Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 156 128
Rank change year-on-year -11 -28 +10
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 869 1,350 2,217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.88% 2.12% 2.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.37% 8.03% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 642 1,051 1,676
10th Percentile £39,750 £33,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £54,875
Median % change year-on-year - +0.23% -0.23%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £71,063
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,789 16,805 23,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.54% 26.44% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,787 13,945 19,202
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,961 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the UK excluding London

Big Data
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Big Data in the UK excluding London

Big Data
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Big Data in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Big Data in the UK excluding London

Big Data
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
South East -36 234 £59,249 -1.25% 38
North of England +32 215 £55,000 - 46
South West +35 209 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Yorkshire +59 141 £55,000 - 9
Midlands -52 83 £55,500 -7.50% 23
North West -16 66 £57,500 +9.52% 33
West Midlands +4 59 £57,500 +4.55% 16
Scotland -42 54 £49,000 -2.00% 19
East of England -4 50 £70,000 -6.67% 36
East Midlands -60 24 £55,500 -26.00% 7
Wales +30 18 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North East -5 8 £43,000 -21.35% 4
Northern Ireland +3 4 £63,750 +70.00% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 - 1
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 358 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (40.97%) AWS
3 353 (40.62%) Python
4 310 (35.67%) SQL
5 304 (34.98%) Software Engineering
6 297 (34.18%) Analytics
7 291 (33.49%) Java
8 275 (31.65%) Azure
9 259 (29.80%) Machine Learning
10 217 (24.97%) DevOps
11 216 (24.86%) Data Science
11 216 (24.86%) Artificial Intelligence
12 184 (21.17%) Degree
13 174 (20.02%) Scrum
14 166 (19.10%) ETL
15 160 (18.41%) Apache Spark
16 159 (18.30%) JavaScript
17 154 (17.72%) Docker
18 153 (17.61%) Data Engineering
19 147 (16.92%) Hadoop
20 140 (16.11%) Kafka
21 137 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
22 134 (15.42%) C#
23 133 (15.30%) NoSQL
24 131 (15.07%) Mathematics
25 127 (14.61%) Microservices
26 112 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
27 110 (12.66%) Cybersecurity
28 109 (12.54%) GCP
29 108 (12.43%) Data Modelling

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 160 (18.41%) Apache Spark
2 57 (6.56%) Apache
3 48 (5.52%) Confluence
4 43 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (3.22%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (1.73%) SAS
8 14 (1.61%) Luigi
9 9 (1.04%) GemFire
10 6 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.69%) IIS
10 6 (0.69%) nginx
11 5 (0.58%) Apache Synapse
11 5 (0.58%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) Gephi
3 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.35%) Figma
3 3 (0.35%) GIMP
3 3 (0.35%) Inkscape
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) HFM
1 9 (1.04%) Hyperion Planning
2 7 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 356 (40.97%) AWS
2 275 (31.65%) Azure
3 109 (12.54%) GCP
4 66 (7.59%) Power Platform
5 55 (6.33%) SaaS
6 40 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (3.80%) PaaS
8 32 (3.68%) Serverless
9 19 (2.19%) IaaS
10 18 (2.07%) GitHub
11 11 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.92%) Logic Apps
13 6 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (0.58%) Microsoft 365
14 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.29%) Internet
2 13 (1.50%) Firewall
3 11 (1.27%) DNS
4 7 (0.81%) SSL
4 7 (0.81%) VPN
5 6 (0.69%) Skype
6 5 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.46%) HTTP
7 4 (0.46%) MPLS
7 4 (0.46%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.12%) BGP
9 1 (0.12%) CDMA
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) FTP
9 1 (0.12%) GSM
9 1 (0.12%) SMS
9 1 (0.12%) UMTS
9 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (16.92%) Hadoop
2 133 (15.30%) NoSQL
3 112 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (9.21%) Data Lake
5 66 (7.59%) Power BI
6 60 (6.90%) Apache Hive
6 60 (6.90%) SQL Server
7 53 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (5.98%) Relational Database
8 52 (5.98%) Tableau
9 42 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (4.14%) HBase
10 36 (4.14%) MySQL
11 33 (3.80%) MongoDB
12 30 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (3.45%) Data Mining
13 29 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (2.65%) BigQuery
16 19 (2.19%) Impala
Development Applications
1 90 (10.36%) Jenkins
2 72 (8.29%) JIRA
3 65 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.76%) Cucumber
5 19 (2.19%) Maven
6 18 (2.07%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.61%) JUnit
7 14 (1.61%) Selenium
8 13 (1.50%) Gradle
9 11 (1.27%) IntelliJ
9 11 (1.27%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.15%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.04%) Cypress.io
11 9 (1.04%) Postman
11 9 (1.04%) Protractor
11 9 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.04%) Storybook
12 8 (0.92%) Eclipse RCP
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (12.20%) Finance
2 72 (8.29%) Legal
3 38 (4.37%) Banking
4 31 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 24 (2.76%) Retail
6 22 (2.53%) Law
7 18 (2.07%) Games
8 16 (1.84%) Marketing
9 15 (1.73%) Local Government
10 12 (1.38%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.04%) French Language
11 9 (1.04%) Military
12 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Billing
14 3 (0.35%) Social Housing
15 1 (0.12%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 168 (19.33%) Software Engineer
2 155 (17.84%) Developer
3 149 (17.15%) Data Engineer
4 91 (10.47%) Architect
5 60 (6.90%) Analyst
6 55 (6.33%) Consultant
7 48 (5.52%) Data Architect
8 46 (5.29%) Big Data Engineer
9 41 (4.72%) Senior Software Engineer
10 37 (4.26%) Data Scientist
11 34 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 33 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (3.68%) Senior Data Engineer
14 31 (3.57%) Java Developer
15 30 (3.45%) C# Developer
16 26 (2.99%) Business Analyst
17 24 (2.76%) Java Engineer
17 24 (2.76%) Software Developer
18 20 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
18 20 (2.30%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (16.11%) Kafka
2 106 (12.20%) Node.js
3 76 (8.75%) .NET
4 55 (6.33%) Web Services
5 47 (5.41%) Apache NiFi
6 46 (5.29%) CSS
7 44 (5.06%) HTML
8 43 (4.95%) Spring
9 38 (4.37%) React
10 28 (3.22%) HTML5
10 28 (3.22%) REST
11 26 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 22 (2.53%) CSS3
13 21 (2.42%) RESTful
14 20 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (2.30%) Redux
15 19 (2.19%) Natural Language Processing
16 18 (2.07%) Spring Boot
17 16 (1.84%) Middleware
17 16 (1.84%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.90%) Cyberattack
3 48 (5.52%) Algorithms
4 42 (4.83%) User Experience
5 32 (3.68%) Cloud Native
6 26 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.88%) Internet of Things
8 20 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.07%) Life Science
10 17 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.27%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.27%) PKI
12 11 (1.27%) Robotics
13 10 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
16 5 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.31%) Linux
2 37 (4.26%) CentOS
2 37 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (4.14%) Windows
4 29 (3.34%) Unix
5 9 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.58%) Android
6 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.35%) VMS
8 2 (0.23%) Fedora
8 2 (0.23%) Solaris
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (34.98%) Software Engineering
3 297 (34.18%) Analytics
4 259 (29.80%) Machine Learning
5 217 (24.97%) DevOps
6 216 (24.86%) Artificial Intelligence
6 216 (24.86%) Data Science
7 174 (20.02%) Scrum
8 166 (19.10%) ETL
9 153 (17.61%) Data Engineering
10 137 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (15.07%) Mathematics
12 127 (14.61%) Microservices
13 110 (12.66%) Cybersecurity
14 108 (12.43%) Data Modelling
15 106 (12.20%) Open Source
16 103 (11.85%) Mentoring
17 91 (10.47%) Data Analytics
18 90 (10.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 88 (10.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 353 (40.62%) Python
2 310 (35.67%) SQL
3 291 (33.49%) Java
4 159 (18.30%) JavaScript
5 134 (15.42%) C#
6 63 (7.25%) C
7 60 (6.90%) C++
8 57 (6.56%) Scala
9 56 (6.44%) R
10 33 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.07%) PHP
13 16 (1.84%) Go
13 16 (1.84%) Perl
14 14 (1.61%) Java 8
15 13 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.50%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.38%) Ruby
17 11 (1.27%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 184 (21.17%) Degree
2 92 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 75 (8.63%) Numerate Degree
4 57 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 50 (5.75%) DV Cleared
6 27 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (2.65%) PhD
8 18 (2.07%) CISSP
9 17 (1.96%) Master's Degree
10 14 (1.61%) SSCP
11 9 (1.04%) ACCA
11 9 (1.04%) CIMA
11 9 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.04%) CISM
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.81%) OCP
14 6 (0.69%) MCSE
14 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.58%) CCNA
15 5 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.34%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.19%) QA
3 18 (2.07%) GDPR
4 15 (1.73%) NIST
5 14 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.61%) NCSC
6 9 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.58%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.46%) GRC
8 4 (0.46%) SLA
9 3 (0.35%) GPG13
9 3 (0.35%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 154 (17.72%) Docker
2 33 (3.80%) HDFS
3 23 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.27%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.46%) Firmware
7 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) Samba
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 81 (9.32%) Ansible
3 37 (4.26%) Terraform
4 17 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
5 16 (1.84%) Puppet
6 12 (1.38%) Nagios
7 11 (1.27%) Graphite
7 11 (1.27%) Opsview
8 9 (1.04%) Oozie
9 8 (0.92%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.69%) Grafana
11 5 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.58%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.46%) Consul
12 4 (0.46%) Kibana
12 4 (0.46%) Packer
12 4 (0.46%) Salt
13 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 100 (11.51%) Oracle
2 93 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.87%) Databricks
4 44 (5.06%) Google
5 35 (4.03%) VMware
6 31 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 21 (2.42%) Cloudera
8 17 (1.96%) Sparx
9 14 (1.61%) Talend
10 11 (1.27%) IBM
10 11 (1.27%) Splunk
11 10 (1.15%) Hyperion
11 10 (1.15%) SAP
11 10 (1.15%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.04%) Informatica
12 9 (1.04%) Okta
13 8 (0.92%) ESRI
14 7 (0.81%) Solace
15 6 (0.69%) BiZZdesign
15 6 (0.69%) MuleSoft