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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 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 703 863 1008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.90% 29.74% 32.81%
As % of the General category 72.18% 63.60% 68.66%
Number of salaries quoted 451 462 626
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -0.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £69,250
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 974 1357 1468
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.81% 46.76% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 647 781 884
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,250 £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 22 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 22 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 0 383 £47,500 - 77
Glasgow +1 279 £45,000 -6.25% 25
West Lothian -2 12 £34,000 -47.69% 4
Aberdeen -1 4 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Stirling -2 4 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Dundee +12 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Renfrewshire +1 2 £50,375 - 1
Perth and Kinross -2 2 £72,500 +33.02%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £35,500 -
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 22 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.

1 414 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (20.98%) SQL
3 272 (20.83%) Java
4 218 (16.69%) C#
5 202 (15.47%) .NET
6 201 (15.39%) Degree
7 199 (15.24%) Microsoft
8 192 (14.70%) Project Management
8 192 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
9 190 (14.55%) Banking
10 178 (13.63%) SQL Server
11 156 (11.94%) Oracle
12 145 (11.10%) MS Excel
13 133 (10.18%) JavaScript
14 132 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 115 (8.81%) HTML
16 111 (8.50%) MVC
16 111 (8.50%) Relational Database
17 104 (7.96%) TDD
18 103 (7.89%) ASP.NET
19 102 (7.81%) Analytics
20 100 (7.66%) CSS
21 98 (7.50%) Scrum
22 96 (7.35%) Python
23 95 (7.27%) AngularJS
24 87 (6.66%) Windows
24 87 (6.66%) Linux
25 86 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
25 86 (6.58%) Retail
26 79 (6.05%) PL/SQL

Finance
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 55 (4.21%) SAS
2 22 (1.68%) Apache Pig
3 21 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (1.15%) JBoss
5 14 (1.07%) CMS
6 13 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.54%) Apache
11 7 (0.54%) CICS
12 6 (0.46%) Drupal
12 6 (0.46%) IIS
12 6 (0.46%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.46%) WordPress
13 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 145 (11.10%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.60%) MS Office
3 20 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
5 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.077%) Maya
6 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.61%) Sonata
3 7 (0.54%) 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 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
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 30 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.77%) IaaS
3 10 (0.77%) PaaS
3 10 (0.77%) SaaS
4 9 (0.69%) Office 365
5 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.61%) iPaaS
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.23%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
8 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.05%) Firewall
2 31 (2.37%) Network Security
3 29 (2.22%) Internet
4 22 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (1.30%) GoToMeeting
7 15 (1.15%) SAN
8 14 (1.07%) DNS
8 14 (1.07%) LAN
8 14 (1.07%) WAN
9 9 (0.69%) BGP
9 9 (0.69%) LDAP
9 9 (0.69%) OSPF
10 8 (0.61%) Wireless
11 7 (0.54%) DHCP
11 7 (0.54%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.54%) MPLS
12 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 111 (8.50%) Relational Database
3 70 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (4.90%) RDBMS
5 50 (3.83%) Hadoop
6 49 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (3.60%) Big Data
9 37 (2.83%) Apache Hive
10 33 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.84%) DB2
12 21 (1.61%) Data Mining
13 20 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.84%) HBase
16 11 (0.84%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 78 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (3.60%) JIRA
4 40 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 36 (2.76%) Selenium
6 35 (2.68%) Axure RP
7 29 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.84%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.84%) PowerBuilder
9 18 (1.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 17 (1.30%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.23%) Maven
12 14 (1.07%) ERwin
12 14 (1.07%) NUnit
12 14 (1.07%) Subversion
12 14 (1.07%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.84%) Bower
13 11 (0.84%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.84%) gulp
14 10 (0.77%) Grunt
General
1 190 (14.55%) Banking
2 86 (6.58%) Retail
3 41 (3.14%) Retail Banking
4 35 (2.68%) Legal
5 28 (2.14%) Marketing
6 27 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.91%) Games
8 16 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.07%) Law
10 13 (1.00%) Advertising
10 13 (1.00%) Back Office
11 12 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.61%) Billing
15 7 (0.54%) Local Government
16 6 (0.46%) Publishing
17 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
19 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 386 (29.56%) Developer
2 216 (16.54%) Analyst
3 106 (8.12%) Java Developer
4 89 (6.81%) Project Manager
5 82 (6.28%) Senior Developer
6 78 (5.97%) Consultant
7 76 (5.82%) Architect
8 64 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 62 (4.75%) Designer
10 56 (4.29%) .NET Developer
11 50 (3.83%) SQL Developer
12 45 (3.45%) Business Analyst
13 41 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 40 (3.06%) UX Designer
15 34 (2.60%) IT Analyst
16 33 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
17 32 (2.45%) Python Developer
17 32 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.30%) Software Developer
19 28 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (15.47%) .NET
2 115 (8.81%) HTML
3 103 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 100 (7.66%) CSS
5 95 (7.27%) AngularJS
6 78 (5.97%) XML
7 47 (3.60%) .NET Framework
7 47 (3.60%) Spring
8 45 (3.45%) HTML5
9 42 (3.22%) Web Services
10 40 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (2.76%) J2EE
12 32 (2.45%) Hibernate
12 32 (2.45%) jQuery
13 30 (2.30%) CSS3
14 28 (2.14%) Middleware
14 28 (2.14%) SOAP
15 27 (2.07%) Ember.js
16 26 (1.99%) Node.js
17 24 (1.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 192 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.36%) User Experience
3 45 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 30 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.30%) Fintech
7 21 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 20 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.23%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.00%) Market Risk
13 11 (0.84%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.69%) Robotics
15 8 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 87 (6.66%) Linux
1 87 (6.66%) Windows
2 76 (5.82%) Unix
3 32 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.69%) AIX
6 9 (0.69%) Solaris
7 8 (0.61%) zOS
8 6 (0.46%) Android
8 6 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.077%) MVS
11 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (14.70%) Project Management
3 132 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (8.50%) MVC
5 104 (7.96%) TDD
6 102 (7.81%) Analytics
7 98 (7.50%) Scrum
8 86 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
9 75 (5.74%) Risk Management
10 72 (5.51%) OO
11 70 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 67 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (4.98%) SDLC
14 61 (4.67%) Change Management
15 59 (4.52%) ITIL
16 58 (4.44%) SOA
17 57 (4.36%) Business Analysis
18 52 (3.98%) Data Modelling
19 51 (3.91%) Waterfall
20 49 (3.75%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 274 (20.98%) SQL
2 272 (20.83%) Java
3 218 (16.69%) C#
4 133 (10.18%) JavaScript
5 96 (7.35%) Python
6 79 (6.05%) PL/SQL
7 39 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.45%) Perl
8 32 (2.45%) VBA
9 31 (2.37%) VB.NET
10 30 (2.30%) C++
11 25 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.61%) R
12 21 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.30%) PHP
14 11 (0.84%) Scala
15 10 (0.77%) C
15 10 (0.77%) Clojure
15 10 (0.77%) JCL
15 10 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 201 (15.39%) Degree
2 30 (2.30%) ISEB
3 19 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (1.38%) CCNP
4 18 (1.38%) CISSP
5 15 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.84%) CISM
8 10 (0.77%) CCSE
8 10 (0.77%) CISA
9 9 (0.69%) CCSA
9 9 (0.69%) CCSP
10 7 (0.54%) CCIE
10 7 (0.54%) IIBA
10 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.46%) CBAP
12 5 (0.38%) CCNA
12 5 (0.38%) MCSE
12 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.37%) PMO
2 37 (2.83%) QA
3 21 (1.61%) Basel III
4 17 (1.30%) SLA
5 15 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.00%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) MiFID
10 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.077%) EMIR
11 1 (0.077%) GDPR
11 1 (0.077%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.077%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.077%) SEPA
11 1 (0.077%) UCITS
System Software
1 35 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.61%) HDFS
6 6 (0.46%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.31%) NFS
8 4 (0.31%) RACF
8 4 (0.31%) Samba
9 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.23%) RHEV
10 2 (0.15%) NDS
10 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.07%) Ambari
3 12 (0.92%) SCCM
4 9 (0.69%) 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 (0.077%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 199 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 156 (11.94%) Oracle
3 40 (3.06%) VMware
4 35 (2.68%) Adobe
4 35 (2.68%) Cisco
5 31 (2.37%) Splunk
6 28 (2.14%) IBM
7 27 (2.07%) CheckPoint
8 25 (1.91%) Perforce
9 24 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.76%) HP
11 22 (1.68%) Tableau
12 18 (1.38%) SAP
13 16 (1.23%) F5
13 16 (1.23%) Teradata
14 14 (1.07%) Fortinet
15 12 (0.92%) Symantec
16 11 (0.84%) Cognos
16 11 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
17 9 (0.69%) Citrix
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