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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Finance Analyst
Rank 759 763 746
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 138 142 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 97 114 123
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £58,400 £66,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -14.44%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 2015 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 4 August 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
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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 +17 134 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London +21 66 £50,000 +5.26% 11
South East +12 34 £47,500 +32.86% 8
City of London +43 21 £37,500 -13.79% 6
East of England +19 17 £38,174 -8.01%
Berkshire +9 13 £40,000 +75.82% 3
Essex - 13 £38,848 -
West Midlands -10 11 £42,500 -
Surrey +6 9 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £38,000 +8.57%
Birmingham - 5 £48,750 -
Brentwood - 5 - -
Reigate - 5 £50,000 -
Reading +2 4 £40,000 -
Coventry -7 4 £42,500 +30.76%
South West -11 4 £48,750 +8.33%
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 - 1
Epsom - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £50,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £46,250 -
Oxfordshire +6 2 £48,750 +33.56% 2
Oxford -3 2 £48,750 +33.56% 1
Yorkshire -5 2 £49,250 +64.16% 1
Milton Keynes -10 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Leeds +7 1 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Amersham +1 1 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £60,000 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -2 1 £35,000 +55.55%
Bedfordshire -2 1 £32,500 -21.68%

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 240 (100.00%) Finance
2 81 (33.75%) SQL
3 69 (28.75%) Degree
4 53 (22.08%) MS Excel
5 51 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (20.00%) Oracle
7 47 (19.58%) Banking
8 45 (18.75%) CIMA
9 42 (17.50%) ACCA
10 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
11 35 (14.58%) SQL Server
12 34 (14.17%) Business Analysis
13 33 (13.75%) SAP
14 26 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (10.42%) Law
16 24 (10.00%) VBA
17 23 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (9.58%) Analytics
18 22 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (8.75%) Retail
20 20 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
21 19 (7.92%) Project Management
21 19 (7.92%) MS Office
22 18 (7.50%) Financial Analysis
23 16 (6.67%) QlikView
23 16 (6.67%) Data Analysis
23 16 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
24 15 (6.25%) Sun
24 15 (6.25%) Cognos
24 15 (6.25%) ERP

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (4.17%) SAS
2 4 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
Applications
1 53 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.92%) MS Office
3 13 (5.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.67%) PowerPivot
5 4 (1.67%) SPSS
6 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (2.92%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (2.50%) Misys Midas
6 6 (2.50%) SunGard AvantGard
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (2.08%) SAP FI
8 4 (1.67%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (1.67%) Agresso
8 4 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (1.67%) SAP CO
8 4 (1.67%) HFM
8 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.50%) Internet
2 4 (1.67%) Intranet
3 2 (0.83%) Broadband
4 1 (0.42%) PPP
4 1 (0.42%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 16 (6.67%) QlikView
3 14 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.33%) MS Access
8 7 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.08%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.83%) Essbase
13 1 (0.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 240 (100.00%) Finance
2 47 (19.58%) Banking
3 25 (10.42%) Law
4 21 (8.75%) Retail
5 15 (6.25%) Legal
6 12 (5.00%) Billing
7 11 (4.58%) International Banking
7 11 (4.58%) Front Office
7 11 (4.58%) Back Office
8 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.75%) Marketing
8 9 (3.75%) General Ledger
9 8 (3.33%) Advertising
10 7 (2.92%) Investment Banking
11 5 (2.08%) Retail Banking
11 5 (2.08%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.67%) Aerospace
13 3 (1.25%) Publishing
14 1 (0.42%) Automotive
14 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.92%) .NET
2 4 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (1.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.25%) XML
3 3 (1.25%) COM
4 2 (0.83%) SOAP
4 2 (0.83%) REST
4 2 (0.83%) XSLT
5 1 (0.42%) EDI
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.92%) Statistics
5 6 (2.50%) Derivative
6 5 (2.08%) STB
6 5 (2.08%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.08%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.25%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.25%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.83%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.83%) Handset
8 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.83%) Equities
8 2 (0.83%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.83%) Windows
2 9 (3.75%) UNIX
3 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.17%) Business Analysis
2 26 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.58%) Analytics
4 22 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (7.92%) Project Management
7 18 (7.50%) Financial Analysis
8 16 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 15 (6.25%) ERP
9 15 (6.25%) Change Management
10 14 (5.83%) Data Modelling
10 14 (5.83%) Waterfall
11 12 (5.00%) SDLC
11 12 (5.00%) ITIL
11 12 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
12 10 (4.17%) Performance Management
12 10 (4.17%) Use Case
12 10 (4.17%) ETL
13 9 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 81 (33.75%) SQL
2 24 (10.00%) VBA
3 5 (2.08%) C#
3 5 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.08%) Perl
4 4 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.83%) VB
5 2 (0.83%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (28.75%) Degree
2 45 (18.75%) CIMA
3 42 (17.50%) ACCA
4 8 (3.33%) ISEB
5 7 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.67%) PMP
6 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.25%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.25%) AAT
7 3 (1.25%) Postgraduate
7 3 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) MBA
8 2 (0.83%) EnCE
8 2 (0.83%) CISA
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (2.08%) QA
1 5 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.67%) COREP
2 4 (1.67%) FINREP
2 4 (1.67%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
Vendors
1 48 (20.00%) Oracle
2 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.75%) SAP
4 15 (6.25%) Cognos
4 15 (6.25%) Sun
5 9 (3.75%) HP
6 8 (3.33%) Hyperion
6 8 (3.33%) CODA
6 8 (3.33%) VMware
7 6 (2.50%) Teradata
7 6 (2.50%) IBM
7 6 (2.50%) SunGard
8 5 (2.08%) Microgen
9 4 (1.67%) Tableau
9 4 (1.67%) Netezza
9 4 (1.67%) Sybase
9 4 (1.67%) OpenText
9 4 (1.67%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.25%) Siebel
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