Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,108 637 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.89% 28.24% 26.20%
As % of the General category 66.07% 66.70% 54.43%
Number of salaries quoted 742 448 623
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,350 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,400 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 1,677 955 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 49.78% 42.33% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 696 1,028
Cheshire median annual salary £46,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.81% +1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £58,225
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 0 431 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Warrington -4 107 £45,000 +20.00% 25
Wilmslow 0 81 £40,500 -1.22% 6
Macclesfield +8 52 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Crewe -2 39 £38,250 -15.00% 10
Chester -17 33 £45,000 +28.57% 14
Nantwich -5 14 £31,500 +26.00% 6
Runcorn +11 10 £37,500 -27.88% 4
Northwich -5 7 - - 3
Daresbury - 5 £42,500 -
Congleton - 3 £52,500 -
Alderley Edge -6 2 - -
Winsford - 2 - -
Frodsham - 1 £41,000 -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 423 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (36.64%) Banking
3 292 (26.35%) Risk Management
4 273 (24.64%) Java
5 257 (23.19%) Wealth Management
6 250 (22.56%) Investment Banking
7 221 (19.95%) Law
8 199 (17.96%) SQL
9 186 (16.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 158 (14.26%) Project Management
11 136 (12.27%) Scrum
12 132 (11.91%) Oracle
12 132 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
13 131 (11.82%) SDLC
14 129 (11.64%) Microsoft
15 125 (11.28%) Advertising
15 125 (11.28%) Degree
16 124 (11.19%) SQL Server
17 119 (10.74%) Windows
17 119 (10.74%) Linux
18 118 (10.65%) Waterfall
19 117 (10.56%) Unix
20 116 (10.47%) .NET
21 108 (9.75%) Information Security
22 107 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
23 104 (9.39%) C#
24 100 (9.03%) JavaScript
25 97 (8.75%) DevOps
26 95 (8.57%) ITIL
26 95 (8.57%) Software Engineering

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 54 (4.87%) WebSphere
2 42 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 37 (3.34%) Confluence
4 25 (2.26%) JBoss
5 24 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.90%) CICS
7 16 (1.44%) Apache
8 15 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.08%) NServiceBus
10 9 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.54%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.27%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.27%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.27%) SAS
15 2 (0.18%) CMS
15 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.99%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.81%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.17%) BASE24
2 9 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 9 (0.81%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.36%) Sage 1000
7 4 (0.36%) Sage 500
8 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.27%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.27%) SAP VC
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.62%) OpenShift
3 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 10 (0.90%) Office 365
6 7 (0.63%) SaaS
7 5 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.45%) IaaS
7 5 (0.45%) NuGet
7 5 (0.45%) Serverless
8 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.27%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Trello
9 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.18%) Responsys
9 2 (0.18%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.090%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.99%) Internet
2 12 (1.08%) HTTP
3 9 (0.81%) SSL
4 8 (0.72%) Wireless
5 6 (0.54%) Firewall
5 6 (0.54%) SAN
5 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.45%) ATM
6 5 (0.45%) VLAN
7 3 (0.27%) DNS
7 3 (0.27%) Network Security
7 3 (0.27%) SMS
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) WAN
9 1 (0.090%) DHCP
9 1 (0.090%) DMZ
9 1 (0.090%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.090%) FTP
9 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.090%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.43%) DB2
3 34 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 27 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.81%) MySQL
10 20 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (1.35%) QlikView
14 13 (1.17%) Big Data
14 13 (1.17%) Power BI
15 10 (0.90%) GIS
15 10 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
16 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 79 (7.13%) Jenkins
2 56 (5.05%) JIRA
3 47 (4.24%) Git (software)
4 29 (2.62%) Selenium
5 28 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (2.08%) Bitbucket
7 22 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.62%) Gradle
9 17 (1.53%) SonarQube
10 16 (1.44%) CA Release Automation
11 14 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.26%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.81%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.72%) Maven
15 7 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
16 6 (0.54%) JMeter
16 6 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 406 (36.64%) Banking
2 250 (22.56%) Investment Banking
3 221 (19.95%) Law
4 125 (11.28%) Advertising
5 47 (4.24%) Legal
6 31 (2.80%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.81%) Retail
8 19 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
9 15 (1.35%) Marketing
10 13 (1.17%) Billing
11 12 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.54%) Games
14 5 (0.45%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
16 2 (0.18%) International Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 221 (19.95%) Analyst
2 216 (19.49%) Developer
3 73 (6.59%) Project Manager
4 71 (6.41%) Business Analyst
5 69 (6.23%) Java Developer
6 52 (4.69%) Applications Support
7 47 (4.24%) Architect
8 43 (3.88%) .NET Developer
9 41 (3.70%) Software Engineer
10 38 (3.43%) Programme Manager
11 36 (3.25%) Tester
12 34 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
13 32 (2.89%) Technical Manager
14 28 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (2.44%) Linux Support
16 26 (2.35%) C# Developer
16 26 (2.35%) Scrum Master
16 26 (2.35%) Senior Developer
17 25 (2.26%) Java Engineer
18 24 (2.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.47%) .NET
2 78 (7.04%) Spring
3 77 (6.95%) AngularJS
4 75 (6.77%) HTML
5 59 (5.32%) CSS
6 49 (4.42%) Middleware
7 48 (4.33%) ASP.NET
8 45 (4.06%) Web Services
9 44 (3.97%) HTML5
10 42 (3.79%) .NET Framework
11 39 (3.52%) jQuery
12 37 (3.34%) Hibernate
13 36 (3.25%) CSS3
14 34 (3.07%) SOAP
15 30 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (2.62%) REST
16 29 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (2.53%) J2EE
18 25 (2.26%) Angular 2
18 25 (2.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.51%) Fintech
3 44 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.70%) User Experience
6 39 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (3.43%) Mainframe
7 38 (3.43%) PMI
8 32 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.08%) IVR
13 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.99%) Online Banking
13 11 (0.99%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.72%) VSAM
15 7 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
15 7 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 119 (10.74%) Linux
1 119 (10.74%) Windows
2 117 (10.56%) Unix
3 31 (2.80%) Android
4 30 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.53%) AIX
6 21 (1.90%) Solaris
7 20 (1.81%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.26%) HPUX
10 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.090%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (26.35%) Risk Management
3 257 (23.19%) Wealth Management
4 186 (16.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 158 (14.26%) Project Management
6 136 (12.27%) Scrum
7 132 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
8 131 (11.82%) SDLC
9 118 (10.65%) Waterfall
10 108 (9.75%) Information Security
11 97 (8.75%) DevOps
12 95 (8.57%) ITIL
12 95 (8.57%) Software Engineering
13 87 (7.85%) Test Automation
14 86 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (6.14%) Change Management
16 62 (5.60%) MVC
17 59 (5.32%) Service Management
18 57 (5.14%) TDD
19 56 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 273 (24.64%) Java
2 199 (17.96%) SQL
3 104 (9.39%) C#
4 100 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.88%) Python
6 40 (3.61%) PHP
7 27 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.08%) COBOL
9 21 (1.90%) Java 8
10 19 (1.71%) Perl
10 19 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.62%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.08%) VB
13 11 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.90%) VB6
15 9 (0.81%) C
16 8 (0.72%) JCL
16 8 (0.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 125 (11.28%) Degree
2 46 (4.15%) PMI Certification
3 41 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.81%) PMP
6 19 (1.71%) CISSP
7 18 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (1.17%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.90%) CISM
9 10 (0.90%) CSSLP
9 10 (0.90%) HND
9 10 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.81%) ISEB
10 9 (0.81%) MBA
11 8 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.72%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.45%) CCNP
12 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.49%) QA
2 55 (4.96%) PMO
3 22 (1.99%) SLA
4 15 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.90%) PSD2
7 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.63%) COBIT
9 4 (0.36%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.27%) COSO
11 1 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.090%) GCP
11 1 (0.090%) GDPR
11 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.090%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (4.15%) Docker
2 18 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (0.18%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) XenServer
7 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.090%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.090%) XenApp
7 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.17%) Puppet
4 12 (1.08%) BladeLogic
5 10 (0.90%) CA Wily
6 8 (0.72%) Ansible
6 8 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.45%) Nagios
8 5 (0.45%) Packer
8 5 (0.45%) Rancher
8 5 (0.45%) Terraform
9 4 (0.36%) Netcool
9 4 (0.36%) SCOM
10 3 (0.27%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.27%) Oozie
10 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.18%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 132 (11.91%) Oracle
2 129 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.88%) IBM
4 36 (3.25%) Google
4 36 (3.25%) ServiceNow
5 30 (2.71%) HP
6 24 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 20 (1.81%) Adobe
8 19 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.53%) CA
9 17 (1.53%) SAP
10 16 (1.44%) Tableau
11 14 (1.26%) Sun
12 12 (1.08%) Teradata
12 12 (1.08%) VMware
13 11 (0.99%) Citrix
13 11 (0.99%) Sybase
14 10 (0.90%) Ab Initio
14 10 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.90%) Capita