Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 947 1,680 2,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 15.61% 16.52% 20.01%
As % of the General category 44.15% 42.56% 47.61%
Number of salaries quoted 792 1,187 1,981
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,188 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 2,145 3,947 5,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.35% 38.81% 42.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,550 2,685 3,831
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 -5 539 £55,000 +10.00% 67
Cheshire -7 186 £42,500 -10.53% 26
Merseyside 0 167 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Lancashire +6 39 £48,000 +15.98% 8
Cumbria -8 13 £60,000 +128.57%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 317 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (23.13%) SQL
3 205 (21.65%) Microsoft
4 175 (18.48%) SQL Server
5 173 (18.27%) Azure
6 172 (18.16%) .NET
7 167 (17.63%) C#
8 119 (12.57%) JavaScript
9 118 (12.46%) Degree
10 117 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 110 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
12 106 (11.19%) AWS
12 106 (11.19%) ITIL
13 104 (10.98%) AngularJS
13 104 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
14 101 (10.67%) Windows
15 90 (9.50%) DevOps
16 81 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
17 79 (8.34%) Project Management
17 79 (8.34%) Scrum
18 78 (8.24%) SAP
19 76 (8.03%) CSS
20 75 (7.92%) HTML
21 72 (7.60%) Banking
22 67 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
23 64 (6.76%) ETL
24 63 (6.65%) Linux
24 63 (6.65%) TDD
24 63 (6.65%) Software Engineering
24 63 (6.65%) Microservices

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 40 (4.22%) IIS
2 29 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.11%) Confluence
4 13 (1.37%) Apache
5 12 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.95%) SAS
7 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.84%) Mule
8 7 (0.74%) CMS
9 5 (0.53%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.42%) Sitefinity
10 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.21%) Liferay
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) GemFire
12 1 (0.11%) Jetty
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 67 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.63%) SPSS
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.43%) SAP CO
1 23 (2.43%) SAP FI
1 23 (2.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 23 (2.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.84%) BASE24
3 8 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.32%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 173 (18.27%) Azure
2 106 (11.19%) AWS
3 52 (5.49%) Power Platform
4 49 (5.17%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (3.06%) IaaS
6 27 (2.85%) PaaS
7 26 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (2.53%) SaaS
9 19 (2.01%) Serverless
10 16 (1.69%) Office 365
11 15 (1.58%) GCP
12 14 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (1.27%) AWS CodeCommit
14 11 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.84%) AWS CodeBuild
16 6 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.63%) Logic Apps
16 6 (0.63%) Trello
17 4 (0.42%) Amazon Cognito
17 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.06%) Internet
2 15 (1.58%) SAN
2 15 (1.58%) Unified Communications
3 14 (1.48%) Firewall
4 11 (1.16%) Skype
5 8 (0.84%) ATM
5 8 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.63%) Intranet
7 5 (0.53%) VLAN
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.42%) LAN
8 4 (0.42%) Network Security
8 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.42%) VPN
8 4 (0.42%) WAN
9 3 (0.32%) DNS
10 2 (0.21%) DHCP
10 2 (0.21%) HTTP
10 2 (0.21%) Wireless
11 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.49%) Power BI
3 48 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
5 39 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.38%) MySQL
8 26 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 26 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.11%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (1.37%) QlikView
12 13 (1.37%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.27%) Big Data
13 12 (1.27%) OLAP
14 9 (0.95%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 60 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.65%) JIRA
3 25 (2.64%) Selenium
4 20 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
5 16 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 14 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.27%) WebDriver
9 11 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.95%) NetBeans
11 9 (0.95%) NUnit
12 8 (0.84%) VersaTest
13 6 (0.63%) Protractor
13 6 (0.63%) Subversion
14 5 (0.53%) JMeter
14 5 (0.53%) Postman
14 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (7.60%) Banking
2 62 (6.55%) Law
3 57 (6.02%) Retail
4 55 (5.81%) Legal
5 43 (4.54%) Marketing
6 38 (4.01%) Public Sector
7 35 (3.70%) Financial Institution
8 30 (3.17%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.16%) Electronics
11 6 (0.63%) Back Office
11 6 (0.63%) Games
12 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.53%) Local Government
13 4 (0.42%) Advertising
13 4 (0.42%) Automotive
13 4 (0.42%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 201 (21.22%) Developer
2 191 (20.17%) Analyst
3 81 (8.55%) Architect
4 71 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 59 (6.23%) Business Analyst
6 57 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (4.12%) Software Developer
7 39 (4.12%) Software Engineer
8 36 (3.80%) Senior Developer
8 36 (3.80%) Support Analyst
9 34 (3.59%) Applications Support
9 34 (3.59%) Consultant
10 32 (3.38%) .NET Developer
11 30 (3.17%) IT Manager
12 26 (2.75%) Applications Support Analyst
13 25 (2.64%) Business Manager
14 24 (2.53%) Angular Developer
14 24 (2.53%) C# Developer
15 23 (2.43%) SAP Analyst
15 23 (2.43%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (18.16%) .NET
2 104 (10.98%) AngularJS
3 76 (8.03%) CSS
4 75 (7.92%) HTML
5 60 (6.34%) .NET Core
6 51 (5.39%) React
7 46 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 45 (4.75%) ASP.NET
9 44 (4.65%) JSON
10 38 (4.01%) Node.js
11 37 (3.91%) REST
12 35 (3.70%) RESTful
13 34 (3.59%) jQuery
14 33 (3.48%) Web Services
15 32 (3.38%) .NET Framework
16 31 (3.27%) XML
17 27 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (2.64%) Angular 2
19 22 (2.32%) Spring
20 21 (2.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.75%) User Experience
7 25 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.16%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.16%) PKI
12 8 (0.84%) EMV
12 8 (0.84%) Online Banking
12 8 (0.84%) Tandem
13 6 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) EPoS
14 5 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.67%) Windows
2 63 (6.65%) Linux
3 59 (6.23%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.90%) Unix
6 14 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.74%) HPUX
9 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.53%) CentOS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Android
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (11.19%) ITIL
4 104 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
5 90 (9.50%) DevOps
6 81 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
7 79 (8.34%) Project Management
7 79 (8.34%) Scrum
8 64 (6.76%) ETL
9 63 (6.65%) Microservices
9 63 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 63 (6.65%) TDD
10 60 (6.34%) SDLC
11 56 (5.91%) Test Automation
12 55 (5.81%) Analytics
13 52 (5.49%) Change Management
13 52 (5.49%) Release Management
14 49 (5.17%) OO
15 48 (5.07%) Workflow
16 47 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 219 (23.13%) SQL
2 167 (17.63%) C#
3 119 (12.57%) JavaScript
4 56 (5.91%) Java
5 55 (5.81%) Python
6 51 (5.39%) T-SQL
7 36 (3.80%) C
8 25 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.11%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 18 (1.90%) PHP
11 16 (1.69%) C++
12 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.37%) VBA
13 12 (1.27%) Go
14 11 (1.16%) Ruby
15 10 (1.06%) PHP 5
15 10 (1.06%) PHP 7
15 10 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (12.46%) Degree
2 30 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
3 22 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.11%) CISSP
5 19 (2.01%) MCP
6 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.69%) MCSE
8 15 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.58%) MCSA
8 15 (1.58%) MCTS
8 15 (1.58%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.27%) CISA
10 12 (1.27%) CISM
11 11 (1.16%) APMP
11 11 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.95%) CCNA
12 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.95%) RHCE
13 6 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.96%) GDPR
2 26 (2.75%) QA
3 22 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.01%) SLA
5 14 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.37%) PMO
7 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.84%) ISO 8583
7 8 (0.84%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.53%) NIST
9 3 (0.32%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (5.07%) Docker
2 33 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.48%) XenApp
7 4 (0.42%) vSphere
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.37%) Puppet
5 11 (1.16%) Terraform
6 10 (1.06%) SCCM
7 7 (0.74%) Nagios
8 6 (0.63%) Ansible
8 6 (0.63%) SCOM
9 3 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.32%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
11 1 (0.11%) Grafana
11 1 (0.11%) Icinga
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 205 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.24%) SAP
3 61 (6.44%) Oracle
4 43 (4.54%) VMware
5 31 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (3.06%) Citrix
7 24 (2.53%) Cisco
8 16 (1.69%) Google
8 16 (1.69%) webMethods
9 15 (1.58%) Polycom
9 15 (1.58%) Red Box
10 10 (1.06%) Tableau
11 9 (0.95%) New Relic
11 9 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.84%) CA
12 8 (0.84%) InterSystems
13 6 (0.63%) Apple
13 6 (0.63%) HP
13 6 (0.63%) IBM
13 6 (0.63%) TIBCO