Period
to 19 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 564 600 462
Rank change year-on-year +36 -138 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 653 764 1,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.44% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 531 687 983
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,300 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -

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 139,958 167,522 170,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 111,774 135,533 139,527
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
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 19 July 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 July 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 +30 638 £49,000 +3.16% 41
London +11 382 £55,000 - 18
UK excluding London +47 265 £40,000 -5.88% 24
South East +67 133 £47,500 +11.76% 8
North of England -1 53 £42,500 - 10
East of England +92 29 £38,000 -10.59%
North West -8 22 £42,500 -5.56% 8
North East +31 21 £40,000 +28.00% 1
Midlands +5 20 £35,000 -21.35% 3
South West -22 19 £35,000 -17.65% 2
West Midlands +2 13 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Yorkshire +6 10 £42,500 +21.43% 1
East Midlands +25 7 £34,250 -34.76% 1
Scotland +4 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Wales +5 4 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 653 (100.00%) Finance
2 196 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (27.26%) SQL
4 144 (22.05%) Business Analysis
5 118 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 116 (17.76%) Waterfall
7 109 (16.69%) Banking
8 103 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
9 91 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
10 85 (13.02%) Oracle
10 85 (13.02%) Microsoft
11 60 (9.19%) SAP
12 58 (8.88%) Analytics
13 57 (8.73%) ERP
14 52 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (7.81%) Project Management
15 51 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
16 42 (6.43%) Fintech
16 42 (6.43%) PMO
17 39 (5.97%) Test Automation
18 38 (5.82%) SQL Server
18 38 (5.82%) Windows
19 37 (5.67%) Test Scripting
19 37 (5.67%) Degree
19 37 (5.67%) SDLC
20 34 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
21 33 (5.05%) QA
22 32 (4.90%) ITIL
22 32 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
23 30 (4.59%) Financial Institution

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 24 (3.68%) SAS
2 13 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.61%) IIS
3 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.46%) Apache
4 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.15%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 91 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 26 (3.98%) Oracle EBS
1 26 (3.98%) Oracle Payables
2 24 (3.68%) Oracle Financials
3 22 (3.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (2.76%) Oracle Assets
5 16 (2.45%) SAP FI
6 15 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (1.99%) SAP CO
8 12 (1.84%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (1.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 10 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (1.38%) NetSuite
11 9 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle AGIS
13 7 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (1.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 6 (0.92%) JDE OneWorld
14 6 (0.92%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
1 14 (2.14%) Office 365
2 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.92%) Power Platform
4 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.77%) SaaS
5 4 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.61%) FinancialForce
5 4 (0.61%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.46%) BPaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.15%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.23%) DNS
2 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.77%) DHCP
3 5 (0.77%) LAN
3 5 (0.77%) VPN
3 5 (0.77%) WAN
4 4 (0.61%) Firewall
4 4 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.61%) Network Security
4 4 (0.61%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.46%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.46%) Internet
5 3 (0.46%) Junos
5 3 (0.46%) WebEx
5 3 (0.46%) Wireless
5 3 (0.46%) X.509
6 2 (0.31%) Intranet
7 1 (0.15%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.22%) DB2
3 19 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.38%) Base SAS
6 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.92%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.92%) Power BI
10 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.61%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.31%) Essbase
13 2 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.99%) JIRA
2 8 (1.23%) Cucumber
2 8 (1.23%) Selenium
3 7 (1.07%) SoapUI
4 6 (0.92%) JMeter
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.31%) Hudson
6 2 (0.31%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 653 (100.00%) Finance
2 109 (16.69%) Banking
3 30 (4.59%) Financial Institution
3 30 (4.59%) Front Office
4 18 (2.76%) General Ledger
5 16 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.45%) Marketing
6 15 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.99%) Back Office
7 13 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.53%) Legal
9 8 (1.23%) Electronics
10 6 (0.92%) Retail
11 4 (0.61%) Brand Awareness
11 4 (0.61%) Law
12 3 (0.46%) Automotive
12 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.30%) .NET
2 14 (2.14%) XML
3 13 (1.99%) REST
4 9 (1.38%) SOAP
5 8 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (1.07%) HTML
7 6 (0.92%) CSS
7 6 (0.92%) XSD
8 5 (0.77%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.77%) JSON
8 5 (0.77%) Middleware
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.77%) XSLT
9 4 (0.61%) Ajax
10 3 (0.46%) XMPP
11 2 (0.31%) EDI
11 2 (0.31%) Flash
11 2 (0.31%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.68%) Equities
3 21 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (2.76%) Derivative
6 13 (1.99%) OTC Derivatives
7 12 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.38%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.07%) Exotic Derivative
10 7 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.07%) User Experience
11 6 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.61%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.61%) Social Media
12 4 (0.61%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.82%) Windows
2 17 (2.60%) Unix
2 17 (2.60%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.30%) Windows 10
4 13 (1.99%) Linux
5 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.77%) Android
6 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.31%) OS/2
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.05%) Business Analysis
3 118 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 116 (17.76%) Waterfall
5 58 (8.88%) Analytics
6 57 (8.73%) ERP
7 52 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (7.81%) Project Management
9 42 (6.43%) Fintech
10 39 (5.97%) Test Automation
11 37 (5.67%) SDLC
11 37 (5.67%) Test Scripting
12 34 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (4.90%) ITIL
14 29 (4.44%) Manual Testing
15 28 (4.29%) Mathematics
15 28 (4.29%) Software Testing
16 27 (4.13%) Scrum
16 27 (4.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (27.26%) SQL
2 23 (3.52%) Python
3 21 (3.22%) VBA
4 19 (2.91%) Java
5 16 (2.45%) PL/SQL
6 15 (2.30%) C#
7 10 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.23%) R
10 6 (0.92%) C
11 5 (0.77%) C++
11 5 (0.77%) XPath
12 3 (0.46%) VBScript
13 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.31%) Perl
13 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (5.67%) Degree
2 29 (4.44%) CIMA
2 29 (4.44%) ISEB
3 28 (4.29%) ACCA
4 22 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.77%) CISM
7 5 (0.77%) CISSP
8 4 (0.61%) CISA
8 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.61%) IIBA
8 4 (0.61%) ISACA
8 4 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) AAT
9 3 (0.46%) CCSE
9 3 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (0.46%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.46%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.43%) PMO
2 33 (5.05%) QA
3 13 (1.99%) GDPR
4 12 (1.84%) SLA
4 12 (1.84%) Solvency II
5 8 (1.23%) Basel III
5 8 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.07%) PSD2
7 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.61%) MiFID
9 3 (0.46%) IFRS
9 3 (0.46%) SEPA
10 2 (0.31%) EMIR
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.31%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.38%) SCCM
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.46%) QRadar
4 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) Automic
5 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (13.02%) Microsoft
1 85 (13.02%) Oracle
2 60 (9.19%) SAP
3 21 (3.22%) JD Edwards
4 17 (2.60%) Hyperion
5 14 (2.14%) Adaptive Insights
6 12 (1.84%) Citrix
7 11 (1.68%) HP
7 11 (1.68%) Tableau
8 9 (1.38%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.38%) VMware
9 8 (1.23%) IBM
10 6 (0.92%) Infor
11 5 (0.77%) Charles River
11 5 (0.77%) Cognos
11 5 (0.77%) Google
11 5 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.77%) Remedy
11 5 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.77%) Splunk