The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 42 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 84 39 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.83% 2.39% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 2.50% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 84 39 35
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,600 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £40,500 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Software 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
1668 1563 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 95.77% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1359 1323
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 128 (88.28%) C#
1 128 (88.28%) .NET
2 76 (52.41%) JavaScript
3 74 (51.03%) HTML
4 72 (49.66%) SQL
5 62 (42.76%) ASP.NET
6 61 (42.07%) Software Engineering
7 59 (40.69%) SQL Server
8 58 (40.00%) MVC
9 54 (37.24%) XML
9 54 (37.24%) CSS
10 45 (31.03%) Microsoft
11 41 (28.28%) VB.NET
12 39 (26.90%) Web Services
13 38 (26.21%) Degree
14 37 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (24.83%) OO
16 34 (23.45%) jQuery
17 31 (21.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 30 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 29 (20.00%) VB
20 28 (19.31%) Visual Studio
21 27 (18.62%) VB6
22 26 (17.93%) .NET Framework
22 26 (17.93%) WCF
22 26 (17.93%) Crystal Reports
22 26 (17.93%) Java
23 25 (17.24%) Project Management
24 24 (16.55%) Computer Science
25 22 (15.17%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.66%) Umbraco
2 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.14%) IIS
4 5 (3.45%) CMS
5 4 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (15.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Internet
2 3 (2.07%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.07%) 4G
3 2 (1.38%) Extranet
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (40.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.93%) Crystal Reports
3 21 (14.48%) Relational Database
4 18 (12.41%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.14%) MySQL
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (19.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.83%) NUnit
3 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.38%) PEAR
5 2 (1.38%) MSTest
5 2 (1.38%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.38%) QUnit
5 2 (1.38%) Trac
5 2 (1.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.38%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.69%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Gradle
6 1 (0.69%) Hudson
6 1 (0.69%) CMake
General
1 12 (8.28%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.38%) Law
3 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Games
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (88.28%) .NET
2 74 (51.03%) HTML
3 62 (42.76%) ASP.NET
4 54 (37.24%) XML
4 54 (37.24%) CSS
5 39 (26.90%) Web Services
6 34 (23.45%) jQuery
7 31 (21.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 26 (17.93%) .NET Framework
9 26 (17.93%) WCF
10 18 (12.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (11.03%) HTML5
11 16 (11.03%) LESS
12 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (9.66%) Adobe AIR
13 12 (8.28%) PhoneGap
14 11 (7.59%) WinForms
15 10 (6.90%) CSS3
16 9 (6.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.52%) User Experience
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.76%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.38%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.69%) Open Source
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.76%) Linux
4 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.07%) Software Engineering
2 58 (40.00%) MVC
3 37 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (24.83%) OO
5 25 (17.24%) Project Management
6 21 (14.48%) Release Management
7 20 (13.79%) TDD
8 19 (13.10%) Web Application Development
9 17 (11.72%) Unit Testing
10 16 (11.03%) Analytics
11 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.34%) SOA
12 14 (9.66%) Scrum
13 13 (8.97%) OOD
14 10 (6.90%) CRM
15 9 (6.21%) Mentoring
16 7 (4.83%) OOP
17 5 (3.45%) Web Development
18 3 (2.07%) iOS Development
18 3 (2.07%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 128 (88.28%) C#
2 76 (52.41%) JavaScript
3 72 (49.66%) SQL
4 41 (28.28%) VB.NET
5 29 (20.00%) VB
6 27 (18.62%) VB6
7 26 (17.93%) Java
8 14 (9.66%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.52%) C++
10 6 (4.14%) PHP
11 4 (2.76%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.07%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.07%) PHP5
13 2 (1.38%) VC++
14 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (26.21%) Degree
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) QA
Vendors
1 45 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.34%) Adobe
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle
3 5 (3.45%) BT
4 2 (1.38%) Apple
5 1 (0.69%) Borland
5 1 (0.69%) Twitter
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