The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24695 25549 23269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.95% 22.82% 21.38%
As % of the General category 52.00% 51.77% 49.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19925 20179 18353
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47487 49353 47410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.13% 44.08% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37249 38276 37699
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Finance within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Finance
Salary Trend

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

Finance Salary Trend in the UK

Finance
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Finance Salary Histogram in the UK

Finance
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 22813 £52,500 - 3642
London +1 12582 £60,000 +0.41% 1946
South East +2 3723 £50,000 - 513
City of London 0 3494 £57,500 - 771
North West +3 1408 £41,125 +1.54% 265
Yorkshire 0 1368 £40,375 -3.86% 201
East of England -3 1168 £47,500 +5.55% 145
South West -3 1085 £42,500 - 253
Surrey 0 1027 £50,000 - 117
Scotland +1 1017 £48,500 +7.77% 242
Berkshire +7 1016 £55,000 +10.00% 123
West Yorkshire -1 917 £42,500 - 123
West Midlands -8 771 £45,000 - 146
Manchester -1 719 £40,000 - 143
Leeds 0 630 £42,500 - 74
Hampshire -1 561 £44,000 -2.22% 75
East Midlands +2 520 £42,500 +6.25% 129
Edinburgh 0 486 £47,500 +5.55% 128
Cheshire +2 481 £42,500 -5.55% 70
Reading +6 442 £55,000 +10.00% 38
Hertfordshire -3 407 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Glasgow 0 392 £50,000 +11.11% 67
Bristol -1 361 £42,500 +6.25% 115
Buckinghamshire +2 359 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Essex +1 349 £54,500 +9.00% 41
Wales +4 307 £40,000 - 22
South Wales +3 291 £40,000 -10.61% 21
Birmingham -6 285 £50,000 +5.26% 49
Gloucestershire +8 265 £40,000 +3.89% 38
Wiltshire -1 227 £45,000 -6.73% 42

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 11754 (23.89%) SQL
2 9993 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9344 (18.99%) Banking
4 7684 (15.62%) Degree
5 7487 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 7159 (14.55%) SQL Server
7 6991 (14.21%) Oracle
8 6822 (13.86%) Project Management
9 6673 (13.56%) Windows
10 6657 (13.53%) Java
11 6190 (12.58%) C#
12 6158 (12.51%) .NET
13 5256 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
14 4721 (9.59%) MS Excel
15 4434 (9.01%) JavaScript
16 4255 (8.65%) HTML
17 4235 (8.61%) Linux
18 4182 (8.50%) ITIL
19 4029 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
20 3972 (8.07%) Retail
21 3961 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
22 3858 (7.84%) UNIX
23 3423 (6.96%) Telecoms
24 3413 (6.94%) Scrum
25 3285 (6.68%) PRINCE2
26 2969 (6.03%) CSS
27 2906 (5.91%) SAP
28 2795 (5.68%) Computer Science
29 2794 (5.68%) OO
30 2743 (5.57%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1639 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1046 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 858 (1.74%) SAS
4 855 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 839 (1.71%) IIS
6 695 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 646 (1.31%) Apache
8 528 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 501 (1.02%) CMS
10 462 (0.94%) JBoss
11 437 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 319 (0.65%) Node.js
13 310 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 303 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 256 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
16 251 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
17 248 (0.50%) Lync
18 242 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
19 216 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
20 184 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4721 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 2420 (4.92%) MS Office
3 891 (1.81%) MS Project
4 827 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 678 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 214 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 183 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 166 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 146 (0.30%) SPSS
10 122 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 63 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 41 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 30 (0.061%) CPLEX
14 26 (0.053%) InDesign
15 20 (0.041%) Fireworks
15 20 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 19 (0.039%) Mingle
17 17 (0.035%) Niku Workbench
18 15 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
18 15 (0.030%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1135 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1001 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 787 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
4 703 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 669 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 651 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
7 631 (1.28%) SAP FI
8 603 (1.23%) SAP CO
9 600 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 507 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
11 457 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
12 360 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 342 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
14 287 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
15 222 (0.45%) SAP MM
16 208 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
17 203 (0.41%) Agresso
18 195 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
19 177 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
20 176 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 683 (1.39%) SaaS
2 393 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (0.48%) Office 365
4 221 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 183 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 90 (0.18%) PaaS
7 80 (0.16%) IaaS
8 71 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 70 (0.14%) Force.com
10 68 (0.14%) GitHub
11 50 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
12 17 (0.035%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.035%) Yammer
13 16 (0.033%) Google Apps
13 16 (0.033%) Taleo
14 14 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.022%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.016%) IBM SmartCloud
17 7 (0.014%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.014%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1637 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1036 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 1016 (2.06%) WAN
4 1008 (2.05%) SAN
5 976 (1.98%) Internet
6 951 (1.93%) LAN
7 919 (1.87%) DNS
8 652 (1.33%) VPN
9 556 (1.13%) Network Security
10 553 (1.12%) Wireless
11 547 (1.11%) DHCP
12 462 (0.94%) VoIP
13 407 (0.83%) HTTP
14 381 (0.77%) BGP
15 340 (0.69%) SSL
16 336 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
17 321 (0.65%) MPLS
18 304 (0.62%) OSPF
19 279 (0.57%) Intranet
20 266 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7159 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 2224 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1823 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1804 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1554 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1550 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 1339 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 1097 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 998 (2.03%) MySQL
10 890 (1.81%) Big Data
11 790 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 772 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 742 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 651 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 603 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
16 550 (1.12%) DB2
17 549 (1.12%) Hadoop
18 546 (1.11%) NoSQL
19 504 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
20 439 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 987 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 967 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 875 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 872 (1.77%) Subversion
5 857 (1.74%) Selenium
6 786 (1.60%) JIRA
7 634 (1.29%) NUnit
8 594 (1.21%) Maven
9 510 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 464 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
11 418 (0.85%) JUnit
12 357 (0.73%) Eclipse
13 329 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
14 308 (0.63%) WebDriver
15 300 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
16 289 (0.59%) Cucumber
17 285 (0.58%) Moq
18 260 (0.53%) MSTest
19 222 (0.45%) TeamCity
20 211 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 9344 (18.99%) Banking
2 3972 (8.07%) Retail
3 3423 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 2321 (4.72%) Marketing
5 2027 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 1875 (3.81%) Financial Institution
7 1547 (3.14%) Legal
8 1526 (3.10%) Front Office
9 1407 (2.86%) Manufacturing
10 994 (2.02%) Back Office
11 824 (1.67%) Advertising
12 650 (1.32%) Law
13 554 (1.13%) Games
14 538 (1.09%) Retail Banking
15 443 (0.90%) General Ledger
16 375 (0.76%) Aerospace
17 370 (0.75%) Electronics
18 368 (0.75%) Billing
19 276 (0.56%) Publishing
20 272 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10898 (22.15%) Developer
2 10441 (21.22%) Analyst
3 4078 (8.29%) Project Manager
4 4025 (8.18%) Consultant
5 3741 (7.60%) Business Analyst
6 2963 (6.02%) Architect
7 1952 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 1832 (3.72%) C# Developer
9 1829 (3.72%) Java Developer
10 1794 (3.65%) .NET Developer
11 1767 (3.59%) Senior Developer
12 1363 (2.77%) Applications Support
13 1097 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
14 1086 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
15 1024 (2.08%) Test Analyst
16 1000 (2.03%) C# .NET Developer
17 998 (2.03%) Administrator
18 951 (1.93%) Senior Manager
19 913 (1.86%) Junior
20 900 (1.83%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6158 (12.51%) .NET
2 4255 (8.65%) HTML
3 2969 (6.03%) CSS
4 2733 (5.55%) ASP.NET
5 2629 (5.34%) XML
6 2296 (4.67%) Web Services
7 1867 (3.79%) jQuery
8 1685 (3.42%) HTML5
9 1521 (3.09%) Spring
10 1505 (3.06%) WCF
11 1304 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1192 (2.42%) .NET Framework
13 1184 (2.41%) Middleware
14 1041 (2.12%) WPF
15 950 (1.93%) J2EE
16 893 (1.81%) AngularJS
17 798 (1.62%) Hibernate
18 795 (1.62%) Ajax
19 730 (1.48%) CSS3
20 728 (1.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5256 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2795 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 1853 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1175 (2.39%) Hedge funds
5 1168 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1129 (2.29%) Mathematics
7 1117 (2.27%) Derivative
8 1091 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 936 (1.90%) User Experience
10 798 (1.62%) Equities
11 751 (1.53%) Fixed Income
12 695 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 681 (1.38%) Open Source
14 620 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 565 (1.15%) Data Integration
16 561 (1.14%) Blackberry
17 538 (1.09%) Visualisation
18 536 (1.09%) Clustering
19 534 (1.09%) Statistics
20 526 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6673 (13.56%) Windows
2 4235 (8.61%) Linux
3 3858 (7.84%) UNIX
4 1332 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1049 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 792 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 738 (1.50%) Solaris
8 672 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 602 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 599 (1.22%) Android
11 574 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 484 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 317 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 242 (0.49%) AIX
15 139 (0.28%) CentOS
16 115 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 106 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 86 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
18 86 (0.17%) Windows 2000
19 70 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9993 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6822 (13.86%) Project Management
3 4182 (8.50%) ITIL
4 4029 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
5 3961 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3413 (6.94%) Scrum
7 3285 (6.68%) PRINCE2
8 2794 (5.68%) OO
9 2720 (5.53%) Business Analysis
10 2636 (5.36%) MVC
11 2609 (5.30%) TDD
12 2369 (4.81%) Change Management
13 2288 (4.65%) Analytics
14 2191 (4.45%) CRM
15 2161 (4.39%) Software Engineering
16 2108 (4.28%) Mentoring
17 2031 (4.13%) Risk Management
18 2011 (4.09%) Service Delivery
19 1780 (3.62%) E-Commerce
20 1646 (3.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11754 (23.89%) SQL
2 6657 (13.53%) Java
3 6190 (12.58%) C#
4 4434 (9.01%) JavaScript
5 2358 (4.79%) C++
6 1801 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 1654 (3.36%) Python
8 1357 (2.76%) PL/SQL
9 1208 (2.46%) Perl
10 1080 (2.19%) PHP
11 1072 (2.18%) C
12 980 (1.99%) VBA
13 797 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 746 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 719 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 708 (1.44%) VB
17 549 (1.12%) Bash Shell
18 413 (0.84%) Ruby
19 265 (0.54%) R
20 259 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7684 (15.62%) Degree
2 1587 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1267 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 949 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 922 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 906 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 848 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 765 (1.55%) ISTQB
9 687 (1.40%) PMP
10 596 (1.21%) CISSP
11 574 (1.17%) MCSE
12 547 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 533 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 510 (1.04%) CCNP
15 506 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 483 (0.98%) CCNA
17 369 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 338 (0.69%) ACCA
19 325 (0.66%) CIMA
20 271 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2743 (5.57%) QA
2 1383 (2.81%) SLA
3 595 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 420 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 306 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 274 (0.56%) COBIT
7 206 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 202 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 143 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 132 (0.27%) EMIR
11 113 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 78 (0.16%) FATCA
13 72 (0.15%) MiFID
14 66 (0.13%) Basel III
15 57 (0.12%) Basel II
16 43 (0.087%) ISO 8583
17 36 (0.073%) CRD IV
18 34 (0.069%) FINREP
19 33 (0.067%) COREP
20 29 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2421 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 1462 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (0.82%) vSphere
4 357 (0.73%) XenApp
5 349 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 294 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 238 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 150 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 148 (0.30%) NFS
10 128 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 108 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 89 (0.18%) Xen
13 68 (0.14%) KVM
14 63 (0.13%) SRDF
14 63 (0.13%) Firmware
15 56 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 54 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 53 (0.11%) XenServer
18 48 (0.098%) vCloud
19 41 (0.083%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 496 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 413 (0.84%) Puppet
3 374 (0.76%) SCCM
4 247 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 228 (0.46%) SCOM
6 190 (0.39%) Nagios
7 181 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 155 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 134 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 123 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 119 (0.24%) OpenView
12 110 (0.22%) Control-M
13 90 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 83 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 67 (0.14%) WSUS
15 67 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 61 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
17 52 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 49 (0.100%) HP SIM
19 43 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7487 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 6991 (14.21%) Oracle
3 2906 (5.91%) SAP
4 2169 (4.41%) VMware
5 2052 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1327 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1311 (2.66%) HP
8 1280 (2.60%) IBM
9 808 (1.64%) Business Objects
10 694 (1.41%) Cognos
11 692 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 619 (1.26%) Sybase
13 565 (1.15%) Juniper
14 524 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 493 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 461 (0.94%) Hyperion
17 458 (0.93%) NetApp
18 455 (0.92%) EMC
19 424 (0.86%) F5
20 411 (0.84%) Informatica
London
Client Server
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 33 minutes ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 48 minutes ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Exceptional Package
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Enfield Council
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 14 hours ago