Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 230 180
Rank change year-on-year +9 -50 +43
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 7 4 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.072% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.19% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -44.44%
10th Percentile £52,500 £34,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £69,250 £52,500 £55,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +16.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,123 2,117 1,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.15% 37.88% 36.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 1,358 1,056
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £44,853 £44,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.90% +1.65% +5.06%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £64,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Scotland

Reference Data
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Reference Data in Scotland.

Salary trend for Reference Data in Scotland

Reference Data
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Glasgow +4 7 £60,000 +20.00%
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 6 (85.71%) Big Data
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
3 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Subversion
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) Maven
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Research
3 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Law

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Big Data
2 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) HBase
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Python Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Python Software Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Big Data Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Derivative
3 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Research
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Wealth Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Ontologies
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Python
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Solace
2 1 (14.29%) Talarian
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO