The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 23 20 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Finance 15 20 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 10.34% 9.17% 20.00%
As % of the General category 38.46% 28.99% 56.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 32
Average salary £20,000 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-61.90% +2.43%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Finance
Essex

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

General Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
39 69 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 26.90% 31.65% 35.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18 62 47
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Finance
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Finance Salary Trend in Colchester

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 15 (46.88%) Project Management
2 10 (31.25%) CISSP
2 10 (31.25%) Problem Management
2 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
4 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Line Management
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 4 (12.50%) MS Office
6 4 (12.50%) Windows
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (9.38%) Marketing
7 3 (9.38%) QA
7 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
7 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.38%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (9.38%) MCSA
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) HTML
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 3 (9.38%) C#
7 3 (9.38%) VB
7 3 (9.38%) .NET
7 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.13%) SAP FI-AP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) VoIP
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) DBA
2 4 (12.50%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Database Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Senior DBA
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Database Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Graduate Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
2 2 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Statistics
2 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Project Management
2 10 (31.25%) Problem Management
2 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Line Management
5 3 (9.38%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.13%) B2C
6 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) TDD
6 1 (3.13%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.13%) Facility Management
6 1 (3.13%) Web Development
6 1 (3.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C#
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
1 3 (9.38%) VB
2 2 (6.25%) COBOL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) CISSP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Citrix
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Brocade
2 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.13%) CommVault
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) SAP