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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 257 279
Rank change year-on-year +48 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 23 12 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.17% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.38% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 27
Median salary £80,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% +15.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £70,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +55.55%  

Reference Data is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2418 3188 4458
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.16% 44.65% 42.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2233 2778 3682
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Reference Data as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 47 (83.93%) SQL
2 32 (57.14%) Finance
3 20 (35.71%) XML
4 19 (33.93%) Java
5 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (30.36%) MiFID
6 17 (30.36%) FIX Protocol
6 17 (30.36%) Workflow
6 17 (30.36%) Banking
6 17 (30.36%) Business Analysis
7 16 (28.57%) Data Management
8 15 (26.79%) Oracle
9 14 (25.00%) Data Quality
10 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 12 (21.43%) Scala
11 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
12 10 (17.86%) Data Modelling
12 10 (17.86%) Metadata Management
13 9 (16.07%) Degree
13 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
13 9 (16.07%) MySQL
13 9 (16.07%) Python
14 8 (14.29%) ETL
14 8 (14.29%) QA
14 8 (14.29%) Fintech
14 8 (14.29%) SDLC
15 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
15 7 (12.50%) HTML5
15 7 (12.50%) Computer Science

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:

Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.07%) MySQL
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Big Data
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 17 (30.36%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Law
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Back Office
5 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Analyst
2 19 (33.93%) Developer
3 17 (30.36%) Business Analyst
4 14 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (23.21%) Java Developer
6 12 (21.43%) Data Analyst
6 12 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (16.07%) FIX Analyst
7 9 (16.07%) FIX Business Analyst
8 8 (14.29%) Finance Business Analyst
8 8 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (14.29%) Financial Business Analyst
9 7 (12.50%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
9 7 (12.50%) XML Analyst
10 6 (10.71%) Scala Developer
10 6 (10.71%) Senior SQL Developer
11 4 (7.14%) Architect
11 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
12 3 (5.36%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) XML
2 17 (30.36%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 7 (12.50%) HTML
3 7 (12.50%) HTML5
4 6 (10.71%) Hibernate
5 5 (8.93%) Java EE
5 5 (8.93%) Spring
6 3 (5.36%) JSON
6 3 (5.36%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
3 8 (14.29%) Fintech
4 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Derivative
5 2 (3.57%) Equities
6 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Business Analysis
1 17 (30.36%) Workflow
2 16 (28.57%) Data Management
3 10 (17.86%) Data Modelling
3 10 (17.86%) Metadata Management
4 8 (14.29%) ETL
4 8 (14.29%) SDLC
5 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Data Lineage
6 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
6 6 (10.71%) Web Development
7 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.14%) Master Data Management
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Quality Management
9 3 (5.36%) Data Entry
9 3 (5.36%) Data Transformation
9 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Data Management
9 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (83.93%) SQL
2 19 (33.93%) Java
3 12 (21.43%) Scala
4 9 (16.07%) Python
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) MiFID
2 14 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 8 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.50%) GoldenSource
3 7 (12.50%) Sybase
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) Informatica
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago