Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1530 2093 1940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.51% 17.75% 17.47%
As % of the General category 41.21% 45.90% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1525 1735
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 3713 4560 4100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.63% 38.68% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2928 3462 3246
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,525 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 -1 793 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Coventry -9 153 £42,500 - 8
Warwickshire -10 149 £42,500 - 10
Staffordshire +16 106 £35,000 -6.67% 9
Shropshire -8 74 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Solihull -6 68 £55,000 +15.79%
Worcestershire -29 23 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Herefordshire -1 16 £36,250 +20.83%
Walsall +8 15 £42,500 +4.29%
Wolverhampton -15 15 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Halesowen - 12 £30,000 - 1
West Bromwich -12 9 £53,500 -2.73% 1
Dudley +16 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £37,500 -16.67%
Smethwick - 1 £50,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 333 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (20.72%) SQL
3 252 (16.47%) Project Management
4 211 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 209 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
6 208 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 202 (13.20%) Banking
8 200 (13.07%) JavaScript
9 192 (12.55%) C#
10 180 (11.76%) HTML
11 178 (11.63%) .NET
12 169 (11.05%) ITIL
13 163 (10.65%) Retail
14 159 (10.39%) CSS
15 152 (9.93%) SQL Server
16 149 (9.74%) Java
17 137 (8.95%) PRINCE2
18 136 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
19 126 (8.24%) Oracle
20 125 (8.17%) Business Analysis
21 122 (7.97%) Analytics
22 117 (7.65%) Degree
23 110 (7.19%) Marketing
24 99 (6.47%) SAP
25 98 (6.41%) Windows
26 93 (6.08%) SDLC
27 92 (6.01%) Management Information System
28 91 (5.95%) QA
29 88 (5.75%) Waterfall
30 86 (5.62%) AngularJS

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 69 (4.51%) SAS
2 24 (1.57%) JBoss
3 19 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.65%) CMS
5 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.46%) Apache
6 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.46%) Confluence
6 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.33%) IIS
8 5 (0.33%) WordPress
9 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.20%) Drupal
10 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 76 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.39%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.20%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (2.42%) SAP FI
2 32 (2.09%) SAP CO
2 32 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 18 (1.18%) SAP ERP
4 17 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (1.11%) SAP VC
5 13 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.20%) Actimize
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.13%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.70%) Office 365
4 23 (1.50%) SaaS
5 13 (0.85%) PaaS
6 12 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.78%) IaaS
7 11 (0.72%) Firebase
8 8 (0.52%) AdWords
9 7 (0.46%) Force.com
10 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.39%) npm
11 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.07%) WAN
2 40 (2.61%) Firewall
3 34 (2.22%) LAN
4 23 (1.50%) Internet
5 20 (1.31%) SAN
6 19 (1.24%) Wireless
7 17 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.05%) Extranet
8 16 (1.05%) Network Security
9 15 (0.98%) ATM
10 13 (0.85%) BGP
11 12 (0.78%) VoIP
12 11 (0.72%) Skype
13 10 (0.65%) MPLS
13 10 (0.65%) OSPF
13 10 (0.65%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.59%) DNS
14 9 (0.59%) WLAN
15 8 (0.52%) VLAN
16 7 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
4 37 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 36 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (2.22%) Base SAS
7 33 (2.16%) MySQL
7 33 (2.16%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 30 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 25 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.37%) QlikView
13 21 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 19 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (1.18%) DB2
15 18 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 17 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 73 (4.77%) Jenkins
2 52 (3.40%) Selenium
3 44 (2.88%) SpecFlow
4 41 (2.68%) Visual Studio
5 35 (2.29%) JIRA
6 31 (2.03%) JUnit
7 28 (1.83%) Git (software)
8 22 (1.44%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.44%) Maven
8 22 (1.44%) Subversion
9 21 (1.37%) TestNG
10 20 (1.31%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.18%) ProC
12 17 (1.11%) JBehave
12 17 (1.11%) NUnit
13 16 (1.05%) SoapUI
14 15 (0.98%) JMeter
14 15 (0.98%) WATIR
15 12 (0.78%) webpack
16 11 (0.72%) PhantomJS
General
1 202 (13.20%) Banking
2 163 (10.65%) Retail
3 110 (7.19%) Marketing
4 79 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 39 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.35%) Legal
7 25 (1.63%) Automotive
8 22 (1.44%) Billing
8 22 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.37%) Publishing
10 14 (0.92%) Advertising
11 13 (0.85%) Games
12 12 (0.78%) Law
13 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.59%) Local Government
14 8 (0.52%) Back Office
15 6 (0.39%) Front Office
15 6 (0.39%) German Language
16 4 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.26%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 363 (23.73%) Analyst
2 326 (21.31%) Developer
3 151 (9.87%) Business Analyst
4 136 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 103 (6.73%) Architect
6 88 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 85 (5.56%) Consultant
8 69 (4.51%) IT Manager
9 68 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 66 (4.31%) Java Developer
11 53 (3.46%) .NET Developer
12 44 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 43 (2.81%) Software Developer
14 42 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
15 41 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
16 40 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (2.61%) Web Developer
17 39 (2.55%) Graduate
18 37 (2.42%) Data Architect
19 35 (2.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (11.76%) HTML
2 178 (11.63%) .NET
3 159 (10.39%) CSS
4 86 (5.62%) AngularJS
4 86 (5.62%) jQuery
5 67 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 66 (4.31%) XML
7 56 (3.66%) HTML5
8 51 (3.33%) REST
9 50 (3.27%) Spring
10 48 (3.14%) Web Services
11 44 (2.88%) .NET Framework
12 43 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 42 (2.75%) RESTful
14 36 (2.35%) Gherkin
15 29 (1.90%) Hibernate
16 28 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (1.76%) Ajax
17 27 (1.76%) CSS3
17 27 (1.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 209 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 68 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 66 (4.31%) Data Centre
5 50 (3.27%) Fintech
6 23 (1.50%) User Experience
7 17 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 15 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.65%) LIMS
13 9 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.59%) Replication
14 6 (0.39%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.33%) BBC
16 4 (0.26%) Derivative
16 4 (0.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.41%) Windows
2 72 (4.71%) Unix
3 63 (4.12%) Linux
4 40 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.78%) Android
10 11 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.59%) AIX
12 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.46%) Solaris
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.20%) CentOS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (16.47%) Project Management
3 208 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 169 (11.05%) ITIL
5 137 (8.95%) PRINCE2
6 136 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 125 (8.17%) Business Analysis
8 122 (7.97%) Analytics
9 93 (6.08%) SDLC
10 88 (5.75%) Waterfall
11 85 (5.56%) BDD
11 85 (5.56%) Test Automation
12 84 (5.49%) Change Management
13 82 (5.36%) MVC
13 82 (5.36%) Scrum
14 79 (5.16%) Risk Management
15 76 (4.97%) CRM
16 75 (4.90%) ERP
17 74 (4.84%) Migration
18 71 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 317 (20.72%) SQL
2 200 (13.07%) JavaScript
3 192 (12.55%) C#
4 149 (9.74%) Java
5 47 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 43 (2.81%) VB.NET
7 33 (2.16%) Python
8 30 (1.96%) PHP
8 30 (1.96%) TypeScript
9 27 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 23 (1.50%) XPath
11 22 (1.44%) VBA
12 18 (1.18%) C
13 17 (1.11%) Perl
13 17 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.11%) PROC SQL
14 16 (1.05%) ABAP
14 16 (1.05%) SAS Macro
15 13 (0.85%) Scala
16 12 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (7.65%) Degree
2 51 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (3.14%) ISEB
4 33 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 30 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 25 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (1.57%) CCNA
9 22 (1.44%) CISSP
10 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.24%) CCNP
12 18 (1.18%) APMP
12 18 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (0.92%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.78%) MCSE
15 12 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.78%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.72%) IIBA
17 10 (0.65%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.95%) QA
2 72 (4.71%) SLA
3 51 (3.33%) PMO
4 30 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.98%) COBIT
8 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) FINRA
10 2 (0.13%) GDPR
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.065%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.065%) P3O
System Software
1 36 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.78%) Docker
4 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.52%) vSphere
6 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.26%) XenApp
8 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.065%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.92%) SCCM
2 5 (0.33%) Oozie
3 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.20%) Netcool
4 2 (0.13%) Ansible
4 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.13%) Nagios
4 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) WMI
4 2 (0.13%) WSUS
5 1 (0.065%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.065%) Kibana
Vendors
1 211 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 126 (8.24%) Oracle
3 99 (6.47%) SAP
4 37 (2.42%) Cisco
5 32 (2.09%) ServiceNow
5 32 (2.09%) VMware
6 29 (1.90%) Google
6 29 (1.90%) Tableau
7 26 (1.70%) Cognos
8 21 (1.37%) Sybase
9 19 (1.24%) IBM
10 17 (1.11%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.11%) SolarWinds
11 16 (1.05%) Juniper
12 15 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.85%) Infor
13 13 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.78%) Apple
14 12 (0.78%) HP
15 11 (0.72%) F5