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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Scotland
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 715 876 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.83% 29.96% 32.58%
As % of the General category 72.30% 63.71% 68.55%
Number of salaries quoted 460 468 622
Median salary £45,250 £47,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.73% -1.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 989 1375 1469
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.65% 47.02% 47.53%
Number of salaries quoted 658 787 877
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 386 £47,500 - 78
Glasgow +1 287 £45,000 -5.26% 27
West Lothian -3 13 £34,000 -47.69% 4
Aberdeen 0 5 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Stirling 0 4 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Dundee +11 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Renfrewshire +1 2 £50,375 - 1
Perth and Kinross -2 2 £72,500 +45.72%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £35,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £51,500 -
Falkirk - 2 £50,000 -
Fife 0 1 £26,500 -3.63%
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £45,000 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 415 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (21.14%) SQL
3 277 (21.06%) Java
4 220 (16.73%) C#
5 205 (15.59%) .NET
6 201 (15.29%) Microsoft
7 199 (15.13%) Degree
8 193 (14.68%) Banking
9 192 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
10 191 (14.52%) Project Management
11 179 (13.61%) SQL Server
12 154 (11.71%) Oracle
13 143 (10.87%) MS Excel
14 135 (10.27%) JavaScript
15 130 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 116 (8.82%) HTML
17 113 (8.59%) MVC
18 112 (8.52%) Relational Database
19 106 (8.06%) ASP.NET
20 105 (7.98%) TDD
20 105 (7.98%) Analytics
21 101 (7.68%) CSS
22 98 (7.45%) Scrum
22 98 (7.45%) AngularJS
23 97 (7.38%) Python
24 88 (6.69%) Windows
24 88 (6.69%) Linux
24 88 (6.69%) Retail
25 87 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
26 79 (6.01%) PL/SQL

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Top Related 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 56 (4.26%) SAS
2 22 (1.67%) Apache Pig
3 21 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (1.14%) JBoss
5 14 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.06%) CMS
6 12 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 11 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.61%) IIS
9 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.53%) Apache
10 7 (0.53%) CICS
11 6 (0.46%) Drupal
11 6 (0.46%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.46%) WordPress
12 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 143 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.51%) MS Office
3 19 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.38%) MS Project
8 1 (0.076%) Maya
8 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.61%) Sonata
3 7 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.23%) SAP FI-AP
7 3 (0.23%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.84%) SaaS
4 10 (0.76%) IaaS
4 10 (0.76%) PaaS
5 9 (0.68%) Office 365
6 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.61%) iPaaS
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.30%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.02%) Firewall
2 31 (2.36%) Network Security
3 30 (2.28%) Internet
4 22 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (1.22%) GoToMeeting
7 15 (1.14%) SAN
8 14 (1.06%) DNS
8 14 (1.06%) LAN
8 14 (1.06%) WAN
9 9 (0.68%) BGP
9 9 (0.68%) LDAP
9 9 (0.68%) OSPF
10 8 (0.61%) Wireless
11 7 (0.53%) DHCP
11 7 (0.53%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.53%) MPLS
12 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.52%) Relational Database
3 69 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (4.94%) RDBMS
5 49 (3.73%) Big Data
5 49 (3.73%) Hadoop
6 48 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.81%) Apache Hive
8 33 (2.51%) Oracle Database
9 23 (1.75%) DB2
10 21 (1.60%) Data Mining
11 20 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.91%) HBase
13 12 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (3.57%) JIRA
4 40 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 36 (2.74%) Selenium
6 35 (2.66%) Axure RP
7 29 (2.21%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.83%) PowerBuilder
9 19 (1.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 17 (1.29%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.22%) Maven
12 14 (1.06%) NUnit
12 14 (1.06%) Subversion
12 14 (1.06%) WebDriver
13 13 (0.99%) ERwin
14 11 (0.84%) Bower
14 11 (0.84%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.84%) gulp
15 10 (0.76%) Grunt
General
1 193 (14.68%) Banking
2 88 (6.69%) Retail
3 42 (3.19%) Retail Banking
4 36 (2.74%) Legal
5 28 (2.13%) Marketing
6 27 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.90%) Games
8 16 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.06%) Advertising
10 13 (0.99%) Back Office
10 13 (0.99%) Law
11 12 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.61%) Billing
15 7 (0.53%) Local Government
16 6 (0.46%) Publishing
17 4 (0.30%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
19 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 393 (29.89%) Developer
2 218 (16.58%) Analyst
3 109 (8.29%) Java Developer
4 88 (6.69%) Project Manager
5 83 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 79 (6.01%) Consultant
7 75 (5.70%) Architect
8 65 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 63 (4.79%) Designer
10 58 (4.41%) .NET Developer
11 51 (3.88%) SQL Developer
12 45 (3.42%) Business Analyst
13 41 (3.12%) IT Manager
14 40 (3.04%) UX Designer
15 36 (2.74%) IT Analyst
16 33 (2.51%) Infrastructure Manager
16 33 (2.51%) Python Developer
17 32 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.28%) Software Developer
19 28 (2.13%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (15.59%) .NET
2 116 (8.82%) HTML
3 106 (8.06%) ASP.NET
4 101 (7.68%) CSS
5 98 (7.45%) AngularJS
6 78 (5.93%) XML
7 48 (3.65%) Spring
8 47 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 47 (3.57%) HTML5
9 42 (3.19%) Web Services
10 40 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (2.89%) J2EE
12 34 (2.59%) jQuery
13 33 (2.51%) Hibernate
14 32 (2.43%) CSS3
15 29 (2.21%) Middleware
16 28 (2.13%) SOAP
17 27 (2.05%) Ember.js
17 27 (2.05%) Node.js
18 24 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 192 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.32%) User Experience
3 46 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.36%) Credit Risk
6 31 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.36%) Fintech
7 21 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 18 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 17 (1.29%) Reference Data
10 16 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (0.99%) Market Risk
13 12 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.76%) Robotics
15 8 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.69%) Linux
1 88 (6.69%) Windows
2 76 (5.78%) Unix
3 34 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.68%) AIX
7 9 (0.68%) Solaris
8 8 (0.61%) zOS
9 7 (0.53%) Android
10 6 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.076%) MVS
13 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (14.52%) Project Management
3 130 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (8.59%) MVC
5 105 (7.98%) Analytics
5 105 (7.98%) TDD
6 98 (7.45%) Scrum
7 87 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
8 76 (5.78%) Risk Management
9 75 (5.70%) OO
10 69 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 67 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (4.94%) SDLC
13 62 (4.71%) Change Management
14 60 (4.56%) ITIL
15 59 (4.49%) SOA
16 57 (4.33%) Business Analysis
17 51 (3.88%) Data Modelling
17 51 (3.88%) Waterfall
18 50 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 278 (21.14%) SQL
2 277 (21.06%) Java
3 220 (16.73%) C#
4 135 (10.27%) JavaScript
5 97 (7.38%) Python
6 79 (6.01%) PL/SQL
7 40 (3.04%) PowerShell
8 33 (2.51%) Perl
9 32 (2.43%) VBA
10 31 (2.36%) C++
10 31 (2.36%) VB.NET
11 25 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.60%) R
14 17 (1.29%) PHP
15 11 (0.84%) C
15 11 (0.84%) Scala
16 10 (0.76%) Clojure
16 10 (0.76%) JCL
16 10 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 199 (15.13%) Degree
2 30 (2.28%) ISEB
3 19 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (1.37%) CCNP
4 18 (1.37%) CISSP
5 14 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.99%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.84%) CISM
8 10 (0.76%) CCSE
8 10 (0.76%) CISA
9 9 (0.68%) CCSA
9 9 (0.68%) CCSP
10 7 (0.53%) CCIE
10 7 (0.53%) IIBA
10 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.46%) CBAP
12 5 (0.38%) CCNA
12 5 (0.38%) MCSE
12 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.30%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.19%) PMO
2 36 (2.74%) QA
3 21 (1.60%) Basel III
4 17 (1.29%) SLA
5 15 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.91%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) MiFID
10 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.076%) EMIR
11 1 (0.076%) GDPR
11 1 (0.076%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.076%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.076%) SEPA
11 1 (0.076%) UCITS
System Software
1 37 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.61%) HDFS
6 6 (0.46%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.30%) NFS
8 4 (0.30%) RACF
8 4 (0.30%) Samba
9 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.23%) RHEV
9 3 (0.23%) XenApp
9 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.06%) Ambari
3 13 (0.99%) SCCM
4 9 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.46%) Puppet
6 5 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.38%) Mesos
6 5 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.23%) Cacti
7 3 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.23%) Nagios
7 3 (0.23%) Oozie
8 2 (0.15%) Ansible
8 2 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.15%) zSecure
9 1 (0.076%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 201 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 154 (11.71%) Oracle
3 41 (3.12%) VMware
4 35 (2.66%) Adobe
4 35 (2.66%) Cisco
5 31 (2.36%) Splunk
6 28 (2.13%) IBM
7 27 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 25 (1.90%) Perforce
9 24 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.75%) HP
11 22 (1.67%) Tableau
12 18 (1.37%) SAP
13 16 (1.22%) F5
14 15 (1.14%) Teradata
15 14 (1.06%) Fortinet
16 12 (0.91%) Symantec
17 11 (0.84%) Citrix
17 11 (0.84%) Cognos
17 11 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
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