Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 25,520 10,403 25,821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.78% 18.68% 19.23%
As % of the General category 33.31% 36.93% 34.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17,283 8,629 20,165
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,750 £44,296
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 76,617 28,168 73,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.39% 50.59% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 47,562 22,901 56,933
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,012 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +1 22,805 £67,500 +3.85% 3,682
London +1 13,881 £77,500 +3.33% 1,970
UK excluding London +9 9,655 £55,000 +10.00% 1,934
Work from Home +8 5,923 £65,000 +4.00% 626
South East +10 3,008 £60,000 +9.09% 411
North of England +6 2,243 £52,500 +5.00% 499
Midlands +6 1,483 £55,000 +12.24% 339
North West +4 1,196 £55,000 - 275
South West +12 1,184 £52,500 +5.00% 250
West Midlands +6 1,007 £55,000 +10.00% 228
Yorkshire +12 902 £52,000 +15.56% 166
Scotland +3 731 £55,000 +4.76% 178
East of England +14 634 £55,000 +10.00% 183
East Midlands +3 469 £55,000 +15.79% 111
Wales +5 329 £45,000 - 60
North East +2 149 £45,000 -5.26% 58
Northern Ireland -6 85 £45,000 -25.00% 14
Channel Islands -2 16 £67,500 +22.73%
Isle of Man -3 2 - -

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 9,031 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 7,140 (27.98%) Social Skills
3 4,922 (19.29%) SQL
4 4,670 (18.30%) AWS
5 4,493 (17.61%) Azure
6 4,029 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 4,028 (15.78%) Python
8 4,016 (15.74%) Java
9 3,926 (15.38%) DevOps
10 3,760 (14.73%) Software Engineering
11 3,542 (13.88%) Banking
12 3,477 (13.62%) Microsoft
13 3,402 (13.33%) Degree
14 3,345 (13.11%) React
15 3,299 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
16 3,047 (11.94%) Analytics
17 2,872 (11.25%) Fintech
18 2,823 (11.06%) Docker
19 2,794 (10.95%) Project Management
20 2,759 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
21 2,707 (10.61%) C#
22 2,626 (10.29%) Microservices
23 2,565 (10.05%) Kubernetes
24 2,519 (9.87%) Scrum
25 2,427 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
26 2,342 (9.18%) .NET
27 2,267 (8.88%) Full Stack Development
28 2,152 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
29 2,133 (8.36%) TypeScript
30 1,959 (7.68%) Computer Science

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
1 567 (2.22%) Confluence
2 558 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 437 (1.71%) Apache
4 425 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 301 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 252 (0.99%) CMS
7 237 (0.93%) SAS
8 170 (0.67%) GemFire
9 130 (0.51%) nginx
10 124 (0.49%) IIS
11 117 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 112 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
13 90 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 79 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
15 58 (0.23%) Apache Solr
16 49 (0.19%) WordPress
17 47 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
18 42 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
19 41 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
20 40 (0.16%) Appian
Applications
1 1,248 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 927 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 500 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 289 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 256 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 175 (0.69%) Figma
7 141 (0.55%) Sketch
8 128 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 63 (0.25%) InVision
10 49 (0.19%) Oracle Smart View
11 48 (0.19%) Adobe XD
12 42 (0.16%) Photoshop
13 39 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
14 28 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 24 (0.094%) Zeplin
16 14 (0.055%) Acrobat
16 14 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 13 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
18 10 (0.039%) Gliffy
18 10 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 299 (1.17%) NetSuite
2 211 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 208 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 194 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
5 177 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 172 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 127 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 118 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
9 111 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
10 95 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
11 91 (0.36%) Oracle Clinical
12 85 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
13 81 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
14 77 (0.30%) SAP FI
15 76 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
16 71 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
17 64 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 63 (0.25%) SAP BPC
18 63 (0.25%) SAP CO
19 62 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4,670 (18.30%) AWS
2 4,493 (17.61%) Azure
3 1,796 (7.04%) GCP
4 1,323 (5.18%) SaaS
5 1,252 (4.91%) Serverless
6 1,107 (4.34%) Microsoft 365
7 1,089 (4.27%) Power Platform
8 691 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
9 651 (2.55%) GitHub
10 499 (1.96%) Amazon S3
11 461 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
12 448 (1.76%) PaaS
13 419 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
14 346 (1.36%) OpenShift
15 345 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
16 321 (1.26%) IaaS
17 294 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
18 270 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
19 255 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
20 236 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 513 (2.01%) Firewall
2 357 (1.40%) HTTP
3 272 (1.07%) VPN
4 257 (1.01%) WAN
5 249 (0.98%) DNS
6 234 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 228 (0.89%) LAN
8 225 (0.88%) Network Security
9 182 (0.71%) Internet
10 134 (0.53%) DHCP
11 111 (0.43%) Broadband
12 93 (0.36%) Skype
13 90 (0.35%) Wireless
14 80 (0.31%) SAN
14 80 (0.31%) Unified Communications
15 77 (0.30%) SSL
16 70 (0.27%) BGP
16 70 (0.27%) VoIP
17 66 (0.26%) OSPF
18 62 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,747 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 1,034 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 1,021 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 980 (3.84%) NoSQL
5 962 (3.77%) Power BI
6 917 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
7 711 (2.79%) MongoDB
8 701 (2.75%) Big Data
9 652 (2.55%) MySQL
10 611 (2.39%) Tableau
11 516 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 476 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 463 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 431 (1.69%) Redis
15 371 (1.45%) Blockchain
16 325 (1.27%) Data Lake
17 311 (1.22%) RDBMS
18 309 (1.21%) Hadoop
19 269 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
20 263 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,831 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 1,315 (5.15%) JIRA
3 1,249 (4.89%) Jenkins
4 482 (1.89%) Selenium
5 434 (1.70%) Cypress.io
6 383 (1.50%) Cucumber
7 355 (1.39%) GitLab
8 324 (1.27%) JUnit
9 302 (1.18%) Gradle
10 298 (1.17%) webpack
11 288 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 274 (1.07%) Artifactory
13 271 (1.06%) Maven
14 257 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
15 228 (0.89%) Mockito
16 216 (0.85%) Storybook
17 215 (0.84%) Protractor
18 214 (0.84%) SonarQube
19 208 (0.82%) IntelliJ
20 206 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7,140 (27.98%) Social Skills
2 3,542 (13.88%) Banking
3 2,759 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1,722 (6.75%) Retail
5 1,650 (6.47%) Marketing
6 1,085 (4.25%) Front Office
7 1,041 (4.08%) Presentation Skills
8 1,034 (4.05%) Public Sector
9 1,015 (3.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 986 (3.86%) Manufacturing
11 945 (3.70%) Telecoms
12 934 (3.66%) Law
13 918 (3.60%) Legal
14 789 (3.09%) Financial Institution
15 623 (2.44%) Games
16 611 (2.39%) Electronics
17 591 (2.32%) Influencing Skills
18 578 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
19 429 (1.68%) Investment Banking
20 413 (1.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5,878 (23.03%) Developer
2 3,295 (12.91%) Analyst
3 1,997 (7.83%) Software Engineer
4 1,557 (6.10%) Architect
5 1,411 (5.53%) Project Manager
6 1,329 (5.21%) Consultant
7 1,215 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 1,064 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 958 (3.75%) Java Developer
10 720 (2.82%) React Developer
11 689 (2.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 687 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
13 621 (2.43%) C# Developer
14 603 (2.36%) Python Developer
15 594 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
16 593 (2.32%) IT Manager
17 546 (2.14%) Full Stack Developer
18 545 (2.14%) Senior Manager
19 539 (2.11%) Senior Software Engineer
20 533 (2.09%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,345 (13.11%) React
2 2,342 (9.18%) .NET
3 1,840 (7.21%) Node.js
4 1,790 (7.01%) HTML
5 1,784 (6.99%) CSS
6 1,746 (6.84%) AngularJS
7 1,718 (6.73%) Web Services
8 1,281 (5.02%) REST
9 1,238 (4.85%) Spring
10 1,182 (4.63%) Kafka
11 1,016 (3.98%) .NET Core
12 952 (3.73%) RESTful
13 675 (2.64%) Spring Boot
14 660 (2.59%) HTML5
15 637 (2.50%) JSON
16 630 (2.47%) Redux
17 599 (2.35%) Vue.js
18 577 (2.26%) ASP.NET
19 533 (2.09%) .NET Framework
20 501 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,857 (7.28%) User Experience
2 1,059 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 1,030 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 809 (3.17%) Hedge funds
5 769 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 697 (2.73%) Equities
7 690 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 657 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 585 (2.29%) Derivative
10 518 (2.03%) Fixed Income
11 497 (1.95%) Algorithms
12 482 (1.89%) Mobile App
13 474 (1.86%) Data Centre
14 421 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
15 399 (1.56%) Public Cloud
16 386 (1.51%) Data Structures
17 341 (1.34%) Cloud Native
18 246 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
19 244 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
20 229 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,917 (7.51%) Linux
2 1,579 (6.19%) Windows
3 951 (3.73%) Unix
4 524 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 418 (1.64%) Android
6 355 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 314 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 196 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 133 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 132 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 130 (0.51%) CentOS
12 103 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 90 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
14 69 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 67 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 60 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 54 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 44 (0.17%) Debian
19 38 (0.15%) Solaris
20 31 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,031 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3,926 (15.38%) DevOps
3 3,760 (14.73%) Software Engineering
4 3,299 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
5 3,047 (11.94%) Analytics
6 2,872 (11.25%) Fintech
7 2,794 (10.95%) Project Management
8 2,626 (10.29%) Microservices
9 2,519 (9.87%) Scrum
10 2,427 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
11 2,267 (8.88%) Full Stack Development
12 2,152 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 1,959 (7.68%) Computer Science
14 1,921 (7.53%) Mentoring
15 1,731 (6.78%) SDLC
16 1,726 (6.76%) Project Delivery
17 1,673 (6.56%) Test Automation
18 1,609 (6.30%) TDD
19 1,552 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
20 1,490 (5.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4,922 (19.29%) SQL
2 4,029 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 4,028 (15.78%) Python
4 4,016 (15.74%) Java
5 2,707 (10.61%) C#
6 2,133 (8.36%) TypeScript
7 768 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 685 (2.68%) C++
9 631 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 623 (2.44%) Go
11 596 (2.34%) C
12 536 (2.10%) Scala
13 534 (2.09%) Kotlin
14 510 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 501 (1.96%) PHP
16 429 (1.68%) Shell Script
17 370 (1.45%) Ruby
18 334 (1.31%) R
19 278 (1.09%) ES6
20 266 (1.04%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3,402 (13.33%) Degree
2 801 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 542 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 340 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 317 (1.24%) Master's Degree
6 308 (1.21%) CISSP
7 276 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
8 261 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 236 (0.92%) CISM
10 199 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 192 (0.75%) PMP
12 182 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 174 (0.68%) OCP
14 162 (0.63%) ISEB
15 155 (0.61%) CISA
16 151 (0.59%) ACCA
16 151 (0.59%) PhD
17 119 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 117 (0.46%) CIMA
19 113 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,560 (6.11%) QA
2 562 (2.20%) GDPR
3 475 (1.86%) SLA
4 474 (1.86%) PMO
5 471 (1.85%) Data Quality
6 412 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 243 (0.95%) NIST
8 211 (0.83%) Accessibility
9 194 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 186 (0.73%) Good Clinical Practice
11 117 (0.46%) GRC
12 114 (0.45%) COBIT
13 97 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
14 87 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 72 (0.28%) IFRS
16 69 (0.27%) MiFID
17 64 (0.25%) EMIR
18 63 (0.25%) PSD2
19 60 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 53 (0.21%) ITGC
System Software
1 2,823 (11.06%) Docker
2 875 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 465 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (0.59%) HDFS
5 117 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 112 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (0.32%) vSphere
8 61 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 52 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 34 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 33 (0.13%) XenApp
13 29 (0.11%) Firmware
14 23 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (0.071%) XenDesktop
16 16 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.063%) NFS
17 8 (0.031%) etcd
18 7 (0.027%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.027%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,565 (10.05%) Kubernetes
2 1,467 (5.75%) Terraform
3 906 (3.55%) Ansible
4 278 (1.09%) SCCM
5 275 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 271 (1.06%) Puppet
7 245 (0.96%) Grafana
8 217 (0.85%) Prometheus
9 181 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 97 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 72 (0.28%) Istio
12 70 (0.27%) Kibana
13 56 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 54 (0.21%) SCOM
15 44 (0.17%) HAProxy
16 37 (0.14%) logstash
16 37 (0.14%) Nagios
17 36 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
18 34 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
19 31 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 3,477 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 1,761 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1,443 (5.65%) SAP
4 1,067 (4.18%) Google
5 708 (2.77%) VMware
6 642 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 421 (1.65%) Cisco
8 353 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 328 (1.29%) Adobe
10 302 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 294 (1.15%) Apple
12 208 (0.82%) IBM
13 205 (0.80%) Citrix
14 192 (0.75%) Databricks
15 181 (0.71%) Bloomberg
16 179 (0.70%) Okta
17 171 (0.67%) JD Edwards
17 171 (0.67%) Splunk
18 143 (0.56%) HP
19 133 (0.52%) Samsung