Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 351 837 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.12% 26.82% 28.29%
As % of the General category 46.80% 59.66% 64.72%
Number of salaries quoted 222 589 466
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,025 £27,450 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 750 1,403 1,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.59% 44.95% 43.72%
Number of salaries quoted 461 922 779
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 111 £51,750 +8.95% 2
Crewe -2 44 £46,250 +22.52% 6
Wilmslow -3 35 £52,500 +29.63% 5
Nantwich 0 24 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Chester +5 23 £47,500 +25.83% 11
Northwich -1 23 £23,000 -47.43% 4
Warrington -33 21 £38,000 -15.56% 12
Runcorn +8 10 £25,500 +12.71% 2
Sandbach - 5 £55,000 -
Macclesfield -8 3 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Alderley Edge -2 2 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £52,500 -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 124 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (32.19%) Banking
3 84 (23.93%) SQL
4 67 (19.09%) Java
5 65 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 52 (14.81%) .NET
7 51 (14.53%) JavaScript
8 50 (14.25%) Windows
9 49 (13.96%) C#
10 47 (13.39%) Oracle
10 47 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (11.97%) DevOps
12 38 (10.83%) REST
12 38 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (10.54%) HTML
13 37 (10.54%) Microsoft
13 37 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (10.26%) Git (software)
15 35 (9.97%) Test Automation
16 33 (9.40%) QA
16 33 (9.40%) CSS
16 33 (9.40%) Linux
16 33 (9.40%) Project Management
17 32 (9.12%) Degree
18 30 (8.55%) Microservices
19 29 (8.26%) JIRA
19 29 (8.26%) Software Engineering
20 28 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
21 27 (7.69%) SAP
21 27 (7.69%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (5.41%) CMS
2 9 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.28%) IIS
3 8 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.99%) JBoss
4 7 (1.99%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.71%) Apache
6 5 (1.42%) OpenEdge
6 5 (1.42%) SAS
7 4 (1.14%) Mule
7 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.57%) Confluence
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.14%) Adobe XD
5 4 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.14%) UXPin
6 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (2.56%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (1.99%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (1.42%) FLEXCUBE
3 5 (1.42%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.14%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.85%) OpenShift
4 8 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.71%) SaaS
6 5 (1.42%) FinancialForce
7 4 (1.14%) Lucidchart
8 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.85%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.28%) Office 365
9 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.56%) Firewall
2 10 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (1.99%) DHCP
4 7 (1.99%) DNS
5 6 (1.71%) SAN
6 5 (1.42%) VLAN
6 5 (1.42%) WAN
7 4 (1.14%) Extranet
7 4 (1.14%) LAN
7 4 (1.14%) Wireless
8 3 (0.85%) HTTP
9 2 (0.57%) ATM
9 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.57%) SSL
10 1 (0.28%) PSTN
10 1 (0.28%) Skype
10 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.99%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.56%) QlikView
7 7 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.99%) MySQL
7 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.71%) DB2
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.14%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.14%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 29 (8.26%) JIRA
3 21 (5.98%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.84%) Selenium
5 12 (3.42%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.13%) Gradle
7 7 (1.99%) webpack
8 6 (1.71%) JUnit
8 6 (1.71%) Subversion
8 6 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.42%) Protractor
9 5 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.14%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.14%) Balsamiq
10 4 (1.14%) CA Release Automation
10 4 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.14%) Maven
10 4 (1.14%) Mockito
General
1 113 (32.19%) Banking
2 14 (3.99%) Marketing
3 11 (3.13%) Legal
3 11 (3.13%) Retail
4 10 (2.85%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.71%) Law
6 6 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.42%) Back Office
7 5 (1.42%) Billing
8 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) French Language
9 3 (0.85%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 2 (0.57%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (24.79%) Analyst
2 74 (21.08%) Developer
3 25 (7.12%) Business Analyst
4 23 (6.55%) Support Analyst
5 20 (5.70%) Project Manager
6 19 (5.41%) Consultant
7 17 (4.84%) Applications Support
8 16 (4.56%) Architect
9 14 (3.99%) Support Consultant
10 12 (3.42%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.42%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
11 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (2.85%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.85%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.56%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.56%) DBA
13 9 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.81%) .NET
2 38 (10.83%) REST
3 37 (10.54%) HTML
4 33 (9.40%) CSS
5 26 (7.41%) JSON
6 22 (6.27%) SOAP
7 21 (5.98%) Spring
8 18 (5.13%) Web Services
9 16 (4.56%) React
10 15 (4.27%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.85%) XML
12 9 (2.56%) Spring Boot
13 8 (2.28%) jQuery
13 8 (2.28%) RESTful
14 7 (1.99%) .NET Core
14 7 (1.99%) Redux
15 6 (1.71%) Node.js
16 5 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
16 5 (1.42%) Middleware
17 4 (1.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.55%) User Experience
3 18 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 16 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.42%) PMI
6 9 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.56%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.71%) Chip and PIN
8 6 (1.71%) Contactless
8 6 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.42%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.57%) Life Science
12 2 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.25%) Windows
2 33 (9.40%) Linux
3 26 (7.41%) Unix
4 16 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (11.97%) DevOps
4 38 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (9.97%) Test Automation
6 33 (9.40%) Project Management
7 30 (8.55%) Microservices
8 29 (8.26%) Software Engineering
9 25 (7.12%) Risk Management
10 23 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (6.27%) ETL
12 21 (5.98%) Asset Management
12 21 (5.98%) Business Analysis
12 21 (5.98%) Fintech
12 21 (5.98%) Scrum
13 18 (5.13%) Decision-Making
13 18 (5.13%) Mentoring
13 18 (5.13%) SOA
13 18 (5.13%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.84%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 84 (23.93%) SQL
2 67 (19.09%) Java
3 51 (14.53%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.96%) C#
5 17 (4.84%) C++
6 12 (3.42%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.42%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.13%) C
7 11 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.56%) R
8 9 (2.56%) VBScript
9 8 (2.28%) Python
10 7 (1.99%) Java 8
10 7 (1.99%) X++
11 5 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.14%) Groovy
12 4 (1.14%) OpenEdge ABL
12 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.85%) Perl
14 2 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (9.12%) Degree
2 12 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 11 (3.13%) ISEB
4 10 (2.85%) CCIE
4 10 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.56%) CCNP
6 7 (1.99%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.71%) IIBA
7 6 (1.71%) PMP
8 5 (1.42%) AAT
9 4 (1.14%) ACCA
9 4 (1.14%) CIMA
9 4 (1.14%) CISSP
9 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.14%) MBA
9 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (0.85%) CISA
11 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.40%) QA
2 15 (4.27%) PMO
3 11 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.56%) GDPR
5 6 (1.71%) SLA
6 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.85%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.28%) COBIT
9 1 (0.28%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.28%) NIST
9 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (5.41%) Docker
2 15 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.14%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.85%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.71%) Terraform
4 5 (1.42%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (13.39%) Oracle
2 37 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.69%) SAP
4 19 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (5.13%) VMware
6 12 (3.42%) Cisco
7 11 (3.13%) Symantec
8 9 (2.56%) ATG
8 9 (2.56%) Demandware
8 9 (2.56%) F5
8 9 (2.56%) hybris
8 9 (2.56%) Sitecore
9 8 (2.28%) IBM
10 7 (1.99%) Blue Coat
10 7 (1.99%) Juniper
11 6 (1.71%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.71%) Tableau
12 5 (1.42%) Infor
12 5 (1.42%) Sage
12 5 (1.42%) Xero