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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 81 78 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 50 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.07% 2.34% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.50% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 40 50 27
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £27,150 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2054 2001 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.31% 93.59% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1789 1341
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 96 (91.43%) .NET
2 89 (84.76%) C#
3 70 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 59 (56.19%) SQL
4 59 (56.19%) ASP.NET
5 54 (51.43%) VB.NET
6 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
7 37 (35.24%) JavaScript
8 35 (33.33%) HTML
9 32 (30.48%) CSS
10 30 (28.57%) Windows
10 30 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 25 (23.81%) VB
12 22 (20.95%) Degree
13 21 (20.00%) T-SQL
14 20 (19.05%) Web Services
14 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
14 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
15 19 (18.10%) XML
15 19 (18.10%) Software Engineering
16 18 (17.14%) WCF
16 18 (17.14%) jQuery
16 18 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (16.19%) WinForms
18 16 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (15.24%) Mobile App
19 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (13.33%) OO
20 14 (13.33%) Ajax

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.95%) FileNet
3 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (12.38%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (3.81%) MS Access
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.95%) Informix
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.95%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) PVCS
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Automotive
2 5 (4.76%) Legal
2 5 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (91.43%) .NET
2 59 (56.19%) ASP.NET
3 35 (33.33%) HTML
4 32 (30.48%) CSS
5 30 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 20 (19.05%) Web Services
7 19 (18.10%) XML
8 18 (17.14%) WCF
8 18 (17.14%) jQuery
9 17 (16.19%) WinForms
10 14 (13.33%) Ajax
11 8 (7.62%) WPF
11 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (5.71%) CSS3
13 6 (5.71%) .NET Compact Framework
13 6 (5.71%) ADO.NET
14 5 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (4.76%) WF
14 5 (4.76%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Mobile App
2 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.81%) Remote Sensing
4 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.81%) Telematics
5 3 (2.86%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Android
3 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.95%) Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Software Engineering
2 16 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.33%) OO
3 14 (13.33%) Web Development
4 13 (12.38%) MVC
5 11 (10.48%) Project Management
6 10 (9.52%) Scrum
7 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
8 6 (5.71%) OOD
9 5 (4.76%) SOA
9 5 (4.76%) Information Management
10 4 (3.81%) Data Management
10 4 (3.81%) Kanban
10 4 (3.81%) Change Control
10 4 (3.81%) Web Application Development
10 4 (3.81%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.81%) Automated Testing
11 3 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (2.86%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (84.76%) C#
2 59 (56.19%) SQL
3 54 (51.43%) VB.NET
4 37 (35.24%) JavaScript
5 25 (23.81%) VB
6 21 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 13 (12.38%) VB6
8 6 (5.71%) C++
9 5 (4.76%) Java
9 5 (4.76%) PHP
9 5 (4.76%) VBA
10 3 (2.86%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.90%) XAML
11 2 (1.90%) C
12 1 (0.95%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) Degree
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.67%) MCSD
4 3 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Citrix
4 1 (0.95%) Kofax
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