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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 838 808 762
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -46
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 97 129 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55 91 103
Average salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Reference Data Salary Histogram in the UK

Reference Data
Top 15 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 10 February 2016. 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
England -23 77 £60,000 -14.28% 22
London -32 71 £60,000 -14.28% 17
City of London +46 23 £57,500 -13.53% 5
Scotland +15 18 - -
Glasgow - 16 - -
East Midlands - 3 £48,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £48,000 -
South East +12 2 - - 1
Stirling +9 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Wellingborough - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 3

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 184 (69.70%) Finance
2 123 (46.59%) SQL
3 105 (39.77%) Data Management
4 92 (34.85%) Banking
5 76 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (25.38%) Data Quality
7 65 (24.62%) Data Analysis
8 53 (20.08%) Derivative
9 52 (19.70%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (18.56%) Data Modelling
11 48 (18.18%) Investment Banking
12 47 (17.80%) SQL Server
13 46 (17.42%) Unix
14 45 (17.05%) Front Office
14 45 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
15 44 (16.67%) Asset Management
15 44 (16.67%) Java
16 42 (15.91%) Project Management
16 42 (15.91%) Business Analysis
17 41 (15.53%) Data Governance
18 40 (15.15%) SDLC
19 39 (14.77%) Retail
20 38 (14.39%) Back Office
21 37 (14.02%) Management Information System
21 37 (14.02%) Linux
21 37 (14.02%) ETL
22 36 (13.64%) Equities
23 35 (13.26%) Oracle
23 35 (13.26%) Analytics
24 32 (12.12%) Business Intelligence

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (7.95%) SAS
2 12 (4.55%) CMS
3 9 (3.41%) Apache
4 6 (2.27%) IIS
5 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.14%) JBoss
8 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.76%) Documentum
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.38%) Node.js
9 1 (0.38%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.30%) MS Excel
1 14 (5.30%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.89%) MS Office
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.52%) ProductWriter
3 2 (0.76%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.76%) MoSes
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.76%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Endur
4 1 (0.38%) SunGard APT
4 1 (0.38%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.55%) GitHub
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.55%) RTP
1 12 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 12 (4.55%) X.509
2 6 (2.27%) Firewall
2 6 (2.27%) SMTP
3 4 (1.52%) Internet
4 2 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.70%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (17.80%) SQL Server
3 26 (9.85%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (7.58%) Big Data
4 20 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 20 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.06%) Base SAS
7 11 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.41%) DB2
8 9 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (3.03%) Data Mining
9 8 (3.03%) QlikView
9 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.65%) OLTP
10 7 (2.65%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.27%) MySQL
11 6 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.92%) JIRA
3 12 (4.55%) Phabricator
4 8 (3.03%) Subversion
5 7 (2.65%) JUnit
5 7 (2.65%) Maven
6 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.52%) FitNesse
6 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.14%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.14%) jMock
8 2 (0.76%) ERwin
9 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.38%) Hudson
9 1 (0.38%) NUnit
9 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (69.70%) Finance
2 92 (34.85%) Banking
3 48 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 45 (17.05%) Front Office
5 39 (14.77%) Retail
6 38 (14.39%) Back Office
7 16 (6.06%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.65%) Legal
8 7 (2.65%) Marketing
9 6 (2.27%) International Banking
9 6 (2.27%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.52%) Law
10 4 (1.52%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.76%) Automotive
11 2 (0.76%) Billing
11 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (37.12%) Analyst
2 55 (20.83%) Developer
3 50 (18.94%) Data Analyst
4 34 (12.88%) Business Analyst
5 29 (10.98%) Architect
5 29 (10.98%) Data Manager
6 20 (7.58%) Business Data Analyst
7 19 (7.20%) Banking Analyst
8 17 (6.44%) Data Architect
9 15 (5.68%) Data Business Analyst
9 15 (5.68%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.68%) SQL Developer
10 13 (4.92%) Banking Business Analyst
10 13 (4.92%) Data Integration Manager
10 13 (4.92%) Integration Manager
11 12 (4.55%) C++ Developer
11 12 (4.55%) C++ Software Developer
11 12 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (3.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.61%) XML
2 26 (9.85%) Middleware
3 19 (7.20%) Web Services
4 18 (6.82%) .NET
5 16 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
6 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.55%) J2EE
7 9 (3.41%) JMS
7 9 (3.41%) Spring
8 7 (2.65%) JDBC
8 7 (2.65%) XSLT
9 6 (2.27%) LAMP
9 6 (2.27%) RESTful
10 5 (1.89%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.89%) JSON
10 5 (1.89%) XML Schema
11 4 (1.52%) HTML
11 4 (1.52%) Servlets
11 4 (1.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.08%) Derivative
2 45 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (14.02%) Management Information System
4 36 (13.64%) Equities
5 25 (9.47%) Fixed Income
6 23 (8.71%) Data Structures
6 23 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (8.33%) Data Integration
7 22 (8.33%) Market Risk
8 16 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (5.30%) Algorithms
10 12 (4.55%) PKI
11 7 (2.65%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.89%) Taxonomies
14 4 (1.52%) CMDB
14 4 (1.52%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (1.52%) Pricing Data
14 4 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.42%) Unix
2 37 (14.02%) Linux
3 31 (11.74%) Windows
4 12 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (39.77%) Data Management
2 76 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (24.62%) Data Analysis
4 49 (18.56%) Data Modelling
5 44 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 42 (15.91%) Business Analysis
6 42 (15.91%) Project Management
7 41 (15.53%) Data Governance
8 40 (15.15%) SDLC
9 37 (14.02%) ETL
10 35 (13.26%) Analytics
11 32 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (10.98%) Migration
13 27 (10.23%) Scrum
13 27 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (9.47%) UML
15 23 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (8.33%) Data Architecture
16 22 (8.33%) Data Migration
17 21 (7.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 123 (46.59%) SQL
2 44 (16.67%) Java
3 29 (10.98%) C
3 29 (10.98%) C#
4 26 (9.85%) C++
5 23 (8.71%) Perl
6 19 (7.20%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.55%) Python
9 8 (3.03%) VBA
10 7 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.27%) PHP
12 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.14%) COBOL
14 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.38%) Fortran
15 1 (0.38%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (1.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (25.38%) Data Quality
2 16 (6.06%) MiFID
3 15 (5.68%) EMIR
4 14 (5.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (2.65%) FATCA
6 5 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.27%) SCCM
2 6 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 35 (13.26%) Oracle
2 25 (9.47%) Bloomberg
3 21 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.44%) Sybase
5 12 (4.55%) Coverity
6 10 (3.79%) HP
7 9 (3.41%) GoldenSource
8 8 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (2.27%) Altiris
9 6 (2.27%) Citrix
9 6 (2.27%) Teradata
10 5 (1.89%) Reuters
11 4 (1.52%) Cognos
11 4 (1.52%) FrontRange
11 4 (1.52%) Informatica
11 4 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.14%) FactSet
12 3 (1.14%) IBM
13 2 (0.76%) Murex
13 2 (0.76%) SunGard
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