Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 469 1,166 1,305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.07% 21.29% 22.23%
As % of the General category 55.77% 58.80% 55.77%
Number of salaries quoted 266 745 878
Median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,025 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 841 1,983 2,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.40% 36.20% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 474 1,278 1,608
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.06% +7.69%
10th Percentile £30,863 £31,175 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in Scotland.

Salary trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 -1 281 £53,500 +1.90% 36
Glasgow -6 152 £47,500 -4.04% 20
Dundee +14 14 £52,500 +50.00% 5
West Lothian +9 8 £48,750 +14.71% 1
Aberdeen 0 6 £52,500 -12.50%
Stirling +2 2 £56,250 +3.21% 1
East Ayrshire +4 1 £55,000 +15.79%
Renfrewshire +3 1 - -
Midlothian +2 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £52,500 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 121 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (23.88%) SQL
3 91 (19.40%) Java
4 89 (18.98%) Banking
5 86 (18.34%) JavaScript
6 71 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (13.65%) Azure
7 64 (13.65%) C#
7 64 (13.65%) Microsoft
8 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
9 61 (13.01%) .NET
10 59 (12.58%) Windows
11 58 (12.37%) AWS
12 56 (11.94%) DevOps
13 51 (10.87%) Python
14 50 (10.66%) React
15 48 (10.23%) AngularJS
16 47 (10.02%) Mentoring
17 46 (9.81%) Test Automation
18 45 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (9.38%) Analytics
20 43 (9.17%) Microservices
20 43 (9.17%) TDD
21 42 (8.96%) Oracle
22 41 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
23 38 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
24 35 (7.46%) Hadoop
24 35 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
25 34 (7.25%) Linux
26 33 (7.04%) Software Engineering

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 32 (6.82%) Apache Spark
2 20 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.13%) Mule
4 7 (1.49%) CMS
4 7 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.28%) Confluence
6 5 (1.07%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.85%) IIS
7 4 (0.85%) JBoss
7 4 (0.85%) SAS
8 3 (0.64%) Documentum
8 3 (0.64%) Drupal
8 3 (0.64%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.64%) WordPress
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.07%) Primavera
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.64%) Magento
5 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.21%) Actimize
7 1 (0.21%) Global One
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.65%) Azure
2 58 (12.37%) AWS
3 21 (4.48%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.84%) Office 365
5 14 (2.99%) SaaS
6 11 (2.35%) PaaS
7 10 (2.13%) IaaS
7 10 (2.13%) Serverless
8 9 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.92%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.71%) GCP
10 7 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.07%) NuGet
12 4 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.64%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.56%) DNS
1 12 (2.56%) Network Security
2 11 (2.35%) Unified Communications
2 11 (2.35%) WAN
3 9 (1.92%) Firewall
4 7 (1.49%) LAN
4 7 (1.49%) Skype
5 6 (1.28%) VoIP
6 5 (1.07%) VPN
7 4 (0.85%) BGP
7 4 (0.85%) OSPF
7 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.64%) ADSL
8 3 (0.64%) DHCP
8 3 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.64%) MPLS
8 3 (0.64%) PSTN
8 3 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.43%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.46%) Hadoop
3 24 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.90%) Big Data
5 21 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (4.26%) Power BI
6 20 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.77%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.07%) MySQL
11 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.07%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (4.48%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.05%) JIRA
3 16 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.35%) JUnit
5 9 (1.92%) Maven
6 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.49%) Gradle
6 7 (1.49%) Selenium
7 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.07%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.07%) NUnit
8 5 (1.07%) REST Assured
8 5 (1.07%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.07%) Toad
9 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.43%) Xcode
General
1 89 (18.98%) Banking
2 15 (3.20%) Investment Banking
2 15 (3.20%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.77%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.13%) Legal
5 9 (1.92%) Law
5 9 (1.92%) Marketing
5 9 (1.92%) Retail
6 6 (1.28%) Billing
6 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.07%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.85%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.64%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) International Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (24.52%) Developer
2 74 (15.78%) Analyst
3 34 (7.25%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.25%) Senior Developer
4 25 (5.33%) Architect
5 24 (5.12%) Support Analyst
6 21 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 19 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 18 (3.84%) Senior Support Analyst
10 17 (3.62%) Consultant
10 17 (3.62%) IT Manager
11 16 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.20%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (2.13%) Junior
15 10 (2.13%) Junior Developer
15 10 (2.13%) Senior Manager
15 10 (2.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.01%) .NET
2 50 (10.66%) React
3 48 (10.23%) AngularJS
4 31 (6.61%) HTML
5 29 (6.18%) Spring
6 27 (5.76%) Node.js
7 26 (5.54%) Web Services
8 22 (4.69%) CSS
9 21 (4.48%) Spring Boot
10 19 (4.05%) RESTful
11 18 (3.84%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.41%) Ajax
13 14 (2.99%) HTML5
13 14 (2.99%) REST
14 10 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.13%) JMS
14 10 (2.13%) JSP
15 9 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.92%) Kafka
16 8 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.99%) Public Cloud
3 14 (2.99%) User Experience
4 12 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.92%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.49%) PMI
8 6 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.07%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.64%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.58%) Windows
2 34 (7.25%) Linux
3 16 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.56%) Unix
6 11 (2.35%) Android
6 11 (2.35%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.85%) HPUX
7 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (11.94%) DevOps
4 47 (10.02%) Mentoring
5 46 (9.81%) Test Automation
6 44 (9.38%) Analytics
7 43 (9.17%) Microservices
7 43 (9.17%) TDD
8 41 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
11 33 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 33 (7.04%) Technical Leadership
12 31 (6.61%) ITIL
12 31 (6.61%) SDLC
13 29 (6.18%) Decision-Making
13 29 (6.18%) Process Improvement
14 28 (5.97%) Risk Management
15 27 (5.76%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 112 (23.88%) SQL
2 91 (19.40%) Java
3 86 (18.34%) JavaScript
4 64 (13.65%) C#
5 51 (10.87%) Python
6 29 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.76%) Scala
8 25 (5.33%) Java 8
9 22 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 21 (4.48%) C++
11 12 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.28%) Groovy
13 6 (1.28%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.28%) Ruby
14 5 (1.07%) Clojure
14 5 (1.07%) Perl
14 5 (1.07%) R
15 4 (0.85%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 28 (5.97%) Degree
2 16 (3.41%) CISSP
3 15 (3.20%) CISM
4 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.85%) MCSE
7 4 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.64%) CCNP
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.64%) MCSA
8 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CCNA
9 2 (0.43%) MCTS
9 2 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.43%) PhD
9 2 (0.43%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.33%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) COBIT
2 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.85%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) GDPR
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.43%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.97%) Docker
2 17 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.07%) XenApp
5 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.64%) vSphere
6 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.99%) Terraform
3 12 (2.56%) Ansible
4 11 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.28%) SCCM
6 5 (1.07%) Puppet
7 3 (0.64%) BMC Performance Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.43%) WSUS
9 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.21%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.21%) Consul
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.96%) Oracle
3 16 (3.41%) Splunk
4 14 (2.99%) Cisco
4 14 (2.99%) VMware
5 12 (2.56%) Citrix
6 11 (2.35%) Databricks
7 10 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.71%) SAP
9 6 (1.28%) Capita
9 6 (1.28%) Google
10 5 (1.07%) IBM
10 5 (1.07%) Tableau
11 4 (0.85%) BT
11 4 (0.85%) F5
11 4 (0.85%) FNZ
11 4 (0.85%) Remedy
12 3 (0.64%) BMC
12 3 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.64%) Talend