Period
to 15 April 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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 13,500 20,979 27,648
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 18.14% 20.23% 20.05%
As % of the General category 45.57% 49.83% 49.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11,012 16,558 21,745
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +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 29,623 42,101 56,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.81% 40.60% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 22,041 32,592 43,201
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,696 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £58,694 £57,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.52% +4.09% +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 April 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 April 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 8,383 £75,000 +3.45% 1,231
South East -1 1,592 £52,500 -4.55% 266
North of England -9 1,204 £50,000 - 345
Midlands -3 851 £47,500 -9.52% 246
South West -8 833 £50,000 +5.26% 155
North West -8 602 £52,500 +5.00% 182
West Midlands -3 510 £47,500 -9.52% 166
Yorkshire -9 504 £45,000 -10.00% 114
East Midlands +2 339 £50,000 - 79
East of England -7 315 £52,500 +5.00% 131
North East -9 98 £50,000 +17.65% 49
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 4,460 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2,828 (20.95%) SQL
3 2,375 (17.59%) Azure
4 2,371 (17.56%) Python
5 2,355 (17.44%) AWS
6 2,189 (16.21%) JavaScript
7 2,085 (15.44%) Java
8 2,044 (15.14%) DevOps
9 1,854 (13.73%) Software Engineering
10 1,851 (13.71%) C#
11 1,829 (13.55%) Fintech
12 1,775 (13.15%) Banking
13 1,752 (12.98%) .NET
13 1,752 (12.98%) Microsoft
14 1,714 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
15 1,557 (11.53%) Docker
16 1,536 (11.38%) Degree
17 1,392 (10.31%) Microservices
18 1,376 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
19 1,374 (10.18%) Kubernetes
20 1,364 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
21 1,288 (9.54%) Analytics
22 1,271 (9.41%) React
23 1,244 (9.21%) SQL Server
24 1,196 (8.86%) Marketing
25 1,155 (8.56%) Scrum
26 1,138 (8.43%) Linux
27 1,047 (7.76%) Project Management
28 1,041 (7.71%) AngularJS
29 1,032 (7.64%) Windows

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
1 331 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 247 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 236 (1.75%) Confluence
4 165 (1.22%) Apache
5 163 (1.21%) CMS
6 148 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 101 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 77 (0.57%) IIS
9 55 (0.41%) SAS
10 53 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 50 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 46 (0.34%) WordPress
13 40 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 39 (0.29%) nginx
15 37 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
16 33 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 26 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.18%) GemFire
19 23 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 621 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 453 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 203 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 135 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 123 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 68 (0.50%) Sketch
7 64 (0.47%) InVision
8 55 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 36 (0.27%) Figma
10 17 (0.13%) Adobe XD
11 12 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.081%) Chatbot
12 11 (0.081%) Zeplin
13 8 (0.059%) Photoshop
14 7 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.030%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.022%) MadCap Flare
16 3 (0.022%) Open Workbench
17 2 (0.015%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 125 (0.93%) NetSuite
2 99 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 87 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 80 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 77 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 75 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
7 62 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
8 57 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
9 55 (0.41%) SAP FI
10 45 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
10 45 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
11 38 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
11 38 (0.28%) SAP CO
11 38 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
12 37 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
13 32 (0.24%) Shopify
14 30 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
15 28 (0.21%) R3 Corda
16 27 (0.20%) SAP Business One
17 26 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2,375 (17.59%) Azure
2 2,355 (17.44%) AWS
3 979 (7.25%) GCP
4 717 (5.31%) SaaS
5 659 (4.88%) Power Platform
6 551 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
7 541 (4.01%) Serverless
8 303 (2.24%) PaaS
9 283 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
10 226 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 221 (1.64%) IaaS
12 199 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
13 172 (1.27%) GitHub
14 164 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 163 (1.21%) Amazon S3
16 149 (1.10%) Amazon ECS
17 132 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 114 (0.84%) OpenShift
19 92 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
20 82 (0.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 353 (2.61%) Firewall
2 220 (1.63%) DNS
3 185 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 145 (1.07%) WAN
5 132 (0.98%) Network Security
6 126 (0.93%) LAN
7 122 (0.90%) VPN
8 116 (0.86%) DHCP
9 97 (0.72%) HTTP
10 89 (0.66%) BGP
11 84 (0.62%) Internet
12 79 (0.59%) Wireless
13 73 (0.54%) OSPF
14 66 (0.49%) SAN
15 59 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
17 54 (0.40%) VoIP
18 50 (0.37%) VLAN
19 48 (0.36%) Skype
20 43 (0.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,244 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 575 (4.26%) Power BI
3 559 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 539 (3.99%) Relational Database
5 527 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 426 (3.16%) NoSQL
7 389 (2.88%) MySQL
8 382 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 357 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 337 (2.50%) Big Data
11 309 (2.29%) MongoDB
12 308 (2.28%) Tableau
13 185 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 159 (1.18%) Data Lake
15 158 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 157 (1.16%) Hadoop
17 143 (1.06%) Blockchain
18 130 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 127 (0.94%) Redis
20 116 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 942 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 618 (4.58%) JIRA
3 575 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 330 (2.44%) Selenium
5 206 (1.53%) Maven
6 199 (1.47%) GitLab
7 176 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 142 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 133 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 130 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 122 (0.90%) Visual Studio
12 119 (0.88%) Gradle
13 111 (0.82%) JUnit
14 107 (0.79%) Cypress.io
15 97 (0.72%) Postman
16 93 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 92 (0.68%) IntelliJ
18 89 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
19 76 (0.56%) SpecFlow
20 74 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 1,775 (13.15%) Banking
2 1,196 (8.86%) Marketing
3 886 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 850 (6.30%) Manufacturing
5 848 (6.28%) Public Sector
6 828 (6.13%) Front Office
7 687 (5.09%) Electronics
8 561 (4.16%) Retail
9 389 (2.88%) Legal
10 387 (2.87%) Financial Institution
11 324 (2.40%) Law
12 244 (1.81%) Games
13 222 (1.64%) Back Office
14 207 (1.53%) Investment Banking
15 192 (1.42%) Advertising
16 122 (0.90%) Billing
17 86 (0.64%) General Ledger
18 66 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 63 (0.47%) Automotive
19 63 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,809 (28.21%) Developer
2 1,907 (14.13%) Analyst
3 914 (6.77%) Software Engineer
4 737 (5.46%) Senior Developer
5 692 (5.13%) Architect
6 682 (5.05%) Java Developer
7 673 (4.99%) Consultant
8 601 (4.45%) Business Analyst
9 530 (3.93%) .NET Developer
10 465 (3.44%) React Developer
11 461 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 446 (3.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 445 (3.30%) C# Developer
14 418 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
15 379 (2.81%) Python Developer
16 364 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
17 354 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
18 340 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
19 303 (2.24%) IT Manager
20 302 (2.24%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,752 (12.98%) .NET
2 1,271 (9.41%) React
3 1,041 (7.71%) AngularJS
4 955 (7.07%) Web Services
5 785 (5.81%) CSS
6 777 (5.76%) HTML
7 713 (5.28%) .NET Core
8 657 (4.87%) Node.js
9 530 (3.93%) REST
10 505 (3.74%) Spring
11 493 (3.65%) Kafka
12 447 (3.31%) RESTful
13 411 (3.04%) Vue.js
14 396 (2.93%) ASP.NET
15 332 (2.46%) XML
16 304 (2.25%) React Native
17 297 (2.20%) HTML5
18 292 (2.16%) .NET Framework
19 285 (2.11%) Spring Boot
20 282 (2.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,376 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 647 (4.79%) Hedge funds
3 588 (4.36%) User Experience
4 575 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 564 (4.18%) Derivative
6 502 (3.72%) Equities
7 420 (3.11%) Fixed Income
8 416 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 411 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
10 375 (2.78%) Management Information System
11 288 (2.13%) Algorithms
12 271 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
13 257 (1.90%) Data Centre
14 233 (1.73%) Cloud Native
15 220 (1.63%) Data Structures
16 204 (1.51%) Mobile App
17 172 (1.27%) Blog
18 150 (1.11%) Public Cloud
19 131 (0.97%) Virtual Team
20 118 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,138 (8.43%) Linux
2 1,032 (7.64%) Windows
3 444 (3.29%) Unix
4 385 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 212 (1.57%) Android
6 188 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 134 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 120 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 102 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 86 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
11 80 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 72 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 67 (0.50%) CentOS
14 43 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.13%) Solaris
18 17 (0.13%) VMS
19 15 (0.11%) Windows 8
20 13 (0.096%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,460 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2,044 (15.14%) DevOps
3 1,854 (13.73%) Software Engineering
4 1,829 (13.55%) Fintech
5 1,714 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1,392 (10.31%) Microservices
7 1,364 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
8 1,288 (9.54%) Analytics
9 1,155 (8.56%) Scrum
10 1,047 (7.76%) Project Management
11 966 (7.16%) Asset Management
12 961 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 883 (6.54%) Computer Science
14 871 (6.45%) Test Automation
15 820 (6.07%) TDD
16 775 (5.74%) Programme Management
17 755 (5.59%) Digital Marketing
18 707 (5.24%) SDLC
19 682 (5.05%) ITIL
20 674 (4.99%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,828 (20.95%) SQL
2 2,371 (17.56%) Python
3 2,189 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 2,085 (15.44%) Java
5 1,851 (13.71%) C#
6 740 (5.48%) TypeScript
7 555 (4.11%) C++
8 446 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 386 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 299 (2.21%) Scala
11 296 (2.19%) C
12 285 (2.11%) PHP
13 277 (2.05%) Go
14 270 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 249 (1.84%) R
16 229 (1.70%) Java 8
17 213 (1.58%) Kotlin
18 174 (1.29%) Ruby
19 159 (1.18%) Shell Script
20 125 (0.93%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,536 (11.38%) Degree
2 395 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 280 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 188 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (1.32%) CISSP
6 177 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 142 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 113 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 112 (0.83%) CISM
10 103 (0.76%) CCNP
11 100 (0.74%) PhD
12 97 (0.72%) ACCA
13 88 (0.65%) CIMA
14 85 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
15 77 (0.57%) ISEB
16 72 (0.53%) CISA
17 71 (0.53%) ISTQB
18 66 (0.49%) PMI Certification
19 64 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
20 56 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 673 (4.99%) QA
2 256 (1.90%) GDPR
3 239 (1.77%) PMO
4 238 (1.76%) Data Quality
5 221 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 215 (1.59%) SLA
7 136 (1.01%) NIST
8 107 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 68 (0.50%) COBIT
10 65 (0.48%) MiFID
11 54 (0.40%) GRC
12 48 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
13 33 (0.24%) EMIR
14 28 (0.21%) IFRS
15 21 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 20 (0.15%) WCAG
17 18 (0.13%) ISO 20022
18 16 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 15 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
19 15 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,557 (11.53%) Docker
2 555 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 279 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.49%) vSphere
6 52 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 49 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (0.21%) Firmware
10 29 (0.21%) XenApp
11 27 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 25 (0.19%) HDFS
13 22 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.067%) Time Sharing Option
16 9 (0.067%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.044%) Snort
18 4 (0.030%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,374 (10.18%) Kubernetes
2 668 (4.95%) Terraform
3 451 (3.34%) Ansible
4 200 (1.48%) Puppet
5 129 (0.96%) SCCM
6 103 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 91 (0.67%) Grafana
8 84 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 56 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 54 (0.40%) Istio
11 43 (0.32%) SCOM
12 34 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 31 (0.23%) vCenter Server
14 25 (0.19%) Packer
15 20 (0.15%) Fortio
15 20 (0.15%) Kiali
16 19 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
17 18 (0.13%) Control-M
17 18 (0.13%) WSUS
18 17 (0.13%) Argo
Vendors
1 1,752 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 1,025 (7.59%) SAP
3 739 (5.47%) Oracle
4 466 (3.45%) Google
5 463 (3.43%) VMware
6 371 (2.75%) Cisco
7 303 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 185 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 178 (1.32%) Citrix
10 164 (1.21%) IBM
11 104 (0.77%) Sybase
12 95 (0.70%) F5
13 94 (0.70%) ServiceNow
14 87 (0.64%) Databricks
15 86 (0.64%) Palo Alto
16 84 (0.62%) Bloomberg
17 83 (0.61%) Atlassian
18 82 (0.61%) HP
19 77 (0.57%) Adobe
20 72 (0.53%) JD Edwards