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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 11 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 869 921 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.23% 18.98% 17.73%
As % of the General category 50.73% 50.33% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 732 769 711
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,150 £61,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1713 1830 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.99% 37.72% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1439 1290
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -4 363 £47,500 - 33
Coventry +5 92 £41,500 -2.35% 8
Staffordshire +7 80 £33,000 -37.14% 3
Warwickshire -11 67 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Solihull -7 64 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Wolverhampton +9 39 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Shropshire +10 36 £30,000 -14.28%
Worcestershire +8 36 £39,500 -1.25%
Walsall -2 17 £48,500 +24.35% 1
Herefordshire -4 6 £20,500 -77.22%
West Bromwich +3 4 £58,500 -
Kingswinford - 2 £45,000 -
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Stourbridge +1 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Dudley -8 1 £21,000 -35.38%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 391 (21.42%) SQL
2 268 (14.68%) Oracle
3 254 (13.92%) Project Management
4 233 (12.77%) ITIL
5 227 (12.44%) Windows
5 227 (12.44%) Microsoft
6 219 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 216 (11.84%) SQL Server
8 207 (11.34%) UNIX
9 204 (11.18%) Degree
10 197 (10.79%) Banking
11 188 (10.30%) Retail
12 175 (9.59%) .NET
13 166 (9.10%) Telecoms
14 153 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
15 151 (8.27%) MS Excel
16 139 (7.62%) Business Analysis
17 137 (7.51%) PRINCE2
18 136 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 124 (6.79%) Security Cleared
20 123 (6.74%) Mentoring
21 121 (6.63%) HTML
22 114 (6.25%) Change Management
23 111 (6.08%) C#
24 110 (6.03%) SAP
25 108 (5.92%) XML
25 108 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
26 99 (5.42%) CRM
27 98 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
27 98 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.19%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.19%) WebLogic
3 35 (1.92%) IIS
4 32 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (0.99%) SAS
7 17 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (0.88%) Apache
9 15 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.66%) JBoss
11 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.27%) CMS
14 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.22%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.16%) TPMS
16 2 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 151 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.33%) MS Office
3 45 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.92%) MS Project
5 30 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.055%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 73 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 64 (3.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
4 22 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
7 18 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (0.82%) SAP CRM
9 14 (0.77%) SAP FI
9 14 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
11 11 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.60%) SAP CO
11 11 (0.60%) HFM
12 9 (0.49%) SAP HR
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.42%) SaaS
2 9 (0.49%) Office 365
3 8 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.11%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.055%) GitHub
6 1 (0.055%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.33%) Firewall
2 63 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 52 (2.85%) SAN
4 48 (2.63%) WAN
5 45 (2.47%) LAN
6 33 (1.81%) Internet
7 30 (1.64%) DNS
8 22 (1.21%) Network Security
9 20 (1.10%) VoIP
10 19 (1.04%) VPN
11 18 (0.99%) Wireless
12 17 (0.93%) DHCP
13 14 (0.77%) Symposium
14 13 (0.71%) BGP
15 12 (0.66%) OSPF
16 9 (0.49%) SSL
17 8 (0.44%) HTTP
18 7 (0.38%) Intranet
18 7 (0.38%) Nortel Meridian
19 6 (0.33%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 60 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 58 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 47 (2.58%) Relational Database
9 39 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (1.81%) Essbase
11 27 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 26 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
14 21 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
15 17 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.88%) Data Mart
17 15 (0.82%) MS Access
17 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 32 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 21 (1.15%) Toad
3 13 (0.71%) Selenium
4 11 (0.60%) JIRA
5 10 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.38%) Ant
8 7 (0.38%) Subversion
8 7 (0.38%) ERwin
8 7 (0.38%) NUnit
9 6 (0.33%) ProC
9 6 (0.33%) QUnit
10 5 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.22%) MSTest
11 4 (0.22%) Hudson
11 4 (0.22%) MorphX
11 4 (0.22%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.16%) ReSharper
General
1 197 (10.79%) Banking
2 188 (10.30%) Retail
3 166 (9.10%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 57 (3.12%) Marketing
6 51 (2.79%) Legal
7 48 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 42 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 39 (2.14%) Back Office
10 29 (1.59%) Automotive
11 26 (1.42%) Billing
12 24 (1.32%) Advertising
13 19 (1.04%) Front Office
14 13 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.66%) German Language
16 11 (0.60%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.55%) Law
17 10 (0.55%) Electronics
18 9 (0.49%) General Ledger
19 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 477 (26.14%) Analyst
2 233 (12.77%) Developer
3 193 (10.58%) Business Analyst
4 184 (10.08%) Project Manager
5 133 (7.29%) Consultant
6 94 (5.15%) Architect
7 92 (5.04%) Applications Support
8 78 (4.27%) Support Analyst
9 55 (3.01%) Senior Developer
10 47 (2.58%) Test Analyst
11 43 (2.36%) DBA
11 43 (2.36%) C# Developer
11 43 (2.36%) .NET Developer
12 42 (2.30%) Team Leader
13 41 (2.25%) Oracle Consultant
13 41 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
14 39 (2.14%) Applications Support Analyst
14 39 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (2.08%) Senior Manager
15 38 (2.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (9.59%) .NET
2 121 (6.63%) HTML
3 108 (5.92%) XML
4 70 (3.84%) Web Services
5 58 (3.18%) ASP.NET
6 57 (3.12%) CSS
7 41 (2.25%) jQuery
8 30 (1.64%) HTML5
9 27 (1.48%) Middleware
10 25 (1.37%) XSLT
10 25 (1.37%) WPF
11 24 (1.32%) Ajax
12 19 (1.04%) JSON
13 18 (0.99%) DHTML
14 16 (0.88%) CSS3
15 15 (0.82%) REST
15 15 (0.82%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.77%) J2EE
16 14 (0.77%) SOAP
17 12 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 153 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.36%) Equities
5 39 (2.14%) Smartcard
6 31 (1.70%) Mathematics
7 28 (1.53%) Derivative
7 28 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.42%) Credit Risk
9 22 (1.21%) Clustering
10 21 (1.15%) Data Integration
10 21 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (0.99%) Biometrics
12 18 (0.99%) User Experience
13 16 (0.88%) Wiki
13 16 (0.88%) Economics
14 15 (0.82%) Statistics
15 14 (0.77%) Fixed Income
16 12 (0.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 227 (12.44%) Windows
2 207 (11.34%) UNIX
3 108 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 90 (4.93%) Linux
6 52 (2.85%) Windows XP
7 51 (2.79%) Solaris
8 39 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.26%) Windows Vista
11 19 (1.04%) AIX
12 17 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.49%) Android
15 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.16%) CentOS
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.055%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (13.92%) Project Management
2 233 (12.77%) ITIL
3 219 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (7.62%) Business Analysis
5 137 (7.51%) PRINCE2
6 136 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 123 (6.74%) Mentoring
8 114 (6.25%) Change Management
9 99 (5.42%) CRM
10 98 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 71 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 70 (3.84%) Service Delivery
14 64 (3.51%) Incident Management
15 61 (3.34%) Service Management
15 61 (3.34%) ERP
15 61 (3.34%) Data Analysis
16 60 (3.29%) Problem Management
17 59 (3.23%) People Management
18 57 (3.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 391 (21.42%) SQL
2 111 (6.08%) C#
3 94 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 78 (4.27%) Java
5 77 (4.22%) VB
6 64 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 50 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 47 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 45 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 35 (1.92%) VBA
11 33 (1.81%) Perl
11 33 (1.81%) C
12 28 (1.53%) VB6
13 19 (1.04%) Python
14 17 (0.93%) XAML
15 16 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.71%) C++
16 13 (0.71%) PHP
17 12 (0.66%) Korn
18 10 (0.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 204 (11.18%) Degree
2 124 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.95%) ISEB
5 38 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.37%) CCNA
10 23 (1.26%) MCSE
11 19 (1.04%) CCNP
12 17 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.82%) MCSA
13 15 (0.82%) PMP
13 15 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.71%) CISSP
14 13 (0.71%) HND
15 12 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.77%) QA
2 45 (2.47%) SLA
3 27 (1.48%) ISO 9001
4 24 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.99%) TickIT
6 13 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.27%) FATCA
10 3 (0.16%) P3O
10 3 (0.16%) EMIR
10 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 1 (0.055%) AIFMD
System Software
1 96 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.93%) XenApp
6 12 (0.66%) vSphere
7 8 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (0.27%) NFS
10 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.22%) RHEV
11 2 (0.11%) Squid
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.055%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (1.26%) SCCM
2 14 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.33%) SCOM
5 6 (0.33%) WSUS
6 5 (0.27%) Netcool
6 5 (0.27%) Nagios
6 5 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.22%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.22%) Windows Intune
7 4 (0.22%) MOM
7 4 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.11%) Foglight
9 2 (0.11%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 268 (14.68%) Oracle
2 227 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.03%) SAP
4 93 (5.10%) Cisco
5 72 (3.95%) VMware
6 47 (2.58%) Fujitsu
7 45 (2.47%) IBM
7 45 (2.47%) HP
8 43 (2.36%) Juniper
9 40 (2.19%) Hyperion
10 39 (2.14%) NetApp
10 39 (2.14%) Business Objects
11 38 (2.08%) Citrix
12 35 (1.92%) CheckPoint
13 25 (1.37%) CommVault
14 22 (1.21%) F5
15 18 (0.99%) Netezza
16 16 (0.88%) EMC
17 15 (0.82%) Sun
18 14 (0.77%) Informatica
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Car allowance, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Volaris Exec
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum circa £90k + car + 30% bonus + bene
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
S S P Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life & Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,200 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago