Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 11 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 113 140 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.82% 14.85% 32.48%
As % of the General category 44.49% 40.23% 60.85%
Number of salaries quoted 105 118 285
Watford median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,625 £31,550
90th Percentile £81,500 £75,250 £80,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 254 348 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 26.57% 36.90% 53.37%
Number of salaries quoted 218 267 448
Watford median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +14.58%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,050 £27,850
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £80,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +4.71%

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 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 44 (38.94%) Java
2 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 36 (31.86%) SQL
5 28 (24.78%) Project Management
5 28 (24.78%) SharePoint Server
6 27 (23.89%) XML
6 27 (23.89%) Software Delivery
7 26 (23.01%) Scrum
8 25 (22.12%) Banking
9 23 (20.35%) SQL Server
9 23 (20.35%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (17.70%) BDD
11 20 (17.70%) TDD
11 20 (17.70%) Fintech
12 18 (15.93%) SDLC
12 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (15.93%) Unix
13 17 (15.04%) Tomcat
14 16 (14.16%) Linux
14 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (14.16%) Java EE
14 16 (14.16%) SaaS
14 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
15 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (13.27%) Kanban
15 15 (13.27%) RDBMS
15 15 (13.27%) Relational Database
15 15 (13.27%) Web Application Development

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 28 (24.78%) SharePoint Server
2 17 (15.04%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.08%) JBoss
3 8 (7.08%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.65%) Jetty
6 2 (1.77%) CMS
6 2 (1.77%) Confluence
6 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (14.16%) SaaS
3 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.27%) RDBMS
2 15 (13.27%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.85%) Maven
2 9 (7.96%) JIRA
3 5 (4.42%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.42%) JBehave
3 5 (4.42%) Selenium
4 3 (2.65%) Gradle
4 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.77%) Mockito
6 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.88%) Hudson
6 1 (0.88%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) webpack
6 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 25 (22.12%) Banking
2 12 (10.62%) Retail
3 5 (4.42%) Marketing
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (19.47%) Developer
2 20 (17.70%) Consultant
3 16 (14.16%) Implementation Consultant
3 16 (14.16%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.62%) Senior Consultant
4 12 (10.62%) Senior Implementation Consultant
5 11 (9.73%) Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Software Consultant
7 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.08%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Architect
9 6 (5.31%) Junior
9 6 (5.31%) Junior Consultant
9 6 (5.31%) Security Manager
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) CRM Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) XML
2 16 (14.16%) Java EE
3 13 (11.50%) REST
4 11 (9.73%) .NET
5 9 (7.96%) J2EE
6 8 (7.08%) XSLT
7 7 (6.19%) DOM
7 7 (6.19%) Java SE
7 7 (6.19%) JAXB
7 7 (6.19%) SAX
7 7 (6.19%) Spring
7 7 (6.19%) Spring MVC
7 7 (6.19%) Web Services
8 6 (5.31%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.31%) JDBC
8 6 (5.31%) Spring Boot
9 5 (4.42%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.42%) HTML
10 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (17.70%) Fintech
3 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.54%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) EPoS
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.93%) Unix
2 16 (14.16%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) Windows
4 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.78%) Project Management
3 27 (23.89%) Software Delivery
4 26 (23.01%) Scrum
5 20 (17.70%) BDD
5 20 (17.70%) TDD
6 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (15.93%) SDLC
7 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
8 15 (13.27%) Kanban
8 15 (13.27%) Web Application Development
9 13 (11.50%) OO
10 11 (9.73%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 11 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.73%) MVC
11 8 (7.08%) Decision-Making
11 8 (7.08%) Front End Development
11 8 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (7.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.94%) Java
2 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
3 36 (31.86%) SQL
4 12 (10.62%) Apex Code
5 11 (9.73%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.31%) ANSI SQL
6 6 (5.31%) C#
6 6 (5.31%) XPath
7 5 (4.42%) Java 8
8 4 (3.54%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.54%) COBOL
8 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.77%) ES6
9 2 (1.77%) Python
10 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) CISA
1 4 (3.54%) CISM
1 4 (3.54%) CISSP
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) GDPR
2 4 (3.54%) ISO 22301
2 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Ansible
1 1 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.88%) Mesos
1 1 (0.88%) Rancher
1 1 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) Sybase
3 6 (5.31%) Oracle
4 4 (3.54%) Google
4 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 4 (3.54%) LogRhythm
4 4 (3.54%) Planview
4 4 (3.54%) Splunk
5 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.77%) New Relic
5 2 (1.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco
6 1 (0.88%) VocaLink