Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,129 2,664 2,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.15% 20.07% 18.26%
As % of the General category 46.91% 47.28% 49.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,621 1,949 1,798
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,931 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £69,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 4,538 5,635 4,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.68% 42.45% 36.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,377 4,117 3,725
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 15 November 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 15 November 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 1,307 £47,500 -5.00% 242
Cheshire 0 550 £48,500 +2.11% 86
Merseyside -4 149 £40,000 -20.00% 30
Lancashire +2 70 £38,500 +13.24% 32
Cumbria +10 17 £28,500 -24.00% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 634 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (24.66%) SQL
3 381 (17.90%) Microsoft
4 371 (17.43%) C#
5 352 (16.53%) .NET
6 327 (15.36%) Banking
7 282 (13.25%) Java
8 281 (13.20%) JavaScript
9 269 (12.64%) SQL Server
10 264 (12.40%) Windows
11 253 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
12 249 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 226 (10.62%) Wealth Management
14 225 (10.57%) Risk Management
15 221 (10.38%) HTML
16 213 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
17 212 (9.96%) Test Automation
18 211 (9.91%) Software Engineering
19 209 (9.82%) Project Management
19 209 (9.82%) Scrum
20 202 (9.49%) Linux
20 202 (9.49%) Retail
21 197 (9.25%) CSS
22 190 (8.92%) Degree
23 188 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
24 186 (8.74%) ITIL
25 185 (8.69%) Mentoring
26 184 (8.64%) AngularJS
27 181 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
28 176 (8.27%) DevOps

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 75 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.93%) Confluence
3 33 (1.55%) CMS
4 31 (1.46%) IIS
5 16 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.61%) SAS
7 13 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.38%) Sitefinity
9 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.33%) Liferay
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.23%) JBoss
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 151 (7.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 131 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.094%) InDesign
12 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
3 25 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 25 (1.17%) SAP PP
4 21 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.61%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.56%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.56%) SAP SD
8 10 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.42%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.38%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.38%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.28%) SAP SCM
11 6 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 181 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.54%) Office 365
4 50 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
5 34 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 34 (1.60%) SaaS
6 33 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (0.89%) npm
8 16 (0.75%) PaaS
9 13 (0.61%) GitHub
10 11 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.47%) BrowserStack
12 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.28%) IaaS
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.19%) Force.com
15 3 (0.14%) Sage Pay
15 3 (0.14%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.54%) Network Security
2 85 (3.99%) Wi-Fi
3 31 (1.46%) LAN
4 30 (1.41%) WAN
5 28 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.94%) HTTP
7 18 (0.85%) VPN
8 16 (0.75%) Firewall
9 14 (0.66%) DNS
9 14 (0.66%) Intranet
10 13 (0.61%) DHCP
10 13 (0.61%) SAN
11 12 (0.56%) ATM
11 12 (0.56%) Wireless
12 11 (0.52%) Internet
13 8 (0.38%) Broadband
13 8 (0.38%) SMS
14 7 (0.33%) FTP
14 7 (0.33%) SSH
14 7 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 69 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 48 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (2.07%) MySQL
8 39 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.55%) Power BI
10 32 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.46%) RavenDB
12 29 (1.36%) Big Data
13 28 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.27%) Hadoop
14 27 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 125 (5.87%) Git (software)
2 101 (4.74%) JIRA
3 98 (4.60%) Selenium
4 64 (3.01%) TeamCity
5 51 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 44 (2.07%) NUnit
6 44 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 41 (1.93%) MSTest
9 37 (1.74%) Cucumber
10 35 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
12 27 (1.27%) JUnit
13 26 (1.22%) Subversion
14 25 (1.17%) Gradle
15 24 (1.13%) SoapUI
16 21 (0.99%) gulp
17 20 (0.94%) Grunt
17 20 (0.94%) Jasmine
17 20 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 327 (15.36%) Banking
2 202 (9.49%) Retail
3 175 (8.22%) Manufacturing
4 169 (7.94%) Law
5 152 (7.14%) Legal
6 150 (7.05%) Investment Banking
7 147 (6.90%) Marketing
8 105 (4.93%) Telecoms
9 76 (3.57%) Electronics
10 46 (2.16%) Advertising
11 34 (1.60%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 22 (1.03%) Back Office
14 18 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
14 18 (0.85%) Publishing
15 15 (0.70%) Billing
15 15 (0.70%) Games
16 14 (0.66%) Local Government
17 10 (0.47%) Automotive
17 10 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 537 (25.22%) Developer
2 436 (20.48%) Analyst
3 145 (6.81%) .NET Developer
4 138 (6.48%) C# Developer
5 123 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
6 110 (5.17%) IT Analyst
6 110 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 108 (5.07%) Consultant
8 99 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 89 (4.18%) Security Analyst
10 83 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 83 (3.90%) Senior Security Analyst
11 81 (3.80%) IT Security Analyst
11 81 (3.80%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 79 (3.71%) Architect
13 76 (3.57%) Software Developer
14 68 (3.19%) Software Engineer
15 64 (3.01%) Senior Developer
16 61 (2.87%) Java Developer
17 55 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (16.53%) .NET
2 221 (10.38%) HTML
3 197 (9.25%) CSS
4 184 (8.64%) AngularJS
5 141 (6.62%) ASP.NET
6 108 (5.07%) HTML5
7 100 (4.70%) Web Services
8 99 (4.65%) RESTful
9 92 (4.32%) React
10 91 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 89 (4.18%) .NET Framework
12 87 (4.09%) REST
13 84 (3.95%) CSS3
13 84 (3.95%) XML
14 81 (3.80%) Node.js
15 72 (3.38%) Spring
16 69 (3.24%) SOAP
17 57 (2.68%) jQuery
18 55 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 40 (1.88%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 253 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 152 (7.14%) Fintech
4 94 (4.42%) User Experience
5 81 (3.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 77 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
7 72 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
8 63 (2.96%) Mobile App
9 60 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 56 (2.63%) Computer Science
11 30 (1.41%) Smart Meter
12 29 (1.36%) Mainframe
13 28 (1.32%) Online Banking
14 24 (1.13%) Social Network
15 23 (1.08%) Data Structures
16 21 (0.99%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.94%) CESG
18 14 (0.66%) Blog
18 14 (0.66%) Data Centre
18 14 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 264 (12.40%) Windows
2 202 (9.49%) Linux
3 51 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 49 (2.30%) Android
5 47 (2.21%) Unix
6 32 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.47%) pSOS
12 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.14%) Solaris
14 2 (0.094%) CentOS
14 2 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.047%) AIX
15 1 (0.047%) SUSE
15 1 (0.047%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 226 (10.62%) Wealth Management
4 225 (10.57%) Risk Management
5 213 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 212 (9.96%) Test Automation
7 211 (9.91%) Software Engineering
8 209 (9.82%) Project Management
8 209 (9.82%) Scrum
9 188 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
10 186 (8.74%) ITIL
11 185 (8.69%) Mentoring
12 176 (8.27%) DevOps
13 154 (7.23%) Information Security
14 150 (7.05%) TDD
15 138 (6.48%) SDLC
16 136 (6.39%) MVC
17 134 (6.29%) Web Development
18 132 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 131 (6.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 525 (24.66%) SQL
2 371 (17.43%) C#
3 282 (13.25%) Java
4 281 (13.20%) JavaScript
5 126 (5.92%) Python
6 102 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 74 (3.48%) C++
8 53 (2.49%) PHP
9 49 (2.30%) TypeScript
10 46 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 45 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 42 (1.97%) Java 8
13 33 (1.55%) C
14 28 (1.32%) ES6
15 25 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.17%) X++
16 22 (1.03%) R
16 22 (1.03%) VB.NET
17 20 (0.94%) Go
18 18 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (8.92%) Degree
2 129 (6.06%) CISSP
3 106 (4.98%) CREST Certified
4 82 (3.85%) SANS
5 54 (2.54%) ISEB
6 46 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 40 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (1.55%) CISA
9 31 (1.46%) PMI Certification
9 31 (1.46%) PMP
10 30 (1.41%) ACCA
11 29 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.70%) Security Cleared
14 14 (0.66%) CIMA
14 14 (0.66%) CISM
14 14 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.52%) CCNA
16 11 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (7.47%) GDPR
2 144 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (5.64%) QA
4 118 (5.54%) PMO
5 108 (5.07%) PCI DSS
6 57 (2.68%) SLA
7 19 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.33%) P3O
9 6 (0.28%) PSD2
10 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.094%) MiFID
14 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.047%) GAAP
14 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 118 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (3.48%) Docker
3 64 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.66%) vSphere
5 12 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.33%) XenApp
7 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.14%) Firmware
9 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.094%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.047%) vCloud
11 1 (0.047%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (3.19%) Ansible
2 43 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (1.93%) Kubernetes
4 37 (1.74%) Puppet
5 34 (1.60%) Salt
6 13 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (0.61%) Mesos
6 13 (0.61%) Terraform
7 8 (0.38%) Kibana
8 5 (0.23%) Grafana
8 5 (0.23%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.23%) Packer
8 5 (0.23%) SCCM
9 4 (0.19%) Istio
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.14%) SCOM
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Sentry
10 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 381 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 170 (7.98%) SAP
3 149 (7.00%) Oracle
4 146 (6.86%) VMware
5 103 (4.84%) Cisco
6 52 (2.44%) Google
7 46 (2.16%) Citrix
8 33 (1.55%) Twitter
9 26 (1.22%) Facebook
10 20 (0.94%) Sage
11 17 (0.80%) Tableau
12 15 (0.70%) HP
12 15 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.61%) Splunk
13 13 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.61%) Zend
14 12 (0.56%) Cognos
14 12 (0.56%) Sun
15 11 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.52%) Infor