Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 755 1,145 1,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.47% 22.67% 24.39%
As % of the General category 52.47% 61.73% 58.14%
Number of salaries quoted 426 768 851
Scotland median annual salary £51,570 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.14% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 1,439 1,855 2,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.21% 36.73% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 816 1,195 1,539
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £29,533 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 471 £55,000 +10.00% 118
Glasgow -4 242 £50,000 - 43
Dundee +6 18 £49,250 +64.17% 4
Aberdeen -17 6 £47,500 +58.33% 6
Inverclyde +1 3 £60,000 +5.71% 1
West Lothian -12 2 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Fife -2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -4 1 £26,500 -38.37%
Midlothian - 1 £43,000 - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 282 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (22.65%) SQL
3 126 (16.69%) Java
4 121 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 116 (15.36%) .NET
6 111 (14.70%) Azure
7 102 (13.51%) DevOps
8 98 (12.98%) Banking
9 94 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (12.05%) Test Automation
11 90 (11.92%) C#
11 90 (11.92%) Python
12 82 (10.86%) Degree
13 78 (10.33%) SDLC
14 76 (10.07%) SQL Server
14 76 (10.07%) CSS
15 75 (9.93%) AngularJS
15 75 (9.93%) AWS
16 72 (9.54%) Microsoft
17 71 (9.40%) Mentoring
18 68 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (9.01%) HTML
19 66 (8.74%) Oracle
20 64 (8.48%) Information Security
21 63 (8.34%) Linux
21 63 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
22 60 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
22 60 (7.95%) Software Engineering
23 59 (7.81%) React

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 21 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.12%) CMS
4 13 (1.72%) EPiServer
5 11 (1.46%) SAS
6 10 (1.32%) Confluence
7 9 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.40%) Appian
11 3 (0.40%) Drupal
11 3 (0.40%) IIS
11 3 (0.40%) JBoss
11 3 (0.40%) WordPress
12 2 (0.26%) Apache
12 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.26%) Documentum
Applications
1 16 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.32%) Sketch
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.53%) InVision
7 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.40%) Magento
5 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.40%) Primavera
5 3 (0.40%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.70%) Azure
2 75 (9.93%) AWS
3 26 (3.44%) GCP
4 20 (2.65%) Power Platform
5 13 (1.72%) Office 365
6 12 (1.59%) SaaS
7 10 (1.32%) Serverless
8 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.93%) GitHub
9 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.79%) IaaS
10 5 (0.66%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.66%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.40%) PaaS
12 2 (0.26%) AWS CodeCommit
12 2 (0.26%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.52%) Network Security
2 15 (1.99%) Firewall
3 10 (1.32%) Skype
4 9 (1.19%) LAN
4 9 (1.19%) WAN
5 8 (1.06%) Internet
6 6 (0.79%) HTTP
6 6 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.79%) VPN
7 5 (0.66%) SAN
7 5 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.53%) DHCP
8 4 (0.53%) DNS
8 4 (0.53%) VoIP
9 3 (0.40%) ATM
10 2 (0.26%) FTP
10 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.64%) Big Data
3 29 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.71%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.71%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.52%) Power BI
8 14 (1.85%) DB2
8 14 (1.85%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.59%) MySQL
11 10 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.06%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.93%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 6 (0.79%) HBase
15 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (3.97%) JIRA
5 29 (3.84%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.91%) Ant
7 21 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.65%) Apache Ivy
9 14 (1.85%) Maven
9 14 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.46%) JUnit
11 10 (1.32%) Selenium
12 9 (1.19%) IBM UrbanCode
12 9 (1.19%) NUnit
12 9 (1.19%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.66%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.66%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 98 (12.98%) Banking
2 36 (4.77%) Public Sector
3 25 (3.31%) Financial Institution
3 25 (3.31%) Retail
4 14 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.72%) Marketing
6 12 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.79%) Legal
9 5 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 210 (27.81%) Developer
2 102 (13.51%) Analyst
3 61 (8.08%) Senior Developer
4 59 (7.81%) Consultant
5 45 (5.96%) Architect
6 33 (4.37%) Java Developer
7 32 (4.24%) Software Developer
8 31 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 30 (3.97%) Business Analyst
10 24 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 20 (2.65%) .NET Developer
13 19 (2.52%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 19 (2.52%) Security Architect
13 19 (2.52%) Security Manager
14 17 (2.25%) Senior DevOps
15 15 (1.99%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (1.99%) Test Consultant
15 15 (1.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (15.36%) .NET
2 76 (10.07%) CSS
3 75 (9.93%) AngularJS
4 68 (9.01%) HTML
5 59 (7.81%) React
6 43 (5.70%) REST
7 42 (5.56%) Spring
8 38 (5.03%) Node.js
9 36 (4.77%) Web Services
10 30 (3.97%) .NET Core
11 23 (3.05%) JSON
12 22 (2.91%) HTML5
13 18 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (2.38%) XML
14 17 (2.25%) Kafka
15 16 (2.12%) ASP.NET
15 16 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (2.12%) CSS3
16 14 (1.85%) RESTful
17 13 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.64%) User Experience
3 31 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.72%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.59%) Blog
8 12 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.06%) PMI
11 7 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.66%) SCADA
13 4 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.34%) Linux
2 53 (7.02%) Windows
3 32 (4.24%) Unix
4 25 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.38%) Android
7 8 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.40%) HPUX
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Solaris
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.51%) DevOps
3 94 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (12.05%) Test Automation
5 78 (10.33%) SDLC
6 71 (9.40%) Mentoring
7 68 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (8.48%) Information Security
9 60 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (7.95%) Software Engineering
10 59 (7.81%) Fintech
11 57 (7.55%) Project Management
11 57 (7.55%) TDD
12 55 (7.28%) Microservices
13 54 (7.15%) Scrum
14 52 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (6.49%) Analytics
16 47 (6.23%) Computer Science
17 43 (5.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 171 (22.65%) SQL
2 126 (16.69%) Java
3 121 (16.03%) JavaScript
4 90 (11.92%) C#
4 90 (11.92%) Python
5 43 (5.70%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.71%) Ruby
7 22 (2.91%) Java 8
8 13 (1.72%) Scala
9 12 (1.59%) Perl
10 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.06%) C++
11 8 (1.06%) R
11 8 (1.06%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.93%) C
13 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.79%) VBA
14 5 (0.66%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (10.86%) Degree
2 20 (2.65%) CISM
2 20 (2.65%) CISSP
3 13 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.19%) GIAC
5 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.79%) CISA
7 5 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.53%) CRISC
8 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.53%) PhD
9 3 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.40%) CCNA
9 3 (0.40%) CCNP
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.40%) ISEB
9 3 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.02%) QA
2 18 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.25%) GDPR
4 13 (1.72%) NIST
5 10 (1.32%) PMO
6 9 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.06%) SLA
8 4 (0.53%) COBIT
8 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.26%) ITGC
9 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (5.17%) Docker
2 14 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.53%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) Ceph
8 1 (0.13%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.13%) Postfix
8 1 (0.13%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (3.97%) Ansible
2 29 (3.84%) Kubernetes
3 24 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.32%) SCCM
5 7 (0.93%) Kibana
6 6 (0.79%) Terraform
7 5 (0.66%) SCOM
8 4 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.53%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.53%) Puppet
8 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.40%) WSUS
10 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.13%) MIIS
11 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 72 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.74%) Oracle
3 23 (3.05%) Tableau
4 20 (2.65%) Micro Focus
5 19 (2.52%) SAP
6 16 (2.12%) Cisco
6 16 (2.12%) Google
7 15 (1.99%) VMware
8 13 (1.72%) Cognos
9 7 (0.93%) IBM
9 7 (0.93%) Informatica
10 6 (0.79%) Adobe
10 6 (0.79%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.79%) Citrix
10 6 (0.79%) Palo Alto
10 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.79%) Splunk
11 5 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.66%) Infoblox
11 5 (0.66%) JD Edwards