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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24759 23947 25335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.22% 22.24%
As % of the General category 51.69% 51.13% 51.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20379 18833 21005
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
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
47903 46834 49397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.36% 43.45% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38467 36412 41169
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 £80,000 £75,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 22953 £52,500 - 2184
London +1 12688 £60,000 - 1123
City of London 0 3587 £60,000 - 474
South East -2 3358 £47,500 -5.00% 347
North West +6 1619 £45,000 +11.11% 189
East of England +4 1357 £50,000 +17.64% 88
South West 0 1230 £42,500 +3.65% 132
Scotland +1 1051 £46,000 -1.07% 119
Berkshire +2 1050 £50,000 -4.76% 86
Yorkshire -3 1044 £42,500 -1.16% 148
Surrey -1 969 £47,500 -5.00% 100
Manchester +5 891 £42,500 +6.25% 112
West Midlands -5 869 £41,500 -7.77% 68
West Yorkshire -2 786 £42,500 -4.49% 103
East Midlands +4 582 £43,000 +6.17% 55
Edinburgh 0 582 £45,000 - 75
Cheshire +6 554 £47,000 +10.58% 41
Hertfordshire +5 550 £50,000 +25.00% 18
Leeds -1 517 £42,500 -5.55% 60
Reading -1 443 £52,500 - 31
Bristol +2 379 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Essex +3 368 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire +1 367 £47,500 +5.55% 42
Hampshire -13 367 £47,500 +5.55% 40
Birmingham -4 363 £47,500 - 33
Gloucestershire +4 330 £40,500 -2.99% 22
Glasgow +1 322 £46,000 +2.22% 28
Wales +4 284 £35,000 -12.50% 33
South Wales +5 270 £35,000 -14.63% 27
Cambridgeshire -4 256 £46,500 +5.68% 35

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11757 (23.71%) SQL
2 9230 (18.61%) Banking
3 9175 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7726 (15.58%) Degree
5 7428 (14.98%) Microsoft
6 7199 (14.52%) SQL Server
7 6998 (14.11%) Oracle
8 6836 (13.78%) Windows
9 6785 (13.68%) Project Management
10 6386 (12.88%) Java
11 6082 (12.26%) C#
12 5986 (12.07%) .NET
13 5396 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
14 4817 (9.71%) MS Excel
15 4276 (8.62%) ITIL
16 4199 (8.47%) Linux
17 4183 (8.43%) JavaScript
18 4047 (8.16%) UNIX
19 3994 (8.05%) Retail
20 3975 (8.02%) HTML
21 3949 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
22 3761 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
23 3560 (7.18%) Telecoms
24 3256 (6.57%) PRINCE2
25 3186 (6.42%) Scrum
26 2926 (5.90%) CSS
27 2884 (5.82%) ASP.NET
28 2874 (5.80%) Computer Science
29 2873 (5.79%) OO
30 2856 (5.76%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1710 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1107 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 912 (1.84%) SAS
4 853 (1.72%) IIS
5 789 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 731 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 656 (1.32%) Apache
8 651 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 495 (1.00%) CMS
10 474 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 456 (0.92%) JBoss
12 324 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 313 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
14 279 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 250 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 248 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 240 (0.48%) Node.js
18 229 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
19 225 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
20 202 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4817 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 2562 (5.17%) MS Office
3 965 (1.95%) MS Project
4 847 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 723 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 204 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 178 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 172 (0.35%) SPSS
9 153 (0.31%) PowerPivot
10 92 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 65 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 31 (0.063%) CPLEX
13 28 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 21 (0.042%) InDesign
15 18 (0.036%) S-PLUS
16 16 (0.032%) Niku Workbench
17 15 (0.030%) Stata
18 10 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
19 9 (0.018%) Open Workbench
19 9 (0.018%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1127 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 975 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 736 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
4 652 (1.31%) SAP FI
5 621 (1.25%) SAP CO
6 620 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 607 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 584 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 577 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
10 422 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
11 402 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
12 372 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
13 311 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 308 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
15 238 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
16 214 (0.43%) SAP BPC
17 201 (0.41%) HFM
18 194 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
19 192 (0.39%) Agresso
20 180 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 650 (1.31%) SaaS
2 336 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (0.40%) Office 365
4 197 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 156 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 85 (0.17%) PaaS
7 56 (0.11%) Force.com
8 55 (0.11%) IaaS
9 45 (0.091%) GitHub
10 36 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
12 20 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (0.038%) Heroku
14 17 (0.034%) Google Apps
15 12 (0.024%) MailChimp
16 9 (0.018%) Google Compute Engine
16 9 (0.018%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.016%) OpenShift
18 7 (0.014%) Taleo
19 6 (0.012%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1651 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1082 (2.18%) Internet
3 1081 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 1042 (2.10%) SAN
5 1011 (2.04%) LAN
6 998 (2.01%) WAN
7 962 (1.94%) DNS
8 689 (1.39%) VPN
9 576 (1.16%) DHCP
10 549 (1.11%) Wireless
11 519 (1.05%) Network Security
12 426 (0.86%) VoIP
13 408 (0.82%) HTTP
14 351 (0.71%) Intranet
15 342 (0.69%) BGP
16 332 (0.67%) MPLS
17 314 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
18 310 (0.63%) SSL
19 272 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
20 267 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7199 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 2204 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1893 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1892 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1701 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 1464 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 1385 (2.79%) Oracle Database
8 1115 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 963 (1.94%) MySQL
10 810 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 761 (1.53%) Big Data
12 634 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 630 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 628 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 589 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
16 571 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
17 536 (1.08%) DB2
18 474 (0.96%) Hadoop
19 422 (0.85%) QlikView
20 414 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1097 (2.21%) Visual Studio
2 1006 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 915 (1.85%) Subversion
4 815 (1.64%) Selenium
5 807 (1.63%) JIRA
6 753 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 576 (1.16%) Maven
8 569 (1.15%) NUnit
9 517 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 451 (0.91%) JUnit
11 406 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
12 391 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
13 360 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 312 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
15 269 (0.54%) Cucumber
16 264 (0.53%) WebDriver
17 252 (0.51%) Moq
17 252 (0.51%) MSTest
18 227 (0.46%) Ant
19 200 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 9230 (18.61%) Banking
2 3994 (8.05%) Retail
3 3560 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 2236 (4.51%) Marketing
5 2169 (4.37%) Investment Banking
6 1814 (3.66%) Financial Institution
7 1649 (3.33%) Front Office
8 1641 (3.31%) Legal
9 1376 (2.77%) Manufacturing
10 1010 (2.04%) Back Office
11 859 (1.73%) Advertising
12 708 (1.43%) Law
13 549 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 539 (1.09%) Games
15 471 (0.95%) Billing
16 343 (0.69%) General Ledger
17 338 (0.68%) Aerospace
18 328 (0.66%) Publishing
19 326 (0.66%) Electronics
20 266 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10877 (21.93%) Developer
2 10787 (21.75%) Analyst
3 4193 (8.45%) Consultant
4 3988 (8.04%) Project Manager
5 3802 (7.67%) Business Analyst
6 2859 (5.76%) Architect
7 2076 (4.19%) Support Analyst
8 1982 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 1871 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 1744 (3.52%) Senior Developer
11 1741 (3.51%) .NET Developer
12 1389 (2.80%) Applications Support
13 1207 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
14 1034 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
15 1022 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
16 1009 (2.03%) Test Analyst
17 995 (2.01%) Junior
18 981 (1.98%) Senior Manager
19 967 (1.95%) Administrator
20 907 (1.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5986 (12.07%) .NET
2 3975 (8.02%) HTML
3 2926 (5.90%) CSS
4 2884 (5.82%) ASP.NET
5 2739 (5.52%) XML
6 2088 (4.21%) Web Services
7 1900 (3.83%) jQuery
8 1510 (3.04%) HTML5
9 1401 (2.82%) Spring
10 1395 (2.81%) WCF
11 1337 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1215 (2.45%) .NET Framework
13 1146 (2.31%) Middleware
14 1141 (2.30%) J2EE
15 1107 (2.23%) WPF
16 847 (1.71%) Ajax
17 747 (1.51%) Hibernate
18 699 (1.41%) CSS3
19 677 (1.37%) SOAP
20 646 (1.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5396 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2874 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 1753 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 1348 (2.72%) Mathematics
5 1195 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1157 (2.33%) Derivative
7 1144 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 1119 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 904 (1.82%) User Experience
10 851 (1.72%) Equities
11 838 (1.69%) Fixed Income
12 657 (1.32%) Open Source
13 592 (1.19%) Blackberry
14 573 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 560 (1.13%) Statistics
16 556 (1.12%) Client/Server
17 526 (1.06%) Credit Risk
18 525 (1.06%) Algorithms
19 520 (1.05%) Visualisation
20 507 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6836 (13.78%) Windows
2 4199 (8.47%) Linux
3 4047 (8.16%) UNIX
4 1515 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1085 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 984 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 803 (1.62%) Solaris
8 674 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 657 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 568 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 546 (1.10%) Android
12 530 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 361 (0.73%) AIX
14 303 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 153 (0.31%) CentOS
16 122 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 113 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 101 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
19 91 (0.18%) HPUX
20 86 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9175 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6785 (13.68%) Project Management
3 4276 (8.62%) ITIL
4 3949 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 3761 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
6 3256 (6.57%) PRINCE2
7 3186 (6.42%) Scrum
8 2873 (5.79%) OO
9 2773 (5.59%) Business Analysis
10 2512 (5.07%) MVC
11 2445 (4.93%) TDD
12 2437 (4.91%) Change Management
13 2285 (4.61%) Software Engineering
14 2247 (4.53%) Mentoring
15 2183 (4.40%) Analytics
16 2118 (4.27%) Risk Management
17 1988 (4.01%) CRM
18 1860 (3.75%) Service Delivery
19 1786 (3.60%) E-Commerce
20 1660 (3.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11757 (23.71%) SQL
2 6386 (12.88%) Java
3 6082 (12.26%) C#
4 4183 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 2511 (5.06%) C++
6 1742 (3.51%) T-SQL
7 1673 (3.37%) Python
8 1355 (2.73%) Perl
9 1264 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 1223 (2.47%) C
11 1102 (2.22%) VBA
12 855 (1.72%) PHP
13 822 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 791 (1.59%) PowerShell
15 733 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 719 (1.45%) VB
17 528 (1.06%) Ruby
18 518 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 230 (0.46%) VBScript
20 226 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7726 (15.58%) Degree
2 1722 (3.47%) ISEB
3 1468 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 1000 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 905 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 905 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 841 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
7 680 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 632 (1.27%) PMP
9 574 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 546 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 539 (1.09%) CISSP
12 526 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 476 (0.96%) CCNP
14 434 (0.88%) MCSE
15 423 (0.85%) CCNA
16 419 (0.84%) ACCA
17 380 (0.77%) CIMA
18 360 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 253 (0.51%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2638 (5.32%) QA
2 1471 (2.97%) SLA
3 502 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 399 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 305 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 283 (0.57%) COBIT
7 210 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 193 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 123 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 102 (0.21%) EMIR
11 93 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
12 78 (0.16%) Basel III
13 61 (0.12%) MiFID
14 57 (0.11%) FATCA
15 52 (0.10%) Basel II
16 49 (0.099%) ISO 8583
17 44 (0.089%) COREP
18 42 (0.085%) COSO
19 40 (0.081%) ISO 14001
20 39 (0.079%) GAAP
System Software
1 2523 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 1486 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 450 (0.91%) XenApp
4 420 (0.85%) vSphere
5 297 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 290 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 284 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 201 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 157 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 123 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 108 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 87 (0.18%) NFS
13 66 (0.13%) Firmware
14 63 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 62 (0.13%) MetaFrame
16 58 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 52 (0.10%) XenServer
18 49 (0.099%) Xen
19 48 (0.097%) ISA Server
20 44 (0.089%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 582 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 401 (0.81%) SCCM
3 367 (0.74%) Puppet
4 235 (0.47%) SCOM
5 220 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 217 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 198 (0.40%) Nagios
8 156 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 154 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 120 (0.24%) Control-M
11 117 (0.24%) OpenView
12 102 (0.21%) Backup Exec
13 90 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
14 73 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
15 70 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
16 66 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 61 (0.12%) WSUS
18 57 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
19 56 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 52 (0.10%) Foglight
Vendors
1 7428 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 6998 (14.11%) Oracle
3 2856 (5.76%) SAP
4 2180 (4.40%) VMware
5 1938 (3.91%) Cisco
6 1518 (3.06%) Citrix
7 1385 (2.79%) HP
8 1213 (2.45%) IBM
9 779 (1.57%) Business Objects
10 749 (1.51%) Cognos
11 668 (1.35%) Sybase
12 665 (1.34%) Juniper
13 658 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 533 (1.07%) Hyperion
15 512 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
16 480 (0.97%) Bloomberg
17 443 (0.89%) CheckPoint
18 424 (0.85%) NetApp
19 418 (0.84%) F5
20 405 (0.82%) EMC
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Salary: Extremely Competitive with great benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60 - £110 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago