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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Finance Analyst
Rank 760 763 726
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 142 176 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 111 148 130
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -11 137 £50,000 +17.64% 26
London -9 71 £52,500 +16.66% 12
South East +9 32 £46,250 +32.14% 5
City of London +20 15 £45,000 +7.14% 4
East of England +19 15 £38,174 +38.81%
Surrey +18 15 £50,000 +61.29%
West Midlands -15 11 £42,500 - 3
Essex - 11 £38,848 -
Berkshire -5 8 £42,500 +80.85% 1
Epsom - 7 - -
Birmingham -3 6 £48,750 +2.63% 2
South West -5 6 £45,000 - 2
Reigate - 5 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £40,250 +7.33%
Hertfordshire +5 3 £52,500 +90.90%
Coventry -9 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Bristol -18 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Brentwood - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Yorkshire +2 2 £55,000 +136.55% 1
Devon -9 2 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 - 2
Staines - 2 £30,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £51,250 - 1
Bedfordshire +14 1 £32,500 -21.68%
Cheltenham +2 1 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £35,000 -12.50%
North Yorkshire 0 1 £50,000 +115.05%
Gloucestershire -3 1 £45,000 - 1

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Finance
2 76 (33.04%) SQL
3 56 (24.35%) MS Excel
4 54 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (22.17%) Degree
6 48 (20.87%) Oracle
7 40 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 38 (16.52%) SQL Server
8 38 (16.52%) Banking
9 37 (16.09%) ACCA
9 37 (16.09%) CIMA
10 31 (13.48%) Business Analysis
11 25 (10.87%) Law
11 25 (10.87%) SAP
12 24 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (10.00%) Project Management
13 23 (10.00%) Analytics
14 22 (9.57%) Windows
15 21 (9.13%) Crystal Reports
16 20 (8.70%) ITIL
16 20 (8.70%) Change Management
16 20 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (8.26%) Financial Analysis
18 18 (7.83%) Legal
19 17 (7.39%) Retail
20 15 (6.52%) Billing
20 15 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
20 15 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 15 (6.52%) Front Office

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (3.91%) SAS
2 8 (3.48%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 56 (24.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.22%) MS Office
3 9 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.87%) SPSS
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.91%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.61%) SunGard AvantGard
3 6 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (2.17%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.74%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.74%) CODA-Financials
5 4 (1.74%) HFM
6 3 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.30%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.30%) Agresso
7 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.43%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.48%) Intranet
2 7 (3.04%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) Broadband
4 1 (0.43%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.13%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.35%) QlikView
6 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (3.04%) MS Access
9 6 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.74%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.87%) Essbase
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.43%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 230 (100.00%) Finance
2 38 (16.52%) Banking
3 25 (10.87%) Law
4 18 (7.83%) Legal
5 17 (7.39%) Retail
6 15 (6.52%) Billing
6 15 (6.52%) Front Office
7 11 (4.78%) Back Office
7 11 (4.78%) General Ledger
7 11 (4.78%) Marketing
8 7 (3.04%) Investment Banking
8 7 (3.04%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.74%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.30%) Publishing
11 2 (0.87%) International Banking
12 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.43%) Advertising
12 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (1.74%) .NET
3 3 (1.30%) COM
3 3 (1.30%) Web Services
3 3 (1.30%) XML
4 2 (0.87%) XSLT
4 2 (0.87%) SOAP
4 2 (0.87%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) EDI
5 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.91%) Statistics
4 7 (3.04%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.17%) Derivative
5 5 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.74%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.87%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.87%) STB
8 2 (0.87%) Handset
8 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.43%) Social Media
9 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.57%) Windows
2 13 (5.65%) UNIX
3 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Business Analysis
2 24 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (10.00%) Project Management
3 23 (10.00%) Analytics
4 20 (8.70%) ITIL
4 20 (8.70%) Change Management
4 20 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.26%) Financial Analysis
6 15 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.09%) Data Modelling
7 14 (6.09%) Data Analysis
8 13 (5.65%) Performance Management
8 13 (5.65%) Waterfall
8 13 (5.65%) SDLC
9 12 (5.22%) Workflow
10 11 (4.78%) ERP
11 10 (4.35%) Use Case
12 9 (3.91%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (3.91%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (33.04%) SQL
2 15 (6.52%) VBA
3 8 (3.48%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.17%) Perl
5 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.87%) VB
6 2 (0.87%) C#
6 2 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (22.17%) Degree
2 37 (16.09%) ACCA
2 37 (16.09%) CIMA
3 10 (4.35%) ISEB
4 7 (3.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.74%) MCSE
6 4 (1.74%) PMP
6 4 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.30%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.87%) AAT
8 2 (0.87%) EnCE
8 2 (0.87%) MBA
8 2 (0.87%) CISA
9 1 (0.43%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.74%) COREP
2 4 (1.74%) FINREP
2 4 (1.74%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 48 (20.87%) Oracle
2 40 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.87%) SAP
4 15 (6.52%) Cognos
4 15 (6.52%) Sun
5 11 (4.78%) HP
6 9 (3.91%) Hyperion
7 8 (3.48%) Sybase
7 8 (3.48%) CODA
7 8 (3.48%) OpenText
7 8 (3.48%) VMware
8 6 (2.61%) Teradata
8 6 (2.61%) IBM
8 6 (2.61%) SunGard
9 4 (1.74%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.74%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.30%) Mantas
10 3 (1.30%) Actimize
10 3 (1.30%) NetSuite
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