The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1856 2696 3471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.07% 37.55% 33.41%
As % of the General category 65.61% 63.90% 58.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1710 2419 2889
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,150 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2829 4219 5968
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 54.99% 58.76% 57.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2592 3788 4954
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £91,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Salary trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1104 (29.70%) SQL
2 1031 (27.74%) Banking
3 880 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 821 (22.09%) Java
5 767 (20.63%) SQL Server
6 555 (14.93%) C#
7 537 (14.45%) Microsoft
8 535 (14.39%) JavaScript
8 535 (14.39%) Degree
9 499 (13.42%) Linux
10 478 (12.86%) .NET
11 459 (12.35%) Windows
12 405 (10.90%) Oracle
13 383 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
14 363 (9.77%) Fintech
15 362 (9.74%) HTML
16 339 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
17 332 (8.93%) Project Management
18 330 (8.88%) MS Excel
19 328 (8.82%) ITIL
20 324 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 322 (8.66%) Front Office
21 322 (8.66%) Python
22 306 (8.23%) AngularJS
22 306 (8.23%) SDLC
23 296 (7.96%) Unix
24 274 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 274 (7.37%) Computer Science
25 261 (7.02%) CSS
26 259 (6.97%) XML

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 86 (2.31%) CMS
2 77 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 76 (2.04%) EPiServer
4 65 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 59 (1.59%) IIS
6 57 (1.53%) Apache
7 50 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 42 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 37 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 36 (0.97%) Jetty
10 36 (0.97%) SAS
11 31 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 29 (0.78%) Confluence
13 26 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
16 18 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 330 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 158 (4.25%) MS Office
3 83 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (1.59%) MS Project
5 52 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.22%) SPSS
8 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.081%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.054%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.054%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.027%) GIMP
11 1 (0.027%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
3 20 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 16 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 15 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 15 (0.40%) thinkFolio
8 14 (0.38%) SAP BPC
9 13 (0.35%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.27%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
11 9 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
11 9 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.22%) HFM
13 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 79 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (2.10%) SaaS
3 76 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (1.43%) Office 365
5 20 (0.54%) GitHub
6 19 (0.51%) Yammer
7 15 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.38%) IaaS
9 12 (0.32%) PaaS
10 9 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.16%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.13%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.13%) Boomi
13 5 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
13 5 (0.13%) Force.com
13 5 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 170 (4.57%) Firewall
2 121 (3.26%) Internet
3 104 (2.80%) Intranet
4 76 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 75 (2.02%) DNS
6 73 (1.96%) WAN
7 60 (1.61%) LAN
8 54 (1.45%) Network Security
9 51 (1.37%) SAN
10 48 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 47 (1.26%) DHCP
11 47 (1.26%) VPN
12 35 (0.94%) SSL
13 32 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (0.83%) BGP
15 29 (0.78%) Skype
16 28 (0.75%) FTP
17 27 (0.73%) OSPF
18 24 (0.65%) MPLS
19 23 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 274 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 219 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 170 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
5 161 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 132 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 118 (3.17%) Big Data
8 94 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 89 (2.39%) Power BI
10 87 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 78 (2.10%) NoSQL
12 73 (1.96%) MySQL
13 72 (1.94%) Oracle Database
14 67 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 63 (1.69%) Hadoop
16 56 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
17 51 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
17 51 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
18 38 (1.02%) MongoDB
19 35 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 155 (4.17%) JIRA
2 140 (3.77%) Maven
3 125 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 102 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 86 (2.31%) Jenkins
6 74 (1.99%) JUnit
7 73 (1.96%) Gradle
8 69 (1.86%) Selenium
9 61 (1.64%) Subversion
10 54 (1.45%) Git (software)
11 45 (1.21%) NUnit
12 37 (1.00%) MSTest
13 27 (0.73%) Ant
14 20 (0.54%) Moq
15 18 (0.48%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.48%) Mockito
16 17 (0.46%) SilkPerformer
16 17 (0.46%) SilkTest
16 17 (0.46%) TeamCity
17 13 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 1031 (27.74%) Banking
2 322 (8.66%) Front Office
3 217 (5.84%) Investment Banking
4 167 (4.49%) Legal
5 150 (4.04%) Financial Institution
6 148 (3.98%) Back Office
7 140 (3.77%) Retail
8 119 (3.20%) Marketing
9 113 (3.04%) Advertising
10 84 (2.26%) Law
11 60 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 26 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.67%) Games
14 24 (0.65%) Publishing
15 23 (0.62%) Electronics
16 22 (0.59%) Billing
16 22 (0.59%) French Language
17 15 (0.40%) Private Banking
18 12 (0.32%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1282 (34.49%) Developer
2 790 (21.25%) Analyst
3 461 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 403 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 299 (8.04%) C# Developer
6 256 (6.89%) .NET Developer
7 245 (6.59%) Business Analyst
8 225 (6.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 200 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 188 (5.06%) SQL Developer
11 158 (4.25%) Architect
11 158 (4.25%) Consultant
12 156 (4.20%) Project Manager
13 149 (4.01%) Support Analyst
14 131 (3.52%) Junior
15 125 (3.36%) Applications Support
16 109 (2.93%) Senior C# Developer
17 105 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
18 104 (2.80%) Front Office Developer
19 99 (2.66%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (12.86%) .NET
2 362 (9.74%) HTML
3 306 (8.23%) AngularJS
4 261 (7.02%) CSS
5 259 (6.97%) XML
6 210 (5.65%) Web Services
7 206 (5.54%) ASP.NET
8 193 (5.19%) HTML5
9 147 (3.95%) Spring
10 143 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 133 (3.58%) FIX Protocol
12 119 (3.20%) .NET Framework
12 119 (3.20%) jQuery
13 117 (3.15%) J2SE
14 98 (2.64%) Entity Framework
15 96 (2.58%) CSS3
16 92 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 83 (2.23%) React
17 83 (2.23%) REST
18 77 (2.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 383 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 363 (9.77%) Fintech
3 274 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 163 (4.39%) User Experience
5 149 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 131 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 109 (2.93%) Fixed Income
8 102 (2.74%) Derivative
9 99 (2.66%) Equities
10 95 (2.56%) Hedge funds
11 72 (1.94%) Data Centre
12 56 (1.51%) Algorithms
13 52 (1.40%) SWIFT
14 49 (1.32%) Credit Risk
15 48 (1.29%) Market Risk
16 45 (1.21%) Clustering
17 38 (1.02%) Data Structures
18 32 (0.86%) Reference Data
19 30 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 499 (13.42%) Linux
2 459 (12.35%) Windows
3 296 (7.96%) Unix
4 168 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 98 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 37 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 34 (0.91%) Solaris
11 24 (0.65%) CentOS
12 16 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.40%) Android
13 15 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.19%) SUSE
15 7 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.11%) AIX
16 4 (0.11%) VMS
17 3 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
3 332 (8.93%) Project Management
4 328 (8.82%) ITIL
5 324 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 306 (8.23%) SDLC
7 246 (6.62%) OO
8 231 (6.21%) Business Analysis
9 223 (6.00%) Mathematics
10 218 (5.86%) Scrum
11 207 (5.57%) Low Latency
12 199 (5.35%) Web Development
13 195 (5.25%) TDD
14 192 (5.17%) Multithreading
15 189 (5.08%) MVC
16 175 (4.71%) Mentoring
17 173 (4.65%) Analytics
18 169 (4.55%) CRM
18 169 (4.55%) OOD
19 168 (4.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1104 (29.70%) SQL
2 821 (22.09%) Java
3 555 (14.93%) C#
4 535 (14.39%) JavaScript
5 322 (8.66%) Python
6 220 (5.92%) C++
7 146 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 114 (3.07%) PowerShell
9 104 (2.80%) Perl
10 93 (2.50%) C
10 93 (2.50%) Scala
11 79 (2.13%) XPath
12 66 (1.78%) PHP
13 65 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 55 (1.48%) R
15 51 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 51 (1.37%) VBA
16 50 (1.35%) VB
17 44 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 35 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 535 (14.39%) Degree
2 86 (2.31%) ISEB
3 80 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (1.51%) PMP
6 54 (1.45%) CISA
6 54 (1.45%) CISSP
7 50 (1.35%) CCNP
8 45 (1.21%) PhD
9 43 (1.16%) CCNA
9 43 (1.16%) CISM
10 33 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 25 (0.67%) ACCA
13 25 (0.67%) CIMA
14 22 (0.59%) PCI QSA
15 20 (0.54%) CRISC
15 20 (0.54%) MCSE
16 19 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (6.35%) QA
2 77 (2.07%) MiFID
3 70 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (1.67%) PMO
5 54 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 42 (1.13%) COBIT
7 40 (1.08%) SLA
8 31 (0.83%) EMIR
9 30 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 30 (0.81%) PCI DSS
10 22 (0.59%) IFRS
11 20 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
13 18 (0.48%) GDPR
14 17 (0.46%) IFRS 9
15 9 (0.24%) Basel II
16 4 (0.11%) P3O
16 4 (0.11%) SEPA
17 3 (0.081%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.081%) SDET
System Software
1 189 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 87 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.05%) XenApp
4 36 (0.97%) Docker
5 31 (0.83%) vSphere
6 28 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 27 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.32%) VMware ESX
13 9 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.24%) XenServer
14 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.13%) HDFS
15 5 (0.13%) NFS
16 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.054%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 85 (2.29%) Puppet
2 54 (1.45%) SCCM
3 41 (1.10%) Ansible
4 40 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 20 (0.54%) WSUS
8 18 (0.48%) SCOM
9 17 (0.46%) Nagios
10 13 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.32%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.30%) Control-M
13 9 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
15 7 (0.19%) Kubernetes
16 6 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 5 (0.13%) Data Guard
17 5 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
17 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
17 5 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 537 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 405 (10.90%) Oracle
3 150 (4.04%) Cisco
4 145 (3.90%) VMware
5 103 (2.77%) SAP
6 94 (2.53%) Citrix
7 81 (2.18%) HP
8 75 (2.02%) Sybase
9 70 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 65 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (1.53%) TIBCO
12 50 (1.35%) Bloomberg
12 50 (1.35%) Siebel
13 48 (1.29%) Cognos
14 43 (1.16%) Hyperion
15 37 (1.00%) Juniper
16 36 (0.97%) Tableau
17 31 (0.83%) CheckPoint
17 31 (0.83%) IBM
18 30 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
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