Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (Fintech)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 236 333
Rank change year-on-year +42 +97 -26
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 113 92 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.92% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.98% 2.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 104 67 21
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% +2.11% -11.63%
10th Percentile £35,375 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 3,790 4,040 4,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.95% 40.28% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,687 3,254 3,541
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,306 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +5.26%

Fintech
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

Fintech
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

Fintech
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Fintech in the West Midlands

Fintech
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 16 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 +11 84 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Herefordshire +35 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Dudley - 10 £30,000 -
Staffordshire 0 3 - - 1
Warwickshire +8 1 £65,000 +73.33% 3
Coventry - 1 £37,500 - 3
Fintech
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 72 (63.72%) Finance
2 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.40%) Java
4 36 (31.86%) C#
5 31 (27.43%) Analytics
6 30 (26.55%) SQL
7 25 (22.12%) Banking
8 24 (21.24%) OO
9 22 (19.47%) Windows
9 22 (19.47%) TDD
10 21 (18.58%) Test Automation
10 21 (18.58%) BDD
10 21 (18.58%) Linux
10 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
10 21 (18.58%) Scrum
10 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (17.70%) XML
12 19 (16.81%) Web Services
13 18 (15.93%) WebDriver
13 18 (15.93%) Selenium
14 17 (15.04%) Waterfall
14 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.04%) Python
15 16 (14.16%) Visual Studio
15 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
15 16 (14.16%) Load Testing
15 16 (14.16%) Predictive Analytics
15 16 (14.16%) SpecFlow
15 16 (14.16%) SDET
16 15 (13.27%) QA

Fintech
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 (7.08%) Apache
2 6 (5.31%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.65%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
3 3 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.77%) SaaS
4 2 (1.77%) Serverless
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) DNS
2 6 (5.31%) DHCP
2 6 (5.31%) Firewall
2 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.31%) VPN
3 3 (2.65%) FTP
3 3 (2.65%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) IPsec
3 3 (2.65%) SSH
3 3 (2.65%) VLAN
3 3 (2.65%) WAN
3 3 (2.65%) Wireless
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.77%) Internet
4 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.77%) ISDN
4 2 (1.77%) Network Security
4 2 (1.77%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) MySQL
3 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.77%) Big Data
5 2 (1.77%) Bigtable
5 2 (1.77%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.77%) Flink
5 2 (1.77%) HBase
5 2 (1.77%) Impala
5 2 (1.77%) OLAP
5 2 (1.77%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.77%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.77%) Riak
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (15.93%) Selenium
1 18 (15.93%) WebDriver
2 16 (14.16%) Cucumber
2 16 (14.16%) SpecFlow
2 16 (14.16%) Visual Studio
3 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
4 12 (10.62%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.31%) Maven
6 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.77%) JUnit
6 2 (1.77%) Subversion
6 2 (1.77%) TestNG
7 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.88%) Mocha
7 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (63.72%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Financial Institution
3 10 (8.85%) International Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Automotive
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) Author
2 16 (14.16%) Technical Author
2 16 (14.16%) Technical Writer
3 15 (13.27%) Tester
4 13 (11.50%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Senior Tester
5 12 (10.62%) Automation Tester
5 12 (10.62%) Senior Automation Tester
5 12 (10.62%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.73%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.73%) Specification Writer
7 10 (8.85%) BPM Consultant
7 10 (8.85%) Consultant
7 10 (8.85%) Functional Consultant
7 10 (8.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Analytics Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 7 (6.19%) Senior Technical Tester
9 7 (6.19%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) XML
2 19 (16.81%) Web Services
3 13 (11.50%) .NET
4 11 (9.73%) Spring
5 10 (8.85%) Kafka
6 9 (7.96%) HTML
7 8 (7.08%) Ajax
7 8 (7.08%) REST
7 8 (7.08%) SOAP
8 7 (6.19%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.31%) RESTful
10 5 (4.42%) CSS
10 5 (4.42%) JMS
11 4 (3.54%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (2.65%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.65%) J2EE
12 3 (2.65%) WinForms
13 2 (1.77%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.31%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Clustering
5 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) EMV
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Windows
2 21 (18.58%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) Unix
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.65%) CentOS
6 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.65%) VMS
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.43%) Analytics
3 24 (21.24%) OO
4 22 (19.47%) TDD
5 21 (18.58%) BDD
5 21 (18.58%) Scrum
5 21 (18.58%) Test Automation
6 17 (15.04%) Waterfall
7 16 (14.16%) Load Testing
7 16 (14.16%) Predictive Analytics
7 16 (14.16%) SDET
8 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.62%) IT Strategy
10 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
10 11 (9.73%) OOD
11 10 (8.85%) Data Management
11 10 (8.85%) Process Management
11 10 (8.85%) SOA
12 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.96%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) Java
2 36 (31.86%) C#
3 30 (26.55%) SQL
4 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.04%) Python
5 14 (12.39%) Ruby
6 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.54%) VB
8 3 (2.65%) Go
8 3 (2.65%) Java 8
8 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.77%) C
9 2 (1.77%) C++
9 2 (1.77%) PHP
9 2 (1.77%) Scala
10 1 (0.88%) COBOL
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.65%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (2.65%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) CCDA
4 2 (1.77%) CCNA
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) MCP
4 2 (1.77%) PhD
5 1 (0.88%) CEH
5 1 (0.88%) CISSP
5 1 (0.88%) GWAPT
5 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.88%) OSCP
5 1 (0.88%) SANS
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.31%) Docker
4 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.65%) Squid
5 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) HDFS
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Ambari
1 6 (5.31%) logstash
2 3 (2.65%) Cacti
2 3 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.65%) Kibana
2 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.65%) Nagios
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.65%) Puppet
3 2 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.77%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.42%) VMware
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco
4 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.65%) BT
4 3 (2.65%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle
4 3 (2.65%) Splunk
5 2 (1.77%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.77%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.77%) Qualys
5 2 (1.77%) Tableau
5 2 (1.77%) Tripwire
5 2 (1.77%) Vertica
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe