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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK
Rank 773 865 818
Rank change year-on-year +92 -47  
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 84 83 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 62 56 93
Median salary £80,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £104,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £70,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +55.55%  

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 32601 42162 41037
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.37% 40.95% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26238 33707 32424
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,671 £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 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 +100 72 £80,000 +33.33% 8
London +68 70 £80,000 +33.33% 8
City of London +62 25 £80,000 +45.45% 5
Scotland +22 11 - - 3
Glasgow +29 10 - - 2
East of England +23 1 £21,000 -23.63%
Edinburgh -3 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £21,000 -
Surrey - 1 £65,000 -
South East - 1 £65,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £21,000 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 104 (49.29%) Finance
2 94 (44.55%) SQL
3 70 (33.18%) Java
4 64 (30.33%) Data Management
5 54 (25.59%) Banking
6 50 (23.70%) Data Quality
7 46 (21.80%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (21.80%) Data Modelling
8 43 (20.38%) Oracle
9 39 (18.48%) Python
9 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (17.06%) SDLC
11 33 (15.64%) Degree
11 33 (15.64%) XML
12 32 (15.17%) SQL Server
12 32 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (14.22%) Business Analysis
14 28 (13.27%) Migration
15 24 (11.37%) MiFID
15 24 (11.37%) Data Architecture
16 23 (10.90%) Metadata Management
16 23 (10.90%) Linux
16 23 (10.90%) Workflow
17 22 (10.43%) Data Analysis
17 22 (10.43%) Investment Banking
17 22 (10.43%) Sybase
17 22 (10.43%) JavaScript
17 22 (10.43%) Scala
17 22 (10.43%) Relational Database
18 21 (9.95%) Data Governance

Reference Data
Top Related 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 7 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.90%) GemFire
2 4 (1.90%) Moodle
3 3 (1.42%) Apache
3 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.42%) Jetty
3 3 (1.42%) SAS
3 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.95%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.47%) Mule
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS Office
2 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.42%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) Multicast
1 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
1 32 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.06%) MySQL
4 14 (6.64%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.69%) Big Data
6 10 (4.74%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (4.27%) QlikView
8 8 (3.79%) DB2
8 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.32%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (3.32%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.84%) MS Access
10 6 (2.84%) OLAP
11 5 (2.37%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.37%) OLTP
12 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (6.64%) Maven
2 12 (5.69%) ERwin
3 9 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.32%) Subversion
5 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.84%) XMLSpy
6 5 (2.37%) MagicDraw
7 3 (1.42%) JIRA
8 2 (0.95%) JUnit
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.95%) Toad
9 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.47%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.47%) Hudson
9 1 (0.47%) jMock
General
1 104 (49.29%) Finance
2 54 (25.59%) Banking
3 22 (10.43%) Investment Banking
4 18 (8.53%) Back Office
5 12 (5.69%) Front Office
6 9 (4.27%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.79%) General Ledger
8 6 (2.84%) Retail
9 5 (2.37%) Legal
10 3 (1.42%) Law
11 2 (0.95%) Marketing
11 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (35.55%) Developer
2 65 (30.81%) Analyst
3 33 (15.64%) Business Analyst
4 32 (15.17%) Architect
5 31 (14.69%) Java Developer
6 25 (11.85%) Data Analyst
7 24 (11.37%) Senior Developer
8 20 (9.48%) Lead Developer
9 19 (9.00%) Data Architect
10 18 (8.53%) Python Developer
11 17 (8.06%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (6.16%) Consultant
12 13 (6.16%) Scala Developer
12 13 (6.16%) SQL Developer
13 11 (5.21%) Data Business Analyst
14 9 (4.27%) Finance Business Analyst
14 9 (4.27%) Financial Business Analyst
14 9 (4.27%) FIX Analyst
14 9 (4.27%) FIX Business Analyst
14 9 (4.27%) Market Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.64%) XML
2 20 (9.48%) Hibernate
3 18 (8.53%) FIX Protocol
4 16 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.16%) Spring
6 12 (5.69%) HTML
7 11 (5.21%) HTML5
8 7 (3.32%) Java EE
9 6 (2.84%) .NET
9 6 (2.84%) J2EE
10 5 (2.37%) CSS
10 5 (2.37%) JMS
10 5 (2.37%) Protocol Buffers
10 5 (2.37%) WCF
11 4 (1.90%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.90%) CSS3
11 4 (1.90%) Guava
11 4 (1.90%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.80%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Market Risk
3 16 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.64%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.21%) Fintech
6 10 (4.74%) Equities
6 10 (4.74%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.27%) Derivative
8 6 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.37%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.90%) NHS
10 4 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.42%) Smart Energy
11 3 (1.42%) VLE
12 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.95%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.95%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.90%) Linux
2 19 (9.00%) Unix
3 7 (3.32%) Windows
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.33%) Data Management
2 46 (21.80%) Data Modelling
3 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (17.06%) SDLC
5 30 (14.22%) Business Analysis
6 28 (13.27%) Migration
7 24 (11.37%) Data Architecture
8 23 (10.90%) Metadata Management
8 23 (10.90%) Workflow
9 22 (10.43%) Data Analysis
10 21 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (9.95%) Data Governance
10 21 (9.95%) Risk Management
11 19 (9.00%) Analytics
11 19 (9.00%) ETL
12 16 (7.58%) Master Data Management
13 15 (7.11%) Reference Data Management
13 15 (7.11%) Web Development
14 14 (6.64%) Data Lineage
14 14 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (44.55%) SQL
2 70 (33.18%) Java
3 39 (18.48%) Python
4 22 (10.43%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.43%) Scala
5 18 (8.53%) C#
6 13 (6.16%) Perl
7 9 (4.27%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.79%) C++
9 5 (2.37%) R
10 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.42%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.95%) VBA
13 1 (0.47%) C
13 1 (0.47%) PHP
13 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 33 (15.64%) Degree
2 2 (0.95%) ISEB
2 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.70%) Data Quality
2 24 (11.37%) MiFID
3 15 (7.11%) QA
4 5 (2.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (2.37%) EMIR
5 4 (1.90%) ISO20022
6 3 (1.42%) GDPR
7 2 (0.95%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.47%) Basel III
8 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.47%) SLA
8 1 (0.47%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) HDFS
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 43 (20.38%) Oracle
2 22 (10.43%) Sybase
3 17 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.64%) Informatica
5 12 (5.69%) GoldenSource
6 10 (4.74%) IBM
7 7 (3.32%) Bloomberg
7 7 (3.32%) Reuters
7 7 (3.32%) Teradata
7 7 (3.32%) Trillium
8 4 (1.90%) Cognos
8 4 (1.90%) Google
8 4 (1.90%) RedGate
9 3 (1.42%) Casewise
10 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.95%) SAP
10 2 (0.95%) Talend
10 2 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.47%) Actian
11 1 (0.47%) Alteryx
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