Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Financial Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 496 428
Rank change year-on-year +7 -68 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 984 989 1,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.56% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 815 876 1,326
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +3.03%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -15 940 £50,000 - 85
London +8 604 £52,500 -3.67% 53
UK excluding London +30 380 £45,000 +8.43% 35
South East 0 134 £45,000 -4.26% 15
North of England +30 80 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire +55 53 £42,500 +13.33% 1
South West +37 52 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East of England -57 40 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +6 38 £47,500 +20.25% 1
Midlands +19 34 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +34 21 £35,000 -15.66% 1
North West -11 20 £42,500 +21.43% 5
West Midlands -8 12 £42,500 +7.59% 3
North East -13 7 £37,500 +42.86% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 - 1
Wales +9 1 - - 1

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 984 (100.00%) Finance
2 306 (31.10%) Banking
3 279 (28.35%) SQL
4 233 (23.68%) Business Analysis
5 182 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
6 157 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
7 148 (15.04%) QA
8 140 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 136 (13.82%) Legal
10 135 (13.72%) Degree
11 120 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 118 (11.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 114 (11.59%) Project Management
14 98 (9.96%) Microsoft
15 97 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
16 96 (9.76%) SQL Server
17 95 (9.65%) Data Analysis
17 95 (9.65%) Investment Banking
18 94 (9.55%) Marketing
18 94 (9.55%) Oracle
19 91 (9.25%) Test Automation
20 88 (8.94%) Windows
21 85 (8.64%) Front Office
21 85 (8.64%) Asset Management
22 80 (8.13%) SAP
23 73 (7.42%) Change Management
23 73 (7.42%) Data Management
24 71 (7.22%) Retail Banking
25 69 (7.01%) SDLC
26 67 (6.81%) Corporate Banking

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 28 (2.85%) Tomcat
2 27 (2.74%) Apache
3 26 (2.64%) IIS
4 17 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.22%) SAS
6 8 (0.81%) Confluence
7 6 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 120 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (4.07%) Oracle Financials
2 35 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (1.93%) Oracle 11i
6 18 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (1.73%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
8 15 (1.52%) SAP CO
8 15 (1.52%) SAP FI
8 15 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (1.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 14 (1.42%) Oracle Assets
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
11 12 (1.22%) Oracle Cash Management
12 11 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
13 9 (0.91%) HFM
13 9 (0.91%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
14 7 (0.71%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.32%) SaaS
2 7 (0.71%) BrowserStack
2 7 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (0.71%) FinancialForce
3 4 (0.41%) GitHub
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.20%) Office 365
6 1 (0.10%) Force.com
6 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.44%) Firewall
2 8 (0.81%) FTP
2 8 (0.81%) Internet
3 6 (0.61%) Network Security
4 4 (0.41%) DNS
4 4 (0.41%) SAN
5 3 (0.30%) DHCP
6 2 (0.20%) ATM
6 2 (0.20%) HTTP
6 2 (0.20%) LAN
6 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.10%) Intranet
7 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.10%) Junos
7 1 (0.10%) SMS
7 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (2.85%) QlikView
5 25 (2.54%) Power BI
6 22 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (2.03%) MS Access
8 17 (1.73%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.32%) SQLPlus
11 12 (1.22%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.81%) Squirro
13 6 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.41%) Essbase
16 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 40 (4.07%) Selenium
2 35 (3.56%) SoapUI
3 32 (3.25%) JIRA
4 30 (3.05%) HP UFT
5 17 (1.73%) LSMW
6 10 (1.02%) ERwin
7 5 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.30%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.30%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.10%) MSTest
10 1 (0.10%) Toad
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 984 (100.00%) Finance
2 306 (31.10%) Banking
3 136 (13.82%) Legal
4 95 (9.65%) Investment Banking
5 94 (9.55%) Marketing
6 85 (8.64%) Front Office
7 71 (7.22%) Retail Banking
8 67 (6.81%) Corporate Banking
9 62 (6.30%) Private Banking
10 54 (5.49%) Back Office
11 41 (4.17%) Law
12 26 (2.64%) Financial Institution
13 22 (2.24%) Advertising
14 19 (1.93%) Manufacturing
15 13 (1.32%) Retail
16 11 (1.12%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.61%) Games
18 5 (0.51%) Billing
18 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
19 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.69%) XML
2 29 (2.95%) REST
3 26 (2.64%) RESTful
4 25 (2.54%) MSMQ
4 25 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
4 25 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (1.93%) .NET
6 16 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (0.81%) SOAP
8 4 (0.41%) COM
8 4 (0.41%) XBRL
9 3 (0.30%) J2EE
9 3 (0.30%) JSON
9 3 (0.30%) Web Services
10 2 (0.20%) Middleware
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.20%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.10%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.10%) NumPy
11 1 (0.10%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.74%) Fintech
4 20 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.93%) Derivative
6 17 (1.73%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 15 (1.52%) User Experience
9 14 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 13 (1.32%) iPhone
11 12 (1.22%) Equities
11 12 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.91%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.81%) iPad
15 7 (0.71%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 5 (0.51%) Exotic Derivative
16 5 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.94%) Windows
2 43 (4.37%) Unix
3 19 (1.93%) Linux
4 18 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.91%) Windows 8
7 8 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.30%) Android
10 3 (0.30%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (23.68%) Business Analysis
2 182 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 118 (11.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 114 (11.59%) Project Management
6 97 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
7 95 (9.65%) Data Analysis
8 91 (9.25%) Test Automation
9 85 (8.64%) Asset Management
10 73 (7.42%) Change Management
10 73 (7.42%) Data Management
11 69 (7.01%) SDLC
12 65 (6.61%) Analytics
12 65 (6.61%) Wealth Management
13 57 (5.79%) ETL
14 56 (5.69%) CRM
14 56 (5.69%) ERP
15 53 (5.39%) Test Scripting
15 53 (5.39%) Visualisation
16 52 (5.28%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 279 (28.35%) SQL
2 31 (3.15%) VBA
3 25 (2.54%) C#
4 22 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 17 (1.73%) ABAP
5 17 (1.73%) Java
6 16 (1.63%) PL/SQL
7 14 (1.42%) Python
8 10 (1.02%) Perl
9 9 (0.91%) C++
10 8 (0.81%) MATLAB
11 6 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.61%) R
11 6 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.51%) Korn
12 5 (0.51%) VB
13 4 (0.41%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.41%) Ruby
14 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (13.72%) Degree
2 54 (5.49%) ISEB
3 35 (3.56%) CIMA
4 33 (3.35%) ACCA
5 28 (2.85%) CISSP
6 10 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.81%) CASP
7 8 (0.81%) CEH
7 8 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) AAT
9 3 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.20%) CCSA
10 2 (0.20%) CCSE
10 2 (0.20%) CIPFA
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (15.04%) QA
2 34 (3.46%) Data Quality
3 21 (2.13%) GDPR
4 19 (1.93%) PMO
5 10 (1.02%) COBIT
5 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.81%) MiFID
7 7 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.61%) GAAP
8 6 (0.61%) SLA
9 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.20%) Basel III
10 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.20%) EMIR
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.20%) XenApp
3 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.10%) Docker
4 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.30%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.20%) SCCM
4 1 (0.10%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.10%) Nagios
4 1 (0.10%) Nessus
4 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 94 (9.55%) Oracle
3 80 (8.13%) SAP
4 36 (3.66%) Tableau
5 34 (3.46%) Informatica
6 25 (2.54%) JD Edwards
7 23 (2.34%) Hyperion
7 23 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.83%) Sage
9 16 (1.63%) Cognos
10 13 (1.32%) Infor
11 12 (1.22%) Alteryx
12 9 (0.91%) Citrix
12 9 (0.91%) VMware
13 7 (0.71%) Epicor
14 6 (0.61%) Anaplan
14 6 (0.61%) Cassiopae
14 6 (0.61%) HP
14 6 (0.61%) Planview
14 6 (0.61%) Xero