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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 728 722 674
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -48
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 169 211 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 114 145 138
Average salary £66,250 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.35% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £46,000 £39,550
10% offered a salary of more than £91,750 £96,500 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.73%

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
44231 46344 43835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.29% 39.37% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35117 36549 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Reference Data Salary Histogram in the UK

Reference Data
Top 24 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 28 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
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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 +7 159 £67,500 -3.57% 29
London -17 142 £70,000 -2.09% 27
City of London -1 45 £62,500 -12.58% 15
South East +35 9 £52,500 -6.66% 1
Scotland +14 8 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £43,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £43,000 -
Stirling -3 5 - -
Swindon 0 4 - -
Wiltshire -15 4 - -
South West -21 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 - 1
Glasgow +12 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 £55,000 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 - 1
Home Counties - 2 £65,000 -
Edinburgh -1 1 £35,000 -
Reading - 1 £82,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £32,500 -
Belfast - 1 £32,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £82,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 213 (61.21%) Banking
2 191 (54.89%) Finance
3 108 (31.03%) SQL
4 106 (30.46%) Data Management
5 101 (29.02%) Investment Banking
6 92 (26.44%) Data Modelling
7 74 (21.26%) Business Analysis
8 63 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (15.80%) Java
9 55 (15.80%) Waterfall
10 49 (14.08%) Project Management
11 47 (13.51%) Data Analysis
12 46 (13.22%) Retail
12 46 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (12.64%) Migration
14 43 (12.36%) Software Delivery
15 40 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (11.49%) Oracle
16 37 (10.63%) Web Services
17 36 (10.34%) SQL Server
17 36 (10.34%) Validation
18 35 (10.06%) Management Information System
18 35 (10.06%) ETL
18 35 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (10.06%) Logical Data Model
19 34 (9.77%) SDLC
20 33 (9.48%) Quality Management
21 32 (9.20%) XML
21 32 (9.20%) Derivative
22 31 (8.91%) Risk Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (4.60%) SAS
2 7 (2.01%) Apache
3 6 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.15%) Mule
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) FileNet
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.59%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.72%) PowerPivot
5 4 (1.15%) Open Workbench
5 4 (1.15%) MS Office
6 2 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.86%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.17%) DSL
2 4 (1.15%) DNS
3 3 (0.86%) RTP
3 3 (0.86%) Extranet
4 2 (0.57%) Firewall
4 2 (0.57%) SMTP
5 1 (0.29%) FTP
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) X.509
5 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (6.61%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.46%) Big Data
5 14 (4.02%) DB2
6 10 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.59%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.30%) DataStage
8 8 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.30%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.72%) QualityStage
11 5 (1.44%) OLAP
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.44%) Base SAS
12 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (7.18%) Eclipse
1 25 (7.18%) Git (software)
1 25 (7.18%) Maven
2 6 (1.72%) Toad
3 4 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.57%) JUnit
5 2 (0.57%) ERwin
6 1 (0.29%) MSI
6 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) jMock
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 213 (61.21%) Banking
2 191 (54.89%) Finance
3 101 (29.02%) Investment Banking
4 46 (13.22%) Retail
5 30 (8.62%) Front Office
6 19 (5.46%) Back Office
7 18 (5.17%) Legal
8 10 (2.87%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.72%) Publishing
10 4 (1.15%) French Language
10 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.86%) Marketing
12 2 (0.57%) Law
12 2 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (45.11%) Analyst
2 104 (29.89%) Business Analyst
3 83 (23.85%) Data Analyst
4 34 (9.77%) Architect
4 34 (9.77%) Developer
5 27 (7.76%) Business Data Analyst
6 26 (7.47%) Consultant
7 25 (7.18%) Project Manager
7 25 (7.18%) Banking Business Analyst
8 22 (6.32%) Data Business Analyst
9 21 (6.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 19 (5.46%) Data Manager
10 19 (5.46%) Reference Data Business Analyst
11 16 (4.60%) Data Architect
11 16 (4.60%) Junior
11 16 (4.60%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.87%) Technical Leader
12 10 (2.87%) Risk Analyst
12 10 (2.87%) Technical Specialist
12 10 (2.87%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.63%) Web Services
2 32 (9.20%) XML
3 31 (8.91%) Spring
4 25 (7.18%) Hibernate
5 20 (5.75%) .NET
6 9 (2.59%) Middleware
6 9 (2.59%) WCF
6 9 (2.59%) WPF
7 8 (2.30%) Reactive Extensions
8 7 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.01%) J2EE
9 6 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (1.72%) XSLT
9 6 (1.72%) FIXML
9 6 (1.72%) FpML
10 5 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (1.44%) JMS
10 5 (1.44%) XSD
10 5 (1.44%) JRules
11 4 (1.15%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.06%) Management Information System
3 32 (9.20%) Derivative
4 30 (8.62%) Data Structures
5 29 (8.33%) Fixed Income
6 28 (8.05%) Equities
7 25 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (6.32%) Data Integration
9 20 (5.75%) Credit Risk
10 14 (4.02%) Hedge funds
10 14 (4.02%) Market Risk
11 12 (3.45%) Computer Science
12 7 (2.01%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.15%) Wiki
14 3 (0.86%) ASIC
14 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
15 2 (0.57%) iPhone
15 2 (0.57%) Data Extraction
15 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
15 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.76%) UNIX
2 16 (4.60%) Windows
3 11 (3.16%) Linux
4 5 (1.44%) zOS
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.29%) VMS
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (30.46%) Data Management
2 92 (26.44%) Data Modelling
3 74 (21.26%) Business Analysis
4 63 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (15.80%) Waterfall
6 49 (14.08%) Project Management
7 47 (13.51%) Data Analysis
8 44 (12.64%) Migration
9 43 (12.36%) Software Delivery
10 40 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (10.34%) Validation
12 35 (10.06%) ETL
12 35 (10.06%) Logical Data Model
13 34 (9.77%) SDLC
14 33 (9.48%) Quality Management
15 31 (8.91%) Risk Management
16 30 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (8.62%) Data Governance
17 26 (7.47%) Data Architecture
18 20 (5.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (31.03%) SQL
2 55 (15.80%) Java
3 22 (6.32%) C#
4 15 (4.31%) C++
4 15 (4.31%) C
5 14 (4.02%) Perl
6 12 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.16%) Python
8 7 (2.01%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.15%) Scala
11 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.29%) COBOL
13 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.75%) Degree
2 6 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.15%) PMP
3 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.29%) CCNP
5 1 (0.29%) CCNA
5 1 (0.29%) MCSA
5 1 (0.29%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.76%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.45%) MiFID
3 10 (2.87%) SLA
4 8 (2.30%) QA
4 8 (2.30%) EMIR
5 6 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.29%) Basel III
7 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) XenApp
3 1 (0.29%) XenServer
3 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.86%) MOM
2 3 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.29%) Control-M
4 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (11.49%) Oracle
2 25 (7.18%) GoldenSource
3 21 (6.03%) Bloomberg
4 20 (5.75%) IBM
5 17 (4.89%) Reuters
5 17 (4.89%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.02%) Sybase
7 7 (2.01%) Informatica
8 6 (1.72%) SAP
8 6 (1.72%) Murex
9 5 (1.44%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.15%) Tableau
10 4 (1.15%) Cognos
10 4 (1.15%) Remedy
10 4 (1.15%) HP
11 3 (0.86%) Citrix
11 3 (0.86%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.86%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.57%) VMware
12 2 (0.57%) Teradata
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago