Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 13,222 24,127 30,493
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.54% 19.90% 20.28%
As % of the General category 45.47% 49.86% 49.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12,625 19,791 25,122
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,750 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 29,078 48,393 61,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 39.91% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 37,104 47,362
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 12,060 £65,000 +4.00% 2,472
London 0 7,673 £75,000 +7.14% 1,291
UK excluding London -5 4,827 £50,000 - 1,323
Work from Home +2 2,191 £62,500 +4.17% 486
South East -5 1,311 £52,500 -4.55% 316
North of England -9 1,117 £48,157 -3.69% 350
Midlands -3 813 £47,500 -5.00% 224
South West -11 698 £50,000 +6.29% 150
North West -8 573 £52,250 +4.50% 179
West Midlands -6 482 £49,000 -2.00% 143
Scotland -5 481 £53,000 +2.84% 102
Yorkshire -11 445 £45,000 -10.00% 127
East Midlands +2 330 £47,500 - 80
East of England -15 218 £50,000 - 123
Wales -9 150 £42,000 -6.67% 38
North East -7 99 £52,000 +33.33% 44
Northern Ireland -14 33 £47,500 -5.00% 21
Isle of Man -4 14 £42,500 - 1
Channel Islands -4 2 £85,000 +240.00%

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4,359 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,873 (21.73%) SQL
3 2,436 (18.42%) Azure
4 2,373 (17.95%) Python
5 2,256 (17.06%) AWS
6 2,185 (16.53%) JavaScript
7 2,181 (16.50%) Java
8 2,063 (15.60%) DevOps
9 1,907 (14.42%) C#
10 1,817 (13.74%) Microsoft
11 1,781 (13.47%) Fintech
12 1,745 (13.20%) .NET
13 1,733 (13.11%) Banking
14 1,691 (12.79%) Software Engineering
15 1,614 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
16 1,425 (10.78%) Microservices
17 1,420 (10.74%) Degree
18 1,406 (10.63%) Docker
19 1,322 (10.00%) SQL Server
20 1,302 (9.85%) Analytics
21 1,276 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
22 1,255 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
23 1,229 (9.30%) Kubernetes
24 1,198 (9.06%) React
25 1,193 (9.02%) Scrum
26 1,112 (8.41%) AngularJS
27 1,069 (8.09%) Marketing
28 1,064 (8.05%) Linux
29 1,003 (7.59%) Project Management
30 995 (7.53%) SAP

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
1 312 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 264 (2.00%) Confluence
3 230 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 160 (1.21%) Apache
5 152 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 147 (1.11%) CMS
7 96 (0.73%) IIS
8 83 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 78 (0.59%) SAS
10 49 (0.37%) WordPress
11 48 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 41 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 39 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
14 35 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 32 (0.24%) nginx
16 27 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (0.20%) Skype for Business
18 23 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
18 23 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 524 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 411 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 171 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 104 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.39%) Sketch
7 49 (0.37%) InVision
8 31 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 22 (0.17%) Adobe XD
10 21 (0.16%) Figma
11 16 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 10 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.038%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.038%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.023%) SPSS
14 3 (0.023%) SPSS Modeler
15 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.015%) Photoshop
15 2 (0.015%) Simulink
15 2 (0.015%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 160 (1.21%) NetSuite
2 122 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 85 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 83 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 77 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
6 74 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 74 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 61 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 59 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 57 (0.43%) SAP FI
10 56 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
11 46 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
11 46 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 41 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
13 36 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
13 36 (0.27%) SAP CO
13 36 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
14 31 (0.23%) SAP Business One
15 29 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
16 28 (0.21%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 2,436 (18.42%) Azure
2 2,256 (17.06%) AWS
3 896 (6.78%) GCP
4 745 (5.63%) SaaS
5 649 (4.91%) Power Platform
6 505 (3.82%) Serverless
7 476 (3.60%) Microsoft 365
8 312 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
9 306 (2.31%) PaaS
10 249 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
11 231 (1.75%) IaaS
12 214 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
13 167 (1.26%) Amazon S3
14 146 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
15 131 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 127 (0.96%) GitHub
17 125 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
18 112 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
18 112 (0.85%) OpenShift
19 89 (0.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 358 (2.71%) Firewall
2 200 (1.51%) DNS
3 185 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 155 (1.17%) WAN
5 130 (0.98%) Network Security
6 120 (0.91%) LAN
7 100 (0.76%) VPN
8 94 (0.71%) HTTP
9 88 (0.67%) DHCP
10 84 (0.64%) BGP
10 84 (0.64%) Wireless
11 82 (0.62%) Internet
12 74 (0.56%) OSPF
13 68 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
14 67 (0.51%) Skype
15 64 (0.48%) SAN
16 53 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (0.36%) VLAN
18 45 (0.34%) VoIP
19 41 (0.31%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,322 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 566 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 554 (4.19%) Power BI
4 526 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 444 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 440 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 417 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 384 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 383 (2.90%) MySQL
10 352 (2.66%) Big Data
11 284 (2.15%) Tableau
12 280 (2.12%) MongoDB
13 187 (1.41%) Data Lake
14 179 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 173 (1.31%) Hadoop
16 163 (1.23%) RDBMS
17 152 (1.15%) Blockchain
18 146 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 105 (0.79%) Redis
20 91 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 893 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 582 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 582 (4.40%) JIRA
3 316 (2.39%) Selenium
4 182 (1.38%) Maven
5 181 (1.37%) GitLab
6 138 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 136 (1.03%) Artifactory
7 136 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 135 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 127 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 90 (0.68%) Cypress.io
11 85 (0.64%) JUnit
12 82 (0.62%) Gradle
13 81 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 80 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 78 (0.59%) Postman
15 78 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 77 (0.58%) IntelliJ
17 72 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 1,733 (13.11%) Banking
2 1,069 (8.09%) Marketing
3 842 (6.37%) Front Office
4 824 (6.23%) Telecoms
5 808 (6.11%) Manufacturing
6 799 (6.04%) Public Sector
7 606 (4.58%) Electronics
8 504 (3.81%) Retail
9 366 (2.77%) Financial Institution
10 352 (2.66%) Legal
11 248 (1.88%) Law
12 246 (1.86%) Games
13 233 (1.76%) Back Office
14 224 (1.69%) Investment Banking
15 197 (1.49%) Advertising
16 112 (0.85%) Billing
17 69 (0.52%) General Ledger
18 58 (0.44%) Retail Banking
19 47 (0.36%) Local Government
20 40 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,935 (29.76%) Developer
2 1,794 (13.57%) Analyst
3 854 (6.46%) Software Engineer
4 794 (6.01%) Senior Developer
5 713 (5.39%) Consultant
6 701 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 665 (5.03%) Architect
8 572 (4.33%) Business Analyst
9 477 (3.61%) .NET Developer
10 472 (3.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 460 (3.48%) C# Developer
12 432 (3.27%) Python Developer
13 414 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 409 (3.09%) Project Manager
15 391 (2.96%) React Developer
16 331 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
17 327 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
18 317 (2.40%) Software Developer
19 305 (2.31%) AWS Engineer
20 298 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,745 (13.20%) .NET
2 1,198 (9.06%) React
3 1,112 (8.41%) AngularJS
4 988 (7.47%) Web Services
5 840 (6.35%) CSS
6 805 (6.09%) HTML
7 688 (5.20%) .NET Core
8 536 (4.05%) Node.js
9 534 (4.04%) REST
10 528 (3.99%) Spring
11 483 (3.65%) Vue.js
12 456 (3.45%) Kafka
13 423 (3.20%) ASP.NET
14 413 (3.12%) RESTful
15 383 (2.90%) XML
16 314 (2.37%) .NET Framework
17 307 (2.32%) jQuery
18 302 (2.28%) HTML5
19 281 (2.13%) JSON
20 280 (2.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,255 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 677 (5.12%) Hedge funds
3 578 (4.37%) User Experience
4 576 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
5 562 (4.25%) Derivative
6 496 (3.75%) Equities
7 491 (3.71%) Fixed Income
8 451 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 446 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
10 374 (2.83%) Management Information System
11 311 (2.35%) Algorithms
12 249 (1.88%) Data Centre
13 238 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
14 237 (1.79%) Cloud Native
15 236 (1.78%) Data Structures
16 228 (1.72%) Mobile App
17 187 (1.41%) Blog
18 162 (1.23%) Public Cloud
19 138 (1.04%) Virtual Team
20 119 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,064 (8.05%) Linux
2 985 (7.45%) Windows
3 420 (3.18%) Unix
4 380 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 203 (1.54%) Android
6 158 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 137 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 95 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 91 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 88 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
12 72 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (0.49%) CentOS
14 47 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 24 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 23 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 20 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
18 16 (0.12%) VMS
19 14 (0.11%) Solaris
20 11 (0.083%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,359 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,063 (15.60%) DevOps
3 1,781 (13.47%) Fintech
4 1,691 (12.79%) Software Engineering
5 1,614 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
6 1,425 (10.78%) Microservices
7 1,302 (9.85%) Analytics
8 1,276 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
9 1,193 (9.02%) Scrum
10 1,003 (7.59%) Project Management
11 980 (7.41%) Asset Management
12 902 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 866 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 825 (6.24%) TDD
15 808 (6.11%) Computer Science
16 707 (5.35%) Programme Management
17 682 (5.16%) SDLC
18 662 (5.01%) Mentoring
19 653 (4.94%) Digital Marketing
20 652 (4.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2,873 (21.73%) SQL
2 2,373 (17.95%) Python
3 2,185 (16.53%) JavaScript
4 2,181 (16.50%) Java
5 1,907 (14.42%) C#
6 718 (5.43%) TypeScript
7 584 (4.42%) C++
8 430 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 401 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 294 (2.22%) Scala
11 288 (2.18%) R
12 280 (2.12%) PHP
13 277 (2.09%) C
14 263 (1.99%) Bash Shell
15 257 (1.94%) Go
16 241 (1.82%) Kotlin
17 239 (1.81%) Java 8
18 168 (1.27%) Ruby
19 152 (1.15%) Shell Script
20 113 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,420 (10.74%) Degree
2 370 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 251 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 202 (1.53%) CISSP
5 191 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (1.24%) SC Cleared
7 126 (0.95%) CISM
8 125 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 124 (0.94%) Master's Degree
10 110 (0.83%) PhD
11 99 (0.75%) CCNP
12 86 (0.65%) CISA
13 82 (0.62%) ACCA
14 78 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 78 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
15 73 (0.55%) ISEB
16 70 (0.53%) CIMA
17 60 (0.45%) PMI Certification
18 59 (0.45%) ISTQB
19 55 (0.42%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 670 (5.07%) QA
2 238 (1.80%) GDPR
3 236 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 228 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 222 (1.68%) SLA
6 198 (1.50%) PMO
7 145 (1.10%) NIST
8 105 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 59 (0.45%) COBIT
10 45 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 45 (0.34%) MiFID
11 29 (0.22%) EMIR
12 25 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.17%) IFRS
14 21 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 19 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
15 19 (0.14%) Solvency II
16 17 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
16 17 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 16 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,406 (10.63%) Docker
2 502 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 232 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.43%) vSphere
6 51 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 33 (0.25%) XenApp
9 29 (0.22%) Firmware
10 20 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 17 (0.13%) HDFS
13 15 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.045%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.038%) RACF
17 4 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,229 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 614 (4.64%) Terraform
3 449 (3.40%) Ansible
4 239 (1.81%) Puppet
5 110 (0.83%) SCCM
6 107 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 77 (0.58%) Grafana
8 72 (0.54%) Prometheus
9 54 (0.41%) Istio
10 50 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 35 (0.26%) SCOM
12 31 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.20%) Packer
14 26 (0.20%) vCenter Server
15 24 (0.18%) Fortio
15 24 (0.18%) Kiali
16 22 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
17 21 (0.16%) Control-M
18 18 (0.14%) Nagios
19 14 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,817 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 995 (7.53%) SAP
3 718 (5.43%) Oracle
4 462 (3.49%) Google
5 407 (3.08%) VMware
6 342 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
7 335 (2.53%) Cisco
8 160 (1.21%) Red Hat
9 159 (1.20%) Citrix
10 157 (1.19%) IBM
11 113 (0.85%) Databricks
12 100 (0.76%) JD Edwards
13 99 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 96 (0.73%) Atlassian
15 93 (0.70%) Bloomberg
16 87 (0.66%) F5
16 87 (0.66%) Palo Alto
17 85 (0.64%) Splunk
18 81 (0.61%) HP
18 81 (0.61%) Informatica