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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 174 162 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.93% 43.55% 43.65%
As % of the General category 68.50% 72.00% 72.37%
Number of salaries quoted 110 120 70
Average salary £48,500 £40,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.75% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,350 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £60,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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
254 225 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 46.61% 60.48% 60.32%
Number of salaries quoted 176 172 118
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,325 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 30 September 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in Watford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 181 (50.70%) Retail
2 126 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 125 (35.01%) Linux
3 125 (35.01%) E-Commerce
4 123 (34.45%) UNIX
5 118 (33.05%) SQL
6 116 (32.49%) Java
7 115 (32.21%) Degree
8 109 (30.53%) Oracle
9 97 (27.17%) Microsoft
9 97 (27.17%) Analytical Skills
10 82 (22.97%) J2EE
11 80 (22.41%) ITIL
11 80 (22.41%) WebSphere
12 77 (21.57%) Windows
13 76 (21.29%) HTML
14 74 (20.73%) IBM
15 69 (19.33%) Banking
16 64 (17.93%) JavaScript
17 63 (17.65%) AIX
18 62 (17.37%) WebSphere Application Server
19 55 (15.41%) MS Office
20 53 (14.85%) DB2
21 52 (14.57%) CSS
21 52 (14.57%) C
22 51 (14.29%) Change Management
23 49 (13.73%) Project Management
23 49 (13.73%) Solaris
24 47 (13.17%) Tomcat
25 45 (12.61%) Perl

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 80 (22.41%) WebSphere
2 62 (17.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 47 (13.17%) Tomcat
4 41 (11.48%) IIS
5 40 (11.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 39 (10.92%) MQSeries
7 25 (7.00%) Lync
8 16 (4.48%) MS Exchange
9 11 (3.08%) Tuxedo
10 10 (2.80%) Apache
10 10 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (2.52%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.68%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (1.40%) CMS
14 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
16 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.56%) iPlanet
16 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 55 (15.41%) MS Office
2 33 (9.24%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.24%) MS Project
4 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) SAP FI
1 7 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 7 (1.96%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.68%) Tridion
3 3 (0.84%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.56%) Finacle
4 2 (0.56%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.56%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.88%) PaaS
2 12 (3.36%) IaaS
3 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.12%) Office 365
6 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.32%) HTTP
2 32 (8.96%) FTP
3 30 (8.40%) LAN
3 30 (8.40%) WAN
4 29 (8.12%) Internet
5 26 (7.28%) Firewall
6 14 (3.92%) DNS
7 12 (3.36%) DHCP
8 10 (2.80%) MPLS
9 9 (2.52%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.24%) PBX
11 7 (1.96%) VPN
11 7 (1.96%) VLAN
12 6 (1.68%) VoIP
12 6 (1.68%) ATM
12 6 (1.68%) ISDN
13 5 (1.40%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.84%) SSL
14 3 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.85%) DB2
2 42 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 34 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.80%) Informix
5 7 (1.96%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.68%) MySQL
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) OLTP
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) ActiveReports
9 1 (0.28%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (5.32%) Eclipse
2 17 (4.76%) Subversion
3 16 (4.48%) JUnit
4 15 (4.20%) Rational Application Developer
5 13 (3.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 11 (3.08%) Selenium
7 8 (2.24%) Maven
7 8 (2.24%) Ant
7 8 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (2.24%) Log4j
8 7 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.56%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 181 (50.70%) Retail
2 126 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 69 (19.33%) Banking
4 18 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.76%) Marketing
6 15 (4.20%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.40%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.40%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 117 (32.77%) Analyst
2 64 (17.93%) Developer
3 42 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 38 (10.64%) Support Analyst
5 37 (10.36%) Architect
6 35 (9.80%) Consultant
7 30 (8.40%) Operations Analyst
7 30 (8.40%) Operations Support Analyst
8 26 (7.28%) Project Manager
9 25 (7.00%) Junior
10 19 (5.32%) Programmer
10 19 (5.32%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.76%) Service Manager
12 16 (4.48%) C++ Developer
12 16 (4.48%) Banking Business Analyst
13 15 (4.20%) IT Architect
14 14 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
14 14 (3.92%) Test Engineer
14 14 (3.92%) Services Delivery Manager
15 13 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.97%) J2EE
2 76 (21.29%) HTML
3 52 (14.57%) CSS
4 45 (12.61%) JDBC
5 40 (11.20%) Middleware
6 38 (10.64%) JSP
7 35 (9.80%) XML
8 34 (9.52%) XHTML
9 24 (6.72%) Servlets
10 22 (6.16%) EJB
11 19 (5.32%) JSTL
11 19 (5.32%) Struts
12 18 (5.04%) .NET
13 15 (4.20%) ASP.NET
13 15 (4.20%) JMS
14 12 (3.36%) jQuery
15 11 (3.08%) Web Services
16 9 (2.52%) XSLT
16 9 (2.52%) Semantic HTML
17 8 (2.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 97 (27.17%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.68%) Management Information System
3 30 (8.40%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.60%) Mathematics
5 15 (4.20%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.52%) W3C
7 8 (2.24%) Web 2.0
7 8 (2.24%) User Experience
8 6 (1.68%) Handset
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.12%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.12%) PMI
10 4 (1.12%) EPoS
10 4 (1.12%) EFT
11 3 (0.84%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.84%) Open Source
12 2 (0.56%) Statistics
12 2 (0.56%) FMCG
12 2 (0.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 125 (35.01%) Linux
2 123 (34.45%) UNIX
3 77 (21.57%) Windows
4 63 (17.65%) AIX
5 49 (13.73%) Solaris
6 31 (8.68%) HPUX
7 13 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.96%) VMS
10 6 (1.68%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.68%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (35.01%) E-Commerce
2 80 (22.41%) ITIL
3 51 (14.29%) Change Management
4 49 (13.73%) Project Management
5 40 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (9.80%) MVC
7 30 (8.40%) Time Management
8 28 (7.84%) Problem Management
9 24 (6.72%) Software Engineering
10 22 (6.16%) UML
10 22 (6.16%) OO
11 21 (5.88%) Information Security
12 19 (5.32%) Content Management
12 19 (5.32%) Software Testing
12 19 (5.32%) PRINCE2
13 17 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.48%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.48%) Web Development
15 15 (4.20%) Service Management
15 15 (4.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 118 (33.05%) SQL
2 116 (32.49%) Java
3 64 (17.93%) JavaScript
4 52 (14.57%) C
5 45 (12.61%) Perl
6 38 (10.64%) Shell Script
7 33 (9.24%) Bash Shell
8 26 (7.28%) C++
9 15 (4.20%) C#
10 9 (2.52%) XPath
11 8 (2.24%) Python
11 8 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 6 (1.68%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) Jython
13 2 (0.56%) PHP
14 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 115 (32.21%) Degree
2 21 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (5.04%) CCNA
4 16 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.08%) ISEB
6 9 (2.52%) Sun Certification
7 8 (2.24%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.96%) PMP
9 6 (1.68%) CCA
10 5 (1.40%) ACCA
10 5 (1.40%) CIMA
10 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.84%) MCSE
12 3 (0.84%) CCNP
13 2 (0.56%) MCP
13 2 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.48%) QA
2 12 (3.36%) SLA
3 6 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.84%) WCAG
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 37 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.36%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.68%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (1.68%) XenApp
6 3 (0.84%) vSphere
6 3 (0.84%) vCloud
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.84%) SCCM
2 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.28%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 109 (30.53%) Oracle
2 97 (27.17%) Microsoft
3 74 (20.73%) IBM
4 39 (10.92%) VMware
5 36 (10.08%) HP
6 30 (8.40%) Cisco
7 24 (6.72%) CheckPoint
8 17 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 15 (4.20%) ProCurve
10 10 (2.80%) SAP
10 10 (2.80%) Sun
11 8 (2.24%) Interwoven
11 8 (2.24%) JBoss
12 7 (1.96%) Citrix
13 6 (1.68%) EMC
13 6 (1.68%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.68%) BMC
13 6 (1.68%) ATG
13 6 (1.68%) Blue Martini
13 6 (1.68%) Elastic Path
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