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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 157 168 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 29.62% 45.65% 40.87%
As % of the General category 62.55% 71.49% 74.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83 112 58
Average salary £48,500 £40,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.75% -22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
251 235 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 47.36% 63.86% 55.04%
Number of salaries quoted 153 168 103
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 22 August 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in Watford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 154 (43.63%) Retail
2 132 (37.39%) Linux
3 126 (35.69%) UNIX
4 123 (34.84%) Degree
5 120 (33.99%) Java
6 115 (32.58%) SQL
7 102 (28.90%) E-Commerce
8 101 (28.61%) Manufacturing
9 98 (27.76%) Oracle
10 95 (26.91%) Microsoft
11 80 (22.66%) Windows
12 78 (22.10%) HTML
13 73 (20.68%) J2EE
13 73 (20.68%) ITIL
13 73 (20.68%) Banking
14 71 (20.11%) WebSphere
15 65 (18.41%) AIX
15 65 (18.41%) JavaScript
16 64 (18.13%) IBM
17 58 (16.43%) WebSphere Application Server
18 55 (15.58%) C
19 53 (15.01%) MS Office
20 51 (14.45%) CSS
21 48 (13.60%) DB2
21 48 (13.60%) Perl
22 45 (12.75%) JDBC
22 45 (12.75%) Solaris
22 45 (12.75%) Middleware
23 44 (12.46%) Tomcat
24 43 (12.18%) Relational Database

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 71 (20.11%) WebSphere
2 58 (16.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 44 (12.46%) Tomcat
4 40 (11.33%) IIS
5 39 (11.05%) IBM HTTP Server
6 38 (10.76%) MQSeries
7 23 (6.52%) Lync
8 14 (3.97%) MS Exchange
9 13 (3.68%) Apache
10 12 (3.40%) WebLogic
11 9 (2.55%) CMS
11 9 (2.55%) Tuxedo
11 9 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.57%) iPlanet
14 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 53 (15.01%) MS Office
2 29 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.27%) MS Project
4 5 (1.42%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Tridion
2 5 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.42%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.57%) Finacle
3 2 (0.57%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.57%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.23%) PaaS
2 12 (3.40%) IaaS
3 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.13%) Office 365
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.61%) HTTP
2 33 (9.35%) FTP
3 29 (8.22%) Internet
4 28 (7.93%) LAN
4 28 (7.93%) WAN
5 26 (7.37%) Firewall
6 12 (3.40%) DNS
7 11 (3.12%) DHCP
8 10 (2.83%) MPLS
9 9 (2.55%) ATM
10 7 (1.98%) PBX
10 7 (1.98%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.98%) VPN
10 7 (1.98%) VLAN
11 6 (1.70%) VoIP
11 6 (1.70%) ISDN
12 3 (0.85%) SSL
13 2 (0.57%) Network Security
13 2 (0.57%) NFC
13 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.60%) DB2
2 43 (12.18%) Relational Database
3 39 (11.05%) RDBMS
4 21 (5.95%) Informix
5 15 (4.25%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) OLTP
7 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (6.23%) Eclipse
2 15 (4.25%) Subversion
3 14 (3.97%) JUnit
4 12 (3.40%) Selenium
4 12 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (3.12%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 11 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.12%) Maven
6 10 (2.83%) Rational Application Developer
7 6 (1.70%) Ant
7 6 (1.70%) Log4j
8 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.57%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.57%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.28%) Xcode
10 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 154 (43.63%) Retail
2 101 (28.61%) Manufacturing
3 73 (20.68%) Banking
4 17 (4.82%) Marketing
5 13 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.12%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.13%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 105 (29.75%) Analyst
2 74 (20.96%) Developer
3 39 (11.05%) Support Analyst
4 34 (9.63%) Architect
5 33 (9.35%) Business Analyst
5 33 (9.35%) Programmer
6 31 (8.78%) Operations Support Analyst
6 31 (8.78%) Operations Analyst
7 29 (8.22%) Junior
8 27 (7.65%) Consultant
9 22 (6.23%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.95%) Project Manager
11 19 (5.38%) Service Manager
12 17 (4.82%) Services Delivery Manager
12 17 (4.82%) Delivery Manager
12 17 (4.82%) Junior Analyst
13 16 (4.53%) IT Architect
13 16 (4.53%) Test Engineer
13 16 (4.53%) C++ Developer
14 15 (4.25%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.10%) HTML
2 73 (20.68%) J2EE
3 51 (14.45%) CSS
4 45 (12.75%) JDBC
4 45 (12.75%) Middleware
5 37 (10.48%) JSP
5 37 (10.48%) XML
6 36 (10.20%) XHTML
7 32 (9.07%) .NET
8 27 (7.65%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.67%) Web Services
10 19 (5.38%) EJB
10 19 (5.38%) Struts
10 19 (5.38%) Servlets
11 17 (4.82%) jQuery
11 17 (4.82%) JSTL
12 14 (3.97%) Spring
12 14 (3.97%) Hibernate
13 12 (3.40%) .NET Framework
13 12 (3.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.82%) Mathematics
4 16 (4.53%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.12%) W3C
6 7 (1.98%) SWIFT
7 6 (1.70%) Web 2.0
7 6 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.42%) EFT
8 5 (1.42%) Handset
8 5 (1.42%) FMCG
8 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.13%) Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) EPoS
10 3 (0.85%) EMV
10 3 (0.85%) Open Source
10 3 (0.85%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 132 (37.39%) Linux
2 126 (35.69%) UNIX
3 80 (22.66%) Windows
4 65 (18.41%) AIX
5 45 (12.75%) Solaris
6 32 (9.07%) HPUX
7 17 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.70%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.70%) VMS
11 6 (1.70%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.42%) Android
13 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) SUSE
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (28.90%) E-Commerce
2 73 (20.68%) ITIL
3 42 (11.90%) Change Management
4 40 (11.33%) MVC
5 39 (11.05%) Project Management
6 30 (8.50%) OO
7 27 (7.65%) Software Engineering
8 25 (7.08%) Problem Management
9 23 (6.52%) Web Development
10 22 (6.23%) PRINCE2
11 21 (5.95%) Information Security
12 20 (5.67%) Software Testing
12 20 (5.67%) Time Management
13 19 (5.38%) Scrum
13 19 (5.38%) TDD
14 18 (5.10%) Service Delivery
14 18 (5.10%) UML
15 16 (4.53%) Service Management
16 15 (4.25%) Test Scripting
17 14 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 120 (33.99%) Java
2 115 (32.58%) SQL
3 65 (18.41%) JavaScript
4 55 (15.58%) C
5 48 (13.60%) Perl
6 39 (11.05%) Shell Script
7 30 (8.50%) C++
8 29 (8.22%) C#
9 28 (7.93%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.40%) Python
11 9 (2.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (2.27%) XPath
13 6 (1.70%) VBA
14 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.57%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.57%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.57%) PHP
15 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 123 (34.84%) Degree
2 21 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (5.38%) CCNA
4 13 (3.68%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.98%) CCA
7 5 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.42%) ACCA
7 5 (1.42%) CIMA
7 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.85%) PMP
9 3 (0.85%) MBA
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
10 2 (0.57%) CCNP
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.57%) MCSE
11 1 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.25%) SLA
2 14 (3.97%) QA
3 7 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (9.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.12%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.70%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.85%) vSphere
8 2 (0.57%) vCloud
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.57%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
3 1 (0.28%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 98 (27.76%) Oracle
2 95 (26.91%) Microsoft
3 64 (18.13%) IBM
4 35 (9.92%) VMware
5 33 (9.35%) HP
6 25 (7.08%) CheckPoint
6 25 (7.08%) Cisco
7 18 (5.10%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.25%) ProCurve
9 8 (2.27%) JBoss
9 8 (2.27%) SAP
10 6 (1.70%) Blue Martini
10 6 (1.70%) Elastic Path
10 6 (1.70%) ATG
10 6 (1.70%) Interwoven
11 5 (1.42%) Sun
11 5 (1.42%) Twitter
12 4 (1.13%) Perforce
12 4 (1.13%) McAfee
13 3 (0.85%) BMC
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