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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 775 940 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.58% 19.14% 16.50%
As % of the General category 42.98% 48.73% 49.53%
Number of salaries quoted 661 764 663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £31,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%
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
1803 1929 1694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.92% 39.27% 33.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1566 1285
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -7 307 £50,000 +5.26% 52
Staffordshire +12 104 £41,250 +3.12% 10
Coventry +1 93 £47,500 - 12
Warwickshire -8 77 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Shropshire -2 39 £31,250 -26.47% 6
Solihull -18 33 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Walsall +1 16 £51,250 +36.66%
Worcestershire -8 12 £52,500 +114.28% 4
Wolverhampton +9 10 £41,250 +35.24% 6
West Bromwich 0 4 £56,250 +40.62%
Herefordshire +4 2 - - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 361 (22.82%) SQL
2 311 (19.66%) Project Management
3 226 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (14.16%) PRINCE2
5 219 (13.84%) Microsoft
6 207 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 202 (12.77%) SQL Server
8 197 (12.45%) ITIL
9 196 (12.39%) .NET
10 182 (11.50%) Banking
11 166 (10.49%) C#
12 157 (9.92%) Retail
13 153 (9.67%) Degree
14 145 (9.17%) Oracle
15 143 (9.04%) Windows
16 137 (8.66%) SAP
17 135 (8.53%) MS Excel
18 126 (7.96%) Business Analysis
19 112 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
20 109 (6.89%) HTML
20 109 (6.89%) Telecoms
21 106 (6.70%) Change Management
22 104 (6.57%) QA
23 102 (6.45%) ERP
24 94 (5.94%) Service Delivery
24 94 (5.94%) JavaScript
25 91 (5.75%) UNIX
25 91 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
26 89 (5.63%) CRM
27 88 (5.56%) T-SQL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 37 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 24 (1.52%) IIS
2 24 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 19 (1.20%) SAS
4 18 (1.14%) JBoss
5 13 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (0.70%) Apache
7 11 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.32%) Node.js
12 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.25%) WorkSite
12 4 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 135 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.84%) MS Office
3 38 (2.40%) MS Project
4 33 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.063%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 41 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (2.15%) SAP FI
3 34 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 34 (2.15%) SAP CO
3 34 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 32 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
5 20 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 18 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
6 18 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
7 16 (1.01%) SAP SCM
8 15 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.95%) SAP SD
9 12 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.70%) Movex
10 11 (0.70%) SAP ERP
11 10 (0.63%) SAP MM
12 9 (0.57%) SAP HR
13 8 (0.51%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.15%) SaaS
2 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.32%) Office 365
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.19%) Heroku
5 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.063%) GitHub
6 1 (0.063%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.29%) Firewall
2 30 (1.90%) WAN
3 27 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.71%) SAN
4 19 (1.20%) Internet
5 15 (0.95%) LAN
6 14 (0.88%) VoIP
7 13 (0.82%) VPN
7 13 (0.82%) DNS
7 13 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (0.76%) BGP
9 11 (0.70%) Wireless
10 10 (0.63%) SSL
11 9 (0.57%) MPLS
12 8 (0.51%) OSPF
12 8 (0.51%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.44%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.44%) NAS
14 6 (0.38%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
6 25 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (1.14%) MS Access
10 18 (1.14%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 16 (1.01%) QlikView
13 15 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
14 12 (0.76%) Big Data
15 11 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 21 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 21 (1.33%) Selenium
3 13 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.82%) MSTest
4 12 (0.76%) NUnit
5 11 (0.70%) Toad
6 10 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (0.63%) Moq
6 10 (0.63%) ReSharper
7 9 (0.57%) Subversion
8 8 (0.51%) JIRA
9 7 (0.44%) TestDirector
10 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.32%) RequisitePro
10 5 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.25%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.25%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.19%) JMeter
General
1 182 (11.50%) Banking
2 157 (9.92%) Retail
3 109 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 86 (5.44%) Marketing
5 78 (4.93%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.97%) Legal
7 34 (2.15%) Billing
8 31 (1.96%) Back Office
9 24 (1.52%) Automotive
10 22 (1.39%) Aerospace
10 22 (1.39%) Retail Banking
11 18 (1.14%) Advertising
12 14 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.88%) Law
13 10 (0.63%) Electronics
13 10 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.44%) Publishing
14 7 (0.44%) Games
15 6 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 404 (25.54%) Analyst
2 236 (14.92%) Project Manager
3 211 (13.34%) Developer
4 171 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 95 (6.01%) Consultant
6 68 (4.30%) Test Analyst
7 58 (3.67%) .NET Developer
8 49 (3.10%) Architect
8 49 (3.10%) Senior Manager
9 47 (2.97%) Senior Developer
10 42 (2.65%) Administrator
11 41 (2.59%) Support Analyst
12 39 (2.47%) Team Leader
13 38 (2.40%) Software Developer
14 35 (2.21%) Graduate
14 35 (2.21%) Senior Project Manager
15 33 (2.09%) Applications Support
16 32 (2.02%) C# Developer
17 30 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
18 27 (1.71%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (12.39%) .NET
2 109 (6.89%) HTML
3 85 (5.37%) XML
4 81 (5.12%) ASP.NET
5 58 (3.67%) CSS
6 50 (3.16%) jQuery
7 48 (3.03%) Web Services
8 45 (2.84%) WCF
9 34 (2.15%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.26%) Ajax
11 18 (1.14%) ADO.NET
11 18 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (1.07%) HTML5
12 17 (1.07%) WinForms
13 15 (0.95%) Middleware
13 15 (0.95%) Entity Framework
13 15 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (0.88%) Java EE
14 14 (0.88%) JSON
15 13 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (1.77%) Mathematics
6 22 (1.39%) PMI
7 16 (1.01%) Smartcard
8 15 (0.95%) Equities
9 14 (0.88%) FMCG
10 13 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 12 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.70%) Clustering
12 11 (0.70%) Visualisation
12 11 (0.70%) Open Source
13 10 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
13 10 (0.63%) Social Network
14 9 (0.57%) iSeries
14 9 (0.57%) IVR
14 9 (0.57%) Statistics
14 9 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 143 (9.04%) Windows
2 91 (5.75%) UNIX
3 59 (3.73%) Linux
4 37 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 19 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.76%) AIX
8 11 (0.70%) Windows Vista
9 10 (0.63%) Android
9 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.57%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.25%) CentOS
13 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (19.66%) Project Management
2 226 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (14.16%) PRINCE2
4 207 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 197 (12.45%) ITIL
6 126 (7.96%) Business Analysis
7 106 (6.70%) Change Management
8 102 (6.45%) ERP
9 94 (5.94%) Service Delivery
10 91 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (5.63%) CRM
12 79 (4.99%) E-Commerce
13 77 (4.87%) Scrum
14 71 (4.49%) Mentoring
15 68 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 68 (4.30%) Software Testing
16 65 (4.11%) People Management
17 61 (3.86%) Risk Management
18 59 (3.73%) Service Management
19 57 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 361 (22.82%) SQL
2 166 (10.49%) C#
3 94 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 88 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 82 (5.18%) Java
6 78 (4.93%) VB
7 70 (4.42%) VB.NET
8 51 (3.22%) PL/SQL
9 42 (2.65%) VB6
10 36 (2.28%) VBA
11 24 (1.52%) C
12 20 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.14%) C++
14 15 (0.95%) PHP
15 13 (0.82%) R
16 8 (0.51%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.44%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.32%) VBScript
18 5 (0.32%) Perl
19 4 (0.25%) RPG
Qualifications
1 153 (9.67%) Degree
2 71 (4.49%) ISEB
3 58 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 53 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 46 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 44 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 35 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (2.15%) PMI Certification
9 28 (1.77%) PMP
9 28 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (1.07%) CCNP
13 13 (0.82%) CCNA
14 12 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.63%) MCSE
15 10 (0.63%) CISSP
16 9 (0.57%) CISA
17 7 (0.44%) CBAP
18 6 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.57%) QA
2 51 (3.22%) SLA
3 18 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.88%) FATCA
6 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.51%) TickIT
8 4 (0.25%) P3O
9 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.063%) EMIR
10 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.063%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 55 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.95%) vSphere
4 10 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.44%) XenApp
6 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.13%) NFS
8 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.13%) XenServer
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (0.57%) Control-M
1 9 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (0.38%) SCCM
4 5 (0.32%) Foglight
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.063%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.063%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.063%) yum
Vendors
1 219 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 145 (9.17%) Oracle
3 137 (8.66%) SAP
4 64 (4.05%) Cisco
5 53 (3.35%) VMware
6 32 (2.02%) Citrix
7 29 (1.83%) IBM
8 21 (1.33%) Business Objects
8 21 (1.33%) HP
9 18 (1.14%) Juniper
9 18 (1.14%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.07%) F5
10 17 (1.07%) NetApp
11 16 (1.01%) Pegasus
11 16 (1.01%) Tableau
12 14 (0.88%) Sage
13 11 (0.70%) Twitter
14 10 (0.63%) Facebook
14 10 (0.63%) Google
14 10 (0.63%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + profit share, training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + 46days hols + exc pension
Posted: Yesterday
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £72000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Robert Walters
Salary: £38 - £53 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Up to £140k OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
KDR
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago