Period
to 12 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Fintech skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (FinTech)
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 53 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20 +28
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 4,548 4,873 5,814
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.13% 4.94% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 5.36% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,868 4,235 5,108
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,875 £102,500 £95,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Fintech is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82,170 90,973 134,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.70% 92.30% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,821 73,105 106,302
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Fintech
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fintech as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fintech.

Salary trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fintech within the UK over the 6 months to 12 May 2021. 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 +2 4,214 £70,000 - 702
London +3 2,964 £80,000 +6.67% 470
UK excluding London +18 1,324 £52,500 +5.00% 274
Work from Home 0 917 £70,000 +7.69% 259
South East +14 434 £60,000 +9.09% 61
South West +13 239 £50,000 -4.76% 45
North of England +13 229 £50,000 - 82
Midlands +20 217 £53,250 +6.50% 31
North West +17 151 £55,000 +4.76% 46
West Midlands +2 150 £50,000 - 19
Scotland -10 88 £55,000 +22.22% 20
East Midlands +26 66 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire +17 61 £47,500 +5.56% 26
East of England +17 46 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Wales -9 32 £47,500 +11.76% 15
Isle of Man - 26 £48,500 -
North East +3 17 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Northern Ireland -12 13 £42,500 -19.05% 7

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT jobs citing Fintech also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Fintech.

1 2,136 (46.97%) Finance
2 1,789 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1,312 (28.85%) AWS
4 1,226 (26.96%) JavaScript
5 1,104 (24.27%) DevOps
6 1,017 (22.36%) Java
7 988 (21.72%) C#
8 979 (21.53%) Microservices
9 972 (21.37%) Docker
10 965 (21.22%) Software Engineering
11 906 (19.92%) Python
12 893 (19.64%) .NET
13 883 (19.42%) SQL
14 820 (18.03%) Azure
15 804 (17.68%) Kubernetes
16 799 (17.57%) Social Skills
17 700 (15.39%) React
18 692 (15.22%) Banking
19 601 (13.21%) TDD
20 591 (12.99%) AngularJS
21 556 (12.23%) TypeScript
22 531 (11.68%) Test Automation
23 509 (11.19%) Node.js
24 499 (10.97%) Degree
25 497 (10.93%) .NET Core
26 481 (10.58%) REST
27 470 (10.33%) CSS
28 433 (9.52%) HTML
29 428 (9.41%) Terraform
30 419 (9.21%) Git (software)

Fintech
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
1 142 (3.12%) Apache Spark
2 78 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (1.67%) Confluence
4 44 (0.97%) CMS
5 38 (0.84%) Apache
6 24 (0.53%) GemFire
7 22 (0.48%) WordPress
8 16 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
10 13 (0.29%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.24%) IIS
12 8 (0.18%) JBoss
12 8 (0.18%) nginx
13 7 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.15%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.13%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.11%) Ethereum
16 4 (0.088%) Apache Pulsar
16 4 (0.088%) Luigi
Applications
1 74 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.19%) Figma
3 52 (1.14%) Sketch
4 30 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (0.62%) Adobe XD
5 28 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.55%) InVision
7 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.31%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.044%) UXPin
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.022%) Marvel
13 1 (0.022%) Mingle
13 1 (0.022%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 24 (0.53%) R3 Corda
2 22 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.13%) Magento
7 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.088%) Shopify
9 3 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.044%) Lawson
10 2 (0.044%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.022%) Advent Geneva
11 1 (0.022%) JDE OneWorld
11 1 (0.022%) MetaTrader
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.022%) Sonata
11 1 (0.022%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,312 (28.85%) AWS
2 820 (18.03%) Azure
3 416 (9.15%) SaaS
4 407 (8.95%) GCP
5 187 (4.11%) Serverless
6 147 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
7 103 (2.26%) GitHub
8 99 (2.18%) Amazon S3
9 78 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 69 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
11 65 (1.43%) Microsoft 365
12 59 (1.30%) Power Platform
13 56 (1.23%) PaaS
14 48 (1.06%) Datadog
15 47 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
16 44 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 43 (0.95%) AWS Fargate
18 41 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
19 39 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
20 33 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.30%) HTTP
2 58 (1.28%) Firewall
3 30 (0.66%) DNS
4 28 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 27 (0.59%) VPN
6 15 (0.33%) DHCP
7 12 (0.26%) WAN
8 11 (0.24%) Network Security
8 11 (0.24%) SSL
9 10 (0.22%) LAN
9 10 (0.22%) SMTP
9 10 (0.22%) VLAN
10 9 (0.20%) Multicast
11 8 (0.18%) BGP
11 8 (0.18%) Internet
12 6 (0.13%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.13%) Skype
13 5 (0.11%) IPsec
13 5 (0.11%) OSPF
13 5 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
2 334 (7.34%) MongoDB
3 312 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 301 (6.62%) NoSQL
5 284 (6.24%) MySQL
6 171 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 162 (3.56%) Big Data
8 114 (2.51%) Redis
9 109 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 103 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 67 (1.47%) Blockchain
12 62 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
13 55 (1.21%) Power BI
14 51 (1.12%) Tableau
15 50 (1.10%) Data Lake
16 45 (0.99%) Apache Hive
17 44 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 43 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
19 35 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
20 30 (0.66%) Looker
Development Applications
1 419 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 350 (7.70%) Jenkins
3 224 (4.93%) JIRA
4 208 (4.57%) Selenium
5 118 (2.59%) Cypress.io
6 114 (2.51%) Cucumber
7 90 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 86 (1.89%) Postman
8 86 (1.89%) SpecFlow
9 77 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 66 (1.45%) Gradle
11 64 (1.41%) SonarQube
12 62 (1.36%) CircleCI
13 60 (1.32%) webpack
14 59 (1.30%) Maven
15 57 (1.25%) GitLab
16 54 (1.19%) JUnit
17 47 (1.03%) Visual Studio
18 43 (0.95%) WebDriver
19 40 (0.88%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,136 (46.97%) Finance
2 799 (17.57%) Social Skills
3 692 (15.22%) Banking
4 170 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 152 (3.34%) Front Office
6 146 (3.21%) Marketing
7 126 (2.77%) Financial Institution
8 97 (2.13%) Games
9 91 (2.00%) Law
10 82 (1.80%) Legal
11 61 (1.34%) Investment Banking
12 60 (1.32%) Retail
13 56 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
14 42 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 41 (0.90%) Telecoms
16 38 (0.84%) Electronics
16 38 (0.84%) Public Sector
17 33 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
18 29 (0.64%) Automotive
19 27 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,949 (42.85%) Developer
2 476 (10.47%) Senior Developer
3 443 (9.74%) Software Engineer
4 390 (8.58%) Java Developer
5 311 (6.84%) .NET Developer
6 280 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 257 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 242 (5.32%) Analyst
9 214 (4.71%) React Developer
10 205 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
11 169 (3.72%) Software Developer
12 163 (3.58%) C# Developer
13 156 (3.43%) Python Developer
14 149 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 129 (2.84%) .NET Software Engineer
15 129 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
16 124 (2.73%) Junior
17 122 (2.68%) Java Developer - Fintech
18 117 (2.57%) Architect
19 116 (2.55%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 893 (19.64%) .NET
2 700 (15.39%) React
3 591 (12.99%) AngularJS
4 509 (11.19%) Node.js
5 497 (10.93%) .NET Core
6 481 (10.58%) REST
7 470 (10.33%) CSS
8 433 (9.52%) HTML
9 375 (8.25%) Kafka
10 352 (7.74%) Spring
10 352 (7.74%) Vue.js
11 320 (7.04%) RESTful
12 274 (6.02%) Web Services
13 245 (5.39%) ASP.NET
14 205 (4.51%) Spring Boot
15 198 (4.35%) Redux
16 155 (3.41%) .NET Framework
17 149 (3.28%) GraphQL
18 137 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
19 130 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 379 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 344 (7.56%) User Experience
3 185 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 177 (3.89%) Derivative
5 175 (3.85%) Hedge funds
6 133 (2.92%) Algorithms
7 129 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 123 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 116 (2.55%) Equities
10 114 (2.51%) Fixed Income
11 100 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 87 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 64 (1.41%) Cloud Native
14 41 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 40 (0.88%) Data Centre
16 31 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
16 31 (0.68%) Public Cloud
17 27 (0.59%) PKI
18 25 (0.55%) Online Games
19 24 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 385 (8.47%) Linux
2 165 (3.63%) Windows
3 154 (3.39%) Android
4 141 (3.10%) Apple iOS
5 81 (1.78%) Unix
6 58 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.59%) CentOS
8 24 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 16 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.18%) Solaris
14 4 (0.088%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.088%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.022%) Debian
17 1 (0.022%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,789 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,104 (24.27%) DevOps
3 979 (21.53%) Microservices
4 965 (21.22%) Software Engineering
5 601 (13.21%) TDD
6 531 (11.68%) Test Automation
7 402 (8.84%) Scrum
8 375 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
9 357 (7.85%) Computer Science
10 324 (7.12%) Front End Development
11 310 (6.82%) BDD
12 291 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 280 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
14 273 (6.00%) SDLC
15 267 (5.87%) Analytics
16 226 (4.97%) MVC
17 217 (4.77%) Infrastructure as Code
18 215 (4.73%) Unit Testing
19 203 (4.46%) OO
20 201 (4.42%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,226 (26.96%) JavaScript
2 1,017 (22.36%) Java
3 988 (21.72%) C#
4 906 (19.92%) Python
5 883 (19.42%) SQL
6 556 (12.23%) TypeScript
7 186 (4.09%) Go
8 185 (4.07%) PHP
9 171 (3.76%) Java 8
10 152 (3.34%) C++
11 150 (3.30%) Kotlin
12 121 (2.66%) ES6
13 119 (2.62%) PowerShell
14 94 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 70 (1.54%) T-SQL
16 68 (1.50%) C
17 66 (1.45%) Scala
18 65 (1.43%) Ruby
19 37 (0.81%) Shell Script
20 36 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 499 (10.97%) Degree
2 166 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.55%) AWS Certification
4 23 (0.51%) Master's Degree
5 18 (0.40%) ISEB
6 17 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.35%) OCP
7 16 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 14 (0.31%) CISSP
9 13 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.29%) PhD
10 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.24%) CISM
12 10 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.22%) OSCE
13 8 (0.18%) GIAC
13 8 (0.18%) PMP
14 7 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (7.67%) QA
2 32 (0.70%) PSD2
3 31 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.53%) PMO
5 23 (0.51%) GDPR
5 23 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 12 (0.26%) SEPA
9 11 (0.24%) NIST
10 10 (0.22%) SLA
11 7 (0.15%) ISO 8583
12 6 (0.13%) SOC 1
12 6 (0.13%) SOC 2
13 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.066%) MiFID
15 2 (0.044%) Actionable Recommendations
16 1 (0.022%) ISAE 3402
16 1 (0.022%) NCSC
System Software
1 972 (21.37%) Docker
2 67 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.35%) HDFS
6 15 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.22%) XenApp
9 6 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.11%) vSphere
11 4 (0.088%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.066%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.066%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.044%) NFS
13 2 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.044%) Xen
14 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 804 (17.68%) Kubernetes
2 428 (9.41%) Terraform
3 225 (4.95%) Ansible
4 101 (2.22%) Puppet
5 72 (1.58%) Prometheus
6 54 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (0.64%) Grafana
8 21 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.31%) Salt
10 12 (0.26%) Packer
11 10 (0.22%) Nagios
12 9 (0.20%) Istio
13 8 (0.18%) Consul
13 8 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.18%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.13%) linkerd
14 6 (0.13%) SCCM
14 6 (0.13%) XenMobile
15 5 (0.11%) SCOM
15 5 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 281 (6.18%) Microsoft
2 241 (5.30%) Google
3 60 (1.32%) VMware
4 52 (1.14%) SAP
5 51 (1.12%) Samsung
6 47 (1.03%) Oracle
7 46 (1.01%) Adobe
7 46 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (0.66%) Databricks
9 24 (0.53%) Okta
9 24 (0.53%) Splunk
10 21 (0.46%) AppDynamics
10 21 (0.46%) Sun
11 19 (0.42%) IBM
11 19 (0.42%) Sybase
12 18 (0.40%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.40%) Xceptor
13 14 (0.31%) PayPal
14 13 (0.29%) Apple
14 13 (0.29%) FNZ