Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Big Data Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 859 882
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 284 402 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 230 333 399
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 169054 187667 211623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135523 157713 175423
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 14 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 September 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 -64 245 £60,000 -2.44% 28
London -77 176 £67,500 - 22
UK excluding London +30 99 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South East +58 31 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland -12 29 £80,000 +72.97%
Midlands +45 16 £30,000 -29.41% 1
West Midlands +34 15 £30,000 -29.41%
East of England -22 11 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North of England -22 7 £35,000 -31.37% 2
South West +12 4 £55,000 +22.22%
North West -16 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North East - 3 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 284 (100.00%) Big Data
2 190 (66.90%) Java
3 166 (58.45%) Hadoop
4 148 (52.11%) Apache Spark
5 127 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (39.08%) Python
7 86 (30.28%) Finance
8 85 (29.93%) SQL
9 80 (28.17%) Scala
10 74 (26.06%) Analytics
11 66 (23.24%) HBase
12 62 (21.83%) TDD
13 60 (21.13%) C#
14 56 (19.72%) Kafka
15 53 (18.66%) JavaScript
15 53 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
17 48 (16.90%) Apache Cassandra
18 47 (16.55%) .NET
19 46 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
19 46 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (15.49%) Apache Hive
21 43 (15.14%) R
21 43 (15.14%) Linux
22 42 (14.79%) MongoDB
23 41 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
24 40 (14.08%) AngularJS
25 39 (13.73%) Docker
25 39 (13.73%) Git (software)
26 38 (13.38%) NoSQL

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
1 148 (52.11%) Apache Spark
2 31 (10.92%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (7.75%) SAS
4 21 (7.39%) Apache
5 19 (6.69%) Apache Pig
6 9 (3.17%) Confluence
7 8 (2.82%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (2.82%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.06%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.70%) JBoss
12 1 (0.35%) Tornado
12 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (7.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (4.93%) Azure Machine Learning
5 10 (3.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.82%) GitHub
7 4 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.06%) SaaS
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.70%) Internet
1 2 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (100.00%) Big Data
2 166 (58.45%) Hadoop
3 66 (23.24%) HBase
4 48 (16.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 44 (15.49%) Apache Hive
6 42 (14.79%) MongoDB
7 38 (13.38%) NoSQL
8 34 (11.97%) SQL Server
9 29 (10.21%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (10.21%) Relational Database
10 24 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (7.39%) Impala
12 18 (6.34%) Power BI
13 17 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (5.63%) Data Lake
14 16 (5.63%) Pentaho
15 15 (5.28%) Neo4j
16 13 (4.58%) Data Mining
16 13 (4.58%) HDInsight
16 13 (4.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.28%) JIRA
2 15 (5.28%) Maven
3 12 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.87%) Bitbucket
5 9 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.17%) Selenium
6 8 (2.82%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.82%) Gerrit
6 8 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.46%) IntelliJ
7 7 (2.46%) JBehave
7 7 (2.46%) Mockito
7 7 (2.46%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.35%) Mocha
General
1 86 (30.28%) Finance
2 24 (8.45%) Banking
3 15 (5.28%) Front Office
3 15 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.93%) Marketing
5 13 (4.58%) Games
6 7 (2.46%) Electronics
6 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.06%) Military
7 3 (1.06%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.70%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.72%) Kafka
2 47 (16.55%) .NET
3 40 (14.08%) AngularJS
4 33 (11.62%) Spring
5 28 (9.86%) Web Services
6 24 (8.45%) HTML
7 23 (8.10%) Apache Camel
8 19 (6.69%) JMS
9 18 (6.34%) ASP.NET
10 17 (5.99%) CSS
11 16 (5.63%) HTML5
11 16 (5.63%) REST
11 16 (5.63%) RESTful
12 13 (4.58%) Spring Boot
13 11 (3.87%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (3.87%) Node.js
13 11 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (3.52%) CSS3
14 10 (3.52%) JSON
14 10 (3.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (9.51%) Computer Science
3 26 (9.15%) Data Structures
4 25 (8.80%) Algorithms
4 25 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.93%) Client/Server
5 14 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.87%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.52%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.82%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.41%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.06%) Fintech
11 2 (0.70%) Clustering
11 2 (0.70%) Life Science
11 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.35%) Blog
12 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.35%) Derivative
12 1 (0.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.14%) Linux
2 14 (4.93%) Unix
3 5 (1.76%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.41%) CentOS
4 4 (1.41%) Windows
5 3 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) AIX
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (26.06%) Analytics
3 62 (21.83%) TDD
4 53 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (13.03%) Scrum
7 36 (12.68%) MapReduce
8 35 (12.32%) Machine Learning
9 32 (11.27%) Open Source
10 30 (10.56%) Microservices
11 29 (10.21%) Software Engineering
12 28 (9.86%) OO
13 27 (9.51%) DevOps
14 26 (9.15%) BDD
15 25 (8.80%) Test Automation
16 21 (7.39%) Web Development
17 20 (7.04%) ETL
18 19 (6.69%) Data Analytics
18 19 (6.69%) Data Modelling
19 18 (6.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (66.90%) Java
2 111 (39.08%) Python
3 85 (29.93%) SQL
4 80 (28.17%) Scala
5 60 (21.13%) C#
6 53 (18.66%) JavaScript
7 43 (15.14%) R
8 33 (11.62%) C++
9 17 (5.99%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.58%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.52%) C
11 10 (3.52%) VB.NET
12 9 (3.17%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.41%) ES6
14 3 (1.06%) Jython
15 2 (0.70%) Clojure
15 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.70%) Ruby
16 1 (0.35%) Go
16 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (13.03%) Degree
2 8 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.41%) PhD
3 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) CCA
4 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) MCSA
4 1 (0.35%) MCSD
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) QA
2 5 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) GCP
System Software
1 39 (13.73%) Docker
2 26 (9.15%) Apache Flume
2 26 (9.15%) HDFS
3 3 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (7.39%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.58%) Oozie
3 11 (3.87%) Puppet
4 8 (2.82%) Ansible
5 6 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.76%) Ambari
6 5 (1.76%) Terraform
7 4 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.41%) Packer
8 1 (0.35%) Marathon
8 1 (0.35%) Mesos
8 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.39%) Hortonworks
3 20 (7.04%) Google
4 17 (5.99%) Tableau
5 15 (5.28%) Cloudera
6 14 (4.93%) Oracle
7 12 (4.23%) TIBCO
8 9 (3.17%) Cognos
8 9 (3.17%) IBM
9 7 (2.46%) SAP
10 6 (2.11%) Talend
11 5 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.41%) Alias
12 4 (1.41%) Informatica
12 4 (1.41%) MapR
13 3 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (1.06%) Netezza
14 2 (0.70%) Teradata
15 1 (0.35%) Ab Initio
15 1 (0.35%) Xamarin