The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1303 1298 1211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.41% 18.80% 16.76%
As % of the General category 52.41% 49.92% 46.22%
Number of salaries quoted 993 953 962
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,550 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%
Finance
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2486 2600 2620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.94% 37.65% 36.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1928 2075
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +2.97%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Finance
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Finance Salary Trend in the North West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Finance Salary Histogram in the North West

Finance
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 594 £40,000 - 144
Cheshire +4 507 £42,500 - 83
Merseyside +7 107 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Lancashire +2 60 £35,700 -16.00% 15
Cumbria -14 2 - - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 569 (20.13%) SQL
2 517 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (15.99%) Project Management
4 440 (15.56%) SQL Server
5 439 (15.53%) Microsoft
6 404 (14.29%) Windows
7 382 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 349 (12.35%) Banking
9 338 (11.96%) Degree
10 331 (11.71%) Retail
11 330 (11.67%) .NET
12 305 (10.79%) PRINCE2
13 295 (10.44%) MS Excel
14 281 (9.94%) ITIL
15 280 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 251 (8.88%) C#
17 249 (8.81%) HTML
18 244 (8.63%) Oracle
19 243 (8.60%) Financial Institution
20 234 (8.28%) Java
21 230 (8.14%) Risk Management
22 213 (7.53%) Business Analysis
23 208 (7.36%) JavaScript
24 188 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
25 182 (6.44%) QA
26 178 (6.30%) CSS
27 176 (6.23%) Service Delivery
28 174 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 171 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
30 162 (5.73%) ISEB

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 124 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 45 (1.59%) IIS
3 36 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 34 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 32 (1.13%) CMS
6 27 (0.96%) SAS
7 17 (0.60%) JBoss
8 16 (0.57%) NServiceBus
9 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.42%) Apache
10 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.25%) FileNet
14 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.18%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 295 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 144 (5.09%) MS Office
3 58 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 52 (1.84%) MS Project
6 18 (0.64%) PowerPivot
7 12 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.14%) InDesign
9 2 (0.071%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.035%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.035%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 56 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
3 49 (1.73%) Oracle General Ledger
4 46 (1.63%) SAP FI
5 44 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 44 (1.56%) SAP CO
6 36 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
6 36 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 36 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 34 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
8 32 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 31 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
10 25 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
11 21 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
11 21 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 19 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
13 14 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (0.46%) Agresso
15 11 (0.39%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (0.67%) SaaS
3 16 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.50%) Office 365
5 7 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.18%) GitHub
6 5 (0.18%) Force.com
7 4 (0.14%) PaaS
8 3 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.071%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.071%) IaaS
9 2 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.035%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.53%) Wireless
2 108 (3.82%) Firewall
3 85 (3.01%) WAN
4 77 (2.72%) LAN
5 60 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 45 (1.59%) DNS
7 41 (1.45%) SAN
8 37 (1.31%) DHCP
9 36 (1.27%) Network Security
10 35 (1.24%) HTTP
10 35 (1.24%) Internet
11 28 (0.99%) SSL
12 26 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (0.78%) MPLS
15 14 (0.50%) OSPF
15 14 (0.50%) BGP
15 14 (0.50%) VPN
16 13 (0.46%) ATM
17 11 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 174 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 171 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 133 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 112 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
6 86 (3.04%) MySQL
7 66 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (1.87%) Relational Database
9 50 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 50 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 42 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 35 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 32 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
15 24 (0.85%) OLAP
16 23 (0.81%) DB2
16 23 (0.81%) Big Data
17 20 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
18 18 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 70 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.23%) Selenium
4 52 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 52 (1.84%) NUnit
5 36 (1.27%) Subversion
6 32 (1.13%) MSTest
7 24 (0.85%) JIRA
8 19 (0.67%) SpecFlow
9 17 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 17 (0.60%) Moq
10 16 (0.57%) Jenkins
11 15 (0.53%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.50%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.42%) JUnit
13 12 (0.42%) ClearCase
14 10 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (0.35%) WatiN
15 9 (0.32%) Grunt
15 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 349 (12.35%) Banking
2 331 (11.71%) Retail
3 243 (8.60%) Financial Institution
4 107 (3.78%) Marketing
5 82 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 70 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 62 (2.19%) General Ledger
8 54 (1.91%) Legal
9 46 (1.63%) Retail Banking
10 45 (1.59%) Back Office
11 20 (0.71%) Law
11 20 (0.71%) Advertising
12 18 (0.64%) Games
13 17 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.53%) Electronics
15 13 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
16 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Billing
18 5 (0.18%) Front Office
19 3 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 661 (23.38%) Analyst
2 465 (16.45%) Developer
3 338 (11.96%) Project Manager
4 256 (9.06%) Business Analyst
5 182 (6.44%) Consultant
6 123 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 97 (3.43%) Test Analyst
8 88 (3.11%) PHP Developer
9 84 (2.97%) DBA
10 83 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
10 83 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
11 74 (2.62%) Architect
12 73 (2.58%) Service Manager
13 67 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
14 66 (2.33%) Senior Manager
15 63 (2.23%) Support Analyst
16 60 (2.12%) Administrator
17 59 (2.09%) Software Developer
18 54 (1.91%) Test Manager
19 51 (1.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (11.67%) .NET
2 249 (8.81%) HTML
3 178 (6.30%) CSS
4 160 (5.66%) ASP.NET
5 135 (4.78%) Web Services
6 121 (4.28%) jQuery
7 118 (4.17%) XML
8 93 (3.29%) WCF
9 85 (3.01%) HTML5
10 69 (2.44%) .NET Framework
11 65 (2.30%) AngularJS
12 63 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (2.19%) SOAP
14 61 (2.16%) Middleware
15 59 (2.09%) J2EE
16 46 (1.63%) CSS3
17 44 (1.56%) WPF
18 39 (1.38%) REST
19 38 (1.34%) LINQ
20 35 (1.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 382 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 83 (2.94%) User Experience
4 64 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 58 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 46 (1.63%) Statistics
9 39 (1.38%) NHS
10 35 (1.24%) Replication
10 35 (1.24%) Clustering
11 27 (0.96%) Data Integration
12 22 (0.78%) Life Science
13 21 (0.74%) Economics
14 20 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.64%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.64%) PMI
15 18 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
16 17 (0.60%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 404 (14.29%) Windows
2 152 (5.38%) UNIX
3 104 (3.68%) Linux
4 66 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 49 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.20%) Android
10 29 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 23 (0.81%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.35%) AIX
13 8 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.071%) zOS
16 2 (0.071%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.071%) CentOS
16 2 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.035%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (15.99%) Project Management
3 305 (10.79%) PRINCE2
4 281 (9.94%) ITIL
5 280 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 230 (8.14%) Risk Management
7 213 (7.53%) Business Analysis
8 188 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
9 176 (6.23%) Service Delivery
10 146 (5.16%) Data Analysis
11 143 (5.06%) OO
11 143 (5.06%) Mentoring
12 142 (5.02%) Scrum
13 136 (4.81%) Change Management
14 128 (4.53%) MVC
15 127 (4.49%) ERP
16 123 (4.35%) CRM
17 122 (4.32%) TDD
18 118 (4.17%) Service Management
19 110 (3.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 569 (20.13%) SQL
2 251 (8.88%) C#
3 234 (8.28%) Java
4 208 (7.36%) JavaScript
5 149 (5.27%) T-SQL
6 119 (4.21%) PHP
7 59 (2.09%) VB
8 51 (1.80%) VBA
9 50 (1.77%) C
10 49 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 43 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 41 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.10%) C++
14 20 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 14 (0.50%) ABAP
15 14 (0.50%) VBScript
16 12 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.39%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.35%) Perl
19 9 (0.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 338 (11.96%) Degree
2 162 (5.73%) ISEB
3 84 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 79 (2.79%) ISTQB
5 73 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 72 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (1.80%) SC Cleared
10 42 (1.49%) PMI Certification
11 39 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 35 (1.24%) MCSE
13 34 (1.20%) CISSP
14 32 (1.13%) CCNA
15 31 (1.10%) MCITP
16 30 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 28 (0.99%) ACCA
18 25 (0.88%) PMP
19 24 (0.85%) CIMA
20 21 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (6.44%) QA
2 119 (4.21%) SLA
3 45 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.60%) COBIT
7 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 11 (0.39%) FATCA
9 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.035%) MiFID
11 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.035%) EMIR
11 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.035%) PMBOK
System Software
1 91 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 21 (0.74%) Snort
6 19 (0.67%) XenApp
7 17 (0.60%) vSphere
8 12 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.035%) NFS
12 1 (0.035%) SRDF
12 1 (0.035%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (0.88%) SCCM
2 15 (0.53%) SCOM
3 14 (0.50%) Data Guard
4 12 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.32%) Foglight
6 8 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.21%) Nessus
8 6 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.21%) SCSM
9 5 (0.18%) WMI
9 5 (0.18%) WSUS
10 4 (0.14%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.071%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.071%) Puppet
11 2 (0.071%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 439 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 244 (8.63%) Oracle
3 143 (5.06%) SAP
4 107 (3.78%) Cisco
4 107 (3.78%) VMware
5 83 (2.94%) IBM
6 71 (2.51%) HP
7 48 (1.70%) Citrix
8 46 (1.63%) EMC
9 45 (1.59%) Teradata
10 38 (1.34%) Sage
11 36 (1.27%) Juniper
12 31 (1.10%) NetApp
13 29 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 28 (0.99%) Splunk
15 27 (0.96%) Sourcefire
15 27 (0.96%) Dell
16 26 (0.92%) Cognos
16 26 (0.92%) JD Edwards
17 24 (0.85%) Symantec
Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Anson McCade Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £595 - £610 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Car & Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 12 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance/ Bonus Structure
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, incentives
Posted: 17 hours ago