Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Finance 245 226 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 17.40% 19.93% 13.10%
As % of the General category 28.72% 46.79% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 193 192 214
10th Percentile £25,150 £28,000 £30,538
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,344 £34,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £57,188
90th Percentile £57,946 £58,750 £64,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% 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 Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 853 483 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 60.58% 42.59% 47.84%
Number of salaries quoted 518 399 716
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
75th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in Wales.

Salary trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in Wales over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -4 186 £40,000 -11.11% 31
West Wales +3 38 £37,000 +32.14% 6
Mid Wales - 10 £30,000 -
North Wales +1 6 £49,620 +10.27% 18
Dyfed - 2 £70,500 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 68 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.53%) Social Skills
3 58 (23.67%) Microsoft
4 52 (21.22%) Advertising
5 46 (18.78%) SQL
5 46 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (17.55%) DevOps
7 40 (16.33%) Linux
8 36 (14.69%) Azure
9 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
11 33 (13.47%) Scrum
12 31 (12.65%) Degree
13 27 (11.02%) Windows
13 27 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (11.02%) Project Management
14 26 (10.61%) HTML
15 25 (10.20%) C#
16 24 (9.80%) .NET
17 23 (9.39%) JavaScript
17 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (8.98%) Java
18 22 (8.98%) Active Directory
18 22 (8.98%) VMware
18 22 (8.98%) Analytics
18 22 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (7.76%) Retail

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 15 (6.12%) IIS
2 14 (5.71%) nginx
3 6 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.04%) CMS
4 5 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.82%) Kentico
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.49%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) assyst
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.69%) Azure
2 17 (6.94%) Power Platform
3 16 (6.53%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (3.67%) AWS
5 8 (3.27%) SaaS
6 6 (2.45%) Snowflake
7 5 (2.04%) Google Workspace
8 3 (1.22%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Force.com
9 2 (0.82%) IaaS
9 2 (0.82%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.41%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.41%) GCP
10 1 (0.41%) GitHub
10 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.31%) VPN
2 11 (4.49%) Firewall
2 11 (4.49%) LAN
2 11 (4.49%) WAN
3 8 (3.27%) DNS
4 5 (2.04%) BGP
4 5 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (2.04%) OSPF
4 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.04%) VoIP
4 5 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.63%) Broadband
5 4 (1.63%) DHCP
6 2 (0.82%) FTP
6 2 (0.82%) Skype
7 1 (0.41%) ATM
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) SAN
7 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.94%) Power BI
3 14 (5.71%) Tableau
4 10 (4.08%) SQL Server 2017
5 9 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.63%) Big Data
7 4 (1.63%) GIS
7 4 (1.63%) MySQL
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.41%) Delta Lake
10 1 (0.41%) Metadata
10 1 (0.41%) Tableau Desktop
10 1 (0.41%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 13 (5.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.27%) Selenium
3 5 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.04%) JIRA
4 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.63%) webpack
5 3 (1.22%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.82%) Postman
7 1 (0.41%) JMeter
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) Protractor
7 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (26.53%) Social Skills
2 52 (21.22%) Advertising
3 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.76%) Retail
5 13 (5.31%) Marketing
5 13 (5.31%) Public Sector
6 11 (4.49%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (4.08%) Manufacturing
8 8 (3.27%) Banking
9 7 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (2.45%) Legal
11 5 (2.04%) Games
11 5 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (2.04%) Public Speaking
12 4 (1.63%) Law
12 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.82%) Electronics
14 1 (0.41%) Back Office
14 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (33.88%) Analyst
2 48 (19.59%) Developer
3 25 (10.20%) Business Analyst
4 24 (9.80%) Consultant
5 18 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 17 (6.94%) Service Analyst
7 16 (6.53%) Technical Consultant
8 13 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 12 (4.90%) Financial Analyst
9 12 (4.90%) Security Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Applications Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Technical Business Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) .NET Applications Developer
11 10 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.08%) C# Application Developer
11 10 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.61%) HTML
2 24 (9.80%) .NET
3 19 (7.76%) ASP.NET
3 19 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 18 (7.35%) .NET Framework
4 18 (7.35%) REST
5 17 (6.94%) CSS
6 16 (6.53%) Entity Framework
7 14 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (4.90%) Spring
8 12 (4.90%) Spring Boot
9 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET Core
9 11 (4.49%) HTML5
9 11 (4.49%) React
10 9 (3.67%) Web Services
11 8 (3.27%) Middleware
11 8 (3.27%) Redux
12 7 (2.86%) JSON
13 6 (2.45%) .NET Core
13 6 (2.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.08%) Social Media
2 8 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.27%) Virtual Team
3 6 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.04%) IBM Storwize
4 5 (2.04%) iSeries
4 5 (2.04%) LPAR
4 5 (2.04%) Podcast
5 4 (1.63%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.22%) AS400
6 3 (1.22%) User Experience
7 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.82%) Life Science
8 1 (0.41%) Blog
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) iPad
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.33%) Linux
2 27 (11.02%) Windows
3 14 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.27%) OS/400
5 6 (2.45%) CentOS
5 6 (2.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.04%) VyOS
7 2 (0.82%) Unix
8 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.41%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (17.55%) DevOps
4 33 (13.47%) Scrum
5 27 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (11.02%) Project Management
6 22 (8.98%) Analytics
6 22 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.35%) MVC
8 17 (6.94%) ITIL
8 17 (6.94%) Requirements Gathering
9 16 (6.53%) Microservices
9 16 (6.53%) Project Delivery
10 15 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (6.12%) Risk Management
11 14 (5.71%) Business Case
11 14 (5.71%) Kanban
11 14 (5.71%) Service Management
12 13 (5.31%) Decision-Making
12 13 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.78%) SQL
2 25 (10.20%) C#
3 23 (9.39%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.98%) Java
5 18 (7.35%) T-SQL
6 17 (6.94%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.12%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.90%) Python
8 12 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.04%) Java 8
9 5 (2.04%) RPG
10 4 (1.63%) PHP
11 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.22%) C
12 2 (0.82%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.41%) R
13 1 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (12.65%) Degree
2 8 (3.27%) CISA
2 8 (3.27%) CISM
3 6 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.04%) CCNA
5 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.63%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.63%) PMP
5 4 (1.63%) Postgraduate
6 3 (1.22%) APMP
6 3 (1.22%) CCENT
6 3 (1.22%) ISEB
6 3 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.82%) ECDL
7 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.71%) GDPR
2 12 (4.90%) QA
3 10 (4.08%) SLA
4 9 (3.67%) PMO
5 7 (2.86%) Data Quality
5 7 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.82%) GRC
7 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.67%) Docker
4 3 (1.22%) vSphere
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.27%) Kubernetes
1 8 (3.27%) SCCM
2 5 (2.04%) Nagios
3 4 (1.63%) Terraform
4 3 (1.22%) Ansible
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (23.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.98%) VMware
3 11 (4.49%) Brocade
3 11 (4.49%) Cisco
4 8 (3.27%) Oracle
5 6 (2.45%) CheckPoint
5 6 (2.45%) Databricks
5 6 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.04%) Avaya
6 5 (2.04%) Citrix
6 5 (2.04%) Extreme Networks
6 5 (2.04%) F5
6 5 (2.04%) IBM
6 5 (2.04%) Juniper
6 5 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.04%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.04%) Vyatta
7 4 (1.63%) SAP
8 3 (1.22%) Aruba
8 3 (1.22%) Remedy