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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 36 8 40
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +32
Permanent jobs citing Finance 23 81 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.93% 20.72% 1.68%
As % of the General category 44.23% 72.32% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 55 4
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £61,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
52 112 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 15.66% 28.64% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 45 79 31
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £49,500 £60,000
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 22 December 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in Bedford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 18 (43.90%) C#
3 18 (43.90%) SQL Server
3 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
4 17 (41.46%) .NET
5 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
5 15 (36.59%) MVC
6 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
7 13 (31.71%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 12 (29.27%) jQuery
8 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (21.95%) UML
9 9 (21.95%) DSDM
9 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
9 9 (21.95%) WCF
9 9 (21.95%) LINQ
9 9 (21.95%) BPMN
9 9 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (17.07%) User Experience
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (12.20%) SaaS
12 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
12 5 (12.20%) Degree
12 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
12 5 (12.20%) TDD
12 5 (12.20%) Oracle

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
1 2 (4.88%) NAS
2 1 (2.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) Moq
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.44%) Electronics
1 1 (2.44%) Law
1 1 (2.44%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Developer
1 14 (34.15%) C# Developer
2 12 (29.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 12 (29.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Senior C# Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Business Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Senior Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Business Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.32%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 12 (29.27%) jQuery
4 9 (21.95%) LINQ
4 9 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
4 9 (21.95%) WCF
5 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.32%) WPF
6 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
6 3 (7.32%) WinForms
6 3 (7.32%) ADO.NET
7 2 (4.88%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.88%) EMC Centera
4 2 (4.88%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 15 (36.59%) MVC
4 9 (21.95%) UML
4 9 (21.95%) DSDM
4 9 (21.95%) BPMN
5 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) TDD
6 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
6 4 (9.76%) Multithreading
7 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) OOD
7 3 (7.32%) OO
7 3 (7.32%) User Stories
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL
8 2 (4.88%) Change Control
8 2 (4.88%) Line Management
8 2 (4.88%) Product Management
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) C#
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) C
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) Pegasus
2 5 (12.20%) JD Edwards
2 5 (12.20%) Sage
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) NetApp