Period
to 14 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,534 1,785 1,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.60% 17.45% 19.09%
As % of the General category 42.15% 45.30% 51.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,215 1,477 1,548
South West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,639 3,940 3,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.00% 38.51% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,810 3,071 3,091
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,787 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in the South West.

Salary trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -1 558 £45,000 -5.26% 109
Wiltshire +4 332 £52,500 +10.53% 40
Gloucestershire -9 242 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Dorset +3 234 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Somerset -4 97 £45,000 +1.16% 23
Devon +5 28 £42,500 +9.68% 23
Cornwall -2 13 £27,500 -16.03% 4
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 560 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (25.36%) SAP
3 388 (25.29%) Business Intelligence
4 374 (24.38%) Public Sector
5 363 (23.66%) Marketing
6 344 (22.43%) Manufacturing
7 338 (22.03%) Telecoms
8 334 (21.77%) Programme Management
9 325 (21.19%) Electronics
10 322 (20.99%) Digital Marketing
11 311 (20.27%) Microsoft
12 284 (18.51%) SQL
13 259 (16.88%) C#
14 237 (15.45%) JavaScript
15 213 (13.89%) Azure
16 211 (13.75%) Scrum
17 210 (13.69%) .NET
18 203 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
19 187 (12.19%) Python
20 185 (12.06%) Degree
21 180 (11.73%) Java
22 170 (11.08%) SQL Server
22 170 (11.08%) AWS
23 168 (10.95%) DevOps
24 167 (10.89%) Project Management
25 156 (10.17%) Windows
26 155 (10.10%) Linux
27 153 (9.97%) Security Cleared
28 151 (9.84%) Software Engineering
29 145 (9.45%) Analytical Skills

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 49 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.80%) Confluence
3 34 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.63%) CMS
5 22 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.72%) Apache
7 11 (0.72%) IIS
7 11 (0.72%) SAS
8 8 (0.52%) JBoss
8 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.39%) Mule
10 6 (0.39%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.39%) nginx
10 6 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.33%) Drupal
11 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 62 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.37%) Sketch
5 18 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.72%) InVision
8 6 (0.39%) Zeplin
9 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.20%) InDesign
11 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 32 (2.09%) SAP Business One
2 28 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 12 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.59%) Exchequer
6 7 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.33%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 213 (13.89%) Azure
2 170 (11.08%) AWS
3 90 (5.87%) Office 365
4 88 (5.74%) GCP
5 55 (3.59%) SaaS
6 42 (2.74%) Power Platform
7 41 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (1.24%) PaaS
9 16 (1.04%) OneDrive
10 15 (0.98%) npm
11 13 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.85%) Serverless
12 12 (0.78%) Azure Stack
12 12 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.72%) IaaS
14 10 (0.65%) NuGet
15 8 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (0.39%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.63%) DNS
2 58 (3.78%) Firewall
3 39 (2.54%) DHCP
4 38 (2.48%) TCP/IP
5 34 (2.22%) WAN
6 32 (2.09%) Internet
6 32 (2.09%) LAN
7 27 (1.76%) VPN
8 25 (1.63%) Skype
9 19 (1.24%) Network Security
10 17 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.85%) DMZ
12 12 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.78%) NetScaler
12 12 (0.78%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.65%) SSH
15 9 (0.59%) SAN
15 9 (0.59%) SSL
16 7 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (2.80%) Big Data
5 41 (2.67%) Power BI
6 39 (2.54%) MySQL
6 39 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 35 (2.28%) Data Lake
8 34 (2.22%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
11 30 (1.96%) BigQuery
12 28 (1.83%) NoSQL
13 25 (1.63%) OpenQM
13 25 (1.63%) UniData
14 23 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.30%) Looker
15 20 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.24%) MongoDB
17 17 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 114 (7.43%) JIRA
2 72 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 65 (4.24%) Selenium
4 47 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 32 (2.09%) WebDriver
7 26 (1.69%) SpecFlow
8 22 (1.43%) Subversion
9 19 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 16 (1.04%) TestRail
12 14 (0.91%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.85%) JUnit
14 12 (0.78%) Maven
15 11 (0.72%) JMeter
15 11 (0.72%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.65%) LoadRunner
17 9 (0.59%) webpack
18 8 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 374 (24.38%) Public Sector
2 363 (23.66%) Marketing
3 344 (22.43%) Manufacturing
4 338 (22.03%) Telecoms
5 325 (21.19%) Electronics
6 143 (9.32%) Retail
7 89 (5.80%) Banking
8 44 (2.87%) Financial Institution
9 43 (2.80%) Automotive
10 33 (2.15%) Legal
11 28 (1.83%) Local Government
12 26 (1.69%) Law
13 22 (1.43%) Back Office
14 10 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.59%) Billing
16 8 (0.52%) International Banking
16 8 (0.52%) Police
17 7 (0.46%) Publishing
18 6 (0.39%) Fire and Rescue
18 6 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 364 (23.73%) Developer
2 249 (16.23%) Analyst
3 105 (6.84%) Consultant
4 102 (6.65%) .NET Developer
5 91 (5.93%) Project Manager
6 79 (5.15%) Architect
7 77 (5.02%) C# Developer
8 64 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 62 (4.04%) Software Engineer
10 57 (3.72%) Software Developer
11 51 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 51 (3.32%) Senior Developer
12 46 (3.00%) Junior
13 45 (2.93%) Support Engineer
14 44 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
15 41 (2.67%) IT Support
16 39 (2.54%) Senior Manager
17 36 (2.35%) Java Developer
18 34 (2.22%) Support Analyst
19 33 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (13.69%) .NET
2 127 (8.28%) HTML
3 125 (8.15%) CSS
4 123 (8.02%) AngularJS
5 106 (6.91%) ASP.NET
6 90 (5.87%) Web Services
7 80 (5.22%) React
8 64 (4.17%) jQuery
9 62 (4.04%) SOAP
10 58 (3.78%) HTML5
11 57 (3.72%) JSON
11 57 (3.72%) XML
12 56 (3.65%) .NET Framework
13 51 (3.32%) REST
14 50 (3.26%) .NET Core
14 50 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (3.00%) Node.js
16 36 (2.35%) WCF
17 34 (2.22%) RESTful
18 32 (2.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 68 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (2.80%) User Experience
6 41 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 29 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 26 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 23 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.30%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.65%) Clustering
13 10 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.59%) PKI
15 8 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.46%) BBC
16 7 (0.46%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.17%) Windows
2 155 (10.10%) Linux
3 64 (4.17%) Unix
4 61 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.69%) CentOS
6 26 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.04%) Android
8 16 (1.04%) Solaris
9 13 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.78%) Debian
10 12 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.20%) ThreadX
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (25.29%) Business Intelligence
3 334 (21.77%) Programme Management
4 322 (20.99%) Digital Marketing
5 211 (13.75%) Scrum
6 203 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
7 168 (10.95%) DevOps
8 167 (10.89%) Project Management
9 151 (9.84%) Software Engineering
10 139 (9.06%) ITIL
11 132 (8.60%) Test Automation
12 115 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 115 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 108 (7.04%) Fintech
14 104 (6.78%) Project Delivery
15 93 (6.06%) CRM
16 91 (5.93%) PRINCE2
17 90 (5.87%) Analytics
17 90 (5.87%) TDD
18 88 (5.74%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.51%) SQL
2 259 (16.88%) C#
3 237 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 187 (12.19%) Python
5 180 (11.73%) Java
6 102 (6.65%) C++
7 101 (6.58%) C
8 76 (4.95%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.00%) PHP
10 40 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 35 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 30 (1.96%) R
13 29 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.24%) VBA
15 16 (1.04%) Scala
15 16 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.98%) Go
17 13 (0.85%) Perl
18 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 185 (12.06%) Degree
2 153 (9.97%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.89%) DV Cleared
4 61 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 43 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 36 (2.35%) CISSP
7 30 (1.96%) ISEB
8 27 (1.76%) CISM
9 24 (1.56%) RHCE
10 20 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (1.24%) CCNA
12 16 (1.04%) MCP
12 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.91%) APMP
13 14 (0.91%) CISA
14 12 (0.78%) CCA
15 10 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.59%) AAT
16 9 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.63%) QA
2 42 (2.74%) PMO
3 39 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.96%) SLA
5 19 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 17 (1.11%) JSP 440
8 16 (1.04%) HMG Infosec
9 14 (0.91%) GDPR
10 11 (0.72%) NIST
11 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.13%) RMADS
16 1 (0.065%) COBIT
16 1 (0.065%) MiFID
16 1 (0.065%) TickIT
System Software
1 114 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 113 (7.37%) Docker
3 51 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.37%) XenApp
6 12 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.59%) DFS Replication
8 8 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.33%) vSphere
11 3 (0.20%) HDFS
11 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
13 1 (0.065%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 81 (5.28%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.22%) Ansible
3 30 (1.96%) Puppet
4 27 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.37%) WSUS
6 20 (1.30%) SCCM
7 16 (1.04%) SCOM
8 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 12 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 12 (0.78%) yum
9 10 (0.65%) Nagios
10 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.39%) Cacti
12 6 (0.39%) Control-M
13 5 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.33%) Terraform
14 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 389 (25.36%) SAP
2 311 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.84%) Oracle
4 75 (4.89%) VMware
5 69 (4.50%) Apple
6 68 (4.43%) Google
7 42 (2.74%) Cisco
8 41 (2.67%) Tableau
9 35 (2.28%) Informatica
10 31 (2.02%) Atlassian
11 29 (1.89%) Teradata
12 26 (1.69%) Citrix
13 25 (1.63%) jBASE
14 23 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.37%) Splunk
16 20 (1.30%) Talend
17 17 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
18 14 (0.91%) Ab Initio
19 13 (0.85%) Sage
20 12 (0.78%) Adobe