Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 450 472
Rank change year-on-year -112 +22 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 754 1,187 1,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.69% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 677 985 1,217
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £71,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 166,836 171,875 195,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,941 140,015 164,329
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 15 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 22 July 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 -122 728 £47,500 -5.00% 54
London -122 483 £55,000 -4.35% 27
UK excluding London -80 270 £42,500 - 33
South East -38 87 £42,500 -5.56% 12
North of England -27 65 £42,500 - 6
North West +15 48 £45,000 - 2
South West +25 45 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Midlands -17 40 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +23 35 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East of England -1 17 £42,500 -1.73% 3
Yorkshire -26 15 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Scotland -13 9 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Wales +8 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -19 5 £52,500 +14.13% 1
North East -23 2 £31,250 -30.56%

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 754 (100.00%) Finance
2 203 (26.92%) SQL
3 169 (22.41%) Banking
4 147 (19.50%) Business Analysis
5 125 (16.58%) Microsoft Excel
6 119 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
8 99 (13.13%) Microsoft
9 94 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 84 (11.14%) Windows
10 84 (11.14%) Oracle
11 83 (11.01%) Change Management
12 81 (10.74%) Degree
13 62 (8.22%) SQL Server
14 60 (7.96%) Legal
15 59 (7.82%) Front Office
16 57 (7.56%) Waterfall
17 56 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
18 55 (7.29%) QA
19 54 (7.16%) SAP
20 50 (6.63%) Mathematics
21 48 (6.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 46 (6.10%) Marketing
23 44 (5.84%) Process Management
24 43 (5.70%) Python
24 43 (5.70%) ERP
24 43 (5.70%) Derivative
24 43 (5.70%) Data Analysis
25 41 (5.44%) VBA
26 40 (5.31%) Computer Science

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 (2.79%) IIS
2 13 (1.72%) SAS
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.66%) Confluence
6 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (16.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
2 23 (3.05%) Oracle General Ledger
3 22 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (2.65%) Oracle Assets
4 20 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (2.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (1.99%) HFM
7 14 (1.86%) Oracle Cash Management
7 14 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (1.86%) SAP CO
7 14 (1.86%) SAP FI
7 14 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (1.46%) Elite 3E
9 11 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (1.19%) SAP BPC
11 8 (1.06%) Oracle FAH
11 8 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 7 (0.93%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.93%) Office 365
2 7 (0.93%) SaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.27%) G Suite
3 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) Firewall
1 17 (2.25%) LAN
2 15 (1.99%) WAN
3 14 (1.86%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (1.06%) Internet
5 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.66%) DNS
7 4 (0.53%) Intranet
8 3 (0.40%) DHCP
8 3 (0.40%) SMS
9 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.27%) PBX
9 2 (0.27%) VoIP
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.13%) IMAP
10 1 (0.13%) VLAN
10 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.12%) MongoDB
3 16 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (1.86%) Blockchain
5 14 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.86%) MySQL
5 14 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.19%) Big Data
9 9 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.06%) Essbase
10 8 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
11 7 (0.93%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (1.59%) JIRA
2 8 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.53%) Selenium
4 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) JUnit
4 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.27%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) JMeter
5 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.13%) NUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.13%) TestNG
General
1 754 (100.00%) Finance
2 169 (22.41%) Banking
3 60 (7.96%) Legal
4 59 (7.82%) Front Office
5 46 (6.10%) Marketing
6 35 (4.64%) Back Office
7 33 (4.38%) Corporate Banking
8 30 (3.98%) Retail
9 26 (3.45%) General Ledger
10 21 (2.79%) Investment Banking
11 20 (2.65%) Law
12 18 (2.39%) Billing
13 17 (2.25%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.99%) Financial Institution
15 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
16 9 (1.19%) Private Banking
17 5 (0.66%) Advertising
17 5 (0.66%) Electronics
17 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
1 23 (3.05%) XML
2 12 (1.59%) .NET
3 11 (1.46%) Middleware
4 9 (1.19%) Web Services
5 8 (1.06%) XBRL
6 7 (0.93%) HTML
7 4 (0.53%) MDX
7 4 (0.53%) SOAP
8 3 (0.40%) CSS
8 3 (0.40%) REST
9 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.27%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.27%) JSON
9 2 (0.27%) LDAP
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.27%) XMPP
10 1 (0.13%) Ajax
10 1 (0.13%) Java EE
10 1 (0.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (5.70%) Derivative
4 40 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 38 (5.04%) Equities
6 35 (4.64%) Fixed Income
7 32 (4.24%) Fintech
8 20 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.52%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.72%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.06%) Exotic Derivative
13 8 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (1.06%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.80%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.66%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 84 (11.14%) Windows
2 29 (3.85%) Unix
3 20 (2.65%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.39%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.72%) Linux
6 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.66%) Android
8 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.50%) Business Analysis
2 119 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (11.01%) Change Management
5 57 (7.56%) Waterfall
6 56 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (6.63%) Mathematics
8 44 (5.84%) Process Management
9 43 (5.70%) Data Analysis
9 43 (5.70%) ERP
10 40 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (5.04%) Asset Management
11 38 (5.04%) ITIL
12 37 (4.91%) Target Operating Model
13 35 (4.64%) Analytics
13 35 (4.64%) Project Management
14 32 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (3.71%) Business Change Management
16 27 (3.58%) Financial Modelling
16 27 (3.58%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 203 (26.92%) SQL
2 43 (5.70%) Python
3 41 (5.44%) VBA
4 27 (3.58%) Java
5 22 (2.92%) C++
5 22 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.25%) R
7 14 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.72%) C#
8 13 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.33%) MATLAB
10 10 (1.33%) VB
11 8 (1.06%) Perl
11 8 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.80%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.80%) Korn
12 6 (0.80%) Ruby
13 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (10.74%) Degree
2 31 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (3.85%) CIMA
4 27 (3.58%) ACCA
5 19 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (2.12%) ISEB
7 13 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.33%) CISSP
8 10 (1.33%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.19%) PhD
10 6 (0.80%) AAT
11 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.53%) CBAP
12 4 (0.53%) IIBA
12 4 (0.53%) SSCP
13 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.29%) QA
2 16 (2.12%) GAAP
3 14 (1.86%) PMO
4 12 (1.59%) GDPR
4 12 (1.59%) IFRS
4 12 (1.59%) Solvency II
5 8 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.80%) SLA
7 4 (0.53%) MiFID
8 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.40%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.27%) EMIR
9 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.27%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.46%) SCCM
2 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
2 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.13%) Control-M
3 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.13%) Kibana
3 1 (0.13%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 99 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.14%) Oracle
3 54 (7.16%) SAP
4 28 (3.71%) Hyperion
5 25 (3.32%) Citrix
6 22 (2.92%) Sybase
7 15 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.86%) Aderant
8 14 (1.86%) Cognos
8 14 (1.86%) JD Edwards
8 14 (1.86%) Sage
9 8 (1.06%) Sun
9 8 (1.06%) Tableau
10 7 (0.93%) Murex
11 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.66%) HP
12 5 (0.66%) IBM
12 5 (0.66%) McAfee
12 5 (0.66%) Remedy
12 5 (0.66%) Reuters