Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 285 236 359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 22.44% 13.35% 18.77%
As % of the General category 61.03% 43.87% 51.51%
Number of salaries quoted 246 222 277
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.55% +6.47% -1.16%
10th Percentile £27,507 £31,025 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £62,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 467 538 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 36.77% 30.43% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 385 474 573
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +6 266 £45,000 - 19
West Wales +9 13 £28,000 -41.05% 4
North Wales +1 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 87 (30.53%) SQL
2 74 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (19.65%) Advertising
5 51 (17.89%) Microsoft
6 48 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (15.09%) Azure
8 41 (14.39%) Degree
9 37 (12.98%) Windows
10 35 (12.28%) Linux
11 32 (11.23%) AWS
12 28 (9.82%) Test Automation
13 27 (9.47%) Analytics
13 27 (9.47%) SQL Server
13 27 (9.47%) C#
13 27 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (9.12%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (9.12%) Bash Shell
15 25 (8.77%) JIRA
15 25 (8.77%) Active Directory
15 25 (8.77%) Web Services
15 25 (8.77%) Information Security
15 25 (8.77%) Software Engineering
16 24 (8.42%) Java
16 24 (8.42%) IBM
16 24 (8.42%) DNS
16 24 (8.42%) Coaching
17 23 (8.07%) DevOps
17 23 (8.07%) Office 365
17 23 (8.07%) ITIL

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 14 (4.91%) Confluence
2 12 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.86%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (2.46%) Appian
5 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) Drupal
9 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.05%) Marvel
4 3 (1.05%) Sketch
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.91%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.35%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.09%) Azure
2 32 (11.23%) AWS
3 23 (8.07%) Office 365
4 17 (5.96%) Logic Apps
5 13 (4.56%) Power Platform
6 7 (2.46%) GCP
6 7 (2.46%) SaaS
7 6 (2.11%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.70%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.70%) IaaS
9 2 (0.70%) PaaS
9 2 (0.70%) Slack
10 1 (0.35%) Datadog
10 1 (0.35%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.42%) DNS
2 23 (8.07%) Firewall
3 18 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.91%) DKIM
4 14 (4.91%) DMARC
4 14 (4.91%) Wireshark
5 10 (3.51%) DHCP
6 7 (2.46%) FTP
7 5 (1.75%) SSH
7 5 (1.75%) SSL
7 5 (1.75%) VPN
7 5 (1.75%) WAN
8 3 (1.05%) Intranet
8 3 (1.05%) LAN
8 3 (1.05%) Skype
8 3 (1.05%) VoIP
9 2 (0.70%) Internet
9 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (6.67%) MySQL
4 15 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (4.56%) Power BI
6 11 (3.86%) OLTP
6 11 (3.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 10 (3.51%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.70%) MS Access
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (8.77%) JIRA
2 18 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.26%) Selenium
4 14 (4.91%) Metasploit
5 10 (3.51%) Zephyr
6 9 (3.16%) Postman
6 9 (3.16%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.16%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.46%) GoCD
8 7 (2.46%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.46%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.05%) Axure RP
10 3 (1.05%) JMeter
10 3 (1.05%) Maven
10 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (19.65%) Advertising
2 23 (8.07%) Retail
3 15 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.56%) Banking
5 9 (3.16%) Marketing
6 8 (2.81%) Retail Finance
7 7 (2.46%) Games
8 6 (2.11%) Legal
9 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.40%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (26.32%) Analyst
2 71 (24.91%) Developer
3 24 (8.42%) Test Analyst
4 18 (6.32%) IT Manager
5 16 (5.61%) Designer
5 16 (5.61%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.61%) Security Analyst
6 15 (5.26%) UX Designer
7 14 (4.91%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.56%) Consultant
8 13 (4.56%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.21%) Architect
10 10 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.51%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.16%) Senior Designer
11 9 (3.16%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.77%) Web Services
2 17 (5.96%) .NET
3 15 (5.26%) Middleware
4 14 (4.91%) HTML
5 12 (4.21%) Spring
6 11 (3.86%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.51%) CSS
8 8 (2.81%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.81%) jQuery
8 8 (2.81%) WCF
9 6 (2.11%) .NET Core
9 6 (2.11%) LAMP
9 6 (2.11%) Laravel
9 6 (2.11%) Struts
10 5 (1.75%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.75%) JSON
10 5 (1.75%) SOAP
10 5 (1.75%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.75%) WSDL
11 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.02%) User Experience
3 15 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.81%) iSeries
7 6 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.05%) CMDB
10 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.98%) Windows
2 35 (12.28%) Linux
3 14 (4.91%) Kali Linux
3 14 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.46%) OS/400
6 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.70%) Android
7 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (9.82%) Test Automation
4 27 (9.47%) Analytics
4 27 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (9.12%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (8.77%) Information Security
6 25 (8.77%) Software Engineering
7 24 (8.42%) Coaching
8 23 (8.07%) DevOps
8 23 (8.07%) ITIL
8 23 (8.07%) Project Delivery
9 21 (7.37%) Mentoring
9 21 (7.37%) Waterfall
10 20 (7.02%) Software Testing
11 19 (6.67%) Fintech
11 19 (6.67%) Scrum
12 18 (6.32%) Data Privacy
12 18 (6.32%) Project Management
12 18 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.53%) SQL
2 27 (9.47%) C#
3 26 (9.12%) Bash Shell
4 24 (8.42%) Java
5 19 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.56%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.56%) Python
8 9 (3.16%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.16%) VBA
9 8 (2.81%) PHP
9 8 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.46%) Perl
11 6 (2.11%) R
12 4 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.05%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.05%) Java 8
13 3 (1.05%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (14.39%) Degree
2 20 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 17 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (5.61%) ISEB
5 15 (5.26%) CREST Certified
5 15 (5.26%) SANS
6 14 (4.91%) GCIA
6 14 (4.91%) GCIH
7 10 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (3.16%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (2.11%) CBAP
10 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.40%) CISSP
11 4 (1.40%) PMP
12 3 (1.05%) CISM
12 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.70%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.35%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 13 (4.56%) SLA
3 5 (1.75%) PMO
4 4 (1.40%) QA
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
6 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.91%) Snort
3 13 (4.56%) Docker
4 10 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.46%) Ansible
3 7 (2.46%) Puppet
4 4 (1.40%) Terraform
5 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.70%) SCCM
6 2 (0.70%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.35%) Grafana
7 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.42%) IBM
3 21 (7.37%) Oracle
4 12 (4.21%) VMware
5 9 (3.16%) Google
5 9 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.81%) Citrix
6 8 (2.81%) RedGate
7 7 (2.46%) Avaya
7 7 (2.46%) Kofax
7 7 (2.46%) Tableau
8 5 (1.75%) Adobe
9 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.40%) Cisco
10 3 (1.05%) Crazy Egg
10 3 (1.05%) Hotjar
10 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.05%) Unisys
11 2 (0.70%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.70%) Xceptor