Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 483 679 1,115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 13.94% 18.22% 20.84%
As % of the General category 39.85% 55.07% 59.82%
Number of salaries quoted 368 380 738
10th Percentile £34,700 £34,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £62,813 £67,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,375 £73,913
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +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 1,212 1,233 1,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 34.97% 33.09% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 689 727 1,259
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +0.52%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £58,500 £57,105 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.83% +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 12 April 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 12 April 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
Edinburgh -9 229 £53,000 -3.64% 91
Glasgow +3 188 £52,500 +10.41% 32
Dundee +5 32 £52,500 +5.00% 6
South Lanarkshire - 7 £45,000 - 1
Fife - 4 £55,000 -
Highlands - 3 £50,000 - 1
Aberdeen +1 2 £42,653 -18.76% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £46,750 -
Inverclyde 0 1 £39,500 -34.17%
West Lothian -3 1 - - 3
Falkirk - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £47,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £42,500 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 161 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (23.81%) SQL
3 111 (22.98%) Java
4 93 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 89 (18.43%) Azure
6 86 (17.81%) AWS
6 86 (17.81%) DevOps
7 81 (16.77%) Microsoft
8 77 (15.94%) Banking
8 77 (15.94%) Microservices
9 71 (14.70%) C#
10 60 (12.42%) Python
11 58 (12.01%) .NET
12 57 (11.80%) AngularJS
13 55 (11.39%) SQL Server
14 54 (11.18%) Software Engineering
15 53 (10.97%) Spring
16 52 (10.77%) React
17 50 (10.35%) Scrum
18 48 (9.94%) CSS
19 46 (9.52%) Mentoring
19 46 (9.52%) Fintech
20 45 (9.32%) Oracle
21 44 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
22 43 (8.90%) Docker
23 39 (8.07%) Linux
24 37 (7.66%) SDLC
25 36 (7.45%) OO
25 36 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
26 35 (7.25%) Business Intelligence

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 14 (2.90%) Apache
2 13 (2.69%) Confluence
3 11 (2.28%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.66%) SAS
5 7 (1.45%) Drupal
5 7 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.83%) Luigi
7 4 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.83%) WordPress
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) JBoss
8 2 (0.41%) TPMS
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.21%) CICS
9 1 (0.21%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.41%) MadCap Flare
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (3.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 6 (1.24%) Primavera
5 5 (1.04%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.41%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.21%) Magento
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 89 (18.43%) Azure
2 86 (17.81%) AWS
3 32 (6.63%) SaaS
4 27 (5.59%) Power Platform
5 23 (4.76%) GCP
6 13 (2.69%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.86%) PaaS
9 8 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.66%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.04%) IaaS
11 4 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.62%) npm
12 3 (0.62%) Serverless
13 2 (0.41%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.41%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.48%) WAN
2 10 (2.07%) LAN
3 9 (1.86%) Network Security
4 7 (1.45%) Firewall
5 5 (1.04%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.83%) Broadband
6 4 (0.83%) Intranet
6 4 (0.83%) OSPF
6 4 (0.83%) Skype
6 4 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.62%) SMS
7 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.41%) BGP
8 2 (0.41%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.41%) MPLS
8 2 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.41%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.41%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.18%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (4.14%) Power BI
6 19 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.52%) Big Data
8 15 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.28%) Essbase
10 11 (2.28%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.86%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.66%) MySQL
13 7 (1.45%) QlikView
14 6 (1.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 6 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (1.24%) Redis
15 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.83%) Azkaban
16 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 23 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.14%) Selenium
3 17 (3.52%) JIRA
4 15 (3.11%) Maven
5 12 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.66%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.66%) IntelliJ
7 7 (1.45%) GitLab
7 7 (1.45%) Xcode
8 6 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.24%) JMeter
8 6 (1.24%) Subversion
8 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.04%) Gradle
9 5 (1.04%) JUnit
9 5 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.83%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 77 (15.94%) Banking
2 30 (6.21%) Financial Institution
3 24 (4.97%) Legal
4 22 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.55%) Retail
5 20 (4.14%) Marketing
6 17 (3.52%) Law
6 17 (3.52%) Public Sector
7 16 (3.31%) Advertising
8 8 (1.66%) Publishing
9 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Back Office
11 2 (0.41%) Front Office
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (32.09%) Developer
2 66 (13.66%) Analyst
3 51 (10.56%) Senior Developer
4 33 (6.83%) Java Developer
5 30 (6.21%) Consultant
6 27 (5.59%) Software Developer
7 22 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 21 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 21 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (3.73%) Applications Developer
9 18 (3.73%) PHP Developer
9 18 (3.73%) Senior Software Developer
10 17 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.69%) Architect
11 13 (2.69%) Project Manager
11 13 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (2.69%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (2.28%) Network Engineer
13 11 (2.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.01%) .NET
2 57 (11.80%) AngularJS
3 53 (10.97%) Spring
4 52 (10.77%) React
5 48 (9.94%) CSS
6 34 (7.04%) HTML
7 33 (6.83%) Middleware
8 28 (5.80%) jQuery
9 27 (5.59%) Node.js
9 27 (5.59%) XML
10 25 (5.18%) ASP.NET
11 24 (4.97%) Kafka
12 23 (4.76%) REST
13 20 (4.14%) .NET Core
13 20 (4.14%) .NET Framework
13 20 (4.14%) Ajax
13 20 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (3.31%) Web Services
15 15 (3.11%) Vue.js
16 13 (2.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.55%) Mainframe
5 19 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (3.52%) User Experience
7 13 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.69%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.86%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.66%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.24%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
16 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
17 2 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.07%) Linux
2 33 (6.83%) Windows
3 21 (4.35%) Unix
4 13 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.62%) Android
5 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.81%) DevOps
3 77 (15.94%) Microservices
4 54 (11.18%) Software Engineering
5 50 (10.35%) Scrum
6 46 (9.52%) Fintech
6 46 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 44 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (7.66%) SDLC
9 36 (7.45%) OO
9 36 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (7.04%) MVC
11 34 (7.04%) TDD
12 30 (6.21%) Migration
13 27 (5.59%) Change Management
13 27 (5.59%) Project Management
14 26 (5.38%) Business Analysis
14 26 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (5.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 115 (23.81%) SQL
2 111 (22.98%) Java
3 93 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 71 (14.70%) C#
5 60 (12.42%) Python
6 29 (6.00%) C++
7 28 (5.80%) Scala
7 28 (5.80%) TypeScript
8 25 (5.18%) PHP
9 18 (3.73%) Ruby
10 13 (2.69%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.48%) Perl
11 12 (2.48%) R
12 11 (2.28%) Java 8
12 11 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.24%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.04%) C
15 4 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (7.04%) Degree
2 10 (2.07%) CEH
3 9 (1.86%) CISM
4 7 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.04%) A+ Certification
6 5 (1.04%) CISSP
6 5 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.83%) CCIE
7 4 (0.83%) CCNP
7 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.62%) MCITP
8 3 (0.62%) PMP
9 2 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.76%) QA
2 11 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.07%) NIST
4 9 (1.86%) SLA
5 5 (1.04%) GDPR
6 4 (0.83%) COBIT
6 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (8.90%) Docker
2 11 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.62%) RACF
3 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.93%) Ansible
3 13 (2.69%) Terraform
4 8 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.24%) Puppet
6 4 (0.83%) Grafana
6 4 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.62%) zSecure
8 2 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.41%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
9 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
9 1 (0.21%) SCCM
9 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.32%) Oracle
3 24 (4.97%) Google
4 18 (3.73%) Cisco
5 16 (3.31%) Solace
6 12 (2.48%) SAP
6 12 (2.48%) VMware
7 11 (2.28%) Hyperion
8 10 (2.07%) Ceridian
9 9 (1.86%) IBM
10 8 (1.66%) Teradata
11 6 (1.24%) Concur
11 6 (1.24%) F5
12 5 (1.04%) Informatica
12 5 (1.04%) Xero
13 4 (0.83%) Citrix
13 4 (0.83%) HubSpot
13 4 (0.83%) Nintex
13 4 (0.83%) Splunk
14 3 (0.62%) Charles River