Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 599 1,208 1,767
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.42% 15.43% 17.35%
As % of the General category 31.96% 44.17% 43.53%
Number of salaries quoted 511 882 1,267
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £28,650
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,045 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £73,950
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 1,874 2,735 4,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.60% 34.93% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,428 1,987 2,958
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,877
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -6 419 £55,000 - 130
Cheshire -6 92 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Merseyside -8 65 £44,750 -10.50% 8
Lancashire -26 15 £43,000 -10.42% 13
Cumbria -10 5 £35,000 -41.42% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 209 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (22.87%) SQL
3 102 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (16.86%) C#
5 97 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (16.03%) DevOps
7 89 (14.86%) .NET
8 84 (14.02%) Degree
9 82 (13.69%) Microsoft
10 81 (13.52%) JavaScript
11 76 (12.69%) Azure
12 68 (11.35%) AWS
13 64 (10.68%) Project Management
14 60 (10.02%) SQL Server
15 59 (9.85%) Docker
16 55 (9.18%) Linux
17 54 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 53 (8.85%) Analytics
19 51 (8.51%) Kubernetes
20 50 (8.35%) Retail
21 48 (8.01%) SAP
22 46 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
22 46 (7.68%) Change Management
23 45 (7.51%) Fintech
24 44 (7.35%) Scrum
24 44 (7.35%) Power Platform
25 43 (7.18%) Python
25 43 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
25 43 (7.18%) Test Automation

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 21 (3.51%) CMS
2 9 (1.50%) WordPress
3 8 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.17%) Confluence
5 4 (0.67%) Apache
6 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.17%) nginx
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 46 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.33%) Figma
5 2 (0.33%) InVision
5 2 (0.33%) Sketch
5 2 (0.33%) UXPin
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.50%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.33%) iTrent
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.33%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.33%) SAP PP-PI
4 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 76 (12.69%) Azure
2 68 (11.35%) AWS
3 44 (7.35%) Power Platform
4 28 (4.67%) SaaS
5 14 (2.34%) GCP
6 13 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (2.00%) PaaS
8 9 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.50%) Serverless
9 8 (1.34%) IaaS
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon SageMaker
11 6 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (1.00%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.67%) Google Sheets
13 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.50%) GitHub
13 3 (0.50%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.33%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) LAN
2 9 (1.50%) WAN
2 9 (1.50%) Wireless
3 8 (1.34%) Firewall
4 5 (0.83%) BGP
4 5 (0.83%) EIGRP
4 5 (0.83%) Multicast
4 5 (0.83%) OSPF
4 5 (0.83%) RIP
4 5 (0.83%) SD-WAN
5 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
6 3 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) Skype
7 2 (0.33%) Softphone
7 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.01%) Power BI
3 29 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.67%) Data Lake
7 13 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.84%) QlikView
9 11 (1.84%) Tableau
10 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.34%) MySQL
12 6 (1.00%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.00%) Amazon QuickSight
12 6 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 29 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.84%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.51%) JIRA
4 13 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 13 (2.17%) Gradle
5 12 (2.00%) IntelliJ
5 12 (2.00%) Selenium
5 12 (2.00%) Vagrant
6 11 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.84%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.67%) Postman
8 8 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (1.00%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.83%) MSTest
12 4 (0.67%) Appium
12 4 (0.67%) GitLab
12 4 (0.67%) JMeter
12 4 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (8.35%) Retail
2 40 (6.68%) Law
3 37 (6.18%) Marketing
3 37 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.01%) Manufacturing
5 34 (5.68%) Banking
6 31 (5.18%) Public Sector
7 24 (4.01%) Electronics
8 18 (3.01%) Legal
9 15 (2.50%) Financial Institution
10 13 (2.17%) Games
11 6 (1.00%) Billing
12 5 (0.83%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.67%) Local Government
14 3 (0.50%) Automotive
14 3 (0.50%) Back Office
15 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 133 (22.20%) Developer
2 105 (17.53%) Analyst
3 40 (6.68%) Senior Developer
4 34 (5.68%) .NET Developer
4 34 (5.68%) Business Analyst
5 33 (5.51%) Architect
6 30 (5.01%) Consultant
7 27 (4.51%) Data Analyst
8 26 (4.34%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.84%) Administrator
10 20 (3.34%) IT Manager
11 18 (3.01%) C# Developer
12 17 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.34%) Java Developer
13 14 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
14 13 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (2.17%) PHP Developer
14 13 (2.17%) Software Engineer
15 12 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.86%) .NET
2 28 (4.67%) Web Services
3 27 (4.51%) React
4 25 (4.17%) HTML
5 23 (3.84%) CSS
6 21 (3.51%) .NET Core
6 21 (3.51%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.34%) REST
8 16 (2.67%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.67%) WPF
9 15 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.34%) jQuery
10 14 (2.34%) Node.js
11 13 (2.17%) Vue.js
12 12 (2.00%) OpenJDK
13 11 (1.84%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (1.67%) JSON
15 9 (1.50%) GraphQL
15 9 (1.50%) RESTful
15 9 (1.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.34%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (5.84%) e-Learning
4 23 (3.84%) Blog
4 23 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.51%) User Experience
6 19 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.17%) IVR
11 6 (1.00%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.83%) Acoustics
12 5 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.67%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.67%) FMCG
13 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.18%) Linux
2 37 (6.18%) Windows
3 21 (3.51%) Unix
4 15 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.67%) CentOS
5 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.33%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
3 97 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (16.03%) DevOps
5 64 (10.68%) Project Management
6 54 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (8.85%) Analytics
8 46 (7.68%) Change Management
9 45 (7.51%) Fintech
10 44 (7.35%) Scrum
11 43 (7.18%) Test Automation
11 43 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (6.84%) Software Engineering
13 36 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (6.01%) Migration
13 36 (6.01%) TDD
14 35 (5.84%) PRINCE2
15 34 (5.68%) Coaching
16 33 (5.51%) Requirements Gathering
17 32 (5.34%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 137 (22.87%) SQL
2 101 (16.86%) C#
3 81 (13.52%) JavaScript
4 43 (7.18%) Python
5 34 (5.68%) Java
6 18 (3.01%) PHP
7 14 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.00%) C
8 12 (2.00%) Groovy
8 12 (2.00%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.84%) R
10 10 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (1.34%) C++
12 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.67%) Go
13 4 (0.67%) VB
13 4 (0.67%) VBA
14 3 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 84 (14.02%) Degree
2 17 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (2.84%) PhD
3 11 (1.84%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.17%) CCIE
6 7 (1.17%) CCNP
6 7 (1.17%) CISSP
6 7 (1.17%) MCSE
7 6 (1.00%) ACCA
7 6 (1.00%) CIMA
7 6 (1.00%) MCSA
7 6 (1.00%) MCTS
7 6 (1.00%) RHCE
8 5 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.67%) ISEB
9 4 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.68%) GDPR
2 31 (5.18%) QA
3 19 (3.17%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.67%) PMO
4 10 (1.67%) SLA
5 7 (1.17%) GRC
6 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.83%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.17%) NIST
9 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 59 (9.85%) Docker
2 8 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (8.51%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.01%) Terraform
3 20 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.67%) Ansible
5 15 (2.50%) Puppet
6 13 (2.17%) Packer
7 5 (0.83%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.50%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.33%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.17%) Grafana
10 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.01%) SAP
3 35 (5.84%) Oracle
4 18 (3.01%) Cisco
5 13 (2.17%) Telerik
5 13 (2.17%) VMware
6 12 (2.00%) Aquila
7 11 (1.84%) HubSpot
8 10 (1.67%) Cognos
8 10 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.50%) Google
10 6 (1.00%) HP
10 6 (1.00%) IBM
10 6 (1.00%) Snowplow
11 5 (0.83%) F5
11 5 (0.83%) Juniper
12 4 (0.67%) Avaya
12 4 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.67%) Genesys
12 4 (0.67%) Splunk