Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,629 1,975 2,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.71% 16.05% 20.65%
As % of the General category 47.93% 44.96% 52.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,956 1,475 2,006
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% -2.84%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £68,750 £65,000
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 5,485 4,393 4,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.20% 35.69% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,081 3,443 3,784
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +2 1,140 £50,000 +11.11% 207
Cheshire 0 1,124 £47,500 +14.46% 125
Merseyside +4 176 £48,750 -2.50% 25
Lancashire +7 107 £37,000 -5.13% 21
Cumbria -4 10 £27,500 -4.35% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 966 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (21.41%) Banking
3 547 (20.81%) SQL
4 474 (18.03%) Java
5 387 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 381 (14.49%) .NET
7 373 (14.19%) C#
8 358 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
9 355 (13.50%) Microsoft
9 355 (13.50%) Scrum
9 355 (13.50%) Risk Management
10 350 (13.31%) SQL Server
11 333 (12.67%) JavaScript
12 304 (11.56%) Project Management
12 304 (11.56%) Wealth Management
13 301 (11.45%) Windows
14 286 (10.88%) Oracle
15 273 (10.38%) CSS
16 272 (10.35%) HTML
17 271 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
18 265 (10.08%) Software Engineering
19 255 (9.70%) Investment Banking
20 250 (9.51%) SDLC
21 245 (9.32%) Law
22 239 (9.09%) MVC
23 236 (8.98%) Degree
24 230 (8.75%) SAP
25 229 (8.71%) ITIL
26 227 (8.63%) Retail
27 216 (8.22%) Unix

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 69 (2.62%) Tomcat
2 64 (2.43%) WebSphere
3 62 (2.36%) SAS
4 35 (1.33%) JBoss
5 33 (1.26%) Confluence
6 31 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 28 (1.07%) CICS
8 25 (0.95%) CMS
9 24 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 24 (0.91%) IIS
10 22 (0.84%) Apache
11 17 (0.65%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.42%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 138 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.42%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.076%) SPSS
10 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 51 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 31 (1.18%) SAP CO
3 31 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 30 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 28 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
6 22 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
7 21 (0.80%) Elite 3E
7 21 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
7 21 (0.80%) SAP MM
8 20 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 15 (0.57%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.49%) SAP BPC
10 13 (0.49%) SAP SD
10 13 (0.49%) SAP VC
11 12 (0.46%) BASE24
11 12 (0.46%) HFM
12 11 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
12 11 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 131 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.41%) OpenShift
4 34 (1.29%) Office 365
5 30 (1.14%) SaaS
6 24 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (0.87%) IaaS
8 19 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 14 (0.53%) PaaS
10 9 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.34%) Serverless
11 7 (0.27%) npm
12 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.15%) Trello
13 3 (0.11%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.11%) GitHub
14 2 (0.076%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.48%) Firewall
2 34 (1.29%) Internet
2 34 (1.29%) WAN
3 32 (1.22%) LAN
3 32 (1.22%) SAN
3 32 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.91%) Wireless
5 23 (0.87%) SSL
6 22 (0.84%) HTTP
7 20 (0.76%) Network Security
8 18 (0.68%) VPN
9 16 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 15 (0.57%) DNS
11 13 (0.49%) DHCP
11 13 (0.49%) IPsec
11 13 (0.49%) MPLS
12 12 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (0.42%) VoIP
14 10 (0.38%) SSH
15 9 (0.34%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (3.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 79 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 72 (2.74%) MySQL
7 70 (2.66%) Big Data
7 70 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 56 (2.13%) DB2
10 50 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 44 (1.67%) RavenDB
12 42 (1.60%) QlikView
13 41 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 41 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 36 (1.37%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 33 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 32 (1.22%) Base SAS
17 31 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 30 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (4.18%) Jenkins
2 101 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 97 (3.69%) Selenium
4 95 (3.61%) JIRA
5 58 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 57 (2.17%) NUnit
7 49 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 47 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 45 (1.71%) Gradle
10 40 (1.52%) MSTest
11 28 (1.07%) Bitbucket
11 28 (1.07%) ProC
12 27 (1.03%) Visual Studio
12 27 (1.03%) WebDriver
13 25 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 22 (0.84%) LSMW
15 21 (0.80%) Jasmine
15 21 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 21 (0.80%) Subversion
16 20 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 563 (21.41%) Banking
2 255 (9.70%) Investment Banking
3 245 (9.32%) Law
4 227 (8.63%) Retail
5 183 (6.96%) Manufacturing
6 172 (6.54%) Advertising
7 116 (4.41%) Legal
8 104 (3.96%) Marketing
9 85 (3.23%) Telecoms
10 58 (2.21%) Electronics
11 47 (1.79%) Publishing
12 39 (1.48%) Billing
13 35 (1.33%) Retail Banking
14 33 (1.26%) General Ledger
15 25 (0.95%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.87%) Automotive
17 19 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
18 17 (0.65%) Back Office
19 13 (0.49%) German Language
20 11 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 578 (21.99%) Developer
2 457 (17.38%) Analyst
3 219 (8.33%) Consultant
4 192 (7.30%) .NET Developer
5 161 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 153 (5.82%) Business Analyst
7 143 (5.44%) Architect
8 119 (4.53%) Java Developer
9 114 (4.34%) Software Engineer
10 113 (4.30%) C# Developer
11 103 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
12 89 (3.39%) Applications Support
13 84 (3.20%) Senior Developer
14 83 (3.16%) Software Developer
15 61 (2.32%) SAP Consultant
15 61 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
16 60 (2.28%) Java Engineer
17 55 (2.09%) Tester
18 52 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
19 50 (1.90%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (14.49%) .NET
2 273 (10.38%) CSS
3 272 (10.35%) HTML
4 210 (7.99%) AngularJS
5 180 (6.85%) ASP.NET
6 168 (6.39%) Web Services
7 145 (5.52%) HTML5
8 139 (5.29%) jQuery
9 126 (4.79%) Spring
10 117 (4.45%) CSS3
11 115 (4.37%) .NET Framework
12 114 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 109 (4.15%) React
14 97 (3.69%) WCF
15 89 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 86 (3.27%) SOAP
17 80 (3.04%) REST
18 78 (2.97%) XML
19 75 (2.85%) Hibernate
20 63 (2.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 358 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.72%) Fintech
3 105 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 82 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
5 77 (2.93%) User Experience
6 60 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 54 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (1.98%) Mainframe
9 49 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 47 (1.79%) PMI
11 45 (1.71%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 20 (0.76%) Smart Meter
14 19 (0.72%) Clustering
14 19 (0.72%) LIMS
14 19 (0.72%) Online Banking
15 17 (0.65%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.65%) FMCG
15 17 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
16 15 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 301 (11.45%) Windows
2 216 (8.22%) Unix
3 210 (7.99%) Linux
4 70 (2.66%) Windows Server
5 67 (2.55%) Android
6 56 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.60%) AIX
8 33 (1.26%) HPUX
9 32 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 31 (1.18%) Solaris
11 28 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.34%) CentOS
17 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 966 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 355 (13.50%) Risk Management
3 355 (13.50%) Scrum
4 304 (11.56%) Project Management
4 304 (11.56%) Wealth Management
5 271 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
6 265 (10.08%) Software Engineering
7 250 (9.51%) SDLC
8 239 (9.09%) MVC
9 229 (8.71%) ITIL
10 215 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 207 (7.87%) DevOps
12 200 (7.61%) TDD
13 186 (7.07%) Waterfall
14 160 (6.09%) Information Security
15 154 (5.86%) Analytics
16 144 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
17 139 (5.29%) BDD
17 139 (5.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 547 (20.81%) SQL
2 474 (18.03%) Java
3 373 (14.19%) C#
4 333 (12.67%) JavaScript
5 136 (5.17%) Python
6 95 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 86 (3.27%) PHP
8 64 (2.43%) C++
9 55 (2.09%) Shell Script
10 51 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 43 (1.64%) PL/SQL
12 39 (1.48%) Ruby
13 37 (1.41%) C
14 33 (1.26%) COBOL
15 32 (1.22%) ABAP
15 32 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.10%) R
16 29 (1.10%) TypeScript
17 28 (1.07%) PROC SQL
17 28 (1.07%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 236 (8.98%) Degree
2 59 (2.24%) PMI Certification
3 53 (2.02%) CISSP
4 48 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 45 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.60%) ISEB
7 42 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (1.14%) PMP
9 27 (1.03%) CISA
10 26 (0.99%) CISM
11 23 (0.87%) ACCA
11 23 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.84%) SC Cleared
13 18 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.65%) CCNP
14 17 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.53%) Sun Certification
17 13 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (7.68%) QA
2 116 (4.41%) PMO
3 64 (2.43%) SLA
4 29 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 27 (1.03%) GDPR
6 16 (0.61%) COBIT
7 11 (0.42%) GCP
8 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.34%) PSD2
9 8 (0.30%) IFRS
9 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.30%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.19%) GAAP
11 2 (0.076%) COSO
11 2 (0.076%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.076%) MiFID
11 2 (0.076%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 70 (2.66%) Active Directory
1 70 (2.66%) Docker
2 25 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.53%) XenApp
5 10 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
8 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.15%) XenServer
10 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.076%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.076%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.038%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 36 (1.37%) Puppet
4 32 (1.22%) Ansible
5 20 (0.76%) SCOM
6 15 (0.57%) Nagios
6 15 (0.57%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.53%) BladeLogic
8 13 (0.49%) CA Wily
8 13 (0.49%) SCCM
9 10 (0.38%) EdgeSight
10 9 (0.34%) Cobbler
11 8 (0.30%) Ganglia
12 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.23%) Netcool
13 6 (0.23%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.19%) Marathon
14 5 (0.19%) Mesos
14 5 (0.19%) rkt
15 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 355 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 286 (10.88%) Oracle
3 230 (8.75%) SAP
4 76 (2.89%) Google
5 61 (2.32%) IBM
6 53 (2.02%) HP
7 47 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 45 (1.71%) Tableau
9 42 (1.60%) Citrix
10 39 (1.48%) Red Hat
10 39 (1.48%) VMware
11 36 (1.37%) Capita
11 36 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.26%) Cisco
12 33 (1.26%) Facebook
13 32 (1.22%) Sage
14 28 (1.07%) Adobe
14 28 (1.07%) Cognos
15 20 (0.76%) CA
15 20 (0.76%) JD Edwards