Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2556 2261 2578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.84% 18.63% 19.71%
As % of the General category 47.39% 49.77% 51.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1837 1812 2090
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
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 5394 4543 4962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.87% 37.42% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3917 3710 3908
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,230 £65,000
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -1 1333 £48,000 +6.67% 64
Cheshire 0 830 £47,500 +18.75% 27
Merseyside +5 225 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Lancashire -4 104 £33,000 -17.50% 12
Cumbria 0 11 £37,500 +3.45%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 863 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (25.31%) SQL
3 472 (18.47%) Banking
4 454 (17.76%) SQL Server
5 442 (17.29%) Microsoft
6 421 (16.47%) .NET
7 403 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
8 388 (15.18%) JavaScript
9 368 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 349 (13.65%) C#
11 342 (13.38%) Java
12 327 (12.79%) CSS
13 323 (12.64%) HTML
14 300 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
15 298 (11.66%) Scrum
16 295 (11.54%) MVC
16 295 (11.54%) SAP
17 287 (11.23%) Project Management
18 286 (11.19%) ITIL
19 283 (11.07%) Windows
20 274 (10.72%) Degree
21 256 (10.02%) Oracle
22 251 (9.82%) ASP.NET
23 240 (9.39%) Risk Management
24 229 (8.96%) Manufacturing
25 227 (8.88%) SDLC
26 218 (8.53%) Analytics
27 215 (8.41%) Marketing
28 212 (8.29%) TDD
29 203 (7.94%) Software Engineering

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
1 100 (3.91%) SAS
2 59 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 44 (1.72%) IIS
4 37 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.29%) CMS
5 33 (1.29%) Confluence
6 31 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 24 (0.94%) Apache
7 24 (0.94%) JBoss
8 22 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.59%) CICS
11 13 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.35%) OpenROAD
14 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.20%) Facebook Platform
14 5 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 101 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.17%) FileZilla
7 11 (0.43%) SPSS
8 10 (0.39%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.039%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 42 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
2 36 (1.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 31 (1.21%) SAP FI
4 30 (1.17%) SAP CO
4 30 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 26 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
8 21 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
9 20 (0.78%) SAP BPC
10 17 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
11 14 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
12 12 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
12 12 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
14 9 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
14 9 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
14 9 (0.35%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 172 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (1.37%) Office 365
5 33 (1.29%) IaaS
6 31 (1.21%) SaaS
7 27 (1.06%) PaaS
8 18 (0.70%) OpenShift
9 12 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 10 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
12 6 (0.23%) Sage Pay
13 2 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.078%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.078%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.078%) Mavenlink
13 2 (0.078%) npm
14 1 (0.039%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.86%) Firewall
2 64 (2.50%) WAN
3 58 (2.27%) LAN
4 47 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 37 (1.45%) DNS
6 36 (1.41%) SAN
7 34 (1.33%) Network Security
8 31 (1.21%) DHCP
8 31 (1.21%) Wireless
9 30 (1.17%) FTP
9 30 (1.17%) Internet
9 30 (1.17%) SMTP
10 29 (1.13%) Ethernet
11 26 (1.02%) VPN
12 23 (0.90%) IP Telephony
13 22 (0.86%) SSL
14 21 (0.82%) BGP
14 21 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (0.82%) EIGRP
14 21 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 157 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 129 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (3.79%) Big Data
6 96 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 87 (3.40%) MySQL
8 83 (3.25%) Relational Database
9 69 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 66 (2.58%) MongoDB
11 65 (2.54%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 62 (2.43%) Base SAS
12 62 (2.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 61 (2.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 53 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 50 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 39 (1.53%) DB2
17 36 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
18 34 (1.33%) RavenDB
19 33 (1.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (3.56%) Selenium
2 78 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 75 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.93%) JIRA
4 63 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (2.27%) ProC
6 50 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 44 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 44 (1.72%) WebDriver
8 36 (1.41%) NUnit
8 36 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
8 36 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 33 (1.29%) MSTest
10 31 (1.21%) Subversion
11 27 (1.06%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 22 (0.86%) JUnit
13 19 (0.74%) Gradle
13 19 (0.74%) SoapUI
14 17 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 472 (18.47%) Banking
2 229 (8.96%) Manufacturing
3 215 (8.41%) Marketing
4 200 (7.82%) Retail
5 197 (7.71%) Telecoms
6 164 (6.42%) Electronics
7 100 (3.91%) Law
8 94 (3.68%) Investment Banking
9 87 (3.40%) Legal
10 75 (2.93%) Advertising
11 72 (2.82%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
13 38 (1.49%) Retail Banking
14 32 (1.25%) Back Office
15 18 (0.70%) Publishing
16 16 (0.63%) Billing
17 14 (0.55%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.43%) German Language
18 11 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 687 (26.88%) Developer
2 420 (16.43%) Analyst
3 237 (9.27%) Consultant
4 193 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 156 (6.10%) Architect
6 149 (5.83%) C# Developer
7 139 (5.44%) Project Manager
8 129 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
9 118 (4.62%) Business Analyst
10 99 (3.87%) Senior Developer
11 89 (3.48%) SQL Developer
12 88 (3.44%) Java Developer
13 79 (3.09%) Software Developer
14 76 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
15 73 (2.86%) Software Engineer
16 72 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
17 71 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 69 (2.70%) PHP Developer
19 67 (2.62%) Applications Support
19 67 (2.62%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (16.47%) .NET
2 327 (12.79%) CSS
3 323 (12.64%) HTML
4 251 (9.82%) ASP.NET
5 190 (7.43%) jQuery
6 181 (7.08%) Web Services
7 163 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 156 (6.10%) HTML5
9 137 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 132 (5.16%) SOAP
11 117 (4.58%) CSS3
12 112 (4.38%) REST
13 108 (4.23%) XML
14 99 (3.87%) Spring
15 84 (3.29%) .NET Framework
16 81 (3.17%) JSON
17 80 (3.13%) WCF
18 70 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 68 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
19 68 (2.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 300 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.60%) Fintech
4 82 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 72 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 71 (2.78%) User Experience
7 53 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 49 (1.92%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (1.60%) Public Cloud
12 38 (1.49%) PMI
13 37 (1.45%) Contactless
13 37 (1.45%) Mainframe
14 31 (1.21%) N-Tier
15 30 (1.17%) iPad
16 23 (0.90%) Clustering
17 21 (0.82%) Data Structures
18 18 (0.70%) Social Media
19 17 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 283 (11.07%) Windows
2 160 (6.26%) Unix
3 128 (5.01%) Linux
4 61 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.84%) Android
7 40 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.67%) AIX
13 15 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.51%) HPUX
14 13 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.39%) CentOS
16 10 (0.39%) Solaris
17 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
3 368 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 298 (11.66%) Scrum
5 295 (11.54%) MVC
6 287 (11.23%) Project Management
7 286 (11.19%) ITIL
8 240 (9.39%) Risk Management
9 227 (8.88%) SDLC
10 218 (8.53%) Analytics
11 212 (8.29%) TDD
12 203 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 198 (7.75%) Programme Management
14 186 (7.28%) Test Automation
15 169 (6.61%) Digital Marketing
16 145 (5.67%) Information Security
17 142 (5.56%) Waterfall
18 131 (5.13%) DevOps
19 130 (5.09%) Service Delivery
20 128 (5.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 647 (25.31%) SQL
2 388 (15.18%) JavaScript
3 349 (13.65%) C#
4 342 (13.38%) Java
5 152 (5.95%) T-SQL
6 148 (5.79%) Python
7 138 (5.40%) PHP
8 84 (3.29%) C++
9 76 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 58 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 58 (2.27%) PROC SQL
10 58 (2.27%) SAS Macro
11 53 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 38 (1.49%) Go
13 36 (1.41%) VBScript
14 35 (1.37%) C
15 29 (1.13%) Ruby
16 28 (1.10%) R
16 28 (1.10%) VB
17 27 (1.06%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 274 (10.72%) Degree
2 80 (3.13%) CISSP
3 49 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 48 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (1.80%) CISM
6 45 (1.76%) ISEB
7 40 (1.56%) CISA
8 39 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (1.49%) Security Cleared
10 29 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (1.10%) CCNP
12 25 (0.98%) ACCA
12 25 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 20 (0.78%) CRISC
14 20 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 19 (0.74%) MCSE
15 19 (0.74%) PMP
16 17 (0.67%) CIMA
17 15 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.66%) QA
2 86 (3.36%) SLA
3 52 (2.03%) PMO
4 36 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.82%) GDPR
7 14 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.35%) COBIT
9 9 (0.35%) IFRS
10 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.27%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.16%) MiFID
13 3 (0.12%) COSO
13 3 (0.12%) PSD2
13 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.078%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 79 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.56%) Docker
3 36 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.86%) XenApp
6 10 (0.39%) Terminal Services
6 10 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.20%) vSphere
8 4 (0.16%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.12%) HDFS
9 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.12%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.078%) NFS
10 2 (0.078%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.039%) KVM
11 1 (0.039%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (2.07%) Puppet
3 52 (2.03%) Ansible
4 25 (0.98%) Nagios
5 23 (0.90%) SCOM
6 21 (0.82%) Mesos
7 20 (0.78%) EdgeSight
8 17 (0.67%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.43%) SCCM
10 10 (0.39%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.27%) CA Wily
11 7 (0.27%) Control-M
12 6 (0.23%) Ganglia
12 6 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.16%) CFEngine
14 3 (0.12%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.12%) Kibana
14 3 (0.12%) Marathon
14 3 (0.12%) rkt
Vendors
1 442 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 295 (11.54%) SAP
3 256 (10.02%) Oracle
4 67 (2.62%) Google
5 63 (2.46%) Cisco
6 59 (2.31%) IBM
7 54 (2.11%) Zend
8 48 (1.88%) Tableau
9 41 (1.60%) VMware
10 36 (1.41%) Citrix
11 35 (1.37%) Cognos
12 31 (1.21%) HP
13 30 (1.17%) PayPal
14 26 (1.02%) Adobe
15 25 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 24 (0.94%) F5
17 23 (0.90%) Cognizant
17 23 (0.90%) Teradata
18 20 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
19 18 (0.70%) Sage