Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 438 297 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.64% 16.34% 17.84%
As % of the General category 58.56% 46.26% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 372 259 279
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £29,013 £32,250 £27,400
90th Percentile £64,875 £61,500 £62,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 748 642 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 40.37% 35.31% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 609 527 593
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,800 £24,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +2 408 £45,000 +5.88% 80
West Wales +14 20 £28,500 -27.39% 6
North Wales -1 10 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 195 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (20.55%) SQL
3 85 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (17.58%) Microsoft
4 77 (17.58%) Advertising
5 69 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (15.53%) Java
7 67 (15.30%) Software Engineering
8 60 (13.70%) Project Management
9 58 (13.24%) Scrum
10 55 (12.56%) Linux
11 54 (12.33%) Waterfall
12 51 (11.64%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (11.19%) DevOps
13 49 (11.19%) Azure
13 49 (11.19%) Windows
14 45 (10.27%) Degree
15 44 (10.05%) .NET
16 43 (9.82%) ITIL
17 41 (9.36%) Test Automation
18 40 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (8.90%) Information Security
20 37 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
21 36 (8.22%) C#
22 35 (7.99%) SQL Server
22 35 (7.99%) PRINCE2
22 35 (7.99%) VMware
23 34 (7.76%) JavaScript
24 31 (7.08%) AWS
24 31 (7.08%) Windows Server

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 17 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 16 (3.65%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.97%) Appian
4 12 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (1.37%) Confluence
8 3 (0.68%) Apache
8 3 (0.68%) CMS
8 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.46%) SAS
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (6.39%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.19%) Azure
2 31 (7.08%) AWS
3 16 (3.65%) Office 365
3 16 (3.65%) Power Platform
4 15 (3.42%) GCP
5 8 (1.83%) SaaS
6 4 (0.91%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.91%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.46%) PaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) Datadog
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.25%) WAN
2 22 (5.02%) Firewall
3 19 (4.34%) DNS
4 18 (4.11%) DHCP
5 17 (3.88%) VoIP
6 14 (3.20%) LAN
7 12 (2.74%) Skype
8 11 (2.51%) VPN
9 9 (2.05%) Wireless
10 8 (1.83%) HTTP
11 7 (1.60%) Internet
11 7 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.37%) Network Security
13 4 (0.91%) MPLS
13 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.68%) FTP
15 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.65%) MySQL
4 16 (3.65%) Power BI
4 16 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.28%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.60%) OLTP
9 7 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.14%) Big Data
11 5 (1.14%) DB2
11 5 (1.14%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (3.88%) Selenium
2 16 (3.65%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.65%) JIRA
3 15 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.97%) Postman
5 10 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (2.05%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.05%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.37%) Maven
7 6 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.37%) Zephyr
8 5 (1.14%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.14%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.91%) JUnit
10 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.68%) Grunt
10 3 (0.68%) gulp
10 3 (0.68%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (17.58%) Advertising
2 27 (6.16%) Retail
3 22 (5.02%) Banking
4 12 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.28%) Marketing
6 9 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.83%) Legal
7 8 (1.83%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.37%) Electronics
9 5 (1.14%) Games
9 5 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.14%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (25.11%) Developer
2 94 (21.46%) Analyst
3 46 (10.50%) Project Manager
4 44 (10.05%) Software Engineer
5 34 (7.76%) Java Developer
6 29 (6.62%) Software Developer
6 29 (6.62%) Test Analyst
7 28 (6.39%) Security Engineer
8 26 (5.94%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.71%) Principal Engineer
10 24 (5.48%) Principal Security Engineer
10 24 (5.48%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 22 (5.02%) Principal Software Engineer
13 20 (4.57%) Consultant
14 17 (3.88%) Architect
14 17 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
15 16 (3.65%) Technical Consultant
16 15 (3.42%) Java Software Developer
17 14 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.05%) .NET
2 25 (5.71%) Spring
3 22 (5.02%) AngularJS
4 20 (4.57%) Hibernate
5 16 (3.65%) HTML
6 13 (2.97%) Web Services
7 12 (2.74%) CSS
7 12 (2.74%) Middleware
8 11 (2.51%) React
9 10 (2.28%) jQuery
9 10 (2.28%) Struts
10 8 (1.83%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.83%) Node.js
10 8 (1.83%) XML
11 7 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.60%) LAMP
11 7 (1.60%) Laravel
11 7 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (1.37%) Apache Camel
12 6 (1.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 11 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.51%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.28%) Social Media
6 8 (1.83%) User Experience
7 7 (1.60%) iSeries
8 4 (0.91%) BYOD
8 4 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) Replication
9 2 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.56%) Linux
2 49 (11.19%) Windows
3 31 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.51%) OS/400
5 6 (1.37%) Unix
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.91%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (15.30%) Software Engineering
4 60 (13.70%) Project Management
5 58 (13.24%) Scrum
6 54 (12.33%) Waterfall
7 51 (11.64%) Cybersecurity
8 49 (11.19%) DevOps
9 43 (9.82%) ITIL
10 41 (9.36%) Test Automation
11 40 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (8.90%) Information Security
13 37 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (7.99%) PRINCE2
15 29 (6.62%) Fintech
15 29 (6.62%) OWASP
16 28 (6.39%) Migration
16 28 (6.39%) Project Delivery
17 26 (5.94%) Analytics
17 26 (5.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.55%) SQL
2 68 (15.53%) Java
3 36 (8.22%) C#
4 34 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.79%) Python
7 19 (4.34%) Bash Shell
8 17 (3.88%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.20%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.20%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.74%) RPG
11 11 (2.51%) PHP
11 11 (2.51%) VBA
12 10 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.83%) Perl
14 6 (1.37%) VB
15 4 (0.91%) C
16 3 (0.68%) C++
16 3 (0.68%) Ruby
16 3 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (10.27%) Degree
2 30 (6.85%) CISSP
3 23 (5.25%) ISTQB
4 19 (4.34%) CISMP
5 15 (3.42%) ISEB
5 15 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.83%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.60%) CISM
10 7 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (1.37%) IBM Certification
11 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.91%) MCITP
12 4 (0.91%) MCTS
12 4 (0.91%) SANS
12 4 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.88%) SLA
2 16 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.20%) QA
4 11 (2.51%) COBIT
4 11 (2.51%) PMO
5 3 (0.68%) NIST
6 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.46%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.42%) Docker
4 7 (1.60%) XenApp
5 4 (0.91%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.05%) SCCM
2 9 (2.05%) SCOM
2 9 (2.05%) Terraform
3 5 (1.14%) Ansible
4 4 (0.91%) Nessus
5 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.68%) Puppet
6 2 (0.46%) Nmap
6 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.46%) WSUS
7 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.23%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 77 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.99%) VMware
3 22 (5.02%) Oracle
4 21 (4.79%) IBM
5 19 (4.34%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.74%) Google
7 11 (2.51%) Kofax
7 11 (2.51%) SAP
8 10 (2.28%) Citrix
8 10 (2.28%) Tableau
9 9 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.83%) Cognos
10 8 (1.83%) LexisNexis
10 8 (1.83%) Polycom
10 8 (1.83%) Sonus
11 7 (1.60%) Cisco
12 6 (1.37%) Blue Prism
12 6 (1.37%) Teradata
12 6 (1.37%) Xceptor
13 5 (1.14%) RedGate