Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 30,846 38,212 37,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.36% 21.76% 21.86%
As % of the General category 52.43% 51.76% 52.04%
Number of salaries quoted 24,092 29,038 30,396
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 58,835 73,830 72,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.83% 42.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44,902 57,169 58,680
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 28,795 £60,000 +9.09% 4,772
London -1 17,331 £67,500 +8.00% 2,210
UK excluding London 0 12,875 £50,000 +5.26% 2,888
South East +1 3,758 £53,750 +7.50% 676
North of England -4 3,030 £47,500 - 848
North West -3 1,807 £47,500 - 457
Midlands +2 1,803 £46,125 -2.89% 444
South West +5 1,699 £47,500 +5.56% 352
West Midlands 0 1,161 £45,000 - 280
Scotland -1 1,158 £50,000 - 210
East of England -2 1,118 £55,000 +4.76% 248
Yorkshire -2 1,117 £47,500 +5.56% 321
East Midlands -2 636 £48,500 +2.11% 164
Wales -2 298 £42,500 +3.03% 87
North East -13 134 £52,095 +25.53% 71
Northern Ireland -16 74 £40,000 - 24
Channel Islands -5 8 £50,000 -11.11% 5
Isle of Man +1 6 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 9,748 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 7,488 (24.28%) SQL
3 5,521 (17.90%) Banking
4 5,202 (16.86%) Java
5 5,096 (16.52%) C#
6 4,866 (15.78%) Microsoft
7 4,655 (15.09%) Degree
8 4,441 (14.40%) .NET
9 4,027 (13.06%) JavaScript
10 4,012 (13.01%) SQL Server
11 3,521 (11.41%) Python
12 3,492 (11.32%) Project Management
13 3,431 (11.12%) Windows
14 3,367 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
15 3,276 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
16 3,222 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
17 3,034 (9.84%) Oracle
18 3,013 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
19 2,927 (9.49%) Fintech
20 2,880 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
21 2,830 (9.17%) Scrum
22 2,815 (9.13%) HTML
23 2,791 (9.05%) Linux
24 2,666 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
25 2,634 (8.54%) Software Engineering
26 2,570 (8.33%) DevOps
27 2,458 (7.97%) Analytics
28 2,349 (7.62%) CSS
29 2,229 (7.23%) Test Automation
30 2,225 (7.21%) Computer Science

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
1 634 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 503 (1.63%) Confluence
3 478 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 375 (1.22%) IIS
5 374 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 366 (1.19%) Apache
7 335 (1.09%) SAS
8 326 (1.06%) CMS
9 305 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 286 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 215 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 169 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 156 (0.51%) JBoss
14 124 (0.40%) Skype for Business
15 104 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
16 96 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 83 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 68 (0.22%) OpenStack
19 64 (0.21%) Umbraco
20 58 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,622 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,235 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 775 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 459 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 331 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 108 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 86 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 63 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 44 (0.14%) InVision
10 42 (0.14%) SPSS
11 26 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 23 (0.075%) Autodesk Inventor
12 23 (0.075%) Chatbot
13 16 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
14 15 (0.049%) FrameMaker
15 13 (0.042%) Flinto
15 13 (0.042%) Open Workbench
16 12 (0.039%) UXPin
17 6 (0.019%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 342 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 294 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 266 (0.86%) SAP FI
4 260 (0.84%) SAP CO
5 259 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 251 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
7 230 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
8 171 (0.55%) NetSuite
9 148 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
10 130 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
11 129 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
11 129 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
12 125 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
13 115 (0.37%) thinkFolio
14 114 (0.37%) SAP BPC
15 98 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
16 92 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
16 92 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 86 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
18 81 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3,276 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,880 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1,022 (3.31%) Office 365
4 951 (3.08%) SaaS
5 641 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 352 (1.14%) PaaS
7 309 (1.00%) IaaS
8 269 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
9 236 (0.77%) GitHub
10 233 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 202 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 178 (0.58%) Serverless
13 156 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 152 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 107 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 103 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
17 93 (0.30%) G Suite
18 77 (0.25%) Apigee
19 69 (0.22%) FinancialForce
20 67 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1,018 (3.30%) Firewall
2 536 (1.74%) WAN
3 526 (1.71%) Network Security
4 515 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 498 (1.61%) LAN
6 490 (1.59%) DNS
7 429 (1.39%) Internet
8 344 (1.12%) VPN
9 342 (1.11%) DHCP
10 267 (0.87%) Wireless
11 252 (0.82%) SAN
12 236 (0.77%) HTTP
13 211 (0.68%) VoIP
14 206 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
15 203 (0.66%) MPLS
16 198 (0.64%) BGP
17 175 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
18 172 (0.56%) Unified Communications
19 167 (0.54%) OSPF
20 139 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,012 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 1,234 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1,044 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1,023 (3.32%) Relational Database
5 1,007 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 971 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 902 (2.92%) NoSQL
8 793 (2.57%) MySQL
9 747 (2.42%) Power BI
10 607 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 554 (1.80%) MongoDB
12 487 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 471 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 457 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
15 376 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 356 (1.15%) RDBMS
17 344 (1.12%) Blockchain
18 309 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
19 306 (0.99%) QlikView
20 290 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,423 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 1,251 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 1,231 (3.99%) JIRA
4 803 (2.60%) Selenium
5 656 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 592 (1.92%) Maven
7 584 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 557 (1.81%) Visual Studio
9 514 (1.67%) Cucumber
10 404 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 314 (1.02%) Subversion
12 312 (1.01%) JUnit
13 303 (0.98%) NUnit
13 303 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
14 273 (0.89%) SpecFlow
15 269 (0.87%) Gradle
16 217 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 208 (0.67%) WebDriver
18 170 (0.55%) SoapUI
19 166 (0.54%) Ant
General
1 5,521 (17.90%) Banking
2 1,959 (6.35%) Marketing
3 1,816 (5.89%) Retail
4 1,644 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 1,228 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 1,227 (3.98%) Front Office
7 997 (3.23%) Investment Banking
8 983 (3.19%) Financial Institution
9 837 (2.71%) Electronics
10 832 (2.70%) Legal
11 645 (2.09%) Advertising
12 509 (1.65%) Back Office
13 488 (1.58%) Law
14 315 (1.02%) Games
15 269 (0.87%) Retail Banking
16 238 (0.77%) Billing
17 199 (0.65%) German Language
18 176 (0.57%) French Language
19 135 (0.44%) General Ledger
20 127 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 7,996 (25.92%) Developer
2 5,174 (16.77%) Analyst
3 1,949 (6.32%) Project Manager
4 1,912 (6.20%) Consultant
5 1,869 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 1,830 (5.93%) C# Developer
7 1,769 (5.73%) Business Analyst
8 1,766 (5.73%) Architect
9 1,629 (5.28%) .NET Developer
10 1,461 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 996 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 902 (2.92%) Support Analyst
13 767 (2.49%) Software Developer
14 747 (2.42%) Software Engineer
15 746 (2.42%) Applications Support
16 729 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
17 721 (2.34%) IT Manager
18 679 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
19 678 (2.20%) SQL Developer
20 646 (2.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,441 (14.40%) .NET
2 2,815 (9.13%) HTML
3 2,349 (7.62%) CSS
4 2,173 (7.04%) AngularJS
5 1,693 (5.49%) ASP.NET
5 1,693 (5.49%) Web Services
6 1,246 (4.04%) React
7 1,214 (3.94%) HTML5
8 1,205 (3.91%) XML
9 1,174 (3.81%) Spring
10 1,092 (3.54%) REST
11 1,019 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 904 (2.93%) RESTful
13 901 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 852 (2.76%) jQuery
15 836 (2.71%) Node.js
16 714 (2.31%) .NET Framework
16 714 (2.31%) SOAP
17 645 (2.09%) JSON
18 639 (2.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3,222 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2,927 (9.49%) Fintech
3 1,226 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 1,134 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 1,112 (3.61%) User Experience
6 948 (3.07%) Hedge funds
7 937 (3.04%) Derivative
8 834 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 798 (2.59%) Equities
10 797 (2.58%) Data Centre
11 789 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
12 782 (2.54%) Fixed Income
13 743 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
14 640 (2.07%) Algorithms
15 542 (1.76%) Mobile App
16 502 (1.63%) Data Structures
17 335 (1.09%) Virtual Team
18 241 (0.78%) Public Cloud
19 232 (0.75%) Reinsurance
20 199 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,431 (11.12%) Windows
2 2,791 (9.05%) Linux
3 1,321 (4.28%) Unix
4 1,135 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 479 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 417 (1.35%) Android
7 416 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 394 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 362 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 351 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 335 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 197 (0.64%) CentOS
13 162 (0.53%) Solaris
13 162 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 105 (0.34%) AIX
15 75 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 50 (0.16%) Fedora
17 46 (0.15%) Debian
18 45 (0.15%) SUSE
18 45 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,748 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 3,492 (11.32%) Project Management
3 3,367 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
4 3,013 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,830 (9.17%) Scrum
6 2,666 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
7 2,634 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 2,570 (8.33%) DevOps
9 2,458 (7.97%) Analytics
10 2,229 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 2,225 (7.21%) Computer Science
12 2,194 (7.11%) TDD
13 1,986 (6.44%) ITIL
14 1,895 (6.14%) SDLC
15 1,887 (6.12%) MVC
16 1,739 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
17 1,656 (5.37%) Mentoring
18 1,648 (5.34%) Microservices
19 1,602 (5.19%) Asset Management
20 1,544 (5.01%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7,488 (24.28%) SQL
2 5,202 (16.86%) Java
3 5,096 (16.52%) C#
4 4,027 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 3,521 (11.41%) Python
6 1,457 (4.72%) C++
7 1,229 (3.98%) PowerShell
8 1,009 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 714 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 694 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 642 (2.08%) PHP
12 629 (2.04%) C
13 624 (2.02%) R
14 610 (1.98%) Java 8
15 602 (1.95%) Ruby
16 565 (1.83%) Perl
17 453 (1.47%) VBA
18 381 (1.24%) Scala
19 365 (1.18%) TypeScript
20 356 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4,655 (15.09%) Degree
2 998 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 662 (2.15%) CISSP
4 494 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 481 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 477 (1.55%) ISEB
7 379 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 367 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 348 (1.13%) SC Cleared
10 336 (1.09%) CISM
11 304 (0.99%) CCNP
12 297 (0.96%) PMP
13 292 (0.95%) CISA
14 277 (0.90%) ISTQB
15 236 (0.77%) PhD
16 220 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
17 204 (0.66%) CCIE
18 196 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 191 (0.62%) CCNA
20 186 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,722 (5.58%) QA
2 825 (2.67%) PMO
3 650 (2.11%) GDPR
4 606 (1.96%) SLA
5 588 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 454 (1.47%) Data Quality
7 332 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 131 (0.42%) COBIT
9 111 (0.36%) MiFID
10 99 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 95 (0.31%) IFRS
12 91 (0.30%) Solvency II
13 87 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
14 69 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
15 61 (0.20%) SEPA
16 54 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 49 (0.16%) EMIR
18 39 (0.13%) FATCA
19 38 (0.12%) PSD2
20 32 (0.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,554 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 1,473 (4.78%) Docker
3 817 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 408 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 168 (0.54%) XenApp
6 138 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 108 (0.35%) vSphere
8 82 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 72 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (0.18%) HDFS
11 53 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (0.15%) NFS
13 44 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 41 (0.13%) Firmware
15 40 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 37 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
17 35 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
18 24 (0.078%) Snort
19 23 (0.075%) VMware NSX
20 21 (0.068%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 918 (2.98%) Ansible
2 776 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 749 (2.43%) Puppet
4 484 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 426 (1.38%) SCCM
6 372 (1.21%) Terraform
7 130 (0.42%) SCOM
8 109 (0.35%) Salt
9 108 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 105 (0.34%) Mesos
11 91 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
12 87 (0.28%) Nagios
13 83 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
14 79 (0.26%) Nessus
15 67 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
16 64 (0.21%) Prometheus
17 58 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
18 56 (0.18%) vRealize
19 54 (0.18%) Grafana
20 52 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4,866 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 3,034 (9.84%) Oracle
3 2,134 (6.92%) SAP
4 1,266 (4.10%) VMware
5 996 (3.23%) Cisco
6 749 (2.43%) Google
7 690 (2.24%) Tableau
8 636 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 547 (1.77%) Citrix
10 509 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 373 (1.21%) IBM
12 328 (1.06%) Splunk
13 306 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 270 (0.88%) Palo Alto
15 259 (0.84%) HP
16 243 (0.79%) Adobe
17 242 (0.78%) Bloomberg
18 229 (0.74%) Reuters
19 200 (0.65%) ServiceNow
20 193 (0.63%) Informatica