The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 12 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 32.43% 25.00% 5.26%
As % of the General category 80.00% 71.43% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 2
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £73,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -22.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £52,500 £50,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £70,000 £96,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Finance
South East

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

General Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
15 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 40.54% 35.00% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 7
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Finance
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Finance Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Finance
Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Finance Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (53.33%) SAP SCM
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) SAP LE
2 8 (53.33%) SAP R/3
2 8 (53.33%) Automotive
2 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (53.33%) BAPI
2 8 (53.33%) LSMW
2 8 (53.33%) Logistics
2 8 (53.33%) ABAP
2 8 (53.33%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (13.33%) VCP4
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) SAP SCM
1 8 (53.33%) SAP LE
1 8 (53.33%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LSMW
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (53.33%) Automotive
1 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) BAPI
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) NPfIT
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Logistics
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (13.33%) V-Model
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) ABAP
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) VCP4
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Control-M
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat