Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2679 2250 2595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.10% 18.09% 20.05%
As % of the General category 47.03% 49.57% 53.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1758 2088
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £67,875 £68,750
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 5696 4539 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.73% 36.49% 37.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4162 3666 3890
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,010 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.02% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 1327 £50,000 +11.11% 104
Cheshire 0 955 £47,500 +18.75% 81
Merseyside +4 232 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Lancashire 0 109 £36,500 -8.75% 9
Cumbria +3 6 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 965 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (23.40%) SQL
3 529 (19.75%) Banking
4 436 (16.27%) Microsoft
5 428 (15.98%) SQL Server
6 413 (15.42%) .NET
7 395 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 385 (14.37%) JavaScript
9 384 (14.33%) Business Intelligence
10 374 (13.96%) Java
11 359 (13.40%) C#
12 338 (12.62%) Scrum
13 322 (12.02%) CSS
14 317 (11.83%) HTML
15 308 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
16 304 (11.35%) Project Management
17 296 (11.05%) MVC
18 289 (10.79%) ITIL
18 289 (10.79%) Windows
19 272 (10.15%) Oracle
20 270 (10.08%) SAP
21 265 (9.89%) Risk Management
22 262 (9.78%) Degree
23 240 (8.96%) SDLC
24 238 (8.88%) ASP.NET
25 234 (8.73%) TDD
26 231 (8.62%) Software Engineering
27 230 (8.59%) Analytics
28 215 (8.03%) Manufacturing
29 208 (7.76%) Retail

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 98 (3.66%) SAS
2 61 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 47 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 34 (1.27%) Confluence
5 32 (1.19%) IIS
6 30 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 28 (1.05%) CMS
7 28 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 26 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 24 (0.90%) JBoss
10 19 (0.71%) Apache
11 18 (0.67%) CICS
12 14 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.22%) OpenROAD
15 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
16 5 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 122 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.71%) FileZilla
7 10 (0.37%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.30%) SPSS
10 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.037%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 38 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
1 38 (1.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 35 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (1.08%) SAP FI
4 28 (1.05%) SAP CO
4 28 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
5 22 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.71%) SAP BPC
8 14 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.45%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
11 11 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.37%) SAP MM
12 10 (0.37%) SAP VC
13 9 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.34%) SAP SD
14 7 (0.26%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 172 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.64%) Office 365
4 42 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (1.12%) SaaS
6 29 (1.08%) IaaS
7 27 (1.01%) PaaS
8 17 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 12 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 11 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.22%) Sage Pay
13 6 (0.22%) Serverless
14 5 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.15%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.15%) npm
16 3 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.11%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.84%) Firewall
2 64 (2.39%) WAN
3 60 (2.24%) LAN
4 46 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.46%) Internet
6 37 (1.38%) SAN
7 34 (1.27%) DNS
8 30 (1.12%) Network Security
9 29 (1.08%) VPN
9 29 (1.08%) Wireless
10 28 (1.05%) DHCP
11 26 (0.97%) HTTP
12 24 (0.90%) Ethernet
13 21 (0.78%) SSL
14 19 (0.71%) BGP
14 19 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (0.71%) EIGRP
14 19 (0.71%) FTP
14 19 (0.71%) IP Telephony
14 19 (0.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 124 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
5 87 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 85 (3.17%) MySQL
7 82 (3.06%) Big Data
7 82 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 69 (2.58%) MongoDB
9 62 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 60 (2.24%) Hadoop
10 60 (2.24%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 56 (2.09%) Base SAS
11 56 (2.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 55 (2.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 51 (1.90%) DB2
14 43 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 40 (1.49%) QlikView
16 36 (1.34%) Power BI
17 35 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (3.66%) Selenium
2 84 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 83 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 81 (3.02%) JIRA
5 59 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (1.98%) Cucumber
7 52 (1.94%) ProC
8 48 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 45 (1.68%) WebDriver
10 39 (1.46%) NUnit
11 35 (1.31%) Selenium IDE
12 34 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 33 (1.23%) MSTest
14 32 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 31 (1.16%) Bitbucket
15 31 (1.16%) Gradle
16 30 (1.12%) Subversion
17 22 (0.82%) Jasmine
18 21 (0.78%) JUnit
18 21 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 529 (19.75%) Banking
2 215 (8.03%) Manufacturing
3 208 (7.76%) Retail
4 184 (6.87%) Marketing
5 166 (6.20%) Telecoms
6 139 (5.19%) Law
7 138 (5.15%) Electronics
8 131 (4.89%) Investment Banking
9 112 (4.18%) Advertising
10 91 (3.40%) Legal
11 77 (2.87%) Financial Institution
12 45 (1.68%) Corporate Banking
13 37 (1.38%) Retail Banking
14 27 (1.01%) Back Office
15 17 (0.63%) Publishing
16 16 (0.60%) Billing
17 11 (0.41%) German Language
17 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.34%) General Ledger
19 8 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 679 (25.35%) Developer
2 447 (16.69%) Analyst
3 243 (9.07%) Consultant
4 193 (7.20%) .NET Developer
5 161 (6.01%) Architect
5 161 (6.01%) Project Manager
6 152 (5.67%) Business Analyst
7 139 (5.19%) C# Developer
8 121 (4.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 97 (3.62%) Java Developer
10 94 (3.51%) Senior Developer
11 82 (3.06%) Software Engineer
12 81 (3.02%) Software Developer
13 75 (2.80%) SQL Developer
14 72 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
15 71 (2.65%) Applications Support
15 71 (2.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 71 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
16 65 (2.43%) PHP Developer
17 60 (2.24%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (15.42%) .NET
2 322 (12.02%) CSS
3 317 (11.83%) HTML
4 238 (8.88%) ASP.NET
5 191 (7.13%) Web Services
6 180 (6.72%) jQuery
7 174 (6.49%) AngularJS
8 162 (6.05%) HTML5
9 140 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 132 (4.93%) SOAP
11 128 (4.78%) CSS3
12 118 (4.40%) Spring
13 114 (4.26%) REST
14 99 (3.70%) XML
15 86 (3.21%) WCF
16 80 (2.99%) .NET Framework
17 76 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 74 (2.76%) React
19 73 (2.72%) RESTful
20 67 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 308 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 105 (3.92%) Fintech
4 87 (3.25%) User Experience
5 79 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 71 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (2.58%) Data Centre
8 61 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 58 (2.16%) Virtual Team
10 48 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (1.72%) PMI
12 40 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 38 (1.42%) Mainframe
14 37 (1.38%) Contactless
14 37 (1.38%) N-Tier
15 24 (0.90%) iPad
16 23 (0.86%) Clustering
17 20 (0.75%) Online Banking
18 19 (0.71%) Data Structures
19 18 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 289 (10.79%) Windows
2 169 (6.31%) Unix
3 135 (5.04%) Linux
4 67 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 56 (2.09%) Android
6 45 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 41 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 38 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.63%) AIX
11 16 (0.60%) HPUX
11 16 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.34%) Solaris
15 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.26%) CentOS
17 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 384 (14.33%) Business Intelligence
4 338 (12.62%) Scrum
5 304 (11.35%) Project Management
6 296 (11.05%) MVC
7 289 (10.79%) ITIL
8 265 (9.89%) Risk Management
9 240 (8.96%) SDLC
10 234 (8.73%) TDD
11 231 (8.62%) Software Engineering
12 230 (8.59%) Analytics
13 200 (7.47%) Test Automation
14 178 (6.64%) Programme Management
15 171 (6.38%) Waterfall
16 170 (6.35%) Wealth Management
17 148 (5.52%) DevOps
18 145 (5.41%) Information Security
19 144 (5.38%) Digital Marketing
20 134 (5.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 627 (23.40%) SQL
2 385 (14.37%) JavaScript
3 374 (13.96%) Java
4 359 (13.40%) C#
5 141 (5.26%) Python
6 135 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 128 (4.78%) PHP
8 77 (2.87%) C++
9 75 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 61 (2.28%) PowerShell
11 52 (1.94%) PROC SQL
11 52 (1.94%) SAS Macro
12 43 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.34%) C
14 35 (1.31%) Ruby
15 33 (1.23%) Go
16 31 (1.16%) R
17 28 (1.05%) COBOL
18 25 (0.93%) VBScript
19 24 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 262 (9.78%) Degree
2 61 (2.28%) PMI Certification
3 58 (2.16%) CISSP
4 47 (1.75%) ISEB
5 46 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.49%) CISM
7 34 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (1.12%) CISA
9 29 (1.08%) ACCA
9 29 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 29 (1.08%) Security Cleared
10 26 (0.97%) PMP
11 25 (0.93%) CCNP
12 23 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.60%) CIMA
16 15 (0.56%) CRISC
17 14 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.56%) QA
2 87 (3.25%) SLA
3 75 (2.80%) PMO
4 35 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 27 (1.01%) GDPR
6 23 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.63%) COBIT
8 12 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.34%) IFRS
9 9 (0.34%) PMBOK
10 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.19%) PSD2
13 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.11%) COSO
14 3 (0.11%) GCP
15 2 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.075%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
System Software
1 78 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.42%) Docker
3 31 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.78%) XenApp
6 14 (0.52%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.19%) vSphere
10 4 (0.15%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.075%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.037%) HDFS
13 1 (0.037%) KVM
13 1 (0.037%) NFS
13 1 (0.037%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (1.75%) Puppet
3 43 (1.61%) Ansible
4 25 (0.93%) Nagios
4 25 (0.93%) SCOM
5 21 (0.78%) EdgeSight
6 16 (0.60%) Mesos
7 15 (0.56%) SCCM
8 14 (0.52%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.30%) CA Wily
9 8 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.30%) Ganglia
10 5 (0.19%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.19%) Control-M
10 5 (0.19%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.15%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.15%) Cacti
12 3 (0.11%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 436 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 272 (10.15%) Oracle
3 270 (10.08%) SAP
4 81 (3.02%) Google
5 60 (2.24%) Tableau
6 59 (2.20%) Cisco
7 55 (2.05%) IBM
8 52 (1.94%) Zend
9 43 (1.61%) VMware
10 41 (1.53%) Cognos
11 40 (1.49%) Citrix
12 34 (1.27%) HP
13 33 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.08%) Sage
15 26 (0.97%) Adobe
16 23 (0.86%) Facebook
16 23 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.82%) F5
18 21 (0.78%) Teradata
19 19 (0.71%) PayPal