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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 71 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 61 52 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 2.77% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 2.94% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 57 50 36
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,450 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
1964 1771 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.11% 94.20% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1575 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 19 December 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 100 (91.74%) C#
2 88 (80.73%) .NET
3 67 (61.47%) SQL
4 47 (43.12%) SQL Server
5 46 (42.20%) VB.NET
6 43 (39.45%) JavaScript
6 43 (39.45%) HTML
7 42 (38.53%) ASP.NET
8 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (34.86%) Software Engineering
10 37 (33.94%) Web Services
11 33 (30.28%) XML
12 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
13 31 (28.44%) CSS
14 30 (27.52%) VB
15 29 (26.61%) Project Management
15 29 (26.61%) MVC
15 29 (26.61%) Visual Studio
16 24 (22.02%) Degree
17 23 (21.10%) VB6
17 23 (21.10%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (21.10%) Scrum
18 22 (20.18%) OO
19 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
20 19 (17.43%) WCF
20 19 (17.43%) jQuery
21 17 (15.60%) Windows
22 14 (12.84%) T-SQL
23 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET MVC
23 12 (11.01%) WinForms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.59%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.92%) Node.js
3 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) FileNet
3 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) VoIP
2 1 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (21.10%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.59%) MS Access
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.92%) Informix
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) Visual Studio
2 12 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.42%) NUnit
4 4 (3.67%) QUnit
5 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.83%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.83%) Subversion
6 2 (1.83%) MSTest
7 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.92%) CMake
7 1 (0.92%) Selenium
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.92%) T4 Templates
7 1 (0.92%) PVCS
General
1 11 (10.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Automotive
4 3 (2.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (80.73%) .NET
2 43 (39.45%) HTML
3 42 (38.53%) ASP.NET
4 37 (33.94%) Web Services
5 33 (30.28%) XML
6 31 (28.44%) CSS
7 19 (17.43%) WCF
7 19 (17.43%) jQuery
8 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (11.01%) WinForms
8 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (10.09%) .NET Framework
10 10 (9.17%) Ajax
11 9 (8.26%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (7.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (6.42%) LESS
13 7 (6.42%) WPF
13 7 (6.42%) Silverlight
13 7 (6.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.42%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.67%) Remote Sensing
4 4 (3.67%) Telematics
5 3 (2.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Open Source
7 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.75%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Software Engineering
3 29 (26.61%) Project Management
3 29 (26.61%) MVC
4 23 (21.10%) Scrum
5 22 (20.18%) OO
6 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.09%) Unit Testing
8 10 (9.17%) Multithreading
8 10 (9.17%) Web Application Development
9 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.42%) TDD
9 7 (6.42%) OOD
10 6 (5.50%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Kanban
10 6 (5.50%) Coaching
11 5 (4.59%) Web Development
11 5 (4.59%) Release Management
11 5 (4.59%) SOA
11 5 (4.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (91.74%) C#
2 67 (61.47%) SQL
3 46 (42.20%) VB.NET
4 43 (39.45%) JavaScript
5 30 (27.52%) VB
6 23 (21.10%) VB6
7 14 (12.84%) T-SQL
8 9 (8.26%) Java
9 6 (5.50%) C++
9 6 (5.50%) TypeScript
9 6 (5.50%) VBA
10 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.83%) PHP
12 1 (0.92%) C
12 1 (0.92%) VC++
12 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (22.02%) Degree
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) MCSD
4 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Adobe
3 2 (1.83%) Apple
4 1 (0.92%) Kofax
4 1 (0.92%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.92%) IBM
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
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