The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank - 210 197
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.018% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.064% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £48,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -15.29%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1268 1566 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.17% 28.34% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1347 1022
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,150 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Reference Data
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Reference Data Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Reference Data
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) UML
1 7 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
1 7 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 7 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Use Case
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) BPMN
1 7 (100.00%) User Stories
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
1 7 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Financial Business Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Financial Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) UML
1 7 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Use Case
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) BPMN
1 7 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle