Period
to 18 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > London
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 6,399 14,898 20,562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 30.73% 26.60% 29.85%
As % of the General category 63.03% 55.37% 58.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5,595 12,163 16,056
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,150 £38,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £108,950 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 10,153 26,905 34,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.75% 48.05% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,227 21,132 27,103
Median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £102,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in London

Finance
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in London.

Salary trend for Finance in London

Finance
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Finance in London

Finance
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +1 1,446 £72,500 +5.84% 334
West London +13 137 £52,500 +4.81% 44
South London -5 112 £62,500 +13.64% 7
East London -3 44 £65,000 +8.33% 35
North London +16 6 £55,000 -4.35% 7
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2,076 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,674 (26.16%) Python
3 1,644 (25.69%) AWS
4 1,535 (23.99%) Java
5 1,442 (22.53%) SQL
6 1,307 (20.43%) Banking
7 1,259 (19.67%) Azure
8 1,085 (16.96%) DevOps
9 1,044 (16.32%) JavaScript
10 1,026 (16.03%) Fintech
11 995 (15.55%) Asset Management
12 938 (14.66%) Web Services
13 871 (13.61%) Software Engineering
14 865 (13.52%) Hedge funds
15 834 (13.03%) Front Office
16 823 (12.86%) C#
17 810 (12.66%) .NET
18 786 (12.28%) Microsoft
19 761 (11.89%) SQL Server
20 731 (11.42%) Fixed Income
21 716 (11.19%) Degree
22 711 (11.11%) Microservices
23 674 (10.53%) Kubernetes
24 653 (10.20%) Docker
24 653 (10.20%) Derivative
25 650 (10.16%) React
26 643 (10.05%) Investment Management
26 643 (10.05%) AngularJS
27 602 (9.41%) GCP
28 601 (9.39%) Windows

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 168 (2.63%) Apache
2 161 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 150 (2.34%) Confluence
4 143 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 87 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (1.00%) CMS
7 56 (0.88%) IIS
8 49 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 35 (0.55%) MS Exchange
9 35 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 31 (0.48%) SAS
11 29 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
12 26 (0.41%) EPiServer
13 20 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.23%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 13 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.19%) Tomcat
17 11 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
18 10 (0.16%) Mendix
18 10 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 199 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 180 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.28%) Figma
7 14 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.19%) Sketch
9 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.14%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.11%) InVision
11 6 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.063%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.063%) Marvel
13 3 (0.047%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
14 2 (0.031%) SPSS
14 2 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 160 (2.50%) Markit EDM
2 100 (1.56%) Eagle PACE
3 70 (1.09%) PolarLake
4 50 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
5 49 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
6 45 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 35 (0.55%) FINCAD Analytics
8 25 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 25 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
9 22 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
9 22 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
10 21 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
11 19 (0.30%) NetSuite
11 19 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
13 14 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
14 13 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
15 12 (0.19%) Sentinel
16 11 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,644 (25.69%) AWS
2 1,259 (19.67%) Azure
3 602 (9.41%) GCP
4 309 (4.83%) Serverless
5 276 (4.31%) Office 365
6 273 (4.27%) SaaS
7 219 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
8 196 (3.06%) Power Platform
9 118 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
10 113 (1.77%) IaaS
11 111 (1.73%) PaaS
12 108 (1.69%) OpenShift
13 103 (1.61%) Amazon S3
14 98 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
15 90 (1.41%) Apigee
16 82 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 74 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
18 67 (1.05%) GitHub
19 60 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
20 45 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 255 (3.98%) Firewall
2 131 (2.05%) DNS
3 117 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 112 (1.75%) Network Security
5 105 (1.64%) WAN
6 90 (1.41%) VPN
7 82 (1.28%) Internet
7 82 (1.28%) LAN
8 77 (1.20%) DHCP
9 69 (1.08%) BGP
10 60 (0.94%) OSPF
11 59 (0.92%) Skype
12 56 (0.88%) Multicast
12 56 (0.88%) Wireless
13 42 (0.66%) Unified Communications
14 39 (0.61%) FTP
15 38 (0.59%) MPLS
16 37 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 36 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 294 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 265 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 233 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 231 (3.61%) Big Data
6 210 (3.28%) MySQL
7 187 (2.92%) Power BI
8 180 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 176 (2.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 154 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 147 (2.30%) Hadoop
12 145 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 142 (2.22%) MongoDB
14 133 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 133 (2.08%) Data Lake
15 94 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 76 (1.19%) Redis
17 75 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 75 (1.17%) Snowflake Schema
18 69 (1.08%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 339 (5.30%) Jenkins
2 329 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 260 (4.06%) JIRA
4 113 (1.77%) GitLab
5 112 (1.75%) Selenium
6 110 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 107 (1.67%) Artifactory
8 83 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 76 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 55 (0.86%) Maven
11 49 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 46 (0.72%) Cypress.io
12 46 (0.72%) JUnit
13 43 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 43 (0.67%) Mocha
14 36 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 36 (0.56%) Subversion
14 36 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (0.53%) RStudio
15 34 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,307 (20.43%) Banking
2 834 (13.03%) Front Office
3 289 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 271 (4.24%) Back Office
5 244 (3.81%) Marketing
6 235 (3.67%) Retail
7 222 (3.47%) Financial Institution
8 184 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 146 (2.28%) Public Sector
10 124 (1.94%) Legal
11 118 (1.84%) Law
12 110 (1.72%) Manufacturing
13 102 (1.59%) Electronics
14 88 (1.38%) Games
15 59 (0.92%) Advertising
16 48 (0.75%) Retail Banking
17 31 (0.48%) General Ledger
18 25 (0.39%) Billing
19 20 (0.31%) Digital Economy
20 19 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,856 (29.00%) Developer
2 798 (12.47%) Analyst
3 459 (7.17%) Architect
4 458 (7.16%) Software Engineer
5 405 (6.33%) Java Developer
6 308 (4.81%) AWS Engineer
7 307 (4.80%) Python Developer
8 264 (4.13%) Business Analyst
9 261 (4.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 256 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 230 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 228 (3.56%) Python Engineer
13 223 (3.48%) C# Developer
14 219 (3.42%) .NET Developer
14 219 (3.42%) Financial Analyst
15 197 (3.08%) Java Engineer
16 179 (2.80%) AWS Developer
17 172 (2.69%) Lead Developer
18 169 (2.64%) Consultant
19 168 (2.63%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 938 (14.66%) Web Services
2 810 (12.66%) .NET
3 650 (10.16%) React
4 643 (10.05%) AngularJS
5 403 (6.30%) Vue.js
6 356 (5.56%) HTML
7 343 (5.36%) CSS
8 295 (4.61%) .NET Core
9 290 (4.53%) Node.js
10 260 (4.06%) Kafka
11 245 (3.83%) ASP.NET
12 232 (3.63%) REST
13 177 (2.77%) Spring
14 166 (2.59%) .NET Framework
15 162 (2.53%) RESTful
16 141 (2.20%) HTML5
17 138 (2.16%) gRPC
18 136 (2.13%) XML
19 125 (1.95%) Redux
20 122 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 865 (13.52%) Hedge funds
2 731 (11.42%) Fixed Income
3 653 (10.20%) Derivative
4 533 (8.33%) Equities
5 482 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
6 462 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 364 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
8 265 (4.14%) User Experience
9 180 (2.81%) Reference Data
10 173 (2.70%) Management Information System
11 161 (2.52%) Data Centre
12 158 (2.47%) Algorithms
13 144 (2.25%) Data Structures
14 133 (2.08%) Public Cloud
15 122 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
16 115 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
17 111 (1.73%) Cloud Native
18 95 (1.48%) Mobile App
19 80 (1.25%) Virtual Team
20 68 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 601 (9.39%) Windows
2 532 (8.31%) Linux
3 203 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 194 (3.03%) Unix
5 137 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 69 (1.08%) Android
7 65 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 65 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 41 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 37 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (0.31%) CentOS
13 20 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.17%) Solaris
16 9 (0.14%) Debian
17 7 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,076 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,085 (16.96%) DevOps
3 1,026 (16.03%) Fintech
4 995 (15.55%) Asset Management
5 871 (13.61%) Software Engineering
6 711 (11.11%) Microservices
7 643 (10.05%) Investment Management
8 587 (9.17%) Analytics
9 522 (8.16%) Scrum
10 477 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 463 (7.24%) TDD
12 443 (6.92%) Computer Science
13 429 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
14 399 (6.24%) Mentoring
15 377 (5.89%) Migration
16 365 (5.70%) SDLC
17 361 (5.64%) Test Automation
18 357 (5.58%) ITIL
19 355 (5.55%) Project Management
20 348 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,674 (26.16%) Python
2 1,535 (23.99%) Java
3 1,442 (22.53%) SQL
4 1,044 (16.32%) JavaScript
5 823 (12.86%) C#
6 332 (5.19%) PowerShell
7 302 (4.72%) C++
8 292 (4.56%) R
9 220 (3.44%) TypeScript
10 208 (3.25%) Kotlin
11 173 (2.70%) Scala
12 138 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 135 (2.11%) T-SQL
14 132 (2.06%) C
15 108 (1.69%) VBA
16 103 (1.61%) Go
17 96 (1.50%) Java 8
18 86 (1.34%) Perl
19 84 (1.31%) Ruby
20 83 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 716 (11.19%) Degree
2 248 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (1.81%) CISSP
4 104 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (1.34%) CISM
6 76 (1.19%) PhD
7 74 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (1.14%) CCNP
9 71 (1.11%) Master's Degree
10 69 (1.08%) CISA
11 54 (0.84%) Security Cleared
12 48 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 48 (0.75%) Sun Certification
13 40 (0.63%) SANS
14 39 (0.61%) SC Cleared
15 36 (0.56%) CCNA
16 33 (0.52%) PMP
17 29 (0.45%) AWS Certification
17 29 (0.45%) ISEB
18 28 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (4.38%) QA
2 87 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (1.28%) SLA
4 75 (1.17%) GDPR
5 72 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 57 (0.89%) NIST
7 55 (0.86%) PMO
8 37 (0.58%) MiFID
9 31 (0.48%) COBIT
10 28 (0.44%) EMIR
11 26 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 18 (0.28%) SEPA
13 16 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (0.23%) ISO 20022
15 14 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.17%) Solvency II
17 10 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
17 10 (0.16%) IFRS
17 10 (0.16%) ITGC
17 10 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 653 (10.20%) Docker
2 401 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 104 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.55%) vSphere
6 30 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.41%) XenApp
8 25 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.16%) Firmware
12 7 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.094%) HDFS
14 5 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.063%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.063%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 674 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 287 (4.49%) Terraform
3 266 (4.16%) Ansible
4 154 (2.41%) Puppet
5 118 (1.84%) SCCM
6 92 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (0.61%) Istio
9 35 (0.55%) SCOM
10 34 (0.53%) QRadar
10 34 (0.53%) WSUS
11 31 (0.48%) Control-M
11 31 (0.48%) Grafana
12 28 (0.44%) Nagios
13 26 (0.41%) SCVMM
14 25 (0.39%) Nessus
15 23 (0.36%) Prometheus
16 21 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
17 17 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
18 15 (0.23%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 786 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 448 (7.00%) Oracle
3 382 (5.97%) Google
4 257 (4.02%) Cisco
5 228 (3.56%) Bloomberg
6 209 (3.27%) SAP
7 174 (2.72%) VMware
8 148 (2.31%) Tableau
9 134 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
10 119 (1.86%) IBM
11 111 (1.73%) Citrix
12 105 (1.64%) Splunk
13 103 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 84 (1.31%) Palo Alto
15 81 (1.27%) ServiceNow
16 73 (1.14%) Databricks
17 66 (1.03%) F5
18 62 (0.97%) CyberArk
19 60 (0.94%) Calypso
20 57 (0.89%) HP