Period
to

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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,404 588 362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 24.72% 13.51% 17.78%
As % of the General category 36.85% 25.40% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 829 427 207
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £46,000 £42,500 £39,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £62,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £72,200
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%

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 3,810 2,315 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 67.09% 53.18% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,091 1,310 612
10th Percentile £31,569 £28,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,606 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,425 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.28% +4.05% +4.40%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £74,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Edinburgh +8 783 £60,000 +13.21% 65
Glasgow +4 308 £60,000 +14.29% 75
Lanarkshire +3 42 £60,000 -
Fife +1 34 £52,500 -4.55%
East Lothian - 33 - -
Aberdeen +29 31 £55,000 +2.80% 6
West Lothian +9 22 £65,214 +63.04% 2
North Lanarkshire +5 18 - -
Midlothian - 14 - -
South Lanarkshire -2 13 - -
Stirling - 13 - - 3
Renfrewshire - 11 £55,000 - 3
Argyll and Bute - 11 £48,500 - 2
Ayrshire - 7 - -
Clackmannanshire - 7 - - 1
Inverclyde -1 6 £69,500 +35.61%
West Dunbartonshire - 6 - - 2
Shetland Islands - 6 - -
Dundee -1 5 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Dunbartonshire - 4 - - 1
Scottish Borders +6 2 - - 1
Falkirk -1 2 - -
North Ayrshire - 2 - - 1
Highlands +17 1 - - 2
Perth and Kinross +1 1 - - 3
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Perthshire - 1 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 576 (41.03%) Agile
2 376 (26.78%) Social Skills
3 371 (26.42%) Problem-Solving
4 313 (22.29%) Software Engineering
5 304 (21.65%) Banking
6 287 (20.44%) Degree
7 260 (18.52%) DevOps
8 226 (16.10%) Project Management
9 223 (15.88%) SQL
10 222 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
11 211 (15.03%) Decision-Making
12 207 (14.74%) Marketing
13 205 (14.60%) Java
14 189 (13.46%) AWS
15 186 (13.25%) JavaScript
16 177 (12.61%) Azure
17 162 (11.54%) Mentoring
18 158 (11.25%) Microservices
19 152 (10.83%) Analytics
20 151 (10.75%) CI/CD
21 146 (10.40%) Scrum
22 145 (10.33%) Test Automation
23 139 (9.90%) Kubernetes
24 134 (9.54%) Coaching
25 130 (9.26%) Microsoft
26 128 (9.12%) React
27 127 (9.05%) Python
28 120 (8.55%) Docker
29 118 (8.40%) Time Management
30 116 (8.26%) Customer Experience

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
1 107 (7.62%) SAS
2 57 (4.06%) Confluence
3 19 (1.35%) MS Project Server
4 8 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.14%) CMS
9 2 (0.14%) IIS
9 2 (0.14%) Mendix
9 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.071%) Camunda
10 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.071%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.071%) JBoss
10 1 (0.071%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 33 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.21%) InVision
5 17 (1.21%) Sketch
6 14 (1.00%) Zeplin
7 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.07%) NetSuite
4 14 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.93%) Sage 200
5 13 (0.93%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.14%) LongView
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 189 (13.46%) AWS
2 177 (12.61%) Azure
3 61 (4.34%) Power Platform
4 50 (3.56%) GCP
5 49 (3.49%) SaaS
6 27 (1.92%) Azure DevOps
7 26 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
8 25 (1.78%) GitHub
9 23 (1.64%) Figma
10 17 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 15 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.07%) Serverless
12 13 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (0.85%) IaaS
13 12 (0.85%) PaaS
14 8 (0.57%) GitHub Actions
14 8 (0.57%) Google Workspace
14 8 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
15 7 (0.50%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.35%) Firewall
2 18 (1.28%) Internet
3 9 (0.64%) Network Security
4 8 (0.57%) 4G
4 8 (0.57%) 5G
5 7 (0.50%) WAN
6 5 (0.36%) LAN
6 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.28%) Broadband
7 4 (0.28%) VLAN
8 3 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.21%) OpenFlow
8 3 (0.21%) SSL
8 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.21%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) Wireless
9 2 (0.14%) BGP
9 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.21%) Power BI
3 41 (2.92%) NoSQL
4 32 (2.28%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.42%) Tableau
7 14 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.71%) Big Data
12 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.50%) MySQL
14 6 (0.43%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 79 (5.63%) JIRA
2 71 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.64%) Selenium
5 26 (1.85%) Cypress.io
6 25 (1.78%) WebDriver
7 22 (1.57%) Bitbucket
8 21 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.00%) GitLab
9 14 (1.00%) Postman
10 11 (0.78%) Pa11y
10 11 (0.78%) SpecFlow
10 11 (0.78%) Subversion
11 10 (0.71%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.57%) Burp Suite
12 8 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.50%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.50%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.50%) Terragrunt
General
1 376 (26.78%) Social Skills
2 304 (21.65%) Banking
3 222 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
4 207 (14.74%) Marketing
5 91 (6.48%) Presentation Skills
6 67 (4.77%) Retail
7 59 (4.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 48 (3.42%) Financial Institution
8 48 (3.42%) Legal
9 47 (3.35%) Public Sector
10 36 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
11 31 (2.21%) Aerospace
12 29 (2.07%) Aviation
13 28 (1.99%) Manufacturing
14 26 (1.85%) Games
15 24 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
16 20 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (1.35%) Local Government
18 12 (0.85%) Back Office
19 11 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 177 (12.61%) Developer
2 160 (11.40%) Analyst
3 157 (11.18%) Software Engineer
4 131 (9.33%) Graduate
5 125 (8.90%) Architect
6 109 (7.76%) Trainee
7 90 (6.41%) Programmer
8 80 (5.70%) Statistical Programmer
9 78 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 62 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 55 (3.92%) Senior Programmer
11 55 (3.92%) Senior Statistical Programmer
12 50 (3.56%) Business Analyst
13 40 (2.85%) Senior Developer
14 39 (2.78%) Consultant
15 36 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
16 35 (2.49%) C# Developer
17 34 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
17 34 (2.42%) Quality Engineer
17 34 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.12%) React
2 95 (6.77%) RESTful
3 94 (6.70%) Node.js
4 92 (6.55%) .NET
5 61 (4.34%) Web Services
6 41 (2.92%) XML
7 36 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 33 (2.35%) HTML
8 33 (2.35%) Spring
8 33 (2.35%) Spring Boot
9 31 (2.21%) REST
10 30 (2.14%) .NET Core
11 25 (1.78%) CSS
12 19 (1.35%) Svelte
13 18 (1.28%) Flutter
13 18 (1.28%) Vue.js
14 15 (1.07%) JSON
14 15 (1.07%) UIKit
15 14 (1.00%) .NET Framework
15 14 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.62%) Driving Licence
2 72 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 61 (4.34%) Virtual Team
4 47 (3.35%) User Experience
5 46 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.28%) Biotechnology
10 16 (1.14%) e-Learning
11 15 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
12 14 (1.00%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.00%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.00%) Low-Code
13 13 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.85%) Blog
15 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.64%) Legacy Systems
17 7 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 78 (5.56%) Linux
2 67 (4.77%) Unix
2 67 (4.77%) Windows
3 43 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 39 (2.78%) Android
5 25 (1.78%) AIX
6 9 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.36%) Solaris
8 3 (0.21%) CentOS
8 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.071%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.071%) HPUX
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (41.03%) Agile
2 371 (26.42%) Problem-Solving
3 313 (22.29%) Software Engineering
4 260 (18.52%) DevOps
5 226 (16.10%) Project Management
6 211 (15.03%) Decision-Making
7 162 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 158 (11.25%) Microservices
9 152 (10.83%) Analytics
10 151 (10.75%) CI/CD
11 146 (10.40%) Scrum
12 145 (10.33%) Test Automation
13 134 (9.54%) Coaching
14 118 (8.40%) Time Management
15 116 (8.26%) Customer Experience
16 109 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 107 (7.62%) Conflict Management
17 107 (7.62%) Cost Control
18 106 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
18 106 (7.55%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (15.88%) SQL
2 205 (14.60%) Java
3 186 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 127 (9.05%) Python
5 84 (5.98%) C#
6 31 (2.21%) TypeScript
7 30 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 26 (1.85%) Kotlin
9 25 (1.78%) Go
10 23 (1.64%) Apple Swift
11 20 (1.42%) Bash
12 18 (1.28%) C
12 18 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.00%) Ruby
15 13 (0.93%) C++
15 13 (0.93%) R
15 13 (0.93%) Scala
16 6 (0.43%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 287 (20.44%) Degree
2 32 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.64%) CISSP
5 18 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.07%) CISM
7 12 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.78%) HNC
8 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.57%) CSSLP
10 8 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.50%) CISA
11 7 (0.50%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.36%) CCNA
13 5 (0.36%) CEH
14 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.70%) Good Clinical Practice
2 71 (5.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 51 (3.63%) QA
4 48 (3.42%) Accessibility
4 48 (3.42%) CDISC
5 27 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.28%) GLP
7 15 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.93%) NIST
8 13 (0.93%) PMO
9 12 (0.85%) GDPR
10 10 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.64%) IFRS
11 9 (0.64%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.50%) SLA
13 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.28%) GMP
14 3 (0.21%) IFRS 17
14 3 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 120 (8.55%) Docker
2 30 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.28%) Firmware
4 3 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.14%) KVM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.071%) NFS
6 1 (0.071%) RACF
6 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 139 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 52 (3.70%) Terraform
3 22 (1.57%) Ansible
4 11 (0.78%) Prometheus
5 9 (0.64%) Puppet
6 7 (0.50%) Grafana
6 7 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.21%) CASB
9 2 (0.14%) Istio
9 2 (0.14%) Packer
9 2 (0.14%) SCOM
9 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.071%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.071%) Kibana
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.071%) SCCM
10 1 (0.071%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.071%) zSecure
Vendors
1 130 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 84 (5.98%) Oracle
3 36 (2.56%) TOWER Software
4 31 (2.21%) Google
5 30 (2.14%) FIS
6 27 (1.92%) SAP
7 25 (1.78%) Adobe
8 22 (1.57%) Hitachi
9 20 (1.42%) Charles River
10 18 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 18 (1.28%) Teradata
11 14 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.93%) Sage
13 12 (0.85%) Cisco
14 11 (0.78%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.71%) Splunk
15 10 (0.71%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.64%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.57%) CA
17 8 (0.57%) ForgeRock