Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 606 801 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.13% 28.43% 25.06%
As % of the General category 52.06% 61.95% 58.51%
Number of salaries quoted 445 510 499
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,931 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,900 £70,000 £63,600
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 1,164 1,293 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.51% 45.90% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 748 846 770
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -10.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £21,988
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,625 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -4 181 £47,500 -3.31% 11
Wilmslow -2 69 £40,500 - 3
Warrington -11 67 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Crewe +8 42 £38,500 -14.44% 3
Nantwich -1 34 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Chester -11 24 £48,500 +7.78% 29
Northwich +8 19 £43,750 +19.05% 2
Macclesfield -1 11 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Runcorn +16 10 £26,500 +51.43%
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 182 (30.03%) Banking
1 182 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (20.13%) SQL
3 116 (19.14%) Risk Management
4 107 (17.66%) Microsoft
4 107 (17.66%) Wealth Management
5 100 (16.50%) Investment Banking
6 93 (15.35%) Law
6 93 (15.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (13.86%) .NET
8 81 (13.37%) Java
8 81 (13.37%) Project Management
9 80 (13.20%) SQL Server
10 79 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 67 (11.06%) C#
12 65 (10.73%) ITIL
12 65 (10.73%) Windows
13 58 (9.57%) Oracle
13 58 (9.57%) SDLC
14 55 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (8.75%) Degree
16 51 (8.42%) Waterfall
17 50 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
18 48 (7.92%) QA
19 46 (7.59%) Retail
20 44 (7.26%) PMO
21 41 (6.77%) JavaScript
21 41 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (6.60%) Scrum
23 39 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel

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 27 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.31%) Confluence
3 11 (1.82%) IIS
4 6 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.66%) CICS
5 4 (0.66%) JBoss
5 4 (0.66%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.66%) SAS
6 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 39 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.99%) BASE24
4 5 (0.83%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.66%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.33%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.17%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.17%) Lawson
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
2 14 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.83%) Office 365
5 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) G Suite
6 2 (0.33%) npm
6 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) AdWords
7 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) NuGet
7 1 (0.17%) Responsys
7 1 (0.17%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.65%) ATM
1 10 (1.65%) HTTP
2 9 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.49%) VPN
3 8 (1.32%) Wireless
4 7 (1.16%) DHCP
4 7 (1.16%) DNS
4 7 (1.16%) Firewall
4 7 (1.16%) FTP
4 7 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (1.16%) SAN
5 6 (0.99%) SMTP
5 6 (0.99%) SSH
6 5 (0.83%) LAN
7 4 (0.66%) SMS
7 4 (0.66%) WAN
8 3 (0.50%) BGP
8 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.50%) OSPF
8 3 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.49%) DB2
8 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.99%) RavenDB
11 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.12%) Selenium
3 28 (4.62%) JIRA
4 20 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
6 11 (1.82%) SoapUI
6 11 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.49%) Gradle
7 9 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.99%) JUnit
10 5 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.83%) Subversion
10 5 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.66%) NUnit
12 3 (0.50%) Ant
12 3 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 182 (30.03%) Banking
2 100 (16.50%) Investment Banking
3 93 (15.35%) Law
4 46 (7.59%) Retail
5 33 (5.45%) Advertising
6 19 (3.14%) Legal
7 18 (2.97%) Retail Banking
8 17 (2.81%) Corporate Banking
9 14 (2.31%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.82%) Marketing
12 8 (1.32%) Back Office
12 8 (1.32%) Billing
13 7 (1.16%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.66%) Games
15 3 (0.50%) Local Government
16 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 117 (19.31%) Analyst
2 105 (17.33%) Developer
3 40 (6.60%) Project Manager
4 39 (6.44%) Business Analyst
5 31 (5.12%) Architect
6 30 (4.95%) Tester
7 26 (4.29%) .NET Developer
8 23 (3.80%) Test Analyst
9 22 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 20 (3.30%) Administrator
10 20 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (3.14%) Applications Support
11 19 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.64%) Security Engineer
13 15 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (2.48%) Development Manager
14 14 (2.31%) IT Manager
14 14 (2.31%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.31%) Junior
14 14 (2.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.86%) .NET
2 34 (5.61%) AngularJS
3 30 (4.95%) HTML
4 28 (4.62%) CSS
5 27 (4.46%) REST
6 25 (4.13%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.30%) HTML5
7 20 (3.30%) SOAP
8 18 (2.97%) .NET Framework
8 18 (2.97%) CSS3
9 17 (2.81%) Spring
9 17 (2.81%) Web Services
10 15 (2.48%) jQuery
11 13 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.15%) RESTful
12 11 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.82%) Hibernate
13 10 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (1.49%) React
14 9 (1.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.46%) Fintech
3 24 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.30%) User Experience
5 19 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.64%) Smart Meter
8 15 (2.48%) Fixed Income
9 14 (2.31%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.65%) PMI
12 9 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.16%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.99%) Clustering
14 6 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.99%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.83%) Smart Energy
16 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.73%) Windows
2 34 (5.61%) Linux
3 26 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.30%) Unix
5 19 (3.14%) Android
6 14 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.99%) pSOS
9 6 (0.99%) Solaris
10 5 (0.83%) AIX
11 4 (0.66%) HPUX
12 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (19.14%) Risk Management
3 107 (17.66%) Wealth Management
4 93 (15.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (13.37%) Project Management
6 79 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 65 (10.73%) ITIL
8 58 (9.57%) SDLC
9 51 (8.42%) Waterfall
10 50 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (6.60%) Scrum
13 37 (6.11%) DevOps
14 36 (5.94%) Business Analysis
15 35 (5.78%) TDD
16 33 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (5.28%) Mentoring
17 32 (5.28%) Software Engineering
18 30 (4.95%) CRM
18 30 (4.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 122 (20.13%) SQL
2 81 (13.37%) Java
3 67 (11.06%) C#
4 41 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.80%) Python
6 17 (2.81%) Perl
6 17 (2.81%) PHP
6 17 (2.81%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.15%) C++
9 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.49%) VB
11 8 (1.32%) X++
12 7 (1.16%) COBOL
12 7 (1.16%) Java 8
12 7 (1.16%) VB6
13 6 (0.99%) C
14 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.50%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (8.75%) Degree
2 22 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.81%) ISTQB
3 17 (2.81%) PMI Certification
4 16 (2.64%) ISEB
5 15 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.31%) PMP
7 12 (1.98%) CISSP
8 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.16%) MCSE
9 6 (0.99%) APMP
9 6 (0.99%) CCNA
9 6 (0.99%) CIMA
10 4 (0.66%) CISA
10 4 (0.66%) CISM
10 4 (0.66%) CSSLP
11 3 (0.50%) ACCA
11 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.50%) MCSA
12 2 (0.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.92%) QA
2 44 (7.26%) PMO
3 20 (3.30%) GDPR
4 17 (2.81%) SLA
5 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.99%) PSD2
7 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.50%) COBIT
8 3 (0.50%) COSO
9 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) IFRS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.98%) Docker
3 8 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.16%) XenApp
4 7 (1.16%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.99%) vSphere
6 3 (0.50%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.82%) Puppet
3 9 (1.49%) Ansible
4 8 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (1.32%) Mesos
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Sentry
6 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.50%) Nagios
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
8 1 (0.17%) PowerBroker
8 1 (0.17%) Rancher
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.57%) Oracle
3 16 (2.64%) Splunk
4 13 (2.15%) Red Hat
4 13 (2.15%) SAP
5 12 (1.98%) VMware
6 10 (1.65%) Citrix
7 9 (1.49%) Google
8 8 (1.32%) CyberArk
8 8 (1.32%) HP
8 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.32%) Varonis
9 7 (1.16%) Infor
10 5 (0.83%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.83%) Cisco
10 5 (0.83%) Lumension
10 5 (0.83%) RedGate
10 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.83%) Symantec
11 4 (0.66%) Cognos