Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 882 966 1,652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.18% 12.29% 13.78%
As % of the General category 21.76% 23.40% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 698 768 1,196
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,750
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.75% -3.68%
75th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 4,053 4,128 6,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 51.36% 52.53% 57.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,037 3,309 4,847
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £69,433
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -4 542 £48,250 -8.10% 172
East Midlands +2 336 £50,000 -4.76% 98
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 293 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (27.21%) Social Skills
3 188 (21.32%) Microsoft
4 180 (20.41%) SQL
5 148 (16.78%) Azure
6 123 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 117 (13.27%) .NET
8 116 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 105 (11.90%) Project Management
11 100 (11.34%) C#
11 100 (11.34%) Software Engineering
11 100 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
12 98 (11.11%) ERP
13 95 (10.77%) SQL Server
14 88 (9.98%) DevOps
15 85 (9.64%) AWS
15 85 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (9.07%) Analytics
17 76 (8.62%) Retail
17 76 (8.62%) Scrum
17 76 (8.62%) Fintech
17 76 (8.62%) Power Platform
18 75 (8.50%) Java
19 74 (8.39%) Law
20 73 (8.28%) Project Delivery
21 72 (8.16%) Python
22 70 (7.94%) Windows
22 70 (7.94%) Power BI
23 69 (7.82%) ITIL

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 43 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.72%) Confluence
3 17 (1.93%) IIS
4 11 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.45%) WordPress
8 3 (0.34%) CMS
8 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 67 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.02%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Figma
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 26 (2.95%) NetSuite
2 18 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
5 12 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (1.25%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.91%) SAP Business One
7 8 (0.91%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.45%) Magento
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 148 (16.78%) Azure
2 85 (9.64%) AWS
3 76 (8.62%) Power Platform
4 65 (7.37%) Microsoft 365
5 44 (4.99%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (3.74%) SaaS
7 15 (1.70%) Smartsheet
8 14 (1.59%) GCP
8 14 (1.59%) PaaS
9 13 (1.47%) IaaS
9 13 (1.47%) PowerApps
10 12 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.13%) Power Automate
12 8 (0.91%) GitHub
13 6 (0.68%) Apple Pay
13 6 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.68%) Google Pay
13 6 (0.68%) Serverless
14 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.34%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.38%) Firewall
2 14 (1.59%) WAN
2 14 (1.59%) WebEx
3 13 (1.47%) DHCP
3 13 (1.47%) DNS
3 13 (1.47%) LAN
4 10 (1.13%) SAN
5 9 (1.02%) VPN
5 9 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.79%) Broadband
7 7 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (0.79%) VoIP
8 6 (0.68%) VLAN
8 6 (0.68%) Wireless
9 3 (0.34%) AMQP
10 2 (0.23%) 4G
10 2 (0.23%) Internet
10 2 (0.23%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.94%) Power BI
3 45 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.70%) MySQL
9 14 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 13 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (1.25%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.13%) Big Data
13 9 (1.02%) Tableau
14 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.79%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.68%) SAP BW
17 5 (0.57%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (4.08%) JIRA
2 24 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.25%) Selenium
6 9 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.57%) Grunt
9 5 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.57%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.34%) GitLab
11 3 (0.34%) gulp
11 3 (0.34%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.34%) webpack
12 2 (0.23%) Katalon Studio
General
1 240 (27.21%) Social Skills
2 100 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.62%) Retail
4 74 (8.39%) Law
5 50 (5.67%) Marketing
6 38 (4.31%) Manufacturing
7 34 (3.85%) Public Sector
8 33 (3.74%) Banking
9 24 (2.72%) Legal
10 23 (2.61%) Automotive
11 21 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
12 15 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (1.47%) Telecoms
15 12 (1.36%) Games
15 12 (1.36%) General Ledger
16 11 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
17 9 (1.02%) Electronics
18 8 (0.91%) Local Government
18 8 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (23.70%) Developer
2 174 (19.73%) Analyst
3 77 (8.73%) Business Analyst
4 60 (6.80%) Software Engineer
5 55 (6.24%) Project Manager
6 46 (5.22%) Consultant
7 44 (4.99%) IT Manager
8 29 (3.29%) IT Analyst
9 26 (2.95%) Senior Developer
10 24 (2.72%) Senior Software Engineer
11 23 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 23 (2.61%) C# Developer
11 23 (2.61%) Software Developer
12 20 (2.27%) .NET Developer
12 20 (2.27%) Architect
12 20 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (2.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 20 (2.27%) Support Analyst
13 19 (2.15%) C++ Software Engineer
13 19 (2.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.27%) .NET
2 51 (5.78%) ASP.NET
3 46 (5.22%) HTML
4 42 (4.76%) .NET Core
4 42 (4.76%) CSS
5 33 (3.74%) Node.js
6 27 (3.06%) jQuery
7 26 (2.95%) AngularJS
7 26 (2.95%) REST
8 25 (2.83%) Web Services
9 24 (2.72%) .NET Framework
10 23 (2.61%) React
11 22 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (2.49%) RESTful
12 20 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
13 19 (2.15%) JSON
14 18 (2.04%) Spring
15 14 (1.59%) XML
16 13 (1.47%) Vue.js
17 11 (1.25%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.67%) Management Information System
2 41 (4.65%) User Experience
3 22 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.36%) Housing Association
7 11 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.25%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.91%) Replication
9 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.79%) Social Media
11 6 (0.68%) Clustering
11 6 (0.68%) FMCG
11 6 (0.68%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.68%) IVR
12 5 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.57%) AS400
12 5 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.94%) Windows
2 37 (4.20%) Linux
3 28 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (0.79%) Unix
7 7 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.23%) AIX
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
3 108 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (11.90%) Project Management
5 100 (11.34%) Software Engineering
6 98 (11.11%) ERP
7 88 (9.98%) DevOps
8 85 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (9.07%) Analytics
10 76 (8.62%) Fintech
10 76 (8.62%) Scrum
11 73 (8.28%) Project Delivery
12 69 (7.82%) ITIL
12 69 (7.82%) Microservices
13 66 (7.48%) Business Analysis
14 59 (6.69%) Test Automation
15 57 (6.46%) Mentoring
16 54 (6.12%) PRINCE2
17 47 (5.33%) Service Delivery
18 45 (5.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 180 (20.41%) SQL
2 123 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 100 (11.34%) C#
4 75 (8.50%) Java
5 72 (8.16%) Python
6 58 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 36 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 24 (2.72%) C
9 20 (2.27%) C++
9 20 (2.27%) VBA
10 19 (2.15%) R
11 18 (2.04%) PHP
12 17 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.36%) Java 8
13 12 (1.36%) Ruby
13 12 (1.36%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.68%) Go
16 6 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (6.46%) Degree
2 21 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.93%) ISEB
4 13 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.57%) ACCA
9 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.45%) CIMA
10 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.34%) CBAP
11 3 (0.34%) CCNA
11 3 (0.34%) CISA
11 3 (0.34%) HNC
11 3 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.33%) QA
2 40 (4.54%) PMO
3 24 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.72%) SLA
4 18 (2.04%) GDPR
5 13 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.91%) P3O
8 7 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.45%) NIST
11 3 (0.34%) COBIT
11 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.23%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.23%) GRC
12 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.23%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.11%) Basel III
13 1 (0.11%) IFRS
13 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 48 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.08%) Docker
3 22 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.70%) XenApp
5 8 (0.91%) vSphere
6 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.45%) HDFS
8 3 (0.34%) Firmware
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 19 (2.15%) Ansible
2 16 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.70%) Terraform
4 13 (1.47%) SCCM
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.68%) WSUS
7 4 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (0.23%) WMI
9 2 (0.23%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.11%) Puppet
10 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 188 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.26%) Oracle
3 52 (5.90%) SAP
4 33 (3.74%) VMware
5 18 (2.04%) Cisco
5 18 (2.04%) Citrix
6 17 (1.93%) Sun
7 14 (1.59%) JD Edwards
8 12 (1.36%) Google
9 11 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.13%) Adobe
10 10 (1.13%) Alteryx
10 10 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.02%) Cognos
11 9 (1.02%) HubSpot
11 9 (1.02%) Sage
12 7 (0.79%) Avaya
12 7 (0.79%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.79%) Meraki
12 7 (0.79%) SonicWALL