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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1706 1368 1235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.21% 19.93% 16.70%
As % of the General category 55.90% 52.90% 46.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1174 1045
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
3052 2586 2635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.53% 37.68% 35.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2433 2128 2199
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +3 855 £42,500 - 139
Cheshire +5 613 £42,500 -1.16% 77
Merseyside +5 92 £45,000 +20.00% 23
Lancashire -15 43 £42,500 +2.40% 6
Cumbria - 8 £30,500 - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 742 (23.89%) SQL
2 500 (16.10%) SQL Server
3 446 (14.36%) Microsoft
4 427 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 425 (13.68%) .NET
6 401 (12.91%) Windows
7 372 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
8 366 (11.78%) Project Management
8 366 (11.78%) Banking
9 362 (11.65%) Degree
10 346 (11.14%) ITIL
11 344 (11.08%) C#
12 342 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 329 (10.59%) Oracle
14 301 (9.69%) MS Excel
15 293 (9.43%) Retail
16 256 (8.24%) ASP.NET
17 250 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
18 247 (7.95%) JavaScript
19 225 (7.24%) HTML
20 223 (7.18%) Java
21 217 (6.99%) Business Analysis
22 213 (6.86%) PRINCE2
23 212 (6.83%) UNIX
24 202 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
25 191 (6.15%) Service Delivery
26 189 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 188 (6.05%) Marketing
28 178 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 176 (5.67%) Data Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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
1 133 (4.28%) SAS
2 60 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 56 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 55 (1.77%) IIS
4 55 (1.77%) CICS
5 42 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 31 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 26 (0.84%) CMS
8 24 (0.77%) FileNet
8 24 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.71%) NServiceBus
10 21 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 21 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.42%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
14 12 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
15 10 (0.32%) Drupal
15 10 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 301 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 107 (3.44%) MS Office
3 46 (1.48%) MS Project
4 41 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.35%) SPSS
7 11 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.16%) InDesign
10 2 (0.064%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.032%) Stata
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 94 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 91 (2.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 91 (2.93%) SAP CO
3 69 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
4 61 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 60 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
6 50 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 49 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
8 45 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
8 45 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
9 44 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
9 44 (1.42%) Oracle iProcurement
10 41 (1.32%) HFM
11 34 (1.09%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 33 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
13 30 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 28 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
15 26 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
16 22 (0.71%) Magento
16 22 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (0.68%) Office 365
3 7 (0.23%) SaaS
4 4 (0.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.097%) IaaS
6 2 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.032%) Route 53
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.032%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.25%) Internet
2 55 (1.77%) SAN
3 47 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 46 (1.48%) WAN
5 40 (1.29%) Firewall
6 39 (1.26%) LAN
7 35 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (0.87%) Wireless
9 25 (0.80%) VPN
10 22 (0.71%) SSL
10 22 (0.71%) DNS
11 20 (0.64%) Network Security
12 17 (0.55%) HTTP
13 16 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (0.48%) NAS
15 12 (0.39%) SMTP
16 11 (0.35%) Intranet
17 10 (0.32%) LDAP
18 8 (0.26%) VoIP
18 8 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 202 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 178 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 136 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 88 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 87 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 81 (2.61%) DB2
9 73 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 61 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 50 (1.61%) MySQL
12 44 (1.42%) Big Data
13 43 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 41 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 41 (1.32%) Data Mining
15 32 (1.03%) MongoDB
16 26 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.80%) SAP BW
17 25 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
18 22 (0.71%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 98 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 93 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 48 (1.55%) Selenium
4 44 (1.42%) NUnit
5 29 (0.93%) MSTest
5 29 (0.93%) JUnit
6 28 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 27 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
8 26 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 22 (0.71%) JIRA
10 20 (0.64%) Subversion
11 16 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 16 (0.52%) Moq
11 16 (0.52%) Toad
11 16 (0.52%) LoadRunner
12 14 (0.45%) ProC
13 13 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.42%) Jenkins
14 12 (0.39%) Mockito
14 12 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 366 (11.78%) Banking
2 293 (9.43%) Retail
3 188 (6.05%) Marketing
4 127 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 106 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 79 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 65 (2.09%) Back Office
8 63 (2.03%) Advertising
9 59 (1.90%) Legal
10 54 (1.74%) General Ledger
11 47 (1.51%) Billing
12 29 (0.93%) Automotive
12 29 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 24 (0.77%) German Language
14 19 (0.61%) Front Office
15 18 (0.58%) Law
16 13 (0.42%) Publishing
17 12 (0.39%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.26%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 824 (26.53%) Analyst
2 525 (16.90%) Developer
3 286 (9.21%) Consultant
4 283 (9.11%) Business Analyst
5 229 (7.37%) Project Manager
6 141 (4.54%) .NET Developer
7 140 (4.51%) Architect
8 97 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
9 90 (2.90%) Software Developer
10 88 (2.83%) Support Analyst
11 81 (2.61%) Test Manager
12 75 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
13 72 (2.32%) Administrator
14 71 (2.29%) C# Developer
15 70 (2.25%) Senior Developer
15 70 (2.25%) Test Analyst
16 65 (2.09%) Oracle Consultant
16 65 (2.09%) Team Leader
17 64 (2.06%) DBA
18 63 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (13.68%) .NET
2 256 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 225 (7.24%) HTML
4 170 (5.47%) CSS
5 150 (4.83%) XML
6 129 (4.15%) Web Services
7 118 (3.80%) jQuery
8 116 (3.73%) WCF
9 94 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 91 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 80 (2.58%) J2EE
12 77 (2.48%) HTML5
13 68 (2.19%) Middleware
14 65 (2.09%) LINQ
15 61 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 49 (1.58%) WinForms
17 46 (1.48%) SOAP
18 43 (1.38%) XSLT
19 41 (1.32%) WPF
20 35 (1.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 372 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 90 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 71 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 60 (1.93%) Statistics
6 57 (1.84%) Mathematics
7 41 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 36 (1.16%) User Experience
9 35 (1.13%) Economics
10 34 (1.09%) Data Extraction
11 28 (0.90%) Data Integration
11 28 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 26 (0.84%) Clustering
13 22 (0.71%) PMI
14 20 (0.64%) Open Source
15 19 (0.61%) Blackberry
16 18 (0.58%) Replication
17 17 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
18 16 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 401 (12.91%) Windows
2 212 (6.83%) UNIX
3 134 (4.31%) Linux
4 86 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 34 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.90%) Windows 2000
9 23 (0.74%) Windows XP
10 20 (0.64%) AIX
11 19 (0.61%) VMS
12 14 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.29%) HPUX
15 8 (0.26%) zOS
16 7 (0.23%) Solaris
16 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.23%) Android
17 6 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (11.78%) Project Management
3 346 (11.14%) ITIL
4 342 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 250 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
6 217 (6.99%) Business Analysis
7 213 (6.86%) PRINCE2
8 191 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 176 (5.67%) Data Analysis
10 148 (4.76%) MVC
11 141 (4.54%) OO
12 139 (4.48%) Analytics
13 137 (4.41%) Change Management
14 135 (4.35%) Mentoring
15 132 (4.25%) UML
16 131 (4.22%) Coaching
17 127 (4.09%) TDD
18 121 (3.90%) E-Commerce
19 119 (3.83%) CRM
19 119 (3.83%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 742 (23.89%) SQL
2 344 (11.08%) C#
3 247 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 223 (7.18%) Java
5 162 (5.22%) T-SQL
6 105 (3.38%) VB
7 104 (3.35%) VB.NET
8 77 (2.48%) Perl
9 66 (2.12%) VBA
10 55 (1.77%) COBOL
11 44 (1.42%) Python
12 41 (1.32%) C
13 38 (1.22%) PHP
13 38 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.93%) VBScript
15 25 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 25 (0.80%) Delphi
16 24 (0.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 20 (0.64%) ABAP
18 18 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 362 (11.65%) Degree
2 152 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 117 (3.77%) ISEB
4 80 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 49 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 41 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 39 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (0.97%) CCA
11 30 (0.97%) CISSP
12 27 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (0.87%) PMP
13 24 (0.77%) MCITP
13 24 (0.77%) CCNA
14 21 (0.68%) MCP
15 20 (0.64%) MCSE
15 20 (0.64%) MCTS
16 17 (0.55%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.99%) SLA
2 88 (2.83%) QA
3 29 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.39%) COBIT
6 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.13%) BS25999
9 3 (0.097%) COSO
10 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.032%) P3O
System Software
1 85 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 22 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 22 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.55%) XenApp
6 15 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.32%) Snort
9 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.23%) vSphere
10 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
12 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.097%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.097%) XenServer
12 3 (0.097%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.93%) Data Guard
3 25 (0.80%) Foglight
4 19 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 19 (0.61%) SCCM
5 12 (0.39%) OpenView
6 11 (0.35%) Puppet
6 11 (0.35%) SCOM
6 11 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.29%) Nessus
9 8 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.26%) CA Endevor
10 6 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.19%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.19%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.13%) Nagios
12 3 (0.097%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 446 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 329 (10.59%) Oracle
3 151 (4.86%) SAP
4 95 (3.06%) VMware
5 89 (2.87%) HP
6 83 (2.67%) IBM
7 71 (2.29%) Citrix
8 69 (2.22%) Cisco
9 58 (1.87%) Fujitsu
10 37 (1.19%) Hyperion
11 36 (1.16%) Remedy
12 35 (1.13%) Sage
13 31 (1.00%) Business Objects
14 27 (0.87%) Teradata
14 27 (0.87%) Google
15 25 (0.80%) Imperva
15 25 (0.80%) EMC
16 24 (0.77%) Aquila
17 23 (0.74%) Juniper
17 23 (0.74%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, pension, incentives
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Netsource
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + package/pension/bonus/health
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago