Period
to 23 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,070 1,332 1,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.10% 24.80% 27.46%
As % of the General category 55.76% 60.16% 60.53%
Number of salaries quoted 641 864 910
Scotland median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,001 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,025 £72,500 £78,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,919 2,214 2,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.85% 41.23% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,458 1,562
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,956 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 653 £54,068 +8.14% 83
Glasgow -1 349 £50,000 - 68
West Lothian -10 15 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Fife -5 9 £33,750 -15.63% 1
Dundee -1 8 £51,734 +18.25% 1
Aberdeen -20 6 £55,000 - 4
Stirling +7 4 £54,500 +28.24% 2
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £49,000 +30.67% 1
Renfrewshire -4 2 £55,000 +120.00% 1
Inverclyde +6 1 - - 1
Highlands -2 1 £20,000 - 2
Aberdeenshire -3 1 £75,000 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £43,000 - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 472 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (24.77%) SQL
3 227 (21.21%) Java
4 213 (19.91%) Banking
5 187 (17.48%) JavaScript
6 177 (16.54%) DevOps
7 173 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
8 167 (15.61%) Software Engineering
9 145 (13.55%) Test Automation
10 138 (12.90%) Azure
10 138 (12.90%) SDLC
10 138 (12.90%) SQL Server
11 137 (12.80%) Python
12 136 (12.71%) Mentoring
12 136 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
12 136 (12.71%) Fintech
13 131 (12.24%) Oracle
14 127 (11.87%) Microsoft
15 119 (11.12%) .NET
16 114 (10.65%) HTML
16 114 (10.65%) Git (software)
17 113 (10.56%) CSS
18 112 (10.47%) TDD
19 106 (9.91%) React
19 106 (9.91%) Node.js
20 103 (9.63%) AWS
20 103 (9.63%) C#
21 99 (9.25%) Scrum
22 98 (9.16%) Linux
23 96 (8.97%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 26 (2.43%) WebSphere
2 23 (2.15%) Confluence
3 17 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.40%) SAS
5 14 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.65%) Oracle UPK
9 6 (0.56%) Appian
10 5 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.37%) IIS
11 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.28%) JBoss
12 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.28%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.28%) WordPress
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.75%) Sketch
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.19%) InVision
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 8 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 5 (0.47%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.47%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.28%) Actimize
9 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.28%) Magento
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 138 (12.90%) Azure
2 103 (9.63%) AWS
3 50 (4.67%) GCP
4 39 (3.64%) SaaS
5 27 (2.52%) GitHub
6 26 (2.43%) IaaS
6 26 (2.43%) Power Platform
7 19 (1.78%) Office 365
8 17 (1.59%) PaaS
9 13 (1.21%) Serverless
10 11 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.84%) Azure Stack
11 9 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.56%) G Suite
12 6 (0.56%) Trello
13 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.64%) Firewall
2 24 (2.24%) Network Security
3 17 (1.59%) Internet
4 8 (0.75%) DNS
4 8 (0.75%) Skype
5 7 (0.65%) HTTP
6 6 (0.56%) SAN
6 6 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.56%) WAN
7 5 (0.47%) SSL
7 5 (0.47%) VoIP
8 4 (0.37%) DHCP
8 4 (0.37%) SNMP
9 3 (0.28%) ATM
9 3 (0.28%) Broadband
9 3 (0.28%) Intranet
9 3 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.28%) LAN
9 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 40 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (2.62%) Big Data
6 27 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 26 (2.43%) Power BI
8 23 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.87%) QlikView
11 19 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.78%) SAP HANA
12 18 (1.68%) MySQL
13 16 (1.50%) SAP BW
14 15 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (1.40%) DB2
14 15 (1.40%) NoSQL
14 15 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.93%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 114 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.36%) JIRA
3 62 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 47 (4.39%) Selenium
5 35 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (2.71%) Visual Studio
7 23 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.87%) Ant
9 19 (1.78%) Hudson
10 18 (1.68%) JUnit
11 17 (1.59%) IBM UrbanCode
12 16 (1.50%) Apache Ivy
12 16 (1.50%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.50%) Maven
13 15 (1.40%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.21%) CA Release Automation
14 13 (1.21%) GitLab
15 11 (1.03%) NUnit
15 11 (1.03%) SonarQube
16 9 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 213 (19.91%) Banking
2 84 (7.85%) Retail
3 63 (5.89%) Financial Institution
4 42 (3.93%) Marketing
5 32 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 25 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.50%) Legal
9 14 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.12%) Billing
11 10 (0.93%) Electronics
11 10 (0.93%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.47%) Automotive
13 5 (0.47%) Law
14 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Games
14 3 (0.28%) German Language
14 3 (0.28%) International Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 276 (25.79%) Developer
2 134 (12.52%) Analyst
3 77 (7.20%) Senior Developer
4 69 (6.45%) Consultant
5 59 (5.51%) Architect
6 48 (4.49%) Software Engineer
7 47 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 40 (3.74%) Java Developer
9 35 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
10 32 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 32 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 32 (2.99%) Software Developer
11 27 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (2.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 25 (2.34%) Lead Developer
14 21 (1.96%) Administrator
14 21 (1.96%) C# Developer
14 21 (1.96%) Project Manager
15 19 (1.78%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (11.12%) .NET
2 114 (10.65%) HTML
3 113 (10.56%) CSS
4 106 (9.91%) Node.js
4 106 (9.91%) React
5 75 (7.01%) Web Services
6 73 (6.82%) AngularJS
7 54 (5.05%) Spring
8 50 (4.67%) HTML5
9 42 (3.93%) RESTful
10 38 (3.55%) REST
11 33 (3.08%) CSS3
12 32 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (2.90%) .NET Core
14 30 (2.80%) XML
15 27 (2.52%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.52%) ASP.NET
16 26 (2.43%) JSON
17 24 (2.24%) SOAP
18 19 (1.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 44 (4.11%) User Experience
4 34 (3.18%) Public Cloud
5 33 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.50%) Smart Home
9 15 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 14 (1.31%) Market Risk
11 12 (1.12%) Cloud Native
11 12 (1.12%) PKI
12 11 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.84%) Derivative
14 9 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (0.65%) Online Banking
17 6 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.16%) Linux
2 74 (6.92%) Windows
3 73 (6.82%) Unix
4 34 (3.18%) Android
4 34 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.19%) AIX
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.093%) CentOS
11 1 (0.093%) MVS
11 1 (0.093%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (16.54%) DevOps
3 173 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
4 167 (15.61%) Software Engineering
5 145 (13.55%) Test Automation
6 138 (12.90%) SDLC
7 136 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
7 136 (12.71%) Fintech
7 136 (12.71%) Mentoring
8 112 (10.47%) TDD
9 99 (9.25%) Scrum
10 96 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
11 81 (7.57%) ETL
12 79 (7.38%) Risk Management
13 76 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 75 (7.01%) BDD
15 70 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (6.54%) Microservices
16 66 (6.17%) Coaching
17 61 (5.70%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 265 (24.77%) SQL
2 227 (21.21%) Java
3 187 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 137 (12.80%) Python
5 103 (9.63%) C#
6 51 (4.77%) Ruby
7 39 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.08%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.62%) PL/SQL
10 27 (2.52%) C++
11 26 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.87%) Groovy
13 20 (1.87%) R
14 18 (1.68%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.59%) Perl
16 13 (1.21%) Scala
17 11 (1.03%) VBA
18 9 (0.84%) C
18 9 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 85 (7.94%) Degree
2 31 (2.90%) CISSP
3 26 (2.43%) CISM
4 21 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.84%) CFA
7 9 (0.84%) GIAC
7 9 (0.84%) PhD
8 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.65%) MCSA
9 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.56%) MCSE
10 5 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.37%) CCNP
11 4 (0.37%) CISA
11 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.28%) ISEB
12 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.42%) QA
2 16 (1.50%) SLA
3 14 (1.31%) PMO
4 13 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.03%) GDPR
6 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.84%) CRD IV
7 9 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.75%) NIST
9 6 (0.56%) Basel III
9 6 (0.56%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.19%) SEPA
12 1 (0.093%) PSD2
System Software
1 65 (6.07%) Docker
2 29 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.28%) HDFS
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.093%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.093%) Firmware
8 1 (0.093%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 55 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (4.30%) Ansible
4 42 (3.93%) Terraform
5 9 (0.84%) SCCM
6 5 (0.47%) Puppet
7 3 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.28%) SCOM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.093%) CASB
9 1 (0.093%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.093%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.093%) Rancher
9 1 (0.093%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (12.24%) Oracle
2 127 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.21%) Google
4 36 (3.36%) SAP
5 34 (3.18%) IBM
6 33 (3.08%) Tableau
7 23 (2.15%) Cognos
7 23 (2.15%) Informatica
8 20 (1.87%) Adobe
9 19 (1.78%) VMware
10 17 (1.59%) Hyperion
10 17 (1.59%) Micro Focus
10 17 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.03%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.84%) Ab Initio
14 8 (0.75%) Cisco
15 7 (0.65%) Anaplan
15 7 (0.65%) Pega
16 6 (0.56%) AppDynamics