Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 854 1,626 1,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.30% 16.64% 16.24%
As % of the General category 42.53% 46.48% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 804 1,343 1,560
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 2,008 3,498 3,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.99% 35.80% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,555 2,657 3,090
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 4 June 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 4 June 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 -2 278 £46,500 -7.00% 32
Gloucestershire +3 180 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Wiltshire +2 154 £51,000 +7.37% 12
Dorset -3 100 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Somerset +25 94 £50,000 - 12
Devon 0 36 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 315 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (22.72%) Microsoft
3 150 (17.56%) SQL
4 145 (16.98%) Azure
5 131 (15.34%) Degree
6 129 (15.11%) JavaScript
7 121 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
8 112 (13.11%) C#
9 111 (13.00%) Marketing
10 108 (12.65%) DevOps
11 103 (12.06%) .NET
12 98 (11.48%) AWS
13 94 (11.01%) SQL Server
14 93 (10.89%) Scrum
15 92 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 92 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
15 92 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
16 89 (10.42%) Project Management
16 89 (10.42%) Linux
17 88 (10.30%) Java
18 83 (9.72%) Retail
19 81 (9.48%) SAP
20 79 (9.25%) Mentoring
20 79 (9.25%) Fintech
21 77 (9.02%) AngularJS
21 77 (9.02%) Windows
22 72 (8.43%) Telecoms
23 71 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
24 70 (8.20%) TDD
25 69 (8.08%) Project Delivery

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 28 (3.28%) CMS
2 20 (2.34%) Drupal
2 20 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.22%) Confluence
4 16 (1.87%) WordPress
5 13 (1.52%) SAS
6 11 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.70%) IIS
9 6 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.47%) Apache
11 4 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.35%) JBoss
13 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.23%) WildFly
14 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.05%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.70%) Primavera
4 6 (0.70%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.47%) Raiser's Edge
6 4 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.47%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.35%) Magento
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 145 (16.98%) Azure
2 98 (11.48%) AWS
3 43 (5.04%) Office 365
4 39 (4.57%) Power Platform
5 30 (3.51%) GCP
6 29 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (2.46%) SaaS
8 20 (2.34%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.52%) Logic Apps
10 11 (1.29%) npm
10 11 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.94%) Serverless
12 7 (0.82%) Force.com
12 7 (0.82%) GitHub
12 7 (0.82%) PaaS
12 7 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (0.70%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.70%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.59%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.57%) Firewall
2 23 (2.69%) DNS
3 20 (2.34%) LAN
4 18 (2.11%) SAN
5 17 (1.99%) Internet
5 17 (1.99%) WAN
6 15 (1.76%) DMZ
7 14 (1.64%) NAS
8 13 (1.52%) Network Security
8 13 (1.52%) VPN
9 9 (1.05%) Cisco IPT
9 9 (1.05%) IP Telephony
9 9 (1.05%) VLAN
10 8 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.47%) HTTP
12 3 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.35%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.23%) FabricPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.62%) MySQL
3 42 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.57%) Power BI
4 39 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (3.28%) Big Data
6 28 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.05%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.82%) OLAP
14 6 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.70%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.70%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (4.68%) JIRA
2 39 (4.57%) Selenium
3 34 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.51%) Cucumber
5 23 (2.69%) Bitbucket
6 15 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.41%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.70%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.70%) webpack
10 6 (0.70%) Xdebug
11 5 (0.59%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.47%) JUnit
12 4 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.47%) Protractor
12 4 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (13.00%) Marketing
2 83 (9.72%) Retail
3 72 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 68 (7.96%) Public Sector
5 63 (7.38%) Manufacturing
6 54 (6.32%) Electronics
7 43 (5.04%) Banking
8 31 (3.63%) Legal
9 23 (2.69%) Law
10 22 (2.58%) Automotive
11 11 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.29%) General Ledger
12 9 (1.05%) Games
13 7 (0.82%) Back Office
13 7 (0.82%) Billing
14 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.59%) Local Government
15 5 (0.59%) Police
16 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 185 (21.66%) Developer
2 125 (14.64%) Analyst
3 71 (8.31%) Senior Developer
4 60 (7.03%) Architect
5 59 (6.91%) .NET Developer
6 42 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 42 (4.92%) Consultant
7 36 (4.22%) Project Manager
8 30 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 29 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 29 (3.40%) C# Developer
9 29 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (2.69%) Support Engineer
11 23 (2.69%) Test Engineer
12 22 (2.58%) Data Analyst
13 21 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
13 21 (2.46%) Junior
13 21 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 21 (2.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.06%) .NET
2 77 (9.02%) AngularJS
3 61 (7.14%) React
4 58 (6.79%) HTML
5 57 (6.67%) SOAP
6 56 (6.56%) Web Services
7 55 (6.44%) CSS
8 45 (5.27%) ASP.NET
8 45 (5.27%) Node.js
9 39 (4.57%) XML
10 36 (4.22%) RESTful
11 35 (4.10%) REST
12 31 (3.63%) jQuery
13 27 (3.16%) Spring
14 26 (3.04%) Laravel
14 26 (3.04%) Sass
15 25 (2.93%) .NET Core
15 25 (2.93%) HTML5
15 25 (2.93%) Vue.js
16 24 (2.81%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (3.04%) User Experience
6 15 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (0.70%) Social Media
12 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.42%) Linux
2 77 (9.02%) Windows
3 56 (6.56%) Unix
4 32 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.76%) Solaris
6 12 (1.41%) CentOS
7 11 (1.29%) Android
8 10 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.05%) AIX
9 9 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.94%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.82%) Debian
11 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
3 108 (12.65%) DevOps
4 93 (10.89%) Scrum
5 92 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 92 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (10.42%) Project Management
7 79 (9.25%) Fintech
7 79 (9.25%) Mentoring
8 71 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 70 (8.20%) TDD
10 69 (8.08%) Project Delivery
11 62 (7.26%) ITIL
12 61 (7.14%) Analytics
12 61 (7.14%) Programme Management
12 61 (7.14%) Service Management
13 58 (6.79%) Microservices
13 58 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 56 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (6.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 150 (17.56%) SQL
2 129 (15.11%) JavaScript
3 112 (13.11%) C#
4 88 (10.30%) Java
5 58 (6.79%) TypeScript
6 55 (6.44%) Python
7 40 (4.68%) PHP
8 39 (4.57%) C
9 20 (2.34%) C++
10 19 (2.22%) R
11 18 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.41%) PHP 7
13 12 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.17%) VBA
15 8 (0.94%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.94%) Scala
16 6 (0.70%) Go
17 5 (0.59%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (15.34%) Degree
2 47 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.22%) MCSE
7 18 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.52%) CISSP
10 12 (1.41%) HNC
10 12 (1.41%) HND
11 11 (1.29%) Chartered Engineer
11 11 (1.29%) Postgraduate
12 10 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.05%) CCIE
13 9 (1.05%) CCNP
13 9 (1.05%) RHCE
14 8 (0.94%) ISEB
15 7 (0.82%) CBAP
15 7 (0.82%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.80%) QA
2 15 (1.76%) GDPR
3 14 (1.64%) PMO
4 13 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.29%) Def Stans
6 9 (1.05%) SLA
7 7 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.47%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.47%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.35%) COBIT
12 2 (0.23%) NIST
13 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (7.38%) Docker
2 53 (6.21%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.58%) Hyper-V
3 22 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) vSphere
5 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.35%) XenApp
5 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) LXC
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.16%) Ansible
3 24 (2.81%) Puppet
4 19 (2.22%) SCCM
5 17 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.64%) SCOM
6 14 (1.64%) SCVMM
7 13 (1.52%) Terraform
8 11 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (1.05%) Mesos
9 9 (1.05%) Packer
9 9 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 6 (0.70%) WSUS
10 6 (0.70%) yum
11 5 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.35%) Kibana
12 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 194 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 81 (9.48%) SAP
3 65 (7.61%) Oracle
4 42 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (4.10%) Google
6 28 (3.28%) VMware
7 26 (3.04%) Cisco
8 20 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.11%) MuleSoft
10 17 (1.99%) Tableau
11 16 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.64%) 3PAR
13 13 (1.52%) Teradata
14 11 (1.29%) F5
14 11 (1.29%) Veeam
15 10 (1.17%) Juniper
16 9 (1.05%) FireEye
16 9 (1.05%) Infoblox
16 9 (1.05%) SaltStack
17 7 (0.82%) Talend