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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1656 1371 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.26% 20.01% 16.99%
As % of the General category 54.56% 52.31% 48.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1171 1070
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £69,800 £60,000
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
3035 2621 2594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.80% 38.26% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2369 2139 2180
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 852 £42,500 - 149
Cheshire +2 588 £42,500 - 70
Merseyside +6 85 £46,500 +24.00% 22
Lancashire -20 34 £42,500 +10.38% 10
Cumbria - 11 £30,500 - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 712 (24.08%) SQL
2 462 (15.62%) SQL Server
3 433 (14.64%) Microsoft
4 409 (13.83%) .NET
5 394 (13.32%) Windows
6 344 (11.63%) Project Management
7 342 (11.57%) Degree
8 338 (11.43%) C#
9 337 (11.40%) Banking
10 331 (11.19%) ITIL
11 323 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 320 (10.82%) Oracle
13 302 (10.21%) MS Excel
14 292 (9.87%) Retail
15 249 (8.42%) ASP.NET
16 246 (8.32%) JavaScript
17 236 (7.98%) Java
18 226 (7.64%) HTML
19 224 (7.58%) UNIX
20 223 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
21 201 (6.80%) PRINCE2
22 200 (6.76%) Business Analysis
23 193 (6.53%) Marketing
24 188 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
25 168 (5.68%) Service Delivery
26 165 (5.58%) CSS
27 164 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 158 (5.34%) Data Analysis
29 151 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
29 151 (5.11%) XML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 137 (4.63%) SAS
2 61 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 50 (1.69%) CICS
4 49 (1.66%) IIS
4 49 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 44 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 35 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 26 (0.88%) CMS
7 26 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.81%) FileNet
10 21 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 21 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
14 12 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
14 12 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 302 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 97 (3.28%) MS Office
3 40 (1.35%) MS Project
4 29 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.37%) SPSS
8 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.17%) InDesign
9 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.068%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.034%) Stata
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 76 (2.57%) SAP FI
2 73 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 73 (2.47%) SAP CO
3 70 (2.37%) Oracle Financials
4 67 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
5 64 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 51 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
7 49 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
8 46 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
8 46 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
9 45 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
9 45 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
10 41 (1.39%) HFM
11 35 (1.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 34 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
13 29 (0.98%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 28 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
15 26 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
16 23 (0.78%) Magento
17 21 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 27 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (0.57%) Office 365
3 6 (0.20%) SaaS
4 4 (0.14%) PaaS
5 3 (0.10%) IaaS
6 2 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.034%) Route 53
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.034%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.37%) Internet
2 58 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 57 (1.93%) SAN
4 44 (1.49%) WAN
5 38 (1.29%) Firewall
6 36 (1.22%) LAN
7 32 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 28 (0.95%) VPN
9 26 (0.88%) DNS
10 25 (0.85%) SSL
11 23 (0.78%) Network Security
12 21 (0.71%) Wireless
13 18 (0.61%) HTTP
14 16 (0.54%) NAS
15 13 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (0.41%) SMTP
17 10 (0.34%) LDAP
17 10 (0.34%) VLAN
17 10 (0.34%) Intranet
18 9 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (15.62%) SQL Server
2 188 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
3 164 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 149 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 125 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 90 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.54%) DB2
9 58 (1.96%) Oracle Database
10 48 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (1.56%) MySQL
12 42 (1.42%) Big Data
13 36 (1.22%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (1.12%) Data Mining
16 29 (0.98%) MongoDB
17 26 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
18 23 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 23 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
19 22 (0.74%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 86 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 81 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (1.56%) Selenium
4 43 (1.45%) NUnit
5 33 (1.12%) JUnit
6 29 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 27 (0.91%) MSTest
8 24 (0.81%) JIRA
9 22 (0.74%) SpecFlow
10 21 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 19 (0.64%) Subversion
12 17 (0.57%) Ant
12 17 (0.57%) Eclipse
13 15 (0.51%) Toad
13 15 (0.51%) LoadRunner
13 15 (0.51%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
13 15 (0.51%) Moq
14 14 (0.47%) Mockito
15 13 (0.44%) ProC
General
1 337 (11.40%) Banking
2 292 (9.87%) Retail
3 193 (6.53%) Marketing
4 131 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 92 (3.11%) Financial Institution
6 62 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.10%) Advertising
7 55 (1.86%) Back Office
8 52 (1.76%) Legal
9 50 (1.69%) General Ledger
10 48 (1.62%) Billing
11 28 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 26 (0.88%) Automotive
13 22 (0.74%) German Language
14 16 (0.54%) Front Office
15 13 (0.44%) Publishing
16 12 (0.41%) Law
16 12 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 780 (26.38%) Analyst
2 505 (17.08%) Developer
3 273 (9.23%) Consultant
4 268 (9.06%) Business Analyst
5 211 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 134 (4.53%) .NET Developer
7 128 (4.33%) Architect
8 98 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
9 93 (3.15%) Software Developer
10 91 (3.08%) Support Analyst
11 78 (2.64%) C# Developer
12 74 (2.50%) Administrator
13 73 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
14 72 (2.43%) Oracle Consultant
15 69 (2.33%) Test Manager
16 62 (2.10%) Senior Developer
16 62 (2.10%) Applications Support
17 61 (2.06%) Team Leader
18 59 (2.00%) Test Analyst
19 55 (1.86%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (13.83%) .NET
2 249 (8.42%) ASP.NET
3 226 (7.64%) HTML
4 165 (5.58%) CSS
5 151 (5.11%) XML
6 126 (4.26%) Web Services
7 112 (3.79%) jQuery
8 103 (3.48%) WCF
9 89 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 86 (2.91%) J2EE
11 82 (2.77%) .NET Framework
12 76 (2.57%) HTML5
13 65 (2.20%) Middleware
14 57 (1.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 55 (1.86%) LINQ
16 47 (1.59%) SOAP
17 43 (1.45%) WinForms
18 39 (1.32%) XSLT
19 36 (1.22%) WPF
20 34 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (4.70%) Management Information System
2 88 (2.98%) Mainframe
3 66 (2.23%) Computer Science
4 58 (1.96%) Statistics
5 54 (1.83%) Mathematics
6 38 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.25%) Credit Risk
8 36 (1.22%) Economics
9 29 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 29 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 28 (0.95%) Data Integration
11 25 (0.85%) Clustering
12 22 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 22 (0.74%) PMI
13 19 (0.64%) Open Source
14 18 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
14 18 (0.61%) Replication
15 15 (0.51%) Social Network
15 15 (0.51%) iPhone
15 15 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 394 (13.32%) Windows
2 224 (7.58%) UNIX
3 141 (4.77%) Linux
4 88 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 26 (0.88%) Windows 2000
10 22 (0.74%) AIX
11 18 (0.61%) VMS
12 16 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.34%) HPUX
15 9 (0.30%) Solaris
15 9 (0.30%) zOS
16 8 (0.27%) Android
17 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (11.63%) Project Management
2 331 (11.19%) ITIL
3 323 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
5 201 (6.80%) PRINCE2
6 200 (6.76%) Business Analysis
7 168 (5.68%) Service Delivery
8 158 (5.34%) Data Analysis
9 151 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
10 142 (4.80%) Change Management
11 137 (4.63%) MVC
12 132 (4.46%) OO
13 130 (4.40%) Analytics
14 129 (4.36%) UML
15 126 (4.26%) TDD
16 117 (3.96%) E-Commerce
17 106 (3.58%) Data Modelling
18 105 (3.55%) Service Management
19 102 (3.45%) Risk Management
20 99 (3.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 712 (24.08%) SQL
2 338 (11.43%) C#
3 246 (8.32%) JavaScript
4 236 (7.98%) Java
5 150 (5.07%) T-SQL
6 98 (3.31%) VB
7 96 (3.25%) VB.NET
8 77 (2.60%) Perl
9 64 (2.16%) VBA
10 49 (1.66%) COBOL
11 45 (1.52%) Python
12 43 (1.45%) PHP
13 41 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 40 (1.35%) C
15 29 (0.98%) VBScript
16 26 (0.88%) PowerShell
17 24 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 24 (0.81%) Delphi
18 23 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 342 (11.57%) Degree
2 140 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 111 (3.75%) ISEB
4 68 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 56 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 40 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 39 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 33 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (0.95%) PMP
11 27 (0.91%) CCA
11 27 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (0.88%) MCITP
13 24 (0.81%) CISSP
13 24 (0.81%) MCP
14 22 (0.74%) MCSE
14 22 (0.74%) CCNA
15 19 (0.64%) MCTS
16 17 (0.57%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.02%) SLA
2 80 (2.71%) QA
3 28 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.41%) COBIT
6 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.14%) BS25999
9 3 (0.10%) COSO
10 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.034%) FATCA
10 1 (0.034%) P3O
10 1 (0.034%) EMIR
10 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 93 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 22 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 22 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.61%) XenApp
6 17 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.24%) Snort
10 7 (0.24%) vSphere
11 6 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 5 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.10%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.10%) XenServer
14 2 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.68%) Data Guard
2 20 (0.68%) SCCM
3 19 (0.64%) Tivoli
4 17 (0.57%) Foglight
5 12 (0.41%) SCOM
5 12 (0.41%) OpenView
6 11 (0.37%) Puppet
6 11 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.34%) Nessus
8 8 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (0.24%) CA Endevor
9 7 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.20%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.20%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.14%) Nagios
12 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 433 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 320 (10.82%) Oracle
3 126 (4.26%) SAP
4 101 (3.42%) VMware
5 90 (3.04%) HP
6 83 (2.81%) IBM
7 74 (2.50%) Citrix
8 69 (2.33%) Cisco
9 65 (2.20%) Fujitsu
10 36 (1.22%) Remedy
11 35 (1.18%) Sage
12 34 (1.15%) Business Objects
13 33 (1.12%) Hyperion
14 26 (0.88%) Google
15 25 (0.85%) EMC
16 24 (0.81%) Aquila
17 22 (0.74%) Juniper
18 21 (0.71%) CheckPoint
18 21 (0.71%) McAfee
18 21 (0.71%) Symantec
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £72000 per annum + Package, Car, Pension etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Volaris Exec
Salary: £130000 - £150000 per annum + 50% bonus + car + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday