Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Acquisition
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1065 1048 1100
Rank change year-on-year -17 +52 +10
Permanent jobs citing Data Acquisition 134 123 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.070% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.078% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 123 88 156
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,525 £33,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £78,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +12.50%

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 158,369 157,147 187,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,702 129,388 155,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Acquisition in the UK

Data Acquisition
Top 14 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 23 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 +11 123 £45,000 +12.50% 36
UK excluding London +44 73 £37,500 +7.14% 31
London -19 65 £58,750 +20.51% 9
East of England +11 21 £32,500 -18.75% 6
South East +10 20 £42,500 +41.67% 7
Midlands +25 15 £70,000 +48.15% 10
West Midlands +10 13 £70,000 +17.65% 7
Scotland -36 6 £39,500 -50.63% 1
South West +12 4 £38,750 - 2
North of England -7 3 £22,500 -47.06% 2
North West -22 3 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £37,500 -
East Midlands +7 2 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Wales - 1 £24,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 50 (37.31%) Analytics
2 41 (30.60%) Degree
3 39 (29.10%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (27.61%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (26.12%) SQL
6 34 (25.37%) Finance
6 34 (25.37%) Computer Science
6 34 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (24.63%) Data Modelling
8 30 (22.39%) Mathematics
8 30 (22.39%) Data Science
9 29 (21.64%) Software Engineering
9 29 (21.64%) C++
10 28 (20.90%) Data Analysis
10 28 (20.90%) Visualisation
11 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (20.15%) Machine Learning
12 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
12 23 (17.16%) Marketing
12 23 (17.16%) Data Quality
13 22 (16.42%) Algorithms
13 22 (16.42%) Java
13 22 (16.42%) Windows
14 21 (15.67%) Physics
14 21 (15.67%) Big Data
15 20 (14.93%) Signal Processing
15 20 (14.93%) Data Management
15 20 (14.93%) Python
15 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
15 20 (14.93%) LabVIEW

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 17 (12.69%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.22%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.49%) Apache
3 2 (1.49%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Predix
4 1 (0.75%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.97%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (5.97%) Serverless
3 6 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (3.73%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) HTTP
1 2 (1.49%) Internet
1 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) FlexRay
2 1 (0.75%) MQTT
2 1 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.61%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (15.67%) Big Data
3 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
4 19 (14.18%) Hadoop
5 13 (9.70%) Impala
6 12 (8.96%) Data Lake
7 11 (8.21%) Apache Hive
8 10 (7.46%) Data Mining
9 8 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.22%) RDBMS
11 6 (4.48%) Spotfire
11 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (3.73%) Apache Zeppelin
12 5 (3.73%) Cloudera CDH
12 5 (3.73%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.73%) Parquet
12 5 (3.73%) Text Mining
13 4 (2.99%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (14.93%) LabVIEW
2 7 (5.22%) ERwin
2 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.73%) JIRA
4 4 (2.99%) GitLab
4 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (25.37%) Finance
2 23 (17.16%) Marketing
2 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.46%) Banking
4 8 (5.97%) Games
5 6 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.73%) Retail
7 4 (2.99%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.99%) Electronics
8 2 (1.49%) Advertising
8 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.75%) French Language
9 1 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (17.91%) Architect
2 22 (16.42%) Data Architect
3 18 (13.43%) Developer
4 15 (11.19%) Analyst
5 13 (9.70%) MATLAB Engineer
5 13 (9.70%) Process Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Architect
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Data Architect
6 11 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.46%) Data Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Data Scientist
8 9 (6.72%) Data Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.72%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.97%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.22%) Administrator
10 7 (5.22%) Junior
10 7 (5.22%) Product Manager
11 6 (4.48%) C++ Developer
11 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) XML
2 7 (5.22%) JSON
3 4 (2.99%) Kafka
3 4 (2.99%) Lucene
3 4 (2.99%) REST
4 3 (2.24%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) WPF
5 2 (1.49%) Akka
5 2 (1.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.75%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.75%) Spring
6 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
1 34 (25.37%) Computer Science
2 22 (16.42%) Algorithms
3 16 (11.94%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.48%) Robotics
6 5 (3.73%) Clustering
6 5 (3.73%) Life Science
6 5 (3.73%) Replication
7 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.99%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (2.24%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.49%) Acoustics
9 2 (1.49%) Blog
9 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (1.49%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.42%) Windows
2 14 (10.45%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.31%) Analytics
2 39 (29.10%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (24.63%) Data Modelling
4 30 (22.39%) Data Science
4 30 (22.39%) Mathematics
5 29 (21.64%) Software Engineering
6 28 (20.90%) Data Analysis
6 28 (20.90%) Visualisation
7 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (20.15%) Machine Learning
8 21 (15.67%) Physics
9 20 (14.93%) Data Management
9 20 (14.93%) Signal Processing
10 19 (14.18%) Data Ingestion
10 19 (14.18%) Data Integration
11 17 (12.69%) ETL
12 16 (11.94%) Migration
13 14 (10.45%) Data Architecture
14 13 (9.70%) Finite Element Analysis
15 12 (8.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.12%) SQL
2 29 (21.64%) C++
3 22 (16.42%) Java
4 20 (14.93%) Python
5 19 (14.18%) C
6 16 (11.94%) MATLAB
7 13 (9.70%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.72%) Scala
9 8 (5.97%) C#
9 8 (5.97%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.73%) VBA
11 4 (2.99%) R
12 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.24%) Julia
13 2 (1.49%) Delphi
13 2 (1.49%) VB
14 1 (0.75%) GraphQL
14 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (30.60%) Degree
2 17 (12.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (11.94%) PhD
4 5 (3.73%) MBA
4 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.99%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.75%) GIAC
6 1 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.75%) OSCP
6 1 (0.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.16%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) GDPR
3 2 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) HDFS
2 5 (3.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Oozie
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.75%) FTK
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) Simian Army
Vendors
1 18 (13.43%) Oracle
2 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.70%) Talend
4 12 (8.96%) Tableau
5 10 (7.46%) Cloudera
6 9 (6.72%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (5.22%) Cognizant
8 6 (4.48%) Sun
9 4 (2.99%) Alteryx
10 3 (2.24%) IBM
11 2 (1.49%) Adobe
11 2 (1.49%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.49%) Cognos
11 2 (1.49%) Splunk
12 1 (0.75%) BT
12 1 (0.75%) Capita
12 1 (0.75%) Google
12 1 (0.75%) Informatica
12 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.75%) Xilinx