Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 585 536 498
Rank change year-on-year -49 -38 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 630 885 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 541 761 828
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £76,250
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 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -45 611 £50,000 +5.26% 67
London -47 402 £55,000 +10.00% 36
UK excluding London -41 223 £42,500 - 34
South East -10 76 £43,500 +2.35% 12
North of England +35 50 £42,500 - 6
East of England +52 38 £38,000 -15.56% 5
South West -5 24 £39,000 -8.24% 3
Midlands +10 21 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +37 19 £40,750 -2.98% 1
North West +24 19 £42,500 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +19 14 £44,000 +3.53% 2
North East +19 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland -21 8 £42,500 -10.53% 1
East Midlands +6 7 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Wales +16 5 £48,500 +34.72% 2
Northern Ireland -15 1 £35,000 -30.00%

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 630 (100.00%) Finance
2 226 (35.87%) SQL
3 142 (22.54%) Banking
4 131 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (18.57%) Business Analysis
6 110 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
7 96 (15.24%) Microsoft
8 90 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 81 (12.86%) Oracle
10 78 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
11 77 (12.22%) Project Management
12 72 (11.43%) SAP
13 69 (10.95%) Waterfall
14 61 (9.68%) Windows
15 60 (9.52%) Degree
16 55 (8.73%) QA
17 50 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (7.78%) SQL Server
19 48 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
20 45 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
21 40 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
21 40 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
21 40 (6.35%) PMO
22 39 (6.19%) Test Scripting
22 39 (6.19%) Test Automation
23 38 (6.03%) SDLC
24 36 (5.71%) Asset Management
24 36 (5.71%) Front Office
24 36 (5.71%) ISEB
25 35 (5.56%) Analytics

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 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.27%) Confluence
3 6 (0.95%) Hyperledger
4 3 (0.48%) Apache
4 3 (0.48%) IIS
4 3 (0.48%) SAS
5 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.32%) OnBase
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Appian
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) CMS
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 90 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (5.24%) Oracle Payables
3 32 (5.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (5.08%) Oracle Financials
4 25 (3.97%) Oracle Assets
4 25 (3.97%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (3.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 21 (3.33%) SAP FI
7 20 (3.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 20 (3.17%) SAP CO
8 19 (3.02%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 19 (3.02%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (2.54%) Oracle 11i
9 16 (2.54%) SAP BPC
10 9 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (0.95%) Elite 3E
13 5 (0.79%) Carpe Diem
13 5 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.70%) SaaS
2 8 (1.27%) Office 365
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) Slack
5 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) BPaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.79%) DHCP
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
3 4 (0.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.48%) DNS
4 3 (0.48%) FTP
4 3 (0.48%) LAN
4 3 (0.48%) WAN
5 2 (0.32%) Internet
5 2 (0.32%) PBX
6 1 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.16%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) Telnet
6 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.33%) DB2
4 20 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.22%) Power BI
7 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.95%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.63%) QlikView
10 4 (0.63%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.48%) MySQL
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) Big Data
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 17 (2.70%) JIRA
2 8 (1.27%) RequisitePro
3 6 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.63%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.48%) Selenium
6 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.32%) VersionOne
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Appium
7 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.16%) JMeter
7 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.16%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 630 (100.00%) Finance
2 142 (22.54%) Banking
3 36 (5.71%) Front Office
4 30 (4.76%) Back Office
5 29 (4.60%) Financial Institution
6 23 (3.65%) Retail
7 22 (3.49%) Legal
7 22 (3.49%) Marketing
8 19 (3.02%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.22%) Investment Banking
10 13 (2.06%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.75%) Private Banking
12 10 (1.59%) Electronics
12 10 (1.59%) General Ledger
13 8 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.95%) Law
15 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.32%) Advertising
16 2 (0.32%) Games
16 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.13%) .NET
2 12 (1.90%) REST
2 12 (1.90%) XML
3 9 (1.43%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.43%) JSON
3 9 (1.43%) SOAP
4 8 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.95%) XSLT
6 4 (0.63%) Middleware
7 3 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.32%) LAMP
8 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.16%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.16%) Ajax
9 1 (0.16%) CGI
9 1 (0.16%) Ext JS
9 1 (0.16%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.16%) ODBC
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.24%) Fintech
3 32 (5.08%) Derivative
4 23 (3.65%) Equities
5 22 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.86%) Fixed Income
7 18 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.22%) AS400
9 14 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.06%) OTC Derivatives
11 12 (1.90%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.27%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.27%) Exotic Derivative
13 8 (1.27%) SWIFT
14 7 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 7 (1.11%) User Experience
15 5 (0.79%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.68%) Windows
2 28 (4.44%) Linux
3 15 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.11%) Unix
9 3 (0.48%) Android
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.57%) Business Analysis
3 78 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (12.22%) Project Management
5 69 (10.95%) Waterfall
6 50 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (6.19%) Test Automation
9 39 (6.19%) Test Scripting
10 38 (6.03%) SDLC
11 36 (5.71%) Asset Management
12 35 (5.56%) Analytics
13 34 (5.40%) ERP
13 34 (5.40%) Mentoring
14 31 (4.92%) Change Management
14 31 (4.92%) Regression Testing
15 30 (4.76%) Scrum
16 29 (4.60%) Computer Science
16 29 (4.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (35.87%) SQL
2 27 (4.29%) PL/SQL
3 25 (3.97%) Python
4 24 (3.81%) Java
5 23 (3.65%) C#
6 17 (2.70%) C
7 14 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.06%) C++
8 13 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.90%) VBA
10 11 (1.75%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.59%) Perl
12 7 (1.11%) R
13 6 (0.95%) XPath
14 5 (0.79%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.63%) Go
16 3 (0.48%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.48%) PHP
17 2 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (9.52%) Degree
2 36 (5.71%) ISEB
3 23 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (2.70%) ACCA
6 14 (2.22%) CIMA
7 9 (1.43%) IIBA
8 7 (1.11%) CISSP
9 6 (0.95%) CISA
10 4 (0.63%) CBAP
10 4 (0.63%) CISM
10 4 (0.63%) ISACA
11 3 (0.48%) AAT
11 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.48%) PhD
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) CGEIT
12 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.73%) QA
2 40 (6.35%) PMO
3 16 (2.54%) SLA
4 11 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.79%) PSD2
7 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.48%) COBIT
8 3 (0.48%) GDPR
8 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.32%) GAAP
9 2 (0.32%) IFRS
10 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.32%) vSphere
2 2 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.95%) SCCM
3 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.32%) Clonezilla
3 2 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.16%) Kibana
4 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 96 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.86%) Oracle
3 72 (11.43%) SAP
4 14 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 14 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.06%) Adaptive Insights
5 13 (2.06%) IBM
6 12 (1.90%) Hyperion
7 11 (1.75%) Charles River
7 11 (1.75%) Sage
7 11 (1.75%) Workday
8 10 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.43%) Cognos
10 8 (1.27%) Tableau
11 7 (1.11%) Splunk
12 5 (0.79%) Citrix
12 5 (0.79%) Intapp
13 4 (0.63%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.63%) HP
13 4 (0.63%) PeopleSoft