Period
to 21 October 2017

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

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 972 972
Rank change year-on-year +271 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 520 250 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 119 187 256
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00% -11.66%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £43,125
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% -10.00%

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 75301 78287 91139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 40.97% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 56522 64209 72964
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 13 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 October 2017. 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 +309 511 £67,500 -3.57% 11
London +240 472 £70,000 -6.67% 4
UK excluding London +24 43 £48,750 +14.71% 8
East of England - 19 £60,000 -
Midlands +50 11 £37,500 -11.76% 3
West Midlands +26 10 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North of England +9 6 £80,000 +39.13% 4
North West -17 5 £80,000 +39.13% 3
Scotland -30 4 £70,000 +40.00% 1
South East +37 2 £76,250 +90.63%
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 1
South West +2 1 £32,864 -49.44%
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 438 (84.23%) Finance
2 393 (75.58%) Banking
3 376 (72.31%) Investment Banking
4 365 (70.19%) Asset Management
5 358 (68.85%) Wealth Management
6 357 (68.65%) Retail Banking
7 222 (42.69%) Analytical Skills
8 204 (39.23%) Data Management
9 201 (38.65%) Project Management
10 154 (29.62%) Legal
11 138 (26.54%) Business Analysis
12 122 (23.46%) Data Modelling
13 118 (22.69%) SDLC
14 100 (19.23%) SQL
15 97 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 86 (16.54%) Data Quality
16 86 (16.54%) Degree
17 85 (16.35%) Oracle
18 80 (15.38%) Java
19 79 (15.19%) Client Onboarding
20 78 (15.00%) Data Analysis
21 74 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
22 66 (12.69%) Master Data Management
22 66 (12.69%) Data Structures
23 65 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
24 62 (11.92%) XML
25 61 (11.73%) Microsoft Excel
26 60 (11.54%) Strategic Thinking
27 55 (10.58%) Relational Database
27 55 (10.58%) Business Transformation

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 6 (1.15%) Confluence
1 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.96%) SAS
3 4 (0.77%) CMS
4 3 (0.58%) Apache
5 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.38%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.19%) Jetty
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (11.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (8.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.96%) SAP MDG
1 5 (0.96%) SAP MDM
2 4 (0.77%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.58%) Eikon
3 3 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.38%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) HFM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.58%) IaaS
3 3 (0.58%) PaaS
3 3 (0.58%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) CallidusCloud
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.46%) HTTP
1 44 (8.46%) SSL
1 44 (8.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.77%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.19%) AMQP
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.19%) PBX
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (10.58%) Relational Database
3 54 (10.38%) Oracle Database
4 44 (8.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (4.62%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.69%) Big Data
7 12 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (2.31%) MS Access
8 9 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.35%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.35%) QlikView
10 6 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.15%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.96%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.96%) HBase
11 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.96%) Pentaho
11 5 (0.96%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.96%) Tick Data
12 4 (0.77%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 26 (5.00%) JIRA
2 5 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (0.77%) ERwin
3 4 (0.77%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.77%) Selenium
4 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.38%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 438 (84.23%) Finance
2 393 (75.58%) Banking
3 376 (72.31%) Investment Banking
4 357 (68.65%) Retail Banking
5 154 (29.62%) Legal
6 48 (9.23%) Back Office
7 33 (6.35%) German Language
8 24 (4.62%) Financial Institution
9 16 (3.08%) Front Office
10 5 (0.96%) Marketing
11 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 129 (24.81%) Analyst
2 103 (19.81%) Business Analyst
3 70 (13.46%) Architect
4 48 (9.23%) Business IT Analyst
4 48 (9.23%) IT Analyst
4 48 (9.23%) IT Business Analyst
5 45 (8.65%) Technical Leader
6 44 (8.46%) IT Architect
6 44 (8.46%) Software Architect
7 42 (8.08%) Service Manager
8 41 (7.88%) IT Manager
9 40 (7.69%) Change Analyst
9 40 (7.69%) Product Manager
9 40 (7.69%) Project Manager
10 39 (7.50%) IT Services Manager
11 35 (6.73%) IT Operations Analyst
11 35 (6.73%) Operations Analyst
11 35 (6.73%) Operations Business Analyst
12 30 (5.77%) Developer
13 28 (5.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.92%) XML
2 50 (9.62%) JSON
3 49 (9.42%) Web Services
4 47 (9.04%) J2EE
5 10 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 10 (1.92%) Spring
6 9 (1.73%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.35%) Middleware
8 6 (1.15%) .NET
9 5 (0.96%) Angular 2
9 5 (0.96%) HTML
9 5 (0.96%) SOAP
10 4 (0.77%) CSS
10 4 (0.77%) D3.js
10 4 (0.77%) EDIFACT
10 4 (0.77%) iXBRL
10 4 (0.77%) Kafka
10 4 (0.77%) RESTful
11 3 (0.58%) Java EE
11 3 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 222 (42.69%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (12.69%) Data Structures
3 50 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 46 (8.85%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (8.46%) Algorithms
6 40 (7.69%) Mainframe
7 39 (7.50%) Pricing Data
8 27 (5.19%) Virtual Team
9 26 (5.00%) Computer Science
10 19 (3.65%) Derivative
11 18 (3.46%) Fintech
12 14 (2.69%) Equities
13 12 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (1.92%) OTC Derivatives
15 7 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (1.35%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.35%) Fixed Income
15 7 (1.35%) Life Science
16 6 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.31%) Unix
2 8 (1.54%) Linux
3 3 (0.58%) Windows
4 2 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (70.19%) Asset Management
2 358 (68.85%) Wealth Management
3 204 (39.23%) Data Management
4 201 (38.65%) Project Management
5 138 (26.54%) Business Analysis
6 122 (23.46%) Data Modelling
7 118 (22.69%) SDLC
8 97 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (15.19%) Client Onboarding
10 78 (15.00%) Data Analysis
11 74 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (12.69%) Master Data Management
13 60 (11.54%) Strategic Thinking
14 55 (10.58%) Business Transformation
15 53 (10.19%) KYC
16 49 (9.42%) OO
16 49 (9.42%) Waterfall
17 48 (9.23%) UML
18 47 (9.04%) Data Cleansing
19 46 (8.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (19.23%) SQL
2 80 (15.38%) Java
3 17 (3.27%) PL/SQL
4 16 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.08%) Python
5 15 (2.88%) C#
6 5 (0.96%) C++
6 5 (0.96%) R
7 4 (0.77%) ABAP
7 4 (0.77%) Scala
7 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.58%) Perl
8 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.58%) VB
9 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.38%) C
9 2 (0.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.19%) COBOL
10 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (16.54%) Degree
2 39 (7.50%) PMI Certification
2 39 (7.50%) PMP
3 16 (3.08%) ISEB
4 15 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.77%) CITP
6 1 (0.19%) APMP
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (16.54%) Data Quality
2 54 (10.38%) MiFID
3 44 (8.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 44 (8.46%) EMIR
4 21 (4.04%) QA
5 10 (1.92%) GDPR
5 10 (1.92%) SLA
6 6 (1.15%) PMO
7 5 (0.96%) GxP
8 4 (0.77%) GCP
9 2 (0.38%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.19%) SEPA
10 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.19%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) vSphere
2 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (16.35%) Oracle
2 48 (9.23%) GoldenSource
3 33 (6.35%) Bloomberg
4 28 (5.38%) LexisNexis
5 16 (3.08%) Microsoft
6 15 (2.88%) SAP
7 13 (2.50%) Informatica
8 5 (0.96%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.96%) Talend
9 4 (0.77%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.77%) Murex
9 4 (0.77%) Serena
9 4 (0.77%) Sybase
9 4 (0.77%) Trillium
10 3 (0.58%) Adobe
10 3 (0.58%) Google
10 3 (0.58%) IBM
11 2 (0.38%) Charles River
11 2 (0.38%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.38%) Teradata