Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 19,608 16,311 28,003
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 20.36% 19.41%
As % of the General category 33.69% 37.73% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,832 12,721 21,728
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 58,201 43,227 81,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.12% 53.97% 56.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37,672 33,565 62,032
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,846 £28,252
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 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 -2 17,905 £65,000 - 2,853
London -1 11,076 £75,000 +3.45% 1,519
UK excluding London -1 7,279 £50,000 -4.76% 1,491
Work from Home +5 3,756 £65,000 +8.33% 533
South East +2 2,284 £52,500 -7.89% 298
North of England -4 1,542 £50,000 - 444
South West -7 1,092 £50,000 - 204
Midlands -1 1,082 £50,000 -4.76% 255
North West -2 769 £52,500 - 236
West Midlands -3 680 £50,000 -4.76% 168
Yorkshire -1 657 £45,000 -10.00% 160
Scotland -3 580 £52,500 +3.96% 117
East of England -2 425 £55,000 +7.84% 127
East Midlands +4 397 £50,000 -9.09% 85
Wales -6 215 £37,500 -16.67% 33
North East -4 116 £45,345 +0.77% 48
Northern Ireland -23 44 £45,000 -18.18% 15
Isle of Man -2 26 £42,500 +28.79%
Channel Islands -4 3 £50,000 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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 6,667 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4,959 (25.29%) Social Skills
3 3,970 (20.25%) SQL
4 3,629 (18.51%) AWS
5 3,386 (17.27%) Python
6 3,332 (16.99%) Azure
7 3,226 (16.45%) JavaScript
8 3,094 (15.78%) Java
9 3,007 (15.34%) DevOps
10 3,003 (15.32%) Software Engineering
11 2,755 (14.05%) Banking
12 2,615 (13.34%) Fintech
13 2,539 (12.95%) Microsoft
14 2,459 (12.54%) Degree
15 2,414 (12.31%) C#
16 2,333 (11.90%) Docker
17 2,310 (11.78%) .NET
18 2,216 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
19 2,167 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
20 2,164 (11.04%) React
21 2,138 (10.90%) Microservices
22 2,025 (10.33%) Kubernetes
23 1,925 (9.82%) Analytics
24 1,920 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
25 1,747 (8.91%) Scrum
26 1,730 (8.82%) Project Management
27 1,617 (8.25%) Marketing
28 1,603 (8.18%) AngularJS
29 1,598 (8.15%) SQL Server
30 1,578 (8.05%) Linux

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
1 444 (2.26%) Apache Spark
2 401 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 339 (1.73%) Apache
3 339 (1.73%) Confluence
4 274 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 234 (1.19%) CMS
6 131 (0.67%) GemFire
7 129 (0.66%) SAS
8 120 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 105 (0.54%) IIS
10 103 (0.53%) nginx
11 87 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
12 84 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 60 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 54 (0.28%) WordPress
15 47 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 40 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 36 (0.18%) Apache Solr
18 33 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
18 33 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 931 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 669 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 355 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 185 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 168 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 104 (0.53%) Sketch
7 92 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 79 (0.40%) Figma
9 69 (0.35%) InVision
10 32 (0.16%) Adobe XD
11 29 (0.15%) Chatbot
12 24 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 23 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
14 21 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
15 15 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
16 13 (0.066%) Zeplin
17 10 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 10 (0.051%) SPSS
18 8 (0.041%) Acrobat
18 8 (0.041%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 182 (0.93%) NetSuite
2 151 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 149 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 146 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 132 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 126 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 122 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
8 112 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
9 92 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
10 84 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
11 71 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
12 65 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
13 62 (0.32%) SAP FI
14 60 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
15 58 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
16 55 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
17 53 (0.27%) Shopify
18 49 (0.25%) SAP CO
18 49 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
19 42 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3,629 (18.51%) AWS
2 3,332 (16.99%) Azure
3 1,408 (7.18%) GCP
4 1,113 (5.68%) SaaS
5 951 (4.85%) Serverless
6 901 (4.60%) Power Platform
7 708 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
8 495 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
9 412 (2.10%) GitHub
10 400 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
11 372 (1.90%) PaaS
12 344 (1.75%) Amazon S3
13 336 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
14 269 (1.37%) IaaS
15 243 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
16 216 (1.10%) OpenShift
17 215 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
18 167 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
19 166 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
20 155 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 382 (1.95%) Firewall
2 253 (1.29%) HTTP
3 238 (1.21%) DNS
4 177 (0.90%) Network Security
5 165 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 165 (0.84%) VPN
6 150 (0.76%) LAN
7 143 (0.73%) WAN
8 129 (0.66%) DHCP
9 126 (0.64%) Internet
10 87 (0.44%) Wireless
11 82 (0.42%) Broadband
12 80 (0.41%) SAN
13 76 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 68 (0.35%) BGP
15 61 (0.31%) OSPF
16 58 (0.30%) Skype
17 55 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
18 54 (0.28%) SSH
19 46 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,598 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 937 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
3 875 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 812 (4.14%) Power BI
5 800 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 689 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 551 (2.81%) MySQL
8 547 (2.79%) Big Data
9 540 (2.75%) MongoDB
10 447 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 421 (2.15%) Tableau
12 417 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 362 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 358 (1.83%) Redis
15 277 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 262 (1.34%) Hadoop
17 235 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
18 208 (1.06%) Blockchain
18 208 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 177 (0.90%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,557 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 844 (4.30%) JIRA
3 802 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 354 (1.81%) Selenium
5 321 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 313 (1.60%) Cypress.io
7 281 (1.43%) Gradle
8 257 (1.31%) Maven
9 249 (1.27%) JUnit
10 248 (1.26%) GitLab
11 230 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 203 (1.04%) IntelliJ
13 199 (1.01%) Artifactory
14 190 (0.97%) Visual Studio
15 182 (0.93%) webpack
16 176 (0.90%) Mockito
17 174 (0.89%) Protractor
18 169 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
19 160 (0.82%) Eclipse
20 155 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4,959 (25.29%) Social Skills
2 2,755 (14.05%) Banking
3 1,920 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1,617 (8.25%) Marketing
5 1,111 (5.67%) Public Sector
6 1,104 (5.63%) Retail
7 1,069 (5.45%) Telecoms
8 1,061 (5.41%) Manufacturing
9 981 (5.00%) Front Office
10 765 (3.90%) Electronics
11 678 (3.46%) Law
12 627 (3.20%) Legal
13 621 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
14 620 (3.16%) Financial Institution
15 518 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
16 486 (2.48%) Games
17 384 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
18 354 (1.81%) Investment Banking
19 293 (1.49%) Advertising
20 264 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5,082 (25.92%) Developer
2 2,677 (13.65%) Analyst
3 1,580 (8.06%) Software Engineer
4 1,018 (5.19%) Consultant
5 978 (4.99%) Senior Developer
6 959 (4.89%) Architect
7 903 (4.61%) Business Analyst
8 833 (4.25%) Java Developer
8 833 (4.25%) Project Manager
9 608 (3.10%) .NET Developer
10 597 (3.04%) React Developer
11 502 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 499 (2.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 499 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
13 478 (2.44%) C# Developer
14 435 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
15 415 (2.12%) AWS Engineer
16 407 (2.08%) IT Manager
17 406 (2.07%) Financial Analyst
18 405 (2.07%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,310 (11.78%) .NET
2 2,164 (11.04%) React
3 1,603 (8.18%) AngularJS
4 1,433 (7.31%) CSS
5 1,352 (6.90%) Node.js
6 1,311 (6.69%) HTML
7 1,308 (6.67%) Web Services
8 974 (4.97%) .NET Core
9 947 (4.83%) Spring
10 931 (4.75%) REST
11 906 (4.62%) Kafka
12 831 (4.24%) RESTful
13 527 (2.69%) Vue.js
14 499 (2.54%) ASP.NET
15 485 (2.47%) Spring Boot
16 451 (2.30%) JSON
17 448 (2.28%) HTML5
17 448 (2.28%) Redux
18 433 (2.21%) XML
19 422 (2.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,309 (6.68%) User Experience
2 763 (3.89%) Hedge funds
3 745 (3.80%) Derivative
4 700 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 668 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
6 652 (3.33%) Equities
7 603 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 512 (2.61%) Fixed Income
9 505 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 423 (2.16%) Algorithms
11 369 (1.88%) Mobile App
12 350 (1.78%) Virtual Team
13 334 (1.70%) Cloud Native
14 318 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
15 303 (1.55%) Data Centre
16 265 (1.35%) Data Structures
17 254 (1.30%) Public Cloud
18 213 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
19 210 (1.07%) Blog
20 178 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,578 (8.05%) Linux
2 1,254 (6.40%) Windows
3 716 (3.65%) Unix
4 404 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 310 (1.58%) Android
6 238 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 211 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 153 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 123 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 107 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
11 106 (0.54%) CentOS
12 73 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 64 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 63 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 35 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
17 25 (0.13%) Solaris
18 23 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.12%) VMS
19 18 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,667 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3,007 (15.34%) DevOps
3 3,003 (15.32%) Software Engineering
4 2,615 (13.34%) Fintech
5 2,216 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
6 2,167 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
7 2,138 (10.90%) Microservices
8 1,925 (9.82%) Analytics
9 1,747 (8.91%) Scrum
10 1,730 (8.82%) Project Management
11 1,448 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,403 (7.16%) Computer Science
13 1,320 (6.73%) TDD
14 1,304 (6.65%) Mentoring
15 1,264 (6.45%) Test Automation
16 1,256 (6.41%) Asset Management
17 1,216 (6.20%) SDLC
18 1,118 (5.70%) Project Delivery
19 968 (4.94%) Programme Management
20 954 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,970 (20.25%) SQL
2 3,386 (17.27%) Python
3 3,226 (16.45%) JavaScript
4 3,094 (15.78%) Java
5 2,414 (12.31%) C#
6 1,480 (7.55%) TypeScript
7 706 (3.60%) C++
8 623 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 472 (2.41%) Scala
10 452 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 451 (2.30%) Go
12 445 (2.27%) C
13 415 (2.12%) PHP
14 402 (2.05%) Bash Shell
15 397 (2.02%) Kotlin
16 328 (1.67%) Ruby
17 297 (1.51%) R
18 293 (1.49%) Java 8
19 289 (1.47%) Shell Script
20 242 (1.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,459 (12.54%) Degree
2 577 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 424 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 249 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 246 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 201 (1.03%) CISSP
7 194 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 193 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
9 171 (0.87%) ACCA
10 161 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 156 (0.80%) CISM
12 136 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 125 (0.64%) CIMA
14 121 (0.62%) OCP
15 120 (0.61%) PhD
16 114 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
17 106 (0.54%) PMP
18 104 (0.53%) CCNP
19 101 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
20 87 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,007 (5.14%) QA
2 396 (2.02%) GDPR
3 365 (1.86%) SLA
4 354 (1.81%) PMO
5 335 (1.71%) Data Quality
6 295 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 178 (0.91%) NIST
8 147 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 107 (0.55%) COBIT
10 105 (0.54%) Accessibility
11 97 (0.49%) MiFID
12 82 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
13 73 (0.37%) GRC
14 57 (0.29%) PSD2
15 53 (0.27%) Solvency II
16 51 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
17 48 (0.24%) IFRS
18 45 (0.23%) EMIR
19 37 (0.19%) GAAP
20 31 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,333 (11.90%) Docker
2 617 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 377 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (0.58%) HDFS
5 92 (0.47%) vSphere
6 88 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 84 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.18%) Firmware
11 35 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 33 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 30 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 26 (0.13%) XenApp
15 20 (0.10%) VMware NSX
16 19 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.051%) NFS
18 9 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.046%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2,025 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 1,027 (5.24%) Terraform
3 682 (3.48%) Ansible
4 196 (1.00%) Puppet
5 163 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 163 (0.83%) SCCM
6 161 (0.82%) Prometheus
7 124 (0.63%) Grafana
8 69 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 58 (0.30%) Istio
10 50 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 47 (0.24%) SCOM
12 34 (0.17%) Packer
13 28 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 27 (0.14%) vCenter Server
15 25 (0.13%) Kibana
16 24 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
16 24 (0.12%) WSUS
17 22 (0.11%) Argo
18 21 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2,539 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 1,375 (7.01%) SAP
3 1,149 (5.86%) Oracle
4 747 (3.81%) Google
5 608 (3.10%) VMware
6 442 (2.25%) Cisco
7 377 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 215 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 194 (0.99%) Citrix
10 180 (0.92%) IBM
11 157 (0.80%) Sybase
12 143 (0.73%) ServiceNow
13 141 (0.72%) Adobe
14 129 (0.66%) Okta
15 122 (0.62%) Bloomberg
16 111 (0.57%) JD Edwards
17 110 (0.56%) Samsung
18 97 (0.49%) Databricks
19 94 (0.48%) Informatica
20 92 (0.47%) F5