Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 292 967 1,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.43% 12.89% 17.28%
As % of the General category 33.84% 36.38% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 234 845 1,180
Median annual salary £50,000 £49,362 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.29% +9.69% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,875 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 863 2,658 3,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.78% 35.42% 41.70%
Number of salaries quoted 627 1,943 2,691
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,800 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 -3 160 £52,500 +5.00% 41
Shropshire +16 28 £37,500 -3.23% 6
Wolverhampton +3 20 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Warwickshire -19 19 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Coventry -9 16 £50,000 +1.29% 11
Staffordshire +4 14 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Solihull -12 14 £67,500 +22.73% 6
West Bromwich +1 6 £35,750 -15.88%
Worcestershire -9 4 £43,750 -8.85% 8
Herefordshire -1 2 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Walsall -1 1 £42,500 -7.61%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 95 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.03%) Microsoft
3 67 (22.95%) SQL
4 59 (20.21%) Azure
5 55 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (18.15%) DevOps
7 51 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (15.75%) SQL Server
9 44 (15.07%) .NET
10 43 (14.73%) Power Platform
11 41 (14.04%) Power BI
12 37 (12.67%) CSS
13 36 (12.33%) HTML
14 34 (11.64%) Project Management
15 33 (11.30%) ITIL
16 32 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (10.96%) User Stories
17 30 (10.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 28 (9.59%) ERP
19 26 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (8.90%) Windows
19 26 (8.90%) Change Management
20 25 (8.56%) JavaScript
20 25 (8.56%) SAP
20 25 (8.56%) Git (software)
21 24 (8.22%) ASP.NET
21 24 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
21 24 (8.22%) MVC
22 23 (7.88%) C#

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 8 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.05%) Confluence
3 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.03%) SAS
4 2 (0.68%) IIS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) Drupal
5 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.34%) InVision
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (2.40%) Odoo
3 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.03%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.68%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.68%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.68%) SAP PP-PI
6 2 (0.68%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.34%) HFM
7 1 (0.34%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.34%) Primavera
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.21%) Azure
2 43 (14.73%) Power Platform
3 13 (4.45%) AWS
4 12 (4.11%) SaaS
5 8 (2.74%) Office 365
6 4 (1.37%) GitHub
6 4 (1.37%) IaaS
6 4 (1.37%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.37%) PaaS
7 3 (1.03%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (1.03%) GCP
8 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.68%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.68%) Force.com
8 2 (0.68%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.40%) DNS
2 6 (2.05%) Firewall
2 6 (2.05%) SAN
3 4 (1.37%) AMQP
3 4 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.37%) WAN
3 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.03%) DHCP
5 2 (0.68%) HTTP
5 2 (0.68%) IPv4
5 2 (0.68%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) Broadband
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.34%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 41 (14.04%) Power BI
3 32 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 30 (10.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (6.51%) Data Lake
6 19 (6.51%) Snowflake Schema
7 18 (6.16%) Big Data
7 18 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.05%) MySQL
11 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.71%) SAP HANA
12 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.11%) JIRA
3 6 (2.05%) Maven
4 4 (1.37%) Cypress.io
4 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.68%) Selenium
7 1 (0.34%) Appium
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
7 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.34%) JBehave
7 1 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.34%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.34%) TestCafe
7 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (6.51%) Manufacturing
2 16 (5.48%) Banking
3 15 (5.14%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.08%) Games
5 9 (3.08%) Retail
6 8 (2.74%) Law
6 8 (2.74%) Marketing
7 6 (2.05%) Back Office
7 6 (2.05%) Legal
8 5 (1.71%) Digital Economy
9 4 (1.37%) Automotive
9 4 (1.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (16.10%) Analyst
2 42 (14.38%) Developer
3 24 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 19 (6.51%) Consultant
5 15 (5.14%) Data Engineer
6 11 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.42%) .NET Developer
7 10 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (3.42%) IT Analyst
7 10 (3.42%) IT Manager
7 10 (3.42%) Team Leader
8 9 (3.08%) Systems Manager
9 8 (2.74%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (2.74%) Architect
9 8 (2.74%) Data Manager
9 8 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.40%) Administrator
10 7 (2.40%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 7 (2.40%) Lead Developer
10 7 (2.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.07%) .NET
2 37 (12.67%) CSS
3 36 (12.33%) HTML
4 24 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 21 (7.19%) HTML5
6 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (5.82%) AngularJS
8 14 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (4.45%) REST
10 10 (3.42%) Middleware
10 10 (3.42%) Spring
11 9 (3.08%) Web Services
12 8 (2.74%) JSON
12 8 (2.74%) SOAP
12 8 (2.74%) XML
13 6 (2.05%) .NET Core
13 6 (2.05%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.05%) Kafka
14 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
15 4 (1.37%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.40%) FMCG
4 7 (2.40%) User Experience
5 6 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.37%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.37%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.37%) PMI
8 3 (1.03%) CMDB
8 3 (1.03%) Life Science
8 3 (1.03%) PlayStation
8 3 (1.03%) Replication
8 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.90%) Windows
2 11 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.42%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.08%) Linux
5 7 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.03%) Unix
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.68%) AIX
8 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) MVS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.15%) DevOps
3 51 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (11.64%) Project Management
6 33 (11.30%) ITIL
7 32 (10.96%) User Stories
8 28 (9.59%) ERP
9 26 (8.90%) Change Management
10 24 (8.22%) MVC
11 22 (7.53%) Dashboard Development
11 22 (7.53%) Decision-Making
11 22 (7.53%) ETL
12 21 (7.19%) Business Analysis
12 21 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.85%) Analytics
13 20 (6.85%) Change Control
13 20 (6.85%) Project Delivery
14 19 (6.51%) Fintech
14 19 (6.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.95%) SQL
2 25 (8.56%) JavaScript
3 23 (7.88%) C#
4 19 (6.51%) Python
5 18 (6.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 17 (5.82%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.48%) Java
8 8 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.71%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.71%) VB
10 3 (1.03%) VBA
11 2 (0.68%) C
11 2 (0.68%) C++
11 2 (0.68%) Go
11 2 (0.68%) PHP
11 2 (0.68%) R
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby
11 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.68%) VB6
11 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.82%) Degree
2 11 (3.77%) CISSP
3 8 (2.74%) CIMA
3 8 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.74%) CISM
4 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.71%) CCNP
5 5 (1.71%) CISA
5 5 (1.71%) ISEB
5 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.37%) ACCA
6 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.37%) MCSE
6 4 (1.37%) PMP
7 3 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (1.03%) MCSA
8 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.88%) PMO
2 21 (7.19%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.08%) QA
5 7 (2.40%) NIST
5 7 (2.40%) SLA
6 6 (2.05%) GDPR
7 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.34%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.34%) GMP
8 1 (0.34%) P3O
8 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.79%) Docker
2 10 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.48%) SCCM
2 11 (3.77%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (2.74%) Terraform
5 7 (2.40%) Ansible
6 3 (1.03%) Control-M
6 3 (1.03%) WSUS
7 2 (0.68%) Packer
7 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.34%) Mesos
8 1 (0.34%) rkt
8 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 76 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.56%) SAP
3 13 (4.45%) Oracle
4 11 (3.77%) VMware
5 10 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.42%) Symantec
6 9 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.71%) Google
7 5 (1.71%) IBM
7 5 (1.71%) Tableau
8 4 (1.37%) Cadence
8 4 (1.37%) NetApp
9 3 (1.03%) BMC
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco
9 3 (1.03%) EMC
9 3 (1.03%) Veeam
10 2 (0.68%) Cognos
10 2 (0.68%) Dell
10 2 (0.68%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.68%) TIBCO