Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 34,233 42,599 40,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.38% 23.86% 22.08%
As % of the General category 53.50% 54.54% 51.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26,521 29,434 32,972
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,083 £47,500 £46,125
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.98% +2.50%

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 63,984 78,110 78,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.96% 43.76% 42.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49,253 57,442 63,968
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 31,748 £60,000 +9.09% 4,550
London -2 18,882 £65,000 +4.00% 2,076
UK excluding London 0 14,478 £49,083 +3.33% 2,772
South East +1 4,063 £52,500 +5.00% 653
North of England -4 3,613 £47,000 -1.05% 782
North West -1 2,062 £47,500 -0.52% 438
Midlands +5 2,042 £45,000 - 448
South West +3 1,741 £47,500 +5.56% 369
Yorkshire -1 1,422 £47,000 +4.44% 285
Scotland -1 1,333 £50,000 +1.01% 217
East of England +2 1,314 £55,000 +10.00% 228
West Midlands +5 1,299 £45,000 - 292
East Midlands +2 727 £45,000 -5.26% 156
Wales 0 370 £42,500 - 58
North East -14 161 £48,500 +7.78% 61
Northern Ireland -11 78 £37,500 -1.96% 22
Channel Islands -2 13 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Isle of Man -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 10,612 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8,438 (24.65%) SQL
3 6,044 (17.66%) Banking
4 5,862 (17.12%) Java
5 5,600 (16.36%) Microsoft
6 5,401 (15.78%) C#
7 5,192 (15.17%) Degree
8 4,667 (13.63%) .NET
9 4,608 (13.46%) JavaScript
10 4,535 (13.25%) SQL Server
11 3,983 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
12 3,910 (11.42%) Project Management
13 3,909 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
14 3,711 (10.84%) Windows
15 3,626 (10.59%) Python
16 3,478 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 3,338 (9.75%) Oracle
18 3,296 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 3,282 (9.59%) HTML
20 3,223 (9.41%) Scrum
21 3,182 (9.30%) Linux
22 3,077 (8.99%) Fintech
23 3,013 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
24 2,936 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
25 2,700 (7.89%) DevOps
26 2,677 (7.82%) CSS
27 2,624 (7.67%) Software Engineering
28 2,608 (7.62%) Test Automation
29 2,545 (7.43%) Analytics
30 2,527 (7.38%) Retail

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
1 761 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 507 (1.48%) Confluence
3 472 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 440 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 424 (1.24%) CMS
6 400 (1.17%) IIS
7 389 (1.14%) SAS
8 387 (1.13%) Apache
9 360 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 288 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 238 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 195 (0.57%) JBoss
13 160 (0.47%) Skype for Business
14 132 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 113 (0.33%) Ethereum
16 107 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 98 (0.29%) OpenStack
18 88 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
18 88 (0.26%) WebLogic
19 87 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,909 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,392 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 882 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 552 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 374 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 103 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 92 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 86 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 61 (0.18%) SPSS
10 36 (0.11%) InVision
11 32 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 23 (0.067%) Chatbot
13 15 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
14 13 (0.038%) Autodesk Inventor
15 12 (0.035%) Open Workbench
16 11 (0.032%) Flinto
16 11 (0.032%) FrameMaker
17 9 (0.026%) RoboHelp
18 8 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
19 6 (0.018%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 461 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 452 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 269 (0.79%) SAP FI
4 264 (0.77%) SAP CO
5 262 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
6 256 (0.75%) NetSuite
7 250 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
8 198 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
9 179 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
10 163 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
11 124 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
12 115 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
13 114 (0.33%) thinkFolio
14 110 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
14 110 (0.32%) SAP BPC
15 99 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
16 98 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 81 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
18 78 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
19 72 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3,296 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3,013 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1,027 (3.00%) Office 365
4 981 (2.87%) SaaS
5 474 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 369 (1.08%) PaaS
7 351 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 296 (0.86%) GitHub
9 294 (0.86%) IaaS
10 274 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 227 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 182 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 168 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 163 (0.48%) Serverless
15 109 (0.32%) OpenShift
16 102 (0.30%) npm
17 92 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
18 87 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
18 87 (0.25%) G Suite
19 75 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1,017 (2.97%) Firewall
2 621 (1.81%) LAN
3 619 (1.81%) WAN
4 598 (1.75%) Network Security
5 575 (1.68%) DNS
6 560 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 514 (1.50%) Internet
8 400 (1.17%) DHCP
9 353 (1.03%) VPN
10 301 (0.88%) HTTP
11 300 (0.88%) Wireless
12 286 (0.84%) SAN
13 213 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
14 191 (0.56%) VoIP
15 182 (0.53%) BGP
15 182 (0.53%) Unified Communications
16 180 (0.53%) Skype
17 168 (0.49%) MPLS
18 166 (0.48%) OSPF
19 156 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,535 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 1,497 (4.37%) Big Data
3 1,308 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1,256 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 1,239 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,186 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1,052 (3.07%) NoSQL
8 956 (2.79%) MySQL
9 767 (2.24%) Power BI
10 689 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 633 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 611 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 586 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
14 536 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
15 481 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 451 (1.32%) Blockchain
17 409 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 356 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
19 355 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
20 322 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,561 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 1,301 (3.80%) JIRA
3 1,287 (3.76%) Jenkins
4 951 (2.78%) Selenium
5 739 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 691 (2.02%) Maven
7 678 (1.98%) Visual Studio
8 606 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 527 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 434 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 400 (1.17%) Subversion
12 389 (1.14%) JUnit
13 323 (0.94%) NUnit
14 319 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 283 (0.83%) SpecFlow
16 274 (0.80%) Gradle
17 268 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 263 (0.77%) WebDriver
19 181 (0.53%) SoapUI
20 163 (0.48%) MSTest
General
1 6,044 (17.66%) Banking
2 2,527 (7.38%) Retail
3 2,179 (6.37%) Marketing
4 1,693 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 1,393 (4.07%) Investment Banking
6 1,391 (4.06%) Manufacturing
7 1,307 (3.82%) Front Office
8 1,197 (3.50%) Financial Institution
9 923 (2.70%) Legal
10 830 (2.42%) Electronics
11 801 (2.34%) Advertising
12 640 (1.87%) Back Office
13 574 (1.68%) Law
14 338 (0.99%) Games
15 307 (0.90%) Retail Banking
16 227 (0.66%) Billing
17 192 (0.56%) Publishing
18 164 (0.48%) French Language
19 141 (0.41%) General Ledger
20 126 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8,885 (25.95%) Developer
2 5,619 (16.41%) Analyst
3 2,151 (6.28%) Consultant
4 2,081 (6.08%) Project Manager
5 2,023 (5.91%) Java Developer
6 1,922 (5.61%) Business Analyst
7 1,910 (5.58%) Architect
8 1,832 (5.35%) C# Developer
9 1,663 (4.86%) .NET Developer
10 1,649 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 958 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 924 (2.70%) Support Analyst
13 854 (2.49%) Software Engineer
14 841 (2.46%) SQL Developer
15 807 (2.36%) IT Manager
16 806 (2.35%) Software Developer
17 784 (2.29%) Applications Support
18 754 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
19 689 (2.01%) Senior Manager
20 666 (1.95%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,667 (13.63%) .NET
2 3,282 (9.59%) HTML
3 2,677 (7.82%) CSS
4 2,368 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 1,988 (5.81%) Web Services
6 1,762 (5.15%) ASP.NET
7 1,411 (4.12%) HTML5
8 1,384 (4.04%) Spring
9 1,289 (3.77%) React
10 1,280 (3.74%) XML
11 1,208 (3.53%) REST
12 1,078 (3.15%) RESTful
13 1,011 (2.95%) jQuery
14 967 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 932 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 918 (2.68%) Node.js
17 824 (2.41%) SOAP
18 794 (2.32%) .NET Framework
19 711 (2.08%) WCF
20 687 (2.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3,909 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3,077 (8.99%) Fintech
3 1,339 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 1,238 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 1,201 (3.51%) User Experience
6 1,049 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 922 (2.69%) Hedge funds
8 903 (2.64%) Data Centre
9 896 (2.62%) Derivative
10 842 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 826 (2.41%) Equities
12 806 (2.35%) Fixed Income
13 744 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
14 708 (2.07%) Algorithms
15 669 (1.95%) Mobile App
16 537 (1.57%) Data Structures
17 398 (1.16%) Virtual Team
18 268 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
19 251 (0.73%) Reinsurance
20 236 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,711 (10.84%) Windows
2 3,182 (9.30%) Linux
3 1,596 (4.66%) Unix
4 1,193 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 537 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 459 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 444 (1.30%) Android
8 441 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 426 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 376 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 364 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 185 (0.54%) CentOS
12 185 (0.54%) Solaris
13 149 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 120 (0.35%) AIX
15 80 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 57 (0.17%) VMS
18 52 (0.15%) Fedora
19 51 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,612 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3,983 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
3 3,910 (11.42%) Project Management
4 3,478 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,223 (9.41%) Scrum
6 2,936 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
7 2,700 (7.89%) DevOps
8 2,624 (7.67%) Software Engineering
9 2,608 (7.62%) Test Automation
10 2,545 (7.43%) Analytics
11 2,452 (7.16%) TDD
12 2,363 (6.90%) Computer Science
13 2,286 (6.68%) ITIL
14 2,136 (6.24%) SDLC
15 2,062 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
16 1,974 (5.77%) MVC
17 1,812 (5.29%) Mentoring
18 1,732 (5.06%) Risk Management
19 1,692 (4.94%) Business Analysis
20 1,689 (4.93%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8,438 (24.65%) SQL
2 5,862 (17.12%) Java
3 5,401 (15.78%) C#
4 4,608 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 3,626 (10.59%) Python
6 1,580 (4.62%) C++
7 1,467 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 1,249 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 805 (2.35%) PL/SQL
10 761 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 706 (2.06%) C
12 690 (2.02%) Java 8
13 688 (2.01%) PHP
14 649 (1.90%) Ruby
15 634 (1.85%) Perl
16 571 (1.67%) R
17 522 (1.52%) VBA
18 505 (1.48%) Shell Script
19 482 (1.41%) Scala
20 353 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,192 (15.17%) Degree
2 1,171 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 745 (2.18%) CISSP
4 500 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 496 (1.45%) ISEB
6 494 (1.44%) Security Cleared
7 445 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 392 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 363 (1.06%) CISM
10 338 (0.99%) SC Cleared
11 333 (0.97%) ISTQB
12 328 (0.96%) CISA
13 326 (0.95%) PMP
14 289 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 276 (0.81%) CCNP
16 271 (0.79%) Master's Degree
17 241 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 237 (0.69%) PhD
19 228 (0.67%) ACCA
20 188 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,981 (5.79%) QA
2 931 (2.72%) PMO
3 710 (2.07%) GDPR
4 704 (2.06%) SLA
5 675 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 453 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 409 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 165 (0.48%) COBIT
9 150 (0.44%) MiFID
10 121 (0.35%) IFRS
11 117 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 92 (0.27%) Solvency II
13 80 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
14 78 (0.23%) SEPA
15 67 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 51 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 50 (0.15%) PSD2
18 48 (0.14%) IFRS 9
19 46 (0.13%) EMIR
20 45 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 1,654 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 1,395 (4.08%) Docker
3 853 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 337 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 173 (0.51%) XenApp
6 134 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 132 (0.39%) vSphere
8 113 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 112 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 57 (0.17%) HDFS
11 51 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 47 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 45 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 44 (0.13%) NFS
16 35 (0.10%) Firmware
17 34 (0.099%) Snort
18 33 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
19 21 (0.061%) Xen
20 19 (0.056%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 939 (2.74%) Ansible
2 803 (2.35%) Puppet
3 692 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 573 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 495 (1.45%) SCCM
6 365 (1.07%) Terraform
7 168 (0.49%) SCOM
8 117 (0.34%) Salt
9 114 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 108 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 104 (0.30%) Mesos
12 91 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 90 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
14 83 (0.24%) Nagios
15 74 (0.22%) WSUS
16 67 (0.20%) vRealize
17 65 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
18 57 (0.17%) Nessus
19 54 (0.16%) Control-M
20 53 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5,600 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 3,338 (9.75%) Oracle
3 2,303 (6.73%) SAP
4 1,358 (3.97%) VMware
5 1,004 (2.93%) Cisco
6 747 (2.18%) Tableau
7 718 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 675 (1.97%) Google
9 615 (1.80%) Citrix
10 557 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 458 (1.34%) IBM
12 377 (1.10%) Splunk
13 292 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 282 (0.82%) HP
15 280 (0.82%) Bloomberg
16 252 (0.74%) Sybase
17 247 (0.72%) Reuters
18 233 (0.68%) ServiceNow
19 229 (0.67%) Cognos
20 222 (0.65%) Adobe