Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,546 1,690 1,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 16.54% 17.19%
As % of the General category 42.86% 44.04% 46.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,093 1,259 1,642
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,350 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 3,607 3,837 4,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.92% 37.54% 36.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,719 3,010 3,286
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -1 768 £50,000 - 100
Coventry -1 162 £45,000 +2.27% 33
Warwickshire -8 153 £45,000 +3.45% 43
Staffordshire +8 94 £40,000 - 22
Wolverhampton -1 68 £42,500 -17.07% 12
Solihull -10 64 £40,000 +21.21% 9
Shropshire +8 52 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Herefordshire +33 40 £47,750 +59.17% 9
Worcestershire +5 21 £30,000 -14.29% 13
West Bromwich -3 11 £53,500 +7.00% 4
Walsall -4 7 £42,500 -6.59% 3
Halesowen - 7 £42,500 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +4 3 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 317 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (20.44%) SQL
3 310 (20.05%) Microsoft
4 231 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
5 221 (14.29%) Project Management
6 199 (12.87%) Manufacturing
7 184 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 182 (11.77%) Retail
9 173 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 167 (10.80%) SAP
11 163 (10.54%) C#
12 152 (9.83%) ITIL
13 150 (9.70%) Windows
13 150 (9.70%) .NET
14 149 (9.64%) Banking
15 144 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
16 136 (8.80%) JavaScript
16 136 (8.80%) PRINCE2
17 133 (8.60%) ERP
18 122 (7.89%) Oracle
19 121 (7.83%) HTML
19 121 (7.83%) Business Analysis
20 110 (7.12%) CSS
21 107 (6.92%) QA
22 106 (6.86%) Degree
23 101 (6.53%) CRM
24 96 (6.21%) Test Automation
25 94 (6.08%) SDLC
26 92 (5.95%) Logistics
27 87 (5.63%) Java

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 34 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 29 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.68%) SAS
4 22 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.97%) JBoss
6 12 (0.78%) Apache
7 11 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.58%) Confluence
8 9 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.39%) CMS
11 6 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
11 6 (0.39%) NetWeaver
11 6 (0.39%) WordPress
12 5 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 58 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 47 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (2.46%) SAP FI
4 37 (2.39%) SAP CO
4 37 (2.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 24 (1.55%) NetSuite
5 24 (1.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 21 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (1.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 15 (0.97%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.52%) SAP QM
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.45%) SAP VC
10 7 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.39%) SAP FSCM
11 6 (0.39%) SAP PS
12 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
12 5 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
4 33 (2.13%) SaaS
5 28 (1.81%) Office 365
6 12 (0.78%) IaaS
7 10 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.65%) PaaS
8 9 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.45%) AdWords
9 7 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.32%) npm
11 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.13%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.65%) Firewall
2 37 (2.39%) WAN
3 34 (2.20%) LAN
4 30 (1.94%) SAN
5 26 (1.68%) VoIP
6 23 (1.49%) Internet
7 19 (1.23%) SSL
8 18 (1.16%) IPsec
9 17 (1.10%) SMS
10 11 (0.71%) MPLS
11 10 (0.65%) DNS
12 9 (0.58%) DHCP
12 9 (0.58%) HTTP
13 8 (0.52%) Extranet
14 7 (0.45%) VPN
15 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
15 6 (0.39%) Wireless
16 5 (0.32%) Ethernet
16 5 (0.32%) Skype
16 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.13%) MySQL
6 31 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (1.36%) QlikView
10 18 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.16%) SAP HANA
11 16 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.91%) Power BI
13 13 (0.84%) Base SAS
13 13 (0.84%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.84%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (3.56%) Selenium
2 40 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 37 (2.39%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.94%) JIRA
5 29 (1.88%) SoapUI
6 26 (1.68%) Maven
6 26 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.49%) eCATT
7 23 (1.49%) LSMW
7 23 (1.49%) Subversion
8 21 (1.36%) Bitbucket
9 19 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.97%) SpecFlow
11 12 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.78%) gulp
11 12 (0.78%) HP UFT
11 12 (0.78%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.71%) Grunt
12 11 (0.71%) JUnit
12 11 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 199 (12.87%) Manufacturing
2 182 (11.77%) Retail
3 149 (9.64%) Banking
4 85 (5.50%) Marketing
5 75 (4.85%) Publishing
6 61 (3.95%) Advertising
7 49 (3.17%) Legal
8 44 (2.85%) Telecoms
9 36 (2.33%) Billing
10 29 (1.88%) Automotive
11 22 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.42%) Games
12 21 (1.36%) Back Office
13 14 (0.91%) International Banking
14 9 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.52%) Law
16 7 (0.45%) Local Government
17 6 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 368 (23.80%) Analyst
2 256 (16.56%) Developer
3 207 (13.39%) Consultant
4 153 (9.90%) Project Manager
5 146 (9.44%) Business Analyst
6 105 (6.79%) Architect
7 83 (5.37%) SAP Consultant
8 74 (4.79%) IT Manager
9 52 (3.36%) Senior Manager
10 51 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
10 51 (3.30%) Test Analyst
11 50 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 49 (3.17%) C# Developer
13 46 (2.98%) Support Analyst
14 45 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
15 42 (2.72%) Senior Developer
16 39 (2.52%) Graduate
16 39 (2.52%) Technical Analyst
17 37 (2.39%) IT Project Manager
18 36 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.70%) .NET
2 121 (7.83%) HTML
3 110 (7.12%) CSS
4 63 (4.08%) jQuery
5 62 (4.01%) XML
6 58 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 53 (3.43%) RESTful
8 46 (2.98%) ASP.NET
8 46 (2.98%) Web Services
9 43 (2.78%) HTML5
10 35 (2.26%) Entity Framework
10 35 (2.26%) SOAP
11 34 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 31 (2.01%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.88%) REST
14 26 (1.68%) Spring
15 25 (1.62%) IDoc
15 25 (1.62%) JSON
16 24 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (1.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 231 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 64 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.59%) Fintech
6 27 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.68%) User Experience
8 23 (1.49%) LIMS
9 19 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (0.91%) NHS
11 10 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.65%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.52%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.45%) BBC
14 7 (0.45%) FMCG
14 7 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 150 (9.70%) Windows
2 69 (4.46%) Linux
2 69 (4.46%) Windows Server
3 67 (4.33%) Unix
4 26 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.84%) AIX
10 11 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.45%) Android
11 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.45%) Solaris
12 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.13%) HPUX
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.065%) VMS
14 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (14.29%) Project Management
3 173 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (9.83%) ITIL
5 144 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
6 136 (8.80%) PRINCE2
7 133 (8.60%) ERP
8 121 (7.83%) Business Analysis
9 101 (6.53%) CRM
10 96 (6.21%) Test Automation
11 94 (6.08%) SDLC
12 92 (5.95%) Logistics
13 85 (5.50%) Waterfall
14 84 (5.43%) Mentoring
15 80 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
16 79 (5.11%) Analytics
17 74 (4.79%) IT Strategy
18 73 (4.72%) Scrum
19 71 (4.59%) Customer Requirements
19 71 (4.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 316 (20.44%) SQL
2 163 (10.54%) C#
3 136 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 87 (5.63%) Java
5 47 (3.04%) ABAP
6 41 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 38 (2.46%) C
8 35 (2.26%) PHP
9 33 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 23 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 21 (1.36%) Python
12 16 (1.03%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.84%) VBA
15 11 (0.71%) Perl
16 10 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.58%) C++
17 9 (0.58%) XPath
18 8 (0.52%) RPG
18 8 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (6.86%) Degree
2 47 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 47 (3.04%) ISEB
3 40 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 34 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.42%) MCSE
8 19 (1.23%) APMP
9 18 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.03%) ACCA
10 16 (1.03%) PMP
11 15 (0.97%) CCNA
12 14 (0.91%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.84%) CIMA
13 13 (0.84%) CISSP
14 12 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (0.71%) IIBA
15 11 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.92%) QA
2 56 (3.62%) SLA
3 43 (2.78%) PMO
4 29 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.29%) COBIT
7 17 (1.10%) GDPR
8 16 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.32%) P3O
10 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.065%) BS7666
13 1 (0.065%) GCP
13 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.065%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.065%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 68 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (0.84%) Docker
5 9 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.45%) vSphere
8 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) HDFS
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.065%) Firmware
10 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.065%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.065%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.065%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (1.62%) SCCM
2 7 (0.45%) HP ALM
2 7 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.39%) SCOM
4 5 (0.32%) Puppet
4 5 (0.32%) WSUS
5 4 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.26%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.26%) Nagios
5 4 (0.26%) Netcool
5 4 (0.26%) Oozie
5 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.19%) Ansible
6 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 310 (20.05%) Microsoft
2 167 (10.80%) SAP
3 122 (7.89%) Oracle
4 57 (3.69%) VMware
5 34 (2.20%) JD Edwards
6 32 (2.07%) Infor
7 31 (2.01%) Sage
8 30 (1.94%) Epicor
9 29 (1.88%) Cognos
10 28 (1.81%) Google
11 24 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.49%) Cisco
12 23 (1.49%) IFS
13 21 (1.36%) Citrix
13 21 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.36%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.29%) IBM
15 19 (1.23%) HP
15 19 (1.23%) Tableau
16 15 (0.97%) Informatica