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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25443 24505 27261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.20% 22.66% 23.05%
As % of the General category 50.66% 50.44% 51.39%
Number of salaries quoted 20163 19548 22742
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £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
50220 48581 53047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.81% 44.93% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38634 38363 44314
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 23609 £52,500 +5.00% 3071
London 0 13000 £57,500 - 1612
City of London 0 3991 £57,500 - 818
South East +1 3847 £48,000 +1.05% 468
North West +3 1612 £42,500 - 283
East of England +1 1286 £50,000 +11.11% 170
Berkshire +3 1143 £50,000 +5.26% 128
Surrey 0 1083 £50,000 - 110
Yorkshire -2 1068 £41,500 +3.75% 170
Scotland 0 1059 £45,000 -5.26% 156
South West -6 1055 £45,000 +12.50% 169
West Midlands -4 978 £45,000 +4.65% 105
Manchester +5 828 £42,250 -0.58% 145
West Yorkshire -2 744 £41,500 +3.75% 117
East Midlands -2 606 £43,401 +2.11% 72
Cheshire +2 576 £42,500 - 77
Hertfordshire +1 555 £52,000 +18.18% 71
Birmingham 0 539 £50,000 +5.26% 64
Leeds -2 529 £41,500 +3.75% 60
Edinburgh 0 519 £45,000 -3.22% 85
Reading +2 500 £55,000 +10.00% 47
Hampshire -6 462 £47,500 +5.55% 62
Buckinghamshire +2 387 £45,000 - 57
Glasgow +1 376 £44,250 -6.84% 39
Cambridgeshire -3 290 £45,000 - 51
Bristol +2 279 £40,750 +1.87% 70
Essex 0 259 £50,000 +5.26% 29
Wiltshire -2 257 £47,500 +11.76% 23
Wales +5 254 £37,000 +5.71% 49
West Sussex -1 234 £46,500 +3.33% 25

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 12227 (23.28%) SQL
2 9179 (17.47%) Banking
3 8851 (16.85%) Degree
4 7828 (14.90%) SQL Server
5 7499 (14.28%) Microsoft
6 7473 (14.23%) Project Management
7 7415 (14.12%) Java
8 7285 (13.87%) Oracle
9 7028 (13.38%) .NET
10 7024 (13.37%) C#
11 6705 (12.76%) Windows
12 5221 (9.94%) MS Excel
13 4737 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
14 4400 (8.38%) JavaScript
15 4336 (8.25%) HTML
16 4333 (8.25%) Linux
17 4274 (8.14%) Retail
18 4156 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 4133 (7.87%) ITIL
20 4041 (7.69%) UNIX
21 3945 (7.51%) Telecoms
22 3809 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
23 3674 (6.99%) PRINCE2
24 3624 (6.90%) OO
25 3458 (6.58%) Computer Science
26 3375 (6.42%) ASP.NET
27 3300 (6.28%) Scrum
28 3253 (6.19%) Business Analysis
29 3199 (6.09%) XML
30 3160 (6.02%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1692 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 1085 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 979 (1.86%) IIS
4 953 (1.81%) SAS
5 889 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 847 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 750 (1.43%) Apache
8 678 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 552 (1.05%) CMS
10 481 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 310 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 306 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 304 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 287 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 262 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
16 257 (0.49%) Node.js
17 256 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
18 250 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
19 228 (0.43%) Lync
20 183 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5221 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 2674 (5.09%) MS Office
3 1066 (2.03%) MS Project
4 852 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 634 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 245 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 233 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 213 (0.41%) SPSS
9 119 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 47 (0.089%) PowerPivot
11 37 (0.070%) InfoPath
12 28 (0.053%) CPLEX
12 28 (0.053%) S-PLUS
13 25 (0.048%) RoboHelp
14 23 (0.044%) InDesign
15 22 (0.042%) Stata
15 22 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
16 20 (0.038%) FrameMaker
17 13 (0.025%) FastStats
18 12 (0.023%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1161 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 926 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 667 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 663 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 650 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
6 619 (1.18%) SAP CO
7 614 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 581 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
9 551 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
10 461 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
11 418 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
12 391 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 372 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
14 332 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
15 317 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
16 301 (0.57%) HFM
17 267 (0.51%) SAP BPC
18 246 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
19 240 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
20 228 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 571 (1.09%) SaaS
2 279 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 178 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 157 (0.30%) Office 365
6 82 (0.16%) PaaS
7 75 (0.14%) IaaS
8 62 (0.12%) GitHub
9 56 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (0.089%) Force.com
11 25 (0.048%) SuccessFactors
12 23 (0.044%) Heroku
13 19 (0.036%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.029%) Google Apps
15 13 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.023%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 10 (0.019%) MailChimp
18 9 (0.017%) Google Compute Engine
18 9 (0.017%) OpenShift
19 7 (0.013%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1584 (3.02%) Firewall
2 1137 (2.16%) Internet
3 1120 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1035 (1.97%) SAN
5 1004 (1.91%) DNS
6 949 (1.81%) LAN
7 908 (1.73%) WAN
8 576 (1.10%) DHCP
9 535 (1.02%) HTTP
10 530 (1.01%) VPN
11 396 (0.75%) Network Security
12 356 (0.68%) Intranet
13 344 (0.65%) VoIP
14 334 (0.64%) SSL
15 328 (0.62%) Wireless
16 297 (0.57%) LDAP
17 267 (0.51%) BGP
18 238 (0.45%) FTP
19 230 (0.44%) MPLS
20 213 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7828 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 2150 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1975 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 1926 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1892 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1612 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 1439 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 1075 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1010 (1.92%) MySQL
10 926 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 811 (1.54%) Big Data
12 798 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 774 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 663 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 631 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
16 530 (1.01%) DB2
17 504 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
18 480 (0.91%) QlikView
19 451 (0.86%) Hadoop
20 438 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1199 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 1011 (1.92%) Subversion
3 937 (1.78%) Selenium
4 900 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 791 (1.51%) JIRA
6 775 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 686 (1.31%) JUnit
8 569 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 564 (1.07%) Maven
10 532 (1.01%) Eclipse
11 486 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 476 (0.91%) NUnit
13 338 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
14 322 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 298 (0.57%) WebDriver
16 287 (0.55%) Hudson
17 283 (0.54%) Ant
18 277 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
19 245 (0.47%) Moq
20 210 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 9179 (17.47%) Banking
2 4274 (8.14%) Retail
3 3945 (7.51%) Telecoms
4 2739 (5.21%) Marketing
5 2444 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 1956 (3.72%) Financial Institution
7 1773 (3.38%) Front Office
8 1673 (3.18%) Legal
9 1273 (2.42%) Manufacturing
10 1213 (2.31%) Back Office
11 1085 (2.07%) Advertising
12 805 (1.53%) Law
13 610 (1.16%) Games
14 601 (1.14%) Billing
15 589 (1.12%) Retail Banking
16 483 (0.92%) Publishing
17 424 (0.81%) General Ledger
18 388 (0.74%) Electronics
19 303 (0.58%) French Language
20 262 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12248 (23.32%) Developer
2 11526 (21.94%) Analyst
3 4636 (8.83%) Consultant
4 4224 (8.04%) Project Manager
5 4203 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2742 (5.22%) Architect
7 2474 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 2161 (4.11%) C# Developer
9 1975 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 1925 (3.66%) Support Analyst
11 1922 (3.66%) Senior Developer
12 1315 (2.50%) Applications Support
13 1269 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
14 1169 (2.23%) Junior
15 1147 (2.18%) Senior Manager
16 1114 (2.12%) Software Developer
17 1106 (2.11%) C# .NET Developer
18 1004 (1.91%) Administrator
19 1001 (1.91%) Test Analyst
20 955 (1.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7028 (13.38%) .NET
2 4336 (8.25%) HTML
3 3375 (6.42%) ASP.NET
4 3199 (6.09%) XML
5 3160 (6.02%) CSS
6 2282 (4.34%) Web Services
7 2003 (3.81%) jQuery
8 1638 (3.12%) WCF
9 1564 (2.98%) HTML5
10 1555 (2.96%) Spring
11 1481 (2.82%) .NET Framework
12 1449 (2.76%) J2EE
13 1421 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1358 (2.59%) WPF
15 1111 (2.11%) Middleware
16 901 (1.72%) Ajax
17 841 (1.60%) Hibernate
18 773 (1.47%) CSS3
19 730 (1.39%) SOAP
20 688 (1.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3458 (6.58%) Computer Science
2 1905 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 1722 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 1336 (2.54%) Derivative
5 1301 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1267 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 1100 (2.09%) Equities
8 1053 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 931 (1.77%) Fixed Income
10 743 (1.41%) Open Source
11 657 (1.25%) Credit Risk
12 624 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 604 (1.15%) Statistics
14 575 (1.09%) Blackberry
15 532 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 515 (0.98%) Clustering
17 505 (0.96%) PMI
18 453 (0.86%) Visualisation
19 446 (0.85%) Replication
20 441 (0.84%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6705 (12.76%) Windows
2 4333 (8.25%) Linux
3 4041 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1507 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1039 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 975 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 910 (1.73%) Solaris
8 691 (1.32%) Android
9 650 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 647 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 605 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 588 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 407 (0.77%) AIX
14 259 (0.49%) Windows 8
15 176 (0.34%) CentOS
16 118 (0.22%) Windows 2000
17 117 (0.22%) HPUX
17 117 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 102 (0.19%) Windows Vista
19 81 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7473 (14.23%) Project Management
2 4737 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
3 4156 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 4133 (7.87%) ITIL
5 3809 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
6 3674 (6.99%) PRINCE2
7 3624 (6.90%) OO
8 3300 (6.28%) Scrum
9 3253 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 2745 (5.23%) Risk Management
11 2732 (5.20%) TDD
12 2622 (4.99%) MVC
13 2598 (4.95%) Software Engineering
14 2462 (4.69%) Change Management
15 2324 (4.42%) Analytics
16 2105 (4.01%) CRM
17 1974 (3.76%) E-Commerce
18 1889 (3.60%) Service Delivery
19 1728 (3.29%) Multithreading
20 1715 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12227 (23.28%) SQL
2 7415 (14.12%) Java
3 7024 (13.37%) C#
4 4400 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 2863 (5.45%) C++
6 1836 (3.50%) T-SQL
7 1820 (3.46%) Python
8 1463 (2.79%) C
9 1456 (2.77%) Perl
10 1285 (2.45%) PL/SQL
11 1089 (2.07%) VBA
12 931 (1.77%) VB
13 929 (1.77%) PHP
14 828 (1.58%) PowerShell
15 806 (1.53%) VB.NET
16 796 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 614 (1.17%) Ruby
18 544 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 385 (0.73%) VBScript
20 271 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8851 (16.85%) Degree
2 1655 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 1575 (3.00%) ISEB
4 1079 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 1039 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 939 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 828 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 652 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 627 (1.19%) CISSP
10 590 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 547 (1.04%) PMP
12 513 (0.98%) ISTQB
13 480 (0.91%) ACCA
14 446 (0.85%) CIMA
15 442 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 439 (0.84%) CCNA
17 429 (0.82%) MCSE
18 415 (0.79%) CISA
19 392 (0.75%) CCNP
20 325 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2828 (5.38%) QA
2 1269 (2.42%) SLA
3 524 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 407 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 279 (0.53%) COBIT
6 264 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 255 (0.49%) Data Quality
8 232 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 137 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 119 (0.23%) EMIR
11 114 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
12 85 (0.16%) Basel III
13 81 (0.15%) Basel II
14 69 (0.13%) COREP
15 49 (0.093%) MiFID
16 47 (0.089%) CRD IV
17 42 (0.080%) TickIT
18 40 (0.076%) FATCA
19 37 (0.070%) ISO 8583
20 36 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2522 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 1411 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 340 (0.65%) XenApp
4 328 (0.62%) vSphere
5 313 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 300 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 287 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 177 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 135 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 132 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 118 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 94 (0.18%) XenServer
13 61 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 59 (0.11%) NFS
15 55 (0.10%) MetaFrame
16 54 (0.10%) KVM
17 53 (0.10%) Xen
18 52 (0.099%) ISA Server
19 45 (0.086%) UAG
20 41 (0.078%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 654 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 501 (0.95%) SCCM
3 298 (0.57%) Puppet
4 243 (0.46%) Data Guard
4 243 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 229 (0.44%) SCOM
6 215 (0.41%) Nagios
7 167 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 135 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 124 (0.24%) OpenView
10 98 (0.19%) Control-M
11 88 (0.17%) WSUS
12 87 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 76 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
14 62 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 59 (0.11%) CiscoWorks
16 57 (0.11%) HP NNM
17 54 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
18 49 (0.093%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 46 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7499 (14.28%) Microsoft
2 7285 (13.87%) Oracle
3 3061 (5.83%) SAP
4 2100 (4.00%) VMware
5 1688 (3.21%) Cisco
6 1414 (2.69%) HP
7 1388 (2.64%) Citrix
8 1177 (2.24%) IBM
9 803 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 740 (1.41%) Business Objects
11 730 (1.39%) Cognos
12 674 (1.28%) Sybase
13 586 (1.12%) Hyperion
14 577 (1.10%) Google
15 572 (1.09%) JBoss
16 568 (1.08%) Fujitsu
17 555 (1.06%) Bloomberg
18 553 (1.05%) Juniper
19 510 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
20 421 (0.80%) CheckPoint
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