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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 154 166 155
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 8 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.67% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £55,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +31.73%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +40.00%
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
1207 1347 1249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.40% 36.22% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 769 892 789
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 July 2015. 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 -4 5 - -
Glasgow +12 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +5 1 £35,000 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 19 (82.61%) Banking
2 17 (73.91%) Finance
3 14 (60.87%) Software Delivery
4 13 (56.52%) Equities
5 12 (52.17%) Validation
5 12 (52.17%) Investment Banking
5 12 (52.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (47.83%) Derivative
7 9 (39.13%) Fixed Income
7 9 (39.13%) Reuters
7 9 (39.13%) Bloomberg
8 8 (34.78%) Project Management
8 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
8 8 (34.78%) Data Management
9 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle
9 7 (30.43%) Release Management
10 6 (26.09%) Supplier Management
11 5 (21.74%) Migration
11 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
11 5 (21.74%) QA
11 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
12 4 (17.39%) Spring Integration
12 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (17.39%) Open Source
12 4 (17.39%) Wiki
12 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Coherence
1 4 (17.39%) Mule
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (82.61%) Banking
2 17 (73.91%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) MI Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JMS
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
1 4 (17.39%) Spring
1 4 (17.39%) Spring Integration
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Equities
2 11 (47.83%) Derivative
3 9 (39.13%) Fixed Income
4 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) Wiki
7 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Software Delivery
2 12 (52.17%) Validation
2 12 (52.17%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) Data Management
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
4 7 (30.43%) Release Management
5 6 (26.09%) Supplier Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) Information Management
7 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
7 4 (17.39%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) SOA
7 4 (17.39%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (17.39%) Open Source
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Reuters
1 9 (39.13%) Bloomberg
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) GoldenSource
3 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.70%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
4 2 (8.70%) MicroStrategy