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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 53 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 72 38 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.01% 2.43% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 2.59% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69 37 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 £23,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1723 1470 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.94% 94.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1284 1368
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 January 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 110 (90.16%) C#
2 103 (84.43%) .NET
3 70 (57.38%) SQL
4 53 (43.44%) HTML
5 52 (42.62%) JavaScript
6 48 (39.34%) SQL Server
7 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET
8 46 (37.70%) Software Engineering
9 44 (36.07%) VB.NET
10 40 (32.79%) CSS
10 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (31.97%) MVC
11 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
12 38 (31.15%) Web Services
13 37 (30.33%) XML
14 30 (24.59%) Degree
15 29 (23.77%) OO
16 28 (22.95%) Visual Studio
16 28 (22.95%) Project Management
17 27 (22.13%) VB
18 25 (20.49%) jQuery
19 24 (19.67%) Crystal Reports
19 24 (19.67%) VB6
20 21 (17.21%) Scrum
21 19 (15.57%) WCF
22 18 (14.75%) MS Excel
23 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET MVC
23 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
24 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
24 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (7.38%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.82%) CMS
4 1 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 18 (14.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.82%) VoIP
2 1 (0.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) Extranet
2 1 (0.82%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (39.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (19.67%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (9.02%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.64%) MS Access
9 2 (1.64%) MySQL
10 1 (0.82%) Informix
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (22.95%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.74%) NUnit
4 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.28%) QUnit
5 2 (1.64%) MSTest
5 2 (1.64%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (0.82%) PVCS
6 1 (0.82%) T4 Templates
6 1 (0.82%) Selenium
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.82%) Hudson
6 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.82%) CMake
General
1 11 (9.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Automotive
3 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (84.43%) .NET
2 53 (43.44%) HTML
3 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET
4 40 (32.79%) CSS
5 38 (31.15%) Web Services
6 37 (30.33%) XML
7 25 (20.49%) jQuery
8 19 (15.57%) WCF
9 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
11 12 (9.84%) HTML5
11 12 (9.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (9.02%) LESS
12 11 (9.02%) WinForms
13 10 (8.20%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (7.38%) Adobe AIR
14 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (6.56%) Ajax
16 7 (5.74%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.92%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.28%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) Telematics
5 2 (1.64%) Remote Sensing
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Windows
2 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.70%) Software Engineering
2 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (31.97%) MVC
4 29 (23.77%) OO
5 28 (22.95%) Project Management
6 21 (17.21%) Scrum
7 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 13 (10.66%) TDD
10 11 (9.02%) Web Application Development
11 10 (8.20%) OOD
11 10 (8.20%) SOA
12 9 (7.38%) Release Management
12 9 (7.38%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.56%) Analytics
13 8 (6.56%) Multithreading
14 6 (4.92%) Kanban
14 6 (4.92%) Coaching
14 6 (4.92%) Automated Testing
15 5 (4.10%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 110 (90.16%) C#
2 70 (57.38%) SQL
3 52 (42.62%) JavaScript
4 44 (36.07%) VB.NET
5 27 (22.13%) VB
6 24 (19.67%) VB6
7 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
7 14 (11.48%) Java
8 6 (4.92%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.92%) C++
9 3 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.64%) VC++
10 2 (1.64%) VBA
10 2 (1.64%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Degree
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) MCSD
6 1 (0.82%) HNC
6 1 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.20%) Adobe
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle
3 3 (2.46%) BT
4 2 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (0.82%) Borland
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix
5 1 (0.82%) Twitter
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