Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 129 435 308
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 13.31% 23.18% 16.47%
As % of the General category 37.83% 56.57% 47.17%
Number of salaries quoted 117 371 278
Median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £30,650 £29,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £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 341 769 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.19% 40.97% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 266 618 531
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,875 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,375 £62,200 £61,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -9 93 £45,000 - 17
West Wales +18 30 £35,000 +19.66% 1
North Wales 0 6 £36,000 -15.29% 3
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.01%) SQL
3 27 (20.93%) Azure
4 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (16.28%) Degree
5 21 (16.28%) Power BI
5 21 (16.28%) Power Platform
6 20 (15.50%) C#
6 20 (15.50%) Windows
7 18 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (13.95%) DevOps
8 16 (12.40%) Java
9 15 (11.63%) Project Management
9 15 (11.63%) Advertising
10 14 (10.85%) Marketing
10 14 (10.85%) Public Sector
11 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (10.08%) Scrum
12 12 (9.30%) Data Modelling
12 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.30%) Windows Server
12 12 (9.30%) Office 365
12 12 (9.30%) Analytics
12 12 (9.30%) Requirements Gathering
13 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared

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 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.33%) Confluence
2 3 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.55%) IIS
3 2 (1.55%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) ProductWriter
1 1 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.93%) Azure
2 21 (16.28%) Power Platform
3 12 (9.30%) Office 365
4 5 (3.88%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.55%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.78%) AWS
6 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) VPN
2 4 (3.10%) DHCP
2 4 (3.10%) DNS
3 3 (2.33%) LAN
3 3 (2.33%) Skype
3 3 (2.33%) WAN
4 2 (1.55%) Firewall
4 2 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.55%) SAN
4 2 (1.55%) SSL
4 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) Power BI
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.88%) Tableau
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2019
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.78%) MS Access
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.10%) NeoLoad
2 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.33%) JIRA
3 3 (2.33%) JMeter
4 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.55%) Selenium
4 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (11.63%) Advertising
2 14 (10.85%) Marketing
2 14 (10.85%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
6 2 (1.55%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (43.41%) Analyst
2 25 (19.38%) Developer
3 23 (17.83%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.30%) Data Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Technical Test Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Change Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) .NET
2 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
3 9 (6.98%) CSS
3 9 (6.98%) HTML
3 9 (6.98%) jQuery
4 7 (5.43%) Spring Boot
5 6 (4.65%) Spring
5 6 (4.65%) WCF
6 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.33%) React
8 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.55%) CSS3
8 2 (1.55%) HTML5
8 2 (1.55%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (1.55%) REST
9 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Podcast
2 8 (6.20%) Social Media
3 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) User Experience
4 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.55%) iSeries
5 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) EPoS
6 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) mPOS
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Windows
2 12 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (13.95%) DevOps
3 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (11.63%) Project Management
5 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (10.08%) Scrum
6 12 (9.30%) Analytics
6 12 (9.30%) Data Modelling
6 12 (9.30%) Requirements Gathering
6 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 10 (7.75%) Business Analysis
7 10 (7.75%) Business Development
7 10 (7.75%) Time Management
8 9 (6.98%) CRM
8 9 (6.98%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.98%) MVC
8 9 (6.98%) Software Delivery
9 8 (6.20%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.01%) SQL
2 20 (15.50%) C#
3 16 (12.40%) Java
4 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.53%) Python
5 9 (6.98%) C++
6 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.10%) C
8 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.55%) RPG
9 2 (1.55%) VB
9 2 (1.55%) VBA
10 1 (0.78%) ES6
10 1 (0.78%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Degree
2 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
2 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) ISEB
4 7 (5.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.88%) CISSP
6 4 (3.10%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.33%) CISA
7 3 (2.33%) CRISC
7 3 (2.33%) MCSD
7 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ACCA
8 1 (0.78%) APMP
8 1 (0.78%) CBAP
8 1 (0.78%) IIBA
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) GDPR
2 6 (4.65%) SLA
3 4 (3.10%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.33%) COBIT
4 3 (2.33%) NIST
5 2 (1.55%) COSO
5 2 (1.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) Docker
2 5 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.33%) vSphere
4 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.78%) IAG
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.53%) Cognos
3 8 (6.20%) Alteryx
4 6 (4.65%) VMware
5 4 (3.10%) Citrix
5 4 (3.10%) RedGate
6 3 (2.33%) Cisco
6 3 (2.33%) Dell
6 3 (2.33%) SAP
7 2 (1.55%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.78%) Dialogic
8 1 (0.78%) EMC
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle
8 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.78%) Tagetik
8 1 (0.78%) Veeam