Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 11,433 24,843 31,133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 19.68% 20.65%
As % of the General category 47.21% 49.40% 49.97%
Number of salaries quoted 10,867 20,448 25,607
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 24,217 50,288 62,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.98% 39.83% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18,771 38,488 48,144
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,406
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 10,459 £65,000 +8.33% 2,089
London 0 6,778 £75,000 +7.14% 1,072
UK excluding London -5 4,092 £50,000 - 1,143
Work from Home +1 1,664 £62,500 +4.17% 390
South East -6 1,047 £53,000 -3.64% 236
North of England -8 1,026 £50,000 - 335
Midlands -3 678 £47,500 -5.00% 208
South West -10 569 £50,000 +5.26% 131
North West -7 537 £55,000 +10.00% 178
Scotland -4 428 £52,500 +1.94% 96
West Midlands -4 417 £47,500 -5.00% 122
Yorkshire -11 399 £45,000 -10.00% 116
East Midlands +1 261 £47,500 - 85
East of England -9 184 £50,000 - 98
Wales -8 123 £42,000 -6.67% 26
North East -3 90 £50,000 +28.21% 41
Northern Ireland -11 33 £56,250 +12.50% 14
Isle of Man -6 10 £52,500 -
Channel Islands 0 2 £120,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3,771 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,535 (22.17%) SQL
3 2,125 (18.59%) Azure
4 2,112 (18.47%) Python
5 2,011 (17.59%) AWS
6 1,974 (17.27%) Java
7 1,901 (16.63%) JavaScript
8 1,768 (15.46%) DevOps
9 1,630 (14.26%) C#
10 1,583 (13.85%) Microsoft
11 1,572 (13.75%) .NET
12 1,513 (13.23%) Banking
13 1,434 (12.54%) Fintech
14 1,333 (11.66%) Software Engineering
15 1,259 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
16 1,241 (10.85%) Degree
17 1,189 (10.40%) Microservices
18 1,175 (10.28%) SQL Server
19 1,119 (9.79%) Docker
20 1,064 (9.31%) Analytics
21 1,034 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
22 1,030 (9.01%) Scrum
23 1,003 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
24 1,000 (8.75%) AngularJS
25 998 (8.73%) Kubernetes
26 985 (8.62%) React
27 956 (8.36%) Asset Management
28 943 (8.25%) Web Services
29 912 (7.98%) Linux
30 857 (7.50%) 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
1 271 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 251 (2.20%) Confluence
3 220 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 173 (1.51%) Apache
5 135 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 118 (1.03%) CMS
7 98 (0.86%) IIS
8 72 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 62 (0.54%) SAS
10 42 (0.37%) WordPress
11 39 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 36 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 36 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 27 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 27 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (0.21%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.17%) WebLogic
16 18 (0.16%) JBoss
16 18 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 419 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 334 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 133 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 89 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 87 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.31%) InVision
6 36 (0.31%) Sketch
7 26 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.15%) Figma
9 16 (0.14%) Adobe XD
10 15 (0.13%) Zeplin
11 9 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.035%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.035%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.035%) Windchill
13 3 (0.026%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.026%) SPSS
13 3 (0.026%) SPSS Modeler
14 2 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.017%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 122 (1.07%) NetSuite
2 96 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 79 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 74 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 62 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
6 61 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 51 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 51 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 45 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 45 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 44 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 36 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
11 34 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
12 33 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
13 32 (0.28%) SAP CO
13 32 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
14 27 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
14 27 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (0.23%) PolarLake
15 26 (0.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2,125 (18.59%) Azure
2 2,011 (17.59%) AWS
3 752 (6.58%) GCP
4 628 (5.49%) SaaS
5 523 (4.57%) Power Platform
6 434 (3.80%) Serverless
7 400 (3.50%) Office 365
8 252 (2.20%) PaaS
9 251 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
10 239 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
11 201 (1.76%) IaaS
12 191 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
13 168 (1.47%) Amazon S3
14 114 (1.00%) GitHub
15 111 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 109 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
17 108 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
18 94 (0.82%) OpenShift
19 91 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
19 91 (0.80%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 344 (3.01%) Firewall
2 184 (1.61%) DNS
3 173 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 168 (1.47%) WAN
5 136 (1.19%) LAN
6 132 (1.15%) Network Security
7 110 (0.96%) VPN
8 96 (0.84%) Wireless
9 81 (0.71%) DHCP
9 81 (0.71%) Internet
10 79 (0.69%) Skype
11 78 (0.68%) HTTP
12 76 (0.66%) BGP
13 67 (0.59%) OSPF
13 67 (0.59%) SAN
13 67 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
14 45 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (0.36%) Unified Communications
15 41 (0.36%) VoIP
16 40 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,175 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 519 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
3 444 (3.88%) Power BI
4 417 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 379 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 357 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 333 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
8 331 (2.90%) Big Data
9 323 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 300 (2.62%) MySQL
11 251 (2.20%) MongoDB
12 238 (2.08%) Tableau
13 184 (1.61%) Data Lake
14 171 (1.50%) Hadoop
15 158 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 140 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 122 (1.07%) Blockchain
18 110 (0.96%) RDBMS
19 101 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
20 88 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 739 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 549 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 522 (4.57%) JIRA
4 302 (2.64%) Selenium
5 155 (1.36%) GitLab
6 143 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 135 (1.18%) Maven
8 127 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 124 (1.08%) Artifactory
10 118 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 102 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 84 (0.73%) SpecFlow
13 80 (0.70%) Subversion
14 79 (0.69%) JUnit
15 78 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
16 74 (0.65%) Postman
17 73 (0.64%) Cypress.io
17 73 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
18 67 (0.59%) IntelliJ
18 67 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,513 (13.23%) Banking
2 818 (7.15%) Front Office
3 802 (7.01%) Marketing
4 628 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 618 (5.41%) Public Sector
6 613 (5.36%) Manufacturing
7 444 (3.88%) Electronics
8 387 (3.38%) Retail
9 302 (2.64%) Financial Institution
10 260 (2.27%) Legal
11 257 (2.25%) Back Office
12 229 (2.00%) Investment Banking
13 198 (1.73%) Law
14 182 (1.59%) Games
15 166 (1.45%) Advertising
16 83 (0.73%) Billing
17 58 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 51 (0.45%) General Ledger
19 37 (0.32%) Local Government
20 32 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,483 (30.46%) Developer
2 1,499 (13.11%) Analyst
3 716 (6.26%) Senior Developer
4 677 (5.92%) Software Engineer
5 625 (5.47%) Architect
6 619 (5.41%) Consultant
7 581 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 452 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 422 (3.69%) Python Developer
10 407 (3.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 406 (3.55%) C# Developer
12 404 (3.53%) .NET Developer
13 347 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
14 337 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 302 (2.64%) React Developer
16 288 (2.52%) Financial Analyst
17 280 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
18 271 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
19 270 (2.36%) Lead Developer
20 268 (2.34%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,572 (13.75%) .NET
2 1,000 (8.75%) AngularJS
3 985 (8.62%) React
4 943 (8.25%) Web Services
5 737 (6.45%) CSS
6 708 (6.19%) HTML
7 581 (5.08%) .NET Core
8 460 (4.02%) REST
9 444 (3.88%) Spring
10 431 (3.77%) Vue.js
11 424 (3.71%) Node.js
12 399 (3.49%) ASP.NET
13 386 (3.38%) Kafka
14 349 (3.05%) RESTful
15 330 (2.89%) XML
16 297 (2.60%) .NET Framework
17 264 (2.31%) HTML5
18 255 (2.23%) jQuery
19 254 (2.22%) Spring Boot
20 252 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,003 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 685 (5.99%) Hedge funds
3 566 (4.95%) Fixed Income
4 537 (4.70%) Derivative
5 513 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
6 499 (4.36%) Equities
7 472 (4.13%) User Experience
8 434 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 365 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
10 329 (2.88%) Management Information System
11 276 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 224 (1.96%) Data Structures
13 223 (1.95%) Data Centre
14 212 (1.85%) Cloud Native
15 194 (1.70%) Mobile App
16 192 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
17 169 (1.48%) Blog
18 140 (1.22%) Public Cloud
19 132 (1.15%) Virtual Team
20 119 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 912 (7.98%) Linux
2 857 (7.50%) Windows
3 340 (2.97%) Unix
4 329 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 179 (1.57%) Android
6 151 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 112 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 94 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 88 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 80 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
12 59 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (0.42%) CentOS
14 39 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
16 21 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.12%) Solaris
19 12 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
19 12 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,771 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,768 (15.46%) DevOps
3 1,434 (12.54%) Fintech
4 1,333 (11.66%) Software Engineering
5 1,259 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
6 1,189 (10.40%) Microservices
7 1,064 (9.31%) Analytics
8 1,034 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
9 1,030 (9.01%) Scrum
10 956 (8.36%) Asset Management
11 842 (7.36%) Project Management
12 777 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 753 (6.59%) TDD
14 743 (6.50%) Test Automation
15 633 (5.54%) Computer Science
16 613 (5.36%) SDLC
17 567 (4.96%) ITIL
17 567 (4.96%) OO
18 566 (4.95%) Mentoring
19 544 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,535 (22.17%) SQL
2 2,112 (18.47%) Python
3 1,974 (17.27%) Java
4 1,901 (16.63%) JavaScript
5 1,630 (14.26%) C#
6 540 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 485 (4.24%) C++
8 360 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 358 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 278 (2.43%) C
10 278 (2.43%) R
11 249 (2.18%) Scala
12 229 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 228 (1.99%) Kotlin
14 221 (1.93%) PHP
15 205 (1.79%) Go
16 198 (1.73%) Java 8
17 144 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 141 (1.23%) Ruby
19 102 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,241 (10.85%) Degree
2 325 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 204 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 201 (1.76%) CISSP
5 169 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (1.15%) CISM
7 130 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 112 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (0.83%) PhD
10 89 (0.78%) CISA
11 87 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 86 (0.75%) CCNP
13 72 (0.63%) ACCA
14 65 (0.57%) ISEB
15 64 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 59 (0.52%) CIMA
17 58 (0.51%) PMI Certification
18 55 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
19 50 (0.44%) CCNA
19 50 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 581 (5.08%) QA
2 194 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 186 (1.63%) SLA
4 174 (1.52%) GDPR
5 168 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 168 (1.47%) PMO
6 131 (1.15%) NIST
7 90 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 45 (0.39%) COBIT
9 37 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 33 (0.29%) MiFID
11 26 (0.23%) IFRS
12 24 (0.21%) EMIR
13 23 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 21 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 15 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
16 13 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 13 (0.11%) Solvency II
16 13 (0.11%) WCAG
17 12 (0.10%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1,119 (9.79%) Docker
2 456 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 209 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 38 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.29%) vSphere
9 30 (0.26%) XenApp
10 26 (0.23%) Firmware
11 18 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.16%) HDFS
12 17 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.096%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.044%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.044%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.035%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 998 (8.73%) Kubernetes
2 511 (4.47%) Terraform
3 420 (3.67%) Ansible
4 254 (2.22%) Puppet
5 121 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 100 (0.87%) SCCM
7 67 (0.59%) Grafana
8 60 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 52 (0.45%) Istio
10 49 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (0.24%) QRadar
12 26 (0.23%) Control-M
12 26 (0.23%) Packer
13 25 (0.22%) Fortio
13 25 (0.22%) Kiali
14 23 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
14 23 (0.20%) SCOM
15 22 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
16 21 (0.18%) vCenter Server
17 18 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,583 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 790 (6.91%) SAP
3 611 (5.34%) Oracle
4 414 (3.62%) Google
5 342 (2.99%) VMware
6 333 (2.91%) Cisco
7 317 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
8 151 (1.32%) IBM
9 149 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 138 (1.21%) Citrix
11 128 (1.12%) Bloomberg
12 102 (0.89%) Databricks
13 94 (0.82%) Splunk
14 93 (0.81%) ServiceNow
15 89 (0.78%) Palo Alto
16 87 (0.76%) Atlassian
17 81 (0.71%) F5
18 73 (0.64%) JD Edwards
19 72 (0.63%) CheckPoint
20 68 (0.59%) HP