Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 952 701 987
Rank change year-on-year -251 +286 -11
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 193 520 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.67% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 145 118 183
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £36,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £94,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% -

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 72,518 77,538 80,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.06% 44.61% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,156 58,302 66,432
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 -254 181 £65,000 -3.70% 23
London -237 131 £67,500 -3.57% 11
UK excluding London +35 60 £65,000 +30.00% 14
East of England +26 28 £65,000 +8.33%
Midlands +20 10 £65,000 +73.33% 2
Scotland +3 10 £60,000 -14.29% 2
South East +12 9 £84,000 +10.16% 4
West Midlands +25 7 £60,000 +60.00% 1
North of England +22 3 £60,000 -25.00% 6
East Midlands -1 3 £75,000 +57.89% 1
North East - 2 £58,750 - 2
North West +1 1 £72,500 -9.38% 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 110 (56.99%) SQL
2 79 (40.93%) Finance
3 63 (32.64%) Data Quality
3 63 (32.64%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (31.61%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (31.09%) Data Management
6 59 (30.57%) Analytics
7 56 (29.02%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (28.50%) Banking
8 55 (28.50%) Oracle
9 49 (25.39%) XML
9 49 (25.39%) Big Data
10 47 (24.35%) SQL Server
11 45 (23.32%) ETL
12 43 (22.28%) PL/SQL
13 42 (21.76%) Java
14 41 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (21.24%) Investment Banking
15 37 (19.17%) Data Governance
15 37 (19.17%) Reference Data Management
16 35 (18.13%) Linux
16 35 (18.13%) Risk Management
16 35 (18.13%) Equities
17 34 (17.62%) C#
17 34 (17.62%) Data Modelling
17 34 (17.62%) TDD
17 34 (17.62%) Data Analysis
18 31 (16.06%) Data Architecture
18 31 (16.06%) Migration

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 6 (3.11%) Documentum
1 6 (3.11%) FileNet
2 5 (2.59%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.59%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (3.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 6 (3.11%) SAP Bank Analyzer
1 6 (3.11%) SAP BPC
1 6 (3.11%) SAP FS
1 6 (3.11%) SAP MDM
2 3 (1.55%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.52%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.52%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.52%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.63%) IaaS
2 7 (3.63%) PaaS
3 5 (2.59%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.59%) Boomi
4 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.66%) SMS
2 1 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (31.61%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (25.39%) Big Data
3 47 (24.35%) SQL Server
4 28 (14.51%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (12.95%) Relational Database
6 20 (10.36%) Hadoop
7 17 (8.81%) RDBMS
8 16 (8.29%) Data Lake
9 14 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (5.70%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (5.70%) NoSQL
10 11 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (5.18%) MySQL
11 10 (5.18%) Star Schema
12 9 (4.66%) SAP Data Services
13 8 (4.15%) Snowflake Schema
13 8 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (3.11%) OLAP
14 6 (3.11%) OLTP
14 6 (3.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) Subversion
2 16 (8.29%) JUnit
3 14 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.25%) Gradle
3 14 (7.25%) JIRA
4 8 (4.15%) Maven
5 4 (2.07%) Hudson
5 4 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.04%) ERwin
7 1 (0.52%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.52%) Toad
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (40.93%) Finance
2 55 (28.50%) Banking
3 41 (21.24%) Investment Banking
4 23 (11.92%) Financial Institution
5 15 (7.77%) Front Office
6 14 (7.25%) Corporate Banking
7 12 (6.22%) Legal
8 7 (3.63%) Retail
9 6 (3.11%) Automotive
9 6 (3.11%) General Ledger
10 4 (2.07%) Advertising
11 2 (1.04%) Law
11 2 (1.04%) Marketing
12 1 (0.52%) Back Office
12 1 (0.52%) Electronics
12 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (34.20%) Developer
2 50 (25.91%) Architect
3 43 (22.28%) Data Architect
4 22 (11.40%) Java Developer
5 20 (10.36%) Data Migration Developer
5 20 (10.36%) SQL Developer
6 19 (9.84%) Analyst
7 17 (8.81%) ETL Developer
7 17 (8.81%) Oracle Developer
8 16 (8.29%) Data Analyst
9 14 (7.25%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 14 (7.25%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 14 (7.25%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (6.22%) Data Engineer
10 12 (6.22%) Data Manager
11 9 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Architect
12 7 (3.63%) Market Data Developer
13 6 (3.11%) Data Governance Analyst
13 6 (3.11%) Governance Manager
13 6 (3.11%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (25.39%) XML
2 20 (10.36%) JSON
3 18 (9.33%) Spring
4 12 (6.22%) XSLT
5 11 (5.70%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.70%) RESTful
5 11 (5.70%) Swing
6 9 (4.66%) Web Services
6 9 (4.66%) XSD
7 8 (4.15%) REST
8 7 (3.63%) .NET
9 6 (3.11%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (3.11%) SAP PI
9 6 (3.11%) WebSockets
10 5 (2.59%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.59%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.59%) JDBC
10 5 (2.59%) React
11 4 (2.07%) Kafka
12 3 (1.55%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.02%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (18.13%) Equities
3 25 (12.95%) Fixed Income
4 23 (11.92%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (8.29%) Credit Risk
6 14 (7.25%) Data Structures
7 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.66%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.63%) Life Science
10 6 (3.11%) Derivative
10 6 (3.11%) Robotics
11 5 (2.59%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (2.59%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.59%) Tandem
11 5 (2.59%) Virtual Team
12 4 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (2.07%) Taxonomies
13 3 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.13%) Linux
2 18 (9.33%) Unix
3 3 (1.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.64%) Problem-Solving
2 60 (31.09%) Data Management
3 59 (30.57%) Analytics
4 55 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (23.32%) ETL
6 41 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (19.17%) Data Governance
7 37 (19.17%) Reference Data Management
8 35 (18.13%) Risk Management
9 34 (17.62%) Data Analysis
9 34 (17.62%) Data Modelling
9 34 (17.62%) TDD
10 31 (16.06%) Data Architecture
10 31 (16.06%) Migration
11 29 (15.03%) Data Migration
12 27 (13.99%) Investment Management
13 26 (13.47%) Low Latency
14 23 (11.92%) Data Mapping
14 23 (11.92%) Innovative Thinking
14 23 (11.92%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 110 (56.99%) SQL
2 43 (22.28%) PL/SQL
3 42 (21.76%) Java
4 34 (17.62%) C#
5 28 (14.51%) Python
6 20 (10.36%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.74%) C++
8 11 (5.70%) VBA
9 6 (3.11%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.11%) Perl
10 2 (1.04%) R
10 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (13.47%) Degree
2 25 (12.95%) SC Cleared
2 25 (12.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.11%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.11%) PMP
3 6 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (32.64%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.63%) QA
3 6 (3.11%) IFRS
4 2 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) HL7
5 1 (0.52%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 55 (28.50%) Oracle
2 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.25%) Tableau
4 10 (5.18%) IBM
4 10 (5.18%) Talend
5 9 (4.66%) Google
5 9 (4.66%) SAP
6 7 (3.63%) Sybase
7 6 (3.11%) Teradata
8 5 (2.59%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.59%) Cognos
8 5 (2.59%) Dell
8 5 (2.59%) Informatica
8 5 (2.59%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.07%) Alteryx
9 4 (2.07%) GoldenSource
10 3 (1.55%) Casewise
10 3 (1.55%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.04%) Charles River
11 2 (1.04%) Reuters