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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 948 1258 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.43% 21.92% 21.50%
As % of the General category 44.22% 52.72% 53.89%
Number of salaries quoted 722 1002 1118
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2144 2386 2637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.90% 41.57% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1903 1994
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 529 £45,000 +5.26% 126
Cheshire -4 289 £42,500 -2.29% 54
Merseyside -4 91 £45,000 +9.09% 9
Lancashire -21 22 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 569 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (28.36%) SQL
3 372 (19.08%) Microsoft
4 361 (18.51%) SQL Server
5 358 (18.36%) .NET
6 311 (15.95%) C#
7 291 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 261 (13.38%) MS Excel
9 254 (13.03%) JavaScript
10 245 (12.56%) Banking
11 230 (11.79%) HTML
12 226 (11.59%) Java
12 226 (11.59%) Windows
13 216 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
14 215 (11.03%) MVC
15 209 (10.72%) CSS
16 208 (10.67%) Degree
17 205 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
18 200 (10.26%) ITIL
19 198 (10.15%) Project Management
20 178 (9.13%) Retail
21 172 (8.82%) ASP.NET
22 168 (8.62%) Oracle
23 167 (8.56%) Scrum
24 159 (8.15%) jQuery
25 156 (8.00%) Risk Management
26 155 (7.95%) SDLC
27 153 (7.85%) TDD
28 146 (7.49%) Web Services
29 142 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 37 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 27 (1.38%) IIS
4 26 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.03%) SAS
6 16 (0.82%) JBoss
7 15 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.72%) NServiceBus
8 14 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.67%) Apache
10 12 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.51%) CMS
11 10 (0.51%) Confluence
11 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.41%) CICS
13 7 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 261 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.54%) MS Office
3 39 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.67%) MS Project
5 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.051%) GIMP
8 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.051%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.051%) SPSS
8 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 41 (2.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (1.28%) Sage 200
5 24 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
7 19 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
7 19 (0.97%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.97%) SAP FI
7 19 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
8 18 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
9 17 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
9 17 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.87%) Sage X3
10 15 (0.77%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.15%) Office 365
4 27 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (1.38%) SaaS
5 18 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.77%) PaaS
7 14 (0.72%) IaaS
8 8 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
11 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) Yammer
12 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.051%) AdWords
13 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.051%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.10%) Firewall
2 56 (2.87%) Network Security
3 29 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.44%) DNS
5 26 (1.33%) SAN
5 26 (1.33%) Wireless
6 24 (1.23%) LAN
7 23 (1.18%) WAN
8 22 (1.13%) DHCP
9 20 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (1.03%) HTTP
9 20 (1.03%) MPLS
10 18 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (0.82%) BGP
11 16 (0.82%) EIGRP
11 16 (0.82%) Internet
11 16 (0.82%) VPN
12 15 (0.77%) OSPF
13 14 (0.72%) Intranet
14 13 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 142 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
5 76 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (2.26%) Big Data
7 39 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (1.95%) MySQL
8 38 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 23 (1.18%) QlikView
13 21 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (0.97%) DB2
14 19 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 18 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
16 17 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 74 (3.79%) Selenium
2 67 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 52 (2.67%) NUnit
4 50 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 49 (2.51%) JIRA
6 37 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 28 (1.44%) MSTest
8 24 (1.23%) Jenkins
9 21 (1.08%) WebDriver
10 20 (1.03%) FxCop
10 20 (1.03%) StyleCop
11 19 (0.97%) SpecFlow
12 16 (0.82%) FitNesse
13 15 (0.77%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (0.67%) Subversion
16 12 (0.62%) JUnit
17 11 (0.56%) Maven
18 10 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 245 (12.56%) Banking
2 178 (9.13%) Retail
3 114 (5.85%) Marketing
4 111 (5.69%) Manufacturing
5 79 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 77 (3.95%) Legal
7 62 (3.18%) Financial Institution
8 59 (3.03%) Advertising
9 52 (2.67%) Corporate Banking
10 41 (2.10%) Electronics
11 33 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.18%) Billing
13 21 (1.08%) Games
13 21 (1.08%) Publishing
14 18 (0.92%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.82%) Law
16 14 (0.72%) Local Government
17 11 (0.56%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.51%) Automotive
18 10 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 456 (23.38%) Developer
2 404 (20.72%) Analyst
3 161 (8.26%) Consultant
4 148 (7.59%) .NET Developer
5 125 (6.41%) C# Developer
6 115 (5.90%) Project Manager
7 102 (5.23%) Architect
8 98 (5.03%) SQL Developer
9 97 (4.97%) Business Analyst
10 96 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 82 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 54 (2.77%) Applications Support
12 54 (2.77%) Test Analyst
13 53 (2.72%) IT Manager
13 53 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
15 50 (2.56%) Support Analyst
15 50 (2.56%) Tester
16 49 (2.51%) Java Developer
16 49 (2.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (18.36%) .NET
2 230 (11.79%) HTML
3 209 (10.72%) CSS
4 172 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 159 (8.15%) jQuery
6 146 (7.49%) Web Services
7 109 (5.59%) AngularJS
7 109 (5.59%) XML
8 108 (5.54%) WCF
9 79 (4.05%) HTML5
10 76 (3.90%) .NET Framework
11 71 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 68 (3.49%) SOAP
13 60 (3.08%) WPF
14 59 (3.03%) JSON
14 59 (3.03%) RESTful
15 55 (2.82%) CSS3
15 55 (2.82%) Entity Framework
16 53 (2.72%) XSLT
17 47 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 216 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 93 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.82%) User Experience
5 46 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 36 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 35 (1.79%) PMI
10 31 (1.59%) iPad
11 27 (1.38%) Xbox
12 26 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.23%) Clustering
14 22 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.97%) Driving Licence
16 16 (0.82%) AS400
16 16 (0.82%) iSeries
16 16 (0.82%) NHS
17 15 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 226 (11.59%) Windows
2 114 (5.85%) Linux
3 97 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 80 (4.10%) Unix
5 34 (1.74%) Android
5 34 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.13%) HPUX
9 21 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.67%) CentOS
12 10 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (0.46%) AIX
14 7 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.36%) VMS
15 6 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
15 6 (0.31%) Solaris
15 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 215 (11.03%) MVC
4 205 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
5 200 (10.26%) ITIL
6 198 (10.15%) Project Management
7 167 (8.56%) Scrum
8 156 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 155 (7.95%) SDLC
10 153 (7.85%) TDD
11 133 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 113 (5.79%) Software Engineering
13 101 (5.18%) ERP
14 95 (4.87%) Service Delivery
15 91 (4.67%) CRM
16 90 (4.62%) Waterfall
17 88 (4.51%) Change Management
17 88 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
18 86 (4.41%) Business Analysis
18 86 (4.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 553 (28.36%) SQL
2 311 (15.95%) C#
3 254 (13.03%) JavaScript
4 226 (11.59%) Java
5 140 (7.18%) T-SQL
6 80 (4.10%) PowerShell
7 57 (2.92%) C++
8 55 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 54 (2.77%) PHP
10 45 (2.31%) Python
11 37 (1.90%) C
12 29 (1.49%) Ruby
13 27 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.92%) Perl
15 13 (0.67%) VB
15 13 (0.67%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.56%) ABAP
17 10 (0.51%) R
18 9 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 208 (10.67%) Degree
2 67 (3.44%) CISSP
3 65 (3.33%) ISEB
4 58 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.21%) CCNP
7 40 (2.05%) CISM
8 36 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 27 (1.38%) CCIE
9 27 (1.38%) ISTQB
10 26 (1.33%) CIMA
11 17 (0.87%) CISA
11 17 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.82%) CEH
13 15 (0.77%) ACCA
14 14 (0.72%) CCNA
14 14 (0.72%) CLAS
15 13 (0.67%) CCSP
15 13 (0.67%) PMP
15 13 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.41%) QA
2 42 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 42 (2.15%) SLA
3 31 (1.59%) PMO
4 25 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.87%) Solvency II
7 16 (0.82%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.72%) COBIT
9 8 (0.41%) IFRS
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.21%) SDET
11 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.10%) GDPR
12 2 (0.10%) IAS 39
12 2 (0.10%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.051%) BS25999
13 1 (0.051%) COSO
13 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 52 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 45 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.72%) Docker
4 13 (0.67%) XenApp
5 10 (0.51%) PowerHA
6 9 (0.46%) vSphere
7 6 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.051%) Firmware
12 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.051%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.051%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (1.69%) SCOM
2 25 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.18%) Puppet
4 19 (0.97%) SCCM
5 18 (0.92%) FortiGate
6 15 (0.77%) Ansible
6 15 (0.77%) SCOrch
6 15 (0.77%) SCVMM
7 13 (0.67%) Nagios
8 11 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.41%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.26%) Kibana
10 5 (0.26%) Netcool
11 4 (0.21%) Mesos
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.15%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 372 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 168 (8.62%) Oracle
3 119 (6.10%) SAP
4 82 (4.21%) Cisco
5 66 (3.38%) VMware
6 55 (2.82%) Sage
7 52 (2.67%) Google
8 44 (2.26%) Citrix
9 36 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 36 (1.85%) IBM
9 36 (1.85%) Tableau
10 30 (1.54%) HP
11 26 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.28%) Cognos
12 25 (1.28%) Fortinet
13 19 (0.97%) Hyperion
13 19 (0.97%) Sun
14 18 (0.92%) F5
15 17 (0.87%) Splunk
16 16 (0.82%) Cognizant
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