Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 420 1,028 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.72% 32.10% 27.81%
As % of the General category 47.14% 63.93% 67.46%
Number of salaries quoted 324 710 483
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 891 1,608 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.83% 50.22% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 584 1,090 721
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,625 £30,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,290
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -1.23%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -4 102 £52,750 +5.50% 8
Warrington -10 52 £47,500 +11.76% 16
Wilmslow -5 50 £43,750 +18.24% 6
Crewe +17 26 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Chester +15 26 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Nantwich +3 20 £32,750 -6.43% 2
Macclesfield -2 16 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Northwich +8 11 £24,500 -60.80%
Winsford -4 3 £32,500 -
Runcorn -12 3 £30,000 +71.43% 5
Widnes - 2 - -
Alderley Edge +14 1 £35,000 -
Congleton +6 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 136 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (29.29%) Banking
3 93 (22.14%) Risk Management
4 91 (21.67%) SQL
5 76 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (17.86%) Wealth Management
7 72 (17.14%) Investment Banking
8 67 (15.95%) Law
9 65 (15.48%) Test Automation
10 61 (14.52%) Microsoft
10 61 (14.52%) Project Management
11 59 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
12 53 (12.62%) Microsoft Excel
13 51 (12.14%) Java
14 50 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 48 (11.43%) Git (software)
16 46 (10.95%) SQL Server
17 45 (10.71%) ITIL
17 45 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (10.48%) PMO
18 44 (10.48%) .NET
19 42 (10.00%) Windows
20 40 (9.52%) DevOps
21 38 (9.05%) QA
21 38 (9.05%) Degree
22 37 (8.81%) REST
22 37 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
23 33 (7.86%) Oracle
24 32 (7.62%) SDLC
25 31 (7.38%) TDD

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.57%) Confluence
3 8 (1.90%) IIS
4 7 (1.67%) JBoss
5 5 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.71%) Jetty
7 3 (0.71%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) CICS
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (12.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (5.24%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.95%) UXPin
7 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.67%) Force.com
4 6 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.43%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.19%) Office 365
6 4 (0.95%) Lucidchart
6 4 (0.95%) SaaS
7 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) npm
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.48%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) HTTP
2 10 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.14%) SAN
4 8 (1.90%) DHCP
4 8 (1.90%) DNS
4 8 (1.90%) VPN
5 7 (1.67%) FTP
5 7 (1.67%) SSH
6 6 (1.43%) SMTP
7 5 (1.19%) Network Security
8 4 (0.95%) Firewall
8 4 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.95%) SMS
9 3 (0.71%) LAN
9 3 (0.71%) WAN
9 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.48%) Intranet
11 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.24%) RIP
11 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.90%) DB2
7 8 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.43%) MySQL
8 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.95%) GIS
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.71%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 48 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.67%) Selenium
3 26 (6.19%) JIRA
4 13 (3.10%) SoapUI
5 12 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.38%) Gradle
7 8 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.43%) Maven
8 6 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.95%) Grunt
10 4 (0.95%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.95%) JUnit
10 4 (0.95%) Protractor
10 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 123 (29.29%) Banking
2 72 (17.14%) Investment Banking
3 67 (15.95%) Law
4 12 (2.86%) Retail
5 9 (2.14%) Legal
6 8 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Advertising
7 7 (1.67%) Back Office
7 7 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.95%) Billing
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (21.90%) Analyst
2 71 (16.90%) Developer
3 30 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 24 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 16 (3.81%) Development Manager
5 16 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (3.81%) Test Analyst
5 16 (3.81%) Tester
6 15 (3.57%) Administrator
7 14 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 14 (3.33%) PHP Developer
7 14 (3.33%) SQL Developer
8 13 (3.10%) Architect
8 13 (3.10%) C# Developer
8 13 (3.10%) PMO Analyst
8 13 (3.10%) Senior Developer
9 11 (2.62%) Junior
10 10 (2.38%) DBA
11 9 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.48%) .NET
2 37 (8.81%) REST
3 20 (4.76%) HTML
3 20 (4.76%) Web Services
4 18 (4.29%) CSS
4 18 (4.29%) Spring
5 17 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 17 (4.05%) SOAP
6 12 (2.86%) HTML5
7 11 (2.62%) Gherkin
8 9 (2.14%) CSS3
8 9 (2.14%) J2EE
8 9 (2.14%) React
9 8 (1.90%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.67%) jQuery
10 7 (1.67%) RESTful
10 7 (1.67%) Visualforce
11 6 (1.43%) Node.js
11 6 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.81%) User Experience
5 14 (3.33%) Fintech
6 13 (3.10%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.38%) PMI
8 8 (1.90%) NHS
9 7 (1.67%) Clustering
9 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.67%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.43%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.71%) CMDB
13 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.71%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.00%) Windows
2 18 (4.29%) Linux
2 18 (4.29%) Unix
2 18 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.19%) Android
5 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.71%) pSOS
6 2 (0.48%) CentOS
6 2 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.14%) Risk Management
3 76 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (17.86%) Wealth Management
5 65 (15.48%) Test Automation
6 61 (14.52%) Project Management
7 45 (10.71%) ITIL
7 45 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (9.52%) DevOps
9 37 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (7.62%) SDLC
11 31 (7.38%) TDD
12 29 (6.90%) CRM
13 28 (6.67%) PRINCE2
13 28 (6.67%) SOA
14 26 (6.19%) Business Analysis
15 25 (5.95%) Decision-Making
16 24 (5.71%) Change Control
16 24 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
16 24 (5.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.67%) SQL
2 51 (12.14%) Java
3 30 (7.14%) C#
3 30 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.57%) PHP
4 15 (3.57%) Python
5 14 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.14%) C
8 7 (1.67%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.67%) Perl
8 7 (1.67%) SOQL
9 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.19%) Ruby
10 5 (1.19%) VBScript
11 4 (0.95%) C++
11 4 (0.95%) Go
11 4 (0.95%) Java 8
12 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.05%) Degree
2 19 (4.52%) PMP
3 17 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 14 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.62%) ISEB
7 9 (2.14%) MCSE
8 8 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.67%) CIMA
9 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.67%) CISM
10 6 (1.43%) ACCA
10 6 (1.43%) CCNA
10 6 (1.43%) CISSP
11 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 3 (0.71%) MCSA
12 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.48%) PMO
2 38 (9.05%) QA
3 15 (3.57%) GDPR
4 11 (2.62%) P3O
5 7 (1.67%) SLA
6 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.95%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.48%) MiFID
10 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.24%) PSD2
10 1 (0.24%) SEPA
10 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 24 (5.71%) Docker
2 14 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.67%) vSphere
5 6 (1.43%) XenApp
5 6 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.29%) Ansible
3 15 (3.57%) Puppet
4 13 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
4 13 (3.10%) Mesos
5 7 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.24%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.24%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
9 1 (0.24%) Netcool
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.86%) Oracle
3 17 (4.05%) VMware
4 13 (3.10%) SAP
5 11 (2.62%) HP
6 10 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.90%) Adobe
8 6 (1.43%) Citrix
8 6 (1.43%) IBM
8 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.19%) Cadence
9 5 (1.19%) RedGate
9 5 (1.19%) Splunk
10 4 (0.95%) Cognos
10 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.71%) Cisco
11 3 (0.71%) GoldenSource
11 3 (0.71%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.71%) McAfee