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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 737 682 747
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +65
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 177 241 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 119 155 92
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £70,000 £54,250
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +29.03%

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
42704 47587 42823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.48% 39.82% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33700 37640 34723
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

Reference Data Salary Histogram in the UK

Reference Data
Top 19 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 April 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 -40 159 £65,000 -7.14% 20
London +3 151 £65,000 -7.14% 11
City of London +52 59 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Scotland +22 15 £52,500 +54.41%
Stirling +7 11 £50,000 -
South East +1 4 £50,500 -30.34% 2
Glasgow +6 3 £55,000 -
Surrey +11 2 £56,000 -22.75%
West Yorkshire - 2 £37,375 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £37,375 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
Leeds - 2 £37,375 - 2
Southampton - 2 £45,000 -
Staines - 2 £56,000 -
East of England +18 1 £75,000 +130.76%
South West -28 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £75,000 -
Luton - 1 £75,000 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 161 (50.79%) Finance
2 148 (46.69%) Banking
3 107 (33.75%) SQL
4 94 (29.65%) Data Modelling
5 93 (29.34%) Data Management
6 72 (22.71%) Investment Banking
7 58 (18.30%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (17.98%) Oracle
9 47 (14.83%) Data Architecture
10 43 (13.56%) Logical Data Model
10 43 (13.56%) ETL
11 42 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (13.25%) Business Analysis
12 39 (12.30%) Data Analysis
13 38 (11.99%) Data Quality
14 36 (11.36%) Project Management
15 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (10.41%) Software Delivery
16 33 (10.41%) Equities
17 32 (10.09%) Data Governance
18 31 (9.78%) Waterfall
18 31 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (9.78%) Quality Management
18 31 (9.78%) Fixed Income
18 31 (9.78%) Java
18 31 (9.78%) Web Services
19 29 (9.15%) Retail
19 29 (9.15%) UNIX
19 29 (9.15%) SQL Server
19 29 (9.15%) Degree

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 12 (3.79%) SAS
2 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.58%) Apache
3 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.26%) Mule
4 4 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.63%) Documentum
6 2 (0.63%) FileNet
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.47%) MS Excel
4 8 (2.52%) PowerPivot
5 6 (1.89%) MS Project
5 6 (1.89%) MS Office
6 4 (1.26%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (5.36%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.89%) DSL
2 4 (1.26%) iSCSI
2 4 (1.26%) DNS
3 3 (0.95%) Extranet
4 2 (0.63%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.30%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (9.15%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.20%) DataStage
4 22 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.31%) DB2
6 13 (4.10%) Big Data
7 11 (3.47%) OLAP
8 9 (2.84%) Data Mining
9 8 (2.52%) QualityStage
10 7 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.58%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.58%) QlikView
13 4 (1.26%) SAP HANA
13 4 (1.26%) MySQL
13 4 (1.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 20 (6.31%) Eclipse
1 20 (6.31%) Maven
1 20 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.79%) Toad
3 5 (1.58%) ERwin
4 4 (1.26%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (1.26%) JIRA
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) NUnit
6 2 (0.63%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
General
1 161 (50.79%) Finance
2 148 (46.69%) Banking
3 72 (22.71%) Investment Banking
4 29 (9.15%) Retail
5 18 (5.68%) Front Office
6 16 (5.05%) Legal
7 14 (4.42%) Back Office
8 6 (1.89%) Marketing
9 5 (1.58%) Wholesale Banking
10 3 (0.95%) French Language
10 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.95%) Publishing
11 2 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (36.59%) Analyst
2 60 (18.93%) Data Analyst
3 57 (17.98%) Business Analyst
4 48 (15.14%) Architect
5 30 (9.46%) Project Manager
6 27 (8.52%) Developer
7 25 (7.89%) Data Architect
8 21 (6.62%) Consultant
9 18 (5.68%) Data Manager
10 15 (4.73%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.47%) Business Data Analyst
12 10 (3.15%) Data Consultant
12 10 (3.15%) Applications Specialist
12 10 (3.15%) Technical Specialist
13 9 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (2.84%) Data Modeller
13 9 (2.84%) Junior
13 9 (2.84%) PMO Manager
13 9 (2.84%) Data Business Analyst
14 8 (2.52%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.78%) Web Services
2 26 (8.20%) Spring
3 20 (6.31%) Hibernate
4 18 (5.68%) XML
5 9 (2.84%) Middleware
6 8 (2.52%) .NET
7 7 (2.21%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.89%) J2EE
8 6 (1.89%) SOAP
8 6 (1.89%) JMS
9 5 (1.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.58%) JRules
9 5 (1.58%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.26%) Spring Integration
11 3 (0.95%) WCF
11 3 (0.95%) Ajax
11 3 (0.95%) WSDL
12 2 (0.63%) Java RMI
12 2 (0.63%) HTML
12 2 (0.63%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.41%) Equities
3 31 (9.78%) Fixed Income
4 28 (8.83%) Derivative
4 28 (8.83%) Data Integration
5 21 (6.62%) Credit Risk
6 19 (5.99%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (4.42%) Data Structures
9 10 (3.15%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.84%) Market Risk
11 7 (2.21%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.26%) Wiki
13 4 (1.26%) ASIC
13 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.26%) Open Source
14 2 (0.63%) Social Media
14 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.15%) UNIX
2 13 (4.10%) Linux
3 7 (2.21%) Windows
4 5 (1.58%) zOS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (29.65%) Data Modelling
2 93 (29.34%) Data Management
3 47 (14.83%) Data Architecture
4 43 (13.56%) Logical Data Model
4 43 (13.56%) ETL
5 42 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (13.25%) Business Analysis
6 39 (12.30%) Data Analysis
7 36 (11.36%) Project Management
8 33 (10.41%) Software Delivery
9 32 (10.09%) Data Governance
10 31 (9.78%) Waterfall
10 31 (9.78%) Quality Management
10 31 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (7.89%) Physical Data Model
12 24 (7.57%) Risk Management
13 23 (7.26%) Migration
14 22 (6.94%) Validation
14 22 (6.94%) Analytics
15 21 (6.62%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.75%) SQL
2 31 (9.78%) Java
3 15 (4.73%) Perl
4 10 (3.15%) C
5 9 (2.84%) C++
5 9 (2.84%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.21%) C#
6 7 (2.21%) Python
7 6 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.58%) VBA
9 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.32%) Scala
11 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (9.15%) Degree
2 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.26%) PMP
4 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) CCNA
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.99%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.15%) QA
3 8 (2.52%) EMIR
4 4 (1.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.95%) FATCA
5 3 (0.95%) MiFID
5 3 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.63%) Basel II
6 2 (0.63%) Basel III
7 1 (0.32%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (1.26%) NFS
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.32%) XenServer
3 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.95%) MOM
3 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.32%) Control-M
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (17.98%) Oracle
2 28 (8.83%) Informatica
3 26 (8.20%) IBM
4 22 (6.94%) GoldenSource
5 20 (6.31%) Bloomberg
6 19 (5.99%) Ab Initio
7 16 (5.05%) Reuters
8 15 (4.73%) Microsoft
9 14 (4.42%) Cognos
10 12 (3.79%) Sybase
10 12 (3.79%) Business Objects
10 12 (3.79%) SAP
11 7 (2.21%) TIBCO
11 7 (2.21%) SmartStream
11 7 (2.21%) Teradata
12 6 (1.89%) Trillium
12 6 (1.89%) Murex
13 4 (1.26%) NetApp
13 4 (1.26%) Remedy
13 4 (1.26%) Birst
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