Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Metadata skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Metadata over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Metadata
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 545 464 622
Rank change year-on-year -81 +158 +139
Permanent jobs citing Metadata 507 224 516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.68% 1.72% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 316 187 348
10th Percentile £32,875 £38,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £53,411
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.34% -17.83%
75th Percentile £86,250 £77,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -19.23%

Metadata is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 30,146 13,053 35,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.27% 28.87% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,720 11,028 29,816
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Metadata
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Metadata as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Metadata in England

Metadata
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Metadata in England.

Salary trend for Metadata in England

Metadata
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metadata in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Metadata in England

Metadata
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metadata within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -73 292 £67,500 +8.00% 60
North of England -63 71 £62,500 +38.89% 18
South East -134 58 £62,500 +64.47% 5
Yorkshire -65 50 £62,500 +64.47% 12
East of England -86 29 £64,500 +7.50% 8
Midlands -114 27 £55,750 -20.36% 7
West Midlands -77 24 £55,750 +39.38% 4
North West -81 17 £61,275 +25.69% 5
South West -75 14 £65,000 +23.81% 7
North East -29 4 £44,000 +12.82% 1
East Midlands -91 3 £54,000 -22.86% 3
Metadata
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Metadata 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 England region with a requirement for Metadata.

1 194 (38.26%) Analytics
2 187 (36.88%) SQL
2 187 (36.88%) Data Modelling
3 183 (36.09%) Python
4 158 (31.16%) Social Skills
5 152 (29.98%) Data Management
6 150 (29.59%) Azure
7 148 (29.19%) Metadata Management
8 145 (28.60%) Business Intelligence
9 137 (27.02%) AWS
10 134 (26.43%) Data Governance
11 128 (25.25%) Data Quality
12 118 (23.27%) Data Science
13 117 (23.08%) Big Data
14 116 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
15 111 (21.89%) ETL
16 107 (21.10%) Data Architecture
17 100 (19.72%) Finance
18 90 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
19 89 (17.55%) Degree
20 88 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
21 87 (17.16%) GCP
22 84 (16.57%) Data Transformation
23 74 (14.60%) Data Analysis
24 73 (14.40%) Visualisation
25 72 (14.20%) DevOps
26 71 (14.00%) Software Engineering
27 70 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
27 70 (13.81%) Data Pipeline
28 67 (13.21%) Machine Learning

Metadata
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 57 (11.24%) Apache Airflow
2 52 (10.26%) Apache
3 49 (9.66%) Apache Spark
4 25 (4.93%) CMS
4 25 (4.93%) SAS
5 15 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.37%) Luigi
7 9 (1.78%) Confluence
8 7 (1.38%) ArcGIS
8 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.38%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.39%) ArcSDE
12 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.20%) JBoss
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.20%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 27 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.99%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.79%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.39%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (0.59%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 150 (29.59%) Azure
2 137 (27.02%) AWS
3 87 (17.16%) GCP
4 57 (11.24%) Power Platform
5 51 (10.06%) Serverless
6 32 (6.31%) Cloud Functions
7 29 (5.72%) Azure Data Factory
8 28 (5.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 21 (4.14%) Amazon EMR
9 21 (4.14%) Amazon S3
10 19 (3.75%) Snowflake
11 17 (3.35%) Collibra
12 15 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (2.76%) Microsoft 365
14 13 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (2.56%) SaaS
15 12 (2.37%) Dropbox
15 12 (2.37%) Heroku
15 12 (2.37%) Slack
16 11 (2.17%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.14%) Broadband
2 12 (2.37%) Internet
3 9 (1.78%) 5G
4 7 (1.38%) Extranet
4 7 (1.38%) Intranet
5 5 (0.99%) FTP
6 4 (0.79%) HTTP
7 3 (0.59%) NAS
7 3 (0.59%) SAN
8 2 (0.39%) DKIM
8 2 (0.39%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.20%) ATM
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (23.08%) Big Data
2 90 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (13.02%) NoSQL
4 59 (11.64%) Data Lake
5 55 (10.85%) BigQuery
6 52 (10.26%) Power BI
7 42 (8.28%) Relational Database
8 38 (7.50%) Hadoop
9 34 (6.71%) SQL Server
10 33 (6.51%) Amazon Redshift
10 33 (6.51%) MySQL
11 31 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (4.73%) Tableau
16 20 (3.94%) Metadata Repository
16 20 (3.94%) MongoDB
17 18 (3.55%) Data Mart
18 16 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (8.09%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.73%) JIRA
3 21 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.76%) ERwin
5 9 (1.78%) ER Studio
5 9 (1.78%) Subversion
6 7 (1.38%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.99%) GitLab
8 5 (0.99%) Toad
8 5 (0.99%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.59%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.39%) Ant
11 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.20%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.20%) GDB
12 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 100 (19.72%) Finance
3 70 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (12.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 47 (9.27%) Public Sector
6 35 (6.90%) Marketing
7 32 (6.31%) Retail
8 31 (6.11%) Banking
9 26 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
9 26 (5.13%) Presentation Skills
10 25 (4.93%) Law
11 19 (3.75%) Investment Banking
12 15 (2.96%) Telecoms
13 11 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.78%) Publishing
15 8 (1.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (1.38%) Advertising
17 6 (1.18%) Legal
18 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
19 4 (0.79%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 117 (23.08%) Architect
2 88 (17.36%) Data Architect
3 73 (14.40%) Data Engineer
4 46 (9.07%) Analyst
5 41 (8.09%) Developer
6 40 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 32 (6.31%) Scala Engineer
8 26 (5.13%) Consultant
9 24 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
10 23 (4.54%) Data Analyst
11 22 (4.34%) Data Consultant
11 22 (4.34%) Data Manager
12 18 (3.55%) Programmer
13 16 (3.16%) Data Governance Consultant
13 16 (3.16%) Governance Consultant
14 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 12 (2.37%) Java Engineer
14 12 (2.37%) Java Software Engineer
14 12 (2.37%) Python Engineer
14 12 (2.37%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.45%) Kafka
2 36 (7.10%) HTML
3 33 (6.51%) Apache Beam
4 32 (6.31%) Akka
4 32 (6.31%) CSS
5 22 (4.34%) .NET
6 21 (4.14%) Flask
7 19 (3.75%) Web Services
8 18 (3.55%) XML
9 16 (3.16%) Apache Avro
10 15 (2.96%) TensorFlow
11 14 (2.76%) NumPy
11 14 (2.76%) Pandas
12 12 (2.37%) Spark Streaming
13 11 (2.17%) PySpark
13 11 (2.17%) React
13 11 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (1.97%) Django
15 9 (1.78%) Node.js
16 8 (1.58%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.85%) Life Science
2 53 (10.45%) Data Structures
3 45 (8.88%) Management Information System
4 42 (8.28%) Reference Data
5 22 (4.34%) Taxonomies
6 16 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (3.16%) Social Media
7 14 (2.76%) Equities
8 13 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.37%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.58%) NHS
12 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.38%) User Experience
13 5 (0.99%) Replication
13 5 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.68%) Linux
2 18 (3.55%) Unix
3 3 (0.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (38.26%) Analytics
2 187 (36.88%) Data Modelling
3 152 (29.98%) Data Management
4 148 (29.19%) Metadata Management
5 145 (28.60%) Business Intelligence
6 134 (26.43%) Data Governance
7 118 (23.27%) Data Science
8 116 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (21.89%) ETL
10 107 (21.10%) Data Architecture
11 88 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
12 84 (16.57%) Data Transformation
13 74 (14.60%) Data Analysis
14 73 (14.40%) Visualisation
15 72 (14.20%) DevOps
16 71 (14.00%) Software Engineering
17 70 (13.81%) Data Pipeline
18 67 (13.21%) Machine Learning
19 65 (12.82%) Data Integration
20 64 (12.62%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 187 (36.88%) SQL
2 183 (36.09%) Python
3 59 (11.64%) Scala
4 45 (8.88%) Java
5 26 (5.13%) Perl
5 26 (5.13%) R
6 21 (4.14%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.96%) C#
8 14 (2.76%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.17%) Ruby
10 10 (1.97%) C++
11 9 (1.78%) VBA
12 8 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.99%) PHP
14 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.59%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.59%) XPath
15 3 (0.59%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 89 (17.55%) Degree
2 24 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (0.99%) HND
7 5 (0.99%) PhD
8 4 (0.79%) CIMA
9 3 (0.59%) AAT
9 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) ACCA
11 1 (0.20%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (25.25%) Data Quality
2 47 (9.27%) GDPR
3 14 (2.76%) QA
4 10 (1.97%) CDISC
4 10 (1.97%) GxP
5 6 (1.18%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.59%) IFRS
8 2 (0.39%) GLP
8 2 (0.39%) GRC
8 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (5.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.59%) HDFS
2 3 (0.59%) NFS
3 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 40 (7.89%) Terraform
3 32 (6.31%) Grafana
3 32 (6.31%) Prometheus
4 10 (1.97%) Kubeflow
5 4 (0.79%) Istio
6 3 (0.59%) Ansible
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Oozie
8 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (11.24%) Google
1 57 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.86%) Oracle
3 41 (8.09%) Databricks
4 27 (5.33%) Informatica
5 16 (3.16%) Sybase
6 12 (2.37%) Ab Initio
7 11 (2.17%) GoCardless
7 11 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.17%) SAP
8 10 (1.97%) Facebook
8 10 (1.97%) IBM
8 10 (1.97%) Instagram
9 8 (1.58%) Adobe
9 8 (1.58%) Talend
10 7 (1.38%) ESRI
11 6 (1.18%) Remedy
11 6 (1.18%) Teradata
12 5 (0.99%) iManage
13 4 (0.79%) Hyperion