Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,987 2,311 2,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.96% 15.02% 16.90%
As % of the General category 43.38% 40.90% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,491 1,760 2,224
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,008 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 4,580 5,651 6,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.78% 36.72% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,334 4,417 5,066
Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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
West Midlands +5 1,271 £45,000 - 249
East Midlands +2 701 £45,000 -5.26% 144
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 575 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (20.48%) SQL
3 352 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 288 (14.49%) Java
5 261 (13.14%) Project Management
6 255 (12.83%) SQL Server
7 251 (12.63%) JavaScript
8 240 (12.08%) C#
9 230 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
10 228 (11.47%) .NET
11 225 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 223 (11.22%) Degree
13 208 (10.47%) HTML
14 201 (10.12%) Retail
15 193 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 179 (9.01%) SAP
17 176 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
18 169 (8.51%) Oracle
19 168 (8.45%) ITIL
20 165 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
21 157 (7.90%) CSS
22 155 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
23 150 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
24 149 (7.50%) ERP
25 147 (7.40%) CRM
26 144 (7.25%) Banking
27 142 (7.15%) Mentoring
28 141 (7.10%) Windows
29 133 (6.69%) PRINCE2
29 133 (6.69%) Change Management

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 63 (3.17%) CMS
2 61 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 20 (1.01%) SAS
7 19 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.86%) Anypoint
9 15 (0.75%) IIS
9 15 (0.75%) Mule
10 12 (0.60%) Confluence
10 12 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 12 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.40%) Sitefinity
12 8 (0.40%) WordPress
13 7 (0.35%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 165 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.35%) SPSS
8 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.25%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.15%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.10%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.050%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.050%) InVision
12 1 (0.050%) Mingle
12 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 45 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 33 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 29 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (1.41%) SAP FI
5 25 (1.26%) SAP CO
5 25 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 22 (1.11%) NetSuite
6 22 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (0.86%) SAP APO
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.60%) SAP ERP
10 11 (0.55%) SAP SCM
11 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.50%) SAP CRM
12 9 (0.45%) SAP PP
13 8 (0.40%) FastStats
14 7 (0.35%) SAP EWM
14 7 (0.35%) SAP HR
14 7 (0.35%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 193 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (4.08%) Office 365
4 51 (2.57%) SaaS
5 36 (1.81%) IaaS
6 32 (1.61%) PaaS
7 30 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
8 26 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.16%) Serverless
9 23 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
10 19 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.55%) GitHub
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.37%) Internet
2 51 (2.57%) LAN
3 38 (1.91%) Firewall
3 38 (1.91%) WAN
4 36 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.31%) HTTP
6 25 (1.26%) Wireless
7 22 (1.11%) SAN
8 20 (1.01%) DHCP
9 19 (0.96%) Network Security
10 18 (0.91%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.86%) DNS
12 12 (0.60%) VoIP
13 10 (0.50%) VPN
14 9 (0.45%) MPLS
14 9 (0.45%) SSL
15 8 (0.40%) DEFINITY
15 8 (0.40%) Skype
16 7 (0.35%) NAS
16 7 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (3.37%) Big Data
5 51 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 40 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 39 (1.96%) Power BI
10 34 (1.71%) MySQL
11 26 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 26 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 24 (1.21%) SAP HANA
14 21 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (1.06%) HBase
15 19 (0.96%) Apache Hive
15 19 (0.96%) Impala
16 18 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.97%) Maven
3 51 (2.57%) Selenium
4 48 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 39 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 39 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (1.66%) JIRA
8 31 (1.56%) Gradle
9 23 (1.16%) webpack
10 20 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (0.86%) JUnit
12 14 (0.70%) Jasmine
12 14 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
12 14 (0.70%) PhantomJS
12 14 (0.70%) Subversion
12 14 (0.70%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 201 (10.12%) Retail
2 144 (7.25%) Banking
3 123 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 102 (5.13%) Marketing
5 61 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.51%) Legal
7 25 (1.26%) Advertising
7 25 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.11%) Publishing
9 18 (0.91%) Automotive
10 16 (0.81%) Billing
10 16 (0.81%) Games
11 13 (0.65%) Electronics
11 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.55%) General Ledger
13 9 (0.45%) Back Office
14 7 (0.35%) Law
15 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.20%) Local Government
17 3 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 435 (21.89%) Developer
2 292 (14.70%) Analyst
3 186 (9.36%) Project Manager
4 174 (8.76%) Architect
5 169 (8.51%) Consultant
6 113 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 111 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 83 (4.18%) Java Developer
9 80 (4.03%) C# Developer
10 71 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 66 (3.32%) SQL Developer
12 64 (3.22%) SAP Consultant
13 63 (3.17%) IT Manager
14 60 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
15 57 (2.87%) Service Manager
15 57 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
16 55 (2.77%) Software Engineer
17 53 (2.67%) Team Leader
18 48 (2.42%) Graduate
18 48 (2.42%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (11.47%) .NET
2 208 (10.47%) HTML
3 157 (7.90%) CSS
4 111 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 99 (4.98%) Web Services
6 93 (4.68%) REST
7 86 (4.33%) HTML5
8 83 (4.18%) RESTful
9 68 (3.42%) Node.js
10 62 (3.12%) JSON
11 61 (3.07%) ASP.NET
11 61 (3.07%) Spring
12 56 (2.82%) jQuery
13 50 (2.52%) .NET Framework
14 47 (2.37%) SOAP
15 42 (2.11%) J2EE
16 40 (2.01%) Hibernate
17 37 (1.86%) React
18 36 (1.81%) Middleware
18 36 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (3.98%) Fintech
4 77 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 60 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 43 (2.16%) User Experience
9 37 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.36%) PMI
12 23 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.91%) FMCG
14 15 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.75%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.65%) Credit Risk
16 12 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
16 12 (0.60%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.10%) Windows
2 65 (3.27%) Linux
3 53 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 40 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.41%) Unix
7 27 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.55%) Android
13 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.35%) CentOS
15 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.25%) SUSE
16 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.050%) OS/400
18 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (13.14%) Project Management
3 230 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
4 225 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 168 (8.45%) ITIL
6 155 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
7 149 (7.50%) ERP
8 147 (7.40%) CRM
9 142 (7.15%) Mentoring
10 133 (6.69%) Change Management
10 133 (6.69%) PRINCE2
11 130 (6.54%) Computer Science
11 130 (6.54%) Waterfall
12 128 (6.44%) Scrum
13 127 (6.39%) Software Engineering
14 126 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 122 (6.14%) Test Automation
16 114 (5.74%) MVC
17 112 (5.64%) Decision-Making
18 108 (5.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 407 (20.48%) SQL
2 288 (14.49%) Java
3 251 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 240 (12.08%) C#
5 99 (4.98%) Python
6 51 (2.57%) PL/SQL
7 43 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 37 (1.86%) C
9 36 (1.81%) C++
10 27 (1.36%) PowerShell
11 26 (1.31%) Perl
11 26 (1.31%) TypeScript
12 21 (1.06%) Java 8
13 20 (1.01%) VB
13 20 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 19 (0.96%) Scala
14 19 (0.96%) VBA
15 14 (0.70%) ABAP
15 14 (0.70%) PHP
16 13 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 223 (11.22%) Degree
2 73 (3.67%) ISEB
3 71 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (3.12%) Security Cleared
5 43 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 31 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.46%) PMI Certification
9 27 (1.36%) MCP
10 24 (1.21%) ACCA
11 20 (1.01%) BC Cleared
11 20 (1.01%) DBS Check
12 17 (0.86%) MCSA
12 17 (0.86%) MCSE
13 16 (0.81%) APMP
13 16 (0.81%) CIMA
13 16 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
14 14 (0.70%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.88%) QA
2 91 (4.58%) GDPR
3 81 (4.08%) SLA
4 61 (3.07%) PMO
5 34 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.41%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.91%) COBIT
8 14 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.15%) IFRS
12 3 (0.15%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.10%) DO-160
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 1 (0.050%) Basel II
14 1 (0.050%) COSO
System Software
1 104 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.97%) Docker
3 39 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.35%) Firmware
8 6 (0.30%) HDFS
9 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.10%) etcd
10 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.10%) NFS
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) XenApp
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (1.61%) SCCM
2 31 (1.56%) Puppet
3 24 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.70%) Ansible
6 13 (0.65%) WSUS
7 12 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.60%) Terraform
8 10 (0.50%) Oozie
9 9 (0.45%) Mesos
9 9 (0.45%) rkt
10 6 (0.30%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.30%) RSA enVision
11 5 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.25%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.15%) SCOM
12 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.10%) Consul
Vendors
1 352 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 179 (9.01%) SAP
3 169 (8.51%) Oracle
4 60 (3.02%) VMware
5 35 (1.76%) Cisco
6 32 (1.61%) Google
7 27 (1.36%) Remedy
8 26 (1.31%) JD Edwards
9 25 (1.26%) Adobe
9 25 (1.26%) Citrix
10 23 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.11%) Sage
12 21 (1.06%) Infor
13 17 (0.86%) Epicor
14 16 (0.81%) CheckPoint
14 16 (0.81%) HP
14 16 (0.81%) ServiceNow
15 15 (0.75%) Apple
16 14 (0.70%) IBM
17 13 (0.65%) Juniper