Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1474 1540 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.02% 29.77% 33.03%
As % of the General category 63.86% 68.93% 68.36%
Number of salaries quoted 889 832 1230
Scotland median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £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 2308 2234 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.74% 43.19% 48.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 1235 1793
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.40% - -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 789 £50,000 -0.99% 95
Glasgow -1 574 £50,000 +11.11% 58
Aberdeen +2 27 £41,250 -8.33%
West Lothian +9 23 £26,000 -13.33% 4
Stirling +10 20 £45,000 - 3
Renfrewshire +10 7 £40,000 +75.82% 1
Dundee 0 6 £40,000 - 2
Aberdeenshire -1 5 £47,500 -
Highlands - 4 £57,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £44,000 -
Inverclyde 0 2 £37,000 -43.08%
North Lanarkshire -5 2 £39,500 +12.86%
Fife -2 1 £60,000 +84.62%
Perthshire - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £26,000 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 419 (28.43%) SQL
2 349 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (21.85%) Banking
4 274 (18.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 259 (17.57%) Java
6 235 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
7 226 (15.33%) Microsoft
7 226 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
8 176 (11.94%) Oracle
9 172 (11.67%) Infrastructure Management
10 163 (11.06%) Degree
11 149 (10.11%) SQL Server
11 149 (10.11%) C#
11 149 (10.11%) SAS
12 144 (9.77%) JavaScript
12 144 (9.77%) Analytics
13 136 (9.23%) Project Management
14 133 (9.02%) .NET
15 125 (8.48%) Mentoring
16 118 (8.01%) Python
17 116 (7.87%) HTML
18 112 (7.60%) Data Management
19 109 (7.39%) Windows
19 109 (7.39%) Retail Banking
20 108 (7.33%) ITIL
21 104 (7.06%) SDLC
22 97 (6.58%) CSS
23 88 (5.97%) Scrum
23 88 (5.97%) Spring
24 85 (5.77%) Teradata

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
1 149 (10.11%) SAS
2 26 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.36%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.22%) JBoss
5 16 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.02%) IIS
6 15 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.95%) Confluence
7 14 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.41%) Apache
10 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (0.34%) CMS
11 5 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.34%) SPSS
8 4 (0.27%) InVision
9 2 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.068%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 48 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.29%) SAP BPC
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.34%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.34%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
11 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.27%) SAP SCM
11 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (1.02%) Office 365
5 11 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.68%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.61%) GitHub
8 6 (0.41%) IaaS
8 6 (0.41%) PaaS
9 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.34%) SaaS
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.20%) npm
10 3 (0.20%) Slack
10 3 (0.20%) Trello
11 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.51%) Firewall
2 23 (1.56%) SAN
3 20 (1.36%) WAN
4 19 (1.29%) LAN
5 18 (1.22%) Internet
6 13 (0.88%) DNS
6 13 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (0.81%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.81%) SSL
8 11 (0.75%) IP Telephony
8 11 (0.75%) Network Security
9 10 (0.68%) DHCP
9 10 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.54%) SSH
11 7 (0.47%) VoIP
12 5 (0.34%) BGP
12 5 (0.34%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.34%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.27%) HTTP
13 4 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.50%) Big Data
3 64 (4.34%) Relational Database
4 59 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (3.80%) Base SAS
6 55 (3.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 55 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (3.19%) Data Mining
8 42 (2.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 41 (2.78%) MongoDB
10 40 (2.71%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 39 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (2.51%) Hadoop
13 29 (1.97%) QlikView
14 24 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (1.49%) NoSQL
16 21 (1.42%) Oracle Database
17 20 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 17 (1.15%) DB2
18 17 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 45 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.37%) ProC
3 32 (2.17%) JIRA
3 32 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 27 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 27 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (1.63%) SpecFlow
6 20 (1.36%) Maven
7 18 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.22%) Selenium
8 16 (1.09%) JUnit
9 14 (0.95%) HP UFT
9 14 (0.95%) Subversion
10 12 (0.81%) FitNesse
10 12 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.61%) Axure RP
11 9 (0.61%) Log4j
12 8 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (0.34%) IntelliJ
General
1 322 (21.85%) Banking
2 109 (7.39%) Retail Banking
3 43 (2.92%) Marketing
4 41 (2.78%) Legal
5 40 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 37 (2.51%) Retail
7 36 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.63%) Advertising
10 21 (1.42%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.02%) Law
12 14 (0.95%) Electronics
13 9 (0.61%) Front Office
14 8 (0.54%) Automotive
15 7 (0.47%) Back Office
16 5 (0.34%) Publishing
17 4 (0.27%) Games
17 4 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
18 3 (0.20%) Billing
18 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 338 (22.93%) Analyst
2 313 (21.23%) Developer
3 199 (13.50%) Consultant
4 143 (9.70%) Business Analyst
5 95 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 83 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 77 (5.22%) Data Analyst
8 76 (5.16%) Project Manager
9 67 (4.55%) Architect
10 65 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 65 (4.41%) SQL Analyst
11 56 (3.80%) SAS Consultant
12 47 (3.19%) C# Developer
13 44 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
14 43 (2.92%) Technical Business Analyst
15 40 (2.71%) IT Manager
15 40 (2.71%) Senior Business Analyst
15 40 (2.71%) Senior Manager
15 40 (2.71%) Software Developer
16 36 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (9.02%) .NET
2 116 (7.87%) HTML
3 97 (6.58%) CSS
4 88 (5.97%) Spring
5 51 (3.46%) HTML5
6 50 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 49 (3.32%) Web Services
8 43 (2.92%) J2EE
8 43 (2.92%) Node.js
9 42 (2.85%) REST
10 41 (2.78%) XML
11 39 (2.65%) ASP.NET
11 39 (2.65%) Hibernate
12 36 (2.44%) jQuery
12 36 (2.44%) JSON
13 30 (2.04%) CSS3
14 28 (1.90%) SOAP
15 27 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (1.83%) Ember.js
16 26 (1.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 226 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.97%) User Experience
7 25 (1.70%) Client/Server
7 25 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.42%) Credit Risk
8 21 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.36%) Robotics
9 20 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.95%) Clustering
12 13 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.75%) PMI
13 11 (0.75%) Replication
14 9 (0.61%) Fintech
14 9 (0.61%) Online Banking
15 7 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.39%) Windows
2 78 (5.29%) Unix
3 67 (4.55%) Linux
4 43 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.09%) AIX
9 12 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.68%) Android
11 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
13 3 (0.20%) Tru64
13 3 (0.20%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (18.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 235 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
4 172 (11.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 144 (9.77%) Analytics
6 136 (9.23%) Project Management
7 125 (8.48%) Mentoring
8 112 (7.60%) Data Management
9 108 (7.33%) ITIL
10 104 (7.06%) SDLC
11 88 (5.97%) Scrum
12 83 (5.63%) Software Engineering
13 73 (4.95%) ETL
14 72 (4.88%) Business Analysis
15 69 (4.68%) Change Management
15 69 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 68 (4.61%) TDD
16 68 (4.61%) Test Automation
17 65 (4.41%) Risk Management
18 64 (4.34%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 419 (28.43%) SQL
2 259 (17.57%) Java
3 149 (10.11%) C#
4 144 (9.77%) JavaScript
5 118 (8.01%) Python
6 57 (3.87%) C++
7 49 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 43 (2.92%) PL/SQL
9 36 (2.44%) SAS Macro
10 35 (2.37%) PROC SQL
11 29 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.70%) C
13 24 (1.63%) Perl
14 23 (1.56%) R
15 22 (1.49%) PHP
16 12 (0.81%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.81%) VB
17 11 (0.75%) Scala
18 10 (0.68%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 163 (11.06%) Degree
2 23 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.49%) ISEB
3 22 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (1.42%) CISSP
4 21 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 15 (1.02%) PMP
6 14 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.95%) CISM
7 11 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.61%) MCSE
8 9 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.47%) CCNP
9 7 (0.47%) CISA
9 7 (0.47%) MBA
9 7 (0.47%) Security Cleared
10 6 (0.41%) APMP
10 6 (0.41%) PhD
10 6 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.05%) SLA
2 33 (2.24%) QA
3 21 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.36%) PMO
5 16 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.88%) GDPR
7 11 (0.75%) IFRS
8 5 (0.34%) GMP
9 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.20%) EMIR
9 3 (0.20%) MiFID
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.14%) Basel III
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.14%) MISRA
11 1 (0.068%) Basel II
11 1 (0.068%) GAAP
System Software
1 42 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.49%) Docker
4 21 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.09%) vSphere
6 9 (0.61%) RHEV
7 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.41%) Firmware
8 6 (0.41%) XenApp
9 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.14%) LXC
12 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.068%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.068%) NFS
13 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 37 (2.51%) SCCM
2 33 (2.24%) Ansible
3 22 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.22%) Puppet
5 16 (1.09%) SCOM
6 13 (0.88%) Nagios
7 9 (0.61%) Control-M
7 9 (0.61%) Rundeck
7 9 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.41%) WSUS
9 5 (0.34%) Graphite
9 5 (0.34%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.34%) Icinga
9 5 (0.34%) Rancher
10 4 (0.27%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.20%) Ambari
11 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.20%) logstash
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 226 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 176 (11.94%) Oracle
3 85 (5.77%) Teradata
4 55 (3.73%) SAP
5 51 (3.46%) VMware
6 47 (3.19%) Cognos
7 45 (3.05%) Informatica
8 40 (2.71%) MicroStrategy
9 38 (2.58%) Tableau
10 30 (2.04%) IBM
11 27 (1.83%) Cisco
12 21 (1.42%) Citrix
13 20 (1.36%) F5
13 20 (1.36%) HP
14 17 (1.15%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.02%) Adobe
15 15 (1.02%) EMC
16 14 (0.95%) Splunk
17 11 (0.75%) Capita
18 10 (0.68%) JD Edwards