The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 161 142 155
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 6 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.42% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 1.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Average salary £45,000 £33,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.32% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
Reference Data
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1304 1085 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 36.22% 34.66% 32.70%
Number of salaries quoted 853 702 670
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Reference Data
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Scotland region.

Reference Data Salary Trend in Scotland

Reference Data
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Reference Data Salary Histogram in Scotland

Reference Data
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling -27 3 - - 1
Glasgow -9 2 £47,500 -36.66%
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data.

1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) UNIX
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
5 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
6 5 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (29.41%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (29.41%) OLTP
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (29.41%) Database Security
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
6 5 (29.41%) Database Tuning
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Derivative
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (23.53%) Validation

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.76%) MultiFonds
2 2 (11.76%) PolarLake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
2 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (29.41%) OLTP
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office
5 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) DBA
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
2 4 (23.53%) Equities
2 4 (23.53%) Derivative
3 2 (11.76%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.88%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Database Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Database Security
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.88%) MiFID
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (23.53%) Sybase
3 4 (23.53%) Bloomberg
4 2 (11.76%) Reuters
5 1 (5.88%) Wall Street Systems