Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 15,861 20,320 28,860
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.08% 20.30% 19.67%
As % of the General category 33.70% 37.34% 34.94%
Number of salaries quoted 12,330 15,861 22,422
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £33,000
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 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +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 47,062 54,426 82,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.64% 54.39% 56.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33,699 42,101 62,811
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -2 14,410 £65,000 - 2,512
London -1 8,901 £75,000 +3.45% 1,292
UK excluding London -2 5,933 £50,000 -4.76% 1,379
Work from Home +4 2,846 £62,500 +4.17% 485
South East 0 1,739 £52,500 -4.55% 302
North of England -5 1,303 £49,500 -1.00% 355
South West -8 880 £50,000 +5.26% 173
Midlands -3 876 £50,000 -4.76% 241
North West -6 631 £52,000 -0.95% 193
Yorkshire -6 574 £45,000 -10.00% 125
West Midlands -4 539 £48,500 -7.62% 154
Scotland -6 538 £52,500 - 137
East of England -3 357 £52,500 +5.00% 126
East Midlands +1 333 £50,000 -4.76% 86
Wales -7 192 £36,433 -19.04% 30
North East -10 99 £50,000 +11.11% 37
Northern Ireland -17 32 £50,000 - 15
Isle of Man -5 20 £42,500 +28.79%
Channel Islands -4 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 5,259 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 3,872 (24.41%) Social Skills
3 3,341 (21.06%) SQL
4 2,763 (17.42%) Azure
5 2,748 (17.33%) AWS
6 2,670 (16.83%) Python
7 2,551 (16.08%) JavaScript
8 2,430 (15.32%) Java
9 2,371 (14.95%) DevOps
10 2,223 (14.02%) Software Engineering
11 2,120 (13.37%) Fintech
12 2,095 (13.21%) C#
13 2,079 (13.11%) Banking
14 2,069 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 1,989 (12.54%) .NET
16 1,906 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
17 1,851 (11.67%) Degree
18 1,804 (11.37%) Docker
19 1,693 (10.67%) Microservices
20 1,656 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
21 1,593 (10.04%) Kubernetes
22 1,584 (9.99%) React
22 1,584 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
23 1,508 (9.51%) Analytics
24 1,402 (8.84%) SQL Server
25 1,369 (8.63%) Scrum
26 1,345 (8.48%) Marketing
27 1,319 (8.32%) Project Management
28 1,257 (7.93%) Linux
29 1,241 (7.82%) AngularJS

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 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 297 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 271 (1.71%) Confluence
4 200 (1.26%) Apache
5 194 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
6 170 (1.07%) CMS
7 109 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 108 (0.68%) SAS
9 84 (0.53%) IIS
10 54 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 54 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 51 (0.32%) GemFire
12 50 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 48 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 45 (0.28%) WordPress
15 44 (0.28%) nginx
16 39 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
18 29 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 741 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 535 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 254 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 151 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 145 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 83 (0.52%) Sketch
7 68 (0.43%) InVision
8 66 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 49 (0.31%) Figma
10 23 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 13 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.057%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.050%) MadCap Flare
14 8 (0.050%) Photoshop
14 8 (0.050%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.038%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.038%) Simulink
16 4 (0.025%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 178 (1.12%) NetSuite
2 129 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 119 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 105 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
5 103 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 101 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 101 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 87 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
8 72 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
9 67 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
10 60 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
11 58 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
12 52 (0.33%) SAP FI
13 51 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
14 48 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
15 43 (0.27%) Shopify
16 41 (0.26%) SAP CO
16 41 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
17 34 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 34 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2,763 (17.42%) Azure
2 2,748 (17.33%) AWS
3 1,133 (7.14%) GCP
4 861 (5.43%) SaaS
5 791 (4.99%) Power Platform
6 656 (4.14%) Serverless
7 632 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
8 361 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
9 314 (1.98%) PaaS
10 293 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
11 236 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 234 (1.48%) IaaS
13 220 (1.39%) GitHub
14 204 (1.29%) Amazon S3
15 186 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
16 170 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 166 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
18 131 (0.83%) OpenShift
19 119 (0.75%) PowerApps
20 113 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 369 (2.33%) Firewall
2 235 (1.48%) DNS
3 185 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 157 (0.99%) Network Security
5 145 (0.91%) WAN
6 144 (0.91%) VPN
7 142 (0.90%) HTTP
8 136 (0.86%) LAN
9 125 (0.79%) DHCP
10 97 (0.61%) Internet
11 86 (0.54%) Wireless
12 84 (0.53%) BGP
13 77 (0.49%) OSPF
14 76 (0.48%) SAN
15 70 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
16 58 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (0.33%) VLAN
18 50 (0.32%) Skype
19 45 (0.28%) VoIP
20 43 (0.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,402 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 683 (4.31%) Power BI
3 674 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
4 644 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 634 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 554 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 450 (2.84%) MySQL
8 434 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 421 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 403 (2.54%) Big Data
11 381 (2.40%) MongoDB
12 344 (2.17%) Tableau
13 216 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 198 (1.25%) Redis
15 196 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 195 (1.23%) Hadoop
17 192 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 168 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
19 167 (1.05%) Data Lake
20 150 (0.95%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,127 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 693 (4.37%) JIRA
3 673 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 339 (2.14%) Selenium
5 237 (1.49%) Maven
6 215 (1.36%) GitLab
7 211 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 174 (1.10%) Cypress.io
9 173 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 167 (1.05%) Gradle
11 159 (1.00%) Artifactory
11 159 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 147 (0.93%) JUnit
13 145 (0.91%) Bitbucket
14 130 (0.82%) IntelliJ
15 110 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
16 108 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
17 102 (0.64%) Postman
18 90 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
19 84 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 3,872 (24.41%) Social Skills
2 2,079 (13.11%) Banking
3 1,584 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1,345 (8.48%) Marketing
5 952 (6.00%) Manufacturing
6 935 (5.89%) Public Sector
7 933 (5.88%) Telecoms
8 881 (5.55%) Front Office
9 757 (4.77%) Retail
10 693 (4.37%) Electronics
11 495 (3.12%) Financial Institution
12 491 (3.10%) Legal
13 459 (2.89%) Law
14 425 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
15 422 (2.66%) Organisational Skills
16 331 (2.09%) Games
17 253 (1.60%) Advertising
18 252 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
19 242 (1.53%) Investment Banking
20 219 (1.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4,334 (27.32%) Developer
2 2,304 (14.53%) Analyst
3 1,108 (6.99%) Software Engineer
4 862 (5.43%) Consultant
5 843 (5.31%) Senior Developer
6 756 (4.77%) Java Developer
7 748 (4.72%) Architect
8 724 (4.56%) Business Analyst
9 585 (3.69%) Project Manager
10 563 (3.55%) .NET Developer
11 521 (3.28%) React Developer
12 461 (2.91%) C# Developer
13 451 (2.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 441 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
15 401 (2.53%) Financial Analyst
16 387 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
17 378 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
18 368 (2.32%) Python Developer
19 343 (2.16%) Software Developer
20 324 (2.04%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,989 (12.54%) .NET
2 1,584 (9.99%) React
3 1,241 (7.82%) AngularJS
4 1,050 (6.62%) Web Services
5 977 (6.16%) CSS
6 941 (5.93%) HTML
7 869 (5.48%) Node.js
8 826 (5.21%) .NET Core
9 653 (4.12%) Spring
10 652 (4.11%) REST
11 606 (3.82%) Kafka
12 565 (3.56%) RESTful
13 455 (2.87%) ASP.NET
14 441 (2.78%) Vue.js
15 383 (2.41%) XML
16 357 (2.25%) HTML5
17 351 (2.21%) React Native
18 342 (2.16%) Spring Boot
19 323 (2.04%) .NET Framework
20 320 (2.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 793 (5.00%) User Experience
2 685 (4.32%) Hedge funds
3 642 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 610 (3.85%) Derivative
5 533 (3.36%) Equities
6 519 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 463 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 429 (2.70%) Fixed Income
9 417 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 304 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 297 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
12 279 (1.76%) Mobile App
13 273 (1.72%) Cloud Native
14 261 (1.65%) Data Centre
15 228 (1.44%) Data Structures
16 198 (1.25%) Blog
17 184 (1.16%) Virtual Team
18 182 (1.15%) Public Cloud
19 151 (0.95%) Social Media
20 112 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,257 (7.93%) Linux
2 1,128 (7.11%) Windows
3 541 (3.41%) Unix
4 409 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 248 (1.56%) Android
6 210 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 158 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 118 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 94 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 77 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 70 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (0.41%) CentOS
14 45 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 31 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.13%) VMS
17 19 (0.12%) Solaris
18 18 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.10%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.095%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,259 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,371 (14.95%) DevOps
3 2,223 (14.02%) Software Engineering
4 2,120 (13.37%) Fintech
5 1,906 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
6 1,693 (10.67%) Microservices
7 1,656 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
8 1,508 (9.51%) Analytics
9 1,369 (8.63%) Scrum
10 1,319 (8.32%) Project Management
11 1,138 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,060 (6.68%) Asset Management
13 1,016 (6.41%) Computer Science
14 991 (6.25%) TDD
15 963 (6.07%) Test Automation
16 872 (5.50%) Mentoring
17 855 (5.39%) SDLC
18 844 (5.32%) Programme Management
19 817 (5.15%) Project Delivery
20 785 (4.95%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3,341 (21.06%) SQL
2 2,670 (16.83%) Python
3 2,551 (16.08%) JavaScript
4 2,430 (15.32%) Java
5 2,095 (13.21%) C#
6 985 (6.21%) TypeScript
7 623 (3.93%) C++
8 506 (3.19%) PowerShell
9 443 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 368 (2.32%) C
11 367 (2.31%) Scala
12 329 (2.07%) PHP
13 314 (1.98%) Go
14 304 (1.92%) Bash Shell
15 287 (1.81%) R
16 249 (1.57%) Java 8
16 249 (1.57%) Kotlin
17 238 (1.50%) Ruby
18 193 (1.22%) Shell Script
19 158 (1.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,851 (11.67%) Degree
2 430 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 321 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 209 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 189 (1.19%) CISSP
6 177 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 173 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 144 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 131 (0.83%) CISM
10 125 (0.79%) ACCA
11 110 (0.69%) CIMA
12 107 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
13 106 (0.67%) CCNP
14 102 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
14 102 (0.64%) PhD
15 88 (0.55%) PMI Certification
16 80 (0.50%) ISEB
17 78 (0.49%) CISA
18 76 (0.48%) PMP
19 75 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 783 (4.94%) QA
2 296 (1.87%) GDPR
3 281 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 280 (1.77%) SLA
5 272 (1.71%) PMO
6 239 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 146 (0.92%) NIST
8 120 (0.76%) PCI DSS
9 86 (0.54%) COBIT
10 75 (0.47%) MiFID
11 65 (0.41%) GRC
12 49 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
13 39 (0.25%) EMIR
14 35 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
15 31 (0.20%) IFRS
15 31 (0.20%) Solvency II
16 29 (0.18%) PSD2
17 25 (0.16%) WCAG
18 23 (0.15%) ISO 20022
19 22 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,804 (11.37%) Docker
2 597 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 316 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 89 (0.56%) vSphere
6 64 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 43 (0.27%) HDFS
8 43 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (0.21%) XenApp
11 31 (0.20%) Firmware
12 30 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.057%) Time Sharing Option
16 9 (0.057%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.050%) RACF
18 7 (0.044%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1,593 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 774 (4.88%) Terraform
3 502 (3.16%) Ansible
4 188 (1.19%) Puppet
5 140 (0.88%) SCCM
6 122 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 108 (0.68%) Prometheus
8 91 (0.57%) Grafana
9 69 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 56 (0.35%) Istio
11 47 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 46 (0.29%) SCOM
13 29 (0.18%) Packer
13 29 (0.18%) vCenter Server
14 22 (0.14%) WSUS
15 20 (0.13%) Control-M
16 18 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
17 17 (0.11%) Argo
17 17 (0.11%) Kiali
17 17 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2,069 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1,150 (7.25%) SAP
3 917 (5.78%) Oracle
4 553 (3.49%) Google
5 515 (3.25%) VMware
6 411 (2.59%) Cisco
7 335 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 204 (1.29%) Citrix
9 176 (1.11%) IBM
10 173 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 125 (0.79%) Sybase
12 113 (0.71%) JD Edwards
13 107 (0.67%) ServiceNow
14 103 (0.65%) Adobe
15 102 (0.64%) F5
16 92 (0.58%) Bloomberg
17 88 (0.55%) HP
17 88 (0.55%) Palo Alto
18 86 (0.54%) Atlassian
19 85 (0.54%) Databricks