The following charts show the salary and demand statistics for skills used in Big Data & Database related careers. The data is taken from the analysis of job advertisements in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.

Big Data in the USA

Big Data in the USA

  • Microsoft SQL Server is the most in demand database system with MySQL
  • 26% of ads mention SQL. They're not shown on the chart in order to not crowd the lower demand end.
  • Jobs mentioning Mahout, Cassandra, or Hadoop tend to have the highest average salaries in this group.

Big Data in Great Britain

Big Data in GB

  • Microsoft SQL Server is the most in demand database system in the UK and Great Britain.
  • Jobs mentioning Pig are paid very highly, although there are extremely few opportunities for these roles.

Big Data in Australia

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  • Niche skills seen in other countries aren't requested in Australia.
  • Microsoft SQL Server is again the most in demand database platform.
  • Data Mining and analysis tools like OLAP and SSAS pay very well.
  • Jobs mentioning Big Data pay the highest salaries.

About this analysis

  • When reading these charts, the lower the demand for a skill, the less reliable the salary indicators become. It only takes a handful of jobs to shift the average.

  • Job data is extremely useful as it's plentiful and provides a lot of fascinating and interesting aspects to work with. It also has its challenges. You should read our full disclosure about the analysis for an insight into these challenges.