Period
to 15 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 10,299 23,187 29,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 18.27% 19.84% 20.82%
As % of the General category 47.73% 49.36% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,901 19,248 24,283
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £34,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £102,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 21,576 46,975 58,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.28% 40.19% 41.81%
Number of salaries quoted 17,075 36,223 45,768
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Salary trend for Finance in England

Finance
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 15 January 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 0 6,697 £75,000 +7.14% 1,086
South East -6 1,015 £52,750 -4.09% 233
North of England -8 1,008 £50,000 - 293
Midlands -3 671 £47,500 -5.00% 187
South West -10 547 £50,000 +5.73% 115
North West -6 525 £55,000 +10.00% 169
West Midlands -4 416 £47,500 -5.00% 114
Yorkshire -11 393 £45,000 -10.00% 93
East Midlands -1 255 £47,500 - 73
East of England -11 187 £50,000 - 91
North East 0 90 £50,000 +28.21% 31
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 3,437 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2,236 (21.71%) SQL
3 1,988 (19.30%) Python
4 1,920 (18.64%) Azure
5 1,865 (18.11%) AWS
6 1,766 (17.15%) Java
7 1,715 (16.65%) JavaScript
8 1,616 (15.69%) DevOps
9 1,448 (14.06%) C#
10 1,399 (13.58%) .NET
11 1,391 (13.51%) Banking
12 1,361 (13.21%) Microsoft
13 1,291 (12.54%) Fintech
14 1,238 (12.02%) Software Engineering
15 1,146 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
16 1,110 (10.78%) Degree
17 1,052 (10.21%) Microservices
18 1,037 (10.07%) SQL Server
19 1,021 (9.91%) Docker
20 951 (9.23%) Analytics
21 932 (9.05%) Asset Management
22 928 (9.01%) Kubernetes
23 920 (8.93%) Scrum
24 916 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
25 915 (8.88%) Web Services
26 899 (8.73%) AngularJS
27 896 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
28 885 (8.59%) React
29 840 (8.16%) Linux
30 812 (7.88%) Front Office

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 246 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 233 (2.26%) Confluence
3 212 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 168 (1.63%) Apache
5 124 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 113 (1.10%) CMS
7 95 (0.92%) IIS
8 69 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 49 (0.48%) SAS
10 35 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 34 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 34 (0.33%) WordPress
12 26 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
15 23 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.21%) Skype for Business
17 21 (0.20%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
19 17 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 383 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 313 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.34%) Sketch
7 34 (0.33%) InVision
8 23 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.17%) Figma
10 15 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 14 (0.14%) Zeplin
12 8 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.039%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.029%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.029%) Photoshop
14 3 (0.029%) SPSS
14 3 (0.029%) SPSS Modeler
15 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.019%) Simulink
15 2 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 90 (0.87%) NetSuite
2 86 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 81 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 67 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
5 56 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
6 51 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 47 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 38 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
8 38 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
9 37 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 37 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
10 30 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
10 30 (0.29%) PolarLake
11 29 (0.28%) SAP CO
11 29 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
12 25 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 24 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
13 24 (0.23%) SAP Business One
14 23 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
14 23 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,920 (18.64%) Azure
2 1,865 (18.11%) AWS
3 713 (6.92%) GCP
4 518 (5.03%) SaaS
5 455 (4.42%) Power Platform
6 412 (4.00%) Serverless
7 373 (3.62%) Office 365
8 239 (2.32%) PaaS
9 231 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
10 207 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
11 187 (1.82%) IaaS
12 185 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
13 171 (1.66%) Amazon S3
14 117 (1.14%) GitHub
15 103 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
16 102 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
17 91 (0.88%) Apigee
18 88 (0.85%) OpenShift
19 82 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
20 77 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 327 (3.18%) Firewall
2 175 (1.70%) DNS
3 164 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 157 (1.52%) WAN
5 125 (1.21%) LAN
6 115 (1.12%) Network Security
7 99 (0.96%) VPN
8 85 (0.83%) Wireless
9 84 (0.82%) Internet
10 78 (0.76%) DHCP
11 77 (0.75%) BGP
12 72 (0.70%) HTTP
13 66 (0.64%) Skype
13 66 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 65 (0.63%) OSPF
15 64 (0.62%) SAN
16 44 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (0.41%) MPLS
18 41 (0.40%) Multicast
18 41 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,037 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 472 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 384 (3.73%) Power BI
4 373 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 352 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 313 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 303 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 300 (2.91%) Big Data
9 280 (2.72%) MySQL
10 271 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 243 (2.36%) MongoDB
12 221 (2.15%) Tableau
13 175 (1.70%) Data Lake
14 154 (1.50%) Hadoop
15 140 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 127 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 116 (1.13%) Blockchain
18 103 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
19 97 (0.94%) RDBMS
20 88 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 692 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 511 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 486 (4.72%) JIRA
4 273 (2.65%) Selenium
5 142 (1.38%) GitLab
6 134 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 117 (1.14%) Artifactory
7 117 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 108 (1.05%) Maven
9 95 (0.92%) Bitbucket
10 93 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 79 (0.77%) Subversion
12 76 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 74 (0.72%) JUnit
14 72 (0.70%) Postman
14 72 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
15 69 (0.67%) SpecFlow
16 61 (0.59%) Cypress.io
17 60 (0.58%) WebDriver
18 59 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,391 (13.51%) Banking
2 812 (7.88%) Front Office
3 719 (6.98%) Marketing
4 593 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 563 (5.47%) Public Sector
6 536 (5.20%) Manufacturing
7 423 (4.11%) Electronics
8 345 (3.35%) Retail
9 265 (2.57%) Financial Institution
10 252 (2.45%) Back Office
11 228 (2.21%) Investment Banking
12 205 (1.99%) Legal
13 176 (1.71%) Law
14 155 (1.51%) Games
15 134 (1.30%) Advertising
16 82 (0.80%) Billing
17 51 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 47 (0.46%) General Ledger
19 38 (0.37%) Local Government
20 28 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,136 (30.45%) Developer
2 1,347 (13.08%) Analyst
3 623 (6.05%) Senior Developer
4 618 (6.00%) Software Engineer
5 591 (5.74%) Architect
6 523 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 490 (4.76%) Consultant
8 419 (4.07%) Business Analyst
9 406 (3.94%) Python Developer
10 391 (3.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 389 (3.78%) C# Developer
12 379 (3.68%) .NET Developer
13 316 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
14 297 (2.88%) Project Manager
15 284 (2.76%) Financial Analyst
16 280 (2.72%) React Developer
17 262 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
17 262 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
18 259 (2.51%) Lead Developer
19 253 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,399 (13.58%) .NET
2 915 (8.88%) Web Services
3 899 (8.73%) AngularJS
4 885 (8.59%) React
5 651 (6.32%) CSS
6 645 (6.26%) HTML
7 529 (5.14%) .NET Core
8 411 (3.99%) REST
9 396 (3.85%) Node.js
10 387 (3.76%) Vue.js
11 386 (3.75%) Spring
12 370 (3.59%) Kafka
13 351 (3.41%) ASP.NET
14 324 (3.15%) RESTful
15 293 (2.84%) XML
16 248 (2.41%) JSON
17 244 (2.37%) .NET Framework
18 238 (2.31%) Spring Boot
19 234 (2.27%) HTML5
20 192 (1.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 896 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 691 (6.71%) Hedge funds
3 575 (5.58%) Fixed Income
4 536 (5.20%) Derivative
5 501 (4.86%) Equities
6 464 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
7 430 (4.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 419 (4.07%) User Experience
9 320 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
10 296 (2.87%) Management Information System
11 264 (2.56%) Algorithms
12 215 (2.09%) Data Centre
13 209 (2.03%) Data Structures
14 194 (1.88%) Cloud Native
15 174 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
16 161 (1.56%) Blog
17 159 (1.54%) Mobile App
18 133 (1.29%) Public Cloud
19 123 (1.19%) Reference Data
20 122 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 840 (8.16%) Linux
2 784 (7.61%) Windows
3 306 (2.97%) Unix
4 298 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 160 (1.55%) Android
6 143 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 95 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 92 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 83 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 77 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 72 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
12 55 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 47 (0.46%) CentOS
14 39 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
16 23 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.13%) Solaris
18 13 (0.13%) VMS
19 12 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,437 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,616 (15.69%) DevOps
3 1,291 (12.54%) Fintech
4 1,238 (12.02%) Software Engineering
5 1,146 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1,052 (10.21%) Microservices
7 951 (9.23%) Analytics
8 932 (9.05%) Asset Management
9 920 (8.93%) Scrum
10 916 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 760 (7.38%) Project Management
12 685 (6.65%) TDD
13 680 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 678 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 596 (5.79%) Computer Science
16 523 (5.08%) SDLC
17 520 (5.05%) ITIL
18 501 (4.86%) Investment Management
19 492 (4.78%) OO
20 485 (4.71%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2,236 (21.71%) SQL
2 1,988 (19.30%) Python
3 1,766 (17.15%) Java
4 1,715 (16.65%) JavaScript
5 1,448 (14.06%) C#
6 467 (4.53%) TypeScript
7 392 (3.81%) C++
8 357 (3.47%) PowerShell
9 332 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 269 (2.61%) R
11 242 (2.35%) C
12 227 (2.20%) Scala
13 217 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 211 (2.05%) Kotlin
15 202 (1.96%) PHP
16 187 (1.82%) Go
17 184 (1.79%) Java 8
18 125 (1.21%) Ruby
18 125 (1.21%) Shell Script
19 95 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,110 (10.78%) Degree
2 309 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 185 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 174 (1.69%) CISSP
5 156 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (1.07%) SC Cleared
7 109 (1.06%) CISM
8 104 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 94 (0.91%) PhD
10 85 (0.83%) Master's Degree
11 82 (0.80%) CISA
12 75 (0.73%) CCNP
13 59 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (0.56%) ACCA
15 56 (0.54%) ISEB
16 49 (0.48%) CIMA
16 49 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
17 48 (0.47%) CCNA
17 48 (0.47%) PMI Certification
18 44 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (4.87%) QA
2 176 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 173 (1.68%) SLA
4 154 (1.50%) GDPR
4 154 (1.50%) PMO
5 130 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 120 (1.17%) NIST
7 73 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 40 (0.39%) COBIT
9 36 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 34 (0.33%) MiFID
11 25 (0.24%) IFRS
12 24 (0.23%) EMIR
12 24 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 14 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
14 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 13 (0.13%) Solvency II
15 13 (0.13%) WCAG
16 11 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,021 (9.91%) Docker
2 438 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 186 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 32 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.29%) vSphere
9 29 (0.28%) XenApp
10 26 (0.25%) Firmware
11 17 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 17 (0.17%) HDFS
12 15 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.097%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.049%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.049%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.039%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.039%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 928 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 473 (4.59%) Terraform
3 389 (3.78%) Ansible
4 242 (2.35%) Puppet
5 110 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (0.96%) SCCM
7 60 (0.58%) Grafana
8 52 (0.50%) Istio
9 48 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 48 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 29 (0.28%) Control-M
11 27 (0.26%) QRadar
12 25 (0.24%) Fortio
12 25 (0.24%) Kiali
13 23 (0.22%) SCOM
14 22 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
14 22 (0.21%) vCenter Server
15 21 (0.20%) Packer
15 21 (0.20%) WSUS
16 17 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,361 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 706 (6.86%) SAP
3 534 (5.18%) Oracle
4 398 (3.86%) Google
5 316 (3.07%) VMware
6 301 (2.92%) Cisco
7 298 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 145 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 138 (1.34%) IBM
10 130 (1.26%) Citrix
11 129 (1.25%) Bloomberg
12 99 (0.96%) Databricks
13 96 (0.93%) Splunk
14 87 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 87 (0.84%) ServiceNow
15 84 (0.82%) Palo Alto
16 74 (0.72%) CheckPoint
17 72 (0.70%) F5
18 69 (0.67%) HP
19 55 (0.53%) Reuters