The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 7 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Finance 17 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 23.29% 15.25% 10.16%
As % of the General category 53.13% 54.55% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 10
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -16.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £24,700 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Finance
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

General Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
32 33 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 43.84% 27.97% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 38
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £22,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £57,250 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Finance
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance across the Preston region.

Finance Salary Trend in Preston

Finance
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the Preston region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Finance Salary Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (45.83%) Windows
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) Change Management
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (29.17%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 7 (29.17%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) DHCP
7 7 (29.17%) MS Office
7 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
8 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (25.00%) C#
9 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (20.83%) Lean Six Sigma
9 5 (20.83%) Process Improvement
10 4 (16.67%) VMware Server
10 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (16.67%) Network Management
10 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) Line 500
11 3 (12.50%) Problem Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Line 500
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DHCP
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Broadband
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) PBX
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) OLAP
4 1 (4.17%) OLTP
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Appium
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) IT Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Business Process Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Process Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Assistant
5 1 (4.17%) VB6 Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
2 7 (29.17%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (20.83%) Lean Six Sigma
3 5 (20.83%) Process Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Network Management
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (12.50%) Document Management
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.50%) Security Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
5 3 (12.50%) Software Licensing
5 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) VB6
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) BT
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Dell
3 3 (12.50%) Lotus
3 3 (12.50%) Sage
3 3 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
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