The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Big Data skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 97 151
Rank change year-on-year +12 +54  
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 2875 2899 2298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.38% 2.94% 2.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.74% 9.69% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2342 2275 1889
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.79% +3.00%  

Big Data is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26770 29928 34995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 30.38% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22691 25558 29544
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Big Data as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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 +5 2666 £62,500 +4.16% 397
London +10 1608 £67,500 +3.84% 246
South East +39 415 £60,000 +14.28% 58
City of London +14 198 £67,500 +8.00% 48
North West +48 185 £52,500 +16.66% 35
Manchester +54 157 £50,000 +9.10% 27
South West -15 127 £51,250 +2.50% 9
Scotland +48 120 £60,000 +19.40% 11
Surrey +19 103 £60,000 - 16
East of England -8 100 £50,000 +7.52% 22
Berkshire +18 91 £55,000 +22.22% 12
East Midlands +63 88 £50,000 -17.69% 3
Glasgow +55 80 £60,000 +31.86% 4
Hampshire +17 75 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Yorkshire -40 70 £45,000 -18.18% 16
Oxfordshire -12 64 £65,000 +21.49% 11
West Yorkshire -40 57 £45,000 -18.18% 11
Bristol +15 52 £55,000 +33.33% 7
Leeds -39 52 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Edinburgh +17 51 £60,000 -13.66% 7
West Midlands -31 50 £47,500 -17.39% 6
Gloucestershire -22 49 £50,000 -
Reading +1 47 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +35 45 £30,500 -59.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +33 45 £55,000 -6.38% 3
Cambridgeshire -24 44 £50,000 -2.43% 12
Nottingham +30 42 £60,000 +2.12% 3
Milton Keynes +27 41 £30,500 -51.77% 1
Cambridge -19 39 £50,000 -4.76% 12
East Sussex +35 37 £60,000 -14.28% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Big Data.

1 2404 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2265 (39.81%) Java
3 1955 (34.36%) Hadoop
4 1841 (32.36%) Analytics
5 1710 (30.05%) SQL
6 1644 (28.89%) Python
7 1389 (24.41%) Apache Spark
8 1310 (23.02%) Finance
9 1190 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
10 1067 (18.75%) NoSQL
11 987 (17.35%) Degree
12 937 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
13 933 (16.40%) Machine Learning
14 927 (16.29%) JavaScript
15 859 (15.10%) SQL Server
16 764 (13.43%) C#
17 758 (13.32%) Data Warehouse
18 754 (13.25%) Software Engineering
19 751 (13.20%) Scrum
20 747 (13.13%) Linux
21 739 (12.99%) Scala
22 724 (12.72%) TDD
23 720 (12.65%) ETL
24 695 (12.21%) MongoDB
25 679 (11.93%) Apache Hive
26 674 (11.85%) Microsoft
27 671 (11.79%) DevOps
28 651 (11.44%) .NET
29 648 (11.39%) Computer Science
30 616 (10.83%) Analytical Skills

Big Data
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 1389 (24.41%) Apache Spark
2 392 (6.89%) Elasticsearch
3 371 (6.52%) Apache
4 314 (5.52%) SAS
5 301 (5.29%) Apache Pig
6 169 (2.97%) Apache Solr
7 151 (2.65%) Tomcat
8 133 (2.34%) JBoss
9 95 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 86 (1.51%) Jetty
11 85 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 71 (1.25%) CMS
13 68 (1.20%) WebLogic
14 50 (0.88%) Confluence
15 43 (0.76%) SharePoint
16 38 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 33 (0.58%) GlassFish
18 28 (0.49%) nginx
19 25 (0.44%) IIS
20 20 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 144 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (1.86%) SPSS
3 42 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.11%) Stata
8 5 (0.088%) Weka
9 4 (0.070%) InVision
9 4 (0.070%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.053%) SPSS Modeler
11 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.035%) Gephi
11 2 (0.035%) Mathcad
11 2 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.035%) Simulink
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.018%) EViews
12 1 (0.018%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 56 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 11 (0.19%) Magento
6 8 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 7 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.11%) HFM
9 5 (0.088%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.088%) SessionCam
9 5 (0.088%) Social Studio
10 4 (0.070%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.070%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.070%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.053%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 937 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
2 580 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 234 (4.11%) SaaS
4 161 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 150 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (1.56%) GitHub
7 60 (1.05%) PaaS
8 50 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
9 49 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
10 47 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 45 (0.79%) Google Analytics
12 43 (0.76%) IaaS
13 27 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
14 25 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
15 24 (0.42%) Office 365
16 23 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
18 13 (0.23%) OpenShift
19 10 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 193 (3.39%) Internet
2 58 (1.02%) Network Security
3 51 (0.90%) HTTP
4 50 (0.88%) Firewall
5 36 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 31 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.37%) SSL
8 18 (0.32%) LDAP
9 13 (0.23%) DNS
10 10 (0.18%) Unified Communications
10 10 (0.18%) Wireless
11 9 (0.16%) Intranet
11 9 (0.16%) VPN
12 6 (0.11%) FTP
12 6 (0.11%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.088%) DHCP
13 5 (0.088%) DSL
13 5 (0.088%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.088%) tcpdump
13 5 (0.088%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1955 (34.36%) Hadoop
2 1067 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 859 (15.10%) SQL Server
4 758 (13.32%) Data Warehouse
5 695 (12.21%) MongoDB
6 679 (11.93%) Apache Hive
7 504 (8.86%) Relational Database
8 481 (8.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 451 (7.93%) MySQL
10 423 (7.43%) HBase
11 410 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 324 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 292 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 244 (4.29%) RDBMS
15 241 (4.24%) Power BI
16 233 (4.09%) Data Mining
17 211 (3.71%) QlikView
18 199 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
19 190 (3.34%) Redis
20 133 (2.34%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 402 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 245 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 208 (3.66%) JIRA
4 162 (2.85%) Selenium
5 148 (2.60%) Maven
6 119 (2.09%) Talend Open Studio
7 73 (1.28%) Subversion
8 69 (1.21%) JUnit
9 60 (1.05%) Gradle
9 60 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (0.76%) Visual Studio
11 42 (0.74%) Calabash
11 42 (0.74%) Hudson
11 42 (0.74%) NUnit
12 39 (0.69%) TeamCity
13 38 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 34 (0.60%) Bitbucket
15 33 (0.58%) Ant
15 33 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (0.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 1310 (23.02%) Finance
2 485 (8.52%) Retail
3 455 (8.00%) Banking
3 455 (8.00%) Marketing
4 286 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 191 (3.36%) Games
6 120 (2.11%) Legal
7 116 (2.04%) Advertising
8 79 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 72 (1.27%) Electronics
11 64 (1.12%) Publishing
12 47 (0.83%) Front Office
13 31 (0.54%) Local Government
14 30 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.46%) Law
16 23 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.37%) Automotive
17 21 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 1920 (33.74%) Developer
2 785 (13.80%) Architect
3 721 (12.67%) Java Developer
4 407 (7.15%) Data Engineer
5 406 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 380 (6.68%) Consultant
7 377 (6.63%) Data Scientist
8 339 (5.96%) Analyst
9 314 (5.52%) Data Architect
10 294 (5.17%) Big Data Engineer
11 277 (4.87%) Big Data Developer
12 262 (4.60%) Software Engineer
13 218 (3.83%) Java Engineer
14 208 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
15 198 (3.48%) C# Developer
16 189 (3.32%) .NET Developer
17 187 (3.29%) Software Developer
18 181 (3.18%) Big Data Architect
19 176 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
20 166 (2.92%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (11.44%) .NET
2 569 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 510 (8.96%) Web Services
4 485 (8.52%) Spring
5 483 (8.49%) HTML
6 423 (7.43%) Kafka
7 396 (6.96%) Node.js
8 368 (6.47%) CSS
9 335 (5.89%) REST
10 290 (5.10%) React
11 269 (4.73%) RESTful
12 232 (4.08%) XML
13 224 (3.94%) HTML5
14 187 (3.29%) Hibernate
15 186 (3.27%) Java EE
15 186 (3.27%) JSON
16 160 (2.81%) ASP.NET
17 158 (2.78%) J2EE
18 157 (2.76%) SOAP
19 142 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 648 (11.39%) Computer Science
2 616 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 599 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
4 441 (7.75%) Algorithms
5 193 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 182 (3.20%) Fintech
7 165 (2.90%) User Experience
8 154 (2.71%) Data Structures
9 150 (2.64%) Internet of Things
10 128 (2.25%) Credit Risk
11 113 (1.99%) Social Media
12 107 (1.88%) Management Information System
13 94 (1.65%) Mobile App
14 91 (1.60%) Data Centre
15 76 (1.34%) Semantic Web
16 61 (1.07%) Virtual Team
17 59 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 46 (0.81%) Derivative
19 42 (0.74%) iPad
19 42 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 747 (13.13%) Linux
2 186 (3.27%) Windows
3 175 (3.08%) Unix
4 108 (1.90%) Android
5 97 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 53 (0.93%) CentOS
7 47 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 35 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.18%) Debian
14 9 (0.16%) AIX
15 8 (0.14%) Solaris
16 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.088%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.070%) HPUX
19 3 (0.053%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.053%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2404 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1841 (32.36%) Analytics
3 1190 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
4 933 (16.40%) Machine Learning
5 754 (13.25%) Software Engineering
6 751 (13.20%) Scrum
7 724 (12.72%) TDD
8 720 (12.65%) ETL
9 671 (11.79%) DevOps
10 533 (9.37%) Visualisation
11 512 (9.00%) Data Analytics
12 489 (8.59%) Open Source
13 473 (8.31%) Mentoring
14 446 (7.84%) Mathematics
15 442 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
16 431 (7.57%) Data Modelling
17 425 (7.47%) E-Commerce
18 376 (6.61%) Test Automation
19 364 (6.40%) OO
20 355 (6.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2265 (39.81%) Java
2 1710 (30.05%) SQL
3 1644 (28.89%) Python
4 927 (16.29%) JavaScript
5 764 (13.43%) C#
6 739 (12.99%) Scala
7 591 (10.39%) R
8 410 (7.21%) C++
9 268 (4.71%) T-SQL
10 242 (4.25%) Ruby
11 224 (3.94%) C
12 192 (3.37%) Perl
13 191 (3.36%) PHP
14 140 (2.46%) Bash Shell
15 121 (2.13%) MATLAB
16 114 (2.00%) Go
17 63 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 62 (1.09%) PL/SQL
19 57 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 40 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 987 (17.35%) Degree
2 304 (5.34%) PhD
3 210 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 128 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 65 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 59 (1.04%) CISSP
7 48 (0.84%) ISEB
8 45 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.54%) GCIA
10 28 (0.49%) CEH
11 27 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.46%) CISM
12 26 (0.46%) PMP
13 20 (0.35%) Postgraduate
14 19 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.33%) GCIH
14 19 (0.33%) GIAC
15 16 (0.28%) CITP
16 15 (0.26%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.25%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (4.99%) QA
2 175 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 30 (0.53%) SLA
4 26 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.44%) COBIT
6 20 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.23%) GDPR
9 12 (0.21%) GCP
9 12 (0.21%) PMO
10 10 (0.18%) MiFID
11 4 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.053%) EMIR
12 3 (0.053%) GPG13
13 1 (0.018%) Basel III
13 1 (0.018%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.018%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.018%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 318 (5.59%) Docker
2 210 (3.69%) HDFS
3 119 (2.09%) Apache Flume
4 72 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 35 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 29 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.23%) Snort
10 11 (0.19%) KVM
11 10 (0.18%) Varnish
12 8 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.070%) Firmware
13 4 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.053%) etcd
14 3 (0.053%) IAG
14 3 (0.053%) vCloud
14 3 (0.053%) Xen
15 2 (0.035%) flannel
15 2 (0.035%) iptables
Systems Management
1 261 (4.59%) Puppet
2 238 (4.18%) Ansible
3 232 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (2.09%) Kubernetes
5 94 (1.65%) Oozie
6 92 (1.62%) Kibana
7 74 (1.30%) logstash
8 72 (1.27%) Mesos
9 65 (1.14%) Salt
10 41 (0.72%) Terraform
11 36 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
12 24 (0.42%) Packer
13 19 (0.33%) Ambari
14 15 (0.26%) Graphite
15 13 (0.23%) Nagios
16 9 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
17 8 (0.14%) QRadar
17 8 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
17 8 (0.14%) ZABBIX
18 7 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 674 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 595 (10.46%) Oracle
3 389 (6.84%) Tableau
4 297 (5.22%) Google
5 212 (3.73%) SAP
6 166 (2.92%) Cloudera
7 130 (2.28%) Hortonworks
8 119 (2.09%) Talend
9 105 (1.85%) Informatica
10 97 (1.70%) VMware
11 88 (1.55%) Teradata
12 84 (1.48%) Splunk
13 64 (1.12%) IBM
14 63 (1.11%) MapR
15 60 (1.05%) Red Hat
16 54 (0.95%) TIBCO
17 51 (0.90%) Cognos
18 48 (0.84%) Cisco
19 42 (0.74%) Adobe
20 41 (0.72%) Netezza
Liverpool, Merseyside
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Healthcare, Pensions Scheme
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £650000 per annum + Fantastic benefits!
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits!
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Storm Global Analytics
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: Remote Working, Flexi-Time, Pension Scheme
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £85,000, on-site gym, on-site cafe,
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Colchester, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £54561 - £62955 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, 25 days holiday, MacBook
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus,
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits, pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Excellent bonuses and benefits packa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday