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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 27350 23375 29515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 21.05% 23.48%
As % of the General category 51.24% 48.61% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 21693 18438 24685
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53380 48088 56462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.00% 43.31% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 41308 38041 47449
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 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 25514 £52,500 +5.00% 3144
London 0 14488 £60,000 +9.09% 1691
City of London 0 4417 £57,500 +4.54% 780
South East 0 4055 £50,000 +11.11% 387
East of England 0 1546 £45,000 - 176
Yorkshire 0 1369 £42,500 +11.84% 195
North West +4 1365 £40,000 - 214
Surrey +2 1306 £50,000 +5.26% 105
South West +6 1095 £45,000 +12.50% 229
West Yorkshire +2 1017 £43,250 +13.81% 130
Scotland 0 984 £45,250 +0.55% 163
West Midlands +3 940 £45,000 +12.50% 116
Berkshire -4 889 £50,000 +5.26% 72
Manchester +1 733 £40,000 - 100
Leeds 0 637 £43,000 +13.15% 71
Hertfordshire -1 608 £43,500 -13.00% 69
Hampshire -2 555 £45,000 - 64
East Midlands -2 553 £40,000 -2.43% 77
Edinburgh 0 498 £47,500 +6.74% 79
Birmingham +2 480 £47,500 +5.55% 51
Cheshire +3 420 £42,500 - 57
Bristol +9 415 £40,000 - 95
Buckinghamshire +5 415 £45,000 +15.38% 42
Glasgow +2 384 £45,000 - 46
Essex 0 381 £50,000 +17.64% 26
Reading -3 381 £50,000 +6.38% 32
Cambridgeshire +7 333 £42,500 -5.55% 42
West Sussex +1 293 £55,000 +37.50% 26
Guildford +13 228 £52,500 +50.00% 10
Milton Keynes +1 222 £42,000 +20.00% 22

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11982 (23.65%) SQL
2 9030 (17.82%) Banking
3 8516 (16.81%) Degree
4 7495 (14.79%) SQL Server
5 7433 (14.67%) Project Management
6 7232 (14.27%) .NET
7 7225 (14.26%) Microsoft
8 7194 (14.20%) Java
9 7055 (13.93%) Oracle
10 7040 (13.90%) C#
11 6604 (13.04%) Windows
12 4731 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
13 4722 (9.32%) MS Excel
14 4281 (8.45%) Retail
15 4162 (8.22%) Linux
16 4142 (8.18%) UNIX
17 3908 (7.71%) HTML
18 3885 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 3858 (7.62%) ITIL
20 3840 (7.58%) JavaScript
21 3581 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
22 3475 (6.86%) PRINCE2
23 3415 (6.74%) Computer Science
24 3412 (6.73%) OO
25 3369 (6.65%) Scrum
26 3346 (6.60%) ASP.NET
27 3130 (6.18%) Telecoms
28 3122 (6.16%) Business Analysis
29 3024 (5.97%) SAP
30 2913 (5.75%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1802 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 1128 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 1088 (2.15%) SAS
4 1067 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 1014 (2.00%) IIS
6 764 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 700 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 611 (1.21%) Apache
9 555 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 542 (1.07%) CMS
11 338 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 298 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 269 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
14 262 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 246 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
16 236 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 217 (0.43%) Lync
18 215 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
19 206 (0.41%) Node.js
20 201 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4722 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 2366 (4.67%) MS Office
3 1058 (2.09%) MS Project
4 907 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 662 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 316 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 214 (0.42%) SPSS
8 166 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 150 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 39 (0.077%) InfoPath
11 36 (0.071%) RoboHelp
12 35 (0.069%) PowerPivot
13 28 (0.055%) Fireworks
14 24 (0.047%) FastStats
15 22 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
16 21 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
16 21 (0.041%) Niku Workbench
16 21 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
17 17 (0.034%) Stata
18 16 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1143 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 921 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 731 (1.44%) SAP FI
4 684 (1.35%) SAP CO
4 684 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
5 674 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 607 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 562 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
8 551 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
9 418 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
10 395 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
11 383 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
12 345 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
13 297 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
14 267 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
15 261 (0.52%) SAP BPC
16 249 (0.49%) SAP MM
17 230 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
18 220 (0.43%) SAP SD
19 208 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 459 (0.91%) SaaS
2 182 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 180 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 147 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 91 (0.18%) GitHub
6 64 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 60 (0.12%) Office 365
8 52 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
9 37 (0.073%) Force.com
9 37 (0.073%) IaaS
10 27 (0.053%) PaaS
11 26 (0.051%) Google App Engine
12 21 (0.041%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.022%) Taleo
14 8 (0.016%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.016%) Route 53
15 7 (0.014%) Heroku
16 6 (0.012%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.008%) Basecamp
17 4 (0.008%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1344 (2.65%) Firewall
2 1218 (2.40%) Internet
3 1187 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 1017 (2.01%) SAN
5 982 (1.94%) DNS
6 935 (1.85%) WAN
7 902 (1.78%) LAN
8 554 (1.09%) DHCP
9 522 (1.03%) HTTP
10 435 (0.86%) VPN
11 379 (0.75%) LDAP
12 353 (0.70%) VoIP
13 344 (0.68%) Intranet
14 343 (0.68%) SSL
15 287 (0.57%) Network Security
16 284 (0.56%) FTP
17 274 (0.54%) NAS
18 271 (0.53%) BGP
19 268 (0.53%) Wireless
20 249 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7495 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 2206 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1984 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1929 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 1798 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1701 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1621 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 1017 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 908 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 885 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 857 (1.69%) MySQL
12 856 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 795 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 794 (1.57%) Big Data
15 627 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
16 495 (0.98%) Data Mining
17 480 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
18 453 (0.89%) QlikView
19 446 (0.88%) DB2
20 427 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1096 (2.16%) Visual Studio
2 875 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 852 (1.68%) Subversion
4 834 (1.65%) Selenium
5 641 (1.27%) JUnit
6 603 (1.19%) NUnit
7 597 (1.18%) Git (software)
8 582 (1.15%) Maven
9 505 (1.00%) JIRA
10 458 (0.90%) Eclipse
11 367 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
12 351 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
13 338 (0.67%) Jenkins
14 295 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
15 294 (0.58%) Moq
16 276 (0.54%) Hudson
16 276 (0.54%) WebDriver
17 263 (0.52%) Ant
18 237 (0.47%) Toad
19 223 (0.44%) Cucumber
General
1 9030 (17.82%) Banking
2 4281 (8.45%) Retail
3 3130 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 2646 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 2594 (5.12%) Marketing
6 2069 (4.08%) Financial Institution
7 1902 (3.75%) Front Office
8 1587 (3.13%) Legal
9 1205 (2.38%) Back Office
10 1165 (2.30%) Manufacturing
11 826 (1.63%) Advertising
12 822 (1.62%) Law
13 644 (1.27%) Retail Banking
14 601 (1.19%) Games
15 588 (1.16%) Billing
16 482 (0.95%) Publishing
17 309 (0.61%) General Ledger
18 227 (0.45%) French Language
19 218 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
20 206 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11854 (23.40%) Developer
2 10467 (20.66%) Analyst
3 4463 (8.81%) Consultant
4 4155 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 3919 (7.74%) Business Analyst
6 2766 (5.46%) Architect
7 2381 (4.70%) Java Developer
8 2156 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 1980 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 1939 (3.83%) .NET Developer
11 1824 (3.60%) Support Analyst
12 1316 (2.60%) Applications Support
13 1226 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
14 1134 (2.24%) Administrator
15 1133 (2.24%) Software Developer
16 1111 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
17 1105 (2.18%) Senior Manager
18 1018 (2.01%) DBA
19 983 (1.94%) SAP Consultant
20 977 (1.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7232 (14.27%) .NET
2 3908 (7.71%) HTML
3 3346 (6.60%) ASP.NET
4 2913 (5.75%) CSS
5 2766 (5.46%) XML
6 2289 (4.52%) Web Services
7 1955 (3.86%) jQuery
8 1714 (3.38%) WCF
9 1527 (3.01%) WPF
10 1510 (2.98%) Spring
11 1463 (2.89%) HTML5
12 1442 (2.85%) J2EE
13 1341 (2.65%) .NET Framework
14 1285 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1187 (2.34%) Middleware
16 898 (1.77%) Ajax
17 880 (1.74%) Hibernate
18 834 (1.65%) WinForms
19 752 (1.48%) CSS3
20 703 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3415 (6.74%) Computer Science
2 1775 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 1706 (3.37%) Mathematics
4 1476 (2.91%) Derivative
5 1346 (2.66%) Hedge funds
6 1285 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1129 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1126 (2.22%) Equities
9 901 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 727 (1.44%) Statistics
11 700 (1.38%) Blackberry
12 667 (1.32%) Mobile App
13 600 (1.18%) Open Source
14 551 (1.09%) Credit Risk
15 527 (1.04%) Clustering
16 467 (0.92%) Replication
17 459 (0.91%) Physics
18 438 (0.86%) Client/Server
19 396 (0.78%) Visualisation
20 370 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6604 (13.04%) Windows
2 4162 (8.22%) Linux
3 4142 (8.18%) UNIX
4 1510 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1021 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 963 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 897 (1.77%) Solaris
8 672 (1.33%) Android
9 668 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 648 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 481 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 458 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 413 (0.82%) AIX
14 195 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 108 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 89 (0.18%) CentOS
17 83 (0.16%) Mac OS X
18 77 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
19 73 (0.14%) Windows Phone
19 73 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7433 (14.67%) Project Management
2 4731 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3885 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3858 (7.62%) ITIL
5 3581 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
6 3475 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 3412 (6.73%) OO
8 3369 (6.65%) Scrum
9 3122 (6.16%) Business Analysis
10 2615 (5.16%) TDD
11 2592 (5.12%) Risk Management
12 2551 (5.04%) Software Engineering
13 2405 (4.75%) MVC
14 2302 (4.54%) Analytics
15 2253 (4.45%) CRM
16 2250 (4.44%) Change Management
17 1946 (3.84%) E-Commerce
18 1943 (3.84%) Service Delivery
19 1694 (3.34%) Multithreading
20 1616 (3.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11982 (23.65%) SQL
2 7194 (14.20%) Java
3 7040 (13.90%) C#
4 3840 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 2734 (5.40%) C++
6 1850 (3.65%) T-SQL
7 1510 (2.98%) Python
8 1423 (2.81%) Perl
9 1323 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 1229 (2.43%) C
11 885 (1.75%) VBA
12 863 (1.70%) VB
13 845 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 842 (1.66%) PHP
15 836 (1.65%) PowerShell
16 717 (1.42%) VB.NET
17 514 (1.01%) Ruby
18 493 (0.97%) Bash Shell
19 327 (0.65%) VBScript
20 301 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8516 (16.81%) Degree
2 1556 (3.07%) ISEB
3 1320 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 1089 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 800 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 791 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 729 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 675 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 570 (1.13%) CISSP
10 560 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 544 (1.07%) PMP
12 504 (0.99%) ISTQB
13 482 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 472 (0.93%) CISA
15 453 (0.89%) MCSE
16 445 (0.88%) CIMA
17 418 (0.83%) ACCA
18 416 (0.82%) CCNA
19 384 (0.76%) CCNP
20 378 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2795 (5.52%) QA
2 1066 (2.10%) SLA
3 447 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 340 (0.67%) COBIT
5 303 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 277 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 264 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 249 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 165 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 117 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
11 104 (0.21%) EMIR
12 96 (0.19%) Basel III
13 78 (0.15%) COREP
14 66 (0.13%) Basel II
15 57 (0.11%) MiFID
16 49 (0.097%) COSO
17 48 (0.095%) P3O
18 47 (0.093%) CRD IV
19 40 (0.079%) FINREP
20 35 (0.069%) TickIT
System Software
1 2418 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 1331 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 396 (0.78%) XenApp
4 297 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 297 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
4 297 (0.59%) vSphere
5 268 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 212 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 208 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 129 (0.25%) XenServer
9 92 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 77 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 73 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 66 (0.13%) vCloud
13 53 (0.10%) MetaFrame
14 49 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 48 (0.095%) NFS
16 38 (0.075%) KVM
17 35 (0.069%) Xen
17 35 (0.069%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 514 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 391 (0.77%) SCCM
3 269 (0.53%) Puppet
4 251 (0.50%) SCOM
5 219 (0.43%) Data Guard
6 172 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 134 (0.26%) Nagios
8 122 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 112 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 110 (0.22%) OpenView
11 103 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
12 95 (0.19%) WSUS
12 95 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 84 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 84 (0.17%) Control-M
14 80 (0.16%) HP NNM
15 76 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
16 67 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 50 (0.099%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 47 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7225 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 7055 (13.93%) Oracle
3 3024 (5.97%) SAP
4 2111 (4.17%) VMware
5 1553 (3.07%) Cisco
6 1309 (2.58%) HP
7 1275 (2.52%) Citrix
8 1136 (2.24%) IBM
9 806 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 672 (1.33%) Sybase
11 668 (1.32%) Cognos
12 617 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 601 (1.19%) JBoss
14 528 (1.04%) Google
15 486 (0.96%) Hyperion
16 471 (0.93%) TIBCO
17 460 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
18 450 (0.89%) Informatica
19 436 (0.86%) Fujitsu
20 414 (0.82%) Adobe
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