Period
to

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 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 38,400 16,999 18,719
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.35% 18.34% 20.44%
As % of the General category 36.13% 33.45% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18,813 12,960 14,603
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £46,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.57% +5.83%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 106,277 50,819 50,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.64% 54.81% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 51,282 35,615 38,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +3 32,916 £67,500 +3.85% 2,808
London +1 20,930 £77,500 +3.33% 1,561
Work from Home +4 16,608 £65,000 +8.33% 1,095
UK excluding London +6 13,278 £55,000 +10.00% 1,417
South East +6 4,194 £57,500 +9.52% 307
North of England +7 2,985 £55,000 +13.40% 378
South West +10 1,773 £52,500 +5.00% 155
North West +9 1,745 £55,168 +6.09% 212
Midlands +8 1,569 £55,000 +10.00% 241
Scotland +7 1,331 £57,500 +9.52% 139
West Midlands +8 1,100 £55,000 +13.99% 136
Yorkshire +7 1,072 £52,500 +16.67% 139
East of England +8 989 £55,000 +4.76% 143
East Midlands +1 467 £55,000 +10.00% 104
Wales +3 393 £52,500 +41.89% 43
North East +4 182 £52,500 +10.53% 27
Northern Ireland +13 84 £47,500 +8.57% 13
Channel Islands +6 29 £65,000 +30.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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 15,411 (40.13%) Agile
2 10,270 (26.74%) Social Skills
3 8,508 (22.16%) AWS
4 7,896 (20.56%) SQL
5 7,393 (19.25%) Azure
6 7,231 (18.83%) Python
7 6,953 (18.11%) Java
8 6,910 (17.99%) Software Engineering
9 6,316 (16.45%) DevOps
10 6,221 (16.20%) JavaScript
11 5,903 (15.37%) Problem-Solving
12 5,880 (15.31%) Banking
13 5,449 (14.19%) Degree
14 5,406 (14.08%) CI/CD
15 4,972 (12.95%) Microsoft
16 4,939 (12.86%) Kubernetes
17 4,930 (12.84%) Docker
18 4,891 (12.74%) Analytics
19 4,834 (12.59%) Fintech
20 4,614 (12.02%) React
21 4,610 (12.01%) Microservices
22 4,491 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
23 4,346 (11.32%) C#
24 4,250 (11.07%) Mentoring
25 4,148 (10.80%) Git (software)
26 4,091 (10.65%) Project Management
27 4,077 (10.62%) Scrum
28 4,070 (10.60%) Test Automation
29 3,955 (10.30%) .NET
30 3,841 (10.00%) GCP

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
1 989 (2.58%) Confluence
2 824 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 717 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 666 (1.73%) Apache
5 486 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 472 (1.23%) SAS
7 348 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
8 326 (0.85%) CMS
9 297 (0.77%) IIS
10 276 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 211 (0.55%) JBoss
12 123 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 117 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 114 (0.30%) nginx
15 105 (0.27%) Ethereum
16 102 (0.27%) MS Project Server
17 76 (0.20%) WebSphere
18 71 (0.18%) WordPress
19 68 (0.18%) Hyperledger
19 68 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,814 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,219 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 874 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 492 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 382 (0.99%) Sketch
6 379 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 165 (0.43%) InVision
8 153 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 147 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 98 (0.26%) Photoshop
11 57 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 55 (0.14%) Zeplin
13 54 (0.14%) Adobe XD
14 35 (0.091%) Marvel
15 32 (0.083%) InDesign
16 28 (0.073%) SPSS
17 27 (0.070%) Chatbot
18 22 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
19 21 (0.055%) Maple
20 18 (0.047%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 275 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 252 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 196 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 170 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
5 112 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 101 (0.26%) R3 Corda
7 95 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 88 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 81 (0.21%) Temenos T24
10 75 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 72 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 68 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
13 67 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
14 63 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
15 62 (0.16%) SAP CO
15 62 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
16 59 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
17 57 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
18 55 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
19 52 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8,508 (22.16%) AWS
2 7,393 (19.25%) Azure
3 3,841 (10.00%) GCP
4 2,272 (5.92%) Serverless
5 2,163 (5.63%) SaaS
6 1,666 (4.34%) Power Platform
7 1,233 (3.21%) Microsoft 365
8 1,109 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
9 1,087 (2.83%) GitHub
10 853 (2.22%) PaaS
11 805 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
12 751 (1.96%) Amazon S3
13 687 (1.79%) OpenShift
14 678 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 558 (1.45%) Figma
16 539 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
17 475 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
18 468 (1.22%) IaaS
19 455 (1.18%) Cloud Functions
20 408 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 825 (2.15%) Firewall
2 818 (2.13%) Internet
3 588 (1.53%) HTTP
4 395 (1.03%) DNS
5 374 (0.97%) Network Security
6 372 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 347 (0.90%) WAN
8 274 (0.71%) LAN
9 248 (0.65%) VPN
10 243 (0.63%) Wireless
11 230 (0.60%) DHCP
12 185 (0.48%) Broadband
13 166 (0.43%) SSL
13 166 (0.43%) VoIP
14 149 (0.39%) SAN
15 123 (0.32%) BGP
16 111 (0.29%) Skype
17 106 (0.28%) SD-WAN
18 94 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
19 85 (0.22%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,467 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 2,075 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
3 2,062 (5.37%) NoSQL
4 1,835 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 1,454 (3.79%) Power BI
6 1,320 (3.44%) MySQL
7 1,278 (3.33%) Big Data
8 1,254 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
9 1,148 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 826 (2.15%) Tableau
11 595 (1.55%) Data Lake
12 556 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 524 (1.36%) Redis
14 512 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 507 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 450 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 435 (1.13%) BigQuery
18 413 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 399 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
20 392 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4,148 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 2,343 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 2,332 (6.07%) JIRA
4 1,022 (2.66%) Selenium
5 865 (2.25%) Maven
6 784 (2.04%) Gradle
7 749 (1.95%) GitLab
8 644 (1.68%) Cypress.io
9 574 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 463 (1.21%) JUnit
11 460 (1.20%) Subversion
12 386 (1.01%) Mockito
13 375 (0.98%) Bitbucket
13 375 (0.98%) Postman
14 374 (0.97%) TeamCity
15 360 (0.94%) webpack
16 309 (0.80%) CircleCI
17 302 (0.79%) Visual Studio
18 297 (0.77%) SonarQube
18 297 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 10,270 (26.74%) Social Skills
2 5,880 (15.31%) Banking
3 4,491 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3,699 (9.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3,634 (9.46%) Marketing
6 2,547 (6.63%) Retail
7 2,268 (5.91%) Manufacturing
8 2,258 (5.88%) Public Sector
9 1,719 (4.48%) Legal
10 1,664 (4.33%) Games
11 1,442 (3.76%) Telecoms
12 1,424 (3.71%) Financial Institution
13 1,280 (3.33%) Law
14 1,195 (3.11%) Presentation Skills
15 1,098 (2.86%) Front Office
16 906 (2.36%) Organisational Skills
17 823 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
18 818 (2.13%) Electronics
19 576 (1.50%) Investment Banking
20 547 (1.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7,254 (18.89%) Developer
2 4,697 (12.23%) Analyst
3 3,702 (9.64%) Software Engineer
4 2,210 (5.76%) Architect
5 1,879 (4.89%) Project Manager
6 1,799 (4.68%) Senior Developer
7 1,368 (3.56%) Consultant
8 1,324 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 1,138 (2.96%) Java Developer
10 1,122 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 1,115 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
12 1,054 (2.74%) Senior Manager
13 1,020 (2.66%) Data Engineer
14 969 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
15 968 (2.52%) Java Engineer
16 879 (2.29%) Graduate
17 869 (2.26%) IT Manager
18 848 (2.21%) Product Manager
19 778 (2.03%) .NET Developer
20 753 (1.96%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,614 (12.02%) React
2 3,955 (10.30%) .NET
3 2,710 (7.06%) Node.js
4 2,704 (7.04%) HTML
5 2,524 (6.57%) CSS
6 2,124 (5.53%) REST
7 2,108 (5.49%) Kafka
8 1,998 (5.20%) AngularJS
9 1,935 (5.04%) RESTful
10 1,790 (4.66%) Spring
11 1,727 (4.50%) .NET Core
12 1,085 (2.83%) Spring Boot
13 1,040 (2.71%) Web Services
14 997 (2.60%) ASP.NET
15 967 (2.52%) JSON
16 958 (2.49%) GraphQL
17 955 (2.49%) HTML5
18 839 (2.18%) Vue.js
19 786 (2.05%) .NET Framework
20 717 (1.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3,182 (8.29%) User Experience
2 1,478 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1,395 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 1,371 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1,199 (3.12%) Cloud Native
6 1,181 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 1,167 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 1,140 (2.97%) Life Science
9 1,113 (2.90%) Virtual Team
10 1,052 (2.74%) Cyberattack
11 958 (2.49%) Hedge funds
12 945 (2.46%) Derivative
13 922 (2.40%) Data Structures
14 920 (2.40%) Equities
15 919 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 817 (2.13%) Blockchain
17 804 (2.09%) Public Cloud
18 803 (2.09%) Fixed Income
19 755 (1.97%) Cyber Defence
20 684 (1.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3,110 (8.10%) Linux
2 2,344 (6.10%) Windows
3 1,029 (2.68%) Unix
4 751 (1.96%) Android
5 647 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 597 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 346 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 187 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 154 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 139 (0.36%) CentOS
11 137 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 117 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 113 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 110 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
15 107 (0.28%) VMS
16 72 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 63 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
18 60 (0.16%) Solaris
19 54 (0.14%) Kali Linux
20 46 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15,411 (40.13%) Agile
2 6,910 (17.99%) Software Engineering
3 6,316 (16.45%) DevOps
4 5,903 (15.37%) Problem-Solving
5 5,406 (14.08%) CI/CD
6 4,891 (12.74%) Analytics
7 4,834 (12.59%) Fintech
8 4,610 (12.01%) Microservices
9 4,250 (11.07%) Mentoring
10 4,091 (10.65%) Project Management
11 4,077 (10.62%) Scrum
12 4,070 (10.60%) Test Automation
13 3,296 (8.58%) TDD
14 3,287 (8.56%) Coaching
15 3,118 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,061 (7.97%) Full Stack Development
17 2,984 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
18 2,804 (7.30%) Computer Science
19 2,736 (7.13%) SDLC
20 2,471 (6.43%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 7,896 (20.56%) SQL
2 7,231 (18.83%) Python
3 6,953 (18.11%) Java
4 6,221 (16.20%) JavaScript
5 4,346 (11.32%) C#
6 3,181 (8.28%) TypeScript
7 1,421 (3.70%) Go
8 1,241 (3.23%) C++
9 1,181 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 1,046 (2.72%) Bash
11 938 (2.44%) C
12 913 (2.38%) Kotlin
13 858 (2.23%) T-SQL
14 838 (2.18%) PHP
15 775 (2.02%) Ruby
16 717 (1.87%) Scala
17 713 (1.86%) R
18 630 (1.64%) Shell Script
19 431 (1.12%) ES6
20 409 (1.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5,449 (14.19%) Degree
2 1,389 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 1,311 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 855 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 582 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 509 (1.33%) CISSP
7 348 (0.91%) CISM
8 340 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 339 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 313 (0.82%) PMP
11 272 (0.71%) ISEB
12 269 (0.70%) PhD
13 268 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
14 266 (0.69%) AWS Certification
15 225 (0.59%) DBS Check
16 220 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 212 (0.55%) CISA
18 187 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 182 (0.47%) DV Cleared
20 153 (0.40%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,819 (7.34%) QA
2 857 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 742 (1.93%) GDPR
4 719 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 654 (1.70%) PMO
6 636 (1.66%) SLA
7 556 (1.45%) NIST
8 475 (1.24%) Accessibility
9 426 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 358 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 245 (0.64%) PCI DSS
12 238 (0.62%) GRC
13 176 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 140 (0.36%) COBIT
15 139 (0.36%) Good Clinical Practice
16 121 (0.32%) MiFID
17 108 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 104 (0.27%) IFRS
19 69 (0.18%) EMIR
20 64 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 4,930 (12.84%) Docker
2 1,088 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 573 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 267 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 196 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 145 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 135 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (0.25%) vSphere
9 95 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 94 (0.24%) XenApp
11 70 (0.18%) Firmware
12 51 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 48 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 40 (0.10%) XenDesktop
15 32 (0.083%) KVM
16 29 (0.076%) Xen
17 19 (0.049%) BitLocker
18 17 (0.044%) ISA Server
19 16 (0.042%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 16 (0.042%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4,939 (12.86%) Kubernetes
2 2,943 (7.66%) Terraform
3 1,442 (3.76%) Ansible
4 526 (1.37%) Puppet
5 489 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 329 (0.86%) Grafana
7 314 (0.82%) Prometheus
8 205 (0.53%) SCCM
9 154 (0.40%) Istio
10 112 (0.29%) Kibana
11 109 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
12 102 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 90 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
14 80 (0.21%) logstash
15 71 (0.18%) HAProxy
16 56 (0.15%) Oozie
16 56 (0.15%) vCenter Server
16 56 (0.15%) ZABBIX
17 55 (0.14%) Packer
18 53 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4,972 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 2,584 (6.73%) Google
3 1,637 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1,388 (3.61%) SAP
5 810 (2.11%) VMware
6 767 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 531 (1.38%) Cisco
8 496 (1.29%) Apple
9 486 (1.27%) Adobe
10 437 (1.14%) Splunk
11 374 (0.97%) Bloomberg
12 348 (0.91%) Databricks
12 348 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 337 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 324 (0.84%) IBM
15 317 (0.83%) Citrix
16 301 (0.78%) Atlassian
17 204 (0.53%) TrueLayer
18 200 (0.52%) HP
19 186 (0.48%) Samsung