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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Finance 954 1162 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.94% 22.00% 17.18%
As % of the General category 49.74% 53.18% 49.22%
Number of salaries quoted 765 977 674
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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
1918 2185 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.06% 41.37% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1757 1341
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
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 2 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 2 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 -1 529 £50,000 +5.26% 51
Coventry +11 112 £44,250 +4.11% 13
Solihull 0 82 £39,500 -12.22% 6
Warwickshire -10 80 £40,000 -4.76% 8
Staffordshire -1 47 £35,000 -15.15% 8
Walsall 0 17 £43,250 +1.76%
Worcestershire -20 16 £39,000 +4.00% 7
Wolverhampton +1 12 £35,000 -5.40% 6
Shropshire +1 11 £31,000 -11.42% 8
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £35,000 +59.09%
Herefordshire -13 1 £95,000 +153.33% 1
Wednesbury - 1 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 417 (20.67%) SQL
2 299 (14.82%) Oracle
3 291 (14.43%) Project Management
4 274 (13.58%) Retail
5 271 (13.44%) Windows
6 244 (12.10%) Microsoft
7 236 (11.70%) SQL Server
8 227 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
9 224 (11.11%) Degree
10 215 (10.66%) ITIL
11 206 (10.21%) UNIX
12 202 (10.01%) Security Cleared
13 194 (9.62%) Telecoms
14 190 (9.42%) .NET
14 190 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
15 186 (9.22%) Business Analysis
16 175 (8.68%) MS Excel
17 174 (8.63%) Banking
18 169 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 156 (7.73%) PRINCE2
20 145 (7.19%) SAP
21 134 (6.64%) CRM
22 132 (6.54%) SC Cleared
23 128 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 128 (6.35%) C#
24 127 (6.30%) Mentoring
25 124 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
26 118 (5.85%) XML
26 118 (5.85%) Active Directory
27 117 (5.80%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 67 (3.32%) MS Exchange
2 58 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.28%) IIS
4 42 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 33 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 18 (0.89%) Apache
10 17 (0.84%) SAS
11 16 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.40%) CMS
14 7 (0.35%) Node.js
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.20%) CICS
16 4 (0.20%) Documentum
16 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 175 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 117 (5.80%) MS Office
3 47 (2.33%) MS Project
4 30 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) SPSS
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.099%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.050%) Stata
10 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 71 (3.52%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.19%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.99%) SAP CRM
4 20 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
6 16 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
7 13 (0.64%) SAP R/3
8 12 (0.59%) Maximo
8 12 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.59%) HFM
9 11 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.59%) Office 365
2 9 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.30%) IaaS
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.099%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.36%) Firewall
2 69 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.22%) WAN
3 65 (3.22%) LAN
4 56 (2.78%) SAN
5 52 (2.58%) DNS
6 45 (2.23%) DHCP
7 41 (2.03%) VPN
8 38 (1.88%) Internet
9 27 (1.34%) Network Security
10 23 (1.14%) VoIP
11 13 (0.64%) SSL
11 13 (0.64%) Intranet
11 13 (0.64%) Wireless
12 12 (0.59%) Junos
12 12 (0.59%) Symposium
13 9 (0.45%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.45%) HTTP
14 8 (0.40%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 86 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 77 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (2.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 59 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 57 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 51 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 41 (2.03%) Essbase
10 26 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
12 23 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
13 22 (1.09%) MS Access
13 22 (1.09%) Data Mart
14 21 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
15 17 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 30 (1.49%) Toad
2 17 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.64%) LSMW
3 13 (0.64%) Selenium
4 12 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (0.55%) Subversion
6 10 (0.50%) ProC
7 9 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 9 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.40%) ERwin
8 8 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 8 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.40%) NeoLoad
9 6 (0.30%) JIRA
9 6 (0.30%) NUnit
9 6 (0.30%) Ant
10 4 (0.20%) QUnit
11 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.15%) T4 Templates
11 3 (0.15%) MorphX
General
1 274 (13.58%) Retail
2 194 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 174 (8.63%) Banking
4 81 (4.02%) Back Office
5 74 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 73 (3.62%) Marketing
7 61 (3.02%) Financial Institution
8 50 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 42 (2.08%) Legal
10 37 (1.83%) German Language
11 31 (1.54%) Automotive
12 20 (0.99%) Billing
13 19 (0.94%) Front Office
14 16 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.69%) Advertising
16 13 (0.64%) Law
17 11 (0.55%) Electronics
18 8 (0.40%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.35%) Local Government
20 6 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 509 (25.24%) Analyst
2 255 (12.64%) Developer
3 223 (11.06%) Business Analyst
4 198 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 153 (7.59%) Consultant
6 96 (4.76%) Architect
6 96 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 76 (3.77%) Support Analyst
8 61 (3.02%) C# Developer
9 57 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
9 57 (2.83%) .NET Developer
10 50 (2.48%) Development Manager
11 47 (2.33%) Service Manager
11 47 (2.33%) Applications Support Analyst
12 43 (2.13%) DBA
12 43 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
12 43 (2.13%) Administrator
12 43 (2.13%) Team Leader
13 40 (1.98%) Oracle Consultant
13 40 (1.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (9.42%) .NET
2 118 (5.85%) XML
3 114 (5.65%) HTML
4 78 (3.87%) ASP.NET
5 68 (3.37%) Web Services
6 57 (2.83%) CSS
7 31 (1.54%) HTML5
8 30 (1.49%) Middleware
9 29 (1.44%) WPF
10 26 (1.29%) XSLT
11 24 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (1.09%) J2EE
13 21 (1.04%) .NET Framework
14 19 (0.94%) DHTML
14 19 (0.94%) jQuery
15 17 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 16 (0.79%) Ajax
17 15 (0.74%) SAP Smart Forms
18 13 (0.64%) BAPI
19 12 (0.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 190 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 58 (2.88%) Smartcard
4 56 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.03%) Credit Risk
6 32 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 30 (1.49%) Data Integration
7 30 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.49%) Equities
8 29 (1.44%) Economics
8 29 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.19%) Biometrics
10 23 (1.14%) Derivative
11 20 (0.99%) Wiki
11 20 (0.99%) User Experience
12 19 (0.94%) Clustering
13 13 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.64%) Statistics
14 12 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 271 (13.44%) Windows
2 206 (10.21%) UNIX
3 128 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 94 (4.66%) Linux
6 52 (2.58%) Solaris
7 51 (2.53%) Windows XP
8 48 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.34%) Windows Vista
11 20 (0.99%) AIX
12 15 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.25%) Android
14 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
17 2 (0.099%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.050%) SUSE
18 1 (0.050%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (14.43%) Project Management
2 227 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (10.66%) ITIL
4 186 (9.22%) Business Analysis
5 169 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 156 (7.73%) PRINCE2
7 134 (6.64%) CRM
8 127 (6.30%) Mentoring
9 124 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (5.60%) Change Management
11 97 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 89 (4.41%) ERP
13 83 (4.12%) Service Delivery
14 80 (3.97%) Business Development
15 76 (3.77%) Line Management
16 70 (3.47%) Quality Management
17 69 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
18 65 (3.22%) Data Analysis
19 61 (3.02%) Service Management
20 60 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 417 (20.67%) SQL
2 128 (6.35%) C#
3 80 (3.97%) Java
3 80 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 74 (3.67%) VB
5 70 (3.47%) VB.NET
6 60 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 56 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 51 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 50 (2.48%) C
10 42 (2.08%) Perl
11 31 (1.54%) C++
12 30 (1.49%) Python
13 26 (1.29%) VB6
13 26 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.14%) VBA
14 23 (1.14%) ABAP
15 19 (0.94%) XAML
16 17 (0.84%) PHP
17 15 (0.74%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 224 (11.11%) Degree
2 202 (10.01%) Security Cleared
3 132 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.58%) ISEB
5 37 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.49%) MCSE
8 28 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 26 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.09%) MCITP
11 19 (0.94%) CISA
11 19 (0.94%) MCSA
11 19 (0.94%) CCNA
12 17 (0.84%) CCNP
13 15 (0.74%) CIMA
13 15 (0.74%) ACCA
14 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.55%) CISSP
16 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.31%) QA
2 35 (1.74%) SLA
3 29 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 24 (1.19%) TickIT
5 16 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.099%) EMIR
11 2 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.099%) MiFID
11 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.099%) Basel II
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 118 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (1.04%) XenApp
5 15 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.74%) vSphere
6 13 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.30%) Squid
9 6 (0.30%) XenServer
9 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.099%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.099%) NFS
12 2 (0.099%) RHEV
13 1 (0.050%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (1.24%) SCCM
2 20 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.94%) WSUS
4 11 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (0.45%) SCOM
6 8 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.20%) Netcool
9 4 (0.20%) Nagios
9 4 (0.20%) CA Endevor
9 4 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.15%) YUM
10 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.15%) Foglight
11 2 (0.099%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 299 (14.82%) Oracle
2 244 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 145 (7.19%) SAP
4 102 (5.06%) Fujitsu
5 92 (4.56%) Cisco
6 89 (4.41%) VMware
7 55 (2.73%) HP
8 53 (2.63%) Citrix
9 49 (2.43%) Hyperion
10 44 (2.18%) Juniper
10 44 (2.18%) IBM
11 36 (1.78%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.69%) Cognos
13 33 (1.64%) Business Objects
13 33 (1.64%) NetApp
14 24 (1.19%) CommVault
15 18 (0.89%) JBoss
15 18 (0.89%) Dell
15 18 (0.89%) Sun
16 16 (0.79%) EMC
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000 per annum + shift allow (20% of basic salary)
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Churchill Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and SAS Certs
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Sourceright
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Volaris Exec
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire
npower
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £54000 per annum + 20% Bonus, Pension, Health Care
Posted: 2 days ago