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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 76 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 55 44 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.77% 2.06% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.19% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 50
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £29,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
1861 2012 1996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.85% 94.33% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1707 1786
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 118 (80.27%) .NET
2 116 (78.91%) C#
3 81 (55.10%) SQL
4 68 (46.26%) HTML
4 68 (46.26%) VB.NET
5 65 (44.22%) SQL Server
5 65 (44.22%) JavaScript
6 54 (36.73%) CSS
7 52 (35.37%) XML
8 51 (34.69%) Software Engineering
9 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 46 (31.29%) Degree
11 44 (29.93%) Computer Science
12 43 (29.25%) OO
12 43 (29.25%) Microsoft
13 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (25.17%) T-SQL
15 36 (24.49%) VB
15 36 (24.49%) Web Services
15 36 (24.49%) WCF
16 35 (23.81%) Web Development
16 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
17 34 (23.13%) Java
17 34 (23.13%) MVC
18 32 (21.77%) SDLC
19 30 (20.41%) Windows
20 27 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 27 (18.37%) VB6
21 26 (17.69%) WinForms
21 26 (17.69%) Crystal Reports

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 23 (15.65%) IIS
2 6 (4.08%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (14.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Kerberos
1 4 (2.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (44.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.69%) Crystal Reports
3 17 (11.56%) Relational Database
4 15 (10.20%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.40%) MySQL
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.72%) SQLite
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.68%) MS Access
11 1 (0.68%) DTS
11 1 (0.68%) OLAP
11 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.08%) Subversion
4 3 (2.04%) JUnit
4 3 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.36%) Gradle
5 2 (1.36%) Maven
5 2 (1.36%) WebSpeed
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.68%) Moq
6 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.68%) TestNG
6 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.68%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
General
1 20 (13.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Games
3 5 (3.40%) Automotive
4 4 (2.72%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (80.27%) .NET
2 68 (46.26%) HTML
3 54 (36.73%) CSS
4 52 (35.37%) XML
5 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 36 (24.49%) Web Services
6 36 (24.49%) WCF
7 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 27 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 26 (17.69%) WinForms
10 21 (14.29%) ADO.NET
10 21 (14.29%) jQuery
11 20 (13.61%) WPF
12 19 (12.93%) HTML5
13 18 (12.24%) .NET Compact Framework
14 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (6.12%) SOAP
16 8 (5.44%) Ajax
16 8 (5.44%) CSS3
16 8 (5.44%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.93%) Computer Science
2 20 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (12.24%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.76%) User Experience
5 6 (4.08%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.36%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.36%) Physics
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.41%) Windows
2 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.40%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.69%) Software Engineering
2 43 (29.25%) OO
3 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (23.81%) Web Development
5 34 (23.13%) MVC
6 32 (21.77%) SDLC
7 20 (13.61%) OOD
8 17 (11.56%) TDD
9 16 (10.88%) Web Application Development
10 13 (8.84%) Project Management
11 11 (7.48%) Release Management
12 8 (5.44%) MVVM
13 7 (4.76%) SOA
13 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.76%) Mobile Development
13 7 (4.76%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.08%) API Design
14 6 (4.08%) Open Source
15 5 (3.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 116 (78.91%) C#
2 81 (55.10%) SQL
3 68 (46.26%) VB.NET
4 65 (44.22%) JavaScript
5 37 (25.17%) T-SQL
6 36 (24.49%) VB
7 34 (23.13%) Java
8 27 (18.37%) VB6
9 14 (9.52%) C++
10 7 (4.76%) C
11 6 (4.08%) PHP
12 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.04%) VBA
13 3 (2.04%) Delphi
14 2 (1.36%) Groovy
14 2 (1.36%) Progress 4GL
15 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (31.29%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.72%) MCTS
3 4 (2.72%) MCP
3 4 (2.72%) MCAD
3 4 (2.72%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 43 (29.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.84%) Oracle
3 7 (4.76%) Adobe
4 4 (2.72%) Google
5 2 (1.36%) Progress
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
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