The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 27 16 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 17.76% 11.76% 24.00%
As % of the General category 67.50% 55.17% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 16
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £68,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 40 29 35
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 26.32% 21.32% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 19
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £25,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Belfast over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Finance.

1 27 (47.37%) Java
2 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) QA
5 17 (29.82%) Banking
6 16 (28.07%) JIRA
6 16 (28.07%) SDLC
7 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 15 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (26.32%) Derivative
7 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (24.56%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
8 14 (24.56%) BDD
8 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
8 14 (24.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Defect Tracking
9 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
9 13 (22.81%) ISEB
10 11 (19.30%) ITIL
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.79%) Cisco
12 9 (15.79%) LAN
12 9 (15.79%) WAN
12 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
13 8 (14.04%) Unix
14 7 (12.28%) VPN
14 7 (12.28%) Telecoms

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (5.26%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LAN
1 9 (15.79%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) VPN
3 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security
5 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) SAN
7 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) JIRA
2 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.02%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 17 (29.82%) Banking
2 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Prime Brokerage
5 3 (5.26%) Front Office
5 3 (5.26%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.51%) Retail
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Designer
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Java Architect
4 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Junior
6 3 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) SAP CO Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) SAP FI Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.51%) jQuery
2 2 (3.51%) Spring
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.75%) STL
3 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (26.32%) Derivative
1 15 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (24.56%) Credit Derivative
3 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Fintech
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Robotics
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Unix
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.51%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Android
6 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
2 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) SDLC
4 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 14 (24.56%) BDD
5 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (19.30%) ITIL
8 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (10.53%) ITSM
9 6 (10.53%) Service Design
9 6 (10.53%) Service Management
10 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
10 5 (8.77%) Presales
10 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Python
4 5 (8.77%) C#
5 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) ISEB
1 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) CCNA
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) CCNP
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) MCDST
3 3 (5.26%) MCITP
3 3 (5.26%) MCP
3 3 (5.26%) MCSA
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) CCSA
4 2 (3.51%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CISSP
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.58%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) KVM
2 2 (3.51%) oVirt
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) SAP
5 3 (5.26%) Apple
5 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
5 3 (5.26%) Remedy
5 3 (5.26%) Reuters
5 3 (5.26%) SonicWALL
5 3 (5.26%) Symantec
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
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