Period
to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 15,394 8,053 4,571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.36% 13.50% 13.24%
As % of the General category 31.36% 25.24% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,760 5,665 3,494
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,129 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,402 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.96% -0.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,799 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%

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 49,082 31,904 16,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 64.93% 53.50% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 26,003 20,320 12,709
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,891
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,638 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
South East +7 5,205 £56,000 +1.82% 351
North of England +5 3,047 £55,000 +10.00% 443
South West +10 1,963 £52,500 +3.45% 300
Midlands +3 1,884 £55,000 +4.76% 308
North West +5 1,672 £55,000 +4.76% 254
Scotland +8 1,403 £60,000 +14.29% 189
West Midlands +4 1,360 £55,000 +4.76% 177
East of England +10 1,324 £57,500 +4.55% 133
Yorkshire +7 1,199 £52,500 +10.53% 144
East Midlands +1 525 £52,500 +5.00% 130
Wales +4 392 £52,500 +31.25% 44
Northern Ireland +25 242 £52,500 +14.75% 11
North East +4 186 £55,000 +22.22% 45
Channel Islands 0 30 £75,000 -11.76%
Isle of Man +3 3 £61,250 - 1
South Coast - 1 £70,000 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 5,383 (34.97%) Agile
2 4,180 (27.15%) Social Skills
3 3,900 (25.33%) Degree
4 3,784 (24.58%) Problem-Solving
5 2,812 (18.27%) SQL
6 2,629 (17.08%) Marketing
7 2,534 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
8 2,369 (15.39%) Azure
9 2,314 (15.03%) Microsoft
10 2,269 (14.74%) Decision-Making
11 2,222 (14.43%) Project Management
12 2,097 (13.62%) AWS
13 2,035 (13.22%) Software Engineering
14 1,908 (12.39%) DevOps
15 1,798 (11.68%) Java
16 1,745 (11.34%) JavaScript
17 1,631 (10.60%) Python
18 1,571 (10.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 1,484 (9.64%) C#
20 1,476 (9.59%) Analytics
21 1,465 (9.52%) Scrum
22 1,442 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,404 (9.12%) Test Automation
24 1,373 (8.92%) .NET
25 1,355 (8.80%) Mentoring
26 1,346 (8.74%) Banking
27 1,337 (8.69%) Driving Licence
28 1,327 (8.62%) Docker
29 1,279 (8.31%) Kubernetes
30 1,269 (8.24%) Conflict Management

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
1 513 (3.33%) SAS
2 394 (2.56%) Confluence
3 367 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 170 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 151 (0.98%) Apache
6 135 (0.88%) CMS
7 99 (0.64%) MS Project Server
8 88 (0.57%) IIS
9 58 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 58 (0.38%) JBoss
10 57 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 54 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 45 (0.29%) Drupal
13 39 (0.25%) Joomla!
14 35 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 33 (0.21%) GemFire
16 30 (0.19%) OpenStack
17 27 (0.18%) Headless CMS
17 27 (0.18%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 881 (5.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 653 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 408 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 370 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
5 116 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 108 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 63 (0.41%) Sketch
8 28 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 27 (0.18%) InVision
10 26 (0.17%) Zeplin
11 17 (0.11%) Campfire
12 11 (0.071%) Chatbot
13 10 (0.065%) Simulink
13 10 (0.065%) SPSS
14 9 (0.058%) CATIA
14 9 (0.058%) Maple
15 8 (0.052%) Abaqus
15 8 (0.052%) Adobe XD
16 3 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (0.013%) Maya
Business Applications
1 113 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 86 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 71 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 57 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 47 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 43 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 39 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 38 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 37 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
11 34 (0.22%) SessionCam
11 34 (0.22%) WebTrends
12 33 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
13 32 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
14 29 (0.19%) SAP MDG
15 25 (0.16%) SAP BPC
15 25 (0.16%) SAP Business One
16 23 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
17 22 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
18 21 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2,369 (15.39%) Azure
2 2,097 (13.62%) AWS
3 828 (5.38%) Power Platform
4 804 (5.22%) GCP
5 672 (4.37%) SaaS
6 461 (2.99%) Microsoft 365
7 437 (2.84%) GitHub
8 428 (2.78%) Serverless
9 422 (2.74%) Azure DevOps
10 316 (2.05%) PaaS
11 275 (1.79%) OpenShift
12 213 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 207 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 202 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
15 196 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
16 149 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
17 142 (0.92%) Cloud Functions
18 133 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
19 132 (0.86%) IaaS
20 122 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 336 (2.18%) Firewall
2 259 (1.68%) Internet
3 149 (0.97%) WAN
4 134 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 132 (0.86%) DNS
6 115 (0.75%) Network Security
7 106 (0.69%) LAN
8 99 (0.64%) Wireless
9 95 (0.62%) DHCP
9 95 (0.62%) HTTP
10 83 (0.54%) SSL
11 75 (0.49%) SAN
12 72 (0.47%) VPN
13 69 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
14 63 (0.41%) VoIP
15 51 (0.33%) SD-WAN
16 50 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
17 42 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
18 39 (0.25%) Broadband
19 37 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 978 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 710 (4.61%) Power BI
3 617 (4.01%) Relational Database
4 474 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 443 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 361 (2.35%) MySQL
7 331 (2.15%) Tableau
8 301 (1.96%) Big Data
9 273 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 263 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 262 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 241 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 161 (1.05%) Data Lake
14 159 (1.03%) Hadoop
15 154 (1.00%) RDBMS
16 142 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
17 118 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
18 105 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 101 (0.66%) Oracle Database
20 99 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 989 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 847 (5.50%) JIRA
3 672 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 406 (2.64%) Selenium
5 192 (1.25%) SpecFlow
6 179 (1.16%) Maven
7 178 (1.16%) Subversion
8 177 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 174 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 158 (1.03%) GitLab
11 154 (1.00%) Postman
12 148 (0.96%) Gradle
13 138 (0.90%) Artifactory
14 131 (0.85%) Bitbucket
15 116 (0.75%) JUnit
16 108 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
17 107 (0.70%) WebDriver
18 83 (0.54%) Cypress.io
19 80 (0.52%) JMeter
20 67 (0.44%) Ant
General
1 4,180 (27.15%) Social Skills
2 2,629 (17.08%) Marketing
3 2,534 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
4 1,571 (10.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,346 (8.74%) Banking
6 1,061 (6.89%) Retail
7 1,037 (6.74%) Manufacturing
8 972 (6.31%) Public Sector
9 888 (5.77%) Legal
10 780 (5.07%) Law
11 777 (5.05%) Presentation Skills
12 561 (3.64%) Telecoms
13 485 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
14 401 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
15 397 (2.58%) Electronics
16 380 (2.47%) Games
17 327 (2.12%) Financial Institution
18 218 (1.42%) Aviation
19 212 (1.38%) Automotive
20 195 (1.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,191 (14.23%) Analyst
2 1,890 (12.28%) Developer
3 1,884 (12.24%) Graduate
4 1,264 (8.21%) Trainee
5 996 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 890 (5.78%) Software Engineer
7 726 (4.72%) Architect
8 515 (3.35%) Business Analyst
9 445 (2.89%) IT Manager
10 414 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
11 409 (2.66%) Senior Developer
12 403 (2.62%) Programmer
13 385 (2.50%) Consultant
14 380 (2.47%) Statistical Programmer
15 368 (2.39%) C# Developer
16 349 (2.27%) Senior Manager
17 329 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
18 300 (1.95%) IT Project Manager
19 277 (1.80%) Data Engineer
20 269 (1.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,373 (8.92%) .NET
2 879 (5.71%) HTML
3 790 (5.13%) React
4 722 (4.69%) CSS
5 643 (4.18%) .NET Core
6 494 (3.21%) AngularJS
7 486 (3.16%) Spring
8 455 (2.96%) RESTful
9 450 (2.92%) Kafka
10 434 (2.82%) Node.js
11 374 (2.43%) REST
12 358 (2.33%) Web Services
13 309 (2.01%) Spring Boot
14 296 (1.92%) HTML5
15 270 (1.75%) XML
16 261 (1.70%) ASP.NET
17 247 (1.60%) JSON
18 227 (1.47%) .NET Framework
19 181 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
20 179 (1.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,337 (8.69%) Driving Licence
2 765 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 725 (4.71%) User Experience
4 624 (4.05%) Cyberattack
5 581 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 472 (3.07%) Life Science
7 457 (2.97%) Cyber Defence
8 413 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
9 354 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 273 (1.77%) Cloud Native
11 270 (1.75%) Data Structures
12 260 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 241 (1.57%) Public Cloud
14 202 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 182 (1.18%) Algorithms
16 180 (1.17%) Cybercrime
17 164 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
18 148 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
19 144 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
20 138 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,190 (7.73%) Linux
2 925 (6.01%) Windows
3 504 (3.27%) Unix
4 291 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 174 (1.13%) Android
6 154 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 99 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 94 (0.61%) VMS
9 73 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 60 (0.39%) CentOS
13 53 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
14 43 (0.28%) AIX
15 39 (0.25%) Solaris
15 39 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 28 (0.18%) Kali Linux
17 27 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
19 17 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,383 (34.97%) Agile
2 3,784 (24.58%) Problem-Solving
3 2,269 (14.74%) Decision-Making
4 2,222 (14.43%) Project Management
5 2,035 (13.22%) Software Engineering
6 1,908 (12.39%) DevOps
7 1,476 (9.59%) Analytics
8 1,465 (9.52%) Scrum
9 1,442 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,404 (9.12%) Test Automation
11 1,355 (8.80%) Mentoring
12 1,269 (8.24%) Conflict Management
13 1,254 (8.15%) Cost Control
14 1,251 (8.13%) Fintech
15 1,249 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
16 1,245 (8.09%) Revenue Management
17 1,239 (8.05%) Computer Science
18 1,232 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,230 (7.99%) CI/CD
20 1,156 (7.51%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,812 (18.27%) SQL
2 1,798 (11.68%) Java
3 1,745 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 1,631 (10.60%) Python
5 1,484 (9.64%) C#
6 522 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 459 (2.98%) TypeScript
8 428 (2.78%) C
9 378 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 359 (2.33%) C++
11 305 (1.98%) Go
12 292 (1.90%) PHP
13 288 (1.87%) Bash
14 259 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 215 (1.40%) R
16 208 (1.35%) Ruby
17 145 (0.94%) Perl
18 138 (0.90%) PL/SQL
19 112 (0.73%) Scala
20 101 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3,900 (25.33%) Degree
2 828 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 541 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 430 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 212 (1.38%) PMI Certification
6 208 (1.35%) CISSP
7 166 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 157 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 153 (0.99%) CISM
9 153 (0.99%) DBS Check
10 138 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 128 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 124 (0.81%) PMP
13 122 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 98 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
15 97 (0.63%) ISEB
16 93 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 91 (0.59%) APMP
18 89 (0.58%) CIMA
18 89 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 805 (5.23%) QA
2 401 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 396 (2.57%) Good Clinical Practice
4 345 (2.24%) PMO
5 334 (2.17%) SLA
6 332 (2.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 246 (1.60%) Data Quality
8 228 (1.48%) GDPR
9 212 (1.38%) CDISC
10 210 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 178 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 161 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 158 (1.03%) PCI DSS
14 157 (1.02%) NIST
15 155 (1.01%) GRC
16 151 (0.98%) Accessibility
17 99 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 75 (0.49%) COBIT
19 29 (0.19%) NCSC
20 18 (0.12%) GLP
System Software
1 1,327 (8.62%) Docker
2 412 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 260 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (0.54%) vSphere
5 76 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 66 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 38 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 27 (0.18%) XenApp
10 22 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.14%) Firmware
12 18 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 16 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.097%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.078%) BitLocker
16 10 (0.065%) KVM
17 9 (0.058%) XenDesktop
18 7 (0.045%) RACF
18 7 (0.045%) Xen
19 6 (0.039%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1,279 (8.31%) Kubernetes
2 521 (3.38%) Terraform
3 487 (3.16%) Ansible
4 179 (1.16%) Puppet
5 169 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (0.48%) SCCM
7 56 (0.36%) Prometheus
8 50 (0.32%) Grafana
9 48 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 46 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 41 (0.27%) HP ALM
12 37 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
13 34 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 32 (0.21%) Data Guard
14 32 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 29 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
15 29 (0.19%) Kibana
16 27 (0.18%) CASB
17 25 (0.16%) Istio
17 25 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,314 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 746 (4.85%) SAP
3 696 (4.52%) Oracle
4 684 (4.44%) Google
5 362 (2.35%) VMware
6 314 (2.04%) FIS
7 293 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 245 (1.59%) Cisco
9 182 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 122 (0.79%) Atlassian
10 122 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 110 (0.71%) Adobe
12 109 (0.71%) Citrix
13 106 (0.69%) NEC
13 106 (0.69%) WorldPay
14 98 (0.64%) IBM
15 96 (0.62%) Databricks
16 95 (0.62%) Splunk
17 88 (0.57%) HP
18 85 (0.55%) Workday