Period
to 25 October 2021

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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,453 506 1,445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.59% 12.54% 12.95%
As % of the General category 23.74% 24.55% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,043 366 1,161
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 6,120 2,061 5,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 57.23% 51.08% 51.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4,100 1,597 4,506
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +6.48% +2.86%

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 25 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +9 987 £55,000 +10.00% 204
East Midlands +3 457 £53,500 +7.00% 126
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 476 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (31.45%) Social Skills
3 275 (18.93%) Project Management
4 250 (17.21%) Microsoft
5 242 (16.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 202 (13.90%) SQL
7 199 (13.70%) Azure
8 187 (12.87%) DevOps
9 175 (12.04%) ERP
10 173 (11.91%) Project Delivery
11 155 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
12 153 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
13 148 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
14 142 (9.77%) Analytics
15 141 (9.70%) Retail
16 133 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
17 132 (9.08%) Degree
18 126 (8.67%) Oracle
19 114 (7.85%) C#
20 112 (7.71%) JavaScript
20 112 (7.71%) Change Management
21 110 (7.57%) Waterfall
21 110 (7.57%) Mentoring
22 108 (7.43%) SAP
23 102 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
24 101 (6.95%) .NET
25 100 (6.88%) Software Engineering
26 98 (6.74%) Coaching
27 97 (6.68%) PRINCE2
28 94 (6.47%) SaaS

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 34 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.06%) Confluence
3 18 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.76%) IIS
5 10 (0.69%) SAS
6 9 (0.62%) Apache
7 7 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.41%) CMS
8 6 (0.41%) nginx
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.14%) GemFire
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.069%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.069%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.069%) MTS
12 1 (0.069%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.14%) Figma
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.069%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 43 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
2 40 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.93%) NetSuite
4 23 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 19 (1.31%) SAP FI
6 15 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 15 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.89%) IntelliMatch
8 10 (0.69%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.41%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 199 (13.70%) Azure
2 94 (6.47%) SaaS
3 92 (6.33%) AWS
4 74 (5.09%) Power Platform
5 68 (4.68%) Microsoft 365
6 57 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (1.58%) GCP
7 23 (1.58%) PaaS
8 20 (1.38%) IaaS
9 19 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 10 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 9 (0.62%) Force.com
13 9 (0.62%) PowerApps
14 7 (0.48%) Serverless
15 6 (0.41%) npm
15 6 (0.41%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.96%) SMS
2 12 (0.83%) Firewall
3 10 (0.69%) VPN
4 9 (0.62%) SAN
5 8 (0.55%) DNS
6 6 (0.41%) DHCP
6 6 (0.41%) WebEx
7 5 (0.34%) Network Security
7 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.28%) SSL
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.21%) MPLS
9 3 (0.21%) VLAN
9 3 (0.21%) VoIP
9 3 (0.21%) Wireless
10 2 (0.14%) HTTP
10 2 (0.14%) Internet
10 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.51%) Power BI
4 34 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.27%) Tableau
6 26 (1.79%) MySQL
7 21 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.24%) Apache Hive
11 17 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (1.03%) Big Data
12 15 (1.03%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.69%) DB2
15 9 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 60 (4.13%) JIRA
2 59 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.72%) Selenium
6 20 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.83%) webpack
8 10 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.48%) Android Studio
9 7 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.48%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.41%) Subversion
10 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.34%) ESLint
11 5 (0.34%) Postman
12 4 (0.28%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 457 (31.45%) Social Skills
2 153 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (9.70%) Retail
4 81 (5.57%) Manufacturing
5 71 (4.89%) Marketing
5 71 (4.89%) Public Sector
6 70 (4.82%) Banking
6 70 (4.82%) Law
7 65 (4.47%) Influencing Skills
8 56 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
9 55 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
10 48 (3.30%) Legal
11 46 (3.17%) Telecoms
12 39 (2.68%) Local Government
13 38 (2.62%) Games
14 33 (2.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 21 (1.45%) Back Office
16 20 (1.38%) Automotive
17 17 (1.17%) Electronics
17 17 (1.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (17.00%) Analyst
2 224 (15.42%) Developer
3 161 (11.08%) Project Manager
4 102 (7.02%) Business Analyst
5 93 (6.40%) Architect
6 92 (6.33%) Consultant
7 84 (5.78%) IT Manager
8 60 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
9 49 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
10 41 (2.82%) IT Project Manager
11 38 (2.62%) Senior Manager
12 33 (2.27%) Software Developer
13 32 (2.20%) ERP Manager
13 32 (2.20%) Financial Analyst
14 31 (2.13%) Data Analyst
14 31 (2.13%) Java Developer
14 31 (2.13%) Senior Developer
15 28 (1.93%) C# Developer
16 27 (1.86%) Senior Analyst
16 27 (1.86%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.95%) .NET
2 78 (5.37%) HTML
3 59 (4.06%) CSS
4 54 (3.72%) .NET Core
5 45 (3.10%) RESTful
6 41 (2.82%) Web Services
7 39 (2.68%) React
8 38 (2.62%) REST
9 36 (2.48%) .NET Framework
10 32 (2.20%) AngularJS
11 27 (1.86%) HTML5
12 25 (1.72%) XML
13 24 (1.65%) jQuery
14 23 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (1.51%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.51%) Middleware
16 16 (1.10%) Node.js
17 15 (1.03%) JSON
18 13 (0.89%) Kafka
19 12 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.85%) Management Information System
2 55 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 40 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 39 (2.68%) User Experience
6 38 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 30 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
9 27 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.58%) Housing Association
11 22 (1.51%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
12 20 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.96%) AS400
14 14 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (0.96%) iSeries
15 13 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.83%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 64 (4.40%) Windows
2 53 (3.65%) Linux
3 42 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (0.89%) Android
5 11 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.69%) Mac OS
6 10 (0.69%) Unix
7 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.069%) Solaris
13 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (18.93%) Project Management
3 242 (16.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 187 (12.87%) DevOps
5 175 (12.04%) ERP
6 173 (11.91%) Project Delivery
7 155 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
8 148 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
9 142 (9.77%) Analytics
10 112 (7.71%) Change Management
11 110 (7.57%) Mentoring
11 110 (7.57%) Waterfall
12 102 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 100 (6.88%) Software Engineering
14 98 (6.74%) Coaching
15 97 (6.68%) PRINCE2
16 91 (6.26%) Service Delivery
17 90 (6.19%) Line Management
17 90 (6.19%) Scrum
18 89 (6.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 202 (13.90%) SQL
2 114 (7.85%) C#
3 112 (7.71%) JavaScript
4 92 (6.33%) Java
5 88 (6.06%) Python
6 59 (4.06%) T-SQL
7 38 (2.62%) C
8 31 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.00%) Go
9 29 (2.00%) PHP
10 20 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.17%) R
11 17 (1.17%) VBA
12 16 (1.10%) C++
13 15 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.62%) Scala
16 8 (0.55%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.41%) Erlang
17 6 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (9.08%) Degree
2 36 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.34%) Oracle Certification
4 30 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 29 (2.00%) Master's Degree
6 27 (1.86%) Security Cleared
7 24 (1.65%) ISEB
8 23 (1.58%) PMP
9 18 (1.24%) ACCA
10 16 (1.10%) CIMA
11 14 (0.96%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.96%) SC Cleared
12 12 (0.83%) CCAB
13 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.76%) CISSP
13 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.55%) CIPFA
15 8 (0.55%) CISM
15 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.37%) QA
2 73 (5.02%) PMO
3 68 (4.68%) SLA
4 29 (2.00%) GDPR
5 25 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (1.31%) GRC
8 11 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.62%) COBIT
9 9 (0.62%) NIST
10 7 (0.48%) GAAP
10 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.34%) IFRS
12 4 (0.28%) Accessibility
12 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.14%) COSO
System Software
1 67 (4.61%) Docker
2 42 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.14%) Firmware
5 2 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.069%) HDFS
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.62%) Terraform
3 16 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (1.03%) SCCM
5 8 (0.55%) Rancher
6 7 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.41%) Opsgenie
8 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.28%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.28%) WSUS
10 3 (0.21%) Control-M
10 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.21%) Nessus
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.14%) Consul
11 2 (0.14%) Mesos
12 1 (0.069%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 250 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 126 (8.67%) Oracle
3 108 (7.43%) SAP
4 32 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (1.86%) JD Edwards
5 27 (1.86%) VMware
6 20 (1.38%) Google
7 14 (0.96%) LANSA
7 14 (0.96%) Pega
8 12 (0.83%) HP
9 11 (0.76%) Adobe
9 11 (0.76%) Apple
9 11 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.69%) Informatica
11 9 (0.62%) Sybase
12 8 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.55%) Guidewire
12 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.48%) CA
13 7 (0.48%) Dell