Period
to 21 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 984 751 1044
Rank change year-on-year -233 +293 -75
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 174 480 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.61% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 128 121 174
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +1.96%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.55% +22.22% -

Reference Data is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Reference Data.

Salary trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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 -246 160 £65,000 -7.14% 24
London -223 128 £67,500 -6.90% 15
UK excluding London +9 42 £63,000 +14.55% 13
East of England +27 19 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Scotland -13 10 £52,500 -25.00% 3
South East +9 8 £63,000 -6.67% 1
Midlands +3 4 £61,250 +63.33% 3
West Midlands +25 3 £57,500 +53.33% 2
North of England +32 1 - - 1
North West +16 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £75,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Reference Data 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 Reference Data.

1 90 (51.72%) SQL
2 67 (38.51%) Finance
3 61 (35.06%) Analytics
4 53 (30.46%) Data Quality
5 50 (28.74%) Oracle
6 49 (28.16%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (27.01%) Big Data
7 47 (27.01%) Banking
7 47 (27.01%) Data Management
8 45 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (24.14%) Investment Banking
11 41 (23.56%) Java
12 37 (21.26%) XML
13 36 (20.69%) SQL Server
14 35 (20.11%) PL/SQL
14 35 (20.11%) Data Modelling
14 35 (20.11%) Risk Management
14 35 (20.11%) Data Analysis
15 33 (18.97%) Linux
16 31 (17.82%) Migration
16 31 (17.82%) Investment Management
17 29 (16.67%) Equities
17 29 (16.67%) ETL
18 28 (16.09%) Reference Data Management
19 27 (15.52%) Financial Institution
19 27 (15.52%) Data Mapping
19 27 (15.52%) TDD
20 26 (14.94%) Data Architecture

Reference Data
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 3 (1.72%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.72%) SAS
1 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.57%) Apache
2 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.57%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.57%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.57%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.57%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.15%) IaaS
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) SMS
2 2 (1.15%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.01%) Big Data
2 43 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (20.69%) SQL Server
4 25 (14.37%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (8.05%) RDBMS
7 13 (7.47%) Hadoop
7 13 (7.47%) Star Schema
8 12 (6.90%) Data Lake
8 12 (6.90%) MySQL
8 12 (6.90%) Snowflake Schema
9 9 (5.17%) NoSQL
9 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.60%) OLAP
10 8 (4.60%) OLTP
11 7 (4.02%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (11.49%) Subversion
2 15 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.62%) JUnit
3 11 (6.32%) JIRA
4 10 (5.75%) Gradle
4 10 (5.75%) Maven
5 4 (2.30%) ERwin
5 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.72%) XMLSpy
7 2 (1.15%) Hudson
8 1 (0.57%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (38.51%) Finance
2 47 (27.01%) Banking
3 42 (24.14%) Investment Banking
4 27 (15.52%) Financial Institution
5 13 (7.47%) Front Office
6 11 (6.32%) Corporate Banking
7 9 (5.17%) Legal
8 4 (2.30%) Marketing
9 2 (1.15%) Back Office
9 2 (1.15%) Retail
10 1 (0.57%) Law
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (32.18%) Developer
2 35 (20.11%) Analyst
3 33 (18.97%) Architect
4 28 (16.09%) Data Architect
5 24 (13.79%) Data Analyst
6 20 (11.49%) Java Developer
7 14 (8.05%) Data Migration Developer
8 13 (7.47%) Data Manager
8 13 (7.47%) SQL Developer
9 12 (6.90%) Data Engineer
9 12 (6.90%) ETL Developer
10 10 (5.75%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Market Data Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Market Data Manager
12 7 (4.02%) Oracle ETL Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Platform Manager
12 7 (4.02%) PostgreSQL Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.26%) XML
2 14 (8.05%) Spring
3 11 (6.32%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.60%) .NET
4 8 (4.60%) REST
4 8 (4.60%) RESTful
4 8 (4.60%) Swing
4 8 (4.60%) XSLT
5 7 (4.02%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.02%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (4.02%) React
5 7 (4.02%) Web Services
6 6 (3.45%) JDBC
6 6 (3.45%) WebSockets
7 5 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.87%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.87%) JMS
7 5 (2.87%) JSON
8 4 (2.30%) JPA
9 3 (1.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (16.67%) Equities
3 24 (13.79%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (12.07%) Fixed Income
5 12 (6.90%) Credit Risk
5 12 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.60%) Data Structures
7 7 (4.02%) Derivative
7 7 (4.02%) Tandem
8 6 (3.45%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.30%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.72%) Pricing Data
10 3 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.15%) Fintech
11 2 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.15%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.97%) Linux
2 18 (10.34%) Unix
3 6 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (1.15%) Solaris
4 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.06%) Analytics
2 49 (28.16%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (27.01%) Data Management
4 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (20.11%) Data Analysis
5 35 (20.11%) Data Modelling
5 35 (20.11%) Risk Management
6 31 (17.82%) Investment Management
6 31 (17.82%) Migration
7 29 (16.67%) ETL
8 28 (16.09%) Reference Data Management
9 27 (15.52%) Data Mapping
9 27 (15.52%) TDD
10 26 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (14.94%) Data Architecture
10 26 (14.94%) Low Latency
11 24 (13.79%) Innovative Thinking
11 24 (13.79%) Strategic Thinking
12 23 (13.22%) Data Governance
13 18 (10.34%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 90 (51.72%) SQL
2 41 (23.56%) Java
3 35 (20.11%) PL/SQL
4 22 (12.64%) C#
5 19 (10.92%) Python
6 16 (9.20%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.17%) C++
8 6 (3.45%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.87%) Perl
10 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.30%) VBA
11 3 (1.72%) C
11 3 (1.72%) R
12 2 (1.15%) Java 8
12 2 (1.15%) XAML
13 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (13.22%) Degree
2 14 (8.05%) SC Cleared
2 14 (8.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (30.46%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.30%) MiFID
2 4 (2.30%) QA
2 4 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (28.74%) Oracle
2 15 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.17%) Sybase
4 7 (4.02%) Bloomberg
4 7 (4.02%) Talend
5 5 (2.87%) GoldenSource
5 5 (2.87%) Tableau
6 4 (2.30%) IBM
7 3 (1.72%) Cognos
7 3 (1.72%) Google
7 3 (1.72%) Informatica
7 3 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.72%) Reuters
7 3 (1.72%) SAP
7 3 (1.72%) Teradata
7 3 (1.72%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.72%) Trillium
8 2 (1.15%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.15%) Charles River
9 1 (0.57%) MapR