Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,308 1,335 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.68% 28.74% 30.06%
As % of the General category 61.93% 68.85% 64.00%
Number of salaries quoted 858 839 1,015
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,181
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
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 2,112 1,939 2,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.62% 41.74% 46.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,441 1,270 1,592
Scotland median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,125 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -1 626 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Edinburgh -2 555 £50,000 +5.26% 143
Aberdeen +3 31 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Dundee +13 18 £45,250 -9.50% 3
West Lothian -2 14 £40,000 +9.59% 2
Stirling +1 12 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Aberdeenshire - 8 £39,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 3 £45,500 +8.33%
Midlothian - 3 - -
Inverclyde +8 2 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £47,500 -
Highlands +1 1 - - 1
Fife -13 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -15 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Perthshire - 1 - - 4
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 388 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (27.22%) SQL
3 265 (20.26%) Java
4 251 (19.19%) Banking
5 233 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 233 (17.81%) Python
6 213 (16.28%) Microsoft
7 168 (12.84%) SDLC
8 164 (12.54%) Project Management
9 157 (12.00%) JavaScript
10 156 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
11 154 (11.77%) Oracle
12 143 (10.93%) NoSQL
13 142 (10.86%) HTML
14 133 (10.17%) Spring
15 132 (10.09%) AngularJS
16 127 (9.71%) Degree
17 125 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
18 122 (9.33%) OO
19 113 (8.64%) Business Analysis
20 101 (7.72%) C#
21 99 (7.57%) Windows
22 98 (7.49%) Software Engineering
23 97 (7.42%) Hibernate
23 97 (7.42%) TDD
23 97 (7.42%) Analytics
24 96 (7.34%) Collaborative Working
25 95 (7.26%) SQL Server
26 94 (7.19%) Scrum
27 93 (7.11%) PostgreSQL

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 (4.59%) SAS
2 39 (2.98%) MQSeries
3 30 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.22%) Confluence
7 12 (0.92%) IIS
7 12 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.76%) JBoss
9 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.46%) WordPress
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.31%) CMS
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.23%) Apache
14 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 71 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
6 11 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.46%) InVision
9 4 (0.31%) Mingle
10 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (5.35%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (1.38%) Dynamics SL
3 17 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.15%) SAP FI
5 14 (1.07%) SAP CO
5 14 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.76%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.76%) SAP MM
7 9 (0.69%) Infor M3
7 9 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.69%) SAP SCM
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 7 (0.54%) SAP HCM
9 7 (0.54%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.38%) SAP PS
10 5 (0.38%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.31%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
4 31 (2.37%) Office 365
5 16 (1.22%) SaaS
6 8 (0.61%) npm
7 7 (0.54%) GitHub
8 6 (0.46%) PaaS
9 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.31%) IaaS
10 4 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.31%) Trello
11 3 (0.23%) Slack
12 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Serverless
13 1 (0.076%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.076%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.83%) Firewall
2 12 (0.92%) Network Security
3 10 (0.76%) Intranet
4 7 (0.54%) NAS
4 7 (0.54%) SAN
5 6 (0.46%) VoIP
5 6 (0.46%) WAN
6 5 (0.38%) DNS
6 5 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.38%) SSH
6 5 (0.38%) SSL
6 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.31%) DHCP
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.23%) LAN
9 2 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.15%) Skype
9 2 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (10.93%) NoSQL
2 95 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 93 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
4 86 (6.57%) Hadoop
5 78 (5.96%) Relational Database
6 73 (5.58%) MySQL
7 67 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 54 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (3.82%) Big Data
10 39 (2.98%) Bigtable
11 35 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (1.99%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.15%) Data Mining
17 14 (1.07%) Base SAS
18 11 (0.84%) QlikView
19 10 (0.76%) Power BI
19 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (5.20%) Maven
2 39 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.37%) JIRA
4 21 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.07%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 13 (0.99%) Subversion
7 12 (0.92%) JUnit
8 8 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 8 (0.61%) Bower
8 8 (0.61%) Gradle
8 8 (0.61%) Grunt
8 8 (0.61%) gulp
8 8 (0.61%) Selenium
9 7 (0.54%) Ant
9 7 (0.54%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.46%) HP UFT
10 6 (0.46%) MSTest
10 6 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 251 (19.19%) Banking
2 64 (4.89%) Retail
3 57 (4.36%) Advertising
4 45 (3.44%) Retail Banking
5 42 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 35 (2.68%) Marketing
8 31 (2.37%) Legal
9 30 (2.29%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.99%) Local Government
10 13 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.76%) Back Office
12 8 (0.61%) Law
13 6 (0.46%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.38%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Front Office
14 5 (0.38%) Games
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 1 (0.076%) Military
16 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 270 (20.64%) Analyst
2 257 (19.65%) Developer
3 129 (9.86%) Business Analyst
4 121 (9.25%) Project Manager
5 118 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 103 (7.87%) Consultant
7 76 (5.81%) Architect
8 74 (5.66%) IT Manager
9 54 (4.13%) Designer
10 53 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (3.52%) Senior Developer
12 43 (3.29%) IT Project Manager
13 42 (3.21%) Senior Manager
14 41 (3.13%) Python Developer
15 31 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
16 30 (2.29%) Data Analyst
16 30 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (2.29%) Senior Project Manager
16 30 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (10.86%) HTML
2 133 (10.17%) Spring
3 132 (10.09%) AngularJS
4 97 (7.42%) Hibernate
5 78 (5.96%) .NET
6 74 (5.66%) CSS
7 68 (5.20%) XML
8 55 (4.20%) Middleware
9 40 (3.06%) XML Schema
10 39 (2.98%) REST
11 34 (2.60%) jQuery
12 32 (2.45%) Web Services
13 31 (2.37%) Node.js
14 25 (1.91%) React
15 24 (1.83%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.83%) J2EE
16 22 (1.68%) Django
16 22 (1.68%) HTML5
16 22 (1.68%) SOAP
17 21 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 156 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (6.50%) User Experience
3 74 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (4.36%) Virtual Team
5 49 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.29%) Fintech
8 16 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.07%) Graphic Design
11 12 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 12 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.61%) Clustering
13 8 (0.61%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.54%) Equities
15 6 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 99 (7.57%) Windows
2 70 (5.35%) Linux
3 68 (5.20%) Unix
4 35 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.31%) Android
10 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.076%) AIX
12 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.076%) Solaris
12 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 168 (12.84%) SDLC
4 164 (12.54%) Project Management
5 125 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
6 122 (9.33%) OO
7 113 (8.64%) Business Analysis
8 98 (7.49%) Software Engineering
9 97 (7.42%) Analytics
9 97 (7.42%) TDD
10 96 (7.34%) Collaborative Working
11 94 (7.19%) Scrum
12 90 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 87 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (6.19%) Change Management
16 78 (5.96%) DevOps
17 77 (5.89%) Migration
18 76 (5.81%) BDD
18 76 (5.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 356 (27.22%) SQL
2 265 (20.26%) Java
3 233 (17.81%) Python
4 157 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 101 (7.72%) C#
6 70 (5.35%) PHP
7 48 (3.67%) C++
8 40 (3.06%) XPath
9 33 (2.52%) Ruby
10 20 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.53%) R
11 19 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.99%) Perl
13 13 (0.99%) X++
14 9 (0.69%) C
14 9 (0.69%) Java 8
14 9 (0.69%) Scala
15 7 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (9.71%) Degree
2 35 (2.68%) PMP
3 27 (2.06%) PMI Certification
4 25 (1.91%) CISSP
5 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.84%) CIMA
7 11 (0.84%) CISM
7 11 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (0.76%) ACCA
9 9 (0.69%) PhD
10 8 (0.61%) ISEB
10 8 (0.61%) MCITP
11 7 (0.54%) CCSA
11 7 (0.54%) CCSE
11 7 (0.54%) CISA
12 6 (0.46%) MCSE
12 6 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.90%) PMO
2 35 (2.68%) GDPR
2 35 (2.68%) SLA
3 30 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.68%) QA
5 11 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.54%) MiFID
7 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 6 (0.46%) GMP
8 4 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.31%) EMIR
8 4 (0.31%) PSD2
9 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.15%) P3O
9 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.076%) HL7
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.076%) TickIT
System Software
1 70 (5.35%) Docker
2 20 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.69%) XenApp
5 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.31%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.076%) NFS
7 1 (0.076%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (4.66%) Puppet
2 60 (4.59%) Ansible
3 10 (0.76%) SCCM
4 6 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) Terraform
6 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.15%) Nagios
6 2 (0.15%) Rancher
6 2 (0.15%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.15%) SCOM
6 2 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.076%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.076%) Control-M
7 1 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.076%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.076%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 213 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 154 (11.77%) Oracle
3 59 (4.51%) SAP
4 22 (1.68%) Teradata
5 21 (1.61%) Tableau
6 19 (1.45%) Capita
7 17 (1.30%) Cisco
7 17 (1.30%) Citrix
7 17 (1.30%) VMware
8 16 (1.22%) IBM
8 16 (1.22%) Sybase
9 15 (1.15%) Adobe
9 15 (1.15%) JD Edwards
10 14 (1.07%) Infor
11 12 (0.92%) SolarWinds
12 11 (0.84%) HP
13 10 (0.76%) Avaya
14 9 (0.69%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (0.69%) ServiceNow