Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 718 1,614 2,512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.76% 13.31% 16.80%
As % of the General category 34.22% 35.91% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 613 1,258 1,922
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,352
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.48% +3.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,000 £28,388
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 2,098 4,495 6,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 34.35% 37.07% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,592 3,194 4,675
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 484 £52,500 +10.53% 67
East Midlands -2 223 £55,000 +15.79% 56
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 204 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (22.01%) Microsoft
3 141 (19.64%) Azure
4 125 (17.41%) SQL
5 92 (12.81%) DevOps
6 90 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (12.53%) Project Management
7 87 (12.12%) Degree
8 82 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (11.14%) SQL Server
9 80 (11.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 77 (10.72%) AWS
11 76 (10.58%) .NET
12 72 (10.03%) Oracle
13 70 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (9.61%) Windows
15 68 (9.47%) JavaScript
16 67 (9.33%) Analytics
17 66 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
17 66 (9.19%) ITIL
18 63 (8.77%) CSS
19 60 (8.36%) HTML
20 59 (8.22%) ERP
21 58 (8.08%) C#
22 57 (7.94%) Java
22 57 (7.94%) Software Engineering
23 56 (7.80%) Project Delivery
24 53 (7.38%) SaaS
25 50 (6.96%) Git (software)
25 50 (6.96%) Problem-Solving

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 20 (2.79%) Apache Spark
1 20 (2.79%) SAS
2 17 (2.37%) Confluence
3 11 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.39%) IIS
5 7 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.56%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.28%) CMS
10 2 (0.28%) Drupal
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 66 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) SPSS
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 12 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.97%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.84%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.70%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.56%) Eikon
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.56%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.42%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 141 (19.64%) Azure
2 77 (10.72%) AWS
3 53 (7.38%) SaaS
4 44 (6.13%) Power Platform
5 42 (5.85%) Office 365
6 23 (3.20%) GCP
7 17 (2.37%) PaaS
8 16 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (2.23%) Serverless
9 14 (1.95%) IaaS
10 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.70%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.70%) Boomi
12 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.56%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.37%) Firewall
2 14 (1.95%) LAN
2 14 (1.95%) SAN
2 14 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.67%) DNS
4 11 (1.53%) WAN
4 11 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.97%) VLAN
5 7 (0.97%) Wireless
6 6 (0.84%) Internet
7 5 (0.70%) Broadband
7 5 (0.70%) DHCP
7 5 (0.70%) VPN
8 4 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.42%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.28%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.28%) VSAN
10 2 (0.28%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (6.13%) Big Data
4 42 (5.85%) Power BI
5 38 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (4.32%) Hadoop
8 26 (3.62%) Snowflake Schema
9 22 (3.06%) Data Lake
9 22 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (2.23%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.53%) HBase
12 11 (1.53%) SAP HANA
13 10 (1.39%) MySQL
13 10 (1.39%) OLTP
14 9 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 8 (1.11%) Base SAS
15 8 (1.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.29%) JIRA
3 23 (3.20%) Maven
4 19 (2.65%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.53%) ERwin
7 9 (1.25%) PowerDesigner
8 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.84%) ER Studio
9 6 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.84%) Selenium
10 5 (0.70%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.70%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.70%) GitLab
10 5 (0.70%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.70%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.56%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.56%) JUnit
11 4 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (5.99%) Retail
2 35 (4.87%) Banking
3 25 (3.48%) Marketing
3 25 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.79%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.51%) Back Office
6 18 (2.51%) Legal
7 17 (2.37%) Billing
8 15 (2.09%) Games
9 13 (1.81%) Law
10 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.53%) Local Government
12 5 (0.70%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.42%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.42%) Social Housing
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 135 (18.80%) Developer
2 101 (14.07%) Analyst
3 58 (8.08%) Consultant
4 43 (5.99%) Architect
5 38 (5.29%) Business Analyst
6 34 (4.74%) Senior Developer
7 32 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 26 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (3.62%) Software Engineer
9 22 (3.06%) Data Engineer
9 22 (3.06%) Java Developer
10 20 (2.79%) Lead Developer
11 18 (2.51%) .NET Developer
11 18 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.37%) Team Leader
13 16 (2.23%) IT Manager
14 15 (2.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (2.09%) Senior Manager
15 14 (1.95%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.58%) .NET
2 63 (8.77%) CSS
3 60 (8.36%) HTML
4 46 (6.41%) AngularJS
5 41 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.18%) Web Services
7 26 (3.62%) HTML5
8 25 (3.48%) React
9 24 (3.34%) Node.js
10 20 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (2.65%) Spring
12 18 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (2.51%) Hibernate
12 18 (2.51%) JSON
13 16 (2.23%) XML
14 15 (2.09%) RESTful
15 14 (1.95%) .NET Core
16 13 (1.81%) jQuery
16 13 (1.81%) SOAP
17 12 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.27%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (3.62%) User Experience
5 18 (2.51%) Public Cloud
6 14 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.25%) AS400
10 8 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.84%) Cyberattack
12 5 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.70%) CMDB
12 5 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.70%) Wiki
13 4 (0.56%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.61%) Windows
2 31 (4.32%) Linux
3 17 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.23%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.67%) Unix
7 9 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.84%) AIX
10 5 (0.70%) Android
11 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.14%) MVS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (12.81%) DevOps
3 90 (12.53%) Project Management
4 82 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (11.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 70 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (9.33%) Analytics
8 66 (9.19%) ITIL
9 59 (8.22%) ERP
10 57 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 56 (7.80%) Project Delivery
12 50 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (6.69%) Fintech
14 47 (6.55%) Mentoring
15 46 (6.41%) Data Modelling
15 46 (6.41%) User Stories
16 45 (6.27%) Requirements Gathering
17 42 (5.85%) ETL
17 42 (5.85%) Scrum
18 41 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 125 (17.41%) SQL
2 68 (9.47%) JavaScript
3 58 (8.08%) C#
4 57 (7.94%) Java
5 34 (4.74%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.04%) Python
7 18 (2.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 17 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.53%) C++
11 10 (1.39%) Scala
11 10 (1.39%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.11%) C
12 8 (1.11%) PHP
13 7 (0.97%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.84%) VBA
15 5 (0.70%) PHP 7
15 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.70%) X++
16 4 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (12.12%) Degree
2 21 (2.92%) CISSP
2 21 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.67%) CISM
7 11 (1.53%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.39%) AWS Certification
9 9 (1.25%) ACCA
9 9 (1.25%) CCNA
9 9 (1.25%) ISEB
10 8 (1.11%) CCNP
10 8 (1.11%) CIMA
10 8 (1.11%) CISA
10 8 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.11%) PMP
11 7 (0.97%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.97%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.43%) QA
2 30 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (4.04%) Data Quality
4 19 (2.65%) PMO
4 19 (2.65%) SLA
5 17 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.53%) GDPR
7 10 (1.39%) NIST
7 10 (1.39%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.56%) COSHH
8 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.42%) COBIT
9 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.28%) BS25999
10 2 (0.28%) IFRS
10 2 (0.28%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 32 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.06%) Docker
3 20 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.97%) HDFS
4 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) Varnish
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.28%) vCloud
7 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (3.20%) SCCM
2 17 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.81%) Ansible
4 11 (1.53%) Terraform
5 9 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.11%) Puppet
7 6 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.84%) SCOM
8 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.14%) Mesos
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) Packer
10 1 (0.14%) rkt
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 158 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 72 (10.03%) Oracle
3 43 (5.99%) SAP
4 27 (3.76%) VMware
5 16 (2.23%) Cisco
5 16 (2.23%) Google
6 15 (2.09%) IBM
7 12 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.53%) Cognos
8 11 (1.53%) Teradata
9 10 (1.39%) HP
9 10 (1.39%) JD Edwards
9 10 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.39%) Symantec
10 9 (1.25%) Dell
10 9 (1.25%) NetApp
11 7 (0.97%) Virgin Media
12 6 (0.84%) Sony
12 6 (0.84%) Tableau