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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1675 1383 1244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.53% 20.07% 16.99%
As % of the General category 54.99% 52.93% 47.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1185 1067
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £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
3046 2613 2609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.97% 37.92% 35.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2381 2146 2189
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,631 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 2 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 2 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 +6 868 £42,500 - 158
Cheshire +2 590 £42,500 - 65
Merseyside +6 83 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Lancashire -20 35 £42,500 +10.38% 11
Cumbria - 11 £30,500 - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 718 (24.00%) SQL
2 466 (15.57%) SQL Server
3 435 (14.54%) Microsoft
4 417 (13.94%) .NET
5 398 (13.30%) Windows
6 351 (11.73%) Project Management
7 347 (11.60%) Degree
8 343 (11.46%) Banking
9 341 (11.40%) C#
10 336 (11.23%) ITIL
11 326 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 321 (10.73%) Oracle
13 302 (10.09%) MS Excel
14 290 (9.69%) Retail
15 255 (8.52%) ASP.NET
16 249 (8.32%) JavaScript
17 232 (7.75%) Java
18 228 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
19 227 (7.59%) HTML
20 222 (7.42%) UNIX
21 202 (6.75%) PRINCE2
22 201 (6.72%) Business Analysis
23 192 (6.42%) Marketing
24 189 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
25 172 (5.75%) Service Delivery
26 170 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 166 (5.55%) CSS
28 162 (5.41%) Data Analysis
29 156 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 152 (5.08%) Agile Software Development

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 134 (4.48%) SAS
2 60 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 52 (1.74%) CICS
4 50 (1.67%) IIS
5 46 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 46 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 34 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 26 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 26 (0.87%) CMS
8 25 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (0.80%) FileNet
10 21 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
11 20 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (0.64%) NServiceBus
13 17 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.43%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
14 13 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
16 10 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 302 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 97 (3.24%) MS Office
3 40 (1.34%) MS Project
4 30 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.37%) SPSS
8 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.17%) InDesign
10 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.067%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.033%) Stata
12 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 79 (2.64%) SAP FI
2 76 (2.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 76 (2.54%) SAP CO
3 69 (2.31%) Oracle Financials
4 66 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
5 63 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 51 (1.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 49 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
8 46 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
8 46 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
9 45 (1.50%) Oracle Cash Management
9 45 (1.50%) Oracle iProcurement
10 41 (1.37%) HFM
11 35 (1.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 34 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 29 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 28 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
15 26 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
16 23 (0.77%) Magento
17 21 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (0.57%) Office 365
3 6 (0.20%) SaaS
4 4 (0.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.10%) IaaS
6 2 (0.067%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.033%) Route 53
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.033%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.34%) Internet
2 57 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 56 (1.87%) SAN
4 45 (1.50%) WAN
5 37 (1.24%) Firewall
6 36 (1.20%) LAN
7 33 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (0.90%) VPN
9 25 (0.84%) DNS
10 24 (0.80%) SSL
11 22 (0.74%) Network Security
12 21 (0.70%) Wireless
13 18 (0.60%) HTTP
14 16 (0.53%) NAS
15 13 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (0.40%) SMTP
17 10 (0.33%) LDAP
17 10 (0.33%) VLAN
17 10 (0.33%) Intranet
18 9 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 156 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 127 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 90 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 77 (2.57%) DB2
9 60 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 53 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 48 (1.60%) MySQL
12 42 (1.40%) Big Data
13 37 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 36 (1.20%) Hadoop
14 36 (1.20%) Data Mining
15 30 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 26 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 23 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
18 22 (0.74%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 89 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 86 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (1.54%) Selenium
4 44 (1.47%) NUnit
5 33 (1.10%) JUnit
6 29 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 28 (0.94%) MSTest
8 23 (0.77%) JIRA
8 23 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
9 22 (0.74%) SpecFlow
10 19 (0.64%) Subversion
11 17 (0.57%) Ant
11 17 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 15 (0.50%) Toad
12 15 (0.50%) LoadRunner
12 15 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
12 15 (0.50%) Moq
13 14 (0.47%) Mockito
14 13 (0.43%) ProC
General
1 343 (11.46%) Banking
2 290 (9.69%) Retail
3 192 (6.42%) Marketing
4 130 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 65 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 62 (2.07%) Advertising
8 59 (1.97%) Back Office
9 54 (1.80%) Legal
10 51 (1.70%) General Ledger
11 48 (1.60%) Billing
12 28 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 26 (0.87%) Automotive
14 21 (0.70%) German Language
15 17 (0.57%) Front Office
16 14 (0.47%) Law
17 13 (0.43%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.40%) Publishing
19 10 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 785 (26.24%) Analyst
2 510 (17.05%) Developer
3 282 (9.43%) Consultant
4 271 (9.06%) Business Analyst
5 215 (7.19%) Project Manager
6 139 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 130 (4.34%) Architect
8 98 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
9 93 (3.11%) Software Developer
10 91 (3.04%) Support Analyst
11 78 (2.61%) C# Developer
12 76 (2.54%) Administrator
13 73 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
14 72 (2.41%) Oracle Consultant
15 71 (2.37%) Test Manager
16 63 (2.11%) Senior Developer
17 62 (2.07%) Applications Support
18 61 (2.04%) Test Analyst
18 61 (2.04%) Team Leader
19 57 (1.91%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (13.94%) .NET
2 255 (8.52%) ASP.NET
3 227 (7.59%) HTML
4 166 (5.55%) CSS
5 150 (5.01%) XML
6 126 (4.21%) Web Services
7 116 (3.88%) jQuery
8 105 (3.51%) WCF
9 91 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 84 (2.81%) .NET Framework
10 84 (2.81%) J2EE
11 77 (2.57%) HTML5
12 66 (2.21%) Middleware
13 57 (1.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 56 (1.87%) LINQ
15 46 (1.54%) SOAP
16 44 (1.47%) WinForms
17 40 (1.34%) XSLT
18 38 (1.27%) WPF
19 34 (1.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 140 (4.68%) Management Information System
2 90 (3.01%) Mainframe
3 67 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.01%) Statistics
5 56 (1.87%) Mathematics
6 39 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.20%) Credit Risk
7 36 (1.20%) Economics
8 32 (1.07%) Data Extraction
9 29 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 28 (0.94%) Data Integration
11 25 (0.84%) Clustering
12 22 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 22 (0.74%) PMI
13 19 (0.64%) Open Source
14 18 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
14 18 (0.60%) Replication
15 15 (0.50%) Social Network
15 15 (0.50%) iPhone
15 15 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 398 (13.30%) Windows
2 222 (7.42%) UNIX
3 142 (4.75%) Linux
4 87 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 26 (0.87%) Windows 2000
10 22 (0.74%) AIX
11 18 (0.60%) VMS
12 16 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.33%) HPUX
15 9 (0.30%) Solaris
15 9 (0.30%) zOS
16 8 (0.27%) Android
17 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (11.73%) Project Management
2 336 (11.23%) ITIL
3 326 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 228 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
5 202 (6.75%) PRINCE2
6 201 (6.72%) Business Analysis
7 172 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 162 (5.41%) Data Analysis
9 152 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 142 (4.75%) Change Management
11 139 (4.65%) MVC
12 136 (4.55%) OO
13 131 (4.38%) Analytics
13 131 (4.38%) Mentoring
14 129 (4.31%) Coaching
14 129 (4.31%) UML
15 128 (4.28%) TDD
16 116 (3.88%) E-Commerce
17 108 (3.61%) Data Modelling
18 107 (3.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 718 (24.00%) SQL
2 341 (11.40%) C#
3 249 (8.32%) JavaScript
4 232 (7.75%) Java
5 151 (5.05%) T-SQL
6 99 (3.31%) VB
6 99 (3.31%) VB.NET
7 78 (2.61%) Perl
8 64 (2.14%) VBA
9 51 (1.70%) COBOL
10 46 (1.54%) Python
11 43 (1.44%) PHP
12 40 (1.34%) C
12 40 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 29 (0.97%) VBScript
14 26 (0.87%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.80%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 24 (0.80%) Delphi
16 21 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 347 (11.60%) Degree
2 139 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 114 (3.81%) ISEB
4 69 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 55 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 43 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 41 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 39 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 33 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (0.94%) PMP
12 27 (0.90%) CCA
13 26 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (0.84%) CISSP
14 25 (0.84%) MCITP
15 23 (0.77%) MCP
16 22 (0.74%) CCNA
17 21 (0.70%) MCSE
18 19 (0.64%) MCTS
19 17 (0.57%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.01%) SLA
2 82 (2.74%) QA
3 28 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.40%) COBIT
6 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.13%) BS25999
9 3 (0.10%) COSO
10 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.033%) FATCA
10 1 (0.033%) P3O
10 1 (0.033%) EMIR
10 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 93 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 22 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 22 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.60%) XenApp
6 17 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.23%) Snort
10 7 (0.23%) vSphere
11 6 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 5 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.10%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.10%) XenServer
14 2 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.77%) Data Guard
3 20 (0.67%) SCCM
4 18 (0.60%) Foglight
4 18 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 12 (0.40%) OpenView
5 12 (0.40%) SCOM
6 11 (0.37%) Puppet
6 11 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.33%) Nessus
7 10 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (0.27%) CA Endevor
9 7 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.20%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.20%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.13%) Nagios
12 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 435 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 321 (10.73%) Oracle
3 130 (4.34%) SAP
4 101 (3.38%) VMware
5 91 (3.04%) HP
6 83 (2.77%) IBM
7 74 (2.47%) Citrix
8 68 (2.27%) Cisco
9 63 (2.11%) Fujitsu
10 36 (1.20%) Remedy
11 35 (1.17%) Sage
12 34 (1.14%) Business Objects
13 33 (1.10%) Hyperion
14 26 (0.87%) Google
15 25 (0.84%) EMC
16 24 (0.80%) Aquila
17 21 (0.70%) Juniper
17 21 (0.70%) McAfee
17 21 (0.70%) Symantec
18 20 (0.67%) CheckPoint
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + 15% Flex Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flex Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Incentives
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + OTE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago