Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 696 968 969
Rank change year-on-year +272 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 524 256 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 128 186 272
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -15.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £94,125 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% -

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 77000 77559 91852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.84% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 58017 63717 73591
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 13 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 18 November 2017. 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 +291 518 £65,000 -8.77% 5
London +227 472 £72,500 -3.33% 3
UK excluding London +42 52 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Midlands - 20 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 19 £40,000 -
East of England - 19 £60,000 -
Scotland -36 6 £50,000 -
North of England +4 4 £80,000 +39.13% 2
North West -22 3 £80,000 +39.13% 1
South East +17 2 £76,250 +103.33%
Yorkshire +33 1 - - 1
South West -11 1 £32,864 -56.40%
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 445 (84.92%) Finance
2 394 (75.19%) Banking
3 375 (71.56%) Investment Banking
4 366 (69.85%) Asset Management
5 357 (68.13%) Wealth Management
6 355 (67.75%) Retail Banking
7 218 (41.60%) Analytical Skills
8 204 (38.93%) Data Management
9 202 (38.55%) Project Management
10 148 (28.24%) Legal
11 139 (26.53%) Business Analysis
12 117 (22.33%) Data Modelling
12 117 (22.33%) SDLC
13 112 (21.37%) SQL
14 92 (17.56%) Data Quality
15 90 (17.18%) Degree
16 88 (16.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 85 (16.22%) Oracle
18 79 (15.08%) Client Onboarding
19 78 (14.89%) Java
20 74 (14.12%) Data Analysis
21 69 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
22 64 (12.21%) Data Structures
23 60 (11.45%) Master Data Management
23 60 (11.45%) Strategic Thinking
24 59 (11.26%) Data Warehouse
24 59 (11.26%) Microsoft Excel
25 58 (11.07%) XML
26 54 (10.31%) Oracle Database
27 53 (10.11%) Business Transformation

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 4 (0.76%) Confluence
1 4 (0.76%) IIS
2 3 (0.57%) Apache
2 3 (0.57%) DataSynapse
2 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.38%) Jetty
4 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.19%) CMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.19%) SAS
4 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (11.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (8.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Eikon
2 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.57%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.57%) IaaS
3 3 (0.57%) PaaS
3 3 (0.57%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) CallidusCloud
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.40%) HTTP
1 44 (8.40%) SSL
1 44 (8.40%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.19%) AMQP
3 1 (0.19%) Firewall
3 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
3 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.26%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (10.31%) Oracle Database
3 51 (9.73%) Relational Database
4 44 (8.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 21 (4.01%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.29%) Big Data
7 10 (1.91%) Qlik Sense
8 9 (1.72%) MS Access
9 7 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.34%) QlikView
9 7 (1.34%) Tick Data
10 5 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.57%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.57%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.57%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.58%) JIRA
2 5 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (0.76%) ERwin
4 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.38%) Maven
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 445 (84.92%) Finance
2 394 (75.19%) Banking
3 375 (71.56%) Investment Banking
4 355 (67.75%) Retail Banking
5 148 (28.24%) Legal
6 49 (9.35%) Back Office
7 33 (6.30%) German Language
8 23 (4.39%) Financial Institution
9 21 (4.01%) Front Office
10 7 (1.34%) Marketing
11 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.57%) Publishing
13 2 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 133 (25.38%) Analyst
2 108 (20.61%) Business Analyst
3 61 (11.64%) Architect
4 49 (9.35%) Business IT Analyst
4 49 (9.35%) IT Analyst
4 49 (9.35%) IT Business Analyst
5 45 (8.59%) Technical Leader
6 44 (8.40%) IT Architect
6 44 (8.40%) Software Architect
7 42 (8.02%) Service Manager
8 41 (7.82%) IT Manager
9 40 (7.63%) Change Analyst
9 40 (7.63%) Product Manager
10 39 (7.44%) IT Services Manager
11 38 (7.25%) Project Manager
12 36 (6.87%) Developer
13 35 (6.68%) IT Operations Analyst
13 35 (6.68%) Operations Analyst
13 35 (6.68%) Operations Business Analyst
14 28 (5.34%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.07%) XML
2 48 (9.16%) Web Services
3 47 (8.97%) J2EE
4 46 (8.78%) JSON
5 12 (2.29%) Spring
6 10 (1.91%) AngularJS
6 10 (1.91%) Hibernate
7 5 (0.95%) .NET
7 5 (0.95%) Angular 2
8 4 (0.76%) HTML
8 4 (0.76%) Kafka
8 4 (0.76%) Middleware
9 3 (0.57%) CSS
9 3 (0.57%) Java EE
9 3 (0.57%) XSD
10 2 (0.38%) Drools
10 2 (0.38%) JPA
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.38%) Velocity
10 2 (0.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 218 (41.60%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (12.21%) Data Structures
3 48 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 45 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (8.40%) Algorithms
6 40 (7.63%) Mainframe
7 39 (7.44%) Pricing Data
8 25 (4.77%) Virtual Team
9 22 (4.20%) Computer Science
10 21 (4.01%) Fintech
11 16 (3.05%) Derivative
12 15 (2.86%) Equities
13 12 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (1.34%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.34%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (0.95%) Life Science
17 4 (0.76%) Fixed Income
18 3 (0.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.29%) Unix
2 8 (1.53%) Linux
3 3 (0.57%) Solaris
4 2 (0.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (69.85%) Asset Management
2 357 (68.13%) Wealth Management
3 204 (38.93%) Data Management
4 202 (38.55%) Project Management
5 139 (26.53%) Business Analysis
6 117 (22.33%) Data Modelling
6 117 (22.33%) SDLC
7 88 (16.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (15.08%) Client Onboarding
9 74 (14.12%) Data Analysis
10 69 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (11.45%) Master Data Management
11 60 (11.45%) Strategic Thinking
12 53 (10.11%) Business Transformation
12 53 (10.11%) KYC
13 48 (9.16%) OO
13 48 (9.16%) UML
14 47 (8.97%) Data Cleansing
15 45 (8.59%) BPMN
15 45 (8.59%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 112 (21.37%) SQL
2 78 (14.89%) Java
3 26 (4.96%) PL/SQL
4 19 (3.63%) Python
5 18 (3.44%) C#
6 13 (2.48%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.10%) VBA
8 5 (0.95%) C++
9 4 (0.76%) Perl
9 4 (0.76%) Scala
9 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.57%) VB
11 2 (0.38%) C
11 2 (0.38%) R
12 1 (0.19%) COBOL
12 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (17.18%) Degree
2 39 (7.44%) PMI Certification
2 39 (7.44%) PMP
3 14 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.19%) APMP
5 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (17.56%) Data Quality
2 51 (9.73%) MiFID
3 43 (8.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 43 (8.21%) EMIR
4 20 (3.82%) QA
5 12 (2.29%) SLA
6 10 (1.91%) GDPR
7 5 (0.95%) PMO
8 4 (0.76%) GCP
9 3 (0.57%) GxP
10 2 (0.38%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.19%) SEPA
11 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.19%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) vSphere
2 1 (0.19%) XenApp
2 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.15%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (16.22%) Oracle
2 49 (9.35%) GoldenSource
3 39 (7.44%) Bloomberg
4 28 (5.34%) LexisNexis
5 21 (4.01%) Microsoft
6 17 (3.24%) Informatica
7 5 (0.95%) SAP
7 5 (0.95%) Talend
8 4 (0.76%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.76%) IBM
8 4 (0.76%) Sybase
8 4 (0.76%) Trillium
9 3 (0.57%) Adobe
9 3 (0.57%) Google
9 3 (0.57%) ION Trading
9 3 (0.57%) Reuters
10 2 (0.38%) Apple
10 2 (0.38%) Charles River
10 2 (0.38%) Tableau
10 2 (0.38%) Teradata