Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 14,896 22,480 29,589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.74% 20.09% 19.90%
As % of the General category 44.63% 50.01% 49.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11,926 17,548 23,016
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £103,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +5.26%

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 33,379 44,948 59,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.75% 40.18% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 24,125 34,523 45,759
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £74,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 16 April 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 16 April 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 -3 13,563 £65,000 +3.91% 2,283
London 0 8,406 £75,000 +3.45% 1,170
UK excluding London -4 5,548 £50,000 -2.91% 1,285
Work from Home +3 2,632 £62,500 +4.17% 464
South East -1 1,617 £52,500 -4.55% 241
North of England -9 1,206 £50,000 - 345
Midlands -3 855 £48,750 -7.14% 248
South West -7 838 £50,000 +5.26% 140
North West -8 602 £52,500 +5.00% 181
West Midlands -4 512 £47,500 -9.52% 167
Yorkshire -9 504 £45,000 -10.00% 111
Scotland -6 493 £52,500 - 126
East Midlands +2 341 £50,000 -4.69% 80
East of England -8 316 £52,500 +5.00% 130
Wales -5 178 £37,000 -17.78% 33
North East -8 100 £50,000 +17.65% 53
Northern Ireland -21 34 £48,750 -2.50% 21
Isle of Man -6 17 £42,500 +28.79%
Channel Islands -4 3 £85,000 +240.00% 3

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4,868 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 3,120 (20.95%) SQL
3 2,618 (17.58%) Azure
4 2,535 (17.02%) AWS
5 2,509 (16.84%) Python
6 2,336 (15.68%) JavaScript
7 2,285 (15.34%) Java
8 2,255 (15.14%) DevOps
9 2,009 (13.49%) C#
10 1,995 (13.39%) Fintech
11 1,957 (13.14%) Microsoft
12 1,953 (13.11%) Software Engineering
13 1,908 (12.81%) Banking
14 1,881 (12.63%) .NET
15 1,836 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
16 1,703 (11.43%) Degree
17 1,659 (11.14%) Docker
18 1,522 (10.22%) Microservices
19 1,520 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
20 1,510 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
21 1,460 (9.80%) Kubernetes
22 1,392 (9.34%) Analytics
23 1,379 (9.26%) SQL Server
24 1,363 (9.15%) React
25 1,281 (8.60%) Scrum
26 1,273 (8.55%) Marketing
27 1,213 (8.14%) Project Management
28 1,205 (8.09%) Linux
29 1,146 (7.69%) AngularJS
30 1,115 (7.49%) Windows

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
1 349 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 265 (1.78%) Apache Spark
3 253 (1.70%) Confluence
4 182 (1.22%) Apache
5 166 (1.11%) CMS
6 162 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 106 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 89 (0.60%) SAS
9 85 (0.57%) IIS
10 53 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 50 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 50 (0.34%) WordPress
12 45 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
13 40 (0.27%) nginx
14 37 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 36 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 28 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
18 27 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 678 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 497 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 226 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 145 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 130 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.50%) Sketch
7 65 (0.44%) InVision
8 59 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 43 (0.29%) Figma
10 23 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 13 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.074%) Chatbot
12 11 (0.074%) Zeplin
13 8 (0.054%) Photoshop
14 7 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.034%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.034%) MadCap Flare
16 4 (0.027%) Simulink
17 3 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
17 3 (0.020%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 168 (1.13%) NetSuite
2 122 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 105 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 101 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 98 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
6 96 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
6 96 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 77 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
8 71 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
9 62 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
10 60 (0.40%) SAP FI
11 59 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
12 52 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 52 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
13 43 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
13 43 (0.29%) SAP CO
13 43 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
14 33 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 33 (0.22%) Shopify
15 32 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2,618 (17.58%) Azure
2 2,535 (17.02%) AWS
3 1,027 (6.89%) GCP
4 833 (5.59%) SaaS
5 749 (5.03%) Power Platform
6 598 (4.01%) Microsoft 365
7 569 (3.82%) Serverless
8 342 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
9 323 (2.17%) PaaS
10 242 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
11 235 (1.58%) IaaS
12 206 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
13 176 (1.18%) GitHub
14 167 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 167 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 156 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
16 153 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
17 132 (0.89%) OpenShift
18 113 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
19 107 (0.72%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 374 (2.51%) Firewall
2 232 (1.56%) DNS
3 200 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 162 (1.09%) WAN
5 141 (0.95%) LAN
5 141 (0.95%) Network Security
6 129 (0.87%) VPN
7 124 (0.83%) DHCP
8 103 (0.69%) HTTP
9 93 (0.62%) BGP
10 85 (0.57%) Wireless
11 84 (0.56%) Internet
12 79 (0.53%) OSPF
13 71 (0.48%) SAN
13 71 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
14 59 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (0.38%) Skype
16 54 (0.36%) VoIP
17 51 (0.34%) VLAN
18 43 (0.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,379 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 645 (4.33%) Power BI
3 597 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
4 581 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 547 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 477 (3.20%) NoSQL
7 428 (2.87%) MySQL
8 424 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 406 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 365 (2.45%) Big Data
11 333 (2.24%) Tableau
12 330 (2.22%) MongoDB
13 200 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 179 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 170 (1.14%) Hadoop
16 164 (1.10%) Data Lake
17 147 (0.99%) Blockchain
18 139 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 138 (0.93%) Redis
20 129 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,012 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 661 (4.44%) JIRA
3 624 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 355 (2.38%) Selenium
5 229 (1.54%) Maven
6 203 (1.36%) GitLab
7 185 (1.24%) Cucumber
8 153 (1.03%) TeamCity
9 141 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 141 (0.95%) Visual Studio
10 138 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 127 (0.85%) Gradle
12 119 (0.80%) Cypress.io
12 119 (0.80%) JUnit
13 103 (0.69%) IntelliJ
14 100 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 97 (0.65%) Postman
16 92 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
17 80 (0.54%) SpecFlow
18 75 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1,908 (12.81%) Banking
2 1,273 (8.55%) Marketing
3 927 (6.22%) Manufacturing
4 906 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 901 (6.05%) Public Sector
6 832 (5.59%) Front Office
7 689 (4.63%) Electronics
8 624 (4.19%) Retail
9 460 (3.09%) Legal
10 441 (2.96%) Financial Institution
11 354 (2.38%) Law
12 285 (1.91%) Games
13 243 (1.63%) Advertising
14 237 (1.59%) Back Office
15 211 (1.42%) Investment Banking
16 140 (0.94%) Billing
17 94 (0.63%) General Ledger
18 87 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 65 (0.44%) Automotive
20 64 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,165 (27.96%) Developer
2 2,118 (14.22%) Analyst
3 949 (6.37%) Software Engineer
4 841 (5.65%) Senior Developer
5 822 (5.52%) Consultant
6 753 (5.06%) Architect
7 744 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 675 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 551 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 525 (3.52%) Project Manager
11 482 (3.24%) React Developer
12 478 (3.21%) C# Developer
13 446 (2.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 440 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
15 393 (2.64%) Python Developer
16 384 (2.58%) Financial Analyst
17 363 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
18 360 (2.42%) AWS Engineer
19 333 (2.24%) Software Developer
20 319 (2.14%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,881 (12.63%) .NET
2 1,363 (9.15%) React
3 1,146 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 991 (6.65%) Web Services
5 858 (5.76%) CSS
6 841 (5.65%) HTML
7 770 (5.17%) .NET Core
8 702 (4.71%) Node.js
9 583 (3.91%) Spring
10 577 (3.87%) REST
11 526 (3.53%) Kafka
12 476 (3.20%) RESTful
13 447 (3.00%) Vue.js
14 444 (2.98%) ASP.NET
15 368 (2.47%) XML
16 320 (2.15%) .NET Framework
17 317 (2.13%) HTML5
18 315 (2.11%) Spring Boot
19 313 (2.10%) jQuery
20 312 (2.09%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1,510 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 654 (4.39%) User Experience
3 651 (4.37%) Hedge funds
4 624 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
5 570 (3.83%) Derivative
6 505 (3.39%) Equities
7 474 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 422 (2.83%) Fixed Income
9 419 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 413 (2.77%) Management Information System
11 299 (2.01%) Algorithms
12 294 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
13 269 (1.81%) Data Centre
14 257 (1.73%) Cloud Native
15 246 (1.65%) Mobile App
16 230 (1.54%) Data Structures
17 177 (1.19%) Blog
18 163 (1.09%) Public Cloud
19 154 (1.03%) Virtual Team
20 137 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,205 (8.09%) Linux
2 1,115 (7.49%) Windows
3 471 (3.16%) Unix
4 418 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 236 (1.58%) Android
6 200 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 156 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 127 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 109 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
11 81 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 73 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (0.46%) CentOS
14 47 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.12%) Solaris
17 18 (0.12%) VMS
18 16 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,868 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,255 (15.14%) DevOps
3 1,995 (13.39%) Fintech
4 1,953 (13.11%) Software Engineering
5 1,836 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1,522 (10.22%) Microservices
7 1,520 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
8 1,392 (9.34%) Analytics
9 1,281 (8.60%) Scrum
10 1,213 (8.14%) Project Management
11 1,073 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,000 (6.71%) Asset Management
13 933 (6.26%) Computer Science
14 923 (6.20%) Test Automation
15 888 (5.96%) TDD
16 825 (5.54%) Programme Management
17 768 (5.16%) Digital Marketing
18 766 (5.14%) SDLC
19 757 (5.08%) Mentoring
20 749 (5.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3,120 (20.95%) SQL
2 2,509 (16.84%) Python
3 2,336 (15.68%) JavaScript
4 2,285 (15.34%) Java
5 2,009 (13.49%) C#
6 827 (5.55%) TypeScript
7 606 (4.07%) C++
8 470 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 422 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 337 (2.26%) C
11 333 (2.24%) Scala
12 318 (2.13%) PHP
13 291 (1.95%) Go
14 288 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 273 (1.83%) R
16 242 (1.62%) Java 8
17 228 (1.53%) Kotlin
18 195 (1.31%) Ruby
19 171 (1.15%) Shell Script
20 131 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,703 (11.43%) Degree
2 415 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 308 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 201 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 200 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 185 (1.24%) CISSP
7 149 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 141 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 121 (0.81%) CISM
10 117 (0.79%) ACCA
11 114 (0.77%) CCNP
12 103 (0.69%) CIMA
13 98 (0.66%) PhD
14 92 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
15 86 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
16 84 (0.56%) ISEB
17 81 (0.54%) ISTQB
18 76 (0.51%) CISA
18 76 (0.51%) PMI Certification
19 69 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 739 (4.96%) QA
2 283 (1.90%) GDPR
3 266 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 259 (1.74%) PMO
5 250 (1.68%) SLA
6 237 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 149 (1.00%) NIST
8 116 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 72 (0.48%) COBIT
10 65 (0.44%) MiFID
11 63 (0.42%) GRC
12 48 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
13 33 (0.22%) EMIR
14 29 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
14 29 (0.19%) IFRS
15 22 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 20 (0.13%) ISO 20022
16 20 (0.13%) WCAG
17 17 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 16 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,659 (11.14%) Docker
2 581 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 299 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 78 (0.52%) vSphere
6 55 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (0.21%) XenApp
11 30 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 29 (0.19%) Firmware
13 25 (0.17%) HDFS
14 22 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.060%) Time Sharing Option
17 9 (0.060%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.047%) Xen
19 6 (0.040%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1,460 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 706 (4.74%) Terraform
3 484 (3.25%) Ansible
4 211 (1.42%) Puppet
5 134 (0.90%) SCCM
6 116 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 96 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 95 (0.64%) Grafana
9 62 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 53 (0.36%) Istio
11 45 (0.30%) SCOM
12 42 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 33 (0.22%) vCenter Server
14 28 (0.19%) Packer
15 20 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
15 20 (0.13%) Fortio
15 20 (0.13%) Kiali
16 19 (0.13%) WSUS
17 18 (0.12%) Control-M
18 17 (0.11%) Argo
Vendors
1 1,957 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 1,114 (7.48%) SAP
3 872 (5.85%) Oracle
4 518 (3.48%) Google
5 494 (3.32%) VMware
6 401 (2.69%) Cisco
7 342 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 194 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 193 (1.30%) Citrix
10 174 (1.17%) IBM
11 110 (0.74%) JD Edwards
12 109 (0.73%) Sybase
13 101 (0.68%) F5
14 98 (0.66%) ServiceNow
15 91 (0.61%) Databricks
16 89 (0.60%) Palo Alto
17 88 (0.59%) Adobe
18 87 (0.58%) Atlassian
18 87 (0.58%) HP
19 85 (0.57%) Bloomberg