Period
to 2 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Reference Data Analyst was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

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

Reference Data Analyst
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 1049 -
Rank change year-on-year +371 - +1207
Permanent jobs requiring a Reference Data Analyst 43 3 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.002% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.002% -
Number of salaries quoted 42 2 0
Median annual salary £90,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% - -
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 53,509 128,350 153,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.63% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 44,579 102,770 123,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Reference Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data Analyst in the UK

Reference Data Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Reference Data Analyst in the UK

Reference Data Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data Analyst over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Reference Data Analyst in the UK

Reference Data Analyst
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 2 December 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 +373 43 £90,000 +80.00% 1
London +267 43 £90,000 +80.00% 1

Reference Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, Reference Data Analyst 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 Reference Data Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Reference Data
2 42 (97.67%) SQL
3 41 (95.35%) Bloomberg
3 41 (95.35%) Front Office
3 41 (95.35%) Back Office
3 41 (95.35%) Finance
3 41 (95.35%) Equities
3 41 (95.35%) Asset Management
4 40 (93.02%) Fixed Income
4 40 (93.02%) Eagle PACE
4 40 (93.02%) Hedge funds
4 40 (93.02%) Markit EDM
5 38 (88.37%) Python
6 25 (58.14%) Wealth Management
6 25 (58.14%) PolarLake
6 25 (58.14%) Data Management
7 24 (55.81%) Web Services
7 24 (55.81%) Enterprise Data Management
7 24 (55.81%) AWS
7 24 (55.81%) R
8 17 (39.53%) Investment Management
8 17 (39.53%) Reuters
9 16 (37.21%) Derivative
9 16 (37.21%) FactSet
10 12 (27.91%) Pandas
11 6 (13.95%) Analytics
12 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (4.65%) VBA
14 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
14 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling

Reference Data Analyst 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 40 (93.02%) Eagle PACE
1 40 (93.02%) Markit EDM
2 25 (58.14%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 24 (55.81%) AWS
General
1 41 (95.35%) Back Office
1 41 (95.35%) Finance
1 41 (95.35%) Front Office
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) Web Services
2 12 (27.91%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 43 (100.00%) Reference Data
2 41 (95.35%) Equities
3 40 (93.02%) Fixed Income
3 40 (93.02%) Hedge funds
4 16 (37.21%) Derivative
5 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Asset Management
2 25 (58.14%) Data Management
2 25 (58.14%) Wealth Management
3 24 (55.81%) Enterprise Data Management
4 17 (39.53%) Investment Management
5 6 (13.95%) Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.33%) Reference Data Management
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (97.67%) SQL
2 38 (88.37%) Python
3 24 (55.81%) R
4 2 (4.65%) VBA
Vendors
1 41 (95.35%) Bloomberg
2 17 (39.53%) Reuters
3 16 (37.21%) FactSet
4 1 (2.33%) GoldenSource