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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24496 24300 23408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.89% 23.07% 21.84%
As % of the General category 52.27% 52.26% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19871 18957 18749
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
46867 46498 47017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.79% 44.14% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37152 35875 38070
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 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 February 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 February 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 22538 £52,500 - 3578
London +1 12330 £60,000 - 1876
South East +2 3601 £50,000 - 516
City of London 0 3424 £57,500 - 798
North West +5 1544 £42,000 +1.81% 259
Yorkshire -1 1304 £42,500 - 201
East of England -2 1137 £47,500 +11.76% 170
Surrey +1 1109 £50,000 - 124
South West -3 1090 £42,500 - 241
Scotland +1 1051 £47,500 +5.55% 182
Berkshire +7 1040 £52,500 +5.00% 106
West Yorkshire -1 911 £42,500 -1.16% 124
Manchester 0 813 £40,000 - 147
West Midlands -8 782 £44,000 -2.22% 161
Leeds 0 637 £42,500 -2.85% 85
Edinburgh 0 517 £45,500 +3.40% 91
Cheshire +1 514 £45,000 - 63
East Midlands +3 513 £42,500 +4.93% 102
Hampshire -4 466 £42,500 -5.55% 84
Reading +5 445 £52,500 -4.54% 50
Hertfordshire -3 434 £47,500 +11.76% 48
Glasgow +1 385 £50,000 +11.11% 58
Bristol +1 383 £40,000 -1.23% 86
Wales +5 330 £38,500 -3.75% 34
Essex +1 329 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Buckinghamshire +4 313 £50,000 +5.26% 59
South Wales +3 308 £38,500 -10.46% 31
Birmingham -10 289 £48,750 +2.63% 46
Gloucestershire +7 256 £40,750 +2.51% 44
Wiltshire -2 218 £45,000 - 55

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11729 (23.69%) SQL
2 9648 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
3 9343 (18.87%) Banking
4 7622 (15.39%) Degree
5 7545 (15.24%) Microsoft
6 7131 (14.40%) SQL Server
7 7103 (14.35%) Oracle
8 6802 (13.74%) Project Management
9 6674 (13.48%) Windows
10 6472 (13.07%) Java
11 6123 (12.37%) C#
12 6104 (12.33%) .NET
13 5260 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
14 4744 (9.58%) MS Excel
15 4337 (8.76%) JavaScript
16 4231 (8.55%) ITIL
17 4159 (8.40%) Linux
18 4145 (8.37%) HTML
19 4027 (8.13%) Retail
20 4015 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
21 3962 (8.00%) UNIX
22 3882 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
23 3396 (6.86%) Telecoms
24 3369 (6.80%) Scrum
25 3266 (6.60%) PRINCE2
26 2936 (5.93%) CSS
27 2871 (5.80%) SAP
28 2841 (5.74%) OO
29 2806 (5.67%) ASP.NET
30 2785 (5.63%) Computer Science

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1716 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 1097 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 880 (1.78%) SAS
4 860 (1.74%) IIS
5 807 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 691 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 627 (1.27%) Apache
8 568 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 502 (1.01%) CMS
10 462 (0.93%) JBoss
11 448 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 316 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 304 (0.61%) Node.js
14 296 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 275 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
16 261 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
17 240 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
18 233 (0.47%) Lync
19 227 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
20 215 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4744 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 2445 (4.94%) MS Office
3 935 (1.89%) MS Project
4 837 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 687 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 212 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 199 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 185 (0.37%) PowerPivot
9 167 (0.34%) SPSS
10 116 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 65 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 39 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 33 (0.067%) CPLEX
14 25 (0.050%) InDesign
15 17 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 17 (0.034%) Niku Workbench
16 15 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
17 14 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
18 12 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
19 10 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1183 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1034 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 822 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
4 715 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 689 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 675 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
7 655 (1.32%) SAP FI
8 631 (1.27%) SAP CO
9 629 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
10 515 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
11 471 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
12 380 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
13 317 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 300 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
15 220 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
16 209 (0.42%) Agresso
17 208 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
18 198 (0.40%) SAP MM
19 185 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
20 184 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 652 (1.32%) SaaS
2 390 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 216 (0.44%) Office 365
4 206 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 179 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 91 (0.18%) PaaS
7 78 (0.16%) IaaS
8 66 (0.13%) Force.com
9 60 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (0.12%) GitHub
10 43 (0.087%) SuccessFactors
11 20 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.032%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.030%) Google Apps
14 14 (0.028%) Taleo
15 12 (0.024%) Heroku
16 10 (0.020%) Yammer
17 9 (0.018%) IBM Blueworks
18 8 (0.016%) OpenShift
18 8 (0.016%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1583 (3.20%) Firewall
2 1025 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 1020 (2.06%) SAN
4 1017 (2.05%) WAN
5 995 (2.01%) Internet
6 987 (1.99%) LAN
7 916 (1.85%) DNS
8 686 (1.39%) VPN
9 552 (1.11%) Wireless
10 548 (1.11%) Network Security
11 524 (1.06%) DHCP
12 468 (0.95%) VoIP
13 394 (0.80%) BGP
14 389 (0.79%) HTTP
15 338 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
16 335 (0.68%) MPLS
17 325 (0.66%) SSL
18 319 (0.64%) Intranet
19 318 (0.64%) OSPF
20 288 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7131 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 2243 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1881 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1873 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1575 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 1526 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1357 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 1135 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1006 (2.03%) MySQL
10 848 (1.71%) Big Data
11 776 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 755 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 734 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
14 663 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
15 624 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
16 554 (1.12%) DB2
17 546 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
18 540 (1.09%) Hadoop
19 492 (0.99%) NoSQL
20 451 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1018 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 971 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 868 (1.75%) Subversion
4 807 (1.63%) Selenium
4 807 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 774 (1.56%) JIRA
6 625 (1.26%) NUnit
7 588 (1.19%) Maven
8 499 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 466 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
10 418 (0.84%) JUnit
11 352 (0.71%) Eclipse
12 329 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
13 318 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
14 281 (0.57%) WebDriver
15 278 (0.56%) Moq
16 276 (0.56%) Cucumber
17 263 (0.53%) MSTest
18 217 (0.44%) Ant
19 212 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 9343 (18.87%) Banking
2 4027 (8.13%) Retail
3 3396 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 2310 (4.67%) Marketing
5 2054 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 1877 (3.79%) Financial Institution
7 1561 (3.15%) Front Office
8 1541 (3.11%) Legal
9 1402 (2.83%) Manufacturing
10 954 (1.93%) Back Office
11 838 (1.69%) Advertising
12 657 (1.33%) Law
13 563 (1.14%) Games
14 507 (1.02%) Retail Banking
15 444 (0.90%) General Ledger
16 410 (0.83%) Aerospace
17 393 (0.79%) Billing
18 321 (0.65%) Electronics
19 294 (0.59%) Publishing
20 255 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10916 (22.05%) Developer
2 10494 (21.20%) Analyst
3 4125 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4112 (8.31%) Project Manager
5 3736 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 2952 (5.96%) Architect
7 1988 (4.02%) Support Analyst
8 1844 (3.72%) Java Developer
9 1803 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 1790 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 1765 (3.56%) .NET Developer
12 1376 (2.78%) Applications Support
13 1143 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
14 1075 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
15 1036 (2.09%) Test Analyst
16 1010 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
17 1001 (2.02%) Senior Manager
18 989 (2.00%) Administrator
19 923 (1.86%) DBA
20 922 (1.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6104 (12.33%) .NET
2 4145 (8.37%) HTML
3 2936 (5.93%) CSS
4 2806 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 2605 (5.26%) XML
6 2223 (4.49%) Web Services
7 1845 (3.73%) jQuery
8 1631 (3.29%) HTML5
9 1498 (3.03%) WCF
10 1459 (2.95%) Spring
11 1314 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1218 (2.46%) .NET Framework
13 1178 (2.38%) Middleware
14 1080 (2.18%) WPF
15 976 (1.97%) J2EE
16 820 (1.66%) AngularJS
17 812 (1.64%) Ajax
18 766 (1.55%) Hibernate
19 716 (1.45%) CSS3
20 679 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5260 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2785 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 1784 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 1214 (2.45%) Mathematics
5 1160 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 1145 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 1124 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1100 (2.22%) Derivative
9 939 (1.90%) User Experience
10 810 (1.64%) Equities
11 764 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 697 (1.41%) Open Source
13 665 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 592 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 587 (1.19%) Blackberry
16 584 (1.18%) Statistics
17 566 (1.14%) Visualisation
18 532 (1.07%) Clustering
19 530 (1.07%) Algorithms
20 519 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6674 (13.48%) Windows
2 4159 (8.40%) Linux
3 3962 (8.00%) UNIX
4 1360 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1075 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 835 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 734 (1.48%) Solaris
8 649 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 603 (1.22%) Android
10 585 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 566 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 545 (1.10%) Windows XP
13 317 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 268 (0.54%) AIX
15 128 (0.26%) CentOS
16 120 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 108 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 97 (0.20%) Windows 2000
19 89 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
20 68 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9648 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
2 6802 (13.74%) Project Management
3 4231 (8.55%) ITIL
4 4015 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3882 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 3369 (6.80%) Scrum
7 3266 (6.60%) PRINCE2
8 2841 (5.74%) OO
9 2713 (5.48%) Business Analysis
10 2618 (5.29%) MVC
11 2502 (5.05%) TDD
12 2421 (4.89%) Change Management
13 2231 (4.51%) Analytics
14 2227 (4.50%) Software Engineering
15 2184 (4.41%) CRM
16 2121 (4.28%) Mentoring
17 2021 (4.08%) Service Delivery
18 2010 (4.06%) Risk Management
19 1785 (3.61%) E-Commerce
20 1715 (3.46%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11729 (23.69%) SQL
2 6472 (13.07%) Java
3 6123 (12.37%) C#
4 4337 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 2483 (5.02%) C++
6 1809 (3.65%) T-SQL
7 1656 (3.34%) Python
8 1296 (2.62%) PL/SQL
9 1197 (2.42%) Perl
10 1118 (2.26%) C
11 1048 (2.12%) VBA
12 1014 (2.05%) PHP
13 823 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 774 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 702 (1.42%) VB
15 702 (1.42%) VB.NET
16 516 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 441 (0.89%) Ruby
18 252 (0.51%) R
19 243 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7622 (15.39%) Degree
2 1656 (3.34%) ISEB
3 1370 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 937 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 921 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 908 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 884 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 751 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 645 (1.30%) PMP
10 570 (1.15%) CISSP
10 570 (1.15%) VCP4
11 567 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 558 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 544 (1.10%) CCNP
14 524 (1.06%) MCSE
15 523 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
16 446 (0.90%) CCNA
17 370 (0.75%) ACCA
18 366 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 351 (0.71%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2677 (5.41%) QA
2 1416 (2.86%) SLA
3 553 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 400 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 310 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 270 (0.55%) COBIT
7 221 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 191 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 141 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 117 (0.24%) EMIR
11 98 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 78 (0.16%) FATCA
13 69 (0.14%) Basel III
13 69 (0.14%) MiFID
14 62 (0.13%) ISO 8583
15 53 (0.11%) Basel II
16 37 (0.075%) PMBOK
17 32 (0.065%) GAAP
18 31 (0.063%) CRD IV
19 28 (0.057%) FINREP
System Software
1 2466 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 1459 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (0.86%) vSphere
4 415 (0.84%) XenApp
5 332 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 290 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
7 243 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 169 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 157 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 148 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 131 (0.26%) NFS
12 117 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 74 (0.15%) Xen
14 62 (0.13%) Firmware
15 55 (0.11%) KVM
16 50 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 47 (0.095%) SRDF
18 46 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
19 44 (0.089%) HDFS
20 43 (0.087%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 543 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 405 (0.82%) SCCM
3 383 (0.77%) Puppet
4 249 (0.50%) SCOM
5 210 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 204 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 197 (0.40%) Nagios
8 145 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 143 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 113 (0.23%) OpenView
11 111 (0.22%) Control-M
12 87 (0.18%) Backup Exec
13 85 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
14 69 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
15 67 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 56 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 56 (0.11%) WSUS
17 53 (0.11%) Foglight
18 51 (0.10%) HP SIM
19 46 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7545 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 7103 (14.35%) Oracle
3 2871 (5.80%) SAP
4 2154 (4.35%) VMware
5 2061 (4.16%) Cisco
6 1414 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1344 (2.71%) HP
8 1279 (2.58%) IBM
9 816 (1.65%) Business Objects
10 731 (1.48%) Cognos
11 633 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 614 (1.24%) Juniper
13 612 (1.24%) Sybase
14 498 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
15 497 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 489 (0.99%) Hyperion
17 448 (0.90%) EMC
18 446 (0.90%) NetApp
19 425 (0.86%) Informatica
20 414 (0.84%) F5
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