Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 26,074 36,398 42,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.94% 22.27% 24.70%
As % of the General category 47.95% 51.87% 54.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,080 27,773 29,024
UK median annual salary £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.19% +2.73% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 54,377 70,166 78,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 42.94% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40,881 53,804 57,445
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% 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 14 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 18 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 14 October 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 24,412 £60,000 +4.35% 3,635
London -1 14,623 £70,000 +7.69% 1,714
UK excluding London -1 10,946 £50,000 +5.26% 2,191
South East -1 3,330 £55,000 +4.76% 563
North of England -1 2,569 £48,000 +6.67% 558
South West -1 1,533 £47,500 +4.88% 268
Midlands -4 1,463 £48,000 +6.67% 332
North West -4 1,397 £47,500 - 298
Yorkshire -2 1,063 £50,000 +11.11% 203
Scotland 0 993 £50,000 - 194
West Midlands -5 938 £47,500 +5.56% 203
East of England -8 742 £50,000 -4.76% 203
East Midlands -3 521 £50,000 +11.11% 126
Wales -3 282 £45,000 +5.88% 63
North East -6 108 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Northern Ireland -19 37 £52,500 +31.25% 13
Channel Islands +5 10 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Isle of Man +6 5 £51,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 8,657 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 5,674 (21.76%) SQL
3 4,285 (16.43%) Java
4 4,212 (16.15%) Banking
5 4,067 (15.60%) Microsoft
6 3,737 (14.33%) C#
7 3,481 (13.35%) Degree
8 3,413 (13.09%) SQL Server
9 3,392 (13.01%) Python
10 3,265 (12.52%) AWS
11 3,160 (12.12%) .NET
12 3,026 (11.61%) Azure
13 2,950 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
14 2,944 (11.29%) JavaScript
15 2,906 (11.15%) Project Management
16 2,759 (10.58%) Windows
17 2,734 (10.49%) DevOps
18 2,625 (10.07%) Fintech
19 2,558 (9.81%) Software Engineering
20 2,526 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
21 2,485 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
22 2,314 (8.87%) Linux
23 2,255 (8.65%) Scrum
24 2,248 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
25 2,097 (8.04%) Oracle
26 1,963 (7.53%) SAP
27 1,949 (7.47%) Analytics
28 1,858 (7.13%) ITIL
29 1,827 (7.01%) Asset Management
30 1,741 (6.68%) HTML

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
1 646 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 477 (1.83%) Confluence
3 375 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 303 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 272 (1.04%) IIS
6 226 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 222 (0.85%) Apache
8 220 (0.84%) SAS
9 189 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 160 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 156 (0.60%) CMS
12 123 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 113 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 100 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 71 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 63 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 57 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
18 56 (0.21%) nginx
19 55 (0.21%) EPiServer
20 52 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,223 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,059 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 447 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 304 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 291 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 132 (0.51%) Sketch
7 112 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 81 (0.31%) InVision
9 48 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 43 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 40 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 30 (0.12%) Figma
12 30 (0.12%) SPSS
13 20 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
14 17 (0.065%) Zeplin
15 14 (0.054%) Marvel
16 13 (0.050%) Adobe XD
16 13 (0.050%) InDesign
17 12 (0.046%) Chatbot
18 11 (0.042%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 357 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 258 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 236 (0.91%) SAP FI
4 233 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 230 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 230 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 208 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
7 187 (0.72%) NetSuite
8 162 (0.62%) thinkFolio
9 149 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
10 138 (0.53%) Markit EDM
11 130 (0.50%) Front Arena
12 128 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
13 120 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
14 119 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
15 118 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
16 106 (0.41%) SAP MM
17 74 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
17 74 (0.28%) SAP Business One
18 70 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3,265 (12.52%) AWS
2 3,026 (11.61%) Azure
3 1,106 (4.24%) Office 365
4 948 (3.64%) Power Platform
5 757 (2.90%) GCP
6 708 (2.72%) SaaS
7 442 (1.70%) Serverless
8 336 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
9 310 (1.19%) GitHub
10 307 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
11 295 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 291 (1.12%) PaaS
13 280 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
14 265 (1.02%) IaaS
15 233 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
16 210 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
17 200 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
18 192 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
19 169 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
20 150 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 762 (2.92%) Firewall
2 665 (2.55%) DNS
3 469 (1.80%) WAN
4 433 (1.66%) LAN
5 432 (1.66%) DHCP
6 386 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 365 (1.40%) Internet
8 274 (1.05%) VPN
9 256 (0.98%) Network Security
10 219 (0.84%) HTTP
11 212 (0.81%) SAN
12 209 (0.80%) Wireless
13 165 (0.63%) Skype
14 160 (0.61%) VoIP
15 125 (0.48%) MPLS
16 121 (0.46%) BGP
17 110 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
18 106 (0.41%) OSPF
19 103 (0.40%) VLAN
20 100 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,413 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 1,116 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,109 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,018 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 916 (3.51%) Power BI
6 843 (3.23%) Big Data
7 705 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 624 (2.39%) MySQL
9 621 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 577 (2.21%) NoSQL
11 485 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
12 353 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 318 (1.22%) Oracle Database
14 287 (1.10%) RDBMS
15 266 (1.02%) MongoDB
15 266 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
16 247 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
17 244 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
18 224 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
19 223 (0.86%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,373 (5.27%) Git (software)
2 1,188 (4.56%) JIRA
3 1,038 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 620 (2.38%) Selenium
5 472 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 453 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 391 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 321 (1.23%) Maven
9 266 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 258 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 226 (0.87%) SpecFlow
12 216 (0.83%) Subversion
13 208 (0.80%) JUnit
14 204 (0.78%) GitLab
15 191 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
16 170 (0.65%) WebDriver
17 159 (0.61%) NUnit
18 156 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 156 (0.60%) JMeter
19 141 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 4,212 (16.15%) Banking
2 1,615 (6.19%) Marketing
3 1,554 (5.96%) Retail
4 1,343 (5.15%) Front Office
5 1,282 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 1,178 (4.52%) Manufacturing
7 1,114 (4.27%) Public Sector
8 719 (2.76%) Financial Institution
9 682 (2.62%) Electronics
10 649 (2.49%) Legal
11 542 (2.08%) Investment Banking
12 414 (1.59%) Back Office
13 322 (1.23%) Law
14 283 (1.09%) Advertising
15 217 (0.83%) Billing
16 196 (0.75%) Games
17 171 (0.66%) Local Government
18 163 (0.63%) Retail Banking
19 159 (0.61%) German Language
20 152 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6,417 (24.61%) Developer
2 3,997 (15.33%) Analyst
3 1,724 (6.61%) Consultant
4 1,648 (6.32%) Architect
5 1,427 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 1,416 (5.43%) Java Developer
7 1,247 (4.78%) Business Analyst
8 1,200 (4.60%) C# Developer
9 1,127 (4.32%) Senior Developer
10 1,001 (3.84%) .NET Developer
11 883 (3.39%) Software Engineer
12 692 (2.65%) Support Analyst
13 652 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
14 651 (2.50%) IT Manager
15 609 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 601 (2.30%) Applications Support
17 590 (2.26%) Financial Analyst
18 578 (2.22%) SQL Developer
19 565 (2.17%) Software Developer
20 557 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,160 (12.12%) .NET
2 1,741 (6.68%) HTML
3 1,679 (6.44%) AngularJS
4 1,537 (5.89%) Web Services
5 1,529 (5.86%) CSS
6 1,250 (4.79%) React
7 1,136 (4.36%) ASP.NET
8 862 (3.31%) REST
9 825 (3.16%) Node.js
10 821 (3.15%) Spring
11 744 (2.85%) RESTful
12 736 (2.82%) XML
13 707 (2.71%) HTML5
14 648 (2.49%) .NET Core
15 590 (2.26%) .NET Framework
16 540 (2.07%) J2EE
17 536 (2.06%) JSON
18 530 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
19 513 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
20 447 (1.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2,526 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1,121 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 1,086 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1,052 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
5 965 (3.70%) Fixed Income
6 850 (3.26%) Hedge funds
7 848 (3.25%) Derivative
8 754 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
9 727 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 691 (2.65%) Equities
11 679 (2.60%) Data Centre
12 438 (1.68%) Algorithms
13 399 (1.53%) Mobile App
14 386 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
15 382 (1.47%) Public Cloud
16 293 (1.12%) Data Structures
17 273 (1.05%) Virtual Team
18 160 (0.61%) Cloud Native
19 152 (0.58%) Credit Risk
20 141 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2,759 (10.58%) Windows
2 2,314 (8.87%) Linux
3 1,066 (4.09%) Unix
4 923 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 539 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 386 (1.48%) Android
7 317 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 316 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 288 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 223 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 182 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 111 (0.43%) Solaris
13 103 (0.40%) CentOS
14 74 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 61 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 54 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 49 (0.19%) Debian
18 35 (0.13%) VMS
19 32 (0.12%) AIX
20 30 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,657 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,950 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
3 2,906 (11.15%) Project Management
4 2,734 (10.49%) DevOps
5 2,625 (10.07%) Fintech
6 2,558 (9.81%) Software Engineering
7 2,485 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
8 2,255 (8.65%) Scrum
9 2,248 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,949 (7.47%) Analytics
11 1,858 (7.13%) ITIL
12 1,827 (7.01%) Asset Management
13 1,686 (6.47%) Mentoring
14 1,682 (6.45%) Computer Science
15 1,661 (6.37%) Project Delivery
16 1,596 (6.12%) Test Automation
17 1,579 (6.06%) Microservices
18 1,481 (5.68%) TDD
19 1,366 (5.24%) SDLC
20 1,294 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5,674 (21.76%) SQL
2 4,285 (16.43%) Java
3 3,737 (14.33%) C#
4 3,392 (13.01%) Python
5 2,944 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 1,084 (4.16%) PowerShell
7 1,041 (3.99%) C++
8 921 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 754 (2.89%) R
10 690 (2.65%) C
11 600 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 424 (1.63%) PHP
13 410 (1.57%) VBA
14 407 (1.56%) Ruby
15 398 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 378 (1.45%) PL/SQL
17 368 (1.41%) Java 8
18 354 (1.36%) Scala
19 295 (1.13%) Go
20 264 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,481 (13.35%) Degree
2 735 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 518 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 493 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 435 (1.67%) CISSP
6 421 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 328 (1.26%) PMI Certification
8 299 (1.15%) CISM
9 286 (1.10%) PMP
10 284 (1.09%) CCNA
11 250 (0.96%) ISEB
11 250 (0.96%) SC Cleared
12 240 (0.92%) CCNP
13 217 (0.83%) ISTQB
14 214 (0.82%) CISA
15 198 (0.76%) MCSE
16 167 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 155 (0.59%) CIMA
18 143 (0.55%) ACCA
18 143 (0.55%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,290 (4.95%) QA
2 605 (2.32%) SLA
3 593 (2.27%) PMO
4 388 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 349 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 308 (1.18%) GDPR
7 271 (1.04%) PCI DSS
8 163 (0.63%) NIST
9 140 (0.54%) COBIT
10 96 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 70 (0.27%) MiFID
12 65 (0.25%) IFRS
13 63 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 61 (0.23%) ISO 9001
15 58 (0.22%) Solvency II
16 51 (0.20%) PSD2
17 49 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
18 48 (0.18%) EMIR
19 46 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
20 38 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,573 (6.03%) Docker
2 1,438 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 563 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 284 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 172 (0.66%) XenApp
6 150 (0.58%) vSphere
7 134 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 125 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 92 (0.35%) Firmware
10 87 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 79 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.14%) NFS
14 29 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.096%) HDFS
16 24 (0.092%) VMware NSX
17 23 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.077%) KVM
19 18 (0.069%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 17 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 998 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 760 (2.91%) Ansible
3 688 (2.64%) Terraform
4 423 (1.62%) Puppet
5 414 (1.59%) SCCM
6 362 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 103 (0.40%) Nessus
8 102 (0.39%) SCOM
9 95 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 93 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 81 (0.31%) Nagios
12 75 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 69 (0.26%) Grafana
14 66 (0.25%) Packer
15 60 (0.23%) FortiGate
16 57 (0.22%) WSUS
17 55 (0.21%) SQL Sentry
18 54 (0.21%) vRealize
19 50 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
19 50 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,067 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 2,097 (8.04%) Oracle
3 1,963 (7.53%) SAP
4 917 (3.52%) VMware
5 676 (2.59%) Cisco
6 663 (2.54%) Google
7 655 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
8 534 (2.05%) Citrix
9 483 (1.85%) Tableau
10 396 (1.52%) IBM
11 328 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 291 (1.12%) Splunk
13 274 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 273 (1.05%) Informatica
15 265 (1.02%) Bloomberg
16 242 (0.93%) HP
17 196 (0.75%) Adobe
18 178 (0.68%) Apple
18 178 (0.68%) Atlassian
19 177 (0.68%) CheckPoint