Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 309 283
Rank change year-on-year +1 -26 +18
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 27 20 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.19% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.42% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 55
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £41,969 £47,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £113,750 £93,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +33.33%

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 4,684 4,735 4,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.60% 45.36% 46.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,173 4,234 4,511
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% -0.86%
10th Percentile £40,750 £37,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Oracle
4 9 (33.33%) VBA
4 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 9 (33.33%) Data Management
4 9 (33.33%) Structured Programming
4 9 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 9 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
5 8 (29.63%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (25.93%) JUnit
6 7 (25.93%) Spring
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) Data Governance
6 7 (25.93%) Change Control
6 7 (25.93%) Gradle
6 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
7 6 (22.22%) Analytics
7 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2

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 5 (18.52%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) Data Lake
4 2 (7.41%) KDB
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.93%) Gradle
1 7 (25.93%) JUnit
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 2 (7.41%) Subversion
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) VBA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Spring
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 9 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (18.52%) Virtual Team
4 4 (14.81%) Derivative
5 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.41%) Equities
5 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) Taxonomies
6 1 (3.70%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Data Management
1 9 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (33.33%) Structured Programming
2 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Change Control
3 7 (25.93%) Data Governance
3 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Analytics
4 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 5 (18.52%) Reference Data Management
5 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 9 (33.33%) VBA
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 20022
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Cognos
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (18.52%) Tableau
3 2 (7.41%) GoldenSource
3 2 (7.41%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Informatica
3 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase