Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Acquisition
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 972 1079 1090
Rank change year-on-year +107 +11 +56
Permanent jobs citing Data Acquisition 211 177 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.089% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 214 127 196
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.05% -15.20%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +11.84%

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158870 176361 191387
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.05% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 126186 147044 156131
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,533 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Acquisition in the UK

Data Acquisition
Top 13 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 16 August 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 +74 193 £40,000 -11.11% 8
UK excluding London +74 159 £40,000 -5.88% 7
London +62 77 £42,500 -19.05% 1
East of England +46 63 £40,000 +14.29% 2
South East +67 28 £40,000 -32.77% 3
Midlands +33 23 £70,000 +64.71%
West Midlands +25 23 £70,000 +64.71%
North of England +2 23 £27,500 -31.25% 1
North West -33 22 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Scotland +23 14 £80,000 +128.57%
South West -21 5 £37,500 -30.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Data Acquisition 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 Data Acquisition.

1 94 (44.55%) Python
2 81 (38.39%) SQL
3 73 (34.60%) Degree
4 70 (33.18%) Analytics
5 54 (25.59%) C++
6 52 (24.64%) Computer Science
7 48 (22.75%) Software Engineering
7 48 (22.75%) Scala
8 45 (21.33%) Open Source
9 44 (20.85%) Machine Learning
10 43 (20.38%) OO
11 42 (19.91%) Hadoop
11 42 (19.91%) Mathematics
12 41 (19.43%) Finance
13 40 (18.96%) C
14 39 (18.48%) LabVIEW
14 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (18.01%) Mentoring
15 38 (18.01%) Coaching
16 37 (17.54%) Big Data
16 37 (17.54%) Algorithms
16 37 (17.54%) Telecoms
16 37 (17.54%) Java
17 34 (16.11%) Physics
17 34 (16.11%) Visualisation
17 34 (16.11%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (15.64%) .NET
19 32 (15.17%) MATLAB
19 32 (15.17%) Amazon AWS

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 30 (14.22%) Apache Spark
2 22 (10.43%) Apache
3 19 (9.00%) ArcGIS
4 13 (6.16%) GeoServer
5 6 (2.84%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.95%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) DNN
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.17%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.43%) Amazon EMR
3 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.84%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.95%) Wireless
1 21 (9.95%) WLAN
2 2 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (0.95%) DHCP
2 2 (0.95%) DNS
2 2 (0.95%) NX-OS
3 1 (0.47%) 802.11
3 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.91%) Hadoop
2 37 (17.54%) Big Data
3 27 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (9.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 19 (9.00%) GIS
6 17 (8.06%) Geospatial Data
7 15 (7.11%) QGIS
8 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.27%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.79%) QlikView
10 6 (2.84%) BigQuery
10 6 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.37%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.90%) Yellowfin
13 3 (1.42%) MySQL
13 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.42%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 39 (18.48%) LabVIEW
2 21 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.95%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.84%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (2.37%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.95%) Maven
8 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
General
1 41 (19.43%) Finance
2 37 (17.54%) Telecoms
3 27 (12.80%) Electronics
4 17 (8.06%) Banking
5 15 (7.11%) Aerospace
5 15 (7.11%) Games
6 5 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.95%) Automotive
8 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.95%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (26.07%) Developer
2 31 (14.69%) Software Developer
3 30 (14.22%) Architect
3 30 (14.22%) Data Architect
3 30 (14.22%) Data Scientist
4 23 (10.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 23 (10.90%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 23 (10.90%) Firmware Engineer
5 21 (9.95%) RF Engineer
5 21 (9.95%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (9.48%) Software Engineer
7 19 (9.00%) C++ Developer
7 19 (9.00%) C++ Software Developer
8 18 (8.53%) Senior Architect
8 18 (8.53%) Senior Data Architect
9 17 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (8.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 17 (8.06%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (8.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 14 (6.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.64%) .NET
2 27 (12.80%) Natural Language Processing
3 24 (11.37%) Web Services
4 13 (6.16%) CSS
5 12 (5.69%) HTML
6 8 (3.79%) HTML5
6 8 (3.79%) Kafka
7 6 (2.84%) Drools
7 6 (2.84%) Node.js
7 6 (2.84%) Spark Streaming
8 4 (1.90%) D3.js
9 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.42%) jQuery
9 3 (1.42%) REST
10 2 (0.95%) Ajax
10 2 (0.95%) Esper
10 2 (0.95%) NumPy
10 2 (0.95%) Pyramid
10 2 (0.95%) SciPy
10 2 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.64%) Computer Science
2 37 (17.54%) Algorithms
3 34 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (14.69%) Management Information System
5 21 (9.95%) Data Structures
6 8 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.90%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.95%) Home Automation
9 2 (0.95%) Life Science
9 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) Robotics
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) SCADA
10 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.27%) Windows
2 17 (8.06%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.18%) Analytics
2 48 (22.75%) Software Engineering
3 45 (21.33%) Open Source
4 44 (20.85%) Machine Learning
5 43 (20.38%) OO
6 42 (19.91%) Mathematics
7 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (18.01%) Coaching
8 38 (18.01%) Mentoring
9 34 (16.11%) Physics
9 34 (16.11%) Visualisation
10 32 (15.17%) Data Analysis
11 30 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (14.22%) Signal Processing
12 26 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (12.32%) Web Development
13 25 (11.85%) Spatial Analysis
14 23 (10.90%) Test Automation
15 22 (10.43%) MapReduce
15 22 (10.43%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 94 (44.55%) Python
2 81 (38.39%) SQL
3 54 (25.59%) C++
4 48 (22.75%) Scala
5 40 (18.96%) C
6 37 (17.54%) Java
7 32 (15.17%) MATLAB
8 27 (12.80%) R
9 26 (12.32%) Perl
10 22 (10.43%) C#
11 20 (9.48%) Clojure
11 20 (9.48%) Haskell
12 8 (3.79%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.42%) PHP
13 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.95%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.95%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (34.60%) Degree
2 34 (16.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (7.11%) PhD
4 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) MBA
5 2 (0.95%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) GCP
System Software
1 24 (11.37%) Firmware
2 6 (2.84%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (10.43%) Perforce
2 18 (8.53%) Tableau
3 17 (8.06%) Mapinfo
4 11 (5.21%) Oracle
5 8 (3.79%) Informatica
6 6 (2.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.84%) Talend
7 4 (1.90%) Alias
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco
8 2 (0.95%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.95%) Google
8 2 (0.95%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.95%) MapR
8 2 (0.95%) Netezza
8 2 (0.95%) Splunk
8 2 (0.95%) Sun
8 2 (0.95%) Teradata
9 1 (0.47%) IBM
9 1 (0.47%) Siemens