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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 155 157 145
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 7 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.68% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -26.48%
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £38,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+15.13% -24.00%
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
1008 1322 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 32.40% 40.59% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 672 794 637
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 £28,500 £27,994 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 19 December 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
Edinburgh - 6 £32,500 -
Stirling -19 1 - - 1
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (55.56%) Banking
3 10 (55.56%) Data Management
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Sybase
4 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (38.89%) SAS
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Data Quality
6 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) Bloomberg
6 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 5 (27.78%) CRM
6 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
6 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 4 (22.22%) Validation
7 4 (22.22%) Big Data
7 4 (22.22%) ETL
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
7 4 (22.22%) Data Architecture
7 4 (22.22%) Analytics
7 4 (22.22%) Fixed Income
7 4 (22.22%) Derivative
8 3 (16.67%) Social Media
8 3 (16.67%) Equities

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (38.89%) SAS
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) SPSS
4 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.11%) MultiFonds
2 2 (11.11%) PolarLake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) DB2
3 3 (16.67%) OLAP
3 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (16.67%) SAP HANA
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) ERwin
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (11.11%) Front Office
5 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Development Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 4 (22.22%) Derivative
3 3 (16.67%) Equities
3 3 (16.67%) Social Media
4 2 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (11.11%) Statistics
4 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Data Management
2 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) CRM
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) Data Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Information Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Security
5 3 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) MiFID
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Sybase
2 5 (27.78%) Bloomberg
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Teradata
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) Cognos
3 3 (16.67%) Informatica
3 3 (16.67%) Reuters
4 1 (5.56%) Wall Street Systems