Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,102 1,238 1,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.88% 21.66% 29.74%
As % of the General category 64.41% 61.05% 68.30%
Number of salaries quoted 718 809 892
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 1,711 2,028 2,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.42% 35.48% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,105 1,372 1,371
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +5.43% +2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,763 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,225 £71,550
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 +1 607 £50,000 - 94
Glasgow -1 381 £49,000 -2.00% 52
West Lothian +2 32 £40,000 - 2
Fife +10 17 £36,875 - 4
Aberdeen -7 14 £47,500 -17.39% 9
Aberdeenshire -2 8 £75,000 +92.31% 1
South Ayrshire +1 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Highlands - 4 £52,500 - 4
North Lanarkshire +11 3 £49,000 +30.67%
Stirling -2 3 £44,000 -7.37%
West Dunbartonshire -2 3 £72,000 +58.24%
Dundee -12 2 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Midlothian -5 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 429 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (29.76%) SQL
3 220 (19.96%) Java
4 190 (17.24%) SQL Server
5 181 (16.42%) Test Automation
6 176 (15.97%) JavaScript
7 175 (15.88%) Banking
8 164 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
9 160 (14.52%) Oracle
10 159 (14.43%) Python
11 156 (14.16%) Microsoft
11 156 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
13 147 (13.34%) C#
14 146 (13.25%) SDLC
15 142 (12.89%) DevOps
16 133 (12.07%) Software Engineering
17 125 (11.34%) TDD
18 123 (11.16%) .NET
19 120 (10.89%) HTML
20 109 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
21 106 (9.62%) Degree
22 105 (9.53%) OO
23 103 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
24 99 (8.98%) CSS
25 98 (8.89%) Windows
26 94 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
27 91 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
28 89 (8.08%) BDD
29 88 (7.99%) Mentoring

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 30 (2.72%) SAS
2 28 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.72%) MQSeries
4 17 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.54%) IIS
4 17 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.36%) Confluence
6 11 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle UPK
8 7 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.45%) JBoss
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.36%) Documentum
10 4 (0.36%) FileNet
10 4 (0.36%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.36%) OnBase
10 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) InVision
7 2 (0.18%) Sketch
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.73%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 7 (0.64%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 7 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.54%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.54%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.54%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 109 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (3.18%) SaaS
5 23 (2.09%) IaaS
5 23 (2.09%) PaaS
6 21 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.81%) GitHub
8 19 (1.72%) Office 365
9 18 (1.63%) Power Platform
10 15 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.73%) Serverless
12 7 (0.64%) Azure Stack
12 7 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.64%) Trello
13 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.54%) G Suite
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.81%) Firewall
2 17 (1.54%) Internet
3 14 (1.27%) Network Security
4 11 (1.00%) SSL
5 10 (0.91%) SAN
5 10 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.91%) WAN
6 8 (0.73%) LAN
7 7 (0.64%) DNS
7 7 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.45%) DHCP
8 5 (0.45%) Intranet
8 5 (0.45%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.36%) Wireless
10 3 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.27%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.27%) SNMP
10 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.71%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.63%) NoSQL
4 44 (3.99%) RDBMS
5 41 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (3.63%) Hadoop
6 40 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (3.27%) Big Data
8 34 (3.09%) QlikView
9 30 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.36%) Oracle Database
10 26 (2.36%) SAP HANA
11 25 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.18%) MySQL
13 19 (1.72%) Bigtable
13 19 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (1.72%) SAP BW
14 18 (1.63%) Power BI
15 16 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 74 (6.72%) JIRA
3 69 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 53 (4.81%) Selenium
5 42 (3.81%) Hudson
6 37 (3.36%) TeamCity
7 34 (3.09%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.09%) JUnit
8 23 (2.09%) Maven
9 22 (2.00%) SpecFlow
10 21 (1.91%) NUnit
10 21 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 19 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.27%) Bitbucket Server
15 13 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (1.09%) CA Release Automation
16 12 (1.09%) Mockito
17 11 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 175 (15.88%) Banking
2 70 (6.35%) Financial Institution
3 59 (5.35%) Retail
4 47 (4.26%) Marketing
5 22 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.27%) Legal
8 13 (1.18%) Electronics
9 10 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.82%) General Ledger
10 9 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.73%) Billing
12 6 (0.54%) Local Government
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.45%) Automotive
13 5 (0.45%) Back Office
13 5 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Games
14 4 (0.36%) Publishing
15 3 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (23.50%) Developer
2 179 (16.24%) Analyst
3 64 (5.81%) Consultant
4 62 (5.63%) Java Developer
5 55 (4.99%) Software Developer
6 52 (4.72%) Senior Developer
7 50 (4.54%) Business Analyst
7 50 (4.54%) Software Engineer
8 49 (4.45%) Architect
9 47 (4.26%) .NET Developer
10 35 (3.18%) C# Developer
11 30 (2.72%) Cloud Engineer
11 30 (2.72%) Test Analyst
12 28 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (2.54%) Project Manager
13 27 (2.45%) .NET Software Developer
14 26 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.36%) Java Engineer
15 24 (2.18%) Administrator
15 24 (2.18%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.16%) .NET
2 120 (10.89%) HTML
3 99 (8.98%) CSS
4 85 (7.71%) Web Services
5 73 (6.62%) XML
6 68 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 68 (6.17%) React
7 67 (6.08%) Node.js
8 60 (5.44%) JSON
8 60 (5.44%) REST
9 53 (4.81%) SOAP
10 47 (4.26%) HTML5
11 44 (3.99%) Spring
12 35 (3.18%) RESTful
13 31 (2.81%) CSS3
14 29 (2.63%) Middleware
15 27 (2.45%) Hibernate
15 27 (2.45%) jQuery
16 26 (2.36%) .NET Core
16 26 (2.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 152 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.81%) Fintech
3 37 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.72%) User Experience
7 25 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.18%) PKI
11 13 (1.18%) Smart Home
12 12 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 12 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.82%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.73%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.64%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 98 (8.89%) Windows
2 72 (6.53%) Linux
3 70 (6.35%) Unix
4 30 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.00%) Android
6 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.45%) Solaris
9 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.36%) AIX
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.27%) zOS
12 2 (0.18%) MVS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (16.42%) Test Automation
3 164 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
4 156 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (13.25%) SDLC
6 142 (12.89%) DevOps
7 133 (12.07%) Software Engineering
8 125 (11.34%) TDD
9 105 (9.53%) OO
10 94 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
11 91 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (8.08%) BDD
13 88 (7.99%) Mentoring
14 84 (7.62%) Analytics
15 77 (6.99%) Coaching
15 77 (6.99%) Scrum
16 64 (5.81%) MVC
17 62 (5.63%) ITIL
17 62 (5.63%) Risk Management
18 61 (5.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (29.76%) SQL
2 220 (19.96%) Java
3 176 (15.97%) JavaScript
4 159 (14.43%) Python
5 147 (13.34%) C#
6 54 (4.90%) PL/SQL
7 48 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 45 (4.08%) C++
9 30 (2.72%) R
9 30 (2.72%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.18%) Ruby
12 22 (2.00%) VBA
13 19 (1.72%) XPath
14 15 (1.36%) Scala
15 14 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.27%) C
15 14 (1.27%) Perl
15 14 (1.27%) PHP
15 14 (1.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 106 (9.62%) Degree
2 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (1.27%) CISSP
5 12 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.91%) ISEB
8 9 (0.82%) CISM
9 8 (0.73%) MCSA
10 7 (0.64%) CEH
10 7 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.54%) CFA
11 6 (0.54%) PhD
11 6 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.54%) SSCP
12 5 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.45%) GIAC
12 5 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.45%) MCSE
13 4 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.54%) QA
2 38 (3.45%) PMO
3 18 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.63%) SLA
4 14 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.82%) Basel III
6 9 (0.82%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.54%) CRD IV
7 6 (0.54%) GDPR
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.18%) P3O
8 2 (0.18%) SEPA
9 1 (0.091%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.091%) COBIT
9 1 (0.091%) IFRS
9 1 (0.091%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (4.99%) Docker
2 38 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.27%) HDFS
7 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.18%) vSphere
9 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.091%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 47 (4.26%) Ansible
3 42 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (3.54%) Terraform
5 16 (1.45%) Puppet
6 6 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.36%) Ambari
8 3 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.18%) vRealize
9 2 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.091%) SCCM
10 1 (0.091%) TADDM
10 1 (0.091%) WSUS
Vendors
1 160 (14.52%) Oracle
2 156 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 59 (5.35%) Google
3 59 (5.35%) SAP
4 38 (3.45%) Tableau
5 29 (2.63%) IBM
6 21 (1.91%) VMware
7 17 (1.54%) Cognos
7 17 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.45%) Informatica
9 14 (1.27%) Hyperion
10 11 (1.00%) Cisco
11 10 (0.91%) Ab Initio
12 9 (0.82%) AppDynamics
12 9 (0.82%) JD Edwards
12 9 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.73%) Adobe
13 8 (0.73%) Citrix
13 8 (0.73%) Splunk
13 8 (0.73%) Teradata