Period
to 2 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Head of Reference Data was £132,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Reference Data
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 842 1110 -
Rank change year-on-year +268 - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Reference Data 9 2 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.001% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.001% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 0
Median annual salary £132,500 £56,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +135.56% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 75,098 139,935 169,791
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,373 111,634 137,896
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Head of Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of Reference Data in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Reference Data in the UK

Head of Reference Data
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Head of Reference Data.

Salary trend for Head of Reference Data in the UK

Head of Reference Data
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of Reference Data over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Head of Reference Data in the UK

Head of Reference Data
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Reference Data within the UK over the 6 months to 2 July 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 +283 9 £132,500 +135.56%
London +192 9 £132,500 +135.56%
Work from Home - 9 £132,500 -

Head of Reference Data Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, Head of Reference Data job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Head of Reference Data in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) PolarLake
1 9 (100.00%) Reuters
1 9 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 9 (100.00%) Front Office
1 9 (100.00%) Back Office
1 9 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 9 (100.00%) Equities
1 9 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 9 (100.00%) Data Management
1 9 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 9 (100.00%) Derivative
1 9 (100.00%) Enterprise Data Management
1 9 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 9 (100.00%) Eagle PACE
1 9 (100.00%) Reference Data
1 9 (100.00%) Hedge funds
1 9 (100.00%) R
1 9 (100.00%) Markit EDM
1 9 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 9 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 9 (100.00%) Performance Attribution
1 9 (100.00%) Project Delivery

Head of Reference Data Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Eagle PACE
1 9 (100.00%) Markit EDM
1 9 (100.00%) PolarLake
General
1 9 (100.00%) Back Office
1 9 (100.00%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Derivative
1 9 (100.00%) Equities
1 9 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 9 (100.00%) Hedge funds
1 9 (100.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 9 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 9 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Data Management
1 9 (100.00%) Enterprise Data Management
1 9 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 9 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 9 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 9 (100.00%) Performance Attribution
1 9 (100.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) R
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 9 (100.00%) Reuters