The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 90 113 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 21 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 0.99% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.05% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 66
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
1836 2009 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.82% 94.32% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1704 1785
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 64 (87.67%) Software Engineering
2 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (53.42%) Java
4 38 (52.05%) C#
5 33 (45.21%) .NET
6 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
7 31 (42.47%) MVC
8 29 (39.73%) HTML
9 24 (32.88%) HTML5
10 22 (30.14%) Web Development
11 21 (28.77%) SQL
12 20 (27.40%) PHP
12 20 (27.40%) jQuery
13 19 (26.03%) CSS
13 19 (26.03%) XML
13 19 (26.03%) OOP
14 17 (23.29%) Ant
14 17 (23.29%) JUnit
14 17 (23.29%) WebLogic
14 17 (23.29%) SOA
14 17 (23.29%) OO
14 17 (23.29%) JBoss
14 17 (23.29%) Python
14 17 (23.29%) Ruby
14 17 (23.29%) Selenium
14 17 (23.29%) JSON
14 17 (23.29%) JIRA
14 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
14 17 (23.29%) CSS3
14 17 (23.29%) PhoneGap

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (23.29%) WebLogic
1 17 (23.29%) JBoss
1 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Simulink
1 1 (1.37%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) RDBMS
2 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.74%) SQLite
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Ant
1 17 (23.29%) JUnit
1 17 (23.29%) JIRA
1 17 (23.29%) Selenium
1 17 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.37%) Hudson
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Automotive
2 1 (1.37%) Electronics
2 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.21%) .NET
2 29 (39.73%) HTML
3 24 (32.88%) HTML5
4 20 (27.40%) jQuery
5 19 (26.03%) XML
5 19 (26.03%) CSS
6 17 (23.29%) JSON
6 17 (23.29%) CSS3
6 17 (23.29%) PhoneGap
6 17 (23.29%) AngularJS
7 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
8 9 (12.33%) RESTful
9 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (10.96%) WCF
10 5 (6.85%) WPF
10 5 (6.85%) Apache Flex
10 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (6.85%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Semantic Web
2 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) VHDL
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Android
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (87.67%) Software Engineering
2 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (42.47%) MVC
4 22 (30.14%) Web Development
5 19 (26.03%) OOP
6 17 (23.29%) OO
6 17 (23.29%) SOA
6 17 (23.29%) Open Source
6 17 (23.29%) Mobile Development
7 11 (15.07%) TDD
8 10 (13.70%) SDLC
9 8 (10.96%) Scrum
10 7 (9.59%) Analytics
10 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.59%) OOD
11 5 (6.85%) Migration
11 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
12 3 (4.11%) BDD
12 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) Java
2 38 (52.05%) C#
3 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
4 21 (28.77%) SQL
5 20 (27.40%) PHP
6 17 (23.29%) Python
6 17 (23.29%) Ruby
7 9 (12.33%) C++
8 8 (10.96%) VB.NET
9 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
10 5 (6.85%) C
11 4 (5.48%) Embedded C++
12 3 (4.11%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.74%) VC++
14 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Sybase
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) EMC
4 1 (1.37%) Telerik