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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 8 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Permanent jobs citing Finance 48 57 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 21.52% 24.68% 8.33%
As % of the General category 65.75% 67.86% 36.99%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 16
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +55.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £32,300 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
73 84 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 32.74% 36.36% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 63 57 57
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +23.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 November 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in Chester

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 60 (36.59%) SAS
2 53 (32.32%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (29.88%) SQL
4 46 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (27.44%) Analytics
6 29 (17.68%) Banking
7 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (17.07%) Project Management
8 27 (16.46%) Data Analysis
9 26 (15.85%) Degree
9 26 (15.85%) Credit Risk
10 25 (15.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 23 (14.02%) Economics
12 20 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (11.59%) Marketing
14 18 (10.98%) Risk Management
14 18 (10.98%) VB
15 17 (10.37%) Mathematics
16 16 (9.76%) Coaching
17 15 (9.15%) VBA
17 15 (9.15%) Microsoft
17 15 (9.15%) Data Modelling
17 15 (9.15%) MS Excel
17 15 (9.15%) Change Management
18 13 (7.93%) Service Delivery
18 13 (7.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
19 12 (7.32%) Validation
19 12 (7.32%) Windows
19 12 (7.32%) MS Office
20 11 (6.71%) SQL Server

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 60 (36.59%) SAS
2 7 (4.27%) IIS
3 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (3.05%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.32%) MS Office
3 9 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.66%) MS Project
5 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
1 7 (4.27%) SAN
1 7 (4.27%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) HTTP
3 2 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.61%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.32%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (15.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 13 (7.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.88%) Data Mining
6 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.05%) Informix
6 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.22%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.22%) OLAP
7 2 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) JUnit
1 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.05%) Introscope
1 5 (3.05%) JIRA
1 5 (3.05%) Selenium
1 5 (3.05%) Mockito
1 5 (3.05%) Cucumber
1 5 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.61%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 29 (17.68%) Banking
2 19 (11.59%) Marketing
3 11 (6.71%) Retail
4 9 (5.49%) Legal
5 8 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (26.22%) Analyst
2 30 (18.29%) Senior Analyst
3 27 (16.46%) Consultant
4 21 (12.80%) Developer
5 15 (9.15%) SAS Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Strategy Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Insight Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Senior Insight Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.49%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Senior Data Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Data Mining Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Operations Manager
11 6 (3.66%) Perl Developer
11 6 (3.66%) Implementation Consultant
11 6 (3.66%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.66%) Senior SAS Consultant
12 5 (3.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) Web Services
1 10 (6.10%) XML
2 8 (4.88%) CSS
2 8 (4.88%) HTML
2 8 (4.88%) .NET
3 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.27%) XSL
4 5 (3.05%) JDBC
4 5 (3.05%) Servlets
4 5 (3.05%) SOAP
4 5 (3.05%) WSDL
4 5 (3.05%) JAX-RPC
4 5 (3.05%) Spring
4 5 (3.05%) Ajax
4 5 (3.05%) JSON
4 5 (3.05%) RESTful
4 5 (3.05%) PowerMock
4 5 (3.05%) JAX-RS
4 5 (3.05%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.85%) Credit Risk
3 23 (14.02%) Economics
4 17 (10.37%) Mathematics
5 10 (6.10%) Statistics
6 9 (5.49%) Data Integration
7 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
8 7 (4.27%) Clustering
9 6 (3.66%) Mainframe
10 5 (3.05%) N-Tier
10 5 (3.05%) Physics
10 5 (3.05%) Data Extraction
10 5 (3.05%) Open Source
11 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.22%) FMCG
13 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.61%) User Experience
13 1 (0.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.32%) Windows
2 11 (6.71%) UNIX
3 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.22%) AIX
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.44%) Analytics
2 28 (17.07%) Project Management
2 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (16.46%) Data Analysis
4 20 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (10.98%) Risk Management
6 16 (9.76%) Coaching
7 15 (9.15%) Change Management
7 15 (9.15%) Data Modelling
8 13 (7.93%) Service Delivery
9 12 (7.32%) Validation
10 11 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.71%) Information Management
11 10 (6.10%) Econometrics
11 10 (6.10%) CHAID
11 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
12 9 (5.49%) CRM
12 9 (5.49%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.49%) ITIL
12 9 (5.49%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.88%) SQL
2 18 (10.98%) VB
3 15 (9.15%) VBA
4 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.88%) Perl
6 7 (4.27%) Python
7 6 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.66%) Java
8 5 (3.05%) VBScript
8 5 (3.05%) C
8 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.05%) VB6
9 3 (1.83%) C#
9 3 (1.83%) PHP
10 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.61%) JCL
11 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) CISSP
3 5 (3.05%) MCSE
3 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.05%) ISEB
3 5 (3.05%) MCITP
3 5 (3.05%) CBAP
4 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.44%) CCNP
4 4 (2.44%) CCNA
4 4 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.22%) EnCE
6 2 (1.22%) CEH
6 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.05%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.61%) Veritas File System
2 1 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Legato
2 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.61%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.88%) IBM
3 7 (4.27%) Oracle
3 7 (4.27%) HP
4 6 (3.66%) EMC
4 6 (3.66%) VMware
4 6 (3.66%) Teradata
5 5 (3.05%) Compuware
5 5 (3.05%) Perforce
6 4 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.22%) Tableau
9 1 (0.61%) Veritas
9 1 (0.61%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.61%) Capita
9 1 (0.61%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) Sybase
9 1 (0.61%) Compaq
9 1 (0.61%) Dell