Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,628 1,574 2,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.38% 16.33% 18.07%
As % of the General category 45.78% 43.46% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,231 1,707
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -8.42%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.86%

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 3,556 3,622 4,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.97% 37.58% 37.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,686 2,877 3,448
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,349
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -1 789 £46,102 -3.96% 97
Coventry +9 180 £45,000 +1.69% 20
Warwickshire -2 157 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Staffordshire +21 130 £40,000 - 33
Solihull -8 59 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Wolverhampton +5 56 £42,500 -19.81% 5
Herefordshire +41 47 £50,000 +66.67% 3
Shropshire +10 38 £41,250 +26.92% 13
Worcestershire +22 26 £38,750 +10.71% 13
Dudley -4 10 £30,000 - 1
West Bromwich +3 8 £54,500 +28.24% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £30,000 - 1
Halesowen -8 3 - - 2
Walsall -13 3 £53,500 +31.94% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 (19.47%) SQL
2 313 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 298 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
4 280 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
5 251 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
6 212 (13.02%) SQL Server
7 201 (12.35%) Project Management
8 185 (11.36%) C#
8 185 (11.36%) Manufacturing
9 179 (11.00%) Retail
10 169 (10.38%) SAP
11 168 (10.32%) Windows
12 167 (10.26%) .NET
13 162 (9.95%) ITIL
14 158 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 152 (9.34%) Self-Motivation
16 151 (9.28%) JavaScript
17 148 (9.09%) CRM
17 148 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
18 146 (8.97%) ERP
19 138 (8.48%) Business Analysis
20 127 (7.80%) Banking
21 119 (7.31%) Degree
21 119 (7.31%) Oracle
22 112 (6.88%) HTML
23 110 (6.76%) PRINCE2
24 109 (6.70%) CSS
25 103 (6.33%) SDLC
26 99 (6.08%) Legal
27 95 (5.84%) Test Automation

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 44 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 36 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.35%) CMS
3 22 (1.35%) IIS
4 16 (0.98%) SAS
5 14 (0.86%) Apache
5 14 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.74%) Confluence
8 10 (0.61%) JBoss
9 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.37%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.31%) MTS
12 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.25%) WordPress
13 3 (0.18%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.12%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 91 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.061%) InDesign
8 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 85 (5.22%) Dynamics AX
2 57 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 49 (3.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 44 (2.70%) NetSuite
5 31 (1.90%) SAP CO
5 31 (1.90%) SAP FI
5 31 (1.90%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
7 16 (0.98%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 15 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
9 10 (0.61%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.55%) SAP QM
11 6 (0.37%) HFM
12 5 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
12 5 (0.31%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
12 5 (0.31%) Infor M3
12 5 (0.31%) Postilion
12 5 (0.31%) SAP BPC
12 5 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
12 5 (0.31%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (4.18%) Dynamics 365
3 58 (3.56%) SaaS
4 34 (2.09%) Office 365
5 29 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.35%) IaaS
8 20 (1.23%) PaaS
9 10 (0.61%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.31%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.18%) GitHub
13 3 (0.18%) Serverless
14 2 (0.12%) AdWords
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.061%) FinancialForce
15 1 (0.061%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.83%) Firewall
2 40 (2.46%) SAN
3 35 (2.15%) SSL
4 34 (2.09%) LAN
5 29 (1.78%) WAN
6 28 (1.72%) VoIP
7 27 (1.66%) IPsec
8 22 (1.35%) Internet
9 18 (1.11%) DNS
9 18 (1.11%) SMS
10 14 (0.86%) DHCP
11 8 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (0.49%) HTTP
11 8 (0.49%) VPN
11 8 (0.49%) WebEx
12 7 (0.43%) MPLS
13 6 (0.37%) Intranet
13 6 (0.37%) Wireless
14 5 (0.31%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 53 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (1.23%) MySQL
8 18 (1.11%) Power BI
9 17 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (1.04%) Essbase
10 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.92%) Big Data
11 15 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.74%) SAP HANA
15 9 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (3.56%) Selenium
2 39 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.90%) JIRA
5 29 (1.78%) SoapUI
6 26 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.54%) Jasmine
8 23 (1.41%) webpack
9 22 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
9 22 (1.35%) PhantomJS
10 20 (1.23%) SpecFlow
11 15 (0.92%) eCATT
11 15 (0.92%) LSMW
12 14 (0.86%) Maven
12 14 (0.86%) Subversion
13 13 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.74%) MSI
15 11 (0.68%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 185 (11.36%) Manufacturing
2 179 (11.00%) Retail
3 127 (7.80%) Banking
4 99 (6.08%) Legal
5 87 (5.34%) Publishing
6 78 (4.79%) Advertising
7 67 (4.12%) Games
8 60 (3.69%) Marketing
9 42 (2.58%) Billing
10 40 (2.46%) Telecoms
11 37 (2.27%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.35%) Automotive
12 22 (1.35%) International Banking
13 19 (1.17%) Back Office
14 17 (1.04%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.92%) Law
16 12 (0.74%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.25%) Military
19 3 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 428 (26.29%) Analyst
2 239 (14.68%) Developer
3 217 (13.33%) Consultant
4 177 (10.87%) Business Analyst
5 138 (8.48%) Project Manager
6 90 (5.53%) IT Manager
7 83 (5.10%) Architect
8 74 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
9 64 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
10 59 (3.62%) Support Analyst
11 56 (3.44%) C# Developer
12 50 (3.07%) Senior Manager
13 49 (3.01%) Administrator
14 45 (2.76%) IT Analyst
14 45 (2.76%) Software Developer
14 45 (2.76%) Technical Analyst
15 44 (2.70%) Test Analyst
16 41 (2.52%) Applications Support
16 41 (2.52%) Graduate
16 41 (2.52%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (10.26%) .NET
2 112 (6.88%) HTML
3 109 (6.70%) CSS
4 70 (4.30%) AngularJS
5 64 (3.93%) Entity Framework
6 59 (3.62%) jQuery
7 57 (3.50%) XML
8 53 (3.26%) RESTful
9 47 (2.89%) JSON
9 47 (2.89%) Web Services
10 46 (2.83%) ASP.NET
11 44 (2.70%) .NET Framework
12 42 (2.58%) HTML5
13 39 (2.40%) LINQ
14 37 (2.27%) WCF
15 36 (2.21%) SOAP
16 34 (2.09%) Node.js
17 33 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (1.97%) REST
19 27 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 280 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (9.34%) Self-Motivation
3 81 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 75 (4.61%) Fintech
5 68 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 63 (3.87%) Data Centre
7 46 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (2.83%) User Experience
8 23 (1.41%) Virtual Team
9 15 (0.92%) LIMS
10 14 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.68%) CMDB
12 11 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.61%) Social Media
14 9 (0.55%) NHS
15 7 (0.43%) Clustering
15 7 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 168 (10.32%) Windows
2 82 (5.04%) Windows Server
3 79 (4.85%) Linux
4 65 (3.99%) Unix
5 24 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.43%) AIX
10 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.31%) Solaris
12 3 (0.18%) VMS
13 2 (0.12%) Android
13 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.061%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.061%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
3 201 (12.35%) Project Management
4 162 (9.95%) ITIL
5 158 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 148 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 148 (9.09%) CRM
7 146 (8.97%) ERP
8 138 (8.48%) Business Analysis
9 110 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 103 (6.33%) SDLC
11 95 (5.84%) Test Automation
12 93 (5.71%) Logistics
13 90 (5.53%) Waterfall
14 85 (5.22%) Analytics
15 79 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (4.48%) Customer Requirements
17 70 (4.30%) MVC
18 69 (4.24%) IT Strategy
19 67 (4.12%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 317 (19.47%) SQL
2 185 (11.36%) C#
3 151 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 87 (5.34%) Java
5 50 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 39 (2.40%) C
7 35 (2.15%) ABAP
8 34 (2.09%) Python
9 32 (1.97%) VB.NET
10 30 (1.84%) VB
11 27 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 22 (1.35%) TypeScript
13 16 (0.98%) PHP
14 10 (0.61%) C++
15 9 (0.55%) Java 8
15 9 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.49%) Perl
17 7 (0.43%) VBA
18 6 (0.37%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 119 (7.31%) Degree
2 59 (3.62%) ISEB
3 49 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (2.09%) CISSP
5 27 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 26 (1.60%) ACCA
7 25 (1.54%) CIMA
8 24 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 23 (1.41%) CISM
10 20 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.04%) CEH
12 17 (1.04%) CISA
12 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.98%) CRISC
14 12 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (0.68%) SC Cleared
16 10 (0.61%) APMP
16 10 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.65%) QA
2 64 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (3.44%) SLA
4 52 (3.19%) PMO
5 33 (2.03%) COBIT
5 33 (2.03%) GDPR
6 32 (1.97%) Data Quality
7 26 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 20 (1.23%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.74%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.061%) BS7666
12 1 (0.061%) IFRS
12 1 (0.061%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.061%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.061%) P3O
12 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.68%) Docker
6 11 (0.68%) vSphere
6 11 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.37%) XenApp
9 5 (0.31%) Firmware
10 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.12%) HDFS
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (2.15%) SCCM
2 10 (0.61%) vCenter Server
3 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.37%) Ambari
4 6 (0.37%) logstash
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (0.37%) SCOM
5 5 (0.31%) HP Fortify
5 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.31%) Puppet
5 5 (0.31%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.25%) Nagios
6 4 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.25%) WSUS
7 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 313 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 169 (10.38%) SAP
3 119 (7.31%) Oracle
4 81 (4.98%) VMware
5 53 (3.26%) JD Edwards
6 37 (2.27%) Epicor
7 35 (2.15%) Infor
8 34 (2.09%) Sage
9 27 (1.66%) Citrix
10 23 (1.41%) Cisco
11 22 (1.35%) IBM
12 21 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.04%) HP
14 17 (1.04%) NetApp
15 14 (0.86%) Informatica
16 12 (0.74%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.74%) Google
16 12 (0.74%) IFS
17 11 (0.68%) ServiceNow