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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / North West
Rank 11 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 949 1241 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.44% 21.84% 21.94%
As % of the General category 44.41% 52.79% 54.57%
Number of salaries quoted 715 985 1135
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,000 £60,000
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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2137 2351 2637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.76% 41.37% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1667 1872 2001
Median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,825
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 525 £44,375 +4.41% 122
Cheshire -4 294 £44,000 +1.14% 57
Merseyside -4 90 £45,000 +11.11% 7
Lancashire -14 22 £35,000 -11.39% 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 570 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (28.28%) SQL
3 371 (18.80%) Microsoft
4 363 (18.40%) SQL Server
5 358 (18.14%) .NET
6 312 (15.81%) C#
7 299 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 261 (13.23%) MS Excel
9 259 (13.13%) JavaScript
10 245 (12.42%) Banking
11 229 (11.61%) HTML
12 226 (11.45%) Java
12 226 (11.45%) Windows
13 215 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
14 214 (10.85%) MVC
15 208 (10.54%) Degree
16 207 (10.49%) CSS
17 205 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
18 204 (10.34%) ITIL
19 203 (10.29%) Project Management
20 176 (8.92%) Retail
21 171 (8.67%) ASP.NET
22 170 (8.62%) Oracle
23 167 (8.46%) Scrum
24 161 (8.16%) jQuery
25 159 (8.06%) Risk Management
26 154 (7.81%) SDLC
27 152 (7.70%) TDD
28 149 (7.55%) Web Services
29 140 (7.10%) T-SQL

Finance
Top Related 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 40 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.62%) Tomcat
3 29 (1.47%) IIS
4 25 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.96%) SAS
6 17 (0.86%) JBoss
7 15 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.71%) Apache
8 14 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.66%) NServiceBus
10 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.51%) CMS
11 10 (0.51%) Confluence
11 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.46%) CICS
13 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 261 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.50%) MS Office
3 41 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.66%) MS Project
5 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.051%) GIMP
8 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.051%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.051%) SPSS
8 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 23 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (1.17%) Sage 200
6 21 (1.06%) SAP CO
6 21 (1.06%) SAP FI
6 21 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
7 20 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
9 18 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
10 17 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
10 17 (0.86%) Sage X3
11 15 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
12 14 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
12 14 (0.71%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.46%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.18%) Office 365
4 28 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (1.42%) SaaS
5 17 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.81%) PaaS
7 14 (0.71%) IaaS
8 8 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.20%) FinancialForce.com
11 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) Yammer
12 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.051%) AdWords
13 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.051%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.16%) Firewall
2 57 (2.89%) Network Security
3 32 (1.62%) DNS
4 31 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.37%) Wireless
6 26 (1.32%) SAN
7 24 (1.22%) DHCP
7 24 (1.22%) LAN
8 23 (1.17%) WAN
9 22 (1.12%) HTTP
10 21 (1.06%) MPLS
11 20 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.86%) Internet
13 17 (0.86%) VPN
14 16 (0.81%) BGP
14 16 (0.81%) EIGRP
15 15 (0.76%) OSPF
16 14 (0.71%) Intranet
17 13 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 139 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 131 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (2.28%) Big Data
7 42 (2.13%) MySQL
7 42 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 40 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 34 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (1.12%) QlikView
14 21 (1.06%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.01%) DB2
15 20 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 72 (3.65%) Selenium
2 68 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (2.64%) NUnit
4 50 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 49 (2.48%) JIRA
5 49 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 37 (1.88%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.37%) MSTest
8 25 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 20 (1.01%) WebDriver
10 19 (0.96%) FxCop
10 19 (0.96%) StyleCop
11 18 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 16 (0.81%) FitNesse
12 16 (0.81%) Jasmine
13 14 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.66%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.66%) JUnit
15 12 (0.61%) Maven
16 10 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 245 (12.42%) Banking
2 176 (8.92%) Retail
3 121 (6.13%) Marketing
4 116 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 84 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 78 (3.95%) Legal
7 63 (3.19%) Financial Institution
8 59 (2.99%) Advertising
9 52 (2.64%) Corporate Banking
10 44 (2.23%) Electronics
11 34 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (1.37%) Billing
13 23 (1.17%) Games
14 20 (1.01%) Publishing
15 17 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.86%) Law
16 14 (0.71%) Local Government
17 11 (0.56%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.51%) Automotive
18 10 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 460 (23.31%) Developer
2 405 (20.53%) Analyst
3 158 (8.01%) Consultant
4 150 (7.60%) .NET Developer
5 125 (6.34%) C# Developer
6 119 (6.03%) Project Manager
7 102 (5.17%) Architect
8 99 (5.02%) Business Analyst
9 97 (4.92%) SQL Developer
10 96 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 83 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 59 (2.99%) Applications Support
13 55 (2.79%) IT Manager
14 53 (2.69%) Test Analyst
15 52 (2.64%) ASP.NET Developer
15 52 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
16 51 (2.58%) Java Developer
16 51 (2.58%) Lead Developer
16 51 (2.58%) Support Analyst
17 50 (2.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (18.14%) .NET
2 229 (11.61%) HTML
3 207 (10.49%) CSS
4 171 (8.67%) ASP.NET
5 161 (8.16%) jQuery
6 149 (7.55%) Web Services
7 109 (5.52%) WCF
8 107 (5.42%) XML
9 106 (5.37%) AngularJS
10 79 (4.00%) HTML5
11 75 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 70 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 70 (3.55%) SOAP
13 60 (3.04%) WPF
14 58 (2.94%) RESTful
15 55 (2.79%) JSON
16 54 (2.74%) Entity Framework
17 53 (2.69%) CSS3
17 53 (2.69%) XSLT
18 47 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 215 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 93 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 53 (2.69%) User Experience
5 44 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 40 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 38 (1.93%) Mainframe
9 35 (1.77%) PMI
10 32 (1.62%) iPad
11 29 (1.47%) Xbox
12 26 (1.32%) Clustering
12 26 (1.32%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.86%) AS400
15 17 (0.86%) iSeries
16 16 (0.81%) NHS
17 15 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 226 (11.45%) Windows
2 112 (5.68%) Linux
3 99 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 82 (4.16%) Unix
5 36 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (1.72%) Android
7 31 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 26 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 23 (1.17%) HPUX
9 23 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.66%) CentOS
13 10 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (0.46%) AIX
15 7 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.35%) VMS
16 6 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
16 6 (0.30%) Solaris
16 6 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 214 (10.85%) MVC
4 205 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
5 204 (10.34%) ITIL
6 203 (10.29%) Project Management
7 167 (8.46%) Scrum
8 159 (8.06%) Risk Management
9 154 (7.81%) SDLC
10 152 (7.70%) TDD
11 129 (6.54%) E-Commerce
12 113 (5.73%) Software Engineering
13 99 (5.02%) ERP
14 98 (4.97%) Service Delivery
15 93 (4.71%) Change Management
16 92 (4.66%) CRM
17 91 (4.61%) Waterfall
18 87 (4.41%) Business Analysis
19 86 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
19 86 (4.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 558 (28.28%) SQL
2 312 (15.81%) C#
3 259 (13.13%) JavaScript
4 226 (11.45%) Java
5 140 (7.10%) T-SQL
6 82 (4.16%) PowerShell
7 58 (2.94%) C++
8 55 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 54 (2.74%) PHP
10 46 (2.33%) Python
11 38 (1.93%) C
12 29 (1.47%) Ruby
13 27 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.86%) Perl
15 14 (0.71%) VB
15 14 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.56%) ABAP
17 10 (0.51%) COBOL
18 9 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.46%) RPG
Qualifications
1 208 (10.54%) Degree
2 66 (3.35%) CISSP
3 63 (3.19%) ISEB
4 58 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.18%) CCNP
7 40 (2.03%) CISM
8 36 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 27 (1.37%) CCIE
10 25 (1.27%) CIMA
10 25 (1.27%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.81%) CISA
11 16 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.76%) ACCA
12 15 (0.76%) CEH
13 14 (0.71%) CCNA
14 13 (0.66%) CCSA
14 13 (0.66%) CCSE
14 13 (0.66%) CCSP
14 13 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.41%) QA
2 45 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.13%) SLA
4 31 (1.57%) PMO
5 25 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.06%) Solvency II
8 16 (0.81%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.76%) COBIT
10 9 (0.46%) IFRS
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.20%) SDET
12 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.10%) GDPR
13 2 (0.10%) IAS 39
13 2 (0.10%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.051%) BS25999
14 1 (0.051%) GxP
14 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 53 (2.69%) Hyper-V
2 46 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.71%) Docker
5 11 (0.56%) XenApp
6 10 (0.51%) PowerHA
7 9 (0.46%) vSphere
8 6 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.051%) Firmware
13 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.051%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (1.72%) SCOM
2 24 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (1.22%) Puppet
3 19 (0.96%) FortiGate
3 19 (0.96%) SCCM
4 15 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 15 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 14 (0.71%) Ansible
6 13 (0.66%) Nagios
7 11 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.41%) CFEngine
9 5 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.25%) Kibana
9 5 (0.25%) Netcool
10 4 (0.20%) Mesos
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.15%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 371 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 170 (8.62%) Oracle
3 123 (6.23%) SAP
4 82 (4.16%) Cisco
5 67 (3.40%) VMware
6 53 (2.69%) Google
6 53 (2.69%) Sage
7 41 (2.08%) Citrix
8 37 (1.88%) IBM
9 36 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 36 (1.82%) Tableau
10 30 (1.52%) HP
11 26 (1.32%) Cognos
12 25 (1.27%) Fortinet
12 25 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.01%) Hyperion
14 19 (0.96%) F5
14 19 (0.96%) Sun
15 17 (0.86%) Splunk
16 16 (0.81%) Cognizant
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35000-£50000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £72000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £56500 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leigh, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday