Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 36,566 43,185 42,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 24.70% 22.18%
As % of the General category 54.29% 56.13% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27,916 29,194 34,499
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year - +3.83% +1.67%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 67,352 76,933 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 44.01% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 51,857 55,870 67,241
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance.

Salary trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 0 34,119 £57,500 +4.55% 4,638
London -1 20,236 £65,000 +4.00% 2,228
UK excluding London 0 15,422 £47,500 - 2,723
South East +1 4,280 £52,500 +5.00% 627
North of England -4 3,870 £45,000 - 769
Midlands +5 2,225 £45,000 - 383
North West 0 2,175 £47,500 - 418
South West 0 1,858 £46,000 +2.22% 374
Yorkshire -1 1,558 £45,000 - 287
East of England +1 1,503 £52,500 +10.53% 260
West Midlands +6 1,431 £45,000 - 223
Scotland -1 1,320 £50,000 +1.01% 216
East Midlands +2 779 £45,000 - 158
Wales -2 365 £42,500 -5.56% 67
North East -6 162 £47,000 +4.44% 64
Northern Ireland -7 63 £40,000 +6.67% 28
Channel Islands -2 17 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Isle of Man -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for Finance.

1 11,292 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 9,184 (25.12%) SQL
3 6,713 (18.36%) Banking
4 6,401 (17.51%) Java
5 6,047 (16.54%) Microsoft
6 5,920 (16.19%) C#
7 5,613 (15.35%) Degree
8 5,113 (13.98%) JavaScript
9 5,072 (13.87%) .NET
10 4,922 (13.46%) SQL Server
11 4,851 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
12 4,507 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
13 4,011 (10.97%) Project Management
14 3,915 (10.71%) Windows
15 3,724 (10.18%) Python
16 3,580 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 3,531 (9.66%) HTML
18 3,464 (9.47%) Oracle
19 3,420 (9.35%) Scrum
20 3,361 (9.19%) Linux
21 3,243 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
22 3,182 (8.70%) Fintech
23 3,049 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
24 3,001 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
25 2,907 (7.95%) CSS
26 2,898 (7.93%) Test Automation
27 2,769 (7.57%) TDD
28 2,749 (7.52%) DevOps
29 2,745 (7.51%) Retail
30 2,739 (7.49%) Software Engineering

Finance
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
1 858 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 517 (1.41%) Confluence
3 481 (1.32%) Apache Spark
4 478 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 468 (1.28%) CMS
6 443 (1.21%) IIS
7 418 (1.14%) Apache
7 418 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 409 (1.12%) SAS
9 350 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 247 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 202 (0.55%) JBoss
12 171 (0.47%) Skype for Business
13 150 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 143 (0.39%) Ethereum
15 131 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 123 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 114 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 113 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
19 108 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2,018 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,484 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 847 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 560 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 394 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 109 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 108 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 85 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 66 (0.18%) SPSS
10 43 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 40 (0.11%) InVision
12 25 (0.068%) Chatbot
13 16 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
14 11 (0.030%) InDesign
15 10 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
16 9 (0.025%) RoboHelp
17 7 (0.019%) Autodesk Inventor
18 6 (0.016%) Acrobat
18 6 (0.016%) UserZoom
19 5 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 557 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 507 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 309 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 275 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 269 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
6 264 (0.72%) SAP CO
7 262 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
8 214 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
9 208 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
10 167 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
11 132 (0.36%) thinkFolio
12 122 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
13 115 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
14 106 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
15 102 (0.28%) SAP BPC
16 96 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
17 94 (0.26%) SAP Business One
18 85 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
19 82 (0.22%) Front Arena
19 82 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3,243 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3,049 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1,076 (2.94%) Office 365
4 994 (2.72%) SaaS
5 421 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
6 417 (1.14%) PaaS
7 385 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 359 (0.98%) GitHub
9 340 (0.93%) IaaS
10 324 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 193 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 181 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
13 175 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 160 (0.44%) Serverless
15 122 (0.33%) npm
16 110 (0.30%) OpenShift
17 105 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
18 98 (0.27%) Slack
19 94 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
20 87 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,015 (2.78%) Firewall
2 658 (1.80%) DNS
3 651 (1.78%) LAN
4 636 (1.74%) WAN
5 553 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 542 (1.48%) Network Security
7 514 (1.41%) Internet
8 432 (1.18%) DHCP
9 338 (0.92%) VPN
10 327 (0.89%) SAN
11 295 (0.81%) HTTP
11 295 (0.81%) Wireless
12 187 (0.51%) Skype
13 176 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
14 171 (0.47%) BGP
14 171 (0.47%) VoIP
15 167 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 160 (0.44%) OSPF
17 153 (0.42%) MPLS
17 153 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,922 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 1,991 (5.44%) Big Data
3 1,374 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 1,371 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,363 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1,306 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1,159 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 1,092 (2.99%) MySQL
9 753 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 734 (2.01%) Power BI
11 671 (1.84%) Hadoop
12 655 (1.79%) Blockchain
13 642 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 634 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
15 556 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 486 (1.33%) Oracle Database
17 406 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
18 402 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 383 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
20 363 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,765 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 1,312 (3.59%) JIRA
3 1,297 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 1,020 (2.79%) Selenium
5 768 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 754 (2.06%) Maven
7 711 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 578 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 511 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 468 (1.28%) Subversion
11 454 (1.24%) JUnit
12 395 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
13 341 (0.93%) NUnit
14 327 (0.89%) SpecFlow
15 324 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
16 282 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 274 (0.75%) WebDriver
18 260 (0.71%) Gradle
19 203 (0.56%) SoapUI
20 189 (0.52%) Jasmine
General
1 6,713 (18.36%) Banking
2 2,745 (7.51%) Retail
3 2,238 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1,982 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 1,761 (4.82%) Financial Institution
6 1,684 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 1,528 (4.18%) Front Office
8 1,480 (4.05%) Manufacturing
9 1,132 (3.10%) Legal
10 973 (2.66%) Advertising
11 787 (2.15%) Electronics
12 698 (1.91%) Back Office
13 635 (1.74%) Law
14 468 (1.28%) Games
15 342 (0.94%) Retail Banking
16 245 (0.67%) Billing
17 231 (0.63%) Publishing
18 171 (0.47%) French Language
19 164 (0.45%) General Ledger
20 151 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 9,573 (26.18%) Developer
2 5,901 (16.14%) Analyst
3 2,341 (6.40%) Consultant
4 2,185 (5.98%) Project Manager
5 2,138 (5.85%) Java Developer
6 2,100 (5.74%) Architect
7 1,989 (5.44%) C# Developer
8 1,971 (5.39%) Business Analyst
9 1,809 (4.95%) .NET Developer
10 1,797 (4.91%) Senior Developer
11 1,044 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 974 (2.66%) Support Analyst
13 939 (2.57%) Software Engineer
14 929 (2.54%) SQL Developer
15 902 (2.47%) Software Developer
16 882 (2.41%) IT Manager
17 842 (2.30%) Applications Support
18 784 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
19 759 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
20 710 (1.94%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,072 (13.87%) .NET
2 3,531 (9.66%) HTML
3 2,907 (7.95%) CSS
4 2,727 (7.46%) AngularJS
5 2,192 (5.99%) Web Services
6 1,968 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 1,518 (4.15%) Spring
8 1,488 (4.07%) HTML5
9 1,452 (3.97%) React
10 1,369 (3.74%) XML
11 1,266 (3.46%) RESTful
12 1,220 (3.34%) REST
13 1,186 (3.24%) jQuery
14 1,025 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 974 (2.66%) Node.js
16 953 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 939 (2.57%) .NET Framework
18 822 (2.25%) SOAP
19 794 (2.17%) WCF
20 693 (1.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4,507 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3,182 (8.70%) Fintech
3 2,492 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 1,421 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1,389 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 1,358 (3.71%) User Experience
7 1,204 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 1,011 (2.76%) Hedge funds
9 989 (2.70%) Derivative
10 974 (2.66%) Fixed Income
11 957 (2.62%) Data Centre
12 950 (2.60%) Equities
13 946 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 813 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
15 761 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
16 728 (1.99%) Algorithms
17 687 (1.88%) Mobile App
18 553 (1.51%) Data Structures
19 466 (1.27%) Virtual Team
20 235 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3,915 (10.71%) Windows
2 3,361 (9.19%) Linux
3 1,777 (4.86%) Unix
4 1,229 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 547 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 532 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 514 (1.41%) Android
8 486 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 469 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 446 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 434 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 194 (0.53%) Solaris
13 186 (0.51%) CentOS
14 143 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 121 (0.33%) AIX
16 95 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 78 (0.21%) Windows 8
18 74 (0.20%) VMS
19 51 (0.14%) Mac OS
20 38 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,292 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 4,851 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
3 4,011 (10.97%) Project Management
4 3,580 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,420 (9.35%) Scrum
6 3,001 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
7 2,898 (7.93%) Test Automation
8 2,769 (7.57%) TDD
9 2,749 (7.52%) DevOps
10 2,739 (7.49%) Software Engineering
11 2,607 (7.13%) Analytics
12 2,428 (6.64%) ITIL
13 2,413 (6.60%) SDLC
14 2,275 (6.22%) Risk Management
15 2,213 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
16 2,169 (5.93%) MVC
17 1,907 (5.22%) OO
18 1,828 (5.00%) Mentoring
19 1,819 (4.97%) Asset Management
20 1,809 (4.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9,184 (25.12%) SQL
2 6,401 (17.51%) Java
3 5,920 (16.19%) C#
4 5,113 (13.98%) JavaScript
5 3,724 (10.18%) Python
6 1,750 (4.79%) C++
7 1,554 (4.25%) PowerShell
8 1,408 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 865 (2.37%) C
10 792 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 773 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 768 (2.10%) PHP
13 735 (2.01%) Java 8
14 733 (2.00%) Perl
15 673 (1.84%) Ruby
16 591 (1.62%) Scala
17 572 (1.56%) VBA
18 567 (1.55%) Shell Script
19 550 (1.50%) R
20 392 (1.07%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,613 (15.35%) Degree
2 1,271 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 749 (2.05%) CISSP
4 549 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 540 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 446 (1.22%) ISEB
7 442 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 409 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 390 (1.07%) CISM
10 355 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 354 (0.97%) SC Cleared
12 349 (0.95%) PMP
13 341 (0.93%) ISTQB
14 327 (0.89%) CISA
15 283 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 270 (0.74%) ACCA
17 265 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 264 (0.72%) CCNP
19 255 (0.70%) CIMA
20 247 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,126 (5.81%) QA
2 933 (2.55%) PMO
3 736 (2.01%) SLA
4 648 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 643 (1.76%) GDPR
6 469 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 426 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 217 (0.59%) COBIT
9 174 (0.48%) MiFID
10 146 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 106 (0.29%) IFRS
12 79 (0.22%) SEPA
13 68 (0.19%) Solvency II
14 63 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
15 62 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
16 46 (0.13%) EMIR
16 46 (0.13%) IFRS 9
17 45 (0.12%) PSD2
18 44 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 39 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,738 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 1,424 (3.89%) Docker
3 912 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 333 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 179 (0.49%) XenApp
6 172 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 154 (0.42%) vSphere
8 147 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 133 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 57 (0.16%) HDFS
13 54 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 45 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 41 (0.11%) Firmware
16 31 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 31 (0.085%) XenServer
17 30 (0.082%) NFS
18 28 (0.077%) VirtualBox
19 27 (0.074%) iptables
Systems Management
1 925 (2.53%) Ansible
2 769 (2.10%) Puppet
3 664 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 589 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 500 (1.37%) SCCM
6 378 (1.03%) Terraform
7 174 (0.48%) SCOM
8 119 (0.33%) Nagios
9 113 (0.31%) Salt
10 98 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 93 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 93 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 85 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
13 84 (0.23%) Mesos
14 82 (0.22%) WSUS
15 67 (0.18%) Kibana
16 64 (0.18%) vRealize
17 60 (0.16%) Packer
18 58 (0.16%) Nessus
19 52 (0.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6,047 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 3,464 (9.47%) Oracle
3 2,409 (6.59%) SAP
4 1,379 (3.77%) VMware
5 1,032 (2.82%) Cisco
6 730 (2.00%) Tableau
7 706 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 692 (1.89%) Citrix
9 685 (1.87%) Google
10 586 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 496 (1.36%) IBM
12 391 (1.07%) Splunk
13 379 (1.04%) Sybase
14 289 (0.79%) HP
15 276 (0.75%) Bloomberg
16 274 (0.75%) CheckPoint
17 264 (0.72%) ServiceNow
18 248 (0.68%) Sage
19 232 (0.63%) Cognos
20 223 (0.61%) Reuters