockchain
13 4 (2.52%) DataStage
14 3 (1.89%) Cloudera CDH
14 3 (1.89%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.03%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.14%) Maven
5 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.26%) Ant
6 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (30.19%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Marketing
2 10 (6.29%) Retail
3 8 (5.03%) Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (46.54%) Developer
2 36 (22.64%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.72%) Lead Developer
4 24 (15.09%) Consultant
5 23 (14.47%) Architect
5 23 (14.47%) Lead Java Developer
6 14 (8.81%) Big Data Consultant
6 14 (8.81%) Data Consultant
6 14 (8.81%) Python Developer
7 13 (8.18%) Big Data Developer
7 13 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 13 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (7.55%) Applications Developer
9 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 11 (6.92%) Data Architect
9 11 (6.92%) Open Source Developer
10 9 (5.66%) Analyst
11 8 (5.03%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse Consultant
12 7 (4.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.98%) Spring
2 19 (11.95%) Java EE
3 13 (8.18%) .NET
3 13 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (6.92%) Kafka
5 10 (6.29%) Hibernate
6 9 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.66%) CSS
6 9 (5.66%) HTML
6 9 (5.66%) Node.js
7 8 (5.03%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (5.03%) Drools
7 8 (5.03%) jBPM
7 8 (5.03%) Middleware
7 8 (5.03%) XML
7 8 (5.03%) XSLT
8 7 (4.40%) Apache Camel
8 7 (4.40%) REST
9 5 (3.14%) NumPy
9 5 (3.14%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.55%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.29%) Robotics
4 7 (4.40%) Credit Risk
5 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.52%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.89%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.26%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.84%) Linux
2 13 (8.18%) Unix
3 6 (3.77%) Windows
4 4 (2.52%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) MVS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.28%) Analytics
2 53 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (17.61%) Open Source
4 28 (17.61%) SOA
5 26 (16.35%) Data Analytics
6 25 (15.72%) Microservices
7 24 (15.09%) Machine Learning
8 20 (12.58%) OO
9 18 (11.32%) ETL
10 16 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 15 (9.43%) Data Management
11 15 (9.43%) TDD
12 14 (8.81%) Project Management
13 13 (8.18%) Predictive Analytics
14 12 (7.55%) Coaching
14 12 (7.55%) MapReduce
14 12 (7.55%) Open Source Development
14 12 (7.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.17%) Java
2 44 (27.67%) Python
3 31 (19.50%) SQL
4 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.06%) C#
5 16 (10.06%) C++
6 10 (6.29%) Perl
7 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.40%) R
8 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.14%) Ruby
9 2 (1.26%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.26%) PHP
9 2 (1.26%) Scala
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (14.47%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) CISM
2 1 (0.63%) CISSP
2 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) HDFS
2 5 (3.14%) Apache Flume
2 5 (3.14%) Docker
3 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) Hadoop YARN
1 7 (4.40%) Oozie
2 5 (3.14%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.14%) Mesos
3 1 (0.63%) Ambari
3 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.18%) Splunk
2 9 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) Talend
4 6 (3.77%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (3.14%) Netezza
6 4 (2.52%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.52%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.52%) Cognos
6 4 (2.52%) Tableau
7 3 (1.89%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.89%) IBM
7 3 (1.89%) Informatica
8 2 (1.26%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.26%) Teradata
9 1 (0.63%) RapidMiner
9 1 (0.63%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) VMware
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Empiric Solutions
Salary: bonus +benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agile Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Based on experience + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Annual Salary + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
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JK Resourcing Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £55000.00 - £61000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £61000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
TDA Group
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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