Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,463 2,350 3,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.90% 14.93% 16.47%
As % of the General category 44.26% 40.38% 43.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,783 1,890 2,376
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.23% -4.97%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 5,565 5,819 7,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.18% 36.96% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,317 4,600 5,386
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 1,654 £45,000 - 190
East Midlands +2 805 £45,000 - 103
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 585 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (22.01%) SQL
3 487 (19.77%) Microsoft
4 370 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
5 356 (14.45%) SQL Server
6 334 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
7 330 (13.40%) C#
8 306 (12.42%) .NET
9 295 (11.98%) JavaScript
10 282 (11.45%) Project Management
11 273 (11.08%) Retail
12 266 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 264 (10.72%) ITIL
14 245 (9.95%) Java
15 241 (9.78%) Windows
16 238 (9.66%) Banking
17 215 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
18 214 (8.69%) HTML
18 214 (8.69%) CRM
19 204 (8.28%) SAP
20 203 (8.24%) ERP
21 202 (8.20%) Oracle
22 201 (8.16%) Degree
23 196 (7.96%) CSS
24 190 (7.71%) Manufacturing
25 174 (7.06%) Business Analysis
26 164 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
27 163 (6.62%) SDLC
28 159 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
29 155 (6.29%) Test Automation

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 59 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 54 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.46%) CMS
4 33 (1.34%) IIS
5 28 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.93%) JBoss
6 23 (0.93%) SAS
7 20 (0.81%) Confluence
8 18 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (0.69%) Apache
10 13 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.32%) Sitefinity
13 8 (0.32%) WildFly
14 7 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.28%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.24%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.20%) MTS
16 5 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 159 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.20%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.12%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.041%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.041%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.041%) InDesign
12 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 123 (4.99%) Dynamics AX
2 69 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 45 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (1.75%) NetSuite
5 35 (1.42%) SAP FI
6 34 (1.38%) SAP CO
6 34 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 28 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
9 13 (0.53%) HFM
9 13 (0.53%) SAP APO
10 10 (0.41%) SAP QM
11 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.32%) SAP Business One
13 7 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 7 (0.28%) SAP EWM
13 7 (0.28%) SAP SCM
14 6 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
14 6 (0.24%) Sage X3
15 5 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 164 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
4 81 (3.29%) Office 365
5 66 (2.68%) SaaS
6 41 (1.66%) PaaS
7 39 (1.58%) IaaS
8 32 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
11 13 (0.53%) GitHub
12 12 (0.49%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.24%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
16 3 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
16 3 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.12%) Serverless
17 2 (0.081%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.40%) SAN
2 56 (2.27%) LAN
3 55 (2.23%) Firewall
4 51 (2.07%) WAN
5 45 (1.83%) DNS
6 43 (1.75%) Internet
7 38 (1.54%) SSL
8 35 (1.42%) DHCP
9 34 (1.38%) VoIP
10 27 (1.10%) IPsec
11 22 (0.89%) SMS
12 19 (0.77%) Wireless
13 18 (0.73%) HTTP
14 17 (0.69%) TCP/IP
15 12 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.45%) WebEx
17 10 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
18 9 (0.37%) Network Security
19 8 (0.32%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 128 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 64 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (1.71%) Power BI
8 36 (1.46%) MySQL
8 36 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 33 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.30%) Big Data
11 30 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 26 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.02%) Essbase
14 24 (0.97%) Oracle Database
15 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.77%) Hadoop
16 19 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
17 18 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (3.05%) Selenium
2 67 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 60 (2.44%) JIRA
4 56 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 45 (1.83%) Maven
6 44 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 39 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (1.34%) Jasmine
9 32 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
9 32 (1.30%) webpack
10 30 (1.22%) PhantomJS
11 27 (1.10%) SpecFlow
12 26 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.06%) JUnit
13 24 (0.97%) Subversion
14 21 (0.85%) WebDriver
15 18 (0.73%) SoapUI
16 17 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
16 17 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 14 (0.57%) Gradle
General
1 273 (11.08%) Retail
2 238 (9.66%) Banking
3 190 (7.71%) Manufacturing
4 121 (4.91%) Legal
5 108 (4.38%) Games
6 107 (4.34%) Marketing
7 87 (3.53%) Advertising
8 74 (3.00%) Telecoms
9 73 (2.96%) Publishing
10 48 (1.95%) Billing
11 40 (1.62%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.46%) Retail Banking
13 30 (1.22%) Law
14 29 (1.18%) Automotive
15 26 (1.06%) Back Office
16 15 (0.61%) Electronics
16 15 (0.61%) International Banking
17 13 (0.53%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.49%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 513 (20.83%) Analyst
2 484 (19.65%) Developer
3 234 (9.50%) Consultant
4 202 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 188 (7.63%) Project Manager
6 148 (6.01%) Architect
7 111 (4.51%) C# Developer
8 109 (4.43%) IT Manager
9 98 (3.98%) .NET Developer
10 91 (3.69%) Senior Developer
11 90 (3.65%) Administrator
12 82 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 82 (3.33%) Software Developer
13 69 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
14 68 (2.76%) Support Analyst
15 57 (2.31%) Graduate
16 55 (2.23%) Senior Manager
17 54 (2.19%) SQL Developer
18 53 (2.15%) SAP Consultant
18 53 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (12.42%) .NET
2 214 (8.69%) HTML
3 196 (7.96%) CSS
4 125 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 104 (4.22%) ASP.NET
5 104 (4.22%) Web Services
6 93 (3.78%) jQuery
7 87 (3.53%) RESTful
8 85 (3.45%) HTML5
9 82 (3.33%) Entity Framework
10 77 (3.13%) JSON
11 75 (3.05%) REST
12 74 (3.00%) .NET Framework
13 64 (2.60%) LINQ
14 56 (2.27%) XML
15 53 (2.15%) Node.js
16 51 (2.07%) WCF
17 49 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 48 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 47 (1.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 370 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
3 121 (4.91%) Fintech
4 118 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 114 (4.63%) Computer Science
6 92 (3.74%) Data Centre
7 85 (3.45%) User Experience
8 75 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 35 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 25 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 24 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.81%) Clustering
15 19 (0.77%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.61%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.57%) Social Media
18 13 (0.53%) Algorithms
18 13 (0.53%) AS400
18 13 (0.53%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 241 (9.78%) Windows
2 133 (5.40%) Linux
3 101 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 86 (3.49%) Unix
5 31 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.89%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.69%) Android
10 17 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.37%) AIX
13 9 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.24%) SUSE
15 5 (0.20%) Solaris
15 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.12%) VMS
17 2 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
3 282 (11.45%) Project Management
4 266 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 264 (10.72%) ITIL
6 215 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
7 214 (8.69%) CRM
8 203 (8.24%) ERP
9 174 (7.06%) Business Analysis
10 163 (6.62%) SDLC
11 155 (6.29%) Test Automation
12 150 (6.09%) Mentoring
13 148 (6.01%) Scrum
14 146 (5.93%) PRINCE2
15 144 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 139 (5.64%) Analytics
16 139 (5.64%) MVC
17 121 (4.91%) Software Engineering
18 120 (4.87%) Waterfall
19 104 (4.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 542 (22.01%) SQL
2 330 (13.40%) C#
3 295 (11.98%) JavaScript
4 245 (9.95%) Java
5 88 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 60 (2.44%) Python
7 53 (2.15%) PowerShell
8 43 (1.75%) VB
9 42 (1.71%) VB.NET
10 33 (1.34%) C
11 32 (1.30%) TypeScript
12 30 (1.22%) Ruby
13 28 (1.14%) X++
14 25 (1.02%) ABAP
14 25 (1.02%) C++
15 24 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.85%) Java 8
17 17 (0.69%) PHP
18 16 (0.65%) Scala
19 14 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 201 (8.16%) Degree
2 73 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (2.84%) ISEB
4 64 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 52 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (1.79%) CISSP
7 38 (1.54%) ACCA
7 38 (1.54%) BC Cleared
8 36 (1.46%) CIMA
9 33 (1.34%) DBS Check
10 30 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.22%) CISM
11 29 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 29 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.06%) MCP
13 24 (0.97%) MCSE
14 21 (0.85%) CISA
15 19 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (0.69%) APMP
16 17 (0.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (5.44%) QA
2 89 (3.61%) SLA
3 83 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (3.17%) PMO
5 51 (2.07%) GDPR
6 50 (2.03%) Data Quality
7 48 (1.95%) COBIT
8 43 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.93%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.53%) GCP
10 13 (0.53%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.32%) SEPA
12 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 1 (0.041%) MiFID
15 1 (0.041%) P3O
15 1 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 128 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.22%) Docker
6 12 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (0.49%) vSphere
7 11 (0.45%) Firmware
8 10 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.32%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.24%) XenApp
13 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.081%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.081%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (2.19%) SCCM
2 25 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (0.89%) Puppet
4 16 (0.65%) Ansible
4 16 (0.65%) WSUS
5 13 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (0.53%) vCenter Server
6 9 (0.37%) Nagios
7 8 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.32%) logstash
8 7 (0.28%) Ambari
8 7 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.20%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.20%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.20%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 487 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 204 (8.28%) SAP
3 202 (8.20%) Oracle
4 99 (4.02%) VMware
5 50 (2.03%) JD Edwards
6 48 (1.95%) Cisco
7 37 (1.50%) Sage
8 33 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.30%) Epicor
9 32 (1.30%) Infor
10 30 (1.22%) Citrix
11 29 (1.18%) Google
11 29 (1.18%) IBM
12 26 (1.06%) Informatica
13 24 (0.97%) NetApp
14 23 (0.93%) HP
15 22 (0.89%) Red Hat
16 21 (0.85%) Hyperion
17 20 (0.81%) Adobe
17 20 (0.81%) Tableau