Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,379 1,275 1,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.32% 27.78% 30.40%
As % of the General category 63.40% 67.64% 64.44%
Number of salaries quoted 877 761 1,057
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,175 1,885 2,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.35% 41.08% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,176 1,646
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 672 £50,000 +5.26% 125
Glasgow -1 582 £50,000 +17.65% 101
West Lothian +3 20 £40,000 +39.13% 5
Aberdeen -4 20 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Stirling +3 19 £47,500 +25.83% 1
Dundee - 17 £42,500 - 5
Aberdeenshire 0 10 £43,250 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 5 £45,750 +8.93% 2
Inverclyde +8 2 - - 1
South Ayrshire +4 2 £47,500 +15.68%
Highlands -1 2 £55,000 - 1
Midlothian - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire -8 1 £26,000 -52.73%
Fife -11 1 £60,000 +118.18% 3
Perthshire - 1 - - 2
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 394 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (27.77%) SQL
3 279 (20.23%) Banking
4 248 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 246 (17.84%) Java
6 222 (16.10%) Microsoft
7 180 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
8 167 (12.11%) Project Management
9 164 (11.89%) Python
10 161 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
11 158 (11.46%) JavaScript
12 157 (11.39%) Oracle
13 148 (10.73%) Degree
14 147 (10.66%) SDLC
15 135 (9.79%) HTML
16 131 (9.50%) SQL Server
17 119 (8.63%) Infrastructure Management
18 118 (8.56%) Spring
19 113 (8.19%) C#
20 107 (7.76%) Analytics
21 106 (7.69%) Business Analysis
22 104 (7.54%) Windows
23 100 (7.25%) .NET
24 94 (6.82%) SAS
25 90 (6.53%) Software Engineering
25 90 (6.53%) AngularJS
25 90 (6.53%) Mentoring
26 87 (6.31%) CSS
27 86 (6.24%) Scrum
28 85 (6.16%) NoSQL

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 94 (6.82%) SAS
2 42 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.16%) JBoss
5 13 (0.94%) IIS
5 13 (0.94%) MQSeries
5 13 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (0.80%) Confluence
8 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.58%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.44%) WordPress
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.22%) Apache
14 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 58 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.51%) InVision
9 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 64 (4.64%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.16%) Dynamics SL
3 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.87%) Elite 3E
5 12 (0.87%) SAP BPC
6 10 (0.73%) Infor M3
7 9 (0.65%) SAP HCM
7 9 (0.65%) SAP HR
8 8 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.58%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.58%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.51%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 7 (0.51%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.51%) SAP SCM
10 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.47%) Office 365
4 31 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (0.80%) Mimecast
5 11 (0.80%) npm
6 10 (0.73%) SaaS
7 9 (0.65%) GitHub
8 6 (0.44%) IaaS
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.36%) PaaS
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.29%) Slack
10 4 (0.29%) Trello
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Serverless
13 1 (0.073%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.073%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.25%) Firewall
2 18 (1.31%) WAN
3 15 (1.09%) LAN
4 12 (0.87%) DNS
4 12 (0.87%) Network Security
4 12 (0.87%) SSL
5 10 (0.73%) DHCP
5 10 (0.73%) Intranet
6 9 (0.65%) SSH
7 8 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (0.58%) IP Telephony
7 8 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.58%) VoIP
8 6 (0.44%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.36%) BIG-IP
9 5 (0.36%) Internet
9 5 (0.36%) SAN
9 5 (0.36%) VPN
10 4 (0.29%) BGP
10 4 (0.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.16%) NoSQL
3 71 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 68 (4.93%) Hadoop
5 62 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 54 (3.92%) Big Data
7 50 (3.63%) MySQL
8 42 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 40 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.10%) Base SAS
11 29 (2.10%) Data Mining
12 26 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 21 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.31%) QlikView
16 17 (1.23%) Oracle Database
17 16 (1.16%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 51 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.19%) Maven
3 33 (2.39%) JIRA
4 26 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 20 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.38%) SpecFlow
6 19 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.23%) JUnit
8 16 (1.16%) Selenium
9 15 (1.09%) Axure RP
10 13 (0.94%) HP UFT
10 13 (0.94%) Subversion
11 12 (0.87%) FitNesse
12 11 (0.80%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.65%) Gradle
13 9 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.65%) ProC
14 8 (0.58%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.58%) Grunt
General
1 279 (20.23%) Banking
2 66 (4.79%) Retail Banking
3 60 (4.35%) Advertising
4 57 (4.13%) Retail
5 46 (3.34%) Manufacturing
6 36 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 33 (2.39%) Legal
8 32 (2.32%) Marketing
9 26 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.23%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.87%) Local Government
12 11 (0.80%) Back Office
13 9 (0.65%) Electronics
14 6 (0.44%) Automotive
14 6 (0.44%) Publishing
15 5 (0.36%) Games
15 5 (0.36%) Law
16 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Front Office
17 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (23.13%) Analyst
2 272 (19.72%) Developer
3 145 (10.51%) Business Analyst
4 134 (9.72%) Consultant
5 119 (8.63%) Project Manager
6 112 (8.12%) Java Developer
7 76 (5.51%) Architect
8 75 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
9 60 (4.35%) IT Manager
10 52 (3.77%) Senior Developer
11 49 (3.55%) Designer
12 48 (3.48%) Data Analyst
13 40 (2.90%) Senior Manager
14 36 (2.61%) Financial Analyst
15 35 (2.54%) IT Project Manager
15 35 (2.54%) Senior Business Analyst
16 32 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
16 32 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
17 30 (2.18%) SAP Consultant
17 30 (2.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (9.79%) HTML
2 118 (8.56%) Spring
3 100 (7.25%) .NET
4 90 (6.53%) AngularJS
5 87 (6.31%) CSS
6 70 (5.08%) Hibernate
7 54 (3.92%) XML
8 50 (3.63%) REST
9 41 (2.97%) Web Services
10 39 (2.83%) Node.js
11 36 (2.61%) HTML5
12 32 (2.32%) JSON
13 30 (2.18%) SOAP
14 28 (2.03%) jQuery
15 27 (1.96%) J2EE
15 27 (1.96%) Middleware
16 26 (1.89%) React
16 26 (1.89%) RESTful
17 21 (1.52%) ASP.NET
18 20 (1.45%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 180 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.08%) User Experience
3 58 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.03%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.16%) Fintech
10 15 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.02%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.94%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.73%) PMI
15 9 (0.65%) Clustering
16 8 (0.58%) Replication
17 7 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 104 (7.54%) Windows
2 74 (5.37%) Unix
3 65 (4.71%) Linux
4 35 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.36%) Android
8 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.22%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.22%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.073%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 167 (12.11%) Project Management
4 161 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
5 147 (10.66%) SDLC
6 119 (8.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 107 (7.76%) Analytics
8 106 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 90 (6.53%) Mentoring
9 90 (6.53%) Software Engineering
10 86 (6.24%) Scrum
11 84 (6.09%) ITIL
11 84 (6.09%) Migration
12 79 (5.73%) Change Management
13 76 (5.51%) TDD
14 75 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (5.44%) DevOps
15 74 (5.37%) Collaborative Working
15 74 (5.37%) Data Management
15 74 (5.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 383 (27.77%) SQL
2 246 (17.84%) Java
3 164 (11.89%) Python
4 158 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 113 (8.19%) C#
6 47 (3.41%) PHP
7 42 (3.05%) C++
8 38 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 33 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 29 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.60%) Ruby
12 21 (1.52%) R
13 14 (1.02%) C
13 14 (1.02%) Perl
13 14 (1.02%) XPath
14 12 (0.87%) X++
15 9 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.65%) SAS Macro
15 9 (0.65%) Scala
15 9 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (10.73%) Degree
2 32 (2.32%) PMP
3 31 (2.25%) PMI Certification
4 20 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.31%) CISSP
6 16 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.02%) ISEB
8 11 (0.80%) MCITP
8 11 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 10 (0.73%) CIMA
9 10 (0.73%) MCDBA
10 9 (0.65%) ACCA
10 9 (0.65%) CISM
10 9 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.65%) MCSE
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.44%) CCSA
13 6 (0.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.48%) PMO
2 39 (2.83%) GDPR
3 35 (2.54%) SLA
4 34 (2.47%) QA
5 22 (1.60%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.58%) IFRS
9 6 (0.44%) GMP
10 5 (0.36%) MiFID
11 4 (0.29%) COBIT
11 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.29%) EMIR
12 2 (0.15%) P3O
12 2 (0.15%) PSD2
12 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.073%) FATCA
13 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.073%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (3.26%) Docker
2 20 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.65%) vSphere
5 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.29%) Firmware
6 4 (0.29%) XenApp
7 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.073%) HDFS
9 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.073%) LXC
9 1 (0.073%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (3.19%) Ansible
2 34 (2.47%) Puppet
3 19 (1.38%) SCCM
4 10 (0.73%) SCOM
5 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.36%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.29%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.29%) WSUS
8 3 (0.22%) Graphite
8 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.22%) Icinga
8 3 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.22%) Nagios
8 3 (0.22%) Terraform
9 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.15%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.15%) Rancher
9 2 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 222 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.39%) Oracle
3 59 (4.28%) SAP
4 45 (3.26%) Teradata
5 29 (2.10%) VMware
6 26 (1.89%) Tableau
7 24 (1.74%) Cisco
8 21 (1.52%) Informatica
9 19 (1.38%) Capita
9 19 (1.38%) IBM
10 17 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
11 15 (1.09%) Adobe
11 15 (1.09%) Cognos
12 14 (1.02%) Citrix
12 14 (1.02%) Infor
13 13 (0.94%) HP
13 13 (0.94%) JD Edwards
14 12 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.87%) SolarWinds
14 12 (0.87%) Sybase