Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,330 1,450 1,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.94% 25.74% 29.07%
As % of the General category 68.70% 63.29% 67.88%
Number of salaries quoted 863 878 824
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 1,936 2,291 2,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.30% 40.66% 42.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,215 1,431 1,229
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,950
90th Percentile £69,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -1 608 £50,000 - 126
Glasgow 0 580 £50,000 - 60
West Lothian 0 61 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Aberdeen -6 18 £35,000 -15.15% 12
South Ayrshire - 14 £50,000 -
Fife +8 7 £44,500 -25.83%
West Dunbartonshire 0 6 £42,750 -6.56%
Renfrewshire -3 5 £25,000 -37.50%
Stirling -6 5 £42,500 -8.11% 1
Lothian - 4 £34,500 -
Dundee +8 3 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Highlands -4 3 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Perth and Kinross - 3 £47,500 -
East Ayrshire - 3 £50,000 -
Inverclyde +2 1 £56,759 +53.40%
South Lanarkshire 0 1 £55,000 +111.54%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 480 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (35.04%) SQL
3 317 (23.83%) Java
4 246 (18.50%) Oracle
5 233 (17.52%) Python
6 219 (16.47%) C#
7 211 (15.86%) Test Automation
8 209 (15.71%) JavaScript
8 209 (15.71%) Microsoft
9 200 (15.04%) Banking
10 187 (14.06%) SDLC
11 182 (13.68%) .NET
12 176 (13.23%) HTML
13 172 (12.93%) SQL Server
14 165 (12.41%) OO
15 162 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
16 159 (11.95%) Degree
17 150 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
18 145 (10.90%) TDD
19 141 (10.60%) XML
20 131 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 129 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
22 125 (9.40%) Linux
23 119 (8.95%) Scrum
24 114 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
25 113 (8.50%) NoSQL
26 112 (8.42%) Project Management
27 106 (7.97%) OOP
27 106 (7.97%) AngularJS
28 104 (7.82%) Windows

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 51 (3.83%) MQSeries
2 32 (2.41%) SAS
3 31 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.35%) IIS
6 16 (1.20%) Umbraco
7 13 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.83%) JBoss
8 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.75%) Apache
10 9 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.53%) Confluence
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.15%) CMS
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 60 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.075%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (3.38%) Oracle ERP
2 44 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.60%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.38%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.38%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (0.75%) Office 365
5 10 (0.75%) SaaS
6 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.53%) GitHub
7 6 (0.45%) PaaS
8 5 (0.38%) npm
8 5 (0.38%) Yarn
9 4 (0.30%) IaaS
10 3 (0.23%) Serverless
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) Apigee
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.15%) FinancialForce
11 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.03%) Firewall
2 18 (1.35%) Network Security
3 15 (1.13%) Internet
4 11 (0.83%) SAN
5 10 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.68%) VoIP
7 8 (0.60%) DNS
8 5 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.38%) LAN
8 5 (0.38%) SSL
8 5 (0.38%) WAN
9 4 (0.30%) ATM
9 4 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.30%) Wireless
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (0.23%) HTTP
11 2 (0.15%) Intranet
11 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.15%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 113 (8.50%) NoSQL
4 91 (6.84%) Relational Database
5 76 (5.71%) Hadoop
6 63 (4.74%) MySQL
7 54 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 54 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (3.83%) Bigtable
9 46 (3.46%) Big Data
10 40 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (2.26%) QlikView
14 29 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (1.58%) Qlik Sense
16 20 (1.50%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.35%) Power BI
18 17 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (5.86%) Visual Studio
2 62 (4.66%) Maven
3 53 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 49 (3.68%) Cucumber
5 47 (3.53%) Git (software)
5 47 (3.53%) SpecFlow
6 43 (3.23%) Selenium
7 39 (2.93%) TeamCity
8 34 (2.56%) JIRA
9 31 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (2.18%) Hudson
11 21 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 20 (1.50%) JUnit
13 19 (1.43%) NUnit
14 17 (1.28%) Toad
15 12 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.75%) Ranorex
17 9 (0.68%) Gradle
18 8 (0.60%) JMeter
18 8 (0.60%) Protractor
General
1 200 (15.04%) Banking
2 66 (4.96%) Marketing
3 42 (3.16%) Retail
4 41 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 41 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 37 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.80%) Law
8 19 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.28%) Electronics
10 14 (1.05%) Back Office
11 10 (0.75%) Front Office
11 10 (0.75%) Legal
12 7 (0.53%) Advertising
13 5 (0.38%) Billing
13 5 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Games
14 3 (0.23%) Local Government
14 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 417 (31.35%) Developer
2 200 (15.04%) Analyst
3 130 (9.77%) Senior Developer
4 127 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 98 (7.37%) .NET Developer
6 82 (6.17%) Consultant
7 76 (5.71%) Architect
8 75 (5.64%) Business Analyst
9 71 (5.34%) Software Developer
10 70 (5.26%) C# Developer
11 57 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
12 56 (4.21%) Java Engineer
12 56 (4.21%) Project Manager
13 52 (3.91%) Python Engineer
14 45 (3.38%) Software Engineer
15 44 (3.31%) C++ Developer
16 43 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
16 43 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
16 43 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
17 40 (3.01%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (13.68%) .NET
2 176 (13.23%) HTML
3 141 (10.60%) XML
4 106 (7.97%) AngularJS
5 95 (7.14%) Spring
6 82 (6.17%) CSS
6 82 (6.17%) Middleware
7 77 (5.79%) Hibernate
7 77 (5.79%) HTML5
8 73 (5.49%) Web Services
9 52 (3.91%) JSON
10 51 (3.83%) XML Schema
11 49 (3.68%) Gherkin
12 41 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (3.01%) REST
14 39 (2.93%) jQuery
15 36 (2.71%) ASP.NET
16 35 (2.63%) React
17 34 (2.56%) RESTful
17 34 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 162 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.89%) Fintech
3 60 (4.51%) Virtual Team
4 57 (4.29%) User Experience
5 56 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 22 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.50%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.50%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.05%) Robotics
12 13 (0.98%) Clustering
12 13 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.75%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.68%) Cyberattack
16 8 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 125 (9.40%) Linux
2 104 (7.82%) Windows
3 103 (7.74%) Unix
4 23 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.90%) Solaris
6 11 (0.83%) AIX
6 11 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.45%) Android
10 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.075%) CentOS
11 1 (0.075%) HPUX
11 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (15.86%) Test Automation
3 187 (14.06%) SDLC
4 165 (12.41%) OO
5 150 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
6 145 (10.90%) TDD
7 131 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 129 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
9 119 (8.95%) Scrum
10 112 (8.42%) Project Management
11 106 (7.97%) OOP
12 96 (7.22%) Unit Testing
13 91 (6.84%) BDD
14 90 (6.77%) Coaching
15 88 (6.62%) Collaborative Working
16 87 (6.54%) CRM
17 86 (6.47%) ERP
17 86 (6.47%) MVC
18 85 (6.39%) DevOps
19 81 (6.09%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 466 (35.04%) SQL
2 317 (23.83%) Java
3 233 (17.52%) Python
4 219 (16.47%) C#
5 209 (15.71%) JavaScript
6 97 (7.29%) PL/SQL
7 89 (6.69%) C++
8 58 (4.36%) PowerShell
9 57 (4.29%) PHP
10 51 (3.83%) XPath
11 48 (3.61%) Ruby
12 31 (2.33%) Perl
13 23 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.90%) VBA
17 9 (0.68%) XQuery
18 7 (0.53%) C
18 7 (0.53%) COBOL
18 7 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (11.95%) Degree
2 21 (1.58%) CISSP
3 16 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.13%) CISM
5 13 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.75%) ISEB
8 9 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.60%) CCNA
9 8 (0.60%) CEH
9 8 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (0.60%) PMP
9 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.53%) MBA
10 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.45%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.45%) SANS
11 6 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.91%) QA
2 27 (2.03%) SLA
3 22 (1.65%) PMO
4 15 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.60%) GDPR
7 5 (0.38%) P3O
7 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.30%) COBIT
8 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.15%) PSD2
10 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.075%) HL7
10 1 (0.075%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 76 (5.71%) Docker
2 45 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.23%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.15%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.075%) iptables
8 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.075%) RACF
8 1 (0.075%) Samba
8 1 (0.075%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.075%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (4.21%) Ansible
1 56 (4.21%) Puppet
2 14 (1.05%) SCCM
3 12 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.45%) CA Endevor
6 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.30%) Control-M
7 4 (0.30%) Salt
8 3 (0.23%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 246 (18.50%) Oracle
2 209 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.16%) SAP
4 33 (2.48%) IBM
5 31 (2.33%) Tableau
6 26 (1.95%) Google
7 22 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.58%) Teradata
9 20 (1.50%) Cognos
10 19 (1.43%) VMware
11 18 (1.35%) Sybase
12 16 (1.20%) Solace
12 16 (1.20%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.13%) Cisco
13 15 (1.13%) Informatica
14 13 (0.98%) Xamarin
15 12 (0.90%) Twitter
16 8 (0.60%) CA
16 8 (0.60%) hybris
16 8 (0.60%) Red Hat