Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 178 440 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.21% 24.27% 15.25%
As % of the General category 39.82% 60.61% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 131 373 240
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,611 £30,963
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £34,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.78% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £55,438
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £62,550
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +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 447 726 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.21% 40.04% 34.63%
Number of salaries quoted 290 622 509
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,200
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,813 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,428 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £48,900 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £55,305 £65,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -9 123 £40,000 -11.11% 25
West Wales +17 38 £36,000 +26.32% 1
North Wales +3 10 £40,500 -4.71% 8
Mid Wales - 5 £30,000 - 2
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 67 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.79%) SQL
3 34 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (17.98%) Scrum
5 31 (17.42%) Azure
6 29 (16.29%) Microsoft
6 29 (16.29%) Degree
6 29 (16.29%) DevOps
7 26 (14.61%) Java
7 26 (14.61%) Windows
7 26 (14.61%) Marketing
8 24 (13.48%) Project Management
9 23 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (12.92%) Advertising
9 23 (12.92%) Power BI
9 23 (12.92%) Power Platform
10 20 (11.24%) Public Sector
11 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
13 17 (9.55%) Social Media
13 17 (9.55%) Microsoft 365
13 17 (9.55%) C#
14 16 (8.99%) Python
14 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (8.99%) CRM
14 16 (8.99%) Business Development
14 16 (8.99%) Time Management
14 16 (8.99%) Requirements Gathering
15 15 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (7.87%) Data Modelling

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 (3.37%) IIS
2 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) Confluence
3 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.12%) assyst
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) ProductWriter
3 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.42%) Azure
2 23 (12.92%) Power Platform
3 17 (9.55%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (4.49%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.37%) AWS
6 3 (1.69%) Google Workspace
6 3 (1.69%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.56%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) DNS
1 8 (4.49%) Firewall
2 7 (3.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.37%) DHCP
4 5 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.25%) Broadband
5 4 (2.25%) VPN
6 3 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.69%) SAN
6 3 (1.69%) SSL
7 2 (1.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.56%) ATM
8 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.92%) Power BI
2 8 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.37%) Tableau
5 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.12%) Big Data
7 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.56%) Delta Lake
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) OLAP
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.81%) LoadRunner
2 4 (2.25%) JIRA
2 4 (2.25%) NeoLoad
2 4 (2.25%) Selenium
3 3 (1.69%) JMeter
4 2 (1.12%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.12%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) Postman
5 1 (0.56%) Protractor
5 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (14.61%) Marketing
2 23 (12.92%) Advertising
3 20 (11.24%) Public Sector
4 13 (7.30%) Manufacturing
5 12 (6.74%) Retail
6 6 (3.37%) Legal
7 5 (2.81%) Banking
7 5 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.25%) Electronics
8 4 (2.25%) Games
9 3 (1.69%) Law
10 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.12%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.56%) Back Office
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (41.57%) Analyst
2 30 (16.85%) Business Analyst
3 28 (15.73%) Developer
4 15 (8.43%) Technical Analyst
5 13 (7.30%) Test Analyst
6 12 (6.74%) Consultant
6 12 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.18%) Data Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.06%) Recruitment Consultant
9 9 (5.06%) Technical Test Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.93%) Finance Business Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Performance Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Performance Test Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) Change Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) Spring Boot
2 9 (5.06%) .NET
2 9 (5.06%) Spring
3 6 (3.37%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.81%) HTML
5 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.25%) CSS
6 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.69%) WCF
7 2 (1.12%) HTML5
7 2 (1.12%) JSON
7 2 (1.12%) Kafka
7 2 (1.12%) React
7 2 (1.12%) Sass
7 2 (1.12%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.56%) CSS3
8 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.55%) Social Media
3 12 (6.74%) Podcast
4 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.69%) User Experience
6 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.61%) Windows
2 14 (7.87%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.37%) Linux
3 6 (3.37%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.56%) VMS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (17.98%) Scrum
4 29 (16.29%) DevOps
5 24 (13.48%) Project Management
6 23 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
8 16 (8.99%) Business Development
8 16 (8.99%) CRM
8 16 (8.99%) Requirements Gathering
8 16 (8.99%) Time Management
9 14 (7.87%) Data Modelling
9 14 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (7.30%) Commercial Awareness
10 13 (7.30%) Service Management
11 12 (6.74%) Analytics
11 12 (6.74%) Content Strategy
11 12 (6.74%) Innovative Thinking
11 12 (6.74%) Lead Generation
12 11 (6.18%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.79%) SQL
2 26 (14.61%) Java
3 17 (9.55%) C#
4 16 (8.99%) Python
5 9 (5.06%) C++
6 8 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.25%) C
10 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.69%) VB
11 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.12%) RPG
12 1 (0.56%) Java 8
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (16.29%) Degree
2 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
2 11 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.49%) ISEB
5 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.25%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.25%) CISSP
7 4 (2.25%) MCSD
7 4 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.25%) PMP
8 3 (1.69%) APMP
8 3 (1.69%) CISA
8 3 (1.69%) CRISC
9 2 (1.12%) ECDL
9 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ACCA
10 1 (0.56%) MCSE
10 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) GDPR
2 8 (4.49%) QA
2 8 (4.49%) SLA
3 7 (3.93%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.37%) PMO
5 2 (1.12%) GRC
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) COSO
6 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.81%) vSphere
3 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) Docker
4 3 (1.69%) XenApp
4 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.74%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.18%) Cognos
3 8 (4.49%) Alteryx
4 7 (3.93%) SAP
4 7 (3.93%) VMware
5 6 (3.37%) Citrix
6 5 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.25%) Dell
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle
8 3 (1.69%) Pardot
8 3 (1.69%) Remedy
8 3 (1.69%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco
9 2 (1.12%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.12%) Darktrace
9 2 (1.12%) Databricks
9 2 (1.12%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.12%) Sophos
10 1 (0.56%) Apple
10 1 (0.56%) McAfee