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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 691 709 654
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -55
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 200 188 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 150 138 162
Average salary £63,750 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £93,000 £100,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +38.88%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44549 44937 43443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.90% 38.86% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35843 35005 35130
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Trend

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

Reference Data Salary Trend in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Reference Data over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

Reference Data Salary Histogram in the UK

Reference Data
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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
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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
England +37 193 £62,500 -16.66% 34
London -2 159 £66,250 -11.66% 23
City of London +20 58 £62,500 -13.79% 10
South East - 15 £45,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 12 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 12 £45,000 -
South West - 11 £50,000 - 2
Stirling +8 6 - -
Scotland +3 6 - -
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Swindon - 6 - -
Bournemouth - 4 - - 1
Dorset - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £70,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £70,000 - 2
East of England +12 3 £57,500 +64.28% 3
Canary Wharf - 3 £100,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £57,500 - 2
Harpenden - 3 £57,500 - 2
Leeds - 3 £68,750 -
Home Counties - 2 £65,000 -
Bath - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £82,500 -
Reading - 1 £82,500 -
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 220 (59.95%) Banking
2 217 (59.13%) Finance
3 119 (32.43%) SQL
4 102 (27.79%) Data Management
4 102 (27.79%) Investment Banking
5 84 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (22.89%) Data Modelling
6 81 (22.07%) Business Analysis
7 73 (19.89%) Java
8 67 (18.26%) Waterfall
9 66 (17.98%) Project Management
10 63 (17.17%) Data Analysis
11 62 (16.89%) Migration
12 56 (15.26%) Derivative
13 53 (14.44%) Retail
14 52 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
15 51 (13.90%) SDLC
16 45 (12.26%) Software Delivery
16 45 (12.26%) Management Information System
17 44 (11.99%) Validation
18 42 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
18 42 (11.44%) UNIX
19 41 (11.17%) XML
19 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
20 40 (10.90%) Oracle
20 40 (10.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 39 (10.63%) ETL
21 39 (10.63%) Web Services
22 38 (10.35%) Equities
23 37 (10.08%) Back Office

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 26 (7.08%) SAS
2 10 (2.72%) Apache
3 7 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.63%) IIS
5 4 (1.09%) JBoss
6 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.54%) Mule
7 2 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Documentum
8 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (4.36%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.63%) MS Office
5 4 (1.09%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.82%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.27%) Endur
3 1 (0.27%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.36%) DSL
2 9 (2.45%) RTP
3 5 (1.36%) Firewall
3 5 (1.36%) SMTP
4 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.54%) DNS
4 2 (0.54%) Extranet
4 2 (0.54%) X.509
5 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) ADSL
5 1 (0.27%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.18%) Big Data
5 15 (4.09%) Base SAS
5 15 (4.09%) DB2
6 13 (3.54%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.36%) MySQL
10 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.36%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.54%) QlikView
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (7.08%) Maven
2 25 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.81%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.36%) JUnit
3 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.09%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (1.09%) JIRA
4 4 (1.09%) jMock
5 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.54%) ERwin
6 1 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.27%) NUnit
6 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.27%) Toad
6 1 (0.27%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 220 (59.95%) Banking
2 217 (59.13%) Finance
3 102 (27.79%) Investment Banking
4 53 (14.44%) Retail
5 37 (10.08%) Back Office
6 36 (9.81%) Front Office
7 28 (7.63%) Financial Institution
8 15 (4.09%) Legal
9 6 (1.63%) Publishing
10 4 (1.09%) Billing
10 4 (1.09%) Marketing
10 4 (1.09%) French Language
10 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.54%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (43.05%) Analyst
2 99 (26.98%) Business Analyst
3 76 (20.71%) Data Analyst
4 37 (10.08%) Developer
5 33 (8.99%) Banking Business Analyst
6 30 (8.17%) Architect
7 28 (7.63%) Business Data Analyst
8 27 (7.36%) Project Manager
9 25 (6.81%) Consultant
9 25 (6.81%) Data Manager
10 21 (5.72%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 19 (5.18%) Solutions Analyst
12 16 (4.36%) Data Business Analyst
13 15 (4.09%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 15 (4.09%) Data Architect
13 15 (4.09%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.72%) Applications Specialist
14 10 (2.72%) Junior
14 10 (2.72%) Technical Specialist
14 10 (2.72%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.17%) XML
2 39 (10.63%) Web Services
3 30 (8.17%) .NET
4 29 (7.90%) Spring
5 25 (6.81%) Hibernate
6 15 (4.09%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.00%) XSLT
8 10 (2.72%) Middleware
8 10 (2.72%) WCF
8 10 (2.72%) WPF
9 9 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (2.45%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (2.18%) JMS
10 8 (2.18%) J2EE
11 7 (1.91%) XSD
11 7 (1.91%) FpML
12 6 (1.63%) XML Schema
13 5 (1.36%) FIXML
13 5 (1.36%) JRules
13 5 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.26%) Derivative
2 52 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (12.26%) Management Information System
4 40 (10.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 38 (10.35%) Equities
6 32 (8.72%) Market Risk
7 28 (7.63%) Fixed Income
8 26 (7.08%) Data Integration
8 26 (7.08%) Data Structures
9 19 (5.18%) Credit Risk
10 13 (3.54%) Computer Science
11 12 (3.27%) Hedge funds
12 8 (2.18%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.36%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.09%) PMI
15 3 (0.82%) CMDB
15 3 (0.82%) Taxonomies
15 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
16 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.44%) UNIX
2 29 (7.90%) Linux
3 28 (7.63%) Windows
4 5 (1.36%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.36%) zOS
4 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.27%) VMS
5 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (27.79%) Data Management
2 84 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (22.89%) Data Modelling
3 81 (22.07%) Business Analysis
4 67 (18.26%) Waterfall
5 66 (17.98%) Project Management
6 63 (17.17%) Data Analysis
7 62 (16.89%) Migration
8 51 (13.90%) SDLC
9 45 (12.26%) Software Delivery
10 44 (11.99%) Validation
11 39 (10.63%) ETL
12 37 (10.08%) Data Migration
13 36 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (8.72%) Quality Management
14 32 (8.72%) Change Control
15 30 (8.17%) Data Governance
15 30 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (8.17%) Logical Data Model
16 28 (7.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (32.43%) SQL
2 73 (19.89%) Java
3 34 (9.26%) C#
4 33 (8.99%) C
5 28 (7.63%) Perl
6 22 (5.99%) C++
7 11 (3.00%) Python
8 10 (2.72%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.36%) PHP
11 4 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.09%) Scala
12 3 (0.82%) COBOL
13 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) XPath
13 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (6.54%) Degree
2 8 (2.18%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.09%) PMP
5 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
6 1 (0.27%) CCNP
6 1 (0.27%) CCNA
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.08%) Data Quality
2 28 (7.63%) MiFID
3 10 (2.72%) SLA
4 9 (2.45%) QA
5 5 (1.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.09%) FATCA
7 3 (0.82%) EMIR
8 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) XenApp
3 1 (0.27%) XenServer
3 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.63%) SCCM
3 5 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) MOM
4 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (10.90%) Oracle
2 30 (8.17%) Bloomberg
3 28 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.81%) GoldenSource
5 22 (5.99%) Sybase
6 16 (4.36%) Reuters
7 14 (3.81%) HP
8 12 (3.27%) IBM
9 9 (2.45%) Informatica
10 6 (1.63%) Citrix
10 6 (1.63%) Murex
10 6 (1.63%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (1.36%) SAP
11 5 (1.36%) Altiris
12 4 (1.09%) Remedy
12 4 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.82%) Cognos
13 3 (0.82%) Perforce
13 3 (0.82%) FrontRange
14 2 (0.54%) Tableau
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Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
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Salary: £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Harpenden, Hertfordshire
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
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City, London
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
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City, London
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
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City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £55000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus £5k car allowance, 10% bonus, home work
Posted: 6 days ago
Harpenden
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 + Bonus and bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £120000 - £180000 per annum + £120,000 and above + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + package
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City of London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + package
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London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension
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London
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Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
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