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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1037 989 1160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.94% 18.38% 20.83%
As % of the General category 47.68% 48.58% 52.18%
Number of salaries quoted 843 827 967
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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
2175 2036 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.63% 37.83% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1638 1756
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 0 432 £48,500 -3.00% 55
Coventry -5 129 £49,500 +12.50% 22
Warwickshire -5 118 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Staffordshire +11 93 £42,500 +19.71% 12
Shropshire +9 46 £36,500 -2.66% 5
Solihull -3 42 £40,000 -1.83% 5
Worcestershire +15 28 £38,750 -22.50% 9
West Bromwich +2 20 £50,000 +75.43% 1
Walsall 0 16 £42,500 -7.60% 1
Wolverhampton -6 13 £30,000 -12.40% 6
Herefordshire -6 1 £50,000 +29.87%
Halesowen - 1 £20,000 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £40,000 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 426 (23.14%) SQL
2 361 (19.61%) Project Management
3 279 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 278 (15.10%) SQL Server
5 276 (14.99%) Microsoft
6 258 (14.01%) PRINCE2
7 248 (13.47%) .NET
8 247 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
9 228 (12.38%) ITIL
10 227 (12.33%) SAP
10 227 (12.33%) MS Excel
11 225 (12.22%) C#
12 201 (10.92%) Degree
13 194 (10.54%) Manufacturing
14 189 (10.27%) Retail
15 179 (9.72%) Oracle
16 172 (9.34%) Banking
17 165 (8.96%) Windows
18 157 (8.53%) HTML
19 153 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
20 147 (7.98%) T-SQL
21 142 (7.71%) XML
22 138 (7.50%) Java
23 136 (7.39%) JavaScript
24 130 (7.06%) SDLC
25 127 (6.90%) ERP
26 126 (6.84%) Business Analysis
27 123 (6.68%) Marketing
27 123 (6.68%) Change Management
28 119 (6.46%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 50 (2.72%) IIS
2 31 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.63%) SAS
3 30 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.36%) JBoss
5 22 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (0.76%) MTS
7 14 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.43%) Apache
10 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.27%) CMS
11 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (0.27%) Node.js
12 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 227 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.37%) MS Office
3 43 (2.34%) MS Project
4 19 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.38%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.054%) SPSS
9 1 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 66 (3.59%) SAP FI
1 66 (3.59%) SAP FI/CO
1 66 (3.59%) SAP CO
2 38 (2.06%) SAP SD
3 36 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.85%) SAP SCM
5 31 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
6 25 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
6 25 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (1.09%) SAP MM
8 19 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (1.03%) SAP Retail
9 18 (0.98%) Movex
10 17 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 16 (0.87%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.71%) SAP HR
13 13 (0.71%) SAP LE
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 7 (0.38%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.09%) SaaS
2 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.54%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.16%) Heroku
5 3 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.054%) GitHub
6 1 (0.054%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.48%) Firewall
2 55 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.52%) Internet
4 26 (1.41%) WAN
5 25 (1.36%) VPN
6 24 (1.30%) DNS
7 23 (1.25%) BGP
8 22 (1.20%) SAN
9 20 (1.09%) OSPF
9 20 (1.09%) LAN
10 16 (0.87%) SSL
11 15 (0.81%) Multicast
12 12 (0.65%) VoIP
13 10 (0.54%) HTTP
13 10 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.49%) DHCP
15 8 (0.43%) MPLS
15 8 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (0.38%) Network Security
16 7 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (2.28%) RDBMS
6 41 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
8 34 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (1.41%) MySQL
12 21 (1.14%) QlikView
13 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 19 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
14 18 (0.98%) OLAP
15 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 29 (1.58%) Selenium
4 26 (1.41%) Subversion
5 21 (1.14%) NUnit
6 19 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (0.54%) Moq
7 10 (0.54%) MSTest
7 10 (0.54%) ReSharper
8 9 (0.49%) Toad
8 9 (0.49%) InstallShield
9 8 (0.43%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.33%) LSMW
11 5 (0.27%) JIRA
11 5 (0.27%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.16%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.16%) SilkPerformer
General
1 194 (10.54%) Manufacturing
2 189 (10.27%) Retail
3 172 (9.34%) Banking
4 123 (6.68%) Marketing
5 110 (5.98%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.77%) Automotive
7 42 (2.28%) Publishing
8 41 (2.23%) Back Office
9 38 (2.06%) Legal
10 30 (1.63%) Games
11 29 (1.58%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.25%) Electronics
13 21 (1.14%) Billing
14 18 (0.98%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.87%) Law
16 14 (0.76%) Advertising
17 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 447 (24.28%) Analyst
2 278 (15.10%) Developer
3 235 (12.76%) Project Manager
4 192 (10.43%) Business Analyst
5 123 (6.68%) Consultant
6 62 (3.37%) Senior Developer
7 61 (3.31%) .NET Developer
8 59 (3.20%) Architect
9 51 (2.77%) Support Analyst
10 48 (2.61%) Service Manager
11 47 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
12 46 (2.50%) Senior Manager
13 44 (2.39%) Team Leader
14 43 (2.34%) DBA
15 42 (2.28%) Test Analyst
16 41 (2.23%) Software Developer
16 41 (2.23%) Applications Support
16 41 (2.23%) SAP Manager
17 39 (2.12%) Administrator
17 39 (2.12%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (13.47%) .NET
2 157 (8.53%) HTML
3 142 (7.71%) XML
4 112 (6.08%) CSS
5 105 (5.70%) ASP.NET
6 85 (4.62%) Web Services
7 81 (4.40%) WCF
8 64 (3.48%) jQuery
9 50 (2.72%) .NET Framework
10 41 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 27 (1.47%) HTML5
12 27 (1.47%) ADO.NET
13 26 (1.41%) WinForms
13 26 (1.41%) WPF
14 22 (1.20%) SOAP
15 21 (1.14%) Middleware
16 19 (1.03%) RESTful
17 17 (0.92%) .NET Compact Framework
18 16 (0.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 153 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.27%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.01%) FMCG
7 26 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.30%) PMI
9 23 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.25%) Clustering
10 22 (1.20%) Replication
11 20 (1.09%) Equities
12 17 (0.92%) DTV
13 13 (0.71%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.60%) AS400
14 11 (0.60%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (0.54%) Social Network
15 10 (0.54%) IVR
16 9 (0.49%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 165 (8.96%) Windows
2 108 (5.87%) UNIX
3 92 (5.00%) Linux
4 46 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (0.92%) Solaris
7 15 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 10 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.49%) AIX
11 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.054%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (19.61%) Project Management
2 279 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 258 (14.01%) PRINCE2
4 247 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (12.38%) ITIL
6 130 (7.06%) SDLC
7 127 (6.90%) ERP
8 126 (6.84%) Business Analysis
9 123 (6.68%) Change Management
10 119 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
11 108 (5.87%) Service Delivery
12 96 (5.21%) Logistics
13 90 (4.89%) E-Commerce
14 86 (4.67%) Mentoring
15 84 (4.56%) CRM
16 80 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
17 78 (4.24%) Analytics
18 77 (4.18%) Data Analysis
18 77 (4.18%) Scrum
19 76 (4.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (23.14%) SQL
2 225 (12.22%) C#
3 147 (7.98%) T-SQL
4 138 (7.50%) Java
5 136 (7.39%) JavaScript
6 64 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 64 (3.48%) VB
7 54 (2.93%) VB.NET
8 50 (2.72%) VB6
9 41 (2.23%) C++
10 27 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 23 (1.25%) C
12 18 (0.98%) VBA
13 15 (0.81%) Perl
13 15 (0.81%) PHP
13 15 (0.81%) R
14 11 (0.60%) ABAP
15 10 (0.54%) Python
16 9 (0.49%) VBScript
16 9 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 201 (10.92%) Degree
2 73 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 56 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
6 41 (2.23%) ISEB
7 38 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.52%) PMP
9 28 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 24 (1.30%) CCNP
10 24 (1.30%) CCNA
11 23 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.76%) MCSE
14 13 (0.71%) MCSA
15 11 (0.60%) CISSP
15 11 (0.60%) APMP
16 10 (0.54%) CISA
17 9 (0.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.81%) QA
2 62 (3.37%) SLA
3 23 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.49%) FATCA
5 9 (0.49%) P3O
6 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 2 (0.11%) TickIT
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.054%) EMIR
10 1 (0.054%) CRD IV
System Software
1 46 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.43%) XenApp
6 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.22%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.054%) Squid
9 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.49%) Data Guard
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.33%) SCCM
5 5 (0.27%) Nagios
6 4 (0.22%) Control-M
7 3 (0.16%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.11%) Foglight
8 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.11%) Netcool
8 2 (0.11%) WSUS
8 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.054%) SCOM
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 276 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 227 (12.33%) SAP
3 179 (9.72%) Oracle
4 62 (3.37%) Cisco
5 47 (2.55%) VMware
6 33 (1.79%) Google
7 25 (1.36%) CheckPoint
8 24 (1.30%) HP
9 23 (1.25%) Citrix
10 21 (1.14%) IBM
11 20 (1.09%) Cognos
12 18 (0.98%) Pegasus
13 17 (0.92%) F5
14 15 (0.81%) Tableau
15 12 (0.65%) Juniper
16 11 (0.60%) Dell
16 11 (0.60%) Twitter
17 10 (0.54%) Facebook
17 10 (0.54%) Hyperion
17 10 (0.54%) Sage
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Benefits inc Car
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: dependant on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Good Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus scheme & free parking.
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago