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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Finance Analyst
Rank 790 775 727
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 101 114 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 82 91 145
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £27,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -40 96 £47,500 +18.75% 33
London -11 44 £60,000 +33.33% 17
South East +13 21 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Berkshire +13 11 £24,500 -45.55%
City of London +10 11 £60,000 +14.28% 6
North West -3 11 £45,000 +42.85% 1
West Yorkshire -20 7 £31,250 -24.69%
Yorkshire -36 7 £31,250 -24.69% 1
Manchester -15 5 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £36,750 -
Merseyside - 5 £45,000 -
South West -20 4 £65,000 +56.62% 2
Dorset - 4 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £65,000 - 1
Oxford - 4 £36,750 -
Bournemouth - 4 £65,000 -
East Midlands -11 3 £22,500 - 1
Leeds -21 3 £30,000 -25.00%
East of England -24 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Derbyshire - 3 £22,500 -
Derby - 3 £22,500 -
Bradford - 3 £32,500 -
Slough - 3 £22,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Reading +6 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland -4 2 £75,000 +76.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Edinburgh -18 2 £75,000 +76.47% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £41,250 +17.85% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Finance
2 85 (29.82%) SQL
3 74 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (20.35%) Oracle
5 47 (16.49%) SAP
6 45 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 43 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (15.09%) Microsoft
8 42 (14.74%) ERP
9 40 (14.04%) Degree
10 32 (11.23%) General Ledger
11 31 (10.88%) CIMA
12 30 (10.53%) ACCA
13 27 (9.47%) SQL Server
14 26 (9.12%) Banking
15 25 (8.77%) Oracle General Ledger
16 23 (8.07%) Data Analysis
17 22 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (7.72%) Business Analysis
17 22 (7.72%) Oracle EBS
18 20 (7.02%) VBA
18 20 (7.02%) Cognos
18 20 (7.02%) Financial Modelling
19 19 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
19 19 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (6.67%) Legal
20 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
20 18 (6.32%) Project Management
20 18 (6.32%) CODA
20 18 (6.32%) Oracle Receivables

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (3.51%) SAS
2 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (8.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 22 (7.72%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (6.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (5.96%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (5.96%) SAP FI
6 16 (5.61%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (5.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (5.61%) SAP CO
7 15 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (4.91%) Oracle Cash Management
8 14 (4.91%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (4.91%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (2.81%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (2.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (2.11%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (2.11%) FRx
11 5 (1.75%) Agresso
11 5 (1.75%) SAP ERP
11 5 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) HTTP
2 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.70%) 4G
2 2 (0.70%) 2G
2 2 (0.70%) Internet
2 2 (0.70%) 3G
2 2 (0.70%) PPP
2 2 (0.70%) Broadband
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) VPN
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) DMZ
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.56%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.46%) Essbase
6 6 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.40%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (1.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (1.40%) Hyperion Smart View
8 4 (1.40%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.40%) MS Access
9 3 (1.05%) OLAP
9 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.70%) Big Data
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.05%) JBehave
2 3 (1.05%) Selenium
2 3 (1.05%) WebLOAD
2 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 285 (100.00%) Finance
2 32 (11.23%) General Ledger
3 26 (9.12%) Banking
4 19 (6.67%) Legal
5 16 (5.61%) Law
6 13 (4.56%) Back Office
6 13 (4.56%) Billing
7 8 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.81%) Advertising
7 8 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.46%) Retail
9 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.40%) Front Office
12 3 (1.05%) Marketing
13 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.35%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) .NET
2 4 (1.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) CGI
3 1 (0.35%) J2EE
3 1 (0.35%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) SOAP
3 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.35%) Java EE
3 1 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.16%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.75%) Statistics
5 5 (1.75%) STB
5 5 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.40%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.40%) Life Science
7 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.05%) Kindle
7 3 (1.05%) FMCG
7 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.70%) Economics
8 2 (0.70%) Equities
8 2 (0.70%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.21%) Windows
2 6 (2.11%) UNIX
3 5 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (14.74%) ERP
3 23 (8.07%) Data Analysis
4 22 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (7.72%) Business Analysis
5 20 (7.02%) Financial Modelling
6 19 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (6.32%) Project Management
8 17 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.26%) Cash Management
10 13 (4.56%) Data Governance
10 13 (4.56%) Analytics
11 12 (4.21%) ITIL
12 11 (3.86%) Data Management
12 11 (3.86%) Financial Analysis
13 10 (3.51%) Practice Management
14 9 (3.16%) Systems Analysis
15 8 (2.81%) Waterfall
15 8 (2.81%) Workflow
16 7 (2.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.82%) SQL
2 20 (7.02%) VBA
3 9 (3.16%) PL/SQL
4 8 (2.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.46%) VB
5 7 (2.46%) Java
6 4 (1.40%) C#
7 3 (1.05%) Python
7 3 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (14.04%) Degree
2 31 (10.88%) CIMA
3 30 (10.53%) ACCA
4 9 (3.16%) AAT
5 4 (1.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (1.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.40%) PMP
5 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.05%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.35%) CCA
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.35%) MBA
8 1 (0.35%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) QA
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
2 7 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.46%) COREP
3 6 (2.11%) FINREP
4 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (20.35%) Oracle
2 47 (16.49%) SAP
3 43 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.02%) Cognos
5 18 (6.32%) CODA
6 12 (4.21%) Business Objects
6 12 (4.21%) Sun
7 11 (3.86%) Hyperion
8 8 (2.81%) Sage
9 7 (2.46%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (2.11%) Remedy
11 5 (1.75%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.40%) SYSPRO
13 3 (1.05%) HP
13 3 (1.05%) BT
14 2 (0.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 2 (0.70%) Norkom
14 2 (0.70%) Huawei
14 2 (0.70%) Mantas
14 2 (0.70%) Actimize
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