The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 193 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Equities 24 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 0.67% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 5
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £55,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -10.00%
Equities
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1657 1791 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.89% 32.86% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1543 1294
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Equities across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Equities
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Equities Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Equities
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Equities across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Equities Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Equities
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 24 £52,500 +16.66%
Equities
England

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Equities also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Equities.

1 30 (93.75%) UNIX
2 29 (90.63%) SQL
3 25 (78.13%) Finance
4 16 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 16 (50.00%) Perl
4 16 (50.00%) Python
5 15 (46.88%) Windows
5 15 (46.88%) Wiki
5 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
6 13 (40.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (28.13%) Banking
8 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 8 (25.00%) Front Office
9 7 (21.88%) Fixed Income
9 7 (21.88%) Oracle
9 7 (21.88%) Derivative
10 6 (18.75%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (18.75%) Capacity Management
10 6 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (18.75%) Sybase
10 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.50%) Java
11 4 (12.50%) C#
12 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
12 3 (9.38%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (6.25%) Back Office
14 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
14 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 1 (3.13%) C++
14 1 (3.13%) ITIL

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Equities also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Equities. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) KDB
General
1 25 (78.13%) Finance
2 16 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 9 (28.13%) Banking
4 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (25.00%) Front Office
5 3 (9.38%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Applications Support
2 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 21 (65.63%) Support Analyst
3 15 (46.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) J2EE
1 1 (3.13%) JMS
1 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Wiki
2 13 (40.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (21.88%) Fixed Income
3 7 (21.88%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) UNIX
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Algorithmic Trading
1 6 (18.75%) Capacity Management
1 6 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
3 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Perl
2 16 (50.00%) Python
3 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
4 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Netcool
1 1 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Sybase