Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 37,616 42,088 44,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.26% 23.88% 22.63%
As % of the General category 53.78% 55.07% 51.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28,442 29,441 36,556
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 69,948 76,423 86,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.39% 43.36% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53,768 56,642 70,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 35,192 £57,480 +4.51% 4,043
London -1 20,537 £65,000 +4.00% 2,111
UK excluding London 0 16,148 £47,500 +5.56% 2,179
North of England +4 4,344 £45,000 - 563
South East 0 4,288 £52,500 +5.00% 552
Midlands +4 2,344 £45,000 - 277
North West +2 2,286 £47,500 +5.56% 319
Yorkshire +3 1,880 £45,000 - 205
South West -2 1,813 £45,000 - 289
East of England +1 1,707 £51,500 +14.44% 241
West Midlands +7 1,569 £45,000 - 182
Scotland -1 1,263 £50,000 - 185
East Midlands +1 764 £45,000 - 95
Wales 0 371 £42,500 -5.56% 53
North East -8 188 £40,000 -11.11% 39
Northern Ireland -3 73 £41,250 +3.13% 16
Channel Islands 0 22 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Isle of Man -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11,510 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 9,473 (25.18%) SQL
3 6,913 (18.38%) Banking
4 6,530 (17.36%) Java
5 6,203 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 6,076 (16.15%) C#
7 5,666 (15.06%) Degree
8 5,256 (13.97%) .NET
9 5,129 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 5,050 (13.43%) SQL Server
11 5,023 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
12 4,725 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
13 4,126 (10.97%) Project Management
14 3,975 (10.57%) Windows
15 3,699 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,561 (9.47%) Python
17 3,554 (9.45%) HTML
18 3,535 (9.40%) Scrum
19 3,466 (9.21%) Oracle
20 3,265 (8.68%) Linux
21 3,168 (8.42%) Fintech
22 3,011 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
23 2,993 (7.96%) Test Automation
24 2,977 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
25 2,966 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
26 2,961 (7.87%) TDD
27 2,939 (7.81%) CSS
28 2,931 (7.79%) AngularJS
29 2,907 (7.73%) Retail
30 2,801 (7.45%) DevOps

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
1 876 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 542 (1.44%) Confluence
3 532 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 457 (1.21%) IIS
5 448 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 429 (1.14%) CMS
7 426 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 421 (1.12%) SAS
9 417 (1.11%) Apache
10 379 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 235 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 229 (0.61%) JBoss
13 185 (0.49%) Skype for Business
14 184 (0.49%) Ethereum
15 180 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
16 163 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 156 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
18 149 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
19 140 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 112 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2,035 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,566 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 760 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 582 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
5 387 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 148 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 85 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 72 (0.19%) SPSS
9 51 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 47 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 45 (0.12%) InVision
12 28 (0.074%) Chatbot
13 25 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
14 10 (0.027%) UserZoom
15 9 (0.024%) UXPin
16 8 (0.021%) RoboHelp
17 7 (0.019%) InDesign
17 7 (0.019%) InfoPath
18 6 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 704 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
2 547 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 367 (0.98%) NetSuite
4 275 (0.73%) SAP FI
5 261 (0.69%) SAP CO
6 259 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
7 256 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
8 252 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
9 234 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
10 196 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
11 146 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
12 143 (0.38%) thinkFolio
13 120 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
14 117 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
15 111 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
15 111 (0.30%) SAP BPC
16 105 (0.28%) SAP Business One
17 103 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
18 97 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
19 96 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,977 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,966 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1,013 (2.69%) Office 365
4 998 (2.65%) SaaS
5 549 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 430 (1.14%) GitHub
7 423 (1.12%) PaaS
8 382 (1.02%) IaaS
9 381 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 325 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 207 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 203 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 144 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 137 (0.36%) Serverless
15 131 (0.35%) npm
16 125 (0.33%) Slack
17 110 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
18 107 (0.28%) Google Analytics
19 96 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 96 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 983 (2.61%) Firewall
2 692 (1.84%) LAN
3 682 (1.81%) WAN
4 621 (1.65%) DNS
5 563 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 557 (1.48%) Internet
7 456 (1.21%) Network Security
8 407 (1.08%) DHCP
9 386 (1.03%) SAN
10 324 (0.86%) VPN
11 291 (0.77%) Wireless
12 270 (0.72%) HTTP
13 180 (0.48%) Skype
14 177 (0.47%) VoIP
15 160 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
16 150 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
16 150 (0.40%) Intranet
17 147 (0.39%) SMS
18 145 (0.39%) NAS
18 145 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,050 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 2,038 (5.42%) Big Data
3 1,479 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,391 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1,382 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,336 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 1,294 (3.44%) NoSQL
8 1,152 (3.06%) MySQL
9 822 (2.19%) Blockchain
10 801 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 674 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 652 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
13 618 (1.64%) Hadoop
14 613 (1.63%) Power BI
15 532 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
16 520 (1.38%) Oracle Database
17 440 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
18 403 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
19 374 (0.99%) RDBMS
20 343 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,863 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 1,397 (3.71%) JIRA
3 1,248 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 1,106 (2.94%) Selenium
5 757 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 691 (1.84%) Maven
7 680 (1.81%) Visual Studio
8 544 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 531 (1.41%) Cucumber
10 523 (1.39%) Subversion
11 517 (1.37%) JUnit
12 385 (1.02%) NUnit
13 329 (0.87%) SpecFlow
14 328 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
15 304 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
16 289 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 281 (0.75%) WebDriver
18 239 (0.64%) Jasmine
19 206 (0.55%) Eclipse
20 205 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 6,913 (18.38%) Banking
2 2,907 (7.73%) Retail
3 2,253 (5.99%) Marketing
4 2,076 (5.52%) Investment Banking
5 1,916 (5.09%) Financial Institution
6 1,590 (4.23%) Front Office
7 1,563 (4.16%) Telecoms
8 1,470 (3.91%) Manufacturing
9 1,282 (3.41%) Legal
10 1,188 (3.16%) Advertising
11 720 (1.91%) Back Office
12 666 (1.77%) Electronics
13 664 (1.77%) Law
14 509 (1.35%) Games
15 360 (0.96%) Retail Banking
16 289 (0.77%) Billing
17 268 (0.71%) Publishing
18 192 (0.51%) General Ledger
19 181 (0.48%) Automotive
20 170 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9,829 (26.13%) Developer
2 6,221 (16.54%) Analyst
3 2,556 (6.79%) Consultant
4 2,278 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2,242 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 2,112 (5.61%) Architect
7 2,081 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 2,036 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 1,947 (5.18%) .NET Developer
10 1,798 (4.78%) Senior Developer
11 1,119 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 1,001 (2.66%) Support Analyst
13 980 (2.61%) IT Manager
14 949 (2.52%) Applications Support
15 947 (2.52%) Software Developer
16 942 (2.50%) Software Engineer
17 939 (2.50%) SQL Developer
18 815 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
19 767 (2.04%) Financial Analyst
20 743 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,256 (13.97%) .NET
2 3,554 (9.45%) HTML
3 2,939 (7.81%) CSS
4 2,931 (7.79%) AngularJS
5 2,187 (5.81%) Web Services
6 2,106 (5.60%) ASP.NET
7 1,538 (4.09%) React
8 1,506 (4.00%) Spring
9 1,464 (3.89%) HTML5
10 1,405 (3.74%) XML
11 1,298 (3.45%) jQuery
12 1,290 (3.43%) RESTful
13 1,185 (3.15%) REST
14 1,110 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1,098 (2.92%) .NET Framework
16 985 (2.62%) Node.js
17 885 (2.35%) WCF
18 852 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
19 734 (1.95%) WPF
20 732 (1.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4,725 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3,168 (8.42%) Fintech
3 2,517 (6.69%) Computer Science
4 1,504 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1,452 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1,374 (3.65%) User Experience
7 1,293 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
8 1,026 (2.73%) Hedge funds
9 1,004 (2.67%) Fixed Income
10 988 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 983 (2.61%) Equities
12 948 (2.52%) Data Centre
12 948 (2.52%) Derivative
13 898 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
14 779 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
15 686 (1.82%) Mobile App
16 665 (1.77%) Algorithms
17 531 (1.41%) Virtual Team
18 523 (1.39%) Data Structures
19 249 (0.66%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3,975 (10.57%) Windows
2 3,265 (8.68%) Linux
3 1,859 (4.94%) Unix
4 1,227 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 577 (1.53%) Android
6 558 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 552 (1.47%) Windows 10
8 519 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 466 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 463 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 429 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 222 (0.59%) Solaris
13 154 (0.41%) CentOS
14 125 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 123 (0.33%) AIX
16 113 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 99 (0.26%) VMS
18 89 (0.24%) Windows 8
19 53 (0.14%) HPUX
20 38 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,510 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 5,023 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
3 4,126 (10.97%) Project Management
4 3,699 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,535 (9.40%) Scrum
6 3,011 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2,993 (7.96%) Test Automation
8 2,961 (7.87%) TDD
9 2,801 (7.45%) DevOps
10 2,697 (7.17%) Software Engineering
11 2,623 (6.97%) ITIL
12 2,556 (6.79%) SDLC
13 2,519 (6.70%) Analytics
14 2,421 (6.44%) Risk Management
15 2,259 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
16 2,229 (5.93%) MVC
17 2,068 (5.50%) OO
18 1,835 (4.88%) Mentoring
19 1,826 (4.85%) Asset Management
20 1,796 (4.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9,473 (25.18%) SQL
2 6,530 (17.36%) Java
3 6,076 (16.15%) C#
4 5,129 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3,561 (9.47%) Python
6 1,604 (4.26%) C++
7 1,502 (3.99%) PowerShell
8 1,494 (3.97%) T-SQL
9 911 (2.42%) C
10 867 (2.30%) PHP
11 760 (2.02%) Ruby
12 751 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 750 (1.99%) Java 8
14 732 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 692 (1.84%) Perl
16 645 (1.71%) Scala
17 631 (1.68%) Shell Script
18 627 (1.67%) VBA
19 501 (1.33%) R
20 419 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5,666 (15.06%) Degree
2 1,224 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 784 (2.08%) CISSP
4 618 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 562 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 490 (1.30%) CISM
7 487 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 432 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 395 (1.05%) CISA
10 389 (1.03%) Master's Degree
11 388 (1.03%) ISEB
12 360 (0.96%) SC Cleared
13 356 (0.95%) CIMA
14 351 (0.93%) ACCA
15 350 (0.93%) PMP
16 309 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
17 299 (0.79%) ISTQB
18 291 (0.77%) CCNP
19 282 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 246 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,152 (5.72%) QA
2 947 (2.52%) PMO
3 793 (2.11%) SLA
4 635 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 580 (1.54%) GDPR
6 507 (1.35%) Data Quality
7 448 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 270 (0.72%) COBIT
9 185 (0.49%) MiFID
10 158 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 97 (0.26%) IFRS
12 87 (0.23%) GCP
13 71 (0.19%) SEPA
14 57 (0.15%) PSD2
15 54 (0.14%) Solvency II
16 52 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
17 49 (0.13%) EMIR
18 48 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
19 46 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 45 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,722 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 1,415 (3.76%) Docker
3 890 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 269 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 222 (0.59%) XenApp
6 189 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 180 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 173 (0.46%) vSphere
9 146 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 82 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 64 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 61 (0.16%) HDFS
14 51 (0.14%) Firmware
15 41 (0.11%) XenServer
16 36 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
17 30 (0.080%) VirtualBox
18 28 (0.074%) Samba
19 26 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 22 (0.058%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 852 (2.26%) Ansible
2 713 (1.90%) Puppet
3 621 (1.65%) Kubernetes
4 581 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 513 (1.36%) SCCM
6 427 (1.14%) Terraform
7 137 (0.36%) SCOM
8 136 (0.36%) Nagios
9 97 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 92 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 87 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 83 (0.22%) Salt
13 80 (0.21%) WSUS
14 64 (0.17%) Kibana
14 64 (0.17%) Nessus
15 60 (0.16%) Mesos
16 59 (0.16%) Control-M
16 59 (0.16%) Packer
17 56 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
18 54 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6,203 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 3,466 (9.21%) Oracle
3 2,430 (6.46%) SAP
4 1,387 (3.69%) VMware
5 1,037 (2.76%) Cisco
6 820 (2.18%) Citrix
7 779 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 700 (1.86%) Google
9 672 (1.79%) Tableau
10 538 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 482 (1.28%) IBM
12 391 (1.04%) Splunk
13 380 (1.01%) Sybase
14 318 (0.85%) Bloomberg
15 305 (0.81%) HP
16 294 (0.78%) Sage
17 279 (0.74%) ServiceNow
18 273 (0.73%) F5
19 268 (0.71%) CheckPoint
20 244 (0.65%) Infor