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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1769 1330 1251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 19.85% 17.29%
As % of the General category 57.89% 52.24% 47.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1490 1118 1045
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
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
3056 2546 2641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.73% 38.01% 36.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2514 2061 2211
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 £62,500 £58,500 £67,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +4 878 £43,500 +3.57% 141
Cheshire +5 645 £42,500 -3.40% 78
Merseyside +6 90 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Lancashire -10 47 £41,250 -2.94% 8
Cumbria - 7 £30,500 - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 747 (23.47%) SQL
2 508 (15.96%) SQL Server
3 442 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (13.76%) Microsoft
5 427 (13.42%) .NET
6 411 (12.91%) Windows
7 393 (12.35%) Banking
8 383 (12.03%) Project Management
9 379 (11.91%) ITIL
10 376 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
11 366 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 366 (11.50%) Degree
12 339 (10.65%) C#
13 328 (10.30%) Oracle
14 301 (9.46%) MS Excel
15 280 (8.80%) Retail
16 274 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
17 248 (7.79%) ASP.NET
18 245 (7.70%) JavaScript
19 228 (7.16%) HTML
20 226 (7.10%) Business Analysis
21 223 (7.01%) Java
22 221 (6.94%) Service Delivery
23 218 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 214 (6.72%) PRINCE2
24 214 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
25 203 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 201 (6.31%) UNIX
27 186 (5.84%) Data Analysis
28 178 (5.59%) Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 125 (3.93%) SAS
2 67 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 65 (2.04%) IIS
4 61 (1.92%) CICS
5 59 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 40 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 28 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 25 (0.79%) CMS
8 25 (0.79%) NServiceBus
9 24 (0.75%) FileNet
10 23 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 22 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
13 18 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.41%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
15 12 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
15 12 (0.38%) MS Project Server
16 11 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 301 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 111 (3.49%) MS Office
3 46 (1.45%) MS Project
4 44 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.57%) PowerPivot
7 16 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.38%) SPSS
9 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.094%) InDesign
11 3 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.063%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.031%) Stata
13 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 94 (2.95%) SAP FI
2 92 (2.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 92 (2.89%) SAP CO
3 62 (1.95%) Oracle Financials
4 54 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
5 52 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 45 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 45 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
7 42 (1.32%) HFM
8 41 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 41 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
9 39 (1.23%) Oracle iProcurement
9 39 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 31 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
11 29 (0.91%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 28 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
13 27 (0.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 23 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
14 23 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
15 20 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.72%) Office 365
3 8 (0.25%) SaaS
4 4 (0.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.094%) IaaS
6 2 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (2.23%) Internet
2 62 (1.95%) SAN
3 47 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.41%) WAN
5 43 (1.35%) LAN
6 38 (1.19%) Firewall
7 37 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (0.94%) Wireless
9 29 (0.91%) DNS
10 22 (0.69%) NAS
11 21 (0.66%) SMTP
12 20 (0.63%) SSL
13 19 (0.60%) Network Security
14 18 (0.57%) VPN
15 17 (0.53%) HTTP
16 14 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
17 12 (0.38%) Intranet
18 10 (0.31%) LDAP
19 7 (0.22%) VoIP
20 6 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 214 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
4 203 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 146 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 91 (2.86%) DB2
6 91 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 86 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 85 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 65 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 53 (1.67%) MySQL
11 51 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 47 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 41 (1.29%) Data Mining
13 41 (1.29%) Big Data
14 33 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
15 31 (0.97%) MongoDB
16 29 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
17 28 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
18 26 (0.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 100 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 94 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 55 (1.73%) Selenium
4 45 (1.41%) NUnit
5 31 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 31 (0.97%) MSTest
6 28 (0.88%) SpecFlow
6 28 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 27 (0.85%) JUnit
8 26 (0.82%) JIRA
9 19 (0.60%) Subversion
10 18 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
10 18 (0.57%) Moq
10 18 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.47%) LoadRunner
12 14 (0.44%) Toad
12 14 (0.44%) ProC
13 12 (0.38%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.38%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.31%) Mockito
General
1 393 (12.35%) Banking
2 280 (8.80%) Retail
3 178 (5.59%) Marketing
4 126 (3.96%) Financial Institution
5 124 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 66 (2.07%) Back Office
8 63 (1.98%) Legal
9 51 (1.60%) Advertising
10 50 (1.57%) General Ledger
11 41 (1.29%) Billing
12 30 (0.94%) Automotive
13 28 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 21 (0.66%) German Language
14 21 (0.66%) Front Office
15 19 (0.60%) Law
16 13 (0.41%) Publishing
17 11 (0.35%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 839 (26.36%) Analyst
2 536 (16.84%) Developer
3 299 (9.39%) Business Analyst
4 289 (9.08%) Consultant
5 248 (7.79%) Project Manager
6 148 (4.65%) Architect
7 142 (4.46%) .NET Developer
8 94 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
9 88 (2.76%) Test Manager
10 86 (2.70%) Support Analyst
11 84 (2.64%) Software Developer
12 75 (2.36%) Senior Developer
13 74 (2.32%) Team Leader
14 72 (2.26%) DBA
15 71 (2.23%) Test Analyst
15 71 (2.23%) Systems Analyst
15 71 (2.23%) Service Manager
16 70 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
16 70 (2.20%) Administrator
17 64 (2.01%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (13.42%) .NET
2 248 (7.79%) ASP.NET
3 228 (7.16%) HTML
4 175 (5.50%) CSS
5 150 (4.71%) XML
6 130 (4.08%) Web Services
7 118 (3.71%) WCF
8 117 (3.68%) jQuery
9 99 (3.11%) .NET Framework
10 87 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 85 (2.67%) HTML5
12 82 (2.58%) J2EE
13 72 (2.26%) LINQ
14 71 (2.23%) Middleware
15 62 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 51 (1.60%) WinForms
17 49 (1.54%) SOAP
18 45 (1.41%) XSLT
19 44 (1.38%) WPF
20 39 (1.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 376 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.05%) Mainframe
4 67 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 57 (1.79%) Statistics
6 55 (1.73%) Mathematics
7 44 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.16%) User Experience
9 36 (1.13%) Data Extraction
10 35 (1.10%) Clustering
10 35 (1.10%) Credit Risk
11 33 (1.04%) Economics
12 27 (0.85%) Data Integration
13 25 (0.79%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.72%) Open Source
15 22 (0.69%) PMI
16 18 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
16 18 (0.57%) Social Network
17 17 (0.53%) Replication
18 16 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 411 (12.91%) Windows
2 201 (6.31%) UNIX
3 124 (3.90%) Linux
4 94 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 31 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (0.85%) Windows 2000
9 22 (0.69%) VMS
10 18 (0.57%) Windows XP
11 17 (0.53%) AIX
12 13 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.25%) Android
15 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.22%) zOS
15 7 (0.22%) HPUX
16 6 (0.19%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (12.03%) Project Management
3 379 (11.91%) ITIL
4 366 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 274 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
6 226 (7.10%) Business Analysis
7 221 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 214 (6.72%) PRINCE2
9 186 (5.84%) Data Analysis
10 159 (5.00%) Change Management
11 149 (4.68%) MVC
12 145 (4.56%) OO
13 142 (4.46%) Analytics
14 138 (4.34%) CRM
14 138 (4.34%) UML
14 138 (4.34%) Mentoring
15 132 (4.15%) Coaching
16 128 (4.02%) Risk Management
17 127 (3.99%) TDD
18 126 (3.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 747 (23.47%) SQL
2 339 (10.65%) C#
3 245 (7.70%) JavaScript
4 223 (7.01%) Java
5 169 (5.31%) T-SQL
6 112 (3.52%) VB.NET
7 109 (3.42%) VB
8 85 (2.67%) Perl
9 65 (2.04%) VBA
10 62 (1.95%) COBOL
11 47 (1.48%) Python
12 41 (1.29%) C
13 40 (1.26%) PHP
14 35 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 33 (1.04%) PowerShell
16 28 (0.88%) VBScript
17 25 (0.79%) Delphi
18 24 (0.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
19 21 (0.66%) C++
19 21 (0.66%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 366 (11.50%) Degree
2 143 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 121 (3.80%) ISEB
4 75 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 53 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 53 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 43 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (1.07%) CISSP
10 31 (0.97%) PMP
11 29 (0.91%) CCA
12 28 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (0.75%) MCITP
14 23 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (0.69%) CCNA
16 21 (0.66%) MCP
17 20 (0.63%) MCTS
18 19 (0.60%) MCSE
19 17 (0.53%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.40%) SLA
2 103 (3.24%) QA
3 29 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.35%) COBIT
4 11 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.13%) BS25999
7 3 (0.094%) COSO
8 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.031%) P3O
System Software
1 83 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 22 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 20 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 18 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.47%) XenApp
8 13 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.38%) Firmware
10 9 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.25%) Snort
12 6 (0.19%) vSphere
12 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
14 3 (0.094%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.094%) XenServer
15 2 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.063%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.063%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 39 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.16%) Data Guard
3 35 (1.10%) Foglight
4 18 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 18 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (0.44%) SCCM
6 10 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.31%) Puppet
6 10 (0.31%) OpenView
7 8 (0.25%) SCOM
7 8 (0.25%) CA Endevor
8 7 (0.22%) Nessus
8 7 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.19%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.19%) CFEngine
9 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.13%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 438 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 328 (10.30%) Oracle
3 159 (5.00%) SAP
4 90 (2.83%) VMware
5 80 (2.51%) IBM
6 79 (2.48%) HP
7 66 (2.07%) Citrix
8 60 (1.89%) Cisco
9 51 (1.60%) Fujitsu
10 38 (1.19%) Teradata
11 37 (1.16%) Hyperion
12 36 (1.13%) Sage
13 35 (1.10%) Remedy
13 35 (1.10%) Imperva
14 32 (1.01%) Business Objects
15 27 (0.85%) Google
16 24 (0.75%) Red Hat
16 24 (0.75%) Symantec
16 24 (0.75%) Aquila
17 23 (0.72%) EMC
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