Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,806 2,678 1,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.39% 20.81% 16.05%
As % of the General category 46.14% 48.15% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 2,002 1,479
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,450 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,405 £67,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 3,914 5,562 4,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.70% 43.22% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,005 4,146 3,451
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 1,116 £47,500 -5.00% 280
Cheshire 0 431 £50,000 +5.26% 93
Merseyside +3 161 £43,000 -14.00% 33
Lancashire -8 57 £38,500 -3.75% 24
Cumbria +6 15 £29,923 +8.81% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 510 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (27.80%) SQL
3 337 (18.66%) Microsoft
4 330 (18.27%) C#
5 283 (15.67%) Windows
6 272 (15.06%) .NET
7 258 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 256 (14.17%) SQL Server
9 250 (13.84%) Banking
10 238 (13.18%) Java
11 228 (12.62%) JavaScript
12 224 (12.40%) Linux
13 208 (11.52%) HTML
13 208 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
14 207 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
15 190 (10.52%) ITIL
15 190 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 188 (10.41%) Project Management
17 187 (10.35%) Mentoring
18 183 (10.13%) Degree
19 181 (10.02%) VMware
20 180 (9.97%) CSS
21 178 (9.86%) Management Information System
22 177 (9.80%) Risk Management
23 169 (9.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 168 (9.30%) Information Security
25 165 (9.14%) DevOps
26 163 (9.03%) Wealth Management
27 159 (8.80%) GDPR
28 158 (8.75%) Fintech

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 65 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.94%) Confluence
3 27 (1.50%) IIS
4 24 (1.33%) CMS
5 20 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 12 (0.66%) JBoss
10 11 (0.61%) SAS
10 11 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.39%) Liferay
13 5 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.28%) Jetty
13 5 (0.28%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.28%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 169 (9.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 122 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.39%) UXPin
9 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.055%) HipChat
11 1 (0.055%) Weka
Business Applications
1 38 (2.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 33 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
3 29 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.72%) SAP BPC
6 12 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.39%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.39%) Visualfiles
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.28%) iTrent
11 5 (0.28%) SAP PP
12 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 158 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.10%) Office 365
4 52 (2.88%) SaaS
5 38 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.61%) npm
10 8 (0.44%) PaaS
11 7 (0.39%) Force.com
11 7 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.39%) IaaS
11 7 (0.39%) Lucidchart
12 6 (0.33%) GitHub
13 5 (0.28%) BrowserStack
13 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.28%) Serverless
14 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (7.75%) Network Security
2 105 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
3 33 (1.83%) LAN
4 32 (1.77%) WAN
5 28 (1.55%) HTTP
5 28 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.22%) DNS
7 19 (1.05%) Firewall
8 18 (1.00%) DHCP
8 18 (1.00%) SAN
9 13 (0.72%) VPN
10 12 (0.66%) Wireless
11 9 (0.50%) SSL
12 8 (0.44%) Broadband
12 8 (0.44%) Internet
12 8 (0.44%) Intranet
13 7 (0.39%) VoIP
14 5 (0.28%) MPLS
14 5 (0.28%) Skype
14 5 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (3.71%) MongoDB
5 63 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 62 (3.43%) Power BI
7 50 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.66%) MySQL
10 27 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (1.50%) RavenDB
11 26 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.38%) Big Data
12 25 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 17 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.89%) DB2
16 16 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.26%) JIRA
3 65 (3.60%) Selenium
4 55 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 54 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 50 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 33 (1.83%) MSTest
8 33 (1.83%) NUnit
8 33 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.72%) Gradle
10 29 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 27 (1.50%) Maven
12 25 (1.38%) JUnit
13 22 (1.22%) Subversion
14 21 (1.16%) SoapUI
15 18 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
16 17 (0.94%) Ant
17 15 (0.83%) Mockito
18 14 (0.78%) gulp
General
1 250 (13.84%) Banking
2 151 (8.36%) Legal
3 123 (6.81%) Marketing
4 118 (6.53%) Manufacturing
5 106 (5.87%) Telecoms
6 96 (5.32%) Law
7 95 (5.26%) Retail
8 84 (4.65%) Investment Banking
9 81 (4.49%) Electronics
10 27 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.16%) Advertising
11 21 (1.16%) Local Government
12 17 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.83%) Back Office
14 9 (0.50%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.44%) Games
15 8 (0.44%) German Language
16 6 (0.33%) Billing
16 6 (0.33%) French Language
17 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 452 (25.03%) Developer
2 396 (21.93%) Analyst
3 127 (7.03%) Project Manager
3 127 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
4 117 (6.48%) C# Developer
4 117 (6.48%) IT Analyst
5 109 (6.04%) .NET Developer
6 108 (5.98%) Security Analyst
7 103 (5.70%) Senior Security Analyst
8 101 (5.59%) IT Security Analyst
9 100 (5.54%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 90 (4.98%) Consultant
11 74 (4.10%) Business Analyst
12 62 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 61 (3.38%) Software Developer
14 59 (3.27%) Java Developer
15 54 (2.99%) Support Analyst
16 52 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
17 51 (2.82%) Junior
18 49 (2.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (15.06%) .NET
2 208 (11.52%) HTML
3 180 (9.97%) CSS
4 120 (6.64%) AngularJS
5 113 (6.26%) ASP.NET
6 108 (5.98%) Web Services
7 84 (4.65%) Spring
8 83 (4.60%) RESTful
9 82 (4.54%) HTML5
10 80 (4.43%) SOAP
11 76 (4.21%) XML
12 72 (3.99%) Node.js
13 70 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 70 (3.88%) REST
14 64 (3.54%) .NET Framework
15 56 (3.10%) CSS3
16 55 (3.05%) React
17 49 (2.71%) jQuery
18 47 (2.60%) JSON
19 41 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 258 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 158 (8.75%) Fintech
4 100 (5.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 82 (4.54%) User Experience
6 58 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 45 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 39 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 39 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (1.77%) Data Centre
11 26 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.22%) Social Network
13 20 (1.11%) Derivative
14 19 (1.05%) CESG
14 19 (1.05%) Replication
15 14 (0.78%) PMI
16 13 (0.72%) Mainframe
17 12 (0.66%) Blog
17 12 (0.66%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 283 (15.67%) Windows
2 224 (12.40%) Linux
3 61 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.88%) Unix
5 36 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.16%) Android
8 20 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.22%) pSOS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) CentOS
13 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Solaris
14 1 (0.055%) AIX
14 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
3 207 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
4 190 (10.52%) ITIL
4 190 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 188 (10.41%) Project Management
6 187 (10.35%) Mentoring
7 177 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 168 (9.30%) Information Security
9 165 (9.14%) DevOps
10 163 (9.03%) Wealth Management
11 153 (8.47%) Business Continuity
12 151 (8.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 151 (8.36%) Scrum
12 151 (8.36%) Software Engineering
13 146 (8.08%) Web Development
14 143 (7.92%) Data Protection
15 128 (7.09%) Test Automation
16 127 (7.03%) MVC
16 127 (7.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 502 (27.80%) SQL
2 330 (18.27%) C#
3 238 (13.18%) Java
4 228 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 141 (7.81%) Python
6 115 (6.37%) T-SQL
7 95 (5.26%) C++
8 50 (2.77%) PowerShell
9 43 (2.38%) PHP
10 40 (2.21%) R
11 38 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 34 (1.88%) Java 8
13 32 (1.77%) C
14 24 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 21 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.05%) Ruby
16 19 (1.05%) X++
17 17 (0.94%) ES6
18 12 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 183 (10.13%) Degree
2 139 (7.70%) CISSP
3 122 (6.76%) CREST Certified
4 100 (5.54%) SANS
5 36 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (1.77%) PMI Certification
8 30 (1.66%) CISA
9 29 (1.61%) PMP
10 25 (1.38%) ISEB
11 22 (1.22%) ACCA
12 20 (1.11%) ISTQB
13 19 (1.05%) CISM
13 19 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.78%) AWS Certification
15 12 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 9 (0.50%) SC Cleared
18 9 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.80%) GDPR
2 145 (8.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (6.64%) PCI DSS
4 102 (5.65%) PMO
5 76 (4.21%) QA
6 40 (2.21%) SLA
7 11 (0.61%) P3O
8 10 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) MiFID
11 1 (0.055%) GAAP
11 1 (0.055%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.055%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.055%) PSD2
11 1 (0.055%) SEPA
11 1 (0.055%) TARGET2
System Software
1 142 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (3.93%) Docker
3 62 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.89%) vSphere
5 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.17%) XenApp
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.055%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.055%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (3.32%) Ansible
2 38 (2.10%) Salt
3 34 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.77%) Kubernetes
5 25 (1.38%) Puppet
6 14 (0.78%) Terraform
7 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.44%) Mesos
9 7 (0.39%) SQL Sentry
10 5 (0.28%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.17%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.17%) Grafana
12 3 (0.17%) Kibana
12 3 (0.17%) Packer
12 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.17%) Rancher
12 3 (0.17%) SCCM
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 337 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 181 (10.02%) VMware
3 138 (7.64%) SAP
4 128 (7.09%) Cisco
5 125 (6.92%) Oracle
6 44 (2.44%) Citrix
7 33 (1.83%) Google
8 27 (1.50%) Twitter
9 25 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.22%) Facebook
11 13 (0.72%) IBM
11 13 (0.72%) Rackspace
11 13 (0.72%) RedGate
12 12 (0.66%) Adobe
12 12 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.66%) Tableau
13 9 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.50%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.44%) HP
14 8 (0.44%) Sage