Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,672 1,569 2,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.62% 15.52% 18.45%
As % of the General category 45.52% 41.39% 48.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 1,270 1,748
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -9.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 3,673 3,791 4,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.70% 37.49% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,777 3,042 3,567
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +1 828 £47,500 - 92
Warwickshire +4 176 £46,000 +8.24% 26
Staffordshire +22 175 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Coventry +9 172 £45,000 +5.88% 28
Solihull -7 55 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Wolverhampton +11 45 £40,000 -3.61% 6
Shropshire +11 41 £62,500 +31.58% 3
Herefordshire +46 32 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Worcestershire +28 32 £36,000 +2.86% 5
Sutton Coldfield +5 11 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Dudley -9 10 £30,000 -
West Bromwich +6 8 £54,500 +28.24% 1
Walsall -11 3 £53,500 +31.94% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 327 (19.56%) SQL
2 314 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 289 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
5 229 (13.70%) SQL Server
6 220 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
7 208 (12.44%) Project Management
8 204 (12.20%) C#
9 187 (11.18%) ITIL
9 187 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 178 (10.65%) .NET
11 177 (10.59%) Retail
12 173 (10.35%) JavaScript
13 168 (10.05%) Manufacturing
14 161 (9.63%) Windows
15 158 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
16 154 (9.21%) SAP
17 153 (9.15%) CRM
18 139 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
19 134 (8.01%) HTML
20 131 (7.83%) ERP
21 130 (7.78%) Oracle
22 126 (7.54%) Degree
23 124 (7.42%) Banking
23 124 (7.42%) Business Analysis
24 123 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
25 120 (7.18%) PRINCE2
26 119 (7.12%) CSS
27 114 (6.82%) Java
28 109 (6.52%) Analytics

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 47 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 33 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 32 (1.91%) CMS
4 26 (1.56%) IIS
5 15 (0.90%) Apache
5 15 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.78%) SAS
7 11 (0.66%) Confluence
8 9 (0.54%) JBoss
8 9 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.36%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.30%) MTS
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.24%) WordPress
13 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.18%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 123 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (4.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.18%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.060%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.060%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.060%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 77 (4.61%) Dynamics AX
2 58 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 40 (2.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (1.97%) NetSuite
5 25 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
6 24 (1.44%) SAP FI
7 23 (1.38%) SAP CO
7 23 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
9 13 (0.78%) SAP APO
10 11 (0.66%) HFM
10 11 (0.66%) SAP QM
11 10 (0.60%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.48%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 7 (0.42%) SAP EWM
13 7 (0.42%) SAP SCM
14 5 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
15 4 (0.24%) Sage 200
15 4 (0.24%) SAP BPC
15 4 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 83 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
3 49 (2.93%) SaaS
4 41 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (2.33%) Office 365
6 24 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.44%) IaaS
6 24 (1.44%) PaaS
7 16 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.18%) Serverless
12 2 (0.12%) AdWords
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
12 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.060%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.57%) SAN
2 41 (2.45%) Firewall
3 39 (2.33%) SSL
4 38 (2.27%) LAN
4 38 (2.27%) WAN
5 29 (1.73%) IPsec
6 28 (1.67%) Internet
6 28 (1.67%) VoIP
7 24 (1.44%) DNS
8 22 (1.32%) SMS
9 19 (1.14%) DHCP
10 11 (0.66%) WebEx
11 8 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (0.48%) HTTP
12 6 (0.36%) Intranet
13 5 (0.30%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.30%) Wireless
14 4 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (0.24%) FTP
14 4 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 51 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 41 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.56%) Power BI
8 25 (1.50%) Essbase
9 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.14%) MySQL
12 17 (1.02%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (0.84%) Big Data
14 14 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.54%) MS Access
15 9 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 51 (3.05%) Selenium
2 40 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 30 (1.79%) webpack
5 29 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
5 29 (1.73%) PhantomJS
6 27 (1.61%) JIRA
7 26 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.38%) SpecFlow
9 16 (0.96%) Maven
9 16 (0.96%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.96%) Subversion
10 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.72%) MSI
13 11 (0.66%) LSMW
13 11 (0.66%) WiX
14 10 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 177 (10.59%) Retail
2 168 (10.05%) Manufacturing
3 124 (7.42%) Banking
4 107 (6.40%) Legal
5 93 (5.56%) Games
6 78 (4.67%) Publishing
7 62 (3.71%) Marketing
8 58 (3.47%) Telecoms
9 56 (3.35%) Advertising
10 44 (2.63%) Billing
11 37 (2.21%) Financial Institution
12 26 (1.56%) Automotive
13 17 (1.02%) Back Office
14 16 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.90%) International Banking
15 15 (0.90%) Law
16 12 (0.72%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.36%) Spanish Language
18 3 (0.18%) French Language
18 3 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 394 (23.56%) Analyst
2 284 (16.99%) Developer
3 186 (11.12%) Consultant
4 154 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 120 (7.18%) Project Manager
6 86 (5.14%) Architect
7 79 (4.72%) IT Manager
8 71 (4.25%) C# Developer
9 60 (3.59%) Support Analyst
10 57 (3.41%) Administrator
10 57 (3.41%) Software Developer
11 56 (3.35%) Senior Developer
12 55 (3.29%) SAP Consultant
13 51 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
14 47 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
15 46 (2.75%) Graduate
16 44 (2.63%) Java Developer
16 44 (2.63%) Senior Manager
17 42 (2.51%) Applications Support
18 41 (2.45%) Graduate Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (10.65%) .NET
2 134 (8.01%) HTML
3 119 (7.12%) CSS
4 85 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 74 (4.43%) Entity Framework
6 68 (4.07%) jQuery
7 62 (3.71%) JSON
8 60 (3.59%) HTML5
8 60 (3.59%) LINQ
9 59 (3.53%) RESTful
10 57 (3.41%) Web Services
11 52 (3.11%) ASP.NET
12 49 (2.93%) .NET Framework
13 48 (2.87%) XML
14 38 (2.27%) Node.js
14 38 (2.27%) REST
15 36 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 36 (2.15%) WCF
16 31 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
17 28 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 289 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
3 91 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 75 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 71 (4.25%) Fintech
6 69 (4.13%) Computer Science
7 54 (3.23%) User Experience
8 51 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.61%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.78%) Social Media
14 11 (0.66%) CMDB
15 10 (0.60%) e-Learning
16 9 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.54%) FMCG
16 9 (0.54%) LIMS
17 8 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
17 8 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.63%) Windows
2 80 (4.78%) Windows Server
3 76 (4.55%) Linux
4 66 (3.95%) Unix
5 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.30%) Solaris
14 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.18%) Android
15 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.18%) SUSE
15 3 (0.18%) VMS
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
3 208 (12.44%) Project Management
4 187 (11.18%) ITIL
4 187 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 158 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
6 153 (9.15%) CRM
7 131 (7.83%) ERP
8 124 (7.42%) Business Analysis
9 120 (7.18%) PRINCE2
10 109 (6.52%) Analytics
11 102 (6.10%) SDLC
12 91 (5.44%) Mentoring
13 90 (5.38%) Test Automation
14 82 (4.90%) MVC
15 81 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (4.61%) Scrum
17 72 (4.31%) Presales
18 71 (4.25%) IT Strategy
18 71 (4.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 327 (19.56%) SQL
2 204 (12.20%) C#
3 173 (10.35%) JavaScript
4 114 (6.82%) Java
5 66 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 39 (2.33%) VB
7 33 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 33 (1.97%) Python
8 32 (1.91%) VB.NET
9 31 (1.85%) C
10 27 (1.61%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.32%) ABAP
12 12 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.54%) Java 8
13 9 (0.54%) PHP
14 8 (0.48%) XPath
15 7 (0.42%) Ruby
15 7 (0.42%) Scala
15 7 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (7.54%) Degree
2 58 (3.47%) ISEB
3 53 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (2.09%) CISSP
5 29 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 26 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (1.50%) CIMA
8 24 (1.44%) CISM
9 22 (1.32%) ACCA
10 21 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.08%) CISA
12 17 (1.02%) CEH
12 17 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.02%) CRISC
13 16 (0.96%) APMP
14 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.72%) SC Cleared
17 11 (0.66%) AAT
18 10 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.50%) QA
2 76 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (4.01%) SLA
4 59 (3.53%) PMO
5 46 (2.75%) GDPR
6 38 (2.27%) Data Quality
6 38 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 36 (2.15%) COBIT
8 22 (1.32%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.84%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.060%) IFRS
12 1 (0.060%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.060%) MiFID
12 1 (0.060%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.060%) P3O
12 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (0.78%) Docker
7 10 (0.60%) Firmware
7 10 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.42%) vSphere
10 6 (0.36%) XenApp
11 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.12%) HDFS
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (2.27%) SCCM
2 10 (0.60%) vCenter Server
3 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (0.54%) WSUS
4 7 (0.42%) Ambari
4 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.36%) logstash
6 5 (0.30%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.30%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.30%) Nagios
6 5 (0.30%) Puppet
6 5 (0.30%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.24%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 306 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 154 (9.21%) SAP
3 130 (7.78%) Oracle
4 85 (5.08%) VMware
5 42 (2.51%) JD Edwards
6 27 (1.61%) Sage
7 23 (1.38%) Informatica
8 22 (1.32%) Epicor
9 21 (1.26%) Infor
10 20 (1.20%) Cisco
10 20 (1.20%) Citrix
10 20 (1.20%) Hyperion
10 20 (1.20%) IBM
10 20 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.08%) HP
11 18 (1.08%) NetApp
11 18 (1.08%) Tableau
12 17 (1.02%) Google
12 17 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.90%) PeopleSoft