Period
to 16 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Finance Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Finance Manager
UK
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 745 730 913
Rank change year-on-year -15 +183 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Finance Manager 141 189 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 95 174 185
10th Percentile £46,250 £50,750 £58,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £66,250 £68,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £90,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% +9.09% +24.53%
75th Percentile £90,000 £126,250 £91,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £161,250 £114,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,181 £63,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.87% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 83,499 91,832 138,610
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,708 74,661 111,302
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Finance Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Finance Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Finance Manager in the UK

Finance Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance Manager.

Salary trend for Finance Manager in the UK

Finance Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance Manager over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance Manager in the UK

Finance Manager
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 16 May 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
England -12 120 £71,250 -20.83% 22
London -23 79 £85,000 -20.93% 8
UK excluding London +26 44 £56,181 -11.87% 16
Work from Home -152 19 £53,000 -30.85% 2
Midlands +5 10 £52,500 -4.55% 3
North of England +1 9 £57,500 +15.00% 5
East of England +34 8 £60,000 +4.35% 2
South West -35 7 £47,500 -38.03% 2
North West +35 6 £59,750 +19.50% 3
South East +31 6 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands -4 6 £48,250 -12.27% 2
East Midlands - 4 £58,750 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 - 1
Scotland - 3 £57,361 -
Wales +18 1 - - 2

Finance Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, Finance Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Finance Manager in the job title.

1 141 (100.00%) Finance
2 79 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (30.50%) Social Skills
4 41 (29.08%) Project Management
5 35 (24.82%) Asset Management
6 34 (24.11%) Portfolio Management
7 33 (23.40%) Hedge funds
7 33 (23.40%) AWS
7 33 (23.40%) Front Office
7 33 (23.40%) Fixed Income
7 33 (23.40%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (21.99%) Equities
9 30 (21.28%) Banking
10 28 (19.86%) Python
10 28 (19.86%) Azure
11 27 (19.15%) Node.js
11 27 (19.15%) GCP
11 27 (19.15%) React
11 27 (19.15%) Software Engineering
11 27 (19.15%) Market Risk
11 27 (19.15%) Java
11 27 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.15%) TDD
11 27 (19.15%) Project Delivery
12 24 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
13 21 (14.89%) Coaching
14 20 (14.18%) General Ledger
14 20 (14.18%) SAP
15 19 (13.48%) ERP

Finance Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (4.26%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (4.96%) Oracle ERP
1 7 (4.96%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (3.55%) NetSuite
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.84%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.71%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.71%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.40%) AWS
2 28 (19.86%) Azure
3 27 (19.15%) GCP
4 9 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.55%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.42%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.55%) Power BI
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.13%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.71%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.71%) QlikView
4 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (100.00%) Finance
2 43 (30.50%) Social Skills
3 33 (23.40%) Front Office
4 30 (21.28%) Banking
5 20 (14.18%) General Ledger
6 14 (9.93%) Law
7 10 (7.09%) Investment Banking
8 7 (4.96%) Advertising
8 7 (4.96%) Billing
9 6 (4.26%) Legal
9 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
10 5 (3.55%) Games
10 5 (3.55%) Marketing
11 4 (2.84%) Financial Institution
11 4 (2.84%) Retail
12 3 (2.13%) Public Sector
13 2 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (1.42%) Local Government
13 2 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.15%) Node.js
1 27 (19.15%) React
2 18 (12.77%) NumPy
2 18 (12.77%) SciPy
3 11 (7.80%) Web Services
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.55%) OLE
5 5 (3.55%) SOAP
5 5 (3.55%) WSDL
5 5 (3.55%) XML
5 5 (3.55%) XSLT
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.40%) Fixed Income
1 33 (23.40%) Greenfield Project
1 33 (23.40%) Hedge funds
2 31 (21.99%) Equities
3 27 (19.15%) Market Risk
4 10 (7.09%) Derivative
5 8 (5.67%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.96%) Online Banking
7 6 (4.26%) Life Science
8 4 (2.84%) Tandem
9 2 (1.42%) FMCG
10 1 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.71%) PMI
10 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.08%) Project Management
3 35 (24.82%) Asset Management
4 34 (24.11%) Portfolio Management
5 27 (19.15%) Project Delivery
5 27 (19.15%) Software Engineering
5 27 (19.15%) TDD
6 24 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (14.89%) Coaching
8 19 (13.48%) Cash Management
8 19 (13.48%) ERP
9 16 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (9.93%) Business Development
10 14 (9.93%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (9.22%) Change Control
11 13 (9.22%) PRINCE2
11 13 (9.22%) SAP Implementation
11 13 (9.22%) Scrum
11 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.86%) Python
2 27 (19.15%) Java
2 27 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.35%) SQL
4 6 (4.26%) VBA
5 5 (3.55%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) ACCA
1 12 (8.51%) CIMA
2 6 (4.26%) Degree
3 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.13%) AAT
5 2 (1.42%) CCAB
5 2 (1.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) PMO
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) IFRS
Vendors
1 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.18%) SAP
3 13 (9.22%) Oracle
4 8 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.96%) Workday
6 6 (4.26%) Bloomberg
6 6 (4.26%) Concur
7 5 (3.55%) Adaptive Insights
7 5 (3.55%) Jitterbit
7 5 (3.55%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.13%) JD Edwards
8 3 (2.13%) Maconomy
9 2 (1.42%) Cadence
10 1 (0.71%) Civica
10 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.71%) OutSystems
10 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.71%) Sage
10 1 (0.71%) Sun