Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,496 2,058 2,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.47% 16.66% 20.93%
As % of the General category 50.25% 45.12% 50.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,866 1,530 1,962
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +1.90%

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 4,967 4,561 4,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.73% 36.92% 41.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,757 3,528 3,701
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 +3 1,199 £49,500 +10.00% 209
Cheshire 0 961 £47,500 +5.56% 79
Merseyside 0 152 £45,000 - 28
Lancashire +17 99 £40,000 +9.74% 15
Cumbria -4 14 £27,500 - 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 874 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (21.59%) SQL
3 499 (19.99%) Banking
4 458 (18.35%) Java
5 410 (16.43%) .NET
6 391 (15.67%) C#
7 381 (15.26%) Microsoft
8 335 (13.42%) Risk Management
9 334 (13.38%) SQL Server
10 329 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
10 329 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
11 318 (12.74%) JavaScript
12 310 (12.42%) Scrum
13 306 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 293 (11.74%) Wealth Management
15 290 (11.62%) Windows
16 287 (11.50%) Project Management
17 260 (10.42%) SAP
17 260 (10.42%) Retail
18 257 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
19 245 (9.82%) Oracle
19 245 (9.82%) Investment Banking
20 244 (9.78%) Software Engineering
21 236 (9.46%) Test Automation
22 235 (9.42%) AngularJS
22 235 (9.42%) Degree
23 230 (9.21%) HTML
24 228 (9.13%) Law
25 226 (9.05%) DevOps
26 219 (8.77%) CSS

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 51 (2.04%) Tomcat
1 51 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 43 (1.72%) SAS
3 34 (1.36%) Confluence
4 32 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 31 (1.24%) JBoss
6 28 (1.12%) IIS
7 26 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 24 (0.96%) CMS
9 22 (0.88%) Apache
10 15 (0.60%) NServiceBus
11 14 (0.56%) CICS
12 12 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.48%) WordPress
13 10 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 112 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.52%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.080%) InDesign
11 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 77 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (1.28%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.24%) SAP CO
4 28 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 25 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
7 20 (0.80%) Elite 3E
8 18 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.64%) NetSuite
9 16 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
10 15 (0.60%) BASE24
10 15 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.60%) Workfront
11 14 (0.56%) HFM
11 14 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
12 12 (0.48%) SAP PP
13 11 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
13 11 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
13 11 (0.44%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 134 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
4 39 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (1.44%) SaaS
6 33 (1.32%) OpenShift
7 20 (0.80%) Office 365
8 13 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 12 (0.48%) GitHub
9 12 (0.48%) npm
9 12 (0.48%) Twilio
10 10 (0.40%) IaaS
11 8 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.20%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.20%) NuGet
13 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.16%) PaaS
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.12%) Firewall
2 24 (0.96%) LAN
3 21 (0.84%) WAN
3 21 (0.84%) Wireless
4 20 (0.80%) Internet
5 17 (0.68%) SAN
6 15 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.56%) Network Security
8 13 (0.52%) VoIP
9 11 (0.44%) SSL
10 10 (0.40%) MPLS
11 9 (0.36%) ATM
12 8 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.32%) DNS
12 8 (0.32%) HTTP
12 8 (0.32%) Intranet
13 7 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (0.28%) DHCP
13 7 (0.28%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (3.57%) Big Data
4 81 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 77 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 76 (3.04%) MongoDB
6 76 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 75 (3.00%) MySQL
8 57 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 42 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (1.64%) RavenDB
12 39 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (0.96%) DB2
16 24 (0.96%) NoSQL
17 23 (0.92%) Power BI
18 22 (0.88%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 122 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 117 (4.69%) JIRA
3 107 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 72 (2.88%) Selenium
5 56 (2.24%) NUnit
6 46 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (1.56%) MSTest
8 35 (1.40%) TeamCity
9 34 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 27 (1.08%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 24 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 21 (0.84%) Gradle
12 21 (0.84%) SonarQube
13 17 (0.68%) CA Release Automation
13 17 (0.68%) gulp
13 17 (0.68%) webpack
14 16 (0.64%) Grunt
14 16 (0.64%) Jasmine
14 16 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 499 (19.99%) Banking
2 260 (10.42%) Retail
3 245 (9.82%) Investment Banking
4 228 (9.13%) Law
5 211 (8.45%) Manufacturing
6 174 (6.97%) Advertising
7 149 (5.97%) Marketing
8 115 (4.61%) Telecoms
9 102 (4.09%) Legal
10 82 (3.29%) Electronics
11 58 (2.32%) Publishing
12 47 (1.88%) Automotive
13 43 (1.72%) Billing
14 39 (1.56%) General Ledger
15 28 (1.12%) Retail Banking
16 27 (1.08%) Back Office
17 17 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
18 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.52%) Games
18 13 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 600 (24.04%) Developer
2 440 (17.63%) Analyst
3 188 (7.53%) .NET Developer
4 170 (6.81%) Consultant
5 151 (6.05%) Business Analyst
6 150 (6.01%) Project Manager
7 135 (5.41%) Architect
8 125 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 124 (4.97%) Java Developer
10 106 (4.25%) Software Engineer
11 104 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 85 (3.41%) Applications Support
13 83 (3.33%) Software Developer
14 79 (3.17%) Senior Developer
15 69 (2.76%) Tester
16 57 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
16 57 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.16%) SAP Consultant
18 53 (2.12%) Test Analyst
19 49 (1.96%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (16.43%) .NET
2 235 (9.42%) AngularJS
3 230 (9.21%) HTML
4 219 (8.77%) CSS
5 167 (6.69%) ASP.NET
6 156 (6.25%) Web Services
7 135 (5.41%) .NET Framework
8 133 (5.33%) React
9 106 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 106 (4.25%) HTML5
10 92 (3.69%) Spring
11 90 (3.61%) jQuery
12 87 (3.49%) CSS3
13 85 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 79 (3.17%) RESTful
15 77 (3.08%) WCF
15 77 (3.08%) XML
16 75 (3.00%) SOAP
17 72 (2.88%) REST
18 54 (2.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 329 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (5.53%) Fintech
3 123 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
4 109 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 74 (2.96%) User Experience
6 67 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 65 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 46 (1.84%) Mainframe
10 34 (1.36%) PMI
11 32 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 25 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 18 (0.72%) Smart Meter
15 17 (0.68%) Clustering
16 16 (0.64%) IVR
16 16 (0.64%) LIMS
17 14 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 290 (11.62%) Windows
2 192 (7.69%) Linux
3 170 (6.81%) Unix
4 84 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 69 (2.76%) Android
6 59 (2.36%) Apple iOS
7 34 (1.36%) AIX
8 30 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (1.12%) Solaris
11 25 (1.00%) Windows 10
12 24 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.92%) HPUX
14 21 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.16%) CentOS
18 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (13.42%) Risk Management
3 329 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
4 310 (12.42%) Scrum
5 306 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 293 (11.74%) Wealth Management
7 287 (11.50%) Project Management
8 257 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
9 244 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 236 (9.46%) Test Automation
11 226 (9.05%) DevOps
12 215 (8.61%) SDLC
13 194 (7.77%) ITIL
14 175 (7.01%) MVC
15 164 (6.57%) TDD
16 158 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
17 141 (5.65%) Information Security
17 141 (5.65%) Waterfall
18 139 (5.57%) ERP
19 135 (5.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 539 (21.59%) SQL
2 458 (18.35%) Java
3 391 (15.67%) C#
4 318 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 156 (6.25%) Python
6 109 (4.37%) T-SQL
7 96 (3.85%) PHP
8 69 (2.76%) C++
9 57 (2.28%) PL/SQL
10 50 (2.00%) Ruby
11 48 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 43 (1.72%) VBA
13 39 (1.56%) TypeScript
14 36 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 34 (1.36%) Go
15 34 (1.36%) Java 8
16 33 (1.32%) C
17 29 (1.16%) Perl
18 27 (1.08%) ABAP
19 21 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 235 (9.42%) Degree
2 56 (2.24%) CISSP
3 54 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 50 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 47 (1.88%) PMI Certification
5 47 (1.88%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (1.32%) ISEB
8 28 (1.12%) CIMA
9 26 (1.04%) ACCA
9 26 (1.04%) PMP
10 23 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.76%) CISM
12 19 (0.76%) MCSE
13 18 (0.72%) MCP
13 18 (0.72%) SC Cleared
14 17 (0.68%) CISA
15 16 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (7.29%) QA
2 100 (4.01%) PMO
3 46 (1.84%) SLA
4 30 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.88%) GCP
5 22 (0.88%) GDPR
6 18 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.44%) PSD2
9 7 (0.28%) COBIT
10 6 (0.24%) GAAP
11 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.12%) COSO
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
14 2 (0.080%) COSHH
14 2 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.080%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 95 (3.81%) Docker
2 74 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.36%) XenApp
6 7 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (0.24%) XenServer
8 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.12%) vSphere
11 2 (0.080%) Firmware
11 2 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.080%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.080%) Xen
12 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.040%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 88 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 58 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.92%) Ansible
4 34 (1.36%) Puppet
5 12 (0.48%) BladeLogic
6 11 (0.44%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.40%) Terraform
8 9 (0.36%) CA Wily
9 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.32%) SCOM
10 7 (0.28%) Nagios
10 7 (0.28%) Rancher
10 7 (0.28%) SCCM
11 6 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.20%) Packer
12 5 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.20%) SQL Sentry
13 4 (0.16%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 381 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 260 (10.42%) SAP
3 245 (9.82%) Oracle
4 80 (3.21%) Google
5 47 (1.88%) VMware
6 45 (1.80%) Capita
7 44 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 41 (1.64%) IBM
9 39 (1.56%) Cisco
9 39 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.36%) HP
11 31 (1.24%) Citrix
12 30 (1.20%) Sage
13 28 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (1.08%) Adobe
15 25 (1.00%) JD Edwards
16 23 (0.92%) Tableau
17 21 (0.84%) Epicor
17 21 (0.84%) Zend
18 20 (0.80%) Sun