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

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 32,686 41,223 39,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 24.29% 22.03%
As % of the General category 53.11% 54.86% 51.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25,485 28,274 32,353
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 61,545 75,146 76,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.54% 44.28% 42.90%
Number of salaries quoted 47,890 55,217 63,064
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,145
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,198 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.58% +0.40% -

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 November 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 November 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 -2 19,399 £65,000 +4.00% 2,200
South East +1 4,147 £52,500 +5.00% 594
North of England -4 3,756 £46,000 -1.08% 698
North West 0 2,119 £47,500 - 389
Midlands +5 2,104 £45,000 - 399
South West +1 1,774 £47,500 +5.56% 346
Yorkshire -3 1,513 £46,000 +2.22% 246
East of England +1 1,381 £53,000 +11.58% 242
West Midlands +5 1,362 £45,000 - 255
East Midlands +1 726 £45,000 -5.26% 142
North East -13 156 £48,500 +7.78% 65
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10,125 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 8,031 (24.57%) SQL
3 5,872 (17.96%) Banking
4 5,628 (17.22%) Java
5 5,363 (16.41%) Microsoft
6 5,262 (16.10%) C#
7 5,029 (15.39%) Degree
8 4,524 (13.84%) .NET
9 4,517 (13.82%) JavaScript
10 4,427 (13.54%) SQL Server
11 3,977 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
12 3,772 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
13 3,670 (11.23%) Project Management
14 3,643 (11.15%) Windows
15 3,409 (10.43%) Python
16 3,261 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 3,170 (9.70%) HTML
18 3,163 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
19 3,140 (9.61%) Scrum
20 3,107 (9.51%) Linux
21 3,062 (9.37%) Fintech
22 2,975 (9.10%) Oracle
23 2,932 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
24 2,775 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
25 2,680 (8.20%) CSS
26 2,634 (8.06%) DevOps
27 2,572 (7.87%) Software Engineering
28 2,493 (7.63%) Test Automation
29 2,379 (7.28%) TDD
30 2,377 (7.27%) 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
1 756 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 493 (1.51%) Confluence
3 455 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 431 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 429 (1.31%) CMS
6 394 (1.21%) IIS
7 388 (1.19%) Apache
8 378 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 339 (1.04%) SAS
10 294 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 204 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 178 (0.54%) JBoss
13 158 (0.48%) Skype for Business
14 124 (0.38%) Ethereum
15 121 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 101 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 99 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 95 (0.29%) OpenStack
19 93 (0.28%) WebLogic
20 86 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,836 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,357 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 803 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 528 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 381 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 104 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 103 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 88 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 52 (0.16%) SPSS
10 38 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.12%) InVision
11 23 (0.070%) Chatbot
12 14 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
13 10 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.028%) Flinto
14 9 (0.028%) InDesign
14 9 (0.028%) RoboHelp
15 7 (0.021%) Autodesk Inventor
15 7 (0.021%) Open Workbench
16 6 (0.018%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 425 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 396 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 255 (0.78%) NetSuite
4 216 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 210 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
6 208 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 206 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 182 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
9 166 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
10 143 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
11 121 (0.37%) thinkFolio
12 109 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
13 98 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
14 90 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
15 86 (0.26%) SAP BPC
16 82 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 81 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
18 77 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
19 74 (0.23%) SAP ERP
20 73 (0.22%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 3,163 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,932 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1,011 (3.09%) Office 365
4 930 (2.85%) SaaS
5 422 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 363 (1.11%) PaaS
7 344 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 290 (0.89%) GitHub
9 283 (0.87%) IaaS
10 271 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 221 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 178 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 176 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 159 (0.49%) Serverless
15 105 (0.32%) OpenShift
16 94 (0.29%) npm
17 84 (0.26%) G Suite
18 83 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
19 81 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
20 71 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 971 (2.97%) Firewall
2 600 (1.84%) WAN
3 595 (1.82%) LAN
4 576 (1.76%) DNS
5 539 (1.65%) Network Security
6 525 (1.61%) TCP/IP
7 496 (1.52%) Internet
8 400 (1.22%) DHCP
9 336 (1.03%) VPN
10 296 (0.91%) Wireless
11 289 (0.88%) SAN
12 273 (0.84%) HTTP
13 194 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
14 177 (0.54%) Skype
15 175 (0.54%) Unified Communications
16 174 (0.53%) VoIP
17 169 (0.52%) BGP
18 164 (0.50%) OSPF
19 161 (0.49%) MPLS
20 149 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,427 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 1,548 (4.74%) Big Data
3 1,232 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1,195 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 1,185 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,163 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 941 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 935 (2.86%) MySQL
9 725 (2.22%) Power BI
10 648 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 596 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 590 (1.81%) Hadoop
13 541 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 505 (1.55%) Blockchain
15 461 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
16 444 (1.36%) Oracle Database
17 395 (1.21%) RDBMS
18 336 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
19 329 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
20 305 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,543 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 1,265 (3.87%) JIRA
3 1,253 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 929 (2.84%) Selenium
5 703 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 626 (1.92%) Maven
7 616 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 576 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 485 (1.48%) Cucumber
10 420 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 413 (1.26%) Subversion
12 388 (1.19%) JUnit
13 316 (0.97%) NUnit
14 304 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 273 (0.84%) WebDriver
16 267 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 254 (0.78%) Gradle
18 252 (0.77%) SpecFlow
19 184 (0.56%) SoapUI
20 180 (0.55%) MSTest
General
1 5,872 (17.96%) Banking
2 2,348 (7.18%) Retail
3 2,075 (6.35%) Marketing
4 1,640 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 1,534 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 1,365 (4.18%) Front Office
7 1,331 (4.07%) Manufacturing
8 1,279 (3.91%) Financial Institution
9 960 (2.94%) Legal
10 827 (2.53%) Advertising
11 795 (2.43%) Electronics
12 635 (1.94%) Back Office
13 600 (1.84%) Law
14 387 (1.18%) Games
15 294 (0.90%) Retail Banking
16 221 (0.68%) Billing
17 200 (0.61%) Publishing
18 159 (0.49%) French Language
19 145 (0.44%) General Ledger
20 134 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8,574 (26.23%) Developer
2 5,380 (16.46%) Analyst
3 1,969 (6.02%) Consultant
4 1,967 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 1,924 (5.89%) Java Developer
6 1,848 (5.65%) Architect
7 1,828 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 1,796 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 1,600 (4.90%) .NET Developer
10 1,571 (4.81%) Senior Developer
11 926 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 905 (2.77%) Support Analyst
13 827 (2.53%) Software Engineer
14 812 (2.48%) SQL Developer
15 803 (2.46%) IT Manager
16 786 (2.40%) Software Developer
17 774 (2.37%) Applications Support
18 721 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
19 660 (2.02%) Senior Manager
20 654 (2.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,524 (13.84%) .NET
2 3,170 (9.70%) HTML
3 2,680 (8.20%) CSS
4 2,348 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 1,965 (6.01%) Web Services
6 1,751 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 1,363 (4.17%) HTML5
8 1,301 (3.98%) Spring
9 1,292 (3.95%) React
10 1,139 (3.48%) REST
11 1,121 (3.43%) XML
12 1,106 (3.38%) RESTful
13 1,035 (3.17%) jQuery
14 929 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 920 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 920 (2.81%) Node.js
16 834 (2.55%) .NET Framework
17 791 (2.42%) SOAP
18 719 (2.20%) WCF
19 679 (2.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3,772 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3,062 (9.37%) Fintech
3 2,318 (7.09%) Computer Science
4 1,357 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
5 1,189 (3.64%) User Experience
6 1,187 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 1,038 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 957 (2.93%) Hedge funds
9 931 (2.85%) Derivative
10 899 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 871 (2.66%) Equities
11 871 (2.66%) Fixed Income
12 870 (2.66%) Data Centre
13 693 (2.12%) Algorithms
14 669 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
15 654 (2.00%) Mobile App
16 507 (1.55%) Data Structures
17 392 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
18 348 (1.06%) Virtual Team
19 248 (0.76%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3,643 (11.15%) Windows
2 3,107 (9.51%) Linux
3 1,535 (4.70%) Unix
4 1,177 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 496 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 472 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 445 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 439 (1.34%) Android
9 406 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 378 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 374 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 189 (0.58%) CentOS
13 172 (0.53%) Solaris
14 138 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 112 (0.34%) AIX
16 86 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 66 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 63 (0.19%) VMS
19 47 (0.14%) Fedora
20 46 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,125 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3,977 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
3 3,670 (11.23%) Project Management
4 3,261 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,140 (9.61%) Scrum
6 2,775 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
7 2,634 (8.06%) DevOps
8 2,572 (7.87%) Software Engineering
9 2,493 (7.63%) Test Automation
10 2,379 (7.28%) TDD
11 2,377 (7.27%) Analytics
12 2,193 (6.71%) ITIL
13 1,980 (6.06%) SDLC
14 1,971 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
15 1,943 (5.94%) MVC
16 1,719 (5.26%) Risk Management
17 1,677 (5.13%) Mentoring
18 1,662 (5.08%) Asset Management
19 1,652 (5.05%) Microservices
20 1,647 (5.04%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8,031 (24.57%) SQL
2 5,628 (17.22%) Java
3 5,262 (16.10%) C#
4 4,517 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 3,409 (10.43%) Python
6 1,584 (4.85%) C++
7 1,412 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 1,248 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 739 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 738 (2.26%) C
11 689 (2.11%) Java 8
12 675 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 644 (1.97%) PHP
14 634 (1.94%) Perl
15 622 (1.90%) Ruby
16 552 (1.69%) R
17 513 (1.57%) Scala
18 496 (1.52%) Shell Script
19 493 (1.51%) VBA
20 372 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,029 (15.39%) Degree
2 1,192 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 715 (2.19%) CISSP
4 511 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 469 (1.43%) ISEB
6 465 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 409 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 395 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 357 (1.09%) CISM
10 348 (1.06%) SC Cleared
11 333 (1.02%) ISTQB
12 328 (1.00%) PMP
13 318 (0.97%) CISA
14 284 (0.87%) Master's Degree
15 267 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 251 (0.77%) CCNP
17 249 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 243 (0.74%) ACCA
19 238 (0.73%) PhD
20 203 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,939 (5.93%) QA
2 896 (2.74%) PMO
3 672 (2.06%) GDPR
4 652 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 647 (1.98%) SLA
6 422 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 403 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 167 (0.51%) COBIT
9 156 (0.48%) MiFID
10 120 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 108 (0.33%) IFRS
12 83 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 74 (0.23%) SEPA
14 68 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
15 57 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
16 45 (0.14%) EMIR
17 43 (0.13%) FATCA
17 43 (0.13%) IFRS 9
18 41 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 41 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,585 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 1,348 (4.12%) Docker
3 832 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 319 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 175 (0.54%) XenApp
6 141 (0.43%) vSphere
7 140 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 129 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 118 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 52 (0.16%) HDFS
11 52 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 44 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 41 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 39 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
15 36 (0.11%) NFS
16 34 (0.10%) Firmware
17 32 (0.098%) Snort
18 24 (0.073%) Xen
18 24 (0.073%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 879 (2.69%) Ansible
2 723 (2.21%) Puppet
3 692 (2.12%) Kubernetes
4 571 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 477 (1.46%) SCCM
6 355 (1.09%) Terraform
7 173 (0.53%) SCOM
8 117 (0.36%) Salt
9 113 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 97 (0.30%) Mesos
11 95 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
11 95 (0.29%) Nagios
12 94 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 81 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 79 (0.24%) WSUS
15 72 (0.22%) vRealize
16 57 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
17 55 (0.17%) Nessus
18 54 (0.17%) Grafana
18 54 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5,363 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 2,975 (9.10%) Oracle
3 2,057 (6.29%) SAP
4 1,316 (4.03%) VMware
5 946 (2.89%) Cisco
6 668 (2.04%) Tableau
7 645 (1.97%) Citrix
8 643 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 637 (1.95%) Google
10 553 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 438 (1.34%) IBM
12 369 (1.13%) Splunk
13 277 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 270 (0.83%) Bloomberg
15 269 (0.82%) HP
16 257 (0.79%) Sybase
17 226 (0.69%) Reuters
18 222 (0.68%) ServiceNow
19 206 (0.63%) Adobe
20 201 (0.61%) Cognos