Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 34,455 40,713 40,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.35% 24.68% 22.00%
As % of the General category 53.76% 55.73% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 26,325 27,726 33,499
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 64,096 73,059 79,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.57% 44.28% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49,596 53,514 65,948
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 20,336 £65,000 +4.00% 2,175
South East 0 4,233 £52,500 +5.00% 608
North of England -2 4,070 £45,000 - 620
Midlands +5 2,247 £45,000 - 384
North West 0 2,194 £47,500 - 344
South West -1 1,785 £45,000 - 328
Yorkshire 0 1,723 £46,000 +2.22% 238
East of England +2 1,632 £52,500 +12.90% 218
West Midlands +6 1,496 £45,000 - 249
East Midlands +2 736 £45,000 - 134
North East -5 170 £40,000 -11.11% 38
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10,634 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8,680 (25.19%) SQL
3 6,469 (18.78%) Banking
4 5,932 (17.22%) Java
5 5,824 (16.90%) Microsoft
6 5,612 (16.29%) C#
7 5,362 (15.56%) Degree
8 4,881 (14.17%) .NET
9 4,842 (14.05%) JavaScript
10 4,748 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
11 4,745 (13.77%) SQL Server
12 4,349 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
13 3,845 (11.16%) Windows
14 3,748 (10.88%) Project Management
15 3,350 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,304 (9.59%) Python
17 3,285 (9.53%) HTML
18 3,227 (9.37%) Scrum
19 3,119 (9.05%) Linux
20 3,079 (8.94%) Oracle
21 2,992 (8.68%) Fintech
22 2,979 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
23 2,872 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
24 2,773 (8.05%) CSS
25 2,742 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
26 2,656 (7.71%) Test Automation
26 2,656 (7.71%) DevOps
27 2,643 (7.67%) AngularJS
28 2,615 (7.59%) Retail
29 2,609 (7.57%) TDD

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
1 839 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 506 (1.47%) Confluence
3 490 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 444 (1.29%) CMS
5 436 (1.27%) IIS
6 422 (1.22%) Apache
7 420 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 382 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 367 (1.07%) SAS
10 361 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 219 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 201 (0.58%) JBoss
13 182 (0.53%) Skype for Business
14 165 (0.48%) Ethereum
15 146 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 145 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 130 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
18 127 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
19 123 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 109 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,877 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,463 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 757 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 537 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 374 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 118 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 98 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 61 (0.18%) SPSS
10 44 (0.13%) InVision
11 42 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 30 (0.087%) Chatbot
13 22 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.026%) InDesign
14 9 (0.026%) RoboHelp
15 8 (0.023%) UXPin
16 7 (0.020%) UserZoom
17 6 (0.017%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 588 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
2 489 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 338 (0.98%) NetSuite
4 243 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 219 (0.64%) SAP FI
6 209 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
7 207 (0.60%) SAP CO
8 203 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 183 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
10 181 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
11 144 (0.42%) thinkFolio
12 131 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
13 105 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
14 101 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
15 100 (0.29%) SAP Business One
16 94 (0.27%) Front Arena
17 92 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
17 92 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
18 86 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
18 86 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,979 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,872 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1,025 (2.97%) Office 365
4 947 (2.75%) SaaS
5 459 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 383 (1.11%) PaaS
7 345 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 339 (0.98%) GitHub
9 334 (0.97%) IaaS
10 330 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 186 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 175 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 162 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 151 (0.44%) Serverless
15 120 (0.35%) npm
16 101 (0.29%) Slack
17 90 (0.26%) Google Analytics
18 89 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 87 (0.25%) OpenShift
20 78 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 960 (2.79%) Firewall
2 666 (1.93%) DNS
3 651 (1.89%) LAN
4 649 (1.88%) WAN
5 549 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 512 (1.49%) Internet
7 469 (1.36%) Network Security
8 426 (1.24%) DHCP
9 358 (1.04%) SAN
10 301 (0.87%) VPN
11 290 (0.84%) Wireless
12 262 (0.76%) HTTP
13 180 (0.52%) Skype
14 158 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
15 153 (0.44%) Intranet
16 147 (0.43%) BGP
16 147 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 147 (0.43%) NAS
17 143 (0.42%) Unified Communications
18 140 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,745 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 1,945 (5.65%) Big Data
3 1,309 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,295 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1,261 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 1,261 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,043 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 1,021 (2.96%) MySQL
8 745 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 703 (2.04%) Blockchain
10 666 (1.93%) Power BI
11 602 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 551 (1.60%) Hadoop
13 532 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
14 482 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
15 455 (1.32%) Oracle Database
16 385 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
17 382 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 371 (1.08%) RDBMS
19 304 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,720 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 1,270 (3.69%) JIRA
3 1,187 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 989 (2.87%) Selenium
5 722 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 628 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 626 (1.82%) Maven
8 551 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 468 (1.36%) Subversion
10 467 (1.36%) Cucumber
11 449 (1.30%) JUnit
12 350 (1.02%) NUnit
12 350 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 314 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 300 (0.87%) SpecFlow
15 269 (0.78%) WebDriver
16 264 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 211 (0.61%) Jasmine
18 202 (0.59%) Gradle
19 183 (0.53%) MSTest
General
1 6,469 (18.78%) Banking
2 2,615 (7.59%) Retail
3 2,068 (6.00%) Marketing
4 1,941 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 1,766 (5.13%) Financial Institution
6 1,537 (4.46%) Front Office
7 1,503 (4.36%) Telecoms
8 1,358 (3.94%) Manufacturing
9 1,137 (3.30%) Legal
10 1,050 (3.05%) Advertising
11 699 (2.03%) Back Office
12 656 (1.90%) Electronics
13 589 (1.71%) Law
14 490 (1.42%) Games
15 301 (0.87%) Retail Banking
16 249 (0.72%) Billing
17 239 (0.69%) Publishing
18 165 (0.48%) General Ledger
19 157 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
19 157 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8,970 (26.03%) Developer
2 5,709 (16.57%) Analyst
3 2,204 (6.40%) Consultant
4 2,054 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 2,011 (5.84%) Java Developer
6 1,981 (5.75%) Architect
7 1,906 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 1,890 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 1,754 (5.09%) .NET Developer
10 1,649 (4.79%) Senior Developer
11 1,012 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 945 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 887 (2.57%) Applications Support
14 873 (2.53%) IT Manager
15 865 (2.51%) Software Engineer
16 853 (2.48%) SQL Developer
17 846 (2.46%) Software Developer
18 742 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
19 739 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
20 715 (2.08%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,881 (14.17%) .NET
2 3,285 (9.53%) HTML
3 2,773 (8.05%) CSS
4 2,643 (7.67%) AngularJS
5 2,071 (6.01%) Web Services
6 1,924 (5.58%) ASP.NET
7 1,479 (4.29%) React
8 1,376 (3.99%) HTML5
9 1,335 (3.87%) Spring
10 1,227 (3.56%) XML
11 1,198 (3.48%) RESTful
12 1,167 (3.39%) jQuery
13 1,141 (3.31%) REST
14 1,011 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 973 (2.82%) .NET Framework
16 931 (2.70%) Node.js
17 867 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
18 837 (2.43%) WCF
19 715 (2.08%) SOAP
20 664 (1.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4,349 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2,992 (8.68%) Fintech
3 2,452 (7.12%) Computer Science
4 1,418 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1,352 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 1,295 (3.76%) User Experience
7 1,200 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1,001 (2.91%) Hedge funds
9 990 (2.87%) Fixed Income
10 967 (2.81%) Equities
11 966 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 949 (2.75%) Derivative
13 881 (2.56%) Data Centre
14 847 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
15 714 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
16 653 (1.90%) Algorithms
17 642 (1.86%) Mobile App
18 509 (1.48%) Data Structures
19 430 (1.25%) Virtual Team
20 223 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3,845 (11.16%) Windows
2 3,119 (9.05%) Linux
3 1,692 (4.91%) Unix
4 1,178 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 535 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 531 (1.54%) Android
7 511 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 509 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 450 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 436 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 436 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 203 (0.59%) Solaris
12 166 (0.48%) CentOS
13 125 (0.36%) AIX
14 114 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 103 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 86 (0.25%) VMS
17 81 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 53 (0.15%) HPUX
19 42 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,634 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4,748 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
3 3,748 (10.88%) Project Management
4 3,350 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,227 (9.37%) Scrum
6 2,742 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
7 2,656 (7.71%) DevOps
7 2,656 (7.71%) Test Automation
8 2,609 (7.57%) TDD
9 2,545 (7.39%) Software Engineering
10 2,419 (7.02%) Analytics
11 2,357 (6.84%) ITIL
12 2,234 (6.48%) SDLC
13 2,177 (6.32%) Risk Management
14 2,078 (6.03%) MVC
15 2,053 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
16 1,810 (5.25%) Asset Management
17 1,778 (5.16%) OO
18 1,700 (4.93%) Microservices
19 1,679 (4.87%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8,680 (25.19%) SQL
2 5,932 (17.22%) Java
3 5,612 (16.29%) C#
4 4,842 (14.05%) JavaScript
5 3,304 (9.59%) Python
6 1,545 (4.48%) C++
7 1,474 (4.28%) PowerShell
8 1,359 (3.94%) T-SQL
9 858 (2.49%) C
10 745 (2.16%) PHP
11 732 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 702 (2.04%) Java 8
13 688 (2.00%) Perl
14 645 (1.87%) Ruby
15 612 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 573 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 564 (1.64%) Scala
18 539 (1.56%) VBA
19 500 (1.45%) R
20 387 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,362 (15.56%) Degree
2 1,230 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 730 (2.12%) CISSP
4 566 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 497 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 416 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 408 (1.18%) CISM
8 406 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 391 (1.13%) ISEB
10 365 (1.06%) Master's Degree
11 339 (0.98%) CISA
12 329 (0.95%) PMP
13 327 (0.95%) SC Cleared
14 315 (0.91%) ISTQB
15 301 (0.87%) ACCA
16 290 (0.84%) CIMA
17 279 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
18 260 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 254 (0.74%) CCNP
20 220 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,062 (5.98%) QA
2 850 (2.47%) PMO
3 715 (2.08%) SLA
4 609 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 599 (1.74%) GDPR
6 454 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 426 (1.24%) PCI DSS
8 224 (0.65%) COBIT
9 180 (0.52%) MiFID
10 153 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 98 (0.28%) IFRS
12 70 (0.20%) SEPA
13 58 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
13 58 (0.17%) Solvency II
14 51 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 48 (0.14%) EMIR
16 42 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 42 (0.12%) PSD2
17 41 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 39 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,661 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 1,289 (3.74%) Docker
3 887 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 303 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 202 (0.59%) XenApp
6 175 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 167 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 163 (0.47%) vSphere
9 138 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 77 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 72 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 58 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 54 (0.16%) HDFS
14 49 (0.14%) Firmware
15 41 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 40 (0.12%) XenServer
17 29 (0.084%) VirtualBox
18 25 (0.073%) Xen
19 24 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 24 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 804 (2.33%) Ansible
2 637 (1.85%) Puppet
3 607 (1.76%) Kubernetes
4 547 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 489 (1.42%) SCCM
6 378 (1.10%) Terraform
7 150 (0.44%) SCOM
8 128 (0.37%) Nagios
9 99 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 94 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 88 (0.26%) Salt
12 82 (0.24%) WSUS
13 76 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
14 64 (0.19%) Kibana
14 64 (0.19%) Mesos
15 55 (0.16%) vRealize
16 53 (0.15%) Nessus
17 52 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
17 52 (0.15%) Control-M
18 50 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5,824 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 3,079 (8.94%) Oracle
3 2,113 (6.13%) SAP
4 1,351 (3.92%) VMware
5 965 (2.80%) Cisco
6 765 (2.22%) Citrix
7 713 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 677 (1.96%) Tableau
9 646 (1.87%) Google
10 556 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 444 (1.29%) IBM
12 383 (1.11%) Splunk
13 361 (1.05%) Sybase
14 285 (0.83%) Bloomberg
15 274 (0.80%) HP
16 272 (0.79%) Sage
17 265 (0.77%) ServiceNow
18 260 (0.75%) CheckPoint
19 243 (0.71%) F5
20 213 (0.62%) Infor