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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 37 64 87
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 106 50 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.82% 2.79% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.05% 2.92% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 103 47 31
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 £26,100 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1751 1714 1620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.21% 95.54% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1434 1490 1348
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 160 (90.40%) .NET
2 157 (88.70%) C#
3 90 (50.85%) JavaScript
3 90 (50.85%) SQL
4 89 (50.28%) HTML
5 80 (45.20%) SQL Server
6 77 (43.50%) ASP.NET
7 74 (41.81%) Software Engineering
8 69 (38.98%) XML
9 68 (38.42%) CSS
10 66 (37.29%) MVC
11 64 (36.16%) VB.NET
12 56 (31.64%) Microsoft
13 50 (28.25%) OO
14 46 (25.99%) Web Services
15 45 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (24.29%) Degree
17 40 (22.60%) VB
18 38 (21.47%) Java
18 38 (21.47%) ASP.NET MVC
19 37 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 37 (20.90%) WCF
19 37 (20.90%) .NET Framework
19 37 (20.90%) Visual Studio
20 36 (20.34%) jQuery
21 35 (19.77%) Computer Science
22 33 (18.64%) VB6
23 32 (18.08%) Crystal Reports
24 30 (16.95%) Project Management
25 29 (16.38%) Web Application Development

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 18 (10.17%) Umbraco
2 9 (5.08%) IIS
3 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.82%) CMS
5 4 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
2 3 (1.69%) 4G
3 2 (1.13%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.13%) Extranet
4 1 (0.56%) VoIP
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (45.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.08%) Crystal Reports
3 25 (14.12%) Relational Database
4 22 (12.43%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.95%) MySQL
7 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (20.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.39%) NUnit
2 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.13%) PEAR
4 2 (1.13%) MSTest
4 2 (1.13%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.13%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.13%) Subversion
4 2 (1.13%) Maven
4 2 (1.13%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.13%) Gradle
4 2 (1.13%) Trac
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) JUnit
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.56%) TestNG
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) QUnit
General
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 10 (5.65%) Retail
3 5 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (90.40%) .NET
2 89 (50.28%) HTML
3 77 (43.50%) ASP.NET
4 69 (38.98%) XML
5 68 (38.42%) CSS
6 46 (25.99%) Web Services
7 38 (21.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 37 (20.90%) .NET Framework
8 37 (20.90%) WCF
9 36 (20.34%) jQuery
10 21 (11.86%) Entity Framework
11 20 (11.30%) HTML5
12 19 (10.73%) LESS
13 18 (10.17%) Adobe AIR
14 16 (9.04%) PhoneGap
14 16 (9.04%) WinForms
15 13 (7.34%) WPF
15 13 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (6.21%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.77%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.52%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.95%) User Experience
5 5 (2.82%) Semantic Web
6 4 (2.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Open Source
8 1 (0.56%) Physics
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.43%) Windows
2 8 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Linux
4 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (41.81%) Software Engineering
2 66 (37.29%) MVC
3 50 (28.25%) OO
4 45 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (16.95%) Project Management
6 29 (16.38%) Web Application Development
7 28 (15.82%) TDD
8 25 (14.12%) Release Management
8 25 (14.12%) Mobile Development
9 20 (11.30%) Unit Testing
10 19 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (10.73%) SOA
11 16 (9.04%) Web Development
11 16 (9.04%) Analytics
12 15 (8.47%) OOD
13 11 (6.21%) OOP
13 11 (6.21%) Scrum
14 9 (5.08%) CRM
15 8 (4.52%) Mentoring
16 4 (2.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 157 (88.70%) C#
2 90 (50.85%) JavaScript
2 90 (50.85%) SQL
3 64 (36.16%) VB.NET
4 40 (22.60%) VB
5 38 (21.47%) Java
6 33 (18.64%) VB6
7 20 (11.30%) T-SQL
8 13 (7.34%) C++
9 8 (4.52%) PHP
10 4 (2.26%) C
11 3 (1.69%) PHP5
11 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.56%) VC++
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 43 (24.29%) Degree
2 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) QA
Vendors
1 56 (31.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.73%) Adobe
3 6 (3.39%) Oracle
4 5 (2.82%) BT
5 1 (0.56%) Twitter
5 1 (0.56%) Borland
5 1 (0.56%) Apple
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Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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