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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25679 26149 23909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.45% 22.35% 21.99%
As % of the General category 52.51% 50.80% 49.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20998 20848 18955
Average salary £52,500 £51,950 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +3.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
48899 51471 48067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 44.00% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38777 39905 37834
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,565 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 23716 £52,500 - 3201
London +1 13029 £60,000 +4.34% 1771
South East +5 3792 £50,000 +2.04% 407
City of London 0 3700 £60,000 +4.34% 646
North West +3 1316 £42,500 - 258
Yorkshire +2 1299 £42,000 +5.00% 165
East of England 0 1274 £47,500 -4.04% 104
South West +4 1095 £42,500 -3.40% 201
Scotland +1 1053 £45,000 - 163
West Midlands 0 1036 £45,000 +0.55% 157
Surrey +1 927 £50,000 - 78
Berkshire +3 899 £55,000 +10.00% 90
West Yorkshire 0 841 £42,500 +2.40% 106
East Midlands +4 702 £45,000 +5.88% 91
Manchester +3 674 £41,774 +4.43% 158
Hampshire +3 528 £45,500 -4.21% 75
Hertfordshire -2 516 £52,500 - 40
Edinburgh 0 511 £47,500 +5.55% 88
Leeds -3 503 £45,000 +11.11% 76
Birmingham -1 426 £48,500 -3.00% 54
Cheshire 0 423 £42,500 - 55
Glasgow +2 416 £44,000 -7.36% 58
Reading +2 414 £52,500 -3.22% 45
Buckinghamshire +3 395 £47,500 +5.55% 49
Essex +4 355 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Wales +3 338 £37,500 +2.04% 28
South Wales +1 326 £37,500 +7.14% 26
West Sussex +6 323 £45,000 -6.25% 20
Nottinghamshire +5 320 £40,000 -2.09% 47
Bristol -6 317 £40,000 - 85

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12387 (24.03%) SQL
2 11707 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9794 (19.00%) Banking
4 8518 (16.53%) Degree
5 7732 (15.00%) Java
6 7553 (14.65%) SQL Server
7 7422 (14.40%) Project Management
8 7231 (14.03%) Oracle
9 7212 (13.99%) Microsoft
10 6777 (13.15%) C#
11 6745 (13.09%) .NET
12 6593 (12.79%) Windows
13 6091 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
14 4906 (9.52%) JavaScript
15 4756 (9.23%) MS Excel
16 4671 (9.06%) Linux
17 4613 (8.95%) HTML
18 4382 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
19 4278 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
20 4171 (8.09%) Retail
21 4066 (7.89%) ITIL
22 3776 (7.33%) Scrum
23 3725 (7.23%) SDLC
24 3698 (7.17%) UNIX
25 3555 (6.90%) Telecoms
26 3507 (6.80%) PRINCE2
27 3342 (6.48%) CSS
28 3333 (6.47%) Computer Science
29 3296 (6.39%) QA
30 3251 (6.31%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1471 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 1033 (2.00%) IIS
3 925 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 908 (1.76%) SAS
5 870 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 829 (1.61%) Apache
7 775 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 515 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 500 (0.97%) CMS
10 452 (0.88%) JBoss
11 414 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
12 360 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 233 (0.45%) Node.js
14 230 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
15 222 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
15 222 (0.43%) Lync
16 221 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 212 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 193 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
19 172 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4756 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 2459 (4.77%) MS Office
3 871 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 870 (1.69%) MS Project
5 701 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 222 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 222 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 158 (0.31%) SPSS
8 112 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 97 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 46 (0.089%) InfoPath
11 45 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 34 (0.066%) FrameMaker
13 27 (0.052%) RoboHelp
14 25 (0.049%) Fireworks
15 24 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
16 20 (0.039%) InDesign
16 20 (0.039%) Mingle
17 19 (0.037%) Mathematica
18 17 (0.033%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 1151 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 974 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 713 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 599 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 570 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 557 (1.08%) SAP FI
7 530 (1.03%) SAP CO
8 524 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
9 494 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
10 478 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
11 413 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
12 376 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
13 284 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
14 263 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
15 245 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
16 231 (0.45%) SAP MM
17 195 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
18 194 (0.38%) SAP SD
19 182 (0.35%) HFM
20 180 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 686 (1.33%) SaaS
2 553 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 405 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 275 (0.53%) Office 365
5 229 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 150 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 145 (0.28%) PaaS
8 94 (0.18%) IaaS
9 93 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 85 (0.16%) GitHub
11 82 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
12 80 (0.16%) Force.com
13 37 (0.072%) Adobe Analytics
13 37 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
14 33 (0.064%) Amazon EMR
15 27 (0.052%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.041%) Taleo
17 19 (0.037%) FinancialForce.com
18 16 (0.031%) Yammer
19 15 (0.029%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1570 (3.05%) Firewall
2 1065 (2.07%) WAN
3 1037 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 1014 (1.97%) Internet
5 1004 (1.95%) LAN
6 917 (1.78%) SAN
7 895 (1.74%) DNS
8 599 (1.16%) VPN
9 587 (1.14%) Network Security
10 530 (1.03%) DHCP
11 454 (0.88%) VoIP
12 451 (0.87%) HTTP
13 428 (0.83%) Wireless
14 332 (0.64%) BGP
15 326 (0.63%) SSL
16 324 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
17 291 (0.56%) NAS
18 272 (0.53%) Intranet
19 271 (0.53%) OSPF
20 264 (0.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7553 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 2400 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1817 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1748 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1676 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 1555 (3.02%) Oracle Database
7 1456 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1142 (2.22%) Big Data
9 1095 (2.12%) MySQL
10 1045 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 926 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 854 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
13 737 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 723 (1.40%) NoSQL
15 713 (1.38%) Hadoop
16 691 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
17 636 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
18 608 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
19 517 (1.00%) DB2
20 514 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1119 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1086 (2.11%) JIRA
3 1045 (2.03%) Selenium
4 975 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 867 (1.68%) Visual Studio
6 849 (1.65%) Subversion
7 679 (1.32%) NUnit
8 677 (1.31%) Jenkins
9 577 (1.12%) Maven
10 500 (0.97%) JUnit
11 394 (0.76%) Cucumber
12 389 (0.75%) WebDriver
13 382 (0.74%) HP UFT
14 375 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
15 373 (0.72%) Moq
16 365 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
17 349 (0.68%) Eclipse
18 340 (0.66%) MSTest
19 338 (0.66%) TeamCity
20 240 (0.47%) Ant
General
1 9794 (19.00%) Banking
2 4171 (8.09%) Retail
3 3555 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2601 (5.05%) Marketing
5 1952 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 1929 (3.74%) Investment Banking
7 1805 (3.50%) Legal
8 1669 (3.24%) Front Office
9 1648 (3.20%) Manufacturing
10 1345 (2.61%) Back Office
11 861 (1.67%) Law
12 691 (1.34%) Retail Banking
13 667 (1.29%) Advertising
14 612 (1.19%) Electronics
15 599 (1.16%) Games
16 406 (0.79%) General Ledger
17 392 (0.76%) Billing
18 342 (0.66%) Publishing
19 306 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
20 298 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12008 (23.30%) Developer
2 11259 (21.84%) Analyst
3 4358 (8.46%) Business Analyst
4 4103 (7.96%) Project Manager
5 4037 (7.83%) Consultant
6 2942 (5.71%) Architect
7 2081 (4.04%) Java Developer
8 2065 (4.01%) .NET Developer
9 1900 (3.69%) Senior Developer
10 1899 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 1721 (3.34%) Support Analyst
12 1318 (2.56%) Applications Support
13 1234 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
14 1170 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
15 1107 (2.15%) Test Analyst
16 1094 (2.12%) Junior
17 1046 (2.03%) Administrator
18 989 (1.92%) Senior Manager
19 981 (1.90%) C# .NET Developer
20 902 (1.75%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6745 (13.09%) .NET
2 4613 (8.95%) HTML
3 3342 (6.48%) CSS
4 2962 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 2878 (5.58%) XML
6 2518 (4.89%) Web Services
7 2085 (4.05%) jQuery
8 1712 (3.32%) HTML5
9 1642 (3.19%) Spring
10 1530 (2.97%) WCF
11 1461 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1366 (2.65%) .NET Framework
13 1243 (2.41%) Middleware
14 1180 (2.29%) AngularJS
15 1105 (2.14%) J2EE
16 1083 (2.10%) WPF
17 926 (1.80%) REST
18 871 (1.69%) SOAP
19 801 (1.55%) Hibernate
20 747 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6091 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3333 (6.47%) Computer Science
3 2052 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 1442 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 1309 (2.54%) Derivative
6 1308 (2.54%) Mathematics
7 1168 (2.27%) Hedge funds
8 1125 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1077 (2.09%) User Experience
10 1051 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 1023 (1.98%) Equities
12 781 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 657 (1.27%) Data Structures
14 650 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 650 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 618 (1.20%) Data Integration
16 595 (1.15%) Client/Server
17 567 (1.10%) Visualisation
18 559 (1.08%) Statistics
19 549 (1.07%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6593 (12.79%) Windows
2 4671 (9.06%) Linux
3 3698 (7.17%) UNIX
4 1213 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 829 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 777 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 715 (1.39%) Solaris
8 658 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 633 (1.23%) Android
10 617 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 556 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 307 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 273 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 265 (0.51%) AIX
15 161 (0.31%) CentOS
16 125 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 91 (0.18%) Debian
18 79 (0.15%) Mac OS X
19 72 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
20 68 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11707 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7422 (14.40%) Project Management
3 4382 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4278 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 4066 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3776 (7.33%) Scrum
7 3725 (7.23%) SDLC
8 3507 (6.80%) PRINCE2
9 3137 (6.09%) Business Analysis
10 2947 (5.72%) TDD
11 2846 (5.52%) Analytics
12 2812 (5.46%) MVC
13 2746 (5.33%) OO
14 2547 (4.94%) Change Management
15 2452 (4.76%) Risk Management
16 2287 (4.44%) Software Engineering
17 2123 (4.12%) Mentoring
18 1976 (3.83%) Service Delivery
19 1944 (3.77%) CRM
20 1908 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12387 (24.03%) SQL
2 7732 (15.00%) Java
3 6777 (13.15%) C#
4 4906 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2417 (4.69%) C++
6 2134 (4.14%) Python
7 1889 (3.66%) T-SQL
8 1591 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 1232 (2.39%) C
10 1134 (2.20%) Perl
11 1132 (2.20%) PHP
12 825 (1.60%) VBA
13 796 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 789 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 735 (1.43%) VB
16 720 (1.40%) VB.NET
17 624 (1.21%) Ruby
18 597 (1.16%) Bash Shell
19 375 (0.73%) Scala
20 351 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 8518 (16.53%) Degree
2 1330 (2.58%) ISEB
3 1001 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 925 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 901 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 852 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 823 (1.60%) CISSP
8 679 (1.32%) PMP
9 658 (1.28%) ISTQB
10 562 (1.09%) SC Cleared
11 543 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 532 (1.03%) CCNP
13 529 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 522 (1.01%) CCNA
15 499 (0.97%) CISM
16 495 (0.96%) MCSE
17 396 (0.77%) ACCA
18 363 (0.70%) CIMA
19 355 (0.69%) CISA
20 347 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3296 (6.39%) QA
2 1240 (2.41%) SLA
3 670 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 480 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 303 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 295 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 291 (0.56%) COBIT
8 192 (0.37%) EMIR
9 159 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 159 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 144 (0.28%) MiFID
11 131 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
12 96 (0.19%) CRD IV
13 74 (0.14%) FATCA
14 61 (0.12%) Basel II
15 51 (0.099%) Basel III
16 46 (0.089%) P3O
17 37 (0.072%) COREP
17 37 (0.072%) PMBOK
18 28 (0.054%) FINREP
System Software
1 2235 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 1351 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 383 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 382 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
5 363 (0.70%) vSphere
6 301 (0.58%) XenApp
7 211 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 175 (0.34%) NFS
9 156 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 119 (0.23%) SRDF
11 100 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 99 (0.19%) Xen
13 98 (0.19%) KVM
14 95 (0.18%) XenDesktop
15 76 (0.15%) XenServer
16 61 (0.12%) Firmware
17 50 (0.097%) VMware Server
18 49 (0.095%) vCloud
19 48 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 48 (0.093%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 518 (1.00%) Puppet
2 448 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 412 (0.80%) SCCM
4 410 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 234 (0.45%) Nagios
6 229 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 178 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 167 (0.32%) SCOM
9 117 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 102 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
11 92 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 92 (0.18%) Control-M
12 86 (0.17%) WSUS
13 72 (0.14%) Backup Exec
13 72 (0.14%) OpenView
14 69 (0.13%) Ansible
15 67 (0.13%) NetBackup
16 64 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
17 44 (0.085%) CFEngine
18 42 (0.081%) Salt
Vendors
1 7231 (14.03%) Oracle
2 7212 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 3251 (6.31%) SAP
4 2068 (4.01%) VMware
5 1939 (3.76%) Cisco
6 1292 (2.51%) IBM
7 1140 (2.21%) HP
8 1091 (2.12%) Citrix
9 805 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 639 (1.24%) Sybase
11 626 (1.21%) Cognos
12 554 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 538 (1.04%) Informatica
14 517 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
15 515 (1.00%) Juniper
16 462 (0.90%) Tableau
17 434 (0.84%) NetApp
18 432 (0.84%) Hyperion
19 419 (0.81%) Bloomberg
20 410 (0.80%) F5
Wales
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits, pension, bonuses
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £46,434 to £61,323 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k per year + Car + Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £95000 - £120000 per annum + 30% bonus + exceptional package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Incentives
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago