Period
to 22 May 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 12,046 16,447 16,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.68% 16.66% 16.74%
As % of the General category 46.11% 46.69% 47.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9,102 12,696 12,698
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26,127 35,226 34,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.83% 35.68% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 18,910 27,440 26,815
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 May 2019. 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
South East 0 3,571 £55,000 +10.00% 378
North of England -4 2,931 £47,000 +2.17% 459
North West -1 1,700 £47,500 - 232
South West +2 1,613 £45,000 - 171
Midlands -2 1,609 £47,500 +3.03% 240
Scotland 0 1,102 £50,000 - 174
Yorkshire -5 1,092 £47,000 +4.44% 183
West Midlands -5 1,021 £47,500 +5.56% 150
East of England -5 953 £50,000 -4.76% 181
East Midlands -1 583 £45,000 -5.26% 90
Wales -8 221 £45,000 +12.50% 62
North East -5 143 £40,000 -3.61% 45
Northern Ireland -15 76 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Isle of Man - 9 £50,000 - 1
Channel Islands -3 8 £37,500 -37.50% 3
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4,026 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2,488 (20.65%) SQL
3 2,064 (17.13%) Microsoft
4 1,727 (14.34%) C#
5 1,576 (13.08%) .NET
6 1,553 (12.89%) SQL Server
7 1,498 (12.44%) Project Management
8 1,497 (12.43%) Degree
9 1,490 (12.37%) Java
10 1,479 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
11 1,457 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
12 1,443 (11.98%) JavaScript
13 1,333 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
14 1,305 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,253 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 1,179 (9.79%) SAP
17 1,172 (9.73%) Oracle
18 1,114 (9.25%) Windows
19 1,082 (8.98%) Software Engineering
20 1,061 (8.81%) Scrum
21 1,038 (8.62%) HTML
22 1,036 (8.60%) ITIL
23 1,019 (8.46%) Banking
24 960 (7.97%) Marketing
25 954 (7.92%) DevOps
26 942 (7.82%) Test Automation
27 937 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
28 928 (7.70%) CSS
29 828 (6.87%) Fintech
30 819 (6.80%) Telecoms

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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
1 319 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 203 (1.69%) Confluence
3 146 (1.21%) IIS
4 141 (1.17%) SAS
5 138 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 118 (0.98%) Apache
7 103 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 91 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 80 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 73 (0.61%) CMS
11 61 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 61 (0.51%) Skype for Business
12 53 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 52 (0.43%) JBoss
13 52 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 45 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 37 (0.31%) WordPress
16 29 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 707 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 658 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
3 349 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 216 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 165 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.32%) Sketch
7 36 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 31 (0.26%) InVision
9 25 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
10 24 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 15 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.083%) Adobe XD
13 9 (0.075%) Zeplin
14 8 (0.066%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.066%) SPSS
14 8 (0.066%) UXPin
15 4 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.033%) Chatbot
15 4 (0.033%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 160 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 151 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 118 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 113 (0.94%) SAP FI
5 107 (0.89%) SAP CO
6 103 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
6 103 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
7 102 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
8 92 (0.76%) SAP MM
9 89 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
10 77 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
11 70 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
12 69 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
13 65 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
14 64 (0.53%) NetSuite
15 63 (0.52%) SAP BPC
16 56 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
17 52 (0.43%) SAP HR
18 46 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
19 43 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,305 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 937 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 457 (3.79%) Office 365
4 380 (3.15%) SaaS
5 349 (2.90%) Power Platform
6 219 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 171 (1.42%) IaaS
8 159 (1.32%) PaaS
9 150 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
10 127 (1.05%) GitHub
11 87 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 75 (0.62%) Serverless
13 71 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 66 (0.55%) G Suite
15 56 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
16 50 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
17 42 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
18 39 (0.32%) npm
19 38 (0.32%) Google Analytics
20 37 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 410 (3.40%) Firewall
2 230 (1.91%) WAN
3 204 (1.69%) LAN
4 203 (1.69%) DNS
5 179 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 152 (1.26%) Internet
6 152 (1.26%) Network Security
7 140 (1.16%) VPN
8 139 (1.15%) DHCP
9 123 (1.02%) Wireless
10 92 (0.76%) VoIP
11 89 (0.74%) SAN
12 87 (0.72%) MPLS
13 84 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 77 (0.64%) Skype
15 71 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
16 65 (0.54%) HTTP
17 54 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (0.45%) VLAN
18 53 (0.44%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,553 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 476 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 416 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 391 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 348 (2.89%) Power BI
6 312 (2.59%) Big Data
7 278 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 235 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
9 226 (1.88%) MySQL
10 187 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 187 (1.55%) QlikView
11 178 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 163 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 156 (1.30%) Hadoop
14 155 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
15 152 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
16 144 (1.20%) SAP HANA
17 129 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 107 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
19 106 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 591 (4.91%) Git (software)
2 524 (4.35%) JIRA
3 422 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 346 (2.87%) Selenium
5 243 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 232 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 187 (1.55%) Cucumber
8 159 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 132 (1.10%) Maven
10 110 (0.91%) Bitbucket
11 105 (0.87%) NUnit
11 105 (0.87%) SoapUI
12 99 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
13 92 (0.76%) SpecFlow
14 87 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 77 (0.64%) JMeter
16 75 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
17 74 (0.61%) JUnit
18 72 (0.60%) WebDriver
19 68 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,019 (8.46%) Banking
2 960 (7.97%) Marketing
3 819 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 804 (6.67%) Retail
5 782 (6.49%) Manufacturing
6 547 (4.54%) Electronics
7 302 (2.51%) Legal
8 214 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 138 (1.15%) Law
10 120 (1.00%) Advertising
11 119 (0.99%) Billing
12 115 (0.95%) Back Office
13 99 (0.82%) Local Government
14 91 (0.76%) Games
15 80 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 69 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 65 (0.54%) General Ledger
18 46 (0.38%) Publishing
19 45 (0.37%) Automotive
20 36 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,684 (22.28%) Developer
2 2,289 (19.00%) Analyst
3 934 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 683 (5.67%) Consultant
5 674 (5.60%) .NET Developer
6 637 (5.29%) Architect
7 586 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 558 (4.63%) C# Developer
9 459 (3.81%) Java Developer
10 411 (3.41%) Senior Developer
11 409 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 393 (3.26%) IT Manager
13 357 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
14 352 (2.92%) Support Analyst
15 266 (2.21%) Software Engineer
16 265 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
17 247 (2.05%) Senior Manager
18 237 (1.97%) Financial Analyst
19 222 (1.84%) Applications Support
20 220 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,576 (13.08%) .NET
2 1,038 (8.62%) HTML
3 928 (7.70%) CSS
4 750 (6.23%) AngularJS
5 647 (5.37%) ASP.NET
6 587 (4.87%) Web Services
7 427 (3.54%) React
8 402 (3.34%) Spring
9 399 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 383 (3.18%) XML
11 371 (3.08%) HTML5
12 358 (2.97%) jQuery
13 321 (2.66%) REST
14 311 (2.58%) RESTful
15 301 (2.50%) JSON
16 290 (2.41%) Node.js
17 287 (2.38%) SOAP
18 275 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 247 (2.05%) .NET Framework
20 188 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,333 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 828 (6.87%) Fintech
3 631 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 413 (3.43%) User Experience
5 402 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
6 362 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 361 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 338 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 170 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 141 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 122 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 121 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 117 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 103 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 92 (0.76%) PMI
16 91 (0.76%) Driving Licence
17 71 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
18 68 (0.56%) PKI
19 58 (0.48%) Life Science
20 55 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,114 (9.25%) Windows
2 796 (6.61%) Linux
3 431 (3.58%) Windows Server
4 362 (3.01%) Unix
5 176 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 145 (1.20%) Android
8 139 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 124 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 97 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 56 (0.46%) CentOS
13 39 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 37 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (0.28%) AIX
16 33 (0.27%) Solaris
17 24 (0.20%) Debian
18 15 (0.12%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.11%) zOS
20 11 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,026 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,498 (12.44%) Project Management
3 1,479 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
4 1,457 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 1,253 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,082 (8.98%) Software Engineering
7 1,061 (8.81%) Scrum
8 1,036 (8.60%) ITIL
9 954 (7.92%) DevOps
10 942 (7.82%) Test Automation
11 805 (6.68%) MVC
12 786 (6.52%) Mentoring
13 759 (6.30%) SDLC
14 744 (6.18%) Analytics
15 734 (6.09%) PRINCE2
16 732 (6.08%) TDD
17 725 (6.02%) Programme Management
18 718 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
19 680 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
20 652 (5.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2,488 (20.65%) SQL
2 1,727 (14.34%) C#
3 1,490 (12.37%) Java
4 1,443 (11.98%) JavaScript
5 773 (6.42%) Python
6 439 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 431 (3.58%) T-SQL
8 396 (3.29%) C++
9 290 (2.41%) C
10 285 (2.37%) PHP
11 265 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 217 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 191 (1.59%) Ruby
14 180 (1.49%) TypeScript
15 166 (1.38%) R
16 145 (1.20%) VBA
17 134 (1.11%) Java 8
18 120 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 106 (0.88%) Shell Script
20 101 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,497 (12.43%) Degree
2 357 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 259 (2.15%) CISSP
4 233 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 214 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 190 (1.58%) ISEB
7 185 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 180 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 175 (1.45%) PMI Certification
10 172 (1.43%) CISM
11 161 (1.34%) ISTQB
12 130 (1.08%) PMP
13 119 (0.99%) CISA
14 115 (0.95%) CCNP
15 108 (0.90%) CCNA
16 98 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 95 (0.79%) DV Cleared
18 84 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 81 (0.67%) APMP
20 78 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 558 (4.63%) QA
2 458 (3.80%) PMO
3 386 (3.20%) SLA
4 308 (2.56%) GDPR
5 255 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 203 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 152 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.52%) COBIT
9 56 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 52 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 49 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 22 (0.18%) ISO 22301
13 21 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
14 16 (0.13%) JSP 440
14 16 (0.13%) P3O
15 14 (0.12%) BS7799
15 14 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.11%) Basel III
17 12 (0.100%) WAI
System Software
1 588 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 427 (3.54%) Docker
3 323 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 236 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 103 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (0.56%) XenApp
7 62 (0.51%) vSphere
8 41 (0.34%) Firmware
9 39 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 13 (0.11%) HDFS
16 12 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 8 (0.066%) NFS
19 7 (0.058%) VirtualBox
19 7 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 267 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 218 (1.81%) Ansible
3 182 (1.51%) Puppet
4 162 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 162 (1.34%) Terraform
5 122 (1.01%) SCCM
6 54 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 44 (0.37%) SCOM
8 33 (0.27%) Nessus
9 30 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 27 (0.22%) Salt
10 27 (0.22%) WSUS
11 26 (0.22%) vCenter Server
12 25 (0.21%) vRealize
13 24 (0.20%) Nagios
13 24 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (0.19%) NetBackup
14 23 (0.19%) SCOrch
15 21 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2,064 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 1,179 (9.79%) SAP
3 1,172 (9.73%) Oracle
4 542 (4.50%) VMware
5 352 (2.92%) Cisco
6 341 (2.83%) Google
7 248 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 237 (1.97%) Tableau
9 204 (1.69%) Citrix
10 187 (1.55%) IBM
11 105 (0.87%) Cognos
12 104 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 98 (0.81%) Hyperion
14 97 (0.81%) HP
15 95 (0.79%) Informatica
15 95 (0.79%) ServiceNow
16 91 (0.76%) Atlassian
17 81 (0.67%) Adobe
18 76 (0.63%) Sage
19 74 (0.61%) JD Edwards