Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 2,228 2,327 3,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.60% 15.57% 16.67%
As % of the General category 44.37% 41.90% 43.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 1,810 2,242
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,275 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 5,021 5,554 7,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 37.41% 37.17% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,784 4,382 5,265
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,075 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +6 1,433 £45,000 - 225
East Midlands +2 780 £45,000 - 159
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 587 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (20.56%) SQL
3 430 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 325 (14.59%) SQL Server
5 284 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
6 277 (12.43%) Project Management
7 269 (12.07%) JavaScript
8 267 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
9 265 (11.89%) Java
10 261 (11.71%) C#
11 252 (11.31%) .NET
12 246 (11.04%) Retail
13 232 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 229 (10.28%) ITIL
15 215 (9.65%) HTML
16 205 (9.20%) Oracle
17 203 (9.11%) SAP
18 199 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
19 198 (8.89%) Degree
20 179 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
21 176 (7.90%) ERP
22 172 (7.72%) CRM
22 172 (7.72%) CSS
23 171 (7.68%) Windows
24 169 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
25 168 (7.54%) Manufacturing
26 165 (7.41%) Banking
27 161 (7.23%) Mentoring
28 147 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
29 146 (6.55%) Scrum

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 65 (2.92%) CMS
2 57 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 44 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.26%) IIS
5 25 (1.12%) SAS
6 23 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 14 (0.63%) Confluence
10 13 (0.58%) Anypoint
10 13 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.49%) Mule
12 10 (0.45%) Sitefinity
13 9 (0.40%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.40%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.31%) Apache
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 169 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.27%) UserZoom
9 5 (0.22%) SPSS
10 4 (0.18%) InVision
11 2 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.090%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.045%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.045%) Mingle
12 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.045%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 77 (3.46%) Dynamics AX
2 38 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 37 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 33 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (1.48%) SAP FI
5 30 (1.35%) NetSuite
5 30 (1.35%) SAP CO
5 30 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (1.08%) SAP APO
7 13 (0.58%) SAP QM
7 13 (0.58%) SAP SCM
8 12 (0.54%) HFM
8 12 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.54%) SAP EWM
9 9 (0.40%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.40%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.36%) FastStats
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.36%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 179 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (4.17%) Office 365
4 66 (2.96%) SaaS
5 54 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (1.75%) IaaS
6 39 (1.75%) PaaS
7 28 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.81%) Serverless
10 17 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (0.72%) GitHub
12 8 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.27%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.22%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.83%) LAN
2 62 (2.78%) Internet
3 49 (2.20%) WAN
4 42 (1.89%) Firewall
5 39 (1.75%) SAN
6 37 (1.66%) TCP/IP
7 34 (1.53%) DNS
8 32 (1.44%) DHCP
9 26 (1.17%) Wireless
10 24 (1.08%) HTTP
11 23 (1.03%) SSL
12 20 (0.90%) Ethernet
13 17 (0.76%) Network Security
13 17 (0.76%) VoIP
14 11 (0.49%) WebEx
15 10 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.45%) IPsec
15 10 (0.45%) MPLS
15 10 (0.45%) VPN
16 8 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (3.01%) Big Data
5 59 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 47 (2.11%) NoSQL
9 46 (2.06%) Power BI
10 33 (1.48%) MySQL
11 28 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.17%) Essbase
13 25 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.12%) SAP HANA
14 22 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.85%) HBase
15 19 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 59 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 57 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (2.47%) Selenium
4 52 (2.33%) Maven
5 50 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 47 (2.11%) JIRA
7 45 (2.02%) Visual Studio
8 38 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.30%) Gradle
10 25 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (1.08%) webpack
12 21 (0.94%) JUnit
13 18 (0.81%) Subversion
14 17 (0.76%) Jasmine
14 17 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
15 16 (0.72%) WebDriver
16 15 (0.67%) PhantomJS
17 14 (0.63%) SpecFlow
18 12 (0.54%) Grunt
18 12 (0.54%) gulp
General
1 246 (11.04%) Retail
2 168 (7.54%) Manufacturing
3 165 (7.41%) Banking
4 110 (4.94%) Marketing
5 99 (4.44%) Games
6 87 (3.90%) Legal
7 86 (3.86%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.06%) Publishing
9 42 (1.89%) Advertising
10 33 (1.48%) Billing
11 21 (0.94%) Electronics
12 18 (0.81%) Automotive
12 18 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.72%) Law
13 16 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.54%) Back Office
14 12 (0.54%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 446 (20.02%) Developer
2 369 (16.56%) Analyst
3 201 (9.02%) Consultant
4 196 (8.80%) Project Manager
5 174 (7.81%) Architect
6 139 (6.24%) Business Analyst
7 111 (4.98%) Senior Developer
8 96 (4.31%) C# Developer
9 82 (3.68%) .NET Developer
10 81 (3.64%) IT Manager
11 72 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
12 70 (3.14%) Administrator
13 69 (3.10%) Java Developer
14 67 (3.01%) SQL Developer
15 65 (2.92%) Software Engineer
16 62 (2.78%) Service Manager
17 59 (2.65%) Graduate
18 54 (2.42%) Senior Manager
19 51 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
20 48 (2.15%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (11.31%) .NET
2 215 (9.65%) HTML
3 172 (7.72%) CSS
4 108 (4.85%) AngularJS
5 105 (4.71%) Web Services
6 89 (3.99%) REST
6 89 (3.99%) RESTful
7 87 (3.90%) ASP.NET
8 82 (3.68%) HTML5
8 82 (3.68%) JSON
9 74 (3.32%) jQuery
10 63 (2.83%) .NET Framework
11 61 (2.74%) Node.js
12 54 (2.42%) LINQ
12 54 (2.42%) SOAP
13 53 (2.38%) Entity Framework
14 52 (2.33%) Spring
15 45 (2.02%) React
16 41 (1.84%) Hibernate
16 41 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 284 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 98 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 98 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 88 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 80 (3.59%) User Experience
6 74 (3.32%) Fintech
7 64 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.62%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.85%) PMI
13 18 (0.81%) FMCG
14 17 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.63%) AS400
15 14 (0.63%) Internet of Things
16 13 (0.58%) Clustering
16 13 (0.58%) Credit Risk
17 12 (0.54%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 171 (7.68%) Windows
2 79 (3.55%) Linux
3 75 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 47 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 46 (2.06%) Unix
6 33 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 30 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.81%) Android
10 18 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.40%) SUSE
13 7 (0.31%) CentOS
13 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.18%) AIX
16 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.090%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (12.43%) Project Management
3 267 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
4 232 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 229 (10.28%) ITIL
6 199 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
7 176 (7.90%) ERP
8 172 (7.72%) CRM
9 161 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 147 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 146 (6.55%) Scrum
12 143 (6.42%) PRINCE2
13 139 (6.24%) Waterfall
14 136 (6.10%) Analytics
15 133 (5.97%) MVC
15 133 (5.97%) Test Automation
16 130 (5.83%) Software Engineering
17 112 (5.03%) Change Management
17 112 (5.03%) Coaching
17 112 (5.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 458 (20.56%) SQL
2 269 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 265 (11.89%) Java
4 261 (11.71%) C#
5 92 (4.13%) Python
6 65 (2.92%) T-SQL
7 45 (2.02%) C++
8 39 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 35 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 32 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 31 (1.39%) TypeScript
12 29 (1.30%) C
13 28 (1.26%) VB
14 22 (0.99%) Perl
14 22 (0.99%) Scala
15 21 (0.94%) Java 8
16 20 (0.90%) VBA
17 17 (0.76%) ABAP
17 17 (0.76%) PHP
17 17 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 198 (8.89%) Degree
2 73 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 60 (2.69%) ISEB
5 55 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (1.75%) BC Cleared
7 34 (1.53%) DBS Check
8 33 (1.48%) MCP
9 31 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 29 (1.30%) ACCA
11 27 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.08%) CIMA
13 23 (1.03%) PMI Certification
13 23 (1.03%) SC Cleared
14 21 (0.94%) APMP
14 21 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (0.90%) MCPD
16 19 (0.85%) MCSE
17 18 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.07%) QA
2 89 (3.99%) SLA
3 72 (3.23%) PMO
4 64 (2.87%) GDPR
5 48 (2.15%) Data Quality
6 46 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 43 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 35 (1.57%) COBIT
9 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.13%) IFRS
11 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.090%) DO-160
12 2 (0.090%) P3O
13 1 (0.045%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.045%) MiFID
13 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.80%) Docker
4 38 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.36%) Firmware
9 7 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.22%) HDFS
11 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.13%) vSphere
13 2 (0.090%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.090%) XenApp
14 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.045%) Xen
14 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (2.11%) SCCM
2 25 (1.12%) Puppet
3 22 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.72%) WSUS
5 10 (0.45%) Oozie
6 9 (0.40%) Ansible
6 9 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.27%) RSA enVision
8 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.22%) Mesos
9 5 (0.22%) rkt
9 5 (0.22%) Terraform
10 4 (0.18%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.18%) SmoothWall
11 3 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.13%) Nagios
11 3 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 430 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 205 (9.20%) Oracle
3 203 (9.11%) SAP
4 71 (3.19%) VMware
5 52 (2.33%) Cisco
6 39 (1.75%) JD Edwards
7 33 (1.48%) Google
7 33 (1.48%) Sage
8 28 (1.26%) Adobe
8 28 (1.26%) Remedy
9 27 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.17%) Infor
11 23 (1.03%) Informatica
12 22 (0.99%) Epicor
13 21 (0.94%) Hyperion
14 20 (0.90%) Citrix
15 19 (0.85%) CheckPoint
15 19 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.81%) Tableau
17 16 (0.72%) NetApp