The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1471 1434 1237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 19.81% 16.50%
As % of the General category 51.18% 51.20% 47.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1215 1081
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2874 2801 2620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.16% 38.69% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2201 2277 2223
Average salary £40,000 £39,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Finance
England

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 July 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 30 July 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 +3 795 £40,000 - 126
Cheshire -1 483 £42,500 - 75
Merseyside +5 81 £48,000 +28.00% 20
Lancashire -9 34 £36,000 -6.49% 10
Cumbria - 12 £30,500 - 6
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 680 (24.11%) SQL
2 436 (15.46%) SQL Server
3 408 (14.47%) Microsoft
4 388 (13.76%) .NET
5 374 (13.26%) Windows
6 341 (12.09%) Project Management
7 337 (11.95%) Degree
8 333 (11.81%) ITIL
9 322 (11.42%) C#
10 311 (11.03%) MS Excel
11 310 (10.99%) Retail
12 309 (10.96%) Oracle
13 297 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 294 (10.43%) Banking
15 251 (8.90%) ASP.NET
16 246 (8.72%) JavaScript
17 235 (8.33%) Java
18 227 (8.05%) HTML
19 218 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
20 217 (7.70%) UNIX
21 211 (7.48%) PRINCE2
22 196 (6.95%) Business Analysis
23 191 (6.77%) Marketing
24 175 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
25 172 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
26 161 (5.71%) CSS
27 158 (5.60%) Change Management
28 152 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 150 (5.32%) T-SQL
29 150 (5.32%) Security Cleared

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.43%) SAS
2 63 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 58 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 54 (1.91%) IIS
5 43 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (1.06%) CMS
9 29 (1.03%) CICS
10 25 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (0.85%) FileNet
12 21 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
13 18 (0.64%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
13 18 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 17 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
15 13 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.35%) WordPress
16 10 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 311 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 93 (3.30%) MS Office
3 33 (1.17%) MS Project
4 22 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.28%) SPSS
8 5 (0.18%) InDesign
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.071%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.035%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 75 (2.66%) Oracle Financials
2 69 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
3 64 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 63 (2.23%) SAP FI
5 62 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 62 (2.20%) SAP CO
6 48 (1.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 45 (1.60%) Oracle iProcurement
7 45 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
7 45 (1.60%) Oracle Cash Management
8 42 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
8 42 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 40 (1.42%) HFM
10 35 (1.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 33 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
11 33 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
12 29 (1.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 24 (0.85%) Magento
14 23 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
15 22 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.50%) Office 365
3 10 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.071%) IaaS
4 2 (0.071%) PaaS
4 2 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.035%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.035%) Route 53
5 1 (0.035%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 72 (2.55%) Internet
3 71 (2.52%) WAN
4 68 (2.41%) Firewall
5 67 (2.38%) SAN
6 59 (2.09%) LAN
7 38 (1.35%) DNS
8 37 (1.31%) VPN
9 36 (1.28%) SSL
10 33 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (1.03%) HTTP
12 26 (0.92%) Network Security
12 26 (0.92%) OSPF
12 26 (0.92%) BGP
13 25 (0.89%) EIGRP
14 23 (0.82%) SMTP
14 23 (0.82%) LDAP
15 20 (0.71%) NAS
15 20 (0.71%) VLAN
16 17 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 172 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 134 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 133 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 109 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 98 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 63 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.70%) DB2
10 44 (1.56%) MySQL
11 37 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (1.31%) Big Data
12 33 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 26 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
16 24 (0.85%) MongoDB
16 24 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (0.82%) Essbase
17 23 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 85 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 66 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (1.42%) NUnit
4 38 (1.35%) Selenium
5 37 (1.31%) JUnit
5 37 (1.31%) Git (software)
6 23 (0.82%) Ant
6 23 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 23 (0.82%) MSTest
7 22 (0.78%) JIRA
8 19 (0.67%) Subversion
9 18 (0.64%) Maven
10 17 (0.60%) Toad
11 16 (0.57%) Jenkins
11 16 (0.57%) SpecFlow
12 15 (0.53%) Mockito
13 13 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (0.46%) Moq
14 12 (0.43%) ProC
General
1 310 (10.99%) Retail
2 294 (10.43%) Banking
3 191 (6.77%) Marketing
4 131 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 91 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 60 (2.13%) Advertising
7 56 (1.99%) Back Office
8 53 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.74%) Legal
10 45 (1.60%) Billing
11 42 (1.49%) General Ledger
12 27 (0.96%) Automotive
13 24 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.64%) German Language
15 15 (0.53%) Front Office
16 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.43%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.39%) Law
19 9 (0.32%) Polish Language
20 8 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 729 (25.85%) Analyst
2 491 (17.41%) Developer
3 259 (9.18%) Consultant
4 256 (9.08%) Business Analyst
5 206 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 126 (4.47%) .NET Developer
7 117 (4.15%) Architect
8 105 (3.72%) Software Developer
9 94 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 90 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (2.98%) C# Developer
12 73 (2.59%) Systems Analyst
13 72 (2.55%) Oracle Consultant
14 67 (2.38%) Administrator
15 64 (2.27%) Senior Developer
16 63 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 62 (2.20%) Applications Support
18 59 (2.09%) Java Developer
18 59 (2.09%) DBA
19 58 (2.06%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (13.76%) .NET
2 251 (8.90%) ASP.NET
3 227 (8.05%) HTML
4 161 (5.71%) CSS
5 147 (5.21%) XML
6 124 (4.40%) jQuery
7 115 (4.08%) Web Services
8 98 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 88 (3.12%) J2EE
10 83 (2.94%) WCF
11 71 (2.52%) .NET Framework
12 66 (2.34%) HTML5
13 64 (2.27%) Middleware
14 58 (2.06%) SOAP
15 43 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 41 (1.45%) Spring
17 35 (1.24%) WinForms
18 34 (1.21%) LINQ
18 34 (1.21%) Java EE
19 31 (1.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 133 (4.72%) Management Information System
2 65 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 59 (2.09%) Mainframe
4 56 (1.99%) Statistics
5 44 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 37 (1.31%) Credit Risk
7 35 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.17%) Economics
10 30 (1.06%) Replication
11 26 (0.92%) Data Integration
12 25 (0.89%) Clustering
13 20 (0.71%) Data Extraction
13 20 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.60%) PMI
15 14 (0.50%) Open Source
15 14 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
15 14 (0.50%) Social Media
15 14 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
16 13 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 374 (13.26%) Windows
2 217 (7.70%) UNIX
3 148 (5.25%) Linux
4 85 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 49 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (1.49%) Windows XP
9 26 (0.92%) AIX
10 22 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 17 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.43%) VMS
13 12 (0.43%) zOS
14 11 (0.39%) Solaris
15 9 (0.32%) MVS
16 8 (0.28%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.28%) HPUX
17 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (12.09%) Project Management
2 333 (11.81%) ITIL
3 297 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 218 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
5 211 (7.48%) PRINCE2
6 196 (6.95%) Business Analysis
7 175 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
8 158 (5.60%) Change Management
9 149 (5.28%) Service Delivery
10 147 (5.21%) Data Analysis
11 132 (4.68%) MVC
12 125 (4.43%) TDD
13 124 (4.40%) UML
14 119 (4.22%) Analytics
15 116 (4.11%) OO
16 111 (3.94%) E-Commerce
17 105 (3.72%) Scrum
18 98 (3.48%) Data Modelling
19 96 (3.40%) Problem Management
20 93 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 680 (24.11%) SQL
2 322 (11.42%) C#
3 246 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 235 (8.33%) Java
5 150 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 94 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 76 (2.70%) VB
8 62 (2.20%) Perl
9 56 (1.99%) PHP
9 56 (1.99%) VBA
10 43 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 41 (1.45%) Python
12 38 (1.35%) C
13 33 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 28 (0.99%) COBOL
15 25 (0.89%) C++
15 25 (0.89%) VBScript
16 24 (0.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 24 (0.85%) Delphi
17 23 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 337 (11.95%) Degree
2 150 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 117 (4.15%) ISEB
4 72 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 68 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 41 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 37 (1.31%) MCP
9 35 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
11 29 (1.03%) MCSE
11 29 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 27 (0.96%) CCA
13 24 (0.85%) MCITP
13 24 (0.85%) CCNA
13 24 (0.85%) PMP
14 21 (0.74%) CCNP
15 20 (0.71%) MCTS
16 16 (0.57%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.40%) SLA
2 66 (2.34%) QA
3 26 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.46%) COBIT
7 5 (0.18%) COSO
7 5 (0.18%) BS25999
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.035%) FATCA
9 1 (0.035%) P3O
9 1 (0.035%) EMIR
9 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 106 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.57%) XenApp
4 16 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 16 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 15 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.39%) vSphere
9 10 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.25%) Snort
11 6 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 5 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.11%) XenServer
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.89%) SCCM
3 24 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 23 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
5 21 (0.74%) OpenView
6 16 (0.57%) SCOM
7 14 (0.50%) Puppet
8 12 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.43%) HP NNM
8 12 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.32%) Nessus
11 8 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.21%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 5 (0.18%) CFEngine
15 4 (0.14%) Backup Exec
16 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 408 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 309 (10.96%) Oracle
3 112 (3.97%) SAP
4 102 (3.62%) VMware
5 100 (3.55%) Cisco
6 91 (3.23%) HP
7 79 (2.80%) IBM
8 72 (2.55%) Fujitsu
9 68 (2.41%) Citrix
10 37 (1.31%) Remedy
11 35 (1.24%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.21%) Juniper
13 33 (1.17%) Sage
14 32 (1.13%) Hyperion
14 32 (1.13%) Business Objects
15 30 (1.06%) EMC
16 29 (1.03%) F5
17 25 (0.89%) Google
18 24 (0.85%) Aquila
19 22 (0.78%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £31000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Bank of America
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £43000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Market-Leading Package
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Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension,
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Resource Management
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum to £45,000 dep on experience + excel
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