Period
to 23 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fintech in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (Fintech)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 234 333
Rank change year-on-year +40 +99 -27
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 115 83 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.86% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.16% 2.19% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 102 61 12
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +35.48%
10th Percentile £33,875 £35,000 £26,525
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Fintech is in the Generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,636 3,787 4,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.92% 39.30% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,566 2,946 3,413
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Fintech as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fintech in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Fintech in the West Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Fintech in the West Midlands

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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 Fintech within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 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 -2 81 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Herefordshire +29 10 £51,500 +47.14% 3
Dudley - 10 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +8 6 £40,000 +3.23% 2
Worcestershire - 2 £25,000 -
Warwickshire +13 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Fintech 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 Fintech.

1 76 (66.09%) Finance
2 56 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (37.39%) SQL
4 35 (30.43%) C#
5 33 (28.70%) Banking
6 30 (26.09%) Linux
7 29 (25.22%) Java
7 29 (25.22%) Windows
7 29 (25.22%) Analytics
8 27 (23.48%) SQL Server
9 26 (22.61%) XML
10 23 (20.00%) OO
11 22 (19.13%) Unix
12 20 (17.39%) .NET
12 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 19 (16.52%) Web Services
13 19 (16.52%) Business Analysis
14 17 (14.78%) International Banking
14 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
14 17 (14.78%) SOA
14 17 (14.78%) Process Management
14 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
16 15 (13.04%) Predictive Analytics
16 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
17 14 (12.17%) Scrum
18 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
18 13 (11.30%) BDD
18 13 (11.30%) Degree
18 13 (11.30%) QA

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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 8 (6.96%) Apache
2 6 (5.22%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.35%) IIS
4 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.35%) Office 365
3 5 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.74%) AdWords
4 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.74%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) DNS
2 5 (4.35%) Firewall
2 5 (4.35%) SSH
2 5 (4.35%) VPN
3 4 (3.48%) HTTP
3 4 (3.48%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) DHCP
4 3 (2.61%) FTP
4 3 (2.61%) IPsec
4 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.35%) MySQL
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) Bigtable
5 2 (1.74%) Flink
5 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.74%) HBase
5 2 (1.74%) Impala
5 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.74%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.74%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.74%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.57%) Selenium
3 11 (9.57%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.83%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.83%) SpecFlow
4 9 (7.83%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.22%) Maven
6 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.74%) JUnit
7 2 (1.74%) TestNG
8 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.87%) JIRA
8 1 (0.87%) Mocha
8 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (66.09%) Finance
2 33 (28.70%) Banking
3 17 (14.78%) International Banking
4 11 (9.57%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.35%) Retail
6 4 (3.48%) Automotive
6 4 (3.48%) Marketing
7 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (33.04%) Developer
2 17 (14.78%) BPM Consultant
2 17 (14.78%) Consultant
3 16 (13.91%) C# Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Author
4 15 (13.04%) Technical Author
4 15 (13.04%) Technical Writer
5 14 (12.17%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.57%) .NET Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Specification Writer
6 11 (9.57%) Tester
7 10 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.70%) Functional Consultant
7 10 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (7.83%) Analyst
8 9 (7.83%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Automation Tester
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.61%) XML
2 20 (17.39%) .NET
3 19 (16.52%) Web Services
4 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.43%) Spring
5 10 (8.70%) Kafka
5 10 (8.70%) REST
5 10 (8.70%) SOAP
6 9 (7.83%) Ajax
7 8 (6.96%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (6.09%) CSS
8 7 (6.09%) HTML
9 6 (5.22%) JMS
10 4 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (3.48%) RESTful
11 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (2.61%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.61%) J2EE
11 3 (2.61%) WinForms
12 2 (1.74%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.35%) Clustering
5 5 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.48%) User Experience
7 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.09%) Linux
2 29 (25.22%) Windows
3 22 (19.13%) Unix
4 9 (7.83%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.35%) CentOS
5 5 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.22%) Analytics
3 23 (20.00%) OO
4 19 (16.52%) Business Analysis
5 17 (14.78%) Process Management
5 17 (14.78%) SOA
6 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
7 15 (13.04%) Predictive Analytics
8 14 (12.17%) Scrum
9 13 (11.30%) BDD
9 13 (11.30%) IT Strategy
9 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.43%) TDD
11 11 (9.57%) Waterfall
12 10 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.83%) Load Testing
13 9 (7.83%) SDET
14 8 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (6.96%) Software Delivery
14 8 (6.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.39%) SQL
2 35 (30.43%) C#
3 29 (25.22%) Java
4 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.70%) Python
6 7 (6.09%) Ruby
6 7 (6.09%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.48%) VB
8 3 (2.61%) C++
8 3 (2.61%) Go
8 3 (2.61%) Java 8
8 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.74%) C
9 2 (1.74%) COBOL
9 2 (1.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.48%) ISEB
3 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.74%) CCDA
5 2 (1.74%) CCNA
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.74%) MCP
5 2 (1.74%) PhD
6 1 (0.87%) CEH
6 1 (0.87%) CISSP
6 1 (0.87%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.87%) OSCP
6 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.87%) SANS
6 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) QA
2 6 (5.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.87%) PMO
3 1 (0.87%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.22%) Docker
4 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.35%) Squid
4 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.74%) HDFS
5 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Ambari
1 6 (5.22%) logstash
2 3 (2.61%) Cacti
2 3 (2.61%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.61%) Kibana
2 3 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.61%) Nagios
2 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.61%) Puppet
3 2 (1.74%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 5 (4.35%) BT
2 5 (4.35%) VMware
3 3 (2.61%) DevExpress
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle
3 3 (2.61%) Splunk
4 2 (1.74%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.74%) Fortinet
4 2 (1.74%) Google
4 2 (1.74%) Tableau
4 2 (1.74%) Twitter
4 2 (1.74%) Vertica
4 2 (1.74%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco