Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 964 1,284 1,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.51% 15.77% 15.22%
As % of the General category 39.74% 39.11% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 788 989 1,152
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,350 £27,500 £27,050
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,426 3,283 4,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.99% 40.32% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,764 2,386 3,091
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -2 484 £50,000 +1.01% 95
Warwickshire -5 100 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Coventry -9 77 £49,362 +9.69% 14
Worcestershire -3 60 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Solihull -8 60 £52,500 +16.67% 19
Staffordshire -20 38 £41,250 +10.00% 15
Herefordshire -4 32 £45,000 -3.23% 11
Shropshire +17 23 £37,500 -27.18% 9
Wolverhampton +1 17 £43,750 +6.06% 8
West Bromwich -2 10 £37,500 -26.47% 6
Dudley +5 4 £55,000 +205.56%
Walsall -12 4 £22,250 -65.17% 1
Tipton - 4 £40,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 208 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 203 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (20.64%) SQL
4 145 (15.04%) SQL Server
5 144 (14.94%) Project Management
6 132 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
8 120 (12.45%) Azure
9 118 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 99 (10.27%) SAP
11 94 (9.75%) ITIL
12 92 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (9.34%) Oracle
13 90 (9.34%) Degree
14 87 (9.02%) Windows
15 85 (8.82%) .NET
16 82 (8.51%) Project Delivery
17 77 (7.99%) DevOps
18 76 (7.88%) PRINCE2
19 74 (7.68%) Power Platform
20 73 (7.57%) Microsoft Excel
21 72 (7.47%) C#
21 72 (7.47%) Mentoring
21 72 (7.47%) Power BI
22 64 (6.64%) Retail
23 62 (6.43%) Java
24 61 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 61 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
25 60 (6.22%) Analytics
26 59 (6.12%) Banking

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 29 (3.01%) SAS
2 25 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.56%) IIS
5 14 (1.45%) Confluence
6 13 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.93%) Apache
9 6 (0.62%) CMS
9 6 (0.62%) Oracle UPK
10 4 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.31%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.21%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (7.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
1 20 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 18 (1.87%) SAP MM
3 16 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
3 16 (1.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 16 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (1.45%) Dynamics GP
6 13 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (1.14%) Cognos TM1
8 11 (1.14%) SAP Retail
8 11 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 10 (1.04%) Avolution ABACUS
9 10 (1.04%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.93%) Cognos Planning
10 9 (0.93%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.83%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 120 (12.45%) Azure
2 74 (7.68%) Power Platform
3 57 (5.91%) AWS
4 49 (5.08%) Office 365
5 24 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (2.39%) SaaS
7 18 (1.87%) PaaS
8 15 (1.56%) Serverless
9 13 (1.35%) IaaS
10 11 (1.14%) GCP
11 9 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.62%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.41%) GitHub
14 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.11%) Firewall
2 17 (1.76%) WAN
2 17 (1.76%) Wireless
3 11 (1.14%) LAN
3 11 (1.14%) SAN
4 10 (1.04%) VPN
5 9 (0.93%) DHCP
5 9 (0.93%) SMS
6 8 (0.83%) DNS
7 7 (0.73%) MPLS
7 7 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.62%) Network Security
9 5 (0.52%) Internet
10 4 (0.41%) BGP
10 4 (0.41%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.41%) OSPF
10 4 (0.41%) VPLS
10 4 (0.41%) xDSL
11 3 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.47%) Power BI
3 61 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.35%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (1.24%) QlikView
9 12 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.62%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (3.73%) JIRA
2 29 (3.01%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.76%) SonarQube
5 15 (1.56%) Maven
6 14 (1.45%) Selenium
7 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.04%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.93%) JMeter
9 9 (0.93%) JUnit
9 9 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.83%) Subversion
10 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.41%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.41%) Babel
11 4 (0.41%) Cypress.io
11 4 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 64 (6.64%) Retail
2 59 (6.12%) Banking
3 50 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.56%) Manufacturing
5 41 (4.25%) Public Sector
6 36 (3.73%) Marketing
7 31 (3.22%) Legal
8 19 (1.97%) Electronics
8 19 (1.97%) General Ledger
9 18 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.56%) Games
11 11 (1.14%) Law
12 10 (1.04%) Automotive
13 8 (0.83%) Back Office
13 8 (0.83%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.62%) Billing
15 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.41%) Advertising
17 3 (0.31%) Digital Economy
18 2 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 220 (22.82%) Analyst
2 124 (12.86%) Developer
3 110 (11.41%) Consultant
4 82 (8.51%) Architect
5 81 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 58 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 40 (4.15%) Senior Developer
8 37 (3.84%) IT Manager
9 35 (3.63%) Technical Analyst
10 34 (3.53%) Security Consultant
10 34 (3.53%) Support Analyst
11 33 (3.42%) Data Analyst
12 32 (3.32%) Junior
13 30 (3.11%) Data Architect
13 30 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
14 27 (2.80%) Graduate
15 23 (2.39%) Senior Manager
15 23 (2.39%) SQL Developer
16 22 (2.28%) Information Security Consultant
16 22 (2.28%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.82%) .NET
2 42 (4.36%) Web Services
3 41 (4.25%) HTML
4 36 (3.73%) CSS
5 26 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 24 (2.49%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.35%) Spring
7 13 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (1.24%) Apache NiFi
8 12 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (1.24%) Node.js
9 11 (1.14%) REST
10 10 (1.04%) .NET Core
10 10 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.04%) J2EE
10 10 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (1.04%) RESTful
11 9 (0.93%) JDBC
11 9 (0.93%) React
11 9 (0.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 128 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.25%) User Experience
4 25 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.39%) Credit Risk
6 18 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.35%) CCTV
10 12 (1.24%) PKI
11 10 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.83%) NHS
14 7 (0.73%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.41%) Life Science
16 4 (0.41%) Mainframe
17 3 (0.31%) CMDB
17 3 (0.31%) Cyberattack
17 3 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.02%) Windows
2 59 (6.12%) Linux
3 41 (4.25%) Unix
4 40 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.62%) CentOS
9 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Debian
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (14.94%) Project Management
3 132 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 94 (9.75%) ITIL
6 92 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (8.51%) Project Delivery
8 77 (7.99%) DevOps
9 76 (7.88%) PRINCE2
10 72 (7.47%) Mentoring
11 61 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 60 (6.22%) Analytics
13 59 (6.12%) ETL
14 58 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
14 58 (6.02%) Information Security
15 56 (5.81%) Computer Science
16 52 (5.39%) Change Management
17 51 (5.29%) ERP
18 47 (4.88%) TOGAF
19 45 (4.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (20.64%) SQL
2 72 (7.47%) C#
3 62 (6.43%) Java
4 47 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 46 (4.77%) Python
6 32 (3.32%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.28%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.76%) R
10 16 (1.66%) C++
11 15 (1.56%) C
11 15 (1.56%) VBScript
12 13 (1.35%) Scala
13 8 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.83%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.83%) VBA
14 6 (0.62%) ABAP
14 6 (0.62%) VB
15 5 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 90 (9.34%) Degree
2 52 (5.39%) CISSP
3 36 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (3.01%) CISM
5 26 (2.70%) ISEB
6 18 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.66%) CISA
9 15 (1.56%) CIMA
9 15 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (1.14%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.04%) PMP
14 9 (0.93%) Security Cleared
15 7 (0.73%) CCDP
15 7 (0.73%) CCSP
15 7 (0.73%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.73%) JNCIE
15 7 (0.73%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.25%) QA
2 33 (3.42%) PMO
3 26 (2.70%) SLA
4 23 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 23 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.35%) Solvency II
6 12 (1.24%) Basel II
6 12 (1.24%) IFRS
6 12 (1.24%) IFRS 9
7 11 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.04%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.73%) COBIT
9 7 (0.73%) GDPR
10 6 (0.62%) NIST
11 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.31%) P3O
14 2 (0.21%) ITGC
14 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.49%) Docker
5 10 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.62%) XenApp
7 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.31%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 18 (1.87%) Kubernetes
1 18 (1.87%) SCCM
2 12 (1.24%) Kibana
2 12 (1.24%) logstash
3 11 (1.14%) Terraform
4 9 (0.93%) Ansible
5 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.52%) Puppet
6 4 (0.41%) Cacti
6 4 (0.41%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.41%) Observium
6 4 (0.41%) Packer
7 3 (0.31%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.31%) QRadar
7 3 (0.31%) Salt
7 3 (0.31%) vRealize
7 3 (0.31%) WSUS
8 2 (0.21%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 208 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.27%) SAP
3 90 (9.34%) Oracle
4 51 (5.29%) VMware
5 31 (3.22%) Cisco
6 23 (2.39%) Cognos
7 17 (1.76%) Citrix
8 15 (1.56%) Adobe
8 15 (1.56%) IBM
9 11 (1.14%) JD Edwards
9 11 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 11 (1.14%) Sparx
10 10 (1.04%) Google
10 10 (1.04%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.04%) Tableau
11 9 (0.93%) HP
11 9 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.73%) Remedy
13 6 (0.62%) NetApp
13 6 (0.62%) Sage