Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,159 1,491 1,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.00% 15.38% 17.36%
As % of the General category 44.29% 41.34% 45.50%
Number of salaries quoted 889 1,078 1,333
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 2,617 3,607 3,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.87% 37.22% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,908 2,741 3,100
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £64,550
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 January 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 21 January 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 -3 531 £49,083 +1.20% 114
Warwickshire +11 115 £45,000 - 23
Coventry 0 94 £47,500 +1.06% 11
Solihull +9 80 £43,750 -7.89% 18
Staffordshire +5 73 £36,750 -5.16% 12
Worcestershire +25 68 £40,000 +9.59% 10
Herefordshire 0 60 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Shropshire -13 26 £48,000 +28.00% 13
Wolverhampton +1 17 £52,500 +26.51% 4
Sutton Coldfield 0 16 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Walsall -2 3 £55,000 +29.41% 4
West Bromwich +9 2 £51,000 -4.67% 1
Dudley - 2 £18,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 -
Wednesbury - 1 £60,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 299 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 176 (15.19%) Project Management
4 171 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (14.67%) SQL
6 131 (11.30%) ITIL
7 125 (10.79%) SQL Server
8 121 (10.44%) .NET
9 119 (10.27%) Microsoft Excel
10 114 (9.84%) PRINCE2
11 113 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 109 (9.40%) C#
13 104 (8.97%) SAP
14 103 (8.89%) JavaScript
15 95 (8.20%) Retail
16 92 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
17 91 (7.85%) Change Management
18 88 (7.59%) Degree
19 87 (7.51%) CRM
20 86 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
21 84 (7.25%) ERP
21 84 (7.25%) Waterfall
22 81 (6.99%) HTML
22 81 (6.99%) GDPR
23 80 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
24 75 (6.47%) Windows
25 69 (5.95%) Data Protection
26 68 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
27 67 (5.78%) Service Delivery
28 66 (5.69%) Oracle

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 56 (4.83%) CMS
2 40 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.47%) Anypoint
4 16 (1.38%) Mule
5 15 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.04%) SAS
7 12 (1.04%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.43%) Confluence
10 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 119 (10.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.43%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.086%) Mingle
8 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.086%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (1.38%) SAP FI
3 15 (1.29%) SAP CO
3 15 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (1.04%) SAP CRM
5 11 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.95%) SAP APO
6 10 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.78%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.78%) SAP PP
7 9 (0.78%) SAP SCM
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.52%) FastStats
10 5 (0.43%) HFM
10 5 (0.43%) SAP EWM
10 5 (0.43%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.43%) SAP QM
10 5 (0.43%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (3.71%) Office 365
4 41 (3.54%) SaaS
5 23 (1.98%) Serverless
6 22 (1.90%) IaaS
6 22 (1.90%) PaaS
7 16 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
9 9 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.78%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.93%) Internet
2 31 (2.67%) Firewall
3 30 (2.59%) LAN
4 27 (2.33%) WAN
5 16 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.21%) Wireless
7 11 (0.95%) DHCP
8 9 (0.78%) Network Security
8 9 (0.78%) VPN
9 8 (0.69%) DEFINITY
9 8 (0.69%) MPLS
9 8 (0.69%) Skype
9 8 (0.69%) VoIP
10 7 (0.60%) DNS
11 6 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.52%) Extranet
11 6 (0.52%) TETRA
11 6 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.43%) IPsec
12 5 (0.43%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.42%) Big Data
4 28 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.81%) Power BI
6 20 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.38%) MySQL
8 16 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.38%) SAP HANA
9 15 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (0.95%) DB2
13 9 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.59%) Maven
3 26 (2.24%) Selenium
4 25 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.64%) JIRA
6 15 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.86%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.60%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (0.60%) PhantomJS
10 7 (0.60%) webpack
11 6 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.52%) CruiseControl
11 6 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.52%) Moq
11 6 (0.52%) NUnit
11 6 (0.52%) ReSharper
General
1 95 (8.20%) Retail
2 55 (4.75%) Manufacturing
3 42 (3.62%) Banking
4 39 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.42%) Marketing
6 23 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.81%) Legal
8 18 (1.55%) Automotive
9 17 (1.47%) Advertising
10 10 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.69%) Publishing
12 6 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.43%) Billing
13 5 (0.43%) Law
14 4 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.35%) Local Government
14 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.26%) Electronics
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 205 (17.69%) Analyst
2 170 (14.67%) Developer
3 134 (11.56%) Project Manager
4 129 (11.13%) Architect
5 108 (9.32%) Consultant
6 62 (5.35%) Business Analyst
7 53 (4.57%) SAP Consultant
8 47 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
9 44 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 44 (3.80%) Team Leader
10 41 (3.54%) IT Manager
11 36 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (2.93%) Service Manager
12 34 (2.93%) Technical Architect
13 32 (2.76%) Graduate
13 32 (2.76%) Senior Manager
14 31 (2.67%) C# Developer
15 29 (2.50%) SQL Developer
16 27 (2.33%) Graduate Analyst
16 27 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (10.44%) .NET
2 81 (6.99%) HTML
3 60 (5.18%) CSS
4 58 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 46 (3.97%) Web Services
6 40 (3.45%) Middleware
7 35 (3.02%) Node.js
7 35 (3.02%) REST
7 35 (3.02%) SOAP
8 33 (2.85%) JSON
9 28 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 28 (2.42%) HTML5
10 25 (2.16%) jQuery
11 23 (1.98%) Ajax
12 22 (1.90%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.90%) LINQ
13 21 (1.81%) XML
14 19 (1.64%) Entity Framework
15 18 (1.55%) RESTful
15 18 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 25 (2.16%) Fintech
7 24 (2.07%) User Experience
8 23 (1.98%) PMI
9 16 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.04%) FMCG
12 10 (0.86%) IVR
13 9 (0.78%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.60%) e-Learning
16 5 (0.43%) Clustering
16 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
17 3 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.47%) Windows
2 41 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 23 (1.98%) Linux
3 23 (1.98%) Windows 7
4 22 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 11 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.78%) Unix
10 3 (0.26%) CentOS
10 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.26%) SUSE
10 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.086%) Android
12 1 (0.086%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (15.19%) Project Management
3 171 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 131 (11.30%) ITIL
5 114 (9.84%) PRINCE2
6 91 (7.85%) Change Management
7 87 (7.51%) CRM
8 86 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
9 84 (7.25%) ERP
9 84 (7.25%) Waterfall
10 80 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 69 (5.95%) Data Protection
12 68 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 67 (5.78%) Service Delivery
14 64 (5.52%) Performance Management
15 63 (5.44%) Line Management
16 60 (5.18%) Decision-Making
17 59 (5.09%) MVC
18 56 (4.83%) SDLC
19 55 (4.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (14.67%) SQL
2 109 (9.40%) C#
3 103 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 65 (5.61%) Java
5 50 (4.31%) Python
6 26 (2.24%) C
7 23 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.90%) Perl
9 15 (1.29%) VB
10 11 (0.95%) TypeScript
11 9 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.60%) R
12 7 (0.60%) VBA
13 6 (0.52%) ABAP
14 5 (0.43%) PHP
15 4 (0.35%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.26%) Ruby
17 2 (0.17%) C++
18 1 (0.086%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (7.59%) Degree
2 56 (4.83%) ISEB
3 45 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 29 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 25 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.64%) APMP
8 17 (1.47%) PMP
9 16 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.38%) ISTQB
10 15 (1.29%) CISSP
11 13 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.95%) CCNP
13 9 (0.78%) ACCA
14 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.52%) CISA
15 6 (0.52%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.52%) OSCP
16 5 (0.43%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.99%) GDPR
2 58 (5.00%) SLA
3 48 (4.14%) PMO
3 48 (4.14%) QA
4 28 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.73%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.86%) COBIT
7 7 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.43%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.17%) DO-160
12 1 (0.086%) Basel II
12 1 (0.086%) COSO
12 1 (0.086%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.086%) IFRS
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.086%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.07%) Docker
4 17 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.86%) Firmware
6 7 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.26%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.64%) Puppet
2 14 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.12%) Ansible
4 12 (1.04%) SCCM
5 11 (0.95%) Terraform
6 10 (0.86%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.86%) WSUS
7 9 (0.78%) Mesos
7 9 (0.78%) rkt
7 9 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.43%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.26%) SCOM
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.17%) Nessus
11 2 (0.17%) Packer
11 2 (0.17%) QRadar
12 1 (0.086%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.086%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 199 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 104 (8.97%) SAP
3 66 (5.69%) Oracle
4 40 (3.45%) VMware
5 26 (2.24%) Cisco
6 20 (1.73%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.38%) IBM
8 13 (1.12%) Remedy
9 12 (1.04%) JD Edwards
10 11 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.86%) Avaya
11 10 (0.86%) Cadence
11 10 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 10 (0.86%) Google
12 9 (0.78%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.69%) Epicor
13 8 (0.69%) HP
14 7 (0.60%) Adobe
14 7 (0.60%) Citrix
14 7 (0.60%) Hyperion