Period
to 24 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 803 1,132 1,434
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.45% 14.26% 18.42%
As % of the General category 47.35% 39.37% 44.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,418 1,807 2,292
Median annual salary £62,108 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.51% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £98,750 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +6.19% +2.73%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,696 2,875 3,213
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 30.52% 36.20% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 2,299 2,651
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Finance
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Finance trend for jobs with a WFH option

Finance
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Finance.

Finance salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Finance
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Finance over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

Finance salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, Finance job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Finance.

1 268 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (23.16%) JavaScript
3 173 (21.54%) Azure
4 156 (19.43%) SQL
5 142 (17.68%) .NET
6 133 (16.56%) DevOps
7 131 (16.31%) AngularJS
7 131 (16.31%) AWS
8 130 (16.19%) C#
8 130 (16.19%) Microsoft
9 128 (15.94%) Java
10 106 (13.20%) Python
11 105 (13.08%) Marketing
12 102 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
13 101 (12.58%) Fintech
14 98 (12.20%) React
15 95 (11.83%) Banking
16 90 (11.21%) SAP
17 89 (11.08%) Software Engineering
18 88 (10.96%) Telecoms
19 86 (10.71%) Docker
20 84 (10.46%) CSS
21 81 (10.09%) Web Services
22 77 (9.59%) Microservices
22 77 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
23 76 (9.46%) Manufacturing
23 76 (9.46%) Degree
24 74 (9.22%) Scrum
24 74 (9.22%) Mentoring
24 74 (9.22%) Public Sector

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 41 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.49%) IIS
4 8 (1.00%) IBM Domino
4 8 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.62%) SAS
7 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.37%) MTS
7 3 (0.37%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.25%) WordPress
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.12%) Perch
Applications
1 31 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Mingle
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Sketch
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (1.25%) R3 Corda
3 8 (1.00%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.75%) Magento
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (0.62%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.50%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.50%) Odoo
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 173 (21.54%) Azure
2 131 (16.31%) AWS
3 65 (8.09%) Office 365
4 49 (6.10%) Power Platform
4 49 (6.10%) Serverless
5 38 (4.73%) SaaS
6 35 (4.36%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (3.61%) GCP
8 25 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (2.86%) Amazon S3
10 22 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.87%) Power Automate
12 14 (1.74%) PowerApps
13 12 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.37%) iPaaS
15 10 (1.25%) PaaS
16 9 (1.12%) IaaS
17 8 (1.00%) OneDrive
17 8 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.23%) Firewall
2 16 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.99%) VPN
3 13 (1.62%) DNS
4 12 (1.49%) HTTP
4 12 (1.49%) Network Security
4 12 (1.49%) VoIP
5 11 (1.37%) Internet
5 11 (1.37%) Skype
6 9 (1.12%) Intranet
7 8 (1.00%) DHCP
7 8 (1.00%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.00%) Wireless
8 7 (0.87%) LAN
9 6 (0.75%) Broadband
9 6 (0.75%) MPLS
10 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.50%) PSTN
11 4 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 33 (4.11%) Power BI
4 28 (3.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 27 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.49%) MySQL
7 19 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.49%) Big Data
12 11 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.25%) Redis
14 8 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
16 6 (0.75%) DB2
16 6 (0.75%) SAP BW
17 5 (0.62%) QlikView
17 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.74%) Cypress.io
4 17 (2.12%) Selenium
4 17 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (1.37%) IntelliJ
7 11 (1.37%) JIRA
8 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.87%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.75%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.62%) Appium
11 5 (0.62%) Protractor
11 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (0.50%) gulp
12 4 (0.50%) Maven
13 3 (0.37%) NUnit
13 3 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 105 (13.08%) Marketing
2 95 (11.83%) Banking
3 88 (10.96%) Telecoms
4 76 (9.46%) Manufacturing
5 74 (9.22%) Public Sector
6 66 (8.22%) Electronics
7 38 (4.73%) Front Office
8 37 (4.61%) Games
9 35 (4.36%) Retail
10 29 (3.61%) Investment Banking
11 17 (2.12%) Legal
12 11 (1.37%) Law
13 6 (0.75%) Advertising
13 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.50%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.50%) French Language
15 4 (0.50%) German Language
15 4 (0.50%) International Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 306 (38.11%) Developer
2 70 (8.72%) Architect
3 69 (8.59%) Senior Developer
4 60 (7.47%) Analyst
5 55 (6.85%) Consultant
6 46 (5.73%) Software Engineer
7 41 (5.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 40 (4.98%) React Developer
9 39 (4.86%) Java Developer
10 36 (4.48%) C# Developer
10 36 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.11%) Python Developer
12 29 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (3.61%) Python Engineer
12 29 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (3.49%) .NET Developer
13 28 (3.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 28 (3.49%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.11%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (17.68%) .NET
2 131 (16.31%) AngularJS
3 98 (12.20%) React
4 84 (10.46%) CSS
5 81 (10.09%) Web Services
6 68 (8.47%) HTML
7 57 (7.10%) REST
8 51 (6.35%) Node.js
8 51 (6.35%) Vue.js
9 48 (5.98%) .NET Core
10 39 (4.86%) ASP.NET
11 37 (4.61%) .NET Framework
12 34 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (4.11%) XML
14 31 (3.86%) React Native
15 27 (3.36%) jQuery
15 27 (3.36%) Spring
16 24 (2.99%) Middleware
16 24 (2.99%) Spring Boot
17 22 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.09%) User Experience
2 64 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.86%) Fixed Income
4 30 (3.74%) Derivative
5 28 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (3.24%) Hedge funds
7 23 (2.86%) Equities
7 23 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (2.49%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.99%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.62%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.62%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.49%) Cybercrime
15 11 (1.37%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.37%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.37%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 52 (6.48%) Linux
2 50 (6.23%) Windows
3 30 (3.74%) Android
4 27 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.49%) Unix
7 9 (1.12%) CentOS
7 9 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.37%) AIX
11 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.56%) DevOps
3 102 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
4 101 (12.58%) Fintech
5 89 (11.08%) Software Engineering
6 77 (9.59%) Microservices
6 77 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
7 74 (9.22%) Mentoring
7 74 (9.22%) Scrum
8 73 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 67 (8.34%) Digital Marketing
10 64 (7.97%) Analytics
11 60 (7.47%) TDD
12 54 (6.72%) Project Management
12 54 (6.72%) Web Development
13 49 (6.10%) Test Automation
14 47 (5.85%) OO
15 43 (5.35%) Front End Development
16 42 (5.23%) Project Delivery
17 40 (4.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 186 (23.16%) JavaScript
2 156 (19.43%) SQL
3 130 (16.19%) C#
4 128 (15.94%) Java
5 106 (13.20%) Python
6 51 (6.35%) Kotlin
7 49 (6.10%) TypeScript
8 40 (4.98%) PHP
9 28 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 19 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.24%) Apex Code
12 15 (1.87%) C
12 15 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.74%) Scala
14 13 (1.62%) C++
15 11 (1.37%) Go
15 11 (1.37%) Java 8
15 11 (1.37%) VB
16 7 (0.87%) R
16 7 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (9.46%) Degree
2 18 (2.24%) TOGAF Certification
3 17 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.99%) PhD
4 16 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.37%) CISSP
9 10 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.12%) CCNP
10 9 (1.12%) SANS
11 8 (1.00%) CISM
11 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
11 8 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.75%) CISA
13 4 (0.50%) CRISC
13 4 (0.50%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.50%) PMP
14 3 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.86%) QA
2 22 (2.74%) SLA
3 18 (2.24%) NIST
4 14 (1.74%) GDPR
5 12 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.25%) PMO
7 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.50%) COBIT
9 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.37%) SEPA
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.12%) GAAP
12 1 (0.12%) IFRS
12 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.12%) NCSC
12 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 86 (10.71%) Docker
2 50 (6.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.37%) Firmware
6 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.25%) NFS
7 2 (0.25%) Samba
7 2 (0.25%) Squid
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (8.22%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.24%) Ansible
2 18 (2.24%) Terraform
3 15 (1.87%) Puppet
4 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.12%) QRadar
4 9 (1.12%) SCCM
5 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.37%) Salt
7 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.25%) Istio
7 2 (0.25%) Nagios
7 2 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.12%) EnCase
8 1 (0.12%) FTK
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 130 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 90 (11.21%) SAP
3 30 (3.74%) Cisco
4 23 (2.86%) IBM
4 23 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.74%) Oracle
6 21 (2.62%) Tableau
7 16 (1.99%) VMware
8 14 (1.74%) Google
9 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.49%) Palo Alto
9 12 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.37%) Citrix
10 11 (1.37%) CyberArk
10 11 (1.37%) Pega
11 10 (1.25%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.25%) LogRhythm
11 10 (1.25%) Splunk
12 9 (1.12%) Bomgar
12 9 (1.12%) NetWitness