Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 11 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 7,861 5,165 11,951
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.37% 13.51% 14.43%
As % of the General category 25.45% 27.90% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,613 3,959 9,026
10th Percentile £31,020 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £64,550 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,988
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £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 30,892 18,510 43,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.54% 48.41% 52.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19,807 14,163 31,995
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 2,508 £53,250 -7.39% 376
North of England -1 1,641 £50,000 - 538
Midlands 0 1,190 £51,000 -2.86% 368
South West -3 1,126 £50,000 -4.76% 288
North West -1 831 £52,500 - 304
West Midlands +2 773 £52,500 - 236
Yorkshire -2 689 £45,540 -8.92% 187
Scotland -4 610 £52,500 +3.45% 232
East of England +6 477 £55,000 +10.00% 149
East Midlands +1 411 £50,000 -9.09% 131
Wales -4 245 £40,000 -11.11% 54
North East +14 125 £45,345 +0.77% 47
Northern Ireland -11 62 £45,750 +14.38% 26
Isle of Man -4 18 £47,500 - 1
Channel Islands -4 3 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2,701 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2,044 (26.00%) Social Skills
3 1,409 (17.92%) SQL
4 1,283 (16.32%) Microsoft
5 1,276 (16.23%) Azure
5 1,276 (16.23%) DevOps
6 1,142 (14.53%) Degree
7 1,019 (12.96%) AWS
8 1,003 (12.76%) JavaScript
9 999 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
10 962 (12.24%) Project Management
11 946 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
12 944 (12.01%) C#
13 930 (11.83%) Java
14 915 (11.64%) Software Engineering
15 906 (11.53%) Scrum
16 903 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
17 885 (11.26%) .NET
18 788 (10.02%) Python
19 754 (9.59%) Linux
20 751 (9.55%) SQL Server
21 737 (9.38%) Banking
22 698 (8.88%) Analytics
22 698 (8.88%) Marketing
23 697 (8.87%) Git (software)
24 692 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
25 669 (8.51%) CSS
26 643 (8.18%) Microservices
27 634 (8.07%) AngularJS
28 620 (7.89%) SAP

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
1 254 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 213 (2.71%) Apache
3 203 (2.58%) GemFire
4 169 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 104 (1.32%) CMS
6 101 (1.28%) Confluence
7 82 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
8 70 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 67 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 67 (0.85%) nginx
10 59 (0.75%) IIS
11 52 (0.66%) SAS
12 35 (0.45%) Apache Solr
13 33 (0.42%) WordPress
14 28 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 23 (0.29%) Umbraco
16 22 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
18 14 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (0.18%) Kentico
Applications
1 526 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 375 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
3 194 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 114 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.61%) Sketch
7 35 (0.45%) Figma
8 29 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.24%) InVision
10 17 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
12 12 (0.15%) Zeplin
13 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.10%) UserZoom
15 6 (0.076%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.076%) MadCap Flare
15 6 (0.076%) Simulink
16 5 (0.064%) Photoshop
17 4 (0.051%) InfoPath
17 4 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 83 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 70 (0.89%) NetSuite
3 67 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 66 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 65 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
6 46 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
7 45 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
8 44 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 43 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
10 39 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
11 37 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
12 35 (0.45%) Shopify
13 33 (0.42%) SAP FI
14 31 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
15 28 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
16 27 (0.34%) SAP Business One
17 26 (0.33%) SAP CO
17 26 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
18 24 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
19 22 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,276 (16.23%) Azure
2 1,019 (12.96%) AWS
3 403 (5.13%) Power Platform
4 375 (4.77%) SaaS
5 372 (4.73%) Microsoft 365
6 325 (4.13%) GitHub
7 273 (3.47%) GCP
8 188 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
9 167 (2.12%) Amazon Kinesis
10 162 (2.06%) PaaS
11 105 (1.34%) IaaS
12 81 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
13 77 (0.98%) OpenShift
14 76 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
15 74 (0.94%) Serverless
16 62 (0.79%) Google Analytics
17 50 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
18 44 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
19 43 (0.55%) npm
20 40 (0.51%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 176 (2.24%) Firewall
2 105 (1.34%) VPN
3 101 (1.28%) DNS
4 83 (1.06%) LAN
5 80 (1.02%) WAN
6 72 (0.92%) Network Security
7 65 (0.83%) HTTP
8 57 (0.73%) TCP/IP
9 56 (0.71%) Broadband
10 48 (0.61%) DHCP
11 45 (0.57%) Internet
12 44 (0.56%) Wireless
13 36 (0.46%) SAN
14 32 (0.41%) VoIP
14 32 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (0.37%) Calico
16 28 (0.36%) SSH
17 26 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (0.29%) SSL
19 22 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 751 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 379 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 359 (4.57%) Power BI
4 309 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
5 308 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 259 (3.29%) Big Data
7 240 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 239 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 224 (2.85%) Redis
10 216 (2.75%) MySQL
11 214 (2.72%) HBase
12 212 (2.70%) MariaDB
13 194 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 185 (2.35%) MongoDB
15 158 (2.01%) Tableau
16 107 (1.36%) Hadoop
17 102 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 69 (0.88%) Data Lake
19 67 (0.85%) RDBMS
20 63 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 697 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 395 (5.02%) Jenkins
3 305 (3.88%) JIRA
4 253 (3.22%) Cucumber
5 233 (2.96%) Protractor
6 218 (2.77%) Cypress.io
7 215 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 213 (2.71%) Gradle
9 207 (2.63%) JUnit
10 195 (2.48%) Storybook
11 192 (2.44%) IntelliJ
12 181 (2.30%) Eclipse
13 173 (2.20%) Selenium
14 165 (2.10%) Mockito
15 143 (1.82%) Artifactory
16 118 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 115 (1.46%) Visual Studio
18 83 (1.06%) SonarQube
19 59 (0.75%) Bitbucket
20 56 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 2,044 (26.00%) Social Skills
2 903 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 737 (9.38%) Banking
4 698 (8.88%) Marketing
5 612 (7.79%) Law
6 528 (6.72%) Retail
7 518 (6.59%) Manufacturing
8 497 (6.32%) Public Sector
9 469 (5.97%) Telecoms
10 429 (5.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 351 (4.47%) Electronics
12 332 (4.22%) Legal
13 323 (4.11%) Presentation Skills
14 274 (3.49%) Organisational Skills
15 232 (2.95%) Influencing Skills
16 187 (2.38%) Games
17 166 (2.11%) Financial Institution
18 145 (1.84%) Advertising
19 99 (1.26%) Local Government
20 97 (1.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,623 (20.65%) Developer
2 1,233 (15.69%) Analyst
3 500 (6.36%) Project Manager
4 445 (5.66%) Architect
5 426 (5.42%) Business Analyst
6 422 (5.37%) Software Engineer
7 385 (4.90%) Consultant
8 295 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 281 (3.57%) Software Developer
10 276 (3.51%) IT Manager
11 237 (3.01%) .NET Developer
12 221 (2.81%) C# Developer
13 180 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
14 164 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
15 155 (1.97%) Java Developer
16 144 (1.83%) Financial Analyst
16 144 (1.83%) Senior Manager
17 142 (1.81%) PHP Developer
17 142 (1.81%) Principal Engineer
18 136 (1.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 885 (11.26%) .NET
2 669 (8.51%) CSS
3 634 (8.07%) AngularJS
4 596 (7.58%) React
5 533 (6.78%) HTML
6 431 (5.48%) RESTful
7 427 (5.43%) Node.js
7 427 (5.43%) Spring
8 362 (4.61%) Web Services
9 344 (4.38%) .NET Core
10 330 (4.20%) Kafka
11 311 (3.96%) JSON
12 281 (3.57%) REST
13 269 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
14 266 (3.38%) Redux
15 264 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 258 (3.28%) ASP.NET
17 199 (2.53%) jQuery
18 198 (2.52%) Express
19 194 (2.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 448 (5.70%) User Experience
2 381 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 316 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
4 206 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
5 175 (2.23%) Virtual Team
6 163 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 133 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 118 (1.50%) Legacy Systems
9 116 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 102 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 81 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 81 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 75 (0.95%) Social Media
13 66 (0.84%) Life Science
13 66 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
14 61 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 51 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 47 (0.60%) FMCG
16 47 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
16 47 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 754 (9.59%) Linux
2 539 (6.86%) Windows
3 393 (5.00%) Unix
4 175 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 112 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 109 (1.39%) Android
7 72 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 64 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (0.74%) CentOS
11 45 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 34 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 28 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.34%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.23%) Debian
17 12 (0.15%) Solaris
18 11 (0.14%) AIX
18 11 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,701 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,276 (16.23%) DevOps
3 999 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
4 962 (12.24%) Project Management
5 946 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
6 915 (11.64%) Software Engineering
7 906 (11.53%) Scrum
8 698 (8.88%) Analytics
9 692 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 643 (8.18%) Microservices
11 617 (7.85%) Fintech
12 616 (7.84%) Computer Science
13 594 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 530 (6.74%) Full Stack Development
15 506 (6.44%) SDLC
16 490 (6.23%) Project Delivery
17 476 (6.06%) TDD
18 452 (5.75%) ITIL
19 451 (5.74%) ERP
20 448 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,409 (17.92%) SQL
2 1,003 (12.76%) JavaScript
3 944 (12.01%) C#
4 930 (11.83%) Java
5 788 (10.02%) Python
6 302 (3.84%) T-SQL
7 272 (3.46%) TypeScript
8 263 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 253 (3.22%) PHP
10 220 (2.80%) Shell Script
11 194 (2.47%) Groovy
12 192 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 167 (2.12%) C++
14 164 (2.09%) C
15 115 (1.46%) Go
16 101 (1.28%) R
17 71 (0.90%) VBA
18 68 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 56 (0.71%) Ruby
19 56 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,142 (14.53%) Degree
2 260 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 228 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
4 197 (2.51%) OCP
5 196 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 140 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 87 (1.11%) ACCA
8 82 (1.04%) CISSP
9 78 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (0.88%) Master's Degree
11 68 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
12 67 (0.85%) ISEB
13 63 (0.80%) CIMA
14 62 (0.79%) CISM
15 59 (0.75%) PMI Certification
16 58 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 57 (0.73%) ISTQB
18 49 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 45 (0.57%) PMP
20 41 (0.52%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (4.80%) QA
2 244 (3.10%) SLA
3 213 (2.71%) PMO
4 181 (2.30%) GDPR
5 148 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 147 (1.87%) Data Quality
7 71 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 66 (0.84%) NIST
9 50 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
10 38 (0.48%) COBIT
11 28 (0.36%) GRC
12 27 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 26 (0.33%) Accessibility
14 23 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
15 22 (0.28%) GAAP
16 21 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 15 (0.19%) Solvency II
18 13 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
18 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 567 (7.21%) Docker
2 302 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 266 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (2.21%) HDFS
5 55 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 34 (0.43%) vSphere
8 32 (0.41%) Firmware
9 19 (0.24%) XenApp
10 13 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.11%) NFS
13 9 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.089%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.076%) RACF
15 6 (0.076%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.038%) BitLocker
18 2 (0.025%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 429 (5.46%) Ansible
2 390 (4.96%) Kubernetes
3 275 (3.50%) Terraform
4 154 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (1.35%) Puppet
6 98 (1.25%) SCCM
7 37 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (0.43%) Grafana
9 29 (0.37%) Kibana
10 28 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (0.29%) SCOM
12 17 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
13 16 (0.20%) WSUS
14 13 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.15%) Salt
16 11 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 11 (0.14%) Nagios
16 11 (0.14%) OpenView
17 10 (0.13%) OVSD
17 10 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,283 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 620 (7.89%) SAP
3 485 (6.17%) Oracle
4 392 (4.99%) VMware
5 198 (2.52%) Okta
6 195 (2.48%) Google
7 176 (2.24%) Cisco
8 106 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 82 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 72 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 68 (0.87%) IBM
12 65 (0.83%) Citrix
13 61 (0.78%) F5
14 50 (0.64%) Adobe
15 49 (0.62%) CheckPoint
16 48 (0.61%) HP
16 48 (0.61%) Sage
17 47 (0.60%) JD Edwards
18 43 (0.55%) Databricks
18 43 (0.55%) Splunk