Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 628 954 1087
Rank change year-on-year +326 +133 -101
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 223 158 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 207 117 92
Median annual salary £107,500 £66,000 £62,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +62.88% +5.18% -13.45%
10th Percentile £67,500 £42,500 £30,700
90th Percentile £138,750 £95,000 £88,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -4.00%

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 30,847 57,510 69,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 39.17% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23,854 43,184 53,359
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 10 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 4 July 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 +330 217 £107,500 +65.38% 4
London +271 200 £107,500 +43.33% 4
UK excluding London +187 23 £62,500 -3.85%
Work from Home +63 16 £132,500 +51.43% 1
South East +128 7 £67,500 +50.00%
South West +103 7 £62,500 -
Scotland +90 4 £41,500 -41.75%
Midlands +107 3 - -
East Midlands +57 3 - -
Wales - 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 168 (75.34%) Finance
2 132 (59.19%) Front Office
3 131 (58.74%) Web Services
3 131 (58.74%) AWS
4 130 (58.30%) Fixed Income
5 126 (56.50%) Hedge funds
6 122 (54.71%) Markit EDM
6 122 (54.71%) Equities
7 111 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
8 107 (47.98%) Data Management
9 84 (37.67%) Python
10 81 (36.32%) SQL
11 76 (34.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (30.49%) R
13 66 (29.60%) SimCorp
13 66 (29.60%) SimCorp Dimension
13 66 (29.60%) Charles River
13 66 (29.60%) Calypso
13 66 (29.60%) Asset Management
14 63 (28.25%) Architectural Design
15 62 (27.80%) GoldenSource
16 60 (26.91%) Back Office
16 60 (26.91%) Bloomberg
16 60 (26.91%) Enterprise Data Management
17 56 (25.11%) Eagle PACE
17 56 (25.11%) PolarLake
18 55 (24.66%) Data Quality
19 52 (23.32%) Data Modelling
20 47 (21.08%) Analytics
21 42 (18.83%) Data Governance

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 12 (5.38%) Confluence
2 11 (4.93%) Apache
2 11 (4.93%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.93%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.35%) SAS
4 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 122 (54.71%) Markit EDM
2 66 (29.60%) SimCorp Dimension
3 56 (25.11%) Eagle PACE
3 56 (25.11%) PolarLake
4 4 (1.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 131 (58.74%) AWS
2 6 (2.69%) Serverless
3 5 (2.24%) Azure
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.79%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.90%) GCP
5 2 (0.90%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.90%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.35%) NoSQL
3 30 (13.45%) MongoDB
4 26 (11.66%) Relational Database
5 22 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (9.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 19 (8.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (8.52%) RDBMS
8 17 (7.62%) CouchDB
8 17 (7.62%) Snowflake Schema
9 15 (6.73%) OLAP
9 15 (6.73%) OLTP
9 15 (6.73%) Oracle OLAP
10 13 (5.83%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.69%) Big Data
12 5 (2.24%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.79%) Power BI
14 3 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) JIRA
2 15 (6.73%) ERwin
2 15 (6.73%) PowerDesigner
3 11 (4.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (4.93%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.35%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (75.34%) Finance
2 132 (59.19%) Front Office
3 60 (26.91%) Back Office
4 19 (8.52%) Banking
5 11 (4.93%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.24%) Marketing
7 3 (1.35%) Retail
8 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (41.26%) Architect
2 55 (24.66%) Analyst
3 45 (20.18%) Enterprise Architect
4 44 (19.73%) Financial Analyst
5 42 (18.83%) Business Analyst
6 40 (17.94%) Data Architect
6 40 (17.94%) Finance Business Analyst
7 24 (10.76%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (9.87%) Data Business Analyst
8 22 (9.87%) Reference Data Analyst
8 22 (9.87%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 21 (9.42%) Developer
10 11 (4.93%) Data Analyst
10 11 (4.93%) Data Manager
11 7 (3.14%) Consultant
11 7 (3.14%) Data Consultant
11 7 (3.14%) Data Governance Consultant
11 7 (3.14%) Governance Consultant
11 7 (3.14%) Head of Data Management
12 6 (2.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (58.74%) Web Services
2 37 (16.59%) XML
3 19 (8.52%) JSON
4 18 (8.07%) Kafka
5 15 (6.73%) FIX Protocol
6 12 (5.38%) Spring
7 11 (4.93%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (4.93%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.93%) Hibernate
7 11 (4.93%) JAXB
7 11 (4.93%) JMS
7 11 (4.93%) React
7 11 (4.93%) REST
7 11 (4.93%) XSD
7 11 (4.93%) XSL
7 11 (4.93%) XSLT
8 5 (2.24%) .NET
8 5 (2.24%) CSS
8 5 (2.24%) HTML
9 2 (0.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 130 (58.30%) Fixed Income
2 126 (56.50%) Hedge funds
3 122 (54.71%) Equities
4 76 (34.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (9.87%) Derivative
6 21 (9.42%) Management Information System
7 20 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (5.38%) Market Risk
9 8 (3.59%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.79%) Semantic Web
12 2 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.90%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.38%) Linux
1 12 (5.38%) Unix
2 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (47.98%) Data Management
3 66 (29.60%) Asset Management
4 63 (28.25%) Architectural Design
5 60 (26.91%) Enterprise Data Management
6 52 (23.32%) Data Modelling
7 47 (21.08%) Analytics
8 42 (18.83%) Data Governance
9 40 (17.94%) Wealth Management
10 37 (16.59%) Data Architecture
11 36 (16.14%) Software Engineering
12 27 (12.11%) Computer Science
13 26 (11.66%) Data Migration
13 26 (11.66%) Migration
13 26 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (10.76%) Artificial Intelligence
15 22 (9.87%) Machine Learning
15 22 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (9.87%) Validation
16 21 (9.42%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (37.67%) Python
2 81 (36.32%) SQL
3 68 (30.49%) R
4 32 (14.35%) Java
5 8 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.24%) C#
7 4 (1.79%) SHACL
7 4 (1.79%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.45%) C++
8 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (14.35%) Degree
2 19 (8.52%) Master's Degree
3 18 (8.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (6.73%) AWS Certification
5 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) Postgraduate
6 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) CFA
8 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (24.66%) Data Quality
2 19 (8.52%) QA
3 4 (1.79%) GDPR
4 3 (1.35%) MiFID
4 3 (1.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.90%) Oozie
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (29.60%) Calypso
1 66 (29.60%) Charles River
1 66 (29.60%) SimCorp
2 62 (27.80%) GoldenSource
3 60 (26.91%) Bloomberg
4 29 (13.00%) Oracle
5 16 (7.17%) Reuters
6 9 (4.04%) Informatica
7 5 (2.24%) Cognizant
7 5 (2.24%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.79%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.79%) Refinitiv
8 4 (1.79%) Sparx
9 3 (1.35%) Tableau
10 2 (0.90%) Google
10 2 (0.90%) IBM
11 1 (0.45%) Solace
11 1 (0.45%) TIBCO