Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Quality skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Quality over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 318 351
Rank change year-on-year -11 +33 +11
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 423 1,419 1,550
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.39% 7.60% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 345 1,104 1,198
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £32,550 £31,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £92,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +17.78% -5.26% +5.56%

Data Quality is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 5,727 18,670 21,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.92% 13.31% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,432 13,835 16,528
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 6 months to 1 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
England -38 375 £57,500 +9.00% 67
UK excluding London +46 234 £53,000 +17.78% 37
London -11 179 £65,000 +4.00% 36
Midlands +73 60 £50,000 +20.48% 10
South East +55 44 £53,000 +6.00% 7
North of England +111 43 £45,000 +5.88% 7
West Midlands +63 39 £55,000 +34.15% 7
Work from Home +42 39 £50,000 -6.98% 13
Scotland +112 30 £47,500 +6.32% 6
East of England +27 26 £75,000 +36.36% 3
South West +106 23 £75,000 +66.67% 3
North West +93 23 £45,000 -13.25% 2
East Midlands +67 21 £42,904 -9.68% 3
Yorkshire +105 17 £38,184 -4.54% 2
Wales +46 4 £50,000 +14.94% 1
Channel Islands - 4 £55,000 -
North East +27 3 £39,000 -2.93% 3

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing Data Quality 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 with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 198 (46.81%) SQL
2 185 (43.74%) Business Intelligence
3 146 (34.52%) Finance
4 130 (30.73%) ETL
5 128 (30.26%) Analytics
6 121 (28.61%) Data Modelling
7 119 (28.13%) Data Governance
8 117 (27.66%) Data Warehouse
9 113 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (26.48%) SQL Server
11 111 (26.24%) Analytical Skills
12 104 (24.59%) Power BI
12 104 (24.59%) Power Platform
13 95 (22.46%) Microsoft
14 94 (22.22%) Data Management
15 82 (19.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 80 (18.91%) Data Analysis
17 79 (18.68%) Big Data
18 78 (18.44%) Azure
19 74 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
20 69 (16.31%) Data Lake
20 69 (16.31%) AWS
21 66 (15.60%) Degree
22 63 (14.89%) Data Architecture
23 61 (14.42%) Oracle
24 58 (13.71%) Visualisation
25 57 (13.48%) Python
26 51 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
27 50 (11.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 50 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (4.26%) SAS
2 12 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.18%) Apache
5 3 (0.71%) Apache Synapse
5 3 (0.71%) Confluence
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.24%) Appian
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
5 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (2.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (1.89%) SAP MDG
3 7 (1.65%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.95%) Social Studio
5 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.47%) Actimize
6 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.47%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 104 (24.59%) Power Platform
2 78 (18.44%) Azure
3 69 (16.31%) AWS
4 23 (5.44%) GCP
5 9 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.89%) Serverless
7 7 (1.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.95%) SaaS
10 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.71%) Taleo
11 2 (0.47%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.47%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.47%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) Broadband
1 2 (0.47%) Skype
2 1 (0.24%) FTP
2 1 (0.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) LAN
2 1 (0.24%) WAN
2 1 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (27.66%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (26.48%) SQL Server
3 104 (24.59%) Power BI
4 82 (19.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (18.68%) Big Data
6 69 (16.31%) Data Lake
7 50 (11.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (10.64%) Relational Database
9 30 (7.09%) RDBMS
9 30 (7.09%) Snowflake Schema
10 26 (6.15%) Hadoop
11 22 (5.20%) QlikView
12 20 (4.73%) Apache Hive
13 17 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (4.02%) NoSQL
14 16 (3.78%) OLTP
15 15 (3.55%) HBase
16 14 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (3.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.02%) ERwin
3 11 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.89%) LSMW
5 7 (1.65%) GitLab
5 7 (1.65%) PowerDesigner
6 6 (1.42%) JIRA
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.95%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.47%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (0.47%) GDB
10 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.47%) JUnit
10 2 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.47%) Sourcetree
10 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.47%) Toad
10 2 (0.47%) tSQLt
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 146 (34.52%) Finance
2 35 (8.27%) Banking
3 23 (5.44%) Legal
4 19 (4.49%) Marketing
5 15 (3.55%) Retail
6 6 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.47%) Police
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (26.48%) Analyst
2 77 (18.20%) Developer
3 58 (13.71%) Data Analyst
4 55 (13.00%) Architect
5 49 (11.58%) Data Engineer
6 48 (11.35%) Data Architect
7 29 (6.86%) Business Analyst
8 25 (5.91%) Data Manager
9 23 (5.44%) Consultant
10 22 (5.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 17 (4.02%) Administrator
13 16 (3.78%) SQL Developer
14 15 (3.55%) Data Business Analyst
14 15 (3.55%) Governance Manager
14 15 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.31%) Data Governance Analyst
15 14 (3.31%) Data Governance Manager
15 14 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
16 13 (3.07%) Data Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.15%) .NET
2 24 (5.67%) XML
3 22 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (4.96%) HTML
5 20 (4.73%) CSS
6 19 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 17 (4.02%) HTML5
8 14 (3.31%) JSON
8 14 (3.31%) Kafka
9 13 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (3.07%) Web Services
10 9 (2.13%) J2EE
11 8 (1.89%) OpenID
11 8 (1.89%) Pandas
12 7 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (1.65%) LDAP
12 7 (1.65%) OAuth
12 7 (1.65%) SailPoint
12 7 (1.65%) SAML
13 5 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 111 (26.24%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.69%) Data Structures
3 30 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.15%) Reference Data
5 12 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.60%) NHS
7 7 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.65%) Mobile Banking
7 7 (1.65%) Online Banking
8 6 (1.42%) Social Media
9 5 (1.18%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.95%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.20%) Unix
2 12 (2.84%) Windows
3 8 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.42%) Solaris
5 2 (0.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (43.74%) Business Intelligence
2 130 (30.73%) ETL
3 128 (30.26%) Analytics
4 121 (28.61%) Data Modelling
5 119 (28.13%) Data Governance
6 113 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
7 94 (22.22%) Data Management
8 80 (18.91%) Data Analysis
9 74 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (14.89%) Data Architecture
11 58 (13.71%) Visualisation
12 51 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (11.11%) Data Integration
14 43 (10.17%) Master Data Management
14 43 (10.17%) Migration
15 42 (9.93%) Data Strategy
16 41 (9.69%) Data Analytics
17 40 (9.46%) Data Migration
18 39 (9.22%) Data Engineering
19 37 (8.75%) Data Lineage
Programming Languages
1 198 (46.81%) SQL
2 57 (13.48%) Python
3 46 (10.87%) Java
4 30 (7.09%) T-SQL
5 23 (5.44%) R
6 18 (4.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 17 (4.02%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.84%) C#
9 10 (2.36%) Scala
10 9 (2.13%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.42%) ABAP
11 6 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.18%) Julia
13 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.47%) VB
15 2 (0.47%) VBA
16 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.24%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 66 (15.60%) Degree
2 29 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.13%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.65%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.42%) ISEB
8 4 (0.95%) MBA
9 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.47%) MCSA
10 1 (0.24%) CBAP
10 1 (0.24%) CNE
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) IIBA
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.15%) QA
2 20 (4.73%) GDPR
3 9 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.24%) ITGC
System Software
1 14 (3.31%) HDFS
2 8 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.65%) NDS
3 7 (1.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 6 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.47%) Docker
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.07%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (1.65%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 6 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (1.42%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 5 (1.18%) Control-M
5 3 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 95 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.42%) Oracle
3 39 (9.22%) Tableau
4 32 (7.57%) Informatica
5 22 (5.20%) Google
6 21 (4.96%) SAP
7 20 (4.73%) Teradata
8 15 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (3.55%) Talend
9 12 (2.84%) IBM
10 10 (2.36%) Ab Initio
10 10 (2.36%) Databricks
11 7 (1.65%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.65%) ForgeRock
11 7 (1.65%) NetIQ
12 6 (1.42%) Okta
12 6 (1.42%) Sun
13 5 (1.18%) Novell
14 4 (0.95%) Ping Identity
14 4 (0.95%) Trillium