Period
to 18 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 20 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,802 831 3,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 15.67% 10.56% 12.98%
As % of the General category 29.18% 24.83% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 690 2,582
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,233 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.14% +1.36% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £80,450
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,602 3,347 12,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.69% 42.51% 48.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,702 2,627 9,401
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
% change year-on-year - +7.08% +3.27%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the South East.

Salary trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the South East

Finance
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Hampshire +22 818 £55,000 +22.22% 69
Thames Valley +13 788 £56,500 -1.74% 134
Surrey -2 533 £60,000 - 83
Berkshire +23 477 £60,500 +0.83% 57
West Sussex +15 238 £50,000 -16.67% 25
East Sussex -4 185 £65,000 +10.64% 23
Buckinghamshire -4 159 £59,000 -5.60% 51
Oxfordshire +20 153 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Kent +1 149 £46,000 +12.20% 24
Home Counties - 16 £85,000 -
Middlesex +5 1 - - 3
Sussex -15 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,120 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (25.87%) Social Skills
3 721 (25.73%) Degree
4 655 (23.38%) DevOps
5 576 (20.56%) Azure
6 529 (18.88%) Java
7 499 (17.81%) Scrum
8 498 (17.77%) AWS
9 486 (17.34%) Banking
10 445 (15.88%) Computer Science
11 438 (15.63%) Software Engineering
12 434 (15.49%) Linux
13 427 (15.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 405 (14.45%) Law
15 395 (14.10%) Microsoft
16 390 (13.92%) Git (software)
17 383 (13.67%) Microservices
18 382 (13.63%) Jenkins
18 382 (13.63%) Python
19 373 (13.31%) SQL
20 364 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
21 359 (12.81%) AngularJS
22 358 (12.78%) Ansible
23 355 (12.67%) Digital Banking
24 348 (12.42%) Full Stack Development
25 346 (12.35%) CSS
25 346 (12.35%) Project Management
26 338 (12.06%) React
27 330 (11.78%) JavaScript
28 325 (11.60%) Spring

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 246 (8.78%) Apache Spark
2 214 (7.64%) GemFire
3 194 (6.92%) Apache
4 81 (2.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 62 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.86%) Confluence
7 41 (1.46%) CMS
8 34 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.86%) SAS
10 21 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.46%) IIS
11 13 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.39%) nginx
13 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.14%) Umbraco
17 4 (0.14%) WordPress
18 3 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 158 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (1.32%) Figma
6 34 (1.21%) Sketch
7 22 (0.79%) MS Visio
8 19 (0.68%) Oracle Smart View
9 17 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.54%) InVision
11 12 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.36%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.036%) SPSS
14 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 55 (1.96%) NetSuite
2 33 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 25 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 22 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
6 21 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
10 15 (0.54%) Shopify
11 14 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
11 14 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
11 14 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.46%) SAP Business One
13 12 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.43%) SAP MDG
14 10 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
14 10 (0.36%) SAP CO
14 10 (0.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 576 (20.56%) Azure
2 498 (17.77%) AWS
3 273 (9.74%) GitHub
4 180 (6.42%) Amazon Kinesis
5 160 (5.71%) Microsoft 365
6 155 (5.53%) GCP
7 118 (4.21%) SaaS
8 103 (3.68%) Power Platform
9 90 (3.21%) PaaS
10 72 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 66 (2.36%) OpenShift
12 55 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
13 47 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
14 39 (1.39%) IaaS
15 31 (1.11%) Serverless
16 30 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
16 30 (1.07%) Google Analytics
17 27 (0.96%) Apigee
18 23 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
19 16 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.43%) Firewall
2 58 (2.07%) VPN
3 37 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.25%) DNS
5 33 (1.18%) HTTP
6 31 (1.11%) Network Security
7 30 (1.07%) Calico
8 27 (0.96%) Internet
9 26 (0.93%) DHCP
10 23 (0.82%) SSH
11 22 (0.79%) Broadband
12 20 (0.71%) Unified Communications
13 19 (0.68%) LAN
14 18 (0.64%) SSL
15 17 (0.61%) SNA
15 17 (0.61%) Wireless
16 13 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (0.39%) WAN
19 9 (0.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 231 (8.24%) HBase
3 230 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 226 (8.07%) MariaDB
5 203 (7.24%) Big Data
6 202 (7.21%) NoSQL
7 190 (6.78%) SQL Server
8 182 (6.50%) Redis
9 88 (3.14%) Power BI
10 74 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 72 (2.57%) MySQL
11 72 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 56 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 41 (1.46%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.79%) RDBMS
17 21 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
18 20 (0.71%) Tableau
19 17 (0.61%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 390 (13.92%) Git (software)
2 382 (13.63%) Jenkins
3 247 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 235 (8.39%) Protractor
5 223 (7.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 214 (7.64%) Gradle
7 211 (7.53%) Cypress.io
8 205 (7.32%) Storybook
9 197 (7.03%) JUnit
10 196 (7.00%) IntelliJ
11 188 (6.71%) Eclipse
12 175 (6.25%) Mockito
13 144 (5.14%) Artifactory
14 96 (3.43%) JIRA
15 95 (3.39%) SonarQube
16 75 (2.68%) Selenium
17 40 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
18 35 (1.25%) Bitbucket
19 31 (1.11%) gulp
20 30 (1.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 725 (25.87%) Social Skills
2 486 (17.34%) Banking
3 427 (15.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 405 (14.45%) Law
5 254 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
6 213 (7.60%) Marketing
7 165 (5.89%) Retail
8 157 (5.60%) Presentation Skills
9 142 (5.07%) Telecoms
10 139 (4.96%) Manufacturing
11 104 (3.71%) Public Sector
12 103 (3.68%) Legal
13 75 (2.68%) Electronics
14 72 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
15 69 (2.46%) Advertising
16 64 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
17 62 (2.21%) Games
18 42 (1.50%) Financial Institution
19 33 (1.18%) Police
20 30 (1.07%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 470 (16.77%) Developer
2 395 (14.10%) Analyst
3 249 (8.89%) Software Engineer
4 221 (7.89%) Architect
5 170 (6.07%) Project Manager
6 157 (5.60%) Consultant
7 149 (5.32%) Principal Engineer
8 144 (5.14%) Business Analyst
9 133 (4.75%) Principal Software Engineer
10 108 (3.85%) IT Manager
11 87 (3.10%) Software Developer
12 80 (2.86%) Scrum Master
13 73 (2.61%) Financial Analyst
14 72 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 72 (2.57%) Lead Developer
15 71 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
16 66 (2.36%) Lead Software Engineer
17 64 (2.28%) .NET Developer
18 62 (2.21%) Cloud Engineer
19 61 (2.18%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (12.81%) AngularJS
2 346 (12.35%) CSS
3 338 (12.06%) React
4 325 (11.60%) Spring
5 286 (10.21%) Kafka
6 283 (10.10%) Node.js
7 274 (9.78%) RESTful
8 246 (8.78%) .NET
9 226 (8.07%) RabbitMQ
10 220 (7.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 215 (7.67%) Express
12 207 (7.39%) JSON
12 207 (7.39%) Redux
13 205 (7.32%) Tailwind CSS
14 204 (7.28%) WireMock
15 197 (7.03%) Play Framework
16 181 (6.46%) Spark Streaming
17 148 (5.28%) HTML
18 147 (5.25%) Web Services
19 142 (5.07%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 273 (9.74%) User Experience
2 218 (7.78%) Self-Motivation
3 195 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
4 150 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 96 (3.43%) Virtual Team
6 93 (3.32%) Data Centre
7 59 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 52 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 47 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 41 (1.46%) Life Science
11 26 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
11 26 (0.93%) Social Media
12 25 (0.89%) iPad
12 25 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
13 24 (0.86%) Driving Licence
14 23 (0.82%) Clustering
14 23 (0.82%) Smart Meter
15 21 (0.75%) Cybercrime
15 21 (0.75%) iPhone
16 20 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 434 (15.49%) Linux
2 313 (11.17%) Unix
3 192 (6.85%) Windows
4 82 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 66 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 38 (1.36%) Android
7 29 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.75%) Debian
8 21 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.61%) CentOS
10 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.29%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.25%) VMS
16 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.11%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,120 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (23.38%) DevOps
3 499 (17.81%) Scrum
4 445 (15.88%) Computer Science
5 438 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 383 (13.67%) Microservices
7 364 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
8 355 (12.67%) Digital Banking
9 348 (12.42%) Full Stack Development
10 346 (12.35%) Project Management
11 273 (9.74%) Fintech
12 268 (9.56%) TDD
13 262 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
14 246 (8.78%) Business Continuity
15 240 (8.57%) Analytics
16 234 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 228 (8.14%) OO
18 219 (7.82%) Validation
19 205 (7.32%) Cross-Browser Testing
20 199 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 529 (18.88%) Java
2 382 (13.63%) Python
3 373 (13.31%) SQL
4 330 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 267 (9.53%) C#
6 243 (8.67%) Shell Script
7 205 (7.32%) Groovy
8 84 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 76 (2.71%) Go
10 75 (2.68%) C
10 75 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 73 (2.61%) PowerShell
12 62 (2.21%) C++
13 47 (1.68%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.25%) Perl
14 35 (1.25%) PHP
15 29 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.86%) Ruby
17 20 (0.71%) R
18 17 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 721 (25.73%) Degree
2 210 (7.49%) OCP
2 210 (7.49%) Oracle Certification
3 112 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 101 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 76 (2.71%) SC Cleared
6 53 (1.89%) ISEB
7 46 (1.64%) CISSP
8 38 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 37 (1.32%) CISM
10 34 (1.21%) Master's Degree
11 33 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (1.18%) PMP
12 29 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (0.93%) CISA
14 23 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (0.71%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.61%) MCSE
16 17 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
17 16 (0.57%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.89%) SLA
2 97 (3.46%) QA
3 79 (2.82%) GDPR
4 76 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (1.86%) PMO
6 33 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (1.14%) NIST
8 27 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.93%) COBIT
10 23 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 23 (0.82%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.71%) Good Clinical Practice
12 19 (0.68%) Accessibility
13 12 (0.43%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.39%) WCAG
15 10 (0.36%) IFRS
15 10 (0.36%) ITGC
16 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 6 (0.21%) CDISC
17 6 (0.21%) IASME
System Software
1 201 (7.17%) Docker
2 187 (6.67%) HDFS
3 169 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 143 (5.10%) Active Directory
5 35 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.25%) Firmware
8 7 (0.25%) vSphere
9 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.036%) XenApp
10 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 358 (12.78%) Ansible
2 162 (5.78%) Kubernetes
3 145 (5.17%) Terraform
4 135 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (2.50%) SCCM
6 60 (2.14%) Puppet
7 51 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (1.21%) Grafana
9 30 (1.07%) Kibana
10 28 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (0.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 18 (0.64%) SCOM
13 12 (0.43%) vRealize
14 10 (0.36%) OpenView
14 10 (0.36%) OVSD
15 9 (0.32%) Istio
15 9 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.25%) CSIRT
17 6 (0.21%) Pingdom
17 6 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 395 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 243 (8.67%) VMware
3 213 (7.60%) SAP
4 210 (7.49%) Okta
5 180 (6.42%) Oracle
6 56 (2.00%) Google
7 50 (1.78%) Cisco
8 45 (1.61%) Adobe
9 41 (1.46%) Apple
10 38 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.07%) ServiceNow
12 26 (0.93%) Ariba
13 25 (0.89%) Databricks
13 25 (0.89%) Red Hat
14 22 (0.79%) Citrix
15 21 (0.75%) JD Edwards
16 20 (0.71%) Xceptor
17 19 (0.68%) Hyperion
17 19 (0.68%) PayPal
18 18 (0.64%) Splunk