Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 706 950 842
Rank change year-on-year +244 -108 +114
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 307 167 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.28% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 273 128 117
UK median annual salary £112,500 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +73.08% -10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £37,200
90th Percentile £143,750 £100,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.54% +36.84% +8.57%

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 48,550 59,839 67,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.50% 39.58% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 37,207 45,473 51,814
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,450 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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 +227 302 £112,500 +73.08% 16
London +237 271 £116,250 +55.00% 10
UK excluding London +46 36 £57,500 -11.54% 11
South West - 15 £57,500 -
South East +48 13 £70,000 -16.67% 3
Scotland +27 4 £42,000 -30.00% 5
North of England +53 1 £70,000 +12.00% 1
North West +41 1 £70,000 +1.82% 1
East of England +34 1 - - 1
Midlands +28 1 £28,121 -56.74% 1
East Midlands +26 1 £28,121 -62.51% 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 208 (67.75%) Asset Management
2 205 (66.78%) Front Office
3 201 (65.47%) Fixed Income
4 199 (64.82%) SQL
5 189 (61.56%) AWS
6 178 (57.98%) Analytics
7 176 (57.33%) Web Services
7 176 (57.33%) Equities
8 157 (51.14%) Mentoring
9 153 (49.84%) Derivative
10 143 (46.58%) Python
11 138 (44.95%) Bloomberg
12 132 (43.00%) Machine Learning
13 130 (42.35%) Hedge funds
14 126 (41.04%) Finance
14 126 (41.04%) Investment Management
15 116 (37.79%) Data Management
16 108 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
16 108 (35.18%) Back Office
16 108 (35.18%) R
17 102 (33.22%) Data Quality
18 99 (32.25%) Java
19 90 (29.32%) PolarLake
20 87 (28.34%) Data Analytics
21 82 (26.71%) Performance Attribution
22 78 (25.41%) Greenfield Project
23 76 (24.76%) Markit EDM
23 76 (24.76%) Enterprise Data Management
23 76 (24.76%) Eagle PACE
24 74 (24.10%) J2EE

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 5 (1.63%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 90 (29.32%) PolarLake
2 76 (24.76%) Eagle PACE
2 76 (24.76%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 189 (61.56%) AWS
2 52 (16.94%) Amazon S3
3 27 (8.79%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (8.79%) Amazon ECS
3 27 (8.79%) Amazon SQS
3 27 (8.79%) AWS Fargate
4 10 (3.26%) Azure
5 4 (1.30%) GCP
5 4 (1.30%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.66%) Big Data
2 28 (9.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 26 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (8.14%) Amazon Athena
4 25 (8.14%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (7.82%) Amazon Aurora
6 18 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.58%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.93%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.28%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.28%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.95%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.30%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.30%) Power BI
12 4 (1.30%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.98%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.84%) GitLab
3 10 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.61%) JUnit
5 6 (1.95%) JIRA
6 3 (0.98%) ERwin
6 3 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.65%) Selenium
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 205 (66.78%) Front Office
2 126 (41.04%) Finance
3 108 (35.18%) Back Office
4 7 (2.28%) Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Marketing
6 5 (1.63%) Legal
6 5 (1.63%) Retail
7 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.65%) Police
8 2 (0.65%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (29.64%) Data Manager
2 42 (13.68%) Developer
2 42 (13.68%) Software Engineer
3 37 (12.05%) Java Developer
4 31 (10.10%) Support Manager
5 28 (9.12%) AWS Developer
5 28 (9.12%) AWS Engineer
5 28 (9.12%) Java Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) AWS Software Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) J2EE Developer
6 27 (8.79%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) Java Software Developer
6 27 (8.79%) Java Software Engineer
6 27 (8.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 26 (8.47%) Analyst
8 25 (8.14%) Head of Data Management
9 24 (7.82%) Architect
10 21 (6.84%) Data Analysis Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (57.33%) Web Services
2 74 (24.10%) J2EE
3 28 (9.12%) .NET
4 27 (8.79%) J2SE
4 27 (8.79%) Lambda Expressions
5 26 (8.47%) Node.js
5 26 (8.47%) React
6 21 (6.84%) Swagger
7 15 (4.89%) XML
8 9 (2.93%) JSON
9 6 (1.95%) HTML
9 6 (1.95%) Spring
10 4 (1.30%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (1.30%) Kafka
10 4 (1.30%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.98%) REST
11 3 (0.98%) SOAP
11 3 (0.98%) XSD
12 2 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 201 (65.47%) Fixed Income
2 176 (57.33%) Equities
3 153 (49.84%) Derivative
4 130 (42.35%) Hedge funds
5 78 (25.41%) Greenfield Project
6 55 (17.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 31 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (5.21%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.93%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.95%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.30%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.98%) Life Science
13 2 (0.65%) Pricing Data
14 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.33%) Equity Derivative
14 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
14 1 (0.33%) User Experience
14 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.95%) Windows
2 4 (1.30%) Linux
3 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (67.75%) Asset Management
2 178 (57.98%) Analytics
3 157 (51.14%) Mentoring
4 132 (43.00%) Machine Learning
5 126 (41.04%) Investment Management
6 116 (37.79%) Data Management
7 108 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (28.34%) Data Analytics
9 82 (26.71%) Performance Attribution
10 76 (24.76%) Enterprise Data Management
11 56 (18.24%) Master Data Management
12 55 (17.92%) Artificial Intelligence
12 55 (17.92%) Microservices
12 55 (17.92%) Software Engineering
13 54 (17.59%) Data Architecture
14 51 (16.61%) Data Analysis
15 48 (15.64%) Change Management
16 41 (13.36%) ETL
17 37 (12.05%) Data Modelling
18 34 (11.07%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 199 (64.82%) SQL
2 143 (46.58%) Python
3 108 (35.18%) R
4 99 (32.25%) Java
5 41 (13.36%) JavaScript
6 30 (9.77%) C#
7 24 (7.82%) C++
8 5 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.30%) SHACL
9 4 (1.30%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.98%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.98%) Scala
11 2 (0.65%) Java 8
11 2 (0.65%) VBA
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.51%) Degree
2 12 (3.91%) Master's Degree
3 9 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.63%) Postgraduate
5 4 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.65%) CFA
7 2 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (33.22%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.91%) QA
3 3 (0.98%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (6.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 138 (44.95%) Bloomberg
2 57 (18.57%) Reuters
3 19 (6.19%) Oracle
4 10 (3.26%) GoldenSource
4 10 (3.26%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.63%) SAP
6 4 (1.30%) Sparx
7 3 (0.98%) Cognizant
7 3 (0.98%) Informatica
8 2 (0.65%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.65%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.33%) Ariba
9 1 (0.33%) BT
9 1 (0.33%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.33%) Netezza
9 1 (0.33%) Sencha
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau
9 1 (0.33%) Teradata
9 1 (0.33%) TIBCO