Period
to 28 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 567 690
Rank change year-on-year +278 +123 -230
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 183 185 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 181 190 96
Median annual salary £90,000 £103,750 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.25% +38.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £142,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £90,000 £100,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +53.85% -3.70%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,455 22,863 28,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.42% 41.83% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6,995 17,796 22,216
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the London region over the 6 months to 28 October 2020. 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
Central London +141 3 £65,500 -2.96% 6
South London - 1 £57,500 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 170 (92.90%) Finance
2 155 (84.70%) Front Office
3 149 (81.42%) Hedge funds
4 148 (80.87%) Equities
5 147 (80.33%) Fixed Income
6 141 (77.05%) Markit EDM
7 120 (65.57%) Web Services
7 120 (65.57%) AWS
8 118 (64.48%) SQL
9 109 (59.56%) Python
9 109 (59.56%) Asset Management
10 105 (57.38%) Bloomberg
11 103 (56.28%) Back Office
12 100 (54.64%) Eagle PACE
13 82 (44.81%) Data Management
14 74 (40.44%) R
15 73 (39.89%) PolarLake
16 72 (39.34%) Wealth Management
17 70 (38.25%) Enterprise Data Management
18 58 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
19 51 (27.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 40 (21.86%) GoldenSource
20 40 (21.86%) Investment Management
21 39 (21.31%) Architectural Design
21 39 (21.31%) SimCorp
21 39 (21.31%) SimCorp Dimension
21 39 (21.31%) Charles River
21 39 (21.31%) Calypso
22 32 (17.49%) Reuters
23 31 (16.94%) FactSet

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (2.19%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.64%) Apache
2 3 (1.64%) Confluence
2 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 141 (77.05%) Markit EDM
2 100 (54.64%) Eagle PACE
3 73 (39.89%) PolarLake
4 39 (21.31%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 120 (65.57%) AWS
2 9 (4.92%) Azure
2 9 (4.92%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.55%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (6.01%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.92%) Power BI
4 8 (4.37%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.83%) Data Lake
5 7 (3.83%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.19%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.64%) Big Data
8 3 (1.64%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.64%) KDB
8 3 (1.64%) OLAP
8 3 (1.64%) OLTP
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.64%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (1.64%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.64%) ERwin
1 3 (1.64%) JIRA
1 3 (1.64%) PowerDesigner
General
1 170 (92.90%) Finance
2 155 (84.70%) Front Office
3 103 (56.28%) Back Office
4 19 (10.38%) Banking
5 8 (4.37%) Legal
6 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 122 (66.67%) Analyst
2 108 (59.02%) Financial Analyst
3 85 (46.45%) Business Analyst
4 78 (42.62%) Finance Business Analyst
5 55 (30.05%) Reference Data Analyst
6 43 (23.50%) Architect
7 40 (21.86%) Data Business Analyst
8 39 (21.31%) Enterprise Architect
8 39 (21.31%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 36 (19.67%) Data Analyst
10 30 (16.39%) Finance Manager
11 28 (15.30%) Data Manager
12 15 (8.20%) Developer
13 12 (6.56%) Market Analyst
13 12 (6.56%) Market Data Analyst
13 12 (6.56%) Market Data Manager
14 8 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 7 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
15 7 (3.83%) Technical Business Analyst
16 5 (2.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (65.57%) Web Services
2 26 (14.21%) Pandas
3 8 (4.37%) XML
4 5 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.19%) Kafka
5 4 (2.19%) Spring
6 3 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.64%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.64%) JAXB
6 3 (1.64%) JMS
6 3 (1.64%) JSON
6 3 (1.64%) React
6 3 (1.64%) REST
6 3 (1.64%) Velocity
6 3 (1.64%) XSD
6 3 (1.64%) XSL
6 3 (1.64%) XSLT
7 2 (1.09%) FpML
7 2 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 149 (81.42%) Hedge funds
2 148 (80.87%) Equities
3 147 (80.33%) Fixed Income
4 51 (27.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 30 (16.39%) Derivative
6 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.37%) Mobile App
7 8 (4.37%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (4.37%) Online Banking
8 5 (2.73%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.19%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.64%) Linux
1 3 (1.64%) Unix
2 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (59.56%) Asset Management
2 82 (44.81%) Data Management
3 72 (39.34%) Wealth Management
4 70 (38.25%) Enterprise Data Management
5 58 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (21.86%) Investment Management
7 39 (21.31%) Architectural Design
8 28 (15.30%) Analytics
9 18 (9.84%) Business Analysis
10 17 (9.29%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.56%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.01%) ETL
13 10 (5.46%) Data Governance
13 10 (5.46%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.46%) Data Strategy
13 10 (5.46%) Master Data Management
14 8 (4.37%) Business Development
15 7 (3.83%) Quantitative Analysis
15 7 (3.83%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 118 (64.48%) SQL
2 109 (59.56%) Python
3 74 (40.44%) R
4 10 (5.46%) Java
5 8 (4.37%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.64%) C
6 3 (1.64%) C++
7 2 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.64%) AWS Certification
2 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.64%) Master's Degree
2 3 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.93%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) HDFS
Vendors
1 105 (57.38%) Bloomberg
2 40 (21.86%) GoldenSource
3 39 (21.31%) Calypso
3 39 (21.31%) Charles River
3 39 (21.31%) SimCorp
4 32 (17.49%) Reuters
5 31 (16.94%) FactSet
6 9 (4.92%) Informatica
7 6 (3.28%) Oracle
8 3 (1.64%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.09%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.09%) Refinitiv
10 1 (0.55%) RIMES
10 1 (0.55%) TIBCO