Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,655 1,814 2,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.36% 17.35% 19.50%
As % of the General category 48.45% 50.64% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,287 1,501 1,622
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,480 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% +4.51% -

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 3,416 3,582 3,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.77% 34.25% 35.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,542 2,877 2,978
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,150 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +2 652 £47,500 +5.56% 102
Wiltshire +9 351 £52,500 +16.45% 59
Dorset +4 278 £42,500 -5.56% 37
Gloucestershire -12 208 £50,000 +8.70% 37
Somerset -5 73 £50,000 +17.65% 15
Devon +12 55 £40,000 +6.67% 27
Cornwall 0 15 £30,000 +46.34% 12
Avon +1 2 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 642 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (22.48%) Business Intelligence
3 342 (20.66%) Marketing
4 333 (20.12%) Microsoft
5 326 (19.70%) SAP
6 322 (19.46%) C#
7 303 (18.31%) SQL
8 302 (18.25%) .NET
9 298 (18.01%) Telecoms
10 291 (17.58%) Manufacturing
11 290 (17.52%) Programme Management
12 282 (17.04%) Electronics
13 280 (16.92%) Digital Marketing
14 240 (14.50%) SQL Server
15 224 (13.53%) JavaScript
16 207 (12.51%) Scrum
17 202 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
18 199 (12.02%) Degree
19 196 (11.84%) Software Engineering
20 189 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
21 188 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
22 186 (11.24%) Project Management
23 185 (11.18%) Java
24 181 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
25 172 (10.39%) HTML
26 170 (10.27%) Test Automation
26 170 (10.27%) DevOps
27 162 (9.79%) CSS
28 161 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
29 152 (9.18%) Banking

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 41 (2.48%) Confluence
2 39 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 32 (1.93%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.15%) CMS
6 18 (1.09%) IIS
7 13 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.73%) Apache
8 12 (0.73%) SAS
9 11 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.36%) nginx
13 5 (0.30%) Drupal
13 5 (0.30%) JBoss
13 5 (0.30%) Mule
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 106 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.81%) Sketch
5 28 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.45%) InVision
6 24 (1.45%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.48%) Zeplin
8 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.24%) InDesign
12 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (1.63%) SAP Business One
2 16 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.85%) Endur
4 11 (0.66%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.54%) Exchequer
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.30%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 189 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 64 (3.87%) Office 365
5 60 (3.63%) SaaS
6 35 (2.11%) Power Platform
7 30 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (1.39%) IaaS
9 21 (1.27%) PaaS
10 20 (1.21%) npm
11 16 (0.97%) Serverless
12 15 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.91%) NuGet
13 13 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.60%) iPaaS
16 8 (0.48%) FinancialForce
16 8 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.02%) DNS
2 42 (2.54%) Firewall
3 32 (1.93%) LAN
3 32 (1.93%) WAN
4 26 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.45%) Internet
6 23 (1.39%) DHCP
7 18 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (1.03%) Unified Communications
9 16 (0.97%) Skype
10 15 (0.91%) VPN
11 14 (0.85%) Network Security
11 14 (0.85%) Wireless
12 11 (0.66%) HTTP
12 11 (0.66%) SSH
13 9 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.48%) VoIP
15 7 (0.42%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.93%) Big Data
4 54 (3.26%) Hadoop
5 50 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (2.66%) Data Lake
8 42 (2.54%) OpenQM
8 42 (2.54%) UniData
9 39 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (2.11%) Power BI
11 32 (1.93%) Apache Hive
12 30 (1.81%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
13 27 (1.63%) NoSQL
14 26 (1.57%) BigQuery
15 23 (1.39%) MySQL
16 22 (1.33%) DataStage
17 21 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 20 (1.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 101 (6.10%) JIRA
2 92 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.59%) Selenium
4 56 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 47 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (1.99%) WebDriver
7 28 (1.69%) SpecFlow
8 23 (1.39%) Bitbucket
9 22 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (0.85%) JUnit
11 14 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.79%) JMeter
12 13 (0.79%) Protractor
12 13 (0.79%) Subversion
13 12 (0.73%) LoadRunner
14 11 (0.66%) Maven
15 10 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.60%) git-flow
15 10 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 342 (20.66%) Marketing
2 298 (18.01%) Telecoms
3 291 (17.58%) Manufacturing
4 282 (17.04%) Electronics
5 152 (9.18%) Banking
6 135 (8.16%) Retail
7 24 (1.45%) Back Office
7 24 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.27%) Law
8 21 (1.27%) Legal
9 20 (1.21%) Automotive
10 16 (0.97%) Local Government
11 14 (0.85%) Military
12 12 (0.73%) Games
13 11 (0.66%) Billing
14 8 (0.48%) International Banking
15 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Advertising
16 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 420 (25.38%) Developer
2 276 (16.68%) Analyst
3 141 (8.52%) .NET Developer
4 104 (6.28%) Architect
5 103 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 98 (5.92%) C# Developer
7 85 (5.14%) Consultant
8 79 (4.77%) Business Analyst
9 63 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 60 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
11 57 (3.44%) Junior
12 55 (3.32%) Senior Developer
12 55 (3.32%) Software Engineer
13 54 (3.26%) Support Engineer
14 48 (2.90%) Software Developer
15 45 (2.72%) Senior Manager
15 45 (2.72%) Support Analyst
16 42 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (2.42%) IT Manager
18 39 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (18.25%) .NET
2 172 (10.39%) HTML
3 162 (9.79%) CSS
4 131 (7.92%) AngularJS
5 127 (7.67%) ASP.NET
6 110 (6.65%) Web Services
7 88 (5.32%) .NET Framework
8 85 (5.14%) React
9 82 (4.95%) JSON
10 74 (4.47%) jQuery
11 71 (4.29%) HTML5
12 70 (4.23%) XML
13 62 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 62 (3.75%) SOAP
14 61 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (3.50%) .NET Core
16 50 (3.02%) REST
17 49 (2.96%) WCF
18 48 (2.90%) Node.js
19 46 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 82 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
4 79 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (3.38%) User Experience
6 46 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.51%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.97%) Reference Data
12 15 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.54%) PMI
15 9 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.48%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (0.42%) PKI
18 6 (0.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 144 (8.70%) Windows
2 133 (8.04%) Linux
3 53 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.48%) Unix
5 32 (1.93%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.79%) CentOS
10 8 (0.48%) Android
11 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.30%) Debian
12 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.24%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (22.48%) Business Intelligence
3 290 (17.52%) Programme Management
4 280 (16.92%) Digital Marketing
5 207 (12.51%) Scrum
6 202 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
7 196 (11.84%) Software Engineering
8 186 (11.24%) Project Management
9 170 (10.27%) DevOps
9 170 (10.27%) Test Automation
10 161 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 136 (8.22%) Fintech
12 126 (7.61%) Mentoring
13 125 (7.55%) MVC
14 120 (7.25%) TDD
15 119 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 116 (7.01%) ITIL
17 112 (6.77%) Analytics
18 110 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
19 97 (5.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 322 (19.46%) C#
2 303 (18.31%) SQL
3 224 (13.53%) JavaScript
4 185 (11.18%) Java
5 133 (8.04%) Python
6 98 (5.92%) C
7 81 (4.89%) PowerShell
8 62 (3.75%) C++
9 51 (3.08%) TypeScript
10 38 (2.30%) R
11 36 (2.18%) PHP
12 34 (2.05%) Scala
13 28 (1.69%) VBA
14 22 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.21%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.91%) ES6
17 15 (0.91%) Java 8
18 13 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (12.02%) Degree
2 140 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 71 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 43 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 39 (2.36%) CISSP
5 39 (2.36%) ISEB
5 39 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 34 (2.05%) CISM
7 31 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.39%) APMP
9 23 (1.39%) CCNA
10 17 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (0.79%) CISA
11 13 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.66%) AAT
13 11 (0.66%) MCP
14 10 (0.60%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.74%) QA
2 60 (3.63%) PMO
3 47 (2.84%) SLA
4 33 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 28 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (1.63%) HMG Infosec
6 27 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 27 (1.63%) JSP 440
7 24 (1.45%) PCI DSS
8 20 (1.21%) GDPR
9 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.30%) NIST
13 4 (0.24%) EFQM
14 1 (0.060%) COBIT
14 1 (0.060%) Def Stans
14 1 (0.060%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 101 (6.10%) Docker
2 97 (5.86%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.85%) XenApp
6 9 (0.54%) DFS Replication
7 7 (0.42%) HDFS
8 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 29 (1.75%) Ansible
2 29 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.51%) Puppet
4 14 (0.85%) Terraform
4 14 (0.85%) WSUS
5 11 (0.66%) SCCM
6 9 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.42%) Nagios
8 7 (0.42%) SCOM
9 6 (0.36%) Control-M
9 6 (0.36%) Grafana
9 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.36%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.24%) Graylog
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 333 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 326 (19.70%) SAP
3 132 (7.98%) Oracle
4 60 (3.63%) VMware
5 55 (3.32%) Google
6 52 (3.14%) Informatica
7 50 (3.02%) Cisco
8 49 (2.96%) Apple
9 47 (2.84%) Tableau
10 42 (2.54%) jBASE
11 41 (2.48%) Teradata
12 34 (2.05%) Atlassian
13 25 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.33%) Ab Initio
15 21 (1.27%) Citrix
16 18 (1.09%) Adobe
16 18 (1.09%) Talend
17 17 (1.03%) McAfee
18 15 (0.91%) Juniper
19 14 (0.85%) OpenLink