The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 69 122 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 25.46% 43.88% 26.67%
As % of the General category 70.41% 73.49% 66.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26 67 52
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £25,800 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £69,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Finance
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
98 166 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 36.16% 59.71% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 52 92 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £70,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Finance
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Chester region.

Finance Salary Trend in Chester

Finance
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Finance Salary Histogram in Chester

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 49 (48.51%) SQL
2 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (38.61%) MS Office
3 39 (38.61%) Analytics
4 37 (36.63%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (35.64%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (32.67%) Benchmarking
6 33 (32.67%) Marketing
7 32 (31.68%) Predictive Modelling
7 32 (31.68%) Credit Risk
8 31 (30.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
10 29 (28.71%) SAS
10 29 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (28.71%) Degree
10 29 (28.71%) Business Development
11 27 (26.73%) Data Mining
12 26 (25.74%) Statistical Analysis
12 26 (25.74%) Spreadsheet
12 26 (25.74%) Business Analytics
13 24 (23.76%) MS PowerPoint
14 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (15.84%) HTML
16 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
17 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
18 11 (10.89%) Coaching
19 9 (8.91%) Oracle
20 8 (7.92%) CSS
20 8 (7.92%) HTTP
20 8 (7.92%) Project Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (28.71%) SAS
2 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (38.61%) MS Office
2 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
3 26 (25.74%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (23.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) HTTP
2 4 (3.96%) Firewall
3 3 (2.97%) Network Security
3 3 (2.97%) LAN
3 3 (2.97%) WAN
3 3 (2.97%) Internet
4 2 (1.98%) VLAN
5 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.99%) VPN
5 1 (0.99%) DNS
5 1 (0.99%) MPLS
5 1 (0.99%) QSIG
5 1 (0.99%) H.323
5 1 (0.99%) DHCP
5 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.64%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (26.73%) Data Mining
3 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.98%) MySQL
8 1 (0.99%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.99%) QlikView
8 1 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.98%) Selenium
2 2 (1.98%) JUnit
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.98%) Subversion
2 2 (1.98%) Maven
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.99%) Ant
General
1 33 (32.67%) Marketing
2 8 (7.92%) Banking
3 7 (6.93%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.98%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.98%) French Language
5 2 (1.98%) German Language
5 2 (1.98%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 49 (48.51%) Analyst
2 14 (13.86%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.90%) Developer
5 7 (6.93%) Web Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Business Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Integration Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.95%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.96%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Finance Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Finance Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Programme Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) HTML
2 8 (7.92%) CSS
3 7 (6.93%) jQuery
4 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.94%) Entity Framework
4 6 (5.94%) .NET
4 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.96%) XML
5 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.96%) Ajax
5 4 (3.96%) HTML5
6 3 (2.97%) SignalR
6 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.97%) Spring
6 3 (2.97%) Web Services
6 3 (2.97%) JDBC
7 2 (1.98%) J2EE
7 2 (1.98%) EDI
7 2 (1.98%) XHTML
7 2 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (31.68%) Credit Risk
3 7 (6.93%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.96%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 2 (1.98%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.99%) EFT
7 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) UNIX
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.61%) Analytics
2 33 (32.67%) Benchmarking
3 32 (31.68%) Predictive Modelling
4 31 (30.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (28.71%) Business Development
6 26 (25.74%) Statistical Analysis
6 26 (25.74%) Business Analytics
7 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.89%) Coaching
10 8 (7.92%) Performance Management
10 8 (7.92%) Project Management
11 7 (6.93%) Web Analytics
12 6 (5.94%) People Management
13 5 (4.95%) SEO
13 5 (4.95%) Business Analysis
14 4 (3.96%) Migration
14 4 (3.96%) Scrum
14 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (48.51%) SQL
2 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.93%) C#
3 7 (6.93%) Java
4 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (28.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) CCNA
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.98%) CIMA
4 1 (0.99%) CCNP
4 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.99%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 7 (6.93%) Google
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco
4 4 (3.96%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Cognos
5 2 (1.98%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.99%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Teradata
6 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.99%) F5
6 1 (0.99%) Tableau
6 1 (0.99%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix
6 1 (0.99%) Juniper
6 1 (0.99%) Hyperion
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