Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 326 292 325
Rank change year-on-year -34 +33 +28
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 549 1,422 1,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.34% 8.95% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 452 1,145 1,277
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +12.90%

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 7,484 15,888 20,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.98% 12.57% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,578 12,337 15,577
Median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,740 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -62 476 £55,000 - 100
UK excluding London -39 272 £45,000 - 56
London -34 251 £62,500 -3.85% 45
North of England +57 83 £48,000 +20.00% 18
Work from Home -7 83 £53,000 -18.46% 15
North West +93 51 £50,000 -8.57% 10
South East -17 49 £42,500 -27.97% 15
Scotland +71 43 £48,500 +29.33% 2
East of England +24 35 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Midlands +6 35 £39,000 +1.96% 9
Yorkshire +13 23 £41,000 +5.13% 7
West Midlands +26 19 £42,000 +16.67% 7
South West +59 17 £70,000 +55.56% 5
East Midlands +28 16 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Wales +50 9 £42,500 +4.53%
North East +18 9 £45,177 +12.44% 1
Channel Islands +7 1 £40,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 292 (53.19%) SQL
2 254 (46.27%) Business Intelligence
3 214 (38.98%) Analytics
4 194 (35.34%) ETL
5 184 (33.52%) Data Warehouse
6 179 (32.60%) Data Management
6 179 (32.60%) Power BI
6 179 (32.60%) Power Platform
7 160 (29.14%) Finance
8 145 (26.41%) Analytical Skills
9 144 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
10 136 (24.77%) Data Modelling
11 134 (24.41%) Data Governance
12 126 (22.95%) SQL Server
12 126 (22.95%) Azure
13 124 (22.59%) Microsoft
14 115 (20.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 112 (20.40%) Data Analysis
16 97 (17.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 94 (17.12%) Visualisation
18 93 (16.94%) Python
19 87 (15.85%) Migration
20 83 (15.12%) AWS
21 81 (14.75%) Data Integration
22 79 (14.39%) Oracle
22 79 (14.39%) Big Data
23 76 (13.84%) Informatica
24 73 (13.30%) Data Migration
25 71 (12.93%) Degree
25 71 (12.93%) Tableau

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 34 (6.19%) SAS
2 22 (4.01%) Apache Spark
2 22 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.91%) Confluence
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.55%) Apache
4 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.18%) Appian
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.55%) HFM
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.36%) Actimize
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 179 (32.60%) Power Platform
2 126 (22.95%) Azure
3 83 (15.12%) AWS
4 31 (5.65%) Azure Data Factory
5 29 (5.28%) GCP
6 14 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (2.55%) Serverless
7 11 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.64%) Logic Apps
9 6 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.09%) BrowserStack
9 6 (1.09%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.91%) IaaS
10 5 (0.91%) PaaS
11 4 (0.73%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) Taleo
13 2 (0.36%) Force.com
13 2 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.73%) FTP
2 2 (0.36%) Skype
3 1 (0.18%) AMQP
3 1 (0.18%) Intranet
3 1 (0.18%) LAN
3 1 (0.18%) VoIP
3 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (33.52%) Data Warehouse
2 179 (32.60%) Power BI
3 126 (22.95%) SQL Server
4 115 (20.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (17.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (14.39%) Big Data
7 71 (12.93%) Tableau
8 64 (11.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (8.74%) Relational Database
10 42 (7.65%) Data Lake
11 35 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
12 32 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
12 32 (5.83%) Hadoop
13 29 (5.28%) Qlik Sense
14 28 (5.10%) QlikView
15 25 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
16 23 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 20 (3.64%) Snowflake Schema
18 13 (2.37%) Apache Hive
18 13 (2.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.28%) JIRA
4 7 (1.28%) Selenium
5 6 (1.09%) GitLab
5 6 (1.09%) SpecFlow
5 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.91%) Postman
6 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.73%) CA Release Automation
7 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.73%) ERwin
7 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.55%) JUnit
8 3 (0.55%) NUnit
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 160 (29.14%) Finance
2 38 (6.92%) Banking
3 28 (5.10%) Legal
3 28 (5.10%) Marketing
4 10 (1.82%) Retail
5 9 (1.64%) Housing Association
5 9 (1.64%) Law
6 6 (1.09%) Public Sector
7 5 (0.91%) Games
7 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.73%) Billing
8 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.55%) French Language
9 3 (0.55%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 183 (33.33%) Analyst
2 123 (22.40%) Data Analyst
3 77 (14.03%) Developer
4 68 (12.39%) Data Engineer
5 57 (10.38%) Data Manager
6 46 (8.38%) Architect
7 38 (6.92%) Data Architect
8 34 (6.19%) Consultant
8 34 (6.19%) Data Quality Analyst
9 31 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 30 (5.46%) Quality Analyst
11 27 (4.92%) Business Analyst
12 26 (4.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 24 (4.37%) Service Analyst
14 23 (4.19%) Data Consultant
15 22 (4.01%) Financial Analyst
16 17 (3.10%) Data Business Analyst
17 15 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
18 12 (2.19%) ETL Analyst
18 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.83%) Web Services
2 20 (3.64%) .NET
3 17 (3.10%) XML
4 10 (1.82%) Kafka
4 10 (1.82%) REST
5 9 (1.64%) JSON
6 7 (1.28%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.28%) Pandas
7 6 (1.09%) NumPy
8 5 (0.91%) J2EE
8 5 (0.91%) LDAP
8 5 (0.91%) Node.js
8 5 (0.91%) OAuth
8 5 (0.91%) OpenID
8 5 (0.91%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.91%) SAML
9 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.73%) MDX
9 4 (0.73%) SAP XI
9 4 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (26.41%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (8.01%) Data Structures
3 39 (7.10%) Management Information System
4 37 (6.74%) Reference Data
5 18 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.91%) Mobile Banking
6 16 (2.91%) Online Banking
7 10 (1.82%) Social Media
8 7 (1.28%) NHS
9 6 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.73%) User Experience
11 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.55%) Equities
11 3 (0.55%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.55%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.19%) Unix
2 4 (0.73%) Windows
3 3 (0.55%) Linux
4 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (46.27%) Business Intelligence
2 214 (38.98%) Analytics
3 194 (35.34%) ETL
4 179 (32.60%) Data Management
5 144 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (24.77%) Data Modelling
7 134 (24.41%) Data Governance
8 112 (20.40%) Data Analysis
9 94 (17.12%) Visualisation
10 87 (15.85%) Migration
11 81 (14.75%) Data Integration
12 73 (13.30%) Data Migration
13 70 (12.75%) Master Data Management
14 63 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (10.93%) Data Architecture
16 59 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (10.38%) Data Science
18 55 (10.02%) Data Analytics
18 55 (10.02%) Data Visualisation
19 54 (9.84%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 292 (53.19%) SQL
2 93 (16.94%) Python
3 62 (11.29%) T-SQL
4 50 (9.11%) R
5 41 (7.47%) Java
6 20 (3.64%) C#
7 14 (2.55%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.64%) Scala
10 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.09%) VBA
11 4 (0.73%) Go
11 4 (0.73%) Julia
12 3 (0.55%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.55%) C
13 2 (0.36%) Perl
13 2 (0.36%) Ruby
13 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (12.93%) Degree
2 24 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.73%) HND
6 4 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.55%) ISEB
8 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) CBAP
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.18%) IIBA
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MBA
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.01%) QA
2 14 (2.55%) GDPR
2 14 (2.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.19%) Docker
2 9 (1.64%) HDFS
3 6 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.91%) NDS
4 5 (0.91%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (1.09%) Terraform
3 5 (0.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (0.73%) Control-M
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 124 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 79 (14.39%) Oracle
3 76 (13.84%) Informatica
4 47 (8.56%) SAP
5 26 (4.74%) Google
5 26 (4.74%) IBM
5 26 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (4.74%) Teradata
6 21 (3.83%) Talend
7 9 (1.64%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.64%) Databricks
8 7 (1.28%) Ab Initio
8 7 (1.28%) Cognos
9 6 (1.09%) Alteryx
10 5 (0.91%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.91%) HubSpot
10 5 (0.91%) NetIQ
10 5 (0.91%) Novell
10 5 (0.91%) OneTrust
11 4 (0.73%) JD Edwards