Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,508 1,549 2,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.30% 15.76% 18.08%
As % of the General category 45.99% 41.55% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 1,250 1,573
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.23% -8.03%
10th Percentile £27,375 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 3,279 3,728 4,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.62% 37.92% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,480 2,974 3,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 0 733 £45,000 -5.26% 127
Staffordshire +17 174 £38,000 +5.56% 21
Coventry +10 160 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Warwickshire +10 132 £43,750 +2.94% 12
Solihull -2 66 £42,500 -15.00% 11
Worcestershire +24 48 £36,207 -5.96% 13
Wolverhampton +12 27 £40,000 -3.61% 7
Herefordshire +23 26 £50,000 +42.86% 4
Sutton Coldfield +1 22 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Shropshire -17 22 £63,750 +70.00% 11
Dudley -24 4 £30,000 - 1
West Bromwich +9 1 £51,000 +5.15% 1
Walsall -14 1 £53,500 +25.88% 1
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 - 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 307 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (19.89%) SQL
3 284 (18.83%) Microsoft
4 254 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
5 212 (14.06%) SQL Server
6 181 (12.00%) Project Management
7 172 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 169 (11.21%) C#
9 165 (10.94%) ITIL
10 164 (10.88%) JavaScript
11 162 (10.74%) Retail
12 152 (10.08%) SAP
13 148 (9.81%) .NET
14 145 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
15 144 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
16 143 (9.48%) CRM
16 143 (9.48%) Manufacturing
17 137 (9.08%) Microsoft Excel
18 135 (8.95%) HTML
19 119 (7.89%) ERP
20 117 (7.76%) Oracle
21 115 (7.63%) Windows
22 106 (7.03%) PRINCE2
22 106 (7.03%) CSS
23 99 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
24 98 (6.50%) Degree
25 97 (6.43%) Java
26 96 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
27 93 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
28 92 (6.10%) Mentoring

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 53 (3.51%) CMS
2 41 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.19%) SAS
5 16 (1.06%) IIS
6 13 (0.86%) Confluence
7 12 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.40%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.33%) Apache
11 5 (0.33%) JBoss
11 5 (0.33%) Mule
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 137 (9.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.066%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.066%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.066%) InDesign
9 1 (0.066%) Mingle
9 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 56 (3.71%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (2.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
5 28 (1.86%) NetSuite
6 25 (1.66%) SAP FI
7 24 (1.59%) SAP APO
8 23 (1.53%) SAP CO
8 23 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
10 13 (0.86%) SAP QM
11 12 (0.80%) SAP EWM
11 12 (0.80%) SAP SCM
12 11 (0.73%) HFM
13 9 (0.60%) SAP HR
14 8 (0.53%) FastStats
14 8 (0.53%) SAP HCM
15 6 (0.40%) Sage 200
15 6 (0.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
16 5 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.25%) SaaS
4 45 (2.98%) Office 365
5 39 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
7 20 (1.33%) IaaS
7 20 (1.33%) PaaS
8 13 (0.86%) Serverless
9 8 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.40%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.33%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.27%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.65%) LAN
1 40 (2.65%) WAN
2 32 (2.12%) Firewall
3 27 (1.79%) Internet
4 24 (1.59%) SAN
4 24 (1.59%) SSL
5 22 (1.46%) DHCP
6 21 (1.39%) DNS
7 16 (1.06%) VoIP
8 14 (0.93%) IPsec
9 11 (0.73%) WebEx
10 9 (0.60%) Network Security
10 9 (0.60%) Wireless
11 8 (0.53%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (0.46%) SMS
12 7 (0.46%) VPN
13 6 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.40%) DEFINITY
13 6 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.25%) Power BI
8 28 (1.86%) NoSQL
9 25 (1.66%) Essbase
10 24 (1.59%) Big Data
11 22 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (1.13%) MySQL
14 16 (1.06%) MS Access
14 16 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (1.92%) Selenium
2 27 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 27 (1.79%) JIRA
3 21 (1.39%) Jasmine
4 20 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 20 (1.33%) PhantomJS
4 20 (1.33%) webpack
5 17 (1.13%) Maven
5 17 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (0.80%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.66%) JUnit
9 9 (0.60%) LSMW
10 8 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.40%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.40%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.40%) Subversion
12 5 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 162 (10.74%) Retail
2 143 (9.48%) Manufacturing
3 90 (5.97%) Banking
4 85 (5.64%) Games
5 80 (5.31%) Legal
6 61 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.71%) Publishing
8 51 (3.38%) Marketing
9 44 (2.92%) Advertising
10 41 (2.72%) Billing
11 22 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.13%) Automotive
13 14 (0.93%) Law
14 10 (0.66%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.46%) Back Office
16 6 (0.40%) International Banking
16 6 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.27%) Electronics
17 4 (0.27%) Local Government
17 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (19.30%) Analyst
2 254 (16.84%) Developer
3 163 (10.81%) Consultant
4 131 (8.69%) Project Manager
5 103 (6.83%) Business Analyst
6 96 (6.37%) Architect
7 66 (4.38%) C# Developer
8 64 (4.24%) IT Manager
9 63 (4.18%) SAP Consultant
10 60 (3.98%) Senior Developer
11 52 (3.45%) Administrator
12 47 (3.12%) Senior Manager
13 44 (2.92%) Graduate
13 44 (2.92%) Service Manager
14 41 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 40 (2.65%) Software Developer
15 40 (2.65%) Support Manager
16 39 (2.59%) Graduate Analyst
16 39 (2.59%) Senior Project Manager
16 39 (2.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (9.81%) .NET
2 135 (8.95%) HTML
3 106 (7.03%) CSS
4 88 (5.84%) AngularJS
5 69 (4.58%) JSON
6 58 (3.85%) LINQ
7 57 (3.78%) HTML5
7 57 (3.78%) jQuery
8 53 (3.51%) Web Services
9 51 (3.38%) Entity Framework
10 48 (3.18%) ASP.NET
11 45 (2.98%) Node.js
12 39 (2.59%) REST
12 39 (2.59%) RESTful
13 36 (2.39%) .NET Framework
13 36 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (2.25%) XML
15 33 (2.19%) WCF
16 31 (2.06%) React
17 29 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 254 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 68 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 58 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.85%) User Experience
7 42 (2.79%) Fintech
8 39 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
9 37 (2.45%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.06%) FMCG
12 13 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
13 12 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.73%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.66%) PMI
16 8 (0.53%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.53%) Social Media
17 7 (0.46%) AS400
17 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 115 (7.63%) Windows
2 67 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 59 (3.91%) Linux
4 36 (2.39%) Windows 7
5 34 (2.25%) Unix
6 32 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 21 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.46%) SUSE
12 6 (0.40%) AIX
13 4 (0.27%) CentOS
14 3 (0.20%) Android
14 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.20%) Solaris
15 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (12.00%) Project Management
3 172 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 165 (10.94%) ITIL
5 145 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
7 143 (9.48%) CRM
8 119 (7.89%) ERP
9 106 (7.03%) PRINCE2
10 92 (6.10%) Mentoring
11 89 (5.90%) Analytics
12 85 (5.64%) MVC
13 84 (5.57%) Business Analysis
14 75 (4.97%) Waterfall
15 73 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 73 (4.84%) SDLC
16 69 (4.58%) Presales
17 68 (4.51%) Decision-Making
18 65 (4.31%) Data Management
19 63 (4.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 300 (19.89%) SQL
2 169 (11.21%) C#
3 164 (10.88%) JavaScript
4 97 (6.43%) Java
5 53 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 44 (2.92%) Python
7 31 (2.06%) VB
8 24 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 22 (1.46%) TypeScript
10 21 (1.39%) C
10 21 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.73%) Perl
12 11 (0.73%) VBA
13 9 (0.60%) ABAP
14 7 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.46%) PHP
15 6 (0.40%) C++
15 6 (0.40%) Ruby
15 6 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (6.50%) Degree
2 49 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.72%) ISEB
4 30 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 24 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (1.46%) APMP
6 22 (1.46%) CIMA
7 21 (1.39%) ACCA
8 20 (1.33%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.99%) CISSP
11 14 (0.93%) SC Cleared
12 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.80%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.73%) AAT
15 10 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.60%) CCNP
16 9 (0.60%) CISA
17 8 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.31%) QA
2 70 (4.64%) SLA
3 54 (3.58%) GDPR
3 54 (3.58%) PMO
4 51 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (2.65%) Data Quality
6 37 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (1.66%) COBIT
8 10 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.13%) P3O
10 2 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.066%) Basel II
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.066%) MiFID
11 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 74 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 53 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.99%) Docker
6 11 (0.73%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) vSphere
7 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.066%) HDFS
10 1 (0.066%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 28 (1.86%) SCCM
2 16 (1.06%) WSUS
3 7 (0.46%) Ansible
3 7 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (0.27%) Mesos
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.27%) rkt
6 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.27%) SmoothWall
6 4 (0.27%) Terraform
7 3 (0.20%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 284 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.08%) SAP
3 117 (7.76%) Oracle
4 71 (4.71%) VMware
5 37 (2.45%) JD Edwards
6 28 (1.86%) Cisco
7 26 (1.72%) Sage
8 22 (1.46%) Informatica
9 20 (1.33%) Epicor
9 20 (1.33%) Infor
9 20 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.33%) Tableau
10 19 (1.26%) Hyperion
10 19 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 15 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
12 14 (0.93%) Google
13 13 (0.86%) IBM
13 13 (0.86%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.80%) Adobe
14 12 (0.80%) NetApp