Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 599 1,491 2,068
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.78% 13.26% 15.84%
As % of the General category 37.37% 39.11% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 503 1,300 1,660
Median annual salary £49,000 £49,362 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.73% +7.31% -3.16%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%

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 1,603 3,812 5,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 34.19% 33.91% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,227 2,868 3,859
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +6.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -2 356 £49,500 +2.06% 122
East Midlands +1 242 £47,500 -5.00% 68
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 192 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (19.70%) Azure
3 102 (17.03%) DevOps
4 99 (16.53%) SQL
5 98 (16.36%) AWS
6 97 (16.19%) Microsoft
7 85 (14.19%) .NET
8 84 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (13.19%) JavaScript
10 75 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 72 (12.02%) C#
12 65 (10.85%) Microservices
13 62 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (10.02%) Project Management
15 59 (9.85%) Scrum
16 57 (9.52%) ITIL
17 56 (9.35%) Java
17 56 (9.35%) SQL Server
18 55 (9.18%) Analytics
19 50 (8.35%) REST
20 49 (8.18%) Relational Database
21 48 (8.01%) ERP
22 45 (7.51%) Oracle
22 45 (7.51%) CSS
22 45 (7.51%) Software Engineering
22 45 (7.51%) Degree
22 45 (7.51%) User Experience
22 45 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
23 43 (7.18%) HTML
24 42 (7.01%) Web Services

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 22 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.17%) Confluence
3 9 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.00%) IIS
5 6 (1.00%) nginx
6 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.33%) Simulink
7 2 (0.33%) Sketch
8 1 (0.17%) InVision
8 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) NetSuite
2 9 (1.50%) Odoo
3 8 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.00%) Magento
4 6 (1.00%) Shopify
5 5 (0.83%) Eikon
5 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.83%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.83%) SAP FI-CA
5 5 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.50%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.33%) SAP PP-PI
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 118 (19.70%) Azure
2 98 (16.36%) AWS
3 40 (6.68%) Power Platform
4 34 (5.68%) SaaS
5 24 (4.01%) Office 365
6 18 (3.01%) GCP
7 17 (2.84%) IaaS
8 16 (2.67%) PaaS
9 13 (2.17%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.50%) Force.com
11 9 (1.50%) Serverless
12 8 (1.34%) GitHub
12 8 (1.34%) Smartsheet
13 7 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (1.00%) npm
15 5 (0.83%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) Firewall
2 8 (1.34%) AMQP
3 6 (1.00%) DNS
3 6 (1.00%) WebEx
4 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) VLAN
5 4 (0.67%) WAN
5 4 (0.67%) Wireless
6 3 (0.50%) DHCP
6 3 (0.50%) HTTP
6 3 (0.50%) Internet
6 3 (0.50%) LAN
6 3 (0.50%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.50%) VoIP
6 3 (0.50%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.33%) 4G
7 2 (0.33%) Network Security
7 2 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.18%) Relational Database
3 38 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (6.01%) Power BI
5 28 (4.67%) Hadoop
5 28 (4.67%) MySQL
6 27 (4.51%) Big Data
7 23 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (3.34%) NoSQL
10 19 (3.17%) HBase
11 16 (2.67%) Data Lake
12 14 (2.34%) Apache Hive
12 14 (2.34%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (2.17%) Spark SQL
14 12 (2.00%) Impala
14 12 (2.00%) Tableau
15 11 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (6.68%) JIRA
2 17 (2.84%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.67%) Selenium
5 8 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.00%) Grunt
6 6 (1.00%) gulp
6 6 (1.00%) jspm
6 6 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.83%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.67%) Maven
9 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.33%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.33%) FishEye
10 2 (0.33%) MSTest
General
1 42 (7.01%) Public Sector
2 30 (5.01%) Marketing
3 28 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.34%) Law
4 26 (4.34%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.51%) Banking
6 17 (2.84%) Electronics
7 15 (2.50%) Retail
8 11 (1.84%) Automotive
9 9 (1.50%) Legal
10 7 (1.17%) Billing
10 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.17%) Games
11 6 (1.00%) Back Office
12 5 (0.83%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Social Housing
14 2 (0.33%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.33%) Local Government
14 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (19.87%) Developer
2 101 (16.86%) Analyst
3 41 (6.84%) Architect
4 33 (5.51%) Business Analyst
5 30 (5.01%) Project Manager
6 27 (4.51%) Consultant
7 25 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 24 (4.01%) C# Developer
9 22 (3.67%) Lead Developer
10 21 (3.51%) Administrator
10 21 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (3.01%) .NET Developer
11 18 (3.01%) IT Analyst
12 17 (2.84%) Software Engineer
13 14 (2.34%) Development Manager
14 13 (2.17%) Azure Engineer
15 12 (2.00%) Delivery Manager
15 12 (2.00%) Java Developer
16 11 (1.84%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.19%) .NET
2 50 (8.35%) REST
3 45 (7.51%) CSS
4 43 (7.18%) HTML
5 42 (7.01%) Web Services
6 37 (6.18%) JSON
7 36 (6.01%) .NET Core
8 28 (4.67%) AngularJS
9 26 (4.34%) ASP.NET
10 23 (3.84%) SOAP
11 21 (3.51%) .NET Framework
12 20 (3.34%) XML
13 19 (3.17%) RESTful
14 18 (3.01%) Middleware
15 16 (2.67%) Node.js
16 15 (2.50%) Kafka
17 14 (2.34%) Spring
18 12 (2.00%) React
19 8 (1.34%) Spring Boot
20 7 (1.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.51%) User Experience
3 26 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.84%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.67%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.50%) Replication
10 8 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.00%) FMCG
13 5 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.83%) PlayStation
14 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.67%) Wiki
15 3 (0.50%) Virtual Team
16 2 (0.33%) HP Storage
16 2 (0.33%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.84%) Windows
2 18 (3.01%) Linux
3 17 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.84%) Unix
5 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.03%) DevOps
3 75 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (10.85%) Microservices
5 62 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (10.02%) Project Management
7 59 (9.85%) Scrum
8 57 (9.52%) ITIL
9 55 (9.18%) Analytics
10 48 (8.01%) ERP
11 45 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (7.51%) Software Engineering
12 40 (6.68%) Change Management
13 37 (6.18%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.01%) ETL
15 35 (5.84%) Project Delivery
15 35 (5.84%) Requirements Gathering
16 33 (5.51%) Fintech
17 32 (5.34%) Change Control
17 32 (5.34%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 99 (16.53%) SQL
2 79 (13.19%) JavaScript
3 72 (12.02%) C#
4 56 (9.35%) Java
5 41 (6.84%) Python
6 26 (4.34%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.50%) C
8 14 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.67%) PHP
10 9 (1.50%) C++
10 9 (1.50%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.17%) Scala
12 7 (1.17%) VB
13 4 (0.67%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.67%) Go
13 4 (0.67%) R
14 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (7.51%) Degree
2 12 (2.00%) CISSP
3 9 (1.50%) CISM
4 7 (1.17%) ISEB
5 6 (1.00%) CISA
5 6 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.83%) CIMA
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.67%) MCSE
7 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.67%) PMP
7 4 (0.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.01%) PMO
2 40 (6.68%) QA
3 12 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.34%) GDPR
4 8 (1.34%) SLA
5 5 (0.83%) NIST
5 5 (0.83%) P3O
5 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.33%) IFRS
7 2 (0.33%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.17%) Basel III
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) GMP
8 1 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (3.51%) Docker
2 16 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.17%) HDFS
3 13 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.17%) Varnish
6 3 (0.50%) XenApp
6 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.33%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.33%) vCloud
7 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.51%) Kubernetes
1 21 (3.51%) Terraform
2 20 (3.34%) Ansible
3 12 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
4 10 (1.67%) SCCM
5 5 (0.83%) Packer
6 4 (0.67%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.50%) Control-M
7 3 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.50%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 97 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.51%) Oracle
3 39 (6.51%) SAP
4 23 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.84%) Google
5 17 (2.84%) VMware
6 15 (2.50%) Cloudera
6 15 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.50%) Ab Initio
8 8 (1.34%) Cadence
8 8 (1.34%) Teradata
9 6 (1.00%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.00%) WooCommerce
9 6 (1.00%) Xero
10 5 (0.83%) Dell
10 5 (0.83%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.83%) Sun
11 4 (0.67%) Cisco
11 4 (0.67%) NetApp
11 4 (0.67%) Sage