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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Metadata skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Metadata over the 6 months to 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Metadata
UK
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 483 564 633
Rank change year-on-year +81 +69 +21
Permanent jobs citing Metadata 1,105 359 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.47% 1.50% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 532 220 219
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,125 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £65,000 £62,605
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% +3.83% +0.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,250 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £52,500 £54,671
% change year-on-year +6.19% -3.97% +15.10%

Metadata is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 44,746 23,893 25,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.75% 26.46% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20,863 18,407 20,917
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +4.29%
75th Percentile £79,875 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%

Metadata
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Metadata as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Metadata.

Salary trend for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metadata over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metadata within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +122 989 £75,000 +15.38% 56
London +47 651 £74,000 -1.33% 36
Work from Home +8 454 £75,000 +20.00% 19
UK excluding London -29 266 £55,750 +6.19% 21
North of England -30 116 £57,500 +31.43% 5
Yorkshire -1 66 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Midlands -34 43 £65,000 +15.04% 2
West Midlands -23 39 £65,150 +22.92% 2
South West +2 38 £47,520 -4.96% 3
East of England -66 30 £65,000 - 2
South East -98 28 £57,500 +4.55% 4
North East -7 25 £85,000 +112.50%
North West -68 25 £52,500 +54.41% 2
Scotland -49 7 £43,047 -14.76% 4
Wales -38 6 £61,882 +21.34% 1
East Midlands -33 3 £37,000 -47.14%

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, IT jobs citing Metadata 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 Metadata.

1 545 (49.32%) Data Modelling
2 401 (36.29%) Metadata Management
3 397 (35.93%) Analytics
4 355 (32.13%) Social Skills
5 353 (31.95%) Agile
6 334 (30.23%) SQL
7 310 (28.05%) ETL
8 307 (27.78%) Python
9 305 (27.60%) Data Quality
10 300 (27.15%) Data Management
11 281 (25.43%) Azure
12 280 (25.34%) AWS
13 271 (24.52%) Finance
14 260 (23.53%) Data Engineering
15 247 (22.35%) Data Warehouse
16 243 (21.99%) Big Data
17 239 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
18 235 (21.27%) Data Science
19 217 (19.64%) Data Governance
20 207 (18.73%) Data Architecture
21 201 (18.19%) Data Integration
22 199 (18.01%) Data Analysis
23 189 (17.10%) Business Intelligence
24 186 (16.83%) Apache Spark
25 175 (15.84%) Machine Learning
26 171 (15.48%) GCP
27 160 (14.48%) Software Engineering
28 155 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
29 151 (13.67%) DevOps
30 149 (13.48%) Data Lake

Metadata
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
1 186 (16.83%) Apache Spark
2 74 (6.70%) Apache
3 64 (5.79%) SAS
4 59 (5.34%) Apache Airflow
5 31 (2.81%) Confluence
6 16 (1.45%) CMS
7 13 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.90%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.72%) Oracle Spatial
10 7 (0.63%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.36%) Luigi
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.27%) nginx
13 2 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.18%) Geth
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.090%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Simulink
6 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.090%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 16 (1.45%) Avolution ABACUS
2 5 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.36%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) HFM
5 1 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 281 (25.43%) Azure
2 280 (25.34%) AWS
3 171 (15.48%) GCP
4 106 (9.59%) Azure Data Factory
5 105 (9.50%) Power Platform
6 83 (7.51%) SaaS
7 77 (6.97%) Collibra
8 62 (5.61%) Snowflake
9 59 (5.34%) Serverless
10 58 (5.25%) Amazon S3
11 46 (4.16%) Slack
12 44 (3.98%) Dropbox
13 39 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
14 37 (3.35%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 30 (2.71%) GitHub
16 29 (2.62%) dbt
17 24 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
18 20 (1.81%) Heroku
18 20 (1.81%) Stripe
19 17 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.99%) Broadband
2 17 (1.54%) HTTP
3 13 (1.18%) FTP
4 12 (1.09%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 8 (0.72%) 5G
6 7 (0.63%) Firewall
7 6 (0.54%) Network Security
8 5 (0.45%) Extranet
8 5 (0.45%) Internet
8 5 (0.45%) Intranet
9 4 (0.36%) DNS
10 3 (0.27%) CTI
10 3 (0.27%) DKIM
10 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.27%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.18%) IPFS
11 2 (0.18%) WebEx
12 1 (0.090%) DHCP
12 1 (0.090%) DSL
12 1 (0.090%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (22.35%) Data Warehouse
2 243 (21.99%) Big Data
3 149 (13.48%) Data Lake
4 136 (12.31%) NoSQL
5 131 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
6 97 (8.78%) Power BI
7 96 (8.69%) Relational Database
8 87 (7.87%) Hadoop
9 86 (7.78%) SQL Server
10 73 (6.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 64 (5.79%) Amazon Aurora
12 61 (5.52%) Metadata Repository
13 55 (4.98%) Pentaho
14 54 (4.89%) Tableau
15 50 (4.52%) Amazon RDS
16 49 (4.43%) BigQuery
17 46 (4.16%) Amazon Athena
17 46 (4.16%) MySQL
18 42 (3.80%) KNIME
19 40 (3.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (4.98%) JIRA
2 42 (3.80%) ERwin
3 38 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
6 13 (1.18%) ER Studio
6 13 (1.18%) PowerDesigner
7 11 (1.00%) Selenium
8 7 (0.63%) CircleCI
9 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.36%) GitLab
10 4 (0.36%) Subversion
10 4 (0.36%) Toad
10 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.27%) Deequ
11 3 (0.27%) JUnit
11 3 (0.27%) Maven
11 3 (0.27%) XMLSpy
12 2 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
General
1 355 (32.13%) Social Skills
2 271 (24.52%) Finance
3 155 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
4 133 (12.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 115 (10.41%) Marketing
6 67 (6.06%) Banking
7 56 (5.07%) Retail
8 53 (4.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 45 (4.07%) Telecoms
10 31 (2.81%) Legal
11 24 (2.17%) Games
12 23 (2.08%) Automotive
13 21 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
13 21 (1.90%) Law
14 19 (1.72%) Public Sector
15 15 (1.36%) Advertising
16 14 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
17 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.90%) Police
18 9 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 340 (30.77%) Data Engineer
2 161 (14.57%) Architect
3 121 (10.95%) Data Architect
4 106 (9.59%) Software Engineer
5 91 (8.24%) Analyst
6 82 (7.42%) Senior Data Engineer
7 77 (6.97%) Developer
8 52 (4.71%) Data Analyst
9 50 (4.52%) Senior Software Engineer
10 43 (3.89%) Consultant
11 42 (3.80%) Data Modeller
12 41 (3.71%) Data Manager
13 33 (2.99%) Data Scientist
14 31 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.62%) Data Consultant
16 24 (2.17%) Enterprise Architect
17 23 (2.08%) Senior Developer
18 22 (1.99%) Senior Architect
19 21 (1.90%) Senior Data Scientist
20 20 (1.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.14%) Kafka
2 75 (6.79%) XML
3 62 (5.61%) JSON
4 51 (4.62%) Node.js
5 49 (4.43%) REST
6 40 (3.62%) FHIR
7 37 (3.35%) HTML
8 36 (3.26%) GraphQL
9 32 (2.90%) .NET
10 31 (2.81%) React
11 30 (2.71%) PySpark
12 28 (2.53%) CSS
13 22 (1.99%) gRPC
13 22 (1.99%) jQuery
14 21 (1.90%) Spring
15 20 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails
16 19 (1.72%) Pandas
16 19 (1.72%) PyTorch
17 18 (1.63%) Visualforce
18 17 (1.54%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.60%) Management Information System
2 83 (7.51%) Data Structures
3 77 (6.97%) Reference Data
4 67 (6.06%) Cloud Native
5 62 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (5.16%) Algorithms
7 43 (3.89%) Social Media
8 33 (2.99%) Over-the-Top Content
9 32 (2.90%) Life Science
10 30 (2.71%) Taxonomies
11 29 (2.62%) Cyber Defence
11 29 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.99%) Cyberattack
14 20 (1.81%) Data Centre
15 18 (1.63%) IoT
16 17 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
16 17 (1.54%) User Experience
17 16 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.26%) Linux
2 33 (2.99%) Windows
3 32 (2.90%) Unix
4 7 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.27%) Android
6 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.090%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (49.32%) Data Modelling
2 401 (36.29%) Metadata Management
3 397 (35.93%) Analytics
4 353 (31.95%) Agile
5 310 (28.05%) ETL
6 300 (27.15%) Data Management
7 260 (23.53%) Data Engineering
8 239 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
9 235 (21.27%) Data Science
10 217 (19.64%) Data Governance
11 207 (18.73%) Data Architecture
12 201 (18.19%) Data Integration
13 199 (18.01%) Data Analysis
14 189 (17.10%) Business Intelligence
15 175 (15.84%) Machine Learning
16 160 (14.48%) Software Engineering
17 151 (13.67%) DevOps
18 145 (13.12%) Data Analytics
19 142 (12.85%) Master Data Management
20 137 (12.40%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 334 (30.23%) SQL
2 307 (27.78%) Python
3 128 (11.58%) Java
4 64 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.16%) C#
6 52 (4.71%) Scala
7 41 (3.71%) Go
8 40 (3.62%) C++
9 34 (3.08%) R
10 31 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 22 (1.99%) Ruby
14 18 (1.63%) Apex Code
14 18 (1.63%) SPARQL
15 17 (1.54%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.09%) Bash
17 10 (0.90%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.81%) C
18 9 (0.81%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 145 (13.12%) Degree
2 57 (5.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.35%) PhD
5 20 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.45%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.72%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.36%) HND
10 4 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.27%) CISM
11 3 (0.27%) CISSP
11 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.090%) ACCA
12 1 (0.090%) CISA
12 1 (0.090%) CISMP
12 1 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.090%) GIAC
12 1 (0.090%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (27.60%) Data Quality
2 80 (7.24%) QA
3 43 (3.89%) CDISC
3 43 (3.89%) GDPR
4 40 (3.62%) HL7
5 14 (1.27%) Accessibility
5 14 (1.27%) SLA
6 12 (1.09%) AUTOSAR
7 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.63%) MiFID
9 6 (0.54%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.54%) IFRS
10 5 (0.45%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.36%) GxP
12 3 (0.27%) GLP
13 2 (0.18%) ISO 26262
13 2 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 87 (7.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.27%) HDFS
3 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.090%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (8.42%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.53%) Terraform
3 8 (0.72%) Marathon
4 7 (0.63%) Nagios
5 6 (0.54%) Ansible
6 5 (0.45%) Istio
6 5 (0.45%) SCCM
7 3 (0.27%) Puppet
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 104 (9.41%) Informatica
2 102 (9.23%) Talend
3 94 (8.51%) Oracle
4 85 (7.69%) Google
5 78 (7.06%) Microsoft
6 69 (6.24%) Databricks
7 53 (4.80%) Alteryx
8 50 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (3.35%) IBM
10 25 (2.26%) Spotify
11 24 (2.17%) BEA
11 24 (2.17%) CrowdStrike
12 21 (1.90%) SAP
13 20 (1.81%) GoCardless
14 13 (1.18%) Ab Initio
14 13 (1.18%) Sage
14 13 (1.18%) Twitter
15 11 (1.00%) Apple
16 9 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 7 (0.63%) PagerDuty