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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1187 1309 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.67% 19.21% 17.51%
As % of the General category 50.45% 49.36% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 940 981 1046
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,040
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
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
2353 2652 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.98% 38.91% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1818 1968 2145
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 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 29 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 -1 541 £42,500 +6.25% 135
Cheshire +4 461 £42,500 - 68
Lancashire -4 79 £37,500 +4.16% 15
Merseyside 0 72 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Cumbria -10 4 £55,000 +71.53% 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 550 (20.20%) SQL
2 505 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (16.20%) SQL Server
4 418 (15.35%) Project Management
5 412 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 375 (13.77%) Windows
7 368 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 366 (13.44%) Banking
9 335 (12.30%) Degree
10 328 (12.05%) .NET
11 310 (11.38%) Retail
12 294 (10.80%) PRINCE2
13 276 (10.14%) MS Excel
14 265 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 253 (9.29%) C#
16 244 (8.96%) ITIL
17 241 (8.85%) HTML
18 238 (8.74%) Java
19 229 (8.41%) Oracle
20 226 (8.30%) JavaScript
20 226 (8.30%) Business Analysis
21 221 (8.12%) Risk Management
22 208 (7.64%) SDLC
23 207 (7.60%) Financial Institution
24 182 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
25 179 (6.57%) CSS
26 169 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 166 (6.10%) Service Delivery
28 160 (5.88%) ASP.NET
28 160 (5.88%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 106 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.51%) IIS
3 34 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 29 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 27 (0.99%) CMS
6 20 (0.73%) SAS
7 17 (0.62%) JBoss
8 11 (0.40%) NServiceBus
8 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.29%) Confluence
10 8 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.29%) Apache
10 8 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.26%) FileNet
11 7 (0.26%) CICS
11 7 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 276 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 140 (5.14%) MS Office
3 59 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.62%) MS Project
6 11 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.33%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.15%) InDesign
9 2 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.073%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 51 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.73%) SAP FI
3 44 (1.62%) SAP CO
3 44 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 44 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
4 39 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
5 33 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 32 (1.18%) Dynamics GP
7 30 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 30 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
8 27 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
9 23 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 23 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
10 18 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
11 16 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
12 15 (0.55%) Agresso
12 15 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.51%) SAP MM
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
14 12 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 17 (0.62%) Office 365
4 14 (0.51%) SaaS
5 8 (0.29%) PaaS
6 6 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.18%) GitHub
7 5 (0.18%) Force.com
8 4 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.073%) IaaS
10 2 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.037%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.037%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.37%) Wireless
2 95 (3.49%) Firewall
3 72 (2.64%) WAN
4 65 (2.39%) LAN
5 43 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 42 (1.54%) DNS
7 35 (1.29%) Network Security
8 33 (1.21%) Internet
9 31 (1.14%) DHCP
10 30 (1.10%) SAN
11 28 (1.03%) HTTP
12 26 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (0.77%) MPLS
14 20 (0.73%) SSL
14 20 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.59%) VPN
16 14 (0.51%) BGP
16 14 (0.51%) OSPF
17 12 (0.44%) ATM
18 10 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 169 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 156 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 125 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (3.08%) MySQL
7 77 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 47 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 41 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 36 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
13 32 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 29 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
16 22 (0.81%) DB2
17 21 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
18 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (0.66%) SAP BW
19 18 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 70 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 59 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.13%) Selenium
4 56 (2.06%) NUnit
5 47 (1.73%) Visual Studio
6 34 (1.25%) MSTest
7 32 (1.18%) Subversion
8 29 (1.07%) JIRA
9 22 (0.81%) Jenkins
10 18 (0.66%) ClearCase
11 16 (0.59%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (0.51%) Moq
12 14 (0.51%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.44%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.40%) JUnit
14 11 (0.40%) Grunt
15 10 (0.37%) Ant
16 9 (0.33%) WatiN
General
1 366 (13.44%) Banking
2 310 (11.38%) Retail
3 207 (7.60%) Financial Institution
4 113 (4.15%) Marketing
5 84 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 63 (2.31%) General Ledger
8 56 (2.06%) Legal
9 47 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 37 (1.36%) Back Office
11 26 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.92%) Law
13 21 (0.77%) Advertising
14 17 (0.62%) Electronics
15 16 (0.59%) Games
16 14 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
18 11 (0.40%) Billing
19 5 (0.18%) Front Office
20 4 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 645 (23.69%) Analyst
2 467 (17.15%) Developer
3 319 (11.72%) Project Manager
4 255 (9.36%) Business Analyst
5 164 (6.02%) Consultant
6 123 (4.52%) .NET Developer
7 90 (3.31%) Test Analyst
8 85 (3.12%) PHP Developer
9 79 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
10 78 (2.86%) DBA
11 75 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
12 68 (2.50%) Architect
13 63 (2.31%) Service Manager
13 63 (2.31%) Software Developer
14 62 (2.28%) C# Developer
15 59 (2.17%) IT Project Manager
16 58 (2.13%) Support Analyst
17 55 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
18 53 (1.95%) Senior Manager
19 52 (1.91%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (12.05%) .NET
2 241 (8.85%) HTML
3 179 (6.57%) CSS
4 160 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 141 (5.18%) Web Services
6 124 (4.55%) jQuery
7 115 (4.22%) XML
8 104 (3.82%) WCF
9 79 (2.90%) HTML5
10 72 (2.64%) SOAP
11 69 (2.53%) .NET Framework
12 62 (2.28%) AngularJS
13 61 (2.24%) J2EE
14 56 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 54 (1.98%) WPF
16 52 (1.91%) REST
17 48 (1.76%) LINQ
18 41 (1.51%) CSS3
19 37 (1.36%) Symfony
20 34 (1.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 368 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 75 (2.75%) User Experience
3 75 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 60 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.09%) Mainframe
6 50 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 44 (1.62%) Statistics
9 43 (1.58%) NHS
10 33 (1.21%) Replication
11 32 (1.18%) Clustering
12 26 (0.95%) Data Integration
13 23 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 23 (0.84%) Life Science
14 20 (0.73%) Economics
15 19 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
17 17 (0.62%) DTV
17 17 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 375 (13.77%) Windows
2 117 (4.30%) UNIX
3 96 (3.53%) Linux
4 57 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 48 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 31 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.07%) Android
11 21 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.18%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.073%) CentOS
16 2 (0.073%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.073%) zOS
17 1 (0.037%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (15.35%) Project Management
3 294 (10.80%) PRINCE2
4 265 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 244 (8.96%) ITIL
6 226 (8.30%) Business Analysis
7 221 (8.12%) Risk Management
8 208 (7.64%) SDLC
9 182 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
10 166 (6.10%) Service Delivery
11 142 (5.21%) OO
12 138 (5.07%) Data Analysis
13 128 (4.70%) Scrum
13 128 (4.70%) Mentoring
14 127 (4.66%) Change Management
15 123 (4.52%) TDD
16 122 (4.48%) MVC
17 121 (4.44%) Programme Management
18 118 (4.33%) UML
19 111 (4.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 550 (20.20%) SQL
2 253 (9.29%) C#
3 238 (8.74%) Java
4 226 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 146 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 112 (4.11%) PHP
7 58 (2.13%) VBA
8 52 (1.91%) C
8 52 (1.91%) VB
9 47 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 43 (1.58%) VB.NET
11 34 (1.25%) C++
12 28 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 19 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.44%) Python
14 12 (0.44%) COBOL
14 12 (0.44%) ABAP
15 11 (0.40%) Perl
15 11 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 335 (12.30%) Degree
2 141 (5.18%) ISEB
3 71 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 69 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 67 (2.46%) ISTQB
6 59 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 43 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 32 (1.18%) CCNA
11 30 (1.10%) PMI Certification
12 28 (1.03%) CISSP
13 26 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (0.95%) MCITP
13 26 (0.95%) MCSE
14 21 (0.77%) CCNP
15 20 (0.73%) ACCA
16 17 (0.62%) MBA
17 14 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.88%) QA
2 96 (3.53%) SLA
3 44 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.66%) COBIT
6 14 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.48%) FATCA
8 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.073%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.037%) MiFID
11 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.037%) EMIR
11 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 87 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.73%) Snort
4 19 (0.70%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.62%) XenApp
6 16 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.51%) vSphere
8 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.29%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.073%) NFS
12 1 (0.037%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.037%) HDFS
12 1 (0.037%) Docker
12 1 (0.037%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (0.95%) SCCM
2 15 (0.55%) SCOM
2 15 (0.55%) Data Guard
3 14 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.40%) Foglight
6 6 (0.22%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.22%) SCSM
6 6 (0.22%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.11%) Nessus
8 3 (0.11%) Oozie
9 2 (0.073%) Puppet
9 2 (0.073%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.073%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.073%) cPanel
9 2 (0.073%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 412 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 229 (8.41%) Oracle
3 147 (5.40%) SAP
4 105 (3.86%) VMware
5 91 (3.34%) Cisco
6 73 (2.68%) IBM
7 59 (2.17%) HP
8 54 (1.98%) Citrix
9 42 (1.54%) Juniper
10 41 (1.51%) Sage
11 34 (1.25%) Teradata
12 28 (1.03%) JD Edwards
13 27 (0.99%) Dell
14 26 (0.95%) Zend
15 24 (0.88%) Splunk
16 23 (0.84%) Sourcefire
16 23 (0.84%) Google
16 23 (0.84%) F5
17 22 (0.81%) Cognos
17 22 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
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Lancashire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lancashire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 23 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Package
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Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: car + Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday