Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 3,296 10,763 15,315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.06% 13.82% 16.60%
As % of the General category 39.99% 41.06% 44.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,848 8,565 12,375
Median annual salary £51,375 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.75% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,350 £29,750
90th Percentile £76,438 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 8,242 26,216 34,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.17% 33.66% 37.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,298 18,966 25,993
Median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,691
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 25 October 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 25 October 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
North of England -5 899 £50,000 - 310
South East -6 840 £55,000 - 188
North West -2 552 £57,500 +15.00% 175
Midlands -3 505 £50,000 +1.29% 196
South West -11 432 £50,000 +5.26% 114
West Midlands -4 311 £50,000 +5.26% 117
Scotland -3 302 £52,500 +5.00% 89
Yorkshire -7 294 £45,000 -10.00% 100
East Midlands +1 190 £50,000 - 79
East of England -3 173 £50,000 - 79
Wales -1 107 £45,000 - 21
North East +2 53 £47,500 +11.76% 35
Northern Ireland +8 29 £50,000 - 20
Isle of Man +2 8 £52,500 +2.94% 1
Channel Islands 0 6 £55,000 -8.33%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 1,120 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 710 (21.54%) SQL
3 636 (19.30%) Azure
4 630 (19.11%) Microsoft
5 567 (17.20%) .NET
6 563 (17.08%) C#
7 505 (15.32%) JavaScript
8 451 (13.68%) SQL Server
9 441 (13.38%) DevOps
10 423 (12.83%) AWS
11 413 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
12 390 (11.83%) Degree
13 369 (11.20%) Scrum
14 351 (10.65%) Java
15 341 (10.35%) Windows
16 338 (10.25%) SAP
16 338 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
17 313 (9.50%) CSS
18 312 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
19 310 (9.41%) ITIL
19 310 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
20 293 (8.89%) HTML
21 291 (8.83%) Marketing
22 279 (8.46%) Fintech
23 278 (8.43%) Microservices
24 276 (8.37%) Test Automation
25 274 (8.31%) Linux
26 273 (8.28%) Docker
27 271 (8.22%) AngularJS
28 263 (7.98%) Project 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
1 102 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.21%) Confluence
3 55 (1.67%) IIS
4 46 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 35 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 34 (1.03%) Apache
7 33 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.79%) CMS
9 26 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 24 (0.73%) SAS
11 22 (0.67%) WordPress
12 15 (0.46%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.33%) nginx
13 11 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.27%) Drupal
15 7 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.18%) Liferay
Applications
1 152 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.42%) Sketch
7 9 (0.27%) InVision
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe XD
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.15%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.12%) Windchill
10 3 (0.091%) Marvel
10 3 (0.091%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.061%) Simulink
12 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.030%) InDesign
12 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (1.03%) NetSuite
2 23 (0.70%) SAP MM
3 22 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 21 (0.64%) SAP SD
5 20 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
7 17 (0.52%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 12 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
9 11 (0.33%) Odoo
9 11 (0.33%) SAP PM
9 11 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 10 (0.30%) SAP PSCD
10 10 (0.30%) Sentinel
11 9 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 636 (19.30%) Azure
2 423 (12.83%) AWS
3 196 (5.95%) SaaS
4 180 (5.46%) Power Platform
5 143 (4.34%) Office 365
6 98 (2.97%) GCP
7 62 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 57 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
9 56 (1.70%) IaaS
9 56 (1.70%) PaaS
10 43 (1.30%) OpenShift
11 36 (1.09%) Serverless
12 32 (0.97%) GitHub
13 26 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 19 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
17 19 (0.58%) Force.com
18 17 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.73%) Firewall
2 71 (2.15%) Skype
3 69 (2.09%) WAN
4 66 (2.00%) DNS
5 64 (1.94%) Internet
6 49 (1.49%) LAN
7 36 (1.09%) VPN
8 33 (1.00%) HTTP
9 31 (0.94%) SAN
9 31 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 30 (0.91%) Wireless
11 28 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 25 (0.76%) DHCP
14 23 (0.70%) Network Security
15 22 (0.67%) MPLS
16 16 (0.49%) Broadband
17 15 (0.46%) Wireshark
18 13 (0.39%) VoIP
19 10 (0.30%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 166 (5.04%) Power BI
4 137 (4.16%) Big Data
5 122 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 120 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 118 (3.58%) MySQL
8 114 (3.46%) NoSQL
9 101 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 81 (2.46%) MongoDB
11 75 (2.28%) Hadoop
12 73 (2.21%) Data Lake
13 70 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 59 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
15 58 (1.76%) Oracle Database
15 58 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
16 51 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 41 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
18 39 (1.18%) Tableau
19 30 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 252 (7.65%) Git (software)
2 159 (4.82%) JIRA
3 111 (3.37%) Selenium
4 104 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 48 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 40 (1.21%) SpecFlow
7 38 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
8 37 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 31 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 30 (0.91%) SoapUI
12 28 (0.85%) Bitbucket
13 27 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (0.73%) JUnit
15 23 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
16 21 (0.64%) JMeter
16 21 (0.64%) PHPUnit
17 20 (0.61%) Maven
17 20 (0.61%) NUnit
18 18 (0.55%) Cypress.io
General
1 291 (8.83%) Marketing
2 243 (7.37%) Manufacturing
3 241 (7.31%) Telecoms
4 221 (6.71%) Public Sector
5 198 (6.01%) Banking
6 167 (5.07%) Electronics
7 106 (3.22%) Retail
8 81 (2.46%) Legal
9 75 (2.28%) Financial Institution
10 64 (1.94%) Law
11 38 (1.15%) Games
12 35 (1.06%) Local Government
13 32 (0.97%) Back Office
14 26 (0.79%) Advertising
15 20 (0.61%) Billing
16 18 (0.55%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.39%) Automotive
18 12 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 11 (0.33%) Publishing
20 9 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 852 (25.85%) Developer
2 457 (13.87%) Analyst
3 234 (7.10%) Architect
4 229 (6.95%) Senior Developer
5 156 (4.73%) Consultant
6 138 (4.19%) .NET Developer
7 122 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 120 (3.64%) Business Analyst
9 117 (3.55%) Software Developer
10 114 (3.46%) C# Developer
11 110 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
12 105 (3.19%) Software Engineer
13 97 (2.94%) IT Manager
14 82 (2.49%) Java Developer
15 72 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
16 64 (1.94%) Administrator
17 62 (1.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 59 (1.79%) Lead Developer
19 58 (1.76%) Support Analyst
20 56 (1.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (17.20%) .NET
2 313 (9.50%) CSS
3 293 (8.89%) HTML
4 271 (8.22%) AngularJS
5 195 (5.92%) .NET Core
5 195 (5.92%) React
6 184 (5.58%) ASP.NET
7 158 (4.79%) REST
8 148 (4.49%) Web Services
9 138 (4.19%) .NET Framework
10 118 (3.58%) RESTful
11 115 (3.49%) XML
12 99 (3.00%) JSON
13 96 (2.91%) jQuery
14 87 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 85 (2.58%) Spring
16 83 (2.52%) Node.js
17 78 (2.37%) SOAP
18 76 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 72 (2.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 310 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (4.82%) User Experience
3 153 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 107 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 96 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 54 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 53 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 49 (1.49%) Algorithms
10 48 (1.46%) Cloud Native
11 41 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 37 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 30 (0.91%) FMCG
15 29 (0.88%) Blog
16 22 (0.67%) Internet of Things
16 22 (0.67%) PKI
17 21 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
18 20 (0.61%) Private Cloud
19 19 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 341 (10.35%) Windows
2 274 (8.31%) Linux
3 126 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 103 (3.13%) Unix
5 49 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.33%) Android
7 43 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 28 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (0.76%) CentOS
12 25 (0.76%) Solaris
13 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.42%) AIX
15 12 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
17 10 (0.30%) Kali Linux
18 9 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,120 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (13.38%) DevOps
3 413 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
4 369 (11.20%) Scrum
5 338 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
6 312 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 310 (9.41%) ITIL
8 279 (8.46%) Fintech
9 278 (8.43%) Microservices
10 276 (8.37%) Test Automation
11 263 (7.98%) Project Management
12 236 (7.16%) Software Engineering
13 231 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 231 (7.01%) TDD
14 226 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 210 (6.37%) Analytics
16 209 (6.34%) Programme Management
17 187 (5.67%) SDLC
18 183 (5.55%) Change Management
19 182 (5.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 710 (21.54%) SQL
2 563 (17.08%) C#
3 505 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 351 (10.65%) Java
5 240 (7.28%) Python
6 136 (4.13%) TypeScript
7 125 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 115 (3.49%) PHP
9 114 (3.46%) C
10 102 (3.09%) C++
11 97 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 66 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 63 (1.91%) PL/SQL
14 46 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 41 (1.24%) R
16 30 (0.91%) Scala
17 27 (0.82%) Go
17 27 (0.82%) Java 8
17 27 (0.82%) VBA
18 26 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 390 (11.83%) Degree
2 92 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 81 (2.46%) CISSP
4 71 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
7 50 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 45 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.37%) CISM
9 35 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 35 (1.06%) MCSE
10 34 (1.03%) MCSA
11 28 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.79%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.76%) CCNA
13 25 (0.76%) CISA
13 25 (0.76%) ISEB
14 24 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.70%) PMP
16 22 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (5.92%) QA
2 111 (3.37%) SLA
3 73 (2.21%) GDPR
3 73 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (2.12%) Data Quality
5 65 (1.97%) PMO
6 44 (1.33%) NIST
7 40 (1.21%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.58%) COBIT
8 19 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (0.33%) IFRS
11 11 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.15%) COSO
13 5 (0.15%) FATCA
13 5 (0.15%) WCAG
14 4 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 273 (8.28%) Docker
2 143 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 78 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.61%) XenApp
7 16 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.42%) HDFS
8 14 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.27%) Snort
11 8 (0.24%) Varnish
11 8 (0.24%) vSphere
12 4 (0.12%) Firmware
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.091%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.091%) vCloud
13 3 (0.091%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 155 (4.70%) Kubernetes
2 97 (2.94%) Ansible
3 95 (2.88%) Terraform
4 61 (1.85%) Puppet
5 39 (1.18%) SCCM
6 26 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 12 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.33%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (0.24%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.18%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (0.18%) Packer
12 6 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.18%) WSUS
13 5 (0.15%) logstash
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.15%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 630 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 338 (10.25%) SAP
3 227 (6.89%) Oracle
4 120 (3.64%) VMware
5 98 (2.97%) Google
6 87 (2.64%) Cisco
7 86 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 44 (1.33%) Citrix
10 30 (0.91%) Ceridian
10 30 (0.91%) ServiceNow
10 30 (0.91%) Splunk
11 29 (0.88%) Teradata
12 26 (0.79%) IBM
13 22 (0.67%) Informatica
14 21 (0.64%) Dell
15 20 (0.61%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.61%) JD Edwards
16 19 (0.58%) CheckPoint
17 17 (0.52%) Adobe