Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1055 978 1069
Rank change year-on-year -77 +91 -66
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 128 189 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 85 135 135
UK median annual salary £63,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £50,000 £41,550
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £88,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £63,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.51% +10.43% +15.00%

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 74,016 72,084 87,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 42.61% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 57,741 58,056 71,208
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -44 120 £63,000 -17.38% 27
London -61 97 £66,250 -15.87% 17
UK excluding London -32 28 £60,000 -5.51% 12
South East -8 11 £63,000 -13.10%
East of England -6 7 £60,000 +185.71%
Scotland -43 5 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +20 4 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands +15 3 £45,000 - 2
North West +4 1 - - 2
North of England -1 1 - - 7
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 55 (42.97%) SQL
1 55 (42.97%) Finance
2 45 (35.16%) Data Quality
3 41 (32.03%) Data Management
4 37 (28.91%) Oracle
5 35 (27.34%) Analytics
6 31 (24.22%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (21.88%) Banking
7 28 (21.88%) Data Analysis
8 27 (21.09%) Java
9 26 (20.31%) Big Data
10 25 (19.53%) Data Modelling
10 25 (19.53%) Degree
11 23 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (17.19%) PL/SQL
13 21 (16.41%) Linux
13 21 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (15.63%) XML
14 20 (15.63%) Investment Banking
15 19 (14.84%) Data Mapping
15 19 (14.84%) Project Management
15 19 (14.84%) Migration
15 19 (14.84%) Reference Data Management
16 18 (14.06%) Data Architecture
16 18 (14.06%) Risk Management
16 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
16 18 (14.06%) Investment Management
17 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (13.28%) Financial Institution
18 16 (12.50%) ETL

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 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.78%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.78%) thinkFolio
1 1 (0.78%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) SMS
2 3 (2.34%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) Big Data
2 21 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
4 15 (11.72%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.25%) Snowflake Schema
5 8 (6.25%) Star Schema
6 7 (5.47%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.91%) MySQL
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.13%) DB2
10 3 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.34%) MS Access
10 3 (2.34%) OLAP
10 3 (2.34%) OLTP
10 3 (2.34%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) JUnit
1 12 (9.38%) Subversion
2 10 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.47%) JIRA
4 6 (4.69%) Gradle
5 4 (3.13%) Maven
6 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.34%) ERwin
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.34%) XMLSpy
7 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.78%) Ant
8 1 (0.78%) Robot Framework
General
1 55 (42.97%) Finance
2 28 (21.88%) Banking
3 20 (15.63%) Investment Banking
4 17 (13.28%) Financial Institution
5 13 (10.16%) Front Office
6 6 (4.69%) Legal
7 5 (3.91%) Marketing
8 3 (2.34%) Back Office
9 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.56%) Retail
10 1 (0.78%) Law
10 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Developer
2 35 (27.34%) Analyst
3 18 (14.06%) Data Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Data Manager
5 12 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.59%) Architect
6 11 (8.59%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Data Architect
8 8 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Data Governance Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Data Governance Manager
9 6 (4.69%) Governance Manager
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Data Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Data Migration Developer
10 5 (3.91%) ETL Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Reference Data Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Market Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) XML
2 8 (6.25%) .NET
3 6 (4.69%) Natural Language Processing
3 6 (4.69%) Spring
3 6 (4.69%) Swing
3 6 (4.69%) XSLT
4 5 (3.91%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.91%) REST
5 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.13%) React
5 4 (3.13%) RESTful
5 4 (3.13%) Web Services
6 3 (2.34%) JDBC
6 3 (2.34%) JMS
6 3 (2.34%) JPA
6 3 (2.34%) LINQ
6 3 (2.34%) WCF
6 3 (2.34%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.72%) Fixed Income
3 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
4 12 (9.38%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (8.59%) Derivative
6 8 (6.25%) Equities
7 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.13%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.34%) Pricing Data
8 3 (2.34%) Tandem
9 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.56%) Life Science
9 2 (1.56%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Unix
3 6 (4.69%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Solaris
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) Data Management
2 35 (27.34%) Analytics
3 31 (24.22%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (21.88%) Data Analysis
5 25 (19.53%) Data Modelling
6 19 (14.84%) Data Mapping
6 19 (14.84%) Migration
6 19 (14.84%) Project Management
6 19 (14.84%) Reference Data Management
7 18 (14.06%) Data Architecture
7 18 (14.06%) Investment Management
7 18 (14.06%) Risk Management
8 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (12.50%) ETL
10 13 (10.16%) Strategic Thinking
11 12 (9.38%) Innovative Thinking
11 12 (9.38%) Low Latency
11 12 (9.38%) Metadata Management
12 11 (8.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.97%) SQL
2 27 (21.09%) Java
3 22 (17.19%) PL/SQL
4 14 (10.94%) C#
4 14 (10.94%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.03%) Python
6 8 (6.25%) C++
7 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.34%) C
8 3 (2.34%) Perl
8 3 (2.34%) VBA
9 2 (1.56%) Java 8
9 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.56%) XAML
10 1 (0.78%) R
10 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (19.53%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (35.16%) Data Quality
2 8 (6.25%) MiFID
3 6 (4.69%) SLA
4 5 (3.91%) QA
5 4 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (3.13%) EMIR
6 2 (1.56%) HL7
7 1 (0.78%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 37 (28.91%) Oracle
2 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.69%) GoldenSource
3 6 (4.69%) Talend
4 5 (3.91%) Sybase
5 4 (3.13%) Informatica
5 4 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.34%) Teradata
6 3 (2.34%) Trillium
7 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.56%) Solace
8 1 (0.78%) Capita
8 1 (0.78%) Charles River
8 1 (0.78%) Pega
8 1 (0.78%) Reuters
8 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow