Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 434 473 395
Rank change year-on-year +39 -78 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 1209 1182 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.64% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1061 1563
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £29,798
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% -1.78%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +45 1179 £50,000 - 46
London +38 823 £55,000 +4.76% 24
UK excluding London -18 384 £42,500 -3.41% 23
South East +17 136 £45,000 -5.26% 7
North of England +34 95 £42,500 +30.77% 9
Yorkshire +63 70 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Midlands +53 63 £42,500 +2.41% 3
West Midlands +20 40 £42,500 - 2
South West +10 39 £40,000 -4.76% 3
East of England -65 24 £44,000 -2.22%
North West -16 23 £42,500 +30.77% 1
East Midlands +38 22 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Scotland -6 14 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Wales +9 11 £40,000 +31.15%
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £45,000 - 2

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1209 (100.00%) Finance
2 398 (32.92%) Banking
3 392 (32.42%) SQL
4 268 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
5 235 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
6 221 (18.28%) Business Analysis
7 217 (17.95%) Degree
8 212 (17.54%) Legal
9 202 (16.71%) Asset Management
10 201 (16.63%) Project Management
11 199 (16.46%) QA
12 164 (13.56%) Wealth Management
13 162 (13.40%) Retail
14 155 (12.82%) Investment Banking
15 140 (11.58%) SQL Server
16 136 (11.25%) Retail Banking
17 123 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 118 (9.76%) Oracle
18 118 (9.76%) Windows
18 118 (9.76%) Microsoft
19 116 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
19 116 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
20 112 (9.26%) Programme Management
21 111 (9.18%) Data Analysis
22 103 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
23 89 (7.36%) Scrum
24 86 (7.11%) Marketing
25 83 (6.87%) User Stories
26 80 (6.62%) Test Automation
26 80 (6.62%) Change Management

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 33 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.99%) IIS
3 20 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.57%) Apache
5 11 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.83%) SAS
7 6 (0.50%) CMS
8 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.41%) Confluence
8 5 (0.41%) Documentum
9 4 (0.33%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.17%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.083%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.083%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 116 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.74%) Stata
6 8 (0.66%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.083%) EViews
9 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (3.39%) Oracle Payables
2 41 (3.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 37 (3.06%) Oracle Financials
4 36 (2.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 30 (2.48%) Oracle Assets
6 26 (2.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 25 (2.07%) SAP CO
7 25 (2.07%) SAP FI
7 25 (2.07%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (1.90%) Oracle General Ledger
9 19 (1.57%) Oracle 11i
10 17 (1.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 15 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.91%) Oracle FAH
12 11 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
13 10 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (0.83%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 8 (0.66%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.83%) BrowserStack
2 10 (0.83%) SaaS
3 7 (0.58%) FinancialForce.com
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
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 20 (1.65%) Firewall
2 15 (1.24%) DNS
3 13 (1.08%) Internet
4 12 (0.99%) FTP
4 12 (0.99%) LAN
5 10 (0.83%) Multicast
5 10 (0.83%) Unicast
5 10 (0.83%) WAN
6 9 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (0.74%) Junos
6 9 (0.74%) Network Security
6 9 (0.74%) VPN
7 6 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.41%) DHCP
8 5 (0.41%) MPLS
9 4 (0.33%) BGP
9 4 (0.33%) DSL
9 4 (0.33%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.33%) OSPF
9 4 (0.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (3.89%) Power BI
4 37 (3.06%) QlikView
5 25 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
6 24 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 14 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.16%) SQLPlus
11 9 (0.74%) Essbase
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.66%) Squirro
13 7 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (2.65%) JIRA
1 32 (2.65%) Selenium
2 19 (1.57%) SoapUI
3 18 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
4 16 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.99%) JDeveloper
6 9 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.66%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 7 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.58%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.41%) Hudson
9 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.41%) LSMW
9 5 (0.41%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.33%) SilkPerformer
10 4 (0.33%) SilkTest
11 2 (0.17%) Axure RP
General
1 1209 (100.00%) Finance
2 398 (32.92%) Banking
3 212 (17.54%) Legal
4 162 (13.40%) Retail
5 155 (12.82%) Investment Banking
6 136 (11.25%) Retail Banking
7 86 (7.11%) Marketing
8 66 (5.46%) Law
9 65 (5.38%) Private Banking
10 63 (5.21%) Back Office
11 60 (4.96%) Corporate Banking
12 58 (4.80%) Front Office
13 31 (2.56%) General Ledger
14 30 (2.48%) Billing
15 27 (2.23%) Financial Institution
16 22 (1.82%) Advertising
17 16 (1.32%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.41%) German Language
18 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
19 4 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.88%) XML
2 48 (3.97%) .NET
3 15 (1.24%) MDX
4 14 (1.16%) REST
4 14 (1.16%) SOAP
5 8 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (0.66%) MSMQ
5 8 (0.66%) NumPy
5 8 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (0.58%) XSD
7 5 (0.41%) XML Schema
8 4 (0.33%) FpML
8 4 (0.33%) Middleware
9 3 (0.25%) JSON
9 3 (0.25%) Spring
9 3 (0.25%) Web Services
10 2 (0.17%) HTML
10 2 (0.17%) J2EE
10 2 (0.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 235 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.21%) Equities
3 43 (3.56%) Derivative
4 42 (3.47%) Fintech
5 36 (2.98%) Fixed Income
5 36 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.40%) Hedge funds
7 29 (2.40%) User Experience
8 21 (1.74%) iPhone
9 20 (1.65%) iPad
10 16 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.32%) Reinsurance
11 14 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.91%) Market Risk
14 10 (0.83%) FMCG
15 9 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
16 8 (0.66%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 118 (9.76%) Windows
2 56 (4.63%) Unix
3 34 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.65%) Linux
5 27 (2.23%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 12 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.58%) Android
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.17%) Solaris
13 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (18.28%) Business Analysis
3 202 (16.71%) Asset Management
4 201 (16.63%) Project Management
5 164 (13.56%) Wealth Management
6 123 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 116 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (9.26%) Programme Management
9 111 (9.18%) Data Analysis
10 103 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (7.36%) Scrum
12 83 (6.87%) User Stories
13 80 (6.62%) Change Management
13 80 (6.62%) Test Automation
14 72 (5.96%) Test Scripting
15 66 (5.46%) Analytics
16 55 (4.55%) CRM
16 55 (4.55%) Regression Testing
17 53 (4.38%) ERP
17 53 (4.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 392 (32.42%) SQL
2 51 (4.22%) Python
2 51 (4.22%) T-SQL
3 48 (3.97%) C#
4 45 (3.72%) Java
5 36 (2.98%) PL/SQL
6 28 (2.32%) Perl
6 28 (2.32%) VBA
7 27 (2.23%) C++
8 22 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 20 (1.65%) Korn
9 20 (1.65%) Ruby
10 19 (1.57%) Bourne shell
11 18 (1.49%) R
12 16 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.16%) MATLAB
14 10 (0.83%) Tcl
15 6 (0.50%) C
15 6 (0.50%) VBScript
16 5 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 217 (17.95%) Degree
2 73 (6.04%) ISEB
3 23 (1.90%) CISSP
4 17 (1.41%) ACCA
5 15 (1.24%) CIMA
5 15 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.83%) CBAP
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
8 10 (0.83%) IIBA
9 9 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (0.74%) JNCIS
10 8 (0.66%) CASP
10 8 (0.66%) CEH
10 8 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (16.46%) QA
2 26 (2.15%) PMO
3 25 (2.07%) MiFID
4 20 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.32%) COBIT
6 14 (1.16%) GDPR
7 13 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (1.08%) SLA
8 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.50%) GAAP
9 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.25%) IFRS
11 2 (0.17%) Basel II
11 2 (0.17%) Basel III
11 2 (0.17%) EMIR
11 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.083%) COSO
12 1 (0.083%) FATCA
12 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) XenApp
3 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.083%) Docker
4 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.58%) Puppet
3 6 (0.50%) Nagios
4 5 (0.41%) Ansible
5 4 (0.33%) Control-M
5 4 (0.33%) SCCM
6 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.083%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 118 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 118 (9.76%) Oracle
2 67 (5.54%) SAP
3 51 (4.22%) Tableau
4 24 (1.99%) Cognos
5 22 (1.82%) Bloomberg
5 22 (1.82%) Hyperion
6 19 (1.57%) Citrix
6 19 (1.57%) JD Edwards
6 19 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (1.57%) Splunk
7 17 (1.41%) Informatica
8 12 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 12 (0.99%) Cisco
9 11 (0.91%) IBM
9 11 (0.91%) Infor
10 10 (0.83%) F5
10 10 (0.83%) Juniper
11 9 (0.74%) Anaplan
12 8 (0.66%) Reuters