The table below looks at the statistics for Solvency II skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solvency II over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solvency II
Rank 790 761 730
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -31
Permanent jobs citing Solvency II 76 114 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 1.07% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 74 94 135
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £45,800
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -4.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10882 10622 11232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.45% 10.19% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8487 8178 9157
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

Solvency II
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solvency II within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Solvency II Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solvency II
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solvency II within the UK.

Solvency II Salary Trend in the UK

Solvency II
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solvency II over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Solvency II Salary Histogram in the UK

Solvency II
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solvency II within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 67 £65,000 +20.93% 47
London -48 50 £65,000 +23.80% 23
City of London +16 26 £67,500 +14.89% 7
South East -21 8 £70,000 +27.27% 6
Hertfordshire - 7 £47,500 -
East of England - 7 £47,500 -
Potters Bar - 7 £47,500 -
Hampshire -26 5 £70,000 +27.27%
Southampton - 5 £70,000 -
Scotland +5 4 £65,000 -7.14%
Edinburgh -2 3 £65,000 -7.14%
Surrey -13 3 £67,500 +22.72% 3
South West -17 2 £65,000 +86.00% 10
Dorset - 2 £65,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £65,000 -
Reigate -10 1 £67,500 +22.72%
Glasgow - 1 - -

Solvency II
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Solvency II 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 Solvency II.

1 130 (83.87%) Finance
2 43 (27.74%) Banking
3 40 (25.81%) PRINCE2
4 39 (25.16%) SQL
5 37 (23.87%) Project Management
6 36 (23.23%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (20.00%) Oracle
8 30 (19.35%) PMP
8 30 (19.35%) PMI Certification
8 30 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (18.71%) Risk Management
10 28 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (18.06%) Data Architecture
11 25 (16.13%) Degree
12 24 (15.48%) Programme Management
12 24 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (13.55%) Data Governance
13 21 (13.55%) Retail
13 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (13.55%) Basel II
14 19 (12.26%) Data Modelling
14 19 (12.26%) Retail Banking
14 19 (12.26%) Technical Architecture
15 18 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (10.32%) SAS
17 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
17 16 (10.32%) .NET
18 15 (9.68%) Investment Banking

Solvency II
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Solvency II 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 Solvency II. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.32%) SAS
2 13 (8.39%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.16%) MS Project Server
4 6 (3.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.74%) MS Office
3 8 (5.16%) MS Project
3 8 (5.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.94%) MoSes
2 3 (1.94%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (1.29%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.65%) Summit
4 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.65%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) IMAP
2 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 18 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
5 11 (7.10%) Data Mining
6 10 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
7 9 (5.81%) OLAP
8 8 (5.16%) Star Schema
9 6 (3.87%) PerformancePoint
10 5 (3.23%) Hadoop
10 5 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (2.58%) QlikView
11 4 (2.58%) Base SAS
12 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.29%) Data Mart
14 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.23%) ERwin
3 1 (0.65%) Selenium
3 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 130 (83.87%) Finance
2 43 (27.74%) Banking
3 21 (13.55%) Retail
4 19 (12.26%) Retail Banking
5 15 (9.68%) Investment Banking
6 13 (8.39%) Back Office
7 12 (7.74%) Front Office
8 10 (6.45%) Financial Institution
8 10 (6.45%) Marketing
9 7 (4.52%) Legal
10 2 (1.29%) French Language
10 2 (1.29%) German Language
10 2 (1.29%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (37.42%) Analyst
2 36 (23.23%) Business Analyst
3 29 (18.71%) Project Manager
4 25 (16.13%) Architect
5 19 (12.26%) Data Architect
6 17 (10.97%) Developer
7 16 (10.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Business Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (7.74%) Data Manager
10 11 (7.10%) Technical Business Analyst
10 11 (7.10%) Data Governance Manager
10 11 (7.10%) Consultant
10 11 (7.10%) Governance Manager
11 10 (6.45%) Support Analyst
11 10 (6.45%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (5.16%) Senior Business Analyst
13 8 (5.16%) Senior Technical Analyst
13 8 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.32%) .NET
2 8 (5.16%) MDX
3 6 (3.87%) J2EE
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.29%) SOAP
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
4 2 (1.29%) XML
4 2 (1.29%) XBRL
4 2 (1.29%) WCF
4 2 (1.29%) WPF
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.45%) Grid Computing
4 9 (5.81%) Data Integration
5 8 (5.16%) N-Tier
5 8 (5.16%) PMI
6 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.23%) Derivative
9 4 (2.58%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.58%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.94%) CMDB
10 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.94%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.29%) Equities
11 2 (1.29%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.39%) UNIX
2 9 (5.81%) Windows
2 9 (5.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.81%) PRINCE2
2 37 (23.87%) Project Management
3 36 (23.23%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (18.71%) Risk Management
6 28 (18.06%) Data Architecture
7 24 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (15.48%) Programme Management
8 21 (13.55%) Data Governance
9 19 (12.26%) Technical Architecture
9 19 (12.26%) Data Modelling
10 14 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (8.39%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.74%) Supplier Management
13 11 (7.10%) Waterfall
13 11 (7.10%) Migration
13 11 (7.10%) RAD
13 11 (7.10%) Analytics
14 10 (6.45%) Quality Management
14 10 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.16%) SQL
2 15 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 12 (7.74%) C
4 8 (5.16%) C#
4 8 (5.16%) Java
5 7 (4.52%) VBA
5 7 (4.52%) MATLAB
6 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.87%) Perl
7 4 (2.58%) C++
8 2 (1.29%) VBScript
8 2 (1.29%) VB
8 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (19.35%) PMP
1 30 (19.35%) PMI Certification
2 25 (16.13%) Degree
3 15 (9.68%) ISEB
4 12 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.58%) PgMP
5 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) ACCA
7 1 (0.65%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.55%) Basel II
2 13 (8.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (7.74%) Data Quality
4 7 (4.52%) QA
5 3 (1.94%) Basel III
5 3 (1.94%) FATCA
5 3 (1.94%) EMIR
5 3 (1.94%) UCITS
6 2 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.29%) COREP
6 2 (1.29%) FINREP
6 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.65%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.65%) AIFMD
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (20.00%) Oracle
2 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.10%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.58%) SAP
5 3 (1.94%) Charles River
5 3 (1.94%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.94%) Tableau
5 3 (1.94%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.94%) IBM
6 2 (1.29%) Algorithmics
6 2 (1.29%) OpenLink
6 2 (1.29%) HP
6 2 (1.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) Murex
7 1 (0.65%) Calypso
7 1 (0.65%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.65%) Hyperion
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