Period
to

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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,352 795 365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.70% 12.34% 11.37%
As % of the General category 23.01% 23.32% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 799 587 279
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,450
25th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £42,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +6.21%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £68,665 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +8.33%

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 5,875 3,409 1,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 68.24% 52.93% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,433 2,346 1,335
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year - +2.70% +3.93%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £67,800
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +1 535 £58,275 +5.95% 60
Warwickshire +5 224 £45,000 -30.23% 29
Coventry +55 209 £48,000 -4.00% 19
Staffordshire -17 77 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Worcestershire +6 60 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Shropshire +12 41 £62,500 +47.06% 11
West Bromwich 0 28 £52,500 +8.25% 2
Wolverhampton -1 26 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Solihull +13 21 £47,000 +17.84% 5
Herefordshire -2 16 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Walsall -1 8 £33,041 -39.93%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Kingswinford - 2 £30,000 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 493 (36.46%) Agile
2 376 (27.81%) Social Skills
3 344 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
4 309 (22.86%) Degree
5 291 (21.52%) Microsoft
6 245 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
7 223 (16.49%) Project Management
8 214 (15.83%) SQL
9 205 (15.16%) Azure
10 166 (12.28%) AWS
11 163 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 159 (11.76%) Mentoring
13 156 (11.54%) DevOps
14 136 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
15 135 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 133 (9.84%) Marketing
17 130 (9.62%) ITIL
18 128 (9.47%) SQL Server
19 126 (9.32%) Coaching
20 125 (9.25%) Business Strategy
21 120 (8.88%) Java
22 114 (8.43%) Time Management
23 110 (8.14%) Project Delivery
24 109 (8.06%) Analytics
24 109 (8.06%) Python
25 105 (7.77%) Presentation Skills
25 105 (7.77%) Decision-Making
26 104 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
27 101 (7.47%) JavaScript
28 100 (7.40%) Manufacturing

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 69 (5.10%) SAS
2 42 (3.11%) Confluence
3 35 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.81%) IIS
6 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.59%) Apache
8 5 (0.37%) CMS
8 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.15%) JBoss
9 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.074%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.074%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 136 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 32 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.59%) Abaqus
6 8 (0.59%) Simulink
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.37%) CATIA
8 5 (0.37%) Sketch
9 2 (0.15%) Maya
9 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.074%) Houdini
10 1 (0.074%) InDesign
10 1 (0.074%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.074%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.074%) Exstream
4 1 (0.074%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.074%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.074%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.074%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 205 (15.16%) Azure
2 166 (12.28%) AWS
3 76 (5.62%) Power Platform
4 59 (4.36%) GCP
5 29 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (1.92%) GitHub
8 23 (1.70%) SaaS
9 19 (1.41%) Azure DevOps
10 17 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.26%) GitHub Actions
11 16 (1.18%) PaaS
11 16 (1.18%) PowerApps
12 13 (0.96%) Serverless
13 11 (0.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 11 (0.81%) Azure Logic Apps
13 11 (0.81%) IaaS
13 11 (0.81%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.14%) Firewall
2 33 (2.44%) SAN
3 32 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
4 30 (2.22%) Wireless
5 26 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (1.85%) SSL
7 22 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
8 17 (1.26%) BIG-IP
8 17 (1.26%) Cisco Wireless
9 12 (0.89%) Internet
10 11 (0.81%) Intranet
11 10 (0.74%) DHCP
11 10 (0.74%) LAN
11 10 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (0.74%) WAN
12 9 (0.67%) DNS
12 9 (0.67%) VSAN
13 8 (0.59%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.52%) PuTTY
14 7 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 59 (4.36%) Power BI
4 46 (3.40%) NoSQL
4 46 (3.40%) Tableau
5 39 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
6 38 (2.81%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 31 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.26%) Data Lake
11 16 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.89%) MySQL
13 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.74%) BigQuery
14 10 (0.74%) Sybase IQ
15 9 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
15 9 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 97 (7.17%) JIRA
2 57 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (1.55%) Maven
6 19 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.04%) Selenium
7 14 (1.04%) Subversion
8 13 (0.96%) GitLab
9 11 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.67%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.67%) Burp Suite
11 9 (0.67%) CircleCI
11 9 (0.67%) GoCD
11 9 (0.67%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.52%) Gradle
12 7 (0.52%) Toad
13 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.37%) HP UFT
General
1 376 (27.81%) Social Skills
2 344 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (9.84%) Marketing
4 105 (7.77%) Presentation Skills
5 100 (7.40%) Manufacturing
6 91 (6.73%) Banking
7 81 (5.99%) Automotive
8 79 (5.84%) Retail
9 71 (5.25%) Public Sector
10 69 (5.10%) Influencing Skills
11 67 (4.96%) Law
12 50 (3.70%) Legal
13 49 (3.62%) Organisational Skills
14 41 (3.03%) Telecoms
15 40 (2.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 28 (2.07%) Electronics
17 27 (2.00%) Investment Banking
18 26 (1.92%) Back Office
19 14 (1.04%) Billing
19 14 (1.04%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 269 (19.90%) Analyst
2 114 (8.43%) Project Manager
3 100 (7.40%) Developer
4 91 (6.73%) Architect
5 83 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 73 (5.40%) Graduate
6 73 (5.40%) Programmer
7 64 (4.73%) Statistical Programmer
8 52 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 49 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 48 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
11 44 (3.25%) IT Manager
12 43 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 42 (3.11%) Senior Programmer
13 42 (3.11%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 39 (2.88%) Product Owner
14 39 (2.88%) Senior Manager
15 38 (2.81%) Network Engineer
16 37 (2.74%) Consultant
16 37 (2.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (6.51%) .NET
2 73 (5.40%) HTML
3 58 (4.29%) CSS
4 52 (3.85%) RESTful
5 35 (2.59%) React
6 32 (2.37%) Middleware
6 32 (2.37%) Spring
7 31 (2.29%) AngularJS
8 30 (2.22%) .NET Core
8 30 (2.22%) HTML5
9 27 (2.00%) JSON
10 25 (1.85%) XML
11 21 (1.55%) SOAP
12 19 (1.41%) Kafka
13 16 (1.18%) J2EE
14 15 (1.11%) Node.js
15 14 (1.04%) Web Services
16 13 (0.96%) STL
16 13 (0.96%) Swing
17 12 (0.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
2 73 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 23 (1.70%) Data Structures
6 22 (1.63%) Driving Licence
7 21 (1.55%) AS400
8 20 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
9 19 (1.41%) iSeries
9 19 (1.41%) Life Science
10 17 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.11%) Cyberattack
11 15 (1.11%) User Experience
12 14 (1.04%) Clustering
12 14 (1.04%) Mainframe
13 12 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.73%) Windows
2 88 (6.51%) Linux
3 40 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.74%) Unix
5 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.30%) CentOS
9 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) SUSE
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (36.46%) Agile
2 245 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
3 223 (16.49%) Project Management
4 163 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 159 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 156 (11.54%) DevOps
7 135 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 130 (9.62%) ITIL
9 126 (9.32%) Coaching
10 125 (9.25%) Business Strategy
11 114 (8.43%) Time Management
12 110 (8.14%) Project Delivery
13 109 (8.06%) Analytics
14 105 (7.77%) Decision-Making
15 99 (7.32%) Computer Science
15 99 (7.32%) Risk Management
16 98 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
17 96 (7.10%) Customer Experience
18 84 (6.21%) Business Case
18 84 (6.21%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 214 (15.83%) SQL
2 120 (8.88%) Java
3 109 (8.06%) Python
4 101 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 89 (6.58%) C#
6 56 (4.14%) C
7 49 (3.62%) T-SQL
8 32 (2.37%) C++
9 23 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.48%) RPG
11 17 (1.26%) Go
12 16 (1.18%) Perl
13 13 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.89%) PHP
14 12 (0.89%) R
15 11 (0.81%) Bash
16 10 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.67%) VBA
18 8 (0.59%) MATLAB
19 7 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 309 (22.86%) Degree
2 48 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (1.78%) CCNP
5 23 (1.70%) CCNA
5 23 (1.70%) ISEB
6 20 (1.48%) CISSP
7 18 (1.33%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 15 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 13 (0.96%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.89%) HND
11 11 (0.81%) CISM
11 11 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.74%) CISA
13 9 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.52%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.73%) Good Clinical Practice
2 56 (4.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 54 (3.99%) PMO
4 49 (3.62%) SLA
5 44 (3.25%) QA
6 39 (2.88%) CDISC
7 30 (2.22%) GDPR
8 29 (2.14%) PCI DSS
9 25 (1.85%) Data Quality
10 16 (1.18%) NIST
11 15 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.44%) COBIT
13 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.30%) ISO17020
13 4 (0.30%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.15%) IASME
15 2 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 48 (3.55%) Docker
2 31 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.41%) vSphere
5 9 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 76 (5.62%) Ansible
2 70 (5.18%) Kubernetes
3 40 (2.96%) Terraform
4 21 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.41%) Puppet
6 12 (0.89%) SCCM
7 10 (0.74%) CASB
7 10 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.74%) vRealize
7 10 (0.74%) VxRail
8 9 (0.67%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.67%) Pingdom
8 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.15%) Graphite
12 2 (0.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 291 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.62%) Oracle
3 72 (5.33%) ServiceNow
4 71 (5.25%) Cisco
5 70 (5.18%) SAP
6 55 (4.07%) Google
7 48 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (3.18%) FIS
9 42 (3.11%) SolarWinds
10 33 (2.44%) VMware
11 31 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 31 (2.29%) F5
12 25 (1.85%) IBM
13 21 (1.55%) Dell
13 21 (1.55%) MuleSoft
14 20 (1.48%) WSO2
15 19 (1.41%) HP
16 17 (1.26%) Apple
16 17 (1.26%) Facebook
17 13 (0.96%) Red Hat