Finance Analyst
UK

The median Finance Analyst salary in the UK is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 470 561 656
Rank change year-on-year +91 +95 -115
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 384 558 547
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 279 346 403
10th Percentile £33,883 £38,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -7.95%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £110,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +18.75%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Financial Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Financial Analyst.

Salary trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Financial Analyst over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 18 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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +94 357 £60,000 - 78
London +145 220 £75,000 +15.38% 45
Work from Home +82 187 £65,000 +5.69% 35
UK excluding London 0 153 £50,000 - 39
North of England +68 41 £46,000 -10.68% 13
South East +5 38 £50,000 - 10
Midlands +67 28 £43,000 -5.49% 7
West Midlands +71 22 £43,000 -9.47% 5
North West +54 21 £55,000 +6.80% 9
Scotland -3 19 £50,250 -25.08% 3
Yorkshire +75 18 £27,500 - 3
East of England +51 15 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West +15 9 £50,000 +21.21% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £43,000 +36.51% 2
Wales +13 3 £40,000 -50.00% 2
North East -1 2 £29,225 -36.81% 1
Northern Ireland +17 1 £77,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Financial Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 384 (100.00%) Finance
2 133 (34.64%) SQL
3 106 (27.60%) Social Skills
4 92 (23.96%) Python
5 90 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (23.18%) Problem-Solving
7 76 (19.79%) Oracle
8 72 (18.75%) Banking
9 69 (17.97%) Law
10 67 (17.45%) Degree
11 66 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
12 63 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (16.15%) ERP
14 60 (15.63%) Power Platform
14 60 (15.63%) Power BI
15 57 (14.84%) Asset Management
16 55 (14.32%) Investment Management
17 52 (13.54%) Hedge funds
17 52 (13.54%) Front Office
18 51 (13.28%) Derivative
19 48 (12.50%) Agile
20 46 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
20 46 (11.98%) Decision-Making
21 43 (11.20%) Data Analysis
22 41 (10.68%) Legal
23 39 (10.16%) Analytics
24 35 (9.11%) Microsoft
25 33 (8.59%) Oracle Fusion
26 32 (8.33%) Management Information System
27 31 (8.07%) Back Office

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.91%) Microsoft Exchange
2 4 (1.04%) Apache
2 4 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.26%) Confluence
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 66 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (6.25%) Elite 3E
2 14 (3.65%) Fidessa
3 11 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.82%) NetSuite
6 6 (1.56%) Sage 50
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (1.04%) Aladdin
8 4 (1.04%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle AGIS
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.63%) Power Platform
2 24 (6.25%) AWS
3 13 (3.39%) OCI
4 8 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.82%) Snowflake
6 5 (1.30%) Azure
7 4 (1.04%) dbt
7 4 (1.04%) SaaS
8 3 (0.78%) WhatsApp
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.26%) Asana
10 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.26%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.26%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.65%) DHCP
1 14 (3.65%) DNS
1 14 (3.65%) Firewall
1 14 (3.65%) FIX Connectivity
1 14 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.63%) Power BI
2 23 (5.99%) Oracle Reports
3 19 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.43%) Tableau
5 15 (3.91%) Data Mining
6 11 (2.86%) Power Query
7 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.82%) MS Access
9 5 (1.30%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (1.30%) Big Data
9 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.04%) Apache Arrow
10 4 (1.04%) Apache Ignite
10 4 (1.04%) Dremio
11 3 (0.78%) Essbase
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.26%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 384 (100.00%) Finance
2 106 (27.60%) Social Skills
3 90 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (18.75%) Banking
5 69 (17.97%) Law
6 52 (13.54%) Front Office
7 41 (10.68%) Legal
8 31 (8.07%) Back Office
9 21 (5.47%) Retail
10 18 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (4.43%) Manufacturing
11 17 (4.43%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (2.60%) Investment Banking
14 9 (2.34%) Local Government
15 7 (1.82%) General Ledger
16 6 (1.56%) Billing
16 6 (1.56%) Electronics
17 4 (1.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.59%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (3.65%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (1.56%) Middleware
4 5 (1.30%) HTML
5 2 (0.52%) Flash
6 1 (0.26%) EDI
6 1 (0.26%) Matplotlib
6 1 (0.26%) NumPy
6 1 (0.26%) Pandas
6 1 (0.26%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.54%) Hedge funds
2 51 (13.28%) Derivative
3 32 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.77%) Product Ownership
5 25 (6.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (6.51%) Onboarding
6 24 (6.25%) Equities
6 24 (6.25%) Fixed Income
7 14 (3.65%) Eurex
7 14 (3.65%) Life Science
8 6 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.56%) Cyber Threat
9 5 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.78%) SWIFT Messaging Network
11 3 (0.78%) Team-Oriented Environment
12 2 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.52%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.95%) Windows
2 14 (3.65%) CentOS
2 14 (3.65%) Linux
2 14 (3.65%) Solaris
2 14 (3.65%) Ubuntu
2 14 (3.65%) Unix
3 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.18%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (16.15%) ERP
4 57 (14.84%) Asset Management
5 55 (14.32%) Investment Management
6 48 (12.50%) Agile
7 46 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 46 (11.98%) Decision-Making
8 43 (11.20%) Data Analysis
9 39 (10.16%) Analytics
10 31 (8.07%) Mentoring
11 29 (7.55%) Artificial Intelligence
12 28 (7.29%) Financial Modelling
13 27 (7.03%) Financial Analysis
13 27 (7.03%) ITIL
14 24 (6.25%) Business Analysis
15 23 (5.99%) Budgeting
15 23 (5.99%) Machine Learning
15 23 (5.99%) Migration
15 23 (5.99%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 133 (34.64%) SQL
2 92 (23.96%) Python
3 27 (7.03%) C#
4 18 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.65%) Bash
5 14 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.65%) Perl
5 14 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.65%) Ruby
6 9 (2.34%) R
7 7 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions
8 5 (1.30%) VBA
9 1 (0.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 67 (17.45%) Degree
2 30 (7.81%) ACCA
3 27 (7.03%) CIMA
4 8 (2.08%) AAT
5 7 (1.82%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.30%) MBA
7 4 (1.04%) CFA
8 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) CRISC
9 2 (0.52%) ISACA
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) GISP
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB
10 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.82%) QA
3 5 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.78%) IFRS
5 2 (0.52%) GRC
6 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.26%) GAAP
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.26%) XenApp
1 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 76 (19.79%) Oracle
2 35 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.99%) Bloomberg
4 17 (4.43%) Sage
5 14 (3.65%) CQG
5 14 (3.65%) ION Trading
5 14 (3.65%) Patsystems
5 14 (3.65%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.65%) Reuters
5 14 (3.65%) Trayport
6 12 (3.13%) SAP
7 11 (2.86%) Aderant
8 10 (2.60%) Workday
9 9 (2.34%) BT
10 8 (2.08%) Alteryx
11 6 (1.56%) CA
11 6 (1.56%) Cognos
11 6 (1.56%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.56%) Infor
11 6 (1.56%) ServiceNow