Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial Technology (Fintech)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 239 321
Rank change year-on-year +6 +82 -20
Permanent jobs citing Fintech 74 87 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.87% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.10% 2.20% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 66 67 29
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £35,625 £30,900 £39,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,500 £72,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -4.17%

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 3,531 3,961 4,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.18% 39.71% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,522 3,160 3,351
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,025 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -8 52 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Herefordshire +18 7 £42,500 +21.43%
Warwickshire +31 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Solihull - 1 £32,500 -
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (56.76%) Finance
3 28 (37.84%) C#
4 26 (35.14%) Java
5 23 (31.08%) TDD
6 22 (29.73%) Python
7 21 (28.38%) Scrum
8 20 (27.03%) BDD
9 19 (25.68%) SQL
10 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
10 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
11 17 (22.97%) WebDriver
11 17 (22.97%) Selenium
11 17 (22.97%) Load Testing
11 17 (22.97%) SpecFlow
11 17 (22.97%) Cucumber
11 17 (22.97%) Analytics
11 17 (22.97%) SDET
11 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio
11 17 (22.97%) Ruby
12 16 (21.62%) OO
13 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
13 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
13 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (17.57%) HTML
15 11 (14.86%) Predictive Analytics
16 9 (12.16%) QA
16 9 (12.16%) .NET
17 8 (10.81%) CSS
17 8 (10.81%) Web Services

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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 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.76%) IaaS
3 5 (6.76%) PaaS
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) DHCP
1 3 (4.05%) DNS
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.05%) VLAN
1 3 (4.05%) VPN
1 3 (4.05%) WAN
1 3 (4.05%) Wireless
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.70%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.70%) ISDN
2 2 (2.70%) Network Security
2 2 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.76%) Power BI
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) Bigtable
7 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.35%) Flink
7 1 (1.35%) HBase
7 1 (1.35%) Impala
7 1 (1.35%) OLAP
7 1 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.35%) Riak
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Cucumber
1 17 (22.97%) Selenium
1 17 (22.97%) SpecFlow
1 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio
1 17 (22.97%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) JUnit
3 1 (1.35%) Maven
3 1 (1.35%) Mocha
3 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 42 (56.76%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Automotive
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Author
2 11 (14.86%) Technical Author
2 11 (14.86%) Technical Writer
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Tester
3 9 (12.16%) Tester
4 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Automation Tester
4 8 (10.81%) SQL Developer
5 7 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Senior Technical Tester
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Specification Writer
7 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Java Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Java Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.41%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) HTML
2 9 (12.16%) .NET
3 8 (10.81%) CSS
3 8 (10.81%) Web Services
4 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.05%) RESTful
5 3 (4.05%) XML
6 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.70%) WinForms
7 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.35%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) JMS
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) Lucene
7 1 (1.35%) Node.js
7 1 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) EMV
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) TDD
3 21 (28.38%) Scrum
4 20 (27.03%) BDD
5 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
6 17 (22.97%) Analytics
6 17 (22.97%) Load Testing
6 17 (22.97%) SDET
7 16 (21.62%) OO
8 11 (14.86%) Predictive Analytics
9 8 (10.81%) Data Management
9 8 (10.81%) OOD
10 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.46%) ETL
10 7 (9.46%) Visualisation
10 7 (9.46%) Wealth Management
11 6 (8.11%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.11%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) C#
2 26 (35.14%) Java
3 22 (29.73%) Python
4 19 (25.68%) SQL
5 17 (22.97%) Ruby
6 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.76%) VB
8 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.70%) C
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) CCDA
1 2 (2.70%) CCNA
1 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
1 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) RSA enVision
2 1 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.35%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco
3 2 (2.70%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Qualys
3 2 (2.70%) Tripwire
3 2 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe
4 1 (1.35%) OutSystems
4 1 (1.35%) Tableau
4 1 (1.35%) Vertica