Hadoop is an open source distributed processing framework that manages data processing and storage for big data applications running in clustered systems. It is at the center of a growing ecosystem of big data technologies that are primarily used to support advanced analytics initiatives, including predictive analytics, data mining and machine learning applications. According to a Global Recruiting Firm, Randstad, the average big data Hadoop salary in India are 50% more than that of other IT professionals. The average salary for big data hadoop in the non-managerial role is 8.5 lakhs INR, whilst managers can earn an average of whopping 16 lakhs. These average salaries are merely big data skills like hadoop and spark. For skilled professionals with deep analytical talent the salaries are even higher-data scientists under the non-managerial roles earn an average salary of 12 Lakhs whereas managers earn an average salary of 18 lakhs.IT professionals with analytic skills get close to 250% hike in their salaries. Many companies in India are willing to match the huge hikes in the industry that candidates are looking for, when switching careers to hire expert talent in the big data space.