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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 23953 23522 24393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.73% 22.67% 22.04%
As % of the General category 52.21% 51.68% 50.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19673 18426 19943
Average salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
45874 45519 47853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.53% 43.88% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36839 35277 39613
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 £78,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 22019 £52,500 - 3782
London +1 12140 £60,000 - 1913
City of London 0 3422 £60,000 +4.34% 782
South East 0 3375 £49,500 -1.00% 583
North West +5 1525 £45,000 +9.75% 247
East of England 0 1179 £47,500 +11.76% 177
South West -3 1131 £42,500 +4.93% 311
Yorkshire -1 1119 £42,500 - 243
Scotland +1 1073 £47,500 +5.55% 160
Surrey 0 1055 £47,500 -5.00% 180
Berkshire +3 998 £52,000 -0.95% 138
Manchester +3 853 £42,500 +6.25% 139
West Yorkshire +1 798 £42,500 -1.16% 173
West Midlands -5 798 £42,500 -5.55% 133
Edinburgh 0 564 £47,000 +4.44% 93
Leeds -1 545 £42,500 -3.40% 96
East Midlands +5 538 £42,500 +1.19% 107
Cheshire +2 500 £46,500 +3.33% 57
Hertfordshire +1 468 £50,000 +25.00% 41
Reading 0 421 £52,500 -4.54% 49
Bristol +1 393 £40,000 +3.89% 146
Hampshire -12 383 £45,000 - 76
Glasgow 0 348 £47,500 +5.55% 40
Essex +3 341 £50,000 +16.27% 42
Wales +4 329 £38,000 -5.00% 52
Gloucestershire +6 317 £42,500 +6.25% 57
Buckinghamshire +2 314 £50,000 +5.26% 52
South Wales +4 309 £38,000 -10.58% 45
Birmingham -6 304 £47,500 - 55
Wiltshire -3 202 £45,000 - 53

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11678 (23.71%) SQL
2 9173 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9167 (18.61%) Banking
4 7557 (15.34%) Degree
5 7441 (15.11%) Microsoft
6 7085 (14.38%) SQL Server
7 6998 (14.21%) Oracle
8 6776 (13.76%) Project Management
9 6680 (13.56%) Windows
10 6300 (12.79%) Java
11 6008 (12.20%) C#
12 5896 (11.97%) .NET
13 5261 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
14 4731 (9.61%) MS Excel
15 4262 (8.65%) ITIL
16 4151 (8.43%) Linux
17 4125 (8.37%) JavaScript
18 4048 (8.22%) Retail
19 4033 (8.19%) UNIX
20 3944 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
21 3936 (7.99%) HTML
22 3853 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
23 3487 (7.08%) Telecoms
24 3310 (6.72%) PRINCE2
25 3221 (6.54%) Scrum
26 2846 (5.78%) CSS
27 2845 (5.78%) SAP
28 2813 (5.71%) OO
29 2792 (5.67%) Computer Science
30 2776 (5.64%) ASP.NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1675 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 1103 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 899 (1.83%) SAS
4 831 (1.69%) IIS
5 784 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 712 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 616 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 611 (1.24%) Apache
9 479 (0.97%) CMS
10 467 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 456 (0.93%) JBoss
12 308 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 282 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 265 (0.54%) Node.js
15 256 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 241 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
17 238 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
18 236 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
19 229 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
20 198 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4731 (9.61%) MS Excel
2 2494 (5.06%) MS Office
3 956 (1.94%) MS Project
4 825 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 708 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 212 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 187 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 179 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 163 (0.33%) SPSS
10 103 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 67 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 31 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 29 (0.059%) CPLEX
14 21 (0.043%) InDesign
15 17 (0.035%) Niku Workbench
16 14 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
17 12 (0.024%) Stata
18 11 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
19 10 (0.020%) Open Workbench
19 10 (0.020%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1148 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1006 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 806 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
4 673 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 659 (1.34%) SAP FI
6 642 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 635 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
8 631 (1.28%) SAP CO
9 630 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 448 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
11 424 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
12 381 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
13 305 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
14 301 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 221 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
16 209 (0.42%) Agresso
17 193 (0.39%) SAP BPC
18 183 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
19 182 (0.37%) SAP MM
20 176 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 638 (1.30%) SaaS
2 371 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 222 (0.45%) Office 365
4 186 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 184 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 90 (0.18%) PaaS
7 70 (0.14%) IaaS
8 57 (0.12%) Force.com
9 50 (0.10%) GitHub
10 46 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
12 19 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.028%) Google Apps
14 13 (0.026%) Taleo
15 11 (0.022%) Heroku
16 9 (0.018%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.018%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.016%) Google Compute Engine
18 6 (0.012%) IBM Blueworks
18 6 (0.012%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1627 (3.30%) Firewall
2 1062 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 1038 (2.11%) SAN
4 1036 (2.10%) WAN
4 1036 (2.10%) LAN
5 997 (2.02%) Internet
6 929 (1.89%) DNS
7 684 (1.39%) VPN
8 569 (1.16%) Wireless
9 562 (1.14%) DHCP
10 532 (1.08%) Network Security
11 442 (0.90%) VoIP
12 394 (0.80%) HTTP
13 344 (0.70%) BGP
14 325 (0.66%) MPLS
15 322 (0.65%) Intranet
16 307 (0.62%) SSL
17 294 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
18 277 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 269 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7085 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 2194 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1881 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1858 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1575 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 1422 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1372 (2.79%) Oracle Database
8 1117 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 967 (1.96%) MySQL
10 790 (1.60%) Big Data
11 767 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 670 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 653 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 649 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 595 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
16 555 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
17 534 (1.08%) DB2
18 496 (1.01%) Hadoop
19 423 (0.86%) QlikView
20 421 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1035 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 978 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 844 (1.71%) Subversion
4 824 (1.67%) Selenium
5 777 (1.58%) JIRA
6 735 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 576 (1.17%) NUnit
8 567 (1.15%) Maven
9 502 (1.02%) Jenkins
10 442 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
11 422 (0.86%) JUnit
12 358 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 349 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 310 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
15 284 (0.58%) Cucumber
16 272 (0.55%) WebDriver
17 249 (0.51%) MSTest
18 245 (0.50%) Moq
19 226 (0.46%) Ant
20 199 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 9167 (18.61%) Banking
2 4048 (8.22%) Retail
3 3487 (7.08%) Telecoms
4 2276 (4.62%) Marketing
5 2051 (4.16%) Investment Banking
6 1843 (3.74%) Financial Institution
7 1612 (3.27%) Front Office
8 1598 (3.24%) Legal
9 1367 (2.78%) Manufacturing
10 967 (1.96%) Back Office
11 862 (1.75%) Advertising
12 680 (1.38%) Law
13 565 (1.15%) Games
14 533 (1.08%) Retail Banking
15 428 (0.87%) Billing
16 405 (0.82%) Aerospace
17 392 (0.80%) General Ledger
18 309 (0.63%) Electronics
19 295 (0.60%) Publishing
20 266 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10728 (21.78%) Developer
2 10655 (21.63%) Analyst
3 4120 (8.36%) Consultant
4 4111 (8.35%) Project Manager
5 3743 (7.60%) Business Analyst
6 2891 (5.87%) Architect
7 2088 (4.24%) Support Analyst
8 1881 (3.82%) Java Developer
9 1819 (3.69%) C# Developer
10 1757 (3.57%) Senior Developer
11 1720 (3.49%) .NET Developer
12 1389 (2.82%) Applications Support
13 1220 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
14 1034 (2.10%) Test Analyst
15 1030 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
16 1011 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
17 986 (2.00%) Senior Manager
18 966 (1.96%) Administrator
19 932 (1.89%) Junior
20 874 (1.77%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5896 (11.97%) .NET
2 3936 (7.99%) HTML
3 2846 (5.78%) CSS
4 2776 (5.64%) ASP.NET
5 2613 (5.31%) XML
6 2112 (4.29%) Web Services
7 1784 (3.62%) jQuery
8 1533 (3.11%) HTML5
9 1401 (2.84%) WCF
10 1389 (2.82%) Spring
11 1300 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1199 (2.43%) .NET Framework
13 1135 (2.30%) Middleware
14 1084 (2.20%) WPF
15 1036 (2.10%) J2EE
16 788 (1.60%) Ajax
17 744 (1.51%) Hibernate
18 700 (1.42%) AngularJS
19 688 (1.40%) CSS3
20 665 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5261 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2792 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 1716 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 1271 (2.58%) Mathematics
5 1158 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1149 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1136 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 1131 (2.30%) Derivative
9 910 (1.85%) User Experience
10 809 (1.64%) Equities
11 806 (1.64%) Fixed Income
12 662 (1.34%) Open Source
13 614 (1.25%) Mobile App
14 579 (1.18%) Statistics
15 571 (1.16%) Blackberry
16 548 (1.11%) Visualisation
17 539 (1.09%) Data Structures
18 515 (1.05%) Algorithms
19 488 (0.99%) Client/Server
20 487 (0.99%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6680 (13.56%) Windows
2 4151 (8.43%) Linux
3 4033 (8.19%) UNIX
4 1444 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1077 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 918 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 753 (1.53%) Solaris
8 653 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 620 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 567 (1.15%) Android
11 557 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 551 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 325 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 311 (0.63%) AIX
15 135 (0.27%) CentOS
16 115 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 114 (0.23%) Windows 2000
18 101 (0.21%) Mac OS X
19 97 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
20 87 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9173 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6776 (13.76%) Project Management
3 4262 (8.65%) ITIL
4 3944 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 3853 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3310 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 3221 (6.54%) Scrum
8 2813 (5.71%) OO
9 2680 (5.44%) Business Analysis
10 2524 (5.12%) MVC
11 2423 (4.92%) Change Management
12 2379 (4.83%) TDD
13 2236 (4.54%) Mentoring
14 2227 (4.52%) Software Engineering
15 2167 (4.40%) Analytics
16 2069 (4.20%) Risk Management
17 2059 (4.18%) CRM
18 1881 (3.82%) Service Delivery
19 1730 (3.51%) E-Commerce
20 1650 (3.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11678 (23.71%) SQL
2 6300 (12.79%) Java
3 6008 (12.20%) C#
4 4125 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 2488 (5.05%) C++
6 1745 (3.54%) T-SQL
7 1658 (3.37%) Python
8 1286 (2.61%) Perl
9 1252 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 1159 (2.35%) C
11 1075 (2.18%) VBA
12 882 (1.79%) PHP
13 815 (1.65%) Shell Script
14 789 (1.60%) PowerShell
15 704 (1.43%) VB
16 695 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 514 (1.04%) Bash Shell
18 484 (0.98%) Ruby
19 240 (0.49%) Scala
20 229 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 7557 (15.34%) Degree
2 1725 (3.50%) ISEB
3 1425 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 966 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 905 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 896 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 851 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 720 (1.46%) ISTQB
9 655 (1.33%) PMP
10 595 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 573 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 520 (1.06%) CISSP
13 513 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 499 (1.01%) CCNP
15 458 (0.93%) MCSE
16 430 (0.87%) CCNA
17 401 (0.81%) ACCA
18 368 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 361 (0.73%) CIMA
20 237 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2652 (5.38%) QA
2 1451 (2.95%) SLA
3 507 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 394 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 307 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 274 (0.56%) COBIT
7 224 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 182 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 130 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 106 (0.22%) EMIR
11 89 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
12 64 (0.13%) MiFID
13 63 (0.13%) Basel III
14 57 (0.12%) FATCA
15 53 (0.11%) Basel II
15 53 (0.11%) ISO 8583
16 35 (0.071%) GAAP
16 35 (0.071%) COSO
16 35 (0.071%) ISO 14001
17 29 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2480 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 1464 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 452 (0.92%) XenApp
4 441 (0.90%) vSphere
5 302 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 285 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 279 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 189 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 160 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 137 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 115 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (0.21%) NFS
13 63 (0.13%) Firmware
14 59 (0.12%) Xen
15 57 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 50 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 49 (0.099%) XenServer
18 48 (0.097%) MetaFrame
19 44 (0.089%) ISA Server
20 43 (0.087%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 593 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 379 (0.77%) SCCM
3 368 (0.75%) Puppet
4 242 (0.49%) SCOM
5 197 (0.40%) Data Guard
5 197 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (0.40%) Nagios
7 162 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 156 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 129 (0.26%) Control-M
10 116 (0.24%) OpenView
11 98 (0.20%) Backup Exec
12 81 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
13 80 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
14 65 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 62 (0.13%) Foglight
16 60 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 59 (0.12%) WSUS
17 59 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
18 58 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7441 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 6998 (14.21%) Oracle
3 2845 (5.78%) SAP
4 2158 (4.38%) VMware
5 1982 (4.02%) Cisco
6 1466 (2.98%) Citrix
7 1384 (2.81%) HP
8 1251 (2.54%) IBM
9 777 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 745 (1.51%) Cognos
11 640 (1.30%) Juniper
12 631 (1.28%) Sybase
13 624 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 512 (1.04%) Hyperion
15 477 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
16 456 (0.93%) CheckPoint
17 440 (0.89%) NetApp
18 414 (0.84%) Bloomberg
19 408 (0.83%) F5
20 402 (0.82%) EMC
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 14% Pension, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 per annum + 30000 Variables
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 per annum + 20000 Variables
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and career
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and career
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, health
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and career
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago