Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fintech in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (Fintech)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 152 260
Rank change year-on-year +66 +108 +227
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 5,900 4,218 2,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 2.39% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.09% 5.37% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5,015 3,696 2,313
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -9.52%

Fintech is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,931 78,573 82,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.47% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 56,359 59,191 67,963
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Fintech
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fintech.

Salary trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Top 16 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 22 September 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 +61 5,597 £65,000 +8.33% 816
London +39 4,363 £67,500 +3.85% 602
UK excluding London +84 1,465 £50,000 +5.26% 245
South East +46 413 £50,000 +4.17% 66
North of England +44 293 £45,500 +1.11% 76
North West +64 206 £50,000 - 57
East of England +52 195 £62,500 +38.89% 13
South West +100 181 £41,000 -8.89% 34
Scotland +104 175 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Midlands +19 143 £52,500 +8.25% 26
Yorkshire -6 79 £44,500 +11.25% 15
West Midlands +23 74 £52,500 +8.25% 9
East Midlands -1 69 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Wales +38 66 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North East -13 8 £38,750 -8.82% 4
Northern Ireland -6 1 £45,000 +12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 3,151 (53.41%) Finance
2 2,382 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1,830 (31.02%) Java
4 1,367 (23.17%) SQL
5 1,248 (21.15%) JavaScript
6 1,192 (20.20%) C#
7 1,020 (17.29%) Python
8 1,004 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
9 965 (16.36%) .NET
10 948 (16.07%) HTML
11 872 (14.78%) AngularJS
12 848 (14.37%) CSS
13 832 (14.10%) Banking
14 807 (13.68%) TDD
15 797 (13.51%) Linux
16 781 (13.24%) DevOps
17 780 (13.22%) Scrum
18 773 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 772 (13.08%) Degree
20 736 (12.47%) SQL Server
21 725 (12.29%) Microservices
22 703 (11.92%) Software Engineering
23 635 (10.76%) MVC
24 631 (10.69%) Test Automation
25 590 (10.00%) Docker
26 546 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
27 531 (9.00%) Web Services
28 516 (8.75%) Spring
29 513 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
30 510 (8.64%) ASP.NET

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
1 129 (2.19%) Apache Spark
2 97 (1.64%) Apache
3 96 (1.63%) Confluence
4 83 (1.41%) IIS
5 81 (1.37%) Ethereum
6 76 (1.29%) JBoss
7 68 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 66 (1.12%) Tomcat
9 58 (0.98%) CMS
10 56 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 56 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 38 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 35 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
13 26 (0.44%) NServiceBus
13 26 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 26 (0.44%) SAS
14 22 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 22 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 17 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 123 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.22%) InVision
9 13 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.14%) RoboHelp
10 8 (0.14%) SPSS
11 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.051%) Stata
13 2 (0.034%) InDesign
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.017%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.017%) Mingle
14 1 (0.017%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 35 (0.59%) Ripple
2 31 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 26 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.12%) Magento
7 6 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.085%) Advent Geneva
8 5 (0.085%) BASE24
8 5 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.085%) Siebel CRM
8 5 (0.085%) Tradar
9 4 (0.068%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.068%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.068%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.051%) Summit
10 3 (0.051%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,004 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 773 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 258 (4.37%) SaaS
4 154 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 113 (1.92%) GitHub
6 97 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 73 (1.24%) Serverless
8 71 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (1.17%) PaaS
10 60 (1.02%) Office 365
11 52 (0.88%) OpenShift
12 49 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
14 39 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 31 (0.53%) IaaS
17 21 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
18 20 (0.34%) CloudFront
19 19 (0.32%) Heroku
19 19 (0.32%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 133 (2.25%) Firewall
2 86 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 76 (1.29%) HTTP
4 67 (1.14%) DNS
5 62 (1.05%) Internet
6 38 (0.64%) VPN
7 35 (0.59%) BGP
7 35 (0.59%) WAN
8 34 (0.58%) Multicast
9 32 (0.54%) LAN
9 32 (0.54%) Network Security
10 28 (0.47%) NFC
10 28 (0.47%) VLAN
11 25 (0.42%) EIGRP
12 24 (0.41%) OSPF
12 24 (0.41%) WebEx
13 22 (0.37%) DHCP
14 21 (0.36%) AMQP
15 17 (0.29%) VoIP
16 15 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 365 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 321 (5.44%) Blockchain
4 304 (5.15%) Big Data
5 303 (5.14%) MySQL
6 264 (4.47%) MongoDB
7 240 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 238 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
9 152 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 146 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
11 141 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 102 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 89 (1.51%) RavenDB
14 82 (1.39%) Redis
15 79 (1.34%) Apache Hive
16 75 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
16 75 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 61 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 54 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 484 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 291 (4.93%) Selenium
3 284 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 252 (4.27%) JIRA
5 170 (2.88%) Maven
6 156 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 155 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 152 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 135 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 118 (2.00%) JUnit
11 111 (1.88%) WebDriver
12 103 (1.75%) Gradle
13 101 (1.71%) Visual Studio
14 90 (1.53%) SpecFlow
15 78 (1.32%) Subversion
16 59 (1.00%) gulp
17 57 (0.97%) NUnit
18 55 (0.93%) SoapUI
19 53 (0.90%) Appium
20 51 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 3,151 (53.41%) Finance
2 832 (14.10%) Banking
3 229 (3.88%) Retail
4 208 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 158 (2.68%) Marketing
6 135 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 135 (2.29%) Front Office
7 130 (2.20%) Advertising
8 97 (1.64%) Games
9 76 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 71 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.12%) Back Office
11 66 (1.12%) Law
12 50 (0.85%) Legal
13 45 (0.76%) Electronics
14 32 (0.54%) Publishing
15 28 (0.47%) Retail Finance
16 24 (0.41%) Billing
17 23 (0.39%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,503 (42.42%) Developer
2 725 (12.29%) Java Developer
3 586 (9.93%) Senior Developer
4 516 (8.75%) Analyst
5 456 (7.73%) .NET Developer
6 337 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 282 (4.78%) Architect
8 278 (4.71%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 256 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 226 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 213 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
12 194 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 193 (3.27%) Consultant
14 177 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
15 165 (2.80%) Project Manager
16 163 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
17 159 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
18 157 (2.66%) .NET Developer - Fintech
18 157 (2.66%) Business Analyst
19 144 (2.44%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 965 (16.36%) .NET
2 948 (16.07%) HTML
3 872 (14.78%) AngularJS
4 848 (14.37%) CSS
5 531 (9.00%) Web Services
6 516 (8.75%) Spring
7 510 (8.64%) ASP.NET
8 501 (8.49%) React
9 410 (6.95%) HTML5
10 371 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 363 (6.15%) REST
12 357 (6.05%) RESTful
13 355 (6.02%) jQuery
14 343 (5.81%) Node.js
15 313 (5.31%) .NET Framework
16 307 (5.20%) CSS3
17 251 (4.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 223 (3.78%) Spring Boot
19 203 (3.44%) Hibernate
20 198 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 546 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 479 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
3 423 (7.17%) Computer Science
4 399 (6.76%) User Experience
5 239 (4.05%) Hedge funds
6 231 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 184 (3.12%) Mobile App
8 174 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
9 167 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
10 159 (2.69%) Algorithms
11 124 (2.10%) Fixed Income
12 115 (1.95%) Derivative
13 97 (1.64%) Equities
14 89 (1.51%) Data Structures
15 81 (1.37%) Bitcoin
16 77 (1.31%) Management Information System
17 57 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
18 51 (0.86%) Virtual Team
19 50 (0.85%) Data Centre
20 46 (0.78%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 797 (13.51%) Linux
2 409 (6.93%) Windows
3 211 (3.58%) Unix
4 195 (3.31%) Android
5 156 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 115 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 52 (0.88%) CentOS
8 42 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 26 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.39%) Solaris
12 22 (0.37%) Fedora
13 21 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.29%) AIX
15 17 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 15 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.24%) Debian
18 10 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,382 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 807 (13.68%) TDD
3 781 (13.24%) DevOps
4 780 (13.22%) Scrum
5 725 (12.29%) Microservices
6 703 (11.92%) Software Engineering
7 635 (10.76%) MVC
8 631 (10.69%) Test Automation
9 513 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
10 427 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 354 (6.00%) BDD
12 347 (5.88%) Machine Learning
13 324 (5.49%) Mentoring
14 323 (5.47%) Analytics
15 322 (5.46%) Front End Development
16 309 (5.24%) OO
17 306 (5.19%) Wealth Management
18 305 (5.17%) Web Development
19 297 (5.03%) Asset Management
20 296 (5.02%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,830 (31.02%) Java
2 1,367 (23.17%) SQL
3 1,248 (21.15%) JavaScript
4 1,192 (20.20%) C#
5 1,020 (17.29%) Python
6 334 (5.66%) Java 8
7 305 (5.17%) C++
8 285 (4.83%) Ruby
9 241 (4.08%) PHP
10 208 (3.53%) Scala
11 175 (2.97%) TypeScript
12 171 (2.90%) C
13 166 (2.81%) PowerShell
14 160 (2.71%) Bash Shell
15 156 (2.64%) T-SQL
16 139 (2.36%) Go
17 138 (2.34%) R
18 108 (1.83%) ES6
19 100 (1.69%) Kotlin
20 88 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 772 (13.08%) Degree
2 179 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (1.41%) PhD
4 80 (1.36%) CISSP
5 61 (1.03%) Master's Degree
6 60 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
7 42 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 30 (0.51%) CCNA
10 28 (0.47%) PMP
11 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.42%) CISA
13 23 (0.39%) CEH
13 23 (0.39%) MCSE
14 22 (0.37%) ISTQB
15 21 (0.36%) CISM
15 21 (0.36%) OSCP
16 20 (0.34%) CCNP
16 20 (0.34%) CREST Certified
17 19 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (7.85%) QA
2 90 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 74 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.58%) GDPR
5 33 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.54%) SLA
7 29 (0.49%) PSD2
8 25 (0.42%) MiFID
8 25 (0.42%) PMO
9 18 (0.31%) SEPA
10 10 (0.17%) EMIR
11 8 (0.14%) COBIT
12 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (0.085%) SSAE 16
14 4 (0.068%) ISO 8583
14 4 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.051%) BS7799
15 3 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.051%) GAAP
System Software
1 590 (10.00%) Docker
2 138 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 80 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.63%) HDFS
5 31 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.17%) iptables
10 8 (0.14%) Xen
11 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.068%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.068%) XenServer
14 3 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.034%) LXC
15 2 (0.034%) XenApp
16 1 (0.017%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 334 (5.66%) Kubernetes
2 325 (5.51%) Ansible
3 195 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (3.29%) Puppet
5 165 (2.80%) Terraform
6 69 (1.17%) Salt
7 40 (0.68%) Nagios
8 29 (0.49%) Grafana
8 29 (0.49%) Packer
9 24 (0.41%) Oozie
10 19 (0.32%) SCCM
10 19 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.31%) Consul
11 18 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
13 13 (0.22%) HockeyApp
13 13 (0.22%) logstash
13 13 (0.22%) Mesos
14 12 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 470 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 294 (4.98%) Oracle
3 229 (3.88%) Google
4 157 (2.66%) WorldPay
5 115 (1.95%) VMware
6 98 (1.66%) Red Hat
7 84 (1.42%) Cisco
8 65 (1.10%) Splunk
9 62 (1.05%) IBM
10 58 (0.98%) SAP
10 58 (0.98%) Tableau
11 54 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 49 (0.83%) Zend
13 41 (0.69%) TIBCO
14 38 (0.64%) Adobe
15 35 (0.59%) Xamarin
16 33 (0.56%) Atlassian
17 31 (0.53%) F5
18 28 (0.47%) Apple
19 27 (0.46%) HP