Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 4,927 11,879 16,638
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.35% 14.42% 16.96%
As % of the General category 41.05% 42.15% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4,066 9,379 13,466
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 12,001 28,186 37,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 32.51% 34.22% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8,866 20,387 28,576
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -2 1,465 £57,500 +4.55% 152
North of England -4 1,246 £50,000 +5.26% 227
North West -4 742 £52,500 +10.53% 139
South West -2 652 £51,500 +8.42% 82
Midlands 0 616 £52,500 +5.00% 127
Yorkshire -2 453 £50,000 +6.38% 64
West Midlands -2 401 £52,500 +5.00% 68
Scotland -2 390 £51,481 +2.96% 78
East of England -4 323 £50,000 - 74
East Midlands +2 207 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Wales +5 204 £45,000 - 34
North East -13 51 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Northern Ireland +12 35 £40,000 +3.23% 4
Channel Islands +3 14 £55,000 +46.67%
Isle of Man +6 9 £47,500 -6.86% 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 1,566 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,003 (20.36%) SQL
3 932 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 872 (17.70%) Azure
5 733 (14.88%) .NET
6 730 (14.82%) C#
7 664 (13.48%) SQL Server
8 638 (12.95%) JavaScript
9 575 (11.67%) Degree
10 573 (11.63%) DevOps
11 565 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
12 562 (11.41%) AWS
13 536 (10.88%) Windows
14 506 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
15 504 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 494 (10.03%) Java
17 488 (9.90%) Project Management
18 481 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
19 468 (9.50%) Scrum
20 454 (9.21%) ITIL
21 413 (8.38%) Test Automation
22 390 (7.92%) Fintech
23 386 (7.83%) Oracle
24 383 (7.77%) AngularJS
25 380 (7.71%) HTML
26 377 (7.65%) Python
27 375 (7.61%) SAP
28 374 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
29 373 (7.57%) Banking
30 362 (7.35%) 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
1 144 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.15%) Confluence
3 97 (1.97%) IIS
4 82 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 57 (1.16%) Apache
6 52 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 52 (1.06%) SAS
7 42 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 32 (0.65%) CMS
9 29 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 24 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (0.41%) WordPress
14 19 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.28%) Mule
16 13 (0.26%) NServiceBus
16 13 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.26%) Umbraco
17 12 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 249 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 249 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 57 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 52 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.41%) Sketch
6 13 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) InVision
8 10 (0.20%) SPSS
9 9 (0.18%) Adobe XD
10 7 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.10%) Figma
13 4 (0.081%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.061%) Marvel
15 2 (0.041%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.041%) InDesign
15 2 (0.041%) Open Workbench
16 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 49 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 47 (0.95%) SAP CO
2 47 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 45 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 42 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 39 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
6 37 (0.75%) NetSuite
7 30 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 28 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
9 26 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
9 26 (0.53%) SAP SD
10 25 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
11 24 (0.49%) SAP MM
12 21 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
13 20 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
13 20 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
13 20 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
14 19 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 18 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
16 15 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 872 (17.70%) Azure
2 562 (11.41%) AWS
3 241 (4.89%) Power Platform
4 204 (4.14%) Office 365
5 192 (3.90%) SaaS
6 106 (2.15%) PaaS
7 100 (2.03%) GCP
8 99 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
9 83 (1.68%) IaaS
10 65 (1.32%) Serverless
11 63 (1.28%) OpenShift
12 61 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
13 39 (0.79%) GitHub
14 35 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (0.65%) Logic Apps
16 30 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 22 (0.45%) npm
19 18 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
20 17 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 172 (3.49%) Firewall
2 116 (2.35%) WAN
3 110 (2.23%) DNS
4 81 (1.64%) Internet
4 81 (1.64%) Skype
5 79 (1.60%) LAN
6 71 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 67 (1.36%) VPN
8 66 (1.34%) SAN
9 61 (1.24%) Network Security
10 56 (1.14%) DHCP
11 49 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 46 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (0.75%) Wireless
14 32 (0.65%) HTTP
15 29 (0.59%) VoIP
16 26 (0.53%) MPLS
17 24 (0.49%) BGP
17 24 (0.49%) VLAN
18 23 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 234 (4.75%) Power BI
3 208 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
4 182 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 174 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 162 (3.29%) Big Data
7 144 (2.92%) MySQL
8 106 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 104 (2.11%) Hadoop
10 99 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 92 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 83 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
13 81 (1.64%) Relational Database
14 77 (1.56%) Data Lake
15 75 (1.52%) Oracle Database
16 68 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 57 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
18 51 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
19 34 (0.69%) RDBMS
20 31 (0.63%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 321 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 239 (4.85%) JIRA
3 176 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 160 (3.25%) Selenium
5 88 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 68 (1.38%) Maven
7 60 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 56 (1.14%) SoapUI
10 55 (1.12%) SpecFlow
11 40 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (0.69%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 32 (0.65%) NUnit
14 32 (0.65%) WebDriver
15 26 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
16 24 (0.49%) Postman
16 24 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
17 22 (0.45%) GitLab
17 22 (0.45%) gulp
General
1 373 (7.57%) Banking
2 302 (6.13%) Marketing
3 224 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 207 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 197 (4.00%) Retail
6 189 (3.84%) Public Sector
7 140 (2.84%) Legal
8 113 (2.29%) Electronics
9 108 (2.19%) Financial Institution
10 107 (2.17%) Law
11 70 (1.42%) Advertising
12 55 (1.12%) Back Office
13 53 (1.08%) Games
14 49 (0.99%) Local Government
15 47 (0.95%) Billing
16 32 (0.65%) General Ledger
16 32 (0.65%) Investment Banking
17 21 (0.43%) Automotive
18 15 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,051 (21.33%) Developer
2 789 (16.01%) Analyst
3 370 (7.51%) Architect
4 265 (5.38%) Senior Developer
5 261 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 235 (4.77%) Consultant
7 210 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 204 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 166 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 152 (3.09%) IT Manager
11 142 (2.88%) Software Engineer
12 140 (2.84%) Software Developer
13 122 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
14 119 (2.42%) Java Developer
15 118 (2.39%) C# Developer
16 111 (2.25%) Support Analyst
17 102 (2.07%) Applications Support
18 96 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 92 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
20 87 (1.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (14.88%) .NET
2 383 (7.77%) AngularJS
3 380 (7.71%) HTML
4 355 (7.21%) CSS
5 265 (5.38%) ASP.NET
6 259 (5.26%) React
7 209 (4.24%) Web Services
8 203 (4.12%) .NET Core
9 172 (3.49%) Node.js
10 160 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 146 (2.96%) XML
12 142 (2.88%) RESTful
13 139 (2.82%) REST
14 134 (2.72%) .NET Framework
14 134 (2.72%) JSON
15 132 (2.68%) jQuery
16 131 (2.66%) HTML5
17 129 (2.62%) Spring
18 114 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 99 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 506 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 185 (3.75%) User Experience
4 124 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 122 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 117 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 115 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 72 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 63 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 61 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 38 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 37 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 34 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (0.65%) FMCG
15 31 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 25 (0.51%) Algorithms
16 25 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
17 24 (0.49%) PMI
18 22 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 536 (10.88%) Windows
2 362 (7.35%) Linux
3 213 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 154 (3.13%) Unix
5 81 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 79 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (0.95%) Android
9 45 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 44 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 39 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 32 (0.65%) Solaris
13 31 (0.63%) AIX
14 24 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.43%) CentOS
16 16 (0.32%) HPUX
17 14 (0.28%) Debian
17 14 (0.28%) Kali Linux
18 12 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,566 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (11.63%) DevOps
3 565 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
4 504 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 488 (9.90%) Project Management
6 481 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
7 468 (9.50%) Scrum
8 454 (9.21%) ITIL
9 413 (8.38%) Test Automation
10 390 (7.92%) Fintech
11 374 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 356 (7.23%) Software Engineering
13 355 (7.21%) Mentoring
14 298 (6.05%) Analytics
15 265 (5.38%) Microservices
16 260 (5.28%) TDD
17 256 (5.20%) Project Delivery
18 251 (5.09%) MVC
19 238 (4.83%) SDLC
20 236 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,003 (20.36%) SQL
2 730 (14.82%) C#
3 638 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 494 (10.03%) Java
5 377 (7.65%) Python
6 175 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 168 (3.41%) C
8 161 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 153 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 138 (2.80%) C++
11 131 (2.66%) PHP
12 104 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 80 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 60 (1.22%) Scala
15 59 (1.20%) R
16 53 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 49 (0.99%) Java 8
18 44 (0.89%) Ruby
19 37 (0.75%) VB
19 37 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 575 (11.67%) Degree
2 141 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 114 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 94 (1.91%) CISSP
5 89 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 74 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 68 (1.38%) ISTQB
10 66 (1.34%) CISM
11 63 (1.28%) MCSE
12 60 (1.22%) ISEB
13 55 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 43 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 43 (0.87%) PMP
15 41 (0.83%) CCNA
16 40 (0.81%) MCSA
17 34 (0.69%) CCNP
17 34 (0.69%) DV Cleared
18 28 (0.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (5.09%) QA
2 138 (2.80%) SLA
3 109 (2.21%) PMO
4 108 (2.19%) GDPR
5 105 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 89 (1.81%) Data Quality
7 60 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 46 (0.93%) NIST
9 36 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (0.65%) COBIT
11 15 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 14 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.20%) IFRS
15 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.16%) ISO 8583
17 6 (0.12%) IFRS 9
17 6 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
18 5 (0.10%) Def Stans
18 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 309 (6.27%) Docker
2 233 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 143 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.71%) XenApp
6 34 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (0.63%) vSphere
8 23 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.28%) Snort
11 12 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.22%) HDFS
13 9 (0.18%) Firmware
14 8 (0.16%) vCloud
15 5 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.081%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.081%) Varnish
16 4 (0.081%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 173 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 117 (2.37%) Ansible
3 91 (1.85%) Terraform
4 83 (1.68%) Puppet
5 75 (1.52%) SCCM
6 64 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 29 (0.59%) SCVMM
9 25 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
10 24 (0.49%) SCOM
11 13 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.24%) Nagios
13 10 (0.20%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.20%) WSUS
14 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.16%) logstash
15 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 932 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 386 (7.83%) Oracle
3 375 (7.61%) SAP
4 206 (4.18%) VMware
5 183 (3.71%) Cisco
6 101 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 95 (1.93%) Google
8 94 (1.91%) IBM
9 84 (1.70%) Citrix
10 56 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 55 (1.12%) Tableau
12 44 (0.89%) HP
13 43 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 40 (0.81%) ServiceNow
15 37 (0.75%) Splunk
16 35 (0.71%) Teradata
17 33 (0.67%) Palo Alto
18 32 (0.65%) Adobe
19 31 (0.63%) JD Edwards
20 28 (0.57%) Atlassian