Financial
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 19,229 22,518 38,296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.98% 22.96% 23.34%
As % of the General category 32.11% 33.70% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10,845 13,068 18,809
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £38,386
25th Percentile £43,750 £51,833 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £91,250 £90,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £116,250 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%

All General Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 59,884 66,812 106,383
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 59.11% 68.13% 64.84%
Number of salaries quoted 39,833 36,174 51,471
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £43,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,433 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 24 May 2024.

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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -1 15,062 £65,000 -5.55% 7,084
UK excluding London +2 11,643 £52,500 -4.55% 4,469
Work from Home -2 7,308 £65,000 -6.40% 3,315
London 0 6,862 £80,000 - 3,664
Scotland +2 3,188 £59,763 -4.38% 318
North of England -2 2,425 £55,000 - 981
South East -2 2,273 £52,000 -9.57% 1,666
Midlands -2 1,631 £50,000 -9.09% 619
North West +1 1,369 £54,000 -1.82% 577
South West -8 1,210 £52,500 -4.55% 460
West Midlands 0 1,132 £52,500 -4.55% 391
Yorkshire -3 802 £56,500 +2.73% 288
East of England -1 527 £50,000 -9.09% 330
East Midlands -4 492 £47,500 -13.64% 226
North East +1 254 £50,000 -9.09% 123
Wales -4 246 £45,000 +2.19% 113
Northern Ireland +2 106 £40,000 -20.00% 76
Isle of Man +7 35 £54,000 -25.52% 6
Channel Islands 0 18 £85,000 -5.56% 1

Finance
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 689 (3.58%) Apache
2 663 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 633 (3.29%) Apache Airflow
4 462 (2.40%) SAS
5 441 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 335 (1.74%) Microsoft Exchange
7 270 (1.40%) Confluence
8 113 (0.59%) FileNet
9 108 (0.56%) IIS
10 59 (0.31%) CMS
11 45 (0.23%) WordPress
12 43 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 38 (0.20%) nginx
14 37 (0.19%) WebSphere
15 34 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
16 28 (0.15%) Skype for Business
17 21 (0.11%) GemFire
18 20 (0.10%) Camunda
19 17 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
20 15 (0.078%) Captiva
Applications
1 1,779 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 975 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 464 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 110 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 84 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 38 (0.20%) UserZoom
8 33 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 27 (0.14%) SPSS
10 21 (0.11%) Sketch
11 16 (0.083%) Photoshop
11 16 (0.083%) Trello
12 11 (0.057%) Adobe XD
12 11 (0.057%) Oracle Smart View
13 8 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.036%) InDesign
15 6 (0.031%) InVision
15 6 (0.031%) OrCAD
16 5 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 314 (1.63%) SAP ERP
2 167 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 140 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
4 111 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 87 (0.45%) NEC Housing
6 70 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 62 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 62 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 48 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 42 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 42 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
10 41 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 41 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 41 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
11 35 (0.18%) Aladdin
11 35 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
12 33 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 31 (0.16%) Elite 3E
14 30 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
15 29 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3,281 (17.06%) AWS
2 2,770 (14.41%) Azure
3 1,215 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 1,017 (5.29%) GCP
5 958 (4.98%) Microsoft 365
6 565 (2.94%) SaaS
7 466 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
8 379 (1.97%) dbt
8 379 (1.97%) Snowflake
9 334 (1.74%) Azure DevOps
10 295 (1.53%) Serverless
11 280 (1.46%) Entra ID
12 276 (1.44%) GitHub
13 242 (1.26%) Amazon S3
14 204 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
15 183 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
16 172 (0.89%) Power Automate
17 164 (0.85%) PowerApps
18 150 (0.78%) PaaS
19 144 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 847 (4.40%) Broadband
2 499 (2.60%) Firewall
3 234 (1.22%) DNS
4 219 (1.14%) Internet
5 188 (0.98%) WAN
6 170 (0.88%) LAN
7 169 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 167 (0.87%) VPN
9 130 (0.68%) Wireless
10 129 (0.67%) Network Security
11 126 (0.66%) DHCP
12 112 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
13 91 (0.47%) SAN
14 83 (0.43%) Kerberos
15 70 (0.36%) SD-WAN
16 67 (0.35%) IPsec
17 65 (0.34%) SNMP
18 62 (0.32%) Intranet
19 52 (0.27%) 5G
20 42 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,018 (5.29%) Power BI
2 884 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 807 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 676 (3.52%) Big Data
5 587 (3.05%) Data Lake
6 548 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 388 (2.02%) Apache Ignite
8 358 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 350 (1.82%) Dremio
10 347 (1.80%) Amazon Athena
10 347 (1.80%) Apache Arrow
11 339 (1.76%) Tableau
12 334 (1.74%) MongoDB
13 277 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
14 275 (1.43%) Relational Database
15 265 (1.38%) Hadoop
16 232 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 182 (0.95%) Metadata
18 161 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
19 140 (0.73%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 664 (3.45%) JIRA
2 613 (3.19%) Git
3 571 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 252 (1.31%) JUnit
5 184 (0.96%) Cypress.io
6 160 (0.83%) Selenium
7 132 (0.69%) Jasmine
8 130 (0.68%) GitLab
9 119 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 115 (0.60%) Maven
11 106 (0.55%) Artifactory
12 105 (0.55%) Bitbucket
13 86 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
14 82 (0.43%) WebDriver
15 80 (0.42%) Cucumber
16 75 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
17 65 (0.34%) CircleCI
18 63 (0.33%) Protractor
19 50 (0.26%) JMeter
19 50 (0.26%) Mockito
General
1 5,981 (31.10%) Social Skills
2 4,148 (21.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 3,513 (18.27%) Law
4 2,967 (15.43%) Banking
5 2,735 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2,649 (13.78%) Marketing
7 1,999 (10.40%) Legal
8 1,288 (6.70%) Retail
9 1,032 (5.37%) Investment Banking
10 962 (5.00%) Front Office
11 940 (4.89%) Influencing Skills
12 893 (4.64%) Public Sector
13 643 (3.34%) Manufacturing
14 616 (3.20%) Presentation Skills
15 592 (3.08%) Financial Institution
16 456 (2.37%) Telecoms
17 447 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
18 290 (1.51%) Back Office
19 261 (1.36%) Billing
20 260 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,194 (16.61%) Senior
2 2,957 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2,758 (14.34%) Software Engineer
4 2,365 (12.30%) Lead
5 2,149 (11.18%) Developer
6 1,399 (7.28%) Architect
7 952 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 946 (4.92%) Java Engineer
9 911 (4.74%) Java Software Engineer
10 796 (4.14%) Lead Software Engineer
11 793 (4.12%) Consultant
12 709 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
13 699 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
14 636 (3.31%) Python Engineer
15 616 (3.20%) Financial Analyst
16 576 (3.00%) Python Software Engineer
17 555 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
18 524 (2.73%) Senior Manager
19 495 (2.57%) Data Engineer
20 485 (2.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,260 (6.55%) React
2 967 (5.03%) .NET
3 914 (4.75%) Spring
4 906 (4.71%) AngularJS
5 749 (3.90%) HTML
6 608 (3.16%) Kafka
7 582 (3.03%) CSS
8 554 (2.88%) Spring Boot
9 525 (2.73%) gRPC
10 465 (2.42%) Protocol Buffers
11 442 (2.30%) Node.js
12 432 (2.25%) REST
13 426 (2.22%) Pandas
14 405 (2.11%) Web Services
15 380 (1.98%) JSON
16 376 (1.96%) RESTful
17 361 (1.88%) NumPy
18 347 (1.80%) ASP.NET
19 301 (1.57%) Vue
20 296 (1.54%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,101 (5.73%) Cloud Native
2 942 (4.90%) Algorithms
3 921 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 779 (4.05%) Hedge funds
5 721 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
6 695 (3.61%) Fixed Income
7 642 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 616 (3.20%) Product Ownership
9 581 (3.02%) Derivative
10 570 (2.96%) Equities
11 553 (2.88%) Onboarding
12 518 (2.69%) Public Cloud
13 270 (1.40%) Data Centre
14 256 (1.33%) Data Structures
15 199 (1.03%) PMI
16 195 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
17 187 (0.97%) Credit Risk
18 181 (0.94%) Driving Licence
19 180 (0.94%) Mobile App
20 161 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,274 (6.63%) Windows
2 875 (4.55%) Linux
3 415 (2.16%) Unix
4 356 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 209 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 134 (0.70%) Android
7 108 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 98 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 96 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 94 (0.49%) CentOS
11 84 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
12 69 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (0.33%) Solaris
14 62 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 54 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
16 47 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 31 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 28 (0.15%) AIX
19 25 (0.13%) zOS
20 20 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,911 (35.94%) Agile
2 3,769 (19.60%) Software Engineering
3 3,046 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
4 2,727 (14.18%) CI/CD
5 2,528 (13.15%) SDLC
6 2,165 (11.26%) Mentoring
7 2,097 (10.91%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2,059 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 2,059 (10.71%) Decision-Making
9 2,051 (10.67%) Machine Learning
10 1,959 (10.19%) Roadmaps
11 1,947 (10.13%) Project Management
12 1,931 (10.04%) Operational Stability
13 1,704 (8.86%) Risk Management
14 1,516 (7.88%) Analytics
15 1,488 (7.74%) Asset Management
16 1,471 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
17 1,440 (7.49%) Coaching
18 1,373 (7.14%) DevOps
19 1,370 (7.12%) Community of Practice
Programming Languages
1 3,545 (18.44%) SQL
2 3,026 (15.74%) Python
3 2,864 (14.89%) Java
4 1,592 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 1,135 (5.90%) C#
6 1,128 (5.87%) TypeScript
7 517 (2.69%) PowerShell
8 385 (2.00%) Scala
9 332 (1.73%) Go
10 253 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 214 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 209 (1.09%) R
13 196 (1.02%) C++
14 189 (0.98%) Bash
15 134 (0.70%) C
16 128 (0.67%) Kotlin
17 113 (0.59%) PHP
18 106 (0.55%) Shell Script
19 94 (0.49%) VBA
20 79 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,824 (14.69%) Degree
2 830 (4.32%) ACCA
3 645 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 636 (3.31%) CIMA
5 432 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 402 (2.09%) Master's Degree
7 340 (1.77%) SC Cleared
8 307 (1.60%) CISSP
9 294 (1.53%) PMI Certification
10 278 (1.45%) DBS Check
11 190 (0.99%) Azure Certification
12 166 (0.86%) AWS Certification
13 160 (0.83%) CISM
14 156 (0.81%) PMP
15 142 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 133 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
17 122 (0.63%) DV Cleared
18 119 (0.62%) MBA
19 105 (0.55%) CISA
19 105 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 566 (2.94%) QA
2 534 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 508 (2.64%) GDPR
4 463 (2.41%) SLA
5 267 (1.39%) Accessibility
6 242 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 235 (1.22%) IFRS
8 225 (1.17%) PMO
9 218 (1.13%) NIST
10 90 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 90 (0.47%) GAAP
11 71 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 69 (0.36%) IFRS 9
13 67 (0.35%) GRC
14 58 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
15 51 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 46 (0.24%) COBIT
16 46 (0.24%) ISO 9001
16 46 (0.24%) ITGC
17 40 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 742 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 657 (3.42%) Docker
3 336 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (0.57%) HDFS
5 102 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 96 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 60 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 59 (0.31%) XenApp
9 57 (0.30%) vSphere
10 56 (0.29%) Firmware
11 50 (0.26%) RACF
12 45 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 41 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.078%) Embedded Firmware
15 14 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.068%) OpenSSH
17 12 (0.062%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.057%) IAG
18 11 (0.057%) Time Sharing Option
19 9 (0.047%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1,030 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 766 (3.98%) Terraform
3 277 (1.44%) Ansible
4 212 (1.10%) Prometheus
5 211 (1.10%) Grafana
6 170 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 127 (0.66%) SCCM
8 76 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 43 (0.22%) Progress Chef
10 33 (0.17%) Kibana
11 31 (0.16%) Puppet
12 30 (0.16%) SCOM
13 29 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
14 28 (0.15%) HAProxy
15 26 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 24 (0.12%) Istio
16 24 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (0.12%) ZABBIX
17 21 (0.11%) Zipkin
18 20 (0.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3,740 (19.45%) Microsoft
2 1,412 (7.34%) Oracle
3 990 (5.15%) SAP
4 565 (2.94%) Google
5 458 (2.38%) VMware
6 407 (2.12%) Databricks
7 336 (1.75%) Hyperion
8 331 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 328 (1.71%) Anaplan
10 295 (1.53%) Salesforce
11 279 (1.45%) Splunk
12 249 (1.29%) Cisco
13 197 (1.02%) CA
14 194 (1.01%) Dynatrace
15 193 (1.00%) Dell
16 191 (0.99%) Red Hat
17 185 (0.96%) IBM
18 184 (0.96%) Citrix
19 153 (0.80%) Bloomberg
20 146 (0.76%) NEC