Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 37,442 37,276 47,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.09% 21.60% 23.16%
As % of the General category 50.81% 52.08% 52.08%
Number of salaries quoted 29,196 29,951 39,413
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,000 £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 73,695 71,574 91,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.48% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 57,747 57,518 73,857
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 17 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 April 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 35,114 £55,000 - 5,339
London 0 19,625 £65,000 +4.00% 2,393
UK excluding London +1 16,944 £47,500 +5.56% 3,365
North of England +7 4,932 £46,500 +3.33% 882
South East -1 4,341 £50,000 +5.26% 762
North West +6 2,665 £47,500 +5.56% 460
Midlands +3 2,408 £47,500 +5.56% 499
Yorkshire +5 1,981 £45,000 - 328
East of England -1 1,853 £52,500 +10.53% 410
South West -3 1,722 £45,000 - 388
West Midlands +2 1,595 £45,000 - 286
Scotland -1 1,308 £50,000 +8.70% 299
East Midlands 0 811 £47,500 +5.56% 213
Wales 0 351 £40,000 -5.88% 80
North East +16 285 £42,500 +6.25% 94
Northern Ireland +5 82 £42,500 -15.00% 39
Channel Islands +2 18 £60,000 +64.38% 6

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 11,254 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8,873 (23.70%) SQL
3 6,564 (17.53%) Banking
4 6,094 (16.28%) Java
5 5,892 (15.74%) Microsoft
6 5,642 (15.07%) C#
7 5,028 (13.43%) .NET
8 5,015 (13.39%) Degree
9 4,918 (13.13%) SQL Server
10 4,886 (13.05%) JavaScript
11 4,268 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
12 4,247 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
13 4,125 (11.02%) Windows
14 4,106 (10.97%) Project Management
15 3,734 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,608 (9.64%) Scrum
17 3,517 (9.39%) HTML
18 3,342 (8.93%) Oracle
19 3,186 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
20 3,074 (8.21%) Linux
21 3,073 (8.21%) Python
22 3,057 (8.16%) Fintech
23 3,029 (8.09%) CSS
24 2,936 (7.84%) TDD
25 2,857 (7.63%) AngularJS
26 2,844 (7.60%) Retail
27 2,762 (7.38%) ITIL
28 2,707 (7.23%) DevOps
29 2,641 (7.05%) Test Automation
30 2,634 (7.03%) Software Engineering

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 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 516 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 514 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 511 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 505 (1.35%) Confluence
6 489 (1.31%) IIS
7 448 (1.20%) SAS
8 435 (1.16%) Apache
9 366 (0.98%) CMS
10 328 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 293 (0.78%) JBoss
12 256 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 205 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 197 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
15 161 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 160 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 158 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
18 150 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 135 (0.36%) Ethereum
20 123 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1,807 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,465 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 588 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 543 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 412 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 147 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 104 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 69 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 64 (0.17%) SPSS
10 52 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 44 (0.12%) InVision
12 33 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
13 32 (0.085%) Chatbot
14 21 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
15 17 (0.045%) InfoPath
16 11 (0.029%) UXPin
17 8 (0.021%) AutoCAD
17 8 (0.021%) InDesign
18 6 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
18 6 (0.016%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 761 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
2 557 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 403 (1.08%) NetSuite
4 347 (0.93%) SAP FI
5 325 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 325 (0.87%) SAP CO
6 323 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
7 321 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 284 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
9 241 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
10 220 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
11 143 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
12 140 (0.37%) SAP BPC
13 136 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
14 129 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
15 121 (0.32%) Elite 3E
16 113 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
17 103 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
18 95 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
19 94 (0.25%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2,532 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2,524 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,035 (2.76%) SaaS
4 957 (2.56%) Office 365
5 522 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
6 469 (1.25%) PaaS
7 440 (1.18%) IaaS
8 430 (1.15%) GitHub
9 396 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
10 266 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 153 (0.41%) Slack
12 149 (0.40%) npm
13 143 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 138 (0.37%) Amazon S3
15 126 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 96 (0.26%) Serverless
17 94 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
18 91 (0.24%) FinancialForce
19 84 (0.22%) Google Analytics
20 81 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1,070 (2.86%) Firewall
2 668 (1.78%) WAN
3 623 (1.66%) LAN
4 573 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 569 (1.52%) DNS
6 525 (1.40%) Internet
7 429 (1.15%) Network Security
8 416 (1.11%) SAN
9 378 (1.01%) DHCP
10 355 (0.95%) VPN
11 337 (0.90%) Wireless
12 319 (0.85%) HTTP
13 268 (0.72%) VoIP
14 198 (0.53%) Intranet
15 165 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
16 160 (0.43%) MPLS
17 156 (0.42%) Unified Communications
18 139 (0.37%) VLAN
19 136 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
20 134 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,918 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 1,467 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,340 (3.58%) Big Data
4 1,293 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,265 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1,225 (3.27%) NoSQL
7 1,084 (2.90%) MySQL
8 1,025 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 842 (2.25%) MongoDB
10 797 (2.13%) Blockchain
11 665 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 604 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 586 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
14 583 (1.56%) Oracle Database
15 503 (1.34%) Power BI
16 426 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
17 391 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
18 386 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
19 369 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
20 363 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,683 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 1,386 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1,253 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 1,014 (2.71%) Selenium
5 777 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 667 (1.78%) Maven
7 573 (1.53%) Cucumber
8 566 (1.51%) Visual Studio
9 522 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 503 (1.34%) Subversion
11 472 (1.26%) NUnit
12 471 (1.26%) JUnit
13 310 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
14 296 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 262 (0.70%) MSTest
16 239 (0.64%) SoapUI
17 234 (0.62%) SpecFlow
18 227 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 226 (0.60%) Bitbucket
20 225 (0.60%) Jasmine
General
1 6,564 (17.53%) Banking
2 2,844 (7.60%) Retail
3 2,132 (5.69%) Marketing
4 1,656 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 1,613 (4.31%) Investment Banking
6 1,609 (4.30%) Advertising
7 1,575 (4.21%) Telecoms
8 1,444 (3.86%) Legal
9 1,288 (3.44%) Financial Institution
10 1,264 (3.38%) Front Office
11 847 (2.26%) Law
12 644 (1.72%) Electronics
13 592 (1.58%) Back Office
14 432 (1.15%) Games
15 415 (1.11%) Retail Banking
16 352 (0.94%) Publishing
17 323 (0.86%) Billing
18 193 (0.52%) Automotive
18 193 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
19 192 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9,540 (25.48%) Developer
2 6,427 (17.17%) Analyst
3 2,951 (7.88%) Consultant
4 2,376 (6.35%) Java Developer
5 2,309 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 2,248 (6.00%) Architect
7 2,237 (5.97%) Business Analyst
8 2,061 (5.50%) C# Developer
9 2,046 (5.46%) .NET Developer
10 1,696 (4.53%) Senior Developer
11 1,207 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 1,015 (2.71%) IT Manager
13 946 (2.53%) Applications Support
13 946 (2.53%) Support Analyst
14 919 (2.45%) Software Developer
15 886 (2.37%) Software Engineer
16 804 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
17 793 (2.12%) Financial Analyst
18 791 (2.11%) SQL Developer
19 762 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,028 (13.43%) .NET
2 3,517 (9.39%) HTML
3 3,029 (8.09%) CSS
4 2,857 (7.63%) AngularJS
5 2,199 (5.87%) ASP.NET
6 1,994 (5.33%) Web Services
7 1,621 (4.33%) Spring
8 1,517 (4.05%) HTML5
9 1,383 (3.69%) React
10 1,363 (3.64%) jQuery
11 1,303 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,257 (3.36%) XML
13 1,254 (3.35%) REST
14 1,247 (3.33%) .NET Framework
15 1,206 (3.22%) RESTful
16 994 (2.65%) Node.js
17 984 (2.63%) WCF
18 942 (2.52%) WPF
19 798 (2.13%) CSS3
20 783 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4,268 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3,057 (8.16%) Fintech
3 2,320 (6.20%) Computer Science
4 1,474 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1,356 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 1,346 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 1,223 (3.27%) User Experience
8 881 (2.35%) Data Centre
9 832 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 828 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 826 (2.21%) Hedge funds
12 773 (2.06%) Equities
13 716 (1.91%) Fixed Income
14 646 (1.73%) Derivative
15 634 (1.69%) Mobile App
16 617 (1.65%) Algorithms
17 529 (1.41%) Virtual Team
18 436 (1.16%) Data Structures
19 302 (0.81%) Client/Server
20 254 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4,125 (11.02%) Windows
2 3,074 (8.21%) Linux
3 1,878 (5.02%) Unix
4 1,376 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 637 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 585 (1.56%) Android
7 539 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 524 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 479 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 472 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 317 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 228 (0.61%) Solaris
13 147 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 136 (0.36%) CentOS
15 117 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 116 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 112 (0.30%) AIX
18 71 (0.19%) VMS
19 56 (0.15%) Mac OS
20 52 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,254 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 4,247 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
3 4,106 (10.97%) Project Management
4 3,734 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,608 (9.64%) Scrum
6 3,186 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 2,936 (7.84%) TDD
8 2,762 (7.38%) ITIL
9 2,707 (7.23%) DevOps
10 2,641 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 2,634 (7.03%) Software Engineering
12 2,495 (6.66%) SDLC
13 2,371 (6.33%) MVC
14 2,203 (5.88%) Analytics
15 2,057 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
16 1,961 (5.24%) Change Management
17 1,930 (5.15%) Risk Management
18 1,923 (5.14%) OO
19 1,867 (4.99%) ERP
20 1,804 (4.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8,873 (23.70%) SQL
2 6,094 (16.28%) Java
3 5,642 (15.07%) C#
4 4,886 (13.05%) JavaScript
5 3,073 (8.21%) Python
6 1,440 (3.85%) C++
7 1,323 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 1,218 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 1,035 (2.76%) PHP
10 864 (2.31%) Ruby
11 818 (2.18%) C
12 719 (1.92%) Java 8
13 686 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 682 (1.82%) Scala
15 658 (1.76%) VBA
16 643 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 551 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 540 (1.44%) Perl
19 490 (1.31%) R
20 419 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5,015 (13.39%) Degree
2 1,066 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 929 (2.48%) CISSP
4 636 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 609 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 592 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 581 (1.55%) CISM
8 469 (1.25%) CISA
9 445 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 421 (1.12%) ISEB
11 379 (1.01%) PMP
12 362 (0.97%) CIMA
13 361 (0.96%) CCNP
14 347 (0.93%) ACCA
15 335 (0.89%) ISTQB
15 335 (0.89%) MCSE
15 335 (0.89%) SC Cleared
16 332 (0.89%) CCNA
17 330 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
18 309 (0.83%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,191 (5.85%) QA
2 859 (2.29%) PMO
3 742 (1.98%) SLA
4 663 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 654 (1.75%) GDPR
6 539 (1.44%) Data Quality
7 480 (1.28%) PCI DSS
8 233 (0.62%) COBIT
9 200 (0.53%) MiFID
10 140 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 81 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 80 (0.21%) GCP
13 76 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 70 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 62 (0.17%) IFRS
16 61 (0.16%) EMIR
17 59 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
18 57 (0.15%) PSD2
19 54 (0.14%) SEPA
20 49 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,649 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 1,216 (3.25%) Docker
3 845 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 328 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 226 (0.60%) XenApp
6 170 (0.45%) vSphere
7 146 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 143 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 129 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 92 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 74 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 55 (0.15%) HDFS
13 48 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 44 (0.12%) XenServer
15 33 (0.088%) Apache Flume
15 33 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
16 32 (0.085%) Firmware
17 30 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 22 (0.059%) VMware NSX
19 21 (0.056%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 768 (2.05%) Puppet
2 745 (1.99%) Ansible
3 607 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 500 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 488 (1.30%) SCCM
6 321 (0.86%) Terraform
7 126 (0.34%) SCOM
8 122 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 117 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
10 97 (0.26%) Nagios
11 80 (0.21%) Nessus
12 66 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 60 (0.16%) vCenter Server
14 52 (0.14%) AirWatch
15 51 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
16 47 (0.13%) Backup Exec
16 47 (0.13%) Control-M
16 47 (0.13%) Packer
16 47 (0.13%) Tivoli
17 46 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5,892 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 3,342 (8.93%) Oracle
3 2,573 (6.87%) SAP
4 1,378 (3.68%) VMware
5 1,040 (2.78%) Cisco
6 869 (2.32%) Citrix
7 796 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 679 (1.81%) Google
9 640 (1.71%) Tableau
10 442 (1.18%) HP
11 437 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 413 (1.10%) Sage
13 370 (0.99%) IBM
14 356 (0.95%) Bloomberg
15 336 (0.90%) Infor
16 313 (0.84%) Splunk
17 311 (0.83%) JD Edwards
18 273 (0.73%) F5
18 273 (0.73%) NetApp
19 269 (0.72%) Sybase