Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Finance 956 1,496 1,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.82% 17.33% 15.75%
As % of the General category 36.31% 41.53% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 770 1,087 1,255
West Midlands median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,150 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 2,633 3,602 3,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.29% 41.72% 39.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,923 2,651 3,175
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.13%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -2 429 £47,500 +5.56% 81
Warwickshire -7 104 £50,000 +8.11% 19
Coventry -8 88 £49,362 +9.69% 26
Solihull -9 61 £54,250 +27.65% 20
Worcestershire -1 55 £49,000 +35.33% 19
Herefordshire -5 47 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Staffordshire -28 41 £34,450 -9.34% 16
Shropshire +11 28 £43,750 -31.37% 6
Wolverhampton +3 10 £47,500 +18.75% 5
West Bromwich +2 9 £42,500 -16.67%
Dudley +5 7 £55,000 +83.33%
Walsall +10 6 £35,250 -34.11% 2
Tipton - 6 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -6 2 £52,500 +40.00%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 208 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 194 (20.29%) SQL
3 193 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (18.51%) Project Management
5 148 (15.48%) SQL Server
6 135 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
7 133 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 117 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
9 103 (10.77%) Degree
10 101 (10.56%) Oracle
10 101 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
11 99 (10.36%) Azure
12 98 (10.25%) ITIL
13 94 (9.83%) Windows
13 94 (9.83%) SAP
14 84 (8.79%) Project Delivery
15 76 (7.95%) Mentoring
16 74 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
17 73 (7.64%) .NET
17 73 (7.64%) PRINCE2
18 70 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
18 70 (7.32%) Power Platform
19 69 (7.22%) Power BI
20 68 (7.11%) Banking
21 64 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 61 (6.38%) Manufacturing
23 58 (6.07%) VMware
23 58 (6.07%) C#
23 58 (6.07%) Active Directory
24 57 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement

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 22 (2.30%) SAS
2 13 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.15%) IIS
5 9 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.84%) Confluence
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle UPK
7 7 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.63%) Apache
9 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.21%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.21%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 74 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.09%) Oracle Payables
1 20 (2.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 17 (1.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
3 16 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 16 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.36%) SAP MM
5 12 (1.26%) SAP FI
6 11 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (1.15%) SAP CO
6 11 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (1.05%) Avolution ABACUS
7 10 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.73%) Summit
11 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.36%) Azure
2 70 (7.32%) Power Platform
3 45 (4.71%) Office 365
4 34 (3.56%) AWS
5 20 (2.09%) SaaS
6 16 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.36%) PaaS
8 10 (1.05%) GCP
8 10 (1.05%) IaaS
9 8 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.73%) Serverless
11 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.42%) FinancialForce
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.21%) GitHub
14 2 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.02%) Firewall
2 41 (4.29%) WAN
3 29 (3.03%) LAN
4 27 (2.82%) Wireless
5 24 (2.51%) VPN
6 19 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (1.88%) DHCP
8 17 (1.78%) DNS
8 17 (1.78%) MPLS
9 14 (1.46%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.94%) Internet
10 9 (0.94%) Network Security
10 9 (0.94%) SAN
10 9 (0.94%) VPLS
11 8 (0.84%) BGP
11 8 (0.84%) OSPF
11 8 (0.84%) SMS
12 7 (0.73%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.73%) NetScaler
12 7 (0.73%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.22%) Power BI
3 64 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (1.99%) QlikView
10 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.26%) Data Mining
11 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 10 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (0.94%) Relational Database
14 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 28 (2.93%) JIRA
2 18 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.15%) Maven
4 9 (0.94%) SonarQube
5 8 (0.84%) Selenium
5 8 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.73%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.63%) JMeter
7 6 (0.63%) JUnit
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.63%) Subversion
7 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.31%) Babel
9 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 68 (7.11%) Banking
2 61 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 56 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 54 (5.65%) Public Sector
5 52 (5.44%) Retail
6 40 (4.18%) Marketing
7 23 (2.41%) Legal
8 21 (2.20%) Electronics
9 19 (1.99%) General Ledger
10 14 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.26%) Law
12 8 (0.84%) Automotive
12 8 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.73%) Billing
14 6 (0.63%) Local Government
15 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.52%) Social Housing
16 4 (0.42%) Back Office
17 3 (0.31%) Advertising
17 3 (0.31%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 217 (22.70%) Analyst
2 120 (12.55%) Consultant
3 108 (11.30%) Developer
4 94 (9.83%) Project Manager
5 78 (8.16%) Architect
6 53 (5.54%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.92%) IT Manager
8 36 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.66%) Data Analyst
10 31 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
11 30 (3.14%) Graduate
11 30 (3.14%) Senior Developer
12 28 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 27 (2.82%) Oracle Consultant
14 25 (2.62%) Graduate Analyst
15 24 (2.51%) Functional Consultant
15 24 (2.51%) Programme Manager
15 24 (2.51%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.41%) SQL Developer
17 22 (2.30%) Graduate Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.64%) .NET
2 38 (3.97%) Web Services
3 29 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 24 (2.51%) AngularJS
5 19 (1.99%) HTML
6 18 (1.88%) CSS
7 11 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (1.05%) Spring
9 9 (0.94%) Apache NiFi
9 9 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (0.94%) Node.js
9 9 (0.94%) XML
10 8 (0.84%) J2EE
10 8 (0.84%) WebCenter
11 7 (0.73%) JPA
11 7 (0.73%) JSON
11 7 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.51%) User Experience
5 22 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.78%) Credit Risk
7 16 (1.67%) CCTV
8 14 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.05%) CMDB
11 9 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.84%) NHS
13 7 (0.73%) AS400
13 7 (0.73%) iSeries
13 7 (0.73%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.52%) Cyberattack
15 5 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 94 (9.83%) Windows
2 40 (4.18%) Windows Server
3 36 (3.77%) Linux
4 35 (3.66%) Unix
5 22 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.42%) CentOS
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) Android
13 1 (0.10%) Debian
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (18.51%) Project Management
3 135 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
4 133 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (10.25%) ITIL
7 84 (8.79%) Project Delivery
8 76 (7.95%) Mentoring
9 73 (7.64%) PRINCE2
10 57 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 56 (5.86%) Change Management
11 56 (5.86%) Computer Science
11 56 (5.86%) DevOps
11 56 (5.86%) Programme Management
12 54 (5.65%) Analytics
12 54 (5.65%) ERP
13 51 (5.33%) Presales
14 48 (5.02%) Coaching
14 48 (5.02%) ETL
15 41 (4.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 194 (20.29%) SQL
2 58 (6.07%) C#
3 47 (4.92%) Java
4 32 (3.35%) Python
5 30 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 28 (2.93%) PL/SQL
7 27 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.99%) C
9 16 (1.67%) VBA
10 13 (1.36%) R
11 12 (1.26%) C++
12 11 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.94%) Scala
13 9 (0.94%) VBScript
14 7 (0.73%) RPG
15 6 (0.63%) COBOL
16 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.42%) Perl
17 4 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (10.77%) Degree
2 46 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (2.30%) CCNA
4 22 (2.30%) CISSP
5 21 (2.20%) CCNP
6 17 (1.78%) CCDP
7 16 (1.67%) CCSP
7 16 (1.67%) ISEB
7 16 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.67%) JNCIA
7 16 (1.67%) JNCIE
7 16 (1.67%) JNCIP
8 14 (1.46%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.36%) CISM
9 13 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.26%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.05%) MCSE
11 10 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.29%) PMO
2 36 (3.77%) SLA
3 32 (3.35%) QA
4 27 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.57%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (1.05%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.94%) Basel II
8 9 (0.94%) IFRS
8 9 (0.94%) IFRS 9
9 8 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.63%) NIST
11 5 (0.52%) GDPR
11 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.21%) COBIT
15 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 58 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.88%) Docker
4 18 (1.88%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.26%) XenApp
6 9 (0.94%) vSphere
7 5 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.21%) Firmware
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.20%) SCCM
2 15 (1.57%) FortiGate
3 13 (1.36%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.94%) Kibana
4 9 (0.94%) logstash
5 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (0.73%) Cacti
6 7 (0.73%) Observium
6 7 (0.73%) Terraform
7 6 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.52%) SCOM
8 5 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.42%) Ansible
9 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.42%) QRadar
10 3 (0.31%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 208 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.56%) Oracle
3 94 (9.83%) SAP
4 58 (6.07%) VMware
5 52 (5.44%) Cisco
6 37 (3.87%) Citrix
7 23 (2.41%) Cognos
8 20 (2.09%) IBM
8 20 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.78%) Sparx
10 16 (1.67%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.36%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.36%) Tableau
12 11 (1.15%) Google
13 10 (1.05%) Infor
14 9 (0.94%) Symantec
15 8 (0.84%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.73%) Informatica
16 7 (0.73%) Palo Alto
16 7 (0.73%) Veeam