Period
to

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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,949 1,141 597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 22.15% 14.75% 14.45%
As % of the General category 34.28% 27.17% 28.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,153 816 461
10th Percentile £31,655 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,660 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,125 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% +10.53%
75th Percentile £67,745 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,250 £81,875 £71,250
England median annual salary £68,823 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.33%

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 5,685 4,199 2,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 64.62% 54.28% 50.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,243 2,567 1,599
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,742
90th Percentile £77,715 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bristol +8 753 £55,000 - 131
Gloucestershire +15 468 £45,000 -10.00% 27
Wiltshire +14 249 £48,685 -7.27% 36
Dorset -4 132 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Devon +16 122 £52,500 +40.00% 32
Somerset +9 106 £55,000 +37.50% 16
Cornwall +8 55 £37,500 -18.92% 6
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 612 (31.40%) Agile
2 459 (23.55%) Software Engineering
3 402 (20.63%) Python
4 399 (20.47%) Degree
5 372 (19.09%) JavaScript
6 371 (19.04%) SQL
7 365 (18.73%) Marketing
8 364 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
9 359 (18.42%) AWS
10 330 (16.93%) Microsoft
11 328 (16.83%) Social Skills
12 316 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
13 293 (15.03%) Java
14 290 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 286 (14.67%) Azure
16 279 (14.32%) Linux
16 279 (14.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 267 (13.70%) Project Management
18 266 (13.65%) Docker
19 261 (13.39%) C#
20 260 (13.34%) Programme Management
21 259 (13.29%) Public Sector
22 257 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
23 251 (12.88%) DevOps
24 248 (12.72%) Telecoms
25 234 (12.01%) .NET
26 232 (11.90%) Fintech
27 227 (11.65%) Manufacturing
28 226 (11.60%) Analytics
29 221 (11.34%) Kubernetes

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 48 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.36%) CMS
2 46 (2.36%) Confluence
3 45 (2.31%) Apache
4 40 (2.05%) Umbraco
5 39 (2.00%) Drupal
5 39 (2.00%) Joomla!
6 36 (1.85%) MS Project Server
7 31 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 21 (1.08%) SAS
9 12 (0.62%) nginx
10 9 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.31%) IIS
12 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.15%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.77%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.31%) Maple
8 6 (0.31%) Sketch
9 2 (0.10%) InVision
10 1 (0.051%) CATIA
10 1 (0.051%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (1.85%) NetSuite
2 15 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.77%) Primavera
3 10 (0.51%) SAP Business One
4 9 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 7 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.051%) Aladdin
10 1 (0.051%) iTrent
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 359 (18.42%) AWS
2 286 (14.67%) Azure
3 157 (8.06%) GCP
4 99 (5.08%) Power Platform
5 85 (4.36%) GitHub
6 80 (4.10%) SaaS
7 78 (4.00%) Azure DevOps
8 75 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
8 75 (3.85%) Serverless
9 66 (3.39%) Amazon S3
10 65 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (2.98%) Amazon ECS
12 57 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 55 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (2.10%) PaaS
15 35 (1.80%) OpenShift
16 33 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
16 33 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
17 32 (1.64%) IaaS
18 31 (1.59%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.85%) Firewall
2 50 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 44 (2.26%) Network Security
4 38 (1.95%) Internet
5 37 (1.90%) WAN
6 35 (1.80%) HTTP
7 34 (1.74%) VPN
8 33 (1.69%) DNS
9 28 (1.44%) DHCP
9 28 (1.44%) SSL
10 27 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
11 26 (1.33%) LAN
12 23 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
13 22 (1.13%) tcpdump
13 22 (1.13%) VoIP
13 22 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (1.08%) IMAP
14 21 (1.08%) Wireshark
15 20 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (0.77%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.80%) MySQL
3 97 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 95 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 91 (4.67%) Power BI
6 78 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (3.80%) Big Data
8 67 (3.44%) NoSQL
9 66 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 59 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
14 31 (1.59%) Hadoop
14 31 (1.59%) Redis
15 28 (1.44%) Oracle Database
16 26 (1.33%) Tableau
17 25 (1.28%) RDBMS
18 15 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
19 14 (0.72%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 133 (6.82%) JIRA
2 103 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.77%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.90%) Subversion
5 29 (1.49%) NUnit
6 28 (1.44%) MSTest
7 27 (1.39%) Selenium
8 22 (1.13%) GitLab
9 21 (1.08%) Zephyr
10 17 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.87%) JUnit
11 16 (0.82%) Artifactory
11 16 (0.82%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.72%) Bundler
13 12 (0.62%) Postman
14 11 (0.56%) Protractor
15 10 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (0.51%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.41%) REST Assured
17 7 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 365 (18.73%) Marketing
2 328 (16.83%) Social Skills
3 279 (14.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 259 (13.29%) Public Sector
5 257 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
6 248 (12.72%) Telecoms
7 227 (11.65%) Manufacturing
8 180 (9.24%) Electronics
9 127 (6.52%) Banking
9 127 (6.52%) Retail
10 111 (5.70%) Games
11 90 (4.62%) Legal
12 86 (4.41%) Aerospace
13 65 (3.34%) Presentation Skills
14 64 (3.28%) Law
15 45 (2.31%) Automotive
15 45 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
16 43 (2.21%) Financial Institution
17 41 (2.10%) Aviation
18 36 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 370 (18.98%) Developer
2 282 (14.47%) Software Engineer
3 197 (10.11%) Analyst
4 148 (7.59%) Graduate
5 121 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 93 (4.77%) Software Developer
7 74 (3.80%) Trainee
8 67 (3.44%) Architect
9 66 (3.39%) Data Engineer
10 57 (2.92%) C# Developer
10 57 (2.92%) Lead Software Engineer
11 50 (2.57%) Business Analyst
11 50 (2.57%) Cloud Engineer
12 46 (2.36%) Consultant
12 46 (2.36%) Security Engineer
13 45 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (2.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 43 (2.21%) IT Manager
14 43 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
14 43 (2.21%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (12.01%) .NET
2 202 (10.36%) HTML
3 180 (9.24%) CSS
4 152 (7.80%) React
5 120 (6.16%) .NET Core
6 118 (6.05%) AngularJS
7 117 (6.00%) HTML5
8 105 (5.39%) Spring
9 77 (3.95%) Laravel
9 77 (3.95%) Node.js
10 74 (3.80%) XML
11 66 (3.39%) Web Services
12 59 (3.03%) REST
13 48 (2.46%) ASP.NET
14 47 (2.41%) Kafka
15 45 (2.31%) .NET Framework
16 44 (2.26%) JSON
17 40 (2.05%) RESTful
18 36 (1.85%) Vue.js
19 33 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 213 (10.93%) Cyberattack
2 129 (6.62%) Cyber Defence
3 119 (6.11%) Driving Licence
4 110 (5.64%) User Experience
5 90 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 84 (4.31%) Cloud Native
7 65 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
8 57 (2.92%) Legacy Systems
9 54 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
11 38 (1.95%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.80%) Mobile App
13 28 (1.44%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.39%) W3C
15 26 (1.33%) Cybercrime
16 19 (0.97%) Blog
17 15 (0.77%) Online Banking
17 15 (0.77%) Smartphone
18 13 (0.67%) Data Centre
18 13 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 279 (14.32%) Linux
2 156 (8.00%) Windows
3 63 (3.23%) Unix
4 39 (2.00%) Android
5 35 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.87%) CentOS
9 14 (0.72%) Windows Phone
10 10 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.36%) Solaris
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.31%) Debian
13 6 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.26%) AIX
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (31.40%) Agile
2 459 (23.55%) Software Engineering
3 364 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
4 316 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
5 267 (13.70%) Project Management
6 260 (13.34%) Programme Management
7 251 (12.88%) DevOps
8 232 (11.90%) Fintech
9 226 (11.60%) Analytics
10 206 (10.57%) Threat Intelligence
11 203 (10.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 201 (10.31%) Decision-Making
13 199 (10.21%) Mentoring
14 193 (9.90%) Scrum
15 186 (9.54%) Digital Marketing
16 167 (8.57%) Customer Service
17 161 (8.26%) CI/CD
18 149 (7.64%) Computer Science
19 139 (7.13%) Test Automation
20 133 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (20.63%) Python
2 372 (19.09%) JavaScript
3 371 (19.04%) SQL
4 293 (15.03%) Java
5 261 (13.39%) C#
6 111 (5.70%) TypeScript
7 108 (5.54%) PHP
8 100 (5.13%) C++
9 90 (4.62%) Bash
10 86 (4.41%) T-SQL
11 75 (3.85%) Go
12 74 (3.80%) PowerShell
13 68 (3.49%) Ruby
14 43 (2.21%) C
15 40 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.90%) R
17 34 (1.74%) VBA
18 32 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (1.13%) VB
20 20 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 399 (20.47%) Degree
2 290 (14.88%) Security Cleared
3 177 (9.08%) SC Cleared
4 54 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (2.51%) AWS Certification
6 43 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 43 (2.21%) ISTQB
7 30 (1.54%) CISSP
7 30 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 29 (1.49%) CISM
9 28 (1.44%) Master's Degree
10 27 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.28%) DBS Check
13 22 (1.13%) CRISC
14 21 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 19 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 16 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.72%) CCNA
17 14 (0.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.39%) QA
2 61 (3.13%) PMO
3 45 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.95%) GDPR
5 34 (1.74%) Accessibility
6 32 (1.64%) Data Quality
7 22 (1.13%) NIST
8 20 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (0.97%) NCSC
10 14 (0.72%) SLA
11 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.51%) GRC
13 9 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
14 8 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.26%) CDISC
17 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.21%) SOC 1
17 4 (0.21%) SOC 2
18 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 266 (13.65%) Docker
2 71 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.51%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.21%) vSphere
9 3 (0.15%) Ceph
10 1 (0.051%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.051%) Firmware
10 1 (0.051%) iptables
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
Systems Management
1 221 (11.34%) Kubernetes
2 124 (6.36%) Terraform
3 116 (5.95%) Ansible
4 54 (2.77%) Puppet
5 35 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (1.08%) HP ALM
8 17 (0.87%) Kibana
9 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.72%) vCenter Server
9 14 (0.72%) vRealize
10 13 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (0.62%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.62%) logstash
11 12 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.62%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.51%) Data Guard
12 10 (0.51%) VxRail
13 9 (0.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 330 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 214 (10.98%) SAP
3 113 (5.80%) Google
4 84 (4.31%) Oracle
5 61 (3.13%) VMware
6 43 (2.21%) Cisco
6 43 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.54%) Atlassian
8 27 (1.39%) HP
9 26 (1.33%) NetApp
10 25 (1.28%) Teradata
10 25 (1.28%) Zend
11 21 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 16 (0.82%) FIS
13 15 (0.77%) QinetiQ
14 13 (0.67%) Apple
14 13 (0.67%) Zscaler
15 12 (0.62%) Hortonworks
15 12 (0.62%) HubSpot