Period
to 14 April 2021

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 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,492 2,718 3,336
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 30.72% 32.08% 32.55%
As % of the General category 61.60% 63.24% 63.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 2,324 2,970
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +8.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,625 £107,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +8.00%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,422 4,298 5,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.87% 50.73% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,082 3,734 4,675
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the City of London region over the 6 months to 14 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +13 7 £80,000 +23.08%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 382 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (20.98%) Python
3 303 (20.31%) SQL
4 277 (18.57%) Azure
5 273 (18.30%) Banking
6 261 (17.49%) DevOps
7 260 (17.43%) AWS
8 246 (16.49%) Java
9 229 (15.35%) C#
10 206 (13.81%) Fintech
11 180 (12.06%) Degree
12 177 (11.86%) JavaScript
13 162 (10.86%) Microservices
14 160 (10.72%) .NET
14 160 (10.72%) Microsoft
15 156 (10.46%) Linux
16 152 (10.19%) SQL Server
17 143 (9.58%) Docker
18 140 (9.38%) Kubernetes
19 138 (9.25%) Test Automation
20 137 (9.18%) Software Engineering
21 133 (8.91%) Windows
22 129 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
23 128 (8.58%) Analytics
24 124 (8.31%) React
25 118 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
26 116 (7.77%) Computer Science
27 113 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
28 101 (6.77%) QA
29 100 (6.70%) Business Intelligence

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 53 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.14%) CMS
4 11 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.54%) Apache
7 7 (0.47%) Confluence
7 7 (0.47%) WordPress
8 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.27%) IIS
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.20%) Mendix
9 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.20%) SAS
9 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.13%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 36 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.20%) Figma
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) InVision
7 2 (0.13%) Sketch
8 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.74%) FINCAD Analytics
3 10 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.20%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.067%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 277 (18.57%) Azure
2 260 (17.43%) AWS
3 87 (5.83%) Microsoft 365
4 69 (4.62%) GCP
5 68 (4.56%) Power Platform
6 66 (4.42%) SaaS
7 51 (3.42%) PaaS
8 33 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (1.54%) IaaS
11 19 (1.27%) Serverless
12 18 (1.21%) OpenShift
13 16 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.67%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.60%) Datadog
17 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (0.54%) GitHub
18 7 (0.47%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.28%) TCP/IP
2 29 (1.94%) Network Security
3 27 (1.81%) DNS
4 26 (1.74%) Firewall
5 23 (1.54%) VPN
6 19 (1.27%) DHCP
7 16 (1.07%) WAN
8 14 (0.94%) BGP
8 14 (0.94%) HTTP
9 13 (0.87%) OSPF
10 12 (0.80%) LAN
10 12 (0.80%) NetScaler
10 12 (0.80%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.74%) SAN
12 9 (0.60%) VoIP
12 9 (0.60%) VSAN
13 8 (0.54%) DMZ
13 8 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (0.54%) MPLS
13 8 (0.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 53 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 51 (3.42%) Power BI
4 51 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.15%) Big Data
6 32 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 31 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.88%) Data Lake
9 27 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (1.61%) SQL Server 2017
11 23 (1.54%) MySQL
12 21 (1.41%) Apache Hive
13 18 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.87%) Tableau
15 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 97 (6.50%) Jenkins
2 90 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.22%) GitLab
3 48 (3.22%) JIRA
3 48 (3.22%) Selenium
4 22 (1.47%) webpack
5 21 (1.41%) SpecFlow
6 20 (1.34%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 19 (1.27%) Postman
8 15 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.01%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.80%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.67%) REST Assured
11 10 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.60%) JUnit
13 8 (0.54%) Maven
13 8 (0.54%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 273 (18.30%) Banking
2 78 (5.23%) Advertising
3 76 (5.09%) Front Office
4 66 (4.42%) Marketing
5 40 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 37 (2.48%) Back Office
7 35 (2.35%) Retail
8 32 (2.14%) Legal
9 31 (2.08%) Law
10 29 (1.94%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.81%) Retail Banking
12 26 (1.74%) Public Sector
12 26 (1.74%) Telecoms
13 16 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.01%) Electronics
15 12 (0.80%) Billing
16 8 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.40%) Games
18 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 436 (29.22%) Developer
2 202 (13.54%) Analyst
3 114 (7.64%) Architect
4 101 (6.77%) Senior Developer
5 89 (5.97%) Java Developer
6 85 (5.70%) Python Developer
7 78 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 67 (4.49%) C# Developer
9 61 (4.09%) Business Analyst
10 51 (3.42%) IT Manager
11 49 (3.28%) Consultant
12 42 (2.82%) Enterprise Architect
13 37 (2.48%) Senior DevOps
13 37 (2.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 37 (2.48%) Software Engineer
14 36 (2.41%) .NET Developer
15 35 (2.35%) Support Analyst
16 34 (2.28%) Support Engineer
17 33 (2.21%) Applications Support
17 33 (2.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (10.72%) .NET
2 124 (8.31%) React
3 89 (5.97%) AngularJS
4 87 (5.83%) CSS
5 85 (5.70%) Node.js
6 74 (4.96%) HTML
7 63 (4.22%) Kafka
8 55 (3.69%) REST
9 54 (3.62%) .NET Core
9 54 (3.62%) Web Services
10 48 (3.22%) Django
11 45 (3.02%) XML
12 40 (2.68%) JSON
13 39 (2.61%) RESTful
14 36 (2.41%) HTML5
14 36 (2.41%) Spring
15 33 (2.21%) jQuery
16 32 (2.14%) .NET Framework
16 32 (2.14%) Redux
17 30 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (4.83%) User Experience
4 63 (4.22%) Data Structures
5 56 (3.75%) Algorithms
6 55 (3.69%) Derivative
7 54 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 53 (3.55%) Management Information System
9 46 (3.08%) Data Centre
10 42 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (2.82%) Equities
11 37 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
12 35 (2.35%) Hedge funds
13 31 (2.08%) Reinsurance
14 23 (1.54%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.07%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.07%) Public Cloud
16 13 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.87%) Exotic Derivative
16 13 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.46%) Linux
2 133 (8.91%) Windows
3 62 (4.16%) Unix
4 31 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 18 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.74%) CentOS
9 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.54%) Android
13 2 (0.13%) zOS
14 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (17.49%) DevOps
3 206 (13.81%) Fintech
4 162 (10.86%) Microservices
5 138 (9.25%) Test Automation
6 137 (9.18%) Software Engineering
7 128 (8.58%) Analytics
8 118 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 116 (7.77%) Computer Science
10 113 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
11 100 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
12 99 (6.64%) TDD
13 93 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (5.70%) Information Security
14 85 (5.70%) Mentoring
15 83 (5.56%) OO
16 81 (5.43%) Project Management
16 81 (5.43%) Scrum
17 76 (5.09%) SDLC
18 70 (4.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 313 (20.98%) Python
2 303 (20.31%) SQL
3 246 (16.49%) Java
4 229 (15.35%) C#
5 177 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 82 (5.50%) TypeScript
7 59 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 57 (3.82%) C++
9 40 (2.68%) Scala
10 39 (2.61%) Java 8
11 34 (2.28%) PHP
11 34 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 33 (2.21%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.81%) ES6
14 24 (1.61%) Go
15 22 (1.47%) Kotlin
16 16 (1.07%) Perl
17 15 (1.01%) R
18 12 (0.80%) C
18 12 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 180 (12.06%) Degree
2 69 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (4.02%) CISSP
4 36 (2.41%) CISM
5 32 (2.14%) CISA
6 27 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.41%) Master's Degree
8 17 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 16 (1.07%) PhD
10 15 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.47%) CCNP
13 7 (0.47%) MCSA
14 5 (0.34%) CCIE
14 5 (0.34%) MCSE
14 5 (0.34%) Security Cleared
15 4 (0.27%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.27%) CRISC
15 4 (0.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (6.77%) QA
2 36 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.08%) GDPR
4 22 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 21 (1.41%) PMO
6 19 (1.27%) EMIR
6 19 (1.27%) MiFID
7 17 (1.14%) NIST
8 15 (1.01%) SLA
9 12 (0.80%) COBIT
9 12 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.74%) GRC
11 10 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.067%) NIST 800
System Software
1 143 (9.58%) Docker
2 62 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 14 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.27%) vSphere
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.13%) Firmware
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.13%) RACF
10 2 (0.13%) Snort
10 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 140 (9.38%) Kubernetes
2 89 (5.97%) Terraform
3 83 (5.56%) Ansible
4 66 (4.42%) Puppet
5 21 (1.41%) Grafana
6 17 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 10 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.67%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.67%) SCCM
9 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.47%) Control-M
10 7 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.34%) Istio
12 5 (0.34%) Salt
12 5 (0.34%) SCOM
13 4 (0.27%) QRadar
14 3 (0.20%) Packer
14 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 160 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.83%) VMware
3 66 (4.42%) Cisco
4 56 (3.75%) Oracle
5 49 (3.28%) Citrix
6 41 (2.75%) SAP
7 26 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (1.61%) Charles River
8 24 (1.61%) IBM
9 22 (1.47%) Databricks
10 21 (1.41%) Google
10 21 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.27%) HP
12 18 (1.21%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.07%) NetApp
13 16 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
14 15 (1.01%) QAD
15 14 (0.94%) Splunk
16 13 (0.87%) Palo Alto
17 11 (0.74%) Dell