Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 9,543 25,774 36,374
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.54% 18.93% 22.12%
As % of the General category 52.03% 48.03% 51.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,589 20,740 28,871
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 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,375 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +2.75% +2.56% +2.63%

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 18,341 53,657 70,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.55% 39.41% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14,597 40,371 53,919
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -2 8,878 £65,000 +8.33% 1,835
London +2 5,927 £75,000 +7.14% 943
UK excluding London -4 3,296 £51,375 +2.75% 1,011
Work from Home -2 940 £62,500 +4.17% 316
North of England -5 899 £50,000 - 313
South East -6 840 £55,000 - 185
North West -2 552 £57,500 +15.00% 178
Midlands -3 505 £50,000 +1.29% 191
South West -11 432 £50,000 +5.26% 114
West Midlands -4 311 £50,000 +5.26% 115
Scotland -3 302 £52,500 +5.00% 88
Yorkshire -7 294 £45,000 -10.00% 100
East Midlands +1 190 £50,000 - 76
East of England -3 173 £50,000 - 78
Wales -1 107 £45,000 - 21
North East +2 53 £47,500 +11.76% 35
Northern Ireland +8 29 £50,000 - 20
Isle of Man +2 8 £52,500 +2.94% 1
Channel Islands 0 6 £55,000 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 3,084 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2,114 (22.15%) SQL
3 1,906 (19.97%) AWS
4 1,882 (19.72%) Python
5 1,822 (19.09%) Azure
6 1,732 (18.15%) Java
7 1,490 (15.61%) JavaScript
8 1,425 (14.93%) Microsoft
9 1,418 (14.86%) DevOps
10 1,360 (14.25%) Banking
11 1,342 (14.06%) .NET
12 1,329 (13.93%) C#
13 1,256 (13.16%) Fintech
14 1,131 (11.85%) SQL Server
15 1,100 (11.53%) Degree
16 1,032 (10.81%) Software Engineering
17 978 (10.25%) Web Services
18 960 (10.06%) Asset Management
19 959 (10.05%) Microservices
20 891 (9.34%) AngularJS
21 881 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
22 878 (9.20%) Windows
23 858 (8.99%) Docker
24 851 (8.92%) React
25 843 (8.83%) Scrum
26 842 (8.82%) Analytics
27 800 (8.38%) Hedge funds
28 799 (8.37%) Front Office
29 795 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
30 790 (8.28%) Linux

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
1 246 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 222 (2.33%) Confluence
3 199 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 191 (2.00%) Apache
5 113 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 107 (1.12%) IIS
7 71 (0.74%) CMS
8 65 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 60 (0.63%) Skype for Business
10 45 (0.47%) SAS
11 40 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.27%) nginx
13 26 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
14 24 (0.25%) WordPress
15 22 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (0.21%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
17 17 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
18 16 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 347 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 322 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.25%) Sketch
6 24 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.20%) Figma
8 15 (0.16%) InVision
9 12 (0.13%) Zeplin
10 8 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.073%) Adobe XD
11 7 (0.073%) Marvel
12 6 (0.063%) Windchill
13 4 (0.042%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.031%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.021%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 144 (1.51%) Markit EDM
2 100 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
3 72 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 70 (0.73%) PolarLake
5 67 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 60 (0.63%) NetSuite
7 47 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
8 39 (0.41%) SAP FI
8 39 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
9 33 (0.35%) SAP CO
9 33 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
10 31 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
11 30 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
12 27 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
13 26 (0.27%) SAP SD
14 25 (0.26%) SAP MM
15 24 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
16 23 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
16 23 (0.24%) Sentinel
17 22 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,906 (19.97%) AWS
2 1,822 (19.09%) Azure
3 644 (6.75%) GCP
4 505 (5.29%) SaaS
5 390 (4.09%) Office 365
6 373 (3.91%) Power Platform
7 353 (3.70%) Serverless
8 261 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
9 193 (2.02%) PaaS
10 176 (1.84%) IaaS
11 162 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
12 161 (1.69%) Amazon S3
13 149 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
14 132 (1.38%) OpenShift
15 105 (1.10%) GitHub
16 104 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
17 103 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
17 103 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
18 87 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
19 84 (0.88%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 339 (3.55%) Firewall
2 185 (1.94%) DNS
3 170 (1.78%) WAN
4 155 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 129 (1.35%) LAN
6 122 (1.28%) Internet
7 121 (1.27%) Network Security
8 118 (1.24%) VPN
9 114 (1.19%) Skype
10 90 (0.94%) Wireless
11 85 (0.89%) DHCP
12 76 (0.80%) BGP
13 67 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 66 (0.69%) HTTP
15 63 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 62 (0.65%) SAN
17 60 (0.63%) OSPF
18 59 (0.62%) Multicast
19 55 (0.58%) MPLS
20 43 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,131 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 459 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
3 373 (3.91%) Big Data
4 351 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 346 (3.63%) Power BI
6 280 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 278 (2.91%) MySQL
8 272 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 266 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 256 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
11 206 (2.16%) Data Lake
12 202 (2.12%) Tableau
13 197 (2.06%) Hadoop
14 196 (2.05%) MongoDB
15 155 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
16 149 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 147 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 94 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
19 90 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
20 86 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 606 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 414 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 398 (4.17%) JIRA
4 225 (2.36%) Selenium
5 130 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 120 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 109 (1.14%) GitLab
8 95 (1.00%) Artifactory
9 85 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 79 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 71 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 69 (0.72%) Cypress.io
13 68 (0.71%) Visual Studio
14 67 (0.70%) Maven
15 66 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 60 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 59 (0.62%) JUnit
18 58 (0.61%) NUnit
19 55 (0.58%) Subversion
20 43 (0.45%) Postman
General
1 1,360 (14.25%) Banking
2 799 (8.37%) Front Office
3 576 (6.04%) Marketing
4 451 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 429 (4.50%) Manufacturing
6 402 (4.21%) Public Sector
7 300 (3.14%) Electronics
7 300 (3.14%) Financial Institution
7 300 (3.14%) Retail
8 297 (3.11%) Back Office
9 261 (2.73%) Investment Banking
10 188 (1.97%) Legal
11 171 (1.79%) Law
12 115 (1.21%) Games
13 89 (0.93%) Advertising
14 56 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 50 (0.52%) Billing
15 50 (0.52%) Local Government
16 41 (0.43%) General Ledger
17 26 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,678 (28.06%) Developer
2 1,222 (12.81%) Analyst
3 655 (6.86%) Architect
4 545 (5.71%) Software Engineer
5 508 (5.32%) Senior Developer
6 411 (4.31%) Java Developer
7 409 (4.29%) Consultant
8 395 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 353 (3.70%) Python Developer
10 338 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 322 (3.37%) C# Developer
12 292 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
13 279 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
14 274 (2.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 269 (2.82%) Python Engineer
16 245 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
17 239 (2.50%) Lead Developer
18 224 (2.35%) AWS Engineer
19 220 (2.31%) Project Manager
20 210 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,342 (14.06%) .NET
2 978 (10.25%) Web Services
3 891 (9.34%) AngularJS
4 851 (8.92%) React
5 628 (6.58%) CSS
6 587 (6.15%) HTML
7 472 (4.95%) .NET Core
8 467 (4.89%) Vue.js
9 399 (4.18%) ASP.NET
10 372 (3.90%) REST
11 365 (3.82%) Node.js
12 292 (3.06%) .NET Framework
13 282 (2.96%) Kafka
13 282 (2.96%) RESTful
14 264 (2.77%) Spring
15 253 (2.65%) XML
16 217 (2.27%) JSON
17 192 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 189 (1.98%) HTML5
19 165 (1.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 800 (8.38%) Hedge funds
2 769 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 712 (7.46%) Fixed Income
4 585 (6.13%) Derivative
5 557 (5.84%) Equities
6 454 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 428 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
8 401 (4.20%) User Experience
9 316 (3.31%) Management Information System
10 234 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 214 (2.24%) Algorithms
12 201 (2.11%) Data Centre
13 190 (1.99%) Data Structures
14 172 (1.80%) Mobile App
15 170 (1.78%) Reference Data
16 164 (1.72%) Cloud Native
17 150 (1.57%) Public Cloud
18 144 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
19 119 (1.25%) Virtual Team
20 106 (1.11%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 878 (9.20%) Windows
2 790 (8.28%) Linux
3 312 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 272 (2.85%) Unix
5 166 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 121 (1.27%) Android
7 96 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 91 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
9 86 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 49 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.50%) CentOS
13 41 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 35 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
15 33 (0.35%) Solaris
16 19 (0.20%) AIX
16 19 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,084 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,418 (14.86%) DevOps
3 1,256 (13.16%) Fintech
4 1,032 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 960 (10.06%) Asset Management
6 959 (10.05%) Microservices
7 881 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
8 843 (8.83%) Scrum
9 842 (8.82%) Analytics
10 795 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 652 (6.83%) TDD
12 622 (6.52%) Project Management
13 614 (6.43%) Test Automation
14 613 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 595 (6.23%) ITIL
16 594 (6.22%) Mentoring
17 583 (6.11%) Investment Management
18 568 (5.95%) Computer Science
19 535 (5.61%) SDLC
20 471 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,114 (22.15%) SQL
2 1,882 (19.72%) Python
3 1,732 (18.15%) Java
4 1,490 (15.61%) JavaScript
5 1,329 (13.93%) C#
6 406 (4.25%) TypeScript
7 391 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 389 (4.08%) C++
9 316 (3.31%) R
10 264 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 252 (2.64%) C
12 225 (2.36%) Kotlin
13 207 (2.17%) Scala
14 193 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 170 (1.78%) PHP
16 148 (1.55%) Go
17 134 (1.40%) Java 8
18 119 (1.25%) Shell Script
19 111 (1.16%) VBA
20 107 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,100 (11.53%) Degree
2 310 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 194 (2.03%) CISSP
4 173 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 130 (1.36%) CISM
7 127 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 101 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 100 (1.05%) SC Cleared
10 94 (0.99%) CCNP
10 94 (0.99%) PhD
11 83 (0.87%) CISA
12 78 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 68 (0.71%) CCNA
14 67 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
15 60 (0.63%) ISEB
16 54 (0.57%) MCSE
17 52 (0.54%) MCSA
18 51 (0.53%) PMI Certification
19 50 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (4.83%) QA
2 191 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 190 (1.99%) SLA
4 151 (1.58%) GDPR
5 128 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 117 (1.23%) NIST
7 108 (1.13%) PMO
8 95 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.43%) COBIT
10 38 (0.40%) MiFID
11 30 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
12 28 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 25 (0.26%) EMIR
14 23 (0.24%) IFRS
15 22 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 14 (0.15%) ISO 20022
17 12 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 11 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
19 10 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 858 (8.99%) Docker
2 497 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 175 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (0.42%) XenApp
8 38 (0.40%) vSphere
9 36 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 23 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (0.23%) Firmware
13 19 (0.20%) HDFS
14 16 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.094%) Snort
16 8 (0.084%) Varnish
17 5 (0.052%) NFS
17 5 (0.052%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.042%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 771 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 368 (3.86%) Ansible
3 362 (3.79%) Terraform
4 216 (2.26%) Puppet
5 128 (1.34%) SCCM
6 114 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 49 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (0.46%) Istio
9 41 (0.43%) WSUS
10 39 (0.41%) SCVMM
11 38 (0.40%) QRadar
12 37 (0.39%) Grafana
13 33 (0.35%) Prometheus
14 30 (0.31%) Nagios
15 29 (0.30%) Control-M
16 27 (0.28%) SCOM
17 19 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
18 18 (0.19%) vCenter Server
19 15 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,425 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 595 (6.23%) SAP
3 585 (6.13%) Oracle
4 420 (4.40%) Google
5 326 (3.42%) Cisco
6 292 (3.06%) VMware
7 226 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 184 (1.93%) Bloomberg
9 136 (1.43%) Citrix
10 131 (1.37%) IBM
11 112 (1.17%) CheckPoint
12 109 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 108 (1.13%) Splunk
14 91 (0.95%) Palo Alto
15 90 (0.94%) Databricks
16 89 (0.93%) ServiceNow
17 73 (0.76%) Atlassian
18 61 (0.64%) F5
18 61 (0.64%) HP
19 60 (0.63%) Informatica