Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 199 310
Rank change year-on-year -30 +111 +23
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 25 4 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 0.27% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 11
10th Percentile " £71,625 "
25th Percentile £67,500 £72,188 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.41%
75th Percentile £115,000 £99,375 £93,750
90th Percentile £125,000 £120,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.41%

Reference Data is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,202 1,503 3,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.36% 39.52% 36.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,951 1,292 3,221
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the City of London

Reference Data
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Reference Data in the City of London.

Salary trend for Reference Data in the City of London

Reference Data
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) Banking
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (40.00%) Python
4 10 (40.00%) Fintech
4 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
5 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (36.00%) Data Science
5 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (36.00%) SDLC
5 9 (36.00%) Fidessa
5 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 9 (36.00%) Equities
6 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 8 (32.00%) JIRA
6 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (32.00%) OOP
6 8 (32.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) Workflow
6 8 (32.00%) MVC
6 8 (32.00%) DevOps
6 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (32.00%) Visualisation
6 8 (32.00%) Azure
6 8 (32.00%) Data Visualisation
6 8 (32.00%) Power Platform
6 8 (32.00%) Product Backlog

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Markit EDM
1 2 (8.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Azure
1 8 (32.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Power BI
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) Tableau
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Ignite
3 1 (4.00%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.00%) Infinispan
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (32.00%) JIRA
General
1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
4 6 (24.00%) Back Office
5 2 (8.00%) Front Office
5 2 (8.00%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Market Data Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Python Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Python Developer - Fintech
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Principal Developer
5 4 (16.00%) React Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior React Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL Service Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
8 1 (4.00%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) React
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) FpML
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.00%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Equities
2 8 (32.00%) Legacy Systems
3 2 (8.00%) Derivative
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Fintech
1 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (36.00%) Data Science
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
3 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (32.00%) Data Visualisation
3 8 (32.00%) DevOps
3 8 (32.00%) MVC
3 8 (32.00%) OOP
3 8 (32.00%) Product Backlog
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 8 (32.00%) SOLID
3 8 (32.00%) Visualisation
3 8 (32.00%) Workflow
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (16.00%) MVVM
5 4 (16.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) VBA
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Fidessa
2 6 (24.00%) Bloomberg
3 4 (16.00%) Concur
3 4 (16.00%) Sage
3 4 (16.00%) Sun
4 1 (4.00%) FactSet