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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1532 1279 1338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.02% 19.72% 17.08%
As % of the General category 54.19% 57.43% 49.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1059 1118
Average salary £45,000 £40,750 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,865
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
2827 2227 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.64% 34.33% 34.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2353 1786 2258
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +3 854 £42,500 +6.25% 146
Cheshire +2 498 £46,500 +3.33% 65
Merseyside +13 96 £38,356 -1.01% 29
Lancashire -2 42 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Cumbria -2 4 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 681 (20.56%) SQL
2 528 (15.94%) Windows
3 524 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
4 492 (14.86%) SQL Server
5 479 (14.46%) Microsoft
6 460 (13.89%) Banking
7 424 (12.80%) Project Management
8 413 (12.47%) ITIL
9 402 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 388 (11.71%) .NET
11 384 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
12 330 (9.96%) Degree
13 306 (9.24%) C#
14 293 (8.85%) Oracle
15 284 (8.57%) MS Excel
16 282 (8.51%) Retail
17 270 (8.15%) Service Delivery
18 264 (7.97%) PRINCE2
18 264 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
19 252 (7.61%) HTML
20 237 (7.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 234 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 227 (6.85%) Java
23 225 (6.79%) UNIX
24 219 (6.61%) JavaScript
25 203 (6.13%) Financial Institution
26 199 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
27 191 (5.77%) T-SQL
28 184 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
28 184 (5.56%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 137 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 88 (2.66%) SAS
3 81 (2.45%) IIS
4 54 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 46 (1.39%) CICS
6 38 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 32 (0.97%) NServiceBus
8 25 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (0.69%) JBoss
10 22 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.57%) CMS
12 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.27%) MS Project Server
14 9 (0.27%) Apache
15 8 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.21%) Drupal
17 6 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 284 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 142 (4.29%) MS Office
3 66 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (1.78%) MS Project
5 46 (1.39%) PowerPivot
6 13 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) InDesign
9 4 (0.12%) SPSS
10 3 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.060%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.030%) Stata
12 1 (0.030%) Windchill
12 1 (0.030%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 86 (2.60%) SAP FI
2 84 (2.54%) SAP CO
2 84 (2.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 47 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 45 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
5 37 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 37 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
5 37 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 37 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
5 37 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 36 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
7 30 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
8 19 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
9 18 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
10 16 (0.48%) SAP MM
11 15 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
11 15 (0.45%) SAP BPC
12 14 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 14 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.72%) Office 365
3 15 (0.45%) SaaS
4 5 (0.15%) Yammer
5 3 (0.091%) PaaS
6 2 (0.060%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.060%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.060%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.060%) Force.com
7 1 (0.030%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.54%) Firewall
1 84 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 82 (2.48%) LAN
3 78 (2.36%) WAN
4 68 (2.05%) Wireless
5 61 (1.84%) Internet
6 57 (1.72%) SAN
7 42 (1.27%) DNS
8 31 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (0.79%) SSL
10 24 (0.72%) NAS
11 22 (0.66%) Network Security
12 21 (0.63%) SMTP
13 20 (0.60%) DHCP
14 19 (0.57%) HTTP
15 17 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (0.30%) ATM
17 8 (0.24%) Intranet
18 7 (0.21%) VPN
18 7 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 237 (7.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 234 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 199 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 184 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 118 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 84 (2.54%) MySQL
8 79 (2.39%) Oracle Database
9 78 (2.36%) DB2
10 64 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 63 (1.90%) Big Data
11 63 (1.90%) Hadoop
12 50 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 48 (1.45%) Relational Database
14 47 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
15 46 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
16 45 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
17 39 (1.18%) OLAP
17 39 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
18 28 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 84 (2.54%) Selenium
4 49 (1.48%) NUnit
5 43 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 35 (1.06%) JIRA
7 34 (1.03%) Subversion
8 31 (0.94%) SpecFlow
9 30 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
10 26 (0.79%) MSTest
11 20 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
11 20 (0.60%) Moq
12 19 (0.57%) JUnit
13 17 (0.51%) Cucumber
14 15 (0.45%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.42%) WatiN
16 12 (0.36%) ClearCase
17 9 (0.27%) FitNesse
18 8 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
19 7 (0.21%) LoadRunner
General
1 460 (13.89%) Banking
2 282 (8.51%) Retail
3 203 (6.13%) Financial Institution
4 97 (2.93%) Marketing
5 90 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 89 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 72 (2.17%) Back Office
8 60 (1.81%) Legal
9 52 (1.57%) General Ledger
10 34 (1.03%) Advertising
11 24 (0.72%) Law
12 19 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.39%) German Language
13 13 (0.39%) Games
14 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.33%) Publishing
15 9 (0.27%) Front Office
16 7 (0.21%) Billing
17 6 (0.18%) Electronics
17 6 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 727 (21.95%) Analyst
2 508 (15.34%) Developer
3 371 (11.20%) Project Manager
4 270 (8.15%) Business Analyst
5 205 (6.19%) Consultant
6 164 (4.95%) Architect
7 124 (3.74%) .NET Developer
8 123 (3.71%) DBA
9 99 (2.99%) Service Manager
10 92 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 91 (2.75%) Administrator
12 88 (2.66%) Test Manager
13 85 (2.57%) Systems Analyst
14 81 (2.45%) Designer
15 79 (2.39%) Senior Manager
16 75 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
17 72 (2.17%) Senior Developer
17 72 (2.17%) Support Analyst
17 72 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 67 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (11.71%) .NET
2 252 (7.61%) HTML
3 179 (5.40%) ASP.NET
4 175 (5.28%) CSS
5 136 (4.11%) XML
6 120 (3.62%) Web Services
6 120 (3.62%) Middleware
7 116 (3.50%) WCF
8 102 (3.08%) jQuery
9 87 (2.63%) HTML5
10 76 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (2.17%) .NET Framework
12 69 (2.08%) J2EE
12 69 (2.08%) SOAP
13 65 (1.96%) LINQ
14 57 (1.72%) AngularJS
15 55 (1.66%) CSS3
16 53 (1.60%) WPF
17 48 (1.45%) WinForms
18 44 (1.33%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 384 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (3.59%) Mainframe
3 104 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 76 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 57 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (1.51%) Statistics
7 45 (1.36%) Clustering
8 44 (1.33%) User Experience
9 39 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
10 36 (1.09%) Tandem
11 32 (0.97%) Mathematics
12 30 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 26 (0.79%) Economics
14 23 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 23 (0.69%) Data Integration
15 22 (0.66%) Data Extraction
16 21 (0.63%) Open Source
17 20 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
17 20 (0.60%) FMCG
18 19 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 528 (15.94%) Windows
2 225 (6.79%) UNIX
3 126 (3.80%) Linux
4 88 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 32 (0.97%) Android
10 25 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.51%) AIX
12 14 (0.42%) VMS
12 14 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.24%) HPUX
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.060%) Solaris
17 2 (0.060%) zOS
17 2 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (12.80%) Project Management
3 413 (12.47%) ITIL
4 402 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 270 (8.15%) Service Delivery
6 264 (7.97%) PRINCE2
6 264 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
7 176 (5.31%) Business Analysis
8 172 (5.19%) CRM
9 168 (5.07%) OO
10 162 (4.89%) Change Management
11 159 (4.80%) Data Analysis
12 152 (4.59%) MVC
13 149 (4.50%) Service Management
14 148 (4.47%) Mentoring
15 147 (4.44%) Risk Management
16 145 (4.38%) Scrum
17 132 (3.99%) UML
18 131 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
19 124 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 681 (20.56%) SQL
2 306 (9.24%) C#
3 227 (6.85%) Java
4 219 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 191 (5.77%) T-SQL
6 89 (2.69%) VB
7 84 (2.54%) PHP
8 73 (2.20%) VB.NET
9 58 (1.75%) Perl
10 55 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 49 (1.48%) VBA
12 45 (1.36%) COBOL
13 42 (1.27%) C
14 41 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 36 (1.09%) C++
16 32 (0.97%) Python
17 23 (0.69%) JCL
18 21 (0.63%) VB6
18 21 (0.63%) ABAP
19 16 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 330 (9.96%) Degree
2 166 (5.01%) ISEB
3 144 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 87 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 67 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 64 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 63 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (1.75%) CISSP
10 53 (1.60%) PMI Certification
11 35 (1.06%) PMP
12 32 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 30 (0.91%) ACCA
13 30 (0.91%) MCITP
14 27 (0.82%) MCSE
15 26 (0.79%) CIMA
16 25 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (0.75%) CISM
17 23 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 22 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.56%) QA
2 159 (4.80%) SLA
3 35 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 12 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.091%) COBIT
9 3 (0.091%) FATCA
10 2 (0.060%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.030%) BS25999
System Software
1 101 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 40 (1.21%) XenApp
5 32 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 31 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.42%) Snort
9 11 (0.33%) vSphere
10 8 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.18%) Firmware
12 6 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.060%) HDFS
14 1 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.030%) Samba
14 1 (0.030%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.030%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.030%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 52 (1.57%) Foglight
2 50 (1.51%) Data Guard
3 18 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.48%) SCCM
6 15 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.30%) SCOM
8 7 (0.21%) Nessus
9 6 (0.18%) SCSM
9 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.18%) CA Endevor
10 5 (0.15%) WSUS
10 5 (0.15%) WMI
10 5 (0.15%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.15%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.12%) EdgeSight
11 4 (0.12%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 479 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 293 (8.85%) Oracle
3 168 (5.07%) SAP
4 122 (3.68%) VMware
5 93 (2.81%) Cisco
6 89 (2.69%) IBM
7 86 (2.60%) HP
8 85 (2.57%) Citrix
9 84 (2.54%) Teradata
10 59 (1.78%) EMC
11 52 (1.57%) Imperva
12 50 (1.51%) NetApp
13 37 (1.12%) Symantec
14 34 (1.03%) Hyperion
15 33 (1.00%) Business Objects
16 32 (0.97%) Sybase
17 30 (0.91%) Zend
18 29 (0.88%) Informatica
19 26 (0.79%) Splunk
20 24 (0.72%) Cognos
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
The MRJ Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum £18,000 - £22,000 basic + benefits +
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
NHS Blood and Transport
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
NHS Blood and Transport
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
NHS Blood and Transport
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + good benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Flexi-Time
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Excellent bens
Posted: 20 hours ago