Period
to 12 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
England > South West
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 814 1,150 1,686
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.21% 15.39% 16.63%
As % of the General category 39.08% 43.69% 49.50%
Number of salaries quoted 669 953 1,386
10th Percentile £26,900 £30,000 £29,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 the South West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,083 2,632 3,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.80% 35.23% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,519 2,048 2,648
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,110 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the South West

Finance
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South West 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
Bristol -9 330 £48,788 +8.42% 60
Gloucestershire -13 125 £51,250 -2.38% 29
Dorset -1 119 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Wiltshire -12 79 £50,000 -1.96% 24
Somerset -1 62 £50,000 +2.56% 18
Devon +10 51 £32,516 -7.10% 6
Cornwall -1 6 £38,750 +51.96% 5
Finance
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 296 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (27.64%) Marketing
3 205 (25.18%) Business Intelligence
4 199 (24.45%) SAP
5 196 (24.08%) Manufacturing
6 193 (23.71%) Telecoms
6 193 (23.71%) Programme Management
6 193 (23.71%) Public Sector
7 185 (22.73%) Digital Marketing
8 179 (21.99%) Electronics
9 152 (18.67%) JavaScript
10 142 (17.44%) SQL
11 140 (17.20%) Java
12 134 (16.46%) Scrum
12 134 (16.46%) DevOps
13 111 (13.64%) Linux
14 110 (13.51%) Degree
15 107 (13.14%) Azure
16 102 (12.53%) Git (software)
17 95 (11.67%) Python
18 94 (11.55%) AngularJS
19 93 (11.43%) Microsoft
19 93 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
20 91 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
21 90 (11.06%) Security Cleared
21 90 (11.06%) HTML
22 86 (10.57%) AWS
23 82 (10.07%) RESTful
24 81 (9.95%) SQL Server
25 76 (9.34%) Web Services

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (2.09%) CMS
1 17 (2.09%) JBoss
1 17 (2.09%) Mule
1 17 (2.09%) Mule ESB
1 17 (2.09%) Red Hat Fuse
1 17 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.97%) nginx
3 15 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.86%) Kentico
6 7 (0.86%) NServiceBus
6 7 (0.86%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.61%) Headless CMS
7 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.49%) Apache
8 4 (0.49%) Confluence
8 4 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.47%) Zeplin
6 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.37%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.37%) Sketch
9 1 (0.12%) Figma
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.49%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Magento
4 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.25%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 107 (13.14%) Azure
2 86 (10.57%) AWS
3 61 (7.49%) SaaS
4 24 (2.95%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 15 (1.84%) PaaS
6 15 (1.84%) Serverless
7 14 (1.72%) GitHub
8 10 (1.23%) npm
9 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.11%) IaaS
10 8 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.74%) Yarn
12 5 (0.61%) Basecamp
12 5 (0.61%) Mailgun
12 5 (0.61%) Sage Pay
12 5 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.42%) Firewall
2 27 (3.32%) DNS
3 24 (2.95%) Network Security
4 19 (2.33%) LAN
5 18 (2.21%) WAN
6 14 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
6 14 (1.72%) IP Telephony
6 14 (1.72%) VLAN
7 9 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (1.11%) Wireless
8 8 (0.98%) Skype
8 8 (0.98%) VPN
9 7 (0.86%) VoIP
10 6 (0.74%) BGP
10 6 (0.74%) DHCP
10 6 (0.74%) OSPF
11 5 (0.61%) SSL
12 4 (0.49%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.49%) ICMP
12 4 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.13%) MySQL
3 48 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 45 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 29 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.09%) Power BI
10 16 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.72%) Data Lake
11 14 (1.72%) Redis
12 13 (1.60%) Big Data
13 12 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.23%) Tableau
15 8 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.86%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 4 (0.49%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 102 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.88%) JIRA
3 30 (3.69%) Selenium
4 22 (2.70%) Maven
5 21 (2.58%) JUnit
6 20 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.33%) IntelliJ
8 17 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.09%) SoapUI
9 15 (1.84%) gulp
10 14 (1.72%) Grunt
10 14 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.35%) Postman
12 10 (1.23%) Mocha
13 9 (1.11%) Jasmine
14 8 (0.98%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.98%) GitLab
14 8 (0.98%) Protractor
14 8 (0.98%) webpack
15 7 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 225 (27.64%) Marketing
2 196 (24.08%) Manufacturing
3 193 (23.71%) Public Sector
3 193 (23.71%) Telecoms
4 179 (21.99%) Electronics
5 34 (4.18%) Legal
6 26 (3.19%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.95%) Banking
8 19 (2.33%) Law
9 18 (2.21%) Retail
10 15 (1.84%) Games
11 9 (1.11%) Back Office
12 8 (0.98%) Billing
13 7 (0.86%) Military
14 6 (0.74%) Advertising
15 5 (0.61%) Automotive
15 5 (0.61%) Local Government
16 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 254 (31.20%) Developer
2 98 (12.04%) Analyst
3 76 (9.34%) Senior Developer
4 67 (8.23%) Java Developer
5 42 (5.16%) Project Manager
6 40 (4.91%) PHP Developer
6 40 (4.91%) Software Developer
7 33 (4.05%) Consultant
8 30 (3.69%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.44%) Graduate
10 27 (3.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 27 (3.32%) Software Engineer
11 25 (3.07%) Junior
12 23 (2.83%) Business Analyst
12 23 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
13 21 (2.58%) Network Engineer
13 21 (2.58%) Web Developer
14 20 (2.46%) Graduate Developer
14 20 (2.46%) Java Engineer
15 19 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.55%) AngularJS
2 90 (11.06%) HTML
3 82 (10.07%) RESTful
4 76 (9.34%) Web Services
5 74 (9.09%) CSS
6 70 (8.60%) .NET
7 51 (6.27%) REST
8 49 (6.02%) HTML5
8 49 (6.02%) Spring
9 44 (5.41%) JSON
10 38 (4.67%) .NET Core
11 37 (4.55%) SOAP
12 34 (4.18%) React
12 34 (4.18%) XML
13 31 (3.81%) Vue.js
14 30 (3.69%) Sass
15 29 (3.56%) jQuery
16 27 (3.32%) Redux
17 24 (2.95%) Laravel
18 21 (2.58%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.41%) User Experience
3 33 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.32%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.95%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 8 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (0.98%) NHS
8 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.86%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.86%) Social Media
10 6 (0.74%) Blog
10 6 (0.74%) Cyberattack
10 6 (0.74%) Wiki
11 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.64%) Linux
2 54 (6.63%) Windows
3 25 (3.07%) Unix
4 20 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.60%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.35%) Android
7 10 (1.23%) CentOS
8 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (25.18%) Business Intelligence
3 193 (23.71%) Programme Management
4 185 (22.73%) Digital Marketing
5 134 (16.46%) DevOps
5 134 (16.46%) Scrum
6 93 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (8.97%) TDD
8 72 (8.85%) Project Management
9 71 (8.72%) Fintech
10 63 (7.74%) BDD
11 62 (7.62%) Software Engineering
12 58 (7.13%) Analytics
13 57 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (7.00%) Test Automation
14 53 (6.51%) Kanban
14 53 (6.51%) SDLC
15 50 (6.14%) Computer Science
15 50 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (6.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 152 (18.67%) JavaScript
2 142 (17.44%) SQL
3 140 (17.20%) Java
4 95 (11.67%) Python
5 72 (8.85%) C#
6 70 (8.60%) PHP
7 62 (7.62%) TypeScript
8 36 (4.42%) C++
9 27 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.83%) C
11 14 (1.72%) Apple Swift
12 13 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.47%) R
13 12 (1.47%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.23%) Java 8
16 9 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.86%) ES6
17 7 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 110 (13.51%) Degree
2 90 (11.06%) Security Cleared
3 54 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.58%) ISTQB
7 18 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.09%) CCNP
9 16 (1.97%) CCIE
10 13 (1.60%) ISEB
11 9 (1.11%) CCNA
12 7 (0.86%) MCSE
12 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.74%) ACCA
13 6 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.61%) CIMA
14 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.49%) CISSP
15 4 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.25%) QA
2 28 (3.44%) PMO
3 24 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.33%) GDPR
5 14 (1.72%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.60%) SLA
7 9 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.11%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.86%) NIST
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 72 (8.85%) Docker
2 30 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.61%) vSphere
5 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.37%) HDFS
7 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.95%) Terraform
3 23 (2.83%) Puppet
4 20 (2.46%) Ansible
5 8 (0.98%) SCCM
6 7 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.49%) Grafana
8 4 (0.49%) Packer
8 4 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.49%) Suricata
8 4 (0.49%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.37%) Oozie
10 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.25%) Rancher
10 2 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 199 (24.45%) SAP
2 93 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.19%) Cisco
4 20 (2.46%) F5
4 20 (2.46%) VMware
5 16 (1.97%) Infoblox
5 16 (1.97%) Juniper
6 14 (1.72%) FireEye
7 12 (1.47%) Citrix
8 11 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.23%) Oracle
10 9 (1.11%) Palo Alto
11 8 (0.98%) Dell
11 8 (0.98%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.86%) Netlify
12 7 (0.86%) Teradata
13 6 (0.74%) Adobe
13 6 (0.74%) Intel
13 6 (0.74%) Remedy
13 6 (0.74%) Salesforce.com