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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Finance 979 1055 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.92% 19.68% 19.85%
As % of the General category 45.70% 49.72% 51.37%
Number of salaries quoted 816 886 894
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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
2142 2122 2112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.01% 39.57% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1655 1719 1677
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -2 418 £50,000 - 87
Coventry -3 126 £52,500 +23.52% 19
Warwickshire -4 114 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Staffordshire +10 79 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Shropshire +1 42 £35,500 -16.47% 9
Solihull -10 41 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Worcestershire +6 25 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Bromwich +2 18 £62,500 +82.48% 3
Walsall 0 11 £47,500 +4.97% 1
Wolverhampton -2 10 £38,750 +15.67% 8
Herefordshire -9 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £20,000 - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £40,000 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 411 (22.86%) SQL
2 370 (20.58%) Project Management
3 277 (15.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 271 (15.07%) PRINCE2
5 263 (14.63%) SQL Server
6 259 (14.40%) Microsoft
7 248 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 234 (13.01%) .NET
9 224 (12.46%) C#
9 224 (12.46%) ITIL
10 202 (11.23%) MS Excel
11 200 (11.12%) SAP
12 192 (10.68%) Degree
13 174 (9.68%) Banking
14 172 (9.57%) Oracle
15 168 (9.34%) Manufacturing
15 168 (9.34%) Retail
16 161 (8.95%) Windows
17 150 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
18 146 (8.12%) HTML
19 131 (7.29%) Business Analysis
20 127 (7.06%) T-SQL
21 126 (7.01%) ERP
22 125 (6.95%) Java
22 125 (6.95%) JavaScript
23 123 (6.84%) XML
24 116 (6.45%) SDLC
25 114 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
26 112 (6.23%) Change Management
27 111 (6.17%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 38 (2.11%) IIS
2 37 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.72%) SAS
4 30 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 23 (1.28%) JBoss
7 18 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.50%) MTS
11 8 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.39%) Apache
12 7 (0.39%) CMS
12 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.28%) Node.js
14 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.22%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 202 (11.23%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.06%) MS Office
3 46 (2.56%) MS Project
4 22 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.33%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS
8 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (3.17%) SAP FI
1 57 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
1 57 (3.17%) SAP CO
2 38 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (1.61%) SAP SD
5 27 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 27 (1.50%) SAP SCM
6 24 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (1.11%) Movex
7 20 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (1.00%) SAP MM
9 16 (0.89%) SAP Retail
10 15 (0.83%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 14 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.67%) SAP HR
12 12 (0.67%) SAP LE
12 12 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.06%) SaaS
2 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.28%) Office 365
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.17%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.056%) GitHub
7 1 (0.056%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.78%) Firewall
2 50 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 34 (1.89%) Internet
4 26 (1.45%) SAN
4 26 (1.45%) DNS
5 25 (1.39%) WAN
6 24 (1.33%) VPN
7 23 (1.28%) BGP
8 18 (1.00%) OSPF
9 16 (0.89%) SSL
10 15 (0.83%) LAN
10 15 (0.83%) VoIP
11 13 (0.72%) Multicast
12 12 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (0.56%) HTTP
13 10 (0.56%) MPLS
14 8 (0.44%) DHCP
14 8 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.39%) Network Security
15 7 (0.39%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 33 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
8 33 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
9 27 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.17%) QlikView
11 19 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
12 18 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (1.00%) MySQL
13 16 (0.89%) DB2
13 16 (0.89%) OLAP
13 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 32 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.56%) Selenium
4 24 (1.33%) Subversion
5 19 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 18 (1.00%) NUnit
7 15 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.61%) Toad
9 10 (0.56%) ReSharper
9 10 (0.56%) MSTest
9 10 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (0.56%) Moq
10 8 (0.44%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.44%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.33%) TestDirector
11 6 (0.33%) InstallShield
12 5 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.28%) RequisitePro
12 5 (0.28%) JIRA
13 4 (0.22%) LSMW
General
1 174 (9.68%) Banking
2 168 (9.34%) Retail
2 168 (9.34%) Manufacturing
3 110 (6.12%) Marketing
4 107 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.50%) Automotive
6 40 (2.22%) Legal
7 39 (2.17%) Back Office
8 32 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.61%) Publishing
9 29 (1.61%) Games
10 26 (1.45%) Billing
11 20 (1.11%) Electronics
12 19 (1.06%) Law
13 17 (0.95%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.67%) Advertising
15 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.44%) Local Government
17 5 (0.28%) Private Banking
17 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 444 (24.69%) Analyst
2 259 (14.40%) Developer
3 248 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 193 (10.73%) Business Analyst
5 119 (6.62%) Consultant
6 65 (3.62%) .NET Developer
7 53 (2.95%) Architect
7 53 (2.95%) Senior Developer
8 51 (2.84%) Senior Manager
9 50 (2.78%) Test Analyst
10 44 (2.45%) Administrator
10 44 (2.45%) Support Analyst
10 44 (2.45%) DBA
10 44 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
11 43 (2.39%) Team Leader
11 43 (2.39%) Graduate
12 42 (2.34%) Service Manager
13 41 (2.28%) Software Developer
13 41 (2.28%) Agile Project Manager
14 36 (2.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (13.01%) .NET
2 146 (8.12%) HTML
3 123 (6.84%) XML
4 109 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 97 (5.39%) CSS
6 73 (4.06%) WCF
7 71 (3.95%) Web Services
8 66 (3.67%) jQuery
9 45 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 39 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 24 (1.33%) HTML5
12 24 (1.33%) WPF
12 24 (1.33%) ADO.NET
13 23 (1.28%) Middleware
14 22 (1.22%) WinForms
15 17 (0.95%) SOAP
15 17 (0.95%) RESTful
16 16 (0.89%) Java EE
17 15 (0.83%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 56 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.61%) FMCG
7 27 (1.50%) PMI
8 25 (1.39%) Mathematics
9 22 (1.22%) Clustering
10 21 (1.17%) Replication
11 18 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.78%) DTV
12 14 (0.78%) Equities
12 14 (0.78%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
13 10 (0.56%) Social Network
13 10 (0.56%) IVR
13 10 (0.56%) E-Learning
13 10 (0.56%) Physics
13 10 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.95%) Windows
2 101 (5.62%) UNIX
3 82 (4.56%) Linux
4 42 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.89%) Solaris
8 14 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 13 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.56%) AIX
12 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.33%) Android
13 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.17%) CentOS
15 1 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (20.58%) Project Management
2 277 (15.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 271 (15.07%) PRINCE2
4 248 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 224 (12.46%) ITIL
6 131 (7.29%) Business Analysis
7 126 (7.01%) ERP
8 116 (6.45%) SDLC
9 114 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
10 112 (6.23%) Change Management
11 111 (6.17%) Service Delivery
12 93 (5.17%) CRM
12 93 (5.17%) E-Commerce
13 89 (4.95%) Logistics
14 88 (4.89%) Mentoring
15 84 (4.67%) People Management
16 81 (4.51%) Scrum
17 77 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 77 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 70 (3.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 411 (22.86%) SQL
2 224 (12.46%) C#
3 127 (7.06%) T-SQL
4 125 (6.95%) Java
4 125 (6.95%) JavaScript
5 64 (3.56%) VB
6 59 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 57 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 46 (2.56%) VB6
9 39 (2.17%) C++
10 25 (1.39%) C
11 23 (1.28%) VBA
12 18 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 17 (0.95%) R
14 14 (0.78%) Perl
15 13 (0.72%) PHP
16 10 (0.56%) ABAP
16 10 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.50%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 192 (10.68%) Degree
2 76 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 60 (3.34%) SC Cleared
5 44 (2.45%) ISEB
6 41 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 37 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (1.56%) ISTQB
11 27 (1.50%) PMP
12 26 (1.45%) CCNP
13 23 (1.28%) CCNA
14 20 (1.11%) MCSE
15 17 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (0.72%) MCSA
17 11 (0.61%) CISSP
18 10 (0.56%) CISA
18 10 (0.56%) APMP
19 8 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.84%) QA
2 61 (3.39%) SLA
3 21 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.56%) FATCA
6 7 (0.39%) P3O
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.17%) TickIT
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.056%) MiFID
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.056%) EMIR
10 1 (0.056%) CRD IV
System Software
1 49 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.50%) XenApp
6 6 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.22%) vSphere
8 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.056%) Squid
10 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.44%) Data Guard
3 7 (0.39%) Control-M
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.33%) SCCM
5 5 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.22%) Nagios
6 4 (0.22%) Foglight
7 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.11%) WSUS
8 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.11%) logstash
8 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.056%) SCOM
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 259 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 200 (11.12%) SAP
3 172 (9.57%) Oracle
4 67 (3.73%) Cisco
5 44 (2.45%) VMware
6 29 (1.61%) Business Objects
7 25 (1.39%) IBM
7 25 (1.39%) Citrix
7 25 (1.39%) CheckPoint
7 25 (1.39%) Google
8 23 (1.28%) HP
9 21 (1.17%) Pegasus
10 19 (1.06%) Cognos
10 19 (1.06%) Tableau
11 16 (0.89%) F5
12 12 (0.67%) Dell
13 11 (0.61%) Juniper
14 10 (0.56%) Hyperion
14 10 (0.56%) Facebook
14 10 (0.56%) Twitter
West Midlands
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: £excellent salary, dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits, great projects!
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car £6,180, Bonus 12% to 15%
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefit package
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + leading benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Pension
Posted: Yesterday