Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Big Data Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 935 911 826
Rank change year-on-year -24 -85 +179
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 272 334 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 218 273 429
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £45,000 £38,700
90th Percentile £86,625 £97,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year -0.95% +7.69% -2.50%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 13 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 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
England -34 243 £60,000 -11.11% 29
London -37 168 £65,000 -7.14% 23
UK excluding London +13 92 £52,000 -0.95% 6
South East +50 38 £52,500 - 2
Midlands +55 19 £30,000 -47.83%
Scotland -29 17 £75,000 +64.84%
West Midlands +29 15 £30,000 -47.83%
East of England -6 7 £50,000 -4.76% 3
North of England +2 6 £40,000 -23.81% 1
North West 0 6 £40,000 -19.19% 1
South West +12 4 £55,000 -21.43%
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Big Data Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 272 (100.00%) Big Data
2 183 (67.28%) Java
3 169 (62.13%) Hadoop
4 133 (48.90%) Apache Spark
5 113 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (37.13%) Python
7 80 (29.41%) SQL
8 78 (28.68%) Finance
9 76 (27.94%) Scala
10 63 (23.16%) Analytics
11 62 (22.79%) TDD
12 59 (21.69%) Kafka
13 57 (20.96%) HBase
14 53 (19.49%) Linux
15 48 (17.65%) Apache Hive
15 48 (17.65%) Degree
16 46 (16.91%) JavaScript
17 43 (15.81%) Spring
17 43 (15.81%) Apache Cassandra
18 42 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (14.71%) C#
20 39 (14.34%) Microservices
21 38 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
21 38 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (13.97%) Open Source
21 38 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
22 37 (13.60%) Scrum
22 37 (13.60%) Machine Learning
22 37 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
23 36 (13.24%) MongoDB

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
1 133 (48.90%) Apache Spark
2 28 (10.29%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (6.62%) SAS
4 16 (5.88%) Apache
5 15 (5.51%) Apache Pig
6 11 (4.04%) Confluence
7 10 (3.68%) Apache Solr
8 8 (2.94%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.10%) GeoServer
10 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.74%) JBoss
12 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.37%) Tornado
12 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (4.41%) Azure Machine Learning
4 11 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (3.68%) GitHub
6 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.10%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.84%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (100.00%) Big Data
2 169 (62.13%) Hadoop
3 57 (20.96%) HBase
4 48 (17.65%) Apache Hive
5 43 (15.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (13.24%) MongoDB
7 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
8 30 (11.03%) Relational Database
9 25 (9.19%) SQL Server
10 22 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (7.72%) RDBMS
12 20 (7.35%) Power BI
13 19 (6.99%) Data Lake
14 15 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (5.15%) Impala
16 13 (4.78%) Neo4j
16 13 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (4.41%) Pentaho
18 11 (4.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 31 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.25%) JIRA
3 12 (4.41%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.04%) Maven
5 10 (3.68%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.31%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.31%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.57%) IntelliJ
8 7 (2.57%) JBehave
8 7 (2.57%) Mockito
8 7 (2.57%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.57%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.74%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.74%) JUnit
10 2 (0.74%) Selenium
10 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.37%) PowerDesigner
11 1 (0.37%) ProC
General
1 78 (28.68%) Finance
2 36 (13.24%) Banking
3 26 (9.56%) Investment Banking
4 20 (7.35%) Front Office
5 12 (4.41%) Games
6 11 (4.04%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.94%) Marketing
8 7 (2.57%) Electronics
8 7 (2.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Military
10 2 (0.74%) Advertising
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (21.69%) Kafka
2 43 (15.81%) Spring
3 36 (13.24%) .NET
4 35 (12.87%) AngularJS
5 29 (10.66%) HTML
6 26 (9.56%) Apache Camel
7 24 (8.82%) REST
7 24 (8.82%) Web Services
8 21 (7.72%) CSS
8 21 (7.72%) JMS
9 18 (6.62%) HTML5
10 16 (5.88%) Node.js
10 16 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (5.88%) RESTful
10 16 (5.88%) Spring Boot
11 13 (4.78%) ActiveMQ
12 12 (4.41%) ASP.NET
12 12 (4.41%) CSS3
13 10 (3.68%) Drools
14 9 (3.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (10.66%) Computer Science
3 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.99%) Algorithms
5 16 (5.88%) Data Structures
6 12 (4.41%) Mobile App
7 11 (4.04%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.94%) Fintech
8 8 (2.94%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.47%) Equities
9 4 (1.47%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.10%) Derivative
10 3 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.49%) Linux
2 16 (5.88%) Unix
3 7 (2.57%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.21%) CentOS
5 3 (1.10%) Windows
6 2 (0.74%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) AIX
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (23.16%) Analytics
3 62 (22.79%) TDD
4 42 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (14.34%) Microservices
6 38 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (13.97%) Open Source
7 37 (13.60%) Machine Learning
7 37 (13.60%) Scrum
8 33 (12.13%) DevOps
8 33 (12.13%) MapReduce
9 29 (10.66%) Web Development
10 27 (9.93%) BDD
10 27 (9.93%) Software Engineering
11 26 (9.56%) Test Automation
12 25 (9.19%) OO
13 23 (8.46%) Unit Testing
14 22 (8.09%) SDLC
15 20 (7.35%) Data Modelling
15 20 (7.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 183 (67.28%) Java
2 101 (37.13%) Python
3 80 (29.41%) SQL
4 76 (27.94%) Scala
5 46 (16.91%) JavaScript
6 40 (14.71%) C#
7 36 (13.24%) R
8 23 (8.46%) C++
9 13 (4.78%) Shell Script
9 13 (4.78%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.04%) C
10 11 (4.04%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.84%) Jython
13 2 (0.74%) Clojure
13 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.37%) Cython
14 1 (0.37%) ES6
14 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 48 (17.65%) Degree
2 14 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.10%) PhD
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.51%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (12.13%) HDFS
2 28 (10.29%) Docker
3 20 (7.35%) Apache Flume
4 6 (2.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (7.72%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.04%) Hadoop YARN
2 11 (4.04%) Oozie
3 8 (2.94%) Ansible
4 7 (2.57%) Terraform
5 5 (1.84%) Ambari
5 5 (1.84%) Puppet
6 3 (1.10%) Packer
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) Marathon
7 1 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (8.82%) Hortonworks
1 24 (8.82%) Oracle
2 19 (6.99%) Google
2 19 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.15%) Cloudera
4 10 (3.68%) Tableau
5 8 (2.94%) Cognos
5 8 (2.94%) IBM
5 8 (2.94%) SAP
6 7 (2.57%) Talend
6 7 (2.57%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.10%) Teradata
8 2 (0.74%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.74%) Adthena
9 1 (0.37%) Informatica
9 1 (0.37%) MapR
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.37%) Splunk
9 1 (0.37%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.37%) Vertica