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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 966 1233 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.62% 22.55% 17.27%
As % of the General category 49.54% 54.44% 48.68%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1037 695
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £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
1950 2265 1738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.56% 41.42% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1827 1414
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,925 £26,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 September 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 September 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 0 552 £50,000 +5.26% 59
Coventry +8 106 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Warwickshire -5 82 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Solihull -2 76 £38,250 -15.46% 6
Staffordshire -7 50 £35,000 -17.64% 10
Walsall -3 18 £44,000 +3.52%
Worcestershire -21 13 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Shropshire +2 12 £23,000 -34.28% 3
Wolverhampton -1 12 £35,000 +8.52% 3
Sutton Coldfield +4 3 £37,500 +70.45%
West Bromwich +2 1 £55,000 +120.00% 1
Herefordshire -17 1 £95,000 +153.33% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 419 (20.47%) SQL
2 303 (14.80%) Oracle
3 295 (14.41%) Retail
4 288 (14.07%) Project Management
5 265 (12.95%) Windows
5 265 (12.95%) Microsoft
6 233 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (11.28%) SQL Server
8 228 (11.14%) Degree
9 215 (10.50%) Security Cleared
10 207 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
11 206 (10.06%) ITIL
12 201 (9.82%) Business Analysis
13 199 (9.72%) Telecoms
14 195 (9.53%) .NET
15 186 (9.09%) MS Excel
16 180 (8.79%) Banking
17 177 (8.65%) UNIX
18 176 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 154 (7.52%) PRINCE2
20 150 (7.33%) SAP
21 145 (7.08%) SC Cleared
22 137 (6.69%) C#
23 135 (6.60%) CRM
24 134 (6.55%) MS Office
24 134 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
25 126 (6.16%) XML
26 125 (6.11%) Mentoring
27 122 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
28 121 (5.91%) HTML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 62 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 57 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.20%) IIS
4 40 (1.95%) WebLogic
5 34 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 23 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.83%) Apache
9 16 (0.78%) SAS
10 15 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.44%) CMS
11 9 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.39%) Node.js
13 7 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.20%) CICS
15 4 (0.20%) Documentum
15 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 186 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 134 (6.55%) MS Office
3 51 (2.49%) MS Project
4 33 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.049%) Stata
10 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.049%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 75 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.32%) SAP FI
4 24 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (0.98%) SAP CRM
7 18 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
8 17 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
9 15 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.73%) SAP R/3
10 14 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.59%) Maximo
11 12 (0.59%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.54%) HFM
12 11 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 11 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
13 10 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (0.54%) Office 365
3 6 (0.29%) IaaS
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.098%) SaaS
5 2 (0.098%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.49%) Firewall
2 61 (2.98%) LAN
2 61 (2.98%) WAN
2 61 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 51 (2.49%) DNS
4 44 (2.15%) DHCP
5 40 (1.95%) VPN
5 40 (1.95%) SAN
6 36 (1.76%) Internet
7 27 (1.32%) Network Security
8 22 (1.07%) VoIP
9 14 (0.68%) Wireless
10 13 (0.64%) Symposium
11 11 (0.54%) SSL
11 11 (0.54%) Junos
12 10 (0.49%) Intranet
13 9 (0.44%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.44%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.34%) HTTP
15 6 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 58 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 58 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 56 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 42 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 41 (2.00%) Essbase
9 28 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (1.07%) MS Access
13 22 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (1.03%) Oracle Discoverer
15 20 (0.98%) Data Mart
15 20 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
16 16 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 29 (1.42%) Toad
2 16 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.73%) LSMW
3 15 (0.73%) Selenium
4 12 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (0.54%) Subversion
6 10 (0.49%) ProC
6 10 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 10 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.49%) NeoLoad
7 9 (0.44%) NUnit
7 9 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
8 8 (0.39%) ERwin
9 6 (0.29%) Ant
9 6 (0.29%) JIRA
10 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.15%) QUnit
11 3 (0.15%) T4 Templates
General
1 295 (14.41%) Retail
2 199 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 180 (8.79%) Banking
4 82 (4.01%) Back Office
5 79 (3.86%) Marketing
6 72 (3.52%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.78%) Financial Institution
8 56 (2.74%) Investment Banking
9 46 (2.25%) Legal
10 37 (1.81%) German Language
11 28 (1.37%) Automotive
12 21 (1.03%) Billing
13 18 (0.88%) Advertising
14 17 (0.83%) Front Office
15 16 (0.78%) Law
15 16 (0.78%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.54%) Electronics
17 10 (0.49%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.34%) Local Government
18 7 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 520 (25.40%) Analyst
2 270 (13.19%) Developer
3 243 (11.87%) Business Analyst
4 193 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 154 (7.52%) Consultant
6 98 (4.79%) Architect
7 85 (4.15%) Applications Support
8 69 (3.37%) Support Analyst
9 61 (2.98%) .NET Developer
9 61 (2.98%) C# Developer
10 56 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
11 55 (2.69%) Development Manager
12 47 (2.30%) Service Manager
13 45 (2.20%) Oracle Consultant
14 44 (2.15%) Test Manager
15 43 (2.10%) Systems Analyst
15 43 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
15 43 (2.10%) Applications Support Analyst
15 43 (2.10%) Team Leader
16 42 (2.05%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (9.53%) .NET
2 126 (6.16%) XML
3 121 (5.91%) HTML
4 91 (4.45%) ASP.NET
5 65 (3.18%) CSS
6 63 (3.08%) Web Services
7 34 (1.66%) HTML5
8 30 (1.47%) Middleware
9 28 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (1.27%) WPF
11 25 (1.22%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.22%) XSLT
12 23 (1.12%) jQuery
13 22 (1.07%) J2EE
14 18 (0.88%) Ajax
14 18 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 17 (0.83%) DHTML
16 16 (0.78%) SAP Smart Forms
17 15 (0.73%) BAPI
18 13 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.93%) Smartcard
5 40 (1.95%) Credit Risk
6 37 (1.81%) Economics
7 34 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 31 (1.51%) Data Integration
8 31 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.22%) Equities
9 25 (1.22%) Biometrics
10 21 (1.03%) User Experience
11 18 (0.88%) Wiki
11 18 (0.88%) Clustering
11 18 (0.88%) Derivative
12 14 (0.68%) Statistics
13 12 (0.59%) DTV
13 12 (0.59%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 265 (12.95%) Windows
2 177 (8.65%) UNIX
3 122 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 86 (4.20%) Linux
6 50 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 48 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 38 (1.86%) Solaris
9 28 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 25 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.93%) AIX
12 15 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.24%) Android
15 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
17 2 (0.098%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.049%) SUSE
18 1 (0.049%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (14.07%) Project Management
2 233 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (10.06%) ITIL
4 201 (9.82%) Business Analysis
5 176 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 154 (7.52%) PRINCE2
7 135 (6.60%) CRM
8 134 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (6.11%) Mentoring
10 112 (5.47%) Change Management
10 112 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 95 (4.64%) ERP
12 89 (4.35%) Service Delivery
13 85 (4.15%) Line Management
14 81 (3.96%) Business Development
15 75 (3.66%) Quality Management
16 72 (3.52%) Data Analysis
17 66 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
18 62 (3.03%) Cyber Security
19 58 (2.83%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (20.47%) SQL
2 137 (6.69%) C#
3 86 (4.20%) Java
4 81 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 80 (3.91%) VB
6 75 (3.66%) VB.NET
7 60 (2.93%) PL/SQL
8 52 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 51 (2.49%) C
10 46 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 36 (1.76%) Perl
12 35 (1.71%) C++
13 28 (1.37%) Python
14 27 (1.32%) VB6
15 25 (1.22%) ABAP
16 24 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.07%) VBA
18 17 (0.83%) XAML
19 16 (0.78%) SAPscript
19 16 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 228 (11.14%) Degree
2 215 (10.50%) Security Cleared
3 145 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.74%) ISEB
5 37 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.51%) MCSE
7 30 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.03%) MCITP
12 19 (0.93%) CISA
13 18 (0.88%) MCSA
13 18 (0.88%) CCNA
14 17 (0.83%) ACCA
14 17 (0.83%) CIMA
15 15 (0.73%) CCNP
16 14 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.64%) ISTQB
18 10 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.98%) QA
2 31 (1.51%) SLA
3 30 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.22%) TickIT
5 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.34%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) Basel II
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.098%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.049%) MiFID
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.049%) EMIR
12 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 116 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 20 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.78%) XenApp
6 15 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.73%) vSphere
7 13 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.29%) Squid
9 6 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.29%) XenServer
10 5 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.098%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.049%) vCloud
13 1 (0.049%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 26 (1.27%) SCCM
2 25 (1.22%) WSUS
3 20 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.44%) SCOM
5 8 (0.39%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.29%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.20%) CA Endevor
8 4 (0.20%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.15%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.15%) YUM
9 3 (0.15%) Foglight
9 3 (0.15%) Netcool
9 3 (0.15%) Control-M
9 3 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 303 (14.80%) Oracle
2 265 (12.95%) Microsoft
3 150 (7.33%) SAP
4 107 (5.23%) Fujitsu
5 94 (4.59%) Cisco
6 85 (4.15%) VMware
7 56 (2.74%) HP
8 50 (2.44%) Hyperion
9 49 (2.39%) Citrix
10 43 (2.10%) Juniper
11 41 (2.00%) IBM
12 37 (1.81%) Cognos
13 34 (1.66%) CheckPoint
14 33 (1.61%) Business Objects
15 19 (0.93%) JBoss
16 18 (0.88%) Dell
17 16 (0.78%) Sun
17 16 (0.78%) F5
18 15 (0.73%) NetApp
18 15 (0.73%) AppSense
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + +Car + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 per annum + Pension and 29 days holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + 20% bonus, health care, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + 20% bonus, health care, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + + Competitive Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Salary: £72k OTE £120k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday