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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 36 34 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 19.89% 19.77% 24.52%
As % of the General category 57.14% 50.75% 53.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 29
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £21,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
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
63 67 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 34.81% 38.95% 45.59%
Number of salaries quoted 55 49 63
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £49,250
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 30 April 2016.

Finance Salary Histogram in Chester

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.35%) Retail
4 16 (22.54%) SAS
5 15 (21.13%) Degree
6 12 (16.90%) Marketing
6 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering
6 12 (16.90%) Advertising
6 12 (16.90%) ISEB
7 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (12.68%) Java
8 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.86%) SDLC
9 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.86%) Banking
9 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
9 7 (9.86%) Project Management
9 7 (9.86%) HND
10 6 (8.45%) RPG
10 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
10 6 (8.45%) Local Government
10 6 (8.45%) AS400
10 6 (8.45%) iSeries
11 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.04%) System Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.63%) CSS
12 4 (5.63%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (22.54%) SAS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Broadband
1 1 (1.41%) DHCP
1 1 (1.41%) DNS
1 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (25.35%) Retail
2 12 (16.90%) Advertising
2 12 (16.90%) Marketing
3 7 (9.86%) Banking
4 6 (8.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Commercial Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Graduate
6 6 (8.45%) Programmer
6 6 (8.45%) RPG Programmer
6 6 (8.45%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.04%) Applications Support
7 5 (7.04%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.04%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (5.63%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Support Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Development Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.63%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 4 (5.63%) Service Support Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) CSS
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
3 2 (2.82%) JSON
3 2 (2.82%) RESTful
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.41%) CSS3
4 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.41%) HTML5
4 1 (1.41%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.41%) Kafka
4 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) AS400
2 6 (8.45%) iSeries
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.86%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) SDLC
5 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
5 5 (7.04%) System Testing
6 4 (5.63%) Change Management
6 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.63%) MVC
7 3 (4.23%) Software Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.82%) Database Security
8 2 (2.82%) Functional Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) RPG
4 4 (5.63%) RPG IV
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.23%) VBA
6 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) Delphi
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 12 (16.90%) ISEB
3 7 (9.86%) HND
3 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Google
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) Citrix
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