Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 288 1,058 1,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.36% 21.05% 24.39%
As % of the General category 54.75% 55.33% 59.96%
Number of salaries quoted 178 636 891
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.50% +0.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,250 £76,025 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +6.19% +2.73%

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 526 1,912 2,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 33.52% 38.04% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 350 1,115 1,463
Median annual salary £47,538 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.08% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,883
90th Percentile £67,625 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Glasgow +1 152 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Edinburgh -8 99 £50,000 -6.96% 33
Dundee +12 16 £55,000 +6.31% 6
Fife +13 3 £41,250 +22.22%
Aberdeen +13 1 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Renfrewshire +7 1 £55,000 -
West Lothian +6 1 - - 1
Stirling -7 1 £52,500 -3.67%
East Ayrshire - 1 £55,000 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 109 (37.85%) Java
2 84 (29.17%) .NET
3 81 (28.13%) C#
4 75 (26.04%) SQL
5 73 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (22.57%) Banking
7 55 (19.10%) JavaScript
7 55 (19.10%) Microservices
8 52 (18.06%) Microsoft
9 47 (16.32%) AWS
10 46 (15.97%) SQL Server
11 45 (15.63%) OO
12 44 (15.28%) C++
13 43 (14.93%) TDD
14 41 (14.24%) Azure
15 40 (13.89%) SDLC
16 36 (12.50%) Mentoring
16 36 (12.50%) Python
17 33 (11.46%) Fintech
18 32 (11.11%) DevOps
19 30 (10.42%) Linux
20 29 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
21 27 (9.38%) Windows
21 27 (9.38%) Hadoop
22 26 (9.03%) AngularJS
23 25 (8.68%) React
23 25 (8.68%) Scrum
24 24 (8.33%) Scala
24 24 (8.33%) Big Data
25 23 (7.99%) Cybersecurity

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 23 (7.99%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.43%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.74%) Mule
5 4 (1.39%) SAS
5 4 (1.39%) WordPress
6 3 (1.04%) Apache
6 3 (1.04%) Drupal
6 3 (1.04%) JBoss
6 3 (1.04%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.35%) Luigi
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Windchill
4 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) Mingle
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.69%) Actimize
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.69%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Global One
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.32%) AWS
2 41 (14.24%) Azure
3 17 (5.90%) SaaS
4 13 (4.51%) GCP
5 12 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.13%) Office 365
7 6 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.74%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.74%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.39%) NuGet
10 3 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.04%) Serverless
11 2 (0.69%) IaaS
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.35%) Firebase
12 1 (0.35%) GitHub
12 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.13%) DNS
1 9 (3.13%) Unified Communications
2 8 (2.78%) Wireless
3 7 (2.43%) Firewall
3 7 (2.43%) Network Security
3 7 (2.43%) Skype
4 5 (1.74%) WAN
5 4 (1.39%) OSPF
5 4 (1.39%) VoIP
6 3 (1.04%) ADSL
6 3 (1.04%) BGP
6 3 (1.04%) LAN
6 3 (1.04%) MPLS
6 3 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.69%) Intranet
7 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.69%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.35%) 4G
8 1 (0.35%) 5G
8 1 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.38%) Hadoop
3 24 (8.33%) Big Data
4 23 (7.99%) NoSQL
5 19 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.43%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.08%) Essbase
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.39%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.39%) MySQL
12 4 (1.39%) Power BI
12 4 (1.39%) QlikView
13 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 12 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.47%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.78%) Maven
4 6 (2.08%) FitNesse
4 6 (2.08%) JIRA
4 6 (2.08%) JMeter
4 6 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.74%) JUnit
5 5 (1.74%) Selenium
6 4 (1.39%) Gradle
6 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.69%) CA Release Automation
8 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.69%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 65 (22.57%) Banking
2 16 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 14 (4.86%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.78%) Law
5 5 (1.74%) Back Office
5 5 (1.74%) Legal
5 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.39%) Advertising
6 4 (1.39%) Marketing
7 3 (1.04%) Front Office
7 3 (1.04%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (37.85%) Developer
2 28 (9.72%) Senior Developer
3 27 (9.38%) Analyst
4 26 (9.03%) Software Developer
5 22 (7.64%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.17%) Architect
6 12 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 12 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 10 (3.47%) .NET Software Engineer
7 10 (3.47%) C# Developer
7 10 (3.47%) C# Software Engineer
7 10 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (2.78%) Applications Support
9 8 (2.78%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.78%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (2.78%) Technical Leader
10 7 (2.43%) Administrator
10 7 (2.43%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (29.17%) .NET
2 26 (9.03%) AngularJS
3 25 (8.68%) React
4 23 (7.99%) .NET Framework
5 22 (7.64%) Spring
6 20 (6.94%) Ajax
7 19 (6.60%) CSS
7 19 (6.60%) jQuery
8 17 (5.90%) XML
9 16 (5.56%) Web Services
10 15 (5.21%) .NET Core
11 14 (4.86%) ASP.NET
12 13 (4.51%) Vue.js
13 12 (4.17%) HTML
13 12 (4.17%) Middleware
14 11 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (3.82%) JMS
14 11 (3.82%) RESTful
14 11 (3.82%) Spring Boot
15 9 (3.13%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.82%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.78%) User Experience
6 7 (2.43%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.74%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.74%) Renewable Energy
7 5 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.39%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.04%) Equities
9 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.04%) PKI
9 3 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.69%) CMDB
10 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.42%) Linux
2 27 (9.38%) Windows
3 20 (6.94%) Unix
4 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.69%) Android
6 2 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.10%) Microservices
3 45 (15.63%) OO
4 43 (14.93%) TDD
5 40 (13.89%) SDLC
6 36 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 33 (11.46%) Fintech
8 32 (11.11%) DevOps
9 29 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (8.68%) Scrum
11 23 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (7.29%) MVC
12 21 (7.29%) Software Engineering
13 20 (6.94%) API Testing
13 20 (6.94%) Information Security
14 19 (6.60%) Analytics
14 19 (6.60%) Migration
15 18 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (6.25%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 109 (37.85%) Java
2 81 (28.13%) C#
3 75 (26.04%) SQL
4 55 (19.10%) JavaScript
5 44 (15.28%) C++
6 36 (12.50%) Python
7 24 (8.33%) Scala
8 15 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.51%) Java 8
10 10 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.78%) Perl
11 8 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.43%) C
12 7 (2.43%) Go
12 7 (2.43%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.74%) Groovy
14 4 (1.39%) Ruby
15 3 (1.04%) PHP
15 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.64%) Degree
2 17 (5.90%) CISSP
3 15 (5.21%) CISM
4 7 (2.43%) CSSLP
5 6 (2.08%) GIAC
6 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.39%) CEH
7 4 (1.39%) SSCP
8 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.04%) CISA
8 3 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.04%) CRISC
8 3 (1.04%) GCIH
8 3 (1.04%) GPEN
8 3 (1.04%) GSEC
8 3 (1.04%) MCSA
8 3 (1.04%) OSCP
8 3 (1.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.90%) QA
2 16 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.43%) NIST
4 3 (1.04%) SLA
5 2 (0.69%) COBIT
5 2 (0.69%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (6.25%) Docker
2 10 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.04%) XenApp
4 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.69%) HDFS
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (5.90%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.43%) Terraform
4 4 (1.39%) Ansible
4 4 (1.39%) Puppet
4 4 (1.39%) SCCM
5 2 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.35%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.35%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.99%) Oracle
3 15 (5.21%) Ceridian
4 12 (4.17%) Solace
5 8 (2.78%) Informatica
5 8 (2.78%) SAP
6 7 (2.43%) Citrix
6 7 (2.43%) Google
6 7 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.08%) Cisco
7 6 (2.08%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.08%) VMware
8 5 (1.74%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.74%) Teradata
8 5 (1.74%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.04%) BT
10 3 (1.04%) F5
11 2 (0.69%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.69%) Splunk