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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1325 1523 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.14% 20.94% 19.68%
As % of the General category 52.43% 51.68% 51.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 1216 1213
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
2527 2947 2796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.40% 40.52% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1945 2263 2279
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +3 695 £42,274 +5.68% 173
Cheshire -1 414 £45,000 +5.88% 66
Merseyside +7 90 £45,000 -6.25% 14
Lancashire +18 79 £37,500 +4.16% 8
Cumbria -5 9 £55,000 +80.32% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 571 (21.87%) SQL
2 534 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (16.55%) Project Management
4 415 (15.89%) SQL Server
5 390 (14.94%) Microsoft
6 380 (14.55%) Degree
7 375 (14.36%) .NET
8 355 (13.60%) Banking
9 354 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
10 321 (12.29%) PRINCE2
11 314 (12.03%) Windows
12 297 (11.37%) Retail
13 288 (11.03%) C#
14 281 (10.76%) MS Excel
15 275 (10.53%) JavaScript
16 270 (10.34%) HTML
17 264 (10.11%) Risk Management
18 257 (9.84%) Java
19 253 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
20 234 (8.96%) Business Analysis
21 226 (8.66%) SDLC
22 213 (8.16%) ITIL
22 213 (8.16%) CSS
23 203 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
24 197 (7.55%) Oracle
25 189 (7.24%) Web Services
26 187 (7.16%) Financial Institution
27 183 (7.01%) MS Office
28 177 (6.78%) ASP.NET
29 173 (6.63%) jQuery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 92 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.95%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.53%) SAS
4 35 (1.34%) CMS
5 30 (1.15%) IIS
6 26 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 19 (0.73%) JBoss
9 16 (0.61%) Apache
9 16 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (0.54%) CICS
12 11 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.31%) Confluence
14 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.27%) WordPress
15 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 281 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 183 (7.01%) MS Office
3 75 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (2.83%) MS Project
5 30 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 64 (2.45%) SAP FI
2 59 (2.26%) SAP CO
3 58 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 48 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 38 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
6 33 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 30 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 25 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 24 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
9 24 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
10 22 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
10 22 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
11 21 (0.80%) SAP MM
12 17 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
14 14 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
15 12 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
15 12 (0.46%) SAP SD
16 10 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.11%) Office 365
3 20 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.46%) SaaS
6 11 (0.42%) PaaS
7 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.23%) GitHub
9 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.077%) Force.com
10 2 (0.077%) IaaS
10 2 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.077%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.038%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 132 (5.06%) Wireless
2 87 (3.33%) Firewall
3 59 (2.26%) WAN
4 48 (1.84%) HTTP
5 45 (1.72%) LAN
6 42 (1.61%) DNS
7 41 (1.57%) Internet
7 41 (1.57%) Network Security
8 35 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 33 (1.26%) VPN
10 26 (1.00%) VoIP
11 24 (0.92%) DHCP
11 24 (0.92%) SAN
12 23 (0.88%) MPLS
13 20 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (0.73%) SSL
15 17 (0.65%) Intranet
16 16 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.42%) OSPF
17 11 (0.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 115 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (3.06%) MySQL
7 77 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 49 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 37 (1.42%) Data Mining
10 37 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
15 25 (0.96%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.84%) MongoDB
17 21 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
18 20 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 81 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 77 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (2.49%) Selenium
4 59 (2.26%) NUnit
5 56 (2.14%) Visual Studio
6 43 (1.65%) JIRA
7 37 (1.42%) MSTest
8 35 (1.34%) Subversion
9 29 (1.11%) Jenkins
10 20 (0.77%) ClearCase
11 19 (0.73%) LoadRunner
11 19 (0.73%) WebDriver
12 17 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (0.61%) HP UFT
13 16 (0.61%) Grunt
14 13 (0.50%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.50%) Maven
15 11 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.42%) Ant
15 11 (0.42%) NetBeans
General
1 355 (13.60%) Banking
2 297 (11.37%) Retail
3 187 (7.16%) Financial Institution
4 146 (5.59%) Marketing
5 94 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 82 (3.14%) Manufacturing
7 79 (3.03%) Legal
8 50 (1.91%) Retail Banking
9 48 (1.84%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.76%) General Ledger
11 41 (1.57%) Law
12 28 (1.07%) Back Office
13 23 (0.88%) Electronics
13 23 (0.88%) Advertising
14 22 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.57%) Billing
16 12 (0.46%) Automotive
17 11 (0.42%) Games
17 11 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
18 9 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 656 (25.12%) Analyst
2 533 (20.41%) Developer
3 285 (10.92%) Project Manager
4 228 (8.73%) Business Analyst
5 165 (6.32%) Consultant
6 147 (5.63%) .NET Developer
7 80 (3.06%) C# Developer
7 80 (3.06%) Test Analyst
8 79 (3.03%) Architect
9 77 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
10 65 (2.49%) Software Developer
11 62 (2.37%) PHP Developer
12 61 (2.34%) DBA
13 55 (2.11%) Systems Analyst
13 55 (2.11%) Service Manager
14 54 (2.07%) Programme Manager
15 52 (1.99%) Java Developer
16 51 (1.95%) Support Analyst
17 50 (1.91%) Software Engineer
18 48 (1.84%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (14.36%) .NET
2 270 (10.34%) HTML
3 213 (8.16%) CSS
4 189 (7.24%) Web Services
5 177 (6.78%) ASP.NET
6 173 (6.63%) jQuery
7 128 (4.90%) XML
8 125 (4.79%) WCF
9 90 (3.45%) HTML5
10 88 (3.37%) .NET Framework
11 87 (3.33%) AngularJS
12 82 (3.14%) SOAP
13 71 (2.72%) REST
14 64 (2.45%) LINQ
15 63 (2.41%) J2EE
16 61 (2.34%) WPF
17 60 (2.30%) Middleware
18 56 (2.14%) RESTful
19 51 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 47 (1.80%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 354 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 90 (3.45%) User Experience
4 76 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 59 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 52 (1.99%) Mainframe
7 49 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 45 (1.72%) Credit Risk
9 41 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 38 (1.46%) NHS
11 33 (1.26%) Replication
12 31 (1.19%) PMI
13 25 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.92%) Life Science
15 23 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.88%) DTV
16 21 (0.80%) Clustering
17 19 (0.73%) Cryptography
17 19 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
18 18 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 314 (12.03%) Windows
2 131 (5.02%) Linux
3 117 (4.48%) UNIX
4 51 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 46 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 31 (1.19%) Android
9 19 (0.73%) AIX
10 18 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
15 7 (0.27%) Solaris
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (16.55%) Project Management
3 321 (12.29%) PRINCE2
4 264 (10.11%) Risk Management
5 253 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 234 (8.96%) Business Analysis
7 226 (8.66%) SDLC
8 213 (8.16%) ITIL
9 203 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
10 161 (6.17%) Service Delivery
11 159 (6.09%) Scrum
12 153 (5.86%) TDD
12 153 (5.86%) Change Management
13 152 (5.82%) OO
14 133 (5.09%) Mentoring
15 130 (4.98%) MVC
16 128 (4.90%) Information Security
17 121 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (4.44%) Programme Management
19 115 (4.40%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 571 (21.87%) SQL
2 288 (11.03%) C#
3 275 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 257 (9.84%) Java
5 137 (5.25%) T-SQL
6 93 (3.56%) PHP
7 62 (2.37%) PL/SQL
8 58 (2.22%) C
9 51 (1.95%) C++
9 51 (1.95%) VBA
10 39 (1.49%) VB
11 37 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 28 (1.07%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.03%) Python
14 19 (0.73%) COBOL
15 15 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 13 (0.50%) Perl
17 11 (0.42%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.34%) JCL
18 9 (0.34%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 380 (14.55%) Degree
2 129 (4.94%) ISEB
3 61 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 58 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (2.18%) PMI Certification
6 52 (1.99%) ISTQB
7 50 (1.91%) Security Cleared
8 44 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (1.38%) CCNA
10 35 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 28 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 26 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.00%) PMP
13 19 (0.73%) CISSP
13 19 (0.73%) MCSE
14 17 (0.65%) CISA
15 15 (0.57%) HND
15 15 (0.57%) CCNP
15 15 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.78%) QA
2 93 (3.56%) SLA
3 43 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.73%) COBIT
6 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.38%) FATCA
8 1 (0.038%) EMIR
8 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.038%) MiFID
8 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 64 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.54%) Terminal Server
5 11 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.38%) Snort
7 9 (0.34%) vSphere
8 5 (0.19%) SRDF
9 4 (0.15%) XenApp
9 4 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.077%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.077%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.077%) NFS
11 2 (0.077%) Docker
12 1 (0.038%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.038%) XenServer
12 1 (0.038%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.61%) SCCM
3 11 (0.42%) Data Guard
3 11 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.23%) SCOM
6 5 (0.19%) Puppet
7 4 (0.15%) cPanel
7 4 (0.15%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.11%) Oozie
9 2 (0.077%) Foglight
9 2 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.077%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.077%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.077%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.077%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.077%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.077%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.077%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 390 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 197 (7.55%) Oracle
3 155 (5.94%) SAP
4 88 (3.37%) VMware
5 78 (2.99%) Cisco
6 72 (2.76%) IBM
7 49 (1.88%) HP
8 41 (1.57%) Juniper
9 38 (1.46%) Citrix
10 35 (1.34%) Sage
11 25 (0.96%) JD Edwards
11 25 (0.96%) Google
12 23 (0.88%) F5
13 21 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (0.73%) CheckPoint
14 19 (0.73%) Hyperion
15 18 (0.69%) Teradata
16 15 (0.57%) Epicor
16 15 (0.57%) Splunk
16 15 (0.57%) Zend
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