Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 22 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Finance 48 77 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Watford 10.71% 8.57% 12.20%
As % of the General category 35.29% 30.31% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 97 62 113
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,100 £35,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £74,750 £75,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - -7.41% +2.86%

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 136 254 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 30.36% 28.25% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 117 210 306
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Salary Trend in Watford

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in Watford.

Salary trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Salary Histogram in Watford

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in Watford over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 Watford region with a requirement for Finance.

1 16 (33.33%) Legal
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (31.25%) Workflow
3 14 (29.17%) Practice Management
3 14 (29.17%) Law
3 14 (29.17%) Migration
3 14 (29.17%) Document Management
3 14 (29.17%) Workflow Management
3 14 (29.17%) Data Migration
4 11 (22.92%) Change Management
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) Azure
6 8 (16.67%) AWS
6 8 (16.67%) VMware
6 8 (16.67%) Presales
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) Java
8 6 (12.50%) XML
8 6 (12.50%) Big Data
9 5 (10.42%) JSON
9 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.42%) .NET
9 5 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity

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 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 4 (8.33%) Sage X3
2 3 (6.25%) SAP BPC
3 2 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) AWS
1 8 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Converged Networks
2 4 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.17%) ATM
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) VLAN
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Big Data
2 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.25%) Power BI
4 2 (4.17%) DB2
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) PeopleTools
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 16 (33.33%) Legal
2 14 (29.17%) Law
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) French Language
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.17%) German Language
5 2 (4.17%) Swedish Language
6 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Business Process Trainer
1 14 (29.17%) Trainer
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) IT Trainer
5 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HCM Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) XML
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Industry 4.0
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) zOS
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Workflow
2 14 (29.17%) Data Migration
2 14 (29.17%) Document Management
2 14 (29.17%) Migration
2 14 (29.17%) Practice Management
2 14 (29.17%) Workflow Management
3 11 (22.92%) Change Management
4 8 (16.67%) Presales
5 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (10.42%) Architecture Roadmap
7 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Ticket Management
7 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Architecture Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) PeopleCode
3 4 (8.33%) SQR
4 2 (4.17%) Assembly Language
4 2 (4.17%) COBOL
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (8.33%) Sage
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Tableau
5 2 (4.17%) Workday
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Mitel