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

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 18 8
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,185 432 1,512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.95% 12.93% 15.69%
As % of the General category 28.47% 27.98% 29.85%
Number of salaries quoted 865 345 1,204
10th Percentile £31,300 £31,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 4,162 1,544 5,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 56.02% 46.23% 52.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,510 1,190 4,032
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,742 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +6.48% +2.86%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +7 565 £55,000 +22.22% 113
Gloucestershire +3 178 £48,750 -5.34% 23
Dorset +22 136 £52,500 -2.33% 12
Wiltshire +4 130 £52,500 - 36
Somerset +4 84 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Devon +7 20 £46,250 +8.19% 14
Cornwall -3 20 £51,250 +7.89% 7
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 416 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
3 268 (22.62%) SAP
4 267 (22.53%) Social Skills
5 244 (20.59%) Marketing
6 228 (19.24%) Azure
7 222 (18.73%) Microsoft
8 220 (18.57%) Manufacturing
9 219 (18.48%) Public Sector
10 218 (18.40%) Telecoms
11 207 (17.47%) SQL
12 205 (17.30%) Programme Management
13 200 (16.88%) Electronics
13 200 (16.88%) Digital Marketing
14 188 (15.86%) JavaScript
15 184 (15.53%) DevOps
16 169 (14.26%) C#
17 152 (12.83%) Mentoring
18 151 (12.74%) Scrum
19 146 (12.32%) Project Management
20 143 (12.07%) Python
20 143 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
21 140 (11.81%) Java
22 139 (11.73%) .NET
23 138 (11.65%) AWS
24 135 (11.39%) Analytics
25 124 (10.46%) SQL Server
26 123 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
27 116 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
28 114 (9.62%) Degree

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 19 (1.60%) Confluence
1 19 (1.60%) nginx
2 18 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.43%) Apache Solr
4 14 (1.18%) CMS
5 10 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.76%) SAS
7 8 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.59%) WordPress
9 6 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.42%) IIS
10 5 (0.42%) Mule
10 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.34%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.25%) Apache
12 3 (0.25%) Traefik
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.84%) Sketch
7 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) InVision
9 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.25%) UXPin
10 2 (0.17%) Figma
11 1 (0.084%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Sentinel
2 10 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.68%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.59%) SAP MDG
5 7 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.51%) Shopify
7 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.42%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.25%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 228 (19.24%) Azure
2 138 (11.65%) AWS
3 72 (6.08%) Power Platform
4 62 (5.23%) SaaS
5 56 (4.73%) GCP
6 52 (4.39%) Microsoft 365
7 35 (2.95%) Serverless
8 33 (2.78%) GitHub
9 26 (2.19%) OpenShift
10 25 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (1.60%) Power Automate
13 18 (1.52%) Snowflake
14 17 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (1.43%) npm
15 14 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (1.18%) IaaS
15 14 (1.18%) PaaS
16 12 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
17 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.53%) Firewall
2 21 (1.77%) LAN
3 20 (1.69%) VPN
4 18 (1.52%) WAN
5 17 (1.43%) HTTP
6 14 (1.18%) DNS
7 12 (1.01%) Network Security
8 9 (0.76%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.68%) Wireless
10 7 (0.59%) Broadband
11 6 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (0.51%) DHCP
11 6 (0.51%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.51%) VLAN
12 5 (0.42%) Internet
12 5 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.34%) SSL
13 4 (0.34%) WLAN
14 3 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 65 (5.49%) Power BI
3 65 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 60 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (4.39%) MySQL
5 52 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (2.03%) Big Data
7 24 (2.03%) Tableau
8 22 (1.86%) Qlik Sense
9 21 (1.77%) Looker
10 20 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.69%) SAP BW
11 19 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.43%) BigQuery
12 17 (1.43%) Couchbase
12 17 (1.43%) Redis
13 16 (1.35%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.82%) JIRA
3 21 (1.77%) Selenium
4 20 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 14 (1.18%) NUnit
6 14 (1.18%) SpecFlow
6 14 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.84%) JUnit
7 10 (0.84%) webpack
8 9 (0.76%) JSUnit
9 8 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.68%) Cypress.io
10 6 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.51%) GitLab
10 6 (0.51%) Protractor
11 5 (0.42%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.42%) Metasploit
General
1 267 (22.53%) Social Skills
2 244 (20.59%) Marketing
3 220 (18.57%) Manufacturing
4 219 (18.48%) Public Sector
5 218 (18.40%) Telecoms
6 200 (16.88%) Electronics
7 123 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
8 92 (7.76%) Presentation Skills
8 92 (7.76%) Retail
9 69 (5.82%) Banking
10 65 (5.49%) Influencing Skills
11 52 (4.39%) Legal
12 33 (2.78%) Games
12 33 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
13 28 (2.36%) Local Government
14 26 (2.19%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.52%) Law
16 11 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 8 (0.68%) Billing
17 8 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 262 (22.11%) Developer
2 127 (10.72%) Analyst
3 91 (7.68%) Project Manager
4 61 (5.15%) Architect
5 59 (4.98%) Senior Developer
6 47 (3.97%) Administrator
7 46 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 45 (3.80%) .NET Developer
9 39 (3.29%) Software Developer
10 37 (3.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 36 (3.04%) Consultant
12 34 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (2.70%) IT Manager
13 32 (2.70%) Java Developer
14 30 (2.53%) Business Analyst
14 30 (2.53%) DBA
15 27 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
16 25 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
16 25 (2.11%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (11.73%) .NET
2 112 (9.45%) HTML
3 82 (6.92%) React
4 78 (6.58%) AngularJS
5 74 (6.24%) CSS
6 70 (5.91%) .NET Core
7 68 (5.74%) Web Services
8 64 (5.40%) REST
9 56 (4.73%) RESTful
10 48 (4.05%) ASP.NET
11 45 (3.80%) XML
12 44 (3.71%) Node.js
12 44 (3.71%) SOAP
13 37 (3.12%) jQuery
14 35 (2.95%) HTML5
15 33 (2.78%) Spring
16 32 (2.70%) JSON
16 32 (2.70%) Sass
17 31 (2.62%) Redux
18 30 (2.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.92%) User Experience
2 53 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 16 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.01%) FMCG
9 12 (1.01%) NHS
10 11 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.76%) Cyberattack
13 8 (0.68%) Blog
13 8 (0.68%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.43%) Linux
2 81 (6.84%) Windows
3 32 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (2.62%) CentOS
5 27 (2.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 24 (2.03%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.94%) Unix
9 17 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.59%) Android
11 6 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
3 205 (17.30%) Programme Management
4 200 (16.88%) Digital Marketing
5 184 (15.53%) DevOps
6 152 (12.83%) Mentoring
7 151 (12.74%) Scrum
8 146 (12.32%) Project Management
9 143 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (11.39%) Analytics
11 116 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 113 (9.54%) Software Engineering
13 102 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 95 (8.02%) SDLC
15 92 (7.76%) Fintech
16 84 (7.09%) TDD
17 83 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
18 79 (6.67%) ITIL
19 72 (6.08%) Project Delivery
20 71 (5.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 207 (17.47%) SQL
2 188 (15.86%) JavaScript
3 169 (14.26%) C#
4 143 (12.07%) Python
5 140 (11.81%) Java
6 89 (7.51%) TypeScript
7 71 (5.99%) PowerShell
8 57 (4.81%) PHP
9 56 (4.73%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.19%) R
12 25 (2.11%) C
13 17 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.18%) VBA
15 13 (1.10%) Java 8
15 13 (1.10%) Scala
16 12 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.84%) C++
17 10 (0.84%) Ruby
17 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (9.62%) Degree
2 85 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.01%) DBS Check
7 11 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (0.84%) CISM
8 10 (0.84%) CISSP
9 9 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.76%) MCSE
9 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.68%) CCSA
10 8 (0.68%) GCIA
10 8 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.59%) CCNP
11 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.51%) CCIE
12 6 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.30%) QA
2 31 (2.62%) GDPR
2 31 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.77%) PMO
4 15 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.27%) NIST
4 15 (1.27%) SLA
5 13 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.59%) COBIT
9 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.42%) NCSC
11 3 (0.25%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.17%) GRC
12 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 57 (4.81%) Docker
2 49 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.59%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.34%) XenApp
7 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) iptables
8 2 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 55 (4.64%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.38%) Ansible
3 33 (2.78%) Puppet
4 20 (1.69%) Terraform
5 18 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.35%) SCCM
7 7 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.34%) Nagios
9 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.25%) Nessus
10 3 (0.25%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.17%) CASB
11 2 (0.17%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.17%) Nmap
11 2 (0.17%) Proxmox
11 2 (0.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 268 (22.62%) SAP
2 222 (18.73%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.82%) Oracle
4 53 (4.47%) Red Hat
5 49 (4.14%) VMware
6 44 (3.71%) Google
6 44 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.19%) Cisco
8 21 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 17 (1.43%) Adobe
10 13 (1.10%) ArcSight
11 12 (1.01%) Apple
11 12 (1.01%) F5
12 11 (0.93%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.84%) Citrix
14 9 (0.76%) Informatica
14 9 (0.76%) Rakuten
15 8 (0.68%) IBM
15 8 (0.68%) LogRhythm
15 8 (0.68%) Splunk