Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 558 607 547
Rank change year-on-year +49 -60 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 524 630 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 435 536 750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,875 £76,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 14 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 26 February 2020. 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 +54 508 £50,000 - 39
London +37 339 £55,000 - 17
UK excluding London +47 182 £45,000 +5.88% 23
South East +88 112 £47,000 +4.44% 8
North of England +34 31 £40,500 -4.71% 6
North West +56 18 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Scotland +35 15 £41,000 -6.29% 1
Midlands +30 13 £47,500 +7.95% 3
Yorkshire +27 12 £50,000 +20.48% 1
West Midlands +33 11 £47,500 +7.95% 3
South West +17 8 £40,000 +2.56% 1
East of England +26 4 £26,500 -30.26% 4
East Midlands +19 2 £50,000 +11.11%
North East +2 1 £35,000 -22.22%

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 524 (100.00%) Finance
2 123 (23.47%) SQL
3 116 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (20.61%) Banking
5 82 (15.65%) Business Analysis
5 82 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (15.08%) Oracle
7 73 (13.93%) Microsoft
8 72 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (12.21%) Windows
10 62 (11.83%) ITIL
10 62 (11.83%) SQL Server
10 62 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (8.40%) Degree
13 41 (7.82%) Analytics
14 40 (7.63%) Oracle Financials
15 38 (7.25%) ERP
15 38 (7.25%) Project Management
16 37 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
16 37 (7.06%) Change Management
16 37 (7.06%) General Ledger
17 35 (6.68%) Oracle Receivables
18 34 (6.49%) Oracle Payables
18 34 (6.49%) Office 365
18 34 (6.49%) Python
19 33 (6.30%) Test Automation
20 32 (6.11%) Computer Science
20 32 (6.11%) Oracle EBS
20 32 (6.11%) Oracle Assets

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 27 (5.15%) SAS
2 14 (2.67%) Confluence
3 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.76%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) Apache
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) nginx
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (7.63%) Oracle Financials
2 35 (6.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 34 (6.49%) Oracle Payables
4 32 (6.11%) Oracle Assets
4 32 (6.11%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (5.73%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (4.77%) Oracle Cash Management
7 24 (4.58%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (3.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 15 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
9 15 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
10 14 (2.67%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (2.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 9 (1.72%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.76%) SAP CO
13 4 (0.76%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
14 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
14 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
14 3 (0.57%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.49%) Office 365
2 22 (4.20%) Azure
3 19 (3.63%) Power Platform
4 12 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.72%) AWS
6 8 (1.53%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (1.53%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.57%) Trello
8 2 (0.38%) Akamai
8 2 (0.38%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.38%) GitHub
8 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.72%) Firewall
2 7 (1.34%) DHCP
2 7 (1.34%) DNS
2 7 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.57%) 5G
3 3 (0.57%) IPv4
3 3 (0.57%) Network Security
3 3 (0.57%) Skype
3 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.34%) Oracle Reports
3 19 (3.63%) Power BI
3 19 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.10%) Big Data
6 11 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.15%) DB2
11 6 (1.15%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.95%) KDB
12 5 (0.95%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (4.58%) JIRA
2 7 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.95%) Selenium
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.38%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.19%) Postman
7 1 (0.19%) RStudio
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 524 (100.00%) Finance
2 108 (20.61%) Banking
3 37 (7.06%) General Ledger
4 16 (3.05%) Retail
5 15 (2.86%) Back Office
5 15 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.29%) French Language
7 11 (2.10%) Private Banking
8 10 (1.91%) Front Office
8 10 (1.91%) Law
9 9 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.72%) Legal
10 8 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.53%) Marketing
11 6 (1.15%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 15 (2.86%) JSON
3 12 (2.29%) .NET
4 11 (2.10%) HTML
5 10 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.72%) jQuery
7 8 (1.53%) DOM
8 6 (1.15%) XML
9 3 (0.57%) CSS
9 3 (0.57%) REST
10 2 (0.38%) Ajax
10 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.38%) MDX
10 2 (0.38%) SOAP
11 1 (0.19%) DHTML
11 1 (0.19%) JSP
11 1 (0.19%) Servlets
11 1 (0.19%) Web Services
11 1 (0.19%) XSD
11 1 (0.19%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.67%) Equities
3 12 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.15%) Reinsurance
8 5 (0.95%) Derivative
8 5 (0.95%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.57%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.57%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.57%) Handset
10 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.57%) Semantic Web
10 3 (0.57%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.21%) Windows
2 32 (6.11%) Windows 10
3 25 (4.77%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.01%) Linux
5 13 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.91%) Unix
8 8 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.53%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.15%) Android
10 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.65%) Business Analysis
3 72 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (11.83%) ITIL
5 51 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (7.82%) Analytics
7 38 (7.25%) ERP
7 38 (7.25%) Project Management
8 37 (7.06%) Change Management
9 33 (6.30%) Test Automation
10 32 (6.11%) Computer Science
10 32 (6.11%) Project Delivery
11 28 (5.34%) Information Security
11 28 (5.34%) Manual Testing
12 27 (5.15%) SDLC
12 27 (5.15%) Waterfall
13 26 (4.96%) Accounts Payable
13 26 (4.96%) Accounts Receivable
13 26 (4.96%) Budgeting and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.47%) SQL
2 34 (6.49%) Python
3 25 (4.77%) PL/SQL
4 24 (4.58%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.20%) R
6 17 (3.24%) Java
7 15 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.48%) C#
9 7 (1.34%) VBA
10 6 (1.15%) COBOL
11 5 (0.95%) C++
11 5 (0.95%) VB
12 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.76%) Scala
12 4 (0.76%) VBScript
13 3 (0.57%) SHACL
13 3 (0.57%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (8.40%) Degree
2 27 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (4.39%) ACCA
3 23 (4.39%) CIMA
4 9 (1.72%) CISSP
5 5 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (0.95%) CCSP
5 5 (0.95%) CEH
5 5 (0.95%) CISA
5 5 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.95%) ISEB
5 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.95%) PhD
6 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) CISM
7 2 (0.38%) GIAC
7 2 (0.38%) IISP
7 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.67%) QA
2 13 (2.48%) NIST
3 10 (1.91%) PMO
3 10 (1.91%) Solvency II
4 8 (1.53%) SLA
5 7 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.15%) IFRS
6 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.95%) COBIT
7 5 (0.95%) COSO
7 5 (0.95%) GAAP
8 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.57%) MiFID
10 1 (0.19%) EMIR
10 1 (0.19%) GDPR
10 1 (0.19%) P3O
10 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.34%) vSphere
3 7 (1.34%) XenApp
3 7 (1.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (3.05%) SCCM
2 2 (0.38%) Ansible
2 2 (0.38%) Control-M
2 2 (0.38%) Perfmon
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (15.08%) Oracle
2 73 (13.93%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.77%) SAP
4 19 (3.63%) VMware
5 16 (3.05%) Citrix
6 15 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
7 13 (2.48%) Tableau
8 10 (1.91%) Hyperion
8 10 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.72%) Cognos
10 8 (1.53%) Adobe
10 8 (1.53%) Ensighten
10 8 (1.53%) Google
10 8 (1.53%) Optimizely
10 8 (1.53%) Tealium
11 7 (1.34%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.15%) Anaplan
12 6 (1.15%) Apple
13 5 (0.95%) Aderant
13 5 (0.95%) Cisco