Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 863 553 844
Rank change year-on-year -310 +291 +161
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 199 167 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.88% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 129 161 203
10th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £52,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £81,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £90,000 £100,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00% +53.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £112,500 £132,500
90th Percentile £98,000 £118,750 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £75,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year -16.67% +46.34% -21.15%

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 52,573 18,941 48,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.56% 34.84% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 31,814 15,754 37,201
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,808 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.95% -

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 15 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 26 November 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 -309 173 £70,000 -22.22% 23
London -301 99 £75,000 -16.67% 13
UK excluding London -153 81 £62,500 -16.67% 10
North of England -97 36 £62,500 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire -59 35 £62,500 -25.37% 2
Work from Home -238 35 £76,250 +5.17% 5
East of England - 24 £67,500 - 1
Scotland -62 8 £95,000 - 1
South East - 8 £53,750 - 4
Midlands -107 2 £60,000 - 1
South West - 2 £67,500 -
Wales - 2 £63,365 -
West Midlands -88 1 £40,000 - 1
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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.

1 106 (53.27%) SQL
2 92 (46.23%) Social Skills
3 83 (41.71%) Data Modelling
4 76 (38.19%) Data Governance
5 75 (37.69%) Data Management
6 70 (35.18%) Metadata
7 69 (34.67%) Finance
8 68 (34.17%) Data Quality
9 67 (33.67%) Data Architecture
10 66 (33.17%) Analytics
11 62 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (30.65%) Degree
13 57 (28.64%) Master Data Management
14 47 (23.62%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (23.12%) Data Warehouse
16 41 (20.60%) GDPR
17 40 (20.10%) Data Science
18 39 (19.60%) Management Information System
18 39 (19.60%) Computer Science
19 36 (18.09%) Azure
19 36 (18.09%) Metadata Management
20 35 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (17.59%) Python
21 33 (16.58%) ETL
22 32 (16.08%) AWS
23 31 (15.58%) Life Science
24 30 (15.08%) Computer Science Degree
25 29 (14.57%) Big Data
25 29 (14.57%) Visualisation
26 28 (14.07%) Fintech

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 17 (8.54%) Apache Spark
2 12 (6.03%) Confluence
3 10 (5.03%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (4.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Markit EDM
1 3 (1.51%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.50%) Avolution ABACUS
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.09%) Azure
2 32 (16.08%) AWS
3 17 (8.54%) GCP
4 14 (7.04%) Power Platform
5 12 (6.03%) SaaS
6 9 (4.52%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (4.02%) Snowflake
8 6 (3.02%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (1.51%) Collibra
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.01%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (1.01%) Serverless
11 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.04%) Broadband
2 4 (2.01%) 5G
3 3 (1.51%) FTP
4 2 (1.01%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (35.18%) Metadata
2 46 (23.12%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (14.57%) Big Data
4 24 (12.06%) Data Lake
5 22 (11.06%) Relational Database
6 17 (8.54%) NoSQL
7 16 (8.04%) Tableau
8 15 (7.54%) SQL Server
9 14 (7.04%) Power BI
10 12 (6.03%) BigQuery
10 12 (6.03%) MySQL
10 12 (6.03%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (6.03%) Spotfire
11 10 (5.03%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (5.03%) Apache Hive
11 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (4.52%) HBase
12 9 (4.52%) MongoDB
12 9 (4.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (13.07%) JIRA
2 19 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.02%) ERwin
4 5 (2.51%) IntelliJ
4 5 (2.51%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.51%) Maven
5 3 (1.51%) NUnit
5 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.50%) ER Studio
General
1 92 (46.23%) Social Skills
2 69 (34.67%) Finance
3 35 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (13.57%) Banking
5 14 (7.04%) Law
6 13 (6.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 13 (6.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (6.03%) Humanities
8 11 (5.53%) Investment Banking
9 10 (5.03%) Organisational Skills
10 9 (4.52%) Back Office
11 7 (3.52%) Legal
12 6 (3.02%) Automotive
13 5 (2.51%) Front Office
14 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
14 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
15 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
15 3 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
15 3 (1.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 47 (23.62%) Architect
2 44 (22.11%) Developer
3 39 (19.60%) Analyst
4 36 (18.09%) Data Architect
5 20 (10.05%) Data Analyst
6 18 (9.05%) Python Developer
6 18 (9.05%) Python Developer - Fintech
7 17 (8.54%) Business Analyst
8 15 (7.54%) SQL Developer
9 13 (6.53%) Data Manager
10 12 (6.03%) Data Engineer
11 10 (5.03%) Data Modeller
11 10 (5.03%) Market Data Developer
12 9 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.52%) .NET Developer
14 6 (3.02%) Business Architect
14 6 (3.02%) C# Developer
14 6 (3.02%) Lead Business Analyst
15 5 (2.51%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.06%) .NET
2 18 (9.05%) JSON
3 15 (7.54%) HTML
4 13 (6.53%) XML
5 12 (6.03%) .NET Core
5 12 (6.03%) Kafka
6 11 (5.53%) CSS
7 10 (5.03%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.03%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.52%) Middleware
8 7 (3.52%) React
9 6 (3.02%) Ajax
9 6 (3.02%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (3.02%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (3.02%) Web Services
10 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.51%) Java EE
10 5 (2.51%) jQuery
10 5 (2.51%) WPF
11 4 (2.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.60%) Management Information System
2 31 (15.58%) Life Science
3 15 (7.54%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (6.53%) Data Structures
5 12 (6.03%) Taxonomies
6 9 (4.52%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (4.02%) Derivative
7 8 (4.02%) Equities
8 6 (3.02%) Fixed Income
8 6 (3.02%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (3.02%) Reinsurance
8 6 (3.02%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (2.51%) Biotechnology
10 4 (2.01%) Cloud Native
10 4 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.51%) Linux
1 3 (1.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (41.71%) Data Modelling
2 76 (38.19%) Data Governance
3 75 (37.69%) Data Management
4 67 (33.67%) Data Architecture
5 66 (33.17%) Analytics
6 62 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (28.64%) Master Data Management
8 47 (23.62%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (20.10%) Data Science
10 39 (19.60%) Computer Science
11 36 (18.09%) Metadata Management
12 33 (16.58%) ETL
13 29 (14.57%) Visualisation
14 28 (14.07%) Fintech
15 26 (13.07%) Mathematics
16 23 (11.56%) Change Management
16 23 (11.56%) Data Strategy
16 23 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (11.06%) Matrix Organization
17 22 (11.06%) Reference Data Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (53.27%) SQL
2 35 (17.59%) Python
3 26 (13.07%) C#
4 22 (11.06%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.54%) Java
6 11 (5.53%) Scala
7 9 (4.52%) VBA
8 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.51%) COBOL
9 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.01%) PHP
10 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) VB
10 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (30.65%) Degree
2 30 (15.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (6.03%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (3.02%) Master's Degree
4 6 (3.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (1.51%) CFA
6 2 (1.01%) Tableau Certification
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (34.17%) Data Quality
2 41 (20.60%) GDPR
3 6 (3.02%) GxP
4 5 (2.51%) HIPAA
5 4 (2.01%) MiFID
6 2 (1.01%) COBIT
6 2 (1.01%) EMIR
6 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (8.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.03%) Kubernetes
1 12 (6.03%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
1 16 (8.04%) SAP
2 15 (7.54%) Oracle
3 12 (6.03%) Saba
4 9 (4.52%) MKS
5 7 (3.52%) Informatica
6 6 (3.02%) Fidessa
6 6 (3.02%) QAD
6 6 (3.02%) Refinitiv
7 4 (2.01%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.01%) Google
7 4 (2.01%) LexisNexis
8 3 (1.51%) Databricks
8 3 (1.51%) Foundry
8 3 (1.51%) Palantir
8 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.01%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.01%) Concur
9 2 (1.01%) Sage
9 2 (1.01%) Sun