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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1619 1183 1325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.14% 17.64% 16.69%
As % of the General category 53.86% 53.90% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 990 1160
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,675
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,750 £59,889
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
3006 2195 2659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.12% 32.73% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2552 1778 2317
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +5 891 £42,500 +6.25% 121
Cheshire +6 554 £47,000 +10.58% 41
Merseyside +11 94 £40,000 - 12
Lancashire -14 33 £37,500 +6.55% 8
Cumbria - 4 £10,500 - 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 729 (21.75%) SQL
2 549 (16.38%) Windows
3 517 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
4 497 (14.83%) SQL Server
5 467 (13.93%) Microsoft
6 461 (13.75%) Banking
7 438 (13.07%) .NET
8 431 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 421 (12.56%) ITIL
10 402 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
11 391 (11.66%) Project Management
12 344 (10.26%) Degree
13 343 (10.23%) C#
14 305 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
15 301 (8.98%) MS Excel
16 293 (8.74%) Oracle
17 278 (8.29%) HTML
18 266 (7.94%) Retail
19 258 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 256 (7.64%) Service Delivery
21 255 (7.61%) JavaScript
22 254 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 249 (7.43%) PRINCE2
24 240 (7.16%) Java
25 238 (7.10%) UNIX
26 227 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
27 220 (6.56%) ASP.NET
28 199 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
29 198 (5.91%) CSS
30 195 (5.82%) T-SQL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 118 (3.52%) SharePoint
1 118 (3.52%) SAS
2 79 (2.36%) IIS
3 67 (2.00%) CICS
4 61 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 44 (1.31%) WebSphere
6 36 (1.07%) NServiceBus
7 32 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (0.87%) CMS
10 26 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.60%) JBoss
12 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.39%) MS Project Server
15 12 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.27%) Drupal
17 9 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 301 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 127 (3.79%) MS Office
3 59 (1.76%) MS Project
4 58 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 54 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 44 (1.31%) PowerPivot
7 14 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.24%) SPSS
10 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.15%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.089%) InDesign
14 2 (0.060%) Edge Animate
15 1 (0.030%) Vectorworks
15 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.030%) Windchill
15 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.030%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 99 (2.95%) SAP FI
2 97 (2.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 97 (2.89%) SAP CO
3 41 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
4 40 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 40 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
6 33 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
6 33 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
7 32 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
8 30 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
8 30 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.48%) Magento
9 16 (0.48%) SAP BPC
9 16 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
10 15 (0.45%) SAP MM
11 13 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
11 13 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.81%) Office 365
3 12 (0.36%) SaaS
4 4 (0.12%) PaaS
5 3 (0.089%) IaaS
6 2 (0.060%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.060%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.060%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 78 (2.33%) Internet
3 73 (2.18%) Firewall
4 72 (2.15%) LAN
5 68 (2.03%) WAN
6 58 (1.73%) SAN
7 57 (1.70%) Wireless
8 44 (1.31%) DNS
9 32 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (0.87%) SMTP
11 27 (0.81%) NAS
12 26 (0.78%) SSL
13 25 (0.75%) HTTP
14 21 (0.63%) Network Security
15 14 (0.42%) DHCP
16 13 (0.39%) Intranet
17 11 (0.33%) ATM
18 10 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
19 8 (0.24%) VPN
20 7 (0.21%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 258 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 254 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 227 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
5 199 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 120 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 94 (2.80%) DB2
8 78 (2.33%) MySQL
9 77 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 68 (2.03%) Oracle Database
11 67 (2.00%) Relational Database
12 62 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 61 (1.82%) Big Data
14 44 (1.31%) Data Mining
15 41 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
16 40 (1.19%) OLAP
17 38 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
17 38 (1.13%) MongoDB
17 38 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
18 37 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 124 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 99 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 89 (2.66%) Selenium
4 58 (1.73%) NUnit
5 46 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 39 (1.16%) SpecFlow
7 35 (1.04%) MSTest
7 35 (1.04%) JIRA
8 33 (0.98%) Subversion
9 32 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 24 (0.72%) JUnit
10 24 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
10 24 (0.72%) Moq
11 13 (0.39%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.36%) WatiN
12 12 (0.36%) ClearCase
13 11 (0.33%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.27%) Mockito
14 9 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 461 (13.75%) Banking
2 266 (7.94%) Retail
3 174 (5.19%) Financial Institution
4 120 (3.58%) Marketing
5 93 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 83 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 68 (2.03%) Back Office
8 66 (1.97%) Legal
9 40 (1.19%) Advertising
10 38 (1.13%) General Ledger
11 22 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 20 (0.60%) Law
13 14 (0.42%) German Language
14 13 (0.39%) Publishing
15 12 (0.36%) Billing
16 11 (0.33%) Games
17 10 (0.30%) Front Office
17 10 (0.30%) Automotive
18 8 (0.24%) Electronics
19 7 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 772 (23.03%) Analyst
2 555 (16.56%) Developer
3 317 (9.46%) Project Manager
4 276 (8.23%) Business Analyst
5 226 (6.74%) Consultant
6 194 (5.79%) Architect
7 151 (4.50%) .NET Developer
8 102 (3.04%) Designer
9 97 (2.89%) DBA
10 89 (2.66%) Test Analyst
11 88 (2.63%) Test Manager
12 87 (2.60%) Administrator
12 87 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
13 82 (2.45%) Service Manager
14 80 (2.39%) Systems Analyst
14 80 (2.39%) Senior Developer
15 78 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 75 (2.24%) Support Engineer
17 73 (2.18%) Support Analyst
17 73 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (13.07%) .NET
2 278 (8.29%) HTML
3 220 (6.56%) ASP.NET
4 198 (5.91%) CSS
5 156 (4.65%) XML
6 139 (4.15%) Web Services
7 129 (3.85%) WCF
8 127 (3.79%) jQuery
9 126 (3.76%) Middleware
10 96 (2.86%) HTML5
11 93 (2.77%) .NET Framework
12 90 (2.68%) J2EE
13 84 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 80 (2.39%) LINQ
15 76 (2.27%) SOAP
16 56 (1.67%) WPF
16 56 (1.67%) WinForms
16 56 (1.67%) AngularJS
17 55 (1.64%) CSS3
18 49 (1.46%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 402 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (4.27%) Mainframe
3 130 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 65 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 61 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (1.76%) Statistics
7 47 (1.40%) User Experience
8 46 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 45 (1.34%) Clustering
10 41 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
11 35 (1.04%) Data Extraction
12 34 (1.01%) Tandem
13 31 (0.92%) Economics
13 31 (0.92%) Credit Risk
14 30 (0.89%) Open Source
15 24 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
15 24 (0.72%) Data Integration
16 23 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 20 (0.60%) Visualisation
18 19 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 549 (16.38%) Windows
2 238 (7.10%) UNIX
3 138 (4.12%) Linux
4 106 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.75%) VMS
9 22 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 21 (0.63%) Android
11 20 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.54%) AIX
13 17 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.27%) HPUX
17 6 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.089%) Solaris
18 3 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.060%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 421 (12.56%) ITIL
4 391 (11.66%) Project Management
5 305 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
6 256 (7.64%) Service Delivery
7 249 (7.43%) PRINCE2
8 184 (5.49%) Business Analysis
9 175 (5.22%) Data Analysis
9 175 (5.22%) Change Management
10 167 (4.98%) OO
11 165 (4.92%) MVC
12 164 (4.89%) CRM
13 158 (4.71%) UML
14 150 (4.47%) Analytics
15 145 (4.33%) Mentoring
15 145 (4.33%) Scrum
16 137 (4.09%) Risk Management
17 135 (4.03%) TDD
18 130 (3.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 729 (21.75%) SQL
2 343 (10.23%) C#
3 255 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 240 (7.16%) Java
5 195 (5.82%) T-SQL
6 104 (3.10%) VB.NET
7 89 (2.66%) VB
8 84 (2.51%) Perl
9 69 (2.06%) COBOL
10 61 (1.82%) VBA
11 60 (1.79%) PHP
12 52 (1.55%) PowerShell
13 45 (1.34%) Python
14 42 (1.25%) C
15 37 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 31 (0.92%) C++
17 24 (0.72%) ABAP
17 24 (0.72%) JCL
18 19 (0.57%) VB6
18 19 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 344 (10.26%) Degree
2 156 (4.65%) ISEB
3 144 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 85 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 60 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 58 (1.73%) PMI Certification
9 53 (1.58%) CISSP
10 49 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 41 (1.22%) PMP
12 33 (0.98%) MCITP
13 32 (0.95%) CCA
14 27 (0.81%) ACCA
15 25 (0.75%) CIMA
16 24 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 23 (0.69%) CISM
18 22 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.01%) QA
2 165 (4.92%) SLA
3 32 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.12%) BS25999
9 3 (0.089%) COBIT
9 3 (0.089%) FATCA
10 2 (0.060%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 106 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
4 41 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 36 (1.07%) XenApp
6 26 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 21 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 18 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (0.33%) vSphere
10 8 (0.24%) Snort
11 7 (0.21%) Firmware
12 5 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.089%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 2 (0.060%) HDFS
14 2 (0.060%) XenServer
14 2 (0.060%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.030%) LiteSpeed
15 1 (0.030%) Samba
Systems Management
1 44 (1.31%) Foglight
2 42 (1.25%) Data Guard
3 26 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 23 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (0.24%) SCCM
6 8 (0.24%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.21%) Nessus
7 7 (0.21%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.18%) Puppet
8 6 (0.18%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.15%) WSUS
9 5 (0.15%) WMI
9 5 (0.15%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.12%) Windows Intune
10 4 (0.12%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.089%) Casper Suite
11 3 (0.089%) SCOM
Vendors
1 467 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 293 (8.74%) Oracle
3 164 (4.89%) SAP
4 133 (3.97%) VMware
5 92 (2.74%) IBM
6 90 (2.68%) HP
7 88 (2.63%) Cisco
8 85 (2.54%) Citrix
9 79 (2.36%) Teradata
10 57 (1.70%) EMC
11 48 (1.43%) NetApp
12 44 (1.31%) Symantec
12 44 (1.31%) Imperva
13 37 (1.10%) Business Objects
14 33 (0.98%) Hyperion
15 27 (0.81%) Zend
16 26 (0.78%) Informatica
16 26 (0.78%) Sybase
17 22 (0.66%) Tableau
18 21 (0.63%) Twitter
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