Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,507 2,410 2,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.94% 18.30% 20.59%
As % of the General category 50.02% 46.79% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,896 1,768 1,973
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,175 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 5,012 5,151 4,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.86% 39.12% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,795 3,888 3,760
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,955 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,775
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +4 1,303 £47,500 +3.26% 175
Cheshire -1 864 £45,000 - 74
Merseyside -2 165 £43,750 -2.78% 28
Lancashire +11 103 £38,500 +10.00% 20
Cumbria +2 18 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 843 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (21.94%) SQL
3 459 (18.31%) Banking
4 408 (16.27%) Java
5 403 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 402 (16.04%) .NET
7 399 (15.92%) C#
8 330 (13.16%) SQL Server
9 323 (12.88%) JavaScript
10 295 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
11 290 (11.57%) Retail
12 288 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
13 287 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 286 (11.41%) Scrum
15 277 (11.05%) Project Management
16 272 (10.85%) Risk Management
17 262 (10.45%) Windows
18 257 (10.25%) Test Automation
19 255 (10.17%) Wealth Management
20 247 (9.85%) Software Engineering
21 243 (9.69%) Degree
22 237 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
23 236 (9.41%) AngularJS
24 230 (9.17%) Oracle
25 228 (9.09%) HTML
26 226 (9.01%) SAP
27 220 (8.78%) SDLC
28 217 (8.66%) DevOps
29 212 (8.46%) CSS
30 206 (8.22%) Manufacturing

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 41 (1.64%) Confluence
2 38 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.40%) SAS
4 31 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.16%) IIS
6 25 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 24 (0.96%) CMS
8 23 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.60%) Apache
10 13 (0.52%) NServiceBus
10 13 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.48%) JBoss
12 11 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.44%) WordPress
13 10 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.28%) CICS
15 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
17 4 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 118 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.080%) InDesign
9 2 (0.080%) SPSS
10 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 91 (3.63%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
2 29 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 28 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 22 (0.88%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.76%) Elite 3E
7 19 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (0.76%) SAP PP
8 18 (0.72%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.60%) Workfront
10 13 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
10 13 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
11 12 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
11 12 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.48%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.44%) HFM
12 11 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 149 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
4 45 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (1.40%) SaaS
6 31 (1.24%) Office 365
7 22 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 19 (0.76%) GitHub
9 15 (0.60%) Twilio
10 14 (0.56%) npm
11 13 (0.52%) PaaS
12 10 (0.40%) BrowserStack
13 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.32%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.24%) IaaS
15 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.20%) AdWords
15 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.20%) NuGet
16 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.12%) Firewall
1 28 (1.12%) LAN
2 25 (1.00%) WAN
3 20 (0.80%) Internet
4 19 (0.76%) Wireless
5 18 (0.72%) Network Security
6 16 (0.64%) SAN
6 16 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.56%) ATM
8 12 (0.48%) VPN
9 10 (0.40%) MPLS
10 9 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (0.36%) SSL
10 9 (0.36%) VoIP
11 8 (0.32%) Broadband
11 8 (0.32%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (0.32%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.32%) Intranet
12 7 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 114 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (3.55%) MySQL
4 87 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 68 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 59 (2.35%) Big Data
9 54 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 40 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (1.52%) RavenDB
13 37 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (0.96%) Power BI
17 23 (0.92%) NoSQL
18 21 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
19 19 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 137 (5.46%) JIRA
2 131 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 98 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 97 (3.87%) Selenium
5 54 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (2.11%) NUnit
7 50 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 40 (1.60%) MSTest
9 37 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 26 (1.04%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.96%) Subversion
12 23 (0.92%) Jasmine
12 23 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 21 (0.84%) SoapUI
15 20 (0.80%) Grunt
15 20 (0.80%) gulp
15 20 (0.80%) SonarQube
16 19 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 459 (18.31%) Banking
2 290 (11.57%) Retail
3 206 (8.22%) Manufacturing
4 201 (8.02%) Investment Banking
5 199 (7.94%) Law
6 151 (6.02%) Marketing
7 136 (5.42%) Advertising
8 102 (4.07%) Telecoms
9 101 (4.03%) Legal
10 66 (2.63%) Electronics
11 50 (1.99%) Automotive
12 43 (1.72%) Publishing
13 37 (1.48%) Back Office
14 31 (1.24%) Billing
14 31 (1.24%) General Ledger
15 30 (1.20%) Retail Banking
16 22 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
17 20 (0.80%) Games
18 17 (0.68%) Local Government
19 9 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 636 (25.37%) Developer
2 461 (18.39%) Analyst
3 184 (7.34%) .NET Developer
4 163 (6.50%) Consultant
5 152 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 151 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 136 (5.42%) C# Developer
8 116 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 115 (4.59%) Architect
10 109 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 98 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 78 (3.11%) Applications Support
12 78 (3.11%) Software Developer
13 76 (3.03%) Senior Developer
14 69 (2.75%) Tester
15 60 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
16 54 (2.15%) Service Analyst
17 53 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
17 53 (2.11%) SQL Developer
18 52 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (16.04%) .NET
2 236 (9.41%) AngularJS
3 228 (9.09%) HTML
4 212 (8.46%) CSS
5 171 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 148 (5.90%) Web Services
7 131 (5.23%) .NET Framework
8 123 (4.91%) React
9 104 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 103 (4.11%) HTML5
11 98 (3.91%) RESTful
12 87 (3.47%) XML
13 86 (3.43%) CSS3
14 85 (3.39%) REST
15 84 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 83 (3.31%) SOAP
17 82 (3.27%) jQuery
18 81 (3.23%) Spring
19 61 (2.43%) JSON
20 56 (2.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 295 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (5.94%) Fintech
3 115 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 100 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (3.31%) User Experience
6 75 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 74 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
8 63 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 53 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 36 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.36%) Mainframe
12 32 (1.28%) Smart Meter
13 26 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 25 (1.00%) PMI
15 23 (0.92%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.88%) Online Banking
17 20 (0.80%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.68%) Clustering
19 14 (0.56%) Data Structures
20 12 (0.48%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 262 (10.45%) Windows
2 160 (6.38%) Linux
3 115 (4.59%) Unix
4 80 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 61 (2.43%) Android
6 38 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 20 (0.80%) AIX
9 20 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.76%) Solaris
11 17 (0.68%) HPUX
12 16 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.28%) pSOS
14 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.080%) CentOS
15 2 (0.080%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.080%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.040%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
3 287 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 286 (11.41%) Scrum
5 277 (11.05%) Project Management
6 272 (10.85%) Risk Management
7 257 (10.25%) Test Automation
8 255 (10.17%) Wealth Management
9 247 (9.85%) Software Engineering
10 237 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
11 220 (8.78%) SDLC
12 217 (8.66%) DevOps
13 205 (8.18%) ITIL
14 163 (6.50%) ERP
15 162 (6.46%) TDD
16 158 (6.30%) MVC
17 157 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
18 131 (5.23%) Waterfall
19 121 (4.83%) Information Security
20 120 (4.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 550 (21.94%) SQL
2 408 (16.27%) Java
3 399 (15.92%) C#
4 323 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 132 (5.27%) Python
6 121 (4.83%) T-SQL
7 89 (3.55%) PHP
8 61 (2.43%) C++
9 60 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 49 (1.95%) TypeScript
11 43 (1.72%) Ruby
12 39 (1.56%) VBA
13 36 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 35 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.36%) Java 8
16 33 (1.32%) C
17 30 (1.20%) X++
18 27 (1.08%) Go
18 27 (1.08%) Perl
19 23 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 243 (9.69%) Degree
2 58 (2.31%) CISSP
3 54 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 48 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.64%) ISEB
6 41 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 39 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 29 (1.16%) ACCA
8 29 (1.16%) CIMA
9 25 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (0.88%) PMP
11 20 (0.80%) CISM
11 20 (0.80%) MCP
12 18 (0.72%) MCSA
12 18 (0.72%) MCSE
13 17 (0.68%) AWS Certification
13 17 (0.68%) CISA
13 17 (0.68%) SC Cleared
14 16 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (6.94%) QA
2 107 (4.27%) PMO
3 46 (1.83%) SLA
4 42 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (1.48%) GDPR
6 21 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.72%) GCP
9 11 (0.44%) PSD2
10 6 (0.24%) GAAP
11 5 (0.20%) COBIT
12 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.12%) COSO
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
14 2 (0.080%) COSHH
14 2 (0.080%) IFRS
14 2 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 87 (3.47%) Docker
2 73 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.40%) XenApp
6 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.16%) Firmware
7 4 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.12%) XenServer
9 2 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.080%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.080%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.080%) vSphere
9 2 (0.080%) Xen
10 1 (0.040%) NFS
10 1 (0.040%) vCloud
10 1 (0.040%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 43 (1.72%) Ansible
3 37 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.96%) Puppet
5 14 (0.56%) Terraform
6 11 (0.44%) SCCM
7 8 (0.32%) Rancher
7 8 (0.32%) Salt
7 8 (0.32%) SCOM
7 8 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.20%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.20%) Packer
9 5 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.20%) SQL Sentry
10 4 (0.16%) Nagios
11 3 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 403 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 230 (9.17%) Oracle
3 226 (9.01%) SAP
4 80 (3.19%) Google
5 61 (2.43%) VMware
6 47 (1.87%) Capita
7 41 (1.64%) Cisco
8 36 (1.44%) Citrix
9 30 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.16%) Sage
11 28 (1.12%) Zend
12 26 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 25 (1.00%) Tableau
14 24 (0.96%) IBM
14 24 (0.96%) ServiceNow
15 21 (0.84%) JD Edwards
16 20 (0.80%) HP
16 20 (0.80%) Sun
17 18 (0.72%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.72%) Facebook