The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 38 17 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Permanent jobs citing Finance 17 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.30% 10.81% 3.00%
As % of the General category 58.62% 54.90% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 6
Average salary £47,500 £39,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.01% -25.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Finance
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

General Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
29 51 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.03% 19.69% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 27 44 21
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Finance
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Bedford region.

Finance Salary Trend in Bedford

Finance
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in Bedford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 28 (66.67%) .NET
2 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
3 24 (57.14%) C#
3 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (54.76%) SQL
5 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
5 22 (52.38%) MVC
6 20 (47.62%) .NET Framework
6 20 (47.62%) WCF
6 20 (47.62%) LINQ
6 20 (47.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (35.71%) Windows
7 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 14 (33.33%) jQuery
9 12 (28.57%) MOM
10 10 (23.81%) TDD
11 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
12 8 (19.05%) N-Tier
12 8 (19.05%) OOD
12 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
12 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET
12 8 (19.05%) OO
12 8 (19.05%) ITIL
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (19.05%) WPF
12 8 (19.05%) Silverlight
12 8 (19.05%) Subversion

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Kerberos
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) LDAP
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) IPsec
2 2 (4.76%) NAS
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Subversion
1 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (19.05%) Moq
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.76%) Back Office
1 2 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Law
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Developer
2 20 (47.62%) C# Developer
3 17 (40.48%) Senior Developer
3 17 (40.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 17 (40.48%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (38.10%) Senior C# Developer
5 10 (23.81%) Technical Leader
6 7 (16.67%) Technical Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Lead Developer
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
8 3 (7.14%) .NET Architect
8 3 (7.14%) C# Architect
8 3 (7.14%) Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) .NET
2 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
3 20 (47.62%) .NET Framework
3 20 (47.62%) WCF
3 20 (47.62%) LINQ
3 20 (47.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 14 (33.33%) jQuery
5 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (19.05%) WPF
5 8 (19.05%) Silverlight
5 8 (19.05%) WinForms
5 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET
6 2 (4.76%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.52%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.76%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Scrum
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) MVC
3 10 (23.81%) TDD
4 8 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 8 (19.05%) OO
4 8 (19.05%) OOD
5 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (4.76%) Product Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) User Stories
7 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
7 2 (4.76%) ERP
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) C#
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) MCSE
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) NFS
3 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) MOM
2 4 (9.52%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) Dell
3 4 (9.52%) CA
4 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) EMC
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix