Period
to 14 November 2018

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

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,389 1,548 2,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.27% 15.16% 17.72%
As % of the General category 45.77% 40.23% 45.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,199 1,496
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £27,400 £26,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,035 3,848 4,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.55% 37.67% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 3,013 3,436
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,816
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -2.00% -3.96%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £63,750 £65,000
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 West Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 November 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
Birmingham -1 647 £47,500 - 135
Coventry +10 144 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Staffordshire +15 143 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Warwickshire +10 125 £47,500 +9.20% 33
Solihull +4 80 £45,000 -18.18% 13
Worcestershire +22 50 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Herefordshire +17 43 £49,000 -2.00% 2
Shropshire -18 30 £60,750 +62.00% 10
Wolverhampton +6 29 £40,000 -3.61% 14
Sutton Coldfield -7 24 £37,500 +15.38%
West Bromwich +12 1 £51,000 -4.67%
Walsall -11 1 £47,750 +12.35% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £60,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 -
Finance
England

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

1 326 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (18.29%) SQL
3 251 (18.07%) Microsoft
4 184 (13.25%) Project Management
4 184 (13.25%) SQL Server
5 183 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
6 170 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 155 (11.16%) C#
7 155 (11.16%) ITIL
8 147 (10.58%) .NET
9 145 (10.44%) Microsoft Excel
10 144 (10.37%) JavaScript
11 132 (9.50%) Retail
12 125 (9.00%) HTML
13 124 (8.93%) SAP
14 115 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 115 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
15 113 (8.14%) PRINCE2
16 107 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
16 107 (7.70%) Manufacturing
17 104 (7.49%) CRM
18 96 (6.91%) ERP
19 93 (6.70%) Java
20 92 (6.62%) Oracle
21 91 (6.55%) CSS
21 91 (6.55%) Degree
22 90 (6.48%) Mentoring
23 89 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
24 86 (6.19%) Windows
25 84 (6.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 58 (4.18%) CMS
2 42 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.15%) Anypoint
5 14 (1.01%) Mule
6 13 (0.94%) SAS
6 13 (0.94%) Umbraco
7 9 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.58%) Confluence
9 7 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.50%) IIS
9 7 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.22%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 145 (10.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (6.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.072%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.072%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.072%) Mingle
10 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 32 (2.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (1.58%) SAP APO
3 22 (1.58%) SAP FI
4 20 (1.44%) SAP CO
4 20 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.86%) HFM
6 12 (0.86%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.86%) SAP SCM
7 11 (0.79%) SAP QM
8 10 (0.72%) SAP EWM
9 9 (0.65%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.58%) FastStats
10 8 (0.58%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.50%) SAP PP
12 6 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
12 6 (0.43%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 6 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 115 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.46%) Office 365
4 35 (2.52%) SaaS
5 29 (2.09%) IaaS
6 28 (2.02%) PaaS
7 25 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
8 18 (1.30%) Serverless
9 13 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.43%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (0.36%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.74%) Internet
2 37 (2.66%) LAN
3 35 (2.52%) WAN
4 25 (1.80%) Firewall
5 18 (1.30%) DHCP
6 16 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.08%) DNS
8 13 (0.94%) Network Security
9 11 (0.79%) SAN
9 11 (0.79%) Wireless
10 9 (0.65%) SSL
10 9 (0.65%) VPN
11 8 (0.58%) VoIP
12 7 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (0.50%) DEFINITY
12 7 (0.50%) MPLS
13 6 (0.43%) Extranet
13 6 (0.43%) IPsec
13 6 (0.43%) TETRA
13 6 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (2.59%) Power BI
8 28 (2.02%) Big Data
9 26 (1.87%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.22%) Essbase
12 16 (1.15%) MySQL
12 16 (1.15%) SAP HANA
13 14 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.86%) MS Access
15 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (2.16%) Selenium
2 29 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.73%) Maven
4 23 (1.66%) JIRA
5 21 (1.51%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.22%) Jasmine
6 17 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (1.22%) PhantomJS
6 17 (1.22%) webpack
7 12 (0.86%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.65%) LSMW
10 8 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.43%) JUnit
13 5 (0.36%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.29%) eCATT
14 4 (0.29%) Moq
14 4 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 132 (9.50%) Retail
2 107 (7.70%) Manufacturing
3 57 (4.10%) Games
3 57 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.03%) Banking
5 55 (3.96%) Legal
6 35 (2.52%) Marketing
7 32 (2.30%) Publishing
8 27 (1.94%) Advertising
9 24 (1.73%) Billing
10 21 (1.51%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.22%) Automotive
12 7 (0.50%) Back Office
12 7 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.50%) Law
13 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.22%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 252 (18.14%) Analyst
2 247 (17.78%) Developer
3 144 (10.37%) Project Manager
4 141 (10.15%) Consultant
5 109 (7.85%) Architect
6 90 (6.48%) Business Analyst
7 68 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 65 (4.68%) SAP Consultant
9 60 (4.32%) C# Developer
10 47 (3.38%) Service Manager
11 45 (3.24%) Team Leader
12 44 (3.17%) Senior Manager
13 43 (3.10%) SQL Developer
14 40 (2.88%) Graduate
14 40 (2.88%) IT Manager
15 39 (2.81%) Senior Project Manager
16 37 (2.66%) Graduate Analyst
17 36 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
18 34 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (10.58%) .NET
2 125 (9.00%) HTML
3 91 (6.55%) CSS
4 79 (5.69%) AngularJS
5 63 (4.54%) JSON
6 56 (4.03%) HTML5
6 56 (4.03%) Web Services
7 50 (3.60%) LINQ
8 48 (3.46%) jQuery
9 42 (3.02%) ASP.NET
10 41 (2.95%) REST
11 39 (2.81%) Node.js
12 38 (2.74%) Entity Framework
13 37 (2.66%) SOAP
14 35 (2.52%) RESTful
15 32 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (2.09%) React
17 28 (2.02%) Ajax
18 27 (1.94%) .NET Framework
19 26 (1.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 183 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.54%) Data Centre
2 63 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.66%) User Experience
6 35 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.23%) Fintech
8 25 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.37%) PMI
10 18 (1.30%) FMCG
11 14 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.79%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
15 9 (0.65%) Taxonomies
16 8 (0.58%) IVR
17 7 (0.50%) Clustering
17 7 (0.50%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 86 (6.19%) Windows
2 47 (3.38%) Windows Server
3 43 (3.10%) Linux
4 30 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.66%) Windows 8
7 22 (1.58%) Unix
8 18 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.50%) SUSE
11 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.29%) CentOS
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.22%) AIX
13 3 (0.22%) Android
13 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.072%) Solaris
14 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (13.25%) Project Management
3 170 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 155 (11.16%) ITIL
5 115 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (8.14%) PRINCE2
7 107 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
8 104 (7.49%) CRM
9 96 (6.91%) ERP
10 90 (6.48%) Mentoring
11 83 (5.98%) MVC
12 82 (5.90%) Waterfall
13 81 (5.83%) Change Management
14 72 (5.18%) Business Analysis
15 69 (4.97%) Service Delivery
16 68 (4.90%) Decision-Making
17 65 (4.68%) Analytics
17 65 (4.68%) Performance Management
18 64 (4.61%) Data Protection
19 63 (4.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 254 (18.29%) SQL
2 155 (11.16%) C#
3 144 (10.37%) JavaScript
4 93 (6.70%) Java
5 51 (3.67%) Python
6 41 (2.95%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.16%) C
8 22 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 21 (1.51%) Perl
9 21 (1.51%) VB
10 20 (1.44%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 13 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.72%) ABAP
13 10 (0.72%) VBA
14 9 (0.65%) R
15 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.36%) PHP
15 5 (0.36%) Ruby
16 4 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (6.55%) Degree
2 52 (3.74%) ISEB
3 46 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (2.95%) Security Cleared
5 28 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.51%) APMP
9 19 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.94%) ACCA
13 10 (0.72%) CCNP
13 10 (0.72%) CIMA
13 10 (0.72%) CISSP
13 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.65%) PMP
15 7 (0.50%) CISA
15 7 (0.50%) HNC
16 6 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.18%) GDPR
2 67 (4.82%) QA
3 64 (4.61%) SLA
4 49 (3.53%) PMO
5 32 (2.30%) Data Quality
6 31 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.94%) COBIT
9 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.22%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.14%) DO-160
13 1 (0.072%) COSO
13 1 (0.072%) IFRS
13 1 (0.072%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.072%) P3O
13 1 (0.072%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 52 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.94%) Docker
5 10 (0.72%) Firmware
6 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.14%) NFS
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.072%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.072%) XenApp
9 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.58%) SCCM
2 16 (1.15%) WSUS
3 14 (1.01%) Puppet
4 12 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.58%) Ansible
6 7 (0.50%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.36%) Mesos
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.36%) rkt
7 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.36%) Terraform
8 4 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.29%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.072%) SCOM
Vendors
1 251 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 124 (8.93%) SAP
3 92 (6.62%) Oracle
4 50 (3.60%) VMware
5 24 (1.73%) Cisco
6 19 (1.37%) Hyperion
6 19 (1.37%) Sage
7 18 (1.30%) Informatica
7 18 (1.30%) Tableau
8 17 (1.22%) JD Edwards
9 16 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.08%) Google
10 15 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.79%) Adobe
11 11 (0.79%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.79%) IBM
11 11 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (0.79%) SolarWinds
12 10 (0.72%) Cognos
12 10 (0.72%) HP