Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 345 314
Rank change year-on-year +94 -31 +40
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 1,737 412 1,431
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 0.85% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.04% 6.81% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 295 1,110
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,314 £43,125 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 19,222 6,052 18,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.31% 12.50% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,784 4,758 14,203
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.08% +8.89% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +106 1,520 £60,050 +0.08% 184
London +67 794 £67,500 +3.85% 97
UK excluding London +45 770 £50,000 - 93
Work from Home -44 299 £64,000 +21.90% 18
North of England +12 199 £45,540 +1.20% 21
South East -51 147 £65,000 +21.50% 20
East of England +10 142 £58,750 +4.44% 11
Midlands -35 142 £47,500 +10.71% 24
Yorkshire -12 118 £47,500 -2.56% 8
West Midlands -59 92 £51,250 -6.82% 18
Scotland -52 74 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West -56 68 £43,750 -2.78% 10
South West -56 60 £46,000 -38.67% 10
East Midlands -47 50 £37,500 -11.76% 6
North East -19 13 £42,000 +7.69% 3
Wales -41 10 £37,500 -25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 925 (53.25%) SQL
2 685 (39.44%) Analytics
3 646 (37.19%) Business Intelligence
4 622 (35.81%) Data Management
5 611 (35.18%) Data Modelling
6 546 (31.43%) Data Governance
7 540 (31.09%) Social Skills
8 474 (27.29%) Data Warehouse
9 472 (27.17%) ETL
10 422 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
11 418 (24.06%) Finance
12 394 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
13 393 (22.63%) Power Platform
14 391 (22.51%) Python
15 388 (22.34%) Degree
16 385 (22.16%) Power BI
17 364 (20.96%) Visualisation
18 350 (20.15%) Azure
19 308 (17.73%) Data Science
20 305 (17.56%) Migration
21 291 (16.75%) Data Architecture
22 289 (16.64%) Microsoft
23 281 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
24 266 (15.31%) Data Analysis
25 265 (15.26%) Tableau
26 254 (14.62%) AWS
27 245 (14.10%) SQL Server
28 232 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
29 228 (13.13%) Big Data
30 214 (12.32%) Data Visualisation

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
1 113 (6.51%) Apache Spark
2 56 (3.22%) SAS
3 47 (2.71%) Apache Airflow
4 34 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.27%) Apache
6 19 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.81%) Confluence
8 13 (0.75%) Luigi
8 13 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.35%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.29%) Appian
12 3 (0.17%) JBoss
13 1 (0.058%) Apache Synapse
13 1 (0.058%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.058%) CMS
13 1 (0.058%) Drupal
13 1 (0.058%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.058%) PowerExchange
13 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 232 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) Stata
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.29%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.29%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.23%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 17 (0.98%) SAP MDG
2 16 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 16 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (0.92%) SAP ERP
3 15 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.81%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 12 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Clinical
9 4 (0.23%) Summit
10 3 (0.17%) Maximo
10 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 393 (22.63%) Power Platform
2 350 (20.15%) Azure
3 254 (14.62%) AWS
4 127 (7.31%) GCP
5 108 (6.22%) Snowflake
6 71 (4.09%) Azure Data Factory
7 65 (3.74%) SaaS
8 56 (3.22%) Collibra
9 50 (2.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 48 (2.76%) GitHub
11 32 (1.84%) Serverless
12 25 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (1.38%) IaaS
13 24 (1.38%) Microsoft 365
14 23 (1.32%) PaaS
15 21 (1.21%) Amazon S3
16 18 (1.04%) Power Automate
17 16 (0.92%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.92%) PowerApps
18 15 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.75%) Broadband
1 13 (0.75%) Intranet
2 10 (0.58%) DHCP
2 10 (0.58%) DNS
3 9 (0.52%) HTTPS
3 9 (0.52%) IPv4
3 9 (0.52%) IPv6
3 9 (0.52%) SMTP
3 9 (0.52%) SNMP
3 9 (0.52%) SSH
3 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.35%) AMQP
4 6 (0.35%) DKIM
4 6 (0.35%) Internet
5 4 (0.23%) Network Security
5 4 (0.23%) Wireless
6 3 (0.17%) SAN
7 2 (0.12%) Firewall
7 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (27.29%) Data Warehouse
2 385 (22.16%) Power BI
3 265 (15.26%) Tableau
4 245 (14.10%) SQL Server
5 228 (13.13%) Big Data
6 188 (10.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 179 (10.31%) Relational Database
8 166 (9.56%) Metadata
9 133 (7.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 131 (7.54%) Data Lake
11 111 (6.39%) NoSQL
12 104 (5.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 82 (4.72%) Hadoop
14 69 (3.97%) Data Mining
15 66 (3.80%) Spotfire
16 64 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
17 52 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
18 51 (2.94%) MySQL
19 50 (2.88%) BigQuery
19 50 (2.88%) Looker
Development Applications
1 57 (3.28%) JIRA
2 26 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.27%) ERwin
5 19 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (0.81%) GitLab
7 13 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.69%) LSMW
8 12 (0.69%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.46%) Subversion
10 6 (0.35%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.35%) Gradle
10 6 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.35%) RStudio
11 5 (0.29%) git-flow
11 5 (0.29%) Toad
11 5 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
12 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 540 (31.09%) Social Skills
2 418 (24.06%) Finance
3 394 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
4 129 (7.43%) Marketing
5 102 (5.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 100 (5.76%) Retail
7 82 (4.72%) Games
8 70 (4.03%) Banking
8 70 (4.03%) Law
9 64 (3.68%) Legal
10 58 (3.34%) Public Sector
11 40 (2.30%) Advertising
12 38 (2.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 37 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
14 35 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
15 31 (1.78%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.75%) Humanities
17 11 (0.63%) Publishing
18 10 (0.58%) Local Government
18 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 367 (21.13%) Analyst
2 270 (15.54%) Data Analyst
3 238 (13.70%) Data Engineer
4 183 (10.54%) Architect
5 174 (10.02%) Data Manager
6 157 (9.04%) Developer
7 148 (8.52%) Data Architect
8 141 (8.12%) Consultant
9 76 (4.38%) Data Consultant
10 61 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 58 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 50 (2.88%) Data Quality Analyst
13 48 (2.76%) Quality Analyst
14 42 (2.42%) Senior Data Engineer
15 40 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
16 38 (2.19%) Project Manager
17 37 (2.13%) Data Governance Consultant
17 37 (2.13%) Governance Consultant
18 35 (2.01%) Azure Engineer
19 33 (1.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (5.81%) Kafka
2 52 (2.99%) Web Services
3 48 (2.76%) .NET
4 46 (2.65%) XML
5 28 (1.61%) Middleware
6 27 (1.55%) REST
7 22 (1.27%) JSON
8 20 (1.15%) EDI
8 20 (1.15%) RESTful
9 19 (1.09%) Apache Beam
10 18 (1.04%) Node.js
10 18 (1.04%) Pandas
10 18 (1.04%) React
11 16 (0.92%) GraphQL
12 15 (0.86%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.81%) HTML
13 14 (0.81%) OAuth
14 13 (0.75%) .NET Core
14 13 (0.75%) LDAP
15 12 (0.69%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 185 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 119 (6.85%) Life Science
3 68 (3.91%) Data Structures
4 66 (3.80%) Reference Data
5 60 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 51 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.42%) User Experience
8 35 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.67%) NHS
11 27 (1.55%) Biotechnology
12 25 (1.44%) Reinsurance
13 20 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
13 20 (1.15%) Taxonomies
14 18 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
15 17 (0.98%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.98%) Housing Association
16 12 (0.69%) Social Media
17 10 (0.58%) PMI
17 10 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (1.55%) Linux
2 13 (0.75%) Unix
3 9 (0.52%) Windows
4 2 (0.12%) Android
4 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.058%) SUSE
5 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (39.44%) Analytics
2 646 (37.19%) Business Intelligence
3 622 (35.81%) Data Management
4 611 (35.18%) Data Modelling
5 546 (31.43%) Data Governance
6 472 (27.17%) ETL
7 422 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
8 364 (20.96%) Visualisation
9 308 (17.73%) Data Science
10 305 (17.56%) Migration
11 291 (16.75%) Data Architecture
12 281 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
13 266 (15.31%) Data Analysis
14 214 (12.32%) Data Visualisation
14 214 (12.32%) Master Data Management
15 213 (12.26%) Data Integration
16 205 (11.80%) Data Strategy
17 194 (11.17%) Data Engineering
17 194 (11.17%) DevOps
18 190 (10.94%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 925 (53.25%) SQL
2 391 (22.51%) Python
3 147 (8.46%) Java
4 115 (6.62%) T-SQL
5 109 (6.28%) R
6 67 (3.86%) C#
7 59 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 49 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 44 (2.53%) Scala
10 40 (2.30%) VBA
11 25 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.32%) C
13 20 (1.15%) C++
14 19 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 19 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 17 (0.98%) Perl
16 9 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.46%) VB
18 7 (0.40%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 388 (22.34%) Degree
2 47 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
5 41 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.86%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.63%) PhD
8 11 (0.63%) PMP
9 8 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.17%) ISEB
11 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.94%) GDPR
2 86 (4.95%) QA
3 18 (1.04%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.52%) CDISC
5 9 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
5 9 (0.52%) PMO
6 7 (0.40%) SLA
7 6 (0.35%) MiFID
8 4 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.17%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.17%) EMIR
9 3 (0.17%) HL7
9 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) GRC
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.058%) GMP
11 1 (0.058%) IFRS
11 1 (0.058%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 64 (3.68%) Docker
2 17 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.69%) NDS
3 12 (0.69%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) NFS
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.058%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 71 (4.09%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.50%) Terraform
3 14 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (0.75%) Oracle EDQ
5 12 (0.69%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 9 (0.52%) Ansible
7 8 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.29%) Istio
8 5 (0.29%) Kubeflow
9 4 (0.23%) Puppet
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 289 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 181 (10.42%) Oracle
3 155 (8.92%) Informatica
4 135 (7.77%) SAP
5 128 (7.37%) Salesforce.com
6 112 (6.45%) Google
7 93 (5.35%) Databricks
8 52 (2.99%) IBM
9 46 (2.65%) Talend
10 36 (2.07%) Alteryx
11 28 (1.61%) StreamSets
12 18 (1.04%) Teradata
13 17 (0.98%) Adobe
13 17 (0.98%) Dell
14 15 (0.86%) GoldenSource
15 14 (0.81%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.75%) Saba
16 13 (0.75%) Splunk
17 12 (0.69%) NetIQ
17 12 (0.69%) PeopleSoft