Period
to 21 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 829 481 876
Rank change year-on-year -348 +395 +103
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 167 197 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.43% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 1.19% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 97 189 149
10th Percentile £49,630 £71,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £85,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% - +38.46%
75th Percentile £85,000 £115,000 £118,750
90th Percentile £100,500 £118,750 £142,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £90,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +38.46%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 43,581 16,512 45,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.57% 36.25% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26,494 13,529 35,265
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £59,254 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.26% +7.73% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £102,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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 -305 102 £75,000 -16.67% 19
East of England - 36 £67,500 - 1
North of England -98 21 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire - 19 £62,500 - 2
South East -156 5 £67,500 +3.85% 4
South West -105 2 £67,500 +8.00%
North East - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands -103 1 £40,000 - 1
Midlands -126 1 £40,000 - 1
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 92 (55.09%) SQL
2 70 (41.92%) Finance
3 66 (39.52%) Social Skills
4 62 (37.13%) Data Governance
5 61 (36.53%) Analytics
6 60 (35.93%) Data Management
7 59 (35.33%) Data Modelling
7 59 (35.33%) Data Quality
8 55 (32.93%) Degree
9 53 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (25.75%) Data Architecture
10 43 (25.75%) Master Data Management
11 42 (25.15%) Metadata
11 42 (25.15%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (24.55%) Data Science
13 38 (22.75%) Life Science
14 37 (22.16%) Python
14 37 (22.16%) GDPR
15 36 (21.56%) Computer Science
16 33 (19.76%) Visualisation
16 33 (19.76%) Management Information System
17 32 (19.16%) Fintech
18 29 (17.37%) Banking
18 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (15.57%) C#
20 25 (14.97%) .NET
20 25 (14.97%) AWS
21 24 (14.37%) Power BI
21 24 (14.37%) Power Platform
22 23 (13.77%) Tableau

Reference Data
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 6 (3.59%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.80%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.97%) AWS
2 24 (14.37%) Power Platform
3 22 (13.17%) Azure
4 14 (8.38%) SaaS
5 6 (3.59%) Azure Sentinel
5 6 (3.59%) Collibra
6 5 (2.99%) GCP
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.60%) Slack
8 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) Broadband
2 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) NAS
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.15%) Metadata
2 24 (14.37%) Power BI
3 23 (13.77%) Tableau
4 20 (11.98%) Big Data
4 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
5 17 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (8.38%) Data Lake
7 13 (7.78%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (7.78%) Spotfire
8 7 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (3.59%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.80%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (10.18%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.59%) JIRA
3 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.60%) NUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (41.92%) Finance
2 66 (39.52%) Social Skills
3 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (17.37%) Banking
4 18 (10.78%) Law
4 18 (10.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 17 (10.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 14 (8.38%) Investment Banking
7 13 (7.78%) Humanities
8 8 (4.79%) Marketing
8 8 (4.79%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (3.59%) Back Office
10 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
11 4 (2.40%) Front Office
11 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
12 3 (1.80%) Automotive
12 3 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.80%) Public Sector
13 2 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (1.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 44 (26.35%) Developer
2 42 (25.15%) Analyst
3 30 (17.96%) Data Analyst
4 25 (14.97%) Architect
5 17 (10.18%) Python Developer
5 17 (10.18%) Python Developer - Fintech
6 15 (8.98%) Data Architect
6 15 (8.98%) SQL Developer
7 11 (6.59%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.59%) Data Manager
8 9 (5.39%) Market Data Developer
9 7 (4.19%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.59%) Business Architect
10 6 (3.59%) Business Data Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Data Analytics Specialist
11 5 (2.99%) Data Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.97%) .NET
2 18 (10.78%) .NET Core
2 18 (10.78%) HTML
3 14 (8.38%) CSS
4 13 (7.78%) .NET Framework
4 13 (7.78%) Ajax
4 13 (7.78%) Razor View Engine
5 9 (5.39%) JSON
6 8 (4.79%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.79%) XML
7 6 (3.59%) React
8 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.40%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (2.40%) Kafka
10 3 (1.80%) PySpark
10 3 (1.80%) WPF
11 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.20%) REST
11 2 (1.20%) Web Services
12 1 (0.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.75%) Life Science
2 33 (19.76%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.38%) Equities
4 11 (6.59%) Biotechnology
4 11 (6.59%) Taxonomies
5 9 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.79%) Derivative
6 8 (4.79%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (4.19%) Data Structures
7 7 (4.19%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.40%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.80%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.60%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.79%) Linux
2 4 (2.40%) Unix
3 3 (1.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.13%) Data Governance
2 61 (36.53%) Analytics
3 60 (35.93%) Data Management
4 59 (35.33%) Data Modelling
5 53 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (25.75%) Data Architecture
6 43 (25.75%) Master Data Management
7 42 (25.15%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (24.55%) Data Science
9 36 (21.56%) Computer Science
10 33 (19.76%) Visualisation
11 32 (19.16%) Fintech
12 23 (13.77%) Data Migration
12 23 (13.77%) Mathematics
12 23 (13.77%) Migration
13 22 (13.17%) MVC
13 22 (13.17%) SOLID
14 21 (12.57%) Data Cleansing
15 20 (11.98%) Data Analysis
16 19 (11.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (55.09%) SQL
2 37 (22.16%) Python
3 26 (15.57%) C#
4 21 (12.57%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.19%) VBA
6 8 (4.79%) Java
7 7 (4.19%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.59%) R
9 5 (2.99%) Scala
10 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.20%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) COBOL
13 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (32.93%) Degree
2 22 (13.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (7.78%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (3.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (2.40%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.80%) CFA
7 2 (1.20%) HND
7 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (35.33%) Data Quality
2 37 (22.16%) GDPR
3 7 (4.19%) GxP
4 5 (2.99%) HIPAA
5 4 (2.40%) QA
6 2 (1.20%) COBIT
6 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) Oracle EDQ
2 7 (4.19%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Control-M
4 1 (0.60%) Kibana
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Oracle
2 18 (10.78%) Informatica
3 17 (10.18%) SAP
4 14 (8.38%) QAD
4 14 (8.38%) Refinitiv
5 13 (7.78%) Saba
6 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.39%) Fidessa
8 7 (4.19%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.40%) Concur
9 4 (2.40%) Sage
9 4 (2.40%) Sun
10 3 (1.80%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.80%) Foundry
10 3 (1.80%) Palantir
11 2 (1.20%) MKS
11 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.60%) Capita
12 1 (0.60%) Google
12 1 (0.60%) Teradata