Metadata Jobs

Metadata
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Metadata skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Metadata over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 529 493 517
Rank change year-on-year -36 +24 +84
Permanent jobs citing Metadata 418 506 1,151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.55% 0.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.25% 2.56% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 232 303 548
10th Percentile £39,500 £46,250 £41,503
25th Percentile £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +11.54%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,813
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,250 £104,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,249 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.74% -3.60% +19.05%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK

Metadata falls under the Databases and Business Intelligence category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring database or business intelligence skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,558 19,753 48,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.89% 21.36% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,633 12,748 20,937
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,725 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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

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Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metadata over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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 -72 311 £68,937 +6.06% 57
UK excluding London -31 237 £62,500 +3.74% 27
London +10 144 £80,000 +14.29% 34
Work from Home -95 114 £65,000 -4.55% 32
Scotland -11 71 £67,500 +3.85% 3
Midlands -14 60 £56,250 +2.27% 2
West Midlands +14 56 £57,500 - 2
North of England +24 52 £70,000 +7.69% 10
South East -55 37 £85,000 - 5
North West -3 33 £100,000 +92.31% 5
South West -75 13 £68,937 +14.42% 4
Yorkshire +59 12 £60,000 -19.46% 4
North East -17 7 £42,500 +7.66% 1
East Midlands -30 4 £50,000 +0.54%
East of England -20 3 £31,000 -43.64% 4
Wales +10 1 £47,500 -21.16%

Metadata
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.11%) SAS
3 12 (2.87%) Confluence
4 11 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.15%) Apache
5 9 (2.15%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.96%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.24%) Documentum
8 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.96%) Trello
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.20%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.48%) Salesforce CRM
4 1 (0.24%) HFM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 131 (31.34%) Azure
2 64 (15.31%) AWS
3 60 (14.35%) Power Platform
4 42 (10.05%) GCP
5 28 (6.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 26 (6.22%) Snowflake
7 25 (5.98%) Collibra
7 25 (5.98%) Microsoft Purview
8 22 (5.26%) Matillion
9 21 (5.02%) Serverless
10 20 (4.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 17 (4.07%) Microsoft 365
12 16 (3.83%) GitHub
13 11 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (2.63%) PaaS
14 9 (2.15%) SaaS
15 8 (1.91%) Alation
15 8 (1.91%) dbt
16 7 (1.67%) Amazon EventBridge
16 7 (1.67%) Dagster
Communications & Networking
1 65 (15.55%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.72%) WebEx
3 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.62%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (16.27%) Data Lake
3 55 (13.16%) Power BI
4 34 (8.13%) SQL Server
5 26 (6.22%) Relational Database
6 25 (5.98%) Big Data
7 23 (5.50%) NoSQL
8 22 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.63%) Ataccama
11 10 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (2.15%) Metadata Repository
13 8 (1.91%) Data Hub
13 8 (1.91%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.91%) Delta Lake
13 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (1.91%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (1.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 83 (19.86%) Git
2 71 (16.99%) Jenkins
3 65 (15.55%) Artifactory
3 65 (15.55%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.87%) JIRA
5 9 (2.15%) GitLab
6 3 (0.72%) ERwin
6 3 (0.72%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.48%) Ant
7 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.24%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.24%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) Postman
8 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 184 (44.02%) Finance
2 118 (28.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 89 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (20.57%) Social Skills
5 82 (19.62%) Marketing
6 75 (17.94%) Law
7 55 (13.16%) Banking
8 21 (5.02%) Retail Banking
9 17 (4.07%) Financial Institution
9 17 (4.07%) Legal
10 13 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (2.39%) Public Sector
12 9 (2.15%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.67%) Billing
13 7 (1.67%) Retail
14 6 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (0.96%) Wearables
16 3 (0.72%) Publishing
17 2 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 173 (41.39%) Architect
2 149 (35.65%) Data Architect
3 130 (31.10%) Senior
4 80 (19.14%) Lead
5 73 (17.46%) Software Engineer
6 67 (16.03%) Lead Software Engineer
7 51 (12.20%) Senior Architect
7 51 (12.20%) Senior Data Architect
8 45 (10.77%) Senior Software Engineer
9 41 (9.81%) Data Engineer
10 39 (9.33%) Analyst
11 33 (7.89%) Data Analyst
12 22 (5.26%) Data Manager
13 18 (4.31%) Governance Analyst
14 17 (4.07%) Enterprise Architect
14 17 (4.07%) Salesforce Architect
15 15 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
15 15 (3.59%) DevOps Architect
15 15 (3.59%) Enterprise Data Architect
15 15 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (17.22%) XML
2 70 (16.75%) Web Services
3 66 (15.79%) JSON
4 65 (15.55%) JSON-LD
4 65 (15.55%) LDAP
4 65 (15.55%) OpenID
4 65 (15.55%) RESTful
4 65 (15.55%) SAML
5 8 (1.91%) PySpark
6 6 (1.44%) Lambda Expressions
7 5 (1.20%) .NET
7 5 (1.20%) HTML
7 5 (1.20%) Itk
7 5 (1.20%) J2EE
8 4 (0.96%) Kafka
8 4 (0.96%) Lightning Web Components
9 3 (0.72%) SOAP
10 2 (0.48%) Flask
10 2 (0.48%) Middleware
10 2 (0.48%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 127 (30.38%) Management Information System
2 84 (20.10%) Reference Data
3 65 (15.55%) Enterprise Cloud
4 21 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.78%) Product Ownership
6 17 (4.07%) Onboarding
7 15 (3.59%) PlayStation
8 14 (3.35%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.15%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.91%) Blog
10 8 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.91%) NHS
11 6 (1.44%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.20%) Distributed Systems
12 5 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
12 5 (1.20%) Team-Oriented Environment
12 5 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.39%) Windows
2 3 (0.72%) Android
2 3 (0.72%) Linux
2 3 (0.72%) Unix
2 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (61.48%) Data Modelling
2 191 (45.69%) Metadata Management
3 190 (45.45%) Agile
4 158 (37.80%) Data Management
5 146 (34.93%) Analytics
6 144 (34.45%) Data Architecture
7 124 (29.67%) Data Governance
7 124 (29.67%) Data Pipeline
8 112 (26.79%) CI/CD
9 111 (26.56%) Roadmaps
10 106 (25.36%) Data Strategy
11 97 (23.21%) SDLC
12 96 (22.97%) Software Engineering
13 93 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (21.77%) Use Case
15 87 (20.81%) DevOps
16 84 (20.10%) Data Transformation
17 78 (18.66%) Architectural Design
18 77 (18.42%) ETL
19 74 (17.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 130 (31.10%) SQL
2 65 (15.55%) Go
2 65 (15.55%) Prolog
2 65 (15.55%) SPARQL
3 55 (13.16%) Python
4 40 (9.57%) T-SQL
5 24 (5.74%) Java
6 8 (1.91%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.91%) R
6 8 (1.91%) Scala
7 5 (1.20%) C
7 5 (1.20%) C++
7 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.96%) Apex Code
8 4 (0.96%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.72%) VBA
10 2 (0.48%) Ladder Logic
11 1 (0.24%) C#
11 1 (0.24%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (8.61%) Degree
2 22 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (5.02%) Azure Certification
4 17 (4.07%) AWS Certification
5 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.20%) MCAD
6 5 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.20%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (38.04%) Data Quality
2 46 (11.00%) GDPR
3 6 (1.44%) GRC
4 5 (1.20%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.72%) QA
5 3 (0.72%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.48%) HL7
6 2 (0.48%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (3.83%) Terraform
2 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.48%) Control-M
3 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 81 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 59 (14.11%) Databricks
3 34 (8.13%) Oracle
4 26 (6.22%) Informatica
5 20 (4.78%) Salesforce
6 17 (4.07%) IBM
7 15 (3.59%) Facebook
7 15 (3.59%) Sony
8 11 (2.63%) Google
9 10 (2.39%) SAP
10 4 (0.96%) Adobe
10 4 (0.96%) ESRI
10 4 (0.96%) Talend
11 3 (0.72%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.72%) Alteryx
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco
11 3 (0.72%) iManage
11 3 (0.72%) Sparx
12 2 (0.48%) Screaming Frog
12 2 (0.48%) Siemens