The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 485 512 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.78% 24.04% 19.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.42% 25.49% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 454 450 400
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1836 2009 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.82% 94.32% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1704 1785
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer across the Birmingham region.

Developer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title.

1 533 (55.01%) .NET
2 509 (52.53%) C#
3 432 (44.58%) HTML
4 389 (40.14%) JavaScript
5 367 (37.87%) CSS
6 352 (36.33%) SQL Server
7 349 (36.02%) SQL
7 349 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
8 304 (31.37%) ASP.NET
9 300 (30.96%) MVC
10 261 (26.93%) jQuery
11 224 (23.12%) Microsoft
12 221 (22.81%) HTML5
13 195 (20.12%) TDD
14 187 (19.30%) Java
15 171 (17.65%) Git (software)
16 155 (16.00%) PHP
17 151 (15.58%) WCF
18 149 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 149 (15.38%) Visual Studio
19 144 (14.86%) OO
20 138 (14.24%) XML
21 128 (13.21%) Software Engineering
22 126 (13.00%) Finance
23 124 (12.80%) MySQL
23 124 (12.80%) Subversion
23 124 (12.80%) Degree
24 121 (12.49%) .NET Framework
25 116 (11.97%) CSS3
26 114 (11.76%) VB.NET

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (7.95%) Node.js
2 53 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 44 (4.54%) IIS
4 29 (2.99%) CMS
5 28 (2.89%) JBoss
6 27 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.68%) Apache
8 23 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 23 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (1.75%) Umbraco
11 16 (1.65%) WordPress
11 16 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (1.55%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.52%) nginx
13 5 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.41%) Drupal
14 4 (0.41%) Kentico
14 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 89 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.58%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.44%) MS Office
4 13 (1.34%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.31%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.83%) Magento
3 7 (0.72%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.10%) JDE World
6 1 (0.10%) Maximo
6 1 (0.10%) Tridion
6 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.10%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.55%) Office 365
3 8 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) GitHub
5 2 (0.21%) Trello
6 1 (0.10%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.79%) Internet
2 17 (1.75%) HTTP
3 5 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.41%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.10%) Extranet
6 1 (0.10%) NAS
6 1 (0.10%) SAN
6 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (36.33%) SQL Server
2 124 (12.80%) MySQL
3 85 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (7.12%) NoSQL
5 48 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (3.72%) Crystal Reports
7 36 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.44%) MS Access
12 13 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.83%) SAP BW
16 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 171 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 149 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 124 (12.80%) Subversion
4 64 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.20%) Ant
6 21 (2.17%) JUnit
7 18 (1.86%) JIRA
8 17 (1.75%) Selenium
9 15 (1.55%) Maven
9 15 (1.55%) Gradle
10 9 (0.93%) Hudson
11 7 (0.72%) NUnit
12 6 (0.62%) MorphX
12 6 (0.62%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.62%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.52%) Moq
13 5 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.41%) MSTest
14 4 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 126 (13.00%) Finance
2 68 (7.02%) Games
3 32 (3.30%) Retail
4 27 (2.79%) Banking
5 22 (2.27%) Marketing
6 17 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.65%) Automotive
8 14 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.14%) Law
10 10 (1.03%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.83%) Advertising
12 6 (0.62%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
13 3 (0.31%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (55.01%) .NET
2 432 (44.58%) HTML
3 367 (37.87%) CSS
4 304 (31.37%) ASP.NET
5 261 (26.93%) jQuery
6 221 (22.81%) HTML5
7 151 (15.58%) WCF
8 149 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 138 (14.24%) XML
10 121 (12.49%) .NET Framework
11 116 (11.97%) CSS3
12 94 (9.70%) AngularJS
13 86 (8.88%) WPF
14 83 (8.57%) Web Services
15 74 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 72 (7.43%) RESTful
17 64 (6.60%) KnockoutJS
18 56 (5.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (5.16%) Spring
20 49 (5.06%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.70%) Computer Science
2 36 (3.72%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.79%) Social Media
4 26 (2.68%) BBC
5 24 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.37%) User Experience
7 20 (2.06%) Equities
7 20 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.44%) Semantic Web
9 11 (1.14%) W3C
10 10 (1.03%) FMCG
11 8 (0.83%) Ontologies
12 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.62%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.62%) Social Network
14 5 (0.52%) iPhone
14 5 (0.52%) iPad
15 4 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
15 4 (0.41%) Online Games
15 4 (0.41%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.84%) Windows
2 47 (4.85%) Linux
3 41 (4.23%) Android
4 29 (2.99%) UNIX
5 22 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 19 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) Debian
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (30.96%) MVC
3 195 (20.12%) TDD
4 144 (14.86%) OO
5 128 (13.21%) Software Engineering
6 107 (11.04%) Scrum
7 87 (8.98%) Web Development
8 83 (8.57%) BDD
9 72 (7.43%) Web Application Development
10 70 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
11 67 (6.91%) Open Source
12 64 (6.60%) E-Commerce
12 64 (6.60%) OOP
13 56 (5.78%) Mentoring
14 54 (5.57%) SDLC
15 52 (5.37%) OOD
15 52 (5.37%) Unit Testing
16 51 (5.26%) SOA
17 44 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (3.61%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 509 (52.53%) C#
2 389 (40.14%) JavaScript
3 349 (36.02%) SQL
4 187 (19.30%) Java
5 155 (16.00%) PHP
6 114 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 108 (11.15%) T-SQL
8 70 (7.22%) Ruby
9 55 (5.68%) VB
10 52 (5.37%) C++
11 30 (3.10%) VB6
12 24 (2.48%) VBA
13 22 (2.27%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.27%) Python
14 19 (1.96%) PHP5
15 16 (1.65%) C
16 11 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.03%) X++
18 9 (0.93%) SPARQL
18 9 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (12.80%) Degree
2 39 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.34%) Postgraduate
6 9 (0.93%) MCSD
6 9 (0.93%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.83%) MCP
8 5 (0.52%) MCAD
8 5 (0.52%) MCTS
8 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.27%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) HL7
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.10%) Firmware
4 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 224 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.19%) Oracle
3 47 (4.85%) Apple
4 40 (4.13%) Google
5 26 (2.68%) Facebook
5 26 (2.68%) Sony
5 26 (2.68%) Yahoo!
6 20 (2.06%) Zend
7 19 (1.96%) Adobe
8 14 (1.44%) SAP
9 10 (1.03%) Wonderware
10 6 (0.62%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.62%) Sybase
11 5 (0.52%) GUPTA
12 4 (0.41%) Ab Initio
12 4 (0.41%) VMware
12 4 (0.41%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.41%) Informatica
12 4 (0.41%) Sun
13 3 (0.31%) Progress
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