Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 18 10
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Finance 50 115 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.79% 11.92% 14.08%
As % of the General category 26.88% 34.12% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 45 107 116
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £65,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.23% +20.93% -10.42%
10th Percentile £37,750 £44,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,750 £86,500 £75,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -13.64%

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 186 337 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 32.69% 34.92% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 126 298 279
Watford median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +26.32% -13.64%
10th Percentile £36,063 £26,250 £26,193
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £71,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 20 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 Watford region with a requirement for Finance.

1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (18.00%) Azure
4 9 (18.00%) AWS
4 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 9 (18.00%) Scrum
5 8 (16.00%) Java
5 8 (16.00%) Kanban
5 8 (16.00%) Fintech
6 7 (14.00%) Presales
6 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (14.00%) Marketing
6 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.00%) VMware
6 7 (14.00%) Change Management
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (12.00%) ERP
7 6 (12.00%) Sage
7 6 (12.00%) GDPR
7 6 (12.00%) Project Delivery
7 6 (12.00%) Big Data
8 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (10.00%) Gradle
8 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (10.00%) Sage X3
8 5 (10.00%) Converged Networks

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 1 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Sage X3
2 4 (8.00%) SAP BPC
3 3 (6.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) AWS
1 9 (18.00%) Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Converged Networks
2 4 (8.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.00%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) Big Data
3 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.00%) Power BI
3 4 (8.00%) QlikView
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Gradle
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 7 (14.00%) Marketing
2 4 (8.00%) French Language
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) German Language
4 2 (4.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Swedish Language
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (8.00%) IT Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum Master
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Sage Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Spring
2 4 (8.00%) MDX
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) JSON
3 3 (6.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Industry 4.0
4 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) BBC
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (18.00%) Scrum
3 8 (16.00%) Fintech
3 8 (16.00%) Kanban
4 7 (14.00%) Change Management
4 7 (14.00%) Presales
4 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.00%) ERP
5 6 (12.00%) Project Delivery
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (8.00%) Data Security
7 4 (8.00%) PLM
7 4 (8.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (4.00%) Java 8
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) CREST Certified
2 4 (8.00%) FFIEC
3 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) GDPR
2 4 (8.00%) HIPAA
2 4 (8.00%) ISO 22301
2 4 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (8.00%) ITGC
2 4 (8.00%) NIST
2 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.00%) PMO
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) Sage
5 5 (10.00%) SAP
6 4 (8.00%) Tableau
7 2 (4.00%) Workday
8 1 (2.00%) Adobe
8 1 (2.00%) Autodesk
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com