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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Finance 731 1134 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 18.35% 15.21%
As % of the General category 42.01% 49.07% 44.11%
Number of salaries quoted 538 886 660
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £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 1740 2311 1750
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.32% 37.40% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1371 1792 1428
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 384 £47,500 +5.55% 32
Warwickshire +3 106 £42,500 -2.29% 11
Coventry -9 60 £42,500 +4.93% 8
Solihull -9 49 £35,000 -46.15% 9
Staffordshire -21 25 £38,750 -6.62% 8
Worcestershire -6 18 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Shropshire -27 10 £35,500 +9.23% 6
West Bromwich -4 8 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Wolverhampton 0 5 £53,000 +32.50%
Walsall -2 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Dudley +2 1 - -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 319 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (17.65%) Project Management
3 288 (17.47%) SQL
4 237 (14.37%) Retail
5 233 (14.13%) Microsoft
6 205 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 200 (12.13%) ITIL
8 192 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
9 174 (10.55%) Oracle
10 168 (10.19%) JavaScript
11 164 (9.95%) MS Excel
12 163 (9.88%) ERP
13 162 (9.82%) HTML
14 160 (9.70%) Java
15 157 (9.52%) SQL Server
16 153 (9.28%) Banking
17 151 (9.16%) C#
18 150 (9.10%) PRINCE2
19 146 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
20 142 (8.61%) .NET
21 132 (8.00%) Degree
21 132 (8.00%) QA
22 125 (7.58%) Windows
23 123 (7.46%) CRM
24 122 (7.40%) Data Centre
25 117 (7.10%) CSS
26 115 (6.97%) Business Analysis
27 112 (6.79%) Marketing
28 109 (6.61%) PMO
29 102 (6.19%) MS Office

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 43 (2.61%) Apache
2 41 (2.49%) SAS
3 38 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 36 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.21%) CMS
6 18 (1.09%) Oracle UPK
7 17 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.97%) IIS
9 15 (0.91%) JBoss
10 12 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.36%) FormScape
13 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.30%) nginx
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 164 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 102 (6.19%) MS Office
3 35 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.06%) MS Project
5 15 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.42%) SPSS
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.12%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.061%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 33 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 28 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (1.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 27 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
4 25 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 22 (1.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 19 (1.15%) SAP CO
7 19 (1.15%) SAP FI
7 19 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 17 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.97%) Sage X3
9 16 (0.97%) SAP BPC
10 14 (0.85%) assyst
11 13 (0.79%) NetSuite
11 13 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
11 13 (0.79%) Oracle SCM
12 12 (0.73%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.27%) IaaS
3 21 (1.27%) SaaS
4 20 (1.21%) Office 365
5 17 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.97%) PaaS
7 10 (0.61%) GitHub
7 10 (0.61%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.49%) AdWords
9 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.24%) Taleo
10 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.18%) Intacct
10 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.12%) Force.com
12 1 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.061%) G Suite
12 1 (0.061%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.49%) Firewall
2 31 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.46%) DNS
4 23 (1.39%) WAN
5 18 (1.09%) HTTP
5 18 (1.09%) LAN
6 15 (0.91%) Network Security
7 14 (0.85%) Internet
8 11 (0.67%) Skype
8 11 (0.67%) SSL
9 10 (0.61%) VPN
10 9 (0.55%) SAN
11 8 (0.49%) DHCP
11 8 (0.49%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.42%) VLAN
13 6 (0.36%) BGP
13 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.36%) OSPF
13 6 (0.36%) VoIP
14 5 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.37%) Big Data
3 56 (3.40%) MySQL
4 54 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.49%) Hadoop
6 34 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (1.58%) DB2
10 22 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 22 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (1.03%) SAP HANA
15 16 (0.97%) Data Mart
15 16 (0.97%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (4.18%) Selenium
2 38 (2.30%) SoapUI
3 33 (2.00%) JIRA
4 29 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.64%) Subversion
6 16 (0.97%) JUnit
7 13 (0.79%) Robot Framework
7 13 (0.79%) TestNG
8 12 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.49%) Xcode
11 7 (0.42%) JMeter
11 7 (0.42%) PHPUnit
12 6 (0.36%) Burp Suite
12 6 (0.36%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.36%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.30%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (0.30%) Mercurial
General
1 237 (14.37%) Retail
2 153 (9.28%) Banking
3 112 (6.79%) Marketing
4 96 (5.82%) Manufacturing
5 59 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.79%) Publishing
7 27 (1.64%) Legal
8 26 (1.58%) General Ledger
9 23 (1.39%) Billing
10 15 (0.91%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Local Government
12 12 (0.73%) Automotive
13 11 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.49%) International Banking
15 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.42%) Games
16 6 (0.36%) Back Office
17 5 (0.30%) Law
18 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
19 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 345 (20.92%) Analyst
2 280 (16.98%) Developer
3 146 (8.85%) Project Manager
4 134 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 133 (8.07%) Consultant
6 97 (5.88%) Architect
7 58 (3.52%) .NET Developer
8 49 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
9 46 (2.79%) Test Analyst
10 45 (2.73%) C# Developer
11 43 (2.61%) Senior Manager
12 41 (2.49%) Business Manager
12 41 (2.49%) IT Manager
13 40 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 37 (2.24%) Security Manager
15 36 (2.18%) Technical Analyst
15 36 (2.18%) Web Developer
16 34 (2.06%) Development Manager
16 34 (2.06%) Java Developer
17 31 (1.88%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (9.82%) HTML
2 142 (8.61%) .NET
3 117 (7.10%) CSS
4 82 (4.97%) AngularJS
5 81 (4.91%) ASP.NET
6 69 (4.18%) HTML5
7 51 (3.09%) jQuery
8 45 (2.73%) XML
9 43 (2.61%) J2EE
10 40 (2.43%) Web Services
11 35 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (1.76%) SOAP
13 26 (1.58%) KnockoutJS
14 25 (1.52%) REST
15 24 (1.46%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.21%) CSS3
17 17 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (0.97%) Java EE
18 16 (0.97%) Velocity
19 14 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 192 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (7.40%) Data Centre
3 64 (3.88%) Fintech
4 59 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.88%) User Experience
7 21 (1.27%) CMDB
8 20 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.03%) iPad
11 16 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (0.85%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.55%) EPoS
15 8 (0.49%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.49%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.49%) Replication
16 7 (0.42%) Clustering
16 7 (0.42%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.58%) Windows
2 65 (3.94%) Linux
3 62 (3.76%) Unix
4 40 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.49%) AIX
8 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.36%) Android
9 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.30%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) CentOS
12 3 (0.18%) SUSE
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.061%) HPUX
14 1 (0.061%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (17.65%) Project Management
3 205 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 200 (12.13%) ITIL
5 163 (9.88%) ERP
6 150 (9.10%) PRINCE2
7 146 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (7.46%) CRM
9 115 (6.97%) Business Analysis
10 95 (5.76%) Line Management
11 87 (5.28%) Service Delivery
12 83 (5.03%) MVC
13 80 (4.85%) SDLC
13 80 (4.85%) Service Management
14 79 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 78 (4.73%) Change Management
15 78 (4.73%) Waterfall
16 76 (4.61%) Information Security
16 76 (4.61%) Presales
17 72 (4.37%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (17.47%) SQL
2 168 (10.19%) JavaScript
3 160 (9.70%) Java
4 151 (9.16%) C#
5 39 (2.37%) Python
6 38 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 31 (1.88%) PHP
8 27 (1.64%) VBA
9 26 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 25 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.33%) VB
12 17 (1.03%) VBScript
13 14 (0.85%) C++
14 13 (0.79%) Scala
15 11 (0.67%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.67%) Perl
16 10 (0.61%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.55%) Apple Swift
18 8 (0.49%) C
18 8 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 132 (8.00%) Degree
2 67 (4.06%) ISEB
3 54 (3.27%) CISSP
4 36 (2.18%) PMI Certification
5 35 (2.12%) PMP
6 33 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (1.76%) CISM
8 27 (1.64%) Security Cleared
9 25 (1.52%) CISA
10 24 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 23 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.27%) ISTQB
13 18 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (1.09%) SC Cleared
14 17 (1.03%) CIMA
15 16 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.91%) ACCA
16 15 (0.91%) APMP
17 14 (0.85%) CCNA
18 12 (0.73%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (8.00%) QA
2 109 (6.61%) PMO
3 63 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (3.27%) SLA
5 37 (2.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.49%) COBIT
7 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.30%) BS7799
8 5 (0.30%) GDPR
8 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.30%) RMADS
9 4 (0.24%) SDET
10 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.12%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.12%) P3O
12 1 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.061%) EMIR
12 1 (0.061%) GPG13
System Software
1 44 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.061%) ACF2
6 1 (0.061%) GPFS
6 1 (0.061%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.061%) RACF
6 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (2.24%) SCCM
2 22 (1.33%) SCOM
3 17 (1.03%) SCVMM
4 14 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.24%) Nagios
8 3 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.18%) Nessus
8 3 (0.18%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.18%) WSUS
9 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.12%) WMI
10 1 (0.061%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.061%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.061%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 233 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.55%) Oracle
3 100 (6.06%) SAP
4 51 (3.09%) VMware
5 46 (2.79%) JD Edwards
6 45 (2.73%) Cisco
7 44 (2.67%) IBM
8 33 (2.00%) HP
8 33 (2.00%) Sage
9 26 (1.58%) Citrix
10 25 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 24 (1.46%) NetApp
12 22 (1.33%) Google
13 21 (1.27%) Cognos
14 19 (1.15%) EMC
14 19 (1.15%) Juniper
15 17 (1.03%) BMC
16 14 (0.85%) Pegasus
16 14 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.85%) Tableau
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus large bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £42500 Basic + £4800 Car + Superb Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £42500 Basic + £4800 Car + Superb Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £42500 Basic + £4800 Car + Superb Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + 15% pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago