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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25737 25467 24119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.50% 22.19% 22.70%
As % of the General category 52.59% 50.67% 50.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21067 20184 19228
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
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
48938 50260 47797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 43.80% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 39063 38661 37726
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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 £45,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 23766 £52,500 - 3325
London +1 13071 £60,000 +4.34% 1797
South East +2 3732 £49,000 +2.08% 439
City of London 0 3461 £60,000 +4.34% 530
North West 0 1344 £42,500 - 293
East of England +4 1281 £48,750 -2.50% 114
Yorkshire +1 1188 £41,500 - 184
South West +7 1171 £43,082 -2.91% 209
Scotland +1 1106 £47,500 +5.55% 171
West Midlands +1 1071 £45,000 - 168
Surrey -2 881 £47,500 -5.00% 96
Berkshire 0 869 £55,000 +10.00% 105
West Yorkshire 0 803 £42,500 +2.40% 130
Manchester +2 748 £42,500 +1.19% 178
East Midlands +6 735 £44,000 +1.38% 85
Edinburgh 0 541 £48,600 +8.00% 105
Hertfordshire -2 530 £54,000 +4.85% 47
Hampshire +7 516 £47,500 - 78
Leeds -3 503 £45,000 +8.43% 90
Glasgow 0 429 £45,000 +1.69% 57
Birmingham -1 427 £47,500 -5.00% 66
Buckinghamshire -1 409 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Cheshire -2 397 £45,000 +5.88% 67
Reading -2 375 £55,000 - 50
Essex +1 357 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Wales +2 354 £37,500 +1.35% 29
Bristol -1 353 £41,500 +3.10% 69
Nottinghamshire +6 350 £40,000 -2.09% 37
South Wales +2 342 £38,979 +11.36% 26
West Sussex +5 341 £44,500 -4.30% 17

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12145 (24.02%) SQL
2 11598 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9762 (19.31%) Banking
4 8407 (16.63%) Degree
5 7666 (15.16%) Java
6 7268 (14.37%) Project Management
7 7254 (14.35%) SQL Server
8 7023 (13.89%) Oracle
9 6958 (13.76%) Microsoft
10 6626 (13.10%) C#
11 6511 (12.88%) .NET
12 6403 (12.66%) Windows
13 6177 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
14 4757 (9.41%) JavaScript
15 4584 (9.07%) Linux
16 4578 (9.05%) MS Excel
17 4464 (8.83%) HTML
18 4333 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
19 4310 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 4186 (8.28%) Retail
21 3941 (7.79%) ITIL
22 3749 (7.41%) SDLC
23 3698 (7.31%) Scrum
24 3618 (7.16%) UNIX
25 3528 (6.98%) Telecoms
26 3451 (6.83%) PRINCE2
27 3449 (6.82%) Computer Science
28 3289 (6.50%) CSS
29 3253 (6.43%) QA
30 3171 (6.27%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1416 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 989 (1.96%) IIS
3 908 (1.80%) SAS
4 892 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 835 (1.65%) Apache
6 828 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 777 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 540 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 469 (0.93%) CMS
10 408 (0.81%) JBoss
11 387 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 349 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
13 236 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 225 (0.44%) Node.js
15 218 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
16 193 (0.38%) Lync
17 186 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
18 184 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 177 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
20 170 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4578 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 2413 (4.77%) MS Office
3 888 (1.76%) MS Project
4 853 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 709 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 230 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 192 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 157 (0.31%) SPSS
9 104 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 97 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 50 (0.099%) InfoPath
12 40 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 38 (0.075%) FrameMaker
14 31 (0.061%) RoboHelp
15 20 (0.040%) Mathematica
15 20 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
16 18 (0.036%) Open Workbench
17 17 (0.034%) Mingle
18 15 (0.030%) AutoCAD
18 15 (0.030%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1067 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 888 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 667 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
4 639 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 504 (1.00%) SAP FI
6 486 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
7 477 (0.94%) SAP CO
8 471 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
9 418 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
10 401 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
11 344 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
12 329 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
13 253 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
14 250 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
15 210 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
15 210 (0.42%) SAP MM
16 198 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
17 188 (0.37%) SAP SD
18 178 (0.35%) HFM
19 157 (0.31%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 672 (1.33%) SaaS
2 550 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 379 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 284 (0.56%) Office 365
5 213 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 155 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 147 (0.29%) PaaS
8 91 (0.18%) IaaS
9 86 (0.17%) GitHub
10 84 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 83 (0.16%) Force.com
12 72 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 51 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 38 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
15 37 (0.073%) Amazon EMR
16 26 (0.051%) Amazon S3
17 21 (0.042%) Taleo
18 17 (0.034%) Google App Engine
19 16 (0.032%) Mimecast
20 14 (0.028%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1593 (3.15%) Firewall
2 1075 (2.13%) WAN
3 1041 (2.06%) LAN
4 1024 (2.03%) Internet
5 1014 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 874 (1.73%) SAN
7 867 (1.71%) DNS
8 617 (1.22%) Network Security
9 609 (1.20%) VPN
10 501 (0.99%) DHCP
11 452 (0.89%) VoIP
12 438 (0.87%) HTTP
13 399 (0.79%) Wireless
14 338 (0.67%) SSL
15 299 (0.59%) BGP
16 294 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
17 266 (0.53%) NAS
18 259 (0.51%) Multicast
19 258 (0.51%) Intranet
20 235 (0.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7254 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 2357 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1788 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1696 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1632 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 1500 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 1380 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 1155 (2.28%) Big Data
9 1058 (2.09%) MySQL
10 1029 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 911 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 795 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
13 745 (1.47%) NoSQL
14 737 (1.46%) Hadoop
15 663 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 613 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
17 612 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
18 552 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
19 484 (0.96%) MongoDB
20 470 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1167 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 1115 (2.21%) JIRA
3 1051 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1021 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 850 (1.68%) Visual Studio
6 846 (1.67%) Subversion
7 728 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 668 (1.32%) NUnit
9 589 (1.16%) Maven
10 501 (0.99%) JUnit
11 407 (0.80%) Cucumber
12 377 (0.75%) HP UFT
13 370 (0.73%) WebDriver
14 367 (0.73%) Moq
15 351 (0.69%) TeamCity
16 347 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
17 342 (0.68%) Eclipse
18 337 (0.67%) MSTest
19 332 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
20 239 (0.47%) Ant
General
1 9762 (19.31%) Banking
2 4186 (8.28%) Retail
3 3528 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2591 (5.12%) Marketing
5 1940 (3.84%) Financial Institution
6 1888 (3.73%) Investment Banking
7 1800 (3.56%) Legal
8 1691 (3.34%) Front Office
9 1647 (3.26%) Manufacturing
10 1408 (2.78%) Back Office
11 910 (1.80%) Law
12 723 (1.43%) Retail Banking
13 661 (1.31%) Electronics
14 641 (1.27%) Advertising
15 575 (1.14%) Games
16 392 (0.78%) Billing
17 349 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
18 329 (0.65%) Publishing
18 329 (0.65%) General Ledger
19 293 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11989 (23.71%) Developer
2 10970 (21.70%) Analyst
3 4245 (8.40%) Business Analyst
4 4015 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 3906 (7.72%) Consultant
6 2859 (5.65%) Architect
7 2152 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 2020 (3.99%) .NET Developer
9 1921 (3.80%) Senior Developer
10 1917 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 1650 (3.26%) Support Analyst
12 1260 (2.49%) Applications Support
13 1245 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 1115 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
15 1061 (2.10%) Junior
16 1045 (2.07%) Test Analyst
17 991 (1.96%) Administrator
18 970 (1.92%) C# .NET Developer
19 962 (1.90%) Senior Manager
20 845 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6511 (12.88%) .NET
2 4464 (8.83%) HTML
3 3289 (6.50%) CSS
4 2833 (5.60%) ASP.NET
5 2768 (5.47%) XML
6 2478 (4.90%) Web Services
7 2049 (4.05%) jQuery
8 1669 (3.30%) HTML5
9 1632 (3.23%) Spring
10 1438 (2.84%) WCF
11 1402 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1328 (2.63%) .NET Framework
13 1196 (2.37%) AngularJS
14 1195 (2.36%) Middleware
15 1153 (2.28%) J2EE
16 1082 (2.14%) WPF
17 967 (1.91%) REST
18 910 (1.80%) SOAP
19 806 (1.59%) Hibernate
20 751 (1.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6177 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3449 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 1932 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 1499 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 1342 (2.65%) Derivative
6 1327 (2.62%) Mathematics
7 1164 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 1139 (2.25%) User Experience
9 1136 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1029 (2.04%) Equities
11 1026 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
12 801 (1.58%) Fixed Income
13 700 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 664 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 628 (1.24%) Mobile App
16 613 (1.21%) Client/Server
17 603 (1.19%) DTV
18 589 (1.16%) Data Integration
19 562 (1.11%) Statistics
20 557 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6403 (12.66%) Windows
2 4584 (9.07%) Linux
3 3618 (7.16%) UNIX
4 1225 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 816 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 795 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 651 (1.29%) Solaris
8 644 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 618 (1.22%) Android
10 542 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 531 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 280 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 277 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 257 (0.51%) AIX
15 155 (0.31%) CentOS
16 114 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 81 (0.16%) Debian
18 75 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
19 70 (0.14%) Windows Vista
20 69 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11598 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7268 (14.37%) Project Management
3 4333 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4310 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3941 (7.79%) ITIL
6 3749 (7.41%) SDLC
7 3698 (7.31%) Scrum
8 3451 (6.83%) PRINCE2
9 3058 (6.05%) Business Analysis
10 2945 (5.82%) Analytics
11 2902 (5.74%) TDD
12 2679 (5.30%) MVC
13 2624 (5.19%) OO
14 2538 (5.02%) Change Management
15 2509 (4.96%) Risk Management
16 2256 (4.46%) Software Engineering
17 2158 (4.27%) Mentoring
18 1892 (3.74%) Service Delivery
19 1876 (3.71%) E-Commerce
20 1849 (3.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12145 (24.02%) SQL
2 7666 (15.16%) Java
3 6626 (13.10%) C#
4 4757 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 2393 (4.73%) C++
6 2241 (4.43%) Python
7 1812 (3.58%) T-SQL
8 1583 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1258 (2.49%) C
10 1175 (2.32%) Perl
11 1019 (2.02%) PHP
12 818 (1.62%) VBA
13 795 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 793 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 726 (1.44%) VB
16 686 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 639 (1.26%) Ruby
18 605 (1.20%) Bash Shell
19 398 (0.79%) Scala
20 353 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 8407 (16.63%) Degree
2 1298 (2.57%) ISEB
3 983 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 904 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 869 (1.72%) Security Cleared
6 802 (1.59%) CISSP
7 776 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 666 (1.32%) PMP
9 588 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 553 (1.09%) CCNP
11 540 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 538 (1.06%) SC Cleared
13 513 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 508 (1.00%) CCNA
15 504 (1.00%) CISM
16 424 (0.84%) MCSE
17 401 (0.79%) ACCA
18 378 (0.75%) CISA
19 369 (0.73%) CIMA
20 354 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3253 (6.43%) QA
2 1193 (2.36%) SLA
3 612 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 463 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 311 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 297 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 275 (0.54%) COBIT
8 190 (0.38%) EMIR
9 163 (0.32%) MiFID
10 152 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 133 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 127 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
13 89 (0.18%) CRD IV
14 61 (0.12%) FATCA
15 56 (0.11%) P3O
16 51 (0.10%) Basel II
17 45 (0.089%) Basel III
18 39 (0.077%) PMBOK
19 36 (0.071%) COREP
20 27 (0.053%) FINREP
System Software
1 2155 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1315 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 364 (0.72%) vSphere
5 347 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 289 (0.57%) XenApp
7 199 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 149 (0.29%) NFS
9 145 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 111 (0.22%) SRDF
11 98 (0.19%) KVM
11 98 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 91 (0.18%) Xen
13 82 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 71 (0.14%) XenServer
15 61 (0.12%) Firmware
16 55 (0.11%) Docker
17 51 (0.10%) vCloud
18 49 (0.097%) Terminal Services
19 48 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 524 (1.04%) Puppet
2 445 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 407 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 404 (0.80%) SCCM
5 226 (0.45%) Nagios
6 205 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 176 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 161 (0.32%) SCOM
9 138 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
10 100 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 98 (0.19%) Control-M
12 95 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 92 (0.18%) WSUS
14 88 (0.17%) Ansible
15 69 (0.14%) Backup Exec
16 62 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
17 59 (0.12%) NetBackup
18 57 (0.11%) OpenView
19 51 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
20 46 (0.091%) Salt
Vendors
1 7023 (13.89%) Oracle
2 6958 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 3171 (6.27%) SAP
4 2015 (3.99%) VMware
5 1857 (3.67%) Cisco
6 1241 (2.45%) IBM
7 1080 (2.14%) HP
8 1020 (2.02%) Citrix
9 724 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 641 (1.27%) Sybase
11 575 (1.14%) Cognos
12 537 (1.06%) Informatica
13 518 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 506 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
15 472 (0.93%) Tableau
16 471 (0.93%) Juniper
17 457 (0.90%) Bloomberg
18 422 (0.83%) Google
19 396 (0.78%) NetApp
20 392 (0.78%) F5
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