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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 11 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Finance 17 13 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 17.00% 8.67% 24.29%
As % of the General category 34.00% 24.53% 55.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 28
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,875 £36,300 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,500 £70,000
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
50 53 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 50.00% 35.33% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 43 43 52
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £72,500 £52,000
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 27 August 2015.

Finance Salary Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 19 (51.35%) QA
2 17 (45.95%) Selenium
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) QMS
2 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
4 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Agresso
7 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (10.81%) ISEB
7 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) ERP
7 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL
9 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
9 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
9 2 (5.41%) SAP
9 2 (5.41%) MS Office
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
9 2 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (5.41%) VBA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Agresso
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) PBX
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Selenium
1 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.41%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Billing
1 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Analyst
2 19 (51.35%) Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Automation Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Automation Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Business Development Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Business Improvement Manager
7 1 (2.70%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) jQuery
1 2 (5.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) QMS
2 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) ERP
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.41%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Line Management
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
7 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) XenApp
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Nortel
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Avaya
3 1 (2.70%) Sage
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) IBM