Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 42147 44944 50678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.85% 22.69% 23.32%
As % of the General category 55.85% 52.47% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 29602 36840 41881
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 75468 85655 96784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.71% 43.25% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 56096 70067 76523
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +2.35% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 39659 £55,000 - 3034
London +2 24236 £62,500 +4.17% 1742
UK excluding London -4 17171 £45,000 - 1460
South East -3 4563 £50,000 +5.26% 347
North of England -4 4417 £45,000 +5.88% 394
North West -3 2492 £45,000 - 238
Midlands -4 2336 £45,000 +5.88% 166
South West +2 2028 £45,000 - 209
East of England -7 1869 £45,500 -9.00% 161
Yorkshire -4 1762 £45,000 +5.88% 132
West Midlands -9 1554 £45,000 +5.88% 110
Scotland -2 1494 £50,000 +5.26% 139
East Midlands +1 772 £45,000 - 56
Wales +2 426 £45,000 +9.76% 32
North East +4 163 £45,000 +25.00% 24
Northern Ireland +2 97 £40,000 - 12
Channel Islands 0 13 £32,500 -36.59%
Isle of Man - 7 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 12352 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11441 (27.15%) Banking
3 9511 (22.57%) SQL
4 7691 (18.25%) Java
5 7299 (17.32%) Retail
6 6206 (14.72%) Microsoft
7 6156 (14.61%) Investment Banking
8 5978 (14.18%) C#
9 5941 (14.10%) Degree
10 5922 (14.05%) Asset Management
11 5892 (13.98%) SQL Server
12 5865 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
13 5487 (13.02%) .NET
14 5338 (12.67%) Wealth Management
15 5167 (12.26%) Project Management
16 4888 (11.60%) JavaScript
17 4875 (11.57%) Retail Banking
18 4583 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
19 4526 (10.74%) Windows
20 4414 (10.47%) Oracle
21 4367 (10.36%) Scrum
22 4019 (9.54%) Linux
23 3878 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
24 3795 (9.00%) SDLC
25 3783 (8.98%) HTML
26 3584 (8.50%) Marketing
27 3576 (8.48%) SAP
28 3237 (7.68%) Analytics
29 3154 (7.48%) CSS
30 3080 (7.31%) TDD

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 1015 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 789 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 719 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 707 (1.68%) SAS
5 658 (1.56%) Apache
6 564 (1.34%) CMS
7 510 (1.21%) IIS
8 475 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 467 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 440 (1.04%) Confluence
11 416 (0.99%) JBoss
12 353 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 328 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
14 271 (0.64%) Skype for Business
15 248 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 245 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
17 193 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 177 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
19 167 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
20 150 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2147 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1617 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 740 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 539 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 494 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 157 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 155 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 123 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 87 (0.21%) SPSS
10 78 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 68 (0.16%) InVision
12 32 (0.076%) FileZilla
13 27 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
14 21 (0.050%) Chatbot
15 18 (0.043%) InfoPath
15 18 (0.043%) Stata
16 14 (0.033%) HipChat
17 11 (0.026%) Open Workbench
18 10 (0.024%) FrameMaker
19 8 (0.019%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 597 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 469 (1.11%) SAP FI
3 438 (1.04%) SAP CO
4 437 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
5 399 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
6 285 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
7 204 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 188 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
9 170 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
10 162 (0.38%) NetSuite
11 159 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
12 156 (0.37%) SAP BPC
13 155 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
14 132 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
15 117 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
16 115 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
17 114 (0.27%) Actimize
18 111 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
19 104 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
20 103 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1972 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1802 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 935 (2.22%) SaaS
4 616 (1.46%) Office 365
5 431 (1.02%) GitHub
6 365 (0.87%) IaaS
7 283 (0.67%) PaaS
8 232 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 194 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 136 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 136 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 105 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 75 (0.18%) Force.com
13 68 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 63 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
15 48 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
15 48 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 48 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
16 47 (0.11%) Amazon S3
17 44 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1226 (2.91%) Firewall
2 734 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 708 (1.68%) WAN
4 649 (1.54%) LAN
5 593 (1.41%) Internet
6 584 (1.39%) VPN
7 562 (1.33%) DNS
8 466 (1.11%) SAN
9 397 (0.94%) Network Security
10 356 (0.84%) DHCP
11 342 (0.81%) VoIP
12 312 (0.74%) Wireless
13 300 (0.71%) HTTP
14 258 (0.61%) Skype
15 251 (0.60%) BGP
16 236 (0.56%) MPLS
17 221 (0.52%) OSPF
18 199 (0.47%) Intranet
19 198 (0.47%) VLAN
20 195 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5892 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 1612 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1605 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1582 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1427 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 1390 (3.30%) Big Data
7 1132 (2.69%) NoSQL
8 978 (2.32%) MySQL
9 906 (2.15%) MongoDB
10 743 (1.76%) Hadoop
11 726 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 662 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 632 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
14 620 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
15 584 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 567 (1.35%) RDBMS
17 487 (1.16%) Power BI
18 468 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
19 420 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
20 395 (0.94%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1747 (4.15%) JIRA
2 1539 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 1239 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1013 (2.40%) Selenium
5 916 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 839 (1.99%) Maven
7 808 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 750 (1.78%) Visual Studio
9 725 (1.72%) Subversion
10 693 (1.64%) JUnit
11 508 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 499 (1.18%) NUnit
13 318 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 255 (0.61%) MSTest
15 240 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 234 (0.56%) Gradle
17 223 (0.53%) SpecFlow
18 212 (0.50%) HP UFT
19 205 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
20 197 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11441 (27.15%) Banking
2 7299 (17.32%) Retail
3 6156 (14.61%) Investment Banking
4 4875 (11.57%) Retail Banking
5 3584 (8.50%) Marketing
6 2985 (7.08%) Telecoms
7 2495 (5.92%) Manufacturing
8 2155 (5.11%) Front Office
9 1917 (4.55%) Electronics
10 1649 (3.91%) Legal
11 1519 (3.60%) Financial Institution
12 827 (1.96%) Back Office
13 634 (1.50%) Advertising
14 562 (1.33%) Law
15 372 (0.88%) Games
16 307 (0.73%) Publishing
17 295 (0.70%) Billing
18 223 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 204 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
20 196 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11231 (26.65%) Developer
2 7944 (18.85%) Analyst
3 3112 (7.38%) Business Analyst
4 3008 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2802 (6.65%) Consultant
6 2336 (5.54%) C# Developer
7 2247 (5.33%) Architect
8 2184 (5.18%) .NET Developer
9 2183 (5.18%) Project Manager
10 2182 (5.18%) Senior Developer
11 1327 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 1214 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
13 1169 (2.77%) Support Analyst
14 1101 (2.61%) IT Manager
15 1078 (2.56%) SQL Developer
16 1003 (2.38%) Software Engineer
17 959 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
18 917 (2.18%) Software Developer
19 858 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
20 835 (1.98%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5487 (13.02%) .NET
2 3783 (8.98%) HTML
3 3154 (7.48%) CSS
4 2533 (6.01%) AngularJS
5 2320 (5.50%) ASP.NET
6 2049 (4.86%) Web Services
7 2033 (4.82%) XML
8 1640 (3.89%) Spring
9 1575 (3.74%) HTML5
10 1407 (3.34%) jQuery
11 1400 (3.32%) REST
12 1235 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1155 (2.74%) .NET Framework
14 1007 (2.39%) SOAP
15 980 (2.33%) RESTful
16 930 (2.21%) WCF
17 919 (2.18%) React
18 909 (2.16%) CSS3
19 904 (2.14%) Hibernate
20 886 (2.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5865 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2615 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 2414 (5.73%) Fintech
4 1828 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 1664 (3.95%) User Experience
6 1561 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1557 (3.69%) Derivative
8 1232 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
9 1211 (2.87%) Equities
10 1167 (2.77%) Fixed Income
11 1061 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
12 938 (2.23%) Data Centre
13 793 (1.88%) Hedge funds
14 717 (1.70%) Algorithms
15 629 (1.49%) Data Structures
16 576 (1.37%) Mobile App
17 511 (1.21%) Virtual Team
18 458 (1.09%) Credit Risk
19 426 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
20 390 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4526 (10.74%) Windows
2 4019 (9.54%) Linux
3 2720 (6.45%) Unix
4 1394 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 701 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 667 (1.58%) Android
6 667 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 627 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 580 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 491 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 362 (0.86%) Solaris
11 318 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 176 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 170 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 142 (0.34%) CentOS
15 125 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 123 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 120 (0.28%) AIX
18 45 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 42 (0.100%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12352 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5922 (14.05%) Asset Management
3 5338 (12.67%) Wealth Management
4 5167 (12.26%) Project Management
5 4583 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 4367 (10.36%) Scrum
7 3878 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 3795 (9.00%) SDLC
9 3237 (7.68%) Analytics
10 3080 (7.31%) TDD
11 2905 (6.89%) ITIL
12 2741 (6.50%) Business Analysis
13 2680 (6.36%) Programme Management
14 2676 (6.35%) MVC
15 2630 (6.24%) Software Engineering
16 2590 (6.15%) Test Automation
17 2443 (5.80%) OO
18 2349 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
19 2248 (5.33%) DevOps
20 2182 (5.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9511 (22.57%) SQL
2 7691 (18.25%) Java
3 5978 (14.18%) C#
4 4888 (11.60%) JavaScript
5 3056 (7.25%) Python
6 1877 (4.45%) C++
7 1584 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 1201 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 905 (2.15%) PHP
10 872 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 867 (2.06%) C
12 866 (2.05%) Perl
13 861 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 679 (1.61%) R
15 646 (1.53%) VBA
16 626 (1.49%) Ruby
17 585 (1.39%) Scala
18 543 (1.29%) Bash Shell
19 461 (1.09%) VB.NET
20 395 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 5941 (14.10%) Degree
2 1326 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 958 (2.27%) CISSP
4 740 (1.76%) ISEB
5 664 (1.58%) CISM
6 615 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 599 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 526 (1.25%) Security Cleared
9 481 (1.14%) CISA
10 457 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 451 (1.07%) ISTQB
12 382 (0.91%) PMP
13 371 (0.88%) Master's Degree
14 370 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 349 (0.83%) CCNP
16 327 (0.78%) PhD
17 306 (0.73%) MCSE
18 292 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 286 (0.68%) CCNA
20 273 (0.65%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2417 (5.73%) QA
2 875 (2.08%) PMO
3 792 (1.88%) SLA
4 660 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 469 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 316 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 312 (0.74%) MiFID
8 262 (0.62%) GDPR
9 206 (0.49%) COBIT
10 145 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 122 (0.29%) Basel III
12 104 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 94 (0.22%) EMIR
14 86 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
15 85 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 51 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
17 49 (0.12%) ISO 20022
17 49 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 45 (0.11%) Solvency II
19 37 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1842 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 826 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 761 (1.81%) Docker
4 266 (0.63%) XenApp
5 232 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 195 (0.46%) vSphere
7 190 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 172 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 145 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 85 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 72 (0.17%) HDFS
12 60 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 46 (0.11%) Apache Flume
14 45 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 42 (0.100%) NFS
15 42 (0.100%) XenServer
16 36 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
17 32 (0.076%) DFS Replication
17 32 (0.076%) Firmware
17 32 (0.076%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 725 (1.72%) Puppet
2 661 (1.57%) Ansible
3 595 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 515 (1.22%) SCCM
5 321 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 196 (0.47%) Nagios
7 162 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 151 (0.36%) Terraform
9 142 (0.34%) Control-M
10 120 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 115 (0.27%) SCOM
12 102 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 89 (0.21%) Nessus
14 83 (0.20%) WSUS
15 78 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
16 69 (0.16%) Backup Exec
17 60 (0.14%) PowerBroker
18 59 (0.14%) Mesos
19 57 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
20 56 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6206 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 4414 (10.47%) Oracle
3 3576 (8.48%) SAP
4 1478 (3.51%) VMware
5 1224 (2.90%) Cisco
6 808 (1.92%) Citrix
7 770 (1.83%) Tableau
8 688 (1.63%) IBM
9 620 (1.47%) Google
10 600 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 583 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
12 561 (1.33%) HP
13 527 (1.25%) Sybase
14 444 (1.05%) Murex
15 396 (0.94%) Splunk
16 390 (0.93%) Cognos
17 381 (0.90%) Adobe
18 353 (0.84%) CheckPoint
19 307 (0.73%) Apple
20 304 (0.72%) Bloomberg