Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 276 336 346
Rank change year-on-year +60 +10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 1,379 627 1,390
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.89% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.56% 6.88% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 974 451 1,050
10th Percentile £34,500 £35,500 £32,450
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,875 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +8.70%

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 16,103 9,119 20,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 12.90% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,965 7,041 15,183
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,185 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 16 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 26 July 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 1,214 £57,500 -4.17% 220
UK excluding London +44 643 £50,000 -9.09% 123
London +38 621 £60,000 -7.69% 112
Work from Home -70 234 £60,000 +20.00% 37
North of England +47 198 £48,500 -1.02% 28
Midlands -34 118 £47,500 -13.64% 25
East of England +27 101 £57,500 -11.54% 13
Yorkshire +23 101 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East -57 100 £57,500 -8.00% 33
West Midlands -40 81 £50,000 -9.09% 17
North West +6 80 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Scotland -14 67 £48,675 +10.63% 15
South West -33 51 £47,500 -34.48% 7
East Midlands -31 37 £37,500 -25.00% 8
North East -1 17 £40,000 +1.27% 5
Wales -12 10 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 696 (50.47%) SQL
2 546 (39.59%) Business Intelligence
3 509 (36.91%) Analytics
4 432 (31.33%) Data Governance
5 429 (31.11%) Data Management
6 424 (30.75%) Social Skills
7 408 (29.59%) Data Modelling
8 377 (27.34%) Finance
9 352 (25.53%) Data Warehouse
10 342 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
11 334 (24.22%) Power Platform
12 326 (23.64%) Power BI
13 317 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
14 302 (21.90%) ETL
15 282 (20.45%) Python
16 268 (19.43%) Visualisation
17 266 (19.29%) Data Analysis
18 253 (18.35%) Degree
19 236 (17.11%) Azure
20 234 (16.97%) Microsoft
21 230 (16.68%) AWS
22 225 (16.32%) SQL Server
23 223 (16.17%) Microsoft Excel
23 223 (16.17%) Tableau
24 216 (15.66%) Data Science
25 197 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
26 196 (14.21%) Data Architecture
27 182 (13.20%) Migration
28 175 (12.69%) Data Integration
29 165 (11.97%) Big Data

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 90 (6.53%) Apache Spark
2 45 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.12%) SAS
4 37 (2.68%) Apache Airflow
5 28 (2.03%) Apache
6 27 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.65%) Confluence
9 7 (0.51%) Luigi
10 6 (0.44%) Apache Synapse
11 4 (0.29%) JBoss
12 3 (0.22%) Appian
13 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.073%) IIS
14 1 (0.073%) MTS
14 1 (0.073%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.073%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 223 (16.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.36%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Stata
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.22%) SPSS
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.073%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 17 (1.23%) SAP ERP
2 12 (0.87%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.65%) SAP MDG
6 7 (0.51%) Magento
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.29%) Summit
10 3 (0.22%) Movex
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 334 (24.22%) Power Platform
2 236 (17.11%) Azure
3 230 (16.68%) AWS
4 62 (4.50%) Snowflake
5 58 (4.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 53 (3.84%) GCP
7 45 (3.26%) SaaS
8 36 (2.61%) Collibra
9 32 (2.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 31 (2.25%) GitHub
11 27 (1.96%) Serverless
12 25 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (1.74%) PaaS
14 23 (1.67%) IaaS
15 22 (1.60%) PowerApps
16 21 (1.52%) Power Automate
17 17 (1.23%) Amazon S3
18 16 (1.16%) Microsoft 365
19 12 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
20 11 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.65%) AMQP
2 8 (0.58%) Internet
3 4 (0.29%) DHCP
3 4 (0.29%) DNS
3 4 (0.29%) FTP
3 4 (0.29%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.29%) Intranet
3 4 (0.29%) IPv4
3 4 (0.29%) IPv6
3 4 (0.29%) Network Security
3 4 (0.29%) SMTP
3 4 (0.29%) SNMP
3 4 (0.29%) SSH
3 4 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.29%) Wireless
4 3 (0.22%) Broadband
5 2 (0.15%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.15%) NAS
5 2 (0.15%) SAN
5 2 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (25.53%) Data Warehouse
2 326 (23.64%) Power BI
3 225 (16.32%) SQL Server
4 223 (16.17%) Tableau
5 165 (11.97%) Big Data
6 155 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 116 (8.41%) Relational Database
8 113 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (7.76%) Metadata
10 99 (7.18%) Data Lake
11 89 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 83 (6.02%) NoSQL
13 64 (4.64%) Data Mining
14 46 (3.34%) Hadoop
15 44 (3.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 41 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
17 39 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
18 37 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (2.61%) Looker
20 34 (2.47%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 33 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.32%) JIRA
3 29 (2.10%) GitLab
4 22 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 21 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.23%) ERwin
8 11 (0.80%) Subversion
9 8 (0.58%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
11 5 (0.36%) LSMW
11 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.29%) Gradle
12 4 (0.29%) Toad
12 4 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
13 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.15%) git-flow
14 2 (0.15%) Selenium
14 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 424 (30.75%) Social Skills
2 377 (27.34%) Finance
3 317 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (8.41%) Marketing
5 64 (4.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 59 (4.28%) Retail
7 58 (4.21%) Public Sector
8 50 (3.63%) Games
9 47 (3.41%) Legal
10 39 (2.83%) Banking
10 39 (2.83%) Presentation Skills
11 34 (2.47%) Advertising
12 32 (2.32%) Law
13 31 (2.25%) Organisational Skills
14 27 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 26 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
16 14 (1.02%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.87%) Publishing
18 10 (0.73%) Telecoms
19 6 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 348 (25.24%) Analyst
2 262 (19.00%) Data Analyst
3 156 (11.31%) Developer
4 142 (10.30%) Data Engineer
5 139 (10.08%) Architect
6 113 (8.19%) Data Architect
6 113 (8.19%) Data Manager
7 88 (6.38%) Consultant
8 71 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 69 (5.00%) Data Quality Analyst
10 60 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
11 52 (3.77%) Data Consultant
12 37 (2.68%) Senior Data Engineer
13 35 (2.54%) Business Analyst
14 33 (2.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 30 (2.18%) Access Developer
16 29 (2.10%) Software Developer
17 28 (2.03%) Data Governance Consultant
17 28 (2.03%) Governance Consultant
18 27 (1.96%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.31%) Kafka
2 58 (4.21%) .NET
3 54 (3.92%) XML
4 40 (2.90%) Web Services
5 30 (2.18%) OAuth
6 28 (2.03%) SAML
7 27 (1.96%) LDAP
7 27 (1.96%) OpenID
7 27 (1.96%) SailPoint
8 26 (1.89%) REST
9 20 (1.45%) Pandas
10 18 (1.31%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.23%) .NET Core
11 17 (1.23%) MDX
11 17 (1.23%) Middleware
12 16 (1.16%) HTML
12 16 (1.16%) JSON
12 16 (1.16%) PySpark
13 14 (1.02%) Node.js
13 14 (1.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.56%) Management Information System
2 59 (4.28%) Life Science
3 57 (4.13%) Reference Data
4 54 (3.92%) Data Structures
5 40 (2.90%) NHS
6 36 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.32%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.18%) User Experience
9 28 (2.03%) Taxonomies
10 23 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.60%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
13 16 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 16 (1.16%) Reinsurance
14 14 (1.02%) Biotechnology
15 12 (0.87%) Legacy Systems
16 11 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (0.73%) Cloud Native
17 10 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
18 9 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (1.23%) Linux
2 9 (0.65%) Unix
3 4 (0.29%) Windows
4 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.073%) SUSE
4 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (39.59%) Business Intelligence
2 509 (36.91%) Analytics
3 432 (31.33%) Data Governance
4 429 (31.11%) Data Management
5 408 (29.59%) Data Modelling
6 342 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
7 302 (21.90%) ETL
8 268 (19.43%) Visualisation
9 266 (19.29%) Data Analysis
10 216 (15.66%) Data Science
11 197 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 196 (14.21%) Data Architecture
13 182 (13.20%) Migration
14 175 (12.69%) Data Integration
15 164 (11.89%) Decision-Making
16 156 (11.31%) Data Visualisation
17 145 (10.51%) DevOps
17 145 (10.51%) Master Data Management
18 131 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 129 (9.35%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 696 (50.47%) SQL
2 282 (20.45%) Python
3 126 (9.14%) Java
4 117 (8.48%) T-SQL
5 88 (6.38%) R
6 50 (3.63%) C#
7 49 (3.55%) Scala
8 43 (3.12%) JavaScript
9 39 (2.83%) VBA
10 33 (2.39%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 16 (1.16%) C
13 16 (1.16%) VB
14 9 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.51%) PHP
17 6 (0.44%) C++
17 6 (0.44%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 253 (18.35%) Degree
2 40 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
3 32 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.16%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.44%) HND
8 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.22%) ISEB
10 3 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.67%) GDPR
2 67 (4.86%) QA
3 19 (1.38%) SLA
4 12 (0.87%) Accessibility
4 12 (0.87%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.44%) CDISC
5 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.44%) MiFID
6 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
7 4 (0.29%) HL7
7 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.22%) EMIR
8 3 (0.22%) PMO
9 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.073%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (3.70%) Docker
2 29 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.96%) NDS
3 27 (1.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.15%) NFS
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.073%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.96%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 22 (1.60%) Terraform
4 8 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.51%) Ansible
6 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.36%) Istio
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.15%) Kubeflow
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.15%) Puppet
10 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.073%) Oozie
Vendors
1 234 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 132 (9.57%) Oracle
3 115 (8.34%) Informatica
4 90 (6.53%) SAP
5 80 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (4.79%) Databricks
7 50 (3.63%) Google
8 40 (2.90%) IBM
9 33 (2.39%) Teradata
10 27 (1.96%) ForgeRock
10 27 (1.96%) NetIQ
11 23 (1.67%) Talend
12 15 (1.09%) Alteryx
13 14 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
13 14 (1.02%) StreamSets
14 13 (0.94%) GoldenSource
15 11 (0.80%) JD Edwards
16 10 (0.73%) Cloudera
17 9 (0.65%) Adobe
17 9 (0.65%) Remedy