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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 795 1140 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.03% 18.36% 14.91%
As % of the General category 44.29% 48.57% 41.57%
Number of salaries quoted 621 840 682
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -7.60%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1795 2347 1922
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.19% 37.81% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1753 1528
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Finance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 419 £47,500 +5.55% 43
Warwickshire -6 95 £42,500 +3.65% 6
Coventry -15 78 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Solihull -6 44 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Staffordshire -8 31 £40,000 - 9
Shropshire -11 29 £47,500 +46.15% 6
Walsall +13 14 £39,025 +4.06% 1
Worcestershire -11 14 £32,500 -24.41% 1
Dudley +6 9 £30,000 -20.00%
West Bromwich -3 8 £42,500 -22.72%
Wolverhampton -9 3 £41,500 -4.59%
Halesowen - 3 £30,000 - 1
Herefordshire -13 2 £35,000 -16.66%
Smethwick - 1 £30,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 274 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (17.14%) SQL
3 266 (16.89%) Project Management
4 234 (14.86%) Microsoft
5 201 (12.76%) ITIL
6 184 (11.68%) Retail
7 172 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
8 164 (10.41%) Oracle
9 155 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 154 (9.78%) JavaScript
11 148 (9.40%) C#
11 148 (9.40%) ERP
12 141 (8.95%) SQL Server
13 137 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
14 136 (8.63%) PRINCE2
15 134 (8.51%) Java
16 126 (8.00%) HTML
16 126 (8.00%) .NET
17 124 (7.87%) Degree
18 117 (7.43%) Data Centre
19 115 (7.30%) Banking
20 113 (7.17%) Windows
21 111 (7.05%) PMO
22 110 (6.98%) QA
23 107 (6.79%) Business Analysis
24 105 (6.67%) CRM
25 103 (6.54%) CSS
26 98 (6.22%) Line Management
27 97 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
27 97 (6.16%) 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 49 (3.11%) SAS
2 38 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.65%) Apache
4 21 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.08%) Oracle UPK
6 13 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.63%) JBoss
7 10 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.57%) CMS
8 9 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.51%) IIS
10 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.38%) FormScape
11 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.25%) nginx
13 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.51%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.25%) SPSS
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.063%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
1 26 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
2 24 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 21 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (1.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 20 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
5 19 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 16 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (1.02%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.95%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.89%) Sage X3
8 14 (0.89%) SAP BPC
9 13 (0.83%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.83%) Sentinel
10 12 (0.76%) Sage 200
11 10 (0.63%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.65%) Office 365
4 17 (1.08%) IaaS
5 16 (1.02%) PaaS
6 14 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.63%) SaaS
8 9 (0.57%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.44%) AdWords
9 7 (0.44%) Firebase
10 4 (0.25%) Force.com
10 4 (0.25%) Taleo
11 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.063%) G Suite
13 1 (0.063%) GitHub
13 1 (0.063%) Intacct
13 1 (0.063%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.29%) Firewall
2 27 (1.71%) WAN
3 25 (1.59%) LAN
4 22 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.14%) DNS
6 15 (0.95%) SAN
7 14 (0.89%) Internet
8 12 (0.76%) Network Security
9 11 (0.70%) Wireless
10 8 (0.51%) ATM
10 8 (0.51%) BGP
11 7 (0.44%) VPN
12 6 (0.38%) DHCP
12 6 (0.38%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.38%) OSPF
12 6 (0.38%) Skype
12 6 (0.38%) SNMP
12 6 (0.38%) SSL
12 6 (0.38%) VLAN
12 6 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.92%) MySQL
4 41 (2.60%) Big Data
5 39 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
6 34 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 26 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.52%) DB2
10 23 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
10 23 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (1.40%) Data Mart
11 22 (1.40%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.08%) SAP BW
13 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 68 (4.32%) Selenium
2 42 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.16%) SpecFlow
4 29 (1.84%) SoapUI
5 28 (1.78%) JIRA
6 25 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 19 (1.21%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.14%) JUnit
8 18 (1.14%) NUnit
9 11 (0.70%) Subversion
9 11 (0.70%) webpack
10 10 (0.63%) TestNG
10 10 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 9 (0.57%) HP UFT
11 9 (0.57%) Robot Framework
12 8 (0.51%) JMeter
12 8 (0.51%) Xcode
13 7 (0.44%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.44%) JBehave
13 7 (0.44%) WATIR
General
1 184 (11.68%) Retail
2 115 (7.30%) Banking
3 91 (5.78%) Marketing
4 72 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.84%) Legal
7 23 (1.46%) General Ledger
8 21 (1.33%) Billing
8 21 (1.33%) Publishing
9 17 (1.08%) Local Government
10 11 (0.70%) Back Office
11 10 (0.63%) Advertising
11 10 (0.63%) Automotive
11 10 (0.63%) Games
12 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.44%) Law
13 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.25%) Front Office
14 4 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 349 (22.16%) Analyst
2 299 (18.98%) Developer
3 136 (8.63%) Business Analyst
4 119 (7.56%) Project Manager
5 110 (6.98%) Consultant
6 97 (6.16%) Architect
7 69 (4.38%) Senior Developer
8 55 (3.49%) IT Manager
9 50 (3.17%) Security Manager
10 47 (2.98%) .NET Developer
11 46 (2.92%) C# Developer
12 43 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
13 42 (2.67%) Software Developer
13 42 (2.67%) Test Analyst
14 41 (2.60%) Java Developer
15 40 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 37 (2.35%) Senior Manager
17 36 (2.29%) Web Developer
18 35 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
19 32 (2.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.00%) .NET
1 126 (8.00%) HTML
2 103 (6.54%) CSS
3 71 (4.51%) AngularJS
4 55 (3.49%) jQuery
5 52 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 50 (3.17%) HTML5
7 39 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 38 (2.41%) XML
9 35 (2.22%) REST
10 32 (2.03%) Web Services
11 30 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
12 28 (1.78%) Spring
13 23 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (1.46%) Gherkin
13 23 (1.46%) J2EE
14 22 (1.40%) Entity Framework
15 21 (1.33%) Ajax
16 20 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.37%) Fintech
5 27 (1.71%) User Experience
6 24 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.02%) CMDB
8 16 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 10 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.51%) Replication
12 7 (0.44%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.38%) Clustering
13 6 (0.38%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.38%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.32%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 113 (7.17%) Windows
2 68 (4.32%) Linux
3 54 (3.43%) Unix
4 36 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.57%) Solaris
10 7 (0.44%) Android
10 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.38%) AIX
12 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.25%) CentOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.063%) HPUX
15 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.063%) SUSE
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (16.89%) Project Management
3 201 (12.76%) ITIL
4 155 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 148 (9.40%) ERP
6 137 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 136 (8.63%) PRINCE2
8 107 (6.79%) Business Analysis
9 105 (6.67%) CRM
10 98 (6.22%) Line Management
11 97 (6.16%) Test Automation
12 91 (5.78%) Risk Management
13 83 (5.27%) Service Delivery
14 81 (5.14%) Waterfall
15 74 (4.70%) Information Security
16 73 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (4.63%) SDLC
17 72 (4.57%) Change Management
18 67 (4.25%) OO
18 67 (4.25%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 270 (17.14%) SQL
2 154 (9.78%) JavaScript
3 148 (9.40%) C#
4 134 (8.51%) Java
5 35 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 35 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 32 (2.03%) Python
7 28 (1.78%) VBA
8 27 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 23 (1.46%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.40%) VBScript
11 16 (1.02%) C++
11 16 (1.02%) Scala
11 16 (1.02%) VB
12 14 (0.89%) PHP
13 13 (0.83%) Perl
14 11 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.63%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 124 (7.87%) Degree
2 78 (4.95%) ISEB
3 62 (3.94%) CISSP
4 46 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 38 (2.41%) CISM
7 30 (1.90%) CISA
8 29 (1.84%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.59%) PMP
10 23 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 21 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (1.27%) Security Cleared
14 17 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (1.02%) CIMA
16 15 (0.95%) ACCA
16 15 (0.95%) SC Cleared
17 14 (0.89%) CISMP
18 13 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (7.05%) PMO
2 110 (6.98%) QA
3 76 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 44 (2.79%) SLA
6 17 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.44%) COBIT
7 7 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.44%) GDPR
8 6 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002
9 5 (0.32%) RMADS
9 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.13%) MiFID
10 2 (0.13%) P3O
11 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.063%) EMIR
11 1 (0.063%) GPG13
11 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.13%) NFS
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.063%) Docker
7 1 (0.063%) GPFS
7 1 (0.063%) HDFS
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.063%) vSphere
7 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (2.10%) SCCM
2 18 (1.14%) SCOM
3 14 (0.89%) SCVMM
4 12 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.25%) Nagios
7 4 (0.25%) WMI
8 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.13%) Nessus
9 2 (0.13%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.13%) WSUS
10 1 (0.063%) QRadar
Vendors
1 234 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 164 (10.41%) Oracle
3 72 (4.57%) SAP
4 50 (3.17%) VMware
5 47 (2.98%) IBM
6 44 (2.79%) JD Edwards
7 40 (2.54%) Cisco
8 35 (2.22%) HP
9 29 (1.84%) Sage
10 28 (1.78%) Cognos
11 25 (1.59%) NetApp
12 24 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.33%) Juniper
14 20 (1.27%) Tableau
15 19 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 18 (1.14%) Citrix
16 18 (1.14%) EMC
17 17 (1.08%) Google
18 15 (0.95%) Infor
18 15 (0.95%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £54000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: £27,629 - £32,004 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £51000 - £65000 per annum + A market leading benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + holidays, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus plus other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £77000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £68,000 - £110,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum, Benefits Car, Bonus, Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago