Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,264 1,804 2,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.02% 17.50% 20.82%
As % of the General category 43.87% 43.30% 47.05%
Number of salaries quoted 998 1,387 1,995
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,175 £29,514 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £69,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 2,881 4,166 5,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.24% 40.42% 44.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,130 3,218 4,210
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,452 £72,312 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.26% +4.50%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -1 827 £52,250 +10.00% 222
Cheshire -7 215 £45,000 -10.00% 78
Merseyside 0 132 £50,000 +16.28% 40
Lancashire -6 48 £48,000 +24.68% 22
Cumbria -6 29 £30,000 +0.26% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 473 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (24.53%) SQL
3 218 (17.25%) C#
4 214 (16.93%) .NET
5 213 (16.85%) Microsoft
6 186 (14.72%) Azure
7 178 (14.08%) SQL Server
8 167 (13.21%) JavaScript
9 148 (11.71%) Scrum
10 146 (11.55%) AngularJS
11 138 (10.92%) Project Management
12 133 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 132 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
14 128 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
15 125 (9.89%) Oracle
16 120 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
17 119 (9.41%) AWS
18 117 (9.26%) Windows
18 117 (9.26%) Banking
19 116 (9.18%) Degree
20 115 (9.10%) DevOps
21 112 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
22 109 (8.62%) HTML
23 106 (8.39%) Java
24 103 (8.15%) CSS
25 84 (6.65%) Microservices
26 83 (6.57%) Linux
27 82 (6.49%) SAP
28 78 (6.17%) ASP.NET
29 76 (6.01%) MVC

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 25 (1.98%) CMS
2 21 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.50%) IIS
4 16 (1.27%) Confluence
5 12 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.87%) SAS
7 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.55%) Mule
7 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.40%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.32%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.16%) Apache
12 2 (0.16%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.16%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 112 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.55%) Sketch
7 5 (0.40%) InVision
8 4 (0.32%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) Figma
Business Applications
1 30 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.82%) SAP CO
2 23 (1.82%) SAP FI
2 23 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
3 22 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.66%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
6 15 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.87%) SAP MM
9 10 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.71%) SAP PP
11 7 (0.55%) Cognos Planning
11 7 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.55%) SAP PM
11 7 (0.55%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 186 (14.72%) Azure
2 119 (9.41%) AWS
3 69 (5.46%) Power Platform
4 44 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (2.06%) GCP
6 25 (1.98%) PaaS
7 24 (1.90%) IaaS
7 24 (1.90%) Office 365
8 21 (1.66%) SaaS
8 21 (1.66%) Serverless
9 12 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.95%) GitHub
10 10 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.50%) Firewall
2 16 (1.27%) Internet
3 12 (0.95%) SAN
4 10 (0.79%) LAN
4 10 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.79%) WAN
5 9 (0.71%) VLAN
6 8 (0.63%) Network Security
6 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.55%) Skype
8 4 (0.32%) VPN
9 3 (0.24%) DHCP
9 3 (0.24%) DNS
9 3 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.16%) 5G
10 2 (0.16%) DSL
10 2 (0.16%) HTTP
10 2 (0.16%) MPLS
10 2 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.46%) Power BI
3 68 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (3.01%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
8 32 (2.53%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.53%) NoSQL
9 23 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.74%) MySQL
11 21 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.42%) QlikView
14 17 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
15 15 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (1.11%) MS Access
17 13 (1.03%) Big Data
18 11 (0.87%) Data Lake
18 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (3.40%) JIRA
2 33 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
3 28 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.74%) Selenium
5 17 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 16 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (1.03%) NetBeans
9 12 (0.95%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.71%) Maven
12 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.55%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.55%) Postman
13 7 (0.55%) Protractor
13 7 (0.55%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.47%) gulp
14 6 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 117 (9.26%) Banking
2 73 (5.78%) Retail
3 66 (5.22%) Law
4 59 (4.67%) Legal
5 53 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.32%) Financial Institution
6 42 (3.32%) Marketing
7 39 (3.09%) Public Sector
8 20 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.19%) Back Office
10 14 (1.11%) General Ledger
11 13 (1.03%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.95%) Electronics
13 8 (0.63%) Billing
13 8 (0.63%) Games
13 8 (0.63%) Publishing
14 6 (0.47%) Automotive
14 6 (0.47%) Local Government
15 4 (0.32%) Advertising
15 4 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 310 (24.53%) Developer
2 198 (15.66%) Analyst
3 123 (9.73%) Project Manager
4 98 (7.75%) Architect
5 78 (6.17%) Consultant
6 70 (5.54%) Business Analyst
7 68 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
8 67 (5.30%) C# Developer
9 58 (4.59%) Senior Developer
10 46 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 44 (3.48%) .NET Developer
12 40 (3.16%) IT Manager
13 35 (2.77%) Java Developer
14 33 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
15 27 (2.14%) Software Engineer
16 26 (2.06%) Angular Developer
16 26 (2.06%) Applications Developer
16 26 (2.06%) Team Leader
17 23 (1.82%) IT Project Manager
17 23 (1.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.93%) .NET
2 146 (11.55%) AngularJS
3 109 (8.62%) HTML
4 103 (8.15%) CSS
5 78 (6.17%) ASP.NET
6 70 (5.54%) Web Services
7 61 (4.83%) RESTful
8 59 (4.67%) React
8 59 (4.67%) REST
9 54 (4.27%) JSON
10 52 (4.11%) .NET Core
10 52 (4.11%) XML
11 51 (4.03%) Node.js
12 39 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (2.93%) Spring
14 33 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (2.53%) .NET Framework
16 26 (2.06%) jQuery
17 24 (1.90%) Angular 2
17 24 (1.90%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 132 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.75%) User Experience
3 54 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.19%) Blog
12 12 (0.95%) BBC
13 11 (0.87%) FMCG
14 10 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.63%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.26%) Windows
2 83 (6.57%) Linux
3 35 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (1.82%) Unix
6 14 (1.11%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.63%) Android
10 4 (0.32%) AIX
10 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.079%) HPUX
13 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (11.71%) Scrum
3 138 (10.92%) Project Management
4 133 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 128 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
6 120 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
7 115 (9.10%) DevOps
8 84 (6.65%) Microservices
9 76 (6.01%) MVC
10 72 (5.70%) ERP
11 71 (5.62%) SDLC
12 70 (5.54%) Analytics
13 69 (5.46%) ETL
13 69 (5.46%) TDD
14 68 (5.38%) ITIL
15 66 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (5.22%) PRINCE2
15 66 (5.22%) Test Automation
16 64 (5.06%) Mentoring
17 63 (4.98%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 310 (24.53%) SQL
2 218 (17.25%) C#
3 167 (13.21%) JavaScript
4 106 (8.39%) Java
5 64 (5.06%) Python
6 53 (4.19%) PL/SQL
7 44 (3.48%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.61%) C
9 31 (2.45%) VBA
10 28 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.82%) C++
13 22 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 18 (1.42%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.11%) XPath
16 13 (1.03%) VB
17 12 (0.95%) Go
18 11 (0.87%) R
18 11 (0.87%) Ruby
19 9 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (9.18%) Degree
2 28 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.98%) DBS Check
4 24 (1.90%) CISSP
5 23 (1.82%) APMP
6 19 (1.50%) CISM
7 18 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
8 17 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 17 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.19%) CISA
10 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.19%) PMP
11 13 (1.03%) CIMA
11 13 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (0.87%) MCSE
13 10 (0.79%) ACCA
14 9 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.56%) QA
2 32 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.66%) SLA
4 17 (1.34%) PMO
5 16 (1.27%) GDPR
5 16 (1.27%) Solvency II
6 14 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.87%) NIST
8 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.24%) COBIT
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.16%) GAAP
11 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.16%) ITGC
11 2 (0.16%) RMADS
12 1 (0.079%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 51 (4.03%) Docker
2 44 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.87%) XenApp
5 9 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.55%) vSphere
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.19%) SCCM
3 13 (1.03%) Puppet
3 13 (1.03%) Terraform
4 12 (0.95%) Nagios
5 10 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.71%) SCOM
6 9 (0.71%) SCOrch
6 9 (0.71%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.55%) Ansible
8 5 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.24%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.24%) Kibana
10 3 (0.24%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.16%) Grafana
11 2 (0.16%) Icinga
11 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 213 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 125 (9.89%) Oracle
3 82 (6.49%) SAP
4 39 (3.09%) VMware
5 29 (2.29%) Tableau
6 28 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (2.14%) WorldPay
8 21 (1.66%) Cisco
8 21 (1.66%) Citrix
9 20 (1.58%) Google
10 15 (1.19%) Informatica
11 13 (1.03%) FIS
11 13 (1.03%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.95%) HP
13 11 (0.87%) Adobe
13 11 (0.87%) Cognos
14 10 (0.79%) Intapp
14 10 (0.79%) Palo Alto
15 9 (0.71%) Apple
15 9 (0.71%) New Relic