Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 11,296 15,673 17,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.02% 16.83% 17.59%
As % of the General category 41.19% 44.68% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,451 11,989 13,004
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,025 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £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 27,422 35,080 37,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.03% 37.66% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 19,756 26,629 28,603
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 3,399 £55,000 +4.76% 511
North of England -3 2,672 £47,500 +5.56% 566
South West 0 1,598 £47,500 +5.56% 250
Midlands -4 1,493 £49,362 +9.69% 341
North West -4 1,489 £47,500 - 310
Scotland 0 1,070 £51,500 +3.00% 174
Yorkshire -3 1,064 £50,000 +8.70% 206
West Midlands -5 956 £48,000 +6.67% 208
East of England -8 752 £47,500 -9.52% 190
East Midlands -2 532 £50,000 +11.11% 132
Wales -5 274 £45,000 +5.88% 64
North East -2 118 £43,750 +9.38% 50
Northern Ireland -18 36 £40,000 - 14
Channel Islands +3 12 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Isle of Man +7 5 £51,000 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 3,795 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,224 (19.69%) SQL
3 2,056 (18.20%) Microsoft
4 1,513 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
5 1,502 (13.30%) Project Management
6 1,437 (12.72%) Degree
7 1,391 (12.31%) C#
8 1,388 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
9 1,375 (12.17%) SQL Server
10 1,327 (11.75%) Azure
11 1,301 (11.52%) JavaScript
12 1,291 (11.43%) .NET
13 1,248 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
14 1,240 (10.98%) Java
15 1,225 (10.84%) SAP
16 1,123 (9.94%) Banking
17 1,114 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 1,080 (9.56%) ITIL
19 1,049 (9.29%) DevOps
20 1,038 (9.19%) Windows
21 1,012 (8.96%) Software Engineering
22 975 (8.63%) Scrum
23 964 (8.53%) AWS
24 944 (8.36%) Marketing
25 917 (8.12%) Manufacturing
26 911 (8.06%) Oracle
27 909 (8.05%) Retail
28 885 (7.83%) Public Sector
29 857 (7.59%) Telecoms
30 845 (7.48%) Project Delivery

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
1 312 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 195 (1.73%) Confluence
3 153 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 147 (1.30%) IIS
5 117 (1.04%) SAS
6 98 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 93 (0.82%) Apache
8 80 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 63 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 56 (0.50%) CMS
11 55 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 53 (0.47%) Skype for Business
13 50 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 48 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 36 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 34 (0.30%) WordPress
17 32 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 30 (0.27%) JBoss
19 22 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
20 20 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 711 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 627 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
3 313 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 197 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
5 153 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 66 (0.58%) Sketch
8 28 (0.25%) InVision
9 22 (0.19%) Figma
10 20 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 13 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
13 9 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.080%) SPSS
14 8 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.071%) Zeplin
15 7 (0.062%) InDesign
16 6 (0.053%) InfoPath
17 5 (0.044%) GNU Octave
18 4 (0.035%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 167 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 154 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 117 (1.04%) SAP FI
4 114 (1.01%) SAP CO
5 113 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 109 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
7 95 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
8 93 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
9 90 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
10 80 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
11 77 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
12 76 (0.67%) NetSuite
13 75 (0.66%) SAP MM
14 65 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
15 62 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
16 55 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
17 50 (0.44%) SAP PM
18 48 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
19 42 (0.37%) SAP ERP
20 40 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,327 (11.75%) Azure
2 964 (8.53%) AWS
3 437 (3.87%) Office 365
4 379 (3.36%) Power Platform
5 347 (3.07%) SaaS
6 271 (2.40%) GCP
7 155 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 155 (1.37%) GitHub
8 149 (1.32%) IaaS
9 135 (1.20%) PaaS
10 110 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 105 (0.93%) Serverless
12 101 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
13 80 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (0.45%) npm
15 48 (0.42%) G Suite
16 44 (0.39%) FinancialForce
17 41 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
18 39 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
19 38 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 337 (2.98%) Firewall
2 245 (2.17%) DNS
3 211 (1.87%) WAN
4 198 (1.75%) LAN
5 169 (1.50%) DHCP
6 146 (1.29%) Internet
7 133 (1.18%) VPN
8 132 (1.17%) TCP/IP
9 116 (1.03%) Wireless
10 100 (0.89%) Network Security
11 98 (0.87%) VoIP
12 87 (0.77%) Skype
13 83 (0.73%) HTTP
14 80 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 66 (0.58%) SAN
16 63 (0.56%) MPLS
17 59 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
18 51 (0.45%) Intranet
19 50 (0.44%) BGP
20 49 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,375 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 439 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 410 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 377 (3.34%) Power BI
5 376 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 262 (2.32%) Relational Database
7 233 (2.06%) MySQL
8 232 (2.05%) Big Data
9 163 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 162 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 147 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
12 132 (1.17%) Hadoop
12 132 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
13 125 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 124 (1.10%) NoSQL
15 117 (1.04%) MongoDB
15 117 (1.04%) QlikView
16 104 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 98 (0.87%) DB2
18 92 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 550 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 538 (4.76%) JIRA
3 362 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 314 (2.78%) Selenium
5 242 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 219 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 170 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 147 (1.30%) Maven
9 111 (0.98%) SpecFlow
10 103 (0.91%) Subversion
11 86 (0.76%) JMeter
12 82 (0.73%) Bitbucket
12 82 (0.73%) WebDriver
13 79 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 78 (0.69%) JUnit
14 78 (0.69%) TeamCity
15 72 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
16 65 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 61 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
18 57 (0.50%) GitLab
General
1 1,123 (9.94%) Banking
2 944 (8.36%) Marketing
3 917 (8.12%) Manufacturing
4 909 (8.05%) Retail
5 885 (7.83%) Public Sector
6 857 (7.59%) Telecoms
7 594 (5.26%) Electronics
8 315 (2.79%) Legal
9 247 (2.19%) Financial Institution
10 131 (1.16%) Back Office
11 122 (1.08%) Local Government
12 117 (1.04%) Billing
13 107 (0.95%) Advertising
14 101 (0.89%) Law
15 96 (0.85%) General Ledger
16 91 (0.81%) Automotive
17 74 (0.66%) Games
18 70 (0.62%) Retail Banking
19 50 (0.44%) Publishing
20 37 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,247 (19.89%) Developer
2 1,995 (17.66%) Analyst
3 833 (7.37%) Project Manager
4 781 (6.91%) Consultant
5 683 (6.05%) Architect
6 612 (5.42%) Business Analyst
7 443 (3.92%) C# Developer
7 443 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 405 (3.59%) .NET Developer
9 370 (3.28%) IT Manager
10 351 (3.11%) Software Engineer
11 317 (2.81%) Software Developer
12 290 (2.57%) Java Developer
13 272 (2.41%) Support Analyst
14 266 (2.35%) Financial Analyst
15 263 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
16 259 (2.29%) Senior Manager
17 252 (2.23%) Junior
18 244 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 238 (2.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,291 (11.43%) .NET
2 800 (7.08%) HTML
3 785 (6.95%) CSS
4 644 (5.70%) AngularJS
5 489 (4.33%) Web Services
6 471 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 464 (4.11%) React
8 344 (3.05%) Node.js
9 308 (2.73%) Spring
10 275 (2.43%) REST
11 272 (2.41%) HTML5
12 269 (2.38%) RESTful
13 260 (2.30%) JSON
14 254 (2.25%) XML
15 243 (2.15%) jQuery
16 240 (2.12%) .NET Framework
17 237 (2.10%) .NET Core
18 236 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
19 200 (1.77%) SOAP
20 157 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,248 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 646 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 442 (3.91%) User Experience
4 394 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 355 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 279 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 212 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 176 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 167 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 140 (1.24%) Algorithms
11 110 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 102 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 82 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 80 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
15 76 (0.67%) Driving Licence
16 68 (0.60%) PMI
17 61 (0.54%) CMDB
18 57 (0.50%) Life Science
19 56 (0.50%) PKI
20 54 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,038 (9.19%) Windows
2 819 (7.25%) Linux
3 404 (3.58%) Windows Server
4 373 (3.30%) Unix
5 179 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 166 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (1.35%) Android
8 132 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 125 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 99 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 81 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (0.66%) CentOS
13 53 (0.47%) Solaris
14 43 (0.38%) Debian
15 34 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 27 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 19 (0.17%) AIX
18 16 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 14 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,795 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,513 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
3 1,502 (13.30%) Project Management
4 1,388 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1,114 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,080 (9.56%) ITIL
7 1,049 (9.29%) DevOps
8 1,012 (8.96%) Software Engineering
9 975 (8.63%) Scrum
10 845 (7.48%) Project Delivery
11 837 (7.41%) Test Automation
12 758 (6.71%) Mentoring
13 739 (6.54%) Fintech
14 726 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 721 (6.38%) Programme Management
16 653 (5.78%) PRINCE2
17 631 (5.59%) ERP
18 621 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
19 613 (5.43%) SDLC
20 609 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,224 (19.69%) SQL
2 1,391 (12.31%) C#
3 1,301 (11.52%) JavaScript
4 1,240 (10.98%) Java
5 796 (7.05%) Python
6 432 (3.82%) PowerShell
7 405 (3.59%) C
8 345 (3.05%) C++
9 301 (2.66%) PHP
10 298 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 191 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 172 (1.52%) R
13 162 (1.43%) TypeScript
14 157 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 142 (1.26%) Ruby
16 127 (1.12%) VBA
17 106 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 92 (0.81%) Shell Script
19 88 (0.78%) Scala
20 78 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,437 (12.72%) Degree
2 355 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 263 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 251 (2.22%) CISSP
5 226 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 192 (1.70%) CISM
7 184 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 184 (1.63%) ISEB
8 182 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 172 (1.52%) CCNA
10 159 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 159 (1.41%) SC Cleared
11 156 (1.38%) PMP
12 126 (1.12%) CCNP
13 109 (0.96%) MCSE
14 107 (0.95%) DV Cleared
15 106 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 93 (0.82%) CISA
17 86 (0.76%) DBS Check
18 80 (0.71%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (4.67%) QA
2 369 (3.27%) PMO
3 342 (3.03%) SLA
4 225 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 187 (1.66%) GDPR
6 162 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 123 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 71 (0.63%) NIST
9 68 (0.60%) COBIT
10 57 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 47 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 43 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 34 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
14 31 (0.27%) ISO 22301
15 27 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 25 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 25 (0.22%) JSP 440
17 24 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
18 19 (0.17%) IFRS
19 18 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 606 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 457 (4.05%) Docker
3 313 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 212 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 73 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (0.56%) Firmware
7 62 (0.55%) XenApp
8 57 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 57 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 54 (0.48%) vSphere
10 46 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (0.14%) VMware NSX
14 15 (0.13%) HDFS
15 14 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.11%) LXC
16 12 (0.11%) NFS
17 11 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 282 (2.50%) Kubernetes
2 208 (1.84%) Ansible
3 197 (1.74%) Terraform
4 168 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 151 (1.34%) SCCM
6 133 (1.18%) Puppet
7 54 (0.48%) SCOM
8 44 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 44 (0.39%) SCOrch
9 37 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 37 (0.33%) WSUS
10 32 (0.28%) Nagios
11 31 (0.27%) vRealize
12 29 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
12 29 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 26 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 24 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 20 (0.18%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 2,056 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 1,225 (10.84%) SAP
3 911 (8.06%) Oracle
4 470 (4.16%) VMware
5 308 (2.73%) Cisco
6 306 (2.71%) Google
7 233 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 208 (1.84%) IBM
9 205 (1.81%) Citrix
10 179 (1.58%) Tableau
11 159 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 126 (1.12%) Informatica
13 113 (1.00%) HP
14 103 (0.91%) Cognos
15 90 (0.80%) Apple
15 90 (0.80%) Splunk
16 78 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 78 (0.69%) Red Hat
17 73 (0.65%) Adobe
18 70 (0.62%) Teradata