Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 136 136
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 1,336 925 2,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.27% 2.42% 2.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.91% 8.86% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 722 736 1,596
10th Percentile £40,500 £36,850 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,175
Median % change year-on-year - +10.21% -5.14%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,787
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,375 £82,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +8.00%

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 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 14,998 10,446 22,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.51% 27.32% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11,009 8,666 18,443
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -29 435 £61,250 +2.08% 44
North of England +13 260 £55,000 -12.35% 42
South West -27 207 £55,500 -3.48% 26
Yorkshire +30 146 £55,000 - 16
Midlands -67 138 £57,500 +4.55% 32
West Midlands -30 108 £57,500 +4.55% 22
North West -44 107 £57,500 -12.21% 22
East of England -25 93 £80,000 +28.00% 19
Scotland -47 91 £50,000 -4.76% 15
Northern Ireland +12 54 £75,000 - 7
Wales -4 45 £45,000 -9.09% 7
East Midlands -67 30 £55,500 -26.00% 10
Isle of Man - 14 £37,500 -
North East -25 7 £90,000 +28.57% 4
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 676 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (48.73%) Java
3 589 (44.09%) AWS
4 511 (38.25%) Python
5 490 (36.68%) Software Engineering
6 476 (35.63%) Microservices
7 451 (33.76%) Analytics
8 439 (32.86%) Jenkins
9 427 (31.96%) Docker
10 419 (31.36%) Scrum
11 407 (30.46%) DevOps
12 390 (29.19%) Azure
13 365 (27.32%) SQL
14 354 (26.50%) Machine Learning
15 352 (26.35%) Open Source
16 342 (25.60%) Degree
17 340 (25.45%) Social Skills
18 322 (24.10%) Artificial Intelligence
19 320 (23.95%) Kafka
20 319 (23.88%) Spring
21 310 (23.20%) Apache Spark
22 309 (23.13%) TDD
23 273 (20.43%) Linux
24 265 (19.84%) Ansible
25 259 (19.39%) Finance
26 257 (19.24%) GitHub
27 255 (19.09%) BDD
28 249 (18.64%) Computer Science
29 233 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
30 231 (17.29%) Data Science

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
1 310 (23.20%) Apache Spark
2 148 (11.08%) Apache
3 105 (7.86%) GemFire
4 75 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
5 66 (4.94%) Confluence
6 63 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 36 (2.69%) SAS
8 32 (2.40%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.75%) Apache Synapse
11 8 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.37%) Luigi
12 5 (0.37%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.075%) IIS
15 1 (0.075%) nginx
15 1 (0.075%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.67%) Figma
2 9 (0.67%) SPSS
3 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.30%) Gephi
5 4 (0.30%) GIMP
5 4 (0.30%) Inkscape
5 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.22%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.22%) Sketch
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.67%) HFM
2 9 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.22%) Unica
6 1 (0.075%) Eikon
6 1 (0.075%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 589 (44.09%) AWS
2 390 (29.19%) Azure
3 257 (19.24%) GitHub
4 228 (17.07%) GCP
5 208 (15.57%) Serverless
6 112 (8.38%) Amazon Kinesis
7 110 (8.23%) SaaS
8 102 (7.63%) Cloud Computing
9 83 (6.21%) Power Platform
10 57 (4.27%) PaaS
11 51 (3.82%) AWS Lambda
12 47 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (2.84%) Amazon S3
14 37 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 34 (2.54%) CloudFront
16 33 (2.47%) IaaS
17 29 (2.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 28 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
19 26 (1.95%) Snowflake
20 24 (1.80%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.82%) Internet
2 41 (3.07%) Firewall
3 32 (2.40%) SSL
4 31 (2.32%) DNS
5 27 (2.02%) VPN
6 16 (1.20%) BGP
7 14 (1.05%) IPsec
8 7 (0.52%) HTTP
9 5 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.30%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.30%) MPLS
11 3 (0.22%) ASN.1
11 3 (0.22%) MQTT
11 3 (0.22%) SMTP
11 3 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.22%) VLAN
12 2 (0.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (16.99%) NoSQL
2 191 (14.30%) Hadoop
3 183 (13.70%) Relational Database
4 165 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
5 153 (11.45%) HBase
6 140 (10.48%) MariaDB
7 139 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
8 114 (8.53%) Data Lake
9 99 (7.41%) Redis
10 83 (6.21%) Power BI
11 80 (5.99%) Apache Hive
12 76 (5.69%) MySQL
13 71 (5.31%) SQL Server
14 68 (5.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 53 (3.97%) Tableau
16 52 (3.89%) Amazon Redshift
17 50 (3.74%) MongoDB
17 50 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 47 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
19 45 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 439 (32.86%) Jenkins
2 188 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 118 (8.83%) JUnit
4 116 (8.68%) Cucumber
5 107 (8.01%) Cypress.io
6 106 (7.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 105 (7.86%) Protractor
7 105 (7.86%) Storybook
8 104 (7.78%) Gradle
9 103 (7.71%) IntelliJ
9 103 (7.71%) JIRA
10 101 (7.56%) Eclipse
11 93 (6.96%) Mockito
12 75 (5.61%) SonarQube
13 65 (4.87%) Artifactory
14 25 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (1.65%) Maven
16 19 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
17 18 (1.35%) Bitbucket
18 16 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 340 (25.45%) Social Skills
2 259 (19.39%) Finance
3 189 (14.15%) Law
4 176 (13.17%) Banking
5 164 (12.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 158 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
7 96 (7.19%) Presentation Skills
8 84 (6.29%) Legal
9 76 (5.69%) Retail
10 31 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
11 30 (2.25%) Marketing
12 26 (1.95%) Public Sector
13 21 (1.57%) Games
14 18 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (0.90%) Publishing
16 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.75%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.67%) French Language
18 9 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (29.49%) Developer
2 271 (20.28%) Software Engineer
3 196 (14.67%) Data Engineer
4 161 (12.05%) Java Developer
5 119 (8.91%) Architect
6 101 (7.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 86 (6.44%) Lead Developer
8 69 (5.16%) Lead Software Engineer
9 62 (4.64%) Analyst
10 60 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 56 (4.19%) Data Architect
12 51 (3.82%) Big Data Engineer
13 50 (3.74%) Software Developer
14 49 (3.67%) Python Engineer
15 47 (3.52%) C# Developer
16 45 (3.37%) Senior Data Engineer
17 43 (3.22%) Lead Software Developer
18 41 (3.07%) Consultant
19 40 (2.99%) Principal Engineer
20 36 (2.69%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (23.95%) Kafka
2 319 (23.88%) Spring
3 221 (16.54%) Node.js
4 185 (13.85%) REST
5 179 (13.40%) React
6 157 (11.75%) Middleware
7 148 (11.08%) RESTful
8 146 (10.93%) AngularJS
9 140 (10.48%) RabbitMQ
9 140 (10.48%) Web Services
10 136 (10.18%) CSS
11 132 (9.88%) GraphQL
12 130 (9.73%) Hibernate
13 116 (8.68%) Express
13 116 (8.68%) JavaBeans
14 114 (8.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 113 (8.46%) JSON
16 111 (8.31%) Redux
17 110 (8.23%) .NET
18 105 (7.86%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 167 (12.50%) User Experience
2 104 (7.78%) Linux Command Line
3 88 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (5.31%) Cyberattack
5 58 (4.34%) Algorithms
6 49 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 46 (3.44%) Tandem
8 41 (3.07%) Data Structures
9 34 (2.54%) Cloud Native
10 30 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 30 (2.25%) Robotics
11 29 (2.17%) Data Centre
12 25 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
13 19 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (1.42%) Life Science
14 18 (1.35%) Smart City
15 17 (1.27%) Internet of Things
15 17 (1.27%) Mobile App
16 15 (1.12%) Public Cloud
17 13 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 273 (20.43%) Linux
2 148 (11.08%) Unix
3 52 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (2.99%) CentOS
5 33 (2.47%) Windows
6 20 (1.50%) VMS
7 15 (1.12%) Fedora
8 11 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.37%) Android
10 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.075%) Solaris
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (36.68%) Software Engineering
3 476 (35.63%) Microservices
4 451 (33.76%) Analytics
5 419 (31.36%) Scrum
6 407 (30.46%) DevOps
7 354 (26.50%) Machine Learning
8 352 (26.35%) Open Source
9 322 (24.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 309 (23.13%) TDD
11 255 (19.09%) BDD
12 249 (18.64%) Computer Science
13 233 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
14 231 (17.29%) Data Science
15 227 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
16 212 (15.87%) ETL
17 203 (15.19%) Mentoring
18 200 (14.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 199 (14.90%) Full Stack Development
20 197 (14.75%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 651 (48.73%) Java
2 511 (38.25%) Python
3 365 (27.32%) SQL
4 207 (15.49%) JavaScript
5 173 (12.95%) C#
6 154 (11.53%) Java 8
7 111 (8.31%) Shell Script
8 101 (7.56%) Groovy
9 75 (5.61%) C
10 58 (4.34%) C++
11 56 (4.19%) Scala
12 32 (2.40%) R
13 28 (2.10%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.72%) Ruby
15 22 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.57%) PHP
16 21 (1.57%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.50%) Go
17 20 (1.50%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.42%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 342 (25.60%) Degree
2 200 (14.97%) Security Cleared
3 155 (11.60%) SC Cleared
4 99 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
5 95 (7.11%) OCP
6 70 (5.24%) Numerate Degree
7 62 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (2.92%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.27%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.90%) PhD
11 10 (0.75%) MCSE
12 9 (0.67%) ACCA
12 9 (0.67%) CIMA
13 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.45%) CCNA
15 5 (0.37%) CISSP
15 5 (0.37%) MCSA
15 5 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.67%) QA
2 42 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.35%) GDPR
4 13 (0.97%) Accessibility
5 8 (0.60%) SLA
6 7 (0.52%) GxP
7 4 (0.30%) WCAG
8 3 (0.22%) GRC
8 3 (0.22%) NIST
8 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.22%) PMO
9 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 427 (31.96%) Docker
2 111 (8.31%) HDFS
3 86 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.27%) Apache Flume
6 13 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.22%) KVM
8 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.15%) vSphere
10 1 (0.075%) Firmware
10 1 (0.075%) NFS
10 1 (0.075%) Samba
10 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.075%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 265 (19.84%) Ansible
2 212 (15.87%) Terraform
3 177 (13.25%) Kubernetes
4 53 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (3.22%) Puppet
6 19 (1.42%) Grafana
7 13 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.97%) Nagios
7 13 (0.97%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.90%) Consul
8 12 (0.90%) Graphite
8 12 (0.90%) Opsview
8 12 (0.90%) Packer
8 12 (0.90%) Salt
9 8 (0.60%) Oozie
10 7 (0.52%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.45%) Kibana
12 4 (0.30%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 121 (9.06%) VMware
2 105 (7.86%) Okta
3 93 (6.96%) Google
4 90 (6.74%) Oracle
5 75 (5.61%) Microsoft
6 60 (4.49%) Databricks
7 41 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 27 (2.02%) SAP
9 22 (1.65%) Informatica
9 22 (1.65%) Talend
10 16 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 13 (0.97%) Amplitude
11 13 (0.97%) Hyperion
12 9 (0.67%) Splunk
13 7 (0.52%) Cisco
13 7 (0.52%) ESRI
14 6 (0.45%) Adobe
14 6 (0.45%) Sparx
15 5 (0.37%) BiZZdesign
15 5 (0.37%) StreamSets