Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 9,221 24,979 34,870
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.53% 19.22% 22.31%
As % of the General category 52.78% 48.05% 51.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8,168 20,262 27,739
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,500 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £98,750 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +6.19% +2.73%

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 17,469 51,986 67,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.89% 40.00% 43.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13,835 39,352 52,233
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +2 6,182 £75,000 +7.14% 932
North of England -2 935 £50,500 +6.32% 275
South East -5 919 £57,500 +4.55% 172
North West -2 591 £55,000 +15.79% 158
Midlands -3 465 £50,000 - 154
South West -8 444 £52,500 +10.53% 121
Yorkshire -6 300 £45,000 -10.00% 83
West Midlands -7 292 £50,000 +1.29% 91
East of England -4 186 £50,000 +5.26% 86
East Midlands 0 168 £50,500 +1.00% 63
North East -9 44 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 3,058 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,992 (21.60%) AWS
3 1,978 (21.45%) SQL
4 1,889 (20.49%) Python
5 1,823 (19.77%) Azure
6 1,745 (18.92%) Java
7 1,468 (15.92%) DevOps
8 1,456 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 1,442 (15.64%) Banking
10 1,358 (14.73%) Microsoft
11 1,288 (13.97%) .NET
12 1,284 (13.92%) C#
13 1,225 (13.28%) Fintech
14 1,152 (12.49%) SQL Server
15 1,081 (11.72%) Software Engineering
15 1,081 (11.72%) Degree
16 1,043 (11.31%) Asset Management
17 1,039 (11.27%) Web Services
18 914 (9.91%) Microservices
19 883 (9.58%) Docker
20 871 (9.45%) Windows
20 871 (9.45%) Hedge funds
21 866 (9.39%) AngularJS
22 828 (8.98%) Front Office
23 812 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
24 810 (8.78%) Scrum
25 807 (8.75%) React
26 800 (8.68%) Kubernetes
27 769 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
28 757 (8.21%) Analytics

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
1 232 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 217 (2.35%) Apache
3 213 (2.31%) Confluence
4 191 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 117 (1.27%) IIS
6 113 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (0.81%) CMS
8 61 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 52 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 49 (0.53%) SAS
11 35 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 33 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 30 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 20 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.22%) EPiServer
14 20 (0.22%) nginx
15 18 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.20%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 338 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 327 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.24%) Sketch
6 22 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.21%) Figma
8 15 (0.16%) InVision
9 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.11%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.076%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.043%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.043%) Marvel
12 4 (0.043%) Windchill
13 3 (0.033%) SPSS
14 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.022%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 157 (1.70%) Markit EDM
2 100 (1.08%) Eagle PACE
3 70 (0.76%) PolarLake
4 69 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 65 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 47 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
7 46 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 43 (0.47%) NetSuite
9 33 (0.36%) SAP CO
9 33 (0.36%) SAP FI
9 33 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
10 31 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
11 29 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
12 28 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
13 26 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
13 26 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
14 25 (0.27%) SAP SD
15 24 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
16 23 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
16 23 (0.25%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1,992 (21.60%) AWS
2 1,823 (19.77%) Azure
3 674 (7.31%) GCP
4 417 (4.52%) SaaS
5 374 (4.06%) Office 365
6 360 (3.90%) Power Platform
7 356 (3.86%) Serverless
8 259 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
9 172 (1.87%) PaaS
10 160 (1.74%) IaaS
11 150 (1.63%) OpenShift
12 130 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
13 129 (1.40%) Amazon S3
14 127 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
15 117 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
16 107 (1.16%) Apigee
17 105 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 99 (1.07%) GitHub
19 95 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
20 91 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 340 (3.69%) Firewall
2 169 (1.83%) DNS
3 166 (1.80%) WAN
4 143 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 142 (1.54%) Network Security
6 136 (1.47%) Internet
7 118 (1.28%) LAN
8 113 (1.23%) VPN
9 112 (1.21%) Skype
10 87 (0.94%) DHCP
11 83 (0.90%) BGP
11 83 (0.90%) Wireless
12 73 (0.79%) OSPF
13 65 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 63 (0.68%) SAN
15 61 (0.66%) MPLS
16 59 (0.64%) HTTP
16 59 (0.64%) Multicast
17 57 (0.62%) Unified Communications
18 44 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,152 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 434 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 346 (3.75%) Big Data
4 343 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 337 (3.65%) Power BI
6 307 (3.33%) MySQL
7 280 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
8 261 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 258 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 239 (2.59%) Relational Database
11 209 (2.27%) MongoDB
12 203 (2.20%) Data Lake
13 196 (2.13%) Hadoop
14 192 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
15 159 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 148 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 107 (1.16%) Snowflake Schema
18 95 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
18 95 (1.03%) RDBMS
19 88 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 571 (6.19%) Git (software)
2 433 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 398 (4.32%) JIRA
4 205 (2.22%) Selenium
5 135 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 131 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 121 (1.31%) GitLab
8 114 (1.24%) Artifactory
9 98 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 71 (0.77%) Bitbucket
11 69 (0.75%) Cypress.io
11 69 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 67 (0.73%) Maven
13 66 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (0.65%) Visual Studio
15 57 (0.62%) JUnit
16 54 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 54 (0.59%) Subversion
17 50 (0.54%) NUnit
18 43 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 1,442 (15.64%) Banking
2 828 (8.98%) Front Office
3 531 (5.76%) Marketing
4 405 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 359 (3.89%) Public Sector
6 345 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 327 (3.55%) Retail
8 289 (3.13%) Back Office
9 286 (3.10%) Investment Banking
10 277 (3.00%) Financial Institution
11 265 (2.87%) Electronics
12 193 (2.09%) Legal
13 178 (1.93%) Law
14 112 (1.21%) Games
15 72 (0.78%) Advertising
16 56 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 51 (0.55%) Local Government
18 45 (0.49%) General Ledger
19 41 (0.44%) Billing
20 24 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,504 (27.16%) Developer
2 1,169 (12.68%) Analyst
3 687 (7.45%) Architect
4 555 (6.02%) Software Engineer
5 449 (4.87%) Java Developer
6 443 (4.80%) Senior Developer
7 361 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 348 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 320 (3.47%) C# Developer
10 318 (3.45%) Python Developer
11 308 (3.34%) Consultant
12 307 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
13 293 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 282 (3.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 277 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
16 248 (2.69%) Python Engineer
17 234 (2.54%) Financial Analyst
18 233 (2.53%) Project Manager
19 232 (2.52%) Lead Developer
20 208 (2.26%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,288 (13.97%) .NET
2 1,039 (11.27%) Web Services
3 866 (9.39%) AngularJS
4 807 (8.75%) React
5 587 (6.37%) CSS
6 586 (6.36%) HTML
7 468 (5.08%) .NET Core
8 443 (4.80%) Vue.js
9 428 (4.64%) ASP.NET
10 369 (4.00%) Node.js
11 349 (3.78%) REST
12 284 (3.08%) Kafka
13 275 (2.98%) .NET Framework
14 248 (2.69%) RESTful
15 237 (2.57%) Spring
16 217 (2.35%) XML
17 211 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 210 (2.28%) JSON
19 201 (2.18%) HTML5
20 149 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 871 (9.45%) Hedge funds
2 769 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
3 728 (7.90%) Fixed Income
4 643 (6.97%) Derivative
5 547 (5.93%) Equities
6 460 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 437 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
8 378 (4.10%) User Experience
9 307 (3.33%) Management Information System
10 209 (2.27%) Data Centre
11 205 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
12 189 (2.05%) Algorithms
13 178 (1.93%) Reference Data
14 173 (1.88%) Data Structures
15 163 (1.77%) Mobile App
16 162 (1.76%) Public Cloud
17 157 (1.70%) Cloud Native
18 154 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
19 119 (1.29%) Virtual Team
20 75 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 871 (9.45%) Windows
2 743 (8.06%) Linux
3 308 (3.34%) Windows Server
4 272 (2.95%) Unix
5 165 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 106 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (1.02%) Android
8 92 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 83 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 76 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 42 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (0.42%) CentOS
13 39 (0.42%) Solaris
14 32 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 29 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
16 24 (0.26%) AIX
17 21 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.13%) Debian
19 11 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,058 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,468 (15.92%) DevOps
3 1,225 (13.28%) Fintech
4 1,081 (11.72%) Software Engineering
5 1,043 (11.31%) Asset Management
6 914 (9.91%) Microservices
7 812 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
8 810 (8.78%) Scrum
9 757 (8.21%) Analytics
10 753 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
11 674 (7.31%) Investment Management
12 647 (7.02%) Project Management
13 644 (6.98%) ITIL
14 633 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 632 (6.85%) TDD
16 610 (6.62%) Test Automation
17 568 (6.16%) Mentoring
18 563 (6.11%) Computer Science
19 474 (5.14%) SDLC
20 456 (4.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,978 (21.45%) SQL
2 1,889 (20.49%) Python
3 1,745 (18.92%) Java
4 1,456 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1,284 (13.92%) C#
6 407 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 353 (3.83%) C++
8 343 (3.72%) TypeScript
9 316 (3.43%) R
10 260 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 252 (2.73%) C
12 214 (2.32%) Kotlin
13 189 (2.05%) Scala
14 179 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 165 (1.79%) PHP
16 125 (1.36%) Go
17 120 (1.30%) Java 8
18 116 (1.26%) VBA
19 101 (1.10%) Ruby
20 98 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,081 (11.72%) Degree
2 313 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 170 (1.84%) CISSP
4 157 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 128 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 117 (1.27%) CISM
8 93 (1.01%) Master's Degree
9 90 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 89 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 88 (0.95%) CCNP
11 88 (0.95%) PhD
12 87 (0.94%) CISA
13 72 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
14 65 (0.70%) CCNA
15 63 (0.68%) MCSE
16 54 (0.59%) PMP
17 53 (0.57%) ISEB
18 50 (0.54%) MCSA
18 50 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (4.50%) QA
2 172 (1.87%) SLA
3 156 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 149 (1.62%) GDPR
5 129 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 112 (1.21%) PMO
7 88 (0.95%) NIST
8 70 (0.76%) PCI DSS
9 40 (0.43%) COBIT
10 36 (0.39%) MiFID
11 35 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 26 (0.28%) EMIR
13 20 (0.22%) IFRS
14 18 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 15 (0.16%) SEPA
16 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 13 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
17 13 (0.14%) ISO 20022
18 11 (0.12%) ISO 8583
18 11 (0.12%) ITGC
System Software
1 883 (9.58%) Docker
2 512 (5.55%) Active Directory
3 180 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.46%) vSphere
5 42 (0.46%) XenApp
6 35 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (0.22%) Firmware
10 20 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.20%) HDFS
12 16 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.076%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.076%) vCloud
14 6 (0.065%) NFS
14 6 (0.065%) Varnish
15 5 (0.054%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.054%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 800 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 361 (3.91%) Ansible
3 353 (3.83%) Terraform
4 207 (2.24%) Puppet
5 147 (1.59%) SCCM
6 113 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 42 (0.46%) Istio
9 41 (0.44%) SCOM
9 41 (0.44%) WSUS
10 36 (0.39%) Control-M
10 36 (0.39%) QRadar
11 35 (0.38%) Grafana
12 33 (0.36%) Nagios
13 30 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 28 (0.30%) Prometheus
15 27 (0.29%) SCVMM
16 22 (0.24%) Nessus
17 21 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
18 17 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,358 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 644 (6.98%) Oracle
3 561 (6.08%) SAP
4 454 (4.92%) Google
5 345 (3.74%) Cisco
6 285 (3.09%) VMware
7 219 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 213 (2.31%) Bloomberg
9 191 (2.07%) Tableau
10 152 (1.65%) IBM
11 142 (1.54%) Citrix
12 131 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 121 (1.31%) Splunk
14 107 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 103 (1.12%) Palo Alto
16 100 (1.08%) Red Hat
17 81 (0.88%) Databricks
18 79 (0.86%) F5
19 72 (0.78%) HP
20 65 (0.70%) Informatica