Period
to 17 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Big Data
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 158 197
Rank change year-on-year -7 +39 -30
Permanent jobs citing Big Data 116 163 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.73% 1.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.95% 6.64% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73 154 110
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £20,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Big Data is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,950 2,453 2,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.16% 26.10% 29.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,551 1,996 2,522
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,949 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 June 2019. 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
Birmingham -45 26 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Coventry +29 22 £20,000 -57.89%
Staffordshire +20 15 £37,500 +12.78%
Worcestershire -3 13 £72,500 +7.41%
Warwickshire -7 12 - - 2
Herefordshire -12 6 £85,000 +28.30%
Walsall +9 5 £41,500 -24.55%
Solihull -6 4 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Shropshire - 3 £90,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,750 -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, IT jobs citing Big Data 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 90 (77.59%) Analytics
2 54 (46.55%) Degree
3 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (37.93%) Data Analytics
5 42 (36.21%) Java
6 39 (33.62%) Artificial Intelligence
7 38 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (30.17%) Visualisation
8 35 (30.17%) Security Cleared
9 33 (28.45%) Automotive
9 33 (28.45%) Python
10 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
10 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (25.00%) Hadoop
11 29 (25.00%) SQL
12 26 (22.41%) Data Visualisation
12 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
13 25 (21.55%) Data Analysis
14 24 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (19.83%) Retail
15 23 (19.83%) Data Modelling
15 23 (19.83%) Mathematics
16 22 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (18.97%) .NET
17 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
17 21 (18.10%) C
17 21 (18.10%) Project Management
17 21 (18.10%) Internet
17 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
17 21 (18.10%) Internet of Things

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (14.66%) Apache Spark
2 12 (10.34%) Confluence
3 10 (8.62%) CMS
4 7 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.17%) Apache
6 5 (4.31%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.31%) SAS
7 4 (3.45%) Drupal
7 4 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.86%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 38 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (14.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (12.93%) Serverless
5 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.31%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.45%) Google App Engine
7 3 (2.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.10%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.76%) Neo4j
6 8 (6.90%) Apache Hive
6 8 (6.90%) QlikView
7 6 (5.17%) OLAP
8 5 (4.31%) Apache Accumulo
8 5 (4.31%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (4.31%) OrientDB
8 5 (4.31%) Power BI
9 4 (3.45%) HBase
9 4 (3.45%) MySQL
9 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.45%) OLTP
9 4 (3.45%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.59%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) JIRA
2 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.72%) Maven
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) Gradle
5 1 (0.86%) JUnit
5 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.86%) Mockito
5 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (28.45%) Automotive
2 23 (19.83%) Retail
3 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
4 15 (12.93%) Finance
5 9 (7.76%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (34.48%) Architect
2 27 (23.28%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (21.55%) Developer
4 15 (12.93%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (10.34%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Consultant
7 9 (7.76%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Data Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) Graduate
8 8 (6.90%) Graduate Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) Insight Consultant
9 7 (6.03%) Data Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) .NET
2 16 (13.79%) HTML
3 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET
4 13 (11.21%) Node.js
5 12 (10.34%) RESTful
6 10 (8.62%) Web Services
7 9 (7.76%) Kafka
7 9 (7.76%) Middleware
8 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.03%) CSS
8 7 (6.03%) Entity Framework
8 7 (6.03%) jQuery
9 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.17%) SOAP
10 5 (4.31%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (4.31%) React
10 5 (4.31%) REST
10 5 (4.31%) Spring
10 5 (4.31%) ZeroMQ
11 4 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (18.10%) Internet of Things
3 13 (11.21%) User Experience
4 5 (4.31%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Linux
2 2 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (77.59%) Analytics
2 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (37.93%) Data Analytics
4 39 (33.62%) Artificial Intelligence
5 35 (30.17%) Visualisation
6 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
7 26 (22.41%) Data Visualisation
8 25 (21.55%) Data Analysis
9 24 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (19.83%) Data Modelling
10 23 (19.83%) Mathematics
11 21 (18.10%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (18.10%) Line Management
11 21 (18.10%) Machine Learning
11 21 (18.10%) Project Management
12 20 (17.24%) Microservices
13 19 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (14.66%) DevOps
14 17 (14.66%) SOA
15 16 (13.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) Java
2 33 (28.45%) Python
3 29 (25.00%) SQL
4 21 (18.10%) C
4 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.62%) C#
5 10 (8.62%) Scala
6 7 (6.03%) R
7 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.45%) Ruby
8 4 (3.45%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Java 8
11 1 (0.86%) C++
11 1 (0.86%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (46.55%) Degree
2 35 (30.17%) Security Cleared
3 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) GDPR
2 4 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (3.45%) Docker
3 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) Ansible
2 5 (4.31%) Puppet
2 5 (4.31%) Salt
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) Google
2 9 (7.76%) IBM
3 8 (6.90%) Tableau
4 7 (6.03%) Oracle
5 5 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.45%) Informatica
6 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.59%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.72%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.72%) Teradata
9 1 (0.86%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.86%) Cognos
9 1 (0.86%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.86%) SAP
9 1 (0.86%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.86%) Talend
9 1 (0.86%) TIBCO