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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 75 154 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.74% 32.35% 23.30%
As % of the General category 33.48% 55.60% 55.46%
Number of salaries quoted 64 119 101
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,400 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% -  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 224 277 229
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 41.03% 58.19% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 166 229 169
Median salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 147 (68.69%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.93%) Java
3 65 (30.37%) Scrum
4 54 (25.23%) TDD
5 52 (24.30%) Test Automation
6 47 (21.96%) BDD
7 44 (20.56%) Cucumber
8 41 (19.16%) Selenium
9 39 (18.22%) SQL
10 38 (17.76%) Oracle
11 37 (17.29%) Gherkin
12 36 (16.82%) QA
13 34 (15.89%) Waterfall
14 32 (14.95%) Test Strategy
14 32 (14.95%) Spring
15 31 (14.49%) JIRA
15 31 (14.49%) Hibernate
15 31 (14.49%) Test Scripting
16 26 (12.15%) Banking
17 24 (11.21%) XML
17 24 (11.21%) Unix
17 24 (11.21%) ATDD
18 21 (9.81%) PL/SQL
19 20 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
19 20 (9.35%) SDLC
19 20 (9.35%) SDET
20 19 (8.88%) J2EE
20 19 (8.88%) OO
21 18 (8.41%) Web Services

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 16 (7.48%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.61%) Confluence
3 11 (5.14%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.40%) JBoss
5 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.40%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.40%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.47%) HFM
2 1 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) IaaS
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) Internet
2 5 (2.34%) HTTP
2 5 (2.34%) LAN
3 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) LDAP
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) Skype
4 1 (0.47%) SSH
4 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.07%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (2.80%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) Essbase
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (20.56%) Cucumber
2 41 (19.16%) Selenium
3 31 (14.49%) JIRA
4 18 (8.41%) Git (software)
5 17 (7.94%) WebDriver
6 16 (7.48%) Maven
7 15 (7.01%) JBehave
8 13 (6.07%) Jenkins
9 12 (5.61%) JUnit
10 10 (4.67%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.74%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.34%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.34%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.87%) Ant
13 4 (1.87%) ClearQuest
13 4 (1.87%) NUnit
13 4 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.87%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.47%) Hudson
14 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 26 (12.15%) Banking
2 11 (5.14%) Retail
3 9 (4.21%) Games
3 9 (4.21%) Legal
4 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (30.84%) Analyst
2 59 (27.57%) Developer
3 44 (20.56%) Java Developer
4 27 (12.62%) Business Analyst
5 24 (11.21%) Test Analyst
6 23 (10.75%) Senior Developer
7 20 (9.35%) Architect
8 17 (7.94%) Developer in Test
9 16 (7.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (7.01%) Software Developer
11 13 (6.07%) Project Manager
11 13 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (5.61%) Java Software Developer
12 12 (5.61%) Principal Business Analyst
13 11 (5.14%) Agile Business Analyst
14 10 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (4.67%) Senior Manager
15 9 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
16 8 (3.74%) Agile Test Analyst
16 8 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.29%) Gherkin
2 32 (14.95%) Spring
3 31 (14.49%) Hibernate
4 24 (11.21%) XML
5 19 (8.88%) J2EE
6 18 (8.41%) Web Services
7 15 (7.01%) RESTful
8 14 (6.54%) Java EE
8 14 (6.54%) REST
9 11 (5.14%) HTML
10 10 (4.67%) CSS
11 9 (4.21%) JSON
12 6 (2.80%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.34%) .NET
13 5 (2.34%) Ajax
13 5 (2.34%) Ember.js
13 5 (2.34%) Node.js
13 5 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (2.34%) React
13 5 (2.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.54%) Fintech
3 9 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.87%) BBC
5 4 (1.87%) User Experience
6 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.21%) Unix
2 14 (6.54%) Linux
3 12 (5.61%) Windows
4 5 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (68.69%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.37%) Scrum
3 54 (25.23%) TDD
4 52 (24.30%) Test Automation
5 47 (21.96%) BDD
6 34 (15.89%) Waterfall
7 32 (14.95%) Test Strategy
8 31 (14.49%) Test Scripting
9 24 (11.21%) ATDD
10 20 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
10 20 (9.35%) SDET
10 20 (9.35%) SDLC
11 19 (8.88%) OO
12 18 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (8.41%) Kanban
12 18 (8.41%) Regression Testing
12 18 (8.41%) Software Testing
13 16 (7.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (7.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (43.93%) Java
2 39 (18.22%) SQL
3 21 (9.81%) PL/SQL
4 15 (7.01%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.61%) Python
6 11 (5.14%) C#
7 10 (4.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.87%) R
9 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.47%) C-shell
10 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.80%) Degree
3 2 (0.93%) APMP
3 2 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (0.93%) CISA
3 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.93%) CISM
3 2 (0.93%) CISSP
3 2 (0.93%) CLAS
3 2 (0.93%) PMP
3 2 (0.93%) SANS
3 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) CCIE
4 1 (0.47%) CCNP
4 1 (0.47%) MCSA
4 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.82%) QA
2 6 (2.80%) PMO
3 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.93%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) RMADS
5 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (1.87%) MOM
3 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.47%) SCOM
3 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (17.76%) Oracle
2 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.14%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.21%) Teradata
5 6 (2.80%) HP
5 6 (2.80%) IBM
5 6 (2.80%) SAP
6 5 (2.34%) Google
7 4 (1.87%) Virgin Media
8 3 (1.40%) Informatica
8 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco
9 2 (0.93%) Cognos
9 2 (0.93%) Planview
9 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.93%) VMware
9 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.47%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.47%) New Relic
10 1 (0.47%) VocaLink
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + be - equity, flexitime
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £52000 - £72000 per annum + Car Allowance + Additional Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago