Period
to 20 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 234 363 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.12% 18.84% 22.00%
As % of the General category 47.66% 53.46% 57.11%
Number of salaries quoted 217 270 426
Wales median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% -1.16% +4.88%
10th Percentile £30,850 £29,116 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £63,875 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.77%

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 Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 491 679 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.52% 35.24% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 434 547 705
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,800 £25,701
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Wales over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in Wales

Finance
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
South Wales -6 223 £45,000 +5.88% 67
North Wales +2 7 £55,000 +29.41% 6
West Wales +14 3 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 99 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.79%) Project Management
3 46 (19.66%) Microsoft
4 40 (17.09%) SQL
5 38 (16.24%) Advertising
6 36 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 31 (13.25%) Waterfall
7 31 (13.25%) Degree
8 30 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (11.97%) SQL Server
10 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 26 (11.11%) ITIL
12 25 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (10.68%) Information Security
13 24 (10.26%) Scrum
13 24 (10.26%) QA
13 24 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (9.83%) Windows
14 23 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (8.97%) SDLC
15 21 (8.97%) Risk Management
16 20 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 20 (8.55%) Software Delivery
17 19 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (8.12%) Java
18 18 (7.69%) Analytics
18 18 (7.69%) Mentoring
18 18 (7.69%) Fintech
19 17 (7.26%) TOGAF

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (2.56%) Appian
1 6 (2.56%) Confluence
1 6 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.71%) SAS
4 3 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.85%) JBoss
5 2 (0.85%) Jetty
5 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 23 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.85%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.43%) SPSS
7 1 (0.43%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.85%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.85%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.43%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.85%) Office 365
4 7 (2.99%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.56%) GitHub
6 5 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) Yammer
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.27%) LAN
2 9 (3.85%) DHCP
2 9 (3.85%) DNS
3 8 (3.42%) SAN
4 6 (2.56%) Wireless
5 5 (2.14%) Internet
6 4 (1.71%) Firewall
6 4 (1.71%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.71%) VPN
6 4 (1.71%) WAN
6 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.28%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.28%) HTTP
7 3 (1.28%) RS-232
7 3 (1.28%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.85%) Skype
8 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.42%) Big Data
4 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.99%) Power BI
5 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.56%) MySQL
6 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) OLTP
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (5.56%) JIRA
2 11 (4.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.27%) Selenium
4 7 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.99%) Subversion
5 6 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.71%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.71%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.28%) JMeter
8 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.43%) JUnit
10 1 (0.43%) LSMW
10 1 (0.43%) NUnit
10 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.43%) XMLSpy
General
1 38 (16.24%) Advertising
2 15 (6.41%) Marketing
3 14 (5.98%) Banking
4 11 (4.70%) Electronics
4 11 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.70%) Retail
5 9 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Billing
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 52 (22.22%) Analyst
2 31 (13.25%) Developer
3 15 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (5.98%) Architect
5 13 (5.56%) Consultant
5 13 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 12 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.70%) Test Manager
8 9 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (3.85%) Security Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.42%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (3.42%) Test Automation Manager
10 7 (2.99%) Automation Developer
10 7 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.56%) Development Manager
11 6 (2.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.84%) HTML
2 14 (5.98%) .NET
2 14 (5.98%) CSS
3 12 (5.13%) Spring
4 11 (4.70%) Hibernate
5 9 (3.85%) Apache Camel
5 9 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.14%) XML
7 4 (1.71%) SOAP
7 4 (1.71%) Web Services
8 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.28%) Middleware
8 3 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.85%) MDX
9 2 (0.85%) REST
9 2 (0.85%) Sass
10 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.43%) React
10 1 (0.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.98%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.98%) User Experience
3 7 (2.99%) Robotics
4 4 (1.71%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.28%) iSeries
5 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.43%) CMDB
6 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.43%) Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.83%) Windows
2 16 (6.84%) Linux
3 10 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.56%) Unix
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.28%) Android
6 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.28%) OS/400
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.79%) Project Management
3 36 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 31 (13.25%) Waterfall
5 30 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 26 (11.11%) ITIL
8 25 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (10.68%) Information Security
9 24 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (10.26%) Scrum
10 21 (8.97%) Risk Management
10 21 (8.97%) SDLC
11 20 (8.55%) Software Delivery
12 18 (7.69%) Analytics
12 18 (7.69%) Fintech
12 18 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 17 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (7.26%) TOGAF
14 16 (6.84%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.09%) SQL
2 19 (8.12%) Java
3 15 (6.41%) C#
3 15 (6.41%) T-SQL
4 12 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.13%) Python
5 11 (4.70%) PHP
6 9 (3.85%) C++
7 5 (2.14%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.71%) C
9 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.28%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.28%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.85%) R
10 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.43%) ABAP
11 1 (0.43%) Java 8
11 1 (0.43%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 31 (13.25%) Degree
2 15 (6.41%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.98%) CISSP
4 13 (5.56%) CISMP
5 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.99%) ISEB
8 5 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.28%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.28%) CEH
10 3 (1.28%) CISM
10 3 (1.28%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.85%) CBAP
11 2 (0.85%) CITP
11 2 (0.85%) IIBA
11 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.26%) QA
2 20 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.27%) SLA
4 9 (3.85%) PMO
5 4 (1.71%) GDPR
6 3 (1.28%) ISO 13485
6 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.43%) GAAP
7 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.42%) Docker
4 5 (2.14%) vSphere
5 3 (1.28%) Firmware
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) Ansible
1 6 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.71%) Puppet
3 3 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.85%) Salt
4 2 (0.85%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.43%) Istio
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) MIIS
5 1 (0.43%) Nessus
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.84%) SAP
3 13 (5.56%) VMware
4 12 (5.13%) Oracle
5 11 (4.70%) IBM
6 9 (3.85%) UiPath
7 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.56%) Blue Prism
9 5 (2.14%) Automation Anywhere
9 5 (2.14%) Cisco
9 5 (2.14%) Kofax
10 4 (1.71%) Avaya
10 4 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.28%) Cognos
11 3 (1.28%) Google
11 3 (1.28%) Tableau
12 2 (0.85%) Adobe
12 2 (0.85%) Citrix
12 2 (0.85%) Remedy
13 1 (0.43%) EMC