Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1488 1896 2121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.98% 33.40% 33.90%
As % of the General category 65.84% 71.09% 69.40%
Number of salaries quoted 884 977 1311
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2260 2667 3056
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.50% 46.99% 48.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1400 1394 1845
Scotland median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,150
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 0 775 £50,000 - 92
Glasgow -1 597 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Aberdeen +1 30 £42,500 -8.11% 4
West Lothian +2 24 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Renfrewshire +5 11 £40,000 +75.82% 1
Stirling +6 9 £45,000 - 3
Falkirk +5 8 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Perth and Kinross 0 6 £60,000 +20.60% 1
Fife +6 5 £55,000 +100.00%
North Lanarkshire +7 3 £39,000 +4.00%
Inverclyde -3 3 £35,500 -
Dundee -14 2 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Highlands - 2 £60,000 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 386 (25.94%) SQL
2 364 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (21.91%) Java
4 313 (21.03%) Banking
5 253 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 238 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
7 224 (15.05%) Microsoft
8 201 (13.51%) Degree
9 190 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 190 (12.77%) C#
10 176 (11.83%) .NET
11 168 (11.29%) Oracle
12 167 (11.22%) Project Management
13 157 (10.55%) SQL Server
14 146 (9.81%) Infrastructure Management
15 144 (9.68%) JavaScript
16 141 (9.48%) Mentoring
17 136 (9.14%) Python
17 136 (9.14%) Retail
18 133 (8.94%) Analytics
19 131 (8.80%) SAS
20 116 (7.80%) HTML
20 116 (7.80%) Relational Database
21 113 (7.59%) CSS
22 105 (7.06%) ITIL
23 101 (6.79%) TDD
23 101 (6.79%) Big Data
24 99 (6.65%) OO
25 94 (6.32%) Windows
26 88 (5.91%) MVC

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
1 131 (8.80%) SAS
2 25 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 20 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.21%) CMS
4 18 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 14 (0.94%) IIS
8 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.67%) JBoss
9 10 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.60%) Apache
10 9 (0.60%) Drupal
10 9 (0.60%) WordPress
11 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.40%) Content Management Server
12 6 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.47%) SPSS
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.067%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.067%) InVision
9 1 (0.067%) Mingle
9 1 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.54%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
3 8 (0.54%) SAP FI-AR
4 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.47%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.47%) Sonata
5 6 (0.40%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.28%) Office 365
4 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.87%) SaaS
5 6 (0.40%) PaaS
6 5 (0.34%) GitHub
7 4 (0.27%) iPaaS
7 4 (0.27%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.15%) Firewall
2 26 (1.75%) Internet
2 26 (1.75%) SAN
3 18 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (1.01%) LAN
4 15 (1.01%) WAN
5 12 (0.81%) Network Security
6 10 (0.67%) DMZ
7 9 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.54%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.47%) DNS
10 5 (0.34%) DHCP
11 4 (0.27%) HTTP
11 4 (0.27%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.20%) GoToMeeting
12 3 (0.20%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.20%) LDAP
12 3 (0.20%) SSL
12 3 (0.20%) VLAN
13 2 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 101 (6.79%) Big Data
4 60 (4.03%) RDBMS
4 60 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (3.29%) Base SAS
7 48 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 41 (2.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 41 (2.76%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 35 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 34 (2.28%) Data Mining
11 33 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.75%) QlikView
14 24 (1.61%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.34%) DB2
16 19 (1.28%) HBase
17 15 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 50 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.69%) Visual Studio
3 36 (2.42%) ProC
4 34 (2.28%) JIRA
5 31 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 19 (1.28%) Maven
8 18 (1.21%) JUnit
9 17 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 16 (1.08%) Selenium
11 14 (0.94%) SpecFlow
11 14 (0.94%) Subversion
12 13 (0.87%) Axure RP
13 12 (0.81%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.74%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.67%) HP UFT
16 9 (0.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 8 (0.54%) Eclipse
17 8 (0.54%) FitNesse
18 5 (0.34%) IntelliJ
General
1 313 (21.03%) Banking
2 136 (9.14%) Retail
3 83 (5.58%) Retail Banking
4 45 (3.02%) Marketing
5 41 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.95%) Legal
8 21 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.08%) Front Office
11 15 (1.01%) Law
12 14 (0.94%) Advertising
13 11 (0.74%) Electronics
14 7 (0.47%) Back Office
15 6 (0.40%) Billing
16 5 (0.34%) Automotive
16 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.27%) Publishing
18 3 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 409 (27.49%) Developer
2 259 (17.41%) Analyst
3 194 (13.04%) Consultant
4 128 (8.60%) Java Developer
5 108 (7.26%) Business Analyst
6 88 (5.91%) Senior Developer
7 79 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 70 (4.70%) C# Developer
9 63 (4.23%) Architect
9 63 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
10 56 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 56 (3.76%) SAS Consultant
11 54 (3.63%) Data Analyst
12 49 (3.29%) SQL Analyst
13 47 (3.16%) Applications Developer
13 47 (3.16%) Senior Java Developer
14 45 (3.02%) Technical Analyst
15 44 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 44 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
16 43 (2.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (11.83%) .NET
2 116 (7.80%) HTML
3 113 (7.59%) CSS
4 81 (5.44%) Spring
5 78 (5.24%) AngularJS
6 76 (5.11%) ASP.NET
7 61 (4.10%) jQuery
7 61 (4.10%) XML
8 58 (3.90%) J2EE
9 55 (3.70%) HTML5
10 48 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (3.23%) Web Services
11 47 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 45 (3.02%) Node.js
13 44 (2.96%) Ember.js
14 39 (2.62%) JSON
15 38 (2.55%) CSS3
16 25 (1.68%) REST
17 23 (1.55%) .NET Framework
17 23 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
3 76 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.69%) Client/Server
4 40 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 35 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.22%) Robotics
6 33 (2.22%) User Experience
7 32 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.75%) Credit Risk
9 23 (1.55%) Fintech
10 18 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.01%) Clustering
12 15 (1.01%) PMI
13 13 (0.87%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.81%) Replication
15 11 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 94 (6.32%) Windows
2 78 (5.24%) Linux
3 70 (4.70%) Unix
4 37 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.21%) AIX
9 12 (0.81%) Android
10 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.20%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) Tru64
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) zOS
14 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.067%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 190 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
4 167 (11.22%) Project Management
5 146 (9.81%) Infrastructure Management
6 141 (9.48%) Mentoring
7 133 (8.94%) Analytics
8 105 (7.06%) ITIL
9 101 (6.79%) TDD
10 99 (6.65%) OO
11 88 (5.91%) MVC
11 88 (5.91%) SDLC
12 87 (5.85%) Data Management
13 80 (5.38%) Risk Management
13 80 (5.38%) Scrum
14 70 (4.70%) Change Management
15 68 (4.57%) People Management
16 63 (4.23%) Coaching
17 59 (3.97%) Multithreading
18 58 (3.90%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 386 (25.94%) SQL
2 326 (21.91%) Java
3 190 (12.77%) C#
4 144 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 136 (9.14%) Python
6 70 (4.70%) C++
7 44 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 40 (2.69%) PowerShell
9 37 (2.49%) Perl
9 37 (2.49%) SAS Macro
10 36 (2.42%) PROC SQL
11 34 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.02%) PHP
13 28 (1.88%) C
14 24 (1.61%) VB
15 19 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.28%) VBA
16 17 (1.14%) R
17 16 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.87%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 201 (13.51%) Degree
2 22 (1.48%) CISSP
2 22 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.01%) ISEB
4 15 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
4 15 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.87%) ACCA
6 12 (0.81%) CISM
6 12 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.67%) CIMA
7 10 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.54%) MBA
9 7 (0.47%) CCNA
9 7 (0.47%) CISA
10 6 (0.40%) MCSE
10 6 (0.40%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.34%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.62%) SLA
2 23 (1.55%) PMO
3 11 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.67%) Basel III
5 9 (0.60%) QA
6 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.34%) GDPR
8 5 (0.34%) IFRS
9 4 (0.27%) DO-254
9 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.27%) EMIR
9 4 (0.27%) MiFID
10 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.13%) MISRA
10 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) SEPA
11 1 (0.067%) COBIT
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 46 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.94%) Docker
6 12 (0.81%) RHEV
7 9 (0.60%) vSphere
8 8 (0.54%) Firmware
8 8 (0.54%) XenApp
9 5 (0.34%) HDFS
9 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (0.13%) RACF
12 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.067%) LXC
13 1 (0.067%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (1.68%) SCCM
3 18 (1.21%) Ansible
4 17 (1.14%) Puppet
5 16 (1.08%) Nagios
6 12 (0.81%) Control-M
6 12 (0.81%) Rundeck
6 12 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.47%) SCOM
8 6 (0.40%) Ambari
9 5 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.20%) Rancher
11 3 (0.20%) WSUS
12 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.13%) Terraform
12 2 (0.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 224 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 168 (11.29%) Oracle
3 73 (4.91%) Teradata
4 43 (2.89%) Cognos
5 42 (2.82%) VMware
6 37 (2.49%) IBM
6 37 (2.49%) Tableau
7 35 (2.35%) SAP
8 34 (2.28%) Informatica
9 30 (2.02%) MicroStrategy
10 26 (1.75%) Splunk
11 21 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.28%) Citrix
13 18 (1.21%) EMC
14 16 (1.08%) Adobe
15 15 (1.01%) F5
15 15 (1.01%) Perforce
16 14 (0.94%) HP
17 13 (0.87%) Cisco
18 11 (0.74%) Sybase