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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25714 27296 23437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.55% 22.77% 21.42%
As % of the General category 52.79% 51.45% 49.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21156 21795 18760
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 £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
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
48711 53054 47410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.61% 44.25% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 38601 41442 37775
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%

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 2 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 2 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 23698 £52,500 - 3486
London +1 13075 £60,000 +4.34% 1819
South East +3 3878 £50,000 +1.01% 473
City of London 0 3589 £57,500 - 793
Yorkshire +2 1298 £42,500 +6.25% 233
East of England -3 1289 £47,500 - 135
North West +1 1282 £42,250 -0.58% 254
Scotland +1 1083 £45,000 -2.70% 175
South West +4 1073 £42,500 -5.55% 235
Surrey +1 981 £50,000 - 98
West Midlands -3 953 £45,000 +2.27% 205
Berkshire +1 904 £55,000 +4.76% 109
West Yorkshire -2 793 £42,500 +1.19% 171
East Midlands +7 723 £45,000 +5.88% 89
Manchester -2 601 £41,500 +3.75% 160
Hampshire +2 559 £45,500 -4.21% 76
Edinburgh 0 537 £45,000 - 114
Leeds -1 490 £45,000 +12.50% 105
Hertfordshire -4 490 £52,500 +5.00% 48
Cheshire +3 447 £42,500 -5.55% 57
Glasgow +2 440 £45,000 -5.26% 44
Reading +4 430 £55,000 +3.77% 59
Buckinghamshire +3 427 £47,500 +14.45% 42
Birmingham -2 419 £50,000 +2.04% 95
Essex +2 365 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Wales +3 351 £37,500 - 38
Bristol -5 341 £41,000 +2.50% 103
South Wales +3 338 £37,500 - 33
West Sussex +3 308 £45,000 -18.18% 47
Nottinghamshire +5 289 £40,000 - 44

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 12435 (24.17%) SQL
2 11386 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9641 (18.74%) Banking
4 8380 (16.29%) Degree
5 7618 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 7550 (14.68%) Java
7 7408 (14.40%) Microsoft
8 7341 (14.27%) Project Management
9 7329 (14.25%) Oracle
10 6696 (13.02%) Windows
11 6670 (12.97%) .NET
12 6640 (12.91%) C#
13 5909 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
14 4954 (9.63%) JavaScript
15 4778 (9.29%) MS Excel
16 4657 (9.05%) Linux
17 4627 (8.99%) HTML
18 4347 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
19 4252 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 4125 (8.02%) Retail
21 4045 (7.86%) ITIL
22 3776 (7.34%) Scrum
23 3751 (7.29%) UNIX
24 3616 (7.03%) SDLC
25 3587 (6.97%) Telecoms
26 3487 (6.78%) PRINCE2
27 3318 (6.45%) CSS
28 3219 (6.26%) Computer Science
29 3215 (6.25%) SAP
30 3200 (6.22%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1492 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1021 (1.98%) IIS
3 950 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 934 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 912 (1.77%) SAS
6 791 (1.54%) Apache
7 767 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 517 (1.00%) CMS
9 512 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 488 (0.95%) JBoss
11 411 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
12 382 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 263 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 254 (0.49%) Node.js
15 239 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 235 (0.46%) Lync
17 232 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 215 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
19 187 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
20 186 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4778 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 2422 (4.71%) MS Office
3 872 (1.69%) MS Project
4 818 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 654 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 232 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 189 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 147 (0.29%) SPSS
9 124 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 108 (0.21%) PowerPivot
11 48 (0.093%) InfoPath
12 44 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 26 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 26 (0.051%) Fireworks
13 26 (0.051%) FrameMaker
14 25 (0.049%) InDesign
15 22 (0.043%) CPLEX
16 21 (0.041%) Mingle
17 20 (0.039%) RoboHelp
18 17 (0.033%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1181 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1013 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 756 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
4 642 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 575 (1.12%) SAP FI
6 564 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
7 552 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
8 545 (1.06%) SAP CO
9 538 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
10 530 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 457 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
12 399 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
13 298 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
14 253 (0.49%) SAP MM
15 252 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
16 245 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
17 203 (0.39%) SAP SD
18 186 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
19 182 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
20 175 (0.34%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 644 (1.25%) SaaS
2 559 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 409 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 284 (0.55%) Office 365
5 240 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 148 (0.29%) PaaS
7 136 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 102 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 98 (0.19%) IaaS
10 93 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
11 80 (0.16%) GitHub
12 73 (0.14%) Force.com
13 30 (0.058%) Adobe Analytics
14 27 (0.052%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.051%) Taleo
15 26 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
16 23 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
17 21 (0.041%) Yammer
18 20 (0.039%) FinancialForce.com
19 15 (0.029%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1558 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1080 (2.10%) WAN
3 1050 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1009 (1.96%) LAN
5 980 (1.90%) Internet
6 964 (1.87%) SAN
7 924 (1.80%) DNS
8 579 (1.13%) VPN
9 577 (1.12%) Network Security
10 541 (1.05%) DHCP
11 470 (0.91%) VoIP
12 463 (0.90%) HTTP
13 450 (0.87%) Wireless
14 328 (0.64%) BGP
15 326 (0.63%) SSL
16 304 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
17 298 (0.58%) NAS
18 282 (0.55%) Intranet
19 270 (0.52%) Multicast
20 269 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7618 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2403 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1819 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1803 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1678 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 1525 (2.96%) Oracle Database
7 1505 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1097 (2.13%) Big Data
9 1082 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1073 (2.09%) MySQL
11 926 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 801 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 731 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
14 692 (1.35%) NoSQL
15 680 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 659 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
17 622 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
18 568 (1.10%) DB2
19 521 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
20 448 (0.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1080 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 1004 (1.95%) Selenium
3 1001 (1.95%) JIRA
4 941 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 867 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 846 (1.64%) Subversion
7 668 (1.30%) NUnit
8 657 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 568 (1.10%) Maven
10 484 (0.94%) JUnit
11 410 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 372 (0.72%) HP UFT
13 370 (0.72%) Eclipse
14 365 (0.71%) WebDriver
15 364 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
16 356 (0.69%) Moq
17 347 (0.67%) Cucumber
18 329 (0.64%) MSTest
19 303 (0.59%) TeamCity
20 250 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 9641 (18.74%) Banking
2 4125 (8.02%) Retail
3 3587 (6.97%) Telecoms
4 2593 (5.04%) Marketing
5 1942 (3.77%) Financial Institution
6 1863 (3.62%) Investment Banking
7 1790 (3.48%) Legal
8 1588 (3.09%) Front Office
9 1567 (3.05%) Manufacturing
10 1236 (2.40%) Back Office
11 819 (1.59%) Law
12 720 (1.40%) Advertising
13 652 (1.27%) Retail Banking
14 624 (1.21%) Games
15 541 (1.05%) Electronics
16 463 (0.90%) General Ledger
17 392 (0.76%) Billing
18 326 (0.63%) Publishing
19 302 (0.59%) Automotive
20 271 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11813 (22.96%) Developer
2 11225 (21.82%) Analyst
3 4341 (8.44%) Business Analyst
4 4158 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 4097 (7.96%) Consultant
6 2991 (5.81%) Architect
7 2056 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 1977 (3.84%) Java Developer
9 1899 (3.69%) Senior Developer
10 1882 (3.66%) C# Developer
11 1776 (3.45%) Support Analyst
12 1329 (2.58%) Applications Support
13 1179 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
14 1161 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
15 1120 (2.18%) Test Analyst
16 1067 (2.07%) Administrator
17 1060 (2.06%) Junior
18 1003 (1.95%) C# .NET Developer
19 995 (1.93%) Senior Manager
20 955 (1.86%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6670 (12.97%) .NET
2 4627 (8.99%) HTML
3 3318 (6.45%) CSS
4 2957 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 2864 (5.57%) XML
6 2502 (4.86%) Web Services
7 2040 (3.97%) jQuery
8 1706 (3.32%) HTML5
9 1638 (3.18%) Spring
10 1540 (2.99%) WCF
11 1449 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1320 (2.57%) .NET Framework
13 1240 (2.41%) Middleware
14 1117 (2.17%) AngularJS
15 1078 (2.10%) J2EE
16 1056 (2.05%) WPF
17 849 (1.65%) REST
18 840 (1.63%) SOAP
19 815 (1.58%) Hibernate
20 743 (1.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5909 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3219 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 2022 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 1448 (2.81%) Data Centre
5 1262 (2.45%) Mathematics
6 1231 (2.39%) Derivative
7 1196 (2.32%) Hedge funds
8 1120 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1105 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1025 (1.99%) User Experience
11 941 (1.83%) Equities
12 729 (1.42%) Fixed Income
13 677 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 633 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 617 (1.20%) Algorithms
16 601 (1.17%) Data Integration
17 565 (1.10%) Client/Server
18 563 (1.09%) Statistics
19 558 (1.08%) Clustering
20 546 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6696 (13.02%) Windows
2 4657 (9.05%) Linux
3 3751 (7.29%) UNIX
4 1233 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 891 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 751 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 726 (1.41%) Solaris
8 697 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 644 (1.25%) Android
10 611 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 569 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 355 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 296 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 266 (0.52%) AIX
15 160 (0.31%) CentOS
16 136 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 103 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 90 (0.17%) Debian
19 75 (0.15%) Windows Vista
19 75 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11386 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7341 (14.27%) Project Management
3 4347 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
4 4252 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4045 (7.86%) ITIL
6 3776 (7.34%) Scrum
7 3616 (7.03%) SDLC
8 3487 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 3136 (6.10%) Business Analysis
10 2885 (5.61%) TDD
11 2832 (5.50%) MVC
12 2798 (5.44%) OO
13 2744 (5.33%) Analytics
14 2471 (4.80%) Change Management
15 2294 (4.46%) Software Engineering
16 2290 (4.45%) Risk Management
17 2085 (4.05%) Mentoring
18 2059 (4.00%) CRM
19 2027 (3.94%) Service Delivery
20 1898 (3.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12435 (24.17%) SQL
2 7550 (14.68%) Java
3 6640 (12.91%) C#
4 4954 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 2424 (4.71%) C++
6 2059 (4.00%) Python
7 1907 (3.71%) T-SQL
8 1564 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 1216 (2.36%) C
10 1174 (2.28%) PHP
11 1153 (2.24%) Perl
12 828 (1.61%) VBA
13 783 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 775 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 743 (1.44%) VB
16 704 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 595 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 575 (1.12%) Ruby
19 329 (0.64%) R
20 327 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8380 (16.29%) Degree
2 1380 (2.68%) ISEB
3 977 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 956 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 917 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 874 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 800 (1.56%) CISSP
8 701 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 673 (1.31%) PMP
10 591 (1.15%) SC Cleared
11 543 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 516 (1.00%) MCSE
13 514 (1.00%) CCNA
14 508 (0.99%) CCNP
15 499 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
16 453 (0.88%) CISM
17 371 (0.72%) ACCA
18 360 (0.70%) CIMA
19 350 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 332 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3200 (6.22%) QA
2 1264 (2.46%) SLA
3 686 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 464 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 301 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 288 (0.56%) COBIT
7 276 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 179 (0.35%) EMIR
9 168 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 163 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 123 (0.24%) MiFID
11 123 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
12 91 (0.18%) CRD IV
13 66 (0.13%) FATCA
14 64 (0.12%) Basel II
15 56 (0.11%) Basel III
16 37 (0.072%) P3O
17 35 (0.068%) COREP
18 32 (0.062%) PMBOK
19 29 (0.056%) FINREP
System Software
1 2321 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 1378 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 390 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 384 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 367 (0.71%) vSphere
6 307 (0.60%) XenApp
7 235 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 188 (0.37%) NFS
9 149 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 122 (0.24%) SRDF
11 113 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 108 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 105 (0.20%) Xen
14 95 (0.18%) KVM
15 76 (0.15%) XenServer
16 56 (0.11%) Firmware
17 50 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 48 (0.093%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 48 (0.093%) vCloud
19 47 (0.091%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 512 (1.00%) Puppet
2 462 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 405 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 394 (0.77%) SCCM
5 238 (0.46%) Nagios
6 228 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 172 (0.33%) SCOM
8 167 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 123 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 98 (0.19%) Control-M
11 95 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 89 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 84 (0.16%) OpenView
13 84 (0.16%) WSUS
14 79 (0.15%) NetBackup
15 77 (0.15%) Backup Exec
16 62 (0.12%) Ansible
17 53 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
18 48 (0.093%) Salt
19 44 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7408 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 7329 (14.25%) Oracle
3 3215 (6.25%) SAP
4 2092 (4.07%) VMware
5 1974 (3.84%) Cisco
6 1362 (2.65%) IBM
7 1202 (2.34%) HP
8 1158 (2.25%) Citrix
9 854 (1.66%) Business Objects
10 793 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 659 (1.28%) Cognos
12 646 (1.26%) Sybase
13 530 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 511 (0.99%) Juniper
15 509 (0.99%) Informatica
15 509 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
16 453 (0.88%) Hyperion
17 448 (0.87%) Tableau
18 440 (0.86%) NetApp
19 415 (0.81%) F5
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Pension
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
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Lockton Companies
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Huddersfield, Yorkshire
LV=
Salary: £competitive + excellent benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Proactive People
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London
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Salary: benefits
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City, London
Progressive
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Consulting Point Executive Search and Selection Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
PSD Group - London
Salary: £50k + 18% Pension + benefits
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London
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Claremont Consulting Ltd
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Resource Solutions - Nomura
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SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: 8 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
GO Partnership Ltd
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