Period
to 24 July 2021

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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 4,265 746 1,189
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.69% 13.70% 14.66%
As % of the General category 35.89% 29.86% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,288 615 956
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £49,469 £43,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £64,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.98% +12.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £85,000 £91,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%

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 11,885 2,498 4,061
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 52.07% 45.86% 50.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,798 2,090 3,358
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,488 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £43,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 July 2021.

Finance salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 1,664 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (22.60%) Social Skills
3 946 (22.18%) JavaScript
4 835 (19.58%) AWS
5 806 (18.90%) SQL
6 755 (17.70%) Software Engineering
7 752 (17.63%) Azure
8 718 (16.83%) Python
9 715 (16.76%) React
10 666 (15.62%) DevOps
11 584 (13.69%) .NET
12 583 (13.67%) Docker
12 583 (13.67%) Fintech
13 566 (13.27%) Java
14 558 (13.08%) Microsoft
15 517 (12.12%) C#
16 494 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
17 470 (11.02%) Kubernetes
18 445 (10.43%) Banking
19 435 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
20 434 (10.18%) Scrum
21 419 (9.82%) Degree
22 403 (9.45%) Marketing
23 397 (9.31%) Project Management
24 389 (9.12%) Microservices
25 388 (9.10%) Web Services
26 384 (9.00%) GCP
27 380 (8.91%) CSS
28 370 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
29 359 (8.42%) Analytics

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
1 127 (2.98%) CMS
2 102 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 94 (2.20%) Confluence
4 65 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 64 (1.50%) Apache
6 50 (1.17%) SAS
7 49 (1.15%) nginx
8 42 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 36 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
10 31 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 27 (0.63%) WordPress
12 25 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.35%) IIS
14 15 (0.35%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.33%) Kentico
16 13 (0.30%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.28%) Drupal
17 12 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
18 8 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 204 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.52%) Sketch
7 15 (0.35%) InVision
8 14 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.23%) Figma
10 6 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
12 4 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.094%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.047%) SPSS
15 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.023%) InDesign
15 1 (0.023%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 57 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
1 57 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
2 52 (1.22%) NetSuite
3 50 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 48 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
5 46 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.80%) Shopify
7 32 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
8 31 (0.73%) Oracle Clinical
8 31 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
9 27 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
10 23 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
10 23 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
11 20 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
11 20 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
12 19 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
13 18 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
13 18 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 16 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
15 14 (0.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 835 (19.58%) AWS
2 752 (17.63%) Azure
3 384 (9.00%) GCP
4 300 (7.03%) SaaS
4 300 (7.03%) Serverless
5 154 (3.61%) Amazon S3
6 151 (3.54%) Microsoft 365
7 147 (3.45%) Power Platform
8 130 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
9 116 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
10 83 (1.95%) GitHub
11 80 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
12 77 (1.81%) PaaS
13 71 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
14 70 (1.64%) IaaS
15 68 (1.59%) Google Analytics
16 58 (1.36%) AWS Step Functions
17 44 (1.03%) Heroku
18 35 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
19 32 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.31%) Broadband
2 42 (0.98%) Firewall
3 34 (0.80%) DNS
4 31 (0.73%) VPN
5 22 (0.52%) Internet
5 22 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.47%) LAN
6 20 (0.47%) WAN
7 19 (0.45%) HTTP
8 17 (0.40%) DHCP
9 15 (0.35%) SMS
10 13 (0.30%) Network Security
10 13 (0.30%) RIP
11 11 (0.26%) SAN
12 10 (0.23%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.16%) SSH
15 6 (0.14%) SCCP
15 6 (0.14%) SSL
15 6 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 219 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 176 (4.13%) MySQL
4 146 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 139 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 131 (3.07%) Big Data
7 124 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 124 (2.91%) Power BI
8 114 (2.67%) MongoDB
9 111 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 102 (2.39%) Redis
11 92 (2.16%) Tableau
12 77 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 69 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 65 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
15 60 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 57 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 54 (1.27%) Blockchain
18 47 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
19 46 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 356 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 203 (4.76%) JIRA
3 121 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 74 (1.74%) webpack
5 69 (1.62%) Selenium
6 58 (1.36%) Cypress.io
7 46 (1.08%) Maven
8 43 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (0.94%) Babel
10 38 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 34 (0.80%) gulp
12 32 (0.75%) CircleCI
12 32 (0.75%) GitLab
13 31 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 31 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 23 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
15 22 (0.52%) JUnit
16 21 (0.49%) IntelliJ
17 19 (0.45%) RSpec
18 18 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 964 (22.60%) Social Skills
2 445 (10.43%) Banking
3 403 (9.45%) Marketing
4 370 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
5 328 (7.69%) Retail
6 291 (6.82%) Public Sector
7 246 (5.77%) Telecoms
8 201 (4.71%) Games
9 200 (4.69%) Manufacturing
10 183 (4.29%) Front Office
11 173 (4.06%) Electronics
12 138 (3.24%) Presentation Skills
13 114 (2.67%) Law
14 110 (2.58%) Organisational Skills
15 107 (2.51%) Legal
16 89 (2.09%) Financial Institution
17 63 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
18 60 (1.41%) Back Office
19 58 (1.36%) Billing
20 43 (1.01%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,426 (33.43%) Developer
2 435 (10.20%) Analyst
3 415 (9.73%) Software Engineer
4 273 (6.40%) React Developer
5 262 (6.14%) Consultant
6 239 (5.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 215 (5.04%) Senior Developer
8 201 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 179 (4.20%) Architect
10 164 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 159 (3.73%) Java Developer
12 153 (3.59%) Business Analyst
13 147 (3.45%) .NET Developer
14 123 (2.88%) Senior Manager
14 123 (2.88%) Software Developer
15 108 (2.53%) Full Stack Developer
15 108 (2.53%) PHP Developer
16 101 (2.37%) Python Developer
17 98 (2.30%) Senior Software Engineer
18 89 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 715 (16.76%) React
2 584 (13.69%) .NET
3 388 (9.10%) Web Services
4 380 (8.91%) CSS
5 356 (8.35%) HTML
6 326 (7.64%) AngularJS
7 315 (7.39%) Node.js
8 265 (6.21%) React Native
9 240 (5.63%) Vue.js
10 223 (5.23%) REST
11 213 (4.99%) .NET Core
12 183 (4.29%) Material-UI
13 157 (3.68%) Kafka
14 144 (3.38%) RESTful
15 135 (3.17%) XML
16 132 (3.09%) ASP.NET
17 129 (3.02%) GraphQL
18 113 (2.65%) Spring
19 107 (2.51%) jQuery
20 106 (2.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 351 (8.23%) User Experience
2 207 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
3 163 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 153 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 132 (3.09%) Hedge funds
6 129 (3.02%) Virtual Team
7 111 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 95 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 92 (2.16%) Derivative
10 86 (2.02%) Algorithms
11 79 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 69 (1.62%) Social Media
13 66 (1.55%) Equities
14 58 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 58 (1.36%) Public Cloud
15 51 (1.20%) iPad
16 50 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
17 41 (0.96%) Cloud Native
18 39 (0.91%) Data Structures
19 38 (0.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 221 (5.18%) Linux
2 200 (4.69%) Windows
3 65 (1.52%) Unix
4 56 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 55 (1.29%) Android
6 47 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 16 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 13 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.094%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.094%) VMS
11 4 (0.094%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.070%) CentOS
12 3 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.047%) AIX
13 2 (0.047%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.047%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,664 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (17.70%) Software Engineering
3 666 (15.62%) DevOps
4 583 (13.67%) Fintech
5 494 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
6 435 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 434 (10.18%) Scrum
8 397 (9.31%) Project Management
9 389 (9.12%) Microservices
10 359 (8.42%) Analytics
11 335 (7.85%) Mentoring
12 319 (7.48%) Asset Management
13 279 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 253 (5.93%) SDLC
14 253 (5.93%) TDD
15 236 (5.53%) ERP
16 228 (5.35%) Machine Learning
17 223 (5.23%) Digital Marketing
18 216 (5.06%) Test Automation
19 210 (4.92%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 946 (22.18%) JavaScript
2 806 (18.90%) SQL
3 718 (16.83%) Python
4 566 (13.27%) Java
5 517 (12.12%) C#
6 326 (7.64%) TypeScript
7 159 (3.73%) PHP
8 158 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 152 (3.56%) C++
10 140 (3.28%) Go
11 111 (2.60%) Kotlin
12 108 (2.53%) Scala
13 106 (2.49%) C
14 104 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 79 (1.85%) Ruby
16 70 (1.64%) Clojure
17 61 (1.43%) R
18 48 (1.13%) Java 8
19 36 (0.84%) PHP 7
19 36 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 419 (9.82%) Degree
2 76 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 73 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 54 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 43 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
6 40 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.87%) PhD
8 34 (0.80%) CISM
8 34 (0.80%) CISSP
9 27 (0.63%) PMP
10 26 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
12 20 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.45%) MCSD
14 16 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.33%) ACCA
16 14 (0.33%) CIMA
17 11 (0.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (4.36%) QA
2 90 (2.11%) GDPR
3 68 (1.59%) SLA
4 62 (1.45%) PMO
5 57 (1.34%) Accessibility
6 56 (1.31%) NIST
7 54 (1.27%) Good Clinical Practice
8 51 (1.20%) Data Quality
9 39 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (0.61%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.47%) COBIT
11 20 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.42%) Solvency II
13 16 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
14 14 (0.33%) GRC
15 12 (0.28%) MiFID
16 7 (0.16%) EMIR
16 7 (0.16%) IFRS
17 6 (0.14%) CDISC
17 6 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 583 (13.67%) Docker
2 110 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.23%) vSphere
7 9 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.16%) Firmware
9 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.094%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.094%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.070%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.070%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.047%) Varnish
13 1 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.023%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 470 (11.02%) Kubernetes
2 326 (7.64%) Terraform
3 135 (3.17%) Ansible
4 40 (0.94%) SCCM
5 21 (0.49%) Puppet
6 18 (0.42%) SCOM
7 16 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.23%) OpenView
10 10 (0.23%) OVSD
11 9 (0.21%) Grafana
11 9 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.19%) QRadar
13 7 (0.16%) WSUS
14 6 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (0.14%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.14%) Argo
15 5 (0.12%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 558 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 302 (7.08%) Oracle
3 290 (6.80%) SAP
4 170 (3.99%) Google
5 85 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
6 72 (1.69%) VMware
7 55 (1.29%) Cisco
8 48 (1.13%) Adobe
8 48 (1.13%) JD Edwards
9 42 (0.98%) ServiceNow
10 40 (0.94%) Yahoo!
11 33 (0.77%) IBM
12 29 (0.68%) Zend
13 28 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.66%) Elastic Path
14 25 (0.59%) Citrix
14 25 (0.59%) Sitecore
15 24 (0.56%) HP
16 20 (0.47%) Databricks
16 20 (0.47%) Sage