Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 43777 41807 51136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 22.13% 23.53%
As % of the General category 54.98% 51.74% 52.22%
Number of salaries quoted 29885 33889 42170
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 79619 80804 97931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.01% 42.77% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 58159 65845 78267
UK median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 41223 £55,000 - 3005
London +2 25537 £62,500 - 1744
UK excluding London -2 17333 £47,500 +2.15% 1445
South East -3 4714 £50,000 +5.26% 338
North of England +4 4583 £46,500 +3.33% 416
North West +4 2679 £47,500 +5.56% 223
Midlands -4 2366 £45,000 - 144
South West +1 1946 £45,000 -3.23% 155
East of England -6 1826 £47,500 -5.00% 192
Yorkshire +1 1670 £45,000 - 164
West Midlands -4 1556 £45,000 +3.45% 75
Scotland 0 1474 £49,000 +3.16% 168
East Midlands -2 792 £47,500 -5.00% 67
Wales 0 370 £42,500 +6.25% 19
North East +12 235 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Northern Ireland +10 129 £37,500 -16.67% 13
Isle of Man - 17 £40,000 -
Channel Islands +8 9 £32,750 -10.27% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Finance.

1 12958 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 12619 (28.83%) Banking
3 9593 (21.91%) SQL
4 7951 (18.16%) Java
5 7071 (16.15%) Investment Banking
6 6850 (15.65%) Asset Management
7 6664 (15.22%) Microsoft
8 6345 (14.49%) Wealth Management
9 6291 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
10 6051 (13.82%) Degree
11 5952 (13.60%) Retail Banking
12 5941 (13.57%) C#
13 5439 (12.42%) SQL Server
14 5406 (12.35%) Project Management
15 5375 (12.28%) .NET
16 5083 (11.61%) JavaScript
17 4698 (10.73%) Windows
18 4484 (10.24%) Oracle
19 4445 (10.15%) Scrum
20 4411 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
21 4273 (9.76%) SDLC
22 3976 (9.08%) Linux
23 3911 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
24 3876 (8.85%) HTML
25 3718 (8.49%) SAP
26 3315 (7.57%) Marketing
27 3279 (7.49%) Python
28 3244 (7.41%) CSS
29 3123 (7.13%) Analytics
30 3077 (7.03%) ITIL

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 1139 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 831 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 759 (1.73%) SAS
4 698 (1.59%) Apache
5 679 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 614 (1.40%) Apache Spark
7 563 (1.29%) IIS
8 524 (1.20%) CMS
9 427 (0.98%) Confluence
10 417 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 382 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
12 378 (0.86%) JBoss
13 357 (0.82%) Skype for Business
14 332 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 238 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 219 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 194 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
18 161 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 124 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
20 104 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2152 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1683 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 772 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 603 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 580 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 153 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 134 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 112 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 88 (0.20%) SPSS
10 76 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 74 (0.17%) InVision
12 24 (0.055%) Chatbot
12 24 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 24 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
13 19 (0.043%) Autodesk Inventor
13 19 (0.043%) FileZilla
14 11 (0.025%) S-PLUS
15 9 (0.021%) InDesign
16 8 (0.018%) HipChat
16 8 (0.018%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 570 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 522 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 519 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 490 (1.12%) SAP CO
5 489 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 291 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
7 287 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
8 250 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 234 (0.53%) NetSuite
10 219 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
11 216 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
12 153 (0.35%) SAP BPC
13 141 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
14 133 (0.30%) SAP MM
15 128 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 113 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
17 106 (0.24%) Actimize
18 102 (0.23%) SAP ERP
19 96 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
20 88 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2297 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2110 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 998 (2.28%) SaaS
4 833 (1.90%) Office 365
5 495 (1.13%) GitHub
6 414 (0.95%) IaaS
7 336 (0.77%) PaaS
8 273 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 241 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 193 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 109 (0.25%) npm
12 99 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 96 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 92 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
15 87 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
16 75 (0.17%) FinancialForce
17 59 (0.13%) Amazon S3
17 59 (0.13%) OpenShift
18 56 (0.13%) Mimecast
19 54 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1394 (3.18%) Firewall
2 755 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 720 (1.64%) WAN
4 666 (1.52%) LAN
5 627 (1.43%) DNS
6 595 (1.36%) Internet
7 555 (1.27%) VPN
8 512 (1.17%) SAN
9 507 (1.16%) Network Security
10 405 (0.93%) DHCP
11 376 (0.86%) Wireless
12 356 (0.81%) HTTP
13 333 (0.76%) VoIP
14 324 (0.74%) Skype
15 310 (0.71%) BGP
16 309 (0.71%) OSPF
17 283 (0.65%) MPLS
18 230 (0.53%) Unified Communications
19 221 (0.50%) EIGRP
19 221 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5439 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 1600 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1552 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1479 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 1460 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1418 (3.24%) Big Data
7 1160 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 1093 (2.50%) MySQL
9 979 (2.24%) MongoDB
10 822 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 702 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 667 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 629 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
14 592 (1.35%) RDBMS
15 554 (1.27%) Blockchain
16 530 (1.21%) QlikView
17 521 (1.19%) Power BI
18 499 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
19 485 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
20 461 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1699 (3.88%) JIRA
2 1604 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 1313 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 968 (2.21%) Selenium
5 944 (2.16%) TeamCity
6 891 (2.04%) Maven
7 873 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 787 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 715 (1.63%) Subversion
10 672 (1.54%) JUnit
11 636 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 451 (1.03%) NUnit
13 337 (0.77%) WebDriver
14 320 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 295 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
16 276 (0.63%) MSTest
17 253 (0.58%) Gradle
18 240 (0.55%) Bitbucket
19 228 (0.52%) SoapUI
20 220 (0.50%) MSBuild
General
1 12619 (28.83%) Banking
2 7071 (16.15%) Investment Banking
3 5952 (13.60%) Retail Banking
4 3315 (7.57%) Marketing
5 2624 (5.99%) Retail
6 2616 (5.98%) Telecoms
7 2429 (5.55%) Manufacturing
8 2284 (5.22%) Front Office
9 1765 (4.03%) Legal
10 1664 (3.80%) Electronics
11 1570 (3.59%) Financial Institution
12 910 (2.08%) Advertising
13 833 (1.90%) Back Office
14 664 (1.52%) Law
15 371 (0.85%) Publishing
16 364 (0.83%) Games
17 277 (0.63%) Billing
18 198 (0.45%) German Language
19 195 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
20 185 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11149 (25.47%) Developer
2 8041 (18.37%) Analyst
3 3287 (7.51%) Business Analyst
4 3033 (6.93%) Consultant
5 2907 (6.64%) Java Developer
6 2353 (5.37%) Project Manager
7 2255 (5.15%) Architect
8 2221 (5.07%) Senior Developer
9 2178 (4.98%) C# Developer
10 2150 (4.91%) .NET Developer
11 1345 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 1201 (2.74%) Software Engineer
13 1200 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
14 1191 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 1142 (2.61%) IT Manager
16 1001 (2.29%) SQL Developer
17 978 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
18 967 (2.21%) Software Developer
19 918 (2.10%) Applications Support
20 840 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5375 (12.28%) .NET
2 3876 (8.85%) HTML
3 3244 (7.41%) CSS
4 2583 (5.90%) AngularJS
5 2250 (5.14%) ASP.NET
6 2142 (4.89%) Web Services
7 1755 (4.01%) Spring
8 1698 (3.88%) XML
9 1616 (3.69%) HTML5
10 1598 (3.65%) REST
11 1412 (3.23%) jQuery
12 1219 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1188 (2.71%) RESTful
14 1135 (2.59%) .NET Framework
15 1031 (2.36%) React
16 962 (2.20%) Node.js
17 940 (2.15%) CSS3
18 932 (2.13%) WCF
19 895 (2.04%) WPF
20 863 (1.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6291 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2865 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 2559 (5.85%) Fintech
4 1751 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1719 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1662 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 1565 (3.57%) Derivative
8 1336 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
9 1302 (2.97%) Equities
10 1128 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
11 1093 (2.50%) Fixed Income
12 996 (2.28%) Data Centre
13 850 (1.94%) Hedge funds
14 810 (1.85%) Algorithms
15 624 (1.43%) Virtual Team
16 616 (1.41%) Data Structures
17 579 (1.32%) Mobile App
18 499 (1.14%) Credit Risk
19 459 (1.05%) Client/Server
20 443 (1.01%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4698 (10.73%) Windows
2 3976 (9.08%) Linux
3 2982 (6.81%) Unix
4 1549 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 727 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 674 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 649 (1.48%) Android
8 616 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 593 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 456 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 435 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 346 (0.79%) Solaris
13 175 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 160 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 154 (0.35%) CentOS
16 134 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 128 (0.29%) AIX
18 127 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 46 (0.11%) Debian
20 37 (0.085%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12958 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 6850 (15.65%) Asset Management
3 6345 (14.49%) Wealth Management
4 5406 (12.35%) Project Management
5 4445 (10.15%) Scrum
6 4411 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
7 4273 (9.76%) SDLC
8 3911 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 3123 (7.13%) Analytics
10 3077 (7.03%) ITIL
11 3041 (6.95%) TDD
12 2874 (6.57%) Software Engineering
13 2838 (6.48%) Test Automation
14 2785 (6.36%) Business Analysis
15 2675 (6.11%) DevOps
16 2668 (6.09%) MVC
17 2538 (5.80%) Programme Management
18 2466 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
19 2417 (5.52%) OO
20 2265 (5.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9593 (21.91%) SQL
2 7951 (18.16%) Java
3 5941 (13.57%) C#
4 5083 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 3279 (7.49%) Python
6 1948 (4.45%) C++
7 1414 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 1367 (3.12%) PowerShell
9 944 (2.16%) PHP
10 914 (2.09%) C
11 902 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 870 (1.99%) Perl
13 817 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 751 (1.72%) R
15 734 (1.68%) Ruby
16 702 (1.60%) Scala
17 609 (1.39%) VBA
18 600 (1.37%) Bash Shell
19 472 (1.08%) VB.NET
20 424 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 6051 (13.82%) Degree
2 1442 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 964 (2.20%) CISSP
4 687 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 663 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 640 (1.46%) CISM
7 614 (1.40%) ISEB
8 608 (1.39%) Security Cleared
9 468 (1.07%) CCNP
10 457 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 411 (0.94%) CISA
12 371 (0.85%) Master's Degree
13 365 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 365 (0.83%) PMP
14 358 (0.82%) MCSE
15 333 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 332 (0.76%) CCNA
17 330 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 321 (0.73%) PhD
19 290 (0.66%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2638 (6.03%) QA
2 891 (2.04%) SLA
3 852 (1.95%) PMO
4 707 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 532 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 497 (1.14%) GDPR
7 408 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 260 (0.59%) MiFID
9 194 (0.44%) COBIT
10 157 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 127 (0.29%) EMIR
12 126 (0.29%) Basel III
13 102 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 101 (0.23%) ISO 9001
15 98 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
16 71 (0.16%) IFRS
17 53 (0.12%) Solvency II
18 52 (0.12%) ISO 20022
18 52 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 50 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 1935 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 954 (2.18%) Docker
3 896 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 329 (0.75%) XenApp
5 273 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 244 (0.56%) vSphere
7 236 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 189 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 112 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 112 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 111 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 82 (0.19%) XenServer
12 73 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 63 (0.14%) HDFS
14 41 (0.094%) Firmware
15 40 (0.091%) Apache Flume
16 39 (0.089%) NFS
17 33 (0.075%) Terminal Services
18 29 (0.066%) DFS Replication
19 28 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 803 (1.83%) Puppet
2 758 (1.73%) Ansible
3 698 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 550 (1.26%) SCCM
5 415 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 216 (0.49%) Nagios
7 212 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 193 (0.44%) Terraform
9 141 (0.32%) SCOM
10 133 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 132 (0.30%) AirWatch
12 83 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
13 82 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
13 82 (0.19%) Nessus
14 79 (0.18%) Control-M
14 79 (0.18%) WSUS
15 61 (0.14%) PowerBroker
16 60 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
17 56 (0.13%) Mesos
18 50 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 6664 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 4484 (10.24%) Oracle
3 3718 (8.49%) SAP
4 1574 (3.60%) VMware
5 1280 (2.92%) Cisco
6 899 (2.05%) Citrix
7 846 (1.93%) Tableau
8 703 (1.61%) Google
9 599 (1.37%) IBM
10 598 (1.37%) Sybase
11 586 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 569 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 553 (1.26%) HP
14 471 (1.08%) Murex
15 418 (0.95%) Cognos
16 374 (0.85%) Splunk
17 342 (0.78%) CheckPoint
18 320 (0.73%) Apple
18 320 (0.73%) ServiceNow
19 312 (0.71%) Adobe