Period
to 20 January 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 24,674 30,905 39,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.68% 20.66% 22.55%
As % of the General category 49.35% 50.01% 50.98%
Number of salaries quoted 19,151 24,018 28,483
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 50,001 61,802 76,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.88% 41.32% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37,851 47,099 58,015
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,494 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 23,055 £60,000 - 3,753
London 0 13,889 £70,000 +7.69% 1,799
UK excluding London -2 10,257 £50,000 - 2,261
South East 0 3,156 £55,000 +4.76% 567
North of England 0 2,461 £50,000 +5.26% 613
Midlands -3 1,397 £47,500 +5.56% 319
South West -3 1,328 £46,500 -2.11% 251
North West -1 1,265 £50,000 +5.26% 339
Yorkshire +2 1,036 £50,000 +5.26% 224
West Midlands -5 924 £49,362 +9.69% 196
Scotland -1 746 £51,570 +3.14% 185
East of England -1 714 £50,000 -11.50% 201
East Midlands -2 463 £47,500 -3.55% 123
Wales +3 417 £42,500 - 106
North East +5 160 £39,000 -25.00% 50
Northern Ireland +6 71 £50,000 +25.00% 22
Channel Islands +3 10 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Isle of Man +2 5 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 8,228 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5,103 (20.68%) SQL
3 4,264 (17.28%) Java
4 3,855 (15.62%) Microsoft
5 3,705 (15.02%) AWS
6 3,693 (14.97%) Banking
7 3,608 (14.62%) C#
8 3,499 (14.18%) Python
9 3,313 (13.43%) Azure
10 3,195 (12.95%) JavaScript
11 3,087 (12.51%) Degree
12 3,086 (12.51%) .NET
13 3,059 (12.40%) SQL Server
14 2,757 (11.17%) DevOps
15 2,656 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
16 2,629 (10.65%) Project Management
17 2,564 (10.39%) Windows
18 2,557 (10.36%) Software Engineering
19 2,384 (9.66%) Fintech
20 2,344 (9.50%) Scrum
21 2,282 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
22 2,155 (8.73%) Linux
23 2,144 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
24 2,123 (8.60%) Analytics
25 2,103 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
26 1,928 (7.81%) Web Services
27 1,915 (7.76%) Oracle
28 1,821 (7.38%) Asset Management
29 1,790 (7.25%) AngularJS
30 1,770 (7.17%) HTML

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
1 524 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 456 (1.85%) Confluence
3 318 (1.29%) Apache Spark
4 271 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 264 (1.07%) IIS
6 232 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 227 (0.92%) CMS
8 222 (0.90%) SAS
9 214 (0.87%) Apache
10 152 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 145 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 107 (0.43%) Skype for Business
13 99 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 89 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 77 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
16 67 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
17 63 (0.26%) JBoss
18 58 (0.24%) nginx
18 58 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 47 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,113 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 911 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 389 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 282 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 242 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 129 (0.52%) Sketch
7 83 (0.34%) InVision
7 83 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 54 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 48 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 47 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 43 (0.17%) Zeplin
12 37 (0.15%) Chatbot
13 26 (0.11%) Adobe XD
14 23 (0.093%) Figma
15 20 (0.081%) SPSS
16 19 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (0.045%) Open Workbench
18 10 (0.041%) InDesign
19 7 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 271 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 234 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 216 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 205 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
5 195 (0.79%) SAP FI
6 191 (0.77%) SAP CO
6 191 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
7 174 (0.71%) NetSuite
8 134 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
9 129 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
10 125 (0.51%) thinkFolio
11 109 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
12 107 (0.43%) FINCAD Analytics
13 106 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
14 104 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
15 91 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
16 90 (0.36%) Front Arena
17 80 (0.32%) Markit EDM
18 75 (0.30%) SAP MM
19 62 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3,705 (15.02%) AWS
2 3,313 (13.43%) Azure
3 1,064 (4.31%) Office 365
4 937 (3.80%) GCP
5 831 (3.37%) Power Platform
6 773 (3.13%) SaaS
7 495 (2.01%) Serverless
8 378 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
9 330 (1.34%) PaaS
10 312 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 302 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
12 281 (1.14%) GitHub
13 264 (1.07%) IaaS
14 255 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
15 245 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
16 222 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
17 207 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
18 197 (0.80%) OpenShift
19 178 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
20 167 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 806 (3.27%) Firewall
2 574 (2.33%) DNS
3 439 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 414 (1.68%) WAN
5 395 (1.60%) DHCP
6 376 (1.52%) Internet
7 375 (1.52%) LAN
8 277 (1.12%) Network Security
9 212 (0.86%) VPN
10 185 (0.75%) SAN
11 174 (0.71%) HTTP
12 161 (0.65%) Skype
13 155 (0.63%) Wireless
14 137 (0.56%) BGP
15 126 (0.51%) VoIP
16 124 (0.50%) OSPF
17 119 (0.48%) MPLS
18 114 (0.46%) VLAN
19 105 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
19 105 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,059 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 836 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 825 (3.34%) Big Data
4 804 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 803 (3.25%) Power BI
6 802 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 662 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 635 (2.57%) NoSQL
9 612 (2.48%) MySQL
10 598 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
11 506 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 361 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 324 (1.31%) Hadoop
14 291 (1.18%) Oracle Database
15 269 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
16 243 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 221 (0.90%) RDBMS
18 219 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
19 207 (0.84%) Amazon Athena
20 205 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,275 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 1,075 (4.36%) JIRA
3 1,029 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 566 (2.29%) Selenium
5 393 (1.59%) Maven
6 388 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 348 (1.41%) Cucumber
8 346 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 270 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 239 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 230 (0.93%) JUnit
12 191 (0.77%) Artifactory
12 191 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 184 (0.75%) SpecFlow
14 183 (0.74%) Bitbucket
15 176 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 168 (0.68%) Subversion
17 155 (0.63%) GitLab
18 146 (0.59%) RStudio
19 144 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 3,693 (14.97%) Banking
2 1,480 (6.00%) Marketing
3 1,456 (5.90%) Front Office
4 1,298 (5.26%) Retail
5 1,043 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 930 (3.77%) Public Sector
7 904 (3.66%) Manufacturing
8 710 (2.88%) Financial Institution
9 657 (2.66%) Legal
10 560 (2.27%) Electronics
11 504 (2.04%) Investment Banking
12 330 (1.34%) Back Office
13 315 (1.28%) Advertising
14 287 (1.16%) Law
15 193 (0.78%) Games
16 190 (0.77%) Billing
17 136 (0.55%) Automotive
18 131 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 125 (0.51%) Publishing
20 117 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6,169 (25.00%) Developer
2 3,665 (14.85%) Analyst
3 1,622 (6.57%) Architect
4 1,435 (5.82%) Consultant
5 1,418 (5.75%) Java Developer
6 1,312 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 1,219 (4.94%) Senior Developer
8 1,196 (4.85%) C# Developer
9 1,121 (4.54%) Business Analyst
10 1,011 (4.10%) Software Engineer
11 993 (4.02%) .NET Developer
12 622 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
13 599 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
14 581 (2.35%) IT Manager
15 568 (2.30%) Support Analyst
16 561 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 560 (2.27%) Junior
18 539 (2.18%) Software Developer
19 500 (2.03%) Python Developer
20 498 (2.02%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,086 (12.51%) .NET
2 1,928 (7.81%) Web Services
3 1,790 (7.25%) AngularJS
4 1,770 (7.17%) HTML
5 1,566 (6.35%) CSS
6 1,368 (5.54%) React
7 1,120 (4.54%) ASP.NET
8 1,039 (4.21%) REST
9 987 (4.00%) Node.js
10 805 (3.26%) Spring
11 771 (3.12%) RESTful
12 723 (2.93%) .NET Core
13 706 (2.86%) J2EE
14 685 (2.78%) XML
15 653 (2.65%) HTML5
16 562 (2.28%) .NET Framework
17 514 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 511 (2.07%) JSON
19 474 (1.92%) Kafka
20 471 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,282 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1,060 (4.30%) Fixed Income
3 1,021 (4.14%) User Experience
4 993 (4.02%) Hedge funds
5 989 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 982 (3.98%) Derivative
7 878 (3.56%) Management Information System
8 783 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 778 (3.15%) Equities
10 739 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
11 657 (2.66%) Data Centre
12 387 (1.57%) Algorithms
13 370 (1.50%) Mobile App
14 366 (1.48%) Public Cloud
15 356 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
16 313 (1.27%) Data Structures
17 250 (1.01%) Virtual Team
18 214 (0.87%) Blog
19 205 (0.83%) Cloud Native
20 186 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2,564 (10.39%) Windows
2 2,155 (8.73%) Linux
3 977 (3.96%) Unix
4 823 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 510 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 365 (1.48%) Android
7 314 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 271 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 257 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 173 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 158 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 138 (0.56%) Solaris
13 104 (0.42%) CentOS
14 98 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 57 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 45 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 44 (0.18%) Debian
18 35 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 28 (0.11%) Kali Linux
20 24 (0.097%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,228 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,757 (11.17%) DevOps
3 2,656 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2,629 (10.65%) Project Management
5 2,557 (10.36%) Software Engineering
6 2,384 (9.66%) Fintech
7 2,344 (9.50%) Scrum
8 2,144 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2,123 (8.60%) Analytics
10 2,103 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,821 (7.38%) Asset Management
12 1,690 (6.85%) Microservices
13 1,678 (6.80%) Computer Science
14 1,671 (6.77%) ITIL
15 1,553 (6.29%) Mentoring
16 1,466 (5.94%) Project Delivery
17 1,465 (5.94%) Test Automation
18 1,418 (5.75%) TDD
19 1,219 (4.94%) SDLC
20 1,172 (4.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5,103 (20.68%) SQL
2 4,264 (17.28%) Java
3 3,608 (14.62%) C#
4 3,499 (14.18%) Python
5 3,195 (12.95%) JavaScript
6 1,141 (4.62%) C++
7 905 (3.67%) PowerShell
8 770 (3.12%) R
9 722 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 640 (2.59%) C
11 506 (2.05%) TypeScript
12 494 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 445 (1.80%) Ruby
14 388 (1.57%) Java 8
15 385 (1.56%) PHP
16 367 (1.49%) PL/SQL
17 350 (1.42%) VBA
18 327 (1.33%) Kotlin
19 325 (1.32%) Scala
20 284 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 3,087 (12.51%) Degree
2 800 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 464 (1.88%) CISSP
4 438 (1.78%) Security Cleared
5 434 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 332 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 304 (1.23%) CISM
8 273 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 223 (0.90%) CCNP
9 223 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 206 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 203 (0.82%) ISEB
12 199 (0.81%) CCNA
13 186 (0.75%) CISA
14 177 (0.72%) PMP
15 150 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
16 147 (0.60%) MCSE
17 142 (0.58%) CIMA
18 127 (0.51%) Master's Degree
19 126 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,083 (4.39%) QA
2 559 (2.27%) SLA
3 423 (1.71%) PMO
4 377 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 337 (1.37%) GDPR
6 324 (1.31%) Data Quality
7 258 (1.05%) PCI DSS
8 200 (0.81%) NIST
9 147 (0.60%) COBIT
10 92 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 70 (0.28%) Solvency II
12 69 (0.28%) MiFID
13 64 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 63 (0.26%) IFRS
15 55 (0.22%) EMIR
16 50 (0.20%) PSD2
17 48 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 30 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 23 (0.093%) ISO 22301
20 22 (0.089%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,562 (6.33%) Docker
2 1,363 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 506 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 161 (0.65%) XenApp
6 147 (0.60%) vSphere
7 127 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 108 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 89 (0.36%) Firmware
10 72 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 41 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 30 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 30 (0.12%) NFS
14 22 (0.089%) HDFS
15 14 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.049%) VirtualBox
16 12 (0.049%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.045%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 1,096 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 746 (3.02%) Ansible
3 670 (2.72%) Terraform
4 443 (1.80%) Puppet
5 421 (1.71%) SCCM
6 344 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 124 (0.50%) SCOM
8 91 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 89 (0.36%) Mesos
10 86 (0.35%) Packer
11 81 (0.33%) Nessus
12 78 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
13 76 (0.31%) Nagios
14 70 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
15 61 (0.25%) Prometheus
16 54 (0.22%) Istio
17 53 (0.21%) Grafana
17 53 (0.21%) Salt
18 51 (0.21%) WSUS
19 49 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,855 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 1,915 (7.76%) Oracle
3 1,668 (6.76%) SAP
4 842 (3.41%) VMware
5 678 (2.75%) Google
6 648 (2.63%) Cisco
7 616 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 515 (2.09%) Tableau
9 482 (1.95%) Citrix
10 359 (1.45%) IBM
11 321 (1.30%) Bloomberg
12 302 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 252 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 225 (0.91%) Adobe
15 221 (0.90%) Palo Alto
16 210 (0.85%) Informatica
17 204 (0.83%) HP
18 203 (0.82%) Splunk
19 179 (0.73%) Apple
20 147 (0.60%) Atlassian