Period
to 22 August 2017

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

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2494 2297 2572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.93% 19.84% 19.97%
As % of the General category 48.22% 51.11% 52.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1787 1912 2075
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 5172 4494 4934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.27% 38.82% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3802 3656 3792
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 22 August 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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -5 1384 £47,500 +5.56% 130
Cheshire 0 760 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Merseyside +2 208 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Lancashire -6 78 £33,750 -15.63% 13
Cumbria 0 9 £37,500 -16.67%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 841 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (27.55%) SQL
3 483 (19.37%) SQL Server
4 454 (18.20%) Microsoft
5 427 (17.12%) .NET
6 422 (16.92%) Banking
7 421 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
8 370 (14.84%) JavaScript
9 356 (14.27%) Java
10 349 (13.99%) C#
11 344 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 330 (13.23%) HTML
13 317 (12.71%) CSS
14 295 (11.83%) Scrum
15 287 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
16 278 (11.15%) MVC
17 276 (11.07%) SAP
18 275 (11.03%) Retail
19 268 (10.75%) Marketing
19 268 (10.75%) Project Management
20 263 (10.55%) Degree
21 249 (9.98%) ITIL
22 247 (9.90%) Windows
23 246 (9.86%) SDLC
24 245 (9.82%) ASP.NET
25 244 (9.78%) Manufacturing
26 240 (9.62%) Oracle
27 225 (9.02%) TDD
28 221 (8.86%) Telecoms
29 211 (8.46%) Programme Management

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 89 (3.57%) SAS
2 55 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.56%) IIS
5 35 (1.40%) CMS
5 35 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.20%) Confluence
7 24 (0.96%) Apache
8 21 (0.84%) Umbraco
9 20 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.60%) JBoss
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.28%) OpenROAD
17 6 (0.24%) CICS
17 6 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 95 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.28%) FileZilla
6 23 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.44%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.44%) SPSS
9 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.080%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 42 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
2 34 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (1.12%) SAP FI
5 27 (1.08%) SAP CO
5 27 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 24 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
7 23 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 23 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 22 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
9 20 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
9 20 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
10 17 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
10 17 (0.68%) Sage 200
11 14 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.48%) NetSuite
13 12 (0.48%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 161 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (1.04%) Office 365
5 24 (0.96%) SaaS
6 21 (0.84%) PaaS
7 20 (0.80%) IaaS
8 15 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.24%) Sage Pay
11 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.12%) Yammer
13 2 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.080%) Mavenlink
14 1 (0.040%) Boomi
14 1 (0.040%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.040%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.93%) Firewall
2 53 (2.13%) WAN
3 50 (2.00%) LAN
4 33 (1.32%) DNS
5 32 (1.28%) FTP
5 32 (1.28%) SMTP
6 29 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 28 (1.12%) Network Security
8 27 (1.08%) Wireless
9 24 (0.96%) DHCP
10 22 (0.88%) Internet
11 21 (0.84%) IP Telephony
11 21 (0.84%) VPN
12 19 (0.76%) SAN
13 17 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.68%) Ethernet
13 17 (0.68%) OSPF
14 16 (0.64%) EIGRP
14 16 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 180 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 154 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 120 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 116 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 110 (4.41%) Big Data
7 86 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 76 (3.05%) Hadoop
9 72 (2.89%) MySQL
10 56 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 54 (2.17%) MongoDB
12 53 (2.13%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 51 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
14 50 (2.00%) Base SAS
14 50 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 50 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 47 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 31 (1.24%) NoSQL
17 31 (1.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 74 (2.97%) JIRA
2 74 (2.97%) Selenium
3 66 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 64 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (1.92%) ProC
6 44 (1.76%) Cucumber
7 42 (1.68%) NUnit
8 41 (1.64%) MSTest
9 37 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 36 (1.44%) WebDriver
11 30 (1.20%) Subversion
12 29 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 28 (1.12%) TeamCity
14 25 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
15 24 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
17 18 (0.72%) JUnit
17 18 (0.72%) SonarQube
18 16 (0.64%) Jasmine
General
1 422 (16.92%) Banking
2 275 (11.03%) Retail
3 268 (10.75%) Marketing
4 244 (9.78%) Manufacturing
5 221 (8.86%) Telecoms
6 184 (7.38%) Electronics
7 79 (3.17%) Financial Institution
8 76 (3.05%) Legal
9 70 (2.81%) Advertising
10 55 (2.21%) Law
11 47 (1.88%) Investment Banking
12 43 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
13 31 (1.24%) Retail Banking
14 30 (1.20%) Back Office
15 25 (1.00%) Publishing
16 15 (0.60%) General Ledger
17 14 (0.56%) Billing
18 12 (0.48%) Games
19 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 6 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 686 (27.51%) Developer
2 462 (18.52%) Analyst
3 213 (8.54%) Consultant
4 175 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 161 (6.46%) Architect
6 141 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 139 (5.57%) Project Manager
8 132 (5.29%) Business Analyst
9 118 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 113 (4.53%) SQL Developer
11 93 (3.73%) Java Developer
12 88 (3.53%) Senior Developer
13 79 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
14 74 (2.97%) Software Developer
15 69 (2.77%) IT Manager
16 68 (2.73%) SQL Server Developer
17 66 (2.65%) ASP.NET Developer
18 64 (2.57%) Software Engineer
19 62 (2.49%) PHP Developer
20 59 (2.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (17.12%) .NET
2 330 (13.23%) HTML
3 317 (12.71%) CSS
4 245 (9.82%) ASP.NET
5 187 (7.50%) Web Services
6 172 (6.90%) jQuery
7 153 (6.13%) AngularJS
8 146 (5.85%) HTML5
9 124 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 122 (4.89%) XML
11 121 (4.85%) SOAP
12 102 (4.09%) REST
13 99 (3.97%) CSS3
14 88 (3.53%) JSON
14 88 (3.53%) Spring
15 78 (3.13%) .NET Framework
16 66 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 65 (2.61%) RESTful
18 64 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 61 (2.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 287 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 88 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 71 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 66 (2.65%) User Experience
6 58 (2.33%) Fintech
6 58 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 50 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 39 (1.56%) iPad
12 35 (1.40%) Contactless
13 34 (1.36%) Mainframe
14 33 (1.32%) N-Tier
15 28 (1.12%) PMI
16 25 (1.00%) Social Media
17 24 (0.96%) Clustering
18 21 (0.84%) Life Science
19 19 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 247 (9.90%) Windows
2 130 (5.21%) Unix
3 115 (4.61%) Linux
4 49 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 42 (1.68%) Android
7 37 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 15 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.48%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.28%) CentOS
13 4 (0.16%) AIX
13 4 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.040%) Solaris
14 1 (0.040%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
3 344 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 295 (11.83%) Scrum
5 278 (11.15%) MVC
6 268 (10.75%) Project Management
7 249 (9.98%) ITIL
8 246 (9.86%) SDLC
9 225 (9.02%) TDD
10 211 (8.46%) Programme Management
11 202 (8.10%) Analytics
11 202 (8.10%) Risk Management
12 195 (7.82%) Test Automation
13 194 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
14 188 (7.54%) Software Engineering
15 170 (6.82%) E-Commerce
16 151 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
17 133 (5.33%) Web Development
18 132 (5.29%) Business Analysis
18 132 (5.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 687 (27.55%) SQL
2 370 (14.84%) JavaScript
3 356 (14.27%) Java
4 349 (13.99%) C#
5 183 (7.34%) T-SQL
6 148 (5.93%) Python
7 141 (5.65%) PHP
8 95 (3.81%) C++
9 76 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 70 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 48 (1.92%) PROC SQL
11 48 (1.92%) SAS Macro
12 41 (1.64%) Go
13 37 (1.48%) VBScript
14 35 (1.40%) C
14 35 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 29 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 28 (1.12%) Ruby
17 24 (0.96%) VB
18 22 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 263 (10.55%) Degree
2 91 (3.65%) CISSP
3 58 (2.33%) ISEB
4 47 (1.88%) CISA
4 47 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.72%) CISM
6 39 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 39 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 26 (1.04%) Security Cleared
10 23 (0.92%) CCNP
10 23 (0.92%) CIMA
11 22 (0.88%) CRISC
11 22 (0.88%) MCSE
12 21 (0.84%) ACCA
13 18 (0.72%) PMP
13 18 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.57%) QA
2 65 (2.61%) SLA
3 40 (1.60%) PMO
4 39 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 32 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.84%) GDPR
7 16 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.56%) COBIT
8 14 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.16%) MiFID
11 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.080%) COSO
13 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.080%) P3O
13 2 (0.080%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.32%) Docker
3 27 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.80%) XenApp
6 9 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.32%) vSphere
8 6 (0.24%) PowerHA
9 4 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.12%) HDFS
10 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.080%) NFS
11 2 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.080%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.040%) KVM
12 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 66 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (2.49%) Puppet
3 60 (2.41%) Ansible
4 25 (1.00%) Mesos
5 16 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.64%) Nagios
6 13 (0.52%) SCOM
7 11 (0.44%) EdgeSight
8 10 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 10 (0.40%) SCCM
9 9 (0.36%) Kibana
10 6 (0.24%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.24%) Control-M
10 6 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.16%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.16%) Ganglia
12 2 (0.080%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.080%) Graphite
12 2 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.080%) SCSM
Vendors
1 454 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 276 (11.07%) SAP
3 240 (9.62%) Oracle
4 71 (2.85%) Google
5 66 (2.65%) Cisco
6 58 (2.33%) IBM
7 48 (1.92%) Tableau
8 46 (1.84%) Cognizant
9 45 (1.80%) VMware
10 41 (1.64%) Zend
11 37 (1.48%) Sage
12 32 (1.28%) PayPal
13 30 (1.20%) Cognos
14 27 (1.08%) Citrix
14 27 (1.08%) Teradata
15 23 (0.92%) HP
16 21 (0.84%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.80%) F5
17 20 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
18 18 (0.72%) Facebook