Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Finance Analyst
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 437 476
Rank change year-on-year -126 +39 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 755 1,221 1,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 685 988 1,071
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £27,200 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.41% +6.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 160,740 170,518 186,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,501 136,544 156,426
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Financial Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Financial Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Financial Analyst.

Salary trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analyst over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 -140 719 £47,500 -5.00% 54
London -103 477 £55,000 - 28
UK excluding London -71 265 £42,500 - 30
South East -24 102 £42,500 -5.56% 11
North of England -15 60 £42,500 - 3
North West +30 40 £43,750 +2.94% 3
South West +13 37 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Midlands -3 32 £44,000 +3.53% 9
West Midlands +15 27 £44,000 +3.53% 6
Yorkshire -23 16 £35,000 -17.65%
East of England +14 14 £42,500 -3.41% 1
Wales +6 11 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -6 8 £34,000 -9.33% 2
East Midlands -13 5 £46,250 +2.78% 3
North East -11 4 £47,500 +5.56%
Northern Ireland 0 1 £35,000 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Financial Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 755 (100.00%) Finance
2 195 (25.83%) SQL
3 182 (24.11%) Banking
4 155 (20.53%) Business Analysis
5 122 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (15.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 100 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
8 94 (12.45%) Microsoft
9 92 (12.19%) Change Management
10 89 (11.79%) Degree
11 83 (10.99%) Oracle
12 77 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 74 (9.80%) Windows
14 68 (9.01%) Waterfall
15 60 (7.95%) Front Office
16 58 (7.68%) SAP
17 53 (7.02%) QA
17 53 (7.02%) Legal
18 52 (6.89%) Mathematics
18 52 (6.89%) Derivative
19 51 (6.75%) SQL Server
20 50 (6.62%) Project Management
21 48 (6.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 47 (6.23%) Marketing
23 45 (5.96%) Data Analysis
23 45 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
24 44 (5.83%) Computer Science
24 44 (5.83%) Python
24 44 (5.83%) ACCA
25 43 (5.70%) CIMA

Financial Analyst Skill Set
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 21 (2.78%) IIS
2 11 (1.46%) SAS
3 6 (0.79%) Confluence
3 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.40%) Apache
5 3 (0.40%) Appian
5 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.40%) CMS
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.26%) OnBase
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.13%) JBoss
7 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (15.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.65%) Oracle Financials
1 20 (2.65%) Oracle General Ledger
2 19 (2.52%) SAP CO
2 19 (2.52%) SAP FI
2 19 (2.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (1.46%) SAP BPC
6 10 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.93%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.66%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.06%) Office 365
3 7 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.79%) SaaS
5 3 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.26%) G Suite
6 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.38%) LAN
2 16 (2.12%) WAN
3 12 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
4 10 (1.32%) Firewall
5 8 (1.06%) Internet
6 6 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.79%) VPN
7 5 (0.66%) DNS
8 4 (0.53%) DHCP
8 4 (0.53%) Intranet
8 4 (0.53%) SMS
9 3 (0.40%) PBX
9 3 (0.40%) VoIP
10 2 (0.26%) FTP
10 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) VLAN
11 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 15 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (1.99%) MySQL
4 13 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.59%) Power BI
6 9 (1.19%) Big Data
6 9 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (1.19%) Data Mining
6 9 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.06%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.93%) QlikView
9 5 (0.66%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.53%) Essbase
10 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.72%) JIRA
2 6 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.66%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.53%) Selenium
4 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.26%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) Gatling
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) JMeter
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 755 (100.00%) Finance
2 182 (24.11%) Banking
3 60 (7.95%) Front Office
4 53 (7.02%) Legal
5 47 (6.23%) Marketing
6 42 (5.56%) Back Office
7 38 (5.03%) Corporate Banking
8 27 (3.58%) Retail
9 20 (2.65%) Investment Banking
10 19 (2.52%) Financial Institution
11 18 (2.38%) General Ledger
12 14 (1.85%) Law
13 10 (1.32%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.19%) Billing
15 8 (1.06%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.93%) Advertising
16 7 (0.93%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.53%) Telecoms
18 2 (0.26%) Publishing
19 1 (0.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (1.72%) .NET
3 9 (1.19%) Web Services
4 8 (1.06%) HTML
5 7 (0.93%) XML
6 5 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (0.66%) SOAP
7 4 (0.53%) MDX
8 3 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.40%) CSS
8 3 (0.40%) Middleware
8 3 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.26%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.26%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.26%) J2EE
9 2 (0.26%) LAMP
9 2 (0.26%) LDAP
9 2 (0.26%) REST
9 2 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.89%) Derivative
3 48 (6.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 40 (5.30%) Equities
6 39 (5.17%) Fintech
7 34 (4.50%) Fixed Income
8 20 (2.65%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.25%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.59%) Exotic Derivative
10 12 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.93%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.79%) iPhone
15 6 (0.79%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.79%) User Experience
16 5 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.80%) Windows
2 28 (3.71%) Unix
3 21 (2.78%) Linux
4 20 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.40%) Android
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (20.53%) Business Analysis
2 122 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (12.19%) Change Management
4 77 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (9.01%) Waterfall
6 52 (6.89%) Mathematics
7 50 (6.62%) Project Management
8 45 (5.96%) Data Analysis
8 45 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (5.56%) Asset Management
9 42 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
10 40 (5.30%) ITIL
11 39 (5.17%) Process Management
12 38 (5.03%) ERP
13 37 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (4.50%) Analytics
14 34 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (4.37%) Business Change Management
16 32 (4.24%) Physics
17 31 (4.11%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 195 (25.83%) SQL
2 44 (5.83%) Python
3 31 (4.11%) Java
4 27 (3.58%) C++
5 26 (3.44%) VBA
6 24 (3.18%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.78%) R
8 14 (1.85%) MATLAB
8 14 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.59%) C#
10 11 (1.46%) Perl
11 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.19%) VB
12 6 (0.79%) Korn
12 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.66%) Bourne shell
13 5 (0.66%) Ruby
14 3 (0.40%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (11.79%) Degree
2 44 (5.83%) ACCA
3 43 (5.70%) CIMA
4 38 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.59%) ISEB
6 12 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (1.59%) PhD
7 10 (1.32%) AAT
7 10 (1.32%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.66%) CBAP
9 5 (0.66%) IIBA
10 4 (0.53%) CISSP
11 2 (0.26%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.26%) CGEIT
11 2 (0.26%) CISA
11 2 (0.26%) MBA
11 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.02%) QA
2 24 (3.18%) PMO
3 19 (2.52%) GAAP
4 18 (2.38%) IFRS
5 10 (1.32%) SLA
6 6 (0.79%) GDPR
6 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.53%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.53%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
8 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.40%) MiFID
8 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.40%) SEPA
9 2 (0.26%) EMIR
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (1.06%) SCCM
2 4 (0.53%) Kibana
3 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.40%) Clonezilla
4 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.13%) Control-M
5 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.13%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 94 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.99%) Oracle
3 58 (7.68%) SAP
4 25 (3.31%) Hyperion
5 23 (3.05%) Citrix
6 20 (2.65%) Sybase
7 19 (2.52%) Cognos
8 17 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.12%) JD Edwards
10 15 (1.99%) Tableau
11 13 (1.72%) Sage
12 7 (0.93%) Aderant
12 7 (0.93%) Charles River
12 7 (0.93%) Murex
12 7 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.79%) Adaptive Insights
13 6 (0.79%) Remedy
13 6 (0.79%) Splunk
13 6 (0.79%) Sun
13 6 (0.79%) VMware