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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1191 1337 1330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.99% 20.59% 18.85%
As % of the General category 51.74% 52.43% 50.53%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1009 991
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,600 £60,000 £62,500
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
2302 2550 2632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.58% 39.26% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1840 1908 1962
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 30 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 +6 703 £45,000 +12.50% 126
Cheshire 0 326 £44,250 +4.11% 36
Merseyside -2 86 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Lancashire -5 41 £40,000 +12.04% 14
Cumbria +14 9 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 550 (23.09%) SQL
2 455 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (17.09%) SQL Server
4 372 (15.62%) Microsoft
5 346 (14.53%) Banking
6 338 (14.19%) Project Management
7 321 (13.48%) Degree
8 317 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
9 300 (12.59%) ITIL
10 280 (11.75%) Windows
11 265 (11.13%) .NET
12 246 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
13 245 (10.29%) MS Excel
14 213 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 209 (8.77%) C#
16 200 (8.40%) JavaScript
17 198 (8.31%) PRINCE2
18 181 (7.60%) Retail
19 172 (7.22%) Change Management
20 171 (7.18%) SAP
21 168 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
22 164 (6.88%) T-SQL
22 164 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 164 (6.88%) Business Analysis
23 161 (6.76%) HTML
23 161 (6.76%) Oracle
24 155 (6.51%) CSS
24 155 (6.51%) Service Delivery
25 152 (6.38%) Legal
26 146 (6.13%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 66 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
3 53 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 47 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 38 (1.60%) SAS
6 35 (1.47%) IIS
7 33 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 21 (0.88%) Confluence
8 21 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (0.84%) CMS
9 20 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.71%) Node.js
11 16 (0.67%) Apache
11 16 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.55%) CICS
13 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.55%) WordPress
14 7 (0.29%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 245 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 142 (5.96%) MS Office
3 49 (2.06%) MS Project
4 44 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.34%) SPSS
8 7 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) InDesign
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.084%) CATIA
10 2 (0.084%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 41 (1.72%) SAP FI
2 32 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (1.30%) SAP ERP
4 27 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 25 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 23 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
8 17 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (0.59%) HFM
9 14 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.50%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.97%) IaaS
2 18 (0.76%) PaaS
3 17 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.50%) Office 365
5 10 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.25%) SaaS
7 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.084%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.042%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.64%) SAN
2 38 (1.60%) WAN
3 35 (1.47%) LAN
4 34 (1.43%) VPN
5 33 (1.39%) Firewall
6 27 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 23 (0.97%) DNS
8 20 (0.84%) DHCP
8 20 (0.84%) Internet
9 16 (0.67%) VoIP
10 15 (0.63%) Network Security
10 15 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.55%) Broadband
12 11 (0.46%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.38%) SMS
14 8 (0.34%) Wireless
15 7 (0.29%) VLAN
16 6 (0.25%) BGP
16 6 (0.25%) Intranet
16 6 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 168 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 164 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 144 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 67 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 56 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 55 (2.31%) MySQL
10 51 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 51 (2.14%) QlikView
11 46 (1.93%) SAP BW
12 44 (1.85%) Relational Database
13 42 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
14 38 (1.60%) Big Data
15 29 (1.22%) MS Access
16 27 (1.13%) RDBMS
17 26 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
18 24 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 85 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (2.85%) JIRA
3 58 (2.43%) NUnit
4 54 (2.27%) MSTest
5 52 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 33 (1.39%) Selenium
7 26 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 24 (1.01%) Subversion
9 23 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 20 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 20 (0.84%) Moq
10 20 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
11 17 (0.71%) NetBeans
12 15 (0.63%) ERwin
13 12 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.42%) HP UFT
15 9 (0.38%) Jasmine
15 9 (0.38%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (0.29%) JUnit
General
1 346 (14.53%) Banking
2 181 (7.60%) Retail
3 152 (6.38%) Legal
4 128 (5.37%) Marketing
5 104 (4.37%) Manufacturing
6 77 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 68 (2.85%) Law
8 42 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.51%) Electronics
10 33 (1.39%) Advertising
11 29 (1.22%) Back Office
12 27 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (0.88%) Publishing
14 20 (0.84%) Local Government
15 18 (0.76%) Billing
15 18 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
16 12 (0.50%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.50%) German Language
17 10 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 641 (26.91%) Analyst
2 445 (18.68%) Developer
3 213 (8.94%) Project Manager
4 174 (7.30%) Business Analyst
5 104 (4.37%) Consultant
6 102 (4.28%) C# Developer
7 96 (4.03%) IT Manager
8 92 (3.86%) SQL Developer
9 90 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 87 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 87 (3.65%) Senior Developer
11 82 (3.44%) Architect
11 82 (3.44%) DBA
12 78 (3.27%) Service Analyst
13 71 (2.98%) Applications Support
13 71 (2.98%) Senior Manager
14 70 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
15 66 (2.77%) Support Analyst
16 65 (2.73%) SQL DBA
17 64 (2.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (11.13%) .NET
2 161 (6.76%) HTML
3 155 (6.51%) CSS
4 138 (5.79%) Web Services
4 138 (5.79%) XML
5 122 (5.12%) jQuery
6 119 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 73 (3.06%) WCF
8 64 (2.69%) WPF
9 56 (2.35%) RESTful
10 53 (2.23%) SOAP
11 48 (2.02%) HTML5
11 48 (2.02%) LINQ
12 44 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (1.76%) AngularJS
14 38 (1.60%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.39%) XSLT
16 32 (1.34%) EDI
17 31 (1.30%) CSS3
17 31 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 317 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 71 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 62 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (2.52%) Blackberry
6 56 (2.35%) Replication
7 53 (2.23%) User Experience
8 46 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 41 (1.72%) iPad
10 40 (1.68%) Mathematics
11 37 (1.55%) FMCG
12 34 (1.43%) Clustering
13 32 (1.34%) AS400
13 32 (1.34%) iSeries
14 31 (1.30%) Mainframe
14 31 (1.30%) Visualisation
15 29 (1.22%) Credit Risk
16 27 (1.13%) Statistics
17 26 (1.09%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 280 (11.75%) Windows
2 91 (3.82%) Windows Server
3 79 (3.32%) Windows 7
4 68 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (2.52%) Linux
6 53 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (2.10%) Unix
8 31 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (0.88%) Android
10 20 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.71%) AIX
13 16 (0.67%) Solaris
13 16 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.17%) VMS
17 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.084%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (14.19%) Project Management
3 300 (12.59%) ITIL
4 246 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
5 213 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 198 (8.31%) PRINCE2
7 172 (7.22%) Change Management
8 164 (6.88%) Business Analysis
9 155 (6.51%) Service Delivery
10 135 (5.67%) Scrum
11 121 (5.08%) Risk Management
12 117 (4.91%) SDLC
13 116 (4.87%) Service Management
14 113 (4.74%) Mentoring
15 111 (4.66%) Data Analysis
16 108 (4.53%) OO
17 106 (4.45%) UML
18 96 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
19 95 (3.99%) Migration
20 94 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 550 (23.09%) SQL
2 209 (8.77%) C#
3 200 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 164 (6.88%) T-SQL
5 146 (6.13%) Java
6 74 (3.11%) VBA
7 65 (2.73%) PHP
8 53 (2.23%) PowerShell
9 49 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 45 (1.89%) VB.NET
11 40 (1.68%) C++
12 33 (1.39%) RPG
13 32 (1.34%) C
14 30 (1.26%) RPG IV
15 29 (1.22%) VB
16 23 (0.97%) VBScript
17 18 (0.76%) ANSI SQL
18 17 (0.71%) COBOL
19 16 (0.67%) ABAP
20 15 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 321 (13.48%) Degree
2 109 (4.58%) ISEB
3 79 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (3.06%) ISTQB
5 66 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 61 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 43 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 38 (1.60%) CISSP
9 31 (1.30%) CISM
9 31 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 26 (1.09%) SC Cleared
12 21 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (0.84%) CIMA
13 20 (0.84%) PMP
14 19 (0.80%) MCSA
15 17 (0.71%) ACCA
15 17 (0.71%) APMP
15 17 (0.71%) MCP
16 16 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.08%) SLA
2 91 (3.82%) QA
3 24 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.92%) Solvency II
5 21 (0.88%) FATCA
6 11 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.42%) COBIT
8 6 (0.25%) P3O
9 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) COSO
11 2 (0.084%) RMADS
11 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.084%) SEPA
12 1 (0.042%) Basel III
12 1 (0.042%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.042%) MiFID
12 1 (0.042%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 101 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.13%) XenApp
4 25 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.76%) Terminal Server
7 11 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.13%) SRDF
11 2 (0.084%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.084%) XenServer
12 1 (0.042%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.042%) Docker
12 1 (0.042%) Firmware
12 1 (0.042%) HDFS
12 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (1.43%) SCCM
2 29 (1.22%) SCOM
3 19 (0.80%) EdgeSight
3 19 (0.80%) Nagios
4 17 (0.71%) Puppet
5 16 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.67%) SCOrch
6 14 (0.59%) Data Guard
6 14 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.34%) LiteSpeed
8 8 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.21%) RSA Archer
10 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 4 (0.17%) SELinux
11 3 (0.13%) DameWare
11 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 372 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 171 (7.18%) SAP
3 161 (6.76%) Oracle
4 88 (3.69%) Citrix
5 58 (2.43%) VMware
6 57 (2.39%) IBM
7 51 (2.14%) Cisco
8 37 (1.55%) HP
9 30 (1.26%) Tableau
10 29 (1.22%) Twitter
11 24 (1.01%) Bloomberg
11 24 (1.01%) Hyperion
11 24 (1.01%) Reuters
12 23 (0.97%) Facebook
13 22 (0.92%) Cognizant
13 22 (0.92%) Remedy
14 21 (0.88%) Informatica
15 17 (0.71%) Dell
16 16 (0.67%) Red Hat
17 15 (0.63%) EMC
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £62000 - £67000 per annum + Car & Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Etc.
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life Ins
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Type Agency
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Great benefits!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wallasey, Merseyside
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000-£95,000 (Plus Lucrative Package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000-£120,000 (Plus Lucrative Package)
Posted: 2 days ago