Period
to 17 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,507 2,360 2,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.80% 16.77% 15.22%
As % of the General category 39.51% 43.78% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,154 1,717 1,862
Midlands median annual salary £49,181 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,480 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% +4.51% -

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 Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,814 5,390 5,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 32.38% 38.30% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,791 4,166 4,495
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,625 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,125 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
West Midlands -5 943 £48,750 +8.33% 252
East Midlands -2 559 £47,500 +5.56% 149
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 329 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (20.04%) SQL
3 295 (19.58%) Microsoft
4 240 (15.93%) Project Management
5 188 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
6 185 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 184 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 177 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
9 174 (11.55%) SQL Server
10 152 (10.09%) ITIL
11 151 (10.02%) Oracle
12 150 (9.95%) Windows
13 141 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
14 138 (9.16%) Java
14 138 (9.16%) Degree
15 136 (9.02%) SAP
16 127 (8.43%) JavaScript
17 123 (8.16%) C#
18 119 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
19 113 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
20 112 (7.43%) .NET
21 108 (7.17%) Analytics
22 101 (6.70%) DevOps
22 101 (6.70%) Retail
23 100 (6.64%) Active Directory
24 98 (6.50%) ERP
25 96 (6.37%) Banking
25 96 (6.37%) Mentoring
26 92 (6.10%) PRINCE2
27 90 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 32 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.99%) SAS
3 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.06%) Apache
5 12 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.73%) Confluence
6 11 (0.73%) IIS
7 8 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.46%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.40%) Oracle UPK
9 6 (0.40%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.33%) WordPress
11 4 (0.27%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.20%) CICS
12 3 (0.20%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 113 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) HipChat
6 3 (0.20%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.066%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 33 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
2 22 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 20 (1.33%) NetSuite
4 19 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (1.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 15 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.80%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.66%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (0.60%) Avolution ABACUS
13 8 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.53%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 184 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (5.71%) Office 365
4 83 (5.51%) Power Platform
5 40 (2.65%) SaaS
6 31 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (1.79%) Serverless
9 20 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.93%) PaaS
13 13 (0.86%) GitHub
14 10 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
14 10 (0.66%) npm
15 9 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.40%) IaaS
17 6 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.05%) Firewall
2 59 (3.92%) WAN
3 40 (2.65%) LAN
4 36 (2.39%) Wireless
5 32 (2.12%) DHCP
6 28 (1.86%) DNS
6 28 (1.86%) VPN
7 26 (1.73%) Internet
8 22 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (1.33%) TCP/IP
10 18 (1.19%) MPLS
11 16 (1.06%) SAN
12 14 (0.93%) Skype
13 12 (0.80%) Network Security
13 12 (0.80%) OSPF
14 11 (0.73%) BGP
15 10 (0.66%) VPLS
16 8 (0.53%) VLAN
17 7 (0.46%) Ethernet
17 7 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.44%) Power BI
3 79 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
6 44 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
9 35 (2.32%) MySQL
10 27 (1.79%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.66%) Big Data
11 25 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
12 24 (1.59%) QlikView
13 20 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.13%) MariaDB
15 16 (1.06%) SAP HANA
15 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 15 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (2.79%) JIRA
2 41 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.92%) Selenium
5 26 (1.73%) Maven
6 22 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.00%) Subversion
9 14 (0.93%) PHPUnit
10 13 (0.86%) Gradle
10 13 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.66%) webpack
13 8 (0.53%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.53%) NetBeans
13 8 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.46%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (6.70%) Retail
2 96 (6.37%) Banking
3 89 (5.91%) Manufacturing
4 82 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 81 (5.37%) Marketing
6 46 (3.05%) Legal
7 30 (1.99%) Electronics
8 20 (1.33%) General Ledger
9 17 (1.13%) Law
10 14 (0.93%) Billing
10 14 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.60%) Back Office
12 7 (0.46%) Automotive
12 7 (0.46%) Games
12 7 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.46%) Local Government
12 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.27%) Advertising
14 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 274 (18.18%) Analyst
2 244 (16.19%) Developer
3 144 (9.56%) Consultant
4 127 (8.43%) Project Manager
5 112 (7.43%) Architect
6 82 (5.44%) IT Manager
7 49 (3.25%) Business Analyst
8 46 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
9 45 (2.99%) Senior Developer
10 40 (2.65%) .NET Developer
11 39 (2.59%) Java Developer
12 38 (2.52%) IT Project Manager
13 37 (2.46%) Data Analyst
14 35 (2.32%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 32 (2.12%) Graduate
16 31 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
16 31 (2.06%) Technical Analyst
17 30 (1.99%) Administrator
17 30 (1.99%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (7.43%) .NET
2 88 (5.84%) CSS
3 77 (5.11%) HTML
4 74 (4.91%) AngularJS
5 41 (2.72%) Web Services
6 35 (2.32%) ASP.NET
6 35 (2.32%) RESTful
7 27 (1.79%) Node.js
7 27 (1.79%) React
7 27 (1.79%) Spring
8 24 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
9 23 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 23 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (1.39%) JPA
11 21 (1.39%) REST
12 20 (1.33%) jQuery
13 19 (1.26%) XML
14 14 (0.93%) Entity Framework
14 14 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 48 (3.19%) User Experience
5 40 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.59%) Public Cloud
9 22 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.86%) CCTV
12 13 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 12 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
14 10 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.60%) CMDB
15 9 (0.60%) iSeries
15 9 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 150 (9.95%) Windows
2 76 (5.04%) Windows Server
3 67 (4.45%) Linux
4 41 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 26 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.19%) Unix
8 16 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.60%) CentOS
9 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.13%) CatOS
13 2 (0.13%) Solaris
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (15.93%) Project Management
3 188 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
4 185 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 177 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
6 152 (10.09%) ITIL
7 108 (7.17%) Analytics
8 101 (6.70%) DevOps
9 98 (6.50%) ERP
10 96 (6.37%) Mentoring
11 92 (6.10%) PRINCE2
12 89 (5.91%) Service Delivery
13 87 (5.77%) Change Management
14 84 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 80 (5.31%) Programme Management
15 80 (5.31%) Test Automation
16 79 (5.24%) CRM
17 74 (4.91%) Service Management
18 71 (4.71%) Coaching
19 69 (4.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 302 (20.04%) SQL
2 138 (9.16%) Java
3 127 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 123 (8.16%) C#
5 65 (4.31%) Python
6 48 (3.19%) T-SQL
7 35 (2.32%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.12%) PHP
8 32 (2.12%) PL/SQL
9 23 (1.53%) C
10 22 (1.46%) R
11 20 (1.33%) VBA
12 15 (1.00%) C++
13 12 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.66%) Go
15 9 (0.60%) COBOL
15 9 (0.60%) ES6
15 9 (0.60%) ES7
16 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 138 (9.16%) Degree
2 65 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (2.59%) CCNA
4 34 (2.26%) CISSP
5 33 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (1.92%) ISEB
8 27 (1.79%) MCSE
9 24 (1.59%) CCNP
9 24 (1.59%) CISM
10 20 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (1.26%) CCDP
11 19 (1.26%) CISA
12 17 (1.13%) CCSP
12 17 (1.13%) DBS Check
12 17 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.13%) JNCIA
12 17 (1.13%) JNCIE
12 17 (1.13%) JNCIP
13 16 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.85%) PMO
2 56 (3.72%) QA
3 54 (3.58%) SLA
4 38 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (2.32%) Data Quality
6 31 (2.06%) GDPR
7 20 (1.33%) PCI DSS
8 18 (1.19%) ISO 9001
9 16 (1.06%) COBIT
10 10 (0.66%) NIST
11 9 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.46%) IFRS
13 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.33%) IFRS 9
15 4 (0.27%) Basel II
15 4 (0.27%) Solvency II
16 3 (0.20%) NCSC
17 2 (0.13%) Basel III
17 2 (0.13%) COREP
System Software
1 100 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.26%) Docker
5 28 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.39%) XenApp
7 19 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (0.66%) vSphere
9 8 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.20%) Firmware
12 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.066%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (2.99%) SCCM
2 24 (1.59%) Terraform
3 17 (1.13%) Ansible
3 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (1.13%) Puppet
4 16 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (0.53%) SCOM
8 7 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.46%) Cacti
8 7 (0.46%) Observium
9 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
10 5 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.33%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.33%) WSUS
11 4 (0.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 295 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 151 (10.02%) Oracle
3 136 (9.02%) SAP
4 80 (5.31%) VMware
5 65 (4.31%) Cisco
6 54 (3.58%) Citrix
7 35 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.99%) Tableau
9 25 (1.66%) Cognos
10 24 (1.59%) IBM
11 19 (1.26%) Google
11 19 (1.26%) SolarWinds
12 18 (1.19%) Sparx
13 17 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.06%) JD Edwards
15 13 (0.86%) Palo Alto
16 10 (0.66%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.66%) Informatica
16 10 (0.66%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.66%) Veeam