Period
to 14 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 508 751 1,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.43% 12.72% 13.76%
As % of the General category 29.79% 38.89% 35.60%
Number of salaries quoted 381 595 841
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +4.40%
75th Percentile £58,750 £66,625 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £72,500
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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,705 1,931 3,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.00% 32.70% 38.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 1,490 2,230
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £25,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%
75th Percentile £59,847 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 April 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
Birmingham -7 216 £50,000 -9.09% 74
Wolverhampton +2 54 £45,000 -14.69% 8
Staffordshire +25 43 £51,000 +20.00% 15
Solihull -5 33 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Warwickshire -16 33 £49,000 -10.91% 12
Coventry -9 24 £36,000 -25.77% 13
Worcestershire -2 22 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Shropshire -17 17 £32,966 -17.58% 7
Herefordshire -1 15 £42,500 -19.05% 3
West Bromwich +2 3 £32,500 -16.13% 3
Walsall - 1 £85,000 - 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £70,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 156 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 116 (22.83%) SQL
4 91 (17.91%) Azure
5 84 (16.54%) Project Management
6 70 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (12.99%) ITIL
9 63 (12.40%) SQL Server
10 57 (11.22%) Microsoft 365
11 55 (10.83%) Power Platform
12 54 (10.63%) Power BI
12 54 (10.63%) Analytics
12 54 (10.63%) Project Delivery
13 53 (10.43%) Windows
14 52 (10.24%) .NET
14 52 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
15 51 (10.04%) Microsoft Excel
16 46 (9.06%) ERP
17 45 (8.86%) PRINCE2
17 45 (8.86%) Requirements Gathering
18 43 (8.46%) Active Directory
18 43 (8.46%) DevOps
19 42 (8.27%) SharePoint
19 42 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
20 41 (8.07%) SAP
20 41 (8.07%) Scrum
21 37 (7.28%) C#
22 36 (7.09%) Service Delivery

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 42 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.92%) Confluence
3 11 (2.17%) IIS
4 8 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.59%) CMS
7 3 (0.59%) WordPress
8 2 (0.39%) Apache
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (10.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.57%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.79%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.77%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.77%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (1.57%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (1.18%) Magento
5 6 (1.18%) SAP Business One
5 6 (1.18%) SAP FI-CA
5 6 (1.18%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (1.18%) Shopify
6 5 (0.98%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.79%) Bond Adapt
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (17.91%) Azure
2 57 (11.22%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (10.83%) Power Platform
4 29 (5.71%) SaaS
5 27 (5.31%) AWS
6 18 (3.54%) PaaS
7 17 (3.35%) IaaS
7 17 (3.35%) Smartsheet
8 14 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (1.97%) GitHub
11 9 (1.77%) PowerApps
12 8 (1.57%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.57%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.79%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.59%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.59%) Force.com
14 3 (0.59%) GCP
15 2 (0.39%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.39%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.94%) Firewall
2 16 (3.15%) WebEx
3 11 (2.17%) DHCP
3 11 (2.17%) DNS
3 11 (2.17%) LAN
3 11 (2.17%) WAN
4 9 (1.77%) VLAN
4 9 (1.77%) VoIP
5 8 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.57%) VPN
6 7 (1.38%) SAN
6 7 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.98%) AMQP
9 4 (0.79%) Broadband
9 4 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.59%) Wireless
11 2 (0.39%) Internet
12 1 (0.20%) Network Security
12 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.63%) Power BI
3 21 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.97%) MySQL
8 8 (1.57%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.18%) Tableau
11 5 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.98%) Redis
12 4 (0.79%) OLAP
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (7.09%) JIRA
2 16 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.97%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.38%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.98%) Selenium
7 5 (0.98%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.59%) GitLab
9 3 (0.59%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.59%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.39%) JMeter
10 2 (0.39%) Maven
10 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.39%) TestRail
11 1 (0.20%) FishEye
11 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.20%) RStudio
General
1 35 (6.89%) Law
2 33 (6.50%) Public Sector
3 29 (5.71%) Retail
4 28 (5.51%) Marketing
5 27 (5.31%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.13%) Banking
7 20 (3.94%) Automotive
8 16 (3.15%) Legal
9 14 (2.76%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.17%) Electronics
11 9 (1.77%) Billing
12 7 (1.38%) Advertising
12 7 (1.38%) Back Office
12 7 (1.38%) Games
13 5 (0.98%) Housing Association
13 5 (0.98%) Local Government
14 4 (0.79%) Front Office
14 4 (0.79%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.39%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 123 (24.21%) Analyst
2 79 (15.55%) Developer
3 43 (8.46%) Business Analyst
4 40 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 30 (5.91%) Consultant
5 30 (5.91%) IT Manager
6 23 (4.53%) IT Analyst
7 21 (4.13%) Support Analyst
8 18 (3.54%) Service Manager
9 16 (3.15%) Architect
9 16 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
9 16 (3.15%) Service Delivery Manager
9 16 (3.15%) Software Engineer
10 15 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (2.76%) .NET Developer
11 14 (2.76%) Designer
12 13 (2.56%) Applications Support
12 13 (2.56%) Data Analyst
12 13 (2.56%) Senior Developer
12 13 (2.56%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.24%) .NET
2 29 (5.71%) HTML
3 25 (4.92%) CSS
4 22 (4.33%) ASP.NET
5 19 (3.74%) REST
6 16 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (2.95%) .NET Framework
8 14 (2.76%) .NET Core
8 14 (2.76%) Web Services
9 11 (2.17%) Pandas
9 11 (2.17%) XML
10 10 (1.97%) Kafka
10 10 (1.97%) Spring
11 9 (1.77%) jQuery
11 9 (1.77%) RESTful
12 8 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.57%) React
12 8 (1.57%) Vue.js
13 7 (1.38%) YAML
14 6 (1.18%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.53%) User Experience
4 13 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.77%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.57%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.57%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.38%) Replication
7 7 (1.38%) Social Media
8 6 (1.18%) Clustering
8 6 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.98%) FMCG
10 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) PMI
12 2 (0.39%) CMDB
12 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.39%) NHS
12 2 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.43%) Windows
2 27 (5.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.38%) Linux
7 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.98%) Unix
9 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.54%) Project Management
3 70 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
5 66 (12.99%) ITIL
6 54 (10.63%) Analytics
6 54 (10.63%) Project Delivery
7 52 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (9.06%) ERP
9 45 (8.86%) PRINCE2
9 45 (8.86%) Requirements Gathering
10 43 (8.46%) DevOps
11 41 (8.07%) Scrum
12 36 (7.09%) Service Delivery
13 35 (6.89%) Business Analysis
13 35 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (6.89%) Mentoring
14 34 (6.69%) Service Management
15 31 (6.10%) Data Analysis
16 30 (5.91%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.83%) SQL
2 37 (7.28%) C#
3 34 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.51%) T-SQL
5 26 (5.12%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.13%) Java
6 21 (4.13%) Python
7 15 (2.95%) VBA
8 10 (1.97%) R
9 7 (1.38%) C
9 7 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (1.38%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.79%) PHP
11 4 (0.79%) VB
11 4 (0.79%) VB6
12 3 (0.59%) Java 8
12 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.39%) COBOL
13 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (5.91%) Degree
2 18 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.95%) ISEB
4 13 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.59%) APMP
9 3 (0.59%) CCNA
9 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 2 (0.39%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.39%) MBA
10 2 (0.39%) MCITP
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.69%) PMO
2 19 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 17 (3.35%) GDPR
4 11 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.97%) SLA
6 7 (1.38%) P3O
7 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.79%) NIST
8 4 (0.79%) QA
9 3 (0.59%) COBIT
9 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.59%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.39%) GRC
11 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.20%) NCSC
11 1 (0.20%) SOC 1
System Software
1 43 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.15%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.15%) XenApp
4 14 (2.76%) Docker
5 8 (1.57%) vSphere
6 6 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.59%) Firmware
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.20%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.20%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.17%) Ansible
1 11 (2.17%) SCCM
2 9 (1.77%) Terraform
3 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.79%) WSUS
5 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.20%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.20%) Packer
6 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.07%) SAP
3 33 (6.50%) VMware
4 29 (5.71%) Oracle
5 20 (3.94%) Citrix
6 16 (3.15%) Cisco
7 13 (2.56%) HubSpot
8 11 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.97%) Alteryx
10 8 (1.57%) Adobe
10 8 (1.57%) Cognos
10 8 (1.57%) Dell
10 8 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.57%) Sage
10 8 (1.57%) Xero
11 7 (1.38%) Avaya
11 7 (1.38%) HP
12 6 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.18%) IBM
12 6 (1.18%) Salesforce.com