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

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 979 1112 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.97% 21.15% 17.37%
As % of the General category 50.49% 52.40% 50.31%
Number of salaries quoted 801 927 681
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
1939 2122 1628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.62% 40.37% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1719 1311
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 0 541 £50,000 +5.26% 69
Coventry +15 112 £44,000 +3.52% 17
Solihull 0 82 £38,000 -5.00% 6
Warwickshire -11 78 £40,000 - 8
Staffordshire -4 49 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Walsall -1 20 £42,500 -2.29% 2
Worcestershire -13 19 £41,500 +10.66% 7
Wolverhampton +3 12 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Shropshire -6 11 £29,500 -3.27% 2
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Stourbridge +1 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Bromwich 0 1 £37,500 +50.00%
Herefordshire -9 1 £95,000 +153.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £35,000 - 1
Dudley - 1 £21,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 430 (21.50%) SQL
2 301 (15.05%) Oracle
3 282 (14.10%) Project Management
4 261 (13.05%) Windows
5 255 (12.75%) Retail
6 242 (12.10%) Microsoft
7 240 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 233 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
9 231 (11.55%) Degree
10 217 (10.85%) ITIL
11 214 (10.70%) UNIX
12 198 (9.90%) Security Cleared
13 194 (9.70%) Telecoms
14 188 (9.40%) .NET
15 185 (9.25%) Banking
16 175 (8.75%) MS Excel
17 173 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
18 165 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 165 (8.25%) Business Analysis
19 160 (8.00%) PRINCE2
20 141 (7.05%) SAP
21 132 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
22 131 (6.55%) CRM
23 128 (6.40%) C#
24 126 (6.30%) HTML
24 126 (6.30%) SC Cleared
25 125 (6.25%) Mentoring
26 124 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
27 119 (5.95%) XML
28 117 (5.85%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 61 (3.05%) MS Exchange
2 58 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.05%) IIS
4 40 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 30 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 24 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.15%) SAS
10 17 (0.85%) Apache
11 15 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.45%) CMS
14 5 (0.25%) WordPress
14 5 (0.25%) Node.js
15 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.20%) Lync
15 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 175 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 107 (5.35%) MS Office
3 45 (2.25%) MS Project
4 32 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 72 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (1.15%) SAP FI
5 20 (1.00%) SAP CRM
6 19 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
8 13 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.60%) SAP R/3
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.60%) HFM
9 12 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (0.55%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.50%) Maximo
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.60%) Office 365
2 9 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.30%) IaaS
3 6 (0.30%) SaaS
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.10%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.050%) PaaS
6 1 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.25%) Firewall
2 71 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 64 (3.20%) WAN
3 64 (3.20%) LAN
4 50 (2.50%) DNS
4 50 (2.50%) SAN
5 41 (2.05%) DHCP
6 40 (2.00%) VPN
7 33 (1.65%) Internet
8 28 (1.40%) Network Security
9 23 (1.15%) VoIP
10 15 (0.75%) Wireless
10 15 (0.75%) SSL
11 14 (0.70%) Symposium
12 12 (0.60%) Junos
13 11 (0.55%) HTTP
14 10 (0.50%) Intranet
15 9 (0.45%) IP Telephony
16 8 (0.40%) Nortel Meridian
16 8 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 76 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 59 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 56 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 52 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.95%) Essbase
9 39 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (1.15%) Data Mart
12 23 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (1.10%) Oracle Discoverer
13 22 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
14 21 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
15 20 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 20 (1.00%) MS Access
16 19 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (1.50%) Toad
2 24 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.65%) Selenium
4 12 (0.60%) LSMW
4 12 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (0.55%) Subversion
6 9 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (0.40%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.40%) ERwin
8 7 (0.35%) ProC
8 7 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.35%) Ant
8 7 (0.35%) NUnit
8 7 (0.35%) JIRA
8 7 (0.35%) NeoLoad
9 5 (0.25%) QUnit
10 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.15%) T4 Templates
10 3 (0.15%) MorphX
General
1 255 (12.75%) Retail
2 194 (9.70%) Telecoms
3 185 (9.25%) Banking
4 79 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 78 (3.90%) Back Office
6 68 (3.40%) Marketing
7 61 (3.05%) Financial Institution
8 49 (2.45%) Investment Banking
9 43 (2.15%) Legal
10 35 (1.75%) Automotive
11 34 (1.70%) German Language
12 21 (1.05%) Front Office
13 20 (1.00%) Billing
14 17 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.75%) Advertising
16 11 (0.55%) Electronics
17 9 (0.45%) Law
18 8 (0.40%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.35%) Local Government
19 7 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 492 (24.60%) Analyst
2 265 (13.25%) Developer
3 205 (10.25%) Business Analyst
4 200 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 154 (7.70%) Consultant
6 101 (5.05%) Applications Support
7 99 (4.95%) Architect
8 80 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 61 (3.05%) C# Developer
10 56 (2.80%) .NET Developer
11 51 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
12 48 (2.40%) Applications Support Analyst
12 48 (2.40%) Development Manager
13 44 (2.20%) Service Manager
13 44 (2.20%) Oracle Consultant
14 43 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
14 43 (2.15%) Senior Developer
15 42 (2.10%) DBA
16 39 (1.95%) Team Leader
17 38 (1.90%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (9.40%) .NET
2 126 (6.30%) HTML
3 119 (5.95%) XML
4 77 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 69 (3.45%) Web Services
6 62 (3.10%) CSS
7 36 (1.80%) HTML5
8 32 (1.60%) WPF
9 31 (1.55%) Middleware
10 29 (1.45%) XSLT
10 29 (1.45%) jQuery
11 24 (1.20%) J2EE
12 22 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (1.05%) DHTML
14 18 (0.90%) .NET Framework
15 17 (0.85%) Ajax
15 17 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 14 (0.70%) SAP Smart Forms
16 14 (0.70%) SOAP
16 14 (0.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 58 (2.90%) Smartcard
4 57 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.00%) Credit Risk
6 36 (1.80%) Equities
7 31 (1.55%) Mathematics
7 31 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 31 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.35%) Data Integration
8 27 (1.35%) Derivative
9 24 (1.20%) Economics
9 24 (1.20%) Biometrics
10 21 (1.05%) Clustering
11 20 (1.00%) Wiki
11 20 (1.00%) User Experience
12 15 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 15 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.70%) Statistics
14 13 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 261 (13.05%) Windows
2 214 (10.70%) UNIX
3 132 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (4.75%) Linux
6 58 (2.90%) Windows XP
7 50 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 46 (2.30%) Solaris
9 32 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.45%) Windows Vista
11 18 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.85%) AIX
13 9 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.30%) Android
15 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.10%) HPUX
18 1 (0.050%) SUSE
18 1 (0.050%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (14.10%) Project Management
2 233 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (10.85%) ITIL
4 165 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 165 (8.25%) Business Analysis
5 160 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 131 (6.55%) CRM
7 125 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 124 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (5.85%) Change Management
10 90 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (4.40%) ERP
12 77 (3.85%) Business Development
13 74 (3.70%) Service Delivery
14 73 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 72 (3.60%) Line Management
16 65 (3.25%) Quality Management
17 64 (3.20%) People Management
18 61 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
18 61 (3.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (21.50%) SQL
2 128 (6.40%) C#
3 86 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 82 (4.10%) Java
5 75 (3.75%) VB
6 65 (3.25%) VB.NET
7 62 (3.10%) PL/SQL
8 54 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 50 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.10%) C
11 40 (2.00%) Perl
12 28 (1.40%) Python
13 25 (1.25%) VBA
14 24 (1.20%) VB6
14 24 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.10%) ABAP
15 22 (1.10%) C++
16 21 (1.05%) XAML
17 17 (0.85%) PHP
18 14 (0.70%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 231 (11.55%) Degree
2 198 (9.90%) Security Cleared
3 126 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 58 (2.90%) ISEB
5 43 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.65%) MCSE
8 32 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.10%) MCITP
10 22 (1.10%) CCNA
11 21 (1.05%) MCSA
12 18 (0.90%) CCNP
12 18 (0.90%) CISA
13 15 (0.75%) ACCA
13 15 (0.75%) CIMA
14 12 (0.60%) CISSP
14 12 (0.60%) MCP
15 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.80%) QA
2 37 (1.85%) SLA
3 32 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 24 (1.20%) TickIT
5 18 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) EMIR
10 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.050%) Basel II
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 113 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (0.95%) XenApp
6 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.60%) vSphere
7 12 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.30%) XenServer
9 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.20%) Squid
12 3 (0.15%) NFS
12 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.15%) RHEV
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.050%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (1.35%) SCCM
2 18 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.70%) WSUS
4 10 (0.50%) SCOM
5 8 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.25%) Netcool
8 5 (0.25%) Nagios
8 5 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.20%) MOM
9 4 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.20%) CA Endevor
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 301 (15.05%) Oracle
2 242 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 141 (7.05%) SAP
4 93 (4.65%) Cisco
4 93 (4.65%) Fujitsu
5 81 (4.05%) VMware
6 51 (2.55%) HP
7 47 (2.35%) Juniper
7 47 (2.35%) Hyperion
8 46 (2.30%) Citrix
9 45 (2.25%) IBM
10 39 (1.95%) Business Objects
11 37 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.70%) Cognos
13 32 (1.60%) NetApp
14 25 (1.25%) CommVault
15 21 (1.05%) Sun
16 19 (0.95%) Netezza
17 18 (0.90%) F5
18 16 (0.80%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private medical, etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcestershire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private medical, etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £39000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 48k to 52k per year GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago