Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 4,006 10,273 13,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.33% 14.49% 15.41%
As % of the General category 35.55% 42.93% 43.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,672 8,432 10,686
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £76,125 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 11,268 23,929 30,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.86% 33.76% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8,392 17,618 22,604
Median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,312
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
South East -6 1,021 £52,500 -4.55% 254
North of England -8 1,009 £50,000 - 329
Midlands -3 669 £47,500 -5.00% 199
South West -10 548 £50,000 +5.26% 129
North West -7 523 £55,000 +10.00% 175
Scotland -4 416 £52,500 +1.80% 94
West Midlands -4 414 £47,500 -5.00% 117
Yorkshire -11 396 £45,000 -10.00% 116
East Midlands +1 255 £47,500 - 81
East of England -12 188 £50,000 - 93
Wales -9 117 £42,500 -5.56% 30
North East -3 90 £50,000 +28.21% 38
Northern Ireland -8 31 £60,000 +20.00% 13
Isle of Man -3 13 £52,500 -
Channel Islands 0 2 £120,000 +100.00%
Finance
UK

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

1 1,349 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (21.82%) SQL
3 741 (18.50%) Azure
4 725 (18.10%) Microsoft
5 668 (16.67%) C#
6 665 (16.60%) .NET
7 663 (16.55%) JavaScript
8 590 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
9 527 (13.16%) DevOps
10 484 (12.08%) Java
11 466 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 461 (11.51%) AWS
13 445 (11.11%) Degree
14 435 (10.86%) Scrum
15 419 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
16 406 (10.13%) Marketing
17 404 (10.08%) SAP
18 383 (9.56%) CSS
19 377 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
20 364 (9.09%) HTML
21 356 (8.89%) Public Sector
22 352 (8.79%) Windows
23 345 (8.61%) Manufacturing
24 342 (8.54%) Telecoms
24 342 (8.54%) Project Management
25 335 (8.36%) AngularJS
26 327 (8.16%) Microservices
27 324 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
28 315 (7.86%) Docker
29 301 (7.51%) Linux

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 98 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 95 (2.37%) Confluence
3 74 (1.85%) CMS
4 42 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 41 (1.02%) MS Exchange
6 38 (0.95%) IIS
7 31 (0.77%) SAS
7 31 (0.77%) WordPress
8 30 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 22 (0.55%) Apache
12 19 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.37%) JBoss
13 15 (0.37%) NServiceBus
13 15 (0.37%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.35%) Drupal
15 12 (0.30%) Mule
15 12 (0.30%) Mule ESB
15 12 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 182 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 176 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.40%) Adobe XD
7 14 (0.35%) InVision
8 13 (0.32%) Sketch
8 13 (0.32%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.100%) Windchill
10 3 (0.075%) Figma
10 3 (0.075%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.050%) Simulink
11 2 (0.050%) UXPin
12 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.025%) InDesign
12 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.025%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 50 (1.25%) NetSuite
2 34 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.60%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
6 22 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 19 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
8 18 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
9 17 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.37%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
11 14 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
12 12 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
12 12 (0.30%) SAP Business One
13 11 (0.27%) Odoo
13 11 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 741 (18.50%) Azure
2 461 (11.51%) AWS
3 232 (5.79%) SaaS
4 230 (5.74%) Power Platform
5 172 (4.29%) Office 365
6 92 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
7 88 (2.20%) GCP
8 77 (1.92%) IaaS
9 70 (1.75%) PaaS
10 66 (1.65%) Serverless
11 58 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 28 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.60%) GitHub
16 23 (0.57%) PowerApps
17 21 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 19 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
19 17 (0.42%) Azure Functions
19 17 (0.42%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.57%) Firewall
2 77 (1.92%) WAN
3 70 (1.75%) DNS
4 58 (1.45%) LAN
5 55 (1.37%) Skype
6 46 (1.15%) Internet
7 45 (1.12%) Wireless
8 39 (0.97%) Network Security
9 38 (0.95%) VPN
10 34 (0.85%) DHCP
10 34 (0.85%) TCP/IP
11 32 (0.80%) SAN
12 31 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (0.65%) Broadband
13 26 (0.65%) HTTP
14 25 (0.62%) VLAN
15 21 (0.52%) BGP
15 21 (0.52%) NetScaler
15 21 (0.52%) OSPF
16 19 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 205 (5.12%) Power BI
3 165 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 158 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 149 (3.72%) Relational Database
6 140 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 138 (3.44%) MySQL
8 135 (3.37%) NoSQL
9 102 (2.55%) Big Data
10 96 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 76 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 69 (1.72%) Data Lake
13 60 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
14 54 (1.35%) Hadoop
15 48 (1.20%) Tableau
16 40 (1.00%) QlikView
17 38 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 32 (0.80%) Oracle Database
19 31 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 267 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 191 (4.77%) JIRA
3 136 (3.39%) Selenium
4 121 (3.02%) Jenkins
5 57 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 51 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 46 (1.15%) Maven
7 46 (1.15%) SpecFlow
8 40 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 38 (0.95%) Cucumber
9 38 (0.95%) JUnit
10 37 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (0.82%) IntelliJ
11 33 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 32 (0.80%) Postman
13 28 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 27 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (0.62%) JMeter
15 25 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
16 21 (0.52%) GitLab
General
1 406 (10.13%) Marketing
2 356 (8.89%) Public Sector
3 345 (8.61%) Manufacturing
4 342 (8.54%) Telecoms
5 254 (6.34%) Electronics
6 168 (4.19%) Banking
7 124 (3.10%) Retail
8 94 (2.35%) Law
9 81 (2.02%) Legal
10 70 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 54 (1.35%) Advertising
12 43 (1.07%) Games
13 32 (0.80%) Back Office
13 32 (0.80%) Local Government
14 27 (0.67%) Billing
15 24 (0.60%) Automotive
16 14 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.35%) Front Office
17 13 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,107 (27.63%) Developer
2 584 (14.58%) Analyst
3 277 (6.91%) Senior Developer
4 219 (5.47%) Consultant
5 185 (4.62%) Architect
6 166 (4.14%) .NET Developer
7 152 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 150 (3.74%) C# Developer
9 143 (3.57%) Java Developer
10 136 (3.39%) Business Analyst
11 128 (3.20%) Software Developer
12 122 (3.05%) Software Engineer
13 109 (2.72%) IT Manager
14 100 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
15 90 (2.25%) Administrator
16 88 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
17 84 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
18 80 (2.00%) Data Analyst
18 80 (2.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 71 (1.77%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (16.60%) .NET
2 383 (9.56%) CSS
3 364 (9.09%) HTML
4 335 (8.36%) AngularJS
5 224 (5.59%) ASP.NET
6 207 (5.17%) .NET Core
7 188 (4.69%) React
8 178 (4.44%) REST
9 173 (4.32%) Web Services
10 164 (4.09%) jQuery
11 161 (4.02%) RESTful
12 150 (3.74%) .NET Framework
13 137 (3.42%) Node.js
14 136 (3.39%) XML
15 127 (3.17%) Spring
16 119 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 106 (2.65%) JSON
18 104 (2.60%) HTML5
19 89 (2.22%) Vue.js
20 78 (1.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 377 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (4.79%) User Experience
3 165 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 144 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
5 142 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 70 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 66 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 62 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 60 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 53 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 52 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 39 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 36 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
14 35 (0.87%) Blog
15 34 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (0.82%) iPhone
17 28 (0.70%) e-Learning
18 26 (0.65%) Private Cloud
19 24 (0.60%) Virtual Team
20 22 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 352 (8.79%) Windows
2 301 (7.51%) Linux
3 147 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 97 (2.42%) Unix
5 74 (1.85%) Android
6 51 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 43 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 33 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
11 27 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.60%) CentOS
12 24 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.17%) Solaris
16 6 (0.15%) AIX
17 5 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,349 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
3 527 (13.16%) DevOps
4 435 (10.86%) Scrum
5 419 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
6 342 (8.54%) Project Management
7 327 (8.16%) Microservices
8 324 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 298 (7.44%) ITIL
10 292 (7.29%) Programme Management
11 285 (7.11%) Analytics
12 280 (6.99%) Fintech
13 275 (6.86%) Test Automation
14 272 (6.79%) Digital Marketing
15 263 (6.57%) Software Engineering
16 259 (6.47%) SDLC
16 259 (6.47%) TDD
17 242 (6.04%) MVC
18 240 (5.99%) OO
19 233 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 874 (21.82%) SQL
2 668 (16.67%) C#
3 663 (16.55%) JavaScript
4 484 (12.08%) Java
5 293 (7.31%) Python
6 165 (4.12%) T-SQL
7 148 (3.69%) PHP
8 147 (3.67%) TypeScript
9 138 (3.44%) C++
10 111 (2.77%) C
11 106 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 58 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 55 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 55 (1.37%) R
14 38 (0.95%) Scala
14 38 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.90%) Ruby
16 33 (0.82%) VB
17 29 (0.72%) VBA
18 28 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 445 (11.11%) Degree
2 139 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 79 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 76 (1.90%) CISSP
6 50 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (1.05%) ISEB
8 41 (1.02%) CISM
9 38 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 32 (0.80%) PhD
12 28 (0.70%) CRISC
12 28 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 27 (0.67%) CCNP
13 27 (0.67%) PMI Certification
14 24 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (0.57%) DV Cleared
15 23 (0.57%) PMP
16 22 (0.55%) CCNA
16 22 (0.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (5.94%) QA
2 101 (2.52%) SLA
3 92 (2.30%) PMO
4 87 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (1.92%) GDPR
6 63 (1.57%) Data Quality
7 48 (1.20%) NIST
8 39 (0.97%) PCI DSS
9 24 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (0.37%) COBIT
11 11 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.20%) IFRS
13 7 (0.17%) Good Clinical Practice
13 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.12%) COSO
14 5 (0.12%) FATCA
14 5 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 315 (7.86%) Docker
2 161 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.45%) XenApp
7 16 (0.40%) HDFS
8 15 (0.37%) vSphere
8 15 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.15%) Firmware
11 6 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.100%) Varnish
13 2 (0.050%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.050%) Cygwin
13 2 (0.050%) NFS
13 2 (0.050%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.025%) NDS
14 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 177 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 110 (2.75%) Terraform
3 106 (2.65%) Ansible
4 70 (1.75%) Puppet
5 41 (1.02%) SCCM
6 37 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.45%) Packer
8 11 (0.27%) Grafana
8 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.27%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.22%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.17%) SCOM
11 7 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.17%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (0.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 6 (0.15%) SmoothWall
12 6 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 725 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 404 (10.08%) SAP
3 226 (5.64%) Oracle
4 126 (3.15%) VMware
5 102 (2.55%) Cisco
6 100 (2.50%) Google
7 76 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.20%) Citrix
8 48 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 39 (0.97%) IBM
9 39 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 35 (0.87%) Ceridian
11 33 (0.82%) F5
12 31 (0.77%) Cognos
13 30 (0.75%) Atlassian
14 29 (0.72%) Dell
15 28 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 27 (0.67%) Adobe
17 25 (0.62%) ServiceNow
17 25 (0.62%) Splunk