Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 604 1,636 1,803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.44% 16.27% 17.24%
As % of the General category 40.70% 42.49% 45.72%
Number of salaries quoted 528 1,351 1,573
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 1,484 3,850 3,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.48% 38.29% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,103 2,922 3,135
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,650 £26,250 £26,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 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
Bristol -2 198 £50,000 +4.49% 29
Wiltshire -4 134 £52,000 -0.95% 17
Gloucestershire +3 109 £52,500 +2.44% 10
Somerset +14 68 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Dorset -11 54 £42,500 - 14
Devon -5 19 £46,320 +15.80% 5
Cornwall +3 2 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 242 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 110 (18.21%) Marketing
4 109 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
5 104 (17.22%) Azure
6 103 (17.05%) DevOps
7 100 (16.56%) Scrum
8 98 (16.23%) Degree
9 94 (15.56%) SAP
10 86 (14.24%) JavaScript
11 85 (14.07%) Manufacturing
12 84 (13.91%) Telecoms
12 84 (13.91%) Programme Management
12 84 (13.91%) SQL
12 84 (13.91%) Public Sector
13 82 (13.58%) C#
13 82 (13.58%) .NET
14 80 (13.25%) Project Management
15 77 (12.75%) Digital Marketing
15 77 (12.75%) AWS
16 76 (12.58%) Electronics
17 74 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 71 (11.75%) Linux
18 71 (11.75%) Continuous Improvement
19 69 (11.42%) ITIL
20 66 (10.93%) Mentoring
21 64 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
22 63 (10.43%) Python
22 63 (10.43%) SQL Server
23 62 (10.26%) Problem-Solving

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 14 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.15%) CMS
3 10 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.66%) NServiceBus
3 10 (1.66%) SAS
4 8 (1.32%) Drupal
5 6 (0.99%) WordPress
6 5 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.66%) Confluence
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.50%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.17%) InVision
7 1 (0.17%) Sketch
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 9 (1.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 6 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Magento
7 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.33%) Primavera
7 2 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (17.22%) Azure
2 77 (12.75%) AWS
3 34 (5.63%) SaaS
4 26 (4.30%) Office 365
4 26 (4.30%) Power Platform
5 19 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (2.65%) OpenShift
7 15 (2.48%) GitHub
8 14 (2.32%) GCP
9 13 (2.15%) Logic Apps
10 11 (1.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (1.66%) Force.com
11 10 (1.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (1.49%) PaaS
13 8 (1.32%) Apigee
14 7 (1.16%) IaaS
15 5 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.50%) npm
16 3 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.14%) Internet
2 23 (3.81%) Firewall
3 11 (1.82%) SAN
4 9 (1.49%) DNS
5 8 (1.32%) LAN
5 8 (1.32%) VPN
5 8 (1.32%) WAN
6 7 (1.16%) NAS
6 7 (1.16%) Network Security
7 4 (0.66%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.66%) HTTP
7 4 (0.66%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.66%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.66%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.66%) VLAN
8 3 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.33%) DHCP
9 2 (0.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.63%) Big Data
3 26 (4.30%) MongoDB
3 26 (4.30%) Power BI
4 25 (4.14%) MySQL
5 22 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.82%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (0.99%) OLAP
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.83%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.95%) Selenium
3 36 (5.96%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.15%) JIRA
5 18 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.98%) SoapUI
6 10 (1.66%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.50%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.50%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.50%) Subversion
10 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.33%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.33%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.33%) Xdebug
General
1 110 (18.21%) Marketing
2 85 (14.07%) Manufacturing
3 84 (13.91%) Public Sector
3 84 (13.91%) Telecoms
4 76 (12.58%) Electronics
5 37 (6.13%) Retail
6 33 (5.46%) Banking
7 19 (3.15%) Local Government
8 15 (2.48%) Law
8 15 (2.48%) Legal
9 10 (1.66%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.16%) Games
11 6 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.83%) Back Office
13 4 (0.66%) Automotive
13 4 (0.66%) Publishing
14 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.50%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (19.54%) Developer
2 73 (12.09%) Analyst
3 52 (8.61%) Consultant
4 46 (7.62%) Senior Developer
5 41 (6.79%) .NET Developer
6 38 (6.29%) Architect
7 29 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (4.64%) Project Manager
9 26 (4.30%) Business Analyst
10 24 (3.97%) Test Engineer
11 22 (3.64%) IT Manager
12 20 (3.31%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.65%) Applications Support
15 16 (2.65%) Cloud Architect
15 16 (2.65%) Data Analyst
15 16 (2.65%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.58%) .NET
2 42 (6.95%) ASP.NET
2 42 (6.95%) React
3 32 (5.30%) CSS
3 32 (5.30%) SOAP
4 30 (4.97%) HTML
5 29 (4.80%) AngularJS
6 27 (4.47%) RESTful
7 23 (3.81%) XML
8 21 (3.48%) GraphQL
8 21 (3.48%) Web Services
9 20 (3.31%) .NET Core
10 18 (2.98%) .NET Framework
10 18 (2.98%) HTML5
10 18 (2.98%) JSON
11 16 (2.65%) Laravel
12 15 (2.48%) Node.js
13 14 (2.32%) REST
14 13 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (2.15%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.98%) Internet of Things
5 17 (2.81%) User Experience
6 15 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.32%) Blog
8 8 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.83%) PKI
10 4 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.66%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.50%) iPhone
12 2 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.75%) Linux
2 45 (7.45%) Windows
3 40 (6.62%) Unix
4 20 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.48%) Solaris
7 11 (1.82%) AIX
7 11 (1.82%) CentOS
8 6 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.83%) Debian
9 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.66%) Android
10 4 (0.66%) HPUX
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (17.05%) DevOps
4 100 (16.56%) Scrum
5 84 (13.91%) Programme Management
6 80 (13.25%) Project Management
7 77 (12.75%) Digital Marketing
8 74 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (11.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 69 (11.42%) ITIL
11 66 (10.93%) Mentoring
12 62 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (10.10%) Test Automation
14 60 (9.93%) Fintech
15 45 (7.45%) Project Delivery
16 43 (7.12%) IT Strategy
16 43 (7.12%) TDD
17 42 (6.95%) Analytics
18 40 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (6.62%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 86 (14.24%) JavaScript
2 84 (13.91%) SQL
3 82 (13.58%) C#
4 63 (10.43%) Python
5 57 (9.44%) Java
6 56 (9.27%) TypeScript
7 29 (4.80%) C
8 24 (3.97%) PHP
9 19 (3.15%) R
10 15 (2.48%) C++
11 14 (2.32%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.99%) Scala
16 5 (0.83%) Java 8
16 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.83%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.83%) VBA
17 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (16.23%) Degree
2 58 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.48%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.15%) MCSE
8 12 (1.99%) CISSP
9 8 (1.32%) ISEB
10 7 (1.16%) CBAP
10 7 (1.16%) IIBA
11 6 (0.99%) RHCE
12 5 (0.83%) CCNA
12 5 (0.83%) CISM
12 5 (0.83%) HNC
12 5 (0.83%) HND
12 5 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.62%) QA
2 19 (3.15%) GDPR
3 13 (2.15%) PMO
4 11 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.49%) SLA
6 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.66%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.50%) COBIT
9 3 (0.50%) NIST
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (9.93%) Docker
2 29 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (0.66%) vSphere
5 4 (0.66%) XenApp
5 4 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.33%) NDS
6 2 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.17%) LXC
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.47%) Ansible
3 21 (3.48%) Terraform
4 17 (2.81%) Puppet
5 10 (1.66%) SCCM
6 7 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (1.16%) SCOM
6 7 (1.16%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.66%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.50%) MIIS
10 2 (0.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.33%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.33%) WSUS
10 2 (0.33%) yum
11 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Grafana
Vendors
1 114 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 94 (15.56%) SAP
3 41 (6.79%) Oracle
4 30 (4.97%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.80%) VMware
6 24 (3.97%) Cisco
7 21 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.82%) Google
9 10 (1.66%) BiZZdesign
9 10 (1.66%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.66%) Sparx
10 9 (1.49%) Teradata
11 8 (1.32%) Tableau
12 7 (1.16%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.16%) Cadence
13 6 (0.99%) Citrix
13 6 (0.99%) Dell
13 6 (0.99%) F5
13 6 (0.99%) Talend
14 5 (0.83%) Adobe