Period
to 3 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Finance Manager was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 790 892 938
Rank change year-on-year +102 +46 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Finance Manager 180 211 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 168 197 260
Median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £68,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +17.22% -5.86%
10th Percentile £50,000 £62,200 £47,425
90th Percentile £128,750 £108,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +8.70%

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 111,244 142,264 170,799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,184 113,522 140,102
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Finance Manager in the UK

Finance Manager
Top 12 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 3 April 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
England +89 174 £82,500 +3.13% 18
London +48 131 £82,500 -2.94% 11
UK excluding London +92 44 £68,750 +5.77% 9
South East +76 25 £67,500 +3.85% 1
Work from Home +11 8 £76,650 -9.82% 1
West Midlands +51 6 £56,250 -19.64%
Midlands +48 6 £56,250 -19.64% 1
South West +50 4 £76,650 +33.30% 5
North of England +62 3 £72,500 +11.54% 1
East of England +59 3 £57,500 -14.81%
North West +37 3 £72,500 +16.00% 1
Wales - 3 £50,000 -

Finance Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Finance
2 79 (43.89%) Asset Management
3 76 (42.22%) SQL
4 68 (37.78%) Front Office
4 68 (37.78%) Investment Management
5 67 (37.22%) Derivative
5 67 (37.22%) Fixed Income
6 66 (36.67%) Hedge funds
7 63 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (31.11%) Bloomberg
10 46 (25.56%) C#
10 46 (25.56%) Business Analysis
11 43 (23.89%) Project Delivery
12 41 (22.78%) Python
13 40 (22.22%) Banking
14 38 (21.11%) Web Services
15 36 (20.00%) Equities
16 35 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (19.44%) Software Engineering
17 34 (18.89%) Migration
17 34 (18.89%) Decision-Making
17 34 (18.89%) Markit EDM
17 34 (18.89%) Mentoring
18 33 (18.33%) Performance Attribution
18 33 (18.33%) Charles River
18 33 (18.33%) Calypso
18 33 (18.33%) Front Arena
18 33 (18.33%) SimCorp
18 33 (18.33%) thinkFolio

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 4 (2.22%) Confluence
1 4 (2.22%) SAS
2 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 34 (18.89%) Markit EDM
2 33 (18.33%) Front Arena
2 33 (18.33%) thinkFolio
3 26 (14.44%) FINCAD Analytics
4 13 (7.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 11 (6.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (5.00%) NetSuite
7 5 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (1.67%) MFGPRO
9 3 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (1.11%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (1.11%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (1.11%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.22%) AWS
2 7 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (3.89%) SaaS
3 4 (2.22%) Azure
3 4 (2.22%) GCP
4 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.67%) Office 365
5 2 (1.11%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.11%) PaaS
5 2 (1.11%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.56%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) DHCP
1 1 (0.56%) DNS
1 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (14.44%) Amazon Athena
2 26 (14.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (3.33%) Big Data
4 4 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.11%) Power BI
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.22%) JIRA
2 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) RSpec
General
1 180 (100.00%) Finance
2 68 (37.78%) Front Office
3 40 (22.22%) Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.33%) Retail
5 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.22%) Billing
6 4 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.22%) Law
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.11%) Web Services
2 27 (15.00%) J2EE
3 19 (10.56%) .NET
4 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.44%) SailPoint
6 4 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.11%) React
7 2 (1.11%) XML
8 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.56%) JSON
8 1 (0.56%) Redux
8 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 67 (37.22%) Derivative
1 67 (37.22%) Fixed Income
2 66 (36.67%) Hedge funds
3 36 (20.00%) Equities
4 35 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.89%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.11%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.11%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.44%) Linux
2 7 (3.89%) Windows
3 3 (1.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) AIX
4 1 (0.56%) Solaris
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.89%) Asset Management
2 68 (37.78%) Investment Management
3 63 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (25.56%) Business Analysis
6 43 (23.89%) Project Delivery
7 35 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 34 (18.89%) Decision-Making
8 34 (18.89%) Mentoring
8 34 (18.89%) Migration
9 33 (18.33%) Performance Attribution
10 31 (17.22%) Analytics
11 29 (16.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 29 (16.11%) Data Analytics
11 29 (16.11%) Performance Management
12 25 (13.89%) Project Management
13 20 (11.11%) ERP
13 20 (11.11%) Scrum
14 15 (8.33%) Data Analysis
15 13 (7.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (42.22%) SQL
2 46 (25.56%) C#
3 41 (22.78%) Python
4 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 31 (17.22%) Java
6 26 (14.44%) C++
6 26 (14.44%) Kotlin
7 12 (6.67%) VBA
8 8 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.44%) Perl
9 7 (3.89%) R
10 6 (3.33%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.11%) C
12 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (8.33%) ACCA
1 15 (8.33%) CIMA
2 8 (4.44%) CISA
2 8 (4.44%) CISM
2 8 (4.44%) CISSP
2 8 (4.44%) Degree
3 3 (1.67%) PMP
4 2 (1.11%) CCAB
4 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.56%) CIPFA
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) ICAEW
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) PMO
2 3 (1.67%) COBIT
2 3 (1.67%) GAAP
2 3 (1.67%) GDPR
2 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.67%) QA
3 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.11%) IFRS
3 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) Nessus
2 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.67%) Puppet
2 3 (1.67%) Salt
3 2 (1.11%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (31.11%) Bloomberg
2 33 (18.33%) Calypso
2 33 (18.33%) Charles River
2 33 (18.33%) SimCorp
3 23 (12.78%) Fidessa
3 23 (12.78%) FIS
3 23 (12.78%) ION Trading
3 23 (12.78%) Linedata
4 21 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (11.67%) SAP
5 14 (7.78%) Oracle
6 10 (5.56%) Eze Castle Integration
7 8 (4.44%) Aveksa
7 8 (4.44%) CyberArk
7 8 (4.44%) Splunk
7 8 (4.44%) Sun
8 6 (3.33%) ArcSight
8 6 (3.33%) Qualys
8 6 (3.33%) Sage
9 5 (2.78%) JD Edwards