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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK
Rank 782 865 802
Rank change year-on-year +83 -63  
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 82 84 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.081% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.20% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 60 56 100
Median salary £80,000 £61,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.61% -5.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £100,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £70,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +55.55%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32416 42370 42058
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.32% 40.97% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26111 33821 33220
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Reference Data as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 12 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +86 69 £80,000 +33.33% 9
London +73 67 £80,000 +33.33% 9
City of London +62 24 £80,000 +39.13% 6
Scotland +26 12 - - 3
Glasgow +30 11 - - 2
East of England +28 1 £21,000 -23.63%
Edinburgh +4 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £21,000 -
Surrey - 1 £65,000 -
South East - 1 £65,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £21,000 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 105 (50.24%) Finance
2 92 (44.02%) SQL
3 69 (33.01%) Java
4 64 (30.62%) Data Management
5 54 (25.84%) Banking
6 50 (23.92%) Data Quality
7 46 (22.01%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (22.01%) Data Modelling
8 43 (20.57%) Oracle
9 40 (19.14%) Python
10 37 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (16.75%) SDLC
12 33 (15.79%) Degree
12 33 (15.79%) XML
13 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
13 32 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (13.88%) Business Analysis
15 28 (13.40%) Migration
16 24 (11.48%) MiFID
16 24 (11.48%) Data Architecture
17 23 (11.00%) Metadata Management
17 23 (11.00%) Workflow
18 22 (10.53%) Data Analysis
18 22 (10.53%) Investment Banking
18 22 (10.53%) Linux
18 22 (10.53%) Sybase
18 22 (10.53%) Relational Database
19 21 (10.05%) Data Governance
19 21 (10.05%) Scala
19 21 (10.05%) JavaScript

Reference Data
Top Related 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 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.91%) GemFire
2 4 (1.91%) Moodle
3 3 (1.44%) Apache
3 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.44%) Jetty
3 3 (1.44%) SAS
3 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.96%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.48%) Mule
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.91%) MS Office
2 4 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.44%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.87%) Multicast
1 6 (2.87%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.48%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
1 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.13%) MySQL
4 14 (6.70%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.74%) Big Data
6 10 (4.78%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (4.31%) QlikView
8 8 (3.83%) DB2
8 8 (3.83%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (3.35%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.87%) MS Access
10 6 (2.87%) OLAP
11 5 (2.39%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.39%) OLTP
12 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Maven
2 12 (5.74%) ERwin
3 9 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.35%) Subversion
6 6 (2.87%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.87%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.87%) XMLSpy
7 5 (2.39%) MagicDraw
8 3 (1.44%) JIRA
9 2 (0.96%) JUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.96%) Toad
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.48%) Hudson
10 1 (0.48%) jMock
General
1 105 (50.24%) Finance
2 54 (25.84%) Banking
3 22 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.13%) Back Office
5 12 (5.74%) Front Office
6 9 (4.31%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.83%) General Ledger
8 6 (2.87%) Retail
9 5 (2.39%) Legal
10 3 (1.44%) Law
11 2 (0.96%) Marketing
11 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (35.89%) Developer
2 64 (30.62%) Analyst
3 32 (15.31%) Business Analyst
4 31 (14.83%) Architect
5 30 (14.35%) Java Developer
6 25 (11.96%) Data Analyst
7 24 (11.48%) Senior Developer
8 21 (10.05%) Lead Developer
9 19 (9.09%) Data Architect
9 19 (9.09%) Python Developer
10 17 (8.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (6.22%) Consultant
11 13 (6.22%) SQL Developer
12 12 (5.74%) Scala Developer
13 10 (4.78%) Data Business Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Finance Business Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Financial Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Financial Business Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) FIX Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) FIX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.79%) XML
2 19 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 18 (8.61%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.22%) Spring
6 12 (5.74%) HTML
7 11 (5.26%) HTML5
8 7 (3.35%) Java EE
9 6 (2.87%) .NET
9 6 (2.87%) J2EE
10 5 (2.39%) CSS
10 5 (2.39%) JMS
10 5 (2.39%) Protocol Buffers
10 5 (2.39%) WCF
11 4 (1.91%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.91%) CSS3
11 4 (1.91%) Lucene
11 4 (1.91%) Web Services
11 4 (1.91%) WinForms
11 4 (1.91%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.66%) Market Risk
3 15 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.22%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.26%) Fintech
6 10 (4.78%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.83%) Derivative
7 8 (3.83%) Equities
8 5 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.39%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.91%) NHS
9 4 (1.91%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.44%) Smart Energy
10 3 (1.44%) VLE
11 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.96%) PMI
11 2 (0.96%) Pricing Data
11 2 (0.96%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.53%) Linux
2 18 (8.61%) Unix
3 7 (3.35%) Windows
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.62%) Data Management
2 46 (22.01%) Data Modelling
3 37 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (16.75%) SDLC
5 29 (13.88%) Business Analysis
6 28 (13.40%) Migration
7 24 (11.48%) Data Architecture
8 23 (11.00%) Metadata Management
8 23 (11.00%) Workflow
9 22 (10.53%) Data Analysis
10 21 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (10.05%) Data Governance
10 21 (10.05%) Risk Management
11 19 (9.09%) ETL
12 18 (8.61%) Analytics
13 16 (7.66%) Master Data Management
14 15 (7.18%) Reference Data Management
14 15 (7.18%) Web Development
15 14 (6.70%) Data Lineage
15 14 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.02%) SQL
2 69 (33.01%) Java
3 40 (19.14%) Python
4 21 (10.05%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.05%) Scala
5 16 (7.66%) C#
6 13 (6.22%) Perl
7 9 (4.31%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.35%) C++
9 5 (2.39%) R
10 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.96%) VBA
13 1 (0.48%) C
13 1 (0.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 33 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (0.96%) ISEB
2 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.92%) Data Quality
2 24 (11.48%) MiFID
3 15 (7.18%) QA
4 5 (2.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (2.39%) EMIR
5 4 (1.91%) ISO20022
6 3 (1.44%) GDPR
7 2 (0.96%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.48%) Basel III
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.48%) SLA
8 1 (0.48%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) HDFS
2 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 43 (20.57%) Oracle
2 22 (10.53%) Sybase
3 17 (8.13%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.70%) Informatica
5 12 (5.74%) GoldenSource
6 10 (4.78%) IBM
7 7 (3.35%) Bloomberg
7 7 (3.35%) Reuters
7 7 (3.35%) Teradata
7 7 (3.35%) Trillium
8 4 (1.91%) Cognos
8 4 (1.91%) Google
8 4 (1.91%) RedGate
9 3 (1.44%) Casewise
10 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.96%) SAP
10 2 (0.96%) Talend
10 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.48%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.48%) Charles River
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