Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 13,064 27,261 37,980
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.09% 19.09% 22.23%
As % of the General category 51.05% 48.07% 51.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10,890 21,950 29,912
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £91,250
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 25,589 56,711 73,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.36% 39.72% 43.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,627 42,698 56,491
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 8 August 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 8 August 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 12,143 £65,000 +8.33% 1,421
London +1 7,875 £72,500 +3.57% 743
UK excluding London -2 4,790 £52,500 +5.00% 785
South East -2 1,409 £57,500 +4.55% 145
North of England -2 1,230 £50,000 +5.26% 258
North West -4 732 £53,500 +12.63% 164
Work from Home -2 730 £60,000 -4.00% 207
South West -2 635 £51,500 +8.42% 79
Midlands 0 602 £52,500 +5.00% 124
Yorkshire -2 448 £50,000 +6.38% 71
West Midlands -2 389 £52,500 +5.00% 62
Scotland -2 379 £51,481 +2.96% 70
East of England -3 309 £50,000 - 66
East Midlands +1 205 £52,500 +5.00% 62
Wales +5 195 £45,000 - 40
North East -15 50 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Northern Ireland +8 35 £40,000 - 3
Channel Islands +2 14 £55,000 +29.41%
Isle of Man +6 9 £47,500 -6.86% 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 4,200 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,719 (20.81%) SQL
3 2,378 (18.20%) AWS
4 2,333 (17.86%) Azure
5 2,169 (16.60%) Java
6 2,064 (15.80%) Python
7 1,962 (15.02%) Microsoft
8 1,915 (14.66%) Banking
9 1,840 (14.08%) JavaScript
10 1,838 (14.07%) C#
11 1,827 (13.98%) DevOps
12 1,717 (13.14%) .NET
13 1,636 (12.52%) SQL Server
14 1,596 (12.22%) Fintech
15 1,504 (11.51%) Degree
16 1,305 (9.99%) Windows
17 1,285 (9.84%) Software Engineering
18 1,244 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
19 1,180 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
20 1,153 (8.83%) Scrum
21 1,114 (8.53%) AngularJS
22 1,104 (8.45%) Web Services
23 1,067 (8.17%) Docker
24 1,052 (8.05%) Microservices
25 1,048 (8.02%) Linux
26 1,043 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
27 1,038 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
28 1,035 (7.92%) Asset Management
29 1,030 (7.88%) Project Management
30 1,023 (7.83%) Oracle

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
1 332 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 279 (2.14%) Confluence
3 246 (1.88%) Apache Spark
4 229 (1.75%) Apache
5 156 (1.19%) IIS
6 141 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 133 (1.02%) CMS
8 102 (0.78%) SAS
9 95 (0.73%) MS Exchange
10 80 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 74 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 66 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 40 (0.31%) EPiServer
14 35 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 34 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 31 (0.24%) nginx
16 31 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
17 28 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 26 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
18 26 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 524 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 496 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 182 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 98 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.40%) Sketch
7 26 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 25 (0.19%) InVision
9 23 (0.18%) Figma
10 18 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 15 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.11%) Adobe XD
11 15 (0.11%) SPSS
12 10 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.069%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.054%) Marvel
15 5 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.038%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 143 (1.09%) Markit EDM
2 128 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 117 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 84 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 80 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 75 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 71 (0.54%) SAP FI
8 70 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
9 68 (0.52%) NetSuite
9 68 (0.52%) SAP CO
9 68 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
10 66 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
11 64 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
12 56 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
13 54 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
14 52 (0.40%) PolarLake
15 49 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
16 46 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
17 45 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 41 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2,378 (18.20%) AWS
2 2,333 (17.86%) Azure
3 716 (5.48%) GCP
4 593 (4.54%) Office 365
5 574 (4.39%) SaaS
6 535 (4.10%) Power Platform
7 328 (2.51%) Serverless
8 238 (1.82%) PaaS
9 229 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
10 211 (1.62%) IaaS
11 206 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 185 (1.42%) OpenShift
13 152 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
14 131 (1.00%) GitHub
15 126 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
16 123 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
17 108 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
18 103 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
19 95 (0.73%) Amazon S3
20 89 (0.68%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 497 (3.80%) Firewall
2 265 (2.03%) DNS
3 246 (1.88%) WAN
4 227 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 200 (1.53%) Internet
6 182 (1.39%) Network Security
7 177 (1.35%) LAN
8 173 (1.32%) Skype
9 168 (1.29%) VPN
10 154 (1.18%) DHCP
11 122 (0.93%) Unified Communications
12 105 (0.80%) BGP
13 98 (0.75%) Wireless
14 97 (0.74%) SAN
15 95 (0.73%) OSPF
16 86 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
17 76 (0.58%) HTTP
18 73 (0.56%) MPLS
19 62 (0.47%) Multicast
20 57 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,636 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 556 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 508 (3.89%) Power BI
4 424 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 399 (3.05%) Big Data
6 395 (3.02%) MySQL
7 377 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 351 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 311 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 305 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
11 287 (2.20%) MongoDB
12 260 (1.99%) Hadoop
13 244 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 227 (1.74%) Data Lake
15 169 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
16 139 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
17 125 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 124 (0.95%) Redis
19 119 (0.91%) Oracle Database
20 118 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 732 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 578 (4.42%) JIRA
3 508 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 290 (2.22%) Selenium
5 185 (1.42%) Cucumber
6 163 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 141 (1.08%) Maven
8 134 (1.03%) GitLab
9 133 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 110 (0.84%) Visual Studio
11 105 (0.80%) Bitbucket
12 104 (0.80%) Artifactory
13 102 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 97 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 82 (0.63%) JUnit
16 70 (0.54%) SoapUI
17 66 (0.51%) NUnit
18 65 (0.50%) Cypress.io
19 62 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 54 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 1,915 (14.66%) Banking
2 818 (6.26%) Front Office
3 664 (5.08%) Marketing
4 515 (3.94%) Retail
5 443 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 434 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 372 (2.85%) Financial Institution
8 362 (2.77%) Investment Banking
9 346 (2.65%) Public Sector
10 327 (2.50%) Legal
11 322 (2.46%) Back Office
12 268 (2.05%) Law
13 210 (1.61%) Electronics
14 167 (1.28%) Games
15 125 (0.96%) Advertising
16 86 (0.66%) General Ledger
17 79 (0.60%) Billing
18 70 (0.54%) Local Government
19 67 (0.51%) Retail Banking
20 35 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,200 (24.49%) Developer
2 1,803 (13.80%) Analyst
3 974 (7.46%) Architect
4 628 (4.81%) Consultant
5 586 (4.49%) Java Developer
5 586 (4.49%) Senior Developer
6 536 (4.10%) Software Engineer
7 527 (4.03%) Business Analyst
8 511 (3.91%) .NET Developer
9 488 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 438 (3.35%) C# Developer
11 363 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 356 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
13 351 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
14 316 (2.42%) Support Analyst
15 309 (2.37%) Python Developer
16 297 (2.27%) Financial Analyst
17 285 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
18 278 (2.13%) Applications Support
19 269 (2.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,717 (13.14%) .NET
2 1,114 (8.53%) AngularJS
3 1,104 (8.45%) Web Services
4 978 (7.49%) React
5 913 (6.99%) HTML
6 846 (6.48%) CSS
7 603 (4.62%) .NET Core
8 567 (4.34%) ASP.NET
9 524 (4.01%) Node.js
10 476 (3.64%) Vue.js
11 428 (3.28%) REST
12 354 (2.71%) .NET Framework
13 336 (2.57%) Spring
14 335 (2.56%) HTML5
15 326 (2.50%) RESTful
16 303 (2.32%) XML
17 292 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
18 289 (2.21%) Kafka
19 280 (2.14%) JSON
20 262 (2.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,180 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 780 (5.97%) Hedge funds
3 664 (5.08%) Fixed Income
4 607 (4.65%) Derivative
5 541 (4.14%) User Experience
6 529 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
7 487 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 471 (3.61%) Equities
9 411 (3.15%) Management Information System
10 326 (2.50%) Data Centre
11 322 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
12 245 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 243 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
14 219 (1.68%) Data Structures
15 211 (1.62%) Public Cloud
16 190 (1.45%) Algorithms
17 176 (1.35%) Reference Data
18 153 (1.17%) Virtual Team
19 147 (1.13%) Cloud Native
20 99 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,305 (9.99%) Windows
2 1,048 (8.02%) Linux
3 477 (3.65%) Windows Server
4 428 (3.28%) Unix
5 254 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 162 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 127 (0.97%) Android
9 119 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 109 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 102 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 74 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.47%) CentOS
14 50 (0.38%) Solaris
15 40 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 37 (0.28%) AIX
17 29 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
18 24 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
19 22 (0.17%) Debian
20 17 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,200 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,827 (13.98%) DevOps
3 1,596 (12.22%) Fintech
4 1,285 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 1,244 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 1,153 (8.83%) Scrum
7 1,052 (8.05%) Microservices
8 1,043 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,038 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
10 1,035 (7.92%) Asset Management
11 1,030 (7.88%) Project Management
12 980 (7.50%) Analytics
13 947 (7.25%) ITIL
14 885 (6.77%) Test Automation
15 859 (6.58%) TDD
16 821 (6.28%) Mentoring
17 789 (6.04%) Computer Science
18 698 (5.34%) Information Security
19 686 (5.25%) SDLC
20 663 (5.08%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2,719 (20.81%) SQL
2 2,169 (16.60%) Java
3 2,064 (15.80%) Python
4 1,840 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 1,838 (14.07%) C#
6 581 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 486 (3.72%) C++
8 405 (3.10%) TypeScript
9 352 (2.69%) R
10 316 (2.42%) T-SQL
11 293 (2.24%) C
12 286 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 242 (1.85%) PHP
14 239 (1.83%) Scala
15 192 (1.47%) Kotlin
16 170 (1.30%) VBA
17 164 (1.26%) PL/SQL
18 148 (1.13%) Java 8
19 143 (1.09%) Perl
20 139 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,504 (11.51%) Degree
2 435 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 258 (1.97%) CISSP
4 235 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (1.74%) Security Cleared
6 167 (1.28%) CISM
7 164 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 148 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 136 (1.04%) CCNP
10 114 (0.87%) CISA
11 112 (0.86%) Master's Degree
12 111 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 101 (0.77%) CCNA
13 101 (0.77%) PMP
14 100 (0.77%) PMI Certification
15 98 (0.75%) MCSE
16 92 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
17 90 (0.69%) ISEB
18 85 (0.65%) ISTQB
19 82 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (4.59%) QA
2 260 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 250 (1.91%) SLA
4 207 (1.58%) GDPR
5 204 (1.56%) PMO
6 186 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 157 (1.20%) PCI DSS
8 116 (0.89%) NIST
9 83 (0.64%) COBIT
10 64 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 43 (0.33%) MiFID
12 39 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
13 31 (0.24%) EMIR
14 26 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 20 (0.15%) IFRS
16 16 (0.12%) SEPA
17 15 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 15 (0.11%) ITGC
17 15 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,067 (8.17%) Docker
2 702 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 284 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 147 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 81 (0.62%) vSphere
6 79 (0.60%) XenApp
7 75 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 60 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 54 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.13%) Firmware
12 17 (0.13%) HDFS
13 16 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 16 (0.12%) Snort
14 14 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.077%) vCloud
16 7 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.038%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 904 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 429 (3.28%) Ansible
2 429 (3.28%) Terraform
3 235 (1.80%) Puppet
4 230 (1.76%) SCCM
5 169 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (0.51%) SCOM
7 63 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 54 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 53 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
10 48 (0.37%) Nagios
11 43 (0.33%) Control-M
12 41 (0.31%) WSUS
13 40 (0.31%) Nessus
14 37 (0.28%) Istio
15 36 (0.28%) Grafana
15 36 (0.28%) Prometheus
16 32 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
17 25 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
18 23 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,962 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 1,023 (7.83%) Oracle
3 715 (5.47%) SAP
4 513 (3.93%) Google
5 506 (3.87%) Cisco
6 440 (3.37%) VMware
7 284 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 246 (1.88%) Tableau
9 240 (1.84%) IBM
10 234 (1.79%) Citrix
11 225 (1.72%) Bloomberg
12 153 (1.17%) CheckPoint
13 148 (1.13%) Splunk
14 139 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 122 (0.93%) ServiceNow
16 121 (0.93%) Palo Alto
17 108 (0.83%) Informatica
18 107 (0.82%) F5
19 103 (0.79%) HP
20 82 (0.63%) Calypso