The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 118 178 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.51% 39.12% 31.98%
As % of the General category 52.91% 67.17% 54.47%
Number of salaries quoted 97 122 77
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Finance
Hertfordshire

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

General Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
223 265 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 44.42% 58.24% 58.71%
Number of salaries quoted 170 194 177
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Finance
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Finance Salary Trend in Watford

Finance
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the Watford region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Finance Salary Histogram in Watford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

1 102 (31.88%) Retail
2 99 (30.94%) Java
2 99 (30.94%) Linux
3 95 (29.69%) SQL
4 94 (29.38%) UNIX
5 91 (28.44%) Banking
6 88 (27.50%) Degree
7 62 (19.38%) J2EE
7 62 (19.38%) Oracle
8 58 (18.13%) E-Commerce
9 52 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (15.00%) JavaScript
11 47 (14.69%) WebSphere
12 45 (14.06%) Microsoft
13 40 (12.50%) IBM
13 40 (12.50%) C++
14 39 (12.19%) Windows
14 39 (12.19%) XML
14 39 (12.19%) Hibernate
14 39 (12.19%) Spring
15 38 (11.88%) Computer Science
15 38 (11.88%) Relational Database
15 38 (11.88%) Project Management
15 38 (11.88%) HTML
16 37 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
17 35 (10.94%) Manufacturing
18 34 (10.63%) MVC
18 34 (10.63%) Waterfall
19 33 (10.31%) C
20 32 (10.00%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 47 (14.69%) WebSphere
2 25 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 21 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 14 (4.38%) Apache Solr
6 12 (3.75%) JBoss
7 10 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.13%) Lync
8 8 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.88%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.94%) Apache
10 3 (0.94%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.94%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.63%) Liferay
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.25%) MS Office
3 10 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 24 (7.50%) Agresso
2 13 (4.06%) Temenos T24
2 13 (4.06%) Finacle
2 13 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.88%) Magento
4 5 (1.56%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.56%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.94%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.63%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.31%) RiskWrite
8 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.50%) Internet
2 20 (6.25%) IPv4
3 17 (5.31%) HTTP
4 14 (4.38%) SAN
5 4 (1.25%) NAS
6 3 (0.94%) DNS
7 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.63%) VLAN
7 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.31%) LDAP
8 1 (0.31%) LAN
8 1 (0.31%) PBX
8 1 (0.31%) WAN
8 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.31%) SSL
8 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.88%) Relational Database
2 31 (9.69%) RDBMS
3 22 (6.88%) DB2
4 15 (4.69%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.81%) Informix
6 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (2.19%) MySQL
8 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.56%) OLAP
10 4 (1.25%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.94%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.63%) ActiveReports
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.63%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.63%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 29 (9.06%) Maven
2 24 (7.50%) Subversion
3 10 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 9 (2.81%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (2.81%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.88%) JUnit
5 6 (1.88%) JIRA
5 6 (1.88%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (0.63%) Log4j
6 2 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.63%) Ant
6 2 (0.63%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 102 (31.88%) Retail
2 91 (28.44%) Banking
3 35 (10.94%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.94%) Retail Banking
5 14 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.06%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.81%) Marketing
8 6 (1.88%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (30.94%) Analyst
2 72 (22.50%) Developer
3 54 (16.88%) Business Analyst
4 35 (10.94%) Java Developer
5 28 (8.75%) Consultant
6 27 (8.44%) Applications Support
7 26 (8.13%) Project Manager
8 25 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 24 (7.50%) Architect
10 22 (6.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 19 (5.94%) Support Manager
12 18 (5.63%) Programmer
13 17 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
15 14 (4.38%) C++ Developer
15 14 (4.38%) Test Manager
15 14 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
16 13 (4.06%) Oracle Analyst
16 13 (4.06%) Developer Analyst
17 11 (3.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.38%) J2EE
2 39 (12.19%) XML
2 39 (12.19%) Hibernate
2 39 (12.19%) Spring
3 38 (11.88%) HTML
4 32 (10.00%) CSS
5 31 (9.69%) JSP
6 29 (9.06%) SOAP
7 28 (8.75%) Web Services
8 26 (8.13%) Servlets
9 24 (7.50%) EJB
9 24 (7.50%) RESTful
10 18 (5.63%) Struts
10 18 (5.63%) Middleware
11 15 (4.69%) jQuery
12 13 (4.06%) Java EE
13 12 (3.75%) XSLT
14 11 (3.44%) JSF
14 11 (3.44%) JDBC
15 10 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.88%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.56%) Learning Management System
6 5 (1.56%) FMCG
6 5 (1.56%) Blog
6 5 (1.56%) PMI
7 3 (0.94%) Replication
8 2 (0.63%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.63%) EPoS
8 2 (0.63%) EMV
8 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.31%) Open Source
9 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 99 (30.94%) Linux
2 94 (29.38%) UNIX
3 39 (12.19%) Windows
4 23 (7.19%) HPUX
5 22 (6.88%) AIX
6 21 (6.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.13%) E-Commerce
2 38 (11.88%) Project Management
3 37 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (10.63%) MVC
4 34 (10.63%) Waterfall
5 31 (9.69%) ITIL
6 30 (9.38%) Time Management
7 28 (8.75%) Change Management
8 24 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 22 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (6.88%) Data Modelling
10 20 (6.25%) OO
10 20 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 19 (5.94%) CRM
12 18 (5.63%) PRINCE2
13 16 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (4.69%) Business Analysis
14 15 (4.69%) Problem Management
14 15 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.94%) Java
2 95 (29.69%) SQL
3 48 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.50%) C++
5 33 (10.31%) C
6 29 (9.06%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.81%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.75%) XPath
9 6 (1.88%) Perl
10 4 (1.25%) MUMPS
10 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.94%) Python
11 3 (0.94%) PHP
11 3 (0.94%) C#
12 2 (0.63%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (27.50%) Degree
2 16 (5.00%) ISEB
3 14 (4.38%) PMI Certification
4 13 (4.06%) ISTQB
5 12 (3.75%) Sun Certification
6 11 (3.44%) PMP
7 5 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.56%) VCP4
8 3 (0.94%) CCA
9 2 (0.63%) ACCA
9 2 (0.63%) CIMA
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.31%) MCSE
10 1 (0.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.25%) QA
2 16 (5.00%) SLA
3 14 (4.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) BS25999
System Software
1 15 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.13%) VirtualBox
3 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.63%) NFS
5 2 (0.63%) XenApp
5 2 (0.63%) SRDF
5 2 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Samba
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (19.38%) Oracle
2 45 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 40 (12.50%) IBM
4 24 (7.50%) VMware
4 24 (7.50%) Sun
5 12 (3.75%) Business Objects
6 11 (3.44%) SAP
6 11 (3.44%) Cisco
7 10 (3.13%) Citrix
8 7 (2.19%) Sybase
8 7 (2.19%) Cognos
8 7 (2.19%) HP
8 7 (2.19%) EMC
9 5 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.25%) New Relic
10 4 (1.25%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.94%) NetApp
12 2 (0.63%) Perforce
12 2 (0.63%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.63%) Interwoven
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