Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1560 2235 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.70% 18.73% 16.70%
As % of the General category 42.24% 48.61% 45.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1676 1667
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.59% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £72,500
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 3693 4598 3999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.17% 38.53% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2935 3461 3111
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -1 839 £47,500 +5.56% 45
Warwickshire -11 158 £42,500 +4.29% 7
Coventry -12 146 £42,500 +4.29% 17
Staffordshire 0 86 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Solihull -4 76 £48,250 -3.50% 8
Shropshire -9 65 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Worcestershire -27 32 £36,250 -19.44% 4
Walsall +7 16 £40,550 +15.86%
Wolverhampton -13 13 £41,500 +3.75% 3
West Bromwich -7 11 £43,000 -21.82%
Dudley +10 10 £30,000 -17.24%
Halesowen - 8 £30,000 - 2
Herefordshire -19 2 £35,000 -7.28% 4
Smethwick - 2 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 £42,500 -5.56%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 305 (19.55%) SQL
2 298 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (17.12%) Project Management
4 214 (13.72%) Microsoft
5 199 (12.76%) ITIL
6 190 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
7 188 (12.05%) C#
8 183 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 182 (11.67%) JavaScript
10 180 (11.54%) Retail
11 177 (11.35%) .NET
12 160 (10.26%) SQL Server
13 152 (9.74%) HTML
14 147 (9.42%) Java
14 147 (9.42%) Banking
15 139 (8.91%) CSS
16 134 (8.59%) Oracle
17 130 (8.33%) Business Analysis
18 124 (7.95%) PRINCE2
18 124 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
19 112 (7.18%) Degree
20 108 (6.92%) Risk Management
21 105 (6.73%) Data Centre
22 97 (6.22%) Analytics
23 95 (6.09%) Change Management
24 94 (6.03%) Management Information System
25 93 (5.96%) ERP
25 93 (5.96%) Waterfall
26 92 (5.90%) Windows
27 91 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel

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 (3.91%) SAS
2 20 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.90%) JBoss
4 11 (0.71%) CMS
5 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.45%) IIS
8 6 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.32%) Apache
9 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.26%) Drupal
10 4 (0.26%) WordPress
11 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.19%) Mule
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
11 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 91 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.64%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (1.99%) SAP FI
2 28 (1.79%) SAP CO
2 28 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 25 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 14 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.71%) Sentinel
7 9 (0.58%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.45%) SAP VC
10 6 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.38%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.73%) Office 365
4 24 (1.54%) SaaS
5 18 (1.15%) IaaS
6 17 (1.09%) PaaS
7 15 (0.96%) Firebase
8 9 (0.58%) Force.com
8 9 (0.58%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.26%) AdWords
11 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.13%) GitHub
11 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.064%) G Suite
12 1 (0.064%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.064%) Slack
12 1 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.064%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.56%) WAN
2 32 (2.05%) Firewall
3 27 (1.73%) LAN
4 19 (1.22%) Wireless
5 18 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.03%) ATM
6 16 (1.03%) SAN
7 15 (0.96%) Network Security
8 14 (0.90%) Internet
9 13 (0.83%) DNS
10 11 (0.71%) BGP
11 10 (0.64%) Extranet
11 10 (0.64%) OSPF
12 9 (0.58%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.51%) WLAN
14 7 (0.45%) Skype
14 7 (0.45%) VLAN
14 7 (0.45%) VPN
15 6 (0.38%) DHCP
16 5 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 40 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 36 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (2.18%) Oracle Database
6 32 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.79%) MySQL
8 25 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.41%) Base SAS
11 22 (1.41%) DB2
11 22 (1.41%) NoSQL
12 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (1.22%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 19 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.96%) QlikView
15 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 56 (3.59%) Selenium
3 54 (3.46%) SpecFlow
4 33 (2.12%) Visual Studio
5 32 (2.05%) JIRA
6 29 (1.86%) JUnit
7 24 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 24 (1.54%) NUnit
8 18 (1.15%) SoapUI
8 18 (1.15%) TestNG
9 16 (1.03%) JBehave
10 15 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.96%) Jasmine
10 15 (0.96%) JMeter
10 15 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
10 15 (0.96%) PhantomJS
10 15 (0.96%) WATIR
10 15 (0.96%) webpack
11 13 (0.83%) Ranorex
11 13 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 180 (11.54%) Retail
2 147 (9.42%) Banking
3 86 (5.51%) Marketing
4 69 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.05%) Legal
7 23 (1.47%) Publishing
8 13 (0.83%) Advertising
8 13 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.83%) Law
9 11 (0.71%) Billing
9 11 (0.71%) Games
9 11 (0.71%) Local Government
10 9 (0.58%) Back Office
11 8 (0.51%) Automotive
11 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.32%) Electronics
14 4 (0.26%) Front Office
15 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 377 (24.17%) Analyst
2 317 (20.32%) Developer
3 155 (9.94%) Business Analyst
4 123 (7.88%) Project Manager
5 104 (6.67%) Architect
6 93 (5.96%) Consultant
7 86 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 71 (4.55%) IT Manager
9 65 (4.17%) C# Developer
10 56 (3.59%) Java Developer
11 55 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 51 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 46 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
14 43 (2.76%) Financial Analyst
15 41 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
16 37 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (2.37%) Data Architect
16 37 (2.37%) Test Analyst
16 37 (2.37%) Web Developer
17 36 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (11.35%) .NET
2 152 (9.74%) HTML
3 139 (8.91%) CSS
4 82 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 75 (4.81%) jQuery
6 66 (4.23%) ASP.NET
7 58 (3.72%) XML
8 53 (3.40%) .NET Framework
9 52 (3.33%) REST
10 46 (2.95%) Web Services
11 42 (2.69%) HTML5
11 42 (2.69%) Spring
12 41 (2.63%) Gherkin
12 41 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (2.12%) Entity Framework
14 30 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
15 28 (1.79%) RESTful
16 26 (1.67%) Ajax
17 25 (1.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 190 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 94 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.78%) Fintech
6 26 (1.67%) User Experience
7 20 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 15 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 14 (0.90%) Replication
11 12 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.51%) CMDB
16 6 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
17 5 (0.32%) LIMS
18 4 (0.26%) Derivative
18 4 (0.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.90%) Windows
2 68 (4.36%) Unix
3 67 (4.29%) Linux
4 31 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.58%) Android
7 9 (0.58%) Solaris
7 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.26%) AIX
11 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (17.12%) Project Management
3 199 (12.76%) ITIL
4 183 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 124 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
6 124 (7.95%) PRINCE2
7 108 (6.92%) Risk Management
8 97 (6.22%) Analytics
9 95 (6.09%) Change Management
10 93 (5.96%) ERP
10 93 (5.96%) Waterfall
11 91 (5.83%) Service Delivery
11 91 (5.83%) Test Automation
12 90 (5.77%) SDLC
13 89 (5.71%) MVC
14 87 (5.58%) CRM
15 85 (5.45%) BDD
16 83 (5.32%) Line Management
17 79 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 305 (19.55%) SQL
2 188 (12.05%) C#
3 182 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 147 (9.42%) Java
5 46 (2.95%) T-SQL
6 44 (2.82%) VB.NET
7 38 (2.44%) TypeScript
8 32 (2.05%) Python
9 24 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.35%) VBA
11 17 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.03%) Perl
12 16 (1.03%) XPath
13 15 (0.96%) PHP
14 14 (0.90%) Scala
15 13 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.83%) VB
16 11 (0.71%) ABAP
17 10 (0.64%) C
17 10 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (7.18%) Degree
2 70 (4.49%) ISEB
3 50 (3.21%) CISSP
4 49 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 31 (1.99%) ISTQB
7 30 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (1.73%) CISM
9 26 (1.67%) Security Cleared
10 25 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.54%) CISA
12 19 (1.22%) CCNA
13 17 (1.09%) CCNP
13 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.77%) ACCA
16 11 (0.71%) APMP
16 11 (0.71%) CIMA
16 11 (0.71%) IIBA
17 10 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.19%) QA
2 77 (4.94%) PMO
3 59 (3.78%) SLA
4 57 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (2.31%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.22%) Data Quality
7 18 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 13 (0.83%) COBIT
9 9 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.32%) GDPR
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.26%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.13%) FINRA
13 2 (0.13%) MiFID
14 1 (0.064%) IFRS
14 1 (0.064%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 28 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.32%) vSphere
6 3 (0.19%) NFS
6 3 (0.19%) XenApp
6 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.13%) Docker
7 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.064%) GPFS
8 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (1.41%) SCCM
2 7 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (0.38%) SCOM
4 5 (0.32%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.32%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.26%) WMI
6 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.19%) Nagios
6 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.13%) Netcool
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.064%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 214 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 134 (8.59%) Oracle
3 86 (5.51%) SAP
4 42 (2.69%) Cisco
5 39 (2.50%) IBM
6 31 (1.99%) VMware
7 28 (1.79%) Cognos
8 27 (1.73%) Tableau
9 25 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.28%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.28%) Sybase
11 19 (1.22%) HP
12 17 (1.09%) Juniper
12 17 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.09%) SolarWinds
13 16 (1.03%) NetApp
14 15 (0.96%) Sage
15 14 (0.90%) JD Edwards
16 13 (0.83%) Apple
17 12 (0.77%) Google