Period
to 19 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Finance Manager was £107,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 567 881 962
Rank change year-on-year +314 +81 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a Finance Manager 133 195 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 134 180 184
Median annual salary £107,500 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.30% +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £59,675 £53,625 £43,825
90th Percentile £159,375 £140,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% -6.54%

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 45,946 130,311 158,068
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,952 103,899 127,365
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Finance Manager in the UK

Finance Manager
Top 11 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 19 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
England +324 131 £107,500 +30.30% 12
London +227 119 £107,500 +19.44% 7
UK excluding London +280 12 £50,000 -28.57% 5
South East +206 7 £50,000 -21.57%
North of England +163 2 £56,250 -19.64% 2
Wales +55 2 £37,500 -58.33% 1
Work from Home +35 2 £50,750 -43.61%
Yorkshire +126 1 £57,500 -4.17% 1
Midlands +123 1 £41,500 -42.76% 1
North West +119 1 £55,000 -21.43% 1
East Midlands +88 1 £41,500 -48.13%

Finance Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Finance
2 101 (75.94%) Asset Management
3 99 (74.44%) Investment Management
4 98 (73.68%) Hedge funds
5 94 (70.68%) Python
6 78 (58.65%) Fixed Income
6 78 (58.65%) Derivative
7 59 (44.36%) Front Office
8 58 (43.61%) Bloomberg
9 57 (42.86%) Performance Management
10 55 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (40.60%) SQL
12 51 (38.35%) Back Office
13 48 (36.09%) Migration
14 46 (34.59%) Java
14 46 (34.59%) Web Services
14 46 (34.59%) AWS
15 45 (33.83%) Scrum
16 42 (31.58%) R
17 40 (30.08%) Azure
17 40 (30.08%) Mentoring
17 40 (30.08%) GCP
17 40 (30.08%) Google
18 33 (24.81%) Analytics
19 30 (22.56%) Markit EDM
19 30 (22.56%) Eagle PACE
19 30 (22.56%) Reference Data
19 30 (22.56%) FactSet
19 30 (22.56%) Equities
19 30 (22.56%) Reuters

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 20 (15.04%) Apache
2 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) MTS
Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (22.56%) Eagle PACE
1 30 (22.56%) Markit EDM
2 6 (4.51%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (1.50%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.50%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.50%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.59%) AWS
2 40 (30.08%) Azure
2 40 (30.08%) GCP
3 20 (15.04%) Amazon ECS
3 20 (15.04%) AWS Lambda
3 20 (15.04%) Serverless
4 6 (4.51%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.26%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) DHCP
1 2 (1.50%) DNS
1 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.55%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (18.05%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 20 (15.04%) Amazon Redshift
4 20 (15.04%) MySQL
5 6 (4.51%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (4.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.75%) Looker
6 1 (0.75%) Power BI
General
1 133 (100.00%) Finance
2 59 (44.36%) Front Office
3 51 (38.35%) Back Office
4 29 (21.80%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.26%) Games
5 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (34.59%) Web Services
2 26 (19.55%) Pandas
3 20 (15.04%) gRPC
4 6 (4.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 98 (73.68%) Hedge funds
2 78 (58.65%) Derivative
2 78 (58.65%) Fixed Income
3 30 (22.56%) Equities
3 30 (22.56%) Reference Data
4 22 (16.54%) OTC Derivatives
5 20 (15.04%) Credit Derivative
5 20 (15.04%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.50%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.01%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (75.94%) Asset Management
2 99 (74.44%) Investment Management
3 57 (42.86%) Performance Management
4 55 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (36.09%) Migration
6 45 (33.83%) Scrum
7 40 (30.08%) Mentoring
8 33 (24.81%) Analytics
9 28 (21.05%) Performance Attribution
10 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
11 24 (18.05%) Business Analysis
12 23 (17.29%) Data Analysis
13 22 (16.54%) Fund Management
13 22 (16.54%) Risk Analysis
14 20 (15.04%) DevOps
14 20 (15.04%) Microservices
14 20 (15.04%) Quantitative Analysis
15 8 (6.02%) Artificial Intelligence
16 7 (5.26%) Project Management
17 6 (4.51%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 94 (70.68%) Python
2 54 (40.60%) SQL
3 46 (34.59%) Java
4 42 (31.58%) R
5 22 (16.54%) MATLAB
5 22 (16.54%) VBA
6 20 (15.04%) C
7 6 (4.51%) C#
7 6 (4.51%) C++
7 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (4.51%) ACCA
1 6 (4.51%) CIMA
2 3 (2.26%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) AAT
3 1 (0.75%) FFIEC
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) PSD2
1 2 (1.50%) SEPA
2 1 (0.75%) IFRS
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 58 (43.61%) Bloomberg
2 40 (30.08%) Google
3 30 (22.56%) FactSet
3 30 (22.56%) Reuters
4 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
5 23 (17.29%) Oracle
6 3 (2.26%) Anaplan
6 3 (2.26%) SAP
7 2 (1.50%) Avaya
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix
7 2 (1.50%) Sage
8 1 (0.75%) Adaptive Insights
8 1 (0.75%) Epicor
8 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.75%) Tagetik