The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 209 199 197
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.055% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.70% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 5
Average salary £49,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1268 1561 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.20% 28.13% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1064 1344 1029
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,350 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
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 Foreign Exchange (FX) within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 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 -8 3 £49,000 +22.50%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Equities
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
3 7 (77.78%) Front Office
4 6 (66.67%) Algorithmic Trading
4 6 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
4 6 (66.67%) Sybase
4 6 (66.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Derivative
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) KDB
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) JMS

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 7 (77.78%) Front Office
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) JMS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Equities
2 2 (22.22%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Algorithmic Trading
1 6 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
1 6 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods