Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 762 568 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.92% 25.79% 26.32%
As % of the General category 64.20% 58.08% 60.30%
Number of salaries quoted 472 538 677
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £23,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,300
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1187 978 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.50% 44.41% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 785 811 1071
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,875 £21,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 24 August 2017.

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 24 August 2017. 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 0 307 £50,000 -0.99% 12
Warrington -3 117 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Wilmslow -3 72 £45,000 - 2
Chester -6 36 £38,000 +38.18% 9
Crewe +4 34 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Macclesfield +1 18 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Northwich -2 9 £36,000 +44.00% 1
Nantwich 0 8 £25,000 -
Runcorn +1 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 225 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (26.64%) Banking
3 143 (18.77%) Risk Management
4 139 (18.24%) SQL
5 137 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 125 (16.40%) Java
7 116 (15.22%) ITIL
8 112 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
9 109 (14.30%) Microsoft
10 102 (13.39%) SDLC
11 98 (12.86%) Oracle
12 88 (11.55%) Degree
13 87 (11.42%) Information Security
14 81 (10.63%) JavaScript
15 79 (10.37%) TDD
16 77 (10.10%) Scrum
16 77 (10.10%) HTML
17 76 (9.97%) Windows
18 75 (9.84%) Project Management
19 74 (9.71%) Test Automation
20 72 (9.45%) SQL Server
21 70 (9.19%) .NET
22 69 (9.06%) Retail
23 61 (8.01%) Waterfall
24 60 (7.87%) Management Information System
25 57 (7.48%) C#
26 56 (7.35%) Web Services
27 55 (7.22%) CISSP
27 55 (7.22%) Service Management
28 54 (7.09%) Unix

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 22 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.36%) Confluence
3 15 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.44%) JBoss
4 11 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.79%) Apache
5 6 (0.79%) CMS
5 6 (0.79%) NServiceBus
5 6 (0.79%) SAS
6 5 (0.66%) CICS
6 5 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.66%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.39%) Facebook Platform
8 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.26%) Kentico
8 2 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.66%) nopCommerce
7 4 (0.52%) BASE24
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.52%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.31%) OpenShift
3 10 (1.31%) PaaS
4 8 (1.05%) SaaS
5 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.66%) IaaS
6 4 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.13%) Boomi
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.12%) Firewall
2 25 (3.28%) WAN
3 22 (2.89%) Wireless
4 20 (2.62%) LAN
5 18 (2.36%) IP Telephony
5 18 (2.36%) VPN
6 17 (2.23%) DNS
7 16 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
7 16 (2.10%) DHCP
7 16 (2.10%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.97%) BGP
8 15 (1.97%) EIGRP
8 15 (1.97%) Ethernet
8 15 (1.97%) Network Security
8 15 (1.97%) OSPF
9 12 (1.57%) SSL
9 12 (1.57%) Wireshark
10 11 (1.44%) Internet
11 10 (1.31%) HTTP
11 10 (1.31%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (3.41%) GIS
4 21 (2.76%) DB2
4 21 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.18%) Power BI
8 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.05%) MySQL
10 7 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.92%) QlikView
11 6 (0.79%) Big Data
12 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.15%) JIRA
3 23 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.84%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.71%) Selenium
5 13 (1.71%) Subversion
6 11 (1.44%) SonarQube
7 10 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.05%) Lombardi
8 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.92%) Gradle
9 7 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.79%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.66%) FxCop
11 5 (0.66%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 203 (26.64%) Banking
2 69 (9.06%) Retail
3 51 (6.69%) Financial Institution
4 50 (6.56%) Advertising
5 38 (4.99%) Corporate Banking
5 38 (4.99%) Investment Banking
6 36 (4.72%) Law
7 26 (3.41%) Legal
8 24 (3.15%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.62%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.57%) Marketing
11 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.79%) Billing
13 5 (0.66%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Games
14 3 (0.39%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) Front Office
15 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 178 (23.36%) Analyst
2 148 (19.42%) Developer
3 45 (5.91%) Architect
4 39 (5.12%) Java Developer
5 37 (4.86%) Project Manager
6 35 (4.59%) Service Manager
7 34 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (4.33%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.33%) Consultant
9 29 (3.81%) .NET Developer
10 25 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.15%) Designer
11 24 (3.15%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.15%) Test Analyst
12 20 (2.62%) C# Developer
13 18 (2.36%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (2.10%) Software Engineer
15 15 (1.97%) Senior Test Analyst
16 14 (1.84%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.10%) HTML
2 70 (9.19%) .NET
3 56 (7.35%) Web Services
4 54 (7.09%) CSS
5 42 (5.51%) AngularJS
6 38 (4.99%) Spring
6 38 (4.99%) XML
7 36 (4.72%) jQuery
8 34 (4.46%) HTML5
9 29 (3.81%) SOAP
10 27 (3.54%) ASP.NET
11 25 (3.28%) JSON
12 24 (3.15%) CSS3
12 24 (3.15%) JSP
13 23 (3.02%) Middleware
13 23 (3.02%) REST
14 21 (2.76%) .NET Framework
14 21 (2.76%) EJB
14 21 (2.76%) Servlets
15 20 (2.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 43 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 41 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 35 (4.59%) Contactless
6 28 (3.67%) Mainframe
7 27 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 25 (3.28%) User Experience
9 24 (3.15%) Virtual Team
10 19 (2.49%) PMI
11 18 (2.36%) Fintech
12 17 (2.23%) Life Science
12 17 (2.23%) Social Media
13 12 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.57%) Handset
13 12 (1.57%) Online Banking
13 12 (1.57%) Smartphone
14 10 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.97%) Windows
2 54 (7.09%) Unix
3 38 (4.99%) Linux
4 29 (3.81%) Android
5 26 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.05%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.39%) AIX
10 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (18.77%) Risk Management
3 137 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 116 (15.22%) ITIL
5 102 (13.39%) SDLC
6 87 (11.42%) Information Security
7 79 (10.37%) TDD
8 77 (10.10%) Scrum
9 75 (9.84%) Project Management
10 74 (9.71%) Test Automation
11 61 (8.01%) Waterfall
12 55 (7.22%) Service Management
13 48 (6.30%) Process Improvement
14 47 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (5.77%) Business Analysis
17 43 (5.64%) Coaching
18 41 (5.38%) Service Delivery
19 40 (5.25%) MVC
19 40 (5.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (18.24%) SQL
2 125 (16.40%) Java
3 81 (10.63%) JavaScript
4 57 (7.48%) C#
5 29 (3.81%) Python
6 21 (2.76%) PHP
7 20 (2.62%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.84%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.57%) COBOL
11 10 (1.31%) C
12 8 (1.05%) C++
13 7 (0.92%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.79%) Perl
15 5 (0.66%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.66%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.66%) Ruby
16 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.39%) Groovy
18 2 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 88 (11.55%) Degree
2 55 (7.22%) CISSP
3 29 (3.81%) CISA
4 27 (3.54%) CISM
5 25 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.62%) PMI Certification
8 19 (2.49%) ISEB
9 18 (2.36%) CCNP
10 15 (1.97%) CRISC
11 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.71%) CNA
12 13 (1.71%) CNE
12 13 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (1.71%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.71%) MCSE
12 13 (1.71%) Novell Certification
12 13 (1.71%) Security+ Certification
13 11 (1.44%) CCIE
14 7 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.02%) QA
2 22 (2.89%) SLA
3 21 (2.76%) PMO
4 13 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.31%) COBIT
6 10 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.52%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.26%) COSO
10 2 (0.26%) GDPR
10 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.52%) Docker
3 4 (0.52%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.05%) FortiGate
2 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.52%) Ansible
3 4 (0.52%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.52%) Ganglia
3 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 3 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.39%) Nagios
4 3 (0.39%) SCCM
5 2 (0.26%) Control-M
5 2 (0.26%) Graphite
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) Terraform
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 98 (12.86%) Oracle
3 36 (4.72%) IBM
4 28 (3.67%) Cisco
5 18 (2.36%) F5
5 18 (2.36%) Google
6 17 (2.23%) Cognizant
7 16 (2.10%) Tableau
8 13 (1.71%) Teradata
9 11 (1.44%) Cognos
10 10 (1.31%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.18%) Juniper
12 8 (1.05%) Adobe
12 8 (1.05%) Riverbed
12 8 (1.05%) SAP
12 8 (1.05%) VMware
13 7 (0.92%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.79%) Blue Coat
14 6 (0.79%) EMC
14 6 (0.79%) Sage