Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,382 2,182 2,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.68% 18.55% 19.85%
As % of the General category 38.37% 45.33% 45.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,037 1,642 1,819
North West median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,900 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,410 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 3,602 4,814 5,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.65% 40.94% 43.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,598 3,552 4,014
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £69,369 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,434 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.04% +3.68% +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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 0 914 £50,000 +5.26% 207
Cheshire -11 206 £45,000 -5.26% 47
Merseyside +4 160 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Lancashire -6 70 £43,000 +11.69% 13
Cumbria -6 16 £28,183 +5.36% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 432 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (17.95%) SQL
3 214 (15.48%) C#
4 211 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
5 209 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
6 200 (14.47%) Banking
7 194 (14.04%) Microsoft
8 189 (13.68%) .NET
9 176 (12.74%) Java
10 158 (11.43%) Software Engineering
11 156 (11.29%) JavaScript
12 150 (10.85%) Project Management
13 149 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 148 (10.71%) Retail
15 146 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
16 141 (10.20%) SQL Server
17 135 (9.77%) Degree
18 124 (8.97%) DevOps
19 118 (8.54%) Windows
20 117 (8.47%) Oracle
21 110 (7.96%) Management Information System
22 106 (7.67%) HTML
23 105 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
24 104 (7.53%) SAP
24 104 (7.53%) AngularJS
25 102 (7.38%) Scrum
26 101 (7.31%) CSS
26 101 (7.31%) ITIL
27 98 (7.09%) Python
28 97 (7.02%) ERP

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 27 (1.95%) CMS
2 21 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.09%) Confluence
6 12 (0.87%) SAS
6 12 (0.87%) Umbraco
7 11 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.72%) Apache
8 10 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.58%) IIS
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.36%) OpenEdge
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.29%) WordPress
12 3 (0.22%) JBoss
12 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 105 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.16%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.36%) Sketch
8 4 (0.29%) InVision
9 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.072%) Figma
9 1 (0.072%) HipChat
9 1 (0.072%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 35 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.95%) Oracle ERP
3 21 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 19 (1.37%) SAP CO
4 19 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
6 16 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (1.09%) SAP ERP
8 12 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.80%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.72%) SAP MM
10 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
12 8 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.80%) AWS
2 93 (6.73%) Azure
3 58 (4.20%) Power Platform
4 28 (2.03%) GitHub
5 27 (1.95%) SaaS
6 26 (1.88%) GCP
7 25 (1.81%) Office 365
8 20 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.80%) Serverless
11 10 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.65%) AWS OpsWorks
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.52%) Firewall
2 15 (1.09%) Broadband
3 12 (0.87%) DNS
4 10 (0.72%) LAN
5 9 (0.65%) VoIP
5 9 (0.65%) WAN
6 8 (0.58%) DHCP
6 8 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (0.43%) HTTP
8 6 (0.43%) Network Security
8 6 (0.43%) SAN
8 6 (0.43%) Wireless
9 5 (0.36%) Calico
9 5 (0.36%) Skype
9 5 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (4.20%) Power BI
6 43 (3.11%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.88%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 20 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.45%) QlikView
10 19 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.94%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
15 9 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 57 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.98%) JIRA
3 22 (1.59%) Selenium
4 17 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.16%) GitLab
6 15 (1.09%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.09%) Subversion
7 13 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (0.94%) SoapUI
8 12 (0.87%) Maven
8 12 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.72%) Ant
10 9 (0.65%) Protractor
10 9 (0.65%) webpack
11 8 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
11 8 (0.58%) Jasmine
11 8 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.51%) Gradle
12 7 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 200 (14.47%) Banking
2 148 (10.71%) Retail
3 84 (6.08%) Manufacturing
4 77 (5.57%) Public Sector
5 65 (4.70%) Telecoms
6 63 (4.56%) Legal
7 61 (4.41%) Marketing
8 27 (1.95%) Electronics
9 25 (1.81%) Back Office
10 24 (1.74%) General Ledger
11 19 (1.37%) Law
11 19 (1.37%) Local Government
12 14 (1.01%) Billing
13 13 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.65%) Publishing
15 8 (0.58%) Police
16 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
17 5 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 336 (24.31%) Developer
2 204 (14.76%) Analyst
3 112 (8.10%) C# Developer
4 104 (7.53%) Consultant
5 101 (7.31%) Project Manager
6 74 (5.35%) Architect
7 68 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 60 (4.34%) Senior Developer
9 58 (4.20%) Junior
10 52 (3.76%) Business Analyst
10 52 (3.76%) Software Developer
11 48 (3.47%) IT Manager
12 46 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
13 45 (3.26%) Java Developer
14 42 (3.04%) Graduate
15 40 (2.89%) .NET Developer
15 40 (2.89%) C++ Developer
15 40 (2.89%) Programmer
16 36 (2.60%) C# Programmer
16 36 (2.60%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (13.68%) .NET
2 106 (7.67%) HTML
3 104 (7.53%) AngularJS
4 101 (7.31%) CSS
5 83 (6.01%) REST
6 66 (4.78%) ASP.NET
7 61 (4.41%) React
8 56 (4.05%) RESTful
9 51 (3.69%) JSON
10 49 (3.55%) Node.js
10 49 (3.55%) Web Services
11 47 (3.40%) Spring
12 42 (3.04%) .NET Core
13 35 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (2.46%) XML
15 31 (2.24%) SOAP
16 28 (2.03%) Swagger
17 27 (1.95%) HTML5
18 23 (1.66%) Spring Boot
19 22 (1.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 211 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 97 (7.02%) User Experience
4 48 (3.47%) Algorithms
5 47 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
7 36 (2.60%) Data Structures
8 35 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (2.46%) Mobile App
10 33 (2.39%) Hedge funds
11 29 (2.10%) Derivative
12 23 (1.66%) FMCG
13 22 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.45%) PMI
15 19 (1.37%) Blog
16 18 (1.30%) e-Learning
16 18 (1.30%) Virtual Team
17 16 (1.16%) Data Centre
18 13 (0.94%) PKI
18 13 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.54%) Windows
2 77 (5.57%) Linux
3 35 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.17%) Unix
5 18 (1.30%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.01%) Android
7 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.43%) AIX
9 6 (0.43%) HPUX
9 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.36%) CentOS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
3 158 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 150 (10.85%) Project Management
5 149 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 146 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
7 124 (8.97%) DevOps
8 102 (7.38%) Scrum
9 101 (7.31%) ITIL
10 97 (7.02%) ERP
11 94 (6.80%) Fintech
12 93 (6.73%) Microservices
13 92 (6.66%) Test Automation
14 87 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 84 (6.08%) MVC
16 76 (5.50%) Project Delivery
17 72 (5.21%) Mentoring
18 71 (5.14%) Coaching
18 71 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
18 71 (5.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 248 (17.95%) SQL
2 214 (15.48%) C#
3 176 (12.74%) Java
4 156 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 98 (7.09%) Python
6 61 (4.41%) C++
7 53 (3.84%) T-SQL
8 47 (3.40%) R
9 43 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 38 (2.75%) C
11 32 (2.32%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.74%) VBA
13 18 (1.30%) PHP
14 17 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.80%) Ruby
16 11 (0.80%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.58%) ABAP
18 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 135 (9.77%) Degree
2 52 (3.76%) DBS Check
3 32 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.24%) PMI Certification
5 30 (2.17%) CISM
6 29 (2.10%) CISA
7 26 (1.88%) CISSP
8 25 (1.81%) Postgraduate
9 24 (1.74%) APMP
10 21 (1.52%) ACCA
10 21 (1.52%) CIMA
11 17 (1.23%) IBM WebSphere Certification
11 17 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (1.09%) NVQ Level 3
12 15 (1.09%) SC Cleared
13 14 (1.01%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.01%) PMP
14 13 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.07%) QA
2 56 (4.05%) GDPR
3 31 (2.24%) SLA
4 25 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.45%) PMO
6 19 (1.37%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.09%) ISAE 3402
8 13 (0.94%) COBIT
9 12 (0.87%) NIST
10 10 (0.72%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.29%) COSO
11 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.14%) GMP
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.14%) ITGC
13 2 (0.14%) PSD2
14 1 (0.072%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.60%) Docker
3 21 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.65%) XenApp
6 8 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.22%) vSphere
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.072%) LXC
11 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.072%) vCloud
11 1 (0.072%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.65%) Nagios
2 9 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.65%) Tivoli
3 8 (0.58%) Puppet
3 8 (0.58%) SCCM
4 7 (0.51%) Ansible
4 7 (0.51%) SCOM
4 7 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 7 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.43%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.43%) Terraform
6 5 (0.36%) Istio
7 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.22%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.14%) Grafana
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 194 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.47%) Oracle
3 104 (7.53%) SAP
4 35 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (2.46%) Tableau
6 32 (2.32%) VMware
7 28 (2.03%) Cisco
8 22 (1.59%) Google
9 18 (1.30%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.23%) Progress
11 16 (1.16%) HP
12 15 (1.09%) Informatica
13 14 (1.01%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.94%) IBM
15 12 (0.87%) hybris
16 11 (0.80%) ATG
16 11 (0.80%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.80%) Symantec
16 11 (0.80%) WorldPay
17 10 (0.72%) Citrix