Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 726 1,605 2,366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.19% 19.28%
As % of the General category 42.14% 41.08% 47.27%
Number of salaries quoted 622 1,145 1,936
Median annual salary £53,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26% +3.64%

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 1,723 3,907 5,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.03% 36.98% 40.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 2,599 3,767
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
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 11 August 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 11 August 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 -9 398 £57,500 +15.00% 84
Cheshire -2 164 £47,500 +5.56% 54
Merseyside 0 127 £52,500 +23.53% 14
Lancashire +10 30 £48,000 +15.98% 12
Cumbria -12 5 £75,000 +118.25% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 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.

1 228 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (24.79%) Microsoft
3 158 (21.76%) SQL
4 148 (20.39%) SQL Server
5 139 (19.15%) .NET
6 138 (19.01%) Azure
7 132 (18.18%) C#
8 106 (14.60%) JavaScript
9 94 (12.95%) Windows
9 94 (12.95%) Degree
9 94 (12.95%) AWS
10 89 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
11 85 (11.71%) ITIL
12 82 (11.29%) DevOps
13 77 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
14 76 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 74 (10.19%) SAP
16 73 (10.06%) Software Engineering
17 72 (9.92%) AngularJS
18 67 (9.23%) Linux
19 66 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
20 65 (8.95%) TOGAF
21 63 (8.68%) Banking
22 61 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
23 59 (8.13%) TDD
24 55 (7.58%) Mobile App
25 54 (7.44%) Python
26 53 (7.30%) CSS
27 51 (7.02%) Git (software)
28 50 (6.89%) 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 36 (4.96%) IIS
2 32 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.75%) Apache
4 15 (2.07%) Confluence
5 12 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.69%) CMS
6 5 (0.69%) Liferay
6 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.69%) SAS
7 4 (0.55%) Sitefinity
8 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Mule
9 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 66 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.41%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (2.34%) SAP CO
1 17 (2.34%) SAP FI
1 17 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
1 17 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.10%) BASE24
3 8 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.55%) FLEXCUBE
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.28%) Magento
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 138 (19.01%) Azure
2 94 (12.95%) AWS
3 32 (4.41%) Power Platform
4 30 (4.13%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (3.72%) GCP
6 26 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (3.58%) IaaS
7 24 (3.31%) PaaS
7 24 (3.31%) SaaS
8 17 (2.34%) Serverless
9 14 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.79%) Office 365
11 12 (1.65%) AWS CodeCommit
12 10 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.10%) AWS CodeBuild
14 5 (0.69%) npm
15 4 (0.55%) Amazon Cognito
15 4 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.55%) Logic Apps
16 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.89%) Internet
2 18 (2.48%) Skype
3 15 (2.07%) Unified Communications
4 10 (1.38%) SAN
5 9 (1.24%) Firewall
6 8 (1.10%) ATM
7 5 (0.69%) Intranet
8 4 (0.55%) VPN
9 3 (0.41%) DNS
10 2 (0.28%) DHCP
10 2 (0.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.28%) VLAN
10 2 (0.28%) WAN
10 2 (0.28%) Wireless
11 1 (0.14%) 4G
11 1 (0.14%) 5G
11 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) VSAN
11 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
3 32 (4.41%) Power BI
4 26 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (3.17%) MySQL
7 19 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (1.10%) Big Data
13 8 (1.10%) QlikView
13 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.96%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (0.83%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.82%) JIRA
3 26 (3.58%) Oracle APEX
4 22 (3.03%) Selenium
5 15 (2.07%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.52%) NUnit
6 11 (1.52%) SoapUI
7 10 (1.38%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.38%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.24%) Subversion
9 8 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.10%) Protractor
9 8 (1.10%) VersaTest
10 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.96%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.83%) PHPUnit
11 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (8.68%) Banking
2 42 (5.79%) Marketing
3 41 (5.65%) Retail
4 39 (5.37%) Law
5 37 (5.10%) Legal
6 35 (4.82%) Financial Institution
7 27 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 27 (3.72%) Public Sector
8 18 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.93%) Electronics
10 7 (0.96%) Back Office
11 6 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.55%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Games
14 2 (0.28%) German Language
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 144 (19.83%) Developer
2 135 (18.60%) Analyst
3 85 (11.71%) Architect
4 54 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
5 45 (6.20%) Software Engineer
6 36 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 32 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 31 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 31 (4.27%) Senior Software Engineer
9 30 (4.13%) Applications Support
10 29 (3.99%) Senior Developer
11 24 (3.31%) Applications Support Analyst
12 22 (3.03%) .NET Developer
13 21 (2.89%) .NET Architect
13 21 (2.89%) .NET Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.75%) Angular Developer
15 19 (2.62%) Tester
16 18 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
16 18 (2.48%) SAP Analyst
16 18 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (19.15%) .NET
2 72 (9.92%) AngularJS
3 53 (7.30%) CSS
4 50 (6.89%) HTML
5 49 (6.75%) .NET Core
5 49 (6.75%) React
6 36 (4.96%) JSON
7 34 (4.68%) .NET Framework
7 34 (4.68%) Node.js
8 33 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (4.13%) ASP.NET
9 30 (4.13%) REST
10 27 (3.72%) jQuery
10 27 (3.72%) Web Services
11 22 (3.03%) XML
12 21 (2.89%) Middleware
13 18 (2.48%) Sass
14 15 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (2.07%) RESTful
15 14 (1.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 35 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (3.31%) User Experience
6 18 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.65%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.52%) PKI
9 11 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.10%) EMV
10 8 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.10%) Online Banking
10 8 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.10%) Tandem
11 6 (0.83%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.69%) CMDB
12 5 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 94 (12.95%) Windows
2 67 (9.23%) Linux
3 45 (6.20%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.89%) Unix
6 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.10%) HPUX
8 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.55%) CentOS
9 4 (0.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (11.71%) ITIL
3 82 (11.29%) DevOps
4 77 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (10.06%) Software Engineering
7 65 (8.95%) TOGAF
8 61 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
9 59 (8.13%) TDD
10 50 (6.89%) Change Management
10 50 (6.89%) Microservices
11 47 (6.47%) Risk Management
12 46 (6.34%) OO
12 46 (6.34%) Test Automation
13 44 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (5.92%) IT Strategy
15 42 (5.79%) Release Management
16 41 (5.65%) Project Management
16 41 (5.65%) SDLC
17 40 (5.51%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 158 (21.76%) SQL
2 132 (18.18%) C#
3 106 (14.60%) JavaScript
4 54 (7.44%) Python
5 50 (6.89%) C
6 44 (6.06%) Java
7 35 (4.82%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.72%) PL/SQL
8 27 (3.72%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.58%) PHP
10 17 (2.34%) TypeScript
11 16 (2.20%) Go
12 13 (1.79%) C++
13 11 (1.52%) Ruby
14 10 (1.38%) PHP 5
14 10 (1.38%) PHP 7
15 8 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.96%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 94 (12.95%) Degree
2 48 (6.61%) TOGAF Certification
3 25 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.17%) MCSE
5 22 (3.03%) MCSA
6 21 (2.89%) MCTS
7 20 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (2.75%) MCP
8 18 (2.48%) CCNA
9 16 (2.20%) CISSP
10 15 (2.07%) Security Cleared
11 12 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.65%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.10%) CISM
14 7 (0.96%) CISA
15 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.83%) RHCE
16 4 (0.55%) CEH
16 4 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.44%) GDPR
1 25 (3.44%) QA
2 15 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.79%) SLA
4 12 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.65%) PMO
5 8 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.10%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.69%) NIST
7 3 (0.41%) COBIT
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.28%) WCAG
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (6.75%) Docker
2 27 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.52%) XenApp
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (1.93%) Puppet
4 13 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.65%) Terraform
6 10 (1.38%) Ansible
7 7 (0.96%) SCCM
8 5 (0.69%) Nagios
8 5 (0.69%) SCOM
9 3 (0.41%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.28%) Nessus
10 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.14%) Grafana
11 1 (0.14%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 180 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 74 (10.19%) SAP
3 50 (6.89%) Oracle
4 35 (4.82%) VMware
5 26 (3.58%) Google
6 25 (3.44%) Citrix
7 22 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.62%) Cisco
9 15 (2.07%) Polycom
9 15 (2.07%) Red Box
10 13 (1.79%) webMethods
11 10 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.10%) CA
12 8 (1.10%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.96%) InterSystems
14 6 (0.83%) Apple
14 6 (0.83%) HP
14 6 (0.83%) IFS
14 6 (0.83%) Sun
14 6 (0.83%) Tableau