Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 478 408
Rank change year-on-year +33 -70 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 1207 1136 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.60% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.62% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1012 1459
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.80% -5.29%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

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 2017. 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 +37 1169 £50,000 - 29
London +37 813 £55,000 +4.76% 21
UK excluding London +6 393 £42,500 -5.56% 10
South East +4 130 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North of England +41 92 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Yorkshire +62 60 £42,500 +30.77%
South West +23 55 £40,000 - 2
Midlands +46 44 £42,500 +6.92% 1
East of England -54 36 £45,000 -
North West -2 28 £41,250 +15.38% 2
Scotland +5 26 £42,500 -10.53% 2
West Midlands +17 23 £42,500 +13.33%
East Midlands +32 20 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Wales +13 7 £40,000 -
North East +14 4 £45,000 +71.43%
Northern Ireland - 4 £35,000 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 1207 (100.00%) Finance
2 438 (36.29%) Banking
3 352 (29.16%) SQL
4 256 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (19.39%) Business Analysis
6 227 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
7 223 (18.48%) QA
8 210 (17.40%) Degree
9 196 (16.24%) Legal
10 187 (15.49%) Asset Management
11 183 (15.16%) Project Management
12 168 (13.92%) Investment Banking
13 152 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 149 (12.34%) Wealth Management
15 140 (11.60%) Retail Banking
16 130 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 125 (10.36%) SQL Server
17 125 (10.36%) Microsoft
18 122 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
19 116 (9.61%) Data Analysis
20 111 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
21 110 (9.11%) Programme Management
22 109 (9.03%) Windows
23 105 (8.70%) Marketing
24 104 (8.62%) Oracle
25 98 (8.12%) Test Automation
26 88 (7.29%) Change Management
27 82 (6.79%) Front Office
27 82 (6.79%) User Stories
28 81 (6.71%) SAP

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 31 (2.57%) IIS
2 27 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.24%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.15%) Apache
4 13 (1.08%) SAS
5 11 (0.91%) Confluence
6 10 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.50%) CMS
8 5 (0.41%) Documentum
9 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.25%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.17%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 122 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.41%) Stata
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (3.65%) Oracle Financials
3 38 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (2.15%) SAP CO
4 26 (2.15%) SAP FI
4 26 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 24 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (1.74%) Oracle Assets
7 19 (1.57%) Oracle 11i
8 18 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
10 14 (1.16%) Oracle iProcurement
11 13 (1.08%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 11 (0.91%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 11 (0.91%) Oracle FAH
13 9 (0.75%) HFM
14 7 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.24%) SaaS
2 14 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.83%) BrowserStack
4 7 (0.58%) FinancialForce
4 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.083%) Force.com
6 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.083%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.24%) Firewall
2 16 (1.33%) DNS
3 15 (1.24%) Internet
4 14 (1.16%) Network Security
5 12 (0.99%) FTP
6 9 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (0.75%) Junos
6 9 (0.75%) LAN
6 9 (0.75%) VPN
7 7 (0.58%) WAN
8 6 (0.50%) DHCP
8 6 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.41%) MPLS
9 5 (0.41%) Multicast
9 5 (0.41%) Unicast
10 4 (0.33%) BGP
10 4 (0.33%) DSL
10 4 (0.33%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.33%) OSPF
10 4 (0.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.56%) Power BI
4 40 (3.31%) QlikView
5 27 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
11 14 (1.16%) SQLPlus
12 12 (0.99%) MS Access
13 11 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.83%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.66%) Squirro
17 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.50%) Essbase
18 5 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 4 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 44 (3.65%) Selenium
2 36 (2.98%) JIRA
3 35 (2.90%) SoapUI
4 26 (2.15%) HP UFT
5 12 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.83%) LSMW
7 8 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 7 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.50%) ERwin
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.50%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.41%) Hudson
10 5 (0.41%) JDeveloper
10 5 (0.41%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.17%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.17%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.17%) SilkPerformer
General
1 1207 (100.00%) Finance
2 438 (36.29%) Banking
3 196 (16.24%) Legal
4 168 (13.92%) Investment Banking
5 140 (11.60%) Retail Banking
6 105 (8.70%) Marketing
7 82 (6.79%) Front Office
8 79 (6.55%) Private Banking
9 77 (6.38%) Corporate Banking
10 65 (5.39%) Back Office
11 45 (3.73%) Law
12 27 (2.24%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.66%) General Ledger
14 18 (1.49%) Advertising
15 17 (1.41%) Manufacturing
16 13 (1.08%) Retail
17 12 (0.99%) Billing
18 6 (0.50%) Telecoms
19 5 (0.41%) Games
19 5 (0.41%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.05%) XML
2 40 (3.31%) .NET
3 29 (2.40%) REST
4 26 (2.15%) MSMQ
4 26 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (1.66%) RESTful
6 13 (1.08%) SOAP
7 7 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.58%) MDX
8 5 (0.41%) NumPy
9 4 (0.33%) COM
9 4 (0.33%) Middleware
10 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.17%) J2EE
10 2 (0.17%) JSON
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.17%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.083%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.083%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 227 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.39%) Equities
3 39 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.15%) Derivative
5 33 (2.73%) Fixed Income
6 32 (2.65%) Fintech
7 28 (2.32%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.07%) User Experience
9 21 (1.74%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.49%) iPhone
11 17 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.41%) iPad
12 14 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.99%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.91%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.83%) FMCG
17 9 (0.75%) Reinsurance
18 8 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.03%) Windows
2 56 (4.64%) Unix
3 29 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 28 (2.32%) Linux
5 21 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.24%) Windows 8
7 13 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.66%) Android
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (19.39%) Business Analysis
3 187 (15.49%) Asset Management
4 183 (15.16%) Project Management
5 152 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (12.34%) Wealth Management
7 130 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 116 (9.61%) Data Analysis
9 111 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
10 110 (9.11%) Programme Management
11 98 (8.12%) Test Automation
12 88 (7.29%) Change Management
13 82 (6.79%) User Stories
14 76 (6.30%) Analytics
15 72 (5.97%) Test Scripting
16 64 (5.30%) CRM
17 63 (5.22%) Scrum
18 62 (5.14%) SDLC
19 60 (4.97%) Regression Testing
20 58 (4.81%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 352 (29.16%) SQL
2 38 (3.15%) C#
3 37 (3.07%) Python
4 32 (2.65%) Java
5 26 (2.15%) PL/SQL
6 25 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 23 (1.91%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.66%) C++
8 20 (1.66%) Perl
8 20 (1.66%) VBA
9 15 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.08%) Korn
11 12 (0.99%) Bourne shell
11 12 (0.99%) R
11 12 (0.99%) Ruby
12 10 (0.83%) ABAP
12 10 (0.83%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.58%) C
14 6 (0.50%) VBScript
15 5 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 210 (17.40%) Degree
2 61 (5.05%) ISEB
3 30 (2.49%) CISSP
4 23 (1.91%) CIMA
5 21 (1.74%) ACCA
6 13 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.83%) CCNA
8 10 (0.83%) CCNP
8 10 (0.83%) CCSA
8 10 (0.83%) CCSE
8 10 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.75%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (0.75%) CISM
9 9 (0.75%) JNCIS
10 8 (0.66%) CASP
10 8 (0.66%) CEH
10 8 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (18.48%) QA
2 32 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.74%) MiFID
3 21 (1.74%) PMO
4 20 (1.66%) GDPR
5 17 (1.41%) COBIT
6 13 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
7 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.83%) SLA
9 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.50%) GAAP
11 2 (0.17%) Basel III
12 1 (0.083%) COSO
12 1 (0.083%) FATCA
12 1 (0.083%) PSD2
12 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) XenApp
3 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.083%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.083%) Docker
5 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) Nagios
2 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.50%) Puppet
3 5 (0.41%) Ansible
4 3 (0.25%) Control-M
4 3 (0.25%) SCCM
4 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.083%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.083%) Nessus
6 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 104 (8.62%) Oracle
3 81 (6.71%) SAP
4 56 (4.64%) Tableau
5 28 (2.32%) Hyperion
6 26 (2.15%) Informatica
6 26 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.91%) JD Edwards
8 21 (1.74%) Cognos
9 16 (1.33%) Bloomberg
10 15 (1.24%) Citrix
11 14 (1.16%) Sage
12 12 (0.99%) CheckPoint
12 12 (0.99%) Cisco
12 12 (0.99%) Splunk
13 10 (0.83%) F5
13 10 (0.83%) Infor
13 10 (0.83%) Juniper
14 9 (0.75%) Adobe
14 9 (0.75%) VMware