Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 234 109 273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 21.21% 17.06% 16.68%
As % of the General category 34.93% 42.75% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 207 87 246
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,625 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,550 £58,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +5.88%

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 670 255 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 60.74% 39.91% 47.40%
Number of salaries quoted 472 219 646
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,375 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £51,313 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,250 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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
Cardiff +3 151 £40,000 -11.11% 38
Newport +9 66 £42,500 +41.67% 6
Bridgend - 5 £35,000 - 1
Monmouthshire - 4 £41,250 - 3
Caerphilly +3 3 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Glamorgan - 2 £55,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £34,384 -
Torfaen - 1 £33,500 - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 - -
Finance
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 74 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 64 (27.35%) Social Skills
3 59 (25.21%) Advertising
4 56 (23.93%) Linux
5 52 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (17.95%) VMware
7 42 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (17.09%) SQL
10 36 (15.38%) Windows
11 35 (14.96%) Azure
11 35 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (14.10%) VPN
12 33 (14.10%) WAN
13 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
13 32 (13.68%) Active Directory
13 32 (13.68%) DevOps
14 31 (13.25%) High Availability
14 31 (13.25%) Brocade
15 29 (12.39%) PowerShell
16 27 (11.54%) LAN
16 27 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (11.11%) Analytics
18 25 (10.68%) Power BI
18 25 (10.68%) Power Platform
18 25 (10.68%) Project Delivery
19 24 (10.26%) Cisco
19 24 (10.26%) .NET
19 24 (10.26%) Project Management

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 13 (5.56%) nginx
2 10 (4.27%) IIS
3 7 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.14%) CMS
5 3 (1.28%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.85%) Kentico
6 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (9.40%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.96%) Azure
2 25 (10.68%) Power Platform
3 14 (5.98%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (2.56%) AWS
5 5 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.71%) SaaS
6 4 (1.71%) Snowflake
7 3 (1.28%) IaaS
7 3 (1.28%) PaaS
8 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.85%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.43%) GCP
9 1 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.10%) VPN
1 33 (14.10%) WAN
2 27 (11.54%) LAN
3 21 (8.97%) Firewall
4 17 (7.26%) VoIP
5 15 (6.41%) BGP
5 15 (6.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (6.41%) OSPF
6 11 (4.70%) DNS
7 6 (2.56%) DHCP
8 5 (2.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.85%) Skype
10 1 (0.43%) ATM
10 1 (0.43%) FTP
10 1 (0.43%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) SAN
10 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.68%) Power BI
3 19 (8.12%) Tableau
4 11 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2017
6 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.14%) Big Data
10 4 (1.71%) GIS
11 3 (1.28%) MySQL
11 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.43%) Parquet
13 1 (0.43%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 16 (6.84%) Selenium
2 12 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.99%) JIRA
4 4 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.85%) JMeter
6 2 (0.85%) Postman
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Maven
7 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.43%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (27.35%) Social Skills
2 59 (25.21%) Advertising
3 35 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (8.55%) Retail
5 10 (4.27%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (3.85%) Banking
7 8 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.56%) Billing
8 6 (2.56%) Games
8 6 (2.56%) Legal
8 6 (2.56%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.71%) Marketing
10 3 (1.28%) Law
11 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.43%) Back Office
12 1 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.43%) Public Speaking
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (29.06%) Analyst
2 41 (17.52%) Consultant
3 34 (14.53%) Developer
4 32 (13.68%) Technical Consultant
5 21 (8.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 21 (8.97%) Technical Support
6 16 (6.84%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.84%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 14 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.98%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.98%) Infrastructure Support
7 14 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 13 (5.56%) Support Consultant
8 13 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
8 13 (5.56%) Technical Support Consultant
9 12 (5.13%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.26%) .NET
2 19 (8.12%) HTML
3 16 (6.84%) .NET Framework
3 16 (6.84%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (6.41%) Entity Framework
5 13 (5.56%) CSS
5 13 (5.56%) React
5 13 (5.56%) REST
6 11 (4.70%) Middleware
6 11 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
7 10 (4.27%) HTML5
8 8 (3.42%) Spring
8 8 (3.42%) Spring Boot
9 7 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.56%) .NET Core
10 6 (2.56%) JSON
11 5 (2.14%) Redux
11 5 (2.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (4.70%) Virtual Team
3 7 (2.99%) IBM Storwize
3 7 (2.99%) iSeries
3 7 (2.99%) LPAR
4 6 (2.56%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.71%) AS400
6 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.71%) User Experience
7 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.85%) Life Science
8 2 (0.85%) Social Media
9 1 (0.43%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.43%) Blog
9 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.43%) Podcast
9 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.93%) Linux
2 36 (15.38%) Windows
3 23 (9.83%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.84%) CentOS
5 15 (6.41%) VyOS
6 11 (4.70%) OS/400
6 11 (4.70%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.71%) Unix
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.43%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.68%) DevOps
5 31 (13.25%) High Availability
6 27 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (11.11%) Analytics
8 25 (10.68%) Project Delivery
9 24 (10.26%) Project Management
10 18 (7.69%) Scrum
11 17 (7.26%) MVC
11 17 (7.26%) Software Engineering
11 17 (7.26%) Visualisation
12 15 (6.41%) Network Design
12 15 (6.41%) SDLC
13 14 (5.98%) ITIL
13 14 (5.98%) PRINCE2
14 13 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 12 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.09%) SQL
2 29 (12.39%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.83%) C#
4 17 (7.26%) Java
4 17 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.26%) T-SQL
5 13 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 11 (4.70%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.99%) Python
7 7 (2.99%) RPG
8 6 (2.56%) PHP
9 5 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.85%) Java 11
11 1 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.43%) R
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (8.55%) Degree
2 16 (6.84%) CCNA
2 16 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.71%) CCENT
3 4 (1.71%) ISEB
3 4 (1.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ECDL
5 2 (0.85%) HND
5 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.13%) QA
2 8 (3.42%) PMO
3 5 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) NIST
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) GRC
System Software
1 41 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (13.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.56%) Docker
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (8.12%) SCCM
2 8 (3.42%) Terraform
3 7 (2.99%) Nagios
4 4 (1.71%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Grafana
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 74 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.95%) VMware
3 31 (13.25%) Brocade
4 24 (10.26%) Cisco
5 18 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 16 (6.84%) Avaya
6 16 (6.84%) Red Hat
7 15 (6.41%) Extreme Networks
7 15 (6.41%) F5
7 15 (6.41%) Juniper
7 15 (6.41%) SolarWinds
7 15 (6.41%) Vyatta
8 9 (3.85%) Oracle
9 8 (3.42%) IBM
10 5 (2.14%) Aruba
11 4 (1.71%) Citrix
11 4 (1.71%) Databricks
12 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.85%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.85%) Sitecore