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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 77 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 52 45 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.57% 2.31% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.45% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 45
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £49,500 £42,300
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
1890 1837 1897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.47% 94.21% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1589 1672
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 29 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 136 (86.08%) .NET
2 130 (82.28%) C#
3 83 (52.53%) HTML
4 79 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 77 (48.73%) SQL
6 70 (44.30%) SQL Server
7 68 (43.04%) VB.NET
8 65 (41.14%) CSS
8 65 (41.14%) Software Engineering
9 60 (37.97%) XML
10 56 (35.44%) ASP.NET
11 50 (31.65%) Microsoft
12 48 (30.38%) OO
13 45 (28.48%) MVC
13 45 (28.48%) Degree
14 41 (25.95%) Computer Science
14 41 (25.95%) Web Services
15 39 (24.68%) VB
16 38 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (24.05%) WCF
17 36 (22.78%) Java
17 36 (22.78%) .NET Framework
18 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 31 (19.62%) Web Development
19 31 (19.62%) Windows
20 30 (18.99%) VB6
20 30 (18.99%) jQuery
21 29 (18.35%) SDLC
21 29 (18.35%) T-SQL
21 29 (18.35%) Crystal Reports

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (13.29%) IIS
2 9 (5.70%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.53%) CMS
5 3 (1.90%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.27%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) 4G
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (44.30%) SQL Server
2 29 (18.35%) Crystal Reports
3 22 (13.92%) Relational Database
4 20 (12.66%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.70%) MySQL
6 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.53%) SQLite
9 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.63%) MS Access
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (17.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.90%) JUnit
3 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.27%) PEAR
4 2 (1.27%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.27%) Gradle
4 2 (1.27%) Trac
4 2 (1.27%) WebSpeed
4 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.27%) NUnit
4 2 (1.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.63%) TestNG
5 1 (0.63%) Ant
5 1 (0.63%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Automotive
2 5 (3.16%) Law
3 4 (2.53%) Publishing
3 4 (2.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.90%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (86.08%) .NET
2 83 (52.53%) HTML
3 65 (41.14%) CSS
4 60 (37.97%) XML
5 56 (35.44%) ASP.NET
6 41 (25.95%) Web Services
7 38 (24.05%) WCF
8 36 (22.78%) .NET Framework
9 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 30 (18.99%) jQuery
11 25 (15.82%) WinForms
12 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (13.92%) HTML5
14 16 (10.13%) .NET Compact Framework
14 16 (10.13%) ADO.NET
15 14 (8.86%) WPF
16 12 (7.59%) CSS3
17 10 (6.33%) Entity Framework
17 10 (6.33%) Ajax
18 9 (5.70%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.95%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.13%) Client/Server
4 9 (5.70%) User Experience
5 6 (3.80%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Physics
7 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.62%) Windows
2 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.16%) Android
4 3 (1.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.14%) Software Engineering
2 48 (30.38%) OO
3 45 (28.48%) MVC
4 38 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (19.62%) Web Development
6 29 (18.35%) SDLC
7 21 (13.29%) Web Application Development
7 21 (13.29%) OOD
8 19 (12.03%) Release Management
9 18 (11.39%) Project Management
10 17 (10.76%) TDD
11 13 (8.23%) Mobile Development
12 10 (6.33%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.33%) SOA
13 9 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.70%) API Design
14 8 (5.06%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.06%) Analytics
14 8 (5.06%) Scrum
15 7 (4.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 130 (82.28%) C#
2 79 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 77 (48.73%) SQL
4 68 (43.04%) VB.NET
5 39 (24.68%) VB
6 36 (22.78%) Java
7 30 (18.99%) VB6
8 29 (18.35%) T-SQL
9 11 (6.96%) C++
10 10 (6.33%) PHP
11 7 (4.43%) C
12 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.90%) VBA
14 2 (1.27%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (1.27%) PHP5
14 2 (1.27%) Groovy
15 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (28.48%) Degree
2 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.53%) MCTS
3 4 (2.53%) MCP
3 4 (2.53%) MCAD
3 4 (2.53%) MCSD
4 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 50 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.96%) Oracle
3 10 (6.33%) Adobe
4 4 (2.53%) Google
5 3 (1.90%) BT
6 2 (1.27%) Progress
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