Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,665 843 723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 17.44% 11.49% 14.98%
As % of the General category 28.06% 22.32% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 660 543
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,975 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.87% +12.63%
75th Percentile £71,265 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,875 £79,750
England median annual salary £68,665 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +8.33%

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 5,934 3,777 2,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 62.17% 51.50% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,417 2,641 1,835
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,386 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the North West.

Salary trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester +7 1,031 £57,500 +7.97% 176
Cheshire -6 207 £50,000 -4.76% 24
Merseyside +6 199 £62,500 +25.00% 18
Lancashire +15 163 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Cumbria +17 51 £40,000 -13.04% 9
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 628 (37.72%) Agile
2 500 (30.03%) Social Skills
3 341 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
4 338 (20.30%) Microsoft
5 312 (18.74%) SQL
5 312 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
6 289 (17.36%) Project Management
6 289 (17.36%) Azure
7 277 (16.64%) Degree
8 233 (13.99%) DevOps
9 227 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 222 (13.33%) AWS
11 216 (12.97%) Scrum
12 199 (11.95%) Retail
13 189 (11.35%) Analytics
14 178 (10.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 167 (10.03%) CI/CD
16 160 (9.61%) Project Delivery
17 157 (9.43%) Mentoring
17 157 (9.43%) Banking
18 149 (8.95%) Software Engineering
18 149 (8.95%) Python
18 149 (8.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 148 (8.89%) Java
20 140 (8.41%) JavaScript
21 139 (8.35%) Management Information System
22 137 (8.23%) Legal
23 136 (8.17%) Marketing
24 132 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
25 130 (7.81%) SQL Server

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 88 (5.29%) SAS
2 55 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.40%) Confluence
4 23 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.14%) MS Project Server
6 16 (0.96%) JBoss
7 14 (0.84%) IIS
8 10 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.30%) Apache
11 5 (0.30%) CMS
12 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.18%) DataSynapse
13 3 (0.18%) nginx
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.060%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 95 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.96%) Sketch
6 14 (0.84%) InVision
6 14 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.84%) Zeplin
7 11 (0.66%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) Maple
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.42%) SessionCam
5 7 (0.42%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.30%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 289 (17.36%) Azure
2 222 (13.33%) AWS
3 85 (5.11%) SaaS
4 79 (4.74%) Power Platform
5 72 (4.32%) GCP
6 70 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
7 41 (2.46%) Serverless
8 37 (2.22%) Snowflake
9 31 (1.86%) Figma
10 26 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (1.44%) Azure DevOps
12 24 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 23 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (1.32%) OpenShift
15 21 (1.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 21 (1.26%) PaaS
16 19 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
17 18 (1.08%) GitHub
18 16 (0.96%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.18%) Firewall
2 36 (2.16%) Internet
3 19 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (0.90%) WAN
5 11 (0.66%) SD-WAN
6 10 (0.60%) DNS
6 10 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.54%) Wireless
8 8 (0.48%) LAN
8 8 (0.48%) Skype
9 7 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (0.42%) SNMP
9 7 (0.42%) SSL
9 7 (0.42%) VSAN
10 6 (0.36%) DMZ
11 5 (0.30%) DHCP
11 5 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
11 5 (0.30%) VLAN
11 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.90%) Power BI
4 62 (3.72%) Data Lake
5 45 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 44 (2.64%) Big Data
7 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (2.46%) Tableau
8 35 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 32 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.80%) MySQL
11 27 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
14 19 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.08%) QlikView
16 16 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.96%) Hadoop
17 13 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 83 (4.98%) JIRA
2 72 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.44%) Maven
5 22 (1.32%) Gradle
6 17 (1.02%) Subversion
7 13 (0.78%) Ant
7 13 (0.78%) GitLab
8 12 (0.72%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.72%) Selenium
8 12 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.54%) Postman
11 8 (0.48%) JUnit
11 8 (0.48%) Mockito
11 8 (0.48%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 500 (30.03%) Social Skills
2 312 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (11.95%) Retail
4 178 (10.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 157 (9.43%) Banking
6 137 (8.23%) Legal
7 136 (8.17%) Marketing
8 124 (7.45%) Manufacturing
8 124 (7.45%) Public Sector
9 117 (7.03%) Presentation Skills
10 81 (4.86%) Influencing Skills
11 75 (4.50%) Organisational Skills
12 63 (3.78%) Law
13 61 (3.66%) Games
14 47 (2.82%) Telecoms
15 36 (2.16%) Financial Institution
16 34 (2.04%) Electronics
17 29 (1.74%) Billing
18 27 (1.62%) Police
19 24 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 214 (12.85%) Analyst
2 192 (11.53%) Developer
3 109 (6.55%) Project Manager
4 102 (6.13%) Architect
5 79 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
6 72 (4.32%) Graduate
7 65 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 65 (3.90%) IT Manager
8 63 (3.78%) Programmer
8 63 (3.78%) Statistical Programmer
9 61 (3.66%) Data Engineer
10 52 (3.12%) Product Owner
11 50 (3.00%) Consultant
12 48 (2.88%) Software Engineer
13 46 (2.76%) Senior Programmer
13 46 (2.76%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 41 (2.46%) IT Project Manager
15 39 (2.34%) Senior Developer
16 38 (2.28%) Java Developer
16 38 (2.28%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (6.97%) .NET
2 71 (4.26%) HTML
2 71 (4.26%) React
3 59 (3.54%) CSS
4 56 (3.36%) .NET Core
5 43 (2.58%) AngularJS
6 39 (2.34%) Spring
7 36 (2.16%) HTML5
8 35 (2.10%) REST
9 28 (1.68%) Node.js
10 26 (1.56%) Spring Boot
11 24 (1.44%) ASP.NET
12 22 (1.32%) Kafka
12 22 (1.32%) XML
13 21 (1.26%) JDBC
14 20 (1.20%) RESTful
15 18 (1.08%) Vue.js
16 17 (1.02%) Web Services
17 15 (0.90%) SOAP
18 14 (0.84%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.35%) Management Information System
2 82 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.74%) User Experience
4 46 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (2.28%) Life Science
6 36 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
8 34 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 26 (1.56%) Cyberattack
12 24 (1.44%) IoT
13 19 (1.14%) Cloud Native
14 18 (1.08%) Algorithms
14 18 (1.08%) Blockchain
14 18 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 17 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
16 15 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
16 15 (0.90%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.90%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 108 (6.49%) Windows
2 66 (3.96%) Linux
3 47 (2.82%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.68%) Unix
5 26 (1.56%) Android
5 26 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.36%) CentOS
9 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.30%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (37.72%) Agile
2 341 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
3 289 (17.36%) Project Management
4 233 (13.99%) DevOps
5 227 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 216 (12.97%) Scrum
7 189 (11.35%) Analytics
8 167 (10.03%) CI/CD
9 160 (9.61%) Project Delivery
10 157 (9.43%) Mentoring
11 149 (8.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 149 (8.95%) Software Engineering
12 132 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
13 126 (7.57%) Time Management
14 125 (7.51%) Decision-Making
15 124 (7.45%) Coaching
16 119 (7.15%) Test Automation
17 106 (6.37%) Microservices
18 100 (6.01%) Programme Management
19 95 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 312 (18.74%) SQL
2 149 (8.95%) Python
3 148 (8.89%) Java
4 140 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.15%) C#
6 78 (4.68%) T-SQL
7 54 (3.24%) TypeScript
8 32 (1.92%) Go
9 29 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 29 (1.74%) R
10 26 (1.56%) Bash
11 21 (1.26%) C
12 17 (1.02%) C++
13 15 (0.90%) PHP
13 15 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.84%) Kotlin
14 14 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.78%) Ruby
16 12 (0.72%) Scala
16 12 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 277 (16.64%) Degree
2 130 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 86 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.28%) DBS Check
5 37 (2.22%) Master's Degree
6 29 (1.74%) CIMA
7 27 (1.62%) ACCA
8 26 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.96%) CISSP
10 16 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.60%) CISA
13 9 (0.54%) APMP
13 9 (0.54%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.54%) CISM
13 9 (0.54%) PMP
14 8 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.20%) QA
2 64 (3.84%) SLA
3 63 (3.78%) Good Clinical Practice
4 55 (3.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 47 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (2.46%) PMO
7 39 (2.34%) CDISC
8 24 (1.44%) GRC
9 23 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (1.32%) PCI DSS
11 21 (1.26%) Data Quality
11 21 (1.26%) NIST
12 16 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
13 13 (0.78%) GDPR
14 9 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.42%) COBIT
16 5 (0.30%) P3O
17 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
17 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (5.47%) Docker
2 46 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.060%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 126 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 85 (5.11%) Terraform
3 13 (0.78%) Ansible
3 13 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.66%) Puppet
5 9 (0.54%) SCCM
6 5 (0.30%) Packer
6 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.24%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.18%) Istio
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.12%) Consul
9 2 (0.12%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.12%) Graphite
9 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 338 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.07%) Oracle
3 83 (4.98%) Google
4 76 (4.56%) SAP
5 45 (2.70%) VMware
6 33 (1.98%) Hitachi
7 29 (1.74%) Cisco
8 23 (1.38%) Adobe
9 22 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.26%) FIS
10 21 (1.26%) WorldPay
11 20 (1.20%) Splunk
12 17 (1.02%) Databricks
13 16 (0.96%) Facebook
14 13 (0.78%) Informatica
15 12 (0.72%) Alteryx
16 10 (0.60%) Cloudera
17 9 (0.54%) JD Edwards
17 9 (0.54%) ServiceNow
18 8 (0.48%) Tealium