Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24,713 34,681 40,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.23% 22.33% 24.67%
As % of the General category 48.07% 51.52% 54.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,191 26,514 27,892
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,264 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 51,415 67,318 75,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.00% 43.35% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 38,865 51,837 55,549
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Finance in England

Finance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -1 14,690 £70,000 +7.69% 1,625
South East 0 3,383 £55,000 +4.76% 506
North of England -3 2,656 £47,500 +5.56% 555
South West +1 1,592 £47,500 +5.56% 252
North West -4 1,488 £47,500 - 299
Midlands -4 1,486 £49,362 +9.69% 334
Yorkshire -4 1,049 £49,250 +7.07% 208
West Midlands -5 951 £48,000 +6.67% 203
East of England -9 745 £47,500 -9.52% 189
East Midlands -2 530 £50,000 +11.11% 131
North East -2 118 £43,750 +9.38% 48
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 8,160 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 5,397 (21.84%) SQL
3 4,110 (16.63%) Banking
4 4,030 (16.31%) Java
5 3,919 (15.86%) Microsoft
6 3,639 (14.73%) C#
7 3,358 (13.59%) Degree
8 3,256 (13.18%) SQL Server
9 3,102 (12.55%) Python
10 3,039 (12.30%) .NET
11 3,018 (12.21%) AWS
12 2,799 (11.33%) Azure
13 2,754 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
14 2,751 (11.13%) JavaScript
15 2,740 (11.09%) Project Management
16 2,588 (10.47%) Windows
17 2,555 (10.34%) DevOps
18 2,524 (10.21%) Fintech
19 2,467 (9.98%) Software Engineering
20 2,419 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
21 2,375 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
22 2,184 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
23 2,143 (8.67%) Linux
24 2,104 (8.51%) Scrum
25 1,972 (7.98%) Oracle
26 1,863 (7.54%) Analytics
27 1,802 (7.29%) ITIL
28 1,790 (7.24%) SAP
29 1,760 (7.12%) Asset Management
30 1,643 (6.65%) HTML

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
1 639 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 436 (1.76%) Confluence
3 364 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 282 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 269 (1.09%) IIS
6 232 (0.94%) Apache
7 222 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 205 (0.83%) SAS
9 173 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
10 161 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 143 (0.58%) CMS
12 126 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 115 (0.47%) Skype for Business
14 83 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 63 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
16 61 (0.25%) nginx
17 60 (0.24%) WordPress
18 52 (0.21%) EPiServer
18 52 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
19 50 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,192 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,088 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
3 438 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 284 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 256 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 123 (0.50%) Sketch
7 120 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 78 (0.32%) InVision
9 44 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 43 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 40 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 33 (0.13%) Figma
13 30 (0.12%) SPSS
14 20 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
15 14 (0.057%) Marvel
15 14 (0.057%) Zeplin
16 13 (0.053%) Autodesk Inventor
16 13 (0.053%) InDesign
17 12 (0.049%) Adobe XD
17 12 (0.049%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 339 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 211 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 203 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 187 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 182 (0.74%) SAP FI
6 176 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 175 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
8 167 (0.68%) NetSuite
9 155 (0.63%) thinkFolio
10 138 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
11 133 (0.54%) Markit EDM
12 127 (0.51%) Front Arena
13 117 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
14 115 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
15 108 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
16 107 (0.43%) SAP MM
17 106 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
18 75 (0.30%) SAP Business One
19 72 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
20 71 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3,018 (12.21%) AWS
2 2,799 (11.33%) Azure
3 1,076 (4.35%) Office 365
4 915 (3.70%) Power Platform
5 674 (2.73%) SaaS
6 657 (2.66%) GCP
7 412 (1.67%) Serverless
8 319 (1.29%) GitHub
9 313 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 300 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
11 283 (1.15%) Amazon S3
12 265 (1.07%) PaaS
13 263 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
14 247 (1.00%) IaaS
15 226 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
16 191 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
16 191 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
17 182 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
18 154 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
19 132 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 682 (2.76%) Firewall
2 621 (2.51%) DNS
3 444 (1.80%) WAN
4 404 (1.63%) LAN
5 380 (1.54%) DHCP
6 378 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 317 (1.28%) Internet
8 264 (1.07%) VPN
9 231 (0.93%) Network Security
10 203 (0.82%) Wireless
11 194 (0.79%) HTTP
12 188 (0.76%) SAN
13 162 (0.66%) VoIP
14 160 (0.65%) Skype
15 119 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
16 115 (0.47%) MPLS
17 114 (0.46%) BGP
18 98 (0.40%) OSPF
19 94 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
20 91 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,256 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 1,111 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,082 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 996 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
5 884 (3.58%) Power BI
6 785 (3.18%) Big Data
7 636 (2.57%) Relational Database
8 626 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 625 (2.53%) MySQL
10 526 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 452 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 343 (1.39%) Hadoop
13 281 (1.14%) Oracle Database
13 281 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
14 258 (1.04%) MongoDB
15 251 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 245 (0.99%) Data Lake
16 245 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
17 235 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
18 222 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,247 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 1,144 (4.63%) JIRA
3 963 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 607 (2.46%) Selenium
5 446 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 439 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 401 (1.62%) Cucumber
8 284 (1.15%) Maven
9 245 (0.99%) Bitbucket
10 242 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 240 (0.97%) SpecFlow
12 201 (0.81%) Subversion
13 197 (0.80%) GitLab
14 183 (0.74%) JUnit
15 174 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
16 172 (0.70%) WebDriver
17 169 (0.68%) JMeter
18 162 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 155 (0.63%) NUnit
20 143 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 4,110 (16.63%) Banking
2 1,583 (6.41%) Marketing
3 1,532 (6.20%) Retail
4 1,296 (5.24%) Front Office
5 1,233 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 1,156 (4.68%) Manufacturing
7 1,100 (4.45%) Public Sector
8 666 (2.69%) Financial Institution
9 659 (2.67%) Electronics
10 622 (2.52%) Legal
11 524 (2.12%) Investment Banking
12 436 (1.76%) Back Office
13 305 (1.23%) Law
14 234 (0.95%) Advertising
15 194 (0.79%) Games
16 189 (0.76%) Billing
17 186 (0.75%) Local Government
18 153 (0.62%) German Language
19 151 (0.61%) French Language
20 148 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6,062 (24.53%) Developer
2 3,808 (15.41%) Analyst
3 1,611 (6.52%) Consultant
4 1,543 (6.24%) Architect
5 1,353 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 1,340 (5.42%) Java Developer
7 1,205 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 1,171 (4.74%) C# Developer
9 1,026 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 1,010 (4.09%) .NET Developer
11 808 (3.27%) Software Engineer
12 676 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 622 (2.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 622 (2.52%) IT Manager
14 603 (2.44%) SQL Developer
15 596 (2.41%) Applications Support
16 591 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
17 572 (2.31%) Financial Analyst
18 540 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
19 536 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,039 (12.30%) .NET
2 1,643 (6.65%) HTML
3 1,612 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 1,452 (5.88%) CSS
5 1,406 (5.69%) Web Services
6 1,172 (4.74%) React
7 1,131 (4.58%) ASP.NET
8 804 (3.25%) REST
9 748 (3.03%) Spring
10 743 (3.01%) Node.js
11 704 (2.85%) RESTful
12 693 (2.80%) XML
13 667 (2.70%) HTML5
14 576 (2.33%) .NET Core
15 558 (2.26%) .NET Framework
16 512 (2.07%) JSON
17 511 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 505 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 462 (1.87%) jQuery
20 450 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2,419 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1,079 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 1,029 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1,003 (4.06%) User Experience
5 941 (3.81%) Fixed Income
6 828 (3.35%) Derivative
7 818 (3.31%) Hedge funds
8 714 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
9 697 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 659 (2.67%) Equities
11 643 (2.60%) Data Centre
12 434 (1.76%) Algorithms
13 388 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 385 (1.56%) Mobile App
15 343 (1.39%) Public Cloud
16 279 (1.13%) Data Structures
17 256 (1.04%) Virtual Team
18 150 (0.61%) Reinsurance
19 136 (0.55%) PMI
20 133 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,588 (10.47%) Windows
2 2,143 (8.67%) Linux
3 970 (3.93%) Unix
4 853 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 510 (2.06%) Windows 10
6 378 (1.53%) Android
7 310 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 309 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 274 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 201 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 168 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 92 (0.37%) CentOS
13 85 (0.34%) Solaris
14 71 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 59 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 53 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 47 (0.19%) Debian
18 33 (0.13%) Mac OS X
19 30 (0.12%) VMS
20 27 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,160 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2,754 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
3 2,740 (11.09%) Project Management
4 2,555 (10.34%) DevOps
5 2,524 (10.21%) Fintech
6 2,467 (9.98%) Software Engineering
7 2,375 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
8 2,184 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 2,104 (8.51%) Scrum
10 1,863 (7.54%) Analytics
11 1,802 (7.29%) ITIL
12 1,760 (7.12%) Asset Management
13 1,627 (6.58%) Project Delivery
14 1,618 (6.55%) Computer Science
15 1,536 (6.22%) Mentoring
16 1,520 (6.15%) Test Automation
17 1,425 (5.77%) Microservices
18 1,368 (5.54%) TDD
19 1,264 (5.11%) SDLC
20 1,230 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5,397 (21.84%) SQL
2 4,030 (16.31%) Java
3 3,639 (14.73%) C#
4 3,102 (12.55%) Python
5 2,751 (11.13%) JavaScript
6 1,061 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 1,009 (4.08%) C++
8 904 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 682 (2.76%) R
10 652 (2.64%) C
11 568 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 447 (1.81%) PHP
13 410 (1.66%) VBA
14 366 (1.48%) Java 8
15 354 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 348 (1.41%) Ruby
17 346 (1.40%) Scala
18 344 (1.39%) PL/SQL
19 272 (1.10%) Go
20 233 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,358 (13.59%) Degree
2 703 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 514 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 471 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 373 (1.51%) CISSP
5 373 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 326 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 276 (1.12%) CCNA
8 275 (1.11%) CISM
9 271 (1.10%) PMP
10 269 (1.09%) ISEB
11 233 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 228 (0.92%) CCNP
13 219 (0.89%) SC Cleared
14 214 (0.87%) CISA
15 183 (0.74%) MCSE
16 150 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 146 (0.59%) ACCA
18 144 (0.58%) AWS Certification
19 140 (0.57%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,255 (5.08%) QA
2 602 (2.44%) PMO
3 548 (2.22%) SLA
4 341 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 339 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 284 (1.15%) GDPR
7 225 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 123 (0.50%) NIST
9 117 (0.47%) COBIT
10 69 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 63 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 61 (0.25%) MiFID
13 56 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 49 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
15 47 (0.19%) IFRS
15 47 (0.19%) Solvency II
16 46 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
17 45 (0.18%) PSD2
18 44 (0.18%) ISO 22301
19 38 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,487 (6.02%) Docker
2 1,349 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 529 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 286 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 155 (0.63%) XenApp
6 126 (0.51%) vSphere
7 124 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 121 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 77 (0.31%) Firmware
10 76 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 74 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 57 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.11%) KVM
13 28 (0.11%) NFS
14 26 (0.11%) HDFS
15 24 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 24 (0.097%) VMware NSX
16 23 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
17 18 (0.073%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 17 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 883 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 706 (2.86%) Ansible
3 642 (2.60%) Terraform
4 411 (1.66%) Puppet
5 401 (1.62%) SCCM
6 333 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 107 (0.43%) Nessus
8 99 (0.40%) SCOM
9 94 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 85 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 82 (0.33%) Nagios
12 78 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 70 (0.28%) Grafana
14 65 (0.26%) Packer
15 57 (0.23%) FortiGate
16 52 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
17 51 (0.21%) WSUS
18 49 (0.20%) SQL Sentry
18 49 (0.20%) vRealize
19 45 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,919 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 1,972 (7.98%) Oracle
3 1,790 (7.24%) SAP
4 872 (3.53%) VMware
5 649 (2.63%) Cisco
6 619 (2.50%) Google
7 617 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 514 (2.08%) Citrix
9 425 (1.72%) Tableau
10 362 (1.46%) IBM
11 305 (1.23%) ServiceNow
12 275 (1.11%) Bloomberg
13 267 (1.08%) Splunk
14 251 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 245 (0.99%) Informatica
16 228 (0.92%) HP
17 191 (0.77%) Reuters
18 188 (0.76%) Adobe
19 169 (0.68%) Charles River
20 164 (0.66%) Atlassian