Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 26,038 34,787 43,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.28% 21.37% 24.00%
As % of the General category 48.73% 50.64% 53.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20,221 26,989 29,660
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.15%

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 53,432 68,689 81,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 42.19% 45.19%
Number of salaries quoted 40,491 52,815 59,614
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 17 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 5 December 2019. 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 24,386 £60,000 +3.45% 3,650
London 0 14,649 £70,000 +7.69% 1,712
UK excluding London -2 10,849 £50,000 +2.56% 2,213
South East -1 3,304 £55,000 +4.76% 515
North of England -1 2,549 £50,000 +7.53% 619
Midlands -3 1,527 £47,500 +5.56% 339
South West -3 1,495 £47,500 - 257
North West -4 1,363 £50,000 +5.26% 340
Yorkshire +2 1,081 £50,000 +7.53% 226
West Midlands -5 988 £47,500 +5.56% 213
Scotland -1 855 £51,500 +3.00% 182
East of England -5 727 £50,000 -9.09% 199
East Midlands -1 536 £47,500 +5.56% 126
Wales +1 364 £45,000 +5.88% 88
North East -2 104 £40,000 -17.53% 54
Northern Ireland -3 58 £50,000 +33.33% 16
Channel Islands +4 10 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 8,654 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5,500 (21.12%) SQL
3 4,411 (16.94%) Java
4 4,076 (15.65%) Microsoft
5 3,997 (15.35%) Banking
6 3,844 (14.76%) C#
7 3,629 (13.94%) AWS
8 3,614 (13.88%) Python
9 3,328 (12.78%) Degree
10 3,300 (12.67%) SQL Server
11 3,273 (12.57%) Azure
12 3,236 (12.43%) .NET
13 3,199 (12.29%) JavaScript
14 2,868 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
15 2,837 (10.90%) Project Management
16 2,834 (10.88%) DevOps
17 2,712 (10.42%) Windows
18 2,651 (10.18%) Software Engineering
19 2,516 (9.66%) Fintech
20 2,426 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
21 2,365 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
22 2,333 (8.96%) Scrum
23 2,259 (8.68%) Linux
24 2,241 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
25 2,129 (8.18%) Analytics
26 2,000 (7.68%) Oracle
27 1,910 (7.34%) Asset Management
28 1,890 (7.26%) SAP
29 1,830 (7.03%) HTML
30 1,829 (7.02%) 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
1 609 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 469 (1.80%) Confluence
3 381 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 291 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 270 (1.04%) IIS
6 239 (0.92%) SAS
7 218 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 213 (0.82%) Apache
9 190 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 174 (0.67%) CMS
11 133 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 108 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
13 103 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 92 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 77 (0.30%) EPiServer
16 68 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
17 62 (0.24%) nginx
17 62 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 51 (0.20%) WordPress
19 50 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,204 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 979 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 419 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 298 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 270 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 143 (0.55%) Sketch
7 105 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 77 (0.30%) InVision
9 59 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 50 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 46 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 31 (0.12%) Figma
13 29 (0.11%) Zeplin
14 25 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
14 25 (0.096%) SPSS
15 24 (0.092%) Chatbot
16 15 (0.058%) Adobe XD
17 14 (0.054%) InDesign
18 12 (0.046%) Open Workbench
19 9 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 294 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 245 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 241 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
4 219 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 206 (0.79%) SAP FI
6 199 (0.76%) SAP CO
6 199 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
7 183 (0.70%) NetSuite
8 153 (0.59%) thinkFolio
9 147 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
10 125 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
11 119 (0.46%) Markit EDM
12 113 (0.43%) Front Arena
13 112 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
13 112 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
14 102 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
15 95 (0.36%) SAP MM
16 86 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
17 71 (0.27%) FINCAD Analytics
18 68 (0.26%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3,629 (13.94%) AWS
2 3,273 (12.57%) Azure
3 1,111 (4.27%) Office 365
4 918 (3.53%) Power Platform
5 904 (3.47%) GCP
6 776 (2.98%) SaaS
7 502 (1.93%) Serverless
8 365 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
9 337 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
10 332 (1.28%) PaaS
11 331 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 312 (1.20%) GitHub
13 276 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
14 268 (1.03%) IaaS
15 255 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
16 235 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
17 207 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
18 187 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
19 185 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
20 175 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 799 (3.07%) Firewall
2 629 (2.42%) DNS
3 442 (1.70%) WAN
4 436 (1.67%) DHCP
5 431 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 410 (1.57%) LAN
7 353 (1.36%) Internet
8 268 (1.03%) Network Security
9 248 (0.95%) VPN
10 206 (0.79%) HTTP
11 191 (0.73%) SAN
12 179 (0.69%) Wireless
13 159 (0.61%) Skype
14 149 (0.57%) BGP
15 144 (0.55%) VoIP
16 133 (0.51%) OSPF
17 120 (0.46%) MPLS
18 118 (0.45%) VLAN
19 114 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
20 104 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,300 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 968 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 943 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 913 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 892 (3.43%) Power BI
6 886 (3.40%) Big Data
7 731 (2.81%) Relational Database
8 622 (2.39%) NoSQL
9 612 (2.35%) MySQL
10 575 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 550 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 370 (1.42%) Hadoop
13 304 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 288 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 283 (1.09%) MongoDB
16 279 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
17 254 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
18 210 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 210 (0.81%) Data Lake
19 200 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,407 (5.40%) Git (software)
2 1,165 (4.47%) JIRA
3 1,079 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 587 (2.25%) Selenium
5 478 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 424 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 379 (1.46%) Maven
8 370 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 262 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 222 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 220 (0.84%) Bitbucket
12 219 (0.84%) Subversion
13 214 (0.82%) JUnit
14 213 (0.82%) SpecFlow
15 192 (0.74%) GitLab
16 172 (0.66%) RStudio
17 169 (0.65%) Artifactory
18 167 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
19 158 (0.61%) WebDriver
20 153 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 3,997 (15.35%) Banking
2 1,626 (6.24%) Marketing
3 1,480 (5.68%) Front Office
4 1,404 (5.39%) Retail
5 1,214 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 1,099 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 1,074 (4.12%) Public Sector
8 709 (2.72%) Financial Institution
9 682 (2.62%) Electronics
10 651 (2.50%) Legal
11 558 (2.14%) Investment Banking
12 383 (1.47%) Back Office
13 320 (1.23%) Law
14 319 (1.23%) Advertising
15 210 (0.81%) Billing
16 191 (0.73%) Games
17 152 (0.58%) Automotive
18 145 (0.56%) General Ledger
19 128 (0.49%) German Language
20 127 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6,555 (25.17%) Developer
2 3,838 (14.74%) Analyst
3 1,739 (6.68%) Architect
4 1,614 (6.20%) Consultant
5 1,465 (5.63%) Java Developer
6 1,421 (5.46%) Project Manager
7 1,253 (4.81%) C# Developer
8 1,245 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 1,156 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 1,045 (4.01%) .NET Developer
11 984 (3.78%) Software Engineer
12 668 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
13 660 (2.53%) IT Manager
14 653 (2.51%) Support Analyst
15 636 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
16 600 (2.30%) Junior
17 564 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
18 555 (2.13%) Software Developer
19 537 (2.06%) Financial Analyst
20 528 (2.03%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,236 (12.43%) .NET
2 1,830 (7.03%) HTML
3 1,803 (6.92%) Web Services
4 1,730 (6.64%) AngularJS
5 1,603 (6.16%) CSS
6 1,302 (5.00%) React
7 1,181 (4.54%) ASP.NET
8 955 (3.67%) REST
9 941 (3.61%) Node.js
10 809 (3.11%) Spring
11 778 (2.99%) RESTful
12 715 (2.75%) HTML5
13 712 (2.73%) XML
14 691 (2.65%) .NET Core
15 690 (2.65%) J2EE
16 629 (2.42%) .NET Framework
17 573 (2.20%) JSON
18 549 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
19 509 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 445 (1.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2,426 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1,098 (4.22%) User Experience
3 1,079 (4.14%) Fixed Income
4 1,065 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
5 978 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 959 (3.68%) Derivative
7 944 (3.63%) Hedge funds
8 818 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
9 801 (3.08%) Equities
10 800 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 703 (2.70%) Data Centre
12 426 (1.64%) Algorithms
13 379 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 374 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 357 (1.37%) Public Cloud
16 306 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 258 (0.99%) Virtual Team
18 216 (0.83%) Cloud Native
19 164 (0.63%) Credit Risk
20 152 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2,712 (10.42%) Windows
2 2,259 (8.68%) Linux
3 1,019 (3.91%) Unix
4 874 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 545 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 387 (1.49%) Android
7 329 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 287 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 286 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 188 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 172 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 131 (0.50%) Solaris
13 105 (0.40%) CentOS
14 65 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 63 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 59 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 53 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 46 (0.18%) Debian
19 34 (0.13%) VMS
20 23 (0.088%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,654 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,868 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
3 2,837 (10.90%) Project Management
4 2,834 (10.88%) DevOps
5 2,651 (10.18%) Software Engineering
6 2,516 (9.66%) Fintech
7 2,365 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2,333 (8.96%) Scrum
9 2,241 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 2,129 (8.18%) Analytics
11 1,910 (7.34%) Asset Management
12 1,829 (7.02%) ITIL
13 1,723 (6.62%) Computer Science
14 1,703 (6.54%) Microservices
15 1,692 (6.50%) Mentoring
16 1,559 (5.99%) Project Delivery
17 1,534 (5.89%) Test Automation
18 1,467 (5.63%) TDD
19 1,331 (5.11%) SDLC
20 1,255 (4.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5,500 (21.12%) SQL
2 4,411 (16.94%) Java
3 3,844 (14.76%) C#
4 3,614 (13.88%) Python
5 3,199 (12.29%) JavaScript
6 1,156 (4.44%) C++
7 994 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 867 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 827 (3.18%) R
10 706 (2.71%) C
11 552 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 451 (1.73%) TypeScript
13 439 (1.69%) PHP
14 416 (1.60%) Ruby
15 400 (1.54%) VBA
16 378 (1.45%) Java 8
17 364 (1.40%) PL/SQL
18 363 (1.39%) Scala
19 309 (1.19%) Go
20 259 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3,328 (12.78%) Degree
2 797 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 503 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 489 (1.88%) CISSP
5 487 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 373 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 336 (1.29%) CISM
8 279 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 277 (1.06%) SC Cleared
10 250 (0.96%) ISEB
11 243 (0.93%) CCNA
12 236 (0.91%) PMP
13 230 (0.88%) CISA
14 224 (0.86%) CCNP
15 220 (0.84%) ISTQB
16 183 (0.70%) MCSE
17 165 (0.63%) CIMA
18 153 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
19 144 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 140 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,172 (4.50%) QA
2 605 (2.32%) SLA
3 520 (2.00%) PMO
4 421 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 351 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 342 (1.31%) GDPR
7 287 (1.10%) PCI DSS
8 209 (0.80%) NIST
9 165 (0.63%) COBIT
10 84 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 74 (0.28%) MiFID
12 68 (0.26%) IFRS
13 66 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 60 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 60 (0.23%) Solvency II
15 54 (0.21%) EMIR
16 44 (0.17%) PSD2
17 32 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 30 (0.12%) ISO 9001
19 27 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,586 (6.09%) Docker
2 1,447 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 544 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 253 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 172 (0.66%) XenApp
6 152 (0.58%) vSphere
7 135 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 115 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 94 (0.36%) Firmware
10 83 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 67 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 46 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 33 (0.13%) NFS
14 26 (0.100%) Virtual Desktop
15 23 (0.088%) VMware NSX
16 20 (0.077%) HDFS
17 18 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 17 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (0.050%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,075 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 775 (2.98%) Ansible
3 675 (2.59%) Terraform
4 456 (1.75%) Puppet
5 427 (1.64%) SCCM
6 346 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 102 (0.39%) SCOM
8 99 (0.38%) Nessus
9 93 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 78 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 76 (0.29%) Nagios
11 76 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 73 (0.28%) Packer
13 65 (0.25%) Mesos
14 64 (0.25%) Grafana
15 59 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
16 57 (0.22%) WSUS
17 55 (0.21%) vRealize
18 53 (0.20%) FortiGate
19 52 (0.20%) Istio
Vendors
1 4,076 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 2,000 (7.68%) Oracle
3 1,890 (7.26%) SAP
4 904 (3.47%) VMware
5 705 (2.71%) Google
6 687 (2.64%) Cisco
7 629 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 527 (2.02%) Citrix
9 506 (1.94%) Tableau
10 377 (1.45%) IBM
11 322 (1.24%) ServiceNow
12 303 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 256 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 249 (0.96%) Splunk
15 248 (0.95%) Informatica
16 246 (0.94%) HP
17 223 (0.86%) Palo Alto
18 208 (0.80%) Adobe
19 202 (0.78%) Apple
20 166 (0.64%) Atlassian