Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (FinTech)
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 47 67
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 +24
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 5,613 3,604 5,975
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.97% 5.30% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 5.71% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,125 3,192 5,273
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £110,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.48% -0.48% +5.00%

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 105,933 63,073 132,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,165 51,056 105,945
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -6 5,197 £70,000 - 808
London -8 3,666 £80,000 +6.67% 592
UK excluding London +1 1,640 £52,500 +0.48% 283
Work from Home -2 1,325 £70,000 +7.69% 266
South East +16 569 £60,000 +4.35% 41
North of England +29 298 £50,000 -4.31% 74
South West -1 261 £52,500 -4.55% 45
Midlands -30 232 £47,500 -5.00% 41
West Midlands -36 183 £45,000 -10.00% 28
North West +15 165 £57,500 +4.55% 41
East of England +41 103 £55,000 +2.33% 13
Yorkshire +3 99 £47,500 +5.56% 25
Scotland -55 80 £50,000 +5.26% 26
East Midlands -14 49 £50,000 +17.65% 13
Northern Ireland -20 46 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Wales -38 42 £46,250 +8.82% 32
North East -6 34 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Isle of Man - 9 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2,839 (50.58%) Finance
2 2,230 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1,598 (28.47%) AWS
4 1,435 (25.57%) JavaScript
5 1,322 (23.55%) Java
6 1,301 (23.18%) Software Engineering
7 1,270 (22.63%) React
8 1,251 (22.29%) Microservices
9 1,244 (22.16%) Docker
9 1,244 (22.16%) SQL
10 1,202 (21.41%) DevOps
11 1,163 (20.72%) C#
12 1,117 (19.90%) .NET
13 1,100 (19.60%) Python
14 1,042 (18.56%) Social Skills
15 962 (17.14%) Banking
16 952 (16.96%) Kubernetes
17 937 (16.69%) Azure
18 873 (15.55%) TypeScript
19 808 (14.40%) Full Stack Development
20 788 (14.04%) TDD
21 719 (12.81%) Node.js
22 718 (12.79%) AngularJS
23 711 (12.67%) Test Automation
24 627 (11.17%) REST
25 607 (10.81%) CSS
26 594 (10.58%) Degree
27 588 (10.48%) Git (software)
28 566 (10.08%) HTML
29 554 (9.87%) RESTful

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
1 207 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 144 (2.57%) Confluence
3 125 (2.23%) Apache
4 104 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 75 (1.34%) GemFire
6 71 (1.26%) CMS
7 38 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
8 31 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.45%) nginx
10 22 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 20 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
12 16 (0.29%) WordPress
13 13 (0.23%) Apache Pulsar
14 10 (0.18%) JBoss
15 8 (0.14%) Ethereum
15 8 (0.14%) Headless CMS
15 8 (0.14%) IIS
16 7 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.12%) Jupyter
16 7 (0.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 66 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (1.03%) Figma
4 30 (0.53%) Sketch
5 26 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 15 (0.27%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.23%) InVision
11 8 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.036%) Marvel
15 1 (0.018%) InDesign
15 1 (0.018%) Mingle
15 1 (0.018%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 64 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
2 29 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.16%) R3 Corda
5 8 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.12%) Magento
7 6 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.089%) Shopify
8 5 (0.089%) Summit
9 4 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.036%) Lawson
11 2 (0.036%) SAP Business One
12 1 (0.018%) Advent Geneva
12 1 (0.018%) JDE OneWorld
12 1 (0.018%) MetaTrader
12 1 (0.018%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.018%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,598 (28.47%) AWS
2 937 (16.69%) Azure
3 544 (9.69%) SaaS
4 381 (6.79%) GCP
5 311 (5.54%) Serverless
6 228 (4.06%) GitHub
7 211 (3.76%) AWS Lambda
8 139 (2.48%) Amazon S3
9 107 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 92 (1.64%) PaaS
11 77 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
12 66 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
13 64 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
14 63 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
15 56 (1.00%) Power Platform
16 49 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
16 49 (0.87%) Snowflake
17 46 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
18 45 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
19 43 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 157 (2.80%) HTTP
2 56 (1.00%) Firewall
3 42 (0.75%) Internet
4 40 (0.71%) DNS
5 36 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 34 (0.61%) Skype
7 19 (0.34%) Network Security
8 16 (0.29%) DHCP
8 16 (0.29%) SSL
9 15 (0.27%) VPN
10 13 (0.23%) RIP
10 13 (0.23%) WAN
11 10 (0.18%) Broadband
12 9 (0.16%) SMS
12 9 (0.16%) SMTP
12 9 (0.16%) Wireless
13 8 (0.14%) Multicast
14 7 (0.12%) LAN
15 6 (0.11%) BGP
15 6 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
2 437 (7.79%) NoSQL
3 359 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 328 (5.84%) MySQL
5 324 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 251 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 244 (4.35%) Big Data
8 215 (3.83%) Redis
9 139 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 126 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 113 (2.01%) Blockchain
12 91 (1.62%) MariaDB
13 78 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
14 74 (1.32%) HBase
15 72 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
16 53 (0.94%) Power BI
17 51 (0.91%) Oracle Database
18 47 (0.84%) Amazon Aurora
19 45 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
20 43 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 588 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 421 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 311 (5.54%) JIRA
4 200 (3.56%) Selenium
5 177 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 170 (3.03%) Cypress.io
7 161 (2.87%) TeamCity
8 137 (2.44%) JUnit
9 133 (2.37%) Gradle
10 116 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 103 (1.84%) Postman
12 97 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 94 (1.67%) SonarQube
14 90 (1.60%) Maven
15 89 (1.59%) IntelliJ
16 86 (1.53%) Mockito
17 85 (1.51%) Storybook
17 85 (1.51%) webpack
18 82 (1.46%) GitLab
19 80 (1.43%) Protractor
General
1 2,839 (50.58%) Finance
2 1,042 (18.56%) Social Skills
3 962 (17.14%) Banking
4 296 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 174 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 167 (2.98%) Marketing
7 160 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 152 (2.71%) Law
9 147 (2.62%) Retail
10 113 (2.01%) Games
11 103 (1.84%) Front Office
12 100 (1.78%) Investment Banking
13 71 (1.26%) Legal
14 65 (1.16%) Automotive
15 52 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
16 50 (0.89%) Telecoms
17 46 (0.82%) Back Office
18 45 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
19 39 (0.69%) Manufacturing
19 39 (0.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2,329 (41.49%) Developer
2 600 (10.69%) Senior Developer
3 585 (10.42%) Software Engineer
4 443 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 346 (6.16%) .NET Developer
6 327 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
7 298 (5.31%) Analyst
8 289 (5.15%) Software Developer
9 282 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 250 (4.45%) React Developer
11 224 (3.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 217 (3.87%) Senior Software Engineer
13 192 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
14 176 (3.14%) C# Developer
15 173 (3.08%) Lead Developer
16 152 (2.71%) Java Engineer
17 149 (2.65%) Angular Developer
18 135 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
19 119 (2.12%) Python Developer
20 116 (2.07%) Java Developer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,270 (22.63%) React
2 1,117 (19.90%) .NET
3 719 (12.81%) Node.js
4 718 (12.79%) AngularJS
5 627 (11.17%) REST
6 607 (10.81%) CSS
7 566 (10.08%) HTML
8 554 (9.87%) RESTful
9 542 (9.66%) .NET Core
10 509 (9.07%) Kafka
11 506 (9.01%) Spring
12 308 (5.49%) Vue.js
13 302 (5.38%) Redux
14 293 (5.22%) ASP.NET
15 283 (5.04%) Spring Boot
16 281 (5.01%) Web Services
17 236 (4.20%) GraphQL
18 231 (4.12%) .NET Framework
19 211 (3.76%) HTML5
20 209 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 534 (9.51%) User Experience
2 383 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 216 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 210 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 168 (2.99%) Algorithms
6 149 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 134 (2.39%) Derivative
8 130 (2.32%) Hedge funds
9 119 (2.12%) Data Structures
10 112 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 110 (1.96%) Cloud Native
12 85 (1.51%) Equities
13 79 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 77 (1.37%) Fixed Income
15 75 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
16 69 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
17 59 (1.05%) Data Centre
18 50 (0.89%) Legacy Code
19 38 (0.68%) Public Cloud
20 35 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 525 (9.35%) Linux
2 210 (3.74%) Windows
3 152 (2.71%) Unix
4 140 (2.49%) Android
5 135 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 56 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 23 (0.41%) CentOS
10 20 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.14%) Solaris
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.089%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.071%) Debian
17 4 (0.071%) Windows Server 2016
18 3 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.053%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,230 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,301 (23.18%) Software Engineering
3 1,251 (22.29%) Microservices
4 1,202 (21.41%) DevOps
5 808 (14.40%) Full Stack Development
6 788 (14.04%) TDD
7 711 (12.67%) Test Automation
8 548 (9.76%) Computer Science
9 522 (9.30%) Scrum
10 518 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
11 437 (7.79%) Front End Development
12 434 (7.73%) Mentoring
13 428 (7.63%) SDLC
14 416 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
15 370 (6.59%) Analytics
16 368 (6.56%) Clean Code
17 354 (6.31%) BDD
18 335 (5.97%) Machine Learning
19 305 (5.43%) Unit Testing
20 277 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,435 (25.57%) JavaScript
2 1,322 (23.55%) Java
3 1,244 (22.16%) SQL
4 1,163 (20.72%) C#
5 1,100 (19.60%) Python
6 873 (15.55%) TypeScript
7 314 (5.59%) Go
8 230 (4.10%) PHP
9 224 (3.99%) Kotlin
10 175 (3.12%) Java 8
11 132 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 131 (2.33%) Ruby
13 126 (2.24%) C
13 126 (2.24%) C++
14 123 (2.19%) Shell Script
15 120 (2.14%) Bash Shell
16 118 (2.10%) T-SQL
17 104 (1.85%) Scala
18 102 (1.82%) ES6
19 95 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 594 (10.58%) Degree
2 253 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (1.10%) OCP
3 62 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
4 48 (0.86%) Master's Degree
5 46 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
6 35 (0.62%) ISEB
7 29 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 18 (0.32%) CISSP
9 16 (0.29%) CISM
10 12 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.21%) PhD
11 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.16%) CISA
12 9 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.16%) PMP
12 9 (0.16%) SANS
13 8 (0.14%) CCNA
13 8 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (8.43%) QA
2 70 (1.25%) PSD2
3 61 (1.09%) GDPR
4 59 (1.05%) Accessibility
5 50 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.62%) PMO
8 28 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 24 (0.43%) SLA
10 13 (0.23%) NIST
11 10 (0.18%) ISO 20022
12 9 (0.16%) SEPA
13 8 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.12%) ISO 8583
14 7 (0.12%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.053%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.053%) MiFID
15 3 (0.053%) SOC 1
16 2 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
16 2 (0.036%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,244 (22.16%) Docker
2 72 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 68 (1.21%) HDFS
5 39 (0.69%) ISA Server
6 14 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.16%) vSphere
9 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.053%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.053%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.053%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.053%) Xen
11 2 (0.036%) LXC
11 2 (0.036%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.036%) NFS
12 1 (0.018%) KVM
12 1 (0.018%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.018%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.018%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 952 (16.96%) Kubernetes
2 547 (9.75%) Terraform
3 296 (5.27%) Ansible
4 100 (1.78%) Puppet
5 95 (1.69%) Prometheus
6 80 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (0.89%) Grafana
8 17 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.29%) Kibana
9 16 (0.29%) Salt
10 14 (0.25%) Mesos
11 11 (0.20%) Packer
12 9 (0.16%) SCCM
13 8 (0.14%) Graphite
13 8 (0.14%) logstash
13 8 (0.14%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.11%) Consul
14 6 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.11%) Nagios
14 6 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 401 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 318 (5.67%) Google
3 157 (2.80%) Samsung
4 129 (2.30%) Oracle
5 116 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
6 108 (1.92%) VMware
7 76 (1.35%) Okta
8 44 (0.78%) SAP
9 40 (0.71%) Adobe
10 32 (0.57%) Databricks
10 32 (0.57%) IBM
11 30 (0.53%) WorldPay
12 28 (0.50%) Xceptor
13 27 (0.48%) Cisco
14 21 (0.37%) Solace
15 20 (0.36%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.34%) Atlassian
16 19 (0.34%) Splunk
17 18 (0.32%) GoldenSource
17 18 (0.32%) PayPal