Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Acquisition skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Acquisition over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Acquisition
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 992 986 1106
Rank change year-on-year -6 +120 -25
Permanent jobs citing Data Acquisition 190 198 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 146 199 136
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -16.67% +12.94%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £79,375 £85,000 £88,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,029 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.07% -5.88% -

Data Acquisition is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Data Acquisition
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Acquisition as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Acquisition in the UK

Data Acquisition
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Acquisition in the UK

Data Acquisition
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Acquisition over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Acquisition in the UK

Data Acquisition
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Acquisition within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 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 +22 186 £47,500 +18.75% 36
UK excluding London -51 99 £46,029 +15.07% 31
London +40 93 £55,000 +37.50% 9
South East +37 64 £47,500 +29.25% 11
East of England -29 21 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Midlands +9 6 £42,500 -39.29% 12
West Midlands +10 5 £41,250 -41.07% 11
North of England -10 4 £22,500 -21.74% 1
Scotland -41 4 £57,250 -28.44% 2
North West -6 3 £22,500 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £31,700 -
East Midlands +2 1 £52,500 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT jobs citing Data Acquisition also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Data Acquisition.

1 87 (45.79%) Python
2 86 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (36.84%) SQL
4 61 (32.11%) Java
5 57 (30.00%) Data Modelling
6 53 (27.89%) Data Management
6 53 (27.89%) Big Data
7 52 (27.37%) Analytics
7 52 (27.37%) ETL
7 52 (27.37%) SQL Server
8 51 (26.84%) Hadoop
9 50 (26.32%) Finance
10 48 (25.26%) Degree
11 45 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
12 44 (23.16%) Amazon AWS
13 42 (22.11%) Visualisation
14 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
15 39 (20.53%) Data Analysis
16 38 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (19.47%) Computer Science
17 37 (19.47%) C++
18 36 (18.95%) Tableau
19 34 (17.89%) C#
19 34 (17.89%) Linux
19 34 (17.89%) Management Information System
19 34 (17.89%) Scrum
20 33 (17.37%) JavaScript
20 33 (17.37%) Decision-Making

Data Acquisition
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 25 (13.16%) Apache Spark
2 24 (12.63%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.79%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.11%) Predix
4 4 (2.11%) ThingWorx
5 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 2 (1.05%) SAS
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Simulink
3 1 (0.53%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.16%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (14.21%) AWS Lambda
2 27 (14.21%) Serverless
3 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.16%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (3.16%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.05%) Internet
2 2 (1.05%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.05%) HTTP
2 2 (1.05%) IPv4
2 2 (1.05%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.53%) Modbus
3 1 (0.53%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (27.89%) Big Data
2 52 (27.37%) SQL Server
3 51 (26.84%) Hadoop
4 45 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (15.26%) Relational Database
6 28 (14.74%) MySQL
7 26 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (9.47%) Apache Hive
8 18 (9.47%) Data Lake
9 16 (8.42%) Impala
10 15 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (6.84%) NoSQL
12 10 (5.26%) Parquet
12 10 (5.26%) Spotfire
12 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (4.74%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (4.74%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.74%) Star Schema
14 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (3.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (10.00%) LabVIEW
2 15 (7.89%) ERwin
3 9 (4.74%) GitLab
4 7 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.63%) JIRA
5 5 (2.63%) webpack
6 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.53%) Grunt
7 1 (0.53%) gulp
7 1 (0.53%) JMeter
7 1 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.53%) Mocha
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (26.32%) Finance
2 19 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.21%) Electronics
3 8 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.68%) Automotive
4 7 (3.68%) Marketing
5 6 (3.16%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.63%) Retail
7 4 (2.11%) Advertising
7 4 (2.11%) Dutch Language
7 4 (2.11%) French Language
7 4 (2.11%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (33.68%) Developer
2 34 (17.89%) Architect
3 30 (15.79%) Data Architect
4 21 (11.05%) Data Engineer
5 18 (9.47%) C# Developer
5 18 (9.47%) Software Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Analyst
7 12 (6.32%) Big Data Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Python Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Senior Software Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Database Architect
9 10 (5.26%) Junior
10 9 (4.74%) Analytics Developer
10 9 (4.74%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.68%) Data Manager
12 6 (3.16%) Data Modeller
12 6 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Process Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Project Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.74%) .NET
2 23 (12.11%) SailPoint
3 20 (10.53%) Web Services
4 15 (7.89%) JSON
5 14 (7.37%) XML
6 11 (5.79%) HTML
6 11 (5.79%) J2EE
6 11 (5.79%) J2SE
6 11 (5.79%) NumPy
6 11 (5.79%) Pandas
7 9 (4.74%) React
8 7 (3.68%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.63%) D3.js
9 5 (2.63%) Lucene
9 5 (2.63%) Middleware
9 5 (2.63%) Redux
9 5 (2.63%) WPF
10 4 (2.11%) Kafka
11 3 (1.58%) CSS
11 3 (1.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (19.47%) Computer Science
3 34 (17.89%) Management Information System
4 23 (12.11%) Robotics
4 23 (12.11%) Tandem
5 13 (6.84%) Acoustics
5 13 (6.84%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.74%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.74%) Data Structures
8 8 (4.21%) Life Science
9 7 (3.68%) User Experience
10 6 (3.16%) Clustering
11 5 (2.63%) Replication
12 4 (2.11%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 4 (2.11%) Internet of Things
12 4 (2.11%) Machine to Machine
12 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (2.11%) Social Media
12 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.89%) Linux
2 20 (10.53%) Windows
3 16 (8.42%) Unix
4 4 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 53 (27.89%) Data Management
4 52 (27.37%) Analytics
4 52 (27.37%) ETL
5 45 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (22.11%) Visualisation
7 39 (20.53%) Data Analysis
8 38 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (17.89%) Scrum
10 33 (17.37%) Decision-Making
11 29 (15.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (14.21%) SDLC
13 26 (13.68%) Data Integration
13 26 (13.68%) Software Engineering
14 25 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (12.63%) API Development
15 24 (12.63%) Information Security
15 24 (12.63%) Mathematics
15 24 (12.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (45.79%) Python
2 70 (36.84%) SQL
3 61 (32.11%) Java
4 37 (19.47%) C++
5 34 (17.89%) C#
6 33 (17.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (13.16%) PowerShell
8 23 (12.11%) BeanShell
9 22 (11.58%) PL/SQL
10 20 (10.53%) Scala
11 19 (10.00%) T-SQL
12 10 (5.26%) MATLAB
13 6 (3.16%) C
14 4 (2.11%) Perl
15 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.58%) R
15 3 (1.58%) Ruby
16 2 (1.05%) Go
16 2 (1.05%) VBA
17 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (25.26%) Degree
2 20 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.68%) Master's Degree
4 6 (3.16%) PhD
5 1 (0.53%) GIAC
5 1 (0.53%) OSCP
5 1 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.95%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.21%) QA
3 5 (2.63%) GDPR
4 2 (1.05%) GCP
4 2 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.42%) HDFS
2 10 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (2.63%) Docker
3 5 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Oozie
2 3 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) FTK
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) Mesos
4 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.95%) Tableau
3 29 (15.26%) Oracle
4 23 (12.11%) ServiceNow
5 20 (10.53%) Cloudera
5 20 (10.53%) Talend
6 14 (7.37%) Cognizant
7 11 (5.79%) Sun
8 10 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.63%) Alteryx
10 4 (2.11%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.58%) Altera
11 3 (1.58%) IBM
11 3 (1.58%) Splunk
11 3 (1.58%) Xilinx
12 2 (1.05%) Informatica
12 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.53%) Lotus
13 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
13 1 (0.53%) Teradata