Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 1025 939
Rank change year-on-year +286 -86 -30
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 488 239 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 123 177 243
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £90,000 £97,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% - -35.71%

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 75470 81934 89289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.64% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57316 67013 71147
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 11 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 23 August 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 +313 465 £70,000 +3.70% 12
London +242 433 £72,500 +3.57% 8
UK excluding London +45 45 £57,500 +27.78% 5
East of England +21 17 £60,000 +118.18% 2
Scotland 0 13 £70,000 - 1
Midlands +46 8 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands +27 8 £37,500 -11.76%
North of England -5 6 £80,000 +39.13% 2
North West -31 5 £80,000 +39.13% 1
South East +46 1 £67,500 +50.00%
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 401 (82.17%) Finance
2 354 (72.54%) Banking
3 334 (68.44%) Investment Banking
4 321 (65.78%) Asset Management
5 311 (63.73%) Retail
6 309 (63.32%) Retail Banking
6 309 (63.32%) Wealth Management
7 204 (41.80%) Analytical Skills
8 174 (35.66%) Data Management
9 165 (33.81%) Project Management
10 142 (29.10%) Legal
11 119 (24.39%) Business Analysis
12 115 (23.57%) SDLC
13 101 (20.70%) SQL
13 101 (20.70%) Data Modelling
14 99 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 95 (19.47%) Java
16 91 (18.65%) Oracle
17 80 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
18 63 (12.91%) Data Analysis
18 63 (12.91%) Data Quality
18 63 (12.91%) Degree
19 61 (12.50%) Client Onboarding
20 59 (12.09%) XML
21 56 (11.48%) Master Data Management
22 54 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
23 53 (10.86%) Data Warehouse
24 52 (10.66%) MiFID
25 51 (10.45%) Back Office
26 50 (10.25%) Relational Database

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 10 (2.05%) SAS
2 7 (1.43%) Confluence
2 7 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.82%) CMS
4 3 (0.61%) Apache
4 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.20%) Mule
6 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 54 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (7.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.02%) SAP MDG
2 5 (1.02%) SAP MDM
3 3 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.41%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.20%) HFM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.20%) CallidusCloud
1 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.97%) HTTP
1 34 (6.97%) SSL
1 34 (6.97%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.23%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.61%) AMQP
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.20%) PBX
4 1 (0.20%) Skype
4 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.86%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (10.25%) Relational Database
3 46 (9.43%) Oracle Database
4 34 (6.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 22 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.28%) Big Data
7 14 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.84%) HBase
10 9 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.84%) Pentaho
11 8 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 8 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (1.64%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.64%) MS Access
11 8 (1.64%) SAS EBI
12 6 (1.23%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.02%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (5.74%) JIRA
2 6 (1.23%) HP UFT
2 6 (1.23%) Selenium
3 3 (0.61%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.41%) ERwin
4 2 (0.41%) Hudson
4 2 (0.41%) jMock
4 2 (0.41%) JUnit
4 2 (0.41%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.41%) Maven
4 2 (0.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 401 (82.17%) Finance
2 354 (72.54%) Banking
3 334 (68.44%) Investment Banking
4 311 (63.73%) Retail
5 309 (63.32%) Retail Banking
6 142 (29.10%) Legal
7 51 (10.45%) Back Office
8 31 (6.35%) German Language
9 30 (6.15%) Financial Institution
10 14 (2.87%) Front Office
11 3 (0.61%) Marketing
12 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 111 (22.75%) Analyst
2 86 (17.62%) Business Analyst
3 57 (11.68%) Architect
4 46 (9.43%) Developer
5 42 (8.61%) IT Manager
6 41 (8.40%) Service Manager
7 40 (8.20%) Product Manager
7 40 (8.20%) Project Manager
8 39 (7.99%) IT Services Manager
9 35 (7.17%) Technical Leader
10 34 (6.97%) IT Architect
10 34 (6.97%) Software Architect
11 30 (6.15%) Business IT Analyst
11 30 (6.15%) Change Analyst
11 30 (6.15%) IT Analyst
11 30 (6.15%) IT Business Analyst
12 28 (5.74%) IT Operations Analyst
12 28 (5.74%) Operations Analyst
12 28 (5.74%) Operations Business Analyst
13 26 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.09%) XML
2 44 (9.02%) J2EE
3 42 (8.61%) JSON
4 40 (8.20%) Web Services
5 14 (2.87%) Spring
6 12 (2.46%) Hibernate
7 10 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (1.64%) EDIFACT
9 8 (1.64%) iXBRL
9 8 (1.64%) Middleware
9 8 (1.64%) RESTful
9 8 (1.64%) SOAP
10 7 (1.43%) HTML
10 7 (1.43%) Java EE
11 6 (1.23%) .NET
12 5 (1.02%) Angular 2
13 4 (0.82%) D3.js
13 4 (0.82%) HTML5
13 4 (0.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 204 (41.80%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.25%) Data Structures
3 48 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 41 (8.40%) Mainframe
5 39 (7.99%) Pricing Data
6 36 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (7.17%) Algorithms
8 26 (5.33%) Virtual Team
9 25 (5.12%) Computer Science
10 22 (4.51%) Derivative
11 19 (3.89%) Equities
12 16 (3.28%) Fixed Income
13 15 (3.07%) Fintech
14 12 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (2.46%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (1.84%) Credit Risk
17 8 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
18 7 (1.43%) Market Risk
18 7 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.07%) Unix
2 11 (2.25%) Linux
3 2 (0.41%) Windows
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.20%) Solaris
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (65.78%) Asset Management
2 309 (63.32%) Wealth Management
3 174 (35.66%) Data Management
4 165 (33.81%) Project Management
5 119 (24.39%) Business Analysis
6 115 (23.57%) SDLC
7 101 (20.70%) Data Modelling
8 99 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (12.91%) Data Analysis
11 61 (12.50%) Client Onboarding
12 56 (11.48%) Master Data Management
13 48 (9.84%) Waterfall
14 47 (9.63%) Business Transformation
15 45 (9.22%) Service Management
16 44 (9.02%) Analytics
17 42 (8.61%) Process Improvement
18 41 (8.40%) OO
19 39 (7.99%) ITSM
20 38 (7.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 101 (20.70%) SQL
2 95 (19.47%) Java
3 15 (3.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.07%) PL/SQL
3 15 (3.07%) Python
4 14 (2.87%) C#
5 10 (2.05%) Scala
6 8 (1.64%) ABAP
7 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.02%) Perl
9 4 (0.82%) R
10 3 (0.61%) C++
11 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.41%) VB
11 2 (0.41%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.20%) COBOL
12 1 (0.20%) Erlang
12 1 (0.20%) Korn
12 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (12.91%) Degree
2 20 (4.10%) PMI Certification
2 20 (4.10%) PMP
3 15 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.64%) CITP
5 7 (1.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.20%) APMP
6 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (12.91%) Data Quality
2 52 (10.66%) MiFID
3 37 (7.58%) Dodd-Frank
3 37 (7.58%) EMIR
4 25 (5.12%) QA
5 9 (1.84%) GDPR
5 9 (1.84%) SLA
6 8 (1.64%) PMO
7 5 (1.02%) GxP
8 2 (0.41%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) GCP
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) vSphere
2 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.41%) Control-M
3 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (18.65%) Oracle
2 44 (9.02%) GoldenSource
3 24 (4.92%) Bloomberg
4 20 (4.10%) LexisNexis
5 19 (3.89%) SAP
6 13 (2.66%) Microsoft
7 11 (2.25%) Informatica
8 9 (1.84%) Cloudera
8 9 (1.84%) Sybase
9 6 (1.23%) Murex
9 6 (1.23%) Serena
10 4 (0.82%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.61%) IBM
11 3 (0.61%) Reuters
11 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.41%) Apple
12 2 (0.41%) Charles River
12 2 (0.41%) Citrix
12 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.41%) Trillium