Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,667 2,457 2,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.78% 19.75% 18.39%
As % of the General category 44.87% 50.04% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,110 1,873 1,767
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 3,715 4,910 5,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.17% 39.48% 39.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,448 3,734 3,875
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 981 £50,000 +5.26% 223
Cheshire -3 351 £47,500 +5.56% 47
Merseyside +5 193 £42,500 - 41
Lancashire -5 113 £41,388 +7.50% 17
Cumbria +3 13 £27,183 -1.15% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 511 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (20.94%) SQL
3 308 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
4 293 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
5 282 (16.92%) Banking
6 236 (14.16%) Microsoft
7 235 (14.10%) C#
8 218 (13.08%) Java
9 211 (12.66%) SQL Server
10 198 (11.88%) .NET
11 191 (11.46%) Software Engineering
12 187 (11.22%) Degree
13 186 (11.16%) Project Management
14 185 (11.10%) Windows
15 178 (10.68%) JavaScript
16 176 (10.56%) DevOps
17 172 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 162 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
19 154 (9.24%) ITIL
19 154 (9.24%) Management Information System
20 149 (8.94%) Retail
21 145 (8.70%) HTML
22 141 (8.46%) Oracle
23 135 (8.10%) CSS
24 127 (7.62%) Fintech
25 126 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
26 118 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 111 (6.66%) SAP
28 109 (6.54%) Scrum
29 106 (6.36%) 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 35 (2.10%) IIS
2 33 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 29 (1.74%) Apache
5 24 (1.44%) CMS
6 21 (1.26%) Confluence
7 20 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 17 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.66%) SAS
11 10 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.42%) JBoss
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.42%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.30%) OpenEdge
14 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.24%) UXPin
8 3 (0.18%) Figma
8 3 (0.18%) InVision
8 3 (0.18%) Marvel
8 3 (0.18%) Sketch
9 2 (0.12%) HipChat
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.060%) Maya
10 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.060%) Weka
Business Applications
1 28 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 20 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
3 19 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 12 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.42%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 126 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.12%) Power Platform
4 47 (2.82%) SaaS
5 42 (2.52%) Office 365
6 24 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.90%) GitHub
10 13 (0.78%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.66%) Apigee
11 11 (0.66%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.60%) Serverless
13 9 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.90%) Broadband
2 36 (2.16%) Firewall
3 23 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.32%) DNS
5 21 (1.26%) WAN
6 18 (1.08%) LAN
7 15 (0.90%) DHCP
8 14 (0.84%) SAN
9 12 (0.72%) Network Security
9 12 (0.72%) VoIP
10 11 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.60%) Wireless
12 9 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (0.54%) HTTP
12 9 (0.54%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.48%) Skype
14 7 (0.42%) VLAN
15 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
15 6 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (3.12%) Power BI
6 51 (3.06%) MongoDB
7 45 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 32 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.50%) QlikView
12 22 (1.32%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.26%) Big Data
14 20 (1.20%) MySQL
14 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
16 14 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
17 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 73 (4.38%) JIRA
2 68 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 39 (2.34%) Selenium
5 23 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.14%) SoapUI
7 17 (1.02%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.96%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.90%) Gradle
10 13 (0.78%) Maven
10 13 (0.78%) NUnit
11 12 (0.72%) JUnit
11 12 (0.72%) webpack
12 11 (0.66%) MSTest
12 11 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.66%) Subversion
13 10 (0.60%) IBM UrbanCode
13 10 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 282 (16.92%) Banking
2 149 (8.94%) Retail
3 101 (6.06%) Marketing
4 95 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 90 (5.40%) Manufacturing
6 71 (4.26%) Legal
7 45 (2.70%) Electronics
8 40 (2.40%) Law
9 31 (1.86%) Local Government
10 27 (1.62%) Billing
11 24 (1.44%) Back Office
12 21 (1.26%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.60%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.48%) Automotive
16 8 (0.48%) Games
17 5 (0.30%) German Language
18 4 (0.24%) French Language
18 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 339 (20.34%) Developer
2 324 (19.44%) Analyst
3 120 (7.20%) Project Manager
4 97 (5.82%) Consultant
5 93 (5.58%) C# Developer
6 89 (5.34%) Software Engineer
7 75 (4.50%) Business Analyst
8 74 (4.44%) Architect
9 58 (3.48%) Software Developer
10 53 (3.18%) Senior Developer
11 52 (3.12%) Support Analyst
12 49 (2.94%) .NET Developer
13 47 (2.82%) IT Manager
14 45 (2.70%) Data Manager
15 44 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
16 43 (2.58%) Applications Support
17 42 (2.52%) Java Developer
17 42 (2.52%) Junior
17 42 (2.52%) SQL Analyst
18 40 (2.40%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (11.88%) .NET
2 145 (8.70%) HTML
3 135 (8.10%) CSS
4 93 (5.58%) AngularJS
5 88 (5.28%) Web Services
6 86 (5.16%) REST
7 68 (4.08%) ASP.NET
8 63 (3.78%) JSON
8 63 (3.78%) SOAP
9 59 (3.54%) React
10 50 (3.00%) Spring
11 48 (2.88%) RESTful
12 43 (2.58%) HTML5
13 40 (2.40%) XML
14 32 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (1.86%) .NET Core
16 29 (1.74%) CSS3
16 29 (1.74%) WPF
17 28 (1.68%) jQuery
18 27 (1.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 293 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 96 (5.76%) User Experience
4 57 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
5 48 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.10%) Algorithms
8 33 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.74%) PMI
11 28 (1.68%) PKI
12 25 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 23 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.26%) Derivative
15 19 (1.14%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.96%) Blog
17 12 (0.72%) Private Cloud
17 12 (0.72%) Smart Meter
18 11 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 185 (11.10%) Windows
2 105 (6.30%) Linux
3 85 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.18%) Unix
5 46 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.78%) Android
8 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.12%) Solaris
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.060%) CentOS
12 1 (0.060%) pSOS
12 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
3 191 (11.46%) Software Engineering
4 186 (11.16%) Project Management
5 176 (10.56%) DevOps
6 172 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 162 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
8 154 (9.24%) ITIL
9 127 (7.62%) Fintech
10 109 (6.54%) Scrum
11 106 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 104 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 92 (5.52%) Risk Management
14 86 (5.16%) MVC
15 85 (5.10%) Mentoring
16 84 (5.04%) Wealth Management
17 83 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (4.86%) PRINCE2
19 79 (4.74%) Computer Science
19 79 (4.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 349 (20.94%) SQL
2 235 (14.10%) C#
3 218 (13.08%) Java
4 178 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 96 (5.76%) T-SQL
6 92 (5.52%) Python
7 75 (4.50%) PowerShell
8 72 (4.32%) C++
9 43 (2.58%) R
10 31 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.74%) C
12 23 (1.38%) VBA
13 21 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.26%) Ruby
14 20 (1.20%) PHP
15 18 (1.08%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.84%) X++
17 10 (0.60%) VBScript
18 9 (0.54%) ES6
18 9 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 187 (11.22%) Degree
2 41 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.40%) Postgraduate
4 34 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 29 (1.74%) CISM
5 29 (1.74%) DBS Check
6 28 (1.68%) CISSP
6 28 (1.68%) ISEB
6 28 (1.68%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.62%) CISA
8 25 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 22 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.96%) ACCA
10 16 (0.96%) CIMA
10 16 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.90%) MCSA
11 15 (0.90%) NVQ Level 3
12 14 (0.84%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.86%) GDPR
2 75 (4.50%) QA
3 53 (3.18%) PMO
3 53 (3.18%) SLA
4 24 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
6 10 (0.60%) COBIT
7 9 (0.54%) NIST
8 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.12%) COSO
11 2 (0.12%) NCSC
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.060%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 71 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.30%) Docker
3 50 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.42%) vSphere
6 7 (0.42%) XenApp
7 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.12%) vCloud
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.060%) LXC
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.060%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.060%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.84%) Terraform
4 13 (0.78%) Puppet
5 10 (0.60%) Ansible
5 10 (0.60%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.48%) Salt
8 7 (0.42%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.42%) SCCM
9 6 (0.36%) Nagios
10 5 (0.30%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.30%) Istio
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.30%) SCOM
11 4 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.24%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 236 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 141 (8.46%) Oracle
3 111 (6.66%) SAP
4 82 (4.92%) VMware
5 46 (2.76%) Cisco
6 41 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (2.22%) Google
8 24 (1.44%) Tableau
9 22 (1.32%) IBM
10 17 (1.02%) Citrix
10 17 (1.02%) Progress
10 17 (1.02%) Symantec
11 15 (0.90%) Informatica
12 14 (0.84%) F5
12 14 (0.84%) Rackspace
12 14 (0.84%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.72%) HP
13 12 (0.72%) Juniper
13 12 (0.72%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.66%) Sage