Period
to 20 September 2020

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 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 10,013 26,853 37,323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.41% 19.01% 22.31%
As % of the General category 52.67% 48.01% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,683 21,508 29,426
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,260 £32,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £96,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 19,011 55,932 72,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.74% 39.59% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14,841 41,891 55,181
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +3.45%

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 9,336 £65,000 +8.33% 1,666
London +2 6,230 £75,000 +7.14% 904
UK excluding London -3 3,456 £52,500 +5.00% 908
North of England -1 950 £51,125 +7.63% 264
South East -5 946 £57,500 +4.55% 170
Work from Home -2 782 £61,250 +2.08% 264
North West -2 596 £55,000 +15.79% 156
Midlands -3 470 £50,000 - 135
South West -8 453 £52,500 +10.53% 103
Yorkshire -5 310 £45,000 -10.00% 77
West Midlands -5 298 £50,000 +1.29% 75
Scotland -3 284 £50,000 - 88
East of England -3 198 £50,000 +5.26% 82
East Midlands 0 167 £50,000 - 59
Wales +1 119 £45,000 - 39
North East -9 44 £45,000 +2.86% 31
Northern Ireland +14 27 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Isle of Man +5 8 £52,500 +2.94% 1
Channel Islands 0 8 £55,000 +15.79%

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 3,254 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2,137 (21.34%) SQL
3 2,086 (20.83%) AWS
4 1,959 (19.56%) Azure
5 1,939 (19.36%) Python
6 1,881 (18.79%) Java
7 1,561 (15.59%) Banking
8 1,553 (15.51%) DevOps
9 1,531 (15.29%) JavaScript
10 1,494 (14.92%) Microsoft
11 1,422 (14.20%) .NET
12 1,398 (13.96%) C#
13 1,313 (13.11%) Fintech
14 1,233 (12.31%) SQL Server
15 1,153 (11.52%) Degree
16 1,123 (11.22%) Software Engineering
17 1,081 (10.80%) Web Services
18 1,055 (10.54%) Asset Management
19 971 (9.70%) Microservices
20 966 (9.65%) Windows
21 939 (9.38%) Docker
22 905 (9.04%) AngularJS
23 871 (8.70%) Scrum
24 855 (8.54%) Hedge funds
25 845 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
26 844 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
27 843 (8.42%) React
28 837 (8.36%) Kubernetes
29 833 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
30 823 (8.22%) Front Office

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
1 262 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 225 (2.25%) Confluence
3 218 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 215 (2.15%) Apache
5 125 (1.25%) IIS
6 118 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 84 (0.84%) CMS
8 66 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 62 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 61 (0.61%) SAS
11 55 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 30 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 23 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
16 21 (0.21%) nginx
17 20 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 355 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 349 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 87 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.27%) Sketch
7 22 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.19%) Figma
9 15 (0.15%) InVision
10 12 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.100%) Zeplin
12 8 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.070%) Adobe XD
13 7 (0.070%) Marvel
14 6 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.060%) Chatbot
14 6 (0.060%) Windchill
15 3 (0.030%) SPSS
16 2 (0.020%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.020%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 160 (1.60%) Markit EDM
2 100 (1.00%) Eagle PACE
3 88 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 79 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 70 (0.70%) PolarLake
6 54 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
7 50 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
8 49 (0.49%) NetSuite
9 41 (0.41%) SAP FI
10 40 (0.40%) SAP CO
10 40 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
11 38 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
12 35 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
13 34 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
14 33 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
15 29 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
16 28 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
17 26 (0.26%) Sentinel
18 25 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
18 25 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2,086 (20.83%) AWS
2 1,959 (19.56%) Azure
3 695 (6.94%) GCP
4 477 (4.76%) SaaS
5 439 (4.38%) Office 365
6 381 (3.81%) Power Platform
7 347 (3.47%) Serverless
8 243 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
9 180 (1.80%) PaaS
10 167 (1.67%) IaaS
11 162 (1.62%) OpenShift
12 139 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
13 131 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
14 121 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 113 (1.13%) Amazon S3
15 113 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 109 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
17 104 (1.04%) GitHub
18 103 (1.03%) Apigee
19 94 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 366 (3.66%) Firewall
2 211 (2.11%) DNS
3 187 (1.87%) WAN
4 170 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 146 (1.46%) Internet
6 143 (1.43%) Network Security
7 137 (1.37%) Skype
7 137 (1.37%) VPN
8 136 (1.36%) LAN
9 104 (1.04%) DHCP
10 93 (0.93%) Wireless
11 85 (0.85%) Unified Communications
12 83 (0.83%) BGP
13 74 (0.74%) OSPF
14 71 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 68 (0.68%) HTTP
15 68 (0.68%) MPLS
16 63 (0.63%) SAN
17 56 (0.56%) Multicast
18 41 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,233 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 459 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 371 (3.71%) NoSQL
4 368 (3.68%) Big Data
5 359 (3.59%) Power BI
6 313 (3.13%) MySQL
7 285 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 278 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 271 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 252 (2.52%) Relational Database
11 222 (2.22%) MongoDB
12 221 (2.21%) Hadoop
13 201 (2.01%) Data Lake
14 190 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
15 168 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 133 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 106 (1.06%) Snowflake Schema
18 98 (0.98%) RDBMS
19 94 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
20 92 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 608 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 457 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 434 (4.33%) JIRA
4 223 (2.23%) Selenium
5 140 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 132 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 121 (1.21%) GitLab
8 112 (1.12%) Artifactory
9 97 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 80 (0.80%) Maven
11 76 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 75 (0.75%) SpecFlow
13 71 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 68 (0.68%) Visual Studio
15 66 (0.66%) Cypress.io
16 61 (0.61%) JUnit
17 53 (0.53%) Subversion
18 52 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 50 (0.50%) NUnit
20 46 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 1,561 (15.59%) Banking
2 823 (8.22%) Front Office
3 562 (5.61%) Marketing
4 411 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 407 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 363 (3.63%) Retail
7 350 (3.50%) Public Sector
8 314 (3.14%) Investment Banking
9 299 (2.99%) Back Office
10 294 (2.94%) Financial Institution
11 247 (2.47%) Electronics
12 211 (2.11%) Legal
13 199 (1.99%) Law
14 130 (1.30%) Games
15 92 (0.92%) Advertising
16 57 (0.57%) Retail Banking
17 55 (0.55%) Local Government
18 53 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 45 (0.45%) Billing
20 26 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,675 (26.72%) Developer
2 1,269 (12.67%) Analyst
3 714 (7.13%) Architect
4 565 (5.64%) Software Engineer
5 480 (4.79%) Java Developer
6 478 (4.77%) Senior Developer
7 429 (4.28%) Consultant
8 385 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 378 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 338 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 325 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
12 321 (3.21%) Python Developer
13 315 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
14 286 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
15 269 (2.69%) Project Manager
16 268 (2.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 248 (2.48%) Python Engineer
18 241 (2.41%) Financial Analyst
19 223 (2.23%) Lead Developer
20 213 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,422 (14.20%) .NET
2 1,081 (10.80%) Web Services
3 905 (9.04%) AngularJS
4 843 (8.42%) React
5 638 (6.37%) HTML
6 635 (6.34%) CSS
7 491 (4.90%) .NET Core
8 458 (4.57%) Vue.js
9 451 (4.50%) ASP.NET
10 397 (3.96%) Node.js
11 371 (3.71%) REST
12 304 (3.04%) .NET Framework
13 289 (2.89%) Kafka
14 264 (2.64%) RESTful
15 261 (2.61%) Spring
16 243 (2.43%) XML
17 223 (2.23%) JSON
18 220 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
19 219 (2.19%) HTML5
20 180 (1.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 855 (8.54%) Hedge funds
2 833 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 724 (7.23%) Fixed Income
4 640 (6.39%) Derivative
5 537 (5.36%) Equities
6 477 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
7 456 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 411 (4.10%) User Experience
9 327 (3.27%) Management Information System
10 238 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
11 220 (2.20%) Data Centre
12 198 (1.98%) Mobile App
13 196 (1.96%) Algorithms
14 184 (1.84%) Data Structures
15 182 (1.82%) Reference Data
16 172 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
17 171 (1.71%) Public Cloud
18 156 (1.56%) Cloud Native
19 142 (1.42%) Virtual Team
20 86 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 966 (9.65%) Windows
2 817 (8.16%) Linux
3 345 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 301 (3.01%) Unix
5 188 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 115 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (1.11%) Android
8 100 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 98 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
10 86 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 65 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 47 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 42 (0.42%) CentOS
14 38 (0.38%) Solaris
15 35 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 33 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
17 26 (0.26%) AIX
18 21 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.16%) Kali Linux
20 13 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,254 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,553 (15.51%) DevOps
3 1,313 (13.11%) Fintech
4 1,123 (11.22%) Software Engineering
5 1,055 (10.54%) Asset Management
6 971 (9.70%) Microservices
7 871 (8.70%) Scrum
8 845 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
9 844 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
10 802 (8.01%) Analytics
11 707 (7.06%) ITIL
12 693 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 686 (6.85%) Project Management
14 685 (6.84%) Investment Management
15 684 (6.83%) TDD
16 651 (6.50%) Mentoring
17 647 (6.46%) Test Automation
18 583 (5.82%) Computer Science
19 568 (5.67%) Information Security
20 529 (5.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,137 (21.34%) SQL
2 1,939 (19.36%) Python
3 1,881 (18.79%) Java
4 1,531 (15.29%) JavaScript
5 1,398 (13.96%) C#
6 446 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 392 (3.91%) C++
8 346 (3.46%) TypeScript
9 330 (3.30%) R
10 269 (2.69%) C
11 264 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 221 (2.21%) Kotlin
13 216 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 216 (2.16%) Scala
14 180 (1.80%) PHP
15 137 (1.37%) Go
16 128 (1.28%) Java 8
17 123 (1.23%) VBA
18 107 (1.07%) Ruby
19 106 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,153 (11.52%) Degree
2 330 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 202 (2.02%) CISSP
4 172 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 166 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 142 (1.42%) CISM
7 137 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (1.08%) CCNP
9 106 (1.06%) SC Cleared
10 99 (0.99%) CISA
11 93 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 92 (0.92%) Master's Degree
13 86 (0.86%) PhD
14 75 (0.75%) CCNA
15 74 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
16 69 (0.69%) MCSE
17 62 (0.62%) SANS
18 61 (0.61%) ISEB
19 60 (0.60%) PMI Certification
20 59 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (4.54%) QA
2 210 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 208 (2.08%) SLA
4 156 (1.56%) GDPR
5 150 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 118 (1.18%) PMO
7 116 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 100 (1.00%) NIST
9 52 (0.52%) COBIT
10 38 (0.38%) MiFID
10 38 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 29 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 26 (0.26%) EMIR
13 20 (0.20%) IFRS
14 19 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.16%) SEPA
16 14 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 13 (0.13%) ISO 20022
18 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 939 (9.38%) Docker
2 560 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 203 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (0.47%) vSphere
8 46 (0.46%) XenApp
9 36 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.21%) Firmware
12 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 16 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.15%) Snort
14 14 (0.14%) HDFS
15 8 (0.080%) vCloud
16 7 (0.070%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.060%) NFS
17 6 (0.060%) Varnish
18 5 (0.050%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 837 (8.36%) Kubernetes
2 373 (3.73%) Terraform
3 364 (3.64%) Ansible
4 210 (2.10%) Puppet
5 158 (1.58%) SCCM
6 125 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 44 (0.44%) Istio
10 43 (0.43%) SCOM
11 40 (0.40%) WSUS
12 37 (0.37%) Grafana
13 35 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
13 35 (0.35%) Control-M
14 34 (0.34%) QRadar
15 33 (0.33%) Nagios
16 31 (0.31%) Prometheus
17 27 (0.27%) Nessus
18 25 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
19 19 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,494 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 723 (7.22%) Oracle
3 584 (5.83%) SAP
4 472 (4.71%) Google
5 370 (3.70%) Cisco
6 308 (3.08%) VMware
7 225 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 218 (2.18%) Bloomberg
9 186 (1.86%) Tableau
10 167 (1.67%) IBM
11 160 (1.60%) Citrix
12 136 (1.36%) CheckPoint
13 122 (1.22%) Splunk
14 120 (1.20%) ServiceNow
15 105 (1.05%) Palo Alto
16 103 (1.03%) Red Hat
17 80 (0.80%) F5
18 79 (0.79%) Databricks
19 75 (0.75%) HP
20 71 (0.71%) Informatica