The 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Finance 992 1234 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.19% 22.61% 17.60%
As % of the General category 50.64% 54.89% 48.18%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1039 699
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Finance
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1959 2248 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.93% 41.19% 36.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1805 1434
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,200 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 0 546 £50,000 +5.26% 71
Coventry +9 104 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Warwickshire -1 99 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Solihull -1 79 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Staffordshire -13 48 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Walsall 0 18 £44,500 +4.70%
Shropshire +6 14 £23,000 -34.28% 1
Wolverhampton +1 14 £37,500 +2.73% 4
Worcestershire -24 13 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Sutton Coldfield +2 6 £35,000 +59.09%
Herefordshire -12 6 £38,500 +2.66% 3
West Bromwich +1 3 £41,750 +62.13%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 389 (19.23%) SQL
2 296 (14.63%) Oracle
3 293 (14.48%) Retail
4 275 (13.59%) Project Management
5 269 (13.30%) Microsoft
6 261 (12.90%) Windows
7 231 (11.42%) Degree
8 223 (11.02%) SQL Server
9 206 (10.18%) Security Cleared
10 202 (9.99%) Business Analysis
11 193 (9.54%) MS Excel
12 192 (9.49%) ITIL
13 191 (9.44%) Telecoms
14 187 (9.24%) .NET
14 187 (9.24%) Banking
15 173 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 166 (8.21%) PRINCE2
17 152 (7.51%) UNIX
18 144 (7.12%) MS Office
19 143 (7.07%) SAP
20 136 (6.72%) C#
21 135 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
21 135 (6.67%) SC Cleared
22 128 (6.33%) CRM
23 124 (6.13%) XML
24 116 (5.73%) HTML
24 116 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
25 112 (5.54%) Active Directory
26 110 (5.44%) Change Management
27 109 (5.39%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 57 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.77%) MS Exchange
3 47 (2.32%) IIS
4 38 (1.88%) WebLogic
5 33 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 23 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (0.99%) Apache
10 17 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.79%) SAS
12 10 (0.49%) Node.js
13 9 (0.44%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.44%) CMS
13 9 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
14 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 193 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 144 (7.12%) MS Office
3 56 (2.77%) MS Project
4 35 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.099%) SPSS
7 1 (0.049%) Stata
7 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.049%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 71 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.33%) SAP FI
3 27 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 27 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
6 18 (0.89%) SAP CRM
7 17 (0.84%) Hyperion Planning
8 15 (0.74%) SAP R/3
8 15 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (0.69%) HFM
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
11 12 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.59%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (0.44%) Office 365
3 6 (0.30%) IaaS
4 2 (0.099%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.049%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.45%) Firewall
2 54 (2.67%) LAN
2 54 (2.67%) WAN
3 50 (2.47%) DNS
4 49 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.13%) DHCP
6 38 (1.88%) VPN
7 35 (1.73%) SAN
8 33 (1.63%) Internet
9 24 (1.19%) Network Security
10 18 (0.89%) VoIP
11 11 (0.54%) Wireless
11 11 (0.54%) Symposium
12 10 (0.49%) Junos
13 9 (0.44%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.44%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.44%) Intranet
13 9 (0.44%) Broadband
13 9 (0.44%) SSL
14 5 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 74 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 60 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 47 (2.32%) Oracle BI EE
9 40 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.73%) Essbase
11 29 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
15 22 (1.09%) MS Access
16 18 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (0.89%) Data Mart
17 17 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
18 16 (0.79%) SAP BW
18 16 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (1.33%) Toad
2 15 (0.74%) LSMW
3 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 14 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (0.64%) Selenium
5 11 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.54%) Subversion
6 10 (0.49%) ProC
6 10 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 10 (0.49%) NeoLoad
7 8 (0.40%) ERwin
8 6 (0.30%) NUnit
8 6 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.25%) JIRA
9 5 (0.25%) Ant
10 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.099%) MorphX
11 2 (0.099%) Hudson
General
1 293 (14.48%) Retail
2 191 (9.44%) Telecoms
3 187 (9.24%) Banking
4 82 (4.05%) Marketing
5 75 (3.71%) Back Office
6 65 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 52 (2.57%) Financial Institution
9 47 (2.32%) Legal
10 37 (1.83%) German Language
11 24 (1.19%) Billing
11 24 (1.19%) Automotive
12 22 (1.09%) Advertising
13 18 (0.89%) Law
14 16 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.54%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.54%) Electronics
16 9 (0.44%) Publishing
17 8 (0.40%) Front Office
18 7 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 519 (25.65%) Analyst
2 269 (13.30%) Developer
3 248 (12.26%) Business Analyst
4 206 (10.18%) Project Manager
5 155 (7.66%) Consultant
6 86 (4.25%) Architect
7 67 (3.31%) Applications Support
8 66 (3.26%) Support Analyst
9 61 (3.02%) .NET Developer
10 58 (2.87%) C# Developer
11 54 (2.67%) Development Manager
12 53 (2.62%) Service Manager
13 51 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
14 45 (2.22%) Test Manager
14 45 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
15 44 (2.17%) Administrator
16 41 (2.03%) Senior Manager
16 41 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
16 41 (2.03%) Senior Developer
17 40 (1.98%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (9.24%) .NET
2 124 (6.13%) XML
3 116 (5.73%) HTML
4 94 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 64 (3.16%) Web Services
6 61 (3.02%) CSS
7 35 (1.73%) HTML5
8 31 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 29 (1.43%) Middleware
10 24 (1.19%) WPF
11 23 (1.14%) XSLT
12 22 (1.09%) J2EE
13 20 (0.99%) jQuery
14 19 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 17 (0.84%) SAP Smart Forms
15 17 (0.84%) Ajax
16 16 (0.79%) JSON
17 15 (0.74%) BAPI
18 14 (0.69%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.45%) Computer Science
2 78 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 60 (2.97%) Smartcard
4 39 (1.93%) Credit Risk
5 36 (1.78%) Economics
6 33 (1.63%) Mathematics
7 32 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.29%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.19%) Biometrics
11 19 (0.94%) Equities
12 16 (0.79%) Wiki
13 14 (0.69%) Clustering
14 13 (0.64%) DTV
15 12 (0.59%) Derivative
15 12 (0.59%) Statistics
16 11 (0.54%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.54%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.44%) EPoS
17 9 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 261 (12.90%) Windows
2 152 (7.51%) UNIX
3 106 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (4.00%) Linux
5 75 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (2.32%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 35 (1.73%) Solaris
9 26 (1.29%) Windows Vista
10 21 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.84%) AIX
12 11 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.35%) Android
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.099%) SUSE
17 2 (0.099%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (13.59%) Project Management
2 202 (9.99%) Business Analysis
3 192 (9.49%) ITIL
4 173 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 166 (8.21%) PRINCE2
6 135 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (6.33%) CRM
8 116 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 110 (5.44%) Change Management
10 108 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
11 95 (4.70%) ERP
12 93 (4.60%) Service Delivery
13 82 (4.05%) Business Development
14 72 (3.56%) Quality Management
15 70 (3.46%) Data Analysis
16 62 (3.06%) Cyber Security
17 59 (2.92%) Continuous Improvement
18 58 (2.87%) Programme Management
18 58 (2.87%) Web Development
19 57 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (19.23%) SQL
2 136 (6.72%) C#
3 94 (4.65%) Java
4 82 (4.05%) VB
5 74 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 73 (3.61%) VB.NET
7 61 (3.02%) PL/SQL
8 52 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 52 (2.57%) C
9 39 (1.93%) C++
10 38 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.53%) Perl
12 28 (1.38%) Python
13 26 (1.29%) VB6
13 26 (1.29%) ABAP
14 24 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.94%) VBA
16 17 (0.84%) PHP
17 16 (0.79%) SAPscript
17 16 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 231 (11.42%) Degree
2 206 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 135 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.77%) ISEB
5 32 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (1.33%) MCSE
8 26 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (0.99%) MCITP
10 20 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (0.94%) CISA
12 18 (0.89%) ACCA
12 18 (0.89%) CIMA
12 18 (0.89%) MCSA
13 16 (0.79%) CCNA
13 16 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (0.69%) CISSP
14 14 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.39%) QA
2 31 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 30 (1.48%) SLA
4 26 (1.29%) TickIT
5 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.44%) COBIT
8 6 (0.30%) Basel II
9 4 (0.20%) IAS 39
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 112 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 48 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 16 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.74%) XenApp
5 15 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.74%) vSphere
6 13 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.30%) Squid
9 6 (0.30%) XenServer
10 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.099%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.049%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (1.58%) WSUS
2 24 (1.19%) SCCM
3 18 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.40%) SCOM
4 8 (0.40%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.20%) Control-M
8 4 (0.20%) CA Endevor
8 4 (0.20%) Zenoss
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
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.099%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.099%) Netcool
10 2 (0.099%) Nagios
Vendors
1 296 (14.63%) Oracle
2 269 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 143 (7.07%) SAP
4 104 (5.14%) Fujitsu
5 86 (4.25%) Cisco
6 82 (4.05%) VMware
7 51 (2.52%) HP
8 48 (2.37%) Hyperion
9 46 (2.27%) Citrix
10 42 (2.08%) IBM
11 40 (1.98%) Cognos
12 36 (1.78%) Juniper
13 32 (1.58%) CheckPoint
14 30 (1.48%) Business Objects
15 20 (0.99%) JBoss
16 17 (0.84%) Dell
16 17 (0.84%) Sun
17 16 (0.79%) AppSense
18 14 (0.69%) Sage
19 13 (0.64%) NetApp
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10000 Car and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, home working, medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Salary: From £72,000 to £120,000 per annum £72k OTE £120k, Car, Health, Pensio
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £72,000 to £120,000 per annum £72k OTE £120k, Car, Health, Pensio
Posted: 2 days ago