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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1432 1390 1244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.48% 19.90% 17.22%
As % of the General category 53.90% 53.88% 47.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1075 999
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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
2657 2580 2594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.86% 36.94% 35.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2017 1956 2092
Average salary £40,000 £37,950 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% -0.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -1 724 £40,000 - 144
Cheshire +2 497 £42,500 -5.55% 69
Merseyside +9 112 £40,250 +0.62% 22
Lancashire +2 51 £37,500 -31.81% 9
Cumbria -8 4 £53,750 +79.16%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 611 (20.03%) SQL
2 506 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
3 499 (16.36%) Windows
4 461 (15.11%) SQL Server
5 445 (14.59%) Project Management
6 437 (14.32%) Microsoft
7 414 (13.57%) Banking
8 375 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
9 343 (11.24%) .NET
9 343 (11.24%) ITIL
10 331 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 321 (10.52%) Degree
12 308 (10.10%) Retail
13 302 (9.90%) PRINCE2
14 286 (9.37%) MS Excel
15 276 (9.05%) C#
16 260 (8.52%) HTML
17 258 (8.46%) Oracle
18 224 (7.34%) Service Delivery
19 222 (7.28%) Financial Institution
20 215 (7.05%) Java
21 214 (7.01%) UNIX
22 206 (6.75%) JavaScript
23 203 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
24 200 (6.56%) Business Analysis
25 198 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 198 (6.49%) QA
26 193 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
27 192 (6.29%) Risk Management
28 183 (6.00%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 140 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.13%) IIS
3 48 (1.57%) SAS
4 44 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 37 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 21 (0.69%) CMS
7 20 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 19 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.46%) CICS
12 11 (0.36%) JBoss
13 10 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.26%) Apache
15 7 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 286 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 139 (4.56%) MS Office
3 57 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 49 (1.61%) MS Project
6 32 (1.05%) PowerPivot
7 13 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.13%) InDesign
11 3 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.066%) PrintSoft PReS
12 2 (0.066%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.033%) Windchill
13 1 (0.033%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 51 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
3 45 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 45 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 45 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 45 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 39 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 37 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
7 34 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 27 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
9 26 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
9 26 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
10 23 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
11 21 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
12 18 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.52%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
15 13 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 12 (0.39%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.49%) SaaS
2 15 (0.49%) Office 365
3 5 (0.16%) GitHub
3 5 (0.16%) Force.com
4 3 (0.098%) PaaS
5 2 (0.066%) IaaS
5 2 (0.066%) MailChimp
5 2 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.066%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.70%) Firewall
2 92 (3.02%) WAN
3 91 (2.98%) Wireless
4 90 (2.95%) LAN
5 82 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 53 (1.74%) Internet
7 52 (1.70%) SAN
8 50 (1.64%) DNS
9 37 (1.21%) Network Security
10 32 (1.05%) HTTP
11 31 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (0.98%) DHCP
13 28 (0.92%) SSL
14 25 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
15 22 (0.72%) MPLS
16 21 (0.69%) NAS
17 15 (0.49%) SMTP
18 14 (0.46%) VPN
18 14 (0.46%) OSPF
18 14 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 198 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 193 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 164 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 124 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 81 (2.65%) MySQL
7 77 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 58 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 53 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 44 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
13 41 (1.34%) Big Data
14 38 (1.25%) OLAP
15 33 (1.08%) DB2
16 32 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 28 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
18 26 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
19 25 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 25 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 79 (2.59%) Selenium
2 76 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 71 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 64 (2.10%) Git (software)
5 53 (1.74%) NUnit
6 34 (1.11%) Subversion
6 34 (1.11%) JIRA
7 29 (0.95%) MSTest
8 22 (0.72%) SpecFlow
9 19 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
9 19 (0.62%) Moq
10 16 (0.52%) WebDriver
11 15 (0.49%) WatiN
11 15 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (0.36%) JUnit
13 10 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.29%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.26%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
General
1 414 (13.57%) Banking
2 308 (10.10%) Retail
3 222 (7.28%) Financial Institution
4 99 (3.24%) Marketing
5 81 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 56 (1.84%) Legal
8 53 (1.74%) Back Office
8 53 (1.74%) General Ledger
9 34 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 24 (0.79%) Advertising
11 22 (0.72%) Games
12 19 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.59%) Law
14 13 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
15 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.23%) Electronics
17 4 (0.13%) Front Office
17 4 (0.13%) Automotive
17 4 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 673 (22.06%) Analyst
2 481 (15.77%) Developer
3 347 (11.37%) Project Manager
4 256 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 192 (6.29%) Consultant
6 122 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 117 (3.83%) Architect
8 109 (3.57%) DBA
9 98 (3.21%) Test Analyst
10 86 (2.82%) Service Manager
11 85 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
12 83 (2.72%) Systems Analyst
13 82 (2.69%) PHP Developer
14 77 (2.52%) Administrator
15 73 (2.39%) Senior Manager
16 70 (2.29%) Security Engineer
17 69 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
18 68 (2.23%) Support Analyst
19 62 (2.03%) Designer
20 59 (1.93%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (11.24%) .NET
2 260 (8.52%) HTML
3 183 (6.00%) CSS
4 157 (5.15%) ASP.NET
5 120 (3.93%) XML
6 115 (3.77%) Web Services
7 113 (3.70%) jQuery
8 100 (3.28%) Middleware
9 90 (2.95%) WCF
10 88 (2.88%) HTML5
11 69 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 64 (2.10%) SOAP
13 59 (1.93%) .NET Framework
13 59 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 56 (1.84%) J2EE
15 52 (1.70%) CSS3
16 44 (1.44%) WPF
17 41 (1.34%) Ajax
18 38 (1.25%) Castle Windsor
19 37 (1.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 375 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 95 (3.11%) Mainframe
4 69 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (2.00%) User Experience
6 47 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 46 (1.51%) Clustering
8 43 (1.41%) Statistics
9 40 (1.31%) Tandem
9 40 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 32 (1.05%) NHS
11 29 (0.95%) Replication
12 26 (0.85%) Data Integration
13 22 (0.72%) Visualisation
14 21 (0.69%) Life Science
14 21 (0.69%) Economics
15 19 (0.62%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
16 18 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 499 (16.36%) Windows
2 214 (7.01%) UNIX
3 112 (3.67%) Linux
4 87 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 44 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 36 (1.18%) Android
10 29 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.43%) AIX
13 7 (0.23%) VMS
14 6 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.066%) zOS
16 2 (0.066%) HPUX
16 2 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.033%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (14.59%) Project Management
3 343 (11.24%) ITIL
4 331 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 302 (9.90%) PRINCE2
6 224 (7.34%) Service Delivery
7 203 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
8 200 (6.56%) Business Analysis
9 192 (6.29%) Risk Management
10 163 (5.34%) Change Management
11 152 (4.98%) Data Analysis
12 150 (4.92%) CRM
13 144 (4.72%) Scrum
14 141 (4.62%) OO
14 141 (4.62%) Mentoring
15 124 (4.06%) UML
15 124 (4.06%) MVC
16 122 (4.00%) ERP
17 121 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 119 (3.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 611 (20.03%) SQL
2 276 (9.05%) C#
3 215 (7.05%) Java
4 206 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 167 (5.47%) T-SQL
6 113 (3.70%) PHP
7 73 (2.39%) VB
8 54 (1.77%) VB.NET
8 54 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 53 (1.74%) C
10 50 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.54%) VBA
12 42 (1.38%) C++
13 34 (1.11%) Perl
14 19 (0.62%) Objective-C
14 19 (0.62%) VB6
15 18 (0.59%) Python
16 17 (0.56%) JCL
17 16 (0.52%) ABAP
18 15 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 321 (10.52%) Degree
2 181 (5.93%) ISEB
3 107 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 84 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 72 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 71 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 66 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 65 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 64 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (1.57%) PMI Certification
11 41 (1.34%) CISSP
12 39 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 37 (1.21%) CCNA
14 36 (1.18%) MCSE
15 33 (1.08%) PMP
16 31 (1.02%) MCITP
17 30 (0.98%) CCNP
18 28 (0.92%) ACCA
18 28 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 24 (0.79%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (6.49%) QA
2 122 (4.00%) SLA
3 53 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 11 (0.36%) FATCA
7 8 (0.26%) COBIT
8 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.16%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.098%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.066%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.033%) MiFID
12 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.033%) EMIR
12 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 101 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 90 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.15%) XenApp
4 27 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 25 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 24 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.66%) Snort
8 14 (0.46%) vSphere
9 10 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.20%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.066%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (0.92%) Data Guard
2 26 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 23 (0.75%) Foglight
3 23 (0.75%) SCCM
4 14 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.43%) SCOM
5 13 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.23%) SCSM
9 6 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.20%) Nessus
9 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.16%) WMI
10 5 (0.16%) WSUS
11 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.098%) Control-M
Vendors
1 437 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 258 (8.46%) Oracle
3 126 (4.13%) SAP
3 126 (4.13%) Cisco
4 124 (4.06%) VMware
5 94 (3.08%) IBM
6 81 (2.65%) HP
7 76 (2.49%) Citrix
8 69 (2.26%) Teradata
9 61 (2.00%) EMC
10 49 (1.61%) NetApp
11 42 (1.38%) Juniper
12 37 (1.21%) Symantec
13 32 (1.05%) Splunk
14 27 (0.88%) F5
14 27 (0.88%) Sage
14 27 (0.88%) CheckPoint
15 26 (0.85%) Sourcefire
15 26 (0.85%) Hyperion
15 26 (0.85%) Business Objects
Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000-£100,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k-£60k+benefits+ career progression opportunities
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£60k+benefits,holiday+ career progression
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Eye
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Global Eye
Posted: 10 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension,
Posted: 11 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 12 hours ago