Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 645 361 470
Rank change year-on-year -284 +109 +228
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 79 141 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 1.54% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67 138 244
10th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £80,750
25th Percentile £64,250 £71,250 £95,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £90,000 £117,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% -23.40% +54.10%
75th Percentile £95,000 £111,250 £139,063
90th Percentile £113,500 £112,500 £143,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £90,000 £112,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% -20.00% +73.08%

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 22,108 9,146 19,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.70% 38.75% 38.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,538 7,715 15,408
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,678 £36,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £112,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -38 20 £70,000 -8.20% 10
South London - 4 £50,000 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 45 (56.96%) Finance
2 41 (51.90%) SQL
3 31 (39.24%) Data Management
4 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (34.18%) Data Modelling
5 26 (32.91%) Social Skills
6 24 (30.38%) Analytics
7 22 (27.85%) Python
7 22 (27.85%) Metadata
8 20 (25.32%) Degree
9 18 (22.78%) Data Governance
10 16 (20.25%) Data Quality
10 16 (20.25%) Computer Science
10 16 (20.25%) Data Architecture
10 16 (20.25%) Data Science
11 15 (18.99%) JIRA
12 14 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (17.72%) Metadata Management
13 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (16.46%) Fintech
14 12 (15.19%) Reference Data Management
14 12 (15.19%) Visualisation
15 11 (13.92%) C#
15 11 (13.92%) .NET
15 11 (13.92%) Banking
15 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (12.66%) Data Strategy
16 10 (12.66%) Project Management
16 10 (12.66%) Change Management
16 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing

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 7 (8.86%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Markit EDM
1 3 (3.80%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.27%) Avolution ABACUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Azure
2 7 (8.86%) AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Snowflake
3 5 (6.33%) GCP
4 4 (5.06%) Collibra
5 3 (3.80%) GitHub
5 3 (3.80%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.80%) Slack
6 2 (2.53%) Azure Sentinel
6 2 (2.53%) SaaS
7 1 (1.27%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) WebEx
2 2 (2.53%) FTP
3 1 (1.27%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) Metadata
2 14 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (12.66%) Big Data
4 9 (11.39%) Data Lake
4 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.80%) Apache Ignite
7 3 (3.80%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.80%) Hazelcast
7 3 (3.80%) Infinispan
7 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.80%) Power BI
8 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.53%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) JIRA
2 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) NUnit
2 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.53%) ERwin
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.27%) ER Studio
4 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (56.96%) Finance
2 26 (32.91%) Social Skills
3 11 (13.92%) Banking
4 6 (7.59%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (6.33%) Front Office
6 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.80%) Back Office
7 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.80%) Legal
7 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.53%) Billing
8 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.27%) Games
9 1 (1.27%) Law
9 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Data Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Python Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Python Developer - Fintech
5 7 (8.86%) Market Data Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Data Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) WPF Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Product Owner
9 3 (3.80%) Finance Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Regulatory Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) Web Services
3 7 (8.86%) .NET Core
3 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 6 (7.59%) CSS3
4 6 (7.59%) Dapper ORM
4 6 (7.59%) Entity Framework
4 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) HTML5
4 6 (7.59%) jQuery
4 6 (7.59%) Task Parallel Library
4 6 (7.59%) WCF
4 6 (7.59%) WPF
4 6 (7.59%) XML
5 5 (6.33%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (6.33%) REST
6 4 (5.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Reinsurance
2 5 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (6.33%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.06%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.06%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.80%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.80%) Life Science
5 2 (2.53%) Derivative
5 2 (2.53%) Equities
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Data Management
2 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) Data Modelling
3 24 (30.38%) Analytics
4 18 (22.78%) Data Governance
5 16 (20.25%) Computer Science
5 16 (20.25%) Data Architecture
5 16 (20.25%) Data Science
6 14 (17.72%) Metadata Management
7 13 (16.46%) Fintech
7 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (15.19%) Reference Data Management
8 12 (15.19%) Visualisation
9 10 (12.66%) Change Management
9 10 (12.66%) Data Privacy
9 10 (12.66%) Data Strategy
9 10 (12.66%) Master Data Management
9 10 (12.66%) Project Management
9 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (51.90%) SQL
2 22 (27.85%) Python
3 11 (13.92%) C#
4 7 (8.86%) Java
4 7 (8.86%) VBA
5 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.06%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) COBOL
7 2 (2.53%) R
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Degree
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) Data Quality
2 7 (8.86%) GDPR
3 5 (6.33%) MiFID
4 3 (3.80%) HIPAA
5 2 (2.53%) EMIR
6 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) LexisNexis
3 3 (3.80%) Informatica
3 3 (3.80%) Twitter
4 2 (2.53%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.53%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) BiZZdesign
5 1 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.27%) Databricks
5 1 (1.27%) FactSet
5 1 (1.27%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.27%) MarketAxess
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Teradata