Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,594 1,674 3,226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 28.53% 31.35% 31.51%
As % of the General category 48.30% 51.48% 50.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,397 1,483 2,833
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,900
25th Percentile £57,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £71,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% +3.85%

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 3,300 3,252 6,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.06% 60.91% 62.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,887 2,857 5,683
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £109,250 £105,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 6 £78,750 +21.15%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 472 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (22.02%) SQL
3 345 (21.64%) Azure
4 327 (20.51%) Python
5 315 (19.76%) Java
6 299 (18.76%) DevOps
7 294 (18.44%) Social Skills
8 293 (18.38%) AWS
9 289 (18.13%) Banking
10 245 (15.37%) C#
11 206 (12.92%) Degree
12 205 (12.86%) JavaScript
13 198 (12.42%) Microservices
14 196 (12.30%) Fintech
15 195 (12.23%) Microsoft
16 182 (11.42%) SQL Server
17 175 (10.98%) Docker
17 175 (10.98%) Analytics
18 173 (10.85%) React
19 171 (10.73%) Kubernetes
20 169 (10.60%) Software Engineering
21 165 (10.35%) Linux
22 159 (9.97%) .NET
23 154 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
24 150 (9.41%) QA
25 139 (8.72%) Windows
26 137 (8.59%) Test Automation
27 131 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
28 127 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
29 116 (7.28%) HTML

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 56 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.01%) Confluence
3 38 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 33 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.76%) CMS
6 14 (0.88%) Drupal
7 13 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 12 (0.75%) IIS
9 11 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.50%) SAS
10 8 (0.50%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.44%) WordPress
12 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.31%) Apache
13 5 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 72 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.38%) Figma
6 6 (0.38%) Sketch
6 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.25%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) InVision
10 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.38%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
4 3 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.19%) PolarLake
4 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.13%) Alphatax
5 2 (0.13%) Farmplan
5 2 (0.13%) KEYPrime
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 345 (21.64%) Azure
2 293 (18.38%) AWS
3 107 (6.71%) Microsoft 365
4 101 (6.34%) Power Platform
5 91 (5.71%) GCP
6 73 (4.58%) Serverless
7 66 (4.14%) SaaS
8 38 (2.38%) PowerApps
9 33 (2.07%) Power Automate
10 27 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.57%) IaaS
11 25 (1.57%) PaaS
12 22 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (1.19%) Azure Logic Apps
15 15 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (0.94%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (0.69%) Amazon S3
18 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.57%) Firewall
2 23 (1.44%) Network Security
3 22 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.07%) VPN
5 16 (1.00%) Extranet
6 14 (0.88%) DNS
7 12 (0.75%) DHCP
7 12 (0.75%) Internet
7 12 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (0.75%) WAN
8 11 (0.69%) FTP
9 10 (0.63%) HTTP
9 10 (0.63%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.50%) Intranet
11 7 (0.44%) LAN
12 6 (0.38%) BGP
12 6 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.38%) OSPF
12 6 (0.38%) SAN
12 6 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 105 (6.59%) NoSQL
3 89 (5.58%) Power BI
4 84 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 78 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 71 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (3.07%) Big Data
9 40 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 38 (2.38%) MySQL
10 38 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (2.26%) Hadoop
12 35 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (1.88%) Data Lake
14 28 (1.76%) Tableau
15 20 (1.25%) Redis
16 17 (1.07%) Apache Hive
17 15 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (0.94%) Blockchain
17 15 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 106 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 102 (6.40%) JIRA
3 100 (6.27%) Jenkins
4 46 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 39 (2.45%) Selenium
6 37 (2.32%) SonarQube
7 31 (1.94%) GitLab
8 21 (1.32%) Maven
9 20 (1.25%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.19%) webpack
11 18 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.00%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.69%) REST Assured
13 11 (0.69%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.56%) Gradle
15 8 (0.50%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.50%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.50%) Subversion
15 8 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 294 (18.44%) Social Skills
2 289 (18.13%) Banking
3 131 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (5.83%) Front Office
5 64 (4.02%) Advertising
6 59 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 56 (3.51%) Marketing
8 53 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
8 53 (3.32%) Retail
9 52 (3.26%) Investment Banking
10 49 (3.07%) Influencing Skills
11 48 (3.01%) Organisational Skills
12 47 (2.95%) Legal
13 34 (2.13%) Back Office
13 34 (2.13%) Law
14 31 (1.94%) Public Sector
15 27 (1.69%) Games
16 24 (1.51%) Telecoms
17 23 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 505 (31.68%) Developer
2 233 (14.62%) Analyst
3 143 (8.97%) Senior Developer
4 142 (8.91%) Java Developer
5 90 (5.65%) Architect
6 81 (5.08%) C# Developer
7 79 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 69 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 61 (3.83%) Python Developer
10 58 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 53 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 48 (3.01%) Consultant
13 42 (2.63%) IT Manager
13 42 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 42 (2.63%) Technical Leader
14 38 (2.38%) Data Engineer
14 38 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (2.38%) IT Analyst
15 37 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (2.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (10.85%) React
2 159 (9.97%) .NET
3 116 (7.28%) HTML
4 115 (7.21%) AngularJS
5 111 (6.96%) Node.js
6 110 (6.90%) CSS
7 74 (4.64%) Kafka
7 74 (4.64%) Web Services
8 65 (4.08%) Spring
9 53 (3.32%) JSON
10 50 (3.14%) REST
11 49 (3.07%) HTML5
12 47 (2.95%) .NET Core
13 46 (2.89%) OAuth
14 43 (2.70%) Spring Boot
14 43 (2.70%) XML
15 39 (2.45%) RESTful
16 38 (2.38%) ASP.NET
16 38 (2.38%) jQuery
17 35 (2.20%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.65%) Derivative
2 86 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.95%) User Experience
4 58 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 57 (3.58%) Data Structures
6 50 (3.14%) Algorithms
7 48 (3.01%) Equities
8 44 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (2.32%) Hedge funds
10 31 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
12 26 (1.63%) Fixed Income
13 24 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
15 20 (1.25%) Data Centre
15 20 (1.25%) Reference Data
16 19 (1.19%) Credit Risk
17 18 (1.13%) Reinsurance
18 17 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
19 16 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.35%) Linux
2 139 (8.72%) Windows
3 100 (6.27%) Unix
4 40 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.00%) Android
8 14 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.88%) CentOS
9 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
16 1 (0.063%) VMS
16 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (18.76%) DevOps
3 198 (12.42%) Microservices
4 196 (12.30%) Fintech
5 175 (10.98%) Analytics
6 169 (10.60%) Software Engineering
7 154 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
8 137 (8.59%) Test Automation
9 127 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (6.65%) Scrum
11 106 (6.65%) SDLC
12 103 (6.46%) Project Management
12 103 (6.46%) TDD
13 95 (5.96%) Information Security
14 92 (5.77%) ITIL
15 88 (5.52%) Coaching
15 88 (5.52%) OO
16 85 (5.33%) Full Stack Development
17 84 (5.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 351 (22.02%) SQL
2 327 (20.51%) Python
3 315 (19.76%) Java
4 245 (15.37%) C#
5 205 (12.86%) JavaScript
6 97 (6.09%) TypeScript
7 88 (5.52%) C++
8 60 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 48 (3.01%) Java 8
10 43 (2.70%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.32%) PHP
12 32 (2.01%) ES6
13 31 (1.94%) Scala
14 25 (1.57%) VBA
15 21 (1.32%) Kotlin
16 20 (1.25%) Go
16 20 (1.25%) R
17 18 (1.13%) C
18 15 (0.94%) Perl
19 14 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 206 (12.92%) Degree
2 52 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (3.20%) CISSP
4 47 (2.95%) Master's Degree
5 42 (2.63%) CISM
6 24 (1.51%) CISA
7 15 (0.94%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.63%) PhD
11 8 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (0.44%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.44%) CRISC
13 6 (0.38%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.31%) ACCA
15 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (9.41%) QA
2 64 (4.02%) GDPR
3 42 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.82%) NIST
5 27 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 21 (1.32%) MiFID
7 20 (1.25%) COBIT
8 16 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (1.00%) PMO
8 16 (1.00%) SLA
9 15 (0.94%) Accessibility
10 14 (0.88%) EMIR
11 12 (0.75%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.63%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.56%) GRC
14 8 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.31%) ISO 20022
15 5 (0.31%) NIST 800
16 3 (0.19%) AIFMD
16 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 175 (10.98%) Docker
2 52 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.75%) vSphere
5 9 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.56%) XenApp
5 9 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.13%) RACF
9 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.13%) Xen
10 1 (0.063%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.063%) HDFS
10 1 (0.063%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 171 (10.73%) Kubernetes
2 61 (3.83%) Ansible
2 61 (3.83%) Terraform
3 34 (2.13%) Puppet
4 17 (1.07%) SCCM
5 13 (0.82%) FortiGate
6 10 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (0.63%) Grafana
6 10 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.38%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.38%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.31%) Salt
9 5 (0.31%) SCOM
9 5 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.25%) QRadar
11 3 (0.19%) Istio
11 3 (0.19%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 195 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 108 (6.78%) Oracle
3 65 (4.08%) Cisco
4 45 (2.82%) VMware
5 37 (2.32%) Google
6 32 (2.01%) Citrix
7 31 (1.94%) SAP
8 25 (1.57%) Fidessa
9 19 (1.19%) Bloomberg
10 18 (1.13%) Charles River
11 17 (1.07%) Workday
12 16 (1.00%) Fortinet
13 15 (0.94%) IBM
13 15 (0.94%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.88%) SolarWinds
15 12 (0.75%) Adobe
15 12 (0.75%) Databricks
15 12 (0.75%) Splunk
16 11 (0.69%) EMC