The table below looks at the statistics for the Financial Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Financial Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Finance Analyst
Rank 785 765 742
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 117 111 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 96 91 139
Average salary £47,500 £40,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.56% -9.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,750 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Financial Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Financial Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Financial Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK.

Financial Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Financial Analyst over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Financial Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
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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 -18 112 £47,500 +16.56% 35
London -20 56 £60,500 +21.00% 16
South East 0 25 £42,000 -6.66% 7
North West -14 12 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +11 11 £22,000 -51.11%
City of London +3 9 £60,250 +0.41% 7
West Yorkshire -28 7 £31,250 -27.32% 4
Yorkshire -30 7 £31,250 -27.32% 4
Manchester 0 6 £41,250 +30.95% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £36,750 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £45,000 -
South West -32 4 £65,000 +42.07% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £65,000 - 2
Dorset - 4 £65,000 -
Oxford - 4 £36,750 - 1
Bournemouth - 4 £65,000 -
Surrey 0 3 £44,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -3 3 £22,500 -37.50% 1
Leeds -26 3 £30,000 -
East of England -40 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Derby - 3 £22,500 -
Bradford - 3 £32,500 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 £22,500 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £22,000 -
Reading -3 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £45,000 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £41,250 -5.71% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £75,000 - 1

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title.

1 301 (100.00%) Finance
2 91 (30.23%) SQL
3 78 (25.91%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (21.59%) Oracle
5 54 (17.94%) SAP
6 49 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (15.95%) MS Excel
8 44 (14.62%) Degree
9 43 (14.29%) ERP
9 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 33 (10.96%) General Ledger
11 32 (10.63%) CIMA
12 31 (10.30%) ACCA
13 30 (9.97%) Data Analysis
14 29 (9.63%) Banking
15 25 (8.31%) SQL Server
15 25 (8.31%) VBA
16 24 (7.97%) Business Analysis
16 24 (7.97%) Oracle General Ledger
17 23 (7.64%) Financial Modelling
17 23 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (7.31%) Cognos
19 21 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
20 20 (6.64%) SAP FI
21 19 (6.31%) CODA
21 19 (6.31%) Management Information System
21 19 (6.31%) Legal
21 19 (6.31%) SAP CO
21 19 (6.31%) SAP FI/CO

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.32%) SAS
2 4 (1.33%) IIS
2 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (15.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (7.97%) Oracle General Ledger
2 21 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (6.64%) SAP FI
4 19 (6.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 19 (6.31%) SAP CO
5 18 (5.98%) Oracle EBS R12
6 17 (5.65%) Oracle Payables
6 17 (5.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (5.32%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (4.65%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (4.65%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (4.65%) Oracle Cash Management
8 14 (4.65%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (2.66%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (1.99%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (1.99%) FRx
10 6 (1.99%) Hyperion Planning
11 5 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (1.66%) SAP ERP
11 5 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) HTTP
1 3 (1.00%) PPP
2 2 (0.66%) Broadband
2 2 (0.66%) FTP
2 2 (0.66%) Internet
2 2 (0.66%) 3G
2 2 (0.66%) 2G
2 2 (0.66%) 4G
2 2 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) VPN
3 1 (0.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (3.99%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.33%) Essbase
7 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.66%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.33%) MS Access
8 4 (1.33%) Hyperion Smart View
8 4 (1.33%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (1.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 3 (1.00%) Big Data
9 3 (1.00%) OLAP
9 3 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.66%) ProClarity
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) JIRA
2 3 (1.00%) Selenium
2 3 (1.00%) WebLOAD
2 3 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.00%) JBehave
2 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 301 (100.00%) Finance
2 33 (10.96%) General Ledger
3 29 (9.63%) Banking
4 19 (6.31%) Legal
5 15 (4.98%) Law
6 13 (4.32%) Back Office
7 12 (3.99%) Billing
8 10 (3.32%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.66%) Retail
9 8 (2.66%) Advertising
9 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.00%) Front Office
12 3 (1.00%) Marketing
13 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.33%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.33%) .NET
1 4 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (0.33%) XML
2 1 (0.33%) CGI
2 1 (0.33%) J2EE
2 1 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.91%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.32%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.99%) Statistics
6 6 (1.99%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.66%) STB
8 4 (1.33%) Life Science
8 4 (1.33%) Kindle
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.00%) FMCG
10 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.66%) Economics
10 2 (0.66%) Derivative
10 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.99%) Windows
2 6 (1.99%) UNIX
3 5 (1.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (14.29%) ERP
3 30 (9.97%) Data Analysis
4 24 (7.97%) Business Analysis
5 23 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (7.64%) Financial Modelling
6 22 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (5.65%) Project Management
7 17 (5.65%) Analytics
8 16 (5.32%) Cash Management
9 15 (4.98%) Data Governance
10 14 (4.65%) Data Management
11 12 (3.99%) ITIL
12 11 (3.65%) Financial Analysis
13 10 (3.32%) Practice Management
14 9 (2.99%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (2.99%) Change Management
15 8 (2.66%) Data Modelling
15 8 (2.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 91 (30.23%) SQL
2 25 (8.31%) VBA
3 10 (3.32%) T-SQL
3 10 (3.32%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.32%) VB
4 8 (2.66%) Java
5 6 (1.99%) C#
6 5 (1.66%) C++
6 5 (1.66%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (14.62%) Degree
2 32 (10.63%) CIMA
3 31 (10.30%) ACCA
4 10 (3.32%) AAT
5 4 (1.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (1.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.33%) PMP
5 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.00%) ISEB
7 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.33%) CCA
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.33%) IIBA
8 1 (0.33%) MBA
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.65%) QA
2 10 (3.32%) SLA
3 7 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.33%) COREP
4 6 (1.99%) FINREP
5 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (21.59%) Oracle
2 54 (17.94%) SAP
3 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.31%) Cognos
5 19 (6.31%) CODA
6 14 (4.65%) Business Objects
7 12 (3.99%) Sun
8 11 (3.65%) Hyperion
9 9 (2.99%) Sage
10 6 (1.99%) Remedy
10 6 (1.99%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.99%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.33%) SYSPRO
12 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.00%) Mantas
12 3 (1.00%) Actimize
12 3 (1.00%) Norkom
12 3 (1.00%) HP
13 2 (0.66%) Calypso
13 2 (0.66%) Ericsson
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