Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 17,684 28,085 37,380
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.43% 19.53% 21.59%
As % of the General category 50.80% 48.65% 50.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,335 22,554 29,752
Median annual salary £63,250 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.42% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 34,810 57,728 74,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 40.14% 43.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26,344 43,355 57,560
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +5.88%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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 16,417 £65,000 +8.33% 1,098
London +1 10,343 £72,500 +3.57% 576
UK excluding London -1 6,896 £52,500 +5.00% 611
South East +2 2,155 £56,500 +2.73% 121
North of England -1 1,708 £50,000 +5.26% 163
North West -4 947 £52,500 +10.53% 111
South West -2 853 £50,000 +5.26% 83
Work from Home -2 811 £60,000 -7.69% 119
Midlands 0 806 £55,000 +15.79% 97
Yorkshire -1 631 £50,000 +5.26% 37
West Midlands -1 541 £55,000 +15.79% 62
Scotland -1 535 £52,500 +5.00% 52
East of England +1 491 £50,000 - 59
Wales +10 331 £45,000 - 23
East Midlands -2 253 £52,500 +10.53% 35
North East +9 130 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Northern Ireland +10 52 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Channel Islands -1 10 £59,000 +57.33%
Isle of Man +1 7 £33,000 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 5,910 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 3,654 (20.66%) SQL
3 2,932 (16.58%) Java
4 2,931 (16.57%) AWS
5 2,866 (16.21%) Azure
6 2,548 (14.41%) Microsoft
7 2,535 (14.33%) JavaScript
8 2,509 (14.19%) Banking
9 2,460 (13.91%) C#
10 2,425 (13.71%) Python
11 2,278 (12.88%) DevOps
12 2,239 (12.66%) SQL Server
13 2,220 (12.55%) .NET
14 2,077 (11.75%) Degree
15 1,975 (11.17%) Fintech
16 1,851 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
17 1,796 (10.16%) Software Engineering
18 1,688 (9.55%) Windows
19 1,679 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
20 1,671 (9.45%) Scrum
21 1,620 (9.16%) AngularJS
22 1,604 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,593 (9.01%) Project Management
24 1,467 (8.30%) Analytics
25 1,443 (8.16%) Oracle
26 1,441 (8.15%) Linux
27 1,389 (7.85%) Web Services
28 1,361 (7.70%) HTML
29 1,348 (7.62%) Docker
30 1,324 (7.49%) React

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
1 400 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 381 (2.15%) Confluence
3 291 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 242 (1.37%) Apache
5 223 (1.26%) CMS
6 210 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 208 (1.18%) IIS
8 158 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 141 (0.80%) SAS
10 116 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 99 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 76 (0.43%) EPiServer
13 70 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 51 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 50 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 47 (0.27%) nginx
17 45 (0.25%) JBoss
18 44 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 40 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
19 40 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 706 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 662 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 253 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 147 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 139 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 56 (0.32%) Sketch
7 38 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.21%) InVision
9 33 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 33 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 32 (0.18%) Zeplin
11 30 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 25 (0.14%) Adobe XD
13 22 (0.12%) SPSS
14 18 (0.10%) Figma
15 17 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 13 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
17 9 (0.051%) Open Workbench
18 5 (0.028%) AutoCAD
18 5 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 196 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 154 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 127 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 124 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 124 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
5 122 (0.69%) NetSuite
6 119 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
7 115 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
8 109 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
9 108 (0.61%) Markit EDM
10 107 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
11 106 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
12 87 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
13 85 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
14 83 (0.47%) FINCAD Analytics
15 80 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
16 77 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
17 60 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
18 59 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
19 58 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2,931 (16.57%) AWS
2 2,866 (16.21%) Azure
3 787 (4.45%) GCP
4 760 (4.30%) Office 365
5 684 (3.87%) Power Platform
6 670 (3.79%) SaaS
7 395 (2.23%) Serverless
8 330 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
9 297 (1.68%) PaaS
10 249 (1.41%) IaaS
11 220 (1.24%) OpenShift
12 203 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 193 (1.09%) GitHub
14 186 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
15 152 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
16 134 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 109 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
18 105 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
19 85 (0.48%) Amazon S3
20 83 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 610 (3.45%) Firewall
2 311 (1.76%) DNS
3 303 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 296 (1.67%) WAN
5 284 (1.61%) Internet
6 233 (1.32%) Network Security
7 208 (1.18%) LAN
8 175 (0.99%) DHCP
9 164 (0.93%) Skype
10 154 (0.87%) VPN
11 146 (0.83%) SAN
12 118 (0.67%) Unified Communications
13 116 (0.66%) BGP
14 109 (0.62%) OSPF
15 106 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 101 (0.57%) VoIP
17 93 (0.53%) HTTP
18 85 (0.48%) MPLS
19 81 (0.46%) Wireless
20 77 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,239 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 705 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 652 (3.69%) Power BI
4 603 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 560 (3.17%) MySQL
6 534 (3.02%) Big Data
7 509 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 505 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 441 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 420 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
11 415 (2.35%) MongoDB
12 392 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 313 (1.77%) Hadoop
14 216 (1.22%) Redis
15 212 (1.20%) Data Lake
16 177 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
17 172 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
18 160 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 160 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
19 155 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 944 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 812 (4.59%) JIRA
3 722 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 416 (2.35%) Selenium
5 276 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 244 (1.38%) Maven
7 218 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 200 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 184 (1.04%) Visual Studio
10 179 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 152 (0.86%) JUnit
12 151 (0.85%) Bitbucket
13 149 (0.84%) GitLab
14 131 (0.74%) Artifactory
15 125 (0.71%) SpecFlow
16 116 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 115 (0.65%) webpack
18 99 (0.56%) Jasmine
19 93 (0.53%) WebDriver
20 87 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 2,509 (14.19%) Banking
2 1,001 (5.66%) Front Office
3 805 (4.55%) Marketing
4 787 (4.45%) Retail
5 535 (3.03%) Legal
6 518 (2.93%) Financial Institution
7 458 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 454 (2.57%) Manufacturing
9 450 (2.54%) Investment Banking
10 411 (2.32%) Public Sector
11 335 (1.89%) Back Office
12 316 (1.79%) Law
13 211 (1.19%) Games
14 195 (1.10%) Advertising
15 177 (1.00%) Electronics
16 109 (0.62%) General Ledger
17 106 (0.60%) Billing
18 98 (0.55%) Retail Banking
19 64 (0.36%) Automotive
19 64 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,340 (24.54%) Developer
2 2,594 (14.67%) Analyst
3 1,230 (6.96%) Architect
4 936 (5.29%) Java Developer
5 895 (5.06%) Consultant
6 826 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 797 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 797 (4.51%) Project Manager
8 726 (4.11%) .NET Developer
9 713 (4.03%) Software Engineer
10 701 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 487 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
12 425 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
13 412 (2.33%) Financial Analyst
14 398 (2.25%) Support Analyst
15 385 (2.18%) Junior
16 382 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
17 366 (2.07%) Applications Support
18 350 (1.98%) Java Engineer
19 349 (1.97%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,220 (12.55%) .NET
2 1,620 (9.16%) AngularJS
3 1,389 (7.85%) Web Services
4 1,361 (7.70%) HTML
5 1,324 (7.49%) React
6 1,251 (7.07%) CSS
7 805 (4.55%) Node.js
8 793 (4.48%) ASP.NET
9 738 (4.17%) .NET Core
10 703 (3.98%) REST
11 588 (3.33%) Spring
12 522 (2.95%) Vue.js
13 500 (2.83%) RESTful
14 493 (2.79%) HTML5
15 449 (2.54%) XML
16 417 (2.36%) .NET Framework
17 395 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
18 376 (2.13%) Kafka
19 353 (2.00%) jQuery
20 326 (1.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,679 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 860 (4.86%) Hedge funds
3 751 (4.25%) Derivative
4 743 (4.20%) User Experience
5 732 (4.14%) Fixed Income
6 664 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
7 583 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 575 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 486 (2.75%) Equities
10 460 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
11 441 (2.49%) Data Centre
12 338 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 336 (1.90%) Mobile App
14 316 (1.79%) Public Cloud
15 289 (1.63%) Data Structures
16 257 (1.45%) Algorithms
17 215 (1.22%) Virtual Team
18 160 (0.90%) Cloud Native
19 152 (0.86%) Reference Data
20 142 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,688 (9.55%) Windows
2 1,441 (8.15%) Linux
3 633 (3.58%) Unix
4 604 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 326 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 225 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 206 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 203 (1.15%) Android
9 159 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 151 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 140 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 107 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 96 (0.54%) CentOS
14 73 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 50 (0.28%) Solaris
16 41 (0.23%) AIX
17 40 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 30 (0.17%) Debian
19 24 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
20 21 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,910 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2,278 (12.88%) DevOps
3 1,975 (11.17%) Fintech
4 1,851 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
5 1,796 (10.16%) Software Engineering
6 1,671 (9.45%) Scrum
7 1,604 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,593 (9.01%) Project Management
9 1,467 (8.30%) Analytics
10 1,303 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
11 1,270 (7.18%) Microservices
12 1,249 (7.06%) Test Automation
13 1,220 (6.90%) ITIL
14 1,190 (6.73%) TDD
15 1,162 (6.57%) Asset Management
16 1,134 (6.41%) Computer Science
17 1,049 (5.93%) Mentoring
18 996 (5.63%) Project Delivery
19 900 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
20 885 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,654 (20.66%) SQL
2 2,932 (16.58%) Java
3 2,535 (14.33%) JavaScript
4 2,460 (13.91%) C#
5 2,425 (13.71%) Python
6 694 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 684 (3.87%) C++
8 570 (3.22%) TypeScript
9 429 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 402 (2.27%) R
11 364 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 337 (1.91%) C
13 320 (1.81%) PHP
14 279 (1.58%) Scala
15 274 (1.55%) Java 8
16 269 (1.52%) Kotlin
17 249 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 247 (1.40%) Ruby
19 211 (1.19%) VBA
20 176 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,077 (11.75%) Degree
2 628 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 332 (1.88%) CISSP
4 284 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 266 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 204 (1.15%) CISM
7 185 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 182 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 162 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 157 (0.89%) CCNP
11 149 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 145 (0.82%) CISA
13 144 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 136 (0.77%) PMP
15 135 (0.76%) ISEB
16 123 (0.70%) Master's Degree
17 119 (0.67%) CCNA
18 118 (0.67%) PhD
19 105 (0.59%) MCSE
20 104 (0.59%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 798 (4.51%) QA
2 286 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 261 (1.48%) SLA
4 260 (1.47%) GDPR
5 241 (1.36%) PMO
6 218 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 198 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 119 (0.67%) NIST
9 103 (0.58%) COBIT
10 80 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 51 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 39 (0.22%) MiFID
13 34 (0.19%) Solvency II
14 31 (0.18%) EMIR
15 27 (0.15%) PSD2
16 21 (0.12%) ISO 20022
17 20 (0.11%) IFRS
18 19 (0.11%) SEPA
19 18 (0.10%) Basel III
20 17 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,348 (7.62%) Docker
2 821 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 362 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 117 (0.66%) XenApp
6 88 (0.50%) vSphere
6 88 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 67 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 41 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 25 (0.14%) HDFS
12 24 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.096%) Firmware
14 14 (0.079%) Snort
15 13 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.062%) vCloud
17 10 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 6 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,060 (5.99%) Kubernetes
2 545 (3.08%) Terraform
3 527 (2.98%) Ansible
4 321 (1.82%) SCCM
5 288 (1.63%) Puppet
6 234 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 119 (0.67%) SCOM
8 79 (0.45%) Nagios
9 60 (0.34%) Mesos
10 57 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 53 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 48 (0.27%) Nessus
13 44 (0.25%) Packer
14 41 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
15 39 (0.22%) Control-M
16 37 (0.21%) SCVMM
17 36 (0.20%) WSUS
18 34 (0.19%) Grafana
19 31 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
19 31 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2,548 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 1,443 (8.16%) Oracle
3 872 (4.93%) SAP
4 576 (3.26%) Google
5 564 (3.19%) Cisco
6 563 (3.18%) VMware
7 388 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
8 356 (2.01%) Tableau
9 326 (1.84%) IBM
10 314 (1.78%) Citrix
11 286 (1.62%) Bloomberg
12 198 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 158 (0.89%) ServiceNow
14 156 (0.88%) Informatica
15 145 (0.82%) CheckPoint
16 144 (0.81%) Splunk
17 134 (0.76%) Adobe
17 134 (0.76%) F5
18 131 (0.74%) HP
19 127 (0.72%) Palo Alto