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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1365 1208 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.00% 16.46% 15.96%
As % of the General category 50.99% 46.37% 49.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 959 1026
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2677 2605 2320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.26% 35.49% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2004 2062 2046
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 733 £40,000 - 102
Cheshire +3 420 £42,500 - 63
Merseyside +5 102 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Lancashire +13 61 £55,000 +54.92% 16
Cumbria - 10 £26,564 - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 687 (26.32%) SQL
2 456 (17.47%) .NET
3 451 (17.28%) SQL Server
4 391 (14.98%) Windows
5 368 (14.10%) Microsoft
6 359 (13.75%) Oracle
7 353 (13.52%) C#
8 321 (12.30%) Project Management
9 305 (11.69%) Degree
10 291 (11.15%) ASP.NET
11 290 (11.11%) ITIL
12 276 (10.57%) UNIX
13 275 (10.54%) Java
14 270 (10.34%) Retail
15 254 (9.73%) Banking
16 252 (9.66%) MS Excel
17 244 (9.35%) JavaScript
18 242 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
19 239 (9.16%) HTML
20 207 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
21 191 (7.32%) MVC
22 185 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
23 176 (6.74%) OO
24 170 (6.51%) Linux
25 167 (6.40%) PRINCE2
26 166 (6.36%) T-SQL
27 161 (6.17%) XML
28 151 (5.79%) Cisco
29 150 (5.75%) CSS
30 147 (5.63%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 112 (4.29%) SAS
2 107 (4.10%) WebSphere
3 57 (2.18%) IIS
4 55 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 55 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 40 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.46%) CMS
6 38 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (0.77%) Apache
9 20 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 20 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
10 19 (0.73%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 19 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.57%) Gentran
14 13 (0.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 252 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.64%) MS Office
3 30 (1.15%) MS Project
4 21 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.19%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.077%) InDesign
11 2 (0.077%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.077%) DOC1
12 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 99 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
2 88 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 77 (2.95%) Oracle Financials
4 55 (2.11%) SAP FI
5 54 (2.07%) SAP CO
5 54 (2.07%) SAP FI/CO
6 43 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 41 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
8 40 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
9 38 (1.46%) Oracle Assets
10 37 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
11 36 (1.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 34 (1.30%) Oracle iProcurement
13 30 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
14 26 (1.00%) Magento
15 25 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
15 25 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
16 24 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
16 24 (0.92%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 21 (0.80%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.23%) Office 365
1 6 (0.23%) SaaS
2 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.038%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.038%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.038%) Route 53
4 1 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (4.37%) WAN
2 106 (4.06%) TCP/IP
2 106 (4.06%) Firewall
3 102 (3.91%) LAN
4 94 (3.60%) SSL
5 68 (2.61%) Internet
6 58 (2.22%) BGP
6 58 (2.22%) EIGRP
7 57 (2.18%) OSPF
8 56 (2.15%) DNS
9 52 (1.99%) HTTP
10 51 (1.95%) SAN
11 45 (1.72%) SMTP
11 45 (1.72%) LDAP
12 44 (1.69%) IGRP
13 40 (1.53%) TACACS
14 39 (1.49%) VLAN
15 37 (1.42%) VPN
16 31 (1.19%) VoIP
17 26 (1.00%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 141 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 128 (4.90%) Oracle Database
4 126 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 123 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 118 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 66 (2.53%) MySQL
9 66 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 53 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
11 47 (1.80%) Essbase
12 41 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 41 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
12 41 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
14 32 (1.23%) Big Data
15 27 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
15 27 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 25 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 86 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 46 (1.76%) JUnit
3 40 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.30%) NUnit
5 31 (1.19%) Eclipse
6 30 (1.15%) Maven
7 28 (1.07%) Ant
7 28 (1.07%) Selenium
8 20 (0.77%) Toad
9 18 (0.69%) JIRA
9 18 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (0.54%) Mockito
10 14 (0.54%) Gerrit
11 10 (0.38%) MSI
11 10 (0.38%) Subversion
11 10 (0.38%) Hudson
12 9 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
General
1 270 (10.34%) Retail
2 254 (9.73%) Banking
3 139 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 121 (4.64%) Marketing
5 98 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 51 (1.95%) Back Office
7 46 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.38%) Advertising
8 36 (1.38%) Legal
9 30 (1.15%) General Ledger
10 26 (1.00%) Billing
11 19 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 17 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.38%) Automotive
14 10 (0.38%) German Language
15 9 (0.34%) Publishing
16 7 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.23%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 567 (21.72%) Developer
2 547 (20.96%) Analyst
3 232 (8.89%) Consultant
4 191 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 185 (7.09%) Business Analyst
6 118 (4.52%) Software Developer
7 117 (4.48%) .NET Developer
8 114 (4.37%) C# Developer
9 111 (4.25%) Java Developer
10 106 (4.06%) Administrator
11 100 (3.83%) DBA
12 86 (3.30%) Architect
13 79 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
14 78 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 77 (2.95%) Network Engineer
16 74 (2.84%) Support Analyst
17 71 (2.72%) Test Analyst
18 70 (2.68%) Senior Developer
19 65 (2.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 62 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (17.47%) .NET
2 291 (11.15%) ASP.NET
3 239 (9.16%) HTML
4 161 (6.17%) XML
5 150 (5.75%) CSS
6 143 (5.48%) jQuery
6 143 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 133 (5.10%) Middleware
8 130 (4.98%) WCF
9 128 (4.90%) Web Services
10 120 (4.60%) J2EE
11 107 (4.10%) SOAP
12 80 (3.07%) Spring
13 66 (2.53%) .NET Framework
14 63 (2.41%) Hibernate
15 53 (2.03%) Java EE
16 52 (1.99%) WinForms
17 44 (1.69%) WPF
18 40 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 38 (1.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (3.10%) Mainframe
2 66 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 51 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 36 (1.38%) Statistics
5 34 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 31 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 30 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.03%) Replication
9 23 (0.88%) Oracle Exalytics
10 22 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.80%) Credit Risk
12 20 (0.77%) Clustering
12 20 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.73%) Economics
14 18 (0.69%) Streaming Video
15 16 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
16 15 (0.57%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (0.57%) Thin Client
17 14 (0.54%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 391 (14.98%) Windows
2 276 (10.57%) UNIX
3 170 (6.51%) Linux
4 67 (2.57%) AIX
5 59 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 56 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (1.57%) Windows XP
10 26 (1.00%) Solaris
11 17 (0.65%) Android
11 17 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.50%) zOS
13 11 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.38%) Windows NT
15 9 (0.34%) HPUX
16 8 (0.31%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.27%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.23%) MVS
19 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (12.30%) Project Management
2 290 (11.11%) ITIL
3 242 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 191 (7.32%) MVC
6 185 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 176 (6.74%) OO
8 167 (6.40%) PRINCE2
9 147 (5.63%) Change Management
10 131 (5.02%) Business Analysis
11 128 (4.90%) Scrum
12 127 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 120 (4.60%) TDD
14 114 (4.37%) UML
15 103 (3.95%) E-Commerce
16 102 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
17 91 (3.49%) Risk Management
18 86 (3.30%) Problem Management
19 84 (3.22%) CRM
20 82 (3.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 687 (26.32%) SQL
2 353 (13.52%) C#
3 275 (10.54%) Java
4 244 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 166 (6.36%) T-SQL
6 106 (4.06%) VB.NET
7 79 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 78 (2.99%) PHP
9 71 (2.72%) Shell Script
10 42 (1.61%) Perl
11 38 (1.46%) VB
12 29 (1.11%) C
13 23 (0.88%) Python
14 21 (0.80%) C++
15 20 (0.77%) Prolog
15 20 (0.77%) VBA
16 18 (0.69%) Ruby
16 18 (0.69%) PHP5
17 16 (0.61%) XPath
18 15 (0.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 305 (11.69%) Degree
2 129 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 125 (4.79%) ISEB
4 72 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 68 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 59 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (1.76%) CCNA
8 44 (1.69%) CCNP
9 32 (1.23%) MCSE
10 30 (1.15%) CISSP
11 28 (1.07%) MCP
11 28 (1.07%) ISTQB
12 24 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 24 (0.92%) CISM
13 23 (0.88%) HND
14 21 (0.80%) CISA
15 19 (0.73%) PMI Certification
16 18 (0.69%) PMP
17 15 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.57%) QA
2 61 (2.34%) SLA
3 35 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.65%) COBIT
6 9 (0.34%) COSO
6 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.27%) EMIR
8 7 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.23%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.15%) BS25999
11 2 (0.077%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.038%) FATCA
12 1 (0.038%) Basel II
System Software
1 95 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 38 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
4 37 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.54%) XenApp
6 11 (0.42%) vSphere
6 11 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.23%) Snort
10 4 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.077%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.077%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.077%) XenServer
12 2 (0.077%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 54 (2.07%) CiscoWorks
2 40 (1.53%) HP NNM
3 22 (0.84%) SCCM
4 21 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (0.80%) OpenView
5 19 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 15 (0.57%) SCOM
6 15 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.27%) Puppet
10 6 (0.23%) Nessus
10 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 2 (0.077%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.077%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 368 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 359 (13.75%) Oracle
3 151 (5.79%) Cisco
4 110 (4.21%) SAP
5 102 (3.91%) HP
6 79 (3.03%) Fujitsu
7 70 (2.68%) VMware
8 65 (2.49%) IBM
9 57 (2.18%) Hyperion
9 57 (2.18%) F5
10 55 (2.11%) Juniper
11 46 (1.76%) Citrix
12 44 (1.69%) JBoss
13 39 (1.49%) Zend
14 36 (1.38%) Business Objects
15 35 (1.34%) EMC
16 33 (1.26%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.15%) NetApp
18 27 (1.03%) TIBCO
19 24 (0.92%) Google
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 3 days ago