Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 10,282 12,817 16,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.61% 15.30% 16.26%
As % of the General category 43.31% 43.31% 43.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,872 9,873 12,358
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,927 £29,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23,738 29,593 37,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.73% 35.32% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17,335 21,977 28,575
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,824 £68,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 3,179 £55,000 +4.76% 575
North of England 0 2,463 £50,000 +5.26% 625
Midlands -4 1,378 £48,500 +7.78% 337
South West -3 1,311 £46,500 -2.11% 271
North West -2 1,274 £50,000 +5.26% 357
Yorkshire +2 1,030 £50,000 +5.26% 217
West Midlands -3 908 £49,362 +9.69% 212
Scotland -1 755 £51,570 +3.14% 191
East of England +2 719 £50,000 -11.50% 211
East Midlands -1 460 £47,500 -1.04% 125
Wales +4 435 £45,000 +5.88% 112
North East +6 159 £39,000 -25.14% 51
Northern Ireland +9 79 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Channel Islands +3 10 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Isle of Man +2 5 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3,426 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2,052 (19.96%) SQL
3 1,920 (18.67%) Microsoft
4 1,442 (14.02%) Azure
5 1,424 (13.85%) C#
6 1,363 (13.26%) .NET
7 1,341 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 1,325 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
9 1,306 (12.70%) Project Management
10 1,246 (12.12%) Degree
11 1,241 (12.07%) SQL Server
12 1,180 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
13 1,101 (10.71%) Java
14 1,065 (10.36%) Windows
15 1,064 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
16 1,041 (10.12%) DevOps
17 1,027 (9.99%) SAP
18 994 (9.67%) Scrum
19 973 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
20 964 (9.38%) AWS
21 874 (8.50%) ITIL
22 854 (8.31%) AngularJS
23 814 (7.92%) Marketing
24 808 (7.86%) HTML
25 786 (7.64%) Linux
26 782 (7.61%) Oracle
27 761 (7.40%) Software Engineering
28 749 (7.28%) Python
29 728 (7.08%) CSS
30 715 (6.95%) Banking

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
1 259 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 200 (1.95%) Confluence
3 157 (1.53%) IIS
4 140 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 124 (1.21%) CMS
6 95 (0.92%) SAS
7 91 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 74 (0.72%) Apache
9 68 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 63 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 60 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 53 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 46 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 36 (0.35%) JBoss
16 33 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
17 27 (0.26%) EPiServer
18 25 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
19 24 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 573 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 412 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 226 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 142 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 132 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 54 (0.53%) Sketch
7 49 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 33 (0.32%) InVision
9 24 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 20 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 18 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 18 (0.18%) Zeplin
12 15 (0.15%) Figma
13 13 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 11 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.058%) SPSS
16 5 (0.049%) GNU Octave
17 4 (0.039%) InDesign
18 3 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 125 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 110 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 102 (0.99%) SAP FI
4 100 (0.97%) SAP CO
4 100 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 88 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
6 84 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 82 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
8 75 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
9 68 (0.66%) NetSuite
10 66 (0.64%) SAP MM
11 57 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
11 57 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
12 56 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
13 52 (0.51%) SAP PP
14 50 (0.49%) SAP SD
15 49 (0.48%) SAP PM
16 36 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
16 36 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
17 33 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,442 (14.02%) Azure
2 964 (9.38%) AWS
3 391 (3.80%) Office 365
4 389 (3.78%) Power Platform
5 352 (3.42%) SaaS
6 243 (2.36%) GCP
7 172 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
8 143 (1.39%) PaaS
9 129 (1.25%) IaaS
10 114 (1.11%) GitHub
11 111 (1.08%) Serverless
12 99 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
13 95 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 56 (0.54%) FinancialForce
15 45 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 39 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
17 38 (0.37%) Force.com
18 37 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 36 (0.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 353 (3.43%) Firewall
2 257 (2.50%) DNS
3 184 (1.79%) DHCP
4 172 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 164 (1.60%) WAN
6 159 (1.55%) Internet
7 138 (1.34%) LAN
8 134 (1.30%) Network Security
9 101 (0.98%) VPN
10 87 (0.85%) Skype
11 80 (0.78%) HTTP
12 78 (0.76%) SAN
13 66 (0.64%) Wireless
14 59 (0.57%) VoIP
15 51 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
16 48 (0.47%) DMZ
17 47 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
18 44 (0.43%) BGP
18 44 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
18 44 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,241 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 381 (3.71%) Power BI
2 381 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 364 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 339 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 245 (2.38%) MySQL
6 242 (2.35%) Big Data
7 218 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 190 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 153 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 151 (1.47%) NoSQL
11 146 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
12 121 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 116 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 108 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 93 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
15 93 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
16 91 (0.89%) QlikView
17 84 (0.82%) SAP HANA
18 78 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 485 (4.72%) JIRA
2 420 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 368 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 266 (2.59%) Selenium
5 195 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 181 (1.76%) Maven
7 169 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 152 (1.48%) Cucumber
9 96 (0.93%) SpecFlow
10 80 (0.78%) JUnit
11 78 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 77 (0.75%) Subversion
12 77 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
13 74 (0.72%) TeamCity
14 71 (0.69%) gulp
15 67 (0.65%) Bitbucket
15 67 (0.65%) JMeter
16 61 (0.59%) Grunt
17 53 (0.52%) Postman
18 52 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 814 (7.92%) Marketing
2 715 (6.95%) Banking
3 700 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 699 (6.80%) Retail
5 664 (6.46%) Manufacturing
6 651 (6.33%) Public Sector
7 454 (4.42%) Electronics
8 307 (2.99%) Legal
9 256 (2.49%) Financial Institution
10 137 (1.33%) Advertising
11 116 (1.13%) Automotive
12 106 (1.03%) Billing
13 97 (0.94%) Back Office
14 96 (0.93%) Law
15 64 (0.62%) Games
16 54 (0.53%) General Ledger
17 53 (0.52%) Local Government
18 38 (0.37%) Publishing
19 37 (0.36%) Retail Banking
20 32 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,202 (21.42%) Developer
2 1,710 (16.63%) Analyst
3 701 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 662 (6.44%) Architect
5 650 (6.32%) Consultant
6 521 (5.07%) Business Analyst
7 491 (4.78%) Senior Developer
8 454 (4.42%) .NET Developer
9 452 (4.40%) C# Developer
10 337 (3.28%) Software Engineer
11 321 (3.12%) Java Developer
12 302 (2.94%) Software Developer
13 281 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
14 277 (2.69%) IT Manager
15 249 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 228 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
17 224 (2.18%) Junior
18 213 (2.07%) Senior Manager
19 206 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
20 195 (1.90%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,363 (13.26%) .NET
2 854 (8.31%) AngularJS
3 808 (7.86%) HTML
4 728 (7.08%) CSS
5 534 (5.19%) Web Services
6 465 (4.52%) ASP.NET
7 400 (3.89%) React
8 357 (3.47%) Node.js
9 352 (3.42%) REST
10 297 (2.89%) .NET Core
10 297 (2.89%) RESTful
11 272 (2.65%) Spring
12 271 (2.64%) XML
13 268 (2.61%) HTML5
14 248 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 246 (2.39%) JSON
16 244 (2.37%) jQuery
17 198 (1.93%) .NET Framework
18 189 (1.84%) SOAP
19 180 (1.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,064 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 458 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 381 (3.71%) User Experience
4 337 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 329 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 303 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 170 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 147 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 120 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 111 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 86 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 73 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 69 (0.67%) Driving Licence
14 60 (0.58%) Cloud Native
15 58 (0.56%) CMDB
16 54 (0.53%) Clustering
16 54 (0.53%) FMCG
16 54 (0.53%) Private Cloud
17 51 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
17 51 (0.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,065 (10.36%) Windows
2 786 (7.64%) Linux
3 385 (3.74%) Unix
4 366 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 168 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 158 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 132 (1.28%) Android
8 109 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 98 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 77 (0.75%) Solaris
11 76 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 63 (0.61%) CentOS
13 57 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 41 (0.40%) Debian
15 32 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.17%) AIX
17 17 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.14%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.12%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,426 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,325 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
3 1,306 (12.70%) Project Management
4 1,180 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
5 1,041 (10.12%) DevOps
6 994 (9.67%) Scrum
7 973 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 874 (8.50%) ITIL
9 761 (7.40%) Software Engineering
10 710 (6.91%) Test Automation
11 695 (6.76%) Mentoring
12 652 (6.34%) Project Delivery
13 638 (6.21%) Analytics
14 592 (5.76%) Programme Management
15 579 (5.63%) Information Security
16 565 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 552 (5.37%) ERP
18 533 (5.18%) Fintech
19 519 (5.05%) Change Management
20 512 (4.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,052 (19.96%) SQL
2 1,424 (13.85%) C#
3 1,341 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 1,101 (10.71%) Java
5 749 (7.28%) Python
6 341 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 314 (3.05%) C
8 308 (3.00%) C++
9 275 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 225 (2.19%) TypeScript
11 207 (2.01%) PHP
12 183 (1.78%) PL/SQL
13 150 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 131 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 116 (1.13%) VBA
16 110 (1.07%) Ruby
17 102 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 97 (0.94%) R
19 94 (0.91%) Perl
20 90 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,246 (12.12%) Degree
2 326 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 271 (2.64%) CISSP
4 239 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 198 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 188 (1.83%) CISM
7 184 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 151 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 141 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 135 (1.31%) ISEB
11 112 (1.09%) PMI Certification
12 101 (0.98%) PMP
13 99 (0.96%) CCNA
14 98 (0.95%) CISA
15 97 (0.94%) DV Cleared
16 92 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
17 80 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 74 (0.72%) MCSE
19 68 (0.66%) CIMA
20 63 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (4.51%) QA
2 287 (2.79%) SLA
3 242 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 227 (2.21%) PMO
5 163 (1.59%) GDPR
6 148 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 117 (1.14%) Data Quality
8 111 (1.08%) NIST
9 92 (0.89%) COBIT
10 47 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
11 46 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 45 (0.44%) Solvency II
13 43 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 25 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.22%) IFRS
16 20 (0.19%) MiFID
17 16 (0.16%) EMIR
17 16 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 13 (0.13%) IFRS 9
18 13 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 580 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 470 (4.57%) Docker
3 275 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.59%) Firmware
6 59 (0.57%) XenApp
7 51 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (0.48%) vSphere
9 38 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 24 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.12%) NFS
13 12 (0.12%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.11%) HDFS
15 10 (0.097%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (0.097%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 247 (2.40%) Kubernetes
2 236 (2.30%) Ansible
3 167 (1.62%) Terraform
4 155 (1.51%) Puppet
5 143 (1.39%) SCCM
6 140 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (0.58%) SCOM
8 47 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 39 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 36 (0.35%) WSUS
11 31 (0.30%) Kibana
11 31 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (0.25%) Nagios
13 24 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (0.22%) Nessus
15 22 (0.21%) Packer
16 20 (0.19%) vRealize
17 19 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
18 16 (0.16%) Mesos
18 16 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1,920 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 1,027 (9.99%) SAP
3 782 (7.61%) Oracle
4 415 (4.04%) VMware
5 273 (2.66%) Cisco
6 237 (2.30%) Google
7 212 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 192 (1.87%) Tableau
9 166 (1.61%) IBM
10 162 (1.58%) Citrix
11 143 (1.39%) ServiceNow
12 104 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 98 (0.95%) HP
14 96 (0.93%) Adobe
15 91 (0.89%) Cognos
16 88 (0.86%) Splunk
17 85 (0.83%) Palo Alto
18 82 (0.80%) Apple
19 80 (0.78%) Sage
20 58 (0.56%) CheckPoint