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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24903 24436 27003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.89% 22.99%
As % of the General category 50.46% 50.80% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19797 19558 22416
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
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
49353 48105 52994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.81% 45.06% 45.12%
Number of salaries quoted 38070 38123 44084
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 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 23132 £52,500 +5.00% 3256
London 0 12620 £57,500 -4.16% 1697
City of London 0 3757 £57,500 - 802
South East +1 3695 £47,500 - 472
North West +3 1709 £43,500 +2.35% 281
East of England +1 1303 £50,000 +11.11% 183
Berkshire +2 1131 £50,000 +5.26% 134
Yorkshire -1 1074 £42,500 +6.25% 202
Scotland 0 1045 £45,000 -5.26% 199
Surrey 0 1045 £47,500 -5.00% 102
South West -7 1038 £42,500 +6.25% 186
West Midlands -4 966 £45,000 +5.88% 131
Manchester +2 849 £43,250 +1.76% 157
West Yorkshire -3 765 £42,500 +6.25% 146
Cheshire +4 620 £42,500 -5.55% 73
East Midlands -4 590 £45,000 +5.88% 77
Birmingham 0 552 £50,000 +5.26% 59
Leeds -1 547 £42,500 +6.25% 82
Edinburgh 0 542 £42,500 -10.52% 133
Hertfordshire +1 538 £52,500 +19.31% 63
Reading +3 511 £55,000 +10.00% 45
Hampshire -5 438 £45,000 +2.85% 63
Buckinghamshire +2 360 £47,500 +5.55% 53
Glasgow 0 334 £43,000 -9.47% 46
Bristol +3 316 £40,000 +2.56% 83
Cambridgeshire 0 297 £45,000 - 61
Essex 0 293 £52,500 +9.37% 47
Wales +5 240 £35,000 - 41
Wiltshire -4 238 £47,500 +11.76% 38
West Sussex +1 236 £46,500 -2.10% 28

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12202 (23.25%) SQL
2 9889 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 9197 (17.53%) Banking
4 8808 (16.78%) Degree
5 7783 (14.83%) SQL Server
6 7498 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 7367 (14.04%) Project Management
8 7318 (13.95%) Oracle
9 7283 (13.88%) Java
10 6908 (13.16%) .NET
11 6898 (13.14%) C#
12 6717 (12.80%) Windows
13 5901 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
14 5139 (9.79%) MS Excel
15 4401 (8.39%) JavaScript
16 4344 (8.28%) HTML
17 4318 (8.23%) Linux
18 4285 (8.17%) Retail
19 4180 (7.97%) ITIL
20 4113 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
21 4038 (7.69%) UNIX
22 3909 (7.45%) Telecoms
23 3806 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
24 3599 (6.86%) PRINCE2
25 3537 (6.74%) OO
26 3425 (6.53%) Computer Science
27 3319 (6.32%) ASP.NET
28 3303 (6.29%) Scrum
29 3240 (6.17%) Business Analysis
30 3203 (6.10%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1681 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 1083 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 988 (1.88%) IIS
4 925 (1.76%) SAS
5 860 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 816 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 754 (1.44%) Apache
8 675 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 533 (1.02%) CMS
10 472 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 310 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 305 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 304 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 294 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
15 270 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 244 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
17 242 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
17 242 (0.46%) Node.js
18 225 (0.43%) Lync
19 169 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5139 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 2663 (5.07%) MS Office
3 1060 (2.02%) MS Project
4 832 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 644 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 253 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 228 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 206 (0.39%) SPSS
9 119 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 61 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 42 (0.080%) InfoPath
12 30 (0.057%) S-PLUS
13 29 (0.055%) CPLEX
14 23 (0.044%) InDesign
14 23 (0.044%) Stata
15 22 (0.042%) RoboHelp
16 20 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
17 18 (0.034%) FrameMaker
18 12 (0.023%) Fireworks
19 11 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1165 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 939 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 680 (1.30%) SAP FI
4 674 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
5 648 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 634 (1.21%) SAP CO
7 629 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 580 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
9 546 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
10 455 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
11 425 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
12 380 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 372 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
14 320 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
15 311 (0.59%) HFM
15 311 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
16 267 (0.51%) SAP BPC
17 260 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
18 231 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
19 227 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 585 (1.11%) SaaS
2 299 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 175 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 173 (0.33%) Office 365
6 97 (0.18%) PaaS
7 77 (0.15%) IaaS
8 54 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 53 (0.10%) GitHub
10 46 (0.088%) Force.com
11 27 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
12 26 (0.050%) Heroku
13 20 (0.038%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.030%) Google Apps
15 13 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.021%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 10 (0.019%) MailChimp
18 9 (0.017%) Google Compute Engine
18 9 (0.017%) OpenShift
19 7 (0.013%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1621 (3.09%) Firewall
2 1120 (2.13%) Internet
3 1107 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 1002 (1.91%) DNS
5 1000 (1.91%) SAN
6 997 (1.90%) LAN
7 946 (1.80%) WAN
8 585 (1.11%) VPN
9 579 (1.10%) DHCP
10 518 (0.99%) HTTP
11 427 (0.81%) Network Security
12 386 (0.74%) Wireless
13 366 (0.70%) Intranet
14 349 (0.67%) SSL
15 346 (0.66%) VoIP
16 299 (0.57%) LDAP
17 295 (0.56%) BGP
18 247 (0.47%) MPLS
19 242 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
20 239 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7783 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 2161 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1957 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 1941 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1919 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1558 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 1428 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 1080 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1043 (1.99%) MySQL
10 915 (1.74%) RDBMS
11 799 (1.52%) Big Data
12 741 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 716 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 652 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 633 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
16 532 (1.01%) DB2
17 523 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
18 477 (0.91%) QlikView
19 436 (0.83%) Hadoop
20 435 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1187 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 983 (1.87%) Subversion
3 926 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 924 (1.76%) Selenium
5 800 (1.52%) JIRA
6 779 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 678 (1.29%) JUnit
8 574 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 559 (1.07%) Maven
10 514 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
11 505 (0.96%) Eclipse
12 477 (0.91%) NUnit
13 337 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
14 318 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 296 (0.56%) WebDriver
16 282 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
17 276 (0.53%) Hudson
18 274 (0.52%) Ant
19 238 (0.45%) Moq
20 206 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 9197 (17.53%) Banking
2 4285 (8.17%) Retail
3 3909 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 2675 (5.10%) Marketing
5 2397 (4.57%) Investment Banking
6 1920 (3.66%) Financial Institution
7 1785 (3.40%) Front Office
8 1677 (3.20%) Legal
9 1313 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 1233 (2.35%) Back Office
11 1064 (2.03%) Advertising
12 786 (1.50%) Law
13 623 (1.19%) Games
14 589 (1.12%) Billing
15 582 (1.11%) Retail Banking
16 471 (0.90%) Publishing
17 426 (0.81%) General Ledger
18 386 (0.74%) Electronics
19 317 (0.60%) French Language
20 269 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12180 (23.21%) Developer
2 11508 (21.93%) Analyst
3 4625 (8.81%) Consultant
4 4202 (8.01%) Project Manager
5 4156 (7.92%) Business Analyst
6 2788 (5.31%) Architect
7 2452 (4.67%) Java Developer
8 2092 (3.99%) C# Developer
9 1955 (3.73%) .NET Developer
10 1931 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 1912 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 1313 (2.50%) Applications Support
13 1291 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 1183 (2.25%) Junior
15 1142 (2.18%) Senior Manager
16 1086 (2.07%) C# .NET Developer
17 1060 (2.02%) Software Developer
18 1021 (1.95%) Test Analyst
19 990 (1.89%) Administrator
20 970 (1.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6908 (13.16%) .NET
2 4344 (8.28%) HTML
3 3319 (6.32%) ASP.NET
4 3203 (6.10%) CSS
5 3175 (6.05%) XML
6 2253 (4.29%) Web Services
7 2017 (3.84%) jQuery
8 1610 (3.07%) WCF
9 1544 (2.94%) Spring
10 1536 (2.93%) HTML5
11 1471 (2.80%) .NET Framework
12 1414 (2.69%) J2EE
13 1404 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1283 (2.44%) WPF
15 1123 (2.14%) Middleware
16 873 (1.66%) Ajax
17 840 (1.60%) Hibernate
18 754 (1.44%) CSS3
19 701 (1.34%) SOAP
20 677 (1.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5901 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3425 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 1870 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 1671 (3.18%) Mathematics
5 1297 (2.47%) Derivative
6 1294 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1277 (2.43%) Hedge funds
8 1057 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 1052 (2.00%) Equities
10 976 (1.86%) User Experience
11 933 (1.78%) Fixed Income
12 751 (1.43%) Open Source
13 664 (1.27%) Credit Risk
14 624 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 597 (1.14%) Statistics
16 580 (1.11%) Blackberry
17 513 (0.98%) Client/Server
18 502 (0.96%) PMI
19 498 (0.95%) Clustering
20 483 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6717 (12.80%) Windows
2 4318 (8.23%) Linux
3 4038 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1498 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1062 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 969 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 892 (1.70%) Solaris
8 680 (1.30%) Android
9 651 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 649 (1.24%) Windows XP
11 612 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 609 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 411 (0.78%) AIX
14 265 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 176 (0.34%) CentOS
16 129 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 126 (0.24%) Windows 2000
18 115 (0.22%) HPUX
19 108 (0.21%) Windows Vista
20 86 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9889 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7367 (14.04%) Project Management
3 4180 (7.97%) ITIL
4 4113 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 3806 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
6 3599 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 3537 (6.74%) OO
8 3303 (6.29%) Scrum
9 3240 (6.17%) Business Analysis
10 2696 (5.14%) Risk Management
11 2688 (5.12%) TDD
12 2613 (4.98%) Software Engineering
13 2590 (4.94%) MVC
14 2467 (4.70%) Change Management
15 2295 (4.37%) Analytics
16 2294 (4.37%) Mentoring
17 2105 (4.01%) CRM
18 1999 (3.81%) E-Commerce
19 1866 (3.56%) Service Delivery
20 1721 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12202 (23.25%) SQL
2 7283 (13.88%) Java
3 6898 (13.14%) C#
4 4401 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 2830 (5.39%) C++
6 1849 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 1801 (3.43%) Python
8 1462 (2.79%) C
9 1430 (2.73%) Perl
10 1267 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 1111 (2.12%) VBA
12 922 (1.76%) VB
13 919 (1.75%) PHP
14 822 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 820 (1.56%) VB.NET
16 779 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 612 (1.17%) Ruby
18 536 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 385 (0.73%) VBScript
20 256 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8808 (16.78%) Degree
2 1631 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 1589 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1072 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1017 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 937 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 877 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 635 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 611 (1.16%) CISSP
10 576 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 555 (1.06%) ISTQB
12 544 (1.04%) PMP
13 476 (0.91%) ACCA
14 446 (0.85%) CCNA
15 439 (0.84%) CCNP
16 438 (0.83%) CIMA
17 429 (0.82%) MCSE
18 415 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 398 (0.76%) CISA
20 342 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2836 (5.40%) QA
2 1336 (2.55%) SLA
3 504 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 401 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 271 (0.52%) COBIT
6 263 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 250 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 232 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 132 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 108 (0.21%) EMIR
11 100 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
12 80 (0.15%) Basel II
13 79 (0.15%) Basel III
14 61 (0.12%) COREP
15 43 (0.082%) MiFID
15 43 (0.082%) ISO 8583
16 41 (0.078%) TickIT
16 41 (0.078%) CRD IV
17 40 (0.076%) FATCA
18 37 (0.071%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2541 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 1417 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 354 (0.67%) XenApp
4 343 (0.65%) vSphere
5 315 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 298 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 289 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 196 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 135 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 124 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 120 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 89 (0.17%) XenServer
13 63 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 62 (0.12%) NFS
15 61 (0.12%) MetaFrame
16 54 (0.10%) Xen
17 50 (0.095%) ISA Server
18 49 (0.093%) UAG
19 46 (0.088%) KVM
20 44 (0.084%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 682 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 492 (0.94%) SCCM
3 303 (0.58%) Puppet
4 242 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 241 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 236 (0.45%) SCOM
7 229 (0.44%) Nagios
8 168 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 142 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 126 (0.24%) OpenView
11 97 (0.18%) Control-M
12 88 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 83 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 76 (0.14%) WSUS
15 59 (0.11%) HP NNM
16 57 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
17 54 (0.10%) CiscoWorks
18 49 (0.093%) HP SIM
19 48 (0.091%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 46 (0.088%) MOM
Vendors
1 7498 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7318 (13.95%) Oracle
3 3113 (5.93%) SAP
4 2082 (3.97%) VMware
5 1770 (3.37%) Cisco
6 1449 (2.76%) HP
7 1415 (2.70%) Citrix
8 1208 (2.30%) IBM
9 799 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 770 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 724 (1.38%) Cognos
12 672 (1.28%) Sybase
13 636 (1.21%) Hyperion
14 609 (1.16%) Juniper
15 563 (1.07%) Bloomberg
16 559 (1.07%) Fujitsu
17 558 (1.06%) Google
18 541 (1.03%) JBoss
19 518 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
20 438 (0.83%) Informatica
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 per annum
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Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
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Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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City, London
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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