Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Metadata
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 537 468 631
Rank change year-on-year -69 +163 +145
Permanent jobs citing Metadata 595 246 543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.73% 1.73% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 353 207 361
10th Percentile £35,050 £38,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £50,500 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -19.23%
75th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £99,550 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.88% -29.17%

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 34,352 14,196 38,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.17% 28.68% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22,142 11,918 31,724
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,625 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,758 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Top 17 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 21 September 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 -106 509 £65,000 +8.33% 106
London -62 293 £67,500 +8.00% 62
UK excluding London -121 233 £60,000 +33.33% 52
Work from Home -220 110 £67,500 +12.50% 15
North of England -67 71 £62,500 +38.89% 16
South East -134 58 £62,500 +64.47% 5
Yorkshire -58 50 £62,500 +64.47% 10
East of England -92 29 £64,500 +7.50% 8
Midlands -121 28 £55,750 -20.36% 7
West Midlands -81 25 £55,750 +39.38% 4
North West -68 17 £61,275 +25.69% 5
Scotland -83 16 £90,000 +106.90% 3
South West -97 14 £65,000 +23.81% 8
Isle of Man - 13 - -
Wales -47 6 £51,000 -5.90% 3
North East -36 4 £44,000 +12.82% 1
East Midlands -87 3 £54,000 -22.86% 3

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 239 (40.17%) Analytics
2 228 (38.32%) Data Modelling
3 219 (36.81%) SQL
4 194 (32.61%) Python
5 193 (32.44%) Social Skills
6 180 (30.25%) Metadata Management
7 171 (28.74%) Business Intelligence
8 170 (28.57%) Azure
9 168 (28.24%) Data Management
10 159 (26.72%) Data Governance
11 155 (26.05%) AWS
12 149 (25.04%) Data Quality
13 143 (24.03%) Data Architecture
14 140 (23.53%) Big Data
15 138 (23.19%) ETL
16 129 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
17 126 (21.18%) Data Science
18 113 (18.99%) Data Warehouse
19 110 (18.49%) Finance
19 110 (18.49%) Degree
20 105 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
21 103 (17.31%) Data Transformation
22 98 (16.47%) GCP
23 94 (15.80%) Data Pipeline
24 84 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
25 83 (13.95%) Data Integration
26 80 (13.45%) Visualisation
26 80 (13.45%) Data Analysis
27 79 (13.28%) DevOps
28 77 (12.94%) Computer Science

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 65 (10.92%) Apache Airflow
2 62 (10.42%) Apache Spark
3 61 (10.25%) Apache
4 48 (8.07%) SAS
5 25 (4.20%) CMS
6 18 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.02%) Jupyter
7 12 (2.02%) Luigi
8 9 (1.51%) Confluence
9 8 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.18%) ArcGIS
11 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.34%) ArcSDE
15 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.17%) Drupal
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (4.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.67%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (0.50%) HFM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 170 (28.57%) Azure
2 155 (26.05%) AWS
3 98 (16.47%) GCP
4 70 (11.76%) Power Platform
5 56 (9.41%) Serverless
6 34 (5.71%) Amazon EMR
7 32 (5.38%) Cloud Functions
8 30 (5.04%) Azure Data Factory
9 28 (4.71%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 24 (4.03%) Snowflake
11 21 (3.53%) Amazon S3
12 20 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (3.36%) Collibra
13 18 (3.03%) Google Analytics
14 17 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
15 16 (2.69%) SaaS
16 13 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (2.02%) Dropbox
17 12 (2.02%) Heroku
17 12 (2.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.03%) Broadband
2 13 (2.18%) Internet
3 9 (1.51%) 5G
4 8 (1.34%) Intranet
5 7 (1.18%) Extranet
6 5 (0.84%) FTP
7 4 (0.67%) HTTP
8 3 (0.50%) NAS
8 3 (0.50%) SAN
9 2 (0.34%) DKIM
9 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.17%) ATM
10 1 (0.17%) DHCP
10 1 (0.17%) DNS
10 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.53%) Big Data
2 113 (18.99%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (12.61%) NoSQL
4 69 (11.60%) Relational Database
5 62 (10.42%) BigQuery
6 60 (10.08%) Data Lake
7 58 (9.75%) Power BI
8 44 (7.39%) Hadoop
9 41 (6.89%) MySQL
10 40 (6.72%) Amazon Redshift
10 40 (6.72%) SQL Server
11 38 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 38 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (4.87%) Metadata Repository
12 29 (4.87%) Tableau
13 28 (4.71%) MongoDB
13 28 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (4.37%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (3.53%) Apache Hive
16 20 (3.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 42 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.71%) JIRA
3 22 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.53%) ERwin
5 9 (1.51%) ER Studio
5 9 (1.51%) Subversion
6 7 (1.18%) GitLab
6 7 (1.18%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.84%) Toad
8 5 (0.84%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (0.67%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.50%) Ant
10 3 (0.50%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 193 (32.44%) Social Skills
2 110 (18.49%) Finance
3 84 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (12.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 50 (8.40%) Public Sector
6 40 (6.72%) Organisational Skills
7 36 (6.05%) Marketing
8 33 (5.55%) Banking
9 32 (5.38%) Retail
10 26 (4.37%) Law
10 26 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
11 20 (3.36%) Investment Banking
12 16 (2.69%) Telecoms
13 12 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (2.02%) Legal
14 10 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 9 (1.51%) Publishing
16 7 (1.18%) Advertising
17 6 (1.01%) Back Office
18 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 143 (24.03%) Architect
2 108 (18.15%) Data Architect
3 87 (14.62%) Data Engineer
4 59 (9.92%) Developer
5 54 (9.08%) Analyst
6 40 (6.72%) Software Engineer
7 32 (5.38%) Scala Engineer
8 31 (5.21%) Programmer
9 28 (4.71%) Consultant
10 26 (4.37%) Data Analyst
11 25 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
12 23 (3.87%) Data Consultant
12 23 (3.87%) Data Manager
13 17 (2.86%) Data Governance Consultant
13 17 (2.86%) Governance Consultant
14 15 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
14 15 (2.52%) Statistical Programmer
15 13 (2.18%) Enterprise Data Architect
16 12 (2.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 12 (2.02%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (11.43%) Kafka
2 39 (6.55%) HTML
3 35 (5.88%) CSS
4 33 (5.55%) Apache Beam
5 32 (5.38%) .NET
5 32 (5.38%) Akka
6 25 (4.20%) XML
7 24 (4.03%) Web Services
8 22 (3.70%) Flask
9 20 (3.36%) TensorFlow
10 19 (3.19%) NumPy
10 19 (3.19%) Pandas
11 17 (2.86%) Apache Avro
12 14 (2.35%) React
13 12 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (2.02%) Spark Streaming
14 11 (1.85%) Django
14 11 (1.85%) Node.js
14 11 (1.85%) PySpark
14 11 (1.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.10%) Data Structures
2 59 (9.92%) Life Science
2 59 (9.92%) Reference Data
3 49 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.20%) Taxonomies
5 24 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.36%) Algorithms
7 19 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.19%) Social Media
8 17 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.86%) Legacy Systems
8 17 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.52%) Equities
10 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
11 8 (1.34%) NHS
11 8 (1.34%) User Experience
12 7 (1.18%) Replication
12 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.90%) Linux
2 22 (3.70%) Unix
3 4 (0.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (40.17%) Analytics
2 228 (38.32%) Data Modelling
3 180 (30.25%) Metadata Management
4 171 (28.74%) Business Intelligence
5 168 (28.24%) Data Management
6 159 (26.72%) Data Governance
7 143 (24.03%) Data Architecture
8 138 (23.19%) ETL
9 129 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (21.18%) Data Science
11 105 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
12 103 (17.31%) Data Transformation
13 94 (15.80%) Data Pipeline
14 83 (13.95%) Data Integration
15 80 (13.45%) Data Analysis
15 80 (13.45%) Visualisation
16 79 (13.28%) DevOps
17 77 (12.94%) Computer Science
18 75 (12.61%) Machine Learning
19 73 (12.27%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (36.81%) SQL
2 194 (32.61%) Python
3 59 (9.92%) Scala
4 49 (8.24%) Java
5 32 (5.38%) R
6 27 (4.54%) Perl
7 25 (4.20%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.69%) C#
9 14 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.02%) Ruby
12 11 (1.85%) Apex Code
12 11 (1.85%) C++
13 10 (1.68%) VBA
14 8 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.01%) PHP
16 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.67%) SOQL
17 4 (0.67%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 110 (18.49%) Degree
2 32 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.03%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (0.84%) HND
7 5 (0.84%) PhD
8 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.67%) CIMA
9 3 (0.50%) AAT
9 3 (0.50%) PMP
10 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ACCA
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MCSE
11 1 (0.17%) MCT
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (25.04%) Data Quality
2 55 (9.24%) GDPR
3 18 (3.03%) QA
4 14 (2.35%) CDISC
5 10 (1.68%) GxP
6 6 (1.01%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.50%) IFRS
9 2 (0.34%) GLP
9 2 (0.34%) GRC
9 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (5.21%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) HDFS
2 3 (0.50%) NFS
3 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Lustre
4 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (8.91%) Kubernetes
2 40 (6.72%) Terraform
3 32 (5.38%) Grafana
3 32 (5.38%) Prometheus
4 10 (1.68%) Kubeflow
5 4 (0.67%) Istio
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Oozie
8 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (12.27%) Google
2 68 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 56 (9.41%) Oracle
4 42 (7.06%) Databricks
5 31 (5.21%) Informatica
6 21 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.86%) Sybase
8 14 (2.35%) IBM
9 13 (2.18%) Talend
10 12 (2.02%) Ab Initio
10 12 (2.02%) Amplitude
11 11 (1.85%) GoCardless
11 11 (1.85%) SAP
11 11 (1.85%) Teradata
12 10 (1.68%) Facebook
12 10 (1.68%) Instagram
12 10 (1.68%) MKS
13 8 (1.34%) Adobe
14 7 (1.18%) ESRI
15 6 (1.01%) Remedy