Period
to 25 February 2020

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

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 8 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,310 1,769 2,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.03% 14.58% 15.85%
As % of the General category 39.27% 36.90% 41.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,319 1,765
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,714 £29,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,200 £71,250
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 Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,336 4,794 5,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.18% 39.50% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,540 3,309 4,437
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 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
West Midlands -3 880 £50,000 +8.70% 246
East Midlands +1 424 £47,500 -2.06% 161
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 295 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (20.46%) Microsoft
3 251 (19.16%) SQL
4 205 (15.65%) Azure
5 177 (13.51%) Project Management
6 157 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 155 (11.83%) SQL Server
8 151 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
9 147 (11.22%) ITIL
10 146 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
11 132 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (10.08%) .NET
11 132 (10.08%) Degree
12 129 (9.85%) AWS
12 129 (9.85%) SAP
13 127 (9.69%) C#
14 121 (9.24%) JavaScript
15 119 (9.08%) Analytics
16 117 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 116 (8.85%) DevOps
17 116 (8.85%) Windows
18 115 (8.78%) Retail
19 107 (8.17%) Java
20 101 (7.71%) Oracle
20 101 (7.71%) Project Delivery
21 91 (6.95%) Mentoring
22 90 (6.87%) Telecoms
23 89 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
24 86 (6.56%) Linux
25 84 (6.41%) JIRA

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 36 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.29%) IIS
3 28 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 27 (2.06%) SAS
5 25 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 23 (1.76%) Confluence
7 21 (1.60%) Apache
8 17 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle UPK
12 7 (0.53%) CMS
12 7 (0.53%) JBoss
12 7 (0.53%) WildFly
13 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (1.30%) Photoshop
6 14 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.23%) SPSS
10 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.15%) InDesign
11 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.076%) Stata
Business Applications
1 37 (2.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.68%) SAP SD
4 20 (1.53%) SAP MM
5 18 (1.37%) SAP CRM
6 17 (1.30%) NetSuite
7 16 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
8 14 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (1.07%) SAP Retail
9 13 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
9 13 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 205 (15.65%) Azure
2 129 (9.85%) AWS
3 83 (6.34%) Office 365
4 70 (5.34%) Power Platform
5 64 (4.89%) SaaS
6 34 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (2.29%) PaaS
8 25 (1.91%) IaaS
9 24 (1.83%) GCP
10 22 (1.68%) Serverless
11 14 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (1.07%) GitHub
12 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 7 (0.53%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.46%) Datadog
16 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.38%) Smartsheet
16 5 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.35%) Firewall
2 42 (3.21%) WAN
3 30 (2.29%) LAN
4 25 (1.91%) DNS
5 23 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.68%) Network Security
7 20 (1.53%) DHCP
8 17 (1.30%) Wireless
9 16 (1.22%) Internet
9 16 (1.22%) SAN
10 15 (1.15%) VLAN
11 12 (0.92%) VPN
12 11 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.76%) VoIP
14 8 (0.61%) HTTP
14 8 (0.61%) Skype
15 6 (0.46%) Extranet
16 5 (0.38%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.38%) SSL
17 4 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.11%) Power BI
3 58 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (3.28%) Big Data
6 41 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 39 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 20 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (1.53%) HBase
9 20 (1.53%) SAP HANA
10 19 (1.45%) Impala
10 19 (1.45%) NoSQL
11 15 (1.15%) Data Mining
11 15 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.92%) MySQL
13 12 (0.92%) QlikView
14 11 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 84 (6.41%) JIRA
2 65 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 48 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 36 (2.75%) Maven
5 30 (2.29%) Selenium
6 20 (1.53%) Artifactory
6 20 (1.53%) JUnit
7 18 (1.37%) SonarQube
7 18 (1.37%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.22%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.92%) HP UFT
11 10 (0.76%) ANTLR
11 10 (0.76%) GitLab
11 10 (0.76%) JMeter
11 10 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.61%) Gradle
12 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.61%) Zephyr
13 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (8.78%) Retail
2 90 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 76 (5.80%) Banking
4 57 (4.35%) Marketing
5 55 (4.20%) Public Sector
6 52 (3.97%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.67%) Legal
8 28 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.98%) Electronics
10 24 (1.83%) Back Office
11 20 (1.53%) Games
12 14 (1.07%) Billing
13 11 (0.84%) Law
14 10 (0.76%) Local Government
15 8 (0.61%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.46%) Automotive
17 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.23%) Advertising
19 1 (0.076%) Military
19 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 241 (18.40%) Developer
2 217 (16.56%) Analyst
3 113 (8.63%) Consultant
4 87 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 78 (5.95%) Architect
6 66 (5.04%) Senior Developer
7 52 (3.97%) Business Analyst
8 49 (3.74%) Java Developer
9 41 (3.13%) Junior
10 39 (2.98%) Lead Developer
11 37 (2.82%) IT Manager
12 36 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (2.60%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.60%) Senior Manager
14 32 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
14 32 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
15 31 (2.37%) Support Analyst
16 29 (2.21%) Software Engineer
17 28 (2.14%) Senior Java Developer
18 27 (2.06%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (10.08%) .NET
2 83 (6.34%) CSS
3 75 (5.73%) HTML
4 56 (4.27%) AngularJS
5 47 (3.59%) Web Services
6 40 (3.05%) Node.js
7 34 (2.60%) React
8 32 (2.44%) Spring
9 30 (2.29%) RESTful
10 29 (2.21%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.98%) J2EE
12 25 (1.91%) XML
13 23 (1.76%) Vue.js
14 19 (1.45%) .NET Framework
14 19 (1.45%) JSON
15 18 (1.37%) JPA
15 18 (1.37%) REST
16 17 (1.30%) .NET Core
16 17 (1.30%) Hibernate
16 17 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 146 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 66 (5.04%) User Experience
4 52 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.22%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.22%) CMDB
12 14 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 12 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.92%) PKI
14 10 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.69%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.46%) CCTV
16 6 (0.46%) Internet of Things
16 6 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.85%) Windows
2 86 (6.56%) Linux
3 48 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 44 (3.36%) Unix
5 28 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.31%) CentOS
11 3 (0.23%) AIX
11 3 (0.23%) Android
11 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.076%) Solaris
13 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (13.51%) Project Management
3 157 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
5 147 (11.22%) ITIL
6 132 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
7 119 (9.08%) Analytics
8 117 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 116 (8.85%) DevOps
10 101 (7.71%) Project Delivery
11 91 (6.95%) Mentoring
12 82 (6.26%) Software Engineering
12 82 (6.26%) Test Automation
13 76 (5.80%) Change Management
14 74 (5.65%) Fintech
15 72 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
15 72 (5.50%) PRINCE2
16 71 (5.42%) Information Security
17 70 (5.34%) Scrum
18 66 (5.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 251 (19.16%) SQL
2 127 (9.69%) C#
3 121 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 107 (8.17%) Java
5 54 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 53 (4.05%) Python
7 51 (3.89%) PowerShell
8 30 (2.29%) Scala
9 24 (1.83%) C++
10 21 (1.60%) C
11 16 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.07%) VBScript
13 12 (0.92%) R
14 11 (0.84%) X++
15 10 (0.76%) PHP
15 10 (0.76%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (0.61%) ES6
17 8 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (10.08%) Degree
2 58 (4.43%) CISSP
3 38 (2.90%) ISEB
4 36 (2.75%) CISM
5 34 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 28 (2.14%) Security Cleared
7 25 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.68%) CISA
9 22 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (1.53%) CCNA
11 17 (1.30%) SC Cleared
12 15 (1.15%) CIMA
13 14 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.99%) AWS Certification
15 12 (0.92%) APMP
15 12 (0.92%) MCSE
16 11 (0.84%) MCSA
17 9 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.27%) QA
2 51 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.44%) PMO
4 35 (2.67%) SLA
5 27 (2.06%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.07%) GDPR
7 12 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.76%) COBIT
8 10 (0.76%) NIST
9 9 (0.69%) IFRS
9 9 (0.69%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.61%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.53%) Basel II
11 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.31%) BS25999
14 4 (0.31%) SEPA
15 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 61 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.52%) Docker
4 32 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.92%) HDFS
6 6 (0.46%) XenApp
7 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.076%) Firmware
9 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.83%) Ansible
2 24 (1.83%) SCCM
3 23 (1.76%) Puppet
4 19 (1.45%) Terraform
5 16 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.61%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.61%) Kibana
7 8 (0.61%) logstash
8 7 (0.53%) Packer
9 6 (0.46%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.46%) Oozie
10 5 (0.38%) SCOM
11 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.23%) Salt
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 268 (20.46%) Microsoft
2 129 (9.85%) SAP
3 101 (7.71%) Oracle
4 56 (4.27%) VMware
5 55 (4.20%) Cisco
6 30 (2.29%) Cognos
7 29 (2.21%) Adobe
7 29 (2.21%) Google
8 26 (1.98%) ServiceNow
9 18 (1.37%) IBM
10 17 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.07%) HP
12 13 (0.99%) Citrix
12 13 (0.99%) JD Edwards
12 13 (0.99%) Tableau
13 10 (0.76%) CheckPoint
13 10 (0.76%) NetApp
13 10 (0.76%) Sage
13 10 (0.76%) Sony
14 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com