Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Big Data Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 920 796
Rank change year-on-year +39 -124 +127
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 318 275 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 239 237 442
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,500 £92,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +10.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Big Data Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Big Data Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Developer over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
England +60 306 £67,500 +10.20% 33
London +68 233 £70,000 - 22
UK excluding London -37 79 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Midlands +34 25 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South East -15 25 £65,000 +51.16% 8
North of England +14 17 £48,750 -18.75%
North West +2 16 £50,000 -16.67%
West Midlands +19 15 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East Midlands - 10 £63,750 -
East of England -11 4 £70,000 +40.00%
Northern Ireland - 4 £32,500 -
South West -9 2 £37,500 -31.82%
Yorkshire +16 1 £42,500 -2.86%
Scotland -52 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £75,000 - 1

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Big Data Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 318 (100.00%) Big Data
2 240 (75.47%) Java
3 170 (53.46%) Hadoop
4 156 (49.06%) Apache Spark
5 152 (47.80%) Analytics
6 135 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
7 134 (42.14%) Scala
8 116 (36.48%) SQL
9 91 (28.62%) Python
10 84 (26.42%) Kafka
11 71 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
12 70 (22.01%) ETL
13 60 (18.87%) NoSQL
14 56 (17.61%) Data Lake
15 55 (17.30%) Apache Hive
15 55 (17.30%) Machine Learning
16 54 (16.98%) Finance
17 52 (16.35%) OO
18 51 (16.04%) Degree
19 50 (15.72%) Oracle
19 50 (15.72%) Cloudera
20 48 (15.09%) DevOps
21 47 (14.78%) Java 8
22 45 (14.15%) TDD
23 44 (13.84%) Computer Science
24 41 (12.89%) Multithreading
25 40 (12.58%) Apache
26 38 (11.95%) HBase
26 38 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
27 37 (11.64%) Performance Tuning

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 156 (49.06%) Apache Spark
2 40 (12.58%) Apache
3 17 (5.35%) Apache Pig
4 12 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.20%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.89%) JBoss
7 4 (1.26%) Confluence
7 4 (1.26%) SAS
7 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 71 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.20%) GitHub
4 6 (1.89%) Serverless
5 5 (1.57%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.63%) SaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.94%) HTTP
1 3 (0.94%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (100.00%) Big Data
2 170 (53.46%) Hadoop
3 60 (18.87%) NoSQL
4 56 (17.61%) Data Lake
5 55 (17.30%) Apache Hive
6 38 (11.95%) HBase
7 28 (8.81%) Oracle ODI
8 25 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (7.23%) Impala
9 23 (7.23%) SQL Server
10 20 (6.29%) Relational Database
11 19 (5.97%) Sqoop
12 16 (5.03%) Hazelcast
13 15 (4.72%) MongoDB
14 14 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (3.14%) RDBMS
15 10 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (2.83%) Neo4j
17 8 (2.52%) Data Mining
17 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.09%) Maven
3 12 (3.77%) Gradle
3 12 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.52%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.52%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.89%) CA Release Automation
7 5 (1.57%) JIRA
7 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.26%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Continuum
9 2 (0.63%) Gatling
9 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.63%) RStudio
10 1 (0.31%) Ant
10 1 (0.31%) Mockito
10 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (16.98%) Finance
2 35 (11.01%) Banking
3 28 (8.81%) Games
3 28 (8.81%) Investment Banking
4 26 (8.18%) Front Office
5 17 (5.35%) Publishing
6 8 (2.52%) Law
7 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.57%) Marketing
8 4 (1.26%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
9 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (26.42%) Kafka
2 34 (10.69%) RabbitMQ
3 33 (10.38%) Web Services
4 30 (9.43%) HornetQ
4 30 (9.43%) JMS
4 30 (9.43%) Velocity
5 28 (8.81%) REST
6 23 (7.23%) XML
7 21 (6.60%) Spring
8 20 (6.29%) RESTful
9 19 (5.97%) JSON
10 15 (4.72%) Ajax
10 15 (4.72%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (4.40%) .NET
12 12 (3.77%) AngularJS
12 12 (3.77%) Java EE
12 12 (3.77%) Spark Streaming
13 8 (2.52%) HTML
13 8 (2.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.84%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.06%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (6.92%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.35%) Data Structures
6 15 (4.72%) Equities
7 12 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (3.46%) Fixed Income
8 11 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (3.46%) Social Media
9 7 (2.20%) Online Games
10 5 (1.57%) Fintech
11 4 (1.26%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.26%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.63%) Clustering
12 2 (0.63%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.63%) NHS
12 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.06%) Linux
2 14 (4.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (47.80%) Analytics
2 135 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.01%) ETL
4 55 (17.30%) Machine Learning
5 52 (16.35%) OO
6 48 (15.09%) DevOps
7 45 (14.15%) TDD
8 41 (12.89%) Multithreading
9 38 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (11.64%) Data Modelling
10 37 (11.64%) Performance Tuning
11 34 (10.69%) Data Analytics
11 34 (10.69%) Microservices
11 34 (10.69%) Software Engineering
12 32 (10.06%) Artificial Intelligence
12 32 (10.06%) Data Science
13 29 (9.12%) BDD
14 28 (8.81%) Database Tuning
15 27 (8.49%) Data Ingestion
15 27 (8.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 240 (75.47%) Java
2 134 (42.14%) Scala
3 116 (36.48%) SQL
4 91 (28.62%) Python
5 47 (14.78%) Java 8
6 35 (11.01%) JavaScript
7 31 (9.75%) Shell Script
8 30 (9.43%) Perl
9 29 (9.12%) C#
10 14 (4.40%) R
11 9 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.52%) Groovy
13 5 (1.57%) C
14 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.26%) C++
15 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.31%) PHP
16 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (16.04%) Degree
2 31 (9.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.72%) PhD
4 4 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 14 (4.40%) Docker
2 13 (4.09%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.57%) HDFS
4 3 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (5.35%) Hadoop YARN
2 12 (3.77%) Puppet
3 8 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.20%) Ansible
4 7 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.89%) Oozie
6 5 (1.57%) Ambari
6 5 (1.57%) Kibana
7 4 (1.26%) Terraform
8 2 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.63%) Mesos
8 2 (0.63%) Simian Army
9 1 (0.31%) logstash
9 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (15.72%) Cloudera
1 50 (15.72%) Oracle
2 30 (9.43%) Informatica
2 30 (9.43%) Talend
3 25 (7.86%) EXASOL
3 25 (7.86%) SnapLogic
4 19 (5.97%) Hortonworks
5 13 (4.09%) Google
6 11 (3.46%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.83%) Tableau
8 8 (2.52%) MapR
9 5 (1.57%) Datameer
9 5 (1.57%) IBM
9 5 (1.57%) Teradata
10 4 (1.26%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.26%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.94%) Cognizant
11 3 (0.94%) SAP
12 2 (0.63%) Solace
12 2 (0.63%) Splunk