Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 23,013 29,675 37,323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.98% 19.91% 21.06%
As % of the General category 49.84% 49.38% 48.77%
Number of salaries quoted 18,763 23,953 30,533
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,650
% change year-on-year +1.00% +4.93% +5.89%

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 46,170 60,096 76,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.09% 40.33% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 35,011 45,471 59,777
Median annual salary £57,361 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £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% - +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 9 April 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 9 April 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 21,372 £62,500 +4.17% 2,079
London 0 13,044 £70,000 +3.70% 1,019
UK excluding London -2 9,405 £50,500 +1.00% 1,201
South East +1 2,961 £55,000 - 268
North of England -1 2,278 £50,000 +5.26% 342
North West -3 1,224 £50,000 +5.26% 216
South West -2 1,176 £47,500 - 139
Midlands -1 1,157 £52,463 +10.45% 223
Work from Home -3 1,068 £60,000 -4.00% 219
Yorkshire 0 894 £50,000 +5.26% 97
West Midlands -1 764 £52,500 +10.53% 143
Scotland 0 689 £52,500 +5.00% 81
East of England +4 675 £50,000 -9.09% 92
Wales +4 443 £45,000 - 42
East Midlands 0 385 £50,000 +11.11% 80
North East +10 160 £42,500 -5.56% 29
Northern Ireland +9 78 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Channel Islands +6 13 £25,000 -50.00% 5
Isle of Man +3 7 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 7,694 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4,697 (20.41%) SQL
3 3,800 (16.51%) Java
4 3,609 (15.68%) AWS
5 3,534 (15.36%) Azure
6 3,391 (14.74%) Microsoft
7 3,328 (14.46%) C#
8 3,286 (14.28%) Banking
9 3,265 (14.19%) JavaScript
10 3,026 (13.15%) Python
11 2,865 (12.45%) DevOps
12 2,845 (12.36%) .NET
13 2,800 (12.17%) SQL Server
14 2,694 (11.71%) Degree
15 2,409 (10.47%) Fintech
16 2,389 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
17 2,296 (9.98%) Software Engineering
18 2,272 (9.87%) Project Management
19 2,250 (9.78%) Scrum
20 2,206 (9.59%) Windows
21 2,138 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
22 2,128 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,997 (8.68%) AngularJS
24 1,958 (8.51%) Analytics
25 1,919 (8.34%) Linux
26 1,814 (7.88%) Oracle
27 1,783 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
28 1,782 (7.74%) HTML
29 1,748 (7.60%) Web Services
30 1,601 (6.96%) CSS

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
1 489 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 453 (1.97%) Confluence
3 343 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 269 (1.17%) CMS
5 250 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 248 (1.08%) IIS
7 217 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 215 (0.93%) Apache
9 197 (0.86%) SAS
10 151 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 129 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 105 (0.46%) Skype for Business
13 90 (0.39%) EPiServer
14 70 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 70 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 69 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 61 (0.27%) nginx
17 52 (0.23%) WordPress
18 49 (0.21%) JBoss
18 49 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 960 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 827 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 337 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 217 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 191 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 95 (0.41%) Sketch
7 58 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 56 (0.24%) InVision
9 55 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 53 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 48 (0.21%) Chatbot
12 44 (0.19%) Zeplin
13 31 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 29 (0.13%) Adobe XD
15 24 (0.10%) SPSS
16 20 (0.087%) Figma
17 18 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
18 12 (0.052%) Open Workbench
19 8 (0.035%) InDesign
20 5 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 246 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 226 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 171 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 166 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 166 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 166 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 166 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 156 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
6 132 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
7 131 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
8 127 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
9 122 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
10 115 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
11 111 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
12 89 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
13 84 (0.37%) Markit EDM
14 83 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
15 82 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
16 73 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
16 73 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3,609 (15.68%) AWS
2 3,534 (15.36%) Azure
3 996 (4.33%) Office 365
4 986 (4.28%) GCP
5 839 (3.65%) Power Platform
6 827 (3.59%) SaaS
7 447 (1.94%) Serverless
8 427 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
9 386 (1.68%) PaaS
10 303 (1.32%) IaaS
11 269 (1.17%) GitHub
12 250 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 218 (0.95%) OpenShift
14 207 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
15 191 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 171 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
17 164 (0.71%) Amazon S3
18 141 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
19 125 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
20 96 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 788 (3.42%) Firewall
2 400 (1.74%) DNS
3 394 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 384 (1.67%) WAN
5 348 (1.51%) Internet
6 311 (1.35%) LAN
7 294 (1.28%) Network Security
8 251 (1.09%) DHCP
9 198 (0.86%) VPN
10 182 (0.79%) Skype
11 174 (0.76%) SAN
12 141 (0.61%) VoIP
13 134 (0.58%) BGP
14 133 (0.58%) HTTP
15 125 (0.54%) OSPF
16 124 (0.54%) Unified Communications
17 116 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
18 102 (0.44%) Wireless
19 101 (0.44%) MPLS
20 99 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,800 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 798 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 798 (3.47%) Power BI
3 716 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 690 (3.00%) Big Data
5 647 (2.81%) MySQL
6 645 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 630 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 599 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 522 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
10 475 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 464 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 362 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 258 (1.12%) Redis
14 226 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
15 222 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 221 (0.96%) Oracle Database
17 209 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 200 (0.87%) Data Lake
19 189 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 1,205 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 1,057 (4.59%) JIRA
3 913 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 525 (2.28%) Selenium
5 352 (1.53%) Maven
6 314 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 298 (1.29%) Visual Studio
8 292 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 288 (1.25%) TeamCity
10 281 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 182 (0.79%) JUnit
12 179 (0.78%) Bitbucket
13 162 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 157 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 155 (0.67%) webpack
16 149 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 145 (0.63%) Artifactory
18 136 (0.59%) GitLab
19 135 (0.59%) Jasmine
20 128 (0.56%) gulp
General
1 3,286 (14.28%) Banking
2 1,213 (5.27%) Front Office
3 1,148 (4.99%) Marketing
4 1,083 (4.71%) Retail
5 723 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 690 (3.00%) Legal
7 666 (2.89%) Financial Institution
8 647 (2.81%) Public Sector
9 610 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 509 (2.21%) Investment Banking
11 367 (1.59%) Law
12 327 (1.42%) Back Office
13 311 (1.35%) Electronics
14 268 (1.16%) Advertising
15 234 (1.02%) Games
16 157 (0.68%) Billing
17 137 (0.60%) General Ledger
18 121 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 99 (0.43%) Automotive
20 71 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5,653 (24.56%) Developer
2 3,366 (14.63%) Analyst
3 1,570 (6.82%) Architect
4 1,246 (5.41%) Consultant
5 1,227 (5.33%) Java Developer
6 1,175 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 1,128 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 1,019 (4.43%) Business Analyst
9 1,002 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 964 (4.19%) .NET Developer
11 882 (3.83%) Software Engineer
12 577 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
13 570 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
14 533 (2.32%) Junior
15 528 (2.29%) IT Manager
16 525 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
17 503 (2.19%) Financial Analyst
18 496 (2.16%) Support Analyst
19 492 (2.14%) C# .NET Developer
20 491 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,845 (12.36%) .NET
2 1,997 (8.68%) AngularJS
3 1,782 (7.74%) HTML
4 1,748 (7.60%) Web Services
5 1,601 (6.96%) CSS
6 1,538 (6.68%) React
7 1,061 (4.61%) ASP.NET
8 1,036 (4.50%) Node.js
9 980 (4.26%) REST
10 807 (3.51%) .NET Core
11 800 (3.48%) Spring
12 702 (3.05%) RESTful
13 668 (2.90%) HTML5
14 616 (2.68%) XML
15 570 (2.48%) .NET Framework
15 570 (2.48%) Vue.js
16 504 (2.19%) J2EE
17 492 (2.14%) Kafka
18 475 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 454 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2,138 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (4.19%) User Experience
3 937 (4.07%) Hedge funds
4 909 (3.95%) Derivative
5 873 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
6 869 (3.78%) Fixed Income
7 755 (3.28%) Management Information System
8 705 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 689 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
10 619 (2.69%) Equities
11 585 (2.54%) Data Centre
12 389 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 376 (1.63%) Mobile App
14 372 (1.62%) Public Cloud
15 330 (1.43%) Algorithms
16 328 (1.43%) Data Structures
17 243 (1.06%) Virtual Team
18 221 (0.96%) Cloud Native
19 192 (0.83%) Blog
20 153 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2,206 (9.59%) Windows
2 1,919 (8.34%) Linux
3 825 (3.58%) Unix
4 736 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 435 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 286 (1.24%) Android
7 280 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 260 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 211 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 167 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 157 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
12 142 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 113 (0.49%) CentOS
14 105 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 67 (0.29%) Solaris
16 50 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 36 (0.16%) AIX
18 35 (0.15%) Debian
19 29 (0.13%) Windows 8
20 26 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,694 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,865 (12.45%) DevOps
3 2,409 (10.47%) Fintech
4 2,389 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
5 2,296 (9.98%) Software Engineering
6 2,272 (9.87%) Project Management
7 2,250 (9.78%) Scrum
8 2,128 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,958 (8.51%) Analytics
10 1,783 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
11 1,564 (6.80%) ITIL
12 1,541 (6.70%) Microservices
13 1,508 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 1,450 (6.30%) Computer Science
15 1,447 (6.29%) TDD
16 1,361 (5.91%) Asset Management
17 1,350 (5.87%) Project Delivery
18 1,331 (5.78%) Mentoring
19 1,178 (5.12%) SDLC
20 1,133 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4,697 (20.41%) SQL
2 3,800 (16.51%) Java
3 3,328 (14.46%) C#
4 3,265 (14.19%) JavaScript
5 3,026 (13.15%) Python
6 951 (4.13%) C++
7 842 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 629 (2.73%) TypeScript
9 610 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 524 (2.28%) R
11 506 (2.20%) C
12 458 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 434 (1.89%) PHP
14 377 (1.64%) Java 8
15 369 (1.60%) Ruby
16 346 (1.50%) Kotlin
17 342 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 334 (1.45%) Scala
19 293 (1.27%) VBA
20 244 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,694 (11.71%) Degree
2 777 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 472 (2.05%) CISSP
4 391 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 381 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 306 (1.33%) CISM
7 264 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 239 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 221 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 219 (0.95%) CISA
11 202 (0.88%) ISTQB
12 189 (0.82%) CCNP
13 182 (0.79%) ISEB
14 174 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 173 (0.75%) PMP
16 140 (0.61%) CCNA
16 140 (0.61%) PhD
17 126 (0.55%) Master's Degree
18 125 (0.54%) ACCA
18 125 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,005 (4.37%) QA
2 386 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 378 (1.64%) SLA
4 343 (1.49%) GDPR
5 341 (1.48%) PMO
6 276 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 263 (1.14%) PCI DSS
8 180 (0.78%) NIST
9 152 (0.66%) COBIT
10 97 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 74 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 55 (0.24%) MiFID
13 54 (0.23%) Solvency II
14 41 (0.18%) EMIR
15 38 (0.17%) PSD2
16 29 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 26 (0.11%) IFRS
18 25 (0.11%) ISO 20022
19 21 (0.091%) Basel III
20 19 (0.083%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,557 (6.77%) Docker
2 1,078 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 467 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 203 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 146 (0.63%) XenApp
6 127 (0.55%) vSphere
7 103 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 89 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 62 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 48 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 28 (0.12%) Firmware
12 26 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 23 (0.100%) HDFS
14 22 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 11 (0.048%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 9 (0.039%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.039%) VMware NSX
18 9 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,164 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 692 (3.01%) Ansible
3 674 (2.93%) Terraform
4 414 (1.80%) Puppet
5 399 (1.73%) SCCM
6 336 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
7 141 (0.61%) SCOM
8 85 (0.37%) Mesos
8 85 (0.37%) Nagios
9 73 (0.32%) Nessus
10 68 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 67 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 67 (0.29%) Packer
12 57 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 56 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
14 45 (0.20%) Control-M
14 45 (0.20%) Marathon
15 44 (0.19%) Istio
16 43 (0.19%) Kibana
16 43 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 3,391 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 1,814 (7.88%) Oracle
3 1,253 (5.44%) SAP
4 737 (3.20%) VMware
5 711 (3.09%) Google
6 687 (2.99%) Cisco
7 507 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 464 (2.02%) Tableau
9 412 (1.79%) Citrix
10 401 (1.74%) IBM
11 321 (1.39%) Bloomberg
12 250 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 208 (0.90%) Informatica
14 198 (0.86%) Adobe
15 190 (0.83%) Palo Alto
16 189 (0.82%) ServiceNow
17 183 (0.80%) HP
18 169 (0.73%) Splunk
19 141 (0.61%) F5
20 137 (0.60%) Atlassian