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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 6 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 20.69% 15.79% 12.50%
As % of the General category 66.67% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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
9 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 31.03% 26.32% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 6
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 11 (68.75%) Automotive
1 11 (68.75%) Manufacturing
1 11 (68.75%) BAPI
1 11 (68.75%) SAP R/3
1 11 (68.75%) ABAP
1 11 (68.75%) SAP
1 11 (68.75%) LSMW
1 11 (68.75%) Logistics
1 11 (68.75%) SAP SCM
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (50.00%) SAP LE
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) SAP MM
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Media

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (68.75%) SAP R/3
1 11 (68.75%) SAP SCM
2 8 (50.00%) SAP LE
3 3 (18.75%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) LSMW
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (68.75%) Automotive
1 11 (68.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) SAP MM Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Senior SAP MM Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) BAPI
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) NPfIT
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Logistics
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) V-Model
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) ABAP
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco