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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1159 1320 1438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.86% 20.04% 20.46%
As % of the General category 51.44% 51.89% 50.79%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1048 1143
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,550
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,850 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
2253 2544 2831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.61% 38.63% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1851 1954 2154
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 694 £45,000 +12.14% 130
Cheshire +1 226 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Merseyside 0 113 £47,500 +9.19% 16
Lancashire +2 68 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cumbria -5 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 527 (22.21%) SQL
2 479 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (18.92%) SQL Server
4 440 (18.54%) Microsoft
5 379 (15.97%) .NET
6 341 (14.37%) Project Management
7 324 (13.65%) C#
8 311 (13.11%) Banking
9 291 (12.26%) Degree
10 271 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
11 262 (11.04%) ITIL
12 261 (11.00%) MS Excel
13 260 (10.96%) Windows
14 246 (10.37%) JavaScript
15 241 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
16 239 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 235 (9.90%) SAP
18 224 (9.44%) Retail
19 223 (9.40%) ASP.NET
20 214 (9.02%) CSS
21 189 (7.96%) HTML
22 185 (7.80%) T-SQL
23 184 (7.75%) MVC
24 179 (7.54%) Scrum
24 179 (7.54%) Java
25 176 (7.42%) Oracle
26 166 (7.00%) Manufacturing
27 155 (6.53%) Service Delivery
28 154 (6.49%) Change Management
29 151 (6.36%) jQuery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 41 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 33 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (1.39%) CMS
5 32 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.26%) SAS
7 28 (1.18%) IIS
8 19 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.72%) Confluence
10 16 (0.67%) Apache
11 12 (0.51%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.42%) WordPress
14 9 (0.38%) JBoss
15 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.25%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 261 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 121 (5.10%) MS Office
3 52 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.85%) MS Project
5 31 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) InDesign
9 3 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.084%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.042%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 58 (2.44%) SAP FI
2 46 (1.94%) SAP ERP
3 42 (1.77%) SAP CO
3 42 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 32 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 29 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (1.14%) HFM
7 25 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (0.88%) SAP BPC
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.59%) SAP SD
11 12 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
12 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
13 10 (0.42%) SAP FI-GL
13 10 (0.42%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.55%) IaaS
3 13 (0.55%) Office 365
4 11 (0.46%) PaaS
5 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.34%) SaaS
7 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) AdWords
9 2 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.042%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.52%) SAN
2 31 (1.31%) Firewall
3 30 (1.26%) VPN
4 24 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.01%) WAN
5 21 (0.88%) VoIP
6 19 (0.80%) Internet
6 19 (0.80%) LAN
7 17 (0.72%) Network Security
8 16 (0.67%) DNS
9 15 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (0.42%) SMS
11 9 (0.38%) DHCP
11 9 (0.38%) MPLS
12 8 (0.34%) Broadband
12 8 (0.34%) Wireless
13 7 (0.29%) BGP
13 7 (0.29%) OSPF
13 7 (0.29%) SSL
14 6 (0.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 139 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 121 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 99 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 71 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 66 (2.78%) SAP BW
9 60 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 54 (2.28%) Relational Database
11 52 (2.19%) QlikView
12 49 (2.06%) MySQL
13 39 (1.64%) MongoDB
14 33 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (1.31%) Oracle Database
16 30 (1.26%) Big Data
17 29 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 28 (1.18%) RDBMS
19 25 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
20 24 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 85 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (3.37%) JIRA
3 58 (2.44%) NUnit
4 57 (2.40%) MSTest
5 48 (2.02%) Selenium
6 40 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 34 (1.43%) Git (software)
8 23 (0.97%) Moq
8 23 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
8 23 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 22 (0.93%) LSMW
9 22 (0.93%) SpecFlow
10 16 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 16 (0.67%) Subversion
11 15 (0.63%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.59%) Ant
13 13 (0.55%) Maven
13 13 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.51%) FxCop
14 12 (0.51%) StyleCop
General
1 311 (13.11%) Banking
2 224 (9.44%) Retail
3 166 (7.00%) Manufacturing
4 150 (6.32%) Legal
5 97 (4.09%) Marketing
6 91 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 65 (2.74%) Publishing
8 49 (2.06%) Law
9 46 (1.94%) Advertising
10 44 (1.85%) Financial Institution
11 39 (1.64%) Electronics
12 32 (1.35%) Back Office
13 29 (1.22%) Billing
14 20 (0.84%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.76%) Local Government
16 14 (0.59%) Games
17 13 (0.55%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.42%) Front Office
18 10 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 612 (25.79%) Analyst
2 485 (20.44%) Developer
3 182 (7.67%) .NET Developer
4 176 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 158 (6.66%) Business Analyst
6 148 (6.24%) C# Developer
7 145 (6.11%) Consultant
8 139 (5.86%) Architect
9 108 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 97 (4.09%) Senior Developer
11 93 (3.92%) Applications Support
12 88 (3.71%) IT Manager
13 85 (3.58%) Senior Manager
14 77 (3.24%) SQL Developer
15 70 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
16 68 (2.87%) SAP Analyst
17 65 (2.74%) DBA
18 64 (2.70%) Lead Developer
19 61 (2.57%) SAP Consultant
19 61 (2.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (15.97%) .NET
2 223 (9.40%) ASP.NET
3 214 (9.02%) CSS
4 189 (7.96%) HTML
5 151 (6.36%) jQuery
6 133 (5.60%) Web Services
7 120 (5.06%) XML
8 119 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 110 (4.64%) WCF
10 90 (3.79%) .NET Framework
11 77 (3.24%) WPF
12 75 (3.16%) AngularJS
12 75 (3.16%) SOAP
13 54 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 53 (2.23%) RESTful
15 48 (2.02%) EDI
15 48 (2.02%) HTML5
16 47 (1.98%) LINQ
17 38 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 78 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 60 (2.53%) Replication
6 59 (2.49%) User Experience
7 55 (2.32%) FMCG
8 45 (1.90%) iPad
9 42 (1.77%) Blackberry
10 40 (1.69%) Clustering
11 36 (1.52%) AS400
11 36 (1.52%) iSeries
11 36 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.35%) Visualisation
13 31 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 29 (1.22%) Computer Science
14 29 (1.22%) Credit Risk
15 26 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
16 25 (1.05%) Statistics
17 24 (1.01%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 260 (10.96%) Windows
2 73 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 66 (2.78%) Linux
4 61 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 53 (2.23%) Unix
7 49 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (0.67%) Android
10 15 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.25%) CentOS
12 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.17%) VMS
14 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.084%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (14.37%) Project Management
3 262 (11.04%) ITIL
4 241 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
5 239 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 184 (7.75%) MVC
7 179 (7.54%) Scrum
8 155 (6.53%) Service Delivery
9 154 (6.49%) Change Management
10 148 (6.24%) PRINCE2
11 142 (5.98%) TDD
12 138 (5.82%) Business Analysis
13 136 (5.73%) Risk Management
14 131 (5.52%) SDLC
15 119 (5.01%) ERP
16 115 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 111 (4.68%) OO
18 109 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
19 107 (4.51%) Software Engineering
20 106 (4.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 527 (22.21%) SQL
2 324 (13.65%) C#
3 246 (10.37%) JavaScript
4 185 (7.80%) T-SQL
5 179 (7.54%) Java
6 76 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 63 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 59 (2.49%) VBA
9 46 (1.94%) C++
10 44 (1.85%) PHP
11 40 (1.69%) ABAP
12 39 (1.64%) VB.NET
13 37 (1.56%) RPG
14 34 (1.43%) C
15 33 (1.39%) VB
16 29 (1.22%) RPG IV
17 28 (1.18%) VBScript
18 15 (0.63%) ANSI SQL
18 15 (0.63%) VB6
19 14 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 291 (12.26%) Degree
2 102 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (3.03%) ISEB
4 49 (2.06%) CISSP
5 43 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 43 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 42 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 41 (1.73%) Security Cleared
8 37 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 35 (1.47%) CISM
10 34 (1.43%) ACCA
11 31 (1.31%) CIMA
12 26 (1.10%) HND
13 24 (1.01%) MCSA
13 24 (1.01%) SC Cleared
14 21 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (0.84%) MCSE
15 20 (0.84%) PMP
16 17 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.00%) SLA
2 90 (3.79%) QA
3 27 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.51%) COBIT
7 11 (0.46%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.34%) FATCA
8 8 (0.34%) SEPA
9 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.13%) Basel III
11 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.084%) P3O
13 1 (0.042%) COSO
13 1 (0.042%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.042%) ISO13485
13 1 (0.042%) JTAG
13 1 (0.042%) RMADS
System Software
1 69 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.14%) XenApp
3 21 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (0.76%) Terminal Server
5 17 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.25%) Firmware
10 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.084%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (0.084%) RACF
12 2 (0.084%) SRDF
12 2 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.084%) XenServer
13 1 (0.042%) HDFS
13 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (1.64%) SCCM
2 26 (1.10%) SCOM
3 21 (0.88%) EdgeSight
3 21 (0.88%) Nagios
4 20 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.59%) SCOrch
6 12 (0.51%) Puppet
7 11 (0.46%) LiteSpeed
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.13%) SELinux
10 3 (0.13%) WMI
11 2 (0.084%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.084%) Control-M
11 2 (0.084%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.042%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.042%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 440 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 235 (9.90%) SAP
3 176 (7.42%) Oracle
4 79 (3.33%) Citrix
5 63 (2.65%) IBM
6 39 (1.64%) VMware
7 34 (1.43%) Cisco
8 32 (1.35%) Hyperion
9 30 (1.26%) Cognizant
9 30 (1.26%) Twitter
10 29 (1.22%) Informatica
10 29 (1.22%) Tableau
11 28 (1.18%) RedGate
12 25 (1.05%) Remedy
13 24 (1.01%) Facebook
13 24 (1.01%) HP
14 23 (0.97%) Cognos
15 18 (0.76%) Bloomberg
15 18 (0.76%) iManage
15 18 (0.76%) Reuters
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