Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 943 1000
Rank change year-on-year +103 +57 +6
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 325 237 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 116 179 223
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -17.24%
10th Percentile £37,813 £32,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +5.88%

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 72,839 72,174 88,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.77% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,453 59,225 70,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 10 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 20 January 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 +131 322 £72,500 -3.33% 24
London +101 286 £78,750 +5.00% 16
UK excluding London 0 39 £47,500 +26.67% 12
Midlands - 21 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands - 19 £40,000 -
East of England - 11 £60,000 - 3
South East +17 3 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Scotland -57 3 £50,000 -2.44% 3
East Midlands - 2 £48,750 - 2
South West +6 1 £32,864 -48.25% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 267 (82.15%) Finance
2 222 (68.31%) Banking
3 204 (62.77%) Investment Banking
4 202 (62.15%) Asset Management
5 188 (57.85%) Wealth Management
6 186 (57.23%) Retail Banking
7 131 (40.31%) Project Management
8 129 (39.69%) Data Management
9 118 (36.31%) Analytical Skills
10 90 (27.69%) SQL
11 87 (26.77%) Business Analysis
12 77 (23.69%) Data Modelling
13 73 (22.46%) Legal
14 71 (21.85%) Data Quality
15 67 (20.62%) Degree
16 60 (18.46%) Oracle
17 59 (18.15%) SDLC
18 58 (17.85%) Java
19 52 (16.00%) Data Analysis
20 47 (14.46%) Client Onboarding
21 44 (13.54%) Data Structures
22 41 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
22 41 (12.62%) XML
23 39 (12.00%) Master Data Management
24 38 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
25 37 (11.38%) Business Transformation
26 36 (11.08%) KYC
27 35 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
28 33 (10.15%) Bloomberg
28 33 (10.15%) PMP

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 4 (1.23%) IIS
2 3 (0.92%) Confluence
2 3 (0.92%) DataSynapse
3 2 (0.62%) Apache
3 2 (0.62%) Jetty
3 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.31%) SAS
4 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Eikon
2 3 (0.92%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.62%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.92%) IaaS
3 3 (0.92%) PaaS
3 3 (0.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.62%) HTTP
1 28 (8.62%) SSL
1 28 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.62%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.31%) AMQP
3 1 (0.31%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (10.15%) Relational Database
3 29 (8.92%) Oracle Database
4 28 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 19 (5.85%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.62%) Big Data
7 11 (3.38%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (2.46%) MS Access
9 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.15%) QlikView
9 7 (2.15%) Tick Data
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.92%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.92%) Bigtable
11 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.92%) DB2
11 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.00%) JIRA
2 3 (0.92%) Maven
3 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.62%) ERwin
3 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.62%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.31%) Ant
4 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 267 (82.15%) Finance
2 222 (68.31%) Banking
3 204 (62.77%) Investment Banking
4 186 (57.23%) Retail Banking
5 73 (22.46%) Legal
6 21 (6.46%) Back Office
7 19 (5.85%) Front Office
8 17 (5.23%) Financial Institution
8 17 (5.23%) German Language
9 6 (1.85%) Marketing
10 3 (0.92%) Publishing
11 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.31%) Retail
12 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (27.69%) Analyst
2 72 (22.15%) Business Analyst
3 39 (12.00%) Architect
4 35 (10.77%) Business IT Analyst
4 35 (10.77%) IT Analyst
4 35 (10.77%) IT Business Analyst
5 34 (10.46%) Developer
6 30 (9.23%) Technical Leader
7 28 (8.62%) IT Architect
7 28 (8.62%) Software Architect
8 25 (7.69%) Change Analyst
9 22 (6.77%) Business Transformation Manager
9 22 (6.77%) IT Operations Analyst
9 22 (6.77%) Operations Analyst
9 22 (6.77%) Operations Business Analyst
9 22 (6.77%) Programme Manager
9 22 (6.77%) Transformation Manager
9 22 (6.77%) Transformation Programme Manager
10 19 (5.85%) Data Manager
11 18 (5.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.62%) XML
2 31 (9.54%) J2EE
3 30 (9.23%) JSON
3 30 (9.23%) Web Services
4 10 (3.08%) Hibernate
4 10 (3.08%) Spring
5 7 (2.15%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.54%) Angular 2
7 3 (0.92%) .NET
7 3 (0.92%) Java EE
7 3 (0.92%) Kafka
7 3 (0.92%) Middleware
7 3 (0.92%) XSD
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.62%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.62%) FpML
8 2 (0.62%) Guava
8 2 (0.62%) JPA
8 2 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.31%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 118 (36.31%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (13.54%) Data Structures
3 28 (8.62%) Algorithms
3 28 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (8.62%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.31%) Fintech
6 12 (3.69%) Virtual Team
7 11 (3.38%) Equities
8 9 (2.77%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.77%) Pricing Data
9 7 (2.15%) Derivative
10 6 (1.85%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.92%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.62%) Life Science
14 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
15 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.77%) Unix
2 7 (2.15%) Linux
3 4 (1.23%) Solaris
4 2 (0.62%) Windows
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (62.15%) Asset Management
2 188 (57.85%) Wealth Management
3 131 (40.31%) Project Management
4 129 (39.69%) Data Management
5 87 (26.77%) Business Analysis
6 77 (23.69%) Data Modelling
7 59 (18.15%) SDLC
8 52 (16.00%) Data Analysis
9 47 (14.46%) Client Onboarding
10 41 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (12.00%) Master Data Management
12 37 (11.38%) Business Transformation
13 36 (11.08%) KYC
14 33 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (9.85%) OO
16 31 (9.54%) Data Cleansing
17 30 (9.23%) OOD
17 30 (9.23%) UML
18 28 (8.62%) BPMN
18 28 (8.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 90 (27.69%) SQL
2 58 (17.85%) Java
3 21 (6.46%) PL/SQL
4 20 (6.15%) Python
5 15 (4.62%) C#
6 13 (4.00%) VBA
7 9 (2.77%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.54%) C++
10 4 (1.23%) Perl
10 4 (1.23%) Scala
11 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.62%) C
12 2 (0.62%) Ruby
12 2 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (20.62%) Degree
2 33 (10.15%) PMI Certification
2 33 (10.15%) PMP
3 12 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.38%) ISEB
5 3 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (21.85%) Data Quality
2 31 (9.54%) MiFID
3 28 (8.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 28 (8.62%) EMIR
4 11 (3.38%) SLA
5 5 (1.54%) GDPR
6 4 (1.23%) GCP
7 3 (0.92%) QA
8 2 (0.62%) PMO
9 1 (0.31%) SEPA
9 1 (0.31%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) vSphere
2 1 (0.31%) XenApp
2 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (18.46%) Oracle
2 33 (10.15%) Bloomberg
2 33 (10.15%) GoldenSource
3 22 (6.77%) LexisNexis
4 17 (5.23%) Informatica
5 16 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.54%) Talend
7 3 (0.92%) Adobe
7 3 (0.92%) Google
7 3 (0.92%) ION Trading
7 3 (0.92%) Reuters
7 3 (0.92%) Sybase
7 3 (0.92%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.62%) Cognos
8 2 (0.62%) Solace
8 2 (0.62%) Tableau
8 2 (0.62%) Teradata
8 2 (0.62%) Trillium
9 1 (0.31%) Acronis
9 1 (0.31%) Capita