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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25275 24355 25762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.21% 22.63% 22.91%
As % of the General category 51.21% 51.07% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20356 19621 21256
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,050 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
49353 47694 50566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.38% 44.31% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 38809 38013 41670
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 23554 £52,500 +1.94% 3249
London 0 12723 £57,500 -4.16% 1650
City of London 0 3627 £60,000 - 648
South East +2 3556 £47,500 -2.06% 473
North West +6 1799 £45,000 +5.88% 261
East of England +9 1509 £50,000 +11.11% 173
Yorkshire -1 1151 £42,500 +6.25% 184
Berkshire +3 1143 £50,000 - 110
South West -4 1128 £45,000 +12.50% 257
Scotland +1 1058 £45,000 -3.22% 139
West Midlands -5 971 £45,000 +4.65% 138
Surrey -2 940 £47,500 -5.00% 109
Manchester +7 920 £45,000 +11.11% 151
West Yorkshire -1 857 £42,500 +6.25% 125
Cheshire +6 642 £45,000 - 59
Edinburgh 0 597 £45,000 -3.22% 82
Hertfordshire +5 586 £52,500 +23.52% 59
Leeds 0 586 £43,500 +8.75% 73
East Midlands -1 576 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Reading +3 514 £55,000 +10.00% 46
Birmingham 0 514 £50,000 +8.69% 53
Buckinghamshire +2 412 £47,500 +5.55% 63
Essex +1 396 £55,000 +18.27% 35
Hampshire -8 393 £47,500 +5.55% 68
Bristol +5 350 £41,500 +10.66% 93
Cambridgeshire +5 329 £47,500 +5.55% 50
Glasgow +1 300 £42,500 -5.55% 33
Cambridge +5 247 £47,500 +5.55% 38
Wales +5 237 £35,000 -6.82% 56
Wiltshire -6 232 £50,000 +17.64% 56

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12085 (23.49%) SQL
2 9595 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
3 9314 (18.10%) Banking
4 8355 (16.24%) Degree
5 7561 (14.70%) SQL Server
6 7395 (14.37%) Microsoft
7 7274 (14.14%) Oracle
8 7092 (13.79%) Project Management
9 6902 (13.42%) Java
10 6717 (13.06%) Windows
11 6535 (12.70%) C#
12 6485 (12.61%) .NET
13 5482 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
14 5008 (9.73%) MS Excel
15 4415 (8.58%) JavaScript
16 4284 (8.33%) Linux
17 4239 (8.24%) HTML
18 4218 (8.20%) Retail
19 4189 (8.14%) ITIL
20 4092 (7.95%) UNIX
21 4031 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
22 3814 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
23 3799 (7.38%) Telecoms
24 3417 (6.64%) PRINCE2
25 3308 (6.43%) Scrum
26 3247 (6.31%) OO
27 3178 (6.18%) Computer Science
28 3132 (6.09%) CSS
29 3125 (6.07%) ASP.NET
30 3079 (5.98%) XML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1720 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 1131 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 941 (1.83%) IIS
4 911 (1.77%) SAS
5 793 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 776 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 750 (1.46%) Apache
8 665 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 514 (1.00%) CMS
10 481 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 480 (0.93%) JBoss
12 318 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 307 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 306 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 288 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
16 267 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
17 251 (0.49%) Node.js
18 218 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
19 210 (0.41%) Lync
20 206 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5008 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 2604 (5.06%) MS Office
3 1053 (2.05%) MS Project
4 828 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 680 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 267 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 195 (0.38%) SPSS
8 193 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 98 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 96 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 55 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 40 (0.078%) CPLEX
13 27 (0.052%) S-PLUS
14 25 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 22 (0.043%) Stata
16 18 (0.035%) InDesign
17 15 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
18 14 (0.027%) RoboHelp
18 14 (0.027%) Open Workbench
19 12 (0.023%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1120 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 932 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 697 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 687 (1.34%) SAP FI
5 650 (1.26%) SAP CO
6 646 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 583 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 530 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
9 518 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
10 430 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
11 398 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
12 377 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
13 344 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 306 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
15 285 (0.55%) HFM
16 268 (0.52%) SAP BPC
17 244 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
18 229 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
19 204 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
20 201 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 569 (1.11%) SaaS
2 311 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 187 (0.36%) Office 365
5 171 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 95 (0.18%) PaaS
7 61 (0.12%) IaaS
8 57 (0.11%) Force.com
9 49 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (0.089%) GitHub
11 29 (0.056%) Heroku
12 23 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
13 22 (0.043%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.037%) Google Apps
15 12 (0.023%) MailChimp
15 12 (0.023%) Google Compute Engine
15 12 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.021%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.016%) IBM Blueworks
18 7 (0.014%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1607 (3.12%) Firewall
2 1142 (2.22%) Internet
3 1091 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 1011 (1.97%) SAN
5 989 (1.92%) DNS
6 981 (1.91%) LAN
7 946 (1.84%) WAN
8 646 (1.26%) VPN
9 565 (1.10%) DHCP
10 473 (0.92%) HTTP
11 469 (0.91%) Network Security
12 447 (0.87%) Wireless
13 377 (0.73%) Intranet
14 374 (0.73%) VoIP
15 336 (0.65%) BGP
16 332 (0.65%) SSL
17 281 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
18 280 (0.54%) OSPF
19 279 (0.54%) MPLS
20 239 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7561 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 2248 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1896 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1861 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1840 (3.58%) Relational Database
6 1481 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1472 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 1078 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1036 (2.01%) MySQL
10 870 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 769 (1.49%) Big Data
12 673 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 660 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 650 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 603 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
16 597 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
17 532 (1.03%) DB2
18 456 (0.89%) Hadoop
19 425 (0.83%) QlikView
19 425 (0.83%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1179 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 968 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 951 (1.85%) Subversion
4 858 (1.67%) Selenium
5 842 (1.64%) JIRA
6 747 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 575 (1.12%) Maven
8 566 (1.10%) JUnit
9 555 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 525 (1.02%) NUnit
11 467 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
12 427 (0.83%) Eclipse
13 334 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
14 318 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
15 310 (0.60%) Cucumber
16 265 (0.52%) WebDriver
17 256 (0.50%) Moq
17 256 (0.50%) Ant
18 250 (0.49%) MSTest
19 246 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 9314 (18.10%) Banking
2 4218 (8.20%) Retail
3 3799 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 2442 (4.75%) Marketing
5 2269 (4.41%) Investment Banking
6 1772 (3.44%) Front Office
7 1770 (3.44%) Financial Institution
8 1602 (3.11%) Legal
9 1375 (2.67%) Manufacturing
10 1120 (2.18%) Back Office
11 953 (1.85%) Advertising
12 702 (1.36%) Law
13 566 (1.10%) Games
14 550 (1.07%) Retail Banking
15 546 (1.06%) Billing
16 412 (0.80%) Publishing
17 380 (0.74%) General Ledger
18 352 (0.68%) Electronics
19 319 (0.62%) French Language
20 266 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11686 (22.72%) Developer
2 11226 (21.82%) Analyst
3 4432 (8.61%) Consultant
4 3997 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 3976 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 2880 (5.60%) Architect
7 2266 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 2026 (3.94%) Support Analyst
9 1972 (3.83%) C# Developer
10 1842 (3.58%) .NET Developer
11 1806 (3.51%) Senior Developer
12 1376 (2.67%) Applications Support
13 1266 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 1154 (2.24%) Junior
15 1061 (2.06%) Senior Manager
16 1039 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
17 1032 (2.01%) Test Analyst
18 1023 (1.99%) C# .NET Developer
19 979 (1.90%) Administrator
20 972 (1.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6485 (12.61%) .NET
2 4239 (8.24%) HTML
3 3132 (6.09%) CSS
4 3125 (6.07%) ASP.NET
5 3079 (5.98%) XML
6 2167 (4.21%) Web Services
7 1992 (3.87%) jQuery
8 1551 (3.01%) HTML5
9 1503 (2.92%) WCF
10 1430 (2.78%) Spring
11 1396 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1362 (2.65%) .NET Framework
13 1328 (2.58%) J2EE
14 1207 (2.35%) WPF
15 1137 (2.21%) Middleware
16 869 (1.69%) Ajax
17 775 (1.51%) Hibernate
18 756 (1.47%) CSS3
19 714 (1.39%) SOAP
20 672 (1.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5482 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3178 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 1790 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 1550 (3.01%) Mathematics
5 1283 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1225 (2.38%) Derivative
7 1188 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 1114 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 975 (1.90%) Equities
10 929 (1.81%) User Experience
11 910 (1.77%) Fixed Income
12 692 (1.35%) Open Source
13 635 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 611 (1.19%) Credit Risk
15 592 (1.15%) Blackberry
16 587 (1.14%) Mobile App
17 577 (1.12%) Statistics
18 533 (1.04%) Data Structures
19 525 (1.02%) Clustering
20 515 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6717 (13.06%) Windows
2 4284 (8.33%) Linux
3 4092 (7.95%) UNIX
4 1541 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1082 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 974 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 855 (1.66%) Solaris
8 666 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 643 (1.25%) Android
10 635 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 611 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 600 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 372 (0.72%) AIX
14 275 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 195 (0.38%) CentOS
16 132 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 120 (0.23%) Windows 2000
18 110 (0.21%) HPUX
19 92 (0.18%) Windows Vista
20 76 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9595 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 7092 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4189 (8.14%) ITIL
4 4031 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 3814 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 3417 (6.64%) PRINCE2
7 3308 (6.43%) Scrum
8 3247 (6.31%) OO
9 2966 (5.77%) Business Analysis
10 2613 (5.08%) TDD
11 2550 (4.96%) MVC
12 2491 (4.84%) Software Engineering
13 2448 (4.76%) Change Management
14 2425 (4.71%) Risk Management
15 2227 (4.33%) Analytics
16 2216 (4.31%) Mentoring
17 2051 (3.99%) CRM
18 1920 (3.73%) E-Commerce
19 1849 (3.59%) Service Delivery
20 1688 (3.28%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12085 (23.49%) SQL
2 6902 (13.42%) Java
3 6535 (12.70%) C#
4 4415 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 2684 (5.22%) C++
6 1812 (3.52%) Python
7 1766 (3.43%) T-SQL
8 1422 (2.76%) Perl
9 1404 (2.73%) C
10 1270 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 1154 (2.24%) VBA
12 901 (1.75%) PHP
13 877 (1.70%) VB
14 813 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 796 (1.55%) PowerShell
16 790 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 606 (1.18%) Ruby
18 533 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 317 (0.62%) VBScript
20 226 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 8355 (16.24%) Degree
2 1656 (3.22%) ISEB
3 1588 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 1057 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 915 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 890 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 847 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 614 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 580 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 543 (1.06%) PMP
11 542 (1.05%) CISSP
12 520 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 468 (0.91%) ACCA
14 449 (0.87%) CCNP
15 425 (0.83%) CIMA
16 420 (0.82%) CCNA
17 410 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 409 (0.80%) MCSE
19 368 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 303 (0.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2779 (5.40%) QA
2 1409 (2.74%) SLA
3 476 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 398 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 266 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 249 (0.48%) COBIT
7 238 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 236 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 125 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 98 (0.19%) Basel III
11 97 (0.19%) EMIR
12 93 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
13 60 (0.12%) COREP
14 58 (0.11%) Basel II
15 55 (0.11%) ISO 8583
16 53 (0.10%) FATCA
17 50 (0.097%) MiFID
18 38 (0.074%) COSO
18 38 (0.074%) ISO 14001
18 38 (0.074%) FINREP
System Software
1 2508 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1441 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 421 (0.82%) XenApp
4 388 (0.75%) vSphere
5 319 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
6 303 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 287 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 216 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 152 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 133 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 128 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 74 (0.14%) Firmware
13 66 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 65 (0.13%) MetaFrame
15 64 (0.12%) XenServer
16 62 (0.12%) NFS
17 48 (0.093%) ISA Server
18 47 (0.091%) Xen
19 46 (0.089%) UAG
20 45 (0.087%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 672 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 487 (0.95%) SCCM
3 340 (0.66%) Puppet
4 253 (0.49%) SCOM
4 253 (0.49%) Data Guard
5 248 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 215 (0.42%) Nagios
7 165 (0.32%) NetBackup
8 159 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 123 (0.24%) OpenView
10 107 (0.21%) Control-M
11 89 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 87 (0.17%) Backup Exec
12 87 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
13 57 (0.11%) WSUS
14 56 (0.11%) HP SIM
15 55 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 52 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 51 (0.099%) ITRS Geneos
18 50 (0.097%) Foglight
Vendors
1 7395 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 7274 (14.14%) Oracle
3 3022 (5.87%) SAP
4 2075 (4.03%) VMware
5 1804 (3.51%) Cisco
6 1457 (2.83%) Citrix
7 1430 (2.78%) HP
8 1157 (2.25%) IBM
9 789 (1.53%) Business Objects
10 772 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 732 (1.42%) Cognos
12 680 (1.32%) Sybase
13 631 (1.23%) Juniper
14 630 (1.22%) Hyperion
15 551 (1.07%) Bloomberg
16 529 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
17 486 (0.94%) Fujitsu
18 483 (0.94%) Google
19 432 (0.84%) CheckPoint
20 429 (0.83%) Informatica
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