Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 10,521 26,038 34,789
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 19.27% 21.37%
As % of the General category 49.84% 48.73% 50.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,801 21,190 28,124
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21,111 53,435 68,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.38% 39.56% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16,941 40,493 52,819
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -3 9,732 £65,000 +8.33% 1,897
London 0 6,398 £75,000 +7.14% 1,019
UK excluding London -6 3,677 £50,000 - 993
Work from Home -2 1,285 £62,500 +4.17% 345
South East -5 942 £55,000 - 197
North of England -6 942 £50,000 - 292
Midlands -1 619 £49,000 -0.73% 202
North West -5 535 £57,500 +15.00% 158
South West -10 504 £50,000 +5.26% 92
West Midlands -2 377 £49,500 +2.06% 137
Scotland -7 342 £52,500 +5.00% 85
Yorkshire -14 329 £45,000 -10.00% 99
East Midlands +1 241 £47,500 -4.67% 61
East of England -8 180 £50,000 - 85
Wales -6 108 £45,000 - 24
North East +3 78 £50,000 +25.00% 35
Northern Ireland +3 34 £60,000 +20.00% 17
Isle of Man - 8 £52,500 -
Channel Islands 0 6 £55,000 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 3,425 (32.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2,320 (22.05%) SQL
3 2,022 (19.22%) Python
4 2,017 (19.17%) Azure
5 1,995 (18.96%) AWS
6 1,924 (18.29%) Java
7 1,699 (16.15%) JavaScript
8 1,617 (15.37%) DevOps
9 1,510 (14.35%) Microsoft
10 1,452 (13.80%) C#
11 1,439 (13.68%) .NET
12 1,433 (13.62%) Banking
13 1,347 (12.80%) Fintech
14 1,184 (11.25%) Degree
15 1,154 (10.97%) Software Engineering
16 1,135 (10.79%) SQL Server
17 1,075 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
18 1,074 (10.21%) Microservices
19 968 (9.20%) Web Services
20 963 (9.15%) AngularJS
21 957 (9.10%) Scrum
22 956 (9.09%) Docker
23 938 (8.92%) Analytics
24 925 (8.79%) Asset Management
25 921 (8.75%) React
26 899 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
27 883 (8.39%) Kubernetes
28 875 (8.32%) Windows
29 872 (8.29%) Linux
30 841 (7.99%) Analytical Skills

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
1 250 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 229 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 226 (2.15%) Confluence
4 179 (1.70%) Apache
5 132 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 98 (0.93%) IIS
7 84 (0.80%) CMS
8 66 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 60 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 45 (0.43%) SAS
11 38 (0.36%) WordPress
12 33 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 33 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 23 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
17 17 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
17 17 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 372 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 320 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 60 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.28%) Sketch
7 24 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 23 (0.22%) InVision
9 19 (0.18%) Figma
10 15 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 9 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.057%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.048%) Adobe XD
13 5 (0.048%) Marvel
14 4 (0.038%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.038%) Windchill
15 3 (0.029%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.029%) SPSS
15 3 (0.029%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 110 (1.05%) Markit EDM
2 84 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 77 (0.73%) Eagle PACE
4 75 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 59 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
6 57 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
7 46 (0.44%) PolarLake
8 44 (0.42%) SAP FI
9 42 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
10 35 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
11 34 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
12 31 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
13 30 (0.29%) SAP CO
13 30 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
14 29 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
15 28 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
16 26 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
17 24 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
17 24 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
18 22 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2,017 (19.17%) Azure
2 1,995 (18.96%) AWS
3 724 (6.88%) GCP
4 565 (5.37%) SaaS
5 422 (4.01%) Office 365
6 414 (3.93%) Power Platform
7 390 (3.71%) Serverless
8 256 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
9 236 (2.24%) PaaS
10 198 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
11 197 (1.87%) IaaS
12 187 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
13 173 (1.64%) Amazon S3
14 117 (1.11%) OpenShift
15 113 (1.07%) GitHub
16 112 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
17 110 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
18 104 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
19 94 (0.89%) Apigee
20 79 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 328 (3.12%) Firewall
2 177 (1.68%) WAN
3 169 (1.61%) DNS
4 164 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 139 (1.32%) LAN
6 123 (1.17%) VPN
7 117 (1.11%) Network Security
8 112 (1.06%) Skype
9 100 (0.95%) Internet
10 95 (0.90%) Wireless
11 81 (0.77%) DHCP
12 77 (0.73%) HTTP
13 75 (0.71%) BGP
14 66 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
15 62 (0.59%) OSPF
16 61 (0.58%) Unified Communications
17 60 (0.57%) SAN
18 51 (0.48%) Multicast
19 42 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
20 40 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,135 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 453 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 385 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 366 (3.48%) Big Data
5 363 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 358 (3.40%) Power BI
7 291 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 284 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 278 (2.64%) MySQL
10 266 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 223 (2.12%) Tableau
12 222 (2.11%) MongoDB
13 189 (1.80%) Data Lake
14 181 (1.72%) Hadoop
15 161 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 132 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 120 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
18 104 (0.99%) Blockchain
19 103 (0.98%) RDBMS
20 97 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 669 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 458 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 457 (4.34%) JIRA
4 265 (2.52%) Selenium
5 144 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 118 (1.12%) GitLab
7 109 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 108 (1.03%) Artifactory
9 100 (0.95%) Maven
10 90 (0.86%) Visual Studio
11 83 (0.79%) Bitbucket
12 81 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
13 80 (0.76%) SpecFlow
14 71 (0.67%) JUnit
15 69 (0.66%) Subversion
16 68 (0.65%) Cypress.io
17 66 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
18 61 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 58 (0.55%) Postman
20 57 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 1,433 (13.62%) Banking
2 814 (7.74%) Front Office
3 696 (6.62%) Marketing
4 580 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 544 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 524 (4.98%) Public Sector
7 396 (3.76%) Electronics
8 332 (3.16%) Retail
9 290 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 263 (2.50%) Back Office
11 247 (2.35%) Investment Banking
12 222 (2.11%) Legal
13 179 (1.70%) Law
14 144 (1.37%) Games
15 116 (1.10%) Advertising
16 79 (0.75%) Billing
17 62 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 50 (0.48%) Local Government
19 45 (0.43%) General Ledger
20 24 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,093 (29.40%) Developer
2 1,313 (12.48%) Analyst
3 692 (6.58%) Architect
4 632 (6.01%) Senior Developer
5 584 (5.55%) Software Engineer
6 500 (4.75%) Java Developer
7 493 (4.69%) Consultant
8 409 (3.89%) Python Developer
9 394 (3.74%) Business Analyst
10 373 (3.55%) C# Developer
11 349 (3.32%) .NET Developer
12 334 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 321 (3.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 307 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
15 283 (2.69%) Project Manager
16 276 (2.62%) Python Engineer
17 270 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
18 268 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
19 263 (2.50%) Lead Developer
20 241 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,439 (13.68%) .NET
2 968 (9.20%) Web Services
3 963 (9.15%) AngularJS
4 921 (8.75%) React
5 655 (6.23%) CSS
6 621 (5.90%) HTML
7 536 (5.09%) .NET Core
8 460 (4.37%) Vue.js
9 421 (4.00%) REST
10 392 (3.73%) ASP.NET
11 383 (3.64%) Node.js
12 371 (3.53%) Spring
13 357 (3.39%) Kafka
14 313 (2.98%) RESTful
15 305 (2.90%) .NET Framework
16 292 (2.78%) XML
17 245 (2.33%) JSON
18 233 (2.21%) Spring Boot
19 209 (1.99%) HTML5
20 190 (1.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 841 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 743 (7.06%) Hedge funds
3 660 (6.27%) Fixed Income
4 572 (5.44%) Derivative
5 548 (5.21%) Equities
6 475 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
7 463 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 442 (4.20%) User Experience
9 326 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 302 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
11 270 (2.57%) Algorithms
12 216 (2.05%) Data Structures
13 210 (2.00%) Data Centre
14 182 (1.73%) Mobile App
15 180 (1.71%) Cloud Native
16 154 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 153 (1.45%) Blog
17 153 (1.45%) Public Cloud
18 141 (1.34%) Reference Data
19 118 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 875 (8.32%) Windows
2 872 (8.29%) Linux
3 334 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 310 (2.95%) Unix
5 159 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 147 (1.40%) Android
7 95 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 89 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 78 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 76 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 59 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.50%) CentOS
14 46 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 34 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
16 22 (0.21%) Solaris
17 21 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
19 15 (0.14%) Windows 8
20 9 (0.086%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,425 (32.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,617 (15.37%) DevOps
3 1,347 (12.80%) Fintech
4 1,154 (10.97%) Software Engineering
5 1,075 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
6 1,074 (10.21%) Microservices
7 957 (9.10%) Scrum
8 938 (8.92%) Analytics
9 925 (8.79%) Asset Management
10 899 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
11 745 (7.08%) Project Management
12 697 (6.62%) TDD
13 692 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 674 (6.41%) Test Automation
15 602 (5.72%) Computer Science
16 600 (5.70%) ITIL
17 597 (5.67%) SDLC
18 569 (5.41%) Mentoring
19 525 (4.99%) OO
20 507 (4.82%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2,320 (22.05%) SQL
2 2,022 (19.22%) Python
3 1,924 (18.29%) Java
4 1,699 (16.15%) JavaScript
5 1,452 (13.80%) C#
6 452 (4.30%) TypeScript
7 446 (4.24%) C++
8 367 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 292 (2.78%) C
10 290 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 288 (2.74%) R
12 250 (2.38%) Kotlin
13 248 (2.36%) Scala
14 218 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 193 (1.83%) PHP
16 183 (1.74%) Go
17 165 (1.57%) Java 8
18 138 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 126 (1.20%) Ruby
20 100 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,184 (11.25%) Degree
2 319 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 205 (1.95%) CISSP
4 180 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 175 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 139 (1.32%) CISM
7 119 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 97 (0.92%) PhD
10 94 (0.89%) CISA
11 82 (0.78%) Master's Degree
12 79 (0.75%) CCNP
13 70 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 62 (0.59%) CCNA
15 56 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
16 55 (0.52%) MCSE
17 54 (0.51%) ISEB
17 54 (0.51%) PMI Certification
18 52 (0.49%) ACCA
19 50 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 527 (5.01%) QA
2 205 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 204 (1.94%) SLA
4 157 (1.49%) GDPR
5 150 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 150 (1.43%) NIST
6 140 (1.33%) PMO
7 94 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 44 (0.42%) COBIT
9 40 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 36 (0.34%) MiFID
11 30 (0.29%) IFRS
11 30 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.20%) EMIR
13 19 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 13 (0.12%) Solvency II
16 12 (0.11%) ISO 20022
16 12 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 12 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 956 (9.09%) Docker
2 491 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 196 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.36%) vSphere
8 33 (0.31%) XenApp
9 29 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 24 (0.23%) Firmware
11 19 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.17%) HDFS
13 13 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.057%) Varnish
15 5 (0.048%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.048%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.048%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 883 (8.39%) Kubernetes
2 451 (4.29%) Terraform
3 403 (3.83%) Ansible
4 252 (2.40%) Puppet
5 118 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 111 (1.06%) SCCM
7 53 (0.50%) Istio
8 50 (0.48%) Grafana
9 49 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 43 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 37 (0.35%) SCVMM
12 35 (0.33%) Control-M
13 34 (0.32%) QRadar
14 31 (0.29%) WSUS
15 25 (0.24%) SCOM
15 25 (0.24%) vCenter Server
16 23 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
18 18 (0.17%) Nagios
19 15 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,510 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 712 (6.77%) SAP
3 608 (5.78%) Oracle
4 415 (3.94%) Google
5 324 (3.08%) VMware
6 320 (3.04%) Cisco
7 272 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 142 (1.35%) Bloomberg
9 135 (1.28%) Citrix
10 134 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 131 (1.25%) IBM
12 112 (1.06%) Databricks
13 108 (1.03%) Splunk
14 89 (0.85%) Palo Alto
15 88 (0.84%) ServiceNow
16 87 (0.83%) CheckPoint
17 78 (0.74%) Atlassian
18 73 (0.69%) HP
19 60 (0.57%) F5
20 57 (0.54%) Informatica