The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 15 38 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.93% 21.35% 25.14%
As % of the General category 36.59% 58.46% 61.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 49 29
Median salary £38,000 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.18% -38.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,000 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,375 £45,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

General Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 41 65 75
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 27.15% 36.52% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 50 118 66
Median salary £38,000 £28,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -28.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,425 £23,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Chester

Finance
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Finance in Chester

Finance
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Finance in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 35 (74.47%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (40.43%) ISEB
3 19 (40.43%) Test Automation
3 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
4 15 (31.91%) ISTQB
5 13 (27.66%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Advertising
6 8 (17.02%) Migration
7 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.64%) ETL
9 5 (10.64%) Tableau
10 4 (8.51%) Talend
10 4 (8.51%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
10 4 (8.51%) Oracle
10 4 (8.51%) Google
10 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (8.51%) Games
11 3 (6.38%) Information Security
11 3 (6.38%) VMware
11 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.38%) Banking

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.13%) SAS
1 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DMZ
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) VLAN
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.13%) AppScan
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.13%) sqlmap
General
1 8 (17.02%) Advertising
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.13%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Senior Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 20 (42.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Junior
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Data Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) CSS3
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) JAX-WS
3 1 (2.13%) JDBC
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) Spring
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) WSDL
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
1 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) VMS
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (44.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
2 19 (40.43%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Migration
5 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.64%) ETL
8 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (6.38%) Information Security
9 3 (6.38%) ITIL
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) ISEB
2 15 (31.91%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) CISM
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.13%) CISA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISMP
4 1 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.13%) CRISC
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Tableau
2 4 (8.51%) Google
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Talend
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) Vertica
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