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

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank - 204 204
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.058% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.19% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 4
Average salary - £42,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1600 1572 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.88% 30.60% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1328 1208
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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)
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (20.00%) International Banking
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) FATCA
4 1 (20.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (20.00%) AIFMD
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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.

General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) International Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) FATCA
1 1 (20.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (20.00%) AIFMD