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

Reference Data
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 707 950 1083
Rank change year-on-year +243 +133 -90
Permanent jobs citing Reference Data 280 160 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 296 125 99
Median annual salary £120,000 £65,000 £63,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +84.62% +3.17% -16.00%
10th Percentile £56,875 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £155,000 £96,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -19.35%

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 45,168 58,387 67,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.44% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34,687 43,994 53,172
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Reference Data in the UK

Reference Data
Top 11 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 2 April 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 +239 270 £120,000 +84.62% 12
London +244 236 £122,500 +63.33% 8
Work from Home +58 56 £125,000 +108.33% 2
UK excluding London +72 44 £57,500 -11.54% 7
South West +62 18 £57,500 -
South East +61 11 £70,000 +14.75% 2
Scotland +44 7 £43,000 -42.67% 1
Midlands +50 4 £28,121 -53.13%
East Midlands +31 4 £28,121 +4.15%
Wales - 3 £45,000 - 2
East of England +32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 153 (54.64%) Front Office
1 153 (54.64%) Fixed Income
2 145 (51.79%) SQL
3 143 (51.07%) Hedge funds
4 142 (50.71%) AWS
5 140 (50.00%) Equities
6 138 (49.29%) Web Services
7 136 (48.57%) Analytics
8 126 (45.00%) Finance
9 121 (43.21%) Asset Management
10 118 (42.14%) Data Management
11 106 (37.86%) Derivative
12 104 (37.14%) Mentoring
13 103 (36.79%) Machine Learning
13 103 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
14 101 (36.07%) Bloomberg
15 100 (35.71%) Investment Management
16 98 (35.00%) Back Office
16 98 (35.00%) Data Quality
17 96 (34.29%) Python
18 94 (33.57%) Markit EDM
19 73 (26.07%) R
20 66 (23.57%) Data Analytics
21 60 (21.43%) Master Data Management
21 60 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Management
22 59 (21.07%) Artificial Intelligence
22 59 (21.07%) PolarLake
23 57 (20.36%) Performance Attribution
24 56 (20.00%) Reuters
24 56 (20.00%) Eagle PACE

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 9 (3.21%) Apache
1 9 (3.21%) Apache Spark
1 9 (3.21%) Confluence
2 8 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.07%) SAS
4 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 94 (33.57%) Markit EDM
2 59 (21.07%) PolarLake
3 56 (20.00%) Eagle PACE
4 38 (13.57%) SimCorp Dimension
5 8 (2.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.36%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 142 (50.71%) AWS
2 13 (4.64%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
3 10 (3.57%) Azure
4 7 (2.50%) Serverless
5 6 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (2.14%) AWS Fargate
5 6 (2.14%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.07%) GCP
9 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.71%) GitHub
9 2 (0.71%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.71%) PaaS
9 2 (0.71%) SaaS
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (9.64%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.64%) Relational Database
2 27 (9.64%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 25 (8.93%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 17 (6.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (5.00%) CouchDB
6 14 (5.00%) Snowflake Schema
7 12 (4.29%) Big Data
7 12 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 12 (4.29%) OLAP
7 12 (4.29%) OLTP
7 12 (4.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 11 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (2.50%) Amazon Athena
10 6 (2.14%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.14%) Power BI
11 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.43%) JIRA
2 12 (4.29%) ERwin
2 12 (4.29%) PowerDesigner
3 10 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.21%) JUnit
5 8 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.14%) GitLab
7 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.71%) Selenium
8 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (54.64%) Front Office
2 126 (45.00%) Finance
3 98 (35.00%) Back Office
4 16 (5.71%) Banking
5 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.50%) Marketing
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Legal
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Police
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (24.64%) Data Manager
2 66 (23.57%) Architect
3 38 (13.57%) Data Architect
4 27 (9.64%) Developer
4 27 (9.64%) Support Manager
5 26 (9.29%) Analyst
5 26 (9.29%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (8.57%) Head of Data Management
7 19 (6.79%) Enterprise Architect
7 19 (6.79%) Head of Analytics
7 19 (6.79%) Head of Data Analytics
8 18 (6.43%) Data Analyst
9 15 (5.36%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.36%) Operations Manager
10 14 (5.00%) Head of Reference Data
11 13 (4.64%) Analytics Manager
11 13 (4.64%) Data Analytics Manager
11 13 (4.64%) Programme Manager
12 12 (4.29%) Programme Office Manager
13 9 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (49.29%) Web Services
2 34 (12.14%) XML
3 22 (7.86%) JSON
4 15 (5.36%) Kafka
5 14 (5.00%) React
6 13 (4.64%) J2EE
7 12 (4.29%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (3.93%) REST
9 10 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 10 (3.57%) Spring
10 8 (2.86%) .NET
10 8 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (2.86%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.86%) JAXB
10 8 (2.86%) JMS
10 8 (2.86%) Node.js
10 8 (2.86%) XSD
10 8 (2.86%) XSL
10 8 (2.86%) XSLT
11 7 (2.50%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 153 (54.64%) Fixed Income
2 143 (51.07%) Hedge funds
3 140 (50.00%) Equities
4 106 (37.86%) Derivative
5 53 (18.93%) Greenfield Project
6 51 (18.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (8.21%) Management Information System
8 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.86%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.86%) Semantic Web
10 6 (2.14%) Credit Derivative
10 6 (2.14%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.71%) Pricing Data
11 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.36%) User Experience
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.36%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.21%) Linux
1 9 (3.21%) Unix
2 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (48.57%) Analytics
2 121 (43.21%) Asset Management
3 118 (42.14%) Data Management
4 104 (37.14%) Mentoring
5 103 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (36.79%) Machine Learning
6 100 (35.71%) Investment Management
7 66 (23.57%) Data Analytics
8 60 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Management
8 60 (21.43%) Master Data Management
9 59 (21.07%) Artificial Intelligence
10 57 (20.36%) Performance Attribution
11 54 (19.29%) Data Governance
11 54 (19.29%) Data Modelling
12 49 (17.50%) Data Architecture
13 44 (15.71%) Change Management
14 39 (13.93%) Software Engineering
15 35 (12.50%) Architectural Design
15 35 (12.50%) Data Analysis
16 31 (11.07%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 145 (51.79%) SQL
2 96 (34.29%) Python
3 73 (26.07%) R
4 46 (16.43%) Java
5 20 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.21%) C#
7 8 (2.86%) SHACL
7 8 (2.86%) SPARQL
8 7 (2.50%) C++
9 2 (0.71%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) Java 8
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) Scala
10 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (12.14%) Degree
2 21 (7.50%) Master's Degree
3 19 (6.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (4.29%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.79%) Postgraduate
5 5 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) CFA
6 2 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (35.00%) Data Quality
2 19 (6.79%) QA
3 4 (1.43%) GDPR
4 3 (1.07%) MiFID
4 3 (1.07%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) Oozie
2 2 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 101 (36.07%) Bloomberg
2 56 (20.00%) Reuters
3 41 (14.64%) GoldenSource
4 38 (13.57%) Calypso
4 38 (13.57%) Charles River
4 38 (13.57%) SimCorp
5 27 (9.64%) Oracle
6 12 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.86%) Sparx
8 6 (2.14%) Informatica
9 5 (1.79%) SAP
10 4 (1.43%) Cognizant
11 3 (1.07%) Tableau
12 2 (0.71%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.71%) Google
12 2 (0.71%) IBM
13 1 (0.36%) Ariba
13 1 (0.36%) InterSystems
13 1 (0.36%) Sencha
13 1 (0.36%) TIBCO