Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,336 1,521 1,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.61% 27.31% 32.57%
As % of the General category 65.94% 64.92% 71.13%
Number of salaries quoted 868 913 880
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,875 £77,500 £68,775
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 2,026 2,343 2,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.32% 42.06% 45.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 1,456 1,270
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £46,198 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.82% -2.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -1 632 £50,000 - 138
Glasgow -1 599 £50,000 - 72
West Lothian -2 45 £40,000 +53.85% 6
Aberdeen -4 17 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Renfrewshire -2 5 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Stirling -10 5 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Dundee +13 4 £43,750 +9.38%
Fife +2 4 £40,000 -27.27% 2
West Dunbartonshire -1 4 £43,000 -
Perth and Kinross -1 3 £47,500 -20.83%
Lothian - 3 £37,000 -
Highlands +1 2 - - 4
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £37,500 -5.06%
Inverclyde +1 1 £56,759 +59.88% 2
Argyll and Bute - 1 £46,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £25,000 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 464 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (32.63%) SQL
3 321 (24.03%) Java
4 246 (18.41%) Python
5 237 (17.74%) Oracle
6 228 (17.07%) Banking
7 197 (14.75%) JavaScript
8 186 (13.92%) Test Automation
9 185 (13.85%) Microsoft
10 181 (13.55%) OO
11 180 (13.47%) SDLC
12 178 (13.32%) C#
13 167 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 162 (12.13%) HTML
15 151 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
16 147 (11.00%) Degree
17 146 (10.93%) TDD
18 142 (10.63%) .NET
19 141 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
20 138 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
21 130 (9.73%) SQL Server
22 127 (9.51%) Project Management
23 123 (9.21%) Unix
23 123 (9.21%) Scrum
24 122 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
24 122 (9.13%) NoSQL
25 118 (8.83%) XML
26 117 (8.76%) AngularJS
27 114 (8.53%) OOP
28 113 (8.46%) Linux

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 60 (4.49%) MQSeries
2 44 (3.29%) SAS
3 23 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.97%) IIS
6 12 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.75%) JBoss
9 8 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.52%) Apache
11 6 (0.45%) CMS
12 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.22%) Confluence
13 3 (0.22%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.15%) GemFire
14 2 (0.15%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 64 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.45%) Mingle
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
1 31 (2.32%) Oracle ERP
2 26 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.52%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.37%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.30%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.30%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.22%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (1.20%) SaaS
5 12 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.75%) GitHub
6 10 (0.75%) Office 365
7 7 (0.52%) PaaS
8 5 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.37%) npm
8 5 (0.37%) Yarn
9 4 (0.30%) IaaS
10 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.15%) Slack
11 2 (0.15%) Trello
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.47%) Firewall
2 17 (1.27%) Network Security
3 13 (0.97%) VoIP
4 12 (0.90%) Internet
5 11 (0.82%) SAN
6 7 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.37%) DNS
7 5 (0.37%) SSL
7 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.30%) ATM
8 4 (0.30%) LAN
8 4 (0.30%) WAN
8 4 (0.30%) Wireless
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (0.22%) Intranet
9 3 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.075%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 122 (9.13%) NoSQL
2 122 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
3 90 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 77 (5.76%) Hadoop
5 66 (4.94%) MySQL
6 61 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 58 (4.34%) Bigtable
8 51 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (3.37%) Big Data
10 27 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (1.65%) QlikView
14 18 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
15 17 (1.27%) DB2
16 15 (1.12%) MarkLogic
16 15 (1.12%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 80 (5.99%) Maven
2 58 (4.34%) Visual Studio
3 48 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.84%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 30 (2.25%) SpecFlow
8 29 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.95%) Selenium
10 23 (1.72%) JIRA
11 20 (1.50%) JUnit
12 16 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (1.20%) Toad
13 14 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.75%) NUnit
14 10 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.60%) Gradle
16 7 (0.52%) Protractor
17 6 (0.45%) Subversion
18 5 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 228 (17.07%) Banking
2 81 (6.06%) Marketing
3 48 (3.59%) Retail
4 44 (3.29%) Financial Institution
4 44 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 44 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.77%) Retail Banking
6 28 (2.10%) Legal
7 22 (1.65%) Electronics
7 22 (1.65%) Law
8 17 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.90%) Advertising
9 12 (0.90%) Back Office
10 10 (0.75%) Front Office
11 5 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 3 (0.22%) Local Government
13 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.15%) Military
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 374 (27.99%) Developer
2 217 (16.24%) Analyst
3 129 (9.66%) Java Developer
4 100 (7.49%) Senior Developer
5 82 (6.14%) Architect
6 78 (5.84%) Consultant
7 73 (5.46%) Business Analyst
8 68 (5.09%) .NET Developer
9 67 (5.01%) Project Manager
10 48 (3.59%) Software Developer
11 47 (3.52%) C# Developer
11 47 (3.52%) Java Engineer
12 42 (3.14%) Software Engineer
13 41 (3.07%) IT Manager
14 40 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.62%) Python Engineer
16 34 (2.54%) Technical Leader
17 32 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
18 31 (2.32%) Designer
18 31 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (12.13%) HTML
2 142 (10.63%) .NET
3 118 (8.83%) XML
4 117 (8.76%) AngularJS
5 113 (8.46%) Spring
6 98 (7.34%) Hibernate
7 78 (5.84%) Middleware
7 78 (5.84%) Web Services
8 76 (5.69%) CSS
9 58 (4.34%) XML Schema
10 40 (2.99%) HTML5
11 39 (2.92%) ASP.NET
11 39 (2.92%) J2EE
12 35 (2.62%) jQuery
12 35 (2.62%) REST
13 34 (2.54%) SOAP
14 33 (2.47%) Java EE
15 32 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (2.17%) Gherkin
17 28 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 151 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.39%) Fintech
3 64 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
3 64 (4.79%) Virtual Team
4 48 (3.59%) User Experience
5 42 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 19 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.97%) Robotics
13 12 (0.90%) Clustering
13 12 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.82%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.67%) Credit Risk
15 9 (0.67%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 123 (9.21%) Unix
2 113 (8.46%) Linux
3 93 (6.96%) Windows
4 26 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.90%) AIX
7 11 (0.82%) Solaris
8 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.60%) Android
9 8 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.075%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (13.92%) Test Automation
3 181 (13.55%) OO
4 180 (13.47%) SDLC
5 167 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 146 (10.93%) TDD
7 141 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
9 127 (9.51%) Project Management
10 123 (9.21%) Scrum
11 114 (8.53%) OOP
12 99 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
13 85 (6.36%) BDD
13 85 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (6.14%) Software Engineering
14 82 (6.14%) Unit Testing
15 81 (6.06%) DevOps
16 77 (5.76%) System Testing
17 74 (5.54%) Decision-Making
17 74 (5.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 436 (32.63%) SQL
2 321 (24.03%) Java
3 246 (18.41%) Python
4 197 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 178 (13.32%) C#
6 86 (6.44%) PL/SQL
7 78 (5.84%) C++
8 62 (4.64%) PHP
9 58 (4.34%) XPath
10 43 (3.22%) Ruby
11 40 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.72%) Perl
14 21 (1.57%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.12%) XQuery
17 12 (0.90%) C
18 9 (0.67%) R
18 9 (0.67%) VB
18 9 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (11.00%) Degree
2 23 (1.72%) CISSP
3 19 (1.42%) CISM
4 16 (1.20%) PMP
5 13 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.75%) MBA
9 9 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.60%) CCNP
10 8 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (0.60%) ISEB
11 6 (0.45%) CASP
11 6 (0.45%) CCIE
11 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.45%) PhD
12 5 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.92%) SLA
2 37 (2.77%) QA
3 34 (2.54%) PMO
4 22 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.82%) COBIT
7 8 (0.60%) GDPR
8 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.30%) P3O
9 4 (0.30%) PSD2
10 2 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.075%) MiFID
11 1 (0.075%) SEPA
11 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 83 (6.21%) Docker
2 39 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.075%) iptables
8 1 (0.075%) RACF
8 1 (0.075%) Samba
8 1 (0.075%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (5.46%) Ansible
2 69 (5.16%) Puppet
3 14 (1.05%) SCCM
4 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.52%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.30%) Control-M
7 4 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.22%) Salt
9 2 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.15%) Rancher
9 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.075%) Kibana
10 1 (0.075%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 237 (17.74%) Oracle
2 185 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 61 (4.57%) SAP
4 34 (2.54%) IBM
5 25 (1.87%) Tableau
6 24 (1.80%) VMware
7 23 (1.72%) Cognos
7 23 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.57%) Sybase
9 19 (1.42%) Cisco
10 18 (1.35%) Informatica
11 17 (1.27%) Google
12 14 (1.05%) Teradata
12 14 (1.05%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.97%) Cognizant
13 13 (0.97%) Twitter
14 10 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.67%) Avaloq
16 8 (0.60%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.60%) Citrix