Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 491 486 419
Rank change year-on-year -5 -67 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 975 988 1,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.58% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 807 874 1,335
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,053 £31,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +3.03%

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -12 932 £50,000 - 95
London -10 595 £52,500 -4.55% 60
UK excluding London +16 380 £44,000 +6.02% 39
South East +21 135 £45,000 -2.17% 16
North of England +19 80 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire +60 52 £42,500 +13.33% 1
South West +13 52 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East of England -39 40 £45,000 - 4
Scotland 0 37 £47,500 +20.25% 3
Midlands +14 34 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East Midlands +27 21 £35,000 -15.66% 1
North West -9 20 £42,500 +21.43% 3
West Midlands -2 12 £42,500 +7.59% 4
North East -6 8 £37,500 +42.86% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
Wales +7 1 - - 1

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Financial Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 975 (100.00%) Finance
2 298 (30.56%) Banking
3 272 (27.90%) SQL
4 231 (23.69%) Business Analysis
5 181 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
7 147 (15.08%) QA
8 144 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 134 (13.74%) Legal
9 134 (13.74%) Degree
10 119 (12.21%) Microsoft Excel
11 116 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 111 (11.38%) Project Management
13 100 (10.26%) Microsoft
14 98 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
15 94 (9.64%) Oracle
15 94 (9.64%) SQL Server
16 93 (9.54%) Investment Banking
17 92 (9.44%) Marketing
18 90 (9.23%) Data Analysis
18 90 (9.23%) Test Automation
19 87 (8.92%) Windows
20 84 (8.62%) Front Office
21 81 (8.31%) Asset Management
22 80 (8.21%) SAP
23 75 (7.69%) Change Management
24 73 (7.49%) Data Management
25 69 (7.08%) Retail Banking
26 67 (6.87%) Corporate Banking
26 67 (6.87%) SDLC

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 28 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 27 (2.77%) Apache
3 26 (2.67%) IIS
4 17 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.23%) SAS
6 8 (0.82%) Confluence
7 6 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 119 (12.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
2 34 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (1.85%) Oracle 11i
5 18 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
7 15 (1.54%) SAP CO
7 15 (1.54%) SAP FI
7 15 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (1.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 13 (1.33%) Oracle iProcurement
10 12 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.92%) HFM
11 9 (0.92%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.72%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.33%) SaaS
2 9 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (0.72%) BrowserStack
3 7 (0.72%) FinancialForce
4 4 (0.41%) GitHub
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.21%) Office 365
7 1 (0.10%) Force.com
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.46%) Firewall
2 8 (0.82%) Internet
3 7 (0.72%) FTP
4 6 (0.62%) Network Security
5 4 (0.41%) DNS
5 4 (0.41%) SAN
6 3 (0.31%) DHCP
7 2 (0.21%) ATM
7 2 (0.21%) HTTP
7 2 (0.21%) LAN
7 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.21%) WAN
8 1 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.10%) Intranet
8 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.10%) Junos
8 1 (0.10%) SMS
8 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.67%) QlikView
5 23 (2.36%) Power BI
6 22 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (2.05%) MS Access
8 17 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.33%) SQLPlus
11 12 (1.23%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.82%) Squirro
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.41%) Essbase
15 4 (0.41%) SAP BW
16 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (4.10%) Selenium
2 35 (3.59%) SoapUI
3 32 (3.28%) JIRA
4 30 (3.08%) HP UFT
5 17 (1.74%) LSMW
6 11 (1.13%) ERwin
7 5 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.31%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.31%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.10%) MSTest
10 1 (0.10%) Toad
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 975 (100.00%) Finance
2 298 (30.56%) Banking
3 134 (13.74%) Legal
4 93 (9.54%) Investment Banking
5 92 (9.44%) Marketing
6 84 (8.62%) Front Office
7 69 (7.08%) Retail Banking
8 67 (6.87%) Corporate Banking
9 59 (6.05%) Private Banking
10 53 (5.44%) Back Office
11 41 (4.21%) Law
12 25 (2.56%) Financial Institution
13 22 (2.26%) Advertising
14 19 (1.95%) Manufacturing
15 15 (1.54%) Retail
16 11 (1.13%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.62%) Games
18 5 (0.51%) Billing
18 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
19 3 (0.31%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.64%) XML
2 29 (2.97%) REST
3 26 (2.67%) RESTful
4 25 (2.56%) MSMQ
4 25 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
4 25 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (1.74%) .NET
6 16 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (0.82%) SOAP
8 4 (0.41%) COM
8 4 (0.41%) J2EE
8 4 (0.41%) XBRL
9 3 (0.31%) JSON
9 3 (0.31%) Middleware
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.31%) Web Services
10 2 (0.21%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.10%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.10%) NumPy
11 1 (0.10%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 152 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.46%) Fintech
4 20 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.95%) Derivative
6 17 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.64%) Fixed Income
8 15 (1.54%) User Experience
9 14 (1.44%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.23%) Equities
10 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.13%) iPhone
12 9 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.62%) iPad
15 5 (0.51%) Exotic Derivative
15 5 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.92%) Windows
2 43 (4.41%) Unix
3 18 (1.85%) Linux
3 18 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.92%) Windows 8
6 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) Android
9 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (23.69%) Business Analysis
2 181 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 116 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 111 (11.38%) Project Management
6 98 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
7 90 (9.23%) Data Analysis
7 90 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 81 (8.31%) Asset Management
9 75 (7.69%) Change Management
10 73 (7.49%) Data Management
11 67 (6.87%) SDLC
12 65 (6.67%) Analytics
13 60 (6.15%) Wealth Management
14 59 (6.05%) ERP
15 56 (5.74%) ETL
16 54 (5.54%) Test Scripting
17 53 (5.44%) CRM
17 53 (5.44%) Visualisation
18 50 (5.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (27.90%) SQL
2 31 (3.18%) VBA
3 23 (2.36%) C#
4 22 (2.26%) PowerShell
5 17 (1.74%) ABAP
5 17 (1.74%) Java
6 16 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.33%) Python
8 9 (0.92%) C++
9 8 (0.82%) MATLAB
9 8 (0.82%) Perl
10 6 (0.62%) R
10 6 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.51%) VB
12 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.31%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.31%) C
13 3 (0.31%) Korn
13 3 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (13.74%) Degree
2 53 (5.44%) ISEB
3 35 (3.59%) CIMA
4 33 (3.38%) ACCA
5 27 (2.77%) CISSP
6 10 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.82%) CASP
7 8 (0.82%) CEH
7 8 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.31%) AAT
9 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.21%) CCNA
10 2 (0.21%) CCNP
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.21%) MCSE
10 2 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (15.08%) QA
2 34 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.05%) GDPR
4 19 (1.95%) PMO
5 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.92%) COBIT
7 8 (0.82%) MiFID
8 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.62%) GAAP
9 6 (0.62%) SLA
10 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.21%) Basel III
11 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.21%) EMIR
12 1 (0.10%) IFRS
12 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.21%) XenApp
3 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.10%) Docker
4 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.10%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.10%) Nagios
4 1 (0.10%) Nessus
4 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 94 (9.64%) Oracle
3 80 (8.21%) SAP
4 34 (3.49%) Informatica
4 34 (3.49%) Tableau
5 25 (2.56%) JD Edwards
6 23 (2.36%) Hyperion
7 22 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.85%) Sage
9 16 (1.64%) Cognos
10 13 (1.33%) Infor
11 12 (1.23%) Alteryx
12 9 (0.92%) Citrix
12 9 (0.92%) VMware
13 7 (0.72%) Epicor
14 6 (0.62%) Anaplan
14 6 (0.62%) Cassiopae
14 6 (0.62%) HP
14 6 (0.62%) Planview
14 6 (0.62%) Xero