The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 26250 23848 27393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 21.93% 23.21%
As % of the General category 50.93% 49.66% 51.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20931 18917 23033
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51537 48023 52851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.02% 44.16% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 39990 37836 44509
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 July 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 28 July 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 0 24425 £52,500 +5.00% 3257
London 0 13800 £57,500 - 1735
City of London 0 4312 £57,500 - 823
South East -2 3858 £49,500 +4.21% 476
North West +2 1475 £42,000 +2.43% 236
East of England +3 1285 £48,500 +7.77% 156
Yorkshire -1 1122 £40,000 - 171
South West -3 1107 £44,000 +10.00% 231
Surrey 0 1067 £50,000 - 109
Berkshire -1 1042 £50,000 +5.26% 148
Scotland 0 1034 £45,750 -1.61% 168
West Midlands -3 1007 £45,000 +5.88% 121
West Yorkshire -2 816 £41,500 +5.06% 114
Manchester +3 807 £40,000 - 113
East Midlands +1 640 £42,500 - 110
Hertfordshire +2 598 £51,000 +15.90% 45
Leeds -2 543 £40,000 +5.26% 69
Hampshire -2 523 £47,500 +7.95% 42
Birmingham -1 491 £50,000 +11.11% 62
Edinburgh 0 487 £45,000 - 78
Cheshire -1 478 £42,500 - 69
Reading -3 407 £54,500 +9.00% 51
Glasgow +2 400 £47,000 -1.05% 63
Buckinghamshire -2 376 £45,000 +4.65% 69
Bristol 0 292 £40,000 - 95
West Sussex +1 269 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Wiltshire -1 257 £47,500 +18.75% 47
Wales +5 251 £37,000 +5.71% 42
Cambridgeshire -1 249 £45,000 - 47
Essex -2 239 £47,500 +2.15% 32

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12391 (23.29%) SQL
2 9364 (17.60%) Banking
3 9092 (17.09%) Degree
4 7913 (14.87%) SQL Server
5 7664 (14.40%) Project Management
6 7635 (14.35%) Java
7 7591 (14.27%) Microsoft
8 7434 (13.97%) Oracle
9 7337 (13.79%) .NET
10 7269 (13.66%) C#
11 6672 (12.54%) Windows
12 5232 (9.83%) MS Excel
13 4822 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
14 4412 (8.29%) HTML
15 4391 (8.25%) Retail
16 4352 (8.18%) JavaScript
17 4290 (8.06%) Linux
18 4187 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 4117 (7.74%) ITIL
20 4036 (7.59%) UNIX
21 3865 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
22 3783 (7.11%) Telecoms
23 3768 (7.08%) OO
24 3705 (6.96%) PRINCE2
25 3601 (6.77%) Computer Science
26 3459 (6.50%) ASP.NET
27 3404 (6.40%) Scrum
28 3298 (6.20%) Business Analysis
29 3210 (6.03%) XML
30 3194 (6.00%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1738 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 1083 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1015 (1.91%) SAS
4 1010 (1.90%) IIS
5 952 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 833 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 746 (1.40%) Apache
8 698 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 591 (1.11%) CMS
10 497 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 317 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 311 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 292 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 278 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 275 (0.52%) Node.js
16 259 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
17 248 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
18 244 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
19 241 (0.45%) Lync
20 198 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5232 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 2659 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1100 (2.07%) MS Project
4 891 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 620 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 265 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 237 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 232 (0.44%) SPSS
9 132 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 36 (0.068%) InfoPath
10 36 (0.068%) PowerPivot
11 34 (0.064%) RoboHelp
12 31 (0.058%) CPLEX
13 27 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
14 25 (0.047%) InDesign
15 24 (0.045%) S-PLUS
16 23 (0.043%) FrameMaker
17 19 (0.036%) Stata
18 17 (0.032%) Fireworks
19 14 (0.026%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1176 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 907 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 695 (1.31%) SAP FI
4 665 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 652 (1.23%) SAP CO
6 649 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
7 644 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 583 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
9 559 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
10 476 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
11 422 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
12 375 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
13 357 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 338 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
15 324 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
16 296 (0.56%) HFM
17 254 (0.48%) SAP BPC
18 246 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
19 241 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
20 231 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 551 (1.04%) SaaS
2 239 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 168 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 117 (0.22%) Office 365
6 75 (0.14%) GitHub
7 70 (0.13%) PaaS
8 66 (0.12%) IaaS
9 59 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 43 (0.081%) Force.com
11 35 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
12 21 (0.039%) Heroku
13 19 (0.036%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.026%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.024%) Google Apps
16 12 (0.023%) Taleo
17 7 (0.013%) Google Compute Engine
17 7 (0.013%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.011%) MailChimp
19 5 (0.009%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1563 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1258 (2.36%) Internet
3 1151 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 1029 (1.93%) SAN
5 997 (1.87%) DNS
6 944 (1.77%) LAN
7 908 (1.71%) WAN
8 560 (1.05%) HTTP
9 552 (1.04%) DHCP
10 491 (0.92%) VPN
11 368 (0.69%) Intranet
12 364 (0.68%) SSL
13 361 (0.68%) Network Security
14 337 (0.63%) VoIP
15 320 (0.60%) LDAP
16 306 (0.58%) BGP
17 273 (0.51%) Wireless
18 251 (0.47%) OSPF
19 242 (0.45%) FTP
20 226 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7913 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 2226 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2076 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 1972 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1936 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1781 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1555 (2.92%) Oracle Database
8 1124 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 974 (1.83%) MySQL
10 966 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 910 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 882 (1.66%) Big Data
13 879 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 736 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 655 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
16 502 (0.94%) QlikView
17 499 (0.94%) DB2
17 499 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
18 495 (0.93%) Data Mining
19 492 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1244 (2.34%) Visual Studio
2 1013 (1.90%) Subversion
3 945 (1.78%) Selenium
4 907 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 763 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 732 (1.38%) JIRA
7 698 (1.31%) JUnit
8 567 (1.07%) Maven
9 546 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 530 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 510 (0.96%) NUnit
12 442 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
13 342 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
14 331 (0.62%) Cucumber
15 304 (0.57%) WebDriver
16 296 (0.56%) Hudson
17 285 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
18 272 (0.51%) Ant
19 268 (0.50%) Moq
20 229 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 9364 (17.60%) Banking
2 4391 (8.25%) Retail
3 3783 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 2783 (5.23%) Marketing
5 2544 (4.78%) Investment Banking
6 2031 (3.82%) Financial Institution
7 1842 (3.46%) Front Office
8 1656 (3.11%) Legal
9 1311 (2.46%) Back Office
10 1220 (2.29%) Manufacturing
11 1114 (2.09%) Advertising
12 838 (1.58%) Law
13 612 (1.15%) Billing
14 598 (1.12%) Games
15 588 (1.11%) Retail Banking
16 529 (0.99%) Publishing
17 414 (0.78%) General Ledger
18 348 (0.65%) Electronics
19 307 (0.58%) French Language
20 281 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12558 (23.60%) Developer
2 11467 (21.55%) Analyst
3 4718 (8.87%) Consultant
4 4314 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 4192 (7.88%) Business Analyst
6 2776 (5.22%) Architect
7 2494 (4.69%) Java Developer
8 2267 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 2022 (3.80%) .NET Developer
10 1973 (3.71%) Senior Developer
11 1866 (3.51%) Support Analyst
12 1309 (2.46%) Applications Support
13 1236 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
14 1219 (2.29%) Senior Manager
15 1196 (2.25%) Software Developer
16 1176 (2.21%) Junior
17 1163 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
18 1041 (1.96%) Administrator
19 989 (1.86%) DBA
20 976 (1.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7337 (13.79%) .NET
2 4412 (8.29%) HTML
3 3459 (6.50%) ASP.NET
4 3210 (6.03%) XML
5 3194 (6.00%) CSS
6 2340 (4.40%) Web Services
7 2038 (3.83%) jQuery
8 1720 (3.23%) WCF
9 1643 (3.09%) HTML5
10 1571 (2.95%) Spring
11 1496 (2.81%) .NET Framework
12 1481 (2.78%) J2EE
13 1469 (2.76%) WPF
14 1404 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1121 (2.11%) Middleware
16 930 (1.75%) Ajax
17 843 (1.58%) Hibernate
18 822 (1.54%) CSS3
19 761 (1.43%) SOAP
20 759 (1.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3601 (6.77%) Computer Science
2 1925 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 1853 (3.48%) Mathematics
4 1380 (2.59%) Derivative
5 1339 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 1337 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1168 (2.20%) Equities
8 1085 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 942 (1.77%) Fixed Income
10 741 (1.39%) Open Source
11 676 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 665 (1.25%) Credit Risk
13 636 (1.20%) Statistics
14 616 (1.16%) Blackberry
15 559 (1.05%) Clustering
16 544 (1.02%) Client/Server
17 514 (0.97%) Replication
18 483 (0.91%) PMI
19 458 (0.86%) Physics
20 457 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6672 (12.54%) Windows
2 4290 (8.06%) Linux
3 4036 (7.59%) UNIX
4 1503 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1027 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 975 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 897 (1.69%) Solaris
8 741 (1.39%) Android
9 689 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 651 (1.22%) Windows XP
11 558 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 556 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 391 (0.73%) AIX
14 226 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 162 (0.30%) CentOS
16 107 (0.20%) HPUX
17 97 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 96 (0.18%) Ubuntu
19 84 (0.16%) Windows Vista
20 79 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7664 (14.40%) Project Management
2 4822 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
3 4187 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 4117 (7.74%) ITIL
5 3865 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
6 3768 (7.08%) OO
7 3705 (6.96%) PRINCE2
8 3404 (6.40%) Scrum
9 3298 (6.20%) Business Analysis
10 2833 (5.32%) TDD
11 2820 (5.30%) Risk Management
12 2689 (5.05%) Software Engineering
13 2594 (4.88%) MVC
14 2469 (4.64%) Change Management
15 2431 (4.57%) Analytics
16 2193 (4.12%) CRM
17 2021 (3.80%) Service Delivery
18 2005 (3.77%) E-Commerce
19 1805 (3.39%) Multithreading
20 1710 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12391 (23.29%) SQL
2 7635 (14.35%) Java
3 7269 (13.66%) C#
4 4352 (8.18%) JavaScript
5 2978 (5.60%) C++
6 1873 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 1807 (3.40%) Python
8 1445 (2.72%) C
9 1441 (2.71%) Perl
10 1338 (2.51%) PL/SQL
11 1072 (2.01%) VBA
12 967 (1.82%) PHP
13 964 (1.81%) VB
14 883 (1.66%) PowerShell
15 781 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 777 (1.46%) VB.NET
17 579 (1.09%) Ruby
18 504 (0.95%) Bash Shell
19 399 (0.75%) VBScript
20 285 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 9092 (17.09%) Degree
2 1677 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 1535 (2.89%) ISEB
4 1075 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 1066 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 896 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 800 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
8 645 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 635 (1.19%) CISSP
10 629 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 539 (1.01%) PMP
12 517 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 509 (0.96%) ISTQB
14 495 (0.93%) ACCA
15 480 (0.90%) CIMA
16 442 (0.83%) CISA
17 441 (0.83%) MCSE
18 407 (0.76%) CCNA
19 395 (0.74%) CCNP
20 363 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2917 (5.48%) QA
2 1230 (2.31%) SLA
3 511 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 388 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 267 (0.50%) COBIT
5 267 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 263 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 250 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 142 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 119 (0.22%) EMIR
10 113 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 98 (0.18%) Basel III
12 78 (0.15%) Basel II
12 78 (0.15%) COREP
13 60 (0.11%) CRD IV
14 52 (0.098%) MiFID
15 45 (0.085%) TickIT
16 37 (0.070%) FATCA
17 36 (0.068%) ISO 8583
18 33 (0.062%) P3O
System Software
1 2500 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 1359 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 321 (0.60%) XenApp
5 319 (0.60%) vSphere
6 289 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 270 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 180 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 158 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 122 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 121 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 103 (0.19%) XenServer
13 59 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 53 (0.100%) KVM
15 51 (0.096%) Xen
16 49 (0.092%) ISA Server
17 47 (0.088%) NFS
18 44 (0.083%) vCloud
19 42 (0.079%) MetaFrame
20 33 (0.062%) UAG
Systems Management
1 622 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 529 (0.99%) SCCM
3 273 (0.51%) Puppet
4 252 (0.47%) SCOM
5 251 (0.47%) Data Guard
6 223 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 202 (0.38%) Nagios
8 165 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 131 (0.25%) OpenView
10 124 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 97 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
12 94 (0.18%) WSUS
13 83 (0.16%) HP NNM
14 80 (0.15%) Backup Exec
15 72 (0.14%) Control-M
16 67 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 60 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
18 55 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 53 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 48 (0.090%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7591 (14.27%) Microsoft
2 7434 (13.97%) Oracle
3 3113 (5.85%) SAP
4 2086 (3.92%) VMware
5 1651 (3.10%) Cisco
6 1400 (2.63%) HP
7 1351 (2.54%) Citrix
8 1167 (2.19%) IBM
9 757 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 747 (1.40%) Business Objects
11 712 (1.34%) Cognos
12 689 (1.29%) Sybase
13 611 (1.15%) JBoss
14 610 (1.15%) Google
15 575 (1.08%) Hyperion
16 533 (1.00%) Fujitsu
17 522 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 510 (0.96%) Bloomberg
19 506 (0.95%) Juniper
20 429 (0.81%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Red Commerce
Salary: £50000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 46 minutes ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: c.60,000
Posted: 46 minutes ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Cotterell-gifford
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £38k - 40k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 43.5k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago