Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 37,848 38,783 45,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.77% 22.41% 22.73%
As % of the General category 52.63% 53.29% 51.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28,705 29,871 37,672
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 71,912 72,778 88,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.37% 42.05% 44.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55,640 56,965 72,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 35,529 £55,000 - 4,159
London -2 20,479 £65,000 +4.00% 2,238
UK excluding London 0 16,518 £47,500 +5.56% 2,247
North of England +4 4,577 £45,500 +1.11% 554
South East -1 4,226 £50,250 +4.69% 573
North West +5 2,471 £47,500 +5.56% 320
Midlands +4 2,461 £45,000 - 281
Yorkshire +4 1,897 £45,000 - 202
East of England +1 1,802 £50,000 +5.26% 221
South West -1 1,782 £45,000 - 286
West Midlands +4 1,653 £45,000 - 199
Scotland -1 1,280 £50,000 +2.04% 243
East Midlands +1 804 £47,500 +5.56% 82
Wales -2 343 £42,500 -5.56% 59
North East +8 209 £40,000 +7.53% 32
Northern Ireland -2 74 £43,750 -12.50% 26
Channel Islands +3 22 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 11,488 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9,373 (24.76%) SQL
3 7,068 (18.67%) Banking
4 6,647 (17.56%) Java
5 5,995 (15.84%) Microsoft
6 5,994 (15.84%) C#
7 5,519 (14.58%) Degree
8 5,264 (13.91%) .NET
9 5,098 (13.47%) JavaScript
10 5,077 (13.41%) SQL Server
11 4,999 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
12 4,731 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 4,104 (10.84%) Project Management
14 4,061 (10.73%) Windows
15 3,653 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 3,581 (9.46%) HTML
17 3,529 (9.32%) Scrum
18 3,426 (9.05%) Oracle
19 3,420 (9.04%) Python
20 3,230 (8.53%) Fintech
21 3,184 (8.41%) Linux
22 3,125 (8.26%) TDD
23 3,101 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
24 3,042 (8.04%) AngularJS
25 2,993 (7.91%) CSS
26 2,882 (7.61%) Test Automation
27 2,854 (7.54%) Retail
28 2,805 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
29 2,776 (7.33%) Software Engineering
30 2,751 (7.27%) Amazon AWS

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
1 868 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 541 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 526 (1.39%) Confluence
4 501 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 495 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 445 (1.18%) IIS
7 406 (1.07%) Apache
8 398 (1.05%) CMS
9 397 (1.05%) SAS
10 385 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 264 (0.70%) JBoss
12 245 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 213 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 178 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 168 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 166 (0.44%) Ethereum
17 164 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
18 162 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
19 149 (0.39%) Skype for Business
20 122 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1,903 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,498 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 636 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 550 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 387 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 155 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 90 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 66 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 60 (0.16%) SPSS
10 50 (0.13%) InVision
11 47 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 32 (0.085%) Chatbot
13 28 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
14 17 (0.045%) Autodesk Inventor
15 13 (0.034%) InDesign
16 11 (0.029%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.029%) UXPin
17 10 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
18 9 (0.024%) InfoPath
19 8 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 713 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
2 572 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 382 (1.01%) NetSuite
4 316 (0.83%) SAP FI
5 296 (0.78%) SAP CO
6 294 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
7 293 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
8 290 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
9 259 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
10 206 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
11 192 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
12 144 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
13 130 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
14 125 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
15 122 (0.32%) SAP BPC
16 121 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
17 109 (0.29%) thinkFolio
18 105 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
19 103 (0.27%) SAP Business One
20 99 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2,805 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,751 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1,033 (2.73%) SaaS
4 951 (2.51%) Office 365
5 552 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 462 (1.22%) PaaS
7 451 (1.19%) GitHub
8 418 (1.10%) IaaS
9 405 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 290 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 173 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 164 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 136 (0.36%) Slack
14 133 (0.35%) npm
15 126 (0.33%) Serverless
16 114 (0.30%) OpenShift
17 97 (0.26%) Google Analytics
17 97 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
18 92 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
19 91 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1,012 (2.67%) Firewall
2 704 (1.86%) WAN
3 681 (1.80%) LAN
4 598 (1.58%) DNS
5 555 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 537 (1.42%) Internet
7 417 (1.10%) Network Security
8 392 (1.04%) SAN
9 390 (1.03%) DHCP
10 335 (0.89%) VPN
11 311 (0.82%) Wireless
12 285 (0.75%) HTTP
13 222 (0.59%) VoIP
14 181 (0.48%) Intranet
15 158 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
16 154 (0.41%) MPLS
17 152 (0.40%) Unified Communications
18 148 (0.39%) SSL
19 144 (0.38%) SMS
20 142 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,077 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 1,987 (5.25%) Big Data
3 1,491 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,357 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,343 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 1,301 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1,262 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 1,115 (2.95%) MySQL
9 908 (2.40%) Blockchain
10 884 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 689 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 625 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
13 593 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 580 (1.53%) Power BI
15 526 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 494 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
17 409 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 397 (1.05%) RDBMS
19 375 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 373 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,881 (4.97%) Git (software)
2 1,373 (3.63%) JIRA
3 1,244 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 1,060 (2.80%) Selenium
5 743 (1.96%) Maven
6 722 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 579 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 544 (1.44%) Subversion
9 543 (1.43%) JUnit
10 530 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 491 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 453 (1.20%) NUnit
13 302 (0.80%) SpecFlow
14 293 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 259 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
16 258 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 240 (0.63%) WebDriver
18 235 (0.62%) Jasmine
19 229 (0.61%) MSTest
20 212 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 7,068 (18.67%) Banking
2 2,854 (7.54%) Retail
3 2,231 (5.89%) Marketing
4 2,151 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 1,900 (5.02%) Financial Institution
6 1,612 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 1,523 (4.02%) Manufacturing
8 1,495 (3.95%) Front Office
9 1,446 (3.82%) Legal
10 1,402 (3.70%) Advertising
11 729 (1.93%) Law
12 667 (1.76%) Back Office
13 651 (1.72%) Electronics
14 506 (1.34%) Games
15 398 (1.05%) Retail Banking
16 301 (0.80%) Billing
17 297 (0.78%) Publishing
18 217 (0.57%) General Ledger
19 205 (0.54%) Automotive
20 202 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9,877 (26.10%) Developer
2 6,249 (16.51%) Analyst
3 2,776 (7.33%) Consultant
4 2,463 (6.51%) Java Developer
5 2,253 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 2,198 (5.81%) Architect
7 2,108 (5.57%) C# Developer
8 2,053 (5.42%) Business Analyst
9 2,008 (5.31%) .NET Developer
10 1,759 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 1,164 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 991 (2.62%) IT Manager
13 981 (2.59%) Support Analyst
14 979 (2.59%) Software Engineer
15 954 (2.52%) Applications Support
16 947 (2.50%) Software Developer
17 867 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
18 831 (2.20%) SQL Developer
19 751 (1.98%) Financial Analyst
20 749 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,264 (13.91%) .NET
2 3,581 (9.46%) HTML
3 3,042 (8.04%) AngularJS
4 2,993 (7.91%) CSS
5 2,183 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 2,157 (5.70%) Web Services
7 1,621 (4.28%) Spring
8 1,528 (4.04%) React
9 1,509 (3.99%) HTML5
10 1,365 (3.61%) jQuery
10 1,365 (3.61%) XML
11 1,335 (3.53%) RESTful
12 1,204 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1,191 (3.15%) .NET Framework
14 1,190 (3.14%) REST
15 970 (2.56%) Node.js
16 927 (2.45%) WCF
17 842 (2.22%) WPF
18 798 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
19 793 (2.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4,731 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3,230 (8.53%) Fintech
3 2,563 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 1,508 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 1,427 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1,381 (3.65%) User Experience
7 1,331 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
8 960 (2.54%) Hedge funds
9 936 (2.47%) Data Centre
9 936 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 934 (2.47%) Fixed Income
11 908 (2.40%) Equities
12 853 (2.25%) Derivative
13 850 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
14 840 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
15 681 (1.80%) Mobile App
16 668 (1.76%) Algorithms
17 536 (1.42%) Virtual Team
18 515 (1.36%) Data Structures
19 234 (0.62%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4,061 (10.73%) Windows
2 3,184 (8.41%) Linux
3 1,861 (4.92%) Unix
4 1,258 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 602 (1.59%) Android
6 594 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 553 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 505 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 495 (1.31%) Windows 10
10 473 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 373 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 240 (0.63%) Solaris
13 147 (0.39%) CentOS
14 142 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 118 (0.31%) AIX
15 118 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 107 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 94 (0.25%) VMS
18 58 (0.15%) HPUX
19 47 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,488 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 4,999 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
3 4,104 (10.84%) Project Management
4 3,653 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3,529 (9.32%) Scrum
6 3,125 (8.26%) TDD
7 3,101 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
8 2,882 (7.61%) Test Automation
9 2,776 (7.33%) Software Engineering
10 2,741 (7.24%) DevOps
11 2,687 (7.10%) ITIL
12 2,643 (6.98%) SDLC
13 2,415 (6.38%) Risk Management
14 2,379 (6.29%) Analytics
15 2,309 (6.10%) MVC
16 2,179 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
17 2,128 (5.62%) OO
18 1,854 (4.90%) ERP
19 1,841 (4.86%) Change Management
20 1,830 (4.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9,373 (24.76%) SQL
2 6,647 (17.56%) Java
3 5,994 (15.84%) C#
4 5,098 (13.47%) JavaScript
5 3,420 (9.04%) Python
6 1,574 (4.16%) C++
7 1,495 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 1,305 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 1,014 (2.68%) PHP
10 898 (2.37%) C
11 842 (2.22%) Ruby
12 755 (1.99%) Java 8
13 720 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 692 (1.83%) Scala
15 689 (1.82%) Perl
16 686 (1.81%) PL/SQL
17 668 (1.76%) VBA
18 589 (1.56%) Shell Script
19 499 (1.32%) R
20 436 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5,519 (14.58%) Degree
2 1,206 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 863 (2.28%) CISSP
4 629 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 594 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 563 (1.49%) CISM
7 552 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 445 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 417 (1.10%) CISA
10 392 (1.04%) Master's Degree
11 364 (0.96%) PMP
12 356 (0.94%) ISEB
13 352 (0.93%) CIMA
14 348 (0.92%) SC Cleared
15 333 (0.88%) ACCA
16 319 (0.84%) CCNP
17 314 (0.83%) CCNA
18 309 (0.82%) MCSE
19 307 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
20 273 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,109 (5.57%) QA
2 926 (2.45%) PMO
3 723 (1.91%) SLA
4 630 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 565 (1.49%) GDPR
6 537 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 450 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 292 (0.77%) COBIT
9 199 (0.53%) MiFID
10 160 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 79 (0.21%) GCP
12 68 (0.18%) IFRS
13 67 (0.18%) SEPA
14 65 (0.17%) Solvency II
15 63 (0.17%) ISO 9001
16 61 (0.16%) PSD2
17 51 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
17 51 (0.13%) EMIR
18 50 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 40 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,679 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1,336 (3.53%) Docker
3 904 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 305 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 245 (0.65%) XenApp
6 188 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 188 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 166 (0.44%) vSphere
8 134 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 73 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 67 (0.18%) HDFS
12 65 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 45 (0.12%) XenServer
14 38 (0.10%) Firmware
15 28 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 27 (0.071%) Apache Flume
16 27 (0.071%) VirtualBox
17 22 (0.058%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 22 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 791 (2.09%) Ansible
2 699 (1.85%) Puppet
3 570 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 554 (1.46%) Kubernetes
5 454 (1.20%) SCCM
6 394 (1.04%) Terraform
7 120 (0.32%) Nagios
8 115 (0.30%) SCOM
9 88 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
10 81 (0.21%) Nessus
11 75 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 74 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 69 (0.18%) Kibana
14 64 (0.17%) Packer
15 61 (0.16%) Salt
15 61 (0.16%) WSUS
16 58 (0.15%) vCenter Server
17 55 (0.15%) AirWatch
17 55 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
18 47 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5,995 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 3,426 (9.05%) Oracle
3 2,463 (6.51%) SAP
4 1,376 (3.64%) VMware
5 1,051 (2.78%) Cisco
6 885 (2.34%) Citrix
7 794 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 680 (1.80%) Google
9 674 (1.78%) Tableau
10 495 (1.31%) Red Hat
11 444 (1.17%) IBM
12 389 (1.03%) Sybase
13 370 (0.98%) Splunk
14 350 (0.92%) Bloomberg
15 347 (0.92%) HP
16 334 (0.88%) Sage
17 298 (0.79%) F5
18 297 (0.78%) NetApp
19 273 (0.72%) JD Edwards
20 269 (0.71%) Apple