Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 436 1,510 1,844
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.00% 15.64% 17.91%
As % of the General category 40.30% 41.42% 45.78%
Number of salaries quoted 390 1,276 1,606
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 1,082 3,646 4,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.26% 37.77% 39.12%
Number of salaries quoted 808 2,802 3,173
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,787
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.92% +3.81%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -9 127 £45,000 - 44
Wiltshire -7 105 £52,500 - 14
Gloucestershire 0 83 £50,000 - 12
Somerset +7 55 £50,000 - 10
Dorset -20 32 £55,000 +37.50% 19
Devon +4 9 £42,750 +0.59% 7
Cornwall +1 3 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 164 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (29.13%) Marketing
3 125 (28.67%) Business Intelligence
4 105 (24.08%) Manufacturing
5 103 (23.62%) Telecoms
6 102 (23.39%) SAP
7 101 (23.17%) Public Sector
8 100 (22.94%) Programme Management
9 99 (22.71%) Electronics
9 99 (22.71%) Digital Marketing
10 91 (20.87%) DevOps
11 82 (18.81%) Degree
12 80 (18.35%) Azure
13 78 (17.89%) Scrum
14 77 (17.66%) Linux
15 74 (16.97%) JavaScript
16 71 (16.28%) AWS
17 62 (14.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 62 (14.22%) SQL
18 61 (13.99%) Docker
19 60 (13.76%) Test Automation
20 57 (13.07%) C#
21 56 (12.84%) ITIL
22 55 (12.61%) Python
23 53 (12.16%) .NET
24 52 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
25 50 (11.47%) Git (software)
26 49 (11.24%) Security Cleared
27 48 (11.01%) SQL Server
27 48 (11.01%) TypeScript

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 13 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.75%) NServiceBus
3 11 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.92%) CMS
5 3 (0.69%) Apache
5 3 (0.69%) Confluence
5 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.69%) JBoss
5 3 (0.69%) Mule
5 3 (0.69%) Mule ESB
5 3 (0.69%) nginx
5 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
5 3 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.46%) IIS
6 2 (0.46%) SAS
6 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.15%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.46%) InVision
4 2 (0.46%) Sketch
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.15%) Actimize
3 5 (1.15%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.46%) Odoo
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 80 (18.35%) Azure
2 71 (16.28%) AWS
3 48 (11.01%) SaaS
4 18 (4.13%) GitHub
5 17 (3.90%) Power Platform
6 16 (3.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 15 (3.44%) OpenShift
8 13 (2.98%) Force.com
8 13 (2.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 10 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.83%) IaaS
11 7 (1.61%) Apigee
12 6 (1.38%) Office 365
12 6 (1.38%) PaaS
13 5 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.15%) GCP
14 3 (0.69%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
14 3 (0.69%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.50%) Internet
2 12 (2.75%) Firewall
3 5 (1.15%) Network Security
4 4 (0.92%) HTTP
5 3 (0.69%) DHCP
5 3 (0.69%) DNS
5 3 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.69%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.69%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.69%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.69%) SAN
5 3 (0.69%) SSL
5 3 (0.69%) VPN
6 2 (0.46%) ATM
6 2 (0.46%) Skype
6 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) Broadband
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.57%) Big Data
3 32 (7.34%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.90%) Power BI
7 15 (3.44%) Data Lake
8 13 (2.98%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.98%) MySQL
9 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.61%) Tableau
11 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.15%) OLAP
13 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 42 (9.63%) Selenium
3 33 (7.57%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.50%) SoapUI
5 21 (4.82%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.36%) JIRA
7 9 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.83%) Postman
9 7 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.61%) Subversion
10 6 (1.38%) Fiddler
10 6 (1.38%) JUnit
11 5 (1.15%) Grunt
11 5 (1.15%) gulp
11 5 (1.15%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.15%) Maven
12 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.69%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.69%) Mocha
13 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (29.13%) Marketing
2 105 (24.08%) Manufacturing
3 103 (23.62%) Telecoms
4 101 (23.17%) Public Sector
5 99 (22.71%) Electronics
6 20 (4.59%) Retail
7 16 (3.67%) Local Government
8 14 (3.21%) Banking
9 11 (2.52%) Legal
10 6 (1.38%) Law
11 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.15%) Games
11 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.92%) Back Office
12 4 (0.92%) Publishing
13 3 (0.69%) Police
14 1 (0.23%) Advertising
14 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 110 (25.23%) Developer
2 40 (9.17%) Analyst
2 40 (9.17%) Consultant
3 36 (8.26%) Senior Developer
4 30 (6.88%) .NET Developer
5 26 (5.96%) Architect
6 20 (4.59%) Test Engineer
7 18 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.13%) Java Developer
8 17 (3.90%) Salesforce Consultant
9 16 (3.67%) Administrator
9 16 (3.67%) Business Analyst
10 15 (3.44%) Software Developer
11 13 (2.98%) Data Engineer
11 13 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (2.98%) Junior
12 12 (2.75%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.52%) Lead Developer
13 11 (2.52%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.16%) .NET
2 40 (9.17%) CSS
3 35 (8.03%) HTML
4 34 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 32 (7.34%) SOAP
6 28 (6.42%) .NET Core
7 27 (6.19%) React
8 23 (5.28%) REST
8 23 (5.28%) RESTful
9 19 (4.36%) GraphQL
9 19 (4.36%) HTML5
10 18 (4.13%) AngularJS
10 18 (4.13%) JSON
11 17 (3.90%) .NET Framework
11 17 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (3.21%) Vue.js
13 13 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.98%) Web Services
13 13 (2.98%) XML
14 12 (2.75%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.59%) User Experience
4 19 (4.36%) Internet of Things
5 11 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.29%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.83%) PKI
9 7 (1.61%) Blog
10 6 (1.38%) Wiki
11 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.15%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.69%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.46%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.66%) Linux
2 37 (8.49%) Unix
3 27 (6.19%) Windows
4 19 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.21%) CentOS
6 13 (2.98%) Solaris
7 10 (2.29%) AIX
7 10 (2.29%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.69%) Debian
10 3 (0.69%) HPUX
10 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.46%) Android
11 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (28.67%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (22.94%) Programme Management
4 99 (22.71%) Digital Marketing
5 91 (20.87%) DevOps
6 78 (17.89%) Scrum
7 62 (14.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 60 (13.76%) Test Automation
9 56 (12.84%) ITIL
10 52 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (8.72%) Collaborative Working
12 37 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (8.26%) Analytics
13 36 (8.26%) Fintech
14 35 (8.03%) Project Management
15 34 (7.80%) Mentoring
16 33 (7.57%) IT Strategy
17 31 (7.11%) Cybersecurity
17 31 (7.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.97%) JavaScript
2 62 (14.22%) SQL
3 57 (13.07%) C#
4 55 (12.61%) Python
5 48 (11.01%) TypeScript
6 43 (9.86%) Java
7 18 (4.13%) C
8 17 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 17 (3.90%) PHP
8 17 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.21%) C++
10 11 (2.52%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.29%) R
12 9 (2.06%) Apex Code
12 9 (2.06%) Java 8
13 8 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (1.15%) Scala
15 3 (0.69%) SOQL
15 3 (0.69%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 82 (18.81%) Degree
2 49 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.67%) CISSP
4 15 (3.44%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.61%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.38%) CCNA
9 6 (1.38%) CISM
10 5 (1.15%) ISEB
11 4 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.92%) MBA
11 4 (0.92%) MCSE
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.92%) RHCE
11 4 (0.92%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.69%) CRISC
12 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.49%) QA
2 19 (4.36%) GDPR
3 12 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.06%) NIST
5 8 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.83%) SLA
6 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.15%) FATCA
8 4 (0.92%) COBIT
9 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.46%) WCAG
11 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.23%) PMO
11 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (13.99%) Docker
2 10 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.69%) vSphere
4 3 (0.69%) XenApp
4 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.46%) NDS
5 2 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.23%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (7.34%) Kubernetes
2 23 (5.28%) Ansible
3 22 (5.05%) Terraform
4 21 (4.82%) Puppet
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.92%) SCCM
7 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.69%) MIIS
7 3 (0.69%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.46%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.23%) Istio
9 1 (0.23%) Kubeflow
9 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 102 (23.39%) SAP
2 38 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (5.73%) Red Hat
5 23 (5.28%) VMware
6 17 (3.90%) Oracle
7 11 (2.52%) Cisco
7 11 (2.52%) Teradata
8 10 (2.29%) BiZZdesign
8 10 (2.29%) Sparx
9 9 (2.06%) Cadence
9 9 (2.06%) Dell
10 6 (1.38%) Intel
10 6 (1.38%) Twitter
11 5 (1.15%) Citrix
11 5 (1.15%) IBM
11 5 (1.15%) Informatica
11 5 (1.15%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.15%) Splunk
11 5 (1.15%) Talend