Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 561 1,375 2,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 13.85% 13.64% 18.33%
As % of the General category 42.09% 38.60% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 497 1,117 1,714
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £36,377 £30,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £69,700
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 1,333 3,562 4,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.90% 35.33% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 2,606 3,533
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,525
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,312 £69,369
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -3 371 £60,000 +20.00% 103
Cheshire +4 125 £48,750 +8.33% 26
Merseyside -3 50 £53,500 +25.88% 17
Lancashire -1 11 £45,000 -6.25% 17
Cumbria -9 2 £55,000 +150.00%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 212 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (25.13%) .NET
3 139 (24.78%) SQL
4 135 (24.06%) C#
5 130 (23.17%) Microsoft
6 111 (19.79%) SQL Server
7 104 (18.54%) Azure
8 96 (17.11%) JavaScript
9 84 (14.97%) AngularJS
10 77 (13.73%) SAP
11 74 (13.19%) Windows
12 70 (12.48%) DevOps
13 68 (12.12%) Degree
14 67 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
15 66 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (11.41%) Linux
17 59 (10.52%) TDD
17 59 (10.52%) TOGAF
17 59 (10.52%) AWS
18 53 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
19 52 (9.27%) Change Management
19 52 (9.27%) Microservices
20 50 (8.91%) Oracle
20 50 (8.91%) HTML
21 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
21 48 (8.56%) TOGAF Certification
22 46 (8.20%) CSS
22 46 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
22 46 (8.20%) Software Engineering
23 45 (8.02%) .NET Core

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 29 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.21%) Apache
2 18 (3.21%) IIS
3 15 (2.67%) CMS
4 10 (1.78%) Confluence
5 8 (1.43%) WordPress
6 5 (0.89%) Liferay
6 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Perch
Applications
1 53 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.50%) SAP FI
2 13 (2.32%) SAP CO
2 13 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.07%) FLEXCUBE
6 5 (0.89%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.89%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.71%) BASE24
7 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.71%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.53%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.36%) Magento
9 2 (0.36%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.36%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.36%) SAP SCM
10 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 104 (18.54%) Azure
2 59 (10.52%) AWS
3 30 (5.35%) GCP
4 26 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (4.63%) Power Platform
5 19 (3.39%) SaaS
6 16 (2.85%) IaaS
6 16 (2.85%) PaaS
7 15 (2.67%) Office 365
8 13 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.71%) GitHub
9 4 (0.71%) npm
9 4 (0.71%) Serverless
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon SageMaker
10 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.53%) AWS CodeCommit
10 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.53%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.67%) Skype
2 11 (1.96%) Internet
3 8 (1.43%) Firewall
4 5 (0.89%) LAN
4 5 (0.89%) SAN
5 4 (0.71%) ATM
5 4 (0.71%) WAN
6 3 (0.53%) DHCP
6 3 (0.53%) DNS
6 3 (0.53%) Wireless
7 2 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.36%) VoIP
7 2 (0.36%) VPN
8 1 (0.18%) Broadband
8 1 (0.18%) Intranet
8 1 (0.18%) SNMP
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.24%) BusinessObjects
3 32 (5.70%) Oracle Reports
4 25 (4.46%) Power BI
5 20 (3.57%) MySQL
6 18 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.85%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.14%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.78%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.78%) QlikView
13 9 (1.60%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.25%) Tableau
15 6 (1.07%) Big Data
16 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 34 (6.06%) Oracle APEX
2 22 (3.92%) JIRA
3 19 (3.39%) Selenium
4 17 (3.03%) SpecFlow
5 14 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.14%) Protractor
7 9 (1.60%) NUnit
8 7 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.07%) PHPUnit
9 6 (1.07%) Subversion
10 5 (0.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (0.89%) GitLab
10 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.71%) Xcode
12 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (6.95%) Banking
2 37 (6.60%) Financial Institution
3 32 (5.70%) Marketing
4 29 (5.17%) Manufacturing
5 26 (4.63%) Legal
5 26 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 24 (4.28%) Retail
7 23 (4.10%) Public Sector
8 19 (3.39%) Electronics
8 19 (3.39%) Law
9 6 (1.07%) Housing Association
10 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.71%) Social Housing
11 3 (0.53%) Billing
11 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.53%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 133 (23.71%) Developer
2 83 (14.80%) Analyst
3 82 (14.62%) Architect
4 51 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 42 (7.49%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.53%) Angular Developer
7 28 (4.99%) Software Engineer
8 25 (4.46%) .NET Architect
8 25 (4.46%) .NET Developer
8 25 (4.46%) .NET Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.74%) Development Manager
10 19 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 19 (3.39%) Oracle Development Manager
10 19 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
11 18 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (3.21%) IT Manager
12 16 (2.85%) Project Manager
12 16 (2.85%) Tester
13 15 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (2.50%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (25.13%) .NET
2 84 (14.97%) AngularJS
3 50 (8.91%) HTML
4 46 (8.20%) CSS
5 45 (8.02%) .NET Core
6 44 (7.84%) React
7 32 (5.70%) REST
8 28 (4.99%) .NET Framework
9 27 (4.81%) Node.js
10 24 (4.28%) ASP.NET
11 23 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (4.10%) Web Services
12 22 (3.92%) JSON
13 20 (3.57%) Angular 2
13 20 (3.57%) Middleware
14 18 (3.21%) jQuery
15 17 (3.03%) Sass
16 14 (2.50%) XML
17 13 (2.32%) HTML5
18 12 (2.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.03%) User Experience
5 15 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.32%) Cloud Native
6 13 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.96%) Blog
9 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.25%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.89%) PKI
13 4 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.71%) EMV
13 4 (0.71%) EPoS
13 4 (0.71%) FMCG
13 4 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.19%) Windows
2 64 (11.41%) Linux
3 22 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.67%) Unix
5 12 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.25%) CentOS
6 7 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.36%) HPUX
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (12.48%) DevOps
3 67 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (10.52%) TDD
4 59 (10.52%) TOGAF
5 52 (9.27%) Change Management
5 52 (9.27%) Microservices
6 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (8.20%) Software Engineering
8 44 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 42 (7.49%) IT Strategy
10 40 (7.13%) OO
11 37 (6.60%) ITIL
12 30 (5.35%) Project Management
12 30 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (4.81%) Fintech
13 27 (4.81%) Project Delivery
14 26 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (4.63%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 139 (24.78%) SQL
2 135 (24.06%) C#
3 96 (17.11%) JavaScript
4 38 (6.77%) Python
5 36 (6.42%) PL/SQL
6 35 (6.24%) C
7 27 (4.81%) Java
8 22 (3.92%) PHP
9 18 (3.21%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.25%) Go
11 7 (1.25%) R
12 6 (1.07%) Apex Code
12 6 (1.07%) C++
13 5 (0.89%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.89%) VBA
14 4 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (12.12%) Degree
2 48 (8.56%) TOGAF Certification
3 21 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.57%) MCSA
4 20 (3.57%) MCSE
5 19 (3.39%) MCTS
6 16 (2.85%) CCNA
6 16 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.14%) CISSP
8 11 (1.96%) MCP
9 8 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.25%) PhD
11 6 (1.07%) RHCE
12 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.71%) CISM
14 3 (0.53%) ACCA
14 3 (0.53%) CIMA
14 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.35%) QA
2 14 (2.50%) GDPR
3 9 (1.60%) SLA
4 7 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.25%) PMO
5 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.71%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.53%) NIST
7 3 (0.53%) WCAG
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) GLP
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.18%) ITGC
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (8.02%) Docker
2 16 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.92%) Puppet
3 18 (3.21%) Ansible
4 11 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.78%) Terraform
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.71%) SCCM
7 2 (0.36%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 130 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 77 (13.73%) SAP
3 50 (8.91%) Oracle
4 24 (4.28%) Google
5 18 (3.21%) VMware
6 9 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.60%) Splunk
7 8 (1.43%) Citrix
7 8 (1.43%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.25%) Cisco
8 7 (1.25%) IBM
8 7 (1.25%) IFS
9 6 (1.07%) webMethods
10 5 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.71%) Apple
11 4 (0.71%) HP
12 3 (0.53%) Dell
12 3 (0.53%) EMC
12 3 (0.53%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.53%) Sage