Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 825 978 730
Rank change year-on-year +153 -248 +279
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 231 183 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.28% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 197 140 125
UK median annual salary £100,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £142,500 £100,000 £94,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £65,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -21.15% +36.84% +26.67%

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 53,031 64,662 72,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.97% 39.64% 39.95%
Number of salaries quoted 40,283 49,604 53,983
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 November 2019.

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 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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 +160 228 £100,000 +53.85% 20
London +171 206 £107,500 +43.33% 14
UK excluding London +3 25 £51,250 -21.15% 8
South East +51 14 £45,000 -46.43% 1
South West - 3 £58,750 - 4
North of England +51 2 £71,250 +18.75% 1
North West +40 2 £71,250 -1.72% 1
Midlands +30 2 £28,121 -56.74%
East Midlands +18 2 £28,121 -62.51%
Scotland +11 2 £47,500 -20.83%
East of England +27 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 139 (60.17%) Front Office
2 138 (59.74%) SQL
2 138 (59.74%) AWS
3 133 (57.58%) Asset Management
3 133 (57.58%) Fixed Income
4 126 (54.55%) Web Services
5 113 (48.92%) Finance
6 110 (47.62%) Equities
7 108 (46.75%) Analytics
8 94 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (39.83%) Python
10 85 (36.80%) Java
10 85 (36.80%) Mentoring
11 84 (36.36%) Data Management
12 82 (35.50%) Derivative
13 74 (32.03%) Bloomberg
14 68 (29.44%) J2EE
14 68 (29.44%) Data Quality
15 66 (28.57%) R
16 65 (28.14%) Machine Learning
17 64 (27.71%) Investment Management
18 58 (25.11%) Hedge funds
19 56 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 53 (22.94%) Microservices
21 50 (21.65%) PolarLake
22 46 (19.91%) Amazon S3
22 46 (19.91%) Software Engineering
23 45 (19.48%) Data Analytics
24 43 (18.61%) Big Data
25 42 (18.18%) Performance Attribution

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 6 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.16%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (21.65%) PolarLake
2 36 (15.58%) Eagle PACE
2 36 (15.58%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (2.60%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 138 (59.74%) AWS
2 46 (19.91%) Amazon S3
3 27 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (11.69%) Amazon ECS
3 27 (11.69%) Amazon SQS
3 27 (11.69%) AWS Fargate
4 6 (2.60%) Azure
5 4 (1.73%) GCP
5 4 (1.73%) PaaS
6 3 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.30%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.87%) Serverless
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.43%) IaaS
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.61%) Big Data
2 24 (10.39%) Amazon Aurora
3 19 (8.23%) Amazon Athena
3 19 (8.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (8.23%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.36%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.46%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.16%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.30%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.43%) SQLite
10 1 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (9.09%) GitLab
1 21 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.46%) JIRA
3 7 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.73%) Subversion
5 3 (1.30%) JUnit
General
1 139 (60.17%) Front Office
2 113 (48.92%) Finance
3 42 (18.18%) Back Office
4 7 (3.03%) Banking
4 7 (3.03%) Marketing
5 4 (1.73%) Legal
6 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.87%) Police
7 2 (0.87%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (0.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (28.57%) Data Manager
2 45 (19.48%) Developer
3 39 (16.88%) Software Engineer
4 34 (14.72%) Java Developer
5 32 (13.85%) Analyst
6 28 (12.12%) AWS Developer
6 28 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
6 28 (12.12%) Java Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) AWS Software Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) J2EE Developer
7 27 (11.69%) J2EE Software Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) Java Software Developer
7 27 (11.69%) Java Software Engineer
7 27 (11.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 25 (10.82%) Architect
9 21 (9.09%) Data Analysis Manager
9 21 (9.09%) Technical Manager
10 18 (7.79%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (54.55%) Web Services
2 68 (29.44%) J2EE
3 27 (11.69%) J2SE
3 27 (11.69%) Lambda Expressions
4 22 (9.52%) .NET
5 21 (9.09%) Swagger
6 20 (8.66%) React
7 18 (7.79%) Node.js
8 12 (5.19%) XML
9 6 (2.60%) HTML
9 6 (2.60%) JSON
9 6 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (1.73%) Spring
12 3 (1.30%) EDI
12 3 (1.30%) XSD
13 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.87%) NHibernate
13 2 (0.87%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 133 (57.58%) Fixed Income
2 110 (47.62%) Equities
3 82 (35.50%) Derivative
4 58 (25.11%) Hedge funds
5 56 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 42 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.90%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.46%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.73%) Semantic Web
11 3 (1.30%) Life Science
11 3 (1.30%) Pricing Data
11 3 (1.30%) Taxonomies
11 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.43%) Clustering
13 1 (0.43%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.43%) Replication
13 1 (0.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.46%) Windows
2 6 (2.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (57.58%) Asset Management
2 108 (46.75%) Analytics
3 94 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (36.80%) Mentoring
5 84 (36.36%) Data Management
6 65 (28.14%) Machine Learning
7 64 (27.71%) Investment Management
8 53 (22.94%) Microservices
9 46 (19.91%) Software Engineering
10 45 (19.48%) Data Analytics
11 42 (18.18%) Performance Attribution
12 41 (17.75%) Data Architecture
13 40 (17.32%) ETL
14 36 (15.58%) Enterprise Data Management
14 36 (15.58%) Master Data Management
14 36 (15.58%) Reference Data Management
15 35 (15.15%) Data Analysis
16 30 (12.99%) Data Modelling
17 29 (12.55%) Change Management
18 28 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 138 (59.74%) SQL
2 92 (39.83%) Python
3 85 (36.80%) Java
4 66 (28.57%) R
5 30 (12.99%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.39%) C#
7 18 (7.79%) C++
8 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.73%) SHACL
9 4 (1.73%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.30%) Scala
10 3 (1.30%) VBA
11 2 (0.87%) COBOL
11 2 (0.87%) Java 8
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (6.06%) Degree
2 9 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.16%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) MBA
5 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (29.44%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.03%) QA
3 3 (1.30%) COBIT
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.30%) HL7
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 74 (32.03%) Bloomberg
2 22 (9.52%) Oracle
3 17 (7.36%) Reuters
4 7 (3.03%) GoldenSource
5 5 (2.16%) Informatica
5 5 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.73%) Charles River
6 4 (1.73%) Sparx
7 3 (1.30%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.87%) InterSystems
8 2 (0.87%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.87%) SAP
8 2 (0.87%) Talend
9 1 (0.43%) BT
9 1 (0.43%) CA
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) Sencha
9 1 (0.43%) Tableau
9 1 (0.43%) Teradata
9 1 (0.43%) TIBCO