Period
to 19 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Data Quality skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Quality over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Quality
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 220 245
Rank change year-on-year -44 +25 +7
Permanent jobs citing Data Quality 299 37 52
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.09% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.88% 6.26% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 255 33 35
10th Percentile £35,650 £32,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £36,250 £40,648
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,000 £52,500 £57,124
Median % change year-on-year +21.90% -8.09% -0.65%
75th Percentile £83,750 £60,000 £71,875
90th Percentile £93,750 £65,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%

Data Quality is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,795 591 847
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 13.78% 9.54% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,622 494 715
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,400 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Data Quality
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Data Quality trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Quality
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Quality.

Data Quality salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Quality
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Data Quality salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, Data Quality job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Data Quality.

1 177 (59.20%) SQL
2 125 (41.81%) Business Intelligence
3 120 (40.13%) Analytics
4 118 (39.46%) Data Modelling
5 106 (35.45%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (34.45%) ETL
7 99 (33.11%) Data Warehouse
8 96 (32.11%) Data Governance
9 92 (30.77%) Data Management
10 89 (29.77%) Visualisation
11 84 (28.09%) Azure
12 82 (27.42%) Social Skills
13 79 (26.42%) Degree
14 72 (24.08%) Python
15 63 (21.07%) Data Science
16 62 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
16 62 (20.74%) Data Architecture
17 58 (19.40%) Data Visualisation
18 57 (19.06%) Finance
19 56 (18.73%) Power BI
19 56 (18.73%) Power Platform
20 55 (18.39%) AWS
20 55 (18.39%) Microsoft Excel
21 54 (18.06%) Data Analysis
22 53 (17.73%) Big Data
23 50 (16.72%) Data Analytics
24 48 (16.05%) Computer Science
24 48 (16.05%) Microsoft
25 47 (15.72%) Migration
26 44 (14.72%) Master Data Management

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 13 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.68%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.34%) Confluence
3 4 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Luigi
5 1 (0.33%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 55 (18.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
5 1 (0.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (28.09%) Azure
2 56 (18.73%) Power Platform
3 55 (18.39%) AWS
4 31 (10.37%) GCP
5 17 (5.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (3.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 8 (2.68%) Snowflake
8 6 (2.01%) Azure Sentinel
8 6 (2.01%) SaaS
9 5 (1.67%) Collibra
9 5 (1.67%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.34%) Serverless
11 3 (1.00%) Azure Logic Apps
11 3 (1.00%) GitHub
11 3 (1.00%) PaaS
12 2 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.67%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.67%) IaaS
12 2 (0.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) Intranet
2 3 (1.00%) Broadband
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (33.11%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (18.73%) Power BI
3 53 (17.73%) Big Data
4 42 (14.05%) SQL Server
5 39 (13.04%) Data Lake
6 33 (11.04%) Relational Database
7 31 (10.37%) Metadata
8 30 (10.03%) Tableau
9 25 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (7.02%) NoSQL
12 20 (6.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (5.69%) Spotfire
14 15 (5.02%) Hadoop
15 12 (4.01%) MySQL
16 10 (3.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (3.34%) Data Mining
16 10 (3.34%) PowerCenter
17 9 (3.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.00%) JIRA
3 2 (0.67%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.67%) ERwin
3 2 (0.67%) GitLab
4 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.33%) DBeaver
4 1 (0.33%) GoCD
4 1 (0.33%) Mocha
4 1 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 106 (35.45%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (27.42%) Social Skills
3 57 (19.06%) Finance
4 19 (6.35%) Marketing
5 18 (6.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (5.69%) Retail
7 12 (4.01%) Law
8 10 (3.34%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (2.68%) Banking
10 6 (2.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (2.01%) Local Government
10 6 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (2.01%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (2.01%) Social Housing
11 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.34%) Legal
13 3 (1.00%) Games
13 3 (1.00%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.33%) Advertising
14 1 (0.33%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 90 (30.10%) Analyst
2 61 (20.40%) Data Analyst
3 53 (17.73%) Data Engineer
4 47 (15.72%) Architect
5 43 (14.38%) Data Architect
6 28 (9.36%) Developer
7 26 (8.70%) Consultant
8 16 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 16 (5.35%) Data Manager
8 16 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Big Data Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Big Data Solutions Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Data Analytics Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 15 (5.02%) IoT Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Presales Solution Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Presales Technical Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Technical Architect
9 15 (5.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.01%) Kafka
2 7 (2.34%) .NET
3 5 (1.67%) Web Services
4 4 (1.34%) Pandas
4 4 (1.34%) XML
5 3 (1.00%) FpML
5 3 (1.00%) MDX
5 3 (1.00%) Node.js
5 3 (1.00%) NumPy
5 3 (1.00%) React
5 3 (1.00%) REST
5 3 (1.00%) RESTful
5 3 (1.00%) SOAP
6 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.67%) JSON
6 2 (0.67%) Middleware
6 2 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.67%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.03%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (7.02%) Virtual Team
3 18 (6.02%) Data Structures
4 16 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.02%) Algorithms
6 12 (4.01%) Biotechnology
7 10 (3.34%) Reference Data
8 9 (3.01%) User Experience
9 8 (2.68%) Housing Association
10 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.34%) Replication
10 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.00%) Legacy Systems
11 3 (1.00%) Online Games
12 2 (0.67%) Derivative
12 2 (0.67%) Equities
12 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.67%) NHS
12 2 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.67%) Linux
1 2 (0.67%) Unix
1 2 (0.67%) Windows
2 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (41.81%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (40.13%) Analytics
3 118 (39.46%) Data Modelling
4 103 (34.45%) ETL
5 96 (32.11%) Data Governance
6 92 (30.77%) Data Management
7 89 (29.77%) Visualisation
8 63 (21.07%) Data Science
9 62 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (20.74%) Data Architecture
10 58 (19.40%) Data Visualisation
11 54 (18.06%) Data Analysis
12 50 (16.72%) Data Analytics
13 48 (16.05%) Computer Science
14 47 (15.72%) Migration
15 44 (14.72%) Master Data Management
16 43 (14.38%) Machine Learning
17 41 (13.71%) Artificial Intelligence
17 41 (13.71%) Data Integration
18 37 (12.37%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 177 (59.20%) SQL
2 72 (24.08%) Python
3 37 (12.37%) R
4 21 (7.02%) Java
5 17 (5.69%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.68%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.01%) C#
8 6 (2.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.34%) Perl
10 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.00%) VBA
11 2 (0.67%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.67%) C++
11 2 (0.67%) Ruby
11 2 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
12 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 79 (26.42%) Degree
2 21 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.01%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) PhD
7 2 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.33%) CIPD
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.35%) QA
2 18 (6.02%) GDPR
3 9 (3.01%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.67%) PMO
5 4 (1.34%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (1.00%) EMIR
6 3 (1.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (6.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (5.69%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.67%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.00%) Ansible
3 3 (1.00%) Terraform
4 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.03%) Oracle
3 29 (9.70%) SAP
4 27 (9.03%) Informatica
5 24 (8.03%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (5.69%) Talend
7 16 (5.35%) Alteryx
8 15 (5.02%) Google
9 14 (4.68%) Databricks
10 9 (3.01%) StreamSets
11 8 (2.68%) IBM
12 5 (1.67%) Adobe
12 5 (1.67%) Birst
12 5 (1.67%) IFS
12 5 (1.67%) Infor
13 2 (0.67%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.67%) Trillium
14 1 (0.33%) Intel
14 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
14 1 (0.33%) Teradata