Reference Data
UK

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 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 670 751 886
Rank change year-on-year +81 +135 -132
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 168 286 266
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.61% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 42 132 112
10th Percentile £45,900 £52,500 £51,375
25th Percentile £65,925 £57,500 £63,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £114,625 £122,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,950 £69,724 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% +26.77% +12.47%

All Generic Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,051 47,100 64,652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.51% 42.35% 45.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20,602 25,511 33,248
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,087 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £83,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
UK excluding London +94 126 £68,950 -1.11% 13
Scotland +76 115 £62,500 - 2
England +9 51 £90,000 +7.46% 32
London +77 39 £90,000 +5.88% 22
Work from Home +43 12 £57,750 -32.06% 16
South East +43 5 £91,250 - 6
North of England +80 2 £70,000 +80.65% 1
North West +43 2 £70,000 +26.13% 1
South West +23 2 £37,550 -45.93% 2
Midlands +62 1 £67,900 -
West Midlands +52 1 £67,900 -
East of England +26 1 £70,000 -20.00% 1

Reference Data
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.95%) CICS
2 2 (1.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Aladdin
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.83%) AWS
2 10 (5.95%) Azure
3 9 (5.36%) GitHub
4 3 (1.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 2 (1.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.60%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (38.10%) Metadata
2 38 (22.62%) MongoDB
3 16 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 14 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.95%) DB2
6 8 (4.76%) Ataccama
7 6 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.79%) Big Data
9 3 (1.79%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.60%) GIS
11 1 (0.60%) Power BI
11 1 (0.60%) QGIS
11 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.60%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 58 (34.52%) Git
2 56 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 50 (29.76%) Artifactory
3 50 (29.76%) Bitbucket
4 10 (5.95%) ChangeMan
5 8 (4.76%) GitLab
6 6 (3.57%) Maven
7 2 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 137 (81.55%) Finance
2 116 (69.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 114 (67.86%) Law
3 114 (67.86%) Marketing
4 27 (16.07%) Social Skills
5 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.95%) Banking
7 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 8 (4.76%) Legal
7 8 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (4.17%) Back Office
8 7 (4.17%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.79%) Publishing
9 3 (1.79%) Retail
10 2 (1.19%) Aeronautics
10 2 (1.19%) Aviation
10 2 (1.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.60%) Local Government
11 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (63.69%) Software Engineer
2 53 (31.55%) Lead
3 50 (29.76%) Lead Software Engineer
4 46 (27.38%) Full Stack Engineer
4 46 (27.38%) Full Stack Software Engineer
4 46 (27.38%) Java Engineer
4 46 (27.38%) Java Software Engineer
5 32 (19.05%) Senior
6 27 (16.07%) Senior Software Engineer
7 25 (14.88%) Analyst
8 12 (7.14%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.95%) Mainframe Software Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Architect
11 8 (4.76%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.76%) Developer
11 8 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Data Architect
12 7 (4.17%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.38%) Data Engineer
13 4 (2.38%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (41.67%) RESTful
2 64 (38.10%) Web Services
3 53 (31.55%) AngularJS
4 50 (29.76%) JSON
4 50 (29.76%) JSON-LD
4 50 (29.76%) LDAP
4 50 (29.76%) OpenID
4 50 (29.76%) SAML
4 50 (29.76%) XML
5 20 (11.90%) Hibernate
5 20 (11.90%) Spring
5 20 (11.90%) Spring Boot
6 14 (8.33%) Kafka
6 14 (8.33%) React
6 14 (8.33%) SOAP
6 14 (8.33%) Vue
7 6 (3.57%) Apache Camel
7 6 (3.57%) JPA
8 2 (1.19%) Ajax
8 2 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (32.74%) Management Information System
2 50 (29.76%) Enterprise Cloud
3 16 (9.52%) Cloud Native
4 14 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.95%) Hedge funds
5 10 (5.95%) Mainframe
5 10 (5.95%) VSAM
6 9 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.76%) Derivative
7 8 (4.76%) Fixed Income
7 8 (4.76%) Onboarding
7 8 (4.76%) Product Ownership
8 7 (4.17%) Credit Derivative
8 7 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (4.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (3.57%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (1.19%) Life Science
11 1 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.76%) Linux
2 4 (2.38%) Windows
3 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (65.48%) Software Engineering
2 106 (63.10%) Operational Stability
2 106 (63.10%) SDLC
3 100 (59.52%) Agile
4 70 (41.67%) Data Modelling
5 61 (36.31%) CI/CD
5 61 (36.31%) Data Transformation
6 57 (33.93%) Roadmaps
7 52 (30.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 52 (30.95%) Test Automation
7 52 (30.95%) Use Case
8 51 (30.36%) Data Pipeline
8 51 (30.36%) Ontologies
9 50 (29.76%) Architectural Design
9 50 (29.76%) Community of Practice
9 50 (29.76%) Identity Access Management
9 50 (29.76%) Information Architecture
9 50 (29.76%) RDF
10 46 (27.38%) Artificial Intelligence
10 46 (27.38%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (41.07%) SQL
2 64 (38.10%) Java
3 50 (29.76%) Go
3 50 (29.76%) Prolog
3 50 (29.76%) SPARQL
4 35 (20.83%) Python
5 10 (5.95%) COBOL
5 10 (5.95%) JCL
6 6 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.19%) C#
7 2 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (7.14%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.19%) HNC
3 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.31%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.98%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.33%) Docker
3 10 (5.95%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 63 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (1.79%) Bloomberg
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.79%) Refinitiv
3 2 (1.19%) Cisco
3 2 (1.19%) Databricks
4 1 (0.60%) ESRI
4 1 (0.60%) FactSet
4 1 (0.60%) SAP
4 1 (0.60%) Sparx