Period
to 1 March 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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 807 1,282 1,784
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.69% 12.91% 14.64%
As % of the General category 32.18% 39.12% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 710 1,130 1,417
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,700 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £76,100
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 2,508 3,277 4,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.33% 32.99% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,802 2,535 3,370
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 -7 476 £49,000 -2.00% 145
East Midlands +1 330 £47,500 - 77
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 261 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (18.96%) Azure
3 144 (17.84%) SQL
4 135 (16.73%) Microsoft
5 128 (15.86%) JavaScript
6 121 (14.99%) .NET
7 113 (14.00%) DevOps
8 111 (13.75%) AWS
9 100 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 99 (12.27%) Software Engineering
11 98 (12.14%) C#
12 88 (10.90%) Project Management
13 86 (10.66%) Microservices
14 84 (10.41%) Java
15 80 (9.91%) SQL Server
15 80 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
16 78 (9.67%) Fintech
17 77 (9.54%) Analytics
18 72 (8.92%) Scrum
19 63 (7.81%) ERP
19 63 (7.81%) Test Automation
19 63 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
20 62 (7.68%) QA
21 61 (7.56%) Degree
21 61 (7.56%) ITIL
22 60 (7.43%) Project Delivery
23 59 (7.31%) User Experience
24 56 (6.94%) Relational Database
25 55 (6.82%) Windows

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 34 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.10%) Confluence
3 18 (2.23%) IIS
4 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.37%) CMS
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.37%) nginx
7 3 (0.37%) WordPress
8 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.12%) Adobe XD
5 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (3.47%) NetSuite
2 15 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.73%) SAP FI
4 9 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 9 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.99%) Magento
5 8 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.99%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (0.99%) SAP PSCD
5 8 (0.99%) Shopify
6 7 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.74%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.62%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 153 (18.96%) Azure
2 111 (13.75%) AWS
3 51 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 41 (5.08%) Microsoft 365
5 31 (3.84%) SaaS
6 21 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (2.60%) IaaS
6 21 (2.60%) PaaS
7 17 (2.11%) GCP
8 13 (1.61%) Smartsheet
9 12 (1.49%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.36%) Power Automate
11 10 (1.24%) GitHub
11 10 (1.24%) Serverless
12 9 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.99%) Force.com
13 8 (0.99%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.62%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.23%) Firewall
2 11 (1.36%) DNS
3 10 (1.24%) DHCP
3 10 (1.24%) VLAN
3 10 (1.24%) WebEx
4 8 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.99%) VoIP
4 8 (0.99%) VPN
4 8 (0.99%) Wireless
5 7 (0.87%) AMQP
5 7 (0.87%) Broadband
5 7 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.74%) LAN
6 6 (0.74%) WAN
7 5 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.62%) SAN
8 4 (0.50%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.37%) 4G
9 3 (0.37%) Internet
9 3 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 47 (5.82%) Power BI
4 30 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.85%) MySQL
7 22 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (2.35%) Big Data
9 18 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.98%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.61%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.49%) HBase
13 11 (1.36%) Data Lake
13 11 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.12%) Spark SQL
15 8 (0.99%) Impala
15 8 (0.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (5.95%) JIRA
2 22 (2.73%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.49%) Selenium
5 9 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.87%) Grunt
8 6 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.74%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.62%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.50%) gulp
10 4 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.37%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.37%) MSTest
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 53 (6.57%) Marketing
2 52 (6.44%) Public Sector
3 46 (5.70%) Law
3 46 (5.70%) Retail
4 30 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 29 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.22%) Banking
7 20 (2.48%) Electronics
8 15 (1.86%) Automotive
8 15 (1.86%) Legal
9 14 (1.73%) Games
10 11 (1.36%) Billing
11 9 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.87%) Advertising
13 7 (0.87%) Back Office
14 4 (0.50%) Front Office
15 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.25%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 188 (23.30%) Developer
2 126 (15.61%) Analyst
3 52 (6.44%) Software Engineer
4 45 (5.58%) Consultant
5 43 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 40 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 38 (4.71%) Architect
8 31 (3.84%) Administrator
8 31 (3.84%) C# Developer
9 29 (3.59%) Senior Developer
10 26 (3.22%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.10%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.97%) Lead Developer
12 24 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
13 22 (2.73%) Java Developer
13 22 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
14 21 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.60%) Senior Linux Engineer
15 20 (2.48%) C Software Engineer
15 20 (2.48%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (14.99%) .NET
2 53 (6.57%) ASP.NET
3 52 (6.44%) REST
4 49 (6.07%) CSS
5 48 (5.95%) .NET Core
5 48 (5.95%) HTML
6 42 (5.20%) Web Services
7 41 (5.08%) JSON
8 38 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 32 (3.97%) Node.js
10 28 (3.47%) React
10 28 (3.47%) XML
11 24 (2.97%) RESTful
12 23 (2.85%) SOAP
13 20 (2.48%) Spring
14 19 (2.35%) .NET Framework
15 16 (1.98%) Middleware
16 15 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (1.61%) Kafka
18 11 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.31%) User Experience
3 38 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.12%) Replication
11 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.74%) Social Media
13 5 (0.62%) Clustering
14 4 (0.50%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.50%) PlayStation
15 3 (0.37%) CMDB
15 3 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.82%) Windows
2 31 (3.84%) Linux
3 26 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.24%) Unix
5 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (14.00%) DevOps
3 100 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (12.27%) Software Engineering
5 88 (10.90%) Project Management
6 86 (10.66%) Microservices
7 80 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
8 78 (9.67%) Fintech
9 77 (9.54%) Analytics
10 72 (8.92%) Scrum
11 63 (7.81%) ERP
11 63 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
11 63 (7.81%) Test Automation
12 61 (7.56%) ITIL
13 60 (7.43%) Project Delivery
14 48 (5.95%) Requirements Gathering
15 45 (5.58%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.45%) Change Management
16 44 (5.45%) PRINCE2
17 43 (5.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.84%) SQL
2 128 (15.86%) JavaScript
3 98 (12.14%) C#
4 84 (10.41%) Java
5 55 (6.82%) Python
6 44 (5.45%) T-SQL
7 30 (3.72%) C
7 30 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.73%) C++
9 14 (1.73%) PHP
10 12 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.49%) R
11 9 (1.12%) Java 8
11 9 (1.12%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.12%) VB
12 8 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.99%) VBA
13 6 (0.74%) Ruby
14 4 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (7.56%) Degree
2 17 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.86%) ISEB
4 10 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.62%) CISSP
8 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.62%) PMP
9 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.50%) CISA
9 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.37%) APMP
10 3 (0.37%) CCNA
10 3 (0.37%) CRISC
10 3 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.68%) QA
2 31 (3.84%) PMO
3 17 (2.11%) GDPR
3 17 (2.11%) SLA
4 12 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.74%) P3O
8 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.37%) NIST
10 2 (0.25%) COBIT
10 2 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.25%) NCSC
11 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.12%) GxP
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 34 (4.21%) Docker
2 27 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.36%) XenApp
6 8 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.99%) HDFS
6 8 (0.99%) vSphere
7 6 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.50%) Varnish
8 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.25%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.25%) Firmware
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.60%) Ansible
2 19 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.23%) Terraform
4 8 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (0.99%) SCCM
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) WSUS
8 2 (0.25%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.12%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.12%) Grafana
9 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.12%) Packer
9 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 135 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.82%) SAP
3 50 (6.20%) Oracle
4 25 (3.10%) VMware
5 17 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.86%) Google
7 14 (1.73%) Sun
8 13 (1.61%) Citrix
9 12 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.36%) Cisco
10 11 (1.36%) HubSpot
10 11 (1.36%) Sage
11 10 (1.24%) Adobe
11 10 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.24%) Xero
12 9 (1.12%) Cadence
12 9 (1.12%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.99%) Dell
13 8 (0.99%) HP
13 8 (0.99%) WooCommerce