Period
to 3 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 413 247 290
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 26.42% 17.14% 20.77%
As % of the General category 65.14% 44.99% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 362 227 257
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £29,013 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,250 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 South Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 634 549 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 40.56% 38.10% 41.69%
Number of salaries quoted 547 453 504
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £23,400
90th Percentile £62,050 £58,750 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in South Wales over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. 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
Cardiff +3 275 £45,000 +4.05% 35
Newport +1 131 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Bridgend +14 3 £22,500 -
Caerphilly -7 2 £38,750 -29.55% 1
Monmouthshire +3 1 £24,000 -34.69% 1
Neath Port Talbot -8 1 £22,500 -62.50%
Finance
Wales

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 157 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.52%) SQL
3 88 (21.31%) Problem-Solving
4 87 (21.07%) Advertising
5 77 (18.64%) Microsoft
6 66 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
7 55 (13.32%) Software Engineering
8 53 (12.83%) Degree
9 52 (12.59%) Waterfall
9 52 (12.59%) Linux
10 50 (12.11%) DevOps
11 49 (11.86%) Java
12 47 (11.38%) Azure
13 45 (10.90%) C#
14 44 (10.65%) Test Automation
15 42 (10.17%) Project Management
16 41 (9.93%) ITIL
16 41 (9.93%) Windows
17 39 (9.44%) SQL Server
18 37 (8.96%) IBM
18 37 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (8.96%) Scrum
19 36 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
20 35 (8.47%) Coaching
20 35 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (8.47%) .NET
21 34 (8.23%) JavaScript
21 34 (8.23%) Project Delivery
22 33 (7.99%) Analytics
23 31 (7.51%) Active Directory

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 23 (5.57%) WebSphere
2 16 (3.87%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.87%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.87%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (3.39%) Appian
4 13 (3.15%) Confluence
5 12 (2.91%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.73%) Apache
8 3 (0.73%) CMS
8 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.48%) SAS
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.38%) Azure
2 25 (6.05%) AWS
3 14 (3.39%) Power Platform
4 12 (2.91%) GCP
4 12 (2.91%) Office 365
5 10 (2.42%) SaaS
6 5 (1.21%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.08%) DNS
2 18 (4.36%) DHCP
3 17 (4.12%) Firewall
4 13 (3.15%) WAN
5 12 (2.91%) Skype
6 10 (2.42%) VPN
7 9 (2.18%) VoIP
8 8 (1.94%) FTP
9 7 (1.69%) HTTP
9 7 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.21%) Network Security
11 5 (1.21%) SSH
11 5 (1.21%) SSL
12 4 (0.97%) LAN
12 4 (0.97%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.73%) Internet
14 2 (0.48%) DKIM
14 2 (0.48%) DMARC
14 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.33%) MySQL
4 18 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (3.87%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.39%) Power BI
7 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.66%) OLTP
8 11 (2.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (2.66%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.45%) Big Data
10 6 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.21%) DB2
11 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (5.81%) JIRA
2 22 (5.33%) Selenium
3 21 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.87%) Postman
5 15 (3.63%) Git (software)
6 13 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (2.91%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.66%) Zephyr
9 10 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (2.42%) WebDriver
10 9 (2.18%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.69%) GoCD
11 7 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.69%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.21%) Maven
13 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.97%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.73%) Grunt
14 3 (0.73%) gulp
14 3 (0.73%) REST Assured
General
1 87 (21.07%) Advertising
2 28 (6.78%) Retail
3 18 (4.36%) Banking
4 9 (2.18%) Retail Finance
5 6 (1.45%) Games
5 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.45%) Marketing
6 5 (1.21%) Legal
6 5 (1.21%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (24.21%) Developer
2 86 (20.82%) Analyst
3 32 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 29 (7.02%) Software Engineer
4 29 (7.02%) Test Analyst
5 25 (6.05%) Consultant
6 24 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 23 (5.57%) Business Analyst
7 23 (5.57%) Java Developer
8 21 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 17 (4.12%) Administrator
10 16 (3.87%) Architect
10 16 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (3.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.39%) BPM Developer
12 14 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 14 (3.39%) IT Manager
12 14 (3.39%) Security Engineer
12 14 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.47%) .NET
2 25 (6.05%) Middleware
3 20 (4.84%) Spring
4 19 (4.60%) AngularJS
4 19 (4.60%) HTML
4 19 (4.60%) Web Services
5 15 (3.63%) Hibernate
6 14 (3.39%) CSS
7 13 (3.15%) jQuery
8 11 (2.66%) Struts
9 10 (2.42%) WCF
10 8 (1.94%) LAMP
10 8 (1.94%) Laravel
11 7 (1.69%) JSON
11 7 (1.69%) SOAP
12 6 (1.45%) .NET Core
12 6 (1.45%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.45%) React
12 6 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (1.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.39%) iSeries
4 13 (3.15%) User Experience
5 12 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.18%) Social Media
8 8 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.97%) BYOD
10 4 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.48%) Tandem
13 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.59%) Linux
2 41 (9.93%) Windows
3 28 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.63%) OS/400
5 5 (1.21%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.73%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.31%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (13.32%) Software Engineering
4 52 (12.59%) Waterfall
5 50 (12.11%) DevOps
6 44 (10.65%) Test Automation
7 42 (10.17%) Project Management
8 41 (9.93%) ITIL
9 37 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (8.96%) Scrum
10 36 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (8.47%) Coaching
11 35 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (8.23%) Project Delivery
13 33 (7.99%) Analytics
14 27 (6.54%) Migration
15 26 (6.30%) Business Analysis
15 26 (6.30%) PRINCE2
15 26 (6.30%) Software Testing
16 23 (5.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.52%) SQL
2 49 (11.86%) Java
3 45 (10.90%) C#
4 34 (8.23%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 26 (6.30%) Bash Shell
6 26 (6.30%) Python
7 21 (5.08%) Shell Script
8 18 (4.36%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.15%) Perl
9 13 (3.15%) PHP
10 12 (2.91%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.66%) VBA
12 9 (2.18%) R
12 9 (2.18%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.45%) VB
14 4 (0.97%) C
14 4 (0.97%) C++
14 4 (0.97%) Java 8
15 3 (0.73%) RPG
Qualifications
1 53 (12.83%) Degree
2 27 (6.54%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (3.87%) ISEB
5 14 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (3.15%) CISSP
7 10 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.18%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.45%) CBAP
10 6 (1.45%) CISM
10 6 (1.45%) IBM Certification
10 6 (1.45%) SANS
11 5 (1.21%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.97%) CCSP
12 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.97%) MCITP
12 4 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.42%) PMO
3 9 (2.18%) QA
4 4 (0.97%) COBIT
4 4 (0.97%) GDPR
5 3 (0.73%) NIST
6 2 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) IFRS
7 1 (0.24%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.91%) Docker
4 4 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.48%) Snort
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.48%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.18%) Ansible
2 9 (2.18%) SCCM
2 9 (2.18%) SCOM
2 9 (2.18%) Terraform
3 7 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.69%) Puppet
4 4 (0.97%) Nessus
5 1 (0.24%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.96%) IBM
3 27 (6.54%) VMware
4 23 (5.57%) Oracle
5 19 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.91%) Kofax
7 11 (2.66%) Google
7 11 (2.66%) Tableau
8 9 (2.18%) RedGate
9 8 (1.94%) LexisNexis
9 8 (1.94%) Polycom
9 8 (1.94%) Sonus
10 7 (1.69%) Blue Prism
10 7 (1.69%) Cognos
10 7 (1.69%) Xceptor
11 5 (1.21%) Citrix
12 4 (0.97%) Acme Packet
12 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.97%) BroadSoft
13 3 (0.73%) Sitecore