Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 27,980 37,848 38,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 21.77% 22.39%
As % of the General category 51.05% 52.61% 53.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21,503 28,705 29,871
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 54,813 71,945 72,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.04% 41.39% 42.03%
Number of salaries quoted 41,138 55,660 56,972
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 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 26,143 £60,000 +9.09% 2,357
London 0 15,419 £70,000 +7.69% 1,195
UK excluding London 0 11,996 £50,000 +5.26% 1,351
South East +1 3,596 £55,000 +9.45% 318
North of England -2 2,866 £47,500 +4.40% 373
North West -1 1,665 £47,500 - 188
South West +2 1,629 £45,000 - 148
Midlands -3 1,589 £47,500 +5.56% 199
Scotland 0 1,142 £50,000 - 126
Yorkshire -5 1,066 £47,000 +4.44% 145
West Midlands -4 998 £47,500 +5.56% 127
East of England -1 912 £50,000 - 128
East Midlands -1 588 £45,250 -4.74% 72
Wales -8 225 £45,000 +5.88% 51
North East -5 138 £42,500 +6.25% 40
Northern Ireland -19 54 £40,000 -8.57% 10
Isle of Man +9 11 £51,000 -
Channel Islands -2 8 £37,500 -16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 9,317 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 6,415 (22.93%) SQL
3 4,784 (17.10%) Banking
4 4,564 (16.31%) Java
5 4,319 (15.44%) C#
6 4,293 (15.34%) Microsoft
7 3,833 (13.70%) Degree
8 3,634 (12.99%) SQL Server
9 3,631 (12.98%) .NET
10 3,295 (11.78%) JavaScript
11 3,188 (11.39%) Project Management
12 3,162 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
13 3,141 (11.23%) Python
14 3,123 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 2,958 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
16 2,889 (10.33%) Fintech
17 2,874 (10.27%) Windows
18 2,858 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
19 2,826 (10.10%) DevOps
20 2,724 (9.74%) Software Engineering
21 2,529 (9.04%) Scrum
22 2,525 (9.02%) Oracle
23 2,522 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
24 2,496 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
25 2,406 (8.60%) Linux
26 2,166 (7.74%) Analytics
27 2,046 (7.31%) SAP
28 2,004 (7.16%) HTML
29 1,992 (7.12%) AngularJS
30 1,986 (7.10%) Test Automation

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
1 698 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 484 (1.73%) Confluence
3 423 (1.51%) Apache Spark
4 332 (1.19%) IIS
5 314 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 313 (1.12%) Apache
7 252 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 251 (0.90%) SAS
9 241 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 234 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 207 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 160 (0.57%) CMS
13 143 (0.51%) Skype for Business
14 108 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 97 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
16 83 (0.30%) JBoss
17 78 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 64 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 63 (0.23%) WordPress
20 58 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1,298 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,237 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 532 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 311 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 283 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 112 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.36%) Sketch
8 66 (0.24%) InVision
9 59 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 53 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 34 (0.12%) SPSS
12 31 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 25 (0.089%) Autodesk Inventor
14 18 (0.064%) Figma
15 16 (0.057%) Adobe XD
15 16 (0.057%) Zeplin
16 15 (0.054%) Chatbot
17 13 (0.046%) Marvel
18 11 (0.039%) Acrobat
19 8 (0.029%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 375 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 307 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 268 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 259 (0.93%) SAP CO
5 255 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
6 236 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
7 216 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
8 182 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 164 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
10 134 (0.48%) thinkFolio
11 130 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
11 130 (0.46%) SAP MM
12 121 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
13 112 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
14 109 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
15 101 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 93 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
17 91 (0.33%) Markit EDM
18 86 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
19 85 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3,123 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,958 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1,146 (4.10%) Office 365
4 867 (3.10%) Power Platform
5 828 (2.96%) SaaS
6 694 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 370 (1.32%) GitHub
8 361 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
9 344 (1.23%) IaaS
10 343 (1.23%) PaaS
11 305 (1.09%) Serverless
12 247 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 225 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
14 210 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 205 (0.73%) Amazon S3
16 201 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
17 153 (0.55%) G Suite
18 122 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
19 112 (0.40%) OpenShift
20 110 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 880 (3.15%) Firewall
2 572 (2.04%) DNS
3 522 (1.87%) WAN
4 466 (1.67%) LAN
5 425 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 335 (1.20%) Internet
7 324 (1.16%) DHCP
8 323 (1.15%) VPN
9 298 (1.07%) Network Security
10 257 (0.92%) Wireless
11 243 (0.87%) SAN
12 226 (0.81%) VoIP
13 182 (0.65%) HTTP
14 171 (0.61%) Skype
15 150 (0.54%) MPLS
16 140 (0.50%) BGP
17 134 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 129 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
19 120 (0.43%) Intranet
20 117 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,634 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 1,146 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,094 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 1,049 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 902 (3.22%) Big Data
6 835 (2.98%) Power BI
7 742 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 720 (2.57%) MySQL
9 644 (2.30%) NoSQL
10 572 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 466 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 402 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 389 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 349 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
15 341 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
16 313 (1.12%) Blockchain
17 310 (1.11%) Oracle Database
18 303 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
19 299 (1.07%) QlikView
20 266 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,427 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 1,277 (4.56%) JIRA
3 1,152 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 771 (2.76%) Selenium
5 554 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 508 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 485 (1.73%) Cucumber
8 394 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 352 (1.26%) Maven
10 262 (0.94%) SpecFlow
11 249 (0.89%) SoapUI
12 246 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 244 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
14 232 (0.83%) NUnit
15 229 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 221 (0.79%) JUnit
17 203 (0.73%) Subversion
18 192 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
19 188 (0.67%) JMeter
20 187 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4,784 (17.10%) Banking
2 1,688 (6.03%) Marketing
3 1,675 (5.99%) Retail
4 1,347 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 1,149 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 1,125 (4.02%) Front Office
7 925 (3.31%) Financial Institution
8 733 (2.62%) Legal
9 664 (2.37%) Electronics
10 555 (1.98%) Investment Banking
11 469 (1.68%) Back Office
12 399 (1.43%) Advertising
13 345 (1.23%) Law
14 282 (1.01%) Games
15 231 (0.83%) Billing
16 213 (0.76%) Retail Banking
17 197 (0.70%) German Language
18 181 (0.65%) French Language
19 149 (0.53%) Local Government
20 140 (0.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6,732 (24.06%) Developer
2 4,613 (16.49%) Analyst
3 1,911 (6.83%) Consultant
4 1,680 (6.00%) Architect
5 1,668 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 1,488 (5.32%) Java Developer
7 1,449 (5.18%) C# Developer
8 1,440 (5.15%) Business Analyst
9 1,338 (4.78%) .NET Developer
10 1,166 (4.17%) Senior Developer
11 864 (3.09%) Support Analyst
12 819 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 750 (2.68%) Applications Support
14 728 (2.60%) Software Engineer
15 704 (2.52%) Software Developer
16 683 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
17 677 (2.42%) IT Manager
18 647 (2.31%) SQL Developer
19 643 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
20 611 (2.18%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,631 (12.98%) .NET
2 2,004 (7.16%) HTML
3 1,992 (7.12%) AngularJS
4 1,852 (6.62%) CSS
5 1,468 (5.25%) Web Services
6 1,417 (5.06%) ASP.NET
7 1,356 (4.85%) React
8 957 (3.42%) XML
9 904 (3.23%) Spring
10 846 (3.02%) REST
11 828 (2.96%) RESTful
12 827 (2.96%) Node.js
13 770 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 763 (2.73%) HTML5
15 714 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 682 (2.44%) .NET Framework
17 669 (2.39%) jQuery
18 580 (2.07%) JSON
19 509 (1.82%) .NET Core
20 476 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2,858 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1,227 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 1,163 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1,095 (3.91%) User Experience
5 880 (3.15%) Derivative
5 880 (3.15%) Hedge funds
6 792 (2.83%) Fixed Income
7 726 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 724 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 708 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
10 673 (2.41%) Equities
11 579 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
12 491 (1.75%) Algorithms
13 472 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 357 (1.28%) Data Structures
15 329 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 322 (1.15%) Public Cloud
17 209 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
18 207 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
19 181 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2,874 (10.27%) Windows
2 2,406 (8.60%) Linux
3 1,201 (4.29%) Unix
4 1,004 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 481 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 381 (1.36%) Android
7 343 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 334 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 326 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 317 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 264 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 142 (0.51%) CentOS
13 125 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 67 (0.24%) Solaris
15 65 (0.23%) AIX
16 57 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 52 (0.19%) Debian
18 44 (0.16%) Windows 8
19 39 (0.14%) Mac OS X
20 31 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,317 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 3,188 (11.39%) Project Management
3 3,162 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
4 2,889 (10.33%) Fintech
5 2,826 (10.10%) DevOps
6 2,724 (9.74%) Software Engineering
7 2,529 (9.04%) Scrum
8 2,522 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 2,496 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
10 2,166 (7.74%) Analytics
11 1,986 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 1,890 (6.75%) ITIL
13 1,788 (6.39%) TDD
14 1,746 (6.24%) Computer Science
15 1,720 (6.15%) SDLC
16 1,653 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
17 1,645 (5.88%) Mentoring
18 1,577 (5.64%) Asset Management
19 1,530 (5.47%) Microservices
20 1,444 (5.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6,415 (22.93%) SQL
2 4,564 (16.31%) Java
3 4,319 (15.44%) C#
4 3,295 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 3,141 (11.23%) Python
6 1,201 (4.29%) C++
7 1,176 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 1,003 (3.58%) T-SQL
9 696 (2.49%) Bash Shell
10 680 (2.43%) C
11 571 (2.04%) R
12 545 (1.95%) PHP
13 510 (1.82%) Ruby
14 455 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 453 (1.62%) VBA
16 439 (1.57%) Java 8
17 399 (1.43%) Scala
18 380 (1.36%) TypeScript
19 359 (1.28%) Perl
20 245 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3,833 (13.70%) Degree
2 683 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 621 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 519 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 443 (1.58%) CISSP
6 389 (1.39%) PMI Certification
7 379 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 361 (1.29%) ISEB
9 340 (1.22%) SC Cleared
10 311 (1.11%) CISM
11 307 (1.10%) PMP
12 274 (0.98%) CCNP
13 272 (0.97%) CCNA
14 271 (0.97%) ISTQB
15 265 (0.95%) CISA
16 196 (0.70%) PhD
17 176 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 175 (0.63%) ACCA
19 171 (0.61%) AWS Certification
20 170 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,534 (5.48%) QA
2 713 (2.55%) PMO
3 599 (2.14%) SLA
4 432 (1.54%) GDPR
5 411 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 410 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 261 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 123 (0.44%) COBIT
9 115 (0.41%) NIST
10 114 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 80 (0.29%) MiFID
12 75 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 72 (0.26%) Solvency II
14 63 (0.23%) ISO 9001
15 52 (0.19%) EMIR
16 48 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 43 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
18 42 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
19 40 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 38 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,629 (5.82%) Docker
2 1,431 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 672 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 442 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 193 (0.69%) XenApp
6 151 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 117 (0.42%) vSphere
8 84 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 77 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 72 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 60 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 59 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 47 (0.17%) Firmware
14 31 (0.11%) HDFS
15 29 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 27 (0.096%) NFS
17 26 (0.093%) VMware NSX
17 26 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
18 25 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
19 24 (0.086%) KVM
Systems Management
1 961 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 856 (3.06%) Ansible
3 620 (2.22%) Terraform
4 537 (1.92%) Puppet
5 469 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 423 (1.51%) SCCM
7 99 (0.35%) Nagios
8 93 (0.33%) Nessus
9 92 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 89 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 89 (0.32%) SCOM
11 72 (0.26%) Grafana
12 63 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
13 62 (0.22%) Mesos
14 61 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
15 60 (0.21%) WSUS
16 53 (0.19%) Control-M
17 48 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
18 47 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
19 45 (0.16%) Consul
Vendors
1 4,293 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 2,525 (9.02%) Oracle
3 2,046 (7.31%) SAP
4 1,056 (3.77%) VMware
5 813 (2.91%) Cisco
6 803 (2.87%) Google
7 566 (2.02%) Citrix
8 554 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 519 (1.85%) Tableau
10 427 (1.53%) IBM
11 395 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 286 (1.02%) Bloomberg
13 260 (0.93%) Splunk
14 249 (0.89%) Reuters
15 247 (0.88%) Informatica
16 237 (0.85%) HP
17 226 (0.81%) CheckPoint
18 212 (0.76%) ServiceNow
19 202 (0.72%) Adobe
20 187 (0.67%) Atlassian