Period
to

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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 997 797 624
Rank change year-on-year -200 -173 +328
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 267 156 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.37% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 168 93 204
10th Percentile £50,275 £46,250 £67,500
25th Percentile £61,105 £56,250 £85,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,294 £75,000 £107,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.06% -30.23% +59.26%
75th Percentile £107,813 £97,500 £120,000
90th Percentile £136,500 £107,000 £138,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,348 £47,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +41.79% -26.92% -

Reference Data is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 83,117 41,864 28,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 46.67% 39.48% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 34,044 25,841 22,844
10th Percentile £33,950 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.92%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,250 £76,906
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 15 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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -132 259 £80,294 +9.99% 21
London -136 210 £85,000 +9.68% 15
Work from Home -183 107 £90,000 +38.46% 7
UK excluding London -126 57 £67,348 +41.79% 7
South East -60 17 £70,000 - 1
North of England -91 13 £105,000 +147.06% 3
South West - 12 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire -48 11 £105,000 +147.06% 1
Scotland -55 5 - -
West Midlands -58 4 £65,299 -6.72%
Midlands -64 4 £65,299 -6.72%
East of England -102 4 - - 1
North West -79 2 £88,750 +86.84% 2
Wales - 1 £61,882 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 148 (55.43%) Finance
2 142 (53.18%) Agile
3 110 (41.20%) Data Modelling
4 97 (36.33%) SQL
5 93 (34.83%) Analytics
6 90 (33.71%) Social Skills
7 85 (31.84%) Metadata
8 83 (31.09%) Data Quality
9 81 (30.34%) Data Management
10 80 (29.96%) Data Governance
11 67 (25.09%) Python
12 54 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (19.48%) AWS
14 50 (18.73%) Big Data
14 50 (18.73%) ETL
15 48 (17.98%) Data Architecture
16 43 (16.10%) Java
16 43 (16.10%) Banking
17 41 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
17 41 (15.36%) Metadata Management
18 39 (14.61%) Software Engineering
19 38 (14.23%) Reference Data Management
19 38 (14.23%) Docker
20 37 (13.86%) Master Data Management
20 37 (13.86%) Migration
20 37 (13.86%) Front Office
20 37 (13.86%) Asset Management
21 34 (12.73%) Fixed Income
21 34 (12.73%) Informatica
21 34 (12.73%) Azure

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 18 (6.74%) Apache Spark
2 17 (6.37%) Apache
2 17 (6.37%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.50%) Confluence
3 4 (1.50%) SAS
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.37%) Luigi
Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.49%) Markit EDM
1 12 (4.49%) SimCorp Dimension
2 11 (4.12%) Avolution ABACUS
3 7 (2.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.50%) SAP MDM
5 3 (1.12%) Fidessa
5 3 (1.12%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.37%) Eagle STAR
7 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.48%) AWS
2 34 (12.73%) Azure
3 31 (11.61%) Serverless
4 28 (10.49%) AWS Lambda
5 18 (6.74%) Amazon S3
5 18 (6.74%) Collibra
6 16 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (5.24%) Power Platform
8 12 (4.49%) Amazon ECS
8 12 (4.49%) AWS Step Functions
9 11 (4.12%) GCP
10 10 (3.75%) SaaS
11 6 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.50%) Slack
12 4 (1.50%) Snowflake
13 3 (1.12%) Azure DevOps
14 2 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) 5G
2 4 (1.50%) WebEx
3 1 (0.37%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) VLAN
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (31.84%) Metadata
2 50 (18.73%) Big Data
3 41 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (12.36%) SQL Server
5 28 (10.49%) NoSQL
5 28 (10.49%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.12%) Apache Ignite
7 16 (5.99%) Amazon Athena
7 16 (5.99%) Data Lake
8 14 (5.24%) Power BI
9 13 (4.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (4.87%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.12%) IDEF1X
10 11 (4.12%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (3.75%) Hazelcast
12 8 (3.00%) Hadoop
12 8 (3.00%) Tableau
13 7 (2.62%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (2.62%) MySQL
14 6 (2.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (7.12%) ERwin
1 19 (7.12%) Git (software)
1 19 (7.12%) JIRA
2 8 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.87%) IntelliJ
3 5 (1.87%) Maven
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.75%) NUnit
5 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 148 (55.43%) Finance
2 90 (33.71%) Social Skills
3 43 (16.10%) Banking
4 37 (13.86%) Front Office
5 31 (11.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 30 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (5.24%) Retail
8 13 (4.87%) Marketing
9 8 (3.00%) Financial Institution
10 7 (2.62%) Advertising
10 7 (2.62%) Legal
10 7 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (2.25%) Investment Banking
11 6 (2.25%) Publishing
12 3 (1.12%) Public Sector
12 3 (1.12%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.75%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.75%) Police
Job Titles
1 48 (17.98%) Architect
2 46 (17.23%) Analyst
3 41 (15.36%) Data Architect
3 41 (15.36%) Data Engineer
4 38 (14.23%) Data Analyst
5 36 (13.48%) Developer
6 33 (12.36%) Software Engineer
7 18 (6.74%) Python Developer
8 16 (5.99%) AWS Developer
8 16 (5.99%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (5.99%) AWS Software Engineer
8 16 (5.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 16 (5.99%) Python Engineer
8 16 (5.99%) Python Software Engineer
9 13 (4.87%) Consultant
9 13 (4.87%) Data Consultant
9 13 (4.87%) Governance Analyst
10 12 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 12 (4.49%) Product Owner
11 11 (4.12%) Product Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) NumPy
1 21 (7.87%) Pandas
2 18 (6.74%) React
3 16 (5.99%) SciPy
4 15 (5.62%) .NET
4 15 (5.62%) Web Services
5 14 (5.24%) Kafka
6 12 (4.49%) JSON
7 10 (3.75%) .NET Core
7 10 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (3.75%) XML
8 8 (3.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.00%) HTML
8 8 (3.00%) SignalR
9 7 (2.62%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.87%) CSS
10 5 (1.87%) FpML
10 5 (1.87%) HTML5
10 5 (1.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.73%) Fixed Income
2 32 (11.99%) Equities
3 30 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (10.86%) Hedge funds
5 25 (9.36%) Management Information System
6 23 (8.61%) Taxonomies
7 20 (7.49%) Derivative
8 14 (5.24%) User Experience
9 12 (4.49%) Smartphone
10 11 (4.12%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (2.62%) Data Fabric
11 7 (2.62%) NHS
11 7 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (2.25%) Algorithms
12 6 (2.25%) Life Science
13 5 (1.87%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
13 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
15 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.87%) Windows
2 4 (1.50%) Linux
3 1 (0.37%) Unix
3 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (53.18%) Agile
2 110 (41.20%) Data Modelling
3 93 (34.83%) Analytics
4 81 (30.34%) Data Management
5 80 (29.96%) Data Governance
6 54 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (18.73%) ETL
8 48 (17.98%) Data Architecture
9 41 (15.36%) Metadata Management
10 39 (14.61%) Software Engineering
11 38 (14.23%) Reference Data Management
12 37 (13.86%) Asset Management
12 37 (13.86%) Master Data Management
12 37 (13.86%) Migration
13 33 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (11.24%) Data Analysis
15 29 (10.86%) Data Analytics
15 29 (10.86%) Data Strategy
16 28 (10.49%) Data Integration
17 26 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (36.33%) SQL
2 67 (25.09%) Python
3 43 (16.10%) Java
4 14 (5.24%) C#
5 8 (3.00%) MATLAB
5 8 (3.00%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.25%) VBA
8 5 (1.87%) R
9 4 (1.50%) C
10 3 (1.12%) Bash
10 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (7.87%) Degree
2 12 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (31.09%) Data Quality
2 18 (6.74%) GDPR
3 17 (6.37%) QA
4 12 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (3.75%) GxP
6 5 (1.87%) MiFID
6 5 (1.87%) PMO
7 4 (1.50%) GMP
8 3 (1.12%) COREP
9 1 (0.37%) COBIT
9 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 38 (14.23%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.49%) Terraform
2 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (12.73%) Informatica
2 30 (11.24%) Oracle
3 25 (9.36%) Bloomberg
4 24 (8.99%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.49%) Ab Initio
5 12 (4.49%) Calypso
5 12 (4.49%) Charles River
5 12 (4.49%) SimCorp
6 8 (3.00%) Reuters
6 8 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.00%) Trayport
7 7 (2.62%) Google
7 7 (2.62%) IBM
7 7 (2.62%) Sparx
8 6 (2.25%) SAP
9 3 (1.12%) Murex
9 3 (1.12%) Teradata
10 2 (0.75%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.75%) TIBCO