Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 934 883 960
Rank change year-on-year -51 +77 +54
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 167 311 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 127 113 177
UK median annual salary £65,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £37,625 £33,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +36.84% +8.57% -2.78%

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 63,074 69,590 69,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.48% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 48,337 53,802 56,829
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -63 162 £65,000 -10.34% 16
London -112 97 £75,000 -6.25% 6
UK excluding London +87 70 £65,000 +36.84% 14
East of England +49 36 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +29 13 £84,000 +110.00% 3
Midlands +24 12 £65,000 +44.44% 2
West Midlands +23 9 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Scotland +13 5 £60,000 +20.00% 3
North of England - 4 £62,500 - 3
East Midlands +23 3 £75,000 +53.85%
North East - 2 £58,750 -
North West - 2 £68,750 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 108 (64.67%) SQL
2 80 (47.90%) Finance
3 79 (47.31%) Data Quality
4 69 (41.32%) Data Management
5 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (34.73%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (34.13%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (32.34%) ETL
9 53 (31.74%) Oracle
10 50 (29.94%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (29.94%) Analytical Skills
11 48 (28.74%) SQL Server
11 48 (28.74%) XML
12 43 (25.75%) Analytics
13 41 (24.55%) Data Governance
13 41 (24.55%) Reference Data Management
14 40 (23.95%) PL/SQL
14 40 (23.95%) Data Analysis
15 39 (23.35%) Banking
16 38 (22.75%) JSON
17 37 (22.16%) C#
18 36 (21.56%) Migration
18 36 (21.56%) PostgreSQL
19 35 (20.96%) SC Cleared
19 35 (20.96%) Security Cleared
20 34 (20.36%) Data Migration
21 32 (19.16%) Data Modelling
22 31 (18.56%) Degree
23 30 (17.96%) TDD
24 29 (17.37%) Master Data Management

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 8 (4.79%) Documentum
1 8 (4.79%) FileNet
2 5 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.99%) SAS
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 8 (4.79%) SAP Bank Analyzer
1 8 (4.79%) SAP BPC
1 8 (4.79%) SAP FS
1 8 (4.79%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.20%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.39%) IaaS
2 9 (5.39%) PaaS
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.99%) Boomi
5 2 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) GitHub
6 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.13%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (28.74%) SQL Server
3 36 (21.56%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (12.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (11.38%) Big Data
5 19 (11.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 19 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (9.58%) Data Lake
6 16 (9.58%) Hadoop
7 14 (8.38%) Relational Database
8 13 (7.78%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (7.78%) RDBMS
9 11 (6.59%) NoSQL
10 10 (5.99%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (4.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.79%) SAP BW
12 5 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (2.99%) MySQL
13 4 (2.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (14.37%) JIRA
1 24 (14.37%) Subversion
2 15 (8.98%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.19%) Gradle
4 11 (6.59%) JUnit
5 7 (4.19%) Maven
6 4 (2.40%) Hudson
7 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.20%) ERwin
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.60%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Selenium
9 1 (0.60%) Toad
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (47.90%) Finance
2 39 (23.35%) Banking
3 19 (11.38%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.78%) Corporate Banking
5 11 (6.59%) Legal
6 10 (5.99%) Retail
7 8 (4.79%) Automotive
7 8 (4.79%) General Ledger
8 7 (4.19%) Front Office
9 4 (2.40%) Advertising
10 2 (1.20%) Law
11 1 (0.60%) Back Office
11 1 (0.60%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (29.94%) Architect
2 49 (29.34%) Developer
3 43 (25.75%) Data Architect
4 31 (18.56%) Analyst
5 29 (17.37%) Data Analyst
6 24 (14.37%) Data Migration Developer
7 23 (13.77%) SQL Developer
8 22 (13.17%) ETL Developer
8 22 (13.17%) Oracle Developer
8 22 (13.17%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 22 (13.17%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 22 (13.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 15 (8.98%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 10 (5.99%) Data Migration Architect
10 10 (5.99%) Migration Architect
11 8 (4.79%) Governance Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Services Director
12 6 (3.59%) Lead Developer
13 5 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.74%) XML
2 38 (22.75%) JSON
3 15 (8.98%) Spring
4 13 (7.78%) XSD
5 10 (5.99%) RESTful
6 8 (4.79%) SAP PI
7 5 (2.99%) XSLT
8 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.40%) Swing
8 4 (2.40%) Web Services
9 3 (1.80%) .NET
9 3 (1.80%) CSS
9 3 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.60%) J2EE
10 1 (0.60%) JDBC
10 1 (0.60%) JFC
10 1 (0.60%) JTA
10 1 (0.60%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.58%) Data Structures
3 14 (8.38%) Credit Risk
3 14 (8.38%) Fixed Income
4 12 (7.19%) Equities
5 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.79%) Life Science
6 8 (4.79%) Robotics
7 5 (2.99%) Derivative
7 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.40%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (2.40%) Fintech
8 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.40%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.98%) Linux
2 6 (3.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (41.32%) Data Management
2 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (34.73%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (32.34%) ETL
5 50 (29.94%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (25.75%) Analytics
7 41 (24.55%) Data Governance
7 41 (24.55%) Reference Data Management
8 40 (23.95%) Data Analysis
9 36 (21.56%) Migration
10 34 (20.36%) Data Migration
11 32 (19.16%) Data Modelling
12 30 (17.96%) TDD
13 29 (17.37%) Master Data Management
14 26 (15.57%) BDD
15 25 (14.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 25 (14.97%) Test Automation
16 24 (14.37%) Data Mapping
17 22 (13.17%) Data Architecture
18 19 (11.38%) Data Lineage
Programming Languages
1 108 (64.67%) SQL
2 40 (23.95%) PL/SQL
3 37 (22.16%) C#
4 24 (14.37%) Java
4 24 (14.37%) VBA
5 22 (13.17%) T-SQL
6 18 (10.78%) Python
7 12 (7.19%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) R
8 2 (1.20%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (20.96%) SC Cleared
1 35 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.56%) Degree
3 8 (4.79%) PMI Certification
3 8 (4.79%) PMP
3 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (47.31%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.39%) QA
3 8 (4.79%) IFRS
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (31.74%) Oracle
2 20 (11.98%) Talend
3 15 (8.98%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.78%) Google
4 13 (7.78%) Informatica
4 13 (7.78%) Tableau
5 12 (7.19%) SAP
6 11 (6.59%) IBM
7 9 (5.39%) Teradata
8 5 (2.99%) Dell
9 4 (2.40%) Alteryx
9 4 (2.40%) Cognos
9 4 (2.40%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.80%) Casewise
10 3 (1.80%) GoldenSource
10 3 (1.80%) Sybase
11 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.20%) MapR
11 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.20%) TIBCO