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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25571 27064 23622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.11% 22.54% 21.04%
As % of the General category 52.17% 51.15% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 20643 21496 18651
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 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%

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
49017 52911 48623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.31% 44.07% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38294 41012 38467
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 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 April 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 24 April 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 23636 £52,500 - 3498
London +1 13230 £60,000 +0.41% 1812
South East +3 3841 £50,000 - 488
City of London 0 3596 £57,500 - 752
North West +2 1349 £41,125 +2.81% 280
Yorkshire +1 1318 £40,000 -5.88% 202
East of England -2 1235 £47,500 +5.55% 157
South West -1 1095 £42,500 -5.55% 246
Scotland +1 1073 £47,500 +5.55% 179
Berkshire +6 996 £55,000 +10.00% 109
Surrey -3 979 £51,500 +3.00% 104
West Yorkshire 0 854 £41,500 -3.48% 125
West Midlands -7 775 £45,000 - 140
Manchester 0 640 £40,000 - 138
East Midlands +5 619 £45,000 +12.50% 127
Hampshire +1 609 £45,000 - 85
Leeds 0 595 £40,000 -6.97% 81
Edinburgh 0 528 £47,500 +2.15% 88
Cheshire +4 496 £42,500 - 86
Reading +3 452 £55,000 +10.00% 44
Hertfordshire -2 438 £50,000 +16.27% 54
Glasgow 0 428 £48,500 +7.77% 66
Buckinghamshire -2 385 £48,500 +7.77% 54
Bristol -1 379 £42,500 +6.25% 111
Essex +1 366 £50,000 -4.76% 34
Birmingham -7 307 £50,000 +5.26% 52
Wales +3 304 £40,000 - 20
Gloucestershire +9 288 £40,000 +6.66% 33
South Wales +3 288 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Nottinghamshire +2 241 £42,500 +13.33% 34

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11842 (23.91%) SQL
2 10363 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9401 (18.98%) Banking
4 7818 (15.78%) Degree
5 7389 (14.92%) Microsoft
6 7246 (14.63%) SQL Server
7 7007 (14.15%) Oracle
8 6918 (13.97%) Java
9 6907 (13.94%) Project Management
10 6681 (13.49%) Windows
11 6326 (12.77%) .NET
12 6316 (12.75%) C#
13 5472 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
14 4701 (9.49%) MS Excel
15 4539 (9.16%) JavaScript
16 4412 (8.91%) Linux
17 4295 (8.67%) HTML
18 4165 (8.41%) ITIL
19 4096 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 4092 (8.26%) Retail
21 4039 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
22 3834 (7.74%) UNIX
23 3490 (7.05%) Scrum
24 3401 (6.87%) Telecoms
25 3307 (6.68%) PRINCE2
26 3021 (6.10%) CSS
27 2941 (5.94%) SAP
28 2891 (5.84%) Business Analysis
29 2851 (5.76%) QA
30 2831 (5.72%) Computer Science

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1564 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 962 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 895 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 884 (1.78%) IIS
5 879 (1.77%) SAS
6 713 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 678 (1.37%) Apache
8 504 (1.02%) CMS
9 501 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 469 (0.95%) JBoss
11 402 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 325 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 304 (0.61%) Node.js
14 287 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 256 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
16 247 (0.50%) Lync
17 244 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
18 213 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
19 204 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
20 178 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 4701 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 2377 (4.80%) MS Office
3 841 (1.70%) MS Project
4 813 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 654 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 214 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 178 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 157 (0.32%) SPSS
9 150 (0.30%) PowerPivot
10 126 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 60 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 39 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 26 (0.052%) InDesign
14 24 (0.048%) CPLEX
15 23 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
16 21 (0.042%) Fireworks
17 20 (0.040%) Mingle
18 14 (0.028%) RoboHelp
18 14 (0.028%) Open Workbench
19 12 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1138 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1021 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 775 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
4 725 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 665 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 650 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
7 584 (1.18%) SAP FI
8 553 (1.12%) SAP CO
9 549 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
10 498 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
11 433 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
12 388 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 335 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
14 271 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
15 235 (0.47%) SAP MM
16 225 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
17 185 (0.37%) SAP SD
18 182 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
19 174 (0.35%) Agresso
20 169 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 694 (1.40%) SaaS
2 464 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 405 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 251 (0.51%) Office 365
5 201 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 129 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 93 (0.19%) PaaS
8 86 (0.17%) IaaS
9 83 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 74 (0.15%) GitHub
11 68 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 63 (0.13%) Force.com
13 33 (0.067%) Adobe Analytics
14 25 (0.050%) Boomi
15 24 (0.048%) FinancialForce.com
15 24 (0.048%) Taleo
16 20 (0.040%) Yammer
17 18 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (0.036%) Amazon S3
17 18 (0.036%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1658 (3.35%) Firewall
2 1037 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 1015 (2.05%) WAN
4 979 (1.98%) SAN
5 969 (1.96%) Internet
6 939 (1.90%) LAN
7 910 (1.84%) DNS
8 627 (1.27%) VPN
9 561 (1.13%) Network Security
10 551 (1.11%) Wireless
11 550 (1.11%) DHCP
12 459 (0.93%) VoIP
13 426 (0.86%) HTTP
14 355 (0.72%) BGP
15 349 (0.70%) SSL
16 321 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
17 304 (0.61%) MPLS
18 283 (0.57%) OSPF
19 272 (0.55%) Intranet
19 272 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7246 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 2218 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1800 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1790 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1565 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 1554 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1337 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 1066 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1036 (2.09%) MySQL
10 932 (1.88%) Big Data
11 812 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 802 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 753 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 668 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
15 615 (1.24%) NoSQL
16 581 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 554 (1.12%) DB2
18 539 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
19 476 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
20 451 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 974 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 934 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 917 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 917 (1.85%) Selenium
4 841 (1.70%) Subversion
5 808 (1.63%) JIRA
6 634 (1.28%) NUnit
7 583 (1.18%) Maven
8 560 (1.13%) Jenkins
9 456 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
10 441 (0.89%) JUnit
11 360 (0.73%) Eclipse
12 335 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
13 323 (0.65%) WebDriver
14 315 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
15 309 (0.62%) Cucumber
16 306 (0.62%) Moq
17 278 (0.56%) MSTest
18 233 (0.47%) TeamCity
19 213 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 9401 (18.98%) Banking
2 4092 (8.26%) Retail
3 3401 (6.87%) Telecoms
4 2386 (4.82%) Marketing
5 1974 (3.99%) Investment Banking
6 1953 (3.94%) Financial Institution
7 1627 (3.28%) Legal
8 1561 (3.15%) Front Office
9 1408 (2.84%) Manufacturing
10 1087 (2.19%) Back Office
11 800 (1.62%) Advertising
12 727 (1.47%) Law
13 586 (1.18%) Retail Banking
14 539 (1.09%) Games
15 465 (0.94%) General Ledger
16 407 (0.82%) Electronics
17 371 (0.75%) Billing
18 323 (0.65%) Aerospace
19 283 (0.57%) Publishing
20 264 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11077 (22.36%) Developer
2 10539 (21.28%) Analyst
3 4136 (8.35%) Project Manager
4 4037 (8.15%) Consultant
5 3919 (7.91%) Business Analyst
6 2924 (5.90%) Architect
7 1892 (3.82%) .NET Developer
8 1863 (3.76%) Support Analyst
9 1852 (3.74%) Java Developer
10 1826 (3.69%) C# Developer
11 1783 (3.60%) Senior Developer
12 1330 (2.69%) Applications Support
13 1078 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
14 1065 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
15 1040 (2.10%) Test Analyst
16 1014 (2.05%) Administrator
17 1008 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
18 989 (2.00%) Senior Manager
19 930 (1.88%) Junior
20 883 (1.78%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6326 (12.77%) .NET
2 4295 (8.67%) HTML
3 3021 (6.10%) CSS
4 2800 (5.65%) ASP.NET
5 2665 (5.38%) XML
6 2410 (4.87%) Web Services
7 1890 (3.82%) jQuery
8 1654 (3.34%) HTML5
9 1569 (3.17%) Spring
10 1515 (3.06%) WCF
11 1330 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1222 (2.47%) .NET Framework
13 1188 (2.40%) Middleware
14 1018 (2.06%) WPF
15 963 (1.94%) J2EE
16 916 (1.85%) AngularJS
17 810 (1.64%) Hibernate
18 790 (1.59%) Ajax
19 732 (1.48%) SOAP
20 704 (1.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5472 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2831 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 1884 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 1183 (2.39%) Hedge funds
5 1160 (2.34%) Derivative
6 1158 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 1145 (2.31%) Mathematics
8 1071 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 954 (1.93%) User Experience
10 848 (1.71%) Equities
11 748 (1.51%) Fixed Income
12 709 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 690 (1.39%) Open Source
14 623 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 595 (1.20%) Data Integration
16 543 (1.10%) Blackberry
17 542 (1.09%) Algorithms
18 533 (1.08%) Client/Server
19 527 (1.06%) Statistics
20 523 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6681 (13.49%) Windows
2 4412 (8.91%) Linux
3 3834 (7.74%) UNIX
4 1259 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 963 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 779 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 724 (1.46%) Solaris
8 680 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 607 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 586 (1.18%) Android
11 548 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 435 (0.88%) Windows XP
13 307 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 255 (0.51%) AIX
15 145 (0.29%) CentOS
16 114 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 114 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 86 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
18 83 (0.17%) Windows 2000
19 71 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10363 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6907 (13.94%) Project Management
3 4165 (8.41%) ITIL
4 4096 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 4039 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
6 3490 (7.05%) Scrum
7 3307 (6.68%) PRINCE2
8 2891 (5.84%) Business Analysis
9 2776 (5.60%) OO
10 2693 (5.44%) MVC
11 2686 (5.42%) TDD
12 2412 (4.87%) Analytics
13 2398 (4.84%) Change Management
14 2145 (4.33%) Software Engineering
15 2142 (4.32%) CRM
16 2106 (4.25%) Mentoring
17 2103 (4.25%) Risk Management
18 1994 (4.03%) Service Delivery
19 1818 (3.67%) E-Commerce
20 1711 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11842 (23.91%) SQL
2 6918 (13.97%) Java
3 6316 (12.75%) C#
4 4539 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 2327 (4.70%) C++
6 1806 (3.65%) T-SQL
7 1737 (3.51%) Python
8 1393 (2.81%) PL/SQL
9 1195 (2.41%) Perl
10 1125 (2.27%) PHP
11 1073 (2.17%) C
12 910 (1.84%) VBA
13 771 (1.56%) PowerShell
14 754 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 726 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 715 (1.44%) VB
17 564 (1.14%) Bash Shell
18 424 (0.86%) Ruby
19 286 (0.58%) Scala
20 276 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 7818 (15.78%) Degree
2 1511 (3.05%) ISEB
3 1163 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 966 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 946 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 908 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 758 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 747 (1.51%) SC Cleared
9 683 (1.38%) PMP
10 671 (1.35%) CISSP
11 574 (1.16%) MCSE
12 551 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 523 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 511 (1.03%) CCNP
15 498 (1.01%) CCNA
16 458 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 378 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 339 (0.68%) ACCA
18 339 (0.68%) CISM
19 334 (0.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2851 (5.76%) QA
2 1369 (2.76%) SLA
3 663 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 424 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 295 (0.60%) COBIT
6 275 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 209 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 207 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 157 (0.32%) EMIR
10 151 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 119 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
12 91 (0.18%) MiFID
13 71 (0.14%) FATCA
14 68 (0.14%) Basel II
15 60 (0.12%) Basel III
16 58 (0.12%) CRD IV
17 33 (0.067%) P3O
18 31 (0.063%) ISO 8583
19 29 (0.059%) ISO 14001
19 29 (0.059%) FINREP
System Software
1 2358 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1411 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 376 (0.76%) vSphere
4 353 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 317 (0.64%) XenApp
6 311 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 233 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 168 (0.34%) NFS
9 143 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 114 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 103 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 97 (0.20%) Xen
13 83 (0.17%) SRDF
14 71 (0.14%) KVM
15 58 (0.12%) XenServer
16 56 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 56 (0.11%) Firmware
17 55 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 50 (0.10%) vCloud
19 42 (0.085%) Snort
Systems Management
1 491 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 432 (0.87%) Puppet
3 349 (0.70%) SCCM
4 291 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 195 (0.39%) Nagios
6 186 (0.38%) SCOM
7 172 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 158 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 123 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 108 (0.22%) Control-M
11 105 (0.21%) OpenView
12 95 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 90 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 87 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
15 67 (0.14%) WSUS
16 65 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 54 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 42 (0.085%) AirWatch
19 40 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 40 (0.081%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 7389 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 7007 (14.15%) Oracle
3 2941 (5.94%) SAP
4 2123 (4.29%) VMware
5 2064 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1344 (2.71%) IBM
7 1273 (2.57%) HP
8 1257 (2.54%) Citrix
9 788 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 728 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 674 (1.36%) Cognos
12 642 (1.30%) Sybase
13 569 (1.15%) Juniper
14 555 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 489 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
16 458 (0.92%) NetApp
17 449 (0.91%) Hyperion
18 448 (0.90%) EMC
19 427 (0.86%) Informatica
20 417 (0.84%) F5
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefit package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits share options + package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus a huge benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Total Campus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago