Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 580 446
Rank change year-on-year -3 -134 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 585 711 1,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.45% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 481 641 965
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £76,250 £75,000
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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 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 17 October 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 +28 566 £47,500 - 48
London -21 305 £49,750 -9.55% 20
UK excluding London +102 276 £42,500 - 30
South East +102 170 £47,500 +11.76% 9
North of England +20 49 £40,000 -4.76% 9
North West +37 30 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Midlands +22 19 £37,500 -14.77% 5
East of England +56 16 £39,250 -4.85% 2
North East +20 16 £40,000 -15.79% 1
West Midlands +18 14 £35,000 -20.45% 3
Scotland +22 11 £40,000 +17.65% 2
South West -13 7 £35,000 -17.65% 3
East Midlands +27 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wales +13 4 £38,000 -7.88%
Yorkshire -13 3 £48,750 +39.29% 5
Northern Ireland -9 1 £35,000 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 585 (100.00%) Finance
2 158 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (23.76%) Business Analysis
4 135 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (18.80%) SQL
6 107 (18.29%) Waterfall
7 76 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
8 71 (12.14%) Microsoft
9 70 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
10 69 (11.79%) Oracle
11 67 (11.45%) Banking
12 57 (9.74%) ERP
13 55 (9.40%) Windows
13 55 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (8.38%) ITIL
15 48 (8.21%) Project Delivery
16 46 (7.86%) Analytics
17 45 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (7.18%) SQL Server
19 41 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
20 38 (6.50%) CIMA
21 37 (6.32%) ACCA
21 37 (6.32%) Degree
22 36 (6.15%) Project Management
22 36 (6.15%) SAP
23 31 (5.30%) Windows 10
23 31 (5.30%) Oracle Financials
24 28 (4.79%) Mathematics
24 28 (4.79%) Computer Science
25 27 (4.62%) Active Directory

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 25 (4.27%) SAS
2 11 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.03%) JBoss
4 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.68%) IIS
5 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.51%) Confluence
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 76 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.34%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 31 (5.30%) Oracle Financials
2 26 (4.44%) Oracle Payables
2 26 (4.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 24 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (3.93%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (3.08%) Oracle Cash Management
6 16 (2.74%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (1.54%) Oracle AGIS
11 8 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
11 8 (1.37%) NetSuite
12 7 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.93%) Office 365
2 20 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
3 16 (2.74%) Power Platform
4 7 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.51%) Azure
6 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) AWS
7 1 (0.17%) BPaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.54%) DNS
3 8 (1.37%) DHCP
4 5 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) 5G
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) Skype
7 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.17%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) Junos
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.17%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) WebEx
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.74%) Power BI
4 14 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.88%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.71%) Base SAS
8 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.20%) SQLPlus
11 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.85%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.68%) DB2
14 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 2 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (1.88%) JIRA
2 7 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.85%) Subversion
5 3 (0.51%) Selenium
6 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) JMeter
7 1 (0.17%) RStudio
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 585 (100.00%) Finance
2 67 (11.45%) Banking
3 23 (3.93%) Back Office
3 23 (3.93%) General Ledger
4 15 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.39%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.54%) Front Office
8 8 (1.37%) Retail
9 7 (1.20%) Legal
10 5 (0.85%) Marketing
11 4 (0.68%) Billing
11 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.34%) German Language
13 2 (0.34%) Police
14 1 (0.17%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.91%) .NET
1 17 (2.91%) HTML
2 12 (2.05%) jQuery
2 12 (2.05%) JSON
3 11 (1.88%) XML
4 10 (1.71%) CSS
4 10 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (1.54%) Ajax
6 7 (1.20%) DOM
7 6 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (1.03%) Middleware
8 5 (0.85%) DHTML
8 5 (0.85%) JMS
8 5 (0.85%) JSP
8 5 (0.85%) JSTL
8 5 (0.85%) Servlets
8 5 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.85%) XSD
9 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.37%) SWIFT
4 7 (1.20%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.03%) Derivative
5 6 (1.03%) Equities
5 6 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (0.85%) Credit Risk
6 5 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.68%) Handset
7 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.68%) User Experience
8 3 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (0.51%) Exotic Derivative
8 3 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.40%) Windows
2 31 (5.30%) Windows 10
3 25 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.05%) Unix
6 9 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.37%) Linux
7 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.20%) Android
8 7 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.34%) OS/2
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (23.76%) Business Analysis
3 135 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 107 (18.29%) Waterfall
5 57 (9.74%) ERP
6 55 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (8.38%) ITIL
8 48 (8.21%) Project Delivery
9 46 (7.86%) Analytics
10 45 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (6.15%) Project Management
12 28 (4.79%) Computer Science
12 28 (4.79%) Mathematics
13 25 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (3.76%) Fintech
15 21 (3.59%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 20 (3.42%) Data Analysis
16 20 (3.42%) Physics
17 18 (3.08%) Performance Management
17 18 (3.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 110 (18.80%) SQL
2 21 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.74%) Java
5 13 (2.22%) C#
5 13 (2.22%) Python
5 13 (2.22%) VBA
6 12 (2.05%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.85%) R
7 5 (0.85%) VBScript
8 4 (0.68%) XPath
9 3 (0.51%) C++
10 2 (0.34%) PHP
10 2 (0.34%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) C
11 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (6.50%) CIMA
2 37 (6.32%) ACCA
2 37 (6.32%) Degree
3 22 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.03%) ISEB
4 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.51%) CISSP
7 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) AAT
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.17%) CCSA
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.44%) QA
2 12 (2.05%) PMO
3 11 (1.88%) SLA
4 10 (1.71%) GDPR
5 7 (1.20%) IFRS
5 7 (1.20%) Solvency II
6 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.85%) MiFID
8 3 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.51%) Basel III
8 3 (0.51%) GAAP
8 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.51%) PSD2
8 3 (0.51%) SEPA
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.34%) EMIR
9 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.17%) NIST
10 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.03%) vSphere
3 6 (1.03%) XenApp
3 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (2.74%) SCCM
2 8 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.51%) QRadar
4 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.34%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 71 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 69 (11.79%) Oracle
3 36 (6.15%) SAP
4 20 (3.42%) Citrix
5 16 (2.74%) Hyperion
6 14 (2.39%) Cognos
6 14 (2.39%) Tableau
6 14 (2.39%) VMware
7 10 (1.71%) Adaptive Insights
7 10 (1.71%) JD Edwards
8 8 (1.37%) Infor
8 8 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.20%) Adobe
9 7 (1.20%) Ensighten
9 7 (1.20%) Google
9 7 (1.20%) Optimizely
9 7 (1.20%) Tealium
10 6 (1.03%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.03%) HP
10 6 (1.03%) Sun