Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,185 649 1,570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.31% 11.85% 13.15%
As % of the General category 23.17% 22.17% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 856 504 1,166
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.38% +6.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £66,056 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +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 5,114 2,928 6,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 53.13% 53.47% 55.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,547 2,363 4,816
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,350 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.88% +5.43% +5.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 0 760 £52,500 - 227
East Midlands +1 419 £50,000 -9.09% 109
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 407 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (29.62%) Social Skills
3 237 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 210 (17.72%) Project Management
5 209 (17.64%) SQL
6 168 (14.18%) Azure
7 162 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 153 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
9 146 (12.32%) ERP
10 145 (12.24%) JavaScript
11 144 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
12 139 (11.73%) DevOps
13 135 (11.39%) Project Delivery
14 131 (11.05%) .NET
15 126 (10.63%) Analytics
16 124 (10.46%) C#
17 118 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
18 115 (9.70%) Degree
19 112 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
20 110 (9.28%) Oracle
21 109 (9.20%) Retail
22 108 (9.11%) Python
23 101 (8.52%) SQL Server
24 98 (8.27%) Scrum
25 94 (7.93%) Software Engineering
26 90 (7.59%) Business Analysis
27 89 (7.51%) Java
28 86 (7.26%) AWS
28 86 (7.26%) Power Platform
29 83 (7.00%) 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 49 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.35%) Confluence
2 16 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.18%) IIS
4 8 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.59%) Apache
5 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.51%) CMS
6 6 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.42%) SAS
8 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.34%) WordPress
9 3 (0.25%) nginx
9 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.084%) GemFire
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.084%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.084%) Figma
9 1 (0.084%) InVision
9 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.084%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 33 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
2 30 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.77%) NetSuite
3 21 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 14 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.76%) SAP Business One
8 9 (0.76%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
11 5 (0.42%) Shopify
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 168 (14.18%) Azure
2 86 (7.26%) AWS
2 86 (7.26%) Power Platform
3 72 (6.08%) Microsoft 365
4 59 (4.98%) SaaS
5 50 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (1.27%) PowerApps
7 13 (1.10%) GCP
7 13 (1.10%) PaaS
8 11 (0.93%) IaaS
8 11 (0.93%) Smartsheet
9 10 (0.84%) Power Automate
10 9 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.76%) Force.com
11 8 (0.68%) GitHub
11 8 (0.68%) Serverless
12 7 (0.59%) Apple Pay
12 7 (0.59%) Google Pay
13 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.43%) Firewall
2 12 (1.01%) SAN
3 11 (0.93%) DHCP
3 11 (0.93%) DNS
3 11 (0.93%) WAN
3 11 (0.93%) WebEx
4 10 (0.84%) LAN
5 6 (0.51%) VoIP
6 5 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.42%) VPN
6 5 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.42%) Wireless
7 4 (0.34%) Broadband
8 2 (0.17%) 3G
8 2 (0.17%) 4G
8 2 (0.17%) Internet
8 2 (0.17%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) SSL
8 2 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.24%) Power BI
3 53 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.94%) MySQL
7 22 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.77%) Apache Hive
9 20 (1.69%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.60%) Tableau
11 18 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 14 (1.18%) Data Mining
14 12 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.84%) Big Data
16 10 (0.84%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.68%) Impala
19 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.78%) JIRA
3 23 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.84%) Selenium
7 9 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.68%) webpack
9 7 (0.59%) Android Studio
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.51%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.42%) GitLab
11 5 (0.42%) Grunt
12 4 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.25%) JUnit
13 3 (0.25%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 351 (29.62%) Social Skills
2 153 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (9.20%) Retail
4 79 (6.67%) Law
5 53 (4.47%) Manufacturing
6 52 (4.39%) Banking
6 52 (4.39%) Public Sector
7 49 (4.14%) Marketing
8 48 (4.05%) Legal
9 47 (3.97%) Influencing Skills
10 44 (3.71%) Organisational Skills
11 36 (3.04%) Presentation Skills
12 34 (2.87%) Local Government
13 33 (2.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 31 (2.62%) Games
15 23 (1.94%) Automotive
16 21 (1.77%) Telecoms
17 14 (1.18%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.84%) Electronics
18 10 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 254 (21.43%) Developer
2 225 (18.99%) Analyst
3 115 (9.70%) Business Analyst
4 99 (8.35%) Project Manager
5 68 (5.74%) IT Manager
6 61 (5.15%) Consultant
7 53 (4.47%) Software Engineer
8 43 (3.63%) Architect
9 38 (3.21%) Software Developer
10 31 (2.62%) IT Project Manager
10 31 (2.62%) Lead Developer
11 30 (2.53%) IT Analyst
12 28 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (2.36%) Financial Analyst
12 28 (2.36%) Senior Developer
13 26 (2.19%) Java Developer
13 26 (2.19%) Senior Manager
14 23 (1.94%) Support Analyst
15 22 (1.86%) Data Analyst
15 22 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (11.05%) .NET
2 75 (6.33%) HTML
3 60 (5.06%) CSS
4 46 (3.88%) .NET Core
5 45 (3.80%) ASP.NET
6 43 (3.63%) React
7 41 (3.46%) AngularJS
8 38 (3.21%) Web Services
9 36 (3.04%) jQuery
10 33 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
11 32 (2.70%) REST
12 31 (2.62%) .NET Framework
13 29 (2.45%) Node.js
13 29 (2.45%) RESTful
14 25 (2.11%) XML
15 19 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (1.52%) Spring
17 14 (1.18%) HTML5
18 13 (1.10%) JSON
18 13 (1.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 43 (3.63%) User Experience
3 39 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.62%) Virtual Team
5 26 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.03%) Housing Association
6 24 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 23 (1.94%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
10 15 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.01%) FMCG
12 12 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.84%) AS400
13 10 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.84%) iSeries
13 10 (0.84%) IVR
14 9 (0.76%) Equities
14 9 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.75%) Windows
2 38 (3.21%) Linux
3 36 (3.04%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.01%) Unix
7 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.76%) Android
8 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.34%) AIX
10 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.25%) Solaris
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (17.72%) Project Management
3 162 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (12.32%) ERP
5 144 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (11.73%) DevOps
7 135 (11.39%) Project Delivery
8 126 (10.63%) Analytics
9 118 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (8.27%) Scrum
11 94 (7.93%) Software Engineering
12 90 (7.59%) Business Analysis
13 83 (7.00%) Change Management
14 80 (6.75%) SDLC
15 77 (6.50%) ITIL
16 76 (6.41%) Mentoring
17 71 (5.99%) Decision-Making
18 70 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
19 69 (5.82%) PRINCE2
20 67 (5.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 209 (17.64%) SQL
2 145 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 124 (10.46%) C#
4 108 (9.11%) Python
5 89 (7.51%) Java
6 57 (4.81%) T-SQL
7 40 (3.38%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.70%) R
9 29 (2.45%) VBA
10 28 (2.36%) PHP
11 26 (2.19%) C
12 20 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.60%) Go
14 17 (1.43%) C++
15 14 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (1.01%) Ruby
16 12 (1.01%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.76%) Java 8
17 9 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.59%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 115 (9.70%) Degree
2 34 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
4 26 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 25 (2.11%) Master's Degree
6 18 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.27%) ACCA
8 12 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.01%) CCAB
8 12 (1.01%) CIMA
8 12 (1.01%) ISEB
8 12 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.84%) PMP
10 9 (0.76%) CIPFA
11 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.51%) AAT
12 6 (0.51%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.08%) QA
2 65 (5.49%) PMO
3 58 (4.89%) SLA
4 30 (2.53%) Data Quality
5 24 (2.03%) GDPR
6 14 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.93%) GRC
7 11 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.68%) GAAP
10 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.34%) Accessibility
11 4 (0.34%) COBIT
11 4 (0.34%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.25%) NIST
12 3 (0.25%) P3O
13 2 (0.17%) HL7
13 2 (0.17%) IFRS
14 1 (0.084%) COREP
14 1 (0.084%) CRD IV
System Software
1 50 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.14%) Docker
3 25 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.93%) XenApp
5 8 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.59%) vSphere
7 5 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.42%) HDFS
8 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.25%) Firmware
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.11%) Terraform
3 17 (1.43%) SCCM
4 14 (1.18%) Ansible
5 8 (0.68%) WSUS
6 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.42%) Rancher
8 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.25%) Control-M
9 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.17%) Mesos
10 2 (0.17%) Nessus
10 2 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 237 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 110 (9.28%) Oracle
3 73 (6.16%) SAP
4 38 (3.21%) VMware
5 21 (1.77%) JD Edwards
6 19 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.27%) Cisco
8 13 (1.10%) Citrix
9 11 (0.93%) Google
10 10 (0.84%) LANSA
11 9 (0.76%) NetApp
11 9 (0.76%) Sun
12 8 (0.68%) Alteryx
12 8 (0.68%) CA
12 8 (0.68%) Cognos
13 7 (0.59%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.59%) Meraki
13 7 (0.59%) Pega
13 7 (0.59%) SonicWALL
13 7 (0.59%) Veeam