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

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,021 1,606 1,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.15% 17.25% 16.29%
As % of the General category 39.15% 45.47% 43.51%
Number of salaries quoted 787 1,118 1,230
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.30%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%

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 2,608 3,532 3,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.58% 37.93% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,903 2,675 2,861
West Midlands median annual salary £42,700 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,150 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 21 May 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 May 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 -3 464 £51,750 +8.95% 73
Warwickshire -2 120 £45,000 - 12
Solihull +12 111 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Worcestershire +8 59 £43,750 +12.90% 5
Herefordshire -3 58 £50,000 - 2
Coventry -24 55 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Shropshire -7 38 £38,000 -7.88% 5
Staffordshire -27 37 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Halesowen +18 5 £29,000 -
Walsall +7 5 £55,000 +2.80% 1
Dudley -4 5 £27,500 -8.33%
Wolverhampton -2 4 £54,000 +27.06% 4
West Bromwich -4 4 £31,500 -42.20%
Sutton Coldfield -8 2 £36,250 +20.83% 1
Tipton - 2 £27,500 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 263 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (20.96%) Microsoft
3 190 (18.61%) Project Management
4 182 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (16.85%) SQL
6 149 (14.59%) ITIL
7 126 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 115 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
10 104 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
11 101 (9.89%) Windows
12 99 (9.70%) PRINCE2
13 92 (9.01%) Oracle
13 92 (9.01%) SQL Server
14 91 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
15 83 (8.13%) Degree
16 82 (8.03%) .NET
17 77 (7.54%) SAP
18 75 (7.35%) ERP
18 75 (7.35%) Waterfall
19 74 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 74 (7.25%) C#
20 73 (7.15%) Active Directory
21 71 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
22 69 (6.76%) Change Management
23 68 (6.66%) Analytics
24 66 (6.46%) Firewall
25 62 (6.07%) GDPR
26 61 (5.97%) ETL
27 60 (5.88%) Cisco

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 30 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.55%) SAS
3 21 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.76%) CMS
5 15 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.49%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.20%) Confluence
9 2 (0.20%) Mule
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle UPK
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.098%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.098%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.098%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (3.62%) Microsoft Project
4 34 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.20%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.69%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.59%) Exstream
5 6 (0.59%) HFM
5 6 (0.59%) iTrent
5 6 (0.59%) SAP Retail
6 5 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (4.70%) Power Platform
3 46 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (3.82%) SaaS
5 37 (3.62%) Office 365
6 14 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.88%) Yammer
8 8 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (0.59%) Serverless
10 5 (0.49%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.49%) GitHub
10 5 (0.49%) PaaS
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (0.39%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.46%) Firewall
2 49 (4.80%) WAN
3 41 (4.02%) LAN
4 36 (3.53%) Wireless
5 21 (2.06%) DHCP
5 21 (2.06%) DNS
6 19 (1.86%) VPN
7 17 (1.67%) Skype
8 16 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (1.57%) SAN
9 14 (1.37%) IPsec
10 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.08%) MPLS
11 11 (1.08%) VoIP
12 10 (0.98%) SSL
13 9 (0.88%) Internet
13 9 (0.88%) Network Security
14 8 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.78%) OSPF
15 7 (0.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.70%) Power BI
3 37 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
4 36 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.15%) QlikView
8 15 (1.47%) Big Data
9 13 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.08%) MySQL
12 10 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.98%) DB2
12 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.96%) Selenium
5 18 (1.76%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.47%) Maven
7 13 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.18%) JIRA
8 12 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.78%) HP UFT
10 8 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.69%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.59%) JDeveloper
12 6 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.49%) NUnit
14 4 (0.39%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.39%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (5.09%) Retail
2 40 (3.92%) Marketing
3 39 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 38 (3.72%) Banking
5 37 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.35%) Legal
7 15 (1.47%) Back Office
8 14 (1.37%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.08%) Electronics
9 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.88%) Automotive
11 8 (0.78%) Advertising
12 7 (0.69%) Billing
12 7 (0.69%) Local Government
13 5 (0.49%) Law
14 4 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
16 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 223 (21.84%) Analyst
2 115 (11.26%) Architect
3 104 (10.19%) Project Manager
4 97 (9.50%) Developer
5 80 (7.84%) Consultant
6 53 (5.19%) Technical Architect
7 40 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (3.82%) IT Manager
9 36 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 33 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
11 28 (2.74%) Senior Manager
12 25 (2.45%) Product Manager
13 24 (2.35%) Graduate
13 24 (2.35%) Network Engineer
13 24 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
14 23 (2.25%) Implementation Consultant
15 22 (2.15%) Business Intelligence Architect
16 21 (2.06%) Data Architect
16 21 (2.06%) Graduate Analyst
17 20 (1.96%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.03%) .NET
2 34 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 29 (2.84%) Web Services
4 22 (2.15%) Middleware
5 20 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 18 (1.76%) XML
7 17 (1.67%) HTML
8 16 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 16 (1.57%) Node.js
9 15 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (1.27%) CSS
11 13 (1.27%) REST
12 12 (1.18%) SOAP
13 10 (0.98%) jQuery
14 9 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (0.59%) React
16 6 (0.59%) WCF
17 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.64%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.55%) Fintech
7 22 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.86%) User Experience
9 14 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.27%) PMI
11 11 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.88%) Clustering
13 9 (0.88%) CMDB
14 8 (0.78%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.78%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.89%) Windows
2 50 (4.90%) Windows Server
3 25 (2.45%) Linux
4 21 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.67%) Unix
6 15 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.39%) CatOS
11 3 (0.29%) Solaris
12 2 (0.20%) Android
12 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.098%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (18.61%) Project Management
3 182 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 149 (14.59%) ITIL
5 126 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
6 115 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
7 99 (9.70%) PRINCE2
8 75 (7.35%) ERP
8 75 (7.35%) Waterfall
9 74 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 69 (6.76%) Change Management
11 68 (6.66%) Analytics
12 61 (5.97%) ETL
13 56 (5.48%) Service Delivery
14 55 (5.39%) Presales
15 54 (5.29%) Risk Management
16 53 (5.19%) Coaching
17 50 (4.90%) DevOps
18 49 (4.80%) Performance Management
19 48 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (16.85%) SQL
2 74 (7.25%) C#
3 32 (3.13%) Python
4 28 (2.74%) Java
5 27 (2.64%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.64%) T-SQL
6 24 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.67%) R
8 14 (1.37%) VBA
9 12 (1.18%) C
10 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.69%) PHP
11 7 (0.69%) VBScript
12 5 (0.49%) Ruby
12 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.49%) VB
12 5 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.39%) Perl
14 3 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 83 (8.13%) Degree
2 54 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (3.92%) CCNA
4 38 (3.72%) ISEB
5 32 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (2.64%) Security Cleared
7 21 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.96%) CCNP
8 20 (1.96%) CISSP
9 18 (1.76%) DBS Check
9 18 (1.76%) ISTQB
10 15 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.47%) PMP
11 13 (1.27%) SANS
12 12 (1.18%) APMP
12 12 (1.18%) MCSE
13 10 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.88%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.78%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.07%) GDPR
2 53 (5.19%) SLA
3 52 (5.09%) PMO
4 41 (4.02%) QA
5 39 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.96%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.47%) ISO 9001
8 14 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.08%) COBIT
10 8 (0.78%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.098%) COSO
System Software
1 73 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (1.86%) Docker
5 18 (1.76%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.47%) Firmware
7 9 (0.88%) XenApp
7 9 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.69%) vSphere
9 4 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (3.13%) SCCM
2 14 (1.37%) Puppet
2 14 (1.37%) SCOM
3 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 10 (0.98%) SCOrch
4 9 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.88%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.69%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
6 6 (0.59%) WSUS
7 5 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.49%) Ansible
7 5 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.49%) Terraform
8 4 (0.39%) Mesos
8 4 (0.39%) rkt
9 3 (0.29%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 214 (20.96%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.01%) Oracle
3 77 (7.54%) SAP
4 60 (5.88%) Cisco
5 54 (5.29%) VMware
6 28 (2.74%) Citrix
6 28 (2.74%) ServiceNow
7 27 (2.64%) Tableau
8 26 (2.55%) IBM
9 25 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (2.06%) Cognos
11 20 (1.96%) Palo Alto
12 14 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.27%) Alteryx
13 13 (1.27%) Veeam
14 12 (1.18%) Remedy
15 11 (1.08%) Virgin Media
16 10 (0.98%) HP
17 9 (0.88%) CheckPoint
18 8 (0.78%) Hyperion