Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 43226 42510 50975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 22.15% 23.40%
As % of the General category 56.87% 52.06% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29237 34591 42110
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 76013 81648 96681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.55% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55171 66674 76847
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 40733 £55,000 - 3576
London +2 25544 £62,500 - 2280
UK excluding London -4 16871 £47,500 +5.56% 1493
South East -3 4502 £50,000 +5.26% 387
North of England +3 4374 £45,000 +5.88% 376
North West +3 2538 £47,500 +5.56% 214
Midlands -4 2339 £45,000 - 182
South West +3 1925 £45,000 - 185
East of England -6 1818 £47,000 -6.00% 150
Yorkshire 0 1658 £45,000 +5.88% 139
West Midlands -5 1545 £45,000 +4.65% 100
Scotland -2 1473 £50,000 +5.26% 177
East Midlands 0 778 £45,000 -7.22% 82
Wales +2 386 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North East +4 179 £45,000 +13.92% 23
Northern Ireland +7 121 £37,500 -16.67% 17
Isle of Man - 16 £40,000 -
Channel Islands +2 8 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, 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 12759 (29.52%) Banking
2 12688 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9582 (22.17%) SQL
4 8550 (19.78%) Retail
5 8132 (18.81%) Java
6 7425 (17.18%) Investment Banking
7 7213 (16.69%) Asset Management
8 6657 (15.40%) Wealth Management
9 6423 (14.86%) Microsoft
10 6338 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
11 6218 (14.38%) Retail Banking
12 6065 (14.03%) Degree
13 5931 (13.72%) C#
14 5542 (12.82%) SQL Server
15 5388 (12.46%) .NET
16 5350 (12.38%) Project Management
17 5005 (11.58%) JavaScript
18 4689 (10.85%) Windows
19 4513 (10.44%) Oracle
19 4513 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
20 4398 (10.17%) Scrum
21 4261 (9.86%) SDLC
22 4041 (9.35%) Linux
23 3884 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
24 3875 (8.96%) HTML
25 3710 (8.58%) SAP
26 3513 (8.13%) Marketing
27 3266 (7.56%) Analytics
28 3234 (7.48%) CSS
28 3234 (7.48%) Python

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 1089 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 835 (1.93%) Tomcat
3 747 (1.73%) SAS
4 712 (1.65%) MS Exchange
5 708 (1.64%) Apache
6 590 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 575 (1.33%) CMS
8 529 (1.22%) IIS
9 446 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 424 (0.98%) Confluence
11 398 (0.92%) JBoss
12 371 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 364 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
14 356 (0.82%) Skype for Business
15 230 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 220 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
17 181 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 179 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
19 145 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
20 144 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2131 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1653 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 764 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 561 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 555 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 150 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 132 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 121 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 86 (0.20%) SPSS
10 75 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 73 (0.17%) InVision
12 30 (0.069%) FileZilla
13 23 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
14 21 (0.049%) Chatbot
15 20 (0.046%) InfoPath
16 14 (0.032%) Autodesk Inventor
17 11 (0.025%) Open Workbench
17 11 (0.025%) S-PLUS
17 11 (0.025%) Stata
18 9 (0.021%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 584 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 531 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 505 (1.17%) SAP CO
4 504 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 388 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
6 291 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
7 254 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
8 239 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
9 207 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
10 154 (0.36%) NetSuite
11 152 (0.35%) SAP BPC
12 145 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
13 132 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
14 119 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 119 (0.28%) SAP MM
15 113 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
16 110 (0.25%) Actimize
17 100 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
18 98 (0.23%) SAP ERP
18 98 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2177 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2008 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 944 (2.18%) SaaS
4 736 (1.70%) Office 365
5 478 (1.11%) GitHub
6 397 (0.92%) IaaS
7 302 (0.70%) PaaS
8 250 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 174 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 170 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 111 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 104 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 96 (0.22%) npm
14 81 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 79 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
16 61 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 58 (0.13%) Force.com
18 53 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
19 52 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
20 50 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1330 (3.08%) Firewall
2 750 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 729 (1.69%) WAN
4 661 (1.53%) LAN
5 617 (1.43%) DNS
6 602 (1.39%) Internet
7 577 (1.33%) VPN
8 504 (1.17%) SAN
9 461 (1.07%) Network Security
10 396 (0.92%) DHCP
11 361 (0.84%) Wireless
12 342 (0.79%) VoIP
13 338 (0.78%) HTTP
14 331 (0.77%) Skype
15 298 (0.69%) BGP
16 285 (0.66%) OSPF
17 281 (0.65%) MPLS
18 218 (0.50%) SSL
19 210 (0.49%) EIGRP
20 207 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5542 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 1559 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1525 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1514 (3.50%) Relational Database
5 1501 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1450 (3.35%) Big Data
7 1168 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 1068 (2.47%) MySQL
9 985 (2.28%) MongoDB
10 839 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 685 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 658 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 638 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
14 609 (1.41%) RDBMS
15 558 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 508 (1.18%) Blockchain
17 505 (1.17%) Power BI
18 493 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
19 473 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
20 453 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1753 (4.06%) JIRA
2 1566 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 1327 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 994 (2.30%) Selenium
5 952 (2.20%) TeamCity
6 918 (2.12%) Maven
7 877 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 779 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 732 (1.69%) Subversion
10 711 (1.64%) JUnit
11 592 (1.37%) Cucumber
12 474 (1.10%) NUnit
13 347 (0.80%) WebDriver
14 278 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 260 (0.60%) MSTest
15 260 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
16 249 (0.58%) Gradle
17 211 (0.49%) SpecFlow
18 208 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
19 206 (0.48%) HP UFT
General
1 12759 (29.52%) Banking
2 8550 (19.78%) Retail
3 7425 (17.18%) Investment Banking
4 6218 (14.38%) Retail Banking
5 3513 (8.13%) Marketing
6 2751 (6.36%) Telecoms
7 2450 (5.67%) Manufacturing
8 2410 (5.58%) Front Office
9 1830 (4.23%) Electronics
10 1733 (4.01%) Legal
11 1580 (3.66%) Financial Institution
12 857 (1.98%) Back Office
13 662 (1.53%) Advertising
14 605 (1.40%) Law
15 340 (0.79%) Games
16 330 (0.76%) Publishing
17 286 (0.66%) Billing
18 217 (0.50%) General Ledger
19 189 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
20 184 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11289 (26.12%) Developer
2 7952 (18.40%) Analyst
3 3226 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 3034 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 2860 (6.62%) Consultant
6 2251 (5.21%) Senior Developer
7 2232 (5.16%) Architect
8 2191 (5.07%) Project Manager
9 2188 (5.06%) C# Developer
10 2140 (4.95%) .NET Developer
11 1348 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 1200 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
13 1198 (2.77%) Support Analyst
14 1187 (2.75%) Software Engineer
15 1140 (2.64%) IT Manager
16 995 (2.30%) SQL Developer
17 991 (2.29%) Software Developer
18 941 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
19 901 (2.08%) Applications Support
20 864 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5388 (12.46%) .NET
2 3875 (8.96%) HTML
3 3234 (7.48%) CSS
4 2484 (5.75%) AngularJS
5 2249 (5.20%) ASP.NET
6 2096 (4.85%) Web Services
7 1792 (4.15%) XML
8 1705 (3.94%) Spring
9 1598 (3.70%) HTML5
10 1532 (3.54%) REST
11 1430 (3.31%) jQuery
12 1198 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1120 (2.59%) RESTful
14 1092 (2.53%) .NET Framework
15 944 (2.18%) SOAP
16 942 (2.18%) React
17 923 (2.14%) Node.js
18 913 (2.11%) CSS3
19 885 (2.05%) WCF
20 873 (2.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6338 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2869 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 2536 (5.87%) Fintech
4 1795 (4.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1750 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 1747 (4.04%) User Experience
7 1657 (3.83%) Derivative
8 1340 (3.10%) Equities
9 1282 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
10 1143 (2.64%) Fixed Income
11 1127 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
12 956 (2.21%) Data Centre
13 812 (1.88%) Algorithms
14 806 (1.86%) Hedge funds
15 647 (1.50%) Data Structures
16 571 (1.32%) Mobile App
17 549 (1.27%) Virtual Team
18 490 (1.13%) Credit Risk
19 462 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
20 437 (1.01%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4689 (10.85%) Windows
2 4041 (9.35%) Linux
3 3009 (6.96%) Unix
4 1489 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 724 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 684 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 651 (1.51%) Android
8 617 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 593 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 491 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 403 (0.93%) Windows 10
12 383 (0.89%) Solaris
13 181 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 166 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 139 (0.32%) CentOS
16 132 (0.31%) AIX
17 131 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 127 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 48 (0.11%) Debian
20 36 (0.083%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12688 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 7213 (16.69%) Asset Management
3 6657 (15.40%) Wealth Management
4 5350 (12.38%) Project Management
5 4513 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
6 4398 (10.17%) Scrum
7 4261 (9.86%) SDLC
8 3884 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 3266 (7.56%) Analytics
10 3033 (7.02%) TDD
11 2997 (6.93%) ITIL
12 2829 (6.54%) Software Engineering
13 2821 (6.53%) Business Analysis
14 2769 (6.41%) Test Automation
15 2685 (6.21%) Programme Management
16 2603 (6.02%) MVC
17 2526 (5.84%) DevOps
18 2489 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
19 2488 (5.76%) OO
20 2258 (5.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9582 (22.17%) SQL
2 8132 (18.81%) Java
3 5931 (13.72%) C#
4 5005 (11.58%) JavaScript
5 3234 (7.48%) Python
6 1949 (4.51%) C++
7 1507 (3.49%) T-SQL
8 1323 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 927 (2.14%) PHP
10 914 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 912 (2.11%) Perl
12 891 (2.06%) C
13 865 (2.00%) PL/SQL
14 746 (1.73%) R
15 682 (1.58%) Scala
16 671 (1.55%) Ruby
17 612 (1.42%) VBA
18 565 (1.31%) Bash Shell
19 462 (1.07%) VB.NET
20 412 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 6065 (14.03%) Degree
2 1444 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 947 (2.19%) CISSP
4 647 (1.50%) CISM
5 645 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 640 (1.48%) ISEB
7 639 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 561 (1.30%) Security Cleared
9 456 (1.05%) PMI Certification
10 424 (0.98%) CISA
11 423 (0.98%) CCNP
12 374 (0.87%) Master's Degree
13 346 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 346 (0.80%) PMP
14 344 (0.80%) MCSE
15 331 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 319 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 318 (0.74%) PhD
18 313 (0.72%) CCNA
19 274 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2534 (5.86%) QA
2 874 (2.02%) SLA
3 817 (1.89%) PMO
4 690 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 512 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 411 (0.95%) GDPR
7 372 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 285 (0.66%) MiFID
9 190 (0.44%) COBIT
10 164 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 130 (0.30%) Basel III
12 118 (0.27%) EMIR
13 105 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 95 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
15 84 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 59 (0.14%) ISO 20022
17 55 (0.13%) IFRS
18 52 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 49 (0.11%) SEPA
20 46 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1913 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 914 (2.11%) Docker
3 890 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 329 (0.76%) XenApp
5 269 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 247 (0.57%) vSphere
7 238 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 195 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 122 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 106 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 97 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 80 (0.19%) XenServer
13 72 (0.17%) HDFS
14 71 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 45 (0.10%) Apache Flume
16 42 (0.097%) NFS
17 41 (0.095%) Firmware
18 37 (0.086%) DFS Replication
19 33 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
20 31 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 790 (1.83%) Puppet
2 714 (1.65%) Ansible
3 669 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 518 (1.20%) SCCM
5 387 (0.90%) Kubernetes
6 201 (0.46%) Nagios
7 192 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 165 (0.38%) Terraform
9 137 (0.32%) AirWatch
10 129 (0.30%) SCOM
11 123 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
12 92 (0.21%) Control-M
13 90 (0.21%) Nessus
13 90 (0.21%) WSUS
14 78 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
15 76 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
16 69 (0.16%) PowerBroker
17 68 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
18 60 (0.14%) Backup Exec
19 58 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6423 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 4513 (10.44%) Oracle
3 3710 (8.58%) SAP
4 1557 (3.60%) VMware
5 1268 (2.93%) Cisco
6 889 (2.06%) Citrix
7 815 (1.89%) Tableau
8 653 (1.51%) Google
9 649 (1.50%) IBM
10 634 (1.47%) Sybase
11 604 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 553 (1.28%) HP
13 549 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 513 (1.19%) Murex
15 398 (0.92%) Splunk
16 384 (0.89%) Cognos
17 343 (0.79%) CheckPoint
18 334 (0.77%) Adobe
19 301 (0.70%) ServiceNow
20 298 (0.69%) Apple