Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 894 1,149 1,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.71% 14.45% 15.90%
As % of the General category 41.47% 36.89% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 732 885 1,108
West Midlands median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £68,975
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 2,156 3,115 3,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.07% 39.19% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 2,204 2,906
West Midlands median annual salary £47,242 £45,000 £41,650
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.98% +8.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 February 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 21 February 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 +2 428 £50,000 -1.96% 111
Warwickshire 0 104 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Solihull -5 75 £47,500 +14.46% 21
Coventry -5 55 £49,362 +3.92% 20
Worcestershire -2 51 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Herefordshire 0 38 £50,000 - 9
Staffordshire -14 37 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Shropshire +16 34 £37,500 -11.76% 14
West Bromwich +3 14 £37,500 +22.95% 9
Wolverhampton +1 13 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Dudley -1 1 £42,500 +136.11%
Wednesbury -1 1 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Walsall -22 1 £24,500 -55.45% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 203 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 196 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (20.81%) SQL
4 144 (16.11%) Azure
5 127 (14.21%) Project Management
6 121 (13.53%) SQL Server
7 119 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
8 108 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
9 106 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (10.29%) ITIL
11 90 (10.07%) .NET
12 86 (9.62%) SAP
12 86 (9.62%) DevOps
13 84 (9.40%) Oracle
14 80 (8.95%) C#
15 79 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (8.61%) Degree
17 76 (8.50%) Windows
17 76 (8.50%) Project Delivery
18 75 (8.39%) Mentoring
18 75 (8.39%) Analytics
19 72 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
20 70 (7.83%) AWS
21 67 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
21 67 (7.49%) PRINCE2
22 60 (6.71%) Power Platform
23 59 (6.60%) Information Security
23 59 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
24 58 (6.49%) Retail
24 58 (6.49%) Power BI

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 25 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.57%) SAS
3 22 (2.46%) IIS
4 19 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (1.90%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.68%) Confluence
7 9 (1.01%) Apache
8 8 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle UPK
9 7 (0.78%) CMS
10 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 67 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.24%) SAP MM
2 19 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
3 16 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (1.57%) SAP Retail
5 13 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (1.12%) NetSuite
6 10 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.78%) Teamcenter
10 6 (0.67%) Cognos Planning
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.67%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 144 (16.11%) Azure
2 70 (7.83%) AWS
3 60 (6.71%) Power Platform
4 50 (5.59%) Office 365
5 32 (3.58%) SaaS
6 23 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (2.46%) Serverless
8 21 (2.35%) IaaS
8 21 (2.35%) PaaS
9 10 (1.12%) GCP
9 10 (1.12%) GitHub
10 7 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 7 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.67%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.45%) Heroku
13 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.80%) Firewall
2 16 (1.79%) SAN
3 12 (1.34%) Wireless
4 11 (1.23%) LAN
5 8 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.89%) WAN
5 8 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.78%) DNS
6 7 (0.78%) VPN
7 5 (0.56%) DHCP
7 5 (0.56%) Internet
7 5 (0.56%) Network Security
7 5 (0.56%) SMS
8 3 (0.34%) Broadband
8 3 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.34%) Skype
8 3 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.34%) VLAN
9 2 (0.22%) SMTP
9 2 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.49%) Power BI
3 54 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.45%) Big Data
10 12 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.01%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.01%) QlikView
13 8 (0.89%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.78%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.78%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.78%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 41 (4.59%) JIRA
2 37 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.35%) Maven
5 18 (2.01%) SonarQube
6 13 (1.45%) Selenium
7 12 (1.34%) HP UFT
8 11 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.12%) Artifactory
9 10 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.01%) JUnit
11 8 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.89%) JMeter
11 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.45%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 58 (6.49%) Retail
2 55 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.14%) Banking
4 36 (4.03%) Public Sector
5 35 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.47%) Marketing
7 28 (3.13%) Legal
8 19 (2.13%) Games
9 15 (1.68%) Electronics
10 14 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.45%) Back Office
12 10 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.12%) Law
13 6 (0.67%) Automotive
13 6 (0.67%) Billing
13 6 (0.67%) Local Government
14 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.34%) Advertising
16 1 (0.11%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.11%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 186 (20.81%) Analyst
2 134 (14.99%) Developer
3 85 (9.51%) Consultant
4 68 (7.61%) Architect
5 60 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 49 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.03%) Senior Developer
8 35 (3.91%) Senior Manager
9 32 (3.58%) Technical Analyst
10 29 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
10 29 (3.24%) Support Analyst
11 26 (2.91%) Security Consultant
12 25 (2.80%) Data Architect
12 25 (2.80%) Junior
13 23 (2.57%) IT Manager
14 22 (2.46%) Security Manager
15 21 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
15 21 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.24%) Graduate
16 20 (2.24%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.07%) .NET
2 42 (4.70%) Web Services
3 34 (3.80%) HTML
4 27 (3.02%) CSS
5 25 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 22 (2.46%) Node.js
7 18 (2.01%) React
8 17 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 16 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.79%) Spring
10 15 (1.68%) RESTful
11 13 (1.45%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.45%) JSON
12 12 (1.34%) .NET Core
13 9 (1.01%) J2EE
13 9 (1.01%) Middleware
13 9 (1.01%) REST
13 9 (1.01%) SOAP
13 9 (1.01%) XML
14 8 (0.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 108 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.47%) User Experience
4 29 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.45%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.34%) PKI
9 11 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.89%) CCTV
11 8 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) NHS
14 4 (0.45%) CMDB
14 4 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.45%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.45%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.34%) AS400
15 3 (0.34%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.50%) Windows
2 56 (6.26%) Linux
3 33 (3.69%) Unix
4 31 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.34%) AIX
9 3 (0.34%) CentOS
9 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Android
10 2 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (14.21%) Project Management
3 119 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
4 106 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (10.29%) ITIL
6 86 (9.62%) DevOps
7 79 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 76 (8.50%) Project Delivery
9 75 (8.39%) Analytics
9 75 (8.39%) Mentoring
10 72 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
11 67 (7.49%) PRINCE2
12 59 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
12 59 (6.60%) Information Security
13 55 (6.15%) ETL
14 53 (5.93%) ERP
14 53 (5.93%) Fintech
15 46 (5.15%) Computer Science
16 45 (5.03%) Test Automation
17 42 (4.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 186 (20.81%) SQL
2 80 (8.95%) C#
3 53 (5.93%) Java
4 49 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 43 (4.81%) Python
6 39 (4.36%) T-SQL
7 33 (3.69%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.68%) VBScript
10 12 (1.34%) C
11 11 (1.23%) R
12 10 (1.12%) X++
13 9 (1.01%) Scala
13 9 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.89%) C++
15 7 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.67%) ABAP
16 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (8.61%) Degree
2 52 (5.82%) CISSP
3 32 (3.58%) CISM
4 31 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (3.13%) ISEB
6 20 (2.24%) CISA
6 20 (2.24%) ISTQB
7 18 (2.01%) Security Cleared
8 17 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.57%) CIMA
10 12 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.89%) PMP
14 7 (0.78%) CCNA
14 7 (0.78%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.78%) SC Cleared
15 6 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.92%) QA
2 39 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.24%) SLA
4 26 (2.91%) PMO
5 19 (2.13%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.12%) COBIT
7 9 (1.01%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.89%) GDPR
8 8 (0.89%) IFRS
8 8 (0.89%) IFRS 9
9 7 (0.78%) Basel II
10 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.56%) NIST
12 4 (0.45%) BS25999
12 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.34%) P3O
13 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.46%) Docker
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
6 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.90%) SCCM
3 15 (1.68%) Ansible
3 15 (1.68%) Terraform
4 8 (0.89%) Kibana
4 8 (0.89%) logstash
4 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.89%) Puppet
5 7 (0.78%) HP ALM
5 7 (0.78%) Packer
6 4 (0.45%) SCOM
7 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.34%) Salt
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.22%) vRealize
8 2 (0.22%) WSUS
8 2 (0.22%) yum
9 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 203 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 86 (9.62%) SAP
3 84 (9.40%) Oracle
4 45 (5.03%) VMware
5 30 (3.36%) Cognos
6 28 (3.13%) Cisco
7 18 (2.01%) IBM
8 15 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.45%) Adobe
9 13 (1.45%) HP
10 10 (1.12%) NetApp
11 9 (1.01%) Sony
11 9 (1.01%) Virgin Media
12 8 (0.89%) Tableau
13 7 (0.78%) Citrix
13 7 (0.78%) JD Edwards
13 7 (0.78%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.67%) EMC
14 6 (0.67%) Intapp
14 6 (0.67%) Sage