Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 36,243 38,920 43,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.18% 23.16% 22.59%
As % of the General category 53.12% 54.00% 51.37%
Number of salaries quoted 27,687 28,629 36,099
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +1.90%

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 68,226 72,074 83,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.75% 42.88% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 52,917 55,116 69,432
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 20,980 £65,000 +4.00% 2,199
North of England +6 4,636 £45,000 - 619
South East -1 4,379 £51,750 +5.61% 533
North West +4 2,464 £46,500 +3.33% 318
Midlands +4 2,463 £45,000 - 296
Yorkshire +4 1,975 £45,000 - 255
South West -1 1,829 £45,000 - 260
East of England +2 1,793 £50,000 +5.26% 246
West Midlands +5 1,654 £45,000 - 190
East Midlands +2 805 £45,000 - 103
North East +2 199 £40,000 -5.88% 46
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 11,079 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9,103 (25.12%) SQL
3 6,901 (19.04%) Banking
4 6,410 (17.69%) Java
5 5,853 (16.15%) Microsoft
6 5,847 (16.13%) C#
7 5,483 (15.13%) Degree
8 5,126 (14.14%) .NET
9 4,976 (13.73%) SQL Server
10 4,920 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
11 4,884 (13.48%) JavaScript
12 4,563 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
13 3,964 (10.94%) Project Management
14 3,916 (10.80%) Windows
15 3,411 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,407 (9.40%) HTML
17 3,401 (9.38%) Scrum
18 3,206 (8.85%) Python
19 3,199 (8.83%) Oracle
20 3,139 (8.66%) Linux
21 3,118 (8.60%) Fintech
22 2,937 (8.10%) TDD
23 2,921 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
24 2,919 (8.05%) CSS
25 2,904 (8.01%) AngularJS
26 2,823 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
27 2,795 (7.71%) Test Automation
28 2,789 (7.70%) Retail
29 2,778 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
30 2,698 (7.44%) DevOps

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
1 838 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 541 (1.49%) Confluence
3 519 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 470 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 464 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 437 (1.21%) IIS
7 421 (1.16%) Apache
8 383 (1.06%) CMS
9 362 (1.00%) SAS
10 354 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 255 (0.70%) JBoss
12 204 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 189 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 184 (0.51%) Ethereum
15 167 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 165 (0.46%) Skype for Business
17 164 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
18 160 (0.44%) WebLogic
19 153 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
20 113 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,913 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,443 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 649 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 511 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 370 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 165 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 85 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 62 (0.17%) SPSS
9 57 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 49 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 48 (0.13%) InVision
12 24 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 22 (0.061%) Chatbot
14 15 (0.041%) Autodesk Inventor
15 12 (0.033%) InDesign
16 11 (0.030%) UXPin
17 10 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
18 9 (0.025%) InfoPath
18 9 (0.025%) UserZoom
19 8 (0.022%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 655 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 529 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 357 (0.99%) NetSuite
4 260 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 236 (0.65%) SAP FI
6 234 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
7 217 (0.60%) SAP CO
8 213 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
8 213 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
9 207 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 157 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
11 127 (0.35%) thinkFolio
12 125 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
13 115 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
14 114 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
15 108 (0.30%) SAP Business One
16 106 (0.29%) SAP BPC
17 102 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
18 95 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
19 94 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2,823 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,778 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 961 (2.65%) Office 365
4 954 (2.63%) SaaS
5 515 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
6 440 (1.21%) PaaS
7 431 (1.19%) GitHub
8 409 (1.13%) IaaS
9 403 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 294 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 183 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 179 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 137 (0.38%) Slack
14 134 (0.37%) Serverless
15 131 (0.36%) npm
16 113 (0.31%) OpenShift
17 109 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
18 97 (0.27%) Google Analytics
19 91 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
20 83 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,007 (2.78%) Firewall
2 708 (1.95%) WAN
3 698 (1.93%) LAN
4 594 (1.64%) DNS
5 548 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 542 (1.50%) Internet
7 431 (1.19%) Network Security
8 383 (1.06%) SAN
9 382 (1.05%) DHCP
10 316 (0.87%) VPN
11 288 (0.79%) Wireless
12 265 (0.73%) HTTP
13 199 (0.55%) VoIP
14 165 (0.46%) Intranet
15 161 (0.44%) SMS
16 156 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
17 152 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 151 (0.42%) MPLS
18 151 (0.42%) Unified Communications
19 146 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,976 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 2,029 (5.60%) Big Data
3 1,444 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,353 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,298 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1,210 (3.34%) Relational Database
7 1,174 (3.24%) NoSQL
8 1,018 (2.81%) MySQL
9 884 (2.44%) Blockchain
10 836 (2.31%) MongoDB
11 677 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 598 (1.65%) Power BI
13 528 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
14 523 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 509 (1.40%) Oracle Database
16 506 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
17 392 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 380 (1.05%) RDBMS
19 368 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
20 307 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,804 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 1,363 (3.76%) JIRA
3 1,220 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 1,076 (2.97%) Selenium
5 716 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 630 (1.74%) Maven
7 580 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 533 (1.47%) JUnit
9 524 (1.45%) Subversion
10 499 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 489 (1.35%) Cucumber
12 421 (1.16%) NUnit
13 305 (0.84%) SpecFlow
14 284 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
15 277 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
16 265 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 258 (0.71%) WebDriver
18 235 (0.65%) Jasmine
19 214 (0.59%) Eclipse
20 205 (0.57%) MSTest
General
1 6,901 (19.04%) Banking
2 2,789 (7.70%) Retail
3 2,168 (5.98%) Marketing
4 2,167 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 1,912 (5.28%) Financial Institution
6 1,588 (4.38%) Front Office
7 1,578 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 1,443 (3.98%) Manufacturing
9 1,287 (3.55%) Legal
10 1,184 (3.27%) Advertising
11 701 (1.93%) Back Office
12 689 (1.90%) Law
13 638 (1.76%) Electronics
14 516 (1.42%) Games
15 353 (0.97%) Retail Banking
16 280 (0.77%) Billing
16 280 (0.77%) Publishing
17 195 (0.54%) Automotive
18 194 (0.54%) General Ledger
19 177 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9,640 (26.60%) Developer
2 5,951 (16.42%) Analyst
3 2,444 (6.74%) Consultant
4 2,345 (6.47%) Java Developer
5 2,139 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 2,043 (5.64%) C# Developer
7 2,032 (5.61%) Architect
8 1,937 (5.34%) Business Analyst
9 1,926 (5.31%) .NET Developer
10 1,698 (4.69%) Senior Developer
11 1,108 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
12 959 (2.65%) Support Analyst
13 952 (2.63%) Applications Support
14 941 (2.60%) IT Manager
15 931 (2.57%) Software Engineer
16 906 (2.50%) Software Developer
17 866 (2.39%) SQL Developer
18 794 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
19 741 (2.04%) Financial Analyst
20 708 (1.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,126 (14.14%) .NET
2 3,407 (9.40%) HTML
3 2,919 (8.05%) CSS
4 2,904 (8.01%) AngularJS
5 2,118 (5.84%) Web Services
6 2,089 (5.76%) ASP.NET
7 1,552 (4.28%) React
8 1,475 (4.07%) HTML5
9 1,464 (4.04%) Spring
10 1,317 (3.63%) jQuery
11 1,288 (3.55%) RESTful
12 1,272 (3.51%) XML
13 1,157 (3.19%) REST
14 1,103 (3.04%) .NET Framework
15 1,101 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 954 (2.63%) Node.js
17 897 (2.47%) WCF
18 793 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
19 778 (2.15%) WPF
20 709 (1.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4,563 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3,118 (8.60%) Fintech
3 2,566 (7.08%) Computer Science
4 1,482 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 1,403 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
6 1,330 (3.67%) User Experience
7 1,279 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
8 996 (2.75%) Fixed Income
9 992 (2.74%) Hedge funds
10 983 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 979 (2.70%) Equities
12 939 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
13 920 (2.54%) Derivative
14 899 (2.48%) Data Centre
15 744 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
16 683 (1.88%) Mobile App
17 662 (1.83%) Algorithms
18 516 (1.42%) Data Structures
19 466 (1.29%) Virtual Team
20 238 (0.66%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3,916 (10.80%) Windows
2 3,139 (8.66%) Linux
3 1,789 (4.94%) Unix
4 1,193 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 582 (1.61%) Android
6 541 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 539 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 499 (1.38%) Windows 10
9 482 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 471 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 383 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 224 (0.62%) Solaris
13 144 (0.40%) CentOS
14 128 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 115 (0.32%) AIX
16 111 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 101 (0.28%) VMS
18 91 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 55 (0.15%) HPUX
20 40 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,079 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4,920 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
3 3,964 (10.94%) Project Management
4 3,411 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,401 (9.38%) Scrum
6 2,937 (8.10%) TDD
7 2,921 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
8 2,795 (7.71%) Test Automation
9 2,698 (7.44%) DevOps
10 2,674 (7.38%) Software Engineering
11 2,644 (7.30%) ITIL
12 2,421 (6.68%) SDLC
13 2,414 (6.66%) Analytics
14 2,377 (6.56%) Risk Management
15 2,185 (6.03%) MVC
16 2,117 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
17 1,911 (5.27%) OO
18 1,767 (4.88%) Asset Management
19 1,707 (4.71%) Mentoring
20 1,702 (4.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9,103 (25.12%) SQL
2 6,410 (17.69%) Java
3 5,847 (16.13%) C#
4 4,884 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 3,206 (8.85%) Python
6 1,554 (4.29%) C++
7 1,536 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 1,315 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 911 (2.51%) C
10 821 (2.27%) PHP
11 779 (2.15%) Java 8
12 778 (2.15%) Ruby
13 706 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 686 (1.89%) Scala
15 671 (1.85%) Perl
16 658 (1.82%) VBA
17 651 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 579 (1.60%) Shell Script
19 493 (1.36%) R
20 433 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,483 (15.13%) Degree
2 1,244 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 819 (2.26%) CISSP
4 600 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 554 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 529 (1.46%) CISM
7 522 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 441 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 414 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 406 (1.12%) CISA
11 364 (1.00%) ISEB
12 355 (0.98%) PMP
13 345 (0.95%) CIMA
14 340 (0.94%) SC Cleared
15 329 (0.91%) ACCA
16 323 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
17 306 (0.84%) CCNP
18 280 (0.77%) CCNA
19 275 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 267 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,121 (5.85%) QA
2 873 (2.41%) PMO
3 711 (1.96%) SLA
4 644 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 542 (1.50%) GDPR
6 507 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 459 (1.27%) PCI DSS
8 260 (0.72%) COBIT
9 179 (0.49%) MiFID
10 157 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 76 (0.21%) GCP
12 69 (0.19%) IFRS
13 64 (0.18%) SEPA
14 61 (0.17%) PSD2
15 55 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 55 (0.15%) Solvency II
16 49 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 45 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 44 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 42 (0.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,635 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 1,286 (3.55%) Docker
3 881 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 276 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 243 (0.67%) XenApp
6 193 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 191 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 157 (0.43%) vSphere
9 150 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 87 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 74 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 67 (0.18%) HDFS
14 46 (0.13%) Firmware
15 42 (0.12%) XenServer
16 30 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 27 (0.074%) VirtualBox
18 24 (0.066%) Apache Flume
18 24 (0.066%) Samba
19 23 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 727 (2.01%) Ansible
2 619 (1.71%) Puppet
3 593 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 567 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 455 (1.26%) SCCM
6 419 (1.16%) Terraform
7 138 (0.38%) Nagios
8 113 (0.31%) SCOM
9 86 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 79 (0.22%) Nessus
10 79 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 73 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 73 (0.20%) WSUS
12 72 (0.20%) Salt
13 68 (0.19%) Kibana
14 56 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
15 55 (0.15%) AirWatch
15 55 (0.15%) vCenter Server
16 52 (0.14%) Data Guard
17 49 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 5,853 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 3,199 (8.83%) Oracle
3 2,184 (6.03%) SAP
4 1,364 (3.76%) VMware
5 1,036 (2.86%) Cisco
6 866 (2.39%) Citrix
7 766 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 678 (1.87%) Tableau
9 666 (1.84%) Google
10 519 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 449 (1.24%) IBM
12 391 (1.08%) Sybase
13 369 (1.02%) Splunk
14 338 (0.93%) Bloomberg
15 307 (0.85%) Sage
16 306 (0.84%) HP
17 286 (0.79%) F5
18 273 (0.75%) CheckPoint
19 269 (0.74%) NetApp
20 255 (0.70%) Adobe