Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 38,966 38,227 48,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.47% 21.90% 23.35%
As % of the General category 52.61% 51.75% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28,599 30,720 40,398
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £87,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 74,059 73,870 93,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.32% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 56,340 59,692 75,150
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 36,568 £55,000 - 5,555
London +2 21,788 £62,500 - 3,047
UK excluding London 0 16,241 £47,500 +3.26% 2,811
North of England +6 4,480 £47,500 +10.47% 742
South East -3 4,372 £50,000 +5.26% 675
North West +6 2,557 £48,000 +6.67% 394
Midlands -2 2,313 £47,500 +2.23% 428
East of England -6 1,726 £50,000 - 383
Yorkshire +1 1,673 £45,000 +4.65% 279
South West -4 1,618 £45,000 -3.23% 265
West Midlands -3 1,512 £45,000 - 258
Scotland 0 1,355 £50,000 +8.70% 228
East Midlands 0 783 £47,500 -5.00% 169
Wales 0 332 £41,250 +3.13% 61
North East +8 251 £41,500 +3.75% 69
Northern Ireland +12 111 £39,000 -15.68% 25
Isle of Man +1 13 £40,000 -38.46% 2
Channel Islands +2 9 £32,750 -10.27% 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Finance.

1 11,426 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 9,183 (23.57%) Banking
3 8,702 (22.33%) SQL
4 6,632 (17.02%) Java
5 5,921 (15.20%) Microsoft
6 5,464 (14.02%) C#
7 5,122 (13.14%) Degree
8 5,023 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
9 4,922 (12.63%) .NET
10 4,864 (12.48%) JavaScript
11 4,836 (12.41%) SQL Server
12 4,558 (11.70%) Project Management
13 4,224 (10.84%) Windows
14 4,163 (10.68%) Investment Banking
15 3,901 (10.01%) Asset Management
16 3,879 (9.95%) Scrum
17 3,759 (9.65%) Oracle
18 3,739 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 3,655 (9.38%) HTML
20 3,551 (9.11%) Wealth Management
21 3,450 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
22 3,382 (8.68%) Linux
23 3,303 (8.48%) SDLC
24 3,105 (7.97%) CSS
25 3,024 (7.76%) Retail Banking
26 2,940 (7.55%) SAP
27 2,937 (7.54%) Python
28 2,779 (7.13%) ITIL
29 2,762 (7.09%) TDD
30 2,691 (6.91%) Fintech

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 1,007 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 645 (1.66%) SAS
3 604 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 563 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 540 (1.39%) IIS
6 532 (1.37%) Apache
7 472 (1.21%) CMS
8 465 (1.19%) MS Exchange
9 392 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 369 (0.95%) Confluence
11 297 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 287 (0.74%) JBoss
13 253 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 226 (0.58%) Skype for Business
15 196 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
16 191 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 154 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 134 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 104 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
20 97 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,880 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,486 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 685 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 560 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 515 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 130 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 105 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 86 (0.22%) SPSS
9 81 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 62 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 59 (0.15%) InVision
12 31 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
13 23 (0.059%) Chatbot
14 22 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
15 17 (0.044%) InfoPath
16 12 (0.031%) InDesign
17 10 (0.026%) S-PLUS
18 6 (0.015%) EngageOne
19 5 (0.013%) HipChat
19 5 (0.013%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 604 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 508 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 484 (1.24%) SAP FI
4 460 (1.18%) SAP CO
5 459 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 324 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
7 309 (0.79%) NetSuite
8 308 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
9 281 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
10 262 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
11 255 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
12 153 (0.39%) SAP BPC
13 139 (0.36%) SAP MM
14 134 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
15 113 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
16 102 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
17 91 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 87 (0.22%) SAP ERP
19 83 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
20 81 (0.21%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2,122 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,115 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 942 (2.42%) SaaS
4 864 (2.22%) Office 365
5 380 (0.98%) GitHub
6 364 (0.93%) PaaS
7 359 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
8 355 (0.91%) IaaS
9 226 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 206 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 141 (0.36%) npm
12 96 (0.25%) FinancialForce
12 96 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 90 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 87 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 78 (0.20%) Google Analytics
16 77 (0.20%) Slack
17 73 (0.19%) OneDrive
18 72 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
19 70 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,200 (3.08%) Firewall
2 644 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 634 (1.63%) WAN
4 588 (1.51%) LAN
5 549 (1.41%) DNS
6 519 (1.33%) Internet
7 472 (1.21%) SAN
8 458 (1.18%) Network Security
9 412 (1.06%) VPN
10 397 (1.02%) Wireless
11 367 (0.94%) DHCP
12 361 (0.93%) HTTP
13 290 (0.74%) VoIP
14 248 (0.64%) BGP
15 247 (0.63%) MPLS
16 245 (0.63%) OSPF
17 220 (0.56%) Unified Communications
18 210 (0.54%) Skype
19 191 (0.49%) SSL
20 181 (0.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,836 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 1,403 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,347 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 1,259 (3.23%) Big Data
5 1,255 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,186 (3.04%) Relational Database
7 1,092 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 1,043 (2.68%) MySQL
9 939 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 693 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 661 (1.70%) Blockchain
12 610 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 582 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 504 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
15 487 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 482 (1.24%) QlikView
17 458 (1.18%) Power BI
18 447 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
19 432 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
20 393 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,475 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 1,382 (3.55%) JIRA
3 1,194 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 915 (2.35%) Selenium
5 847 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 710 (1.82%) Maven
7 697 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 685 (1.76%) Visual Studio
9 644 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 582 (1.49%) Subversion
11 479 (1.23%) JUnit
12 438 (1.12%) NUnit
13 310 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
14 302 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 276 (0.71%) WebDriver
16 270 (0.69%) MSTest
17 254 (0.65%) SoapUI
18 234 (0.60%) Gradle
19 232 (0.60%) Bitbucket
20 203 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 9,183 (23.57%) Banking
2 4,163 (10.68%) Investment Banking
3 3,024 (7.76%) Retail Banking
4 2,622 (6.73%) Retail
5 2,348 (6.03%) Marketing
6 1,817 (4.66%) Manufacturing
7 1,696 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 1,680 (4.31%) Front Office
9 1,615 (4.14%) Legal
10 1,370 (3.52%) Financial Institution
11 1,246 (3.20%) Advertising
12 873 (2.24%) Electronics
13 788 (2.02%) Law
14 671 (1.72%) Back Office
15 398 (1.02%) Publishing
16 340 (0.87%) Games
17 275 (0.71%) Billing
18 183 (0.47%) German Language
19 182 (0.47%) General Ledger
20 155 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9,765 (25.06%) Developer
2 7,007 (17.98%) Analyst
3 3,070 (7.88%) Consultant
4 2,731 (7.01%) Business Analyst
5 2,459 (6.31%) Java Developer
6 2,259 (5.80%) Project Manager
7 2,192 (5.63%) Architect
8 2,029 (5.21%) .NET Developer
9 2,010 (5.16%) C# Developer
10 1,927 (4.95%) Senior Developer
11 1,256 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 1,042 (2.67%) IT Manager
13 1,025 (2.63%) Support Analyst
14 974 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
15 962 (2.47%) Software Engineer
16 918 (2.36%) Applications Support
17 898 (2.30%) Software Developer
18 836 (2.15%) SQL Developer
19 826 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
20 795 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,922 (12.63%) .NET
2 3,655 (9.38%) HTML
3 3,105 (7.97%) CSS
4 2,550 (6.54%) AngularJS
5 2,150 (5.52%) ASP.NET
6 1,889 (4.85%) Web Services
7 1,628 (4.18%) Spring
8 1,560 (4.00%) HTML5
9 1,386 (3.56%) REST
10 1,364 (3.50%) XML
11 1,331 (3.42%) jQuery
12 1,306 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1,143 (2.93%) RESTful
14 1,129 (2.90%) .NET Framework
15 1,102 (2.83%) React
16 966 (2.48%) WCF
17 956 (2.45%) Node.js
18 917 (2.35%) WPF
19 888 (2.28%) CSS3
20 764 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5,023 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2,691 (6.91%) Fintech
3 2,488 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 1,385 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 1,381 (3.54%) User Experience
6 1,309 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
7 1,177 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 948 (2.43%) Equities
9 936 (2.40%) Derivative
9 936 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 904 (2.32%) Data Centre
11 768 (1.97%) Hedge funds
12 742 (1.90%) Fixed Income
13 715 (1.83%) Algorithms
14 568 (1.46%) Mobile App
15 541 (1.39%) Virtual Team
16 500 (1.28%) Data Structures
17 400 (1.03%) Client/Server
18 334 (0.86%) Credit Risk
19 303 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4,224 (10.84%) Windows
2 3,382 (8.68%) Linux
3 2,438 (6.26%) Unix
4 1,452 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 651 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 582 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 562 (1.44%) Android
8 560 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 501 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 463 (1.19%) Windows 10
11 344 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 255 (0.65%) Solaris
13 135 (0.35%) CentOS
13 135 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 115 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 110 (0.28%) AIX
16 109 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 98 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 59 (0.15%) Mac OS
19 40 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,426 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4,558 (11.70%) Project Management
3 3,901 (10.01%) Asset Management
4 3,879 (9.95%) Scrum
5 3,739 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 3,551 (9.11%) Wealth Management
7 3,450 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 3,303 (8.48%) SDLC
9 2,779 (7.13%) ITIL
10 2,762 (7.09%) TDD
11 2,585 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 2,578 (6.62%) Software Engineering
13 2,494 (6.40%) MVC
14 2,472 (6.34%) DevOps
15 2,450 (6.29%) Analytics
16 2,212 (5.68%) Business Analysis
17 2,100 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
18 2,076 (5.33%) OO
19 1,972 (5.06%) Risk Management
20 1,948 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8,702 (22.33%) SQL
2 6,632 (17.02%) Java
3 5,464 (14.02%) C#
4 4,864 (12.48%) JavaScript
5 2,937 (7.54%) Python
6 1,608 (4.13%) C++
7 1,248 (3.20%) T-SQL
8 1,191 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 939 (2.41%) PHP
10 813 (2.09%) C
11 718 (1.84%) Ruby
12 704 (1.81%) Perl
13 684 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 681 (1.75%) Scala
15 673 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 583 (1.50%) Bash Shell
17 563 (1.44%) R
18 554 (1.42%) VBA
19 427 (1.10%) VB.NET
20 397 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,122 (13.14%) Degree
2 1,188 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 945 (2.43%) CISSP
4 629 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 606 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 603 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 593 (1.52%) CISM
8 498 (1.28%) ISEB
9 448 (1.15%) CISA
10 426 (1.09%) PMI Certification
11 413 (1.06%) CCNP
12 362 (0.93%) PMP
13 341 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 322 (0.83%) MCSE
15 319 (0.82%) CCNA
16 316 (0.81%) Master's Degree
17 311 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
18 286 (0.73%) ACCA
19 282 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 281 (0.72%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,303 (5.91%) QA
2 787 (2.02%) PMO
3 760 (1.95%) SLA
4 672 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 629 (1.61%) GDPR
6 494 (1.27%) Data Quality
7 438 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 230 (0.59%) MiFID
9 195 (0.50%) COBIT
10 163 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 103 (0.26%) EMIR
12 94 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 82 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 73 (0.19%) IFRS
15 67 (0.17%) Solvency II
16 65 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
17 60 (0.15%) Basel III
17 60 (0.15%) SEPA
18 58 (0.15%) GCP
19 38 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,675 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 1,022 (2.62%) Docker
3 810 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 311 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 229 (0.59%) XenApp
6 208 (0.53%) vSphere
7 156 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 150 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 127 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 100 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 93 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 76 (0.20%) XenServer
13 60 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 43 (0.11%) HDFS
15 27 (0.069%) Apache Flume
15 27 (0.069%) DFS Replication
16 25 (0.064%) Firmware
17 24 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 23 (0.059%) Terminal Services
19 22 (0.056%) NFS
Systems Management
1 761 (1.95%) Puppet
2 684 (1.76%) Ansible
3 621 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 485 (1.24%) SCCM
5 407 (1.04%) Kubernetes
6 184 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 182 (0.47%) Terraform
8 150 (0.38%) Nagios
9 137 (0.35%) SCOM
10 108 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 74 (0.19%) Nessus
12 69 (0.18%) AirWatch
12 69 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
12 69 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
13 55 (0.14%) Control-M
13 55 (0.14%) WSUS
14 49 (0.13%) vCenter Server
15 45 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
16 44 (0.11%) Mesos
17 43 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5,921 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 3,759 (9.65%) Oracle
3 2,940 (7.55%) SAP
4 1,388 (3.56%) VMware
5 1,112 (2.85%) Cisco
6 793 (2.04%) Citrix
7 685 (1.76%) Tableau
8 603 (1.55%) Google
9 587 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 529 (1.36%) HP
11 444 (1.14%) IBM
11 444 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 406 (1.04%) Sybase
13 356 (0.91%) Sage
14 322 (0.83%) Cognos
15 302 (0.78%) Bloomberg
16 294 (0.75%) Infor
16 294 (0.75%) Splunk
17 277 (0.71%) ServiceNow
18 266 (0.68%) CheckPoint