Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 536 1,274 1,840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.99% 14.63% 17.40%
As % of the General category 34.40% 41.58% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 512 1,098 1,529
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.06%
10th Percentile £33,875 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 1,558 3,064 4,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.96% 35.18% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,217 2,308 3,321
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,824
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the North West.

Salary trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -6 368 £57,500 +9.52% 141
Cheshire -2 97 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Merseyside -2 55 £40,000 -20.00% 20
Lancashire -6 11 £43,750 -8.85% 6
Cumbria -11 2 £38,750 +20.16% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 198 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (26.12%) SQL
3 111 (20.71%) C#
4 107 (19.96%) .NET
5 89 (16.60%) DevOps
6 85 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
7 82 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (14.93%) Azure
10 79 (14.74%) JavaScript
11 78 (14.55%) Microsoft
12 69 (12.87%) Degree
13 68 (12.69%) Docker
14 63 (11.75%) SAP
15 60 (11.19%) AngularJS
16 57 (10.63%) AWS
17 56 (10.45%) SQL Server
18 51 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 50 (9.33%) Linux
20 49 (9.14%) Kubernetes
21 48 (8.96%) Test Automation
22 47 (8.77%) TDD
22 47 (8.77%) Power Platform
23 45 (8.40%) Change Management
23 45 (8.40%) Power BI
24 43 (8.02%) Microservices
24 43 (8.02%) Analytics
25 42 (7.84%) Project Management
26 40 (7.46%) Python
26 40 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing

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 23 (4.29%) CMS
2 18 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.80%) Confluence
4 8 (1.49%) WordPress
5 5 (0.93%) Apache
5 5 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.56%) IIS
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Perch
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) WinCC
Applications
1 32 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.37%) Figma
5 2 (0.37%) InVision
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) Sketch
5 2 (0.37%) UXPin
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.49%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.31%) NetSuite
3 7 (1.31%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (1.12%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.93%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.93%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.75%) BASE24
6 4 (0.75%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.56%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.37%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.37%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.37%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.37%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.93%) Azure
2 57 (10.63%) AWS
3 47 (8.77%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (3.54%) SaaS
5 18 (3.36%) GCP
6 12 (2.24%) Office 365
7 11 (2.05%) IaaS
8 9 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.68%) PaaS
9 7 (1.31%) Amazon SageMaker
9 7 (1.31%) Serverless
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.56%) GitHub
11 3 (0.56%) NuGet
11 3 (0.56%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.37%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.31%) LAN
1 7 (1.31%) Skype
2 6 (1.12%) Firewall
2 6 (1.12%) WAN
3 5 (0.93%) SAN
4 4 (0.75%) ATM
4 4 (0.75%) Wireless
5 3 (0.56%) BGP
5 3 (0.56%) DNS
5 3 (0.56%) OSPF
5 3 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) DHCP
6 2 (0.37%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.37%) Intranet
6 2 (0.37%) Multicast
6 2 (0.37%) RIP
6 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.37%) VoIP
7 1 (0.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.40%) Power BI
3 28 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
6 20 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (2.99%) Data Lake
9 15 (2.80%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.80%) QlikView
10 13 (2.43%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.05%) Tableau
13 9 (1.68%) MySQL
13 9 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (1.31%) Big Data
16 4 (0.75%) Amazon QuickSight
16 4 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 24 (4.48%) JIRA
2 20 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.36%) TeamCity
5 17 (3.17%) Oracle APEX
6 14 (2.61%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.61%) Selenium
7 13 (2.43%) Gradle
8 12 (2.24%) IntelliJ
8 12 (2.24%) Vagrant
9 9 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.49%) Protractor
10 8 (1.49%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.31%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.12%) GitLab
13 5 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.56%) Postman
14 3 (0.56%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (5.60%) Manufacturing
2 29 (5.41%) Banking
2 29 (5.41%) Marketing
2 29 (5.41%) Retail
3 28 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.29%) Law
5 22 (4.10%) Public Sector
6 20 (3.73%) Financial Institution
7 19 (3.54%) Electronics
8 14 (2.61%) Games
9 11 (2.05%) Legal
10 7 (1.31%) Housing Association
11 5 (0.93%) Local Government
12 4 (0.75%) Billing
12 4 (0.75%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.75%) Social Housing
13 3 (0.56%) Back Office
14 2 (0.37%) Automotive
15 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 131 (24.44%) Developer
2 83 (15.49%) Analyst
3 40 (7.46%) Architect
4 39 (7.28%) Senior Developer
5 27 (5.04%) .NET Developer
5 27 (5.04%) Consultant
6 26 (4.85%) Angular Developer
7 25 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.29%) Data Analyst
9 22 (4.10%) IT Manager
10 21 (3.92%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (2.99%) Software Developer
13 15 (2.80%) .NET Architect
13 15 (2.80%) .NET Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.80%) Administrator
14 13 (2.43%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.43%) Software Engineer
15 12 (2.24%) Development Manager
15 12 (2.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (19.96%) .NET
2 60 (11.19%) AngularJS
3 33 (6.16%) HTML
4 31 (5.78%) React
5 27 (5.04%) CSS
5 27 (5.04%) REST
6 25 (4.66%) .NET Core
7 22 (4.10%) Web Services
8 19 (3.54%) .NET Framework
9 18 (3.36%) Node.js
10 14 (2.61%) XML
11 12 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.24%) jQuery
11 12 (2.24%) JSON
11 12 (2.24%) OpenJDK
12 11 (2.05%) Angular 2
13 10 (1.87%) Middleware
13 10 (1.87%) Sass
14 8 (1.49%) LESS
15 7 (1.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 85 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.34%) e-Learning
3 26 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.92%) Blog
5 17 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.17%) User Experience
6 16 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.93%) EPoS
12 4 (0.75%) EMV
12 4 (0.75%) FMCG
12 4 (0.75%) Tandem
13 3 (0.56%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.33%) Linux
2 39 (7.28%) Windows
3 10 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.68%) Unix
5 7 (1.31%) CentOS
5 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) HPUX
7 1 (0.19%) VMS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (16.60%) DevOps
3 82 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (8.96%) Test Automation
7 47 (8.77%) TDD
8 45 (8.40%) Change Management
9 43 (8.02%) Analytics
9 43 (8.02%) Microservices
10 42 (7.84%) Project Management
11 40 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (6.53%) Fintech
13 33 (6.16%) Information Security
14 31 (5.78%) ERP
15 29 (5.41%) Scrum
16 28 (5.22%) OO
17 27 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (5.04%) PRINCE2
18 26 (4.85%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 140 (26.12%) SQL
2 111 (20.71%) C#
3 79 (14.74%) JavaScript
4 40 (7.46%) Python
5 25 (4.66%) Java
6 22 (4.10%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.54%) PHP
8 15 (2.80%) C
9 13 (2.43%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.24%) Groovy
10 12 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.24%) R
11 9 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.31%) C++
12 7 (1.31%) VBA
13 3 (0.56%) ABAP
13 3 (0.56%) Go
13 3 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (12.87%) Degree
2 16 (2.99%) PhD
3 11 (2.05%) CISSP
3 11 (2.05%) TOGAF Certification
4 8 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.31%) RHCE
6 6 (1.12%) MCSE
7 5 (0.93%) MCSA
7 5 (0.93%) MCTS
8 4 (0.75%) ACCA
8 4 (0.75%) CIMA
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.56%) AAT
9 3 (0.56%) CCNP
9 3 (0.56%) CISM
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.04%) QA
2 22 (4.10%) GDPR
3 10 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.68%) PMO
5 7 (1.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.75%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.56%) NIST
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) GLP
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.19%) ITGC
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (12.69%) Docker
2 6 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
4 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 32 (5.97%) Terraform
3 27 (5.04%) Puppet
4 25 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (3.92%) Ansible
6 13 (2.43%) Packer
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.19%) Grafana
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 63 (11.75%) SAP
3 39 (7.28%) Oracle
4 15 (2.80%) VMware
5 12 (2.24%) Aquila
6 11 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.49%) Cognos
7 8 (1.49%) Google
7 8 (1.49%) Splunk
8 7 (1.31%) Cisco
8 7 (1.31%) HubSpot
9 4 (0.75%) IBM
9 4 (0.75%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.75%) Sage
9 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.75%) Snowplow
9 4 (0.75%) Telerik
10 3 (0.56%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.56%) Databricks
10 3 (0.56%) Juniper