Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 136 313 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.92% 30.07% 26.59%
As % of the General category 37.06% 57.64% 56.46%
Number of salaries quoted 115 270 263
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,000 £35,200
90th Percentile £75,250 £80,000 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +4.76% -

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 Watford with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 367 543 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 37.56% 52.16% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 274 455 429
Watford median annual salary £45,500 £55,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.27% +14.58% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,900 £27,500 £29,600
90th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in Watford.

Salary trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Watford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Finance.

1 80 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.82%) Java
3 30 (22.06%) .NET
4 29 (21.32%) C#
4 29 (21.32%) Retail
5 28 (20.59%) Scrum
6 26 (19.12%) SQL
6 26 (19.12%) Oracle
7 25 (18.38%) JavaScript
8 24 (17.65%) CSS
9 23 (16.91%) HTML
9 23 (16.91%) OO
10 21 (15.44%) Web Services
10 21 (15.44%) XML
11 20 (14.71%) Cucumber
12 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (13.24%) TDD
14 17 (12.50%) Games
14 17 (12.50%) BDD
14 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 17 (12.50%) REST
15 16 (11.76%) Gherkin
15 16 (11.76%) Project Management
15 16 (11.76%) Banking
16 15 (11.03%) Test Scripting
16 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (10.29%) AngularJS
17 14 (10.29%) SDET
17 14 (10.29%) Middleware
17 14 (10.29%) Spring

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 7 (5.15%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.68%) JBoss
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.94%) WordPress
5 3 (2.21%) Apache
5 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.47%) CMS
6 2 (1.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) HTTP
2 3 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) LDAP
4 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.21%) Redis
4 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.74%) OLAP
6 1 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 20 (14.71%) Cucumber
2 13 (9.56%) Selenium
3 7 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.15%) NUnit
3 7 (5.15%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Toad
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (21.32%) Retail
2 17 (12.50%) Games
3 16 (11.76%) Banking
4 11 (8.09%) Financial Institution
5 10 (7.35%) Legal
5 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.21%) Marketing
7 2 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (53.68%) Developer
2 23 (16.91%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.97%) C# Developer
4 17 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 15 (11.03%) Analyst
6 13 (9.56%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.56%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Architect
7 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.88%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 8 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (5.88%) Developer in Test
9 7 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Agile Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Angular Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.06%) .NET
2 24 (17.65%) CSS
3 23 (16.91%) HTML
4 21 (15.44%) Web Services
4 21 (15.44%) XML
5 17 (12.50%) REST
6 16 (11.76%) Gherkin
7 14 (10.29%) AngularJS
7 14 (10.29%) Middleware
7 14 (10.29%) Spring
8 12 (8.82%) JSON
9 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET
9 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (7.35%) J2EE
10 9 (6.62%) Java EE
11 8 (5.88%) jQuery
12 7 (5.15%) Hibernate
12 7 (5.15%) React
12 7 (5.15%) SOAP
13 6 (4.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.15%) BBC
2 7 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.41%) Spread Betting
3 6 (4.41%) User Experience
4 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.94%) Fintech
6 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.21%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.21%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.47%) Derivative
7 2 (1.47%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.74%) CMDB
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Unix
2 11 (8.09%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) Windows
4 3 (2.21%) AIX
4 3 (2.21%) Solaris
5 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.59%) Scrum
3 23 (16.91%) OO
4 18 (13.24%) TDD
5 17 (12.50%) BDD
5 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 16 (11.76%) Project Management
7 15 (11.03%) Test Scripting
8 14 (10.29%) SDET
9 12 (8.82%) Open Source
9 12 (8.82%) SDLC
9 12 (8.82%) SOLID
10 11 (8.09%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
12 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.62%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (6.62%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy
12 9 (6.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.82%) Java
2 29 (21.32%) C#
3 26 (19.12%) SQL
4 25 (18.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.35%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.68%) Ruby
8 3 (2.21%) PHP
8 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.74%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.74%) C-shell
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) CISA
2 5 (3.68%) CISM
2 5 (3.68%) CISSP
2 5 (3.68%) ISEB
2 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) QA
2 7 (5.15%) SLA
3 6 (4.41%) PMO
4 5 (3.68%) COBIT
4 5 (3.68%) GDPR
4 5 (3.68%) ISO 22301
4 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Ansible
2 4 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.47%) Puppet
3 2 (1.47%) Salt
4 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 26 (19.12%) Oracle
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.15%) Virgin Media
3 5 (3.68%) LogRhythm
3 5 (3.68%) SAP
3 5 (3.68%) Splunk
4 3 (2.21%) HP
4 3 (2.21%) IBM
4 3 (2.21%) Teradata
4 3 (2.21%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe
6 1 (0.74%) BMC
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) Sybase
6 1 (0.74%) Thales
6 1 (0.74%) VMware
6 1 (0.74%) VocaLink