Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 422 739 1,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.29% 18.18% 22.80%
As % of the General category 49.36% 52.01% 61.73%
Number of salaries quoted 309 432 802
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,570 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.65% +3.14% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 855 1,421 1,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 33.01% 34.95% 36.94%
Number of salaries quoted 539 811 1,229
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,550 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in Scotland.

Salary trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +2 201 £55,000 +14.58% 21
Edinburgh -10 154 £52,500 -4.55% 65
Dundee +7 35 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Fife +3 4 £41,875 -
Aberdeen +14 3 £51,327 -6.68%
Inverclyde 0 1 £39,500 -34.17%
West Lothian -2 1 - - 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £55,000 -
Stirling - 1 £47,500 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £47,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £42,500 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 144 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (32.94%) Java
3 130 (30.81%) SQL
4 106 (25.12%) C#
5 103 (24.41%) Microsoft
6 102 (24.17%) .NET
7 101 (23.93%) JavaScript
8 89 (21.09%) Azure
9 86 (20.38%) Microservices
10 77 (18.25%) AWS
11 75 (17.77%) SQL Server
12 71 (16.82%) DevOps
13 67 (15.88%) SDLC
14 66 (15.64%) Mentoring
15 65 (15.40%) Banking
16 63 (14.93%) Scrum
17 60 (14.22%) OO
18 53 (12.56%) AngularJS
19 50 (11.85%) C++
20 49 (11.61%) Python
20 49 (11.61%) Fintech
21 47 (11.14%) React
22 44 (10.43%) MVC
22 44 (10.43%) jQuery
23 43 (10.19%) .NET Framework
24 42 (9.95%) SaaS
25 41 (9.72%) QA
25 41 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
25 41 (9.72%) Linux
26 40 (9.48%) Spring

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 11 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.37%) Confluence
3 8 (1.90%) Apache
3 8 (1.90%) WordPress
4 7 (1.66%) Drupal
5 6 (1.42%) SAS
5 6 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.95%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
9 2 (0.47%) Luigi
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.47%) Windchill
3 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.24%) InDesign
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Actimize
5 2 (0.47%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.47%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.24%) Magento
6 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 89 (21.09%) Azure
2 77 (18.25%) AWS
3 42 (9.95%) SaaS
4 22 (5.21%) Power Platform
5 21 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (4.50%) GCP
7 9 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.42%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.42%) Serverless
9 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.95%) IaaS
10 4 (0.95%) PaaS
11 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.47%) Apigee
12 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.47%) Office 365
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.13%) Firewall
1 9 (2.13%) Network Security
2 8 (1.90%) Wireless
3 6 (1.42%) WAN
4 5 (1.18%) LAN
4 5 (1.18%) Skype
5 4 (0.95%) Broadband
5 4 (0.95%) Intranet
5 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.71%) OSPF
6 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.71%) VPN
7 2 (0.47%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.47%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.24%) 5G
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.24%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (6.40%) Big Data
4 22 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.79%) Power BI
7 15 (3.55%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.61%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.37%) Essbase
10 7 (1.66%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.66%) QlikView
10 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.42%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.95%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.74%) Selenium
4 15 (3.55%) Maven
5 14 (3.32%) FitNesse
5 14 (3.32%) JMeter
5 14 (3.32%) SpecFlow
5 14 (3.32%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.84%) JIRA
7 8 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.90%) IntelliJ
7 8 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.42%) GitLab
9 5 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.71%) Gradle
11 3 (0.71%) JUnit
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
General
1 65 (15.40%) Banking
2 19 (4.50%) Financial Institution
2 19 (4.50%) Legal
3 15 (3.55%) Advertising
4 11 (2.61%) Marketing
4 11 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.37%) Law
6 7 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.42%) Retail
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
8 5 (1.18%) Front Office
8 5 (1.18%) German Language
9 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 164 (38.86%) Developer
2 49 (11.61%) Senior Developer
3 48 (11.37%) Analyst
4 38 (9.00%) Software Developer
5 27 (6.40%) Java Developer
6 23 (5.45%) Senior Software Developer
7 20 (4.74%) Software Engineer
8 18 (4.27%) Architect
9 17 (4.03%) Consultant
9 17 (4.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 17 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (3.79%) .NET Software Engineer
10 16 (3.79%) C# Software Engineer
10 16 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.08%) Applications Developer
12 11 (2.61%) Applications Support
12 11 (2.61%) C# Developer
12 11 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
12 11 (2.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (24.17%) .NET
2 53 (12.56%) AngularJS
3 47 (11.14%) React
4 44 (10.43%) jQuery
5 43 (10.19%) .NET Framework
6 40 (9.48%) Spring
7 37 (8.77%) CSS
8 35 (8.29%) Ajax
9 32 (7.58%) ASP.NET
10 28 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (6.16%) .NET Core
12 24 (5.69%) XML
13 23 (5.45%) Middleware
13 23 (5.45%) REST
14 22 (5.21%) Vue.js
15 18 (4.27%) HTML
15 18 (4.27%) RESTful
16 17 (4.03%) Backbone.js
16 17 (4.03%) Express
17 15 (3.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.74%) User Experience
4 18 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.55%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.37%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.95%) PKI
10 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.71%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.71%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.72%) Linux
2 29 (6.87%) Windows
3 23 (5.45%) Unix
4 12 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.47%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (20.38%) Microservices
3 71 (16.82%) DevOps
4 67 (15.88%) SDLC
5 66 (15.64%) Mentoring
6 63 (14.93%) Scrum
7 60 (14.22%) OO
8 49 (11.61%) Fintech
9 44 (10.43%) MVC
10 41 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (8.53%) Artificial Intelligence
12 34 (8.06%) TDD
13 33 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (7.58%) Software Engineering
15 31 (7.35%) API Testing
15 31 (7.35%) Sprint Retrospective
16 29 (6.87%) Migration
17 28 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
18 27 (6.40%) Test Automation
19 26 (6.16%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 139 (32.94%) Java
2 130 (30.81%) SQL
3 106 (25.12%) C#
4 101 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 50 (11.85%) C++
6 49 (11.61%) Python
7 19 (4.50%) Scala
8 18 (4.27%) Ruby
9 15 (3.55%) Kotlin
10 14 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.32%) PHP
10 14 (3.32%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.61%) C
11 11 (2.61%) Perl
11 11 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.66%) Go
12 7 (1.66%) R
13 6 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.18%) Java 8
14 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (8.53%) Degree
2 20 (4.74%) CISM
3 17 (4.03%) CISSP
4 9 (2.13%) CEH
5 7 (1.66%) CSSLP
6 6 (1.42%) GIAC
7 5 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.95%) CISA
8 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.71%) CRISC
9 3 (0.71%) GCIH
9 3 (0.71%) GPEN
9 3 (0.71%) GSEC
9 3 (0.71%) MCITP
9 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.71%) OSCP
9 3 (0.71%) SSCP
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.72%) QA
2 23 (5.45%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.13%) SLA
4 7 (1.66%) NIST
5 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (7.11%) Docker
2 9 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.47%) HDFS
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.08%) Ansible
3 8 (1.90%) Puppet
4 6 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.95%) Grafana
5 4 (0.95%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.47%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.24%) SCCM
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.00%) Oracle
3 35 (8.29%) Ceridian
4 22 (5.21%) Solace
5 17 (4.03%) Google
6 14 (3.32%) Cisco
7 10 (2.37%) Hyperion
7 10 (2.37%) Informatica
8 9 (2.13%) SAP
8 9 (2.13%) VMware
9 8 (1.90%) Teradata
10 5 (1.18%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.18%) F5
11 4 (0.95%) Citrix
11 4 (0.95%) IBM
11 4 (0.95%) Nintex
11 4 (0.95%) Sybase
12 3 (0.71%) Charles River
12 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.47%) Cloudera