Period
to

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 11 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,876 1,227 568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.60% 12.78% 11.74%
As % of the General category 23.14% 23.50% 22.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 884 438
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,631 £32,850
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +6.36%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £68,823 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.33%

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 8,107 5,221 2,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 67.42% 54.39% 52.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4,729 3,630 2,031
10th Percentile £28,452 £28,000 £26,334
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +4 1,355 £55,000 +4.76% 173
East Midlands +2 522 £52,500 +5.00% 128
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 660 (35.18%) Agile
2 526 (28.04%) Social Skills
3 498 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
4 433 (23.08%) Degree
5 429 (22.87%) Microsoft
6 380 (20.26%) Problem-Solving
7 344 (18.34%) SQL
8 303 (16.15%) Azure
9 300 (15.99%) Project Management
10 252 (13.43%) AWS
11 235 (12.53%) Java
12 215 (11.46%) DevOps
13 206 (10.98%) Customer Service
14 205 (10.93%) Mentoring
15 199 (10.61%) Python
16 196 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 191 (10.18%) JavaScript
18 186 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
19 180 (9.59%) Marketing
20 179 (9.54%) Computer Science
21 172 (9.17%) Analytics
22 168 (8.96%) SQL Server
23 167 (8.90%) Presentation Skills
24 166 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
25 164 (8.74%) ITIL
26 162 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
27 161 (8.58%) Time Management
28 156 (8.32%) Manufacturing
29 155 (8.26%) C#
29 155 (8.26%) Coaching

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 93 (4.96%) SAS
2 69 (3.68%) Confluence
3 48 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.01%) MS Project Server
5 17 (0.91%) IIS
6 13 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.64%) Apache
8 10 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.32%) JBoss
10 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.27%) CMS
11 5 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.053%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.053%) Mule
13 1 (0.053%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.053%) WildFly
Applications
1 162 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (2.72%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.17%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.48%) Sketch
8 8 (0.43%) Simulink
9 6 (0.32%) Abaqus
9 6 (0.32%) Adobe XD
10 5 (0.27%) CATIA
11 4 (0.21%) InVision
12 3 (0.16%) SPSS
13 2 (0.11%) Maya
13 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.053%) Houdini
14 1 (0.053%) InDesign
14 1 (0.053%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.053%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.11%) Eikon
5 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.11%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.053%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.053%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 303 (16.15%) Azure
2 252 (13.43%) AWS
3 116 (6.18%) Power Platform
4 89 (4.74%) GCP
5 57 (3.04%) Microsoft 365
6 45 (2.40%) Azure DevOps
7 44 (2.35%) SaaS
7 44 (2.35%) Serverless
8 36 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
9 35 (1.87%) PaaS
10 33 (1.76%) GitHub
11 29 (1.55%) OpenShift
12 28 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
13 24 (1.28%) GitHub Actions
14 23 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
14 23 (1.23%) IaaS
15 22 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (1.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.73%) Firewall
2 40 (2.13%) WAN
3 37 (1.97%) SAN
4 34 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (1.81%) Internet
4 34 (1.81%) Wireless
5 27 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (1.33%) SSL
7 23 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
7 23 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 22 (1.17%) DNS
9 20 (1.07%) LAN
10 19 (1.01%) SD-WAN
11 18 (0.96%) BIG-IP
11 18 (0.96%) Cisco Wireless
12 16 (0.85%) HTTP
12 16 (0.85%) SMTP
13 13 (0.69%) 5G
14 11 (0.59%) Intranet
15 10 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 94 (5.01%) Power BI
3 73 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 64 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 62 (3.30%) Tableau
6 56 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
8 45 (2.40%) MongoDB
9 39 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (1.87%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (1.07%) Data Lake
15 19 (1.01%) Big Data
16 16 (0.85%) MySQL
17 15 (0.80%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (0.75%) BigQuery
19 11 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 151 (8.05%) JIRA
2 87 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.55%) Maven
5 28 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (1.33%) Selenium
7 23 (1.23%) Postman
8 21 (1.12%) Subversion
9 20 (1.07%) Cypress.io
9 20 (1.07%) GitLab
10 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (0.91%) Gradle
12 16 (0.85%) CircleCI
13 12 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.53%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.53%) JUnit
15 10 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 9 (0.48%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 526 (28.04%) Social Skills
2 498 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (9.59%) Marketing
4 167 (8.90%) Presentation Skills
5 156 (8.32%) Manufacturing
6 136 (7.25%) Retail
7 106 (5.65%) Law
8 105 (5.60%) Public Sector
9 98 (5.22%) Legal
10 96 (5.12%) Banking
11 91 (4.85%) Influencing Skills
12 80 (4.26%) Automotive
13 62 (3.30%) Organisational Skills
14 61 (3.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 54 (2.88%) Telecoms
16 39 (2.08%) Financial Institution
17 38 (2.03%) Aerospace
18 35 (1.87%) Electronics
19 29 (1.55%) Back Office
20 27 (1.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (18.34%) Analyst
2 166 (8.85%) Project Manager
3 162 (8.64%) Developer
4 146 (7.78%) Graduate
5 128 (6.82%) Architect
6 105 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 93 (4.96%) Programmer
8 83 (4.42%) Statistical Programmer
9 80 (4.26%) Software Engineer
10 77 (4.10%) IT Manager
11 68 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
12 66 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
13 58 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (2.88%) IT Project Manager
15 53 (2.83%) Senior Programmer
16 52 (2.77%) Senior Statistical Programmer
17 43 (2.29%) Senior Manager
18 42 (2.24%) Consultant
19 40 (2.13%) Financial Analyst
19 40 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (8.16%) .NET
2 103 (5.49%) HTML
3 82 (4.37%) CSS
4 75 (4.00%) RESTful
5 58 (3.09%) React
6 53 (2.83%) XML
7 47 (2.51%) .NET Core
8 45 (2.40%) JSON
9 43 (2.29%) Spring
10 42 (2.24%) AngularJS
11 36 (1.92%) HTML5
12 34 (1.81%) Middleware
13 33 (1.76%) Kafka
14 32 (1.71%) Node.js
15 30 (1.60%) REST
16 29 (1.55%) SOAP
17 26 (1.39%) Web Services
18 24 (1.28%) .NET Framework
19 22 (1.17%) ASP.NET
20 20 (1.07%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.93%) Management Information System
2 109 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 42 (2.24%) Cyberthreat
5 37 (1.97%) Life Science
6 35 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 34 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 28 (1.49%) Cloud Native
10 27 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (1.44%) Legacy Systems
11 26 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 25 (1.33%) User Experience
13 24 (1.28%) iSeries
14 23 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 22 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
16 21 (1.12%) AS400
17 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.01%) Mainframe
18 18 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 135 (7.20%) Windows
2 121 (6.45%) Linux
3 55 (2.93%) Unix
4 49 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.27%) AIX
8 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.21%) CentOS
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.11%) Android
11 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (35.18%) Agile
2 380 (20.26%) Problem-Solving
3 300 (15.99%) Project Management
4 215 (11.46%) DevOps
5 206 (10.98%) Customer Service
6 205 (10.93%) Mentoring
7 196 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 186 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 179 (9.54%) Computer Science
10 172 (9.17%) Analytics
11 166 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
12 164 (8.74%) ITIL
13 161 (8.58%) Time Management
14 155 (8.26%) Coaching
15 149 (7.94%) Software Engineering
16 148 (7.89%) Decision-Making
17 137 (7.30%) Business Strategy
18 129 (6.88%) Project Delivery
19 124 (6.61%) SDLC
20 120 (6.40%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 344 (18.34%) SQL
2 235 (12.53%) Java
3 199 (10.61%) Python
4 191 (10.18%) JavaScript
5 155 (8.26%) C#
6 67 (3.57%) C
7 59 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 52 (2.77%) C++
9 44 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 29 (1.55%) TypeScript
11 26 (1.39%) MATLAB
12 24 (1.28%) Go
13 23 (1.23%) Bash
14 20 (1.07%) Perl
14 20 (1.07%) RPG
14 20 (1.07%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.96%) R
16 17 (0.91%) PHP
17 14 (0.75%) VBA
18 12 (0.64%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 433 (23.08%) Degree
2 89 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
4 32 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 26 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 26 (1.39%) CCNP
7 25 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.28%) CCNA
8 24 (1.28%) ISEB
8 24 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 21 (1.12%) CISSP
9 21 (1.12%) ISACA
10 20 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.80%) Master's Degree
12 14 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (0.69%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 13 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.64%) AWS Certified Developer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.42%) Good Clinical Practice
2 75 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 70 (3.73%) PMO
4 65 (3.46%) QA
5 56 (2.99%) SLA
6 46 (2.45%) CDISC
7 36 (1.92%) GDPR
8 35 (1.87%) Data Quality
9 31 (1.65%) PCI DSS
10 21 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (0.96%) NIST
12 14 (0.75%) GRC
13 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.32%) COBIT
14 6 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.27%) Accessibility
16 4 (0.21%) ISO17020
16 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 78 (4.16%) Docker
2 39 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.01%) vSphere
5 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.053%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 113 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 97 (5.17%) Ansible
3 65 (3.46%) Terraform
4 28 (1.49%) Puppet
5 23 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.75%) SCCM
7 12 (0.64%) Grafana
8 10 (0.53%) CASB
8 10 (0.53%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.53%) vRealize
8 10 (0.53%) VxRail
9 9 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.48%) Pingdom
9 9 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.27%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 429 (22.87%) Microsoft
2 107 (5.70%) Oracle
3 99 (5.28%) SAP
4 84 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 78 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (4.05%) Cisco
7 75 (4.00%) Google
8 44 (2.35%) FIS
9 43 (2.29%) SolarWinds
10 39 (2.08%) VMware
11 34 (1.81%) CheckPoint
12 33 (1.76%) F5
13 32 (1.71%) IBM
14 26 (1.39%) Apple
15 24 (1.28%) Dell
16 22 (1.17%) HP
16 22 (1.17%) MuleSoft
17 20 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 20 (1.07%) WSO2
18 18 (0.96%) Splunk