Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,329 1,524 1,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.01% 29.27% 32.51%
As % of the General category 64.02% 67.31% 69.44%
Number of salaries quoted 839 951 974
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +3.77% +0.95%

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 2,076 2,264 2,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.95% 43.49% 46.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,365 1,461 1,444
Scotland median annual salary £48,500 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.19% +2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Glasgow -1 630 £50,000 - 56
Edinburgh -1 590 £50,000 - 176
West Lothian +2 32 £40,000 +49.53% 4
Aberdeen +1 32 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Dundee +20 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Stirling -6 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Midlothian - 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Inverclyde +2 2 - -
Renfrewshire -3 2 £25,000 -50.37% 1
Fife -9 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £39,000 - 4
Highlands +3 1 - -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £47,500 -20.83%
North Lanarkshire -4 1 £37,500 - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 £47,500 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £46,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 419 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (30.78%) SQL
3 313 (23.55%) Java
4 275 (20.69%) Banking
5 270 (20.32%) Python
6 206 (15.50%) Oracle
7 203 (15.27%) Microsoft
8 196 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 185 (13.92%) SDLC
10 183 (13.77%) JavaScript
11 177 (13.32%) OO
12 157 (11.81%) Test Automation
13 156 (11.74%) HTML
14 155 (11.66%) NoSQL
15 153 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
16 147 (11.06%) C#
17 146 (10.99%) Project Management
18 138 (10.38%) Degree
19 137 (10.31%) AngularJS
20 134 (10.08%) Spring
20 134 (10.08%) TDD
21 133 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
22 126 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
23 121 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
24 113 (8.50%) Hibernate
25 112 (8.43%) Scrum
26 110 (8.28%) OOP
27 106 (7.98%) .NET
28 104 (7.83%) Collaborative Working
29 101 (7.60%) Windows

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 61 (4.59%) MQSeries
2 47 (3.54%) SAS
3 28 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.75%) Confluence
8 9 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.60%) JBoss
9 8 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.53%) CMS
10 7 (0.53%) IIS
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.30%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.23%) Apache
13 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.45%) Mingle
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
3 14 (1.05%) SAP FI
4 13 (0.98%) SAP CO
4 13 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
5 12 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.83%) Dynamics SL
7 8 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.60%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.53%) SAP SCM
8 7 (0.53%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.45%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.38%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.38%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 73 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (1.73%) Office 365
5 21 (1.58%) SaaS
6 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.45%) GitHub
7 6 (0.45%) PaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) npm
9 3 (0.23%) Trello
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.15%) IaaS
10 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.15%) Slack
11 1 (0.075%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.18%) Firewall
2 18 (1.35%) Network Security
3 9 (0.68%) SAN
3 9 (0.68%) VoIP
4 8 (0.60%) Internet
5 7 (0.53%) NAS
6 6 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.45%) DNS
7 5 (0.38%) Intranet
7 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.30%) DHCP
8 4 (0.30%) WAN
9 3 (0.23%) ATM
9 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.23%) SSL
10 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.15%) Skype
10 2 (0.15%) SMS
10 2 (0.15%) VPN
11 1 (0.075%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.66%) NoSQL
2 126 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 93 (7.00%) SQL Server
5 82 (6.17%) Hadoop
6 79 (5.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 74 (5.57%) MySQL
8 59 (4.44%) Bigtable
9 42 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (3.09%) Big Data
11 37 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.98%) DB2
17 12 (0.90%) QlikView
18 11 (0.83%) MarkLogic
18 11 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
19 10 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 85 (6.40%) Maven
2 31 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.96%) JIRA
5 23 (1.73%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.28%) Selenium
9 16 (1.20%) JUnit
10 13 (0.98%) SpecFlow
11 12 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.75%) Toad
13 9 (0.68%) Subversion
14 8 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.53%) Protractor
16 6 (0.45%) FitNesse
17 5 (0.38%) NUnit
17 5 (0.38%) TestNG
17 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 275 (20.69%) Banking
2 76 (5.72%) Marketing
3 45 (3.39%) Retail Banking
4 43 (3.24%) Legal
5 40 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.78%) Retail
6 37 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 29 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.88%) Advertising
10 19 (1.43%) Electronics
11 13 (0.98%) Law
12 9 (0.68%) Back Office
13 6 (0.45%) Local Government
13 6 (0.45%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.30%) Front Office
15 3 (0.23%) Military
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.075%) Billing
Job Titles
1 306 (23.02%) Developer
2 230 (17.31%) Analyst
3 126 (9.48%) Java Developer
4 86 (6.47%) Consultant
5 82 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 80 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 75 (5.64%) Architect
8 67 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 58 (4.36%) IT Manager
10 42 (3.16%) Python Developer
11 40 (3.01%) Designer
12 38 (2.86%) Senior Manager
13 37 (2.78%) .NET Developer
14 36 (2.71%) Technical Leader
15 35 (2.63%) Software Engineer
16 34 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
17 33 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
17 33 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.26%) Java Engineer
19 29 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (11.74%) HTML
2 137 (10.31%) AngularJS
3 134 (10.08%) Spring
4 113 (8.50%) Hibernate
5 106 (7.98%) .NET
6 96 (7.22%) XML
7 75 (5.64%) Middleware
8 68 (5.12%) CSS
9 59 (4.44%) XML Schema
10 56 (4.21%) Web Services
11 44 (3.31%) jQuery
12 37 (2.78%) ASP.NET
13 29 (2.18%) J2EE
13 29 (2.18%) React
14 25 (1.88%) HTML5
14 25 (1.88%) JMS
14 25 (1.88%) REST
14 25 (1.88%) SOAP
15 24 (1.81%) Node.js
16 23 (1.73%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 153 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
3 72 (5.42%) Virtual Team
4 66 (4.97%) User Experience
5 58 (4.36%) Fintech
6 46 (3.46%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.73%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 14 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.98%) Clustering
14 12 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (0.75%) Credit Risk
17 9 (0.68%) FMCG
18 8 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.60%) Windows
2 97 (7.30%) Unix
3 76 (5.72%) Linux
4 39 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.53%) AIX
9 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.53%) Solaris
10 5 (0.38%) Android
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.075%) CentOS
12 1 (0.075%) HPUX
12 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.075%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 185 (13.92%) SDLC
4 177 (13.32%) OO
5 157 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 146 (10.99%) Project Management
7 134 (10.08%) TDD
8 133 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
9 121 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
10 112 (8.43%) Scrum
11 110 (8.28%) OOP
12 104 (7.83%) Collaborative Working
13 94 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
13 94 (7.07%) Software Engineering
14 92 (6.92%) BDD
15 89 (6.70%) DevOps
16 84 (6.32%) Unit Testing
17 80 (6.02%) Analytics
18 77 (5.79%) Mentoring
19 74 (5.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (30.78%) SQL
2 313 (23.55%) Java
3 270 (20.32%) Python
4 183 (13.77%) JavaScript
5 147 (11.06%) C#
6 76 (5.72%) PHP
7 61 (4.59%) C++
7 61 (4.59%) PL/SQL
8 60 (4.51%) XPath
9 45 (3.39%) Ruby
10 36 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.13%) Perl
12 15 (1.13%) R
13 12 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.83%) VB
14 11 (0.83%) X++
14 11 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 138 (10.38%) Degree
2 28 (2.11%) CISSP
3 19 (1.43%) CISM
3 19 (1.43%) PMP
4 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.60%) MCITP
9 7 (0.53%) CCNP
9 7 (0.53%) CCSA
9 7 (0.53%) CCSE
9 7 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (0.53%) PhD
10 6 (0.45%) CASP
10 6 (0.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.61%) PMO
2 44 (3.31%) SLA
3 28 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 27 (2.03%) QA
5 22 (1.66%) GDPR
6 12 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.83%) COBIT
8 6 (0.45%) MiFID
8 6 (0.45%) PSD2
9 5 (0.38%) P3O
9 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.30%) EMIR
10 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.15%) FATCA
12 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.15%) SEPA
12 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (6.02%) Docker
2 32 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.68%) XenApp
5 7 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.30%) vSphere
6 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.075%) NFS
8 1 (0.075%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 78 (5.87%) Ansible
2 73 (5.49%) Puppet
3 13 (0.98%) SCCM
4 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.30%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (0.15%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.15%) Rancher
6 2 (0.15%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.075%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.075%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.075%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 206 (15.50%) Oracle
2 203 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.34%) SAP
4 30 (2.26%) IBM
5 24 (1.81%) VMware
6 23 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (1.66%) Cisco
7 22 (1.66%) Citrix
8 19 (1.43%) Informatica
9 18 (1.35%) Sybase
10 15 (1.13%) Cognizant
10 15 (1.13%) Tableau
10 15 (1.13%) Teradata
11 14 (1.05%) Cognos
12 12 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.83%) Google
13 11 (0.83%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.75%) Avaya
14 10 (0.75%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.75%) Red Hat