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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1374 1662 1389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.06% 22.36% 20.04%
As % of the General category 53.63% 54.85% 52.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1079 1342 1188
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,550 £62,500 £67,500
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
2562 3030 2635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.41% 40.76% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1991 2361 2160
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 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 2 September 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 +1 776 £42,500 - 160
Cheshire -2 403 £45,000 +5.88% 63
Merseyside +6 89 £47,500 +5.55% 17
Lancashire +16 54 £35,000 -15.15% 8
Cumbria -12 8 £48,750 +59.83% 5
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 586 (22.81%) SQL
2 559 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (16.39%) Project Management
4 410 (15.96%) SQL Server
5 395 (15.38%) Degree
6 371 (14.44%) Microsoft
7 365 (14.21%) .NET
8 341 (13.27%) Banking
9 329 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
10 310 (12.07%) Windows
11 298 (11.60%) PRINCE2
12 287 (11.17%) Retail
13 281 (10.94%) JavaScript
14 275 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 274 (10.67%) Java
16 271 (10.55%) Risk Management
17 270 (10.51%) C#
18 252 (9.81%) MS Excel
19 246 (9.58%) HTML
20 219 (8.52%) ITIL
21 216 (8.41%) SDLC
22 208 (8.10%) Web Services
23 204 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
24 203 (7.90%) Business Analysis
25 197 (7.67%) Oracle
26 194 (7.55%) CSS
27 180 (7.01%) MS Office
28 173 (6.73%) SAP
29 164 (6.38%) Financial Institution
29 164 (6.38%) jQuery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 91 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.56%) SAS
4 36 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 34 (1.32%) CMS
6 32 (1.25%) IIS
7 29 (1.13%) MS Exchange
8 22 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 21 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.74%) JBoss
11 14 (0.54%) Apache
11 14 (0.54%) CICS
12 13 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.35%) Confluence
15 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 252 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 180 (7.01%) MS Office
3 77 (3.00%) MS Project
4 74 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 72 (2.80%) SAP FI
2 67 (2.61%) SAP CO
3 66 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 42 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 35 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
6 28 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
7 25 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
7 25 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
9 23 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
10 22 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.78%) SAP MM
11 20 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
12 19 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
13 14 (0.54%) SAP SD
13 14 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
14 11 (0.43%) SAP BPC
14 11 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
14 11 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
15 8 (0.31%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.36%) Office 365
3 28 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.58%) SaaS
5 12 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.35%) PaaS
7 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.16%) GitHub
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.078%) IaaS
10 2 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.078%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.039%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 125 (4.87%) Wireless
2 84 (3.27%) Firewall
3 62 (2.41%) WAN
4 49 (1.91%) HTTP
4 49 (1.91%) DNS
5 47 (1.83%) LAN
6 45 (1.75%) Internet
7 41 (1.60%) Network Security
8 36 (1.40%) TCP/IP
9 33 (1.28%) VPN
10 29 (1.13%) VoIP
11 26 (1.01%) SAN
12 25 (0.97%) DHCP
13 19 (0.74%) Intranet
14 18 (0.70%) SSL
15 15 (0.58%) MPLS
15 15 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.51%) NAS
17 12 (0.47%) HTTPS
18 11 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 158 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 137 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
4 127 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 89 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (2.92%) MySQL
8 67 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 46 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.36%) Data Mining
11 34 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (1.01%) Big Data
14 24 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
14 24 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.82%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 82 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (2.53%) Selenium
3 65 (2.53%) NUnit
4 51 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 51 (1.99%) JIRA
5 42 (1.63%) Subversion
6 39 (1.52%) MSTest
7 30 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 22 (0.86%) Maven
8 22 (0.86%) Eclipse
9 20 (0.78%) ClearCase
10 19 (0.74%) HP UFT
10 19 (0.74%) LoadRunner
10 19 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 17 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.62%) JUnit
13 14 (0.54%) Ant
13 14 (0.54%) NetBeans
14 13 (0.51%) Grunt
General
1 341 (13.27%) Banking
2 287 (11.17%) Retail
3 164 (6.38%) Financial Institution
4 145 (5.64%) Marketing
5 103 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 98 (3.81%) Legal
7 82 (3.19%) Manufacturing
8 61 (2.37%) Law
9 51 (1.99%) Investment Banking
10 43 (1.67%) Retail Banking
11 41 (1.60%) General Ledger
12 33 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (1.25%) Back Office
14 23 (0.90%) Advertising
15 22 (0.86%) Electronics
16 18 (0.70%) Billing
17 15 (0.58%) Games
18 12 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
19 10 (0.39%) Front Office
20 9 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 612 (23.82%) Analyst
2 532 (20.71%) Developer
3 294 (11.44%) Project Manager
4 206 (8.02%) Business Analyst
5 151 (5.88%) Consultant
6 134 (5.22%) .NET Developer
7 88 (3.43%) Architect
8 87 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
9 71 (2.76%) C# Developer
9 71 (2.76%) Test Analyst
10 64 (2.49%) Java Developer
11 60 (2.34%) Programme Manager
11 60 (2.34%) DBA
12 58 (2.26%) SQL Developer
13 57 (2.22%) Service Manager
14 54 (2.10%) Software Developer
14 54 (2.10%) Systems Analyst
15 51 (1.99%) Senior Manager
15 51 (1.99%) Support Analyst
16 49 (1.91%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (14.21%) .NET
2 246 (9.58%) HTML
3 208 (8.10%) Web Services
4 194 (7.55%) CSS
5 164 (6.38%) jQuery
6 156 (6.07%) ASP.NET
7 147 (5.72%) XML
8 123 (4.79%) WCF
9 88 (3.43%) SOAP
10 80 (3.11%) AngularJS
11 78 (3.04%) HTML5
12 76 (2.96%) J2EE
13 70 (2.72%) .NET Framework
13 70 (2.72%) REST
14 67 (2.61%) LINQ
15 64 (2.49%) RESTful
16 63 (2.45%) WPF
17 60 (2.34%) Middleware
18 52 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
19 51 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 329 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.78%) User Experience
4 86 (3.35%) Data Centre
5 68 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 49 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 45 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 40 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 34 (1.32%) PMI
9 34 (1.32%) Replication
10 33 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.01%) NHS
12 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.86%) DTV
14 19 (0.74%) Clustering
14 19 (0.74%) Life Science
14 19 (0.74%) Visualisation
14 19 (0.74%) Social Media
15 16 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
16 15 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 310 (12.07%) Windows
2 139 (5.41%) Linux
3 115 (4.48%) UNIX
4 52 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 29 (1.13%) Android
10 23 (0.90%) AIX
11 14 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 13 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.35%) Solaris
15 8 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
16 4 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (16.39%) Project Management
3 298 (11.60%) PRINCE2
4 275 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 271 (10.55%) Risk Management
6 219 (8.52%) ITIL
7 216 (8.41%) SDLC
8 204 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
9 203 (7.90%) Business Analysis
10 162 (6.31%) Scrum
11 155 (6.03%) TDD
12 152 (5.92%) Change Management
13 150 (5.84%) Service Delivery
14 141 (5.49%) OO
15 137 (5.33%) Information Security
16 126 (4.90%) Mentoring
16 126 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
17 123 (4.79%) MVC
18 119 (4.63%) UML
19 117 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 586 (22.81%) SQL
2 281 (10.94%) JavaScript
3 274 (10.67%) Java
4 270 (10.51%) C#
5 134 (5.22%) T-SQL
6 79 (3.08%) PHP
7 65 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 56 (2.18%) C++
9 54 (2.10%) VBA
10 52 (2.02%) C
11 37 (1.44%) Python
12 34 (1.32%) VB
13 30 (1.17%) PowerShell
14 29 (1.13%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.74%) Perl
15 19 (0.74%) COBOL
16 16 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.51%) Ruby
18 11 (0.43%) Objective-C
19 9 (0.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 395 (15.38%) Degree
2 113 (4.40%) ISEB
3 58 (2.26%) PMI Certification
4 51 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 47 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.60%) ISTQB
6 41 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (1.48%) CCNA
8 37 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 31 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (0.97%) CISSP
12 24 (0.93%) PMP
13 23 (0.90%) CISA
14 22 (0.86%) MCSE
15 19 (0.74%) CISM
15 19 (0.74%) APMP
16 16 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.25%) QA
2 97 (3.78%) SLA
3 40 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.58%) COBIT
6 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.078%) FATCA
9 1 (0.039%) EMIR
9 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.039%) MiFID
9 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 73 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 65 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.54%) Terminal Server
4 13 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.27%) vSphere
6 5 (0.19%) SRDF
6 5 (0.19%) XenApp
6 5 (0.19%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.19%) Snort
7 2 (0.078%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.078%) NFS
7 2 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.078%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.078%) Docker
8 1 (0.039%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.039%) XenServer
8 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (0.51%) SCCM
3 13 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 13 (0.51%) Puppet
4 12 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.16%) cPanel
6 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.16%) Nagios
6 4 (0.16%) SCOM
7 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.12%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.12%) Oozie
8 2 (0.078%) Zenoss
8 2 (0.078%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.078%) Foglight
8 2 (0.078%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.078%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 371 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 197 (7.67%) Oracle
3 173 (6.73%) SAP
4 94 (3.66%) VMware
5 92 (3.58%) IBM
6 60 (2.34%) Cisco
7 55 (2.14%) HP
8 53 (2.06%) Citrix
9 35 (1.36%) Sage
10 22 (0.86%) JD Edwards
11 21 (0.82%) Juniper
12 20 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.74%) Hyperion
13 19 (0.74%) Google
14 17 (0.66%) Teradata
15 15 (0.58%) Epicor
16 13 (0.51%) Telerik
17 12 (0.47%) Zend
17 12 (0.47%) Twitter
17 12 (0.47%) Dell
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