The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1008 1129 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.94% 20.40% 18.30%
As % of the General category 49.19% 51.39% 50.03%
Number of salaries quoted 837 932 773
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2049 2197 1795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 38.49% 39.70% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1732 1510
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Finance
England

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Finance Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Finance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Finance Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Finance
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 Finance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 0 491 £50,000 +11.11% 59
Warwickshire 0 114 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Coventry +15 97 £43,000 +7.50% 16
Solihull +3 89 £41,495 +2.69% 4
Staffordshire +1 74 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Shropshire +5 20 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Walsall +11 18 £45,250 +29.28% 2
West Bromwich +6 17 £28,500 +9.61% 2
Wolverhampton -3 16 £34,250 -6.16% 4
Worcestershire -26 7 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 6 £35,000 +59.09%
Herefordshire -4 6 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 397 (20.19%) SQL
2 293 (14.90%) Retail
3 286 (14.55%) Microsoft
4 278 (14.14%) Project Management
5 259 (13.17%) Oracle
6 252 (12.82%) Windows
6 252 (12.82%) Degree
7 228 (11.60%) SQL Server
8 204 (10.38%) MS Excel
9 200 (10.17%) Security Cleared
10 199 (10.12%) Business Analysis
11 195 (9.92%) PRINCE2
12 189 (9.61%) Banking
13 188 (9.56%) ITIL
14 175 (8.90%) .NET
15 171 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 164 (8.34%) Telecoms
17 146 (7.43%) C#
18 145 (7.38%) MS Office
19 137 (6.97%) SAP
20 134 (6.82%) UNIX
21 131 (6.66%) Change Management
22 129 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
23 124 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
24 118 (6.00%) SC Cleared
25 111 (5.65%) CRM
25 111 (5.65%) Active Directory
26 108 (5.49%) XML
26 108 (5.49%) HTML
27 106 (5.39%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Finance 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 Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 40 (2.03%) IIS
4 28 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (1.22%) Apache
5 24 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 23 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 23 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.66%) SAS
10 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.51%) Node.js
11 9 (0.46%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.41%) CMS
13 7 (0.36%) Documentum
13 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
14 6 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 204 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 145 (7.38%) MS Office
3 64 (3.26%) MS Project
4 36 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.051%) Stata
10 1 (0.051%) Windchill
10 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.051%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 54 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 25 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (0.92%) Hyperion Planning
7 17 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.76%) SAP R/3
8 15 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.71%) HFM
10 13 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
10 13 (0.66%) Maximo
10 13 (0.66%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.66%) SAP CRM
10 13 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
10 13 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
10 13 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
10 13 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.31%) Office 365
1 6 (0.31%) IaaS
1 6 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.10%) MailChimp
2 2 (0.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.17%) Firewall
2 50 (2.54%) WAN
3 49 (2.49%) LAN
4 48 (2.44%) DNS
5 40 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 38 (1.93%) DHCP
7 33 (1.68%) VPN
8 31 (1.58%) Internet
9 27 (1.37%) SAN
10 19 (0.97%) VoIP
11 13 (0.66%) Network Security
12 11 (0.56%) Wireless
13 10 (0.51%) Intranet
14 9 (0.46%) Broadband
14 9 (0.46%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.41%) IP Telephony
15 8 (0.41%) SSL
16 7 (0.36%) LDAP
16 7 (0.36%) FTP
16 7 (0.36%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 63 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 34 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
11 25 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
12 24 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.22%) Essbase
13 19 (0.97%) MS Access
14 18 (0.92%) Data Mart
15 17 (0.86%) OLAP
16 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.76%) SAP BW
18 13 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (1.37%) Toad
2 16 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.76%) LSMW
4 11 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (0.56%) Selenium
5 10 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.46%) NeoLoad
6 9 (0.46%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.41%) Subversion
7 8 (0.41%) ProC
8 7 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.25%) NUnit
10 4 (0.20%) ERwin
10 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.15%) MSI
11 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.15%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 293 (14.90%) Retail
2 189 (9.61%) Banking
3 164 (8.34%) Telecoms
4 91 (4.63%) Marketing
5 76 (3.87%) Back Office
6 64 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.90%) Financial Institution
8 48 (2.44%) Investment Banking
9 44 (2.24%) Legal
10 36 (1.83%) German Language
11 25 (1.27%) Billing
12 23 (1.17%) Automotive
13 20 (1.02%) Law
13 20 (1.02%) Advertising
14 19 (0.97%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.66%) Publishing
16 9 (0.46%) Electronics
17 7 (0.36%) Games
17 7 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 518 (26.35%) Analyst
2 264 (13.43%) Developer
3 241 (12.26%) Business Analyst
4 215 (10.94%) Project Manager
5 159 (8.09%) Consultant
6 67 (3.41%) Support Analyst
7 66 (3.36%) Applications Support
7 66 (3.36%) Architect
8 54 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
8 54 (2.75%) .NET Developer
9 53 (2.70%) Development Manager
10 52 (2.64%) C# Developer
11 51 (2.59%) Service Manager
12 47 (2.39%) IT Project Manager
13 45 (2.29%) Systems Analyst
14 44 (2.24%) Senior Manager
14 44 (2.24%) Administrator
15 42 (2.14%) Test Manager
16 39 (1.98%) Data Analyst
17 37 (1.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (8.90%) .NET
2 108 (5.49%) HTML
2 108 (5.49%) XML
3 91 (4.63%) ASP.NET
4 59 (3.00%) Web Services
4 59 (3.00%) CSS
5 33 (1.68%) HTML5
6 28 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 27 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (1.37%) Middleware
8 24 (1.22%) WPF
9 21 (1.07%) jQuery
10 19 (0.97%) J2EE
10 19 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (0.92%) XSLT
11 18 (0.92%) WCF
12 17 (0.86%) SAP Smart Forms
13 15 (0.76%) BAPI
13 15 (0.76%) Ajax
13 15 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 81 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.41%) Smartcard
4 35 (1.78%) Credit Risk
5 34 (1.73%) Mobile App
6 32 (1.63%) Mathematics
7 28 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.37%) Economics
9 25 (1.27%) Biometrics
10 18 (0.92%) Data Integration
11 14 (0.71%) Statistics
12 13 (0.66%) Social Media
13 12 (0.61%) Clustering
13 12 (0.61%) Equities
13 12 (0.61%) Blackberry
13 12 (0.61%) AS400
14 11 (0.56%) Replication
14 11 (0.56%) DTV
14 11 (0.56%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 252 (12.82%) Windows
2 134 (6.82%) UNIX
3 91 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (3.71%) Linux
5 59 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (2.29%) Windows 7
7 40 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 32 (1.63%) Solaris
9 27 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 19 (0.97%) AIX
11 17 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.46%) Android
13 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) SUSE
16 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (14.14%) Project Management
2 199 (10.12%) Business Analysis
3 195 (9.92%) PRINCE2
4 188 (9.56%) ITIL
5 171 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 131 (6.66%) Change Management
7 129 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 124 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 111 (5.65%) CRM
10 99 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (4.58%) Service Delivery
12 88 (4.48%) ERP
13 81 (4.12%) Business Development
14 69 (3.51%) Cyber Security
15 66 (3.36%) Quality Management
16 62 (3.15%) Data Analysis
17 60 (3.05%) Project Planning
18 58 (2.95%) Time Management
19 57 (2.90%) Web Development
20 55 (2.80%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 397 (20.19%) SQL
2 146 (7.43%) C#
3 106 (5.39%) Java
4 70 (3.56%) VB
5 67 (3.41%) VB.NET
6 66 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 64 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 55 (2.80%) C
9 51 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 49 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 48 (2.44%) C++
12 25 (1.27%) Perl
13 24 (1.22%) ABAP
14 22 (1.12%) Python
15 20 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.97%) VB6
17 18 (0.92%) VBA
18 16 (0.81%) PHP
18 16 (0.81%) SAPscript
18 16 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 252 (12.82%) Degree
2 200 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 118 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 62 (3.15%) ISEB
5 31 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.12%) MCSE
9 21 (1.07%) ACCA
10 20 (1.02%) CIMA
11 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.81%) CISSP
12 16 (0.81%) CCNA
13 15 (0.76%) MCITP
13 15 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.76%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.71%) CISA
15 13 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.83%) QA
2 32 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 31 (1.58%) TickIT
4 30 (1.53%) SLA
5 17 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.56%) COBIT
7 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.41%) Basel II
7 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.31%) IAS 39
8 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 111 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (0.81%) vSphere
4 14 (0.71%) XenApp
4 14 (0.71%) XenDesktop
4 14 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.41%) XenServer
6 6 (0.31%) Squid
7 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.051%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (1.88%) WSUS
2 27 (1.37%) SCCM
3 17 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.46%) SCOM
5 7 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
6 6 (0.31%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.20%) CA Endevor
8 4 (0.20%) Control-M
8 4 (0.20%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.15%) YUM
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.15%) Foglight
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 286 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 259 (13.17%) Oracle
3 137 (6.97%) SAP
4 100 (5.09%) Fujitsu
5 74 (3.76%) VMware
6 73 (3.71%) Cisco
7 45 (2.29%) Citrix
8 42 (2.14%) HP
9 39 (1.98%) Cognos
10 35 (1.78%) Hyperion
11 34 (1.73%) IBM
12 29 (1.48%) Juniper
13 28 (1.42%) Business Objects
14 26 (1.32%) JBoss
15 19 (0.97%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.81%) Sage
16 16 (0.81%) AppSense
16 16 (0.81%) Sun
17 13 (0.66%) Dell
17 13 (0.66%) F5
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £31000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £53000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £60000 - £77000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, home working, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Bonus, Car, Corporate Benefits Packa
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago