Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 119 282 375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.80% 14.76% 18.84%
As % of the General category 50.64% 45.41% 54.43%
Number of salaries quoted 103 260 291
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £29,129
90th Percentile £54,250 £58,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +6.19% +2.73%

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 235 621 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.21% 32.50% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 202 509 535
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,950 £25,750
90th Percentile £54,250 £57,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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
South Wales +1 109 £45,000 - 24
West Wales +12 7 £35,000 +22.81% 3
North Wales +13 1 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 47 (39.50%) SQL
2 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
3 36 (30.25%) Azure
4 31 (26.05%) Windows
5 25 (21.01%) DNS
6 24 (20.17%) Active Directory
6 24 (20.17%) Office 365
7 23 (19.33%) Mentoring
7 23 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (17.65%) Linux
8 21 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (15.13%) ITIL
9 18 (15.13%) SLA
9 18 (15.13%) Bash Shell
10 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 17 (14.29%) VMware
11 16 (13.45%) Web Services
11 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (12.61%) SCVMM
12 15 (12.61%) Hyper-V
12 15 (12.61%) VPN
12 15 (12.61%) LAN
12 15 (12.61%) WAN
12 15 (12.61%) Firewall
12 15 (12.61%) Information Security
12 15 (12.61%) Creative Thinking
12 15 (12.61%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (12.61%) Proactive Monitoring
12 15 (12.61%) Skype
12 15 (12.61%) Virtual Machines

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 (12.61%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.72%) Confluence
3 7 (5.88%) IIS
4 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.52%) Marvel
4 3 (2.52%) Sketch
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.25%) Azure
2 24 (20.17%) Office 365
3 14 (11.76%) AWS
4 13 (10.92%) Logic Apps
5 10 (8.40%) Power Platform
6 6 (5.04%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.36%) Slack
8 3 (2.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (1.68%) SaaS
10 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.84%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.01%) DNS
2 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.61%) Firewall
3 15 (12.61%) LAN
3 15 (12.61%) Skype
3 15 (12.61%) VPN
3 15 (12.61%) WAN
4 13 (10.92%) DKIM
4 13 (10.92%) DMARC
4 13 (10.92%) Wireshark
5 12 (10.08%) DHCP
6 10 (8.40%) Unified Communications
7 5 (4.20%) Wireless
8 3 (2.52%) VoIP
9 1 (0.84%) FTP
9 1 (0.84%) Network Security
9 1 (0.84%) SAN
9 1 (0.84%) SSH
9 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) Power BI
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.68%) Big Data
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.84%) MS Access
7 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Metasploit
2 12 (10.08%) JIRA
3 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.36%) Selenium
6 3 (2.52%) Axure RP
6 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.68%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.84%) GoCD
8 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.84%) Postman
8 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.84%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.24%) Advertising
2 11 (9.24%) Games
2 11 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
4 4 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Analyst
2 25 (21.01%) Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Designer
5 6 (5.04%) IT Manager
5 6 (5.04%) UX Designer
6 5 (4.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Android Developer
6 5 (4.20%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Audio Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) Web Services
2 10 (8.40%) HTML
3 9 (7.56%) CSS
4 8 (6.72%) .NET
4 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.72%) jQuery
5 6 (5.04%) WCF
6 4 (3.36%) React
6 4 (3.36%) REST
7 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.52%) CSS3
7 3 (2.52%) HTML5
7 3 (2.52%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (2.52%) Middleware
8 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.84%) JSON
8 1 (0.84%) LAMP
8 1 (0.84%) OpenID
8 1 (0.84%) SOAP
8 1 (0.84%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Cyberthreat
1 13 (10.92%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (9.24%) User Experience
3 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.20%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (4.20%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.84%) iSeries
7 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.05%) Windows
2 21 (17.65%) Linux
3 13 (10.92%) Kali Linux
4 12 (10.08%) Windows 10
4 12 (10.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.20%) Android
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.84%) CentOS
8 1 (0.84%) OS/400
8 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (19.33%) Mentoring
2 21 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (15.13%) ITIL
4 15 (12.61%) Analytics
4 15 (12.61%) Creative Thinking
4 15 (12.61%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (12.61%) Information Security
4 15 (12.61%) Proactive Monitoring
4 15 (12.61%) SIEM
5 14 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (11.76%) Data Privacy
5 14 (11.76%) Security Operations
6 13 (10.92%) Cyber Intelligence
6 13 (10.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 13 (10.92%) Database Security
6 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (10.92%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 13 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
6 13 (10.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.50%) SQL
2 18 (15.13%) Bash Shell
3 12 (10.08%) C#
4 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.40%) Java
6 7 (5.88%) VBA
7 5 (4.20%) Kotlin
7 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.52%) Python
8 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.68%) R
9 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) ES6
10 1 (0.84%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.84%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) PHP
10 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) CREST Certified
1 13 (10.92%) GCIA
1 13 (10.92%) GCIH
1 13 (10.92%) SANS
2 8 (6.72%) Degree
3 3 (2.52%) CISSP
4 2 (1.68%) CBAP
4 2 (1.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.84%) APMP
5 1 (0.84%) CEH
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.84%) CRISC
5 1 (0.84%) IISP
5 1 (0.84%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMP
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.13%) SLA
2 13 (10.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) GDPR
3 1 (0.84%) NIST
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.61%) Hyper-V
3 15 (12.61%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (10.92%) Snort
5 10 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.88%) Docker
7 5 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (3.36%) vSphere
8 4 (3.36%) XenApp
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (12.61%) SCVMM
2 9 (7.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Grafana
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.29%) VMware
3 14 (11.76%) Cisco
4 9 (7.56%) Citrix
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle
6 5 (4.20%) Avaya
6 5 (4.20%) Dialogic
6 5 (4.20%) Veeam
7 3 (2.52%) Adobe
7 3 (2.52%) Crazy Egg
7 3 (2.52%) Google
7 3 (2.52%) Hotjar
7 3 (2.52%) IBM
7 3 (2.52%) RedGate
8 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.84%) Unisys