Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 5,410 9,278 12,564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.79% 14.63% 14.96%
As % of the General category 34.35% 43.27% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4,368 7,095 9,530
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,482
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +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 15,751 21,443 28,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.32% 33.82% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,014 15,896 21,336
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,450 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £58,500 £57,105 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.83% +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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -1 1,570 £52,500 -4.55% 269
North of England -9 1,189 £49,500 -1.00% 358
Midlands -3 833 £47,500 -9.49% 246
South West -9 814 £49,000 +3.16% 164
North West -8 597 £52,500 +5.00% 189
West Midlands -3 503 £47,500 -9.52% 155
Yorkshire -10 492 £45,000 -10.00% 124
Scotland -7 483 £52,500 - 134
East Midlands +2 328 £50,000 - 88
East of England -9 300 £52,500 +5.00% 136
Wales -5 179 £37,500 -16.67% 36
North East -7 100 £50,000 +17.65% 45
Northern Ireland -20 32 £48,750 -2.50% 25
Isle of Man -5 16 £42,500 +28.79%
Channel Islands -4 3 £85,000 +240.00% 4
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 1,841 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,143 (21.13%) SQL
3 927 (17.13%) Azure
4 917 (16.95%) Microsoft
5 839 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
6 809 (14.95%) JavaScript
7 781 (14.44%) C#
8 744 (13.75%) DevOps
9 728 (13.46%) .NET
10 650 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
11 641 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
12 635 (11.74%) Java
13 610 (11.28%) Degree
14 601 (11.11%) Scrum
15 599 (11.07%) SQL Server
16 591 (10.92%) AWS
17 579 (10.70%) Marketing
18 543 (10.04%) Project Management
19 516 (9.54%) SAP
20 465 (8.60%) Manufacturing
21 461 (8.52%) Software Engineering
22 460 (8.50%) Windows
23 449 (8.30%) Fintech
24 446 (8.24%) Public Sector
25 437 (8.08%) Docker
26 433 (8.00%) CSS
27 432 (7.99%) Telecoms
28 431 (7.97%) Python
29 429 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
30 413 (7.63%) HTML

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
1 135 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 95 (1.76%) Confluence
3 94 (1.74%) CMS
4 61 (1.13%) Apache Spark
5 53 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 47 (0.87%) IIS
7 42 (0.78%) Apache
8 40 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 34 (0.63%) SAS
11 29 (0.54%) WordPress
12 24 (0.44%) nginx
13 23 (0.43%) JBoss
13 23 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.39%) GemFire
15 17 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (0.31%) Mule
15 17 (0.31%) Mule ESB
15 17 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 336 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 283 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 73 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.46%) Sketch
7 21 (0.39%) InVision
8 17 (0.31%) Adobe XD
8 17 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.22%) Zeplin
10 9 (0.17%) Figma
11 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.074%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.037%) MadCap Flare
14 2 (0.037%) Simulink
14 2 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 59 (1.09%) NetSuite
2 46 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
3 45 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
4 44 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 43 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
6 37 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 37 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
7 36 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 36 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 35 (0.65%) SAP FI
9 32 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
10 30 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
11 28 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
12 27 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
12 27 (0.50%) SAP CO
12 27 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
13 21 (0.39%) SAP Business One
14 19 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
15 16 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
15 16 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 927 (17.13%) Azure
2 591 (10.92%) AWS
3 310 (5.73%) Power Platform
4 276 (5.10%) SaaS
5 257 (4.75%) Microsoft 365
6 126 (2.33%) GCP
7 113 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
8 110 (2.03%) PaaS
9 94 (1.74%) IaaS
10 73 (1.35%) Serverless
11 71 (1.31%) GitHub
12 62 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 46 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
14 45 (0.83%) PowerApps
15 42 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 38 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
17 33 (0.61%) Google Analytics
18 27 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
19 26 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
20 24 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.87%) Firewall
2 99 (1.83%) WAN
3 94 (1.74%) DNS
4 85 (1.57%) LAN
5 58 (1.07%) Network Security
6 54 (1.00%) VPN
7 48 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 48 (0.89%) Wireless
8 46 (0.85%) DHCP
9 41 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (0.74%) Skype
11 36 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (0.67%) Internet
12 35 (0.65%) SAN
13 32 (0.59%) VLAN
14 29 (0.54%) BGP
14 29 (0.54%) OSPF
15 26 (0.48%) IP Telephony
16 24 (0.44%) Broadband
16 24 (0.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 282 (5.21%) Power BI
3 214 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 205 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 170 (3.14%) MySQL
7 165 (3.05%) Relational Database
8 143 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 123 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 104 (1.92%) Big Data
11 103 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 87 (1.61%) Tableau
13 84 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
14 76 (1.40%) Data Lake
15 49 (0.91%) Redis
16 42 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
17 41 (0.76%) Hadoop
17 41 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (0.68%) RDBMS
19 34 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 391 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 250 (4.62%) JIRA
3 164 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 163 (3.01%) Selenium
5 88 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 78 (1.44%) Cucumber
7 76 (1.40%) Maven
8 67 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 59 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 59 (1.09%) IntelliJ
10 56 (1.04%) JUnit
11 54 (1.00%) Gradle
12 50 (0.92%) Postman
13 41 (0.76%) TeamCity
14 40 (0.74%) SpecFlow
14 40 (0.74%) WebDriver
15 38 (0.70%) Protractor
16 35 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
17 33 (0.61%) GitLab
17 33 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 579 (10.70%) Marketing
2 465 (8.60%) Manufacturing
3 446 (8.24%) Public Sector
4 432 (7.99%) Telecoms
5 340 (6.28%) Electronics
6 275 (5.08%) Banking
7 236 (4.36%) Retail
8 228 (4.21%) Law
9 181 (3.35%) Legal
10 110 (2.03%) Financial Institution
11 103 (1.90%) Advertising
12 70 (1.29%) Games
13 61 (1.13%) Billing
14 47 (0.87%) Automotive
15 38 (0.70%) Local Government
16 37 (0.68%) Back Office
17 30 (0.55%) General Ledger
17 30 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.33%) French Language
18 18 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,369 (25.30%) Developer
2 899 (16.62%) Analyst
3 307 (5.67%) Consultant
4 304 (5.62%) Senior Developer
5 262 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 233 (4.31%) Project Manager
7 218 (4.03%) Architect
8 214 (3.96%) .NET Developer
9 194 (3.59%) Software Engineer
10 191 (3.53%) Java Developer
11 179 (3.31%) C# Developer
12 172 (3.18%) Software Developer
13 162 (2.99%) IT Manager
14 125 (2.31%) PHP Developer
15 124 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
16 120 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
17 116 (2.14%) Data Analyst
18 100 (1.85%) Financial Analyst
19 99 (1.83%) IT Analyst
20 98 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 728 (13.46%) .NET
2 433 (8.00%) CSS
3 413 (7.63%) HTML
4 396 (7.32%) AngularJS
5 263 (4.86%) React
6 249 (4.60%) .NET Core
7 247 (4.57%) ASP.NET
8 244 (4.51%) Node.js
9 223 (4.12%) Web Services
10 222 (4.10%) RESTful
11 208 (3.84%) jQuery
12 190 (3.51%) Spring
13 180 (3.33%) REST
14 173 (3.20%) .NET Framework
15 153 (2.83%) XML
16 144 (2.66%) Vue.js
17 134 (2.48%) HTML5
18 128 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 128 (2.37%) JSON
19 96 (1.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 641 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 215 (3.97%) User Experience
4 210 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 141 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 104 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 96 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 63 (1.16%) Driving Licence
9 61 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
10 58 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 54 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 50 (0.92%) iPhone
13 49 (0.91%) Social Media
14 47 (0.87%) Cloud Native
15 46 (0.85%) e-Learning
16 44 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 42 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 42 (0.78%) Virtual Team
18 37 (0.68%) Life Science
19 35 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 460 (8.50%) Windows
2 404 (7.47%) Linux
3 189 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 145 (2.68%) Unix
5 92 (1.70%) Android
6 76 (1.40%) Windows 10
7 63 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 40 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 27 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.28%) CentOS
14 13 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.22%) VMS
16 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
18 6 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,841 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 839 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
3 744 (13.75%) DevOps
4 650 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
5 601 (11.11%) Scrum
6 543 (10.04%) Project Management
7 461 (8.52%) Software Engineering
8 449 (8.30%) Fintech
9 429 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 410 (7.58%) Analytics
11 381 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
11 381 (7.04%) Programme Management
12 366 (6.77%) Microservices
13 361 (6.67%) ITIL
14 340 (6.28%) Test Automation
15 322 (5.95%) SDLC
16 307 (5.67%) TDD
17 302 (5.58%) Mentoring
18 298 (5.51%) MVC
19 295 (5.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,143 (21.13%) SQL
2 809 (14.95%) JavaScript
3 781 (14.44%) C#
4 635 (11.74%) Java
5 431 (7.97%) Python
6 237 (4.38%) T-SQL
7 211 (3.90%) PHP
8 190 (3.51%) TypeScript
9 188 (3.48%) C++
10 164 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 143 (2.64%) C
12 88 (1.63%) R
13 78 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 66 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 52 (0.96%) Ruby
16 50 (0.92%) Scala
17 47 (0.87%) Java 8
18 40 (0.74%) Shell Script
18 40 (0.74%) VB
19 39 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 610 (11.28%) Degree
2 190 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 131 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 117 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 81 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (1.24%) ISEB
7 63 (1.16%) ISTQB
8 56 (1.04%) CISSP
9 50 (0.92%) CCNP
10 46 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 41 (0.76%) ACCA
12 40 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
13 39 (0.72%) CIMA
14 31 (0.57%) CCNA
14 31 (0.57%) PMI Certification
15 30 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 29 (0.54%) CCIE
17 28 (0.52%) CRISC
18 27 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
19 26 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (5.42%) QA
2 138 (2.55%) PMO
3 132 (2.44%) SLA
4 127 (2.35%) GDPR
5 111 (2.05%) Data Quality
6 104 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (0.94%) NIST
7 51 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (0.31%) COBIT
9 17 (0.31%) GRC
10 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
13 8 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.15%) SOC 2
14 7 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 6 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.11%) P3O
16 5 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 437 (8.08%) Docker
2 244 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 118 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.59%) vSphere
7 24 (0.44%) HDFS
8 22 (0.41%) Firmware
8 22 (0.41%) XenApp
9 12 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.074%) RACF
14 2 (0.037%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.037%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.037%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.037%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 261 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 150 (2.77%) Terraform
3 146 (2.70%) Ansible
4 62 (1.15%) SCCM
5 58 (1.07%) Puppet
6 50 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (0.37%) Packer
7 20 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.28%) Grafana
8 15 (0.28%) WSUS
9 14 (0.26%) SCOM
10 12 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.20%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 8 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.15%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.13%) Argo
13 7 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 917 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 516 (9.54%) SAP
3 292 (5.40%) Oracle
4 191 (3.53%) VMware
5 156 (2.88%) Cisco
6 125 (2.31%) Google
7 72 (1.33%) Citrix
8 68 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 61 (1.13%) F5
10 53 (0.98%) IBM
11 48 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 41 (0.76%) Cognos
13 38 (0.70%) HP
14 37 (0.68%) JD Edwards
15 36 (0.67%) Adobe
15 36 (0.67%) Red Hat
16 35 (0.65%) Palo Alto
17 33 (0.61%) CheckPoint
17 33 (0.61%) Sage
18 32 (0.59%) Databricks