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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England / North West
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1129 1084 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.78% 19.79% 19.95%
As % of the General category 48.27% 49.70% 51.27%
Number of salaries quoted 848 914 958
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,925 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2339 2181 2407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.83% 39.82% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1813 1774 1837
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 630 £45,000 - 113
Cheshire -1 353 £45,000 +4.65% 40
Merseyside -4 87 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Lancashire -13 27 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Cumbria +5 7 - - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 659 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (28.28%) SQL
3 422 (20.51%) SQL Server
4 384 (18.66%) Microsoft
5 361 (17.54%) .NET
6 312 (15.16%) C#
7 308 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 288 (13.99%) Java
9 282 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
10 280 (13.61%) Banking
11 274 (13.31%) JavaScript
12 254 (12.34%) HTML
13 248 (12.05%) Retail
14 240 (11.66%) CSS
15 229 (11.13%) Degree
16 219 (10.64%) Project Management
16 219 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
17 218 (10.59%) MVC
18 215 (10.45%) Scrum
19 206 (10.01%) SDLC
20 192 (9.33%) Windows
21 190 (9.23%) ASP.NET
22 187 (9.09%) Oracle
23 181 (8.79%) TDD
24 179 (8.70%) ITIL
25 171 (8.31%) E-Commerce
26 170 (8.26%) Marketing
27 168 (8.16%) jQuery
28 164 (7.97%) T-SQL
29 155 (7.53%) Test Automation

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 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.65%) SAS
3 26 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.17%) IIS
4 24 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.07%) CMS
7 19 (0.92%) Confluence
7 19 (0.92%) JBoss
8 18 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.78%) Apache
9 16 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
12 13 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.53%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 87 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.68%) FileZilla
5 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.097%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.049%) GIMP
10 1 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.049%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.049%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 87 (4.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
3 33 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
4 30 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 25 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
7 24 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (1.12%) Sage 200
9 22 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
10 20 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
11 19 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
12 18 (0.87%) SAP CO
12 18 (0.87%) SAP FI
12 18 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.78%) Sage X3
14 14 (0.68%) NetSuite
15 13 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
15 13 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (1.36%) Office 365
5 25 (1.21%) SaaS
6 12 (0.58%) IaaS
7 11 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.44%) PaaS
9 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.19%) Yammer
11 2 (0.097%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.049%) Boomi
12 1 (0.049%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.50%) Firewall
2 50 (2.43%) Network Security
3 27 (1.31%) WAN
4 26 (1.26%) LAN
5 24 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.12%) Wireless
7 20 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (0.97%) DNS
8 19 (0.92%) SAN
9 18 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (0.78%) BGP
10 16 (0.78%) DHCP
10 16 (0.78%) EIGRP
10 16 (0.78%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.78%) Internet
10 16 (0.78%) MPLS
10 16 (0.78%) OSPF
11 15 (0.73%) HTTP
11 15 (0.73%) VoIP
12 14 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 154 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 139 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 115 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 64 (3.11%) Big Data
7 58 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 43 (2.09%) Oracle Database
10 42 (2.04%) MySQL
10 42 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
12 38 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (1.51%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
15 23 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (1.02%) NoSQL
17 19 (0.92%) DB2
18 16 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 72 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (3.45%) Selenium
3 62 (3.01%) JIRA
4 61 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 51 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 43 (2.09%) Jenkins
7 39 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 39 (1.90%) NUnit
8 35 (1.70%) MSTest
9 23 (1.12%) WebDriver
10 21 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
11 19 (0.92%) Bitbucket
12 17 (0.83%) Subversion
13 16 (0.78%) JUnit
14 14 (0.68%) FxCop
14 14 (0.68%) Jasmine
15 12 (0.58%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.58%) StyleCop
16 11 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 280 (13.61%) Banking
2 248 (12.05%) Retail
3 170 (8.26%) Marketing
4 152 (7.39%) Manufacturing
5 128 (6.22%) Telecoms
6 87 (4.23%) Electronics
7 74 (3.60%) Legal
8 57 (2.77%) Advertising
9 52 (2.53%) Financial Institution
10 44 (2.14%) Corporate Banking
11 24 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 24 (1.17%) Publishing
12 19 (0.92%) Games
12 19 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.87%) Back Office
13 18 (0.87%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.73%) Law
14 15 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.68%) Local Government
16 10 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 519 (25.22%) Developer
2 436 (21.19%) Analyst
3 178 (8.65%) Consultant
4 148 (7.19%) .NET Developer
5 118 (5.73%) Project Manager
6 116 (5.64%) C# Developer
7 112 (5.44%) Architect
8 109 (5.30%) SQL Developer
9 96 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 91 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
12 70 (3.40%) Java Developer
12 70 (3.40%) Senior Developer
13 65 (3.16%) Test Analyst
14 62 (3.01%) Software Engineer
15 60 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
16 56 (2.72%) IT Manager
17 55 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
18 52 (2.53%) Web Developer
19 49 (2.38%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (17.54%) .NET
2 254 (12.34%) HTML
3 240 (11.66%) CSS
4 190 (9.23%) ASP.NET
5 168 (8.16%) jQuery
6 152 (7.39%) Web Services
7 128 (6.22%) AngularJS
8 112 (5.44%) XML
9 107 (5.20%) HTML5
10 89 (4.32%) .NET Framework
11 79 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 76 (3.69%) JSON
13 72 (3.50%) SOAP
14 69 (3.35%) CSS3
15 68 (3.30%) WCF
16 59 (2.87%) Spring
17 55 (2.67%) Entity Framework
18 54 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 53 (2.58%) REST
20 49 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 82 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (2.14%) User Experience
7 43 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 41 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 40 (1.94%) iPad
10 36 (1.75%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.65%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.26%) Clustering
12 26 (1.26%) PMI
13 21 (1.02%) Life Science
14 19 (0.92%) Fintech
14 19 (0.92%) NHS
14 19 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.73%) Driving Licence
16 12 (0.58%) Social Media
17 11 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 192 (9.33%) Windows
2 104 (5.05%) Linux
3 95 (4.62%) Unix
4 55 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 32 (1.55%) Android
7 29 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.34%) AIX
15 7 (0.34%) CentOS
16 6 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
17 5 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 282 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 219 (10.64%) Project Management
5 218 (10.59%) MVC
6 215 (10.45%) Scrum
7 206 (10.01%) SDLC
8 181 (8.79%) TDD
9 179 (8.70%) ITIL
10 171 (8.31%) E-Commerce
11 155 (7.53%) Test Automation
12 145 (7.05%) Risk Management
13 144 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 121 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
15 117 (5.69%) Programme Management
16 108 (5.25%) Waterfall
17 105 (5.10%) ERP
18 101 (4.91%) Service Delivery
18 101 (4.91%) Web Development
19 99 (4.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 582 (28.28%) SQL
2 312 (15.16%) C#
3 288 (13.99%) Java
4 274 (13.31%) JavaScript
5 164 (7.97%) T-SQL
6 84 (4.08%) Python
7 76 (3.69%) PHP
8 70 (3.40%) C++
8 70 (3.40%) PL/SQL
9 40 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.70%) PowerShell
11 34 (1.65%) C
12 28 (1.36%) Ruby
13 20 (0.97%) VBScript
14 18 (0.87%) TypeScript
15 16 (0.78%) Go
15 16 (0.78%) Perl
15 16 (0.78%) R
16 15 (0.73%) VBA
17 14 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 229 (11.13%) Degree
2 92 (4.47%) CISSP
3 65 (3.16%) ISEB
4 54 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (2.04%) CISM
7 41 (1.99%) ISTQB
8 39 (1.90%) CCNP
9 37 (1.80%) CISA
10 28 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 27 (1.31%) CIMA
12 24 (1.17%) CCIE
13 19 (0.92%) Security Cleared
14 17 (0.83%) CEH
15 16 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.73%) CLAS
16 15 (0.73%) MCSE
17 14 (0.68%) ACCA
17 14 (0.68%) CRISC
18 12 (0.58%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.37%) QA
2 38 (1.85%) SLA
3 35 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.65%) PMO
5 27 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.49%) COBIT
7 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.29%) GDPR
10 4 (0.19%) MiFID
11 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.097%) IFRS
12 2 (0.097%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.097%) P3O
13 1 (0.049%) BS25999
13 1 (0.049%) COSO
13 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 43 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.36%) Docker
5 16 (0.78%) XenApp
6 11 (0.53%) PowerHA
7 9 (0.44%) vSphere
8 5 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.097%) HDFS
10 2 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.049%) KVM
11 1 (0.049%) NFS
11 1 (0.049%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.049%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 45 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (1.90%) Puppet
3 35 (1.70%) Ansible
4 21 (1.02%) SCOM
5 17 (0.83%) SCCM
6 16 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 14 (0.68%) Mesos
7 14 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 13 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.58%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.49%) Kibana
10 10 (0.49%) Nagios
11 9 (0.44%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.24%) Netcool
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.15%) Control-M
15 3 (0.15%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 384 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 187 (9.09%) Oracle
3 148 (7.19%) SAP
4 71 (3.45%) Cisco
5 58 (2.82%) VMware
6 46 (2.24%) Google
6 46 (2.24%) IBM
7 45 (2.19%) Sage
8 41 (1.99%) Citrix
9 32 (1.55%) Cognizant
9 32 (1.55%) Tableau
10 28 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 25 (1.21%) HP
12 21 (1.02%) Cognos
12 21 (1.02%) Pegasus
13 20 (0.97%) Fortinet
13 20 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 20 (0.97%) Sun
14 18 (0.87%) Teradata
15 17 (0.83%) Hyperion
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