The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 38 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.92% 17.46% 18.35%
As % of the General category 37.62% 46.81% 64.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 8
Median salary £50,000 £25,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 101 47 31
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 37.00% 37.30% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 81 28 17
Median salary £47,500 £33,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.93% -22.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Finance
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -1 32 £50,000 +100.00% 13
County Armagh - 3 £50,000 -
County Tyrone - 2 £46,250 -
County Londonderry - 1 £19,500 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 17 (30.91%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) Banking
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.82%) QA
3 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (20.00%) JIRA
4 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
5 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.36%) ITIL
5 9 (16.36%) Cisco
5 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.36%) SDLC
6 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
6 8 (14.55%) Degree
6 8 (14.55%) Derivative
6 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Fintech
7 7 (12.73%) Information Security
8 6 (10.91%) Service Management
8 6 (10.91%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (10.91%) ISEB
8 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
8 6 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
8 6 (10.91%) Service Design
8 6 (10.91%) BDD

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (5.45%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.45%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) LAN
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.27%) VPN
1 4 (7.27%) WAN
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.27%) Selenium
4 2 (3.64%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.64%) NUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 15 (27.27%) Banking
2 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.09%) Front Office
4 4 (7.27%) Retail
5 3 (5.45%) General Ledger
5 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Back Office
7 1 (1.82%) Billing
7 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (12.73%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Architect
2 6 (10.91%) Java Architect
2 6 (10.91%) Test Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Consultant
3 5 (9.09%) Designer
3 5 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Finance Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Finance Systems Manager
5 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
5 3 (5.45%) SAP CO Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) SAP FI Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.45%) CSS
2 3 (5.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.64%) Spring
3 2 (3.64%) WCF
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.82%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.82%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Derivative
3 7 (12.73%) Fintech
4 6 (10.91%) Credit Derivative
4 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.82%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.82%) Robotics
8 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 9 (16.36%) SDLC
3 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Information Security
5 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
6 6 (10.91%) BDD
6 6 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Service Design
6 6 (10.91%) Service Management
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) ATDD
7 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) C#
3 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) ISEB
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
3 4 (7.27%) PMP
4 3 (5.45%) CISSP
4 3 (5.45%) MBA
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) CCSA
5 2 (3.64%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) HNC
5 2 (3.64%) HND
5 2 (3.64%) MCDST
5 2 (3.64%) MCITP
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) EnCase
1 4 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (7.27%) RSA enVision
1 4 (7.27%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Cisco
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
2 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
3 5 (9.09%) Google
3 5 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (7.27%) Blue Coat
4 4 (7.27%) FireEye
4 4 (7.27%) Forcepoint
4 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
4 4 (7.27%) Juniper
4 4 (7.27%) NetWitness
4 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
4 4 (7.27%) Sourcefire
4 4 (7.27%) Splunk
4 4 (7.27%) Tufin
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Remedy
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