Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (Fintech)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 120 217
Rank change year-on-year +42 +97 +191
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 5,734 4,820 2,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.79% 2.77% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.05% 6.84% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,908 4,111 2,544
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +0.33% -0.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 63,348 70,492 70,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.53% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48,569 54,307 57,329
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.85%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +38 5,373 £65,000 +8.33% 822
London +20 4,001 £70,000 +7.69% 642
UK excluding London +89 1,639 £50,000 +5.26% 228
South East +91 575 £47,500 +5.56% 51
North of England +86 328 £50,000 +5.26% 76
North West +65 253 £55,000 +10.00% 56
Scotland +103 187 £47,500 +5.56% 26
South West +98 179 £40,000 -11.11% 23
East of England -18 148 £57,500 - 12
Midlands +49 132 £50,000 +5.26% 18
East Midlands +42 82 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Wales +40 78 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire +49 71 £44,000 -4.86% 14
West Midlands +23 50 £50,000 - 17
Northern Ireland -6 20 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North East +1 8 £37,500 +29.31% 6

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 2,892 (50.44%) Finance
2 2,263 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1,758 (30.66%) Java
4 1,320 (23.02%) SQL
5 1,250 (21.80%) JavaScript
6 1,223 (21.33%) C#
7 1,088 (18.97%) Python
8 978 (17.06%) Amazon AWS
9 919 (16.03%) .NET
10 856 (14.93%) HTML
11 832 (14.51%) Software Engineering
12 821 (14.32%) DevOps
13 811 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 794 (13.85%) Banking
15 793 (13.83%) AngularJS
16 776 (13.53%) Scrum
17 753 (13.13%) CSS
18 708 (12.35%) Linux
19 703 (12.26%) Microservices
20 660 (11.51%) TDD
21 642 (11.20%) Docker
22 629 (10.97%) Degree
23 593 (10.34%) Test Automation
24 586 (10.22%) SQL Server
25 538 (9.38%) React
26 520 (9.07%) Windows
27 496 (8.65%) MVC
28 459 (8.00%) Microsoft
28 459 (8.00%) Computer Science
29 455 (7.94%) Web Services

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 88 (1.53%) Apache Spark
2 83 (1.45%) Confluence
3 78 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 67 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 63 (1.10%) Ethereum
6 61 (1.06%) IIS
7 60 (1.05%) Apache
8 59 (1.03%) SharePoint
9 43 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.73%) JBoss
11 34 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 34 (0.59%) CMS
12 33 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.47%) SAS
14 23 (0.40%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.40%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.37%) nginx
16 20 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 19 (0.33%) WordPress
18 18 (0.31%) Marvel
Applications
1 128 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 31 (0.54%) InVision
5 31 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 27 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.30%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.10%) RoboHelp
11 5 (0.087%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.070%) SPSS
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.017%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.017%) Snagit
13 1 (0.017%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 59 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (0.28%) Ripple
3 15 (0.26%) R3 Corda
4 13 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 11 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 10 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.14%) Magento
8 5 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.087%) Sonata
9 4 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.070%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.070%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.052%) Advent Geneva
10 3 (0.052%) Tradar
11 2 (0.035%) BASE24
11 2 (0.035%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 2 (0.035%) Odoo
11 2 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Campaign
12 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 978 (17.06%) Amazon AWS
2 811 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 284 (4.95%) SaaS
4 182 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 118 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 98 (1.71%) Office 365
7 77 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 65 (1.13%) GitHub
8 65 (1.13%) PaaS
9 63 (1.10%) Serverless
10 44 (0.77%) OpenShift
11 41 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
12 34 (0.59%) IaaS
13 30 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 30 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 18 (0.31%) npm
16 16 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (0.23%) Heroku
17 13 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.09%) Firewall
2 97 (1.69%) Internet
3 77 (1.34%) HTTP
4 68 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 58 (1.01%) VPN
6 36 (0.63%) DNS
7 34 (0.59%) WAN
8 33 (0.58%) WebEx
9 28 (0.49%) NFC
10 25 (0.44%) VLAN
11 21 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
11 21 (0.37%) Network Security
12 18 (0.31%) LAN
13 15 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (0.23%) Multicast
14 13 (0.23%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
15 12 (0.21%) DHCP
15 12 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (0.21%) VoIP
16 9 (0.16%) IPFS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 319 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 262 (4.57%) MySQL
4 251 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
5 245 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 228 (3.98%) Big Data
7 220 (3.84%) MongoDB
8 215 (3.75%) Blockchain
9 113 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 108 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 98 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 78 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 77 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 75 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
15 73 (1.27%) Redis
16 65 (1.13%) RavenDB
17 61 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 48 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 46 (0.80%) HBase
20 45 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 350 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 292 (5.09%) Selenium
3 252 (4.39%) JIRA
4 242 (4.22%) Jenkins
5 160 (2.79%) Cucumber
6 149 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 149 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 121 (2.11%) Maven
8 120 (2.09%) WebDriver
9 115 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 100 (1.74%) JUnit
11 99 (1.73%) Visual Studio
12 82 (1.43%) SoapUI
13 80 (1.40%) webpack
14 64 (1.12%) Gradle
15 55 (0.96%) NUnit
16 46 (0.80%) gulp
17 44 (0.77%) SpecFlow
18 40 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
19 38 (0.66%) Axure RP
General
1 2,892 (50.44%) Finance
2 794 (13.85%) Banking
3 264 (4.60%) Retail
4 157 (2.74%) Marketing
5 155 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 148 (2.58%) Front Office
7 112 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 91 (1.59%) Retail Banking
9 75 (1.31%) Advertising
10 66 (1.15%) Games
11 64 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 53 (0.92%) Retail Finance
13 49 (0.85%) Back Office
13 49 (0.85%) Law
14 46 (0.80%) Electronics
15 24 (0.42%) Publishing
16 23 (0.40%) Billing
16 23 (0.40%) Legal
17 21 (0.37%) Manufacturing
18 17 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,261 (39.43%) Developer
2 671 (11.70%) Java Developer
3 546 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 531 (9.26%) Analyst
5 390 (6.80%) .NET Developer
6 351 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 326 (5.69%) Java Developer - Fintech
8 290 (5.06%) Architect
9 269 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 214 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 213 (3.71%) Software Engineer
12 185 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 182 (3.17%) Consultant
14 178 (3.10%) Business Analyst
15 171 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
16 156 (2.72%) Software Developer
17 151 (2.63%) Python Developer
18 147 (2.56%) Lead Developer
19 145 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
20 139 (2.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 919 (16.03%) .NET
2 856 (14.93%) HTML
3 793 (13.83%) AngularJS
4 753 (13.13%) CSS
5 538 (9.38%) React
6 455 (7.94%) Web Services
7 444 (7.74%) Spring
8 441 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 341 (5.95%) Node.js
10 337 (5.88%) REST
11 320 (5.58%) HTML5
12 315 (5.49%) RESTful
13 298 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 271 (4.73%) jQuery
15 268 (4.67%) .NET Framework
16 234 (4.08%) CSS3
17 209 (3.64%) Spring Boot
18 195 (3.40%) Hibernate
19 184 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
20 176 (3.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 425 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
3 355 (6.19%) User Experience
4 194 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 189 (3.30%) Hedge funds
6 178 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 144 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 142 (2.48%) Derivative
9 127 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 125 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 104 (1.81%) Data Structures
12 98 (1.71%) Fixed Income
13 93 (1.62%) Equities
14 60 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 56 (0.98%) Management Information System
16 51 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 45 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 37 (0.65%) Public Cloud
19 35 (0.61%) Bitcoin
20 33 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 708 (12.35%) Linux
2 520 (9.07%) Windows
3 227 (3.96%) Unix
4 116 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 111 (1.94%) Android
6 99 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 68 (1.19%) CentOS
8 43 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 36 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 34 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (0.49%) Fedora
13 26 (0.45%) Solaris
14 25 (0.44%) AIX
15 21 (0.37%) SUSE
15 21 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.087%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,263 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (14.51%) Software Engineering
3 821 (14.32%) DevOps
4 776 (13.53%) Scrum
5 703 (12.26%) Microservices
6 660 (11.51%) TDD
7 593 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 496 (8.65%) MVC
9 459 (8.00%) Computer Science
10 445 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
11 368 (6.42%) Asset Management
12 365 (6.37%) Front End Development
13 364 (6.35%) BDD
14 355 (6.19%) Wealth Management
15 306 (5.34%) Machine Learning
15 306 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 293 (5.11%) Analytics
17 289 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
18 263 (4.59%) OO
19 250 (4.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,758 (30.66%) Java
2 1,320 (23.02%) SQL
3 1,250 (21.80%) JavaScript
4 1,223 (21.33%) C#
5 1,088 (18.97%) Python
6 314 (5.48%) Java 8
7 293 (5.11%) Ruby
8 270 (4.71%) C++
9 216 (3.77%) PHP
10 191 (3.33%) TypeScript
11 161 (2.81%) Go
11 161 (2.81%) Scala
12 144 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 137 (2.39%) Bash Shell
14 133 (2.32%) C
15 131 (2.28%) T-SQL
16 126 (2.20%) R
17 121 (2.11%) ES6
18 97 (1.69%) Kotlin
19 84 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 629 (10.97%) Degree
2 175 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (1.05%) CISSP
4 58 (1.01%) PhD
5 45 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
6 40 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 37 (0.65%) ISEB
8 33 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.45%) Security Cleared
10 25 (0.44%) MCSE
11 24 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.24%) CCNA
14 13 (0.23%) CISM
15 11 (0.19%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.19%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.17%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (7.71%) QA
2 42 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.56%) PSD2
4 31 (0.54%) SLA
5 25 (0.44%) PMO
6 24 (0.42%) SEPA
7 22 (0.38%) GDPR
7 22 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.087%) COBIT
9 5 (0.087%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.035%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.035%) WCAG
11 1 (0.017%) GAAP
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.017%) MiFID
11 1 (0.017%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 642 (11.20%) Docker
2 161 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 69 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.21%) HDFS
8 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.052%) iptables
11 3 (0.052%) zsh
12 2 (0.035%) etcd
12 2 (0.035%) LXC
12 2 (0.035%) vSphere
12 2 (0.035%) XenApp
13 1 (0.017%) KVM
13 1 (0.017%) QEMU
13 1 (0.017%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 343 (5.98%) Kubernetes
2 320 (5.58%) Ansible
3 182 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 174 (3.03%) Puppet
5 157 (2.74%) Terraform
6 99 (1.73%) Salt
7 46 (0.80%) Mesos
8 45 (0.78%) Prometheus
9 44 (0.77%) Nagios
10 36 (0.63%) Grafana
11 33 (0.58%) SCCM
12 28 (0.49%) Packer
13 26 (0.45%) Icinga
13 26 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (0.45%) ZABBIX
14 21 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
14 21 (0.37%) SCVMM
15 20 (0.35%) Consul
16 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
17 12 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 459 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 258 (4.50%) Oracle
3 194 (3.38%) Google
4 100 (1.74%) VMware
4 100 (1.74%) WorldPay
5 96 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 69 (1.20%) SAP
7 63 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 63 (1.10%) Tableau
8 61 (1.06%) Adobe
9 55 (0.96%) Splunk
10 54 (0.94%) Cisco
10 54 (0.94%) IBM
11 43 (0.75%) ForgeRock
12 30 (0.52%) Citrix
13 29 (0.51%) Atlassian
14 27 (0.47%) Hyperion
14 27 (0.47%) Zend
15 26 (0.45%) TIBCO
16 22 (0.38%) CA