Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Finance 465 1,002 1,686
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.81% 12.65% 17.60%
As % of the General category 35.55% 34.42% 41.73%
Number of salaries quoted 405 819 1,256
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £33,300 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £69,313
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 1,308 2,911 4,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.21% 36.75% 42.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,011 2,108 2,996
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 July 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 +1 244 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Warwickshire +1 53 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Solihull -9 52 £45,000 - 3
Shropshire +14 35 £50,000 +40.85% 3
Staffordshire -1 20 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Coventry -9 18 £53,000 +6.00% 11
Herefordshire -2 17 £50,000 +0.50%
Worcestershire +3 12 £67,500 +42.11% 3
West Bromwich -6 5 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Wolverhampton +2 4 £53,500 +9.74% 3
Wednesbury - 4 £29,250 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 137 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.59%) Microsoft
3 109 (23.44%) Azure
4 105 (22.58%) SQL
5 70 (15.05%) DevOps
6 62 (13.33%) .NET
7 60 (12.90%) Project Management
8 59 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (12.47%) Windows
10 57 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
11 56 (12.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 56 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 55 (11.83%) SQL Server
13 45 (9.68%) Degree
14 44 (9.46%) C#
15 42 (9.03%) Microsoft Excel
15 42 (9.03%) User Stories
15 42 (9.03%) Power Platform
16 40 (8.60%) Git (software)
16 40 (8.60%) Power BI
17 39 (8.39%) Mentoring
18 38 (8.17%) ITIL
18 38 (8.17%) Project Delivery
19 37 (7.96%) Requirements Gathering
20 36 (7.74%) ERP
20 36 (7.74%) JavaScript
20 36 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 36 (7.74%) AWS
21 35 (7.53%) Decision-Making
21 35 (7.53%) HTML

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 10 (2.15%) SAS
2 9 (1.94%) IIS
3 8 (1.72%) Confluence
3 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.29%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.43%) CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Drupal
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle UPK
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.43%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (9.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.43%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.51%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.65%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.65%) Primavera
6 3 (0.65%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.43%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 109 (23.44%) Azure
2 42 (9.03%) Power Platform
3 36 (7.74%) AWS
4 33 (7.10%) Office 365
5 28 (6.02%) SaaS
6 12 (2.58%) Serverless
7 10 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.94%) IaaS
9 7 (1.51%) GCP
9 7 (1.51%) PaaS
10 5 (1.08%) AWS CodePipeline
10 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.08%) Boomi
11 4 (0.86%) Datadog
11 4 (0.86%) GitHub
12 3 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.65%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.01%) SAN
2 13 (2.80%) Firewall
3 11 (2.37%) DNS
4 10 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.29%) LAN
6 6 (1.29%) WAN
7 5 (1.08%) Broadband
7 5 (1.08%) DHCP
7 5 (1.08%) VLAN
7 5 (1.08%) VPN
8 4 (0.86%) Internet
8 4 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.65%) Wireless
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.43%) NAS
10 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.43%) Skype
10 2 (0.43%) SMTP
10 2 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.60%) Power BI
3 36 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (4.52%) Big Data
6 21 (4.52%) Data Lake
6 21 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.87%) Snowflake Schema
8 11 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.51%) Base SAS
9 7 (1.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 7 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (1.51%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 5 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.08%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.95%) JIRA
3 20 (4.30%) Maven
4 12 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.29%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.08%) Cypress.io
6 5 (1.08%) HP UFT
6 5 (1.08%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.86%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.86%) GitLab
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.43%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.43%) Toad
9 2 (0.43%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.43%) Xdebug
10 1 (0.22%) Mockito
General
1 23 (4.95%) Banking
2 22 (4.73%) Retail
3 20 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.23%) Games
6 14 (3.01%) Legal
7 12 (2.58%) Law
8 10 (2.15%) Public Sector
9 8 (1.72%) Billing
10 7 (1.51%) Back Office
10 7 (1.51%) Local Government
10 7 (1.51%) Marketing
11 5 (1.08%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.65%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Electronics
15 1 (0.22%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 77 (16.56%) Analyst
2 76 (16.34%) Developer
3 34 (7.31%) Business Analyst
3 34 (7.31%) Consultant
4 23 (4.95%) Architect
5 20 (4.30%) Data Engineer
6 19 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (3.66%) Software Engineer
8 16 (3.44%) Project Manager
8 16 (3.44%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.01%) .NET Developer
9 14 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.01%) Team Leader
10 13 (2.80%) Senior Manager
11 12 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.58%) Head of Development
11 12 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.37%) Administrator
12 11 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (2.37%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.33%) .NET
2 35 (7.53%) HTML
3 34 (7.31%) ASP.NET
4 33 (7.10%) CSS
5 28 (6.02%) AngularJS
6 23 (4.95%) HTML5
7 22 (4.73%) Web Services
8 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (3.66%) Node.js
10 16 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.44%) Spring
11 15 (3.23%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.01%) React
13 12 (2.58%) .NET Framework
14 11 (2.37%) JSON
15 10 (2.15%) Middleware
15 10 (2.15%) XML
16 9 (1.94%) .NET Core
17 8 (1.72%) SOAP
18 7 (1.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.01%) User Experience
5 7 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.29%) AS400
6 6 (1.29%) Cyberattack
6 6 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.86%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.86%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.86%) PMI
8 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.65%) CMDB
9 3 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.65%) Handset
9 3 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.47%) Windows
2 22 (4.73%) Linux
3 13 (2.80%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.58%) Windows 7
4 12 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.15%) Unix
6 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.29%) AIX
8 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.65%) Android
10 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.22%) MVS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.05%) DevOps
3 60 (12.90%) Project Management
4 59 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (12.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 56 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (9.03%) User Stories
7 39 (8.39%) Mentoring
8 38 (8.17%) ITIL
8 38 (8.17%) Project Delivery
9 37 (7.96%) Requirements Gathering
10 36 (7.74%) ERP
11 35 (7.53%) Decision-Making
11 35 (7.53%) ETL
12 33 (7.10%) Fintech
13 32 (6.88%) Analytics
14 31 (6.67%) Business Analysis
14 31 (6.67%) MVC
14 31 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 27 (5.81%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 105 (22.58%) SQL
2 44 (9.46%) C#
3 36 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 33 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 25 (5.38%) Java
6 19 (4.09%) Python
7 18 (3.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 13 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.15%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.29%) C++
11 6 (1.29%) VBA
12 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.86%) VBScript
12 4 (0.86%) X++
13 3 (0.65%) C
14 2 (0.43%) PHP
14 2 (0.43%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (9.68%) Degree
2 20 (4.30%) CISSP
3 16 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.37%) CISM
5 11 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.94%) ISEB
6 9 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.72%) CIMA
8 7 (1.51%) CISA
9 6 (1.29%) ACCA
9 6 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.08%) CCNP
10 5 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.08%) PMP
11 4 (0.86%) CCNA
11 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.86%) PCI QSA
11 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.16%) Data Quality
3 19 (4.09%) QA
4 16 (3.44%) SLA
5 10 (2.15%) PMO
6 9 (1.94%) NIST
7 7 (1.51%) GDPR
8 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.43%) IFRS
10 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.22%) BS25999
11 1 (0.22%) COBIT
11 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.22%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.37%) Docker
4 7 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (4.73%) SCCM
2 11 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.15%) Terraform
4 9 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (1.51%) Ansible
6 6 (1.29%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.29%) SCOM
7 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.86%) Puppet
8 2 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.22%) Mesos
9 1 (0.22%) rkt
9 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 119 (25.59%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.24%) Oracle
3 21 (4.52%) SAP
3 21 (4.52%) VMware
4 13 (2.80%) IBM
5 11 (2.37%) Cognos
6 10 (2.15%) Cisco
6 10 (2.15%) HP
6 10 (2.15%) Symantec
7 9 (1.94%) NetApp
7 9 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.51%) Dell
8 7 (1.51%) Virgin Media
9 4 (0.86%) New Relic
9 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.86%) Sony
10 3 (0.65%) EMC
10 3 (0.65%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.65%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.43%) CheckPoint