Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 14,690 22,821 29,620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.69% 20.05% 19.90%
As % of the General category 44.58% 49.96% 49.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,753 17,825 23,048
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%

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 32,952 45,678 60,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.13% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,829 35,102 45,893
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -3 13,375 £65,000 +4.00% 2,416
London 0 8,321 £75,000 +3.45% 1,242
UK excluding London -4 5,446 £50,000 -1.96% 1,356
Work from Home +3 2,564 £62,500 +4.17% 469
South East -1 1,583 £52,500 -4.55% 261
North of England -10 1,192 £49,500 -1.00% 342
Midlands -3 835 £47,500 -9.49% 251
South West -8 818 £49,000 +3.16% 164
North West -8 599 £52,500 +5.00% 178
West Midlands -4 502 £47,500 -9.52% 171
Yorkshire -10 494 £45,000 -10.00% 115
Scotland -6 488 £52,500 - 137
East Midlands +2 331 £50,000 - 78
East of England -8 310 £52,500 +5.00% 137
Wales -5 178 £37,000 -17.78% 37
North East -8 99 £50,000 +17.65% 49
Northern Ireland -22 32 £48,750 -2.50% 25
Isle of Man -5 16 £42,500 +28.79% 1
Channel Islands -4 3 £85,000 +240.00% 4

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 4,810 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 3,067 (20.88%) SQL
3 2,591 (17.64%) Azure
4 2,502 (17.03%) AWS
5 2,482 (16.90%) Python
6 2,329 (15.85%) JavaScript
7 2,260 (15.38%) Java
8 2,223 (15.13%) DevOps
9 2,001 (13.62%) C#
10 1,996 (13.59%) Fintech
11 1,939 (13.20%) Microsoft
12 1,932 (13.15%) Software Engineering
13 1,903 (12.95%) Banking
14 1,865 (12.70%) .NET
15 1,777 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
16 1,659 (11.29%) Degree
17 1,641 (11.17%) Docker
18 1,510 (10.28%) Microservices
19 1,487 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
20 1,482 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
21 1,442 (9.82%) Kubernetes
22 1,374 (9.35%) Analytics
23 1,365 (9.29%) SQL Server
24 1,360 (9.26%) React
25 1,274 (8.67%) Scrum
26 1,242 (8.45%) Marketing
27 1,191 (8.11%) Linux
28 1,187 (8.08%) Project Management
29 1,143 (7.78%) AngularJS
30 1,098 (7.47%) Windows

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
1 345 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 259 (1.76%) Apache Spark
3 252 (1.72%) Confluence
4 175 (1.19%) Apache
5 164 (1.12%) CMS
6 163 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 101 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 84 (0.57%) IIS
9 83 (0.57%) SAS
10 53 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 50 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 49 (0.33%) WordPress
13 44 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 38 (0.26%) nginx
15 37 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
16 33 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 28 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
18 25 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 658 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 484 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 219 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 142 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 125 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 73 (0.50%) Sketch
7 64 (0.44%) InVision
8 55 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 41 (0.28%) Figma
10 23 (0.16%) Adobe XD
11 12 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.082%) Zeplin
12 11 (0.075%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.048%) Photoshop
14 5 (0.034%) MadCap Flare
15 4 (0.027%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.020%) Open Workbench
17 2 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 165 (1.12%) NetSuite
2 120 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 101 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 98 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 96 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
6 95 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 93 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
8 74 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
9 70 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
10 60 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
10 60 (0.41%) SAP FI
11 58 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
12 51 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 51 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
13 43 (0.29%) SAP CO
13 43 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
14 42 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
15 32 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 32 (0.22%) SAP Business One
16 30 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,591 (17.64%) Azure
2 2,502 (17.03%) AWS
3 1,008 (6.86%) GCP
4 822 (5.60%) SaaS
5 721 (4.91%) Power Platform
6 586 (3.99%) Microsoft 365
7 556 (3.78%) Serverless
8 332 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
9 323 (2.20%) PaaS
10 239 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
11 235 (1.60%) IaaS
12 201 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
13 175 (1.19%) GitHub
14 166 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
15 160 (1.09%) Amazon S3
16 152 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
16 152 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
17 129 (0.88%) OpenShift
18 111 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
19 102 (0.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 366 (2.49%) Firewall
2 227 (1.55%) DNS
3 196 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 162 (1.10%) WAN
5 141 (0.96%) LAN
6 139 (0.95%) Network Security
7 126 (0.86%) VPN
8 121 (0.82%) DHCP
9 104 (0.71%) HTTP
10 92 (0.63%) BGP
11 85 (0.58%) Internet
12 82 (0.56%) Wireless
13 79 (0.54%) OSPF
14 71 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
15 70 (0.48%) SAN
16 58 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
17 55 (0.37%) VoIP
18 52 (0.35%) Skype
19 51 (0.35%) VLAN
20 42 (0.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,365 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 621 (4.23%) Power BI
3 580 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 575 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 543 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 472 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 419 (2.85%) MySQL
8 413 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 391 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 362 (2.46%) Big Data
11 320 (2.18%) MongoDB
12 319 (2.17%) Tableau
13 200 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 177 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 165 (1.12%) Hadoop
16 163 (1.11%) Data Lake
17 147 (1.00%) Blockchain
18 139 (0.95%) Redis
19 134 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 129 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 999 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 655 (4.46%) JIRA
3 619 (4.21%) Jenkins
4 356 (2.42%) Selenium
5 225 (1.53%) Maven
6 203 (1.38%) GitLab
7 183 (1.25%) Cucumber
8 153 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 143 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 139 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 138 (0.94%) Artifactory
12 126 (0.86%) Gradle
13 120 (0.82%) JUnit
14 114 (0.78%) Cypress.io
15 103 (0.70%) IntelliJ
16 97 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 96 (0.65%) Postman
18 93 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
19 82 (0.56%) SpecFlow
20 76 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 1,903 (12.95%) Banking
2 1,242 (8.45%) Marketing
3 903 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 886 (6.03%) Telecoms
5 881 (6.00%) Public Sector
6 837 (5.70%) Front Office
7 673 (4.58%) Electronics
8 610 (4.15%) Retail
9 450 (3.06%) Legal
10 434 (2.95%) Financial Institution
11 341 (2.32%) Law
12 280 (1.91%) Games
13 238 (1.62%) Advertising
14 236 (1.61%) Back Office
15 212 (1.44%) Investment Banking
16 134 (0.91%) Billing
17 92 (0.63%) General Ledger
18 83 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 63 (0.43%) Local Government
20 62 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,129 (28.11%) Developer
2 2,074 (14.12%) Analyst
3 941 (6.41%) Software Engineer
4 848 (5.77%) Senior Developer
5 810 (5.51%) Consultant
6 754 (5.13%) Architect
7 745 (5.07%) Java Developer
8 663 (4.51%) Business Analyst
9 546 (3.72%) .NET Developer
10 515 (3.51%) Project Manager
11 472 (3.21%) React Developer
12 469 (3.19%) C# Developer
13 443 (3.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 441 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 393 (2.68%) Python Developer
16 382 (2.60%) Financial Analyst
17 362 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
18 360 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
19 331 (2.25%) Software Developer
20 313 (2.13%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,865 (12.70%) .NET
2 1,360 (9.26%) React
3 1,143 (7.78%) AngularJS
4 988 (6.73%) Web Services
5 863 (5.87%) CSS
6 844 (5.75%) HTML
7 764 (5.20%) .NET Core
8 692 (4.71%) Node.js
9 583 (3.97%) Spring
10 574 (3.91%) REST
11 521 (3.55%) Kafka
12 469 (3.19%) RESTful
13 450 (3.06%) Vue.js
14 442 (3.01%) ASP.NET
15 369 (2.51%) XML
16 322 (2.19%) .NET Framework
17 318 (2.16%) HTML5
18 315 (2.14%) Spring Boot
19 310 (2.11%) jQuery
20 307 (2.09%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1,482 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 650 (4.42%) Hedge funds
3 643 (4.38%) User Experience
4 616 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
5 567 (3.86%) Derivative
6 501 (3.41%) Equities
7 474 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
8 428 (2.91%) Fixed Income
9 421 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 412 (2.80%) Management Information System
11 295 (2.01%) Algorithms
12 285 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
13 266 (1.81%) Data Centre
14 256 (1.74%) Cloud Native
15 243 (1.65%) Mobile App
16 230 (1.57%) Data Structures
17 177 (1.20%) Blog
18 165 (1.12%) Public Cloud
19 150 (1.02%) Virtual Team
20 136 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,191 (8.11%) Linux
2 1,098 (7.47%) Windows
3 468 (3.19%) Unix
4 411 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 232 (1.58%) Android
6 192 (1.31%) Windows 10
7 155 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 121 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 105 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 79 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 69 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 67 (0.46%) CentOS
14 44 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.12%) VMS
17 17 (0.12%) Solaris
17 17 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,810 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,223 (15.13%) DevOps
3 1,996 (13.59%) Fintech
4 1,932 (13.15%) Software Engineering
5 1,777 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
6 1,510 (10.28%) Microservices
7 1,487 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
8 1,374 (9.35%) Analytics
9 1,274 (8.67%) Scrum
10 1,187 (8.08%) Project Management
11 1,061 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 994 (6.77%) Asset Management
13 924 (6.29%) Test Automation
14 918 (6.25%) Computer Science
15 887 (6.04%) TDD
16 804 (5.47%) Programme Management
17 765 (5.21%) SDLC
18 752 (5.12%) Digital Marketing
18 752 (5.12%) Mentoring
19 729 (4.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3,067 (20.88%) SQL
2 2,482 (16.90%) Python
3 2,329 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 2,260 (15.38%) Java
5 2,001 (13.62%) C#
6 819 (5.58%) TypeScript
7 602 (4.10%) C++
8 464 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 407 (2.77%) T-SQL
10 334 (2.27%) C
11 326 (2.22%) Scala
12 312 (2.12%) PHP
13 290 (1.97%) Bash Shell
14 287 (1.95%) Go
15 273 (1.86%) R
16 247 (1.68%) Java 8
17 219 (1.49%) Kotlin
18 196 (1.33%) Ruby
19 167 (1.14%) Shell Script
20 129 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,659 (11.29%) Degree
2 409 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 298 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 200 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 198 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 185 (1.26%) CISSP
7 141 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 140 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 122 (0.83%) CISM
10 113 (0.77%) CCNP
11 112 (0.76%) ACCA
12 101 (0.69%) PhD
13 100 (0.68%) CIMA
14 87 (0.59%) ISEB
14 87 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
15 81 (0.55%) ISTQB
16 79 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
17 77 (0.52%) PMI Certification
18 75 (0.51%) CISA
19 68 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 728 (4.96%) QA
2 275 (1.87%) GDPR
3 255 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 249 (1.70%) PMO
5 245 (1.67%) SLA
6 237 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 146 (0.99%) NIST
8 115 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 72 (0.49%) COBIT
10 65 (0.44%) MiFID
11 62 (0.42%) GRC
12 51 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 33 (0.22%) EMIR
14 29 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
15 27 (0.18%) IFRS
16 23 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 20 (0.14%) WCAG
18 19 (0.13%) ISO 20022
19 17 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 17 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,641 (11.17%) Docker
2 570 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 293 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 73 (0.50%) vSphere
6 56 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (0.21%) XenApp
11 30 (0.20%) Firmware
12 29 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (0.17%) HDFS
14 22 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.061%) Time Sharing Option
17 9 (0.061%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.048%) Xen
19 6 (0.041%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1,442 (9.82%) Kubernetes
2 707 (4.81%) Terraform
3 484 (3.29%) Ansible
4 212 (1.44%) Puppet
5 128 (0.87%) SCCM
6 117 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 93 (0.63%) Prometheus
8 92 (0.63%) Grafana
9 60 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 55 (0.37%) Istio
11 42 (0.29%) SCOM
12 41 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 30 (0.20%) vCenter Server
14 28 (0.19%) Packer
15 21 (0.14%) Fortio
15 21 (0.14%) Kiali
16 20 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
17 18 (0.12%) Control-M
17 18 (0.12%) WSUS
18 17 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,939 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 1,097 (7.47%) SAP
3 847 (5.77%) Oracle
4 506 (3.44%) Google
5 484 (3.29%) VMware
6 390 (2.65%) Cisco
7 337 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
8 191 (1.30%) Citrix
9 190 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 174 (1.18%) IBM
11 110 (0.75%) Sybase
12 108 (0.74%) JD Edwards
13 98 (0.67%) F5
14 97 (0.66%) ServiceNow
15 91 (0.62%) Databricks
16 89 (0.61%) Atlassian
16 89 (0.61%) Palo Alto
17 86 (0.59%) Adobe
18 84 (0.57%) HP
19 83 (0.57%) Bloomberg