Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 23,720 10,029 26,865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.59% 20.42% 19.01%
As % of the General category 33.68% 39.29% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15,677 8,076 20,812
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £115,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 70,425 25,525 78,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.17% 51.96% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 43,250 20,271 59,913
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance.

Salary trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 19 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 20 September 2021. 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 -1 21,400 £65,000 -3.70% 3,377
London -2 13,248 £75,000 - 1,756
UK excluding London +3 8,770 £52,500 - 1,828
Work from Home +8 5,057 £65,000 +4.84% 565
South East +8 2,731 £55,000 -4.35% 317
North of England +1 1,959 £50,000 - 494
Midlands +7 1,372 £53,000 +6.00% 375
South West +6 1,166 £52,500 - 240
North West +1 1,019 £52,500 -4.55% 268
West Midlands +9 932 £55,000 +10.00% 237
Yorkshire +4 813 £47,500 +5.56% 170
Scotland -3 650 £52,500 +5.00% 142
East of England +11 550 £55,000 +10.00% 172
East Midlands +5 431 £52,250 +3.98% 136
Wales +2 282 £40,000 -11.11% 63
North East +15 132 £43,500 -3.33% 56
Northern Ireland -6 72 £45,000 - 23
Isle of Man -6 12 - -
Channel Islands -2 7 £85,000 +54.55% 3

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 8,240 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 6,433 (27.12%) Social Skills
3 4,671 (19.69%) SQL
4 4,483 (18.90%) AWS
5 4,060 (17.12%) Python
6 4,003 (16.88%) Azure
7 3,959 (16.69%) JavaScript
8 3,916 (16.51%) Java
9 3,725 (15.70%) Software Engineering
10 3,578 (15.08%) DevOps
11 3,429 (14.46%) Banking
12 3,249 (13.70%) React
13 3,148 (13.27%) Degree
14 3,087 (13.01%) Microsoft
15 2,919 (12.31%) Fintech
16 2,902 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
17 2,738 (11.54%) Docker
18 2,603 (10.97%) Microservices
19 2,598 (10.95%) Analytics
20 2,499 (10.54%) C#
21 2,459 (10.37%) Kubernetes
22 2,448 (10.32%) Project Management
23 2,378 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
24 2,321 (9.78%) .NET
25 2,319 (9.78%) Full Stack Development
26 2,310 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
27 2,211 (9.32%) Scrum
28 2,000 (8.43%) TypeScript
29 1,885 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
30 1,877 (7.91%) AngularJS

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
1 642 (2.71%) Apache Spark
2 501 (2.11%) Apache
3 479 (2.02%) Confluence
4 400 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 361 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 244 (1.03%) CMS
7 233 (0.98%) GemFire
8 194 (0.82%) SAS
9 141 (0.59%) nginx
10 126 (0.53%) IIS
11 117 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
12 116 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
13 99 (0.42%) MS Exchange
14 72 (0.30%) Tomcat
15 63 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 62 (0.26%) WordPress
17 37 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
18 33 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
19 31 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
20 30 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1,174 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 820 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
3 493 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 254 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 241 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 143 (0.60%) Figma
7 125 (0.53%) Sketch
8 115 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 54 (0.23%) InVision
10 46 (0.19%) Oracle Smart View
11 41 (0.17%) Photoshop
12 34 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 31 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 29 (0.12%) Adobe XD
15 25 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
16 17 (0.072%) Zeplin
17 14 (0.059%) Acrobat
17 14 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 13 (0.055%) SPSS
19 11 (0.046%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 263 (1.11%) NetSuite
2 209 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 205 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 193 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 193 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 165 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 124 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 124 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 101 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
8 87 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 86 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
10 84 (0.35%) Oracle Clinical
11 79 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
11 79 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
12 78 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
13 72 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
14 60 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 59 (0.25%) SAP FI
16 58 (0.24%) Shopify
17 54 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,483 (18.90%) AWS
2 4,003 (16.88%) Azure
3 1,734 (7.31%) GCP
4 1,345 (5.67%) SaaS
5 1,332 (5.62%) Serverless
6 1,026 (4.33%) Power Platform
7 939 (3.96%) Microsoft 365
8 749 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
9 645 (2.72%) GitHub
10 533 (2.25%) Amazon S3
11 495 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
12 440 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
13 423 (1.78%) PaaS
14 316 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
15 288 (1.21%) IaaS
16 277 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
16 277 (1.17%) OpenShift
17 257 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
18 250 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
19 247 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 437 (1.84%) Firewall
2 394 (1.66%) HTTP
3 277 (1.17%) VPN
4 242 (1.02%) DNS
5 197 (0.83%) Network Security
6 192 (0.81%) WAN
7 187 (0.79%) LAN
8 185 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 166 (0.70%) Internet
10 136 (0.57%) DHCP
11 110 (0.46%) Broadband
12 86 (0.36%) SAN
12 86 (0.36%) Skype
12 86 (0.36%) Wireless
13 70 (0.30%) Unified Communications
13 70 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
14 66 (0.28%) BGP
15 63 (0.27%) OSPF
15 63 (0.27%) VoIP
16 62 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,681 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 1,169 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1,144 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 1,066 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 905 (3.82%) Power BI
6 827 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 704 (2.97%) Big Data
8 679 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 624 (2.63%) MySQL
10 580 (2.45%) Tableau
11 559 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 540 (2.28%) Redis
13 446 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 395 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 341 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 334 (1.41%) Hadoop
17 313 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
17 313 (1.32%) Blockchain
18 268 (1.13%) Amazon Aurora
19 260 (1.10%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,846 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 1,120 (4.72%) JIRA
3 1,119 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 484 (2.04%) Cypress.io
5 430 (1.81%) Cucumber
6 427 (1.80%) Selenium
7 388 (1.64%) Gradle
8 363 (1.53%) JUnit
9 357 (1.51%) GitLab
10 290 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 284 (1.20%) Protractor
12 283 (1.19%) Artifactory
13 279 (1.18%) Mockito
14 277 (1.17%) IntelliJ
15 273 (1.15%) TeamCity
16 268 (1.13%) webpack
17 261 (1.10%) Maven
18 246 (1.04%) Eclipse
19 235 (0.99%) Storybook
20 225 (0.95%) SonarQube
General
1 6,433 (27.12%) Social Skills
2 3,429 (14.46%) Banking
3 2,378 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1,687 (7.11%) Marketing
5 1,581 (6.67%) Retail
6 1,057 (4.46%) Public Sector
7 1,007 (4.25%) Front Office
8 977 (4.12%) Manufacturing
9 961 (4.05%) Presentation Skills
10 957 (4.03%) Telecoms
11 956 (4.03%) Law
12 863 (3.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 734 (3.09%) Legal
14 716 (3.02%) Financial Institution
15 607 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
16 598 (2.52%) Electronics
17 581 (2.45%) Games
18 555 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
19 456 (1.92%) Investment Banking
20 375 (1.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5,643 (23.79%) Developer
2 2,968 (12.51%) Analyst
3 2,014 (8.49%) Software Engineer
4 1,354 (5.71%) Consultant
5 1,297 (5.47%) Architect
6 1,207 (5.09%) Project Manager
7 1,109 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 960 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 957 (4.03%) Java Developer
10 694 (2.93%) React Developer
11 595 (2.51%) Senior Software Engineer
12 569 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
13 567 (2.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 561 (2.37%) Full Stack Developer
15 536 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
16 505 (2.13%) Python Developer
17 496 (2.09%) Senior Manager
18 495 (2.09%) .NET Developer
19 490 (2.07%) IT Manager
20 478 (2.02%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,249 (13.70%) React
2 2,321 (9.78%) .NET
3 1,877 (7.91%) AngularJS
4 1,865 (7.86%) Node.js
5 1,805 (7.61%) CSS
6 1,678 (7.07%) HTML
7 1,661 (7.00%) Web Services
8 1,300 (5.48%) Spring
9 1,256 (5.30%) Kafka
10 1,234 (5.20%) REST
11 1,066 (4.49%) RESTful
12 964 (4.06%) .NET Core
13 694 (2.93%) Spring Boot
14 671 (2.83%) Redux
15 624 (2.63%) JSON
16 559 (2.36%) Vue.js
17 544 (2.29%) ASP.NET
18 537 (2.26%) HTML5
19 519 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
20 499 (2.10%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 1,802 (7.60%) User Experience
2 947 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
3 883 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 835 (3.52%) Hedge funds
5 687 (2.90%) Derivative
6 669 (2.82%) Equities
7 637 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 549 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 536 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 530 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 471 (1.99%) Algorithms
12 457 (1.93%) Mobile App
13 398 (1.68%) Data Centre
13 398 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
14 371 (1.56%) Public Cloud
15 338 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 334 (1.41%) Cloud Native
17 314 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
18 309 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
19 214 (0.90%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,841 (7.76%) Linux
2 1,410 (5.94%) Windows
3 939 (3.96%) Unix
4 460 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 379 (1.60%) Android
6 322 (1.36%) Windows 10
7 306 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 163 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 130 (0.55%) CentOS
10 128 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 111 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
12 86 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 63 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 60 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 60 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
15 57 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 36 (0.15%) Solaris
17 35 (0.15%) Debian
18 34 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 27 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,240 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 3,725 (15.70%) Software Engineering
3 3,578 (15.08%) DevOps
4 2,919 (12.31%) Fintech
5 2,902 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
6 2,603 (10.97%) Microservices
7 2,598 (10.95%) Analytics
8 2,448 (10.32%) Project Management
9 2,319 (9.78%) Full Stack Development
10 2,310 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
11 2,211 (9.32%) Scrum
12 1,885 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 1,831 (7.72%) Computer Science
14 1,698 (7.16%) Mentoring
15 1,650 (6.96%) TDD
16 1,627 (6.86%) SDLC
17 1,545 (6.51%) Test Automation
18 1,509 (6.36%) Project Delivery
19 1,462 (6.16%) Asset Management
20 1,363 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4,671 (19.69%) SQL
2 4,060 (17.12%) Python
3 3,959 (16.69%) JavaScript
4 3,916 (16.51%) Java
5 2,499 (10.54%) C#
6 2,000 (8.43%) TypeScript
7 706 (2.98%) PowerShell
8 656 (2.77%) C++
9 586 (2.47%) Go
10 574 (2.42%) Scala
11 541 (2.28%) Kotlin
12 530 (2.23%) C
13 485 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 478 (2.02%) T-SQL
15 476 (2.01%) PHP
16 428 (1.80%) Shell Script
17 418 (1.76%) Ruby
18 299 (1.26%) Java 8
19 295 (1.24%) R
20 283 (1.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3,148 (13.27%) Degree
2 736 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 500 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 352 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
5 304 (1.28%) Master's Degree
5 304 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 239 (1.01%) CISSP
7 229 (0.97%) OCP
8 198 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 196 (0.83%) CISM
10 191 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 184 (0.78%) ACCA
12 168 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 154 (0.65%) PMP
14 133 (0.56%) PhD
15 132 (0.56%) CIMA
16 127 (0.54%) ISEB
17 125 (0.53%) CISA
18 115 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
19 98 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,364 (5.75%) QA
2 545 (2.30%) GDPR
3 478 (2.02%) SLA
4 435 (1.83%) PMO
5 388 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 327 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 200 (0.84%) NIST
8 186 (0.78%) Accessibility
9 161 (0.68%) Good Clinical Practice
10 149 (0.63%) PCI DSS
11 114 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
12 105 (0.44%) COBIT
13 93 (0.39%) GRC
14 89 (0.38%) MiFID
15 82 (0.35%) PSD2
16 69 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 66 (0.28%) IFRS
18 59 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 54 (0.23%) Solvency II
20 49 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 2,738 (11.54%) Docker
2 770 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 456 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 203 (0.86%) HDFS
5 96 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 93 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 91 (0.38%) vSphere
8 62 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 44 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 36 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 32 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 29 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.11%) Firmware
15 21 (0.089%) XenApp
16 15 (0.063%) NFS
17 12 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (0.046%) etcd
19 10 (0.042%) VMware NSX
20 7 (0.030%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2,459 (10.37%) Kubernetes
2 1,404 (5.92%) Terraform
3 885 (3.73%) Ansible
4 259 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 247 (1.04%) SCCM
6 237 (1.00%) Grafana
7 233 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 226 (0.95%) Puppet
9 157 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 97 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 69 (0.29%) Kibana
12 65 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 57 (0.24%) Istio
14 56 (0.24%) SCOM
15 42 (0.18%) HAProxy
16 32 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
17 31 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
17 31 (0.13%) Control-M
17 31 (0.13%) logstash
17 31 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 3,087 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 1,635 (6.89%) Oracle
3 1,431 (6.03%) SAP
4 1,002 (4.22%) Google
5 702 (2.96%) VMware
6 537 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 460 (1.94%) Cisco
8 259 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 235 (0.99%) Okta
10 232 (0.98%) Adobe
11 229 (0.97%) ServiceNow
12 197 (0.83%) IBM
13 192 (0.81%) Apple
14 182 (0.77%) Samsung
15 169 (0.71%) Citrix
16 162 (0.68%) JD Edwards
17 159 (0.67%) Bloomberg
18 141 (0.59%) Splunk
19 140 (0.59%) Sybase
20 133 (0.56%) Databricks