Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Big Data Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 913 876 812
Rank change year-on-year -37 -64 +123
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 275 313 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 209 279 429
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £35,500 £38,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,750 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 12 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 February 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 -20 266 £65,000 - 67
London +1 184 £70,000 - 46
UK excluding London -32 85 £50,000 -4.76% 24
South East -6 27 £55,000 +6.80% 12
Midlands +27 25 £45,000 -30.77% 3
North West +3 22 £45,000 -26.53% 1
North of England -3 22 £45,000 -14.29% 2
East Midlands - 15 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands -10 10 £30,000 -53.85%
East of England -20 4 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Scotland -46 4 £70,000 +86.67% 2
South West +1 3 £32,000 -54.29% 3

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Big Data
2 193 (70.18%) Java
3 167 (60.73%) Hadoop
4 145 (52.73%) Apache Spark
5 111 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (40.00%) Scala
7 83 (30.18%) Python
8 79 (28.73%) SQL
9 77 (28.00%) Analytics
10 70 (25.45%) Kafka
11 66 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
12 63 (22.91%) TDD
13 62 (22.55%) HBase
14 59 (21.45%) Machine Learning
15 57 (20.73%) Finance
16 52 (18.91%) Linux
17 49 (17.82%) Apache Hive
18 43 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
19 40 (14.55%) Data Science
19 40 (14.55%) Banking
20 39 (14.18%) Degree
21 37 (13.45%) Computer Science
22 35 (12.73%) MapReduce
23 34 (12.36%) Relational Database
23 34 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (12.36%) Multithreading
23 34 (12.36%) OO
24 33 (12.00%) BDD
25 31 (11.27%) DevOps
25 31 (11.27%) Data Ingestion

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
1 145 (52.73%) Apache Spark
2 19 (6.91%) Apache
3 16 (5.82%) Apache Pig
4 12 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.64%) Apache Solr
6 7 (2.55%) Confluence
7 6 (2.18%) SAS
7 6 (2.18%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.82%) JBoss
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.36%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 66 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.55%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (1.82%) GitHub
5 4 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.45%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (1.45%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.45%) SaaS
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (100.00%) Big Data
2 167 (60.73%) Hadoop
3 62 (22.55%) HBase
4 49 (17.82%) Apache Hive
5 34 (12.36%) Relational Database
6 31 (11.27%) Data Lake
7 30 (10.91%) RDBMS
8 25 (9.09%) NoSQL
9 24 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (8.00%) MongoDB
11 21 (7.64%) Impala
11 21 (7.64%) SQL Server
12 16 (5.82%) Sqoop
13 14 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (3.27%) Neo4j
17 8 (2.91%) Power BI
18 7 (2.55%) Amazon Redshift
18 7 (2.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 14 (5.09%) Git (software)
1 14 (5.09%) JIRA
2 13 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.91%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.55%) Maven
5 4 (1.45%) JUnit
5 4 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.73%) Gatling
7 2 (0.73%) Gradle
7 2 (0.73%) Mockito
7 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.36%) Codeship
8 1 (0.36%) GitLab
8 1 (0.36%) ProC
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) Travis CI
General
1 57 (20.73%) Finance
2 40 (14.55%) Banking
3 27 (9.82%) Investment Banking
4 24 (8.73%) Front Office
5 10 (3.64%) Publishing
6 8 (2.91%) Law
7 6 (2.18%) Games
8 4 (1.45%) Legal
8 4 (1.45%) Marketing
8 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.09%) Advertising
10 2 (0.73%) Military
10 2 (0.73%) Retail
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (25.45%) Kafka
2 21 (7.64%) REST
3 18 (6.55%) J2EE
4 17 (6.18%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (6.18%) Web Services
5 16 (5.82%) AngularJS
5 16 (5.82%) Spring
6 15 (5.45%) Spark Streaming
7 14 (5.09%) HTML
8 12 (4.36%) .NET
8 12 (4.36%) CSS
8 12 (4.36%) JMS
9 10 (3.64%) Samza
10 9 (3.27%) Node.js
11 7 (2.55%) Drools
12 6 (2.18%) Apache Camel
12 6 (2.18%) D3.js
12 6 (2.18%) HTML5
12 6 (2.18%) MDX
13 5 (1.82%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (13.45%) Computer Science
3 34 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.09%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 10 (3.64%) Equities
6 10 (3.64%) Fintech
7 6 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.82%) Derivative
9 4 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.09%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.09%) Social Media
10 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.91%) Linux
2 12 (4.36%) Unix
3 6 (2.18%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.45%) CentOS
5 2 (0.73%) Windows
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.00%) Analytics
3 63 (22.91%) TDD
4 59 (21.45%) Machine Learning
5 40 (14.55%) Data Science
6 35 (12.73%) MapReduce
7 34 (12.36%) Multithreading
7 34 (12.36%) OO
8 33 (12.00%) BDD
9 31 (11.27%) Data Ingestion
9 31 (11.27%) DevOps
10 30 (10.91%) ETL
10 30 (10.91%) Scrum
11 27 (9.82%) Software Engineering
12 26 (9.45%) Mathematics
12 26 (9.45%) Open Source
13 24 (8.73%) Artificial Intelligence
13 24 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (8.73%) Data Modelling
14 23 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 193 (70.18%) Java
2 110 (40.00%) Scala
3 83 (30.18%) Python
4 79 (28.73%) SQL
5 23 (8.36%) R
6 20 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 19 (6.91%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.82%) C#
9 6 (2.18%) C++
10 5 (1.82%) C
10 5 (1.82%) Perl
11 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.45%) Gremlin
11 4 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.09%) Groovy
12 3 (1.09%) Jython
13 1 (0.36%) Clojure
13 1 (0.36%) Cython
13 1 (0.36%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (14.18%) Degree
2 24 (8.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (10.55%) HDFS
2 15 (5.45%) Docker
3 11 (4.00%) Apache Flume
4 6 (2.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (9.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 13 (4.73%) Ansible
2 13 (4.73%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.91%) Ambari
3 8 (2.91%) Oozie
4 7 (2.55%) Puppet
5 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.09%) Terraform
7 2 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.73%) Mesos
7 2 (0.73%) Simian Army
8 1 (0.36%) logstash
8 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (9.09%) Oracle
2 23 (8.36%) Cloudera
3 17 (6.18%) Hortonworks
4 14 (5.09%) Talend
5 9 (3.27%) Google
6 8 (2.91%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.18%) Cognos
7 6 (2.18%) IBM
7 6 (2.18%) Tableau
7 6 (2.18%) Teradata
8 5 (1.82%) EXASOL
8 5 (1.82%) Informatica
8 5 (1.82%) SnapLogic
9 4 (1.45%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.09%) MapR
11 2 (0.73%) Adthena
11 2 (0.73%) SAP
11 2 (0.73%) Splunk
12 1 (0.36%) Facebook
12 1 (0.36%) T-Plan