Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 418 924 1,150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.88% 13.66% 14.99%
As % of the General category 33.82% 41.19% 38.07%
Number of salaries quoted 330 838 942
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,450 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,875 £78,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 1,236 2,243 3,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.11% 33.15% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 862 1,691 2,185
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £25,850
90th Percentile £72,000 £76,250 £72,500
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 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -8 166 £50,469 +0.94% 48
Wolverhampton 0 52 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Staffordshire +19 36 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Warwickshire -21 32 £46,000 -16.36% 7
Coventry +3 28 £36,750 -25.55% 10
Shropshire -4 24 £37,500 - 6
Solihull -15 17 £42,171 -23.33% 5
Worcestershire -16 17 £47,500 +26.67% 4
Herefordshire +2 10 £50,000 - 2
West Bromwich +4 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 115 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.81%) SQL
3 78 (18.66%) Microsoft
4 70 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (16.75%) Azure
5 58 (13.88%) Project Management
6 53 (12.68%) ITIL
6 53 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 49 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (11.72%) DevOps
9 47 (11.24%) .NET
10 45 (10.77%) Change Management
11 44 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (9.81%) Analytics
13 40 (9.57%) Public Sector
14 39 (9.33%) PMO
15 38 (9.09%) Project Delivery
15 38 (9.09%) Change Control
16 37 (8.85%) Scrum
16 37 (8.85%) JIRA
17 35 (8.37%) Power Platform
18 34 (8.13%) PRINCE2
19 33 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
19 33 (7.89%) Power BI
20 31 (7.42%) Requirements Gathering
20 31 (7.42%) REST
20 31 (7.42%) Windows
21 30 (7.18%) SAP
21 30 (7.18%) HTML

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 24 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.26%) Confluence
3 11 (2.63%) IIS
4 6 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (5.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.15%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.48%) Simulink
7 1 (0.24%) InVision
7 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.15%) Odoo
3 8 (1.91%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (1.67%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.67%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (1.67%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (1.44%) Magento
5 6 (1.44%) Shopify
6 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.96%) Bond Adapt
7 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.72%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.48%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 70 (16.75%) Azure
2 35 (8.37%) Power Platform
3 28 (6.70%) AWS
3 28 (6.70%) Office 365
4 25 (5.98%) SaaS
5 20 (4.78%) IaaS
5 20 (4.78%) PaaS
6 14 (3.35%) OpenShift
7 13 (3.11%) Smartsheet
8 10 (2.39%) GitHub
9 8 (1.91%) Force.com
10 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.20%) GCP
12 4 (0.96%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.72%) OpenDNS
14 2 (0.48%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.48%) G Suite
14 2 (0.48%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.35%) Firewall
2 10 (2.39%) WebEx
3 9 (2.15%) AMQP
4 8 (1.91%) VLAN
5 7 (1.67%) DNS
6 6 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.20%) VoIP
7 5 (1.20%) VPN
7 5 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.96%) DHCP
8 4 (0.96%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.96%) SAN
9 3 (0.72%) Broadband
9 3 (0.72%) HTTP
10 2 (0.48%) Internet
10 2 (0.48%) IPv4
10 2 (0.48%) LAN
10 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.48%) WAN
11 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.89%) Power BI
3 26 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.59%) MySQL
7 15 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.39%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.91%) Redis
10 8 (1.91%) Tableau
11 6 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (8.85%) JIRA
2 19 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.44%) Selenium
6 5 (1.20%) Zephyr
7 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.48%) JMeter
9 2 (0.48%) Maven
9 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.48%) TestRail
9 2 (0.48%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.24%) FishEye
10 1 (0.24%) JBehave
10 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (9.57%) Public Sector
2 26 (6.22%) Marketing
3 19 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.83%) Banking
5 15 (3.59%) Automotive
6 14 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.87%) Law
8 10 (2.39%) Billing
8 10 (2.39%) Retail
9 9 (2.15%) Electronics
10 6 (1.44%) Games
11 5 (1.20%) Advertising
11 5 (1.20%) Back Office
12 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.96%) Front Office
12 4 (0.96%) Legal
13 2 (0.48%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.48%) Local Government
14 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (18.42%) Analyst
2 62 (14.83%) Developer
3 29 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 28 (6.70%) Consultant
5 21 (5.02%) Business Analyst
6 20 (4.78%) Architect
7 15 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (3.59%) IT Manager
7 15 (3.59%) Service Manager
8 14 (3.35%) IT Analyst
8 14 (3.35%) Lead Developer
9 13 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (3.11%) Designer
9 13 (3.11%) Service Delivery Manager
10 12 (2.87%) Applications Support
10 12 (2.87%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.87%) UX Designer
11 11 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
12 10 (2.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.24%) .NET
2 31 (7.42%) REST
3 30 (7.18%) HTML
4 29 (6.94%) CSS
5 19 (4.55%) Web Services
5 19 (4.55%) XML
6 16 (3.83%) .NET Core
7 14 (3.35%) .NET Framework
7 14 (3.35%) SOAP
8 13 (3.11%) Kafka
9 11 (2.63%) JSON
10 9 (2.15%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.15%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.15%) Middleware
10 9 (2.15%) Spring
10 9 (2.15%) Spring Boot
11 8 (1.91%) Memcached
12 7 (1.67%) Classic ASP
13 6 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (1.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.98%) User Experience
3 22 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.35%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.15%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.20%) Social Media
10 4 (0.96%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.96%) FMCG
10 4 (0.96%) Replication
11 3 (0.72%) CMDB
11 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.72%) PlayStation
11 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.48%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.42%) Windows
2 16 (3.83%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.11%) Linux
4 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (13.88%) Project Management
4 53 (12.68%) ITIL
5 49 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (11.72%) DevOps
6 45 (10.77%) Change Management
7 44 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (9.81%) Analytics
9 38 (9.09%) Change Control
9 38 (9.09%) Project Delivery
10 37 (8.85%) Scrum
11 34 (8.13%) PRINCE2
12 31 (7.42%) Requirements Gathering
13 30 (7.18%) Service Management
14 29 (6.94%) Mentoring
14 29 (6.94%) Service Delivery
15 27 (6.46%) ERP
16 26 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (5.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (20.81%) SQL
2 29 (6.94%) JavaScript
3 25 (5.98%) C#
4 21 (5.02%) Java
5 18 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.83%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.83%) Python
7 9 (2.15%) VB
8 6 (1.44%) VB6
9 5 (1.20%) C
10 4 (0.96%) Perl
10 4 (0.96%) PHP
11 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.72%) Ruby
12 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.48%) Go
12 2 (0.48%) Java 8
12 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.24%) ABAP
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (5.26%) Degree
2 14 (3.35%) ISEB
3 8 (1.91%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.44%) PMP
5 6 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.96%) CISSP
6 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) APMP
7 3 (0.72%) CISM
7 3 (0.72%) CITP
7 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) CIMA
8 2 (0.48%) CIPD
8 2 (0.48%) MBA
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.33%) PMO
2 12 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.15%) GDPR
4 8 (1.91%) QA
5 6 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.20%) NIST
6 5 (1.20%) P3O
6 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.96%) SLA
8 3 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.48%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.24%) COBIT
10 1 (0.24%) IFRS
10 1 (0.24%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 25 (5.98%) Docker
2 18 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.44%) XenApp
6 4 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.48%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.24%) Varnish
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.31%) Ansible
2 17 (4.07%) Terraform
3 14 (3.35%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.15%) SCCM
5 2 (0.48%) Control-M
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.48%) Packer
5 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.48%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.48%) WSUS
5 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.24%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.24%) Grafana
6 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 78 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.18%) SAP
3 22 (5.26%) Oracle
4 19 (4.55%) VMware
5 16 (3.83%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.63%) HubSpot
7 9 (2.15%) Adobe
7 9 (2.15%) Cadence
8 8 (1.91%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.91%) Citrix
8 8 (1.91%) Google
8 8 (1.91%) IBM
8 8 (1.91%) Xero
9 6 (1.44%) Sage
9 6 (1.44%) WooCommerce
10 5 (1.20%) Dell
11 4 (0.96%) Lotus
11 4 (0.96%) NetApp
11 4 (0.96%) TIBCO