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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1299 1415 1398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.19% 20.07% 18.64%
As % of the General category 52.34% 50.23% 49.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1047 1103 1169
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
2482 2817 2819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.58% 39.95% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1940 2150 2268
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -2 600 £41,750 +4.37% 160
Cheshire +3 466 £42,500 -5.55% 61
Lancashire +1 95 £37,500 +4.16% 11
Merseyside +7 94 £40,000 -16.66% 10
Cumbria -8 7 £57,500 +79.33% 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 568 (21.00%) SQL
2 528 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (16.34%) SQL Server
4 432 (15.97%) Project Management
5 417 (15.42%) Microsoft
6 376 (13.90%) Banking
7 372 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
8 371 (13.72%) Degree
9 355 (13.12%) .NET
10 350 (12.94%) Windows
11 305 (11.28%) PRINCE2
12 301 (11.13%) Retail
13 282 (10.43%) MS Excel
14 264 (9.76%) C#
15 262 (9.69%) HTML
16 260 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 248 (9.17%) JavaScript
18 246 (9.09%) Java
19 242 (8.95%) ITIL
20 235 (8.69%) Risk Management
21 234 (8.65%) Business Analysis
22 229 (8.47%) Oracle
23 203 (7.50%) SDLC
24 197 (7.28%) CSS
25 193 (7.13%) Financial Institution
26 185 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
27 179 (6.62%) Service Delivery
28 170 (6.28%) ASP.NET
29 168 (6.21%) MS Office
29 168 (6.21%) Web Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 99 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.48%) IIS
4 32 (1.18%) SAS
5 29 (1.07%) CMS
6 27 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.55%) JBoss
9 13 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.41%) CICS
11 10 (0.37%) Apache
12 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.30%) WordPress
13 8 (0.30%) Confluence
13 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 282 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 168 (6.21%) MS Office
3 64 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.03%) MS Project
5 37 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.074%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 56 (2.07%) SAP FI
2 51 (1.89%) SAP CO
2 51 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 50 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 41 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 35 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 35 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
7 30 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
9 22 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
10 21 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
11 20 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
12 18 (0.67%) SAP MM
13 14 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
14 13 (0.48%) Agresso
15 12 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
16 11 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
17 10 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.89%) Google Analytics
3 23 (0.85%) Office 365
4 14 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.52%) SaaS
5 12 (0.44%) PaaS
6 7 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.18%) Force.com
7 5 (0.18%) GitHub
8 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.074%) IaaS
9 2 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.074%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.074%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.037%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 116 (4.29%) Wireless
2 92 (3.40%) Firewall
3 68 (2.51%) WAN
4 57 (2.11%) LAN
5 43 (1.59%) DNS
6 42 (1.55%) HTTP
7 41 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 38 (1.40%) Network Security
9 35 (1.29%) Internet
10 28 (1.04%) DHCP
11 27 (1.00%) SAN
12 26 (0.96%) VPN
13 25 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (0.85%) MPLS
16 21 (0.78%) VoIP
17 17 (0.63%) SSL
18 14 (0.52%) OSPF
18 14 (0.52%) BGP
19 11 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 164 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 138 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 115 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
5 107 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (3.07%) MySQL
7 74 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 69 (2.55%) Oracle Database
9 50 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 37 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
12 33 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
14 25 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (0.85%) Data Mining
15 23 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
16 22 (0.81%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 17 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.33%) Selenium
4 57 (2.11%) NUnit
5 47 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.29%) MSTest
7 32 (1.18%) JIRA
8 31 (1.15%) Subversion
9 25 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 20 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 18 (0.67%) ClearCase
12 17 (0.63%) LoadRunner
13 15 (0.55%) Grunt
14 13 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.41%) HP UFT
15 11 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
15 11 (0.41%) Moq
16 10 (0.37%) Ant
16 10 (0.37%) JUnit
16 10 (0.37%) Eclipse
General
1 376 (13.90%) Banking
2 301 (11.13%) Retail
3 193 (7.13%) Financial Institution
4 146 (5.40%) Marketing
5 87 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 63 (2.33%) General Ledger
8 61 (2.26%) Legal
9 47 (1.74%) Retail Banking
10 44 (1.63%) Investment Banking
11 36 (1.33%) Back Office
12 27 (1.00%) Law
13 24 (0.89%) Advertising
14 20 (0.74%) Electronics
15 18 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.48%) Games
16 13 (0.48%) Billing
16 13 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (0.44%) Automotive
18 8 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 662 (24.47%) Analyst
2 491 (18.15%) Developer
3 288 (10.65%) Project Manager
4 250 (9.24%) Business Analyst
5 167 (6.17%) Consultant
6 135 (4.99%) .NET Developer
7 90 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 78 (2.88%) DBA
9 77 (2.85%) C# Developer
10 76 (2.81%) PHP Developer
11 72 (2.66%) Architect
12 69 (2.55%) Software Developer
13 67 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
14 64 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
15 63 (2.33%) Service Manager
15 63 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
16 55 (2.03%) Support Analyst
17 54 (2.00%) Financial Business Analyst
18 53 (1.96%) Senior Manager
18 53 (1.96%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (13.12%) .NET
2 262 (9.69%) HTML
3 197 (7.28%) CSS
4 170 (6.28%) ASP.NET
5 168 (6.21%) Web Services
6 139 (5.14%) jQuery
7 122 (4.51%) XML
8 113 (4.18%) WCF
9 85 (3.14%) HTML5
10 81 (2.99%) SOAP
11 80 (2.96%) .NET Framework
12 71 (2.62%) AngularJS
13 61 (2.26%) LINQ
13 61 (2.26%) J2EE
14 59 (2.18%) WPF
14 59 (2.18%) REST
15 55 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (1.81%) Middleware
17 44 (1.63%) RESTful
18 43 (1.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 372 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 82 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 80 (2.96%) User Experience
5 63 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 61 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 48 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 47 (1.74%) NHS
9 45 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 31 (1.15%) Replication
11 26 (0.96%) Clustering
11 26 (0.96%) Life Science
12 25 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 24 (0.89%) Statistics
14 23 (0.85%) PMI
15 22 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.78%) Cryptography
16 21 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
17 20 (0.74%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 350 (12.94%) Windows
2 120 (4.44%) UNIX
3 116 (4.29%) Linux
4 59 (2.18%) Windows 7
5 57 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 36 (1.33%) Android
10 28 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 27 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.67%) AIX
13 11 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
16 5 (0.18%) Solaris
16 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (15.97%) Project Management
3 305 (11.28%) PRINCE2
4 260 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 242 (8.95%) ITIL
6 235 (8.69%) Risk Management
7 234 (8.65%) Business Analysis
8 203 (7.50%) SDLC
9 185 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
10 179 (6.62%) Service Delivery
11 153 (5.66%) OO
12 148 (5.47%) Change Management
13 142 (5.25%) Mentoring
14 139 (5.14%) Scrum
15 137 (5.06%) TDD
16 131 (4.84%) Data Analysis
17 129 (4.77%) MVC
18 119 (4.40%) UML
19 117 (4.33%) Programme Management
20 111 (4.10%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 568 (21.00%) SQL
2 264 (9.76%) C#
3 248 (9.17%) JavaScript
4 246 (9.09%) Java
5 144 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 103 (3.81%) PHP
7 60 (2.22%) C
8 58 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 58 (2.14%) VBA
9 49 (1.81%) C++
10 43 (1.59%) VB
11 42 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 26 (0.96%) PowerShell
13 18 (0.67%) Python
14 16 (0.59%) COBOL
15 15 (0.55%) Objective-C
16 12 (0.44%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.41%) Perl
18 9 (0.33%) Delphi
18 9 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 371 (13.72%) Degree
2 134 (4.95%) ISEB
3 71 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 64 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 60 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 52 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 42 (1.55%) SC Cleared
9 37 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (1.33%) CCNA
11 31 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (0.81%) CCNP
12 22 (0.81%) MCSE
13 21 (0.78%) CISSP
13 21 (0.78%) MCITP
14 19 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.70%) PMP
15 14 (0.52%) MBA
16 13 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (6.14%) QA
2 93 (3.44%) SLA
3 47 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.67%) COBIT
6 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 12 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.37%) FATCA
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.037%) EMIR
10 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.037%) MiFID
10 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 73 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.63%) Snort
4 15 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 10 (0.37%) vSphere
8 9 (0.33%) XenApp
9 8 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.11%) SRDF
13 2 (0.074%) NFS
13 2 (0.074%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.074%) Docker
14 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.037%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (0.85%) SCCM
2 21 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.63%) Data Guard
3 17 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (0.41%) SCOM
5 10 (0.37%) Foglight
6 6 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.18%) Puppet
8 4 (0.15%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.15%) SCSM
8 4 (0.15%) cPanel
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.11%) Oozie
10 2 (0.074%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.074%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.074%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.074%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 417 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 229 (8.47%) Oracle
3 162 (5.99%) SAP
4 87 (3.22%) VMware
5 86 (3.18%) Cisco
6 76 (2.81%) IBM
7 50 (1.85%) HP
8 49 (1.81%) Citrix
9 44 (1.63%) Juniper
10 42 (1.55%) Sage
11 31 (1.15%) JD Edwards
11 31 (1.15%) Google
12 25 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.89%) Teradata
14 23 (0.85%) F5
15 22 (0.81%) Zend
15 22 (0.81%) Hyperion
16 21 (0.78%) CheckPoint
17 20 (0.74%) Dell
18 19 (0.70%) Business Objects
Warrington, Cheshire
Essential Recruitment
Salary: bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson Banking & Finance
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £19500 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Recital Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + OTE and other benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ifftner Solutions
Salary: package, depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
EXCELerate
Salary: £75k OTE £150k, Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life Cover
Posted: 17 hours ago