Period
to 20 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,218 2,582 2,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.62% 19.58% 18.76%
As % of the General category 47.78% 47.31% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,672 1,848 1,843
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,642 5,458 4,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.97% 41.39% 38.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,428 3,971 3,717
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Finance in the North West

Finance
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +4 1,312 £47,500 - 220
Cheshire -1 616 £47,500 +5.56% 68
Merseyside -4 161 £42,500 -15.00% 26
Lancashire +5 76 £38,500 +15.79% 19
Cumbria +10 14 £26,750 -28.67% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 696 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (23.49%) SQL
3 393 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 375 (16.91%) .NET
5 371 (16.73%) C#
6 345 (15.55%) Banking
7 300 (13.53%) Java
8 298 (13.44%) JavaScript
9 272 (12.26%) SQL Server
10 262 (11.81%) Retail
11 261 (11.77%) Test Automation
12 257 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 254 (11.45%) Windows
14 235 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
15 231 (10.41%) Scrum
16 227 (10.23%) Project Management
17 220 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
18 219 (9.87%) Wealth Management
19 217 (9.78%) Risk Management
20 213 (9.60%) HTML
21 210 (9.47%) Software Engineering
22 209 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
23 204 (9.20%) AngularJS
24 202 (9.11%) Manufacturing
25 201 (9.06%) Degree
26 200 (9.02%) CSS
27 194 (8.75%) SAP
28 175 (7.89%) DevOps
29 173 (7.80%) ITIL
30 169 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 61 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.62%) Confluence
3 31 (1.40%) CMS
4 28 (1.26%) IIS
5 23 (1.04%) SAS
6 22 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.41%) Apache
10 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.32%) Sitefinity
11 7 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.32%) WordPress
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.23%) CICS
13 5 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.23%) JBoss
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 113 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 79 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.090%) InDesign
9 2 (0.090%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 88 (3.97%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (1.26%) SAP PP
3 25 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
4 22 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
5 19 (0.86%) SAP FI
6 17 (0.77%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 14 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 14 (0.63%) SAP SD
8 12 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
9 10 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.45%) SAP BPC
10 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.36%) Sage 200
12 7 (0.32%) Elite 3E
12 7 (0.32%) SAP MM
12 7 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 169 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
4 45 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (1.80%) Office 365
6 32 (1.44%) SaaS
7 22 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (0.81%) GitHub
8 18 (0.81%) npm
9 15 (0.68%) PaaS
9 15 (0.68%) Twilio
10 11 (0.50%) BrowserStack
10 11 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.27%) IaaS
12 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.18%) AdWords
13 4 (0.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.07%) Network Security
2 45 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
3 29 (1.31%) LAN
3 29 (1.31%) WAN
4 22 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.86%) Firewall
6 18 (0.81%) SAN
7 17 (0.77%) Wireless
8 16 (0.72%) VPN
9 15 (0.68%) ATM
10 14 (0.63%) HTTP
11 13 (0.59%) DNS
12 12 (0.54%) DHCP
12 12 (0.54%) Internet
12 12 (0.54%) Intranet
13 9 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.36%) SMS
15 7 (0.32%) Broadband
15 7 (0.32%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (3.34%) MySQL
4 71 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (3.11%) MongoDB
5 69 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 59 (2.66%) Relational Database
7 44 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (1.85%) Big Data
9 35 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 33 (1.49%) RavenDB
11 24 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
13 20 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (0.90%) Power BI
14 19 (0.86%) NoSQL
15 18 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 131 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 119 (5.37%) JIRA
3 101 (4.55%) Selenium
4 58 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 52 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 51 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.03%) NUnit
8 40 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (1.67%) MSTest
10 31 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (1.17%) SoapUI
12 25 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.04%) Jasmine
14 22 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
15 21 (0.95%) Subversion
16 20 (0.90%) JUnit
17 19 (0.86%) Grunt
17 19 (0.86%) gulp
18 18 (0.81%) Gradle
19 17 (0.77%) webpack
General
1 345 (15.55%) Banking
2 262 (11.81%) Retail
3 202 (9.11%) Manufacturing
4 164 (7.39%) Law
5 153 (6.90%) Investment Banking
6 146 (6.58%) Marketing
7 111 (5.00%) Legal
8 103 (4.64%) Telecoms
9 76 (3.43%) Advertising
10 73 (3.29%) Electronics
11 29 (1.31%) Back Office
11 29 (1.31%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.22%) Publishing
13 22 (0.99%) Automotive
14 17 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
14 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.77%) Local Government
15 16 (0.72%) Games
16 15 (0.68%) Billing
17 12 (0.54%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 560 (25.25%) Developer
2 438 (19.75%) Analyst
3 166 (7.48%) .NET Developer
4 136 (6.13%) C# Developer
5 121 (5.46%) Business Analyst
6 118 (5.32%) Consultant
6 118 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 106 (4.78%) Architect
8 103 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 84 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
10 79 (3.56%) Java Developer
11 78 (3.52%) IT Analyst
12 76 (3.43%) Software Developer
13 75 (3.38%) Software Engineer
14 71 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 60 (2.71%) Tester
16 56 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.43%) Security Analyst
18 51 (2.30%) Service Analyst
19 49 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (16.91%) .NET
2 213 (9.60%) HTML
3 204 (9.20%) AngularJS
4 200 (9.02%) CSS
5 153 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 120 (5.41%) React
7 109 (4.91%) HTML5
8 108 (4.87%) Web Services
9 100 (4.51%) .NET Framework
10 98 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 92 (4.15%) REST
11 92 (4.15%) RESTful
12 90 (4.06%) CSS3
13 72 (3.25%) XML
14 67 (3.02%) SOAP
15 66 (2.98%) jQuery
15 66 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 62 (2.80%) Spring
17 60 (2.71%) Node.js
18 47 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 235 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (5.77%) Fintech
3 126 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 88 (3.97%) User Experience
5 81 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 80 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
7 67 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (2.66%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.34%) Computer Science
10 42 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 37 (1.67%) Smart Meter
12 32 (1.44%) Mainframe
13 25 (1.13%) Online Banking
13 25 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.95%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.77%) Social Network
16 15 (0.68%) Fixed Income
17 14 (0.63%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 254 (11.45%) Windows
2 164 (7.39%) Linux
3 66 (2.98%) Windows Server
4 60 (2.71%) Unix
5 56 (2.52%) Android
6 36 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 32 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.41%) pSOS
13 8 (0.36%) Solaris
14 6 (0.27%) AIX
14 6 (0.27%) HPUX
15 1 (0.045%) CentOS
15 1 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.045%) SUSE
15 1 (0.045%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (11.77%) Test Automation
3 257 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 231 (10.41%) Scrum
5 227 (10.23%) Project Management
6 220 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
7 219 (9.87%) Wealth Management
8 217 (9.78%) Risk Management
9 210 (9.47%) Software Engineering
10 209 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
11 175 (7.89%) DevOps
12 173 (7.80%) ITIL
13 162 (7.30%) SDLC
14 156 (7.03%) TDD
15 143 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 139 (6.27%) MVC
17 137 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
18 127 (5.73%) Information Security
19 120 (5.41%) ERP
20 108 (4.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 521 (23.49%) SQL
2 371 (16.73%) C#
3 300 (13.53%) Java
4 298 (13.44%) JavaScript
5 114 (5.14%) Python
6 92 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 78 (3.52%) PHP
8 57 (2.57%) C++
9 49 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 45 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 40 (1.80%) Java 8
12 34 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.40%) X++
14 29 (1.31%) C
14 29 (1.31%) Ruby
15 28 (1.26%) ES6
16 26 (1.17%) Go
16 26 (1.17%) Perl
17 23 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 201 (9.06%) Degree
2 93 (4.19%) CISSP
3 56 (2.52%) CREST Certified
4 52 (2.34%) ISEB
5 51 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 47 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (1.94%) SANS
8 34 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.44%) ACCA
10 30 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 28 (1.26%) CISA
12 27 (1.22%) PMP
13 22 (0.99%) CIMA
13 22 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.90%) Security Cleared
15 14 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (0.59%) CISM
17 12 (0.54%) AWS Certification
18 11 (0.50%) MCSE
18 11 (0.50%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (6.94%) QA
2 105 (4.73%) GDPR
3 94 (4.24%) PMO
4 90 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (2.75%) PCI DSS
6 55 (2.48%) SLA
7 18 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.45%) GCP
9 9 (0.41%) PSD2
10 4 (0.18%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) COSO
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.090%) COSHH
12 2 (0.090%) IFRS
13 1 (0.045%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.045%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 77 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 68 (3.07%) Docker
4 17 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.63%) vSphere
6 10 (0.45%) XenApp
7 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.090%) NFS
10 2 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.090%) Xen
10 2 (0.090%) XenServer
11 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.045%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.045%) vCloud
11 1 (0.045%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (2.48%) Ansible
2 47 (2.12%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.40%) Puppet
5 22 (0.99%) Salt
6 15 (0.68%) Terraform
7 10 (0.45%) Mesos
8 9 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.32%) Kibana
10 7 (0.32%) SCCM
11 5 (0.23%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.23%) SQL Sentry
12 4 (0.18%) Grafana
12 4 (0.18%) Istio
12 4 (0.18%) Nagios
12 4 (0.18%) Packer
12 4 (0.18%) SCOM
13 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 393 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 194 (8.75%) SAP
3 158 (7.12%) Oracle
4 111 (5.00%) VMware
5 73 (3.29%) Google
6 67 (3.02%) Cisco
7 59 (2.66%) Capita
8 41 (1.85%) Citrix
9 31 (1.40%) Zend
10 27 (1.22%) Sage
11 21 (0.95%) Facebook
11 21 (0.95%) Twitter
12 18 (0.81%) Tableau
13 17 (0.77%) JD Edwards
13 17 (0.77%) Red Hat
14 16 (0.72%) Atlassian
14 16 (0.72%) Splunk
15 15 (0.68%) HP
15 15 (0.68%) Sun
15 15 (0.68%) Xamarin