Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 880 981
Rank change year-on-year +384 +101 -253
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 197 197 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 183 177 155
Median annual salary £90,000 £95,000 £65,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +45.04% -2.96%
10th Percentile £65,500 £46,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £142,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -3.85% +23.81%

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 18,730 54,586 66,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.88% 38.88% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14,855 40,946 50,557
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Reference Data.

Salary trend for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Reference Data over the 6 months to 26 September 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 26 September 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 +389 194 £90,000 -5.26% 15
London +304 189 £90,000 -10.00% 11
UK excluding London +312 8 £56,250 -10.00% 5
Work from Home +39 3 £58,500 -46.21% 2
Midlands +146 2 - - 1
Scotland +106 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +209 1 £65,000 +23.81% 1
North of England +181 1 £50,000 -31.03% 1
South West +137 1 £62,500 +6.38% 1
North West +132 1 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Wales - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 179 (90.86%) Finance
2 155 (78.68%) Front Office
3 151 (76.65%) Equities
4 150 (76.14%) Fixed Income
4 150 (76.14%) Hedge funds
5 149 (75.63%) Markit EDM
6 125 (63.45%) AWS
7 124 (62.94%) Web Services
8 116 (58.88%) SQL
9 111 (56.35%) Python
10 105 (53.30%) Bloomberg
11 103 (52.28%) Back Office
12 102 (51.78%) Asset Management
13 100 (50.76%) Eagle PACE
14 90 (45.69%) Data Management
15 74 (37.56%) R
16 73 (37.06%) PolarLake
17 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
17 72 (36.55%) Wealth Management
18 70 (35.53%) Enterprise Data Management
19 56 (28.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 48 (24.37%) GoldenSource
21 47 (23.86%) SimCorp
21 47 (23.86%) SimCorp Dimension
21 47 (23.86%) Calypso
21 47 (23.86%) Charles River
21 47 (23.86%) Architectural Design
22 33 (16.75%) Investment Management
23 32 (16.24%) Reuters
24 31 (15.74%) FactSet

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 (2.03%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.52%) Apache
2 3 (1.52%) Confluence
2 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 149 (75.63%) Markit EDM
2 100 (50.76%) Eagle PACE
3 73 (37.06%) PolarLake
4 47 (23.86%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (1.02%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 125 (63.45%) AWS
2 7 (3.55%) Azure
2 7 (3.55%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.51%) GCP
3 1 (0.51%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (8.12%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.09%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.08%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.55%) CouchDB
6 7 (3.55%) OLAP
6 7 (3.55%) OLTP
6 7 (3.55%) Oracle OLAP
6 7 (3.55%) Power BI
6 7 (3.55%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.55%) Snowflake Schema
6 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.54%) Big Data
9 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.52%) KDB
10 3 (1.52%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) ERwin
1 7 (3.55%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.52%) JIRA
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 179 (90.86%) Finance
2 155 (78.68%) Front Office
3 103 (52.28%) Back Office
4 20 (10.15%) Banking
5 7 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 117 (59.39%) Analyst
2 101 (51.27%) Financial Analyst
3 79 (40.10%) Business Analyst
4 71 (36.04%) Finance Business Analyst
5 56 (28.43%) Architect
6 54 (27.41%) Reference Data Analyst
7 45 (22.84%) Enterprise Architect
8 39 (19.80%) Data Business Analyst
9 38 (19.29%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 35 (17.77%) Data Analyst
11 30 (15.23%) Finance Manager
12 29 (14.72%) Data Manager
13 16 (8.12%) Developer
14 12 (6.09%) Market Analyst
14 12 (6.09%) Market Data Analyst
14 12 (6.09%) Market Data Manager
15 11 (5.58%) Data Architect
16 6 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 5 (2.54%) Senior Developer
18 4 (2.03%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (62.94%) Web Services
2 26 (13.20%) Pandas
3 15 (7.61%) XML
4 9 (4.57%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (4.06%) Kafka
6 7 (3.55%) JSON
7 4 (2.03%) Spring
8 3 (1.52%) .NET
8 3 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.52%) CSS
8 3 (1.52%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.52%) HTML
8 3 (1.52%) JAXB
8 3 (1.52%) JMS
8 3 (1.52%) REST
8 3 (1.52%) Velocity
8 3 (1.52%) XSD
8 3 (1.52%) XSL
8 3 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 151 (76.65%) Equities
2 150 (76.14%) Fixed Income
2 150 (76.14%) Hedge funds
3 56 (28.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (15.23%) Derivative
5 15 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.55%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.05%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (3.05%) Online Banking
9 4 (2.03%) Market Risk
9 4 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.52%) Linux
1 3 (1.52%) Unix
2 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (51.78%) Asset Management
2 90 (45.69%) Data Management
3 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (36.55%) Wealth Management
4 70 (35.53%) Enterprise Data Management
5 47 (23.86%) Architectural Design
6 33 (16.75%) Investment Management
7 24 (12.18%) Analytics
8 22 (11.17%) Data Modelling
9 16 (8.12%) Software Engineering
10 15 (7.61%) ETL
11 14 (7.11%) Data Analysis
11 14 (7.11%) Data Governance
12 13 (6.60%) Data Architecture
13 11 (5.58%) Business Analysis
13 11 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (5.58%) Validation
14 10 (5.08%) Artificial Intelligence
14 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
14 10 (5.08%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 116 (58.88%) SQL
2 111 (56.35%) Python
3 74 (37.56%) R
4 16 (8.12%) Java
5 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.52%) C
6 3 (1.52%) C#
6 3 (1.52%) C++
6 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Degree
2 7 (3.55%) AWS Certification
2 7 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (3.55%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.20%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 105 (53.30%) Bloomberg
2 48 (24.37%) GoldenSource
3 47 (23.86%) Calypso
3 47 (23.86%) Charles River
3 47 (23.86%) SimCorp
4 32 (16.24%) Reuters
5 31 (15.74%) FactSet
6 13 (6.60%) Oracle
7 7 (3.55%) Informatica
8 3 (1.52%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.52%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.02%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.02%) Refinitiv
10 1 (0.51%) RIMES
10 1 (0.51%) TIBCO