The median annual salary for a Big Data Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data Developer
UK
Rank 723 691 775
Rank change year-on-year -32 +84  
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 126 259 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 116 229 175
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £91,250 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Big Data Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Big Data Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 121 £60,000 - 13
London -52 65 £67,500 +8.00% 10
South East +72 25 £41,250 -2.94% 1
North West -11 15 £60,000 +54.83%
City of London +35 14 £77,500 +3.33% 6
Manchester -16 12 £61,250 +53.12%
Oxfordshire +1 10 £24,000 -60.00%
Berkshire +33 9 £40,000 -
East of England +23 9 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Reading +41 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey +44 5 £42,500 -32.00% 1
West Midlands +30 4 - -
Cambridge +5 4 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Glasgow - 4 £80,000 -
Scotland - 4 £80,000 -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Ipswich - 3 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +28 2 £43,750 -2.77%
Hertfordshire +19 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Oxford +3 2 £56,250 +32.35%
Wimbledon - 2 £62,500 -
Kidlington - 2 £65,000 -
Cobham - 2 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £26,250 -
West Yorkshire +25 1 £52,500 +16.66%
South West +21 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Stevenage +2 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Middlesbrough - 1 £35,000 -

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Big Data
2 192 (65.31%) Hadoop
3 168 (57.14%) Java
4 154 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (43.88%) Apache Spark
6 118 (40.14%) Scala
7 101 (34.35%) SQL
8 80 (27.21%) NoSQL
9 78 (26.53%) Python
10 75 (25.51%) Finance
11 71 (24.15%) TDD
12 68 (23.13%) Apache Hive
13 60 (20.41%) Analytics
14 58 (19.73%) HBase
14 58 (19.73%) Scrum
15 51 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
15 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
16 50 (17.01%) Software Engineering
17 47 (15.99%) Banking
18 44 (14.97%) Machine Learning
18 44 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (13.27%) JavaScript
20 38 (12.93%) C++
21 37 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
21 37 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (12.59%) MongoDB
22 36 (12.24%) Kafka
22 36 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 35 (11.90%) C#
24 33 (11.22%) DevOps

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 129 (43.88%) Apache Spark
2 31 (10.54%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (9.18%) Apache
4 14 (4.76%) Apache Solr
5 11 (3.74%) Apache Pig
6 7 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.04%) Jetty
7 6 (2.04%) nginx
8 4 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.02%) Confluence
9 3 (1.02%) JBoss
9 3 (1.02%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.68%) SAS
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.40%) GitHub
5 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.70%) PaaS
7 4 (1.36%) SaaS
8 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.02%) Google App Engine
8 3 (1.02%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.36%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) IPv4
3 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.34%) ICMP
4 1 (0.34%) SSH
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (100.00%) Big Data
2 192 (65.31%) Hadoop
3 80 (27.21%) NoSQL
4 68 (23.13%) Apache Hive
5 58 (19.73%) HBase
6 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
7 37 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (12.59%) MongoDB
8 36 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (10.88%) Relational Database
10 29 (9.86%) MySQL
11 28 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (8.16%) Impala
14 23 (7.82%) RDBMS
15 16 (5.44%) OLAP
16 13 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (4.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.48%) JIRA
3 11 (3.74%) Maven
4 8 (2.72%) Subversion
5 7 (2.38%) Gradle
5 7 (2.38%) JUnit
6 6 (2.04%) Selenium
6 6 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (1.70%) Bugzilla
7 5 (1.70%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.02%) Apache Continuum
9 3 (1.02%) Trac
10 2 (0.68%) Mockito
11 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (25.51%) Finance
2 47 (15.99%) Banking
3 29 (9.86%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.76%) Marketing
5 12 (4.08%) Retail
6 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.70%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.70%) Publishing
9 4 (1.36%) Electronics
10 3 (1.02%) Advertising
10 3 (1.02%) Games
10 3 (1.02%) Law
11 2 (0.68%) Automotive
11 2 (0.68%) Front Office
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.24%) Kafka
2 32 (10.88%) AngularJS
3 29 (9.86%) .NET
4 20 (6.80%) Node.js
4 20 (6.80%) Web Services
5 18 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (5.78%) Spring
7 15 (5.10%) React
8 13 (4.42%) REST
8 13 (4.42%) RESTful
9 10 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.06%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (3.06%) HTML
11 8 (2.72%) JSON
11 8 (2.72%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.72%) XML
12 7 (2.38%) Akka
12 7 (2.38%) Apache CXF
12 7 (2.38%) Google Maps API
12 7 (2.38%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.86%) Algorithms
2 27 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.10%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.06%) Fintech
4 9 (3.06%) Replication
5 8 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.72%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.70%) iPad
7 5 (1.70%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.36%) Social Media
9 3 (1.02%) PKI
10 2 (0.68%) Blog
10 2 (0.68%) Derivative
10 2 (0.68%) Equities
10 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.34%) Life Science
11 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.20%) Linux
2 11 (3.74%) Unix
3 7 (2.38%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.04%) CentOS
5 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.68%) Android
6 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Windows
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.15%) TDD
3 60 (20.41%) Analytics
4 58 (19.73%) Scrum
5 51 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (17.01%) Software Engineering
7 44 (14.97%) Machine Learning
8 37 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (11.22%) DevOps
10 32 (10.88%) Open Source
11 31 (10.54%) MapReduce
12 29 (9.86%) OO
13 28 (9.52%) BDD
13 28 (9.52%) Data Modelling
14 26 (8.84%) Multithreading
15 25 (8.50%) Data Analytics
16 23 (7.82%) ETL
17 22 (7.48%) Kanban
18 19 (6.46%) E-Commerce
18 19 (6.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (57.14%) Java
2 118 (40.14%) Scala
3 101 (34.35%) SQL
4 78 (26.53%) Python
5 39 (13.27%) JavaScript
6 38 (12.93%) C++
7 35 (11.90%) C#
8 17 (5.78%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.06%) R
11 8 (2.72%) C
12 5 (1.70%) HiveQL
12 5 (1.70%) Jython
12 5 (1.70%) Ruby
12 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.36%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (1.02%) F#
14 3 (1.02%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.02%) PHP
14 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (9.52%) Degree
2 17 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.70%) PhD
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
5 1 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.34%) MCSA
5 1 (0.34%) MCSD
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.36%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.36%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) GCP
3 1 (0.34%) Basel III
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 29 (9.86%) HDFS
2 20 (6.80%) Docker
3 11 (3.74%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.02%) KVM
5 3 (1.02%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (6.80%) Oozie
2 10 (3.40%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (3.06%) Mesos
3 9 (3.06%) Puppet
4 8 (2.72%) Ansible
5 7 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.04%) Ambari
7 5 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.02%) Kibana
9 1 (0.34%) SELinux
Vendors
1 28 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.78%) Google
3 16 (5.44%) Oracle
4 14 (4.76%) Cognos
5 10 (3.40%) Cloudera
6 9 (3.06%) Netezza
7 8 (2.72%) Hortonworks
7 8 (2.72%) Tableau
8 6 (2.04%) Talend
9 5 (1.70%) Actian
9 5 (1.70%) Greenplum
9 5 (1.70%) Sybase
10 4 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.36%) SAP
11 3 (1.02%) Facebook
11 3 (1.02%) GoldenSource
11 3 (1.02%) Platfora
11 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.02%) VMware
12 2 (0.68%) Teradata
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