Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 455 484
Rank change year-on-year -134 +29 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 683 1,210 1,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.70% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 610 970 1,012
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +11.80%

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -145 652 £47,500 -5.00% 57
London -119 435 £55,000 - 29
UK excluding London -100 235 £42,500 - 32
South East -20 87 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North of England -6 58 £41,500 -2.35% 15
North West +23 34 £42,500 +3.03% 8
Midlands +6 29 £44,000 +3.53% 5
South West -25 26 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +33 22 £44,000 +3.53% 3
Yorkshire -10 17 £37,500 -11.76% 2
East of England +7 16 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Scotland -19 10 £34,000 -20.00% 3
Wales +2 8 £43,750 +9.38%
East Midlands +2 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North East -9 7 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Northern Ireland -4 1 £35,000 - 1

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 683 (100.00%) Finance
2 200 (29.28%) SQL
3 149 (21.82%) Banking
4 129 (18.89%) Business Analysis
5 121 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (15.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 100 (14.64%) Microsoft
8 96 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
9 78 (11.42%) Oracle
10 74 (10.83%) Change Management
11 71 (10.40%) Degree
12 69 (10.10%) Waterfall
13 63 (9.22%) Windows
14 59 (8.64%) SAP
15 55 (8.05%) QA
16 53 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (7.32%) SQL Server
19 49 (7.17%) Project Management
20 46 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
21 44 (6.44%) Python
22 43 (6.30%) Derivative
23 41 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
23 41 (6.00%) Front Office
24 40 (5.86%) Legal
24 40 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
24 40 (5.86%) Asset Management
25 39 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 39 (5.71%) Fintech
26 38 (5.56%) 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 11 (1.61%) IIS
2 9 (1.32%) Confluence
3 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.88%) SAS
5 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.44%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) Appian
6 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) CMS
7 2 (0.29%) OnBase
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.15%) Mule
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (15.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.59%) SPSS
7 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
2 23 (3.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 23 (3.37%) SAP CO
2 23 (3.37%) SAP FI
2 23 (3.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 22 (3.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (2.34%) Oracle Assets
5 16 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (1.90%) SAP BPC
8 11 (1.61%) Cognos TM1
8 11 (1.61%) Oracle iProcurement
9 10 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (1.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.73%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.90%) SaaS
2 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.59%) Office 365
3 3 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.29%) G Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.76%) LAN
1 12 (1.76%) WAN
2 9 (1.32%) Firewall
2 9 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.17%) VPN
4 7 (1.02%) DHCP
4 7 (1.02%) Internet
5 6 (0.88%) FIX Connectivity
6 5 (0.73%) DNS
7 4 (0.59%) PBX
7 4 (0.59%) SMS
8 3 (0.44%) Intranet
9 2 (0.29%) FTP
9 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.29%) VoIP
10 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.64%) Power BI
5 15 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.32%) MySQL
8 9 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.17%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.17%) DB2
9 8 (1.17%) QlikView
9 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.88%) Big Data
10 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.88%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.49%) JIRA
2 7 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (1.02%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.73%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.59%) Selenium
4 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.44%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.29%) JMeter
6 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Appium
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.15%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.15%) Toad
7 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 683 (100.00%) Finance
2 149 (21.82%) Banking
3 41 (6.00%) Front Office
4 40 (5.86%) Legal
5 35 (5.12%) Back Office
6 34 (4.98%) Marketing
7 25 (3.66%) Corporate Banking
8 22 (3.22%) Retail
9 17 (2.49%) Financial Institution
9 17 (2.49%) General Ledger
10 16 (2.34%) Law
11 11 (1.61%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.02%) Advertising
13 7 (1.02%) Billing
13 7 (1.02%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.73%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.73%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.44%) Games
15 3 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.22%) .NET
2 9 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 9 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (1.17%) XML
4 7 (1.02%) HTML
5 5 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.73%) SOAP
6 4 (0.59%) MDX
7 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.44%) REST
7 3 (0.44%) Web Services
7 3 (0.44%) XSLT
8 2 (0.29%) Ajax
8 2 (0.29%) CSS
8 2 (0.29%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.29%) LAMP
8 2 (0.29%) LDAP
8 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.29%) XSD
9 1 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.30%) Derivative
3 39 (5.71%) Fintech
3 39 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.54%) Equities
6 24 (3.51%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.05%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.05%) Market Risk
8 12 (1.76%) Exotic Derivative
9 9 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.17%) AS400
10 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.88%) iPhone
12 6 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.22%) Windows
2 29 (4.25%) Linux
3 21 (3.07%) Unix
4 20 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.05%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.44%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.89%) Business Analysis
2 121 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (10.83%) Change Management
4 69 (10.10%) Waterfall
5 53 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (7.17%) Project Management
8 41 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (5.86%) Asset Management
9 40 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (5.12%) Scrum
11 34 (4.98%) ERP
11 34 (4.98%) Mathematics
12 33 (4.83%) SDLC
13 32 (4.69%) ITIL
14 30 (4.39%) Target Operating Model
15 28 (4.10%) Data Analysis
15 28 (4.10%) Test Scripting
16 27 (3.95%) Analytics
16 27 (3.95%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 200 (29.28%) SQL
2 44 (6.44%) Python
3 34 (4.98%) Java
4 24 (3.51%) C++
5 21 (3.07%) VBA
6 20 (2.93%) R
7 19 (2.78%) C#
8 17 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.90%) MATLAB
11 12 (1.76%) Perl
12 11 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.17%) VB
14 7 (1.02%) C
15 6 (0.88%) Korn
15 6 (0.88%) Ruby
16 5 (0.73%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (10.40%) Degree
2 34 (4.98%) ACCA
3 31 (4.54%) CIMA
4 28 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.93%) ISEB
6 9 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (1.17%) PhD
8 6 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.73%) CBAP
10 4 (0.59%) AAT
10 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.59%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) CISSP
11 3 (0.44%) IIBA
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.29%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CISA
12 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.05%) QA
2 30 (4.39%) PMO
3 15 (2.20%) IFRS
4 14 (2.05%) GAAP
5 10 (1.46%) SLA
6 7 (1.02%) GDPR
7 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.73%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.59%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.59%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.44%) COBIT
10 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.15%) MiFID
12 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.59%) Clonezilla
2 4 (0.59%) Kibana
2 4 (0.59%) SCCM
3 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 100 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.42%) Oracle
3 59 (8.64%) SAP
4 24 (3.51%) Hyperion
5 22 (3.22%) Cognos
6 17 (2.49%) Tableau
7 14 (2.05%) Sybase
8 13 (1.90%) IBM
9 12 (1.76%) Adaptive Insights
9 12 (1.76%) JD Edwards
10 8 (1.17%) Sage
10 8 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.17%) Splunk
11 7 (1.02%) Citrix
11 7 (1.02%) Murex
12 6 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.88%) Remedy
12 6 (0.88%) Sun
13 5 (0.73%) HP