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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 868 795
Rank change year-on-year +96 -73  
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 89 94 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 60 67 116
Median salary £80,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £94,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £58,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.12% +17.50%  

Reference Data is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35333 44259 45159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.90% 42.61% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28529 35787 35763
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Reference Data as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 16 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 71 £80,000 +28.00% 15
London +51 67 £80,000 +26.98% 13
City of London +61 25 £80,000 +23.07% 6
Scotland +15 13 - -
Glasgow +24 12 - -
South East +65 1 £65,000 +10.63% 1
West Midlands +18 1 - -
East of England +11 1 £21,000 -23.63%
Edinburgh +4 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £21,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 101 (52.33%) Finance
2 88 (45.60%) SQL
3 67 (34.72%) Java
4 59 (30.57%) Data Management
5 56 (29.02%) Banking
6 55 (28.50%) Oracle
7 44 (22.80%) Data Quality
7 44 (22.80%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (21.24%) Data Modelling
9 37 (19.17%) XML
10 35 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (16.58%) Python
11 32 (16.58%) SDLC
12 31 (16.06%) Degree
13 28 (14.51%) Business Analysis
14 27 (13.99%) Migration
15 26 (13.47%) Investment Banking
15 26 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (13.47%) SQL Server
16 24 (12.44%) Data Analysis
16 24 (12.44%) Workflow
16 24 (12.44%) Relational Database
16 24 (12.44%) MiFID
17 22 (11.40%) FIX Protocol
17 22 (11.40%) Data Architecture
17 22 (11.40%) Analytics
17 22 (11.40%) Risk Management
18 21 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (10.88%) Sybase
19 19 (9.84%) 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 9 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.15%) SAS
3 4 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.07%) GemFire
4 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.55%) Confluence
4 3 (1.55%) JBoss
4 3 (1.55%) Moodle
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.52%) Jetty
6 1 (0.52%) Mule
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.04%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.52%) HFM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) Multicast
1 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.04%) AMQP
2 2 (1.04%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
1 26 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.44%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.29%) Big Data
4 14 (7.25%) RDBMS
5 13 (6.74%) Hadoop
5 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
6 12 (6.22%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (6.22%) MySQL
7 10 (5.18%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (5.18%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.66%) MongoDB
9 8 (4.15%) QlikView
10 7 (3.63%) Data Lake
10 7 (3.63%) DB2
10 7 (3.63%) HBase
11 5 (2.59%) KDB
11 5 (2.59%) MS Access
11 5 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.59%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) ERwin
1 9 (4.66%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.66%) Maven
2 8 (4.15%) Subversion
3 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.59%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.59%) JIRA
4 5 (2.59%) XMLSpy
5 4 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.55%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.55%) JUnit
6 3 (1.55%) MagicDraw
7 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.04%) Hudson
7 2 (1.04%) jMock
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.04%) Selenium
7 2 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 101 (52.33%) Finance
2 56 (29.02%) Banking
3 26 (13.47%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.74%) Back Office
5 10 (5.18%) Financial Institution
5 10 (5.18%) Front Office
6 7 (3.63%) Legal
6 7 (3.63%) Retail
7 6 (3.11%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.55%) Law
9 2 (1.04%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (34.20%) Developer
2 58 (30.05%) Analyst
3 29 (15.03%) Architect
3 29 (15.03%) Business Analyst
4 26 (13.47%) Java Developer
5 22 (11.40%) Data Architect
5 22 (11.40%) Senior Developer
6 19 (9.84%) Data Analyst
7 18 (9.33%) Lead Developer
8 16 (8.29%) Python Developer
8 16 (8.29%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (6.74%) Consultant
10 12 (6.22%) FIX Analyst
10 12 (6.22%) FIX Business Analyst
10 12 (6.22%) Scala Developer
11 11 (5.70%) MiFID Business Analyst
12 10 (5.18%) XML Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Finance Business Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Financial Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.17%) XML
2 22 (11.40%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (7.25%) Hibernate
4 13 (6.74%) HTML
4 13 (6.74%) HTML5
5 11 (5.70%) Spring
6 10 (5.18%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.66%) J2EE
8 7 (3.63%) Java EE
8 7 (3.63%) JSON
9 6 (3.11%) JMS
9 6 (3.11%) RESTful
10 5 (2.59%) Protocol Buffers
10 5 (2.59%) SOAP
11 4 (2.07%) .NET
11 4 (2.07%) CSS
11 4 (2.07%) CSS3
11 4 (2.07%) EDIFACT
11 4 (2.07%) iXBRL
11 4 (2.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.80%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.33%) Fixed Income
3 15 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 13 (6.74%) Fintech
5 13 (6.74%) Market Risk
6 11 (5.70%) Derivative
6 11 (5.70%) Equities
7 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.59%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.55%) Smart Energy
9 3 (1.55%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.04%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.04%) VLE
11 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.84%) Linux
1 19 (9.84%) Unix
2 5 (2.59%) Windows
3 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.57%) Data Management
2 41 (21.24%) Data Modelling
3 35 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (16.58%) SDLC
5 28 (14.51%) Business Analysis
6 27 (13.99%) Migration
7 24 (12.44%) Data Analysis
7 24 (12.44%) Workflow
8 22 (11.40%) Analytics
8 22 (11.40%) Data Architecture
8 22 (11.40%) Risk Management
9 21 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (9.84%) ETL
11 18 (9.33%) Reference Data Management
12 17 (8.81%) Data Governance
12 17 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.29%) Master Data Management
14 15 (7.77%) Metadata Management
15 12 (6.22%) Web Development
16 11 (5.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (45.60%) SQL
2 67 (34.72%) Java
3 32 (16.58%) Python
4 19 (9.84%) Scala
5 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.22%) Perl
7 11 (5.70%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.63%) C#
9 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.07%) ABAP
11 3 (1.55%) C++
12 2 (1.04%) R
12 2 (1.04%) VBA
13 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.52%) C
13 1 (0.52%) Erlang
13 1 (0.52%) Korn
13 1 (0.52%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (16.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.07%) CITP
2 4 (2.07%) ISEB
3 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (22.80%) Data Quality
2 24 (12.44%) MiFID
3 16 (8.29%) QA
4 4 (2.07%) GDPR
5 3 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.55%) EMIR
5 3 (1.55%) SLA
6 2 (1.04%) ISO20022
6 2 (1.04%) PMO
7 1 (0.52%) Basel III
7 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.52%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) HDFS
2 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Control-M
1 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.04%) Oozie
2 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 55 (28.50%) Oracle
2 21 (10.88%) Sybase
3 17 (8.81%) Informatica
4 12 (6.22%) GoldenSource
5 10 (5.18%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.15%) IBM
7 7 (3.63%) SAP
8 6 (3.11%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.11%) Teradata
8 6 (3.11%) Trillium
9 5 (2.59%) Reuters
10 4 (2.07%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.07%) Cognos
10 4 (2.07%) Google
11 3 (1.55%) Casewise
12 2 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (1.04%) Murex
12 2 (1.04%) Serena
12 2 (1.04%) Talend
12 2 (1.04%) TIBCO
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