The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 238 224 205
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 9 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.065% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 6
Average salary £50,000 £70,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +94.44%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £65,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +80.55%
Reference Data
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2237 2140 1999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.03% 34.69% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1835 1726 1665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Reference Data
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Reference Data Salary Trend in the South West

Reference Data
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Wiltshire +7 5 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) B2B
2 5 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Product Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cash Management
4 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
5 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
5 2 (20.00%) SAS
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Cognos
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) COBOL
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) MS Office

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Information Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Solution Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
2 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 5 (50.00%) B2B
2 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (30.00%) Product Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cash Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (10.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos