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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 88 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 49 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 2.28% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.44% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 40 49 24
Average salary £36,250 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £24,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £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
2148 2012 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.21% 93.67% 93.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1833 1819 1358
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 95 (89.62%) .NET
2 91 (85.85%) C#
3 68 (64.15%) SQL Server
4 61 (57.55%) SQL
5 56 (52.83%) VB.NET
6 54 (50.94%) ASP.NET
7 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
8 37 (34.91%) JavaScript
9 35 (33.02%) HTML
10 34 (32.08%) CSS
11 30 (28.30%) Windows
11 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (26.42%) .NET Framework
13 27 (25.47%) VB
14 22 (20.75%) Web Services
15 21 (19.81%) XML
15 21 (19.81%) Visual Studio
15 21 (19.81%) T-SQL
15 21 (19.81%) Degree
16 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
16 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
17 19 (17.92%) WCF
17 19 (17.92%) WinForms
18 17 (16.04%) jQuery
19 16 (15.09%) OO
20 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (14.15%) Crystal Reports
20 15 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 15 (14.15%) VB6
20 15 (14.15%) SQL Server 2008

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.66%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) FileNet
3 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (64.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.15%) Crystal Reports
2 15 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (14.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.77%) MS Access
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.94%) Informix
6 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.94%) NUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) Selenium
4 1 (0.94%) PVCS
4 1 (0.94%) T4 Templates
4 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.94%) QUnit
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Legal
2 5 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.77%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Military
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (89.62%) .NET
2 54 (50.94%) ASP.NET
3 35 (33.02%) HTML
4 34 (32.08%) CSS
5 28 (26.42%) .NET Framework
6 22 (20.75%) Web Services
7 21 (19.81%) XML
8 19 (17.92%) WCF
8 19 (17.92%) WinForms
9 17 (16.04%) jQuery
10 14 (13.21%) Ajax
11 7 (6.60%) WPF
11 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (5.66%) .NET Compact Framework
12 6 (5.66%) CSS3
12 6 (5.66%) Silverlight
12 6 (5.66%) ADO.NET
13 5 (4.72%) WF
13 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Mobile App
1 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.77%) Remote Sensing
5 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.77%) Telematics
6 2 (1.89%) iPhone
7 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Windows
2 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (5.66%) Android
3 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.94%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
3 16 (15.09%) OO
4 14 (13.21%) Web Development
5 13 (12.26%) Project Management
6 12 (11.32%) Scrum
7 10 (9.43%) MVC
8 9 (8.49%) Multithreading
9 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.60%) OOD
11 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.72%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.72%) Information Management
12 5 (4.72%) SOA
12 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.72%) Kanban
12 5 (4.72%) Coaching
13 4 (3.77%) Change Control
13 4 (3.77%) Web Application Development
13 4 (3.77%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (85.85%) C#
2 61 (57.55%) SQL
3 56 (52.83%) VB.NET
4 37 (34.91%) JavaScript
5 27 (25.47%) VB
6 21 (19.81%) T-SQL
7 15 (14.15%) VB6
8 6 (5.66%) C++
9 5 (4.72%) VBA
9 5 (4.72%) PHP
10 4 (3.77%) Java
11 2 (1.89%) C
11 2 (1.89%) XAML
11 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Degree
2 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.60%) MCSD
4 3 (2.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.66%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.94%) Kofax
4 1 (0.94%) IBM
4 1 (0.94%) Citrix
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