Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 327 316
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11 +39
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 919 1,010 1,565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.92% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.88% 7.42% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 661 775 1,221
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,684 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,607 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.25% +5.40% +9.52%
75th Percentile £68,750 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,855 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.81% +4.76% +16.67%

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 10,349 13,621 20,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.38% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,225 10,584 15,400
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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
England +46 826 £55,000 -12.00% 123
UK excluding London +40 473 £46,855 -14.81% 63
London +52 395 £60,000 -14.29% 68
North of England +89 160 £48,000 - 13
Work from Home -16 153 £55,000 -12.15% 27
North West +84 84 £50,000 +4.17% 5
South East -32 81 £44,500 -31.54% 14
Midlands +17 76 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East of England +33 62 £37,500 -42.31% 4
West Midlands +21 62 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Yorkshire +19 62 £50,000 +13.64% 6
South West +26 39 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Scotland +28 38 £50,500 +17.44% 8
Wales +47 16 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North East +16 14 £42,353 -30.12% 2
East Midlands -2 14 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Northern Ireland +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 461 (50.16%) SQL
2 420 (45.70%) Business Intelligence
3 357 (38.85%) Analytics
4 288 (31.34%) Data Management
5 286 (31.12%) Power BI
5 286 (31.12%) Power Platform
6 272 (29.60%) Data Warehouse
7 270 (29.38%) Finance
8 265 (28.84%) Data Governance
9 235 (25.57%) ETL
10 231 (25.14%) Analytical Skills
11 222 (24.16%) Data Modelling
12 216 (23.50%) Data Analysis
13 202 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
14 193 (21.00%) SQL Server
15 180 (19.59%) Microsoft
15 180 (19.59%) Azure
16 178 (19.37%) Visualisation
17 174 (18.93%) Python
18 152 (16.54%) Tableau
19 150 (16.32%) Microsoft Excel
20 148 (16.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 136 (14.80%) Migration
22 135 (14.69%) Data Integration
23 134 (14.58%) AWS
24 128 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 122 (13.28%) Degree
26 118 (12.84%) Data Science
27 115 (12.51%) Data Architecture
28 112 (12.19%) Informatica

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 47 (5.11%) Apache Spark
1 47 (5.11%) SAS
2 40 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (1.31%) Apache
5 8 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (0.76%) Confluence
7 5 (0.54%) Apache Synapse
8 4 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.22%) JBoss
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Appian
10 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) Luigi
10 1 (0.11%) MTS
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.11%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 150 (16.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 10 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.54%) Magento
4 5 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.33%) HFM
6 3 (0.33%) Movex
6 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 286 (31.12%) Power Platform
2 180 (19.59%) Azure
3 134 (14.58%) AWS
4 60 (6.53%) Azure Data Factory
5 23 (2.50%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 23 (2.50%) GCP
6 19 (2.07%) Serverless
7 17 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.52%) IaaS
8 14 (1.52%) PaaS
9 11 (1.20%) PowerApps
10 10 (1.09%) GitHub
10 10 (1.09%) Matillion
11 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.98%) Azure Logic Apps
11 9 (0.98%) BrowserStack
11 9 (0.98%) Power Automate
11 9 (0.98%) SaaS
12 8 (0.87%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.98%) FTP
2 4 (0.44%) AMQP
3 2 (0.22%) Internet
3 2 (0.22%) Intranet
3 2 (0.22%) SMS
3 2 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (31.12%) Power BI
2 272 (29.60%) Data Warehouse
3 193 (21.00%) SQL Server
4 152 (16.54%) Tableau
5 148 (16.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 128 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (9.58%) Big Data
7 88 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (6.64%) Data Lake
9 59 (6.42%) Relational Database
10 43 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 37 (4.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 34 (3.70%) Hadoop
13 32 (3.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 32 (3.48%) NoSQL
13 32 (3.48%) Qlik Sense
14 30 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (3.26%) Data Mining
15 28 (3.05%) QlikView
16 24 (2.61%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.96%) GitLab
4 13 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.31%) JIRA
5 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (1.09%) Selenium
7 8 (0.87%) Postman
7 8 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.65%) ERwin
9 6 (0.65%) Subversion
10 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.33%) ER Studio
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.22%) NUnit
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 270 (29.38%) Finance
2 80 (8.71%) Marketing
3 40 (4.35%) Legal
4 35 (3.81%) Banking
5 29 (3.16%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (2.07%) Retail
8 17 (1.85%) Games
9 15 (1.63%) Advertising
10 13 (1.41%) Law
11 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.09%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.87%) Electronics
13 8 (0.87%) Publishing
14 7 (0.76%) Housing Association
15 5 (0.54%) Billing
16 4 (0.44%) Automotive
17 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.22%) Social Housing
19 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 286 (31.12%) Analyst
2 215 (23.39%) Data Analyst
3 107 (11.64%) Developer
4 92 (10.01%) Data Engineer
5 86 (9.36%) Architect
6 78 (8.49%) Data Manager
7 67 (7.29%) Data Architect
8 66 (7.18%) Data Quality Analyst
9 56 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 53 (5.77%) Quality Analyst
11 51 (5.55%) Consultant
12 37 (4.03%) Service Analyst
13 34 (3.70%) Data Consultant
14 32 (3.48%) Financial Analyst
15 31 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 27 (2.94%) Business Analyst
17 21 (2.29%) Data Governance Specialist
18 19 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
18 19 (2.07%) SQL Analyst
19 18 (1.96%) Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.13%) .NET
2 33 (3.59%) Kafka
2 33 (3.59%) XML
3 32 (3.48%) Web Services
4 23 (2.50%) REST
5 17 (1.85%) OAuth
5 17 (1.85%) SAML
6 16 (1.74%) LDAP
6 16 (1.74%) OpenID
6 16 (1.74%) SailPoint
7 13 (1.41%) Node.js
8 12 (1.31%) Pandas
9 11 (1.20%) JSON
10 8 (0.87%) PySpark
10 8 (0.87%) Spring Boot
10 8 (0.87%) Velocity
11 7 (0.76%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.76%) WCF
12 6 (0.65%) MDX
13 5 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 231 (25.14%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.46%) Reference Data
4 33 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 26 (2.83%) Taxonomies
6 21 (2.29%) NHS
7 19 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.41%) Life Science
9 13 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
9 13 (1.41%) Online Banking
10 12 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.09%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (0.98%) User Experience
13 8 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.76%) LIMS
15 6 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (1.96%) Unix
2 7 (0.76%) Linux
3 4 (0.44%) Windows
4 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (45.70%) Business Intelligence
2 357 (38.85%) Analytics
3 288 (31.34%) Data Management
4 265 (28.84%) Data Governance
5 235 (25.57%) ETL
6 222 (24.16%) Data Modelling
7 216 (23.50%) Data Analysis
8 202 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
9 178 (19.37%) Visualisation
10 136 (14.80%) Migration
11 135 (14.69%) Data Integration
12 118 (12.84%) Data Science
13 115 (12.51%) Data Architecture
14 104 (11.32%) Decision-Making
15 103 (11.21%) Data Migration
16 102 (11.10%) Data Analytics
16 102 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
17 100 (10.88%) Data Visualisation
18 90 (9.79%) Master Data Management
19 89 (9.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 461 (50.16%) SQL
2 174 (18.93%) Python
3 97 (10.55%) T-SQL
4 74 (8.05%) R
5 57 (6.20%) Java
6 32 (3.48%) C#
7 27 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.96%) Scala
9 16 (1.74%) VBA
10 14 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.98%) VB
14 8 (0.87%) C
15 4 (0.44%) Go
15 4 (0.44%) Ruby
16 3 (0.33%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.33%) Perl
17 2 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 122 (13.28%) Degree
2 29 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (0.87%) HND
6 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.22%) ISEB
10 1 (0.11%) CBAP
10 1 (0.11%) CIMA
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.11%) IIBA
10 1 (0.11%) MBA
10 1 (0.11%) PhD
10 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.09%) QA
2 31 (3.37%) GDPR
3 23 (2.50%) SLA
4 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (3.16%) Docker
2 18 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.74%) NDS
3 16 (1.74%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 13 (1.41%) Terraform
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.11%) Ansible
5 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.11%) Oozie
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 180 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 112 (12.19%) Informatica
3 100 (10.88%) Oracle
4 71 (7.73%) SAP
5 50 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (3.48%) Teradata
7 29 (3.16%) IBM
8 23 (2.50%) Databricks
9 18 (1.96%) Google
10 16 (1.74%) ForgeRock
10 16 (1.74%) NetIQ
11 12 (1.31%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.31%) Talend
12 10 (1.09%) Cognos
12 10 (1.09%) HubSpot
13 6 (0.65%) Alteryx
13 6 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.54%) OneTrust
14 5 (0.54%) TIBCO