Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1556 2013 1919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 17.66% 17.68%
As % of the General category 40.32% 45.80% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1196 1479 1685
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 3859 4395 4030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.84% 38.57% 37.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3012 3392 3174
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,010 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.02% -

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 0 813 £47,500 - 36
Warwickshire -10 152 £43,500 +2.35% 3
Coventry -4 142 £42,500 - 10
Staffordshire +16 117 £35,500 -5.33% 5
Shropshire -7 74 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Solihull -7 66 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Worcestershire -19 30 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Wolverhampton -5 28 £41,500 +7.10%
Herefordshire +1 15 £50,000 +66.67%
Halesowen - 9 £36,250 -
Walsall 0 8 £42,500 -6.59%
West Bromwich -10 7 £53,500 +7.00%
Dudley +13 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Sutton Coldfield +9 3 £32,500 -27.78%
Smethwick - 1 £50,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 337 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (20.50%) SQL
3 257 (16.52%) Microsoft
4 256 (16.45%) Project Management
5 223 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
6 211 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 210 (13.50%) Banking
8 186 (11.95%) JavaScript
9 182 (11.70%) C#
10 180 (11.57%) Retail
11 169 (10.86%) ITIL
12 164 (10.54%) .NET
13 160 (10.28%) HTML
14 155 (9.96%) SQL Server
15 147 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
16 144 (9.25%) PRINCE2
17 141 (9.06%) CSS
18 131 (8.42%) Oracle
19 129 (8.29%) Java
20 128 (8.23%) Manufacturing
20 128 (8.23%) Analytics
21 121 (7.78%) SAP
22 120 (7.71%) Business Analysis
23 119 (7.65%) Degree
24 107 (6.88%) Windows
25 105 (6.75%) Marketing
26 99 (6.36%) QA
27 97 (6.23%) ERP
28 92 (5.91%) SDLC
29 88 (5.66%) Management Information System

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 61 (3.92%) SAS
2 22 (1.41%) JBoss
3 19 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.45%) Apache
7 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.45%) CMS
7 7 (0.45%) Confluence
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.32%) IIS
9 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.32%) WordPress
10 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 72 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.51%) SAP FI
2 34 (2.19%) SAP CO
2 34 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 19 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (1.16%) SAP ERP
5 17 (1.09%) SAP VC
6 12 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (0.39%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.26%) SAP EWM
11 4 (0.26%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.19%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.80%) Office 365
4 27 (1.74%) SaaS
5 13 (0.84%) IaaS
6 11 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.71%) PaaS
7 8 (0.51%) AdWords
7 8 (0.51%) Firebase
8 7 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.39%) Force.com
9 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.39%) npm
10 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.064%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.28%) WAN
2 44 (2.83%) Firewall
3 35 (2.25%) LAN
4 25 (1.61%) Internet
5 19 (1.22%) SAN
6 18 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.09%) Network Security
8 16 (1.03%) Extranet
8 16 (1.03%) VoIP
9 13 (0.84%) Wireless
10 12 (0.77%) Skype
11 11 (0.71%) BGP
11 11 (0.71%) SSL
11 11 (0.71%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.64%) ATM
12 10 (0.64%) DNS
12 10 (0.64%) OSPF
13 9 (0.58%) IPsec
14 8 (0.51%) DHCP
14 8 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
6 34 (2.19%) Base SAS
6 34 (2.19%) MySQL
7 33 (2.12%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 28 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.80%) QlikView
9 26 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.61%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 17 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 43 (2.76%) Selenium
3 32 (2.06%) JIRA
4 31 (1.99%) Visual Studio
5 30 (1.93%) SpecFlow
6 28 (1.80%) Git (software)
7 27 (1.74%) JUnit
7 27 (1.74%) Maven
8 24 (1.54%) Subversion
9 23 (1.48%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.41%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.16%) ProC
11 18 (1.16%) SoapUI
11 18 (1.16%) TestNG
12 17 (1.09%) JBehave
13 15 (0.96%) JMeter
13 15 (0.96%) WATIR
14 14 (0.90%) eCATT
14 14 (0.90%) LSMW
15 11 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 210 (13.50%) Banking
2 180 (11.57%) Retail
3 128 (8.23%) Manufacturing
4 105 (6.75%) Marketing
5 43 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.44%) Publishing
7 34 (2.19%) Legal
8 29 (1.86%) Advertising
9 26 (1.67%) Automotive
9 26 (1.67%) Billing
10 22 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.84%) Law
12 11 (0.71%) Games
13 7 (0.45%) Back Office
14 6 (0.39%) German Language
14 6 (0.39%) Local Government
15 5 (0.32%) Front Office
16 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 361 (23.20%) Analyst
2 306 (19.67%) Developer
3 149 (9.58%) Business Analyst
4 146 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 120 (7.71%) Consultant
6 110 (7.07%) Architect
7 68 (4.37%) IT Manager
7 68 (4.37%) Senior Developer
8 63 (4.05%) C# Developer
9 60 (3.86%) Java Developer
10 54 (3.47%) .NET Developer
11 52 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
12 42 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
12 42 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
13 41 (2.63%) Graduate
14 39 (2.51%) Data Architect
15 38 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (2.44%) Test Analyst
16 36 (2.31%) Senior Manager
16 36 (2.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (10.54%) .NET
2 160 (10.28%) HTML
3 141 (9.06%) CSS
4 78 (5.01%) AngularJS
5 73 (4.69%) jQuery
6 70 (4.50%) ASP.NET
7 68 (4.37%) XML
8 50 (3.21%) HTML5
8 50 (3.21%) Web Services
9 44 (2.83%) RESTful
10 43 (2.76%) Spring
11 40 (2.57%) REST
12 39 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (2.06%) .NET Framework
13 32 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (1.80%) CSS3
14 28 (1.80%) Gherkin
15 27 (1.74%) Hibernate
16 26 (1.67%) SOAP
17 24 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 223 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 72 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 68 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.83%) Fintech
6 24 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 21 (1.35%) User Experience
8 18 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.90%) LIMS
11 13 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.45%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.45%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.45%) Replication
15 6 (0.39%) NHS
16 5 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 107 (6.88%) Windows
2 69 (4.43%) Unix
3 56 (3.60%) Linux
4 44 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.77%) AIX
10 11 (0.71%) Android
11 10 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.51%) Solaris
13 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.19%) CentOS
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.064%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (16.45%) Project Management
3 211 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 169 (10.86%) ITIL
5 147 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
6 144 (9.25%) PRINCE2
7 128 (8.23%) Analytics
8 120 (7.71%) Business Analysis
9 97 (6.23%) ERP
10 92 (5.91%) SDLC
11 87 (5.59%) Waterfall
12 85 (5.46%) Scrum
13 84 (5.40%) Test Automation
14 79 (5.08%) Change Management
14 79 (5.08%) Mentoring
15 78 (5.01%) CRM
16 76 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 76 (4.88%) MVC
17 75 (4.82%) Migration
18 67 (4.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 319 (20.50%) SQL
2 186 (11.95%) JavaScript
3 182 (11.70%) C#
4 129 (8.29%) Java
5 44 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 42 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 34 (2.19%) PHP
8 29 (1.86%) Python
9 28 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.54%) ABAP
10 24 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.41%) VBA
12 20 (1.29%) XPath
13 19 (1.22%) C
14 17 (1.09%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.09%) PROC SQL
15 16 (1.03%) SAS Macro
16 14 (0.90%) Perl
17 12 (0.77%) VB
18 11 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (7.65%) Degree
2 54 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.76%) ISEB
4 41 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 35 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (1.67%) CCNA
7 26 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 25 (1.61%) APMP
9 22 (1.41%) CCNP
10 21 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.16%) Master's Degree
12 17 (1.09%) CISSP
12 17 (1.09%) MCSE
12 17 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 16 (1.03%) SC Cleared
14 13 (0.84%) IIBA
14 13 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.77%) ACCA
16 11 (0.71%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.36%) QA
2 74 (4.76%) SLA
3 41 (2.63%) PMO
4 27 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 24 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.16%) COBIT
7 17 (1.09%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.32%) P3O
9 4 (0.26%) GDPR
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.064%) FINRA
12 1 (0.064%) GCP
12 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 45 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.71%) Docker
5 8 (0.51%) vSphere
6 7 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.26%) XenApp
7 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.064%) HDFS
9 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.064%) NFS
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.064%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.064%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.03%) SCCM
2 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.32%) Netcool
3 5 (0.32%) Oozie
4 4 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.26%) Nagios
5 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.19%) WSUS
6 2 (0.13%) Ansible
6 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.13%) Puppet
7 1 (0.064%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.064%) Kibana
7 1 (0.064%) Packer
Vendors
1 257 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 131 (8.42%) Oracle
3 121 (7.78%) SAP
4 37 (2.38%) Cisco
5 36 (2.31%) ServiceNow
6 33 (2.12%) VMware
7 32 (2.06%) Google
8 31 (1.99%) Tableau
9 30 (1.93%) Cognos
10 21 (1.35%) IBM
11 19 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.16%) Informatica
13 17 (1.09%) SolarWinds
14 16 (1.03%) CheckPoint
15 15 (0.96%) Infor
15 15 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.90%) Juniper
17 13 (0.84%) HP
17 13 (0.84%) Sage
18 12 (0.77%) Apple