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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 88 89 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 25 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.15% 1.37% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.44% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 37 20 40
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,650 £55,500
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
1711 1735 1600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.67% 95.23% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1382 1527 1345
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (90.28%) Software Engineering
2 48 (66.67%) C#
3 41 (56.94%) .NET
4 35 (48.61%) Java
5 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (37.50%) MVC
6 27 (37.50%) HTML
7 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
8 25 (34.72%) HTML5
9 22 (30.56%) Web Development
10 21 (29.17%) OO
11 20 (27.78%) CSS
11 20 (27.78%) SQL
11 20 (27.78%) jQuery
12 19 (26.39%) CSS3
12 19 (26.39%) AngularJS
13 17 (23.61%) XML
14 16 (22.22%) Oracle
14 16 (22.22%) OOP
14 16 (22.22%) Sybase
14 16 (22.22%) RDBMS
14 16 (22.22%) Semantic Web
14 16 (22.22%) Analytics
14 16 (22.22%) Relational Database
15 15 (20.83%) Mobile Development
15 15 (20.83%) JSON
15 15 (20.83%) JIRA
15 15 (20.83%) Selenium
15 15 (20.83%) Ruby
15 15 (20.83%) WebSphere

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (20.83%) WebSphere
1 15 (20.83%) WebLogic
1 15 (20.83%) JBoss
2 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Simulink
2 1 (1.39%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 16 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.78%) MS Access
4 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) JIRA
1 15 (20.83%) Selenium
1 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 15 (20.83%) Ant
1 15 (20.83%) JUnit
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.39%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.39%) CANoe
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Automotive
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.94%) .NET
2 27 (37.50%) HTML
3 25 (34.72%) HTML5
4 20 (27.78%) CSS
4 20 (27.78%) jQuery
5 19 (26.39%) CSS3
5 19 (26.39%) AngularJS
6 17 (23.61%) XML
7 15 (20.83%) JSON
7 15 (20.83%) PhoneGap
8 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (8.33%) WCF
10 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (6.94%) Apache Flex
11 5 (6.94%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (2.78%) Cascalog
13 2 (2.78%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Semantic Web
2 15 (20.83%) Open Source
3 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.78%) Physics
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Statistics
4 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.39%) VHDL
5 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.39%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
1 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (90.28%) Software Engineering
2 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (37.50%) MVC
4 22 (30.56%) Web Development
5 21 (29.17%) OO
6 16 (22.22%) OOP
6 16 (22.22%) Analytics
7 15 (20.83%) Mobile Development
7 15 (20.83%) SOA
8 12 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (6.94%) OOD
10 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.56%) Migration
11 3 (4.17%) Scrum
11 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.17%) Validation
11 3 (4.17%) Functional Programming
11 3 (4.17%) Line Management
12 2 (2.78%) Web Application Development
12 2 (2.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (66.67%) C#
2 35 (48.61%) Java
3 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 20 (27.78%) SQL
5 15 (20.83%) Ruby
5 15 (20.83%) PHP
5 15 (20.83%) Python
6 9 (12.50%) C++
7 6 (8.33%) VB
8 5 (6.94%) VB.NET
9 4 (5.56%) C
10 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.78%) HLSL
11 2 (2.78%) GLSL
11 2 (2.78%) Clojure
11 2 (2.78%) C++/CLI
11 2 (2.78%) VBA
12 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.39%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Oracle
1 16 (22.22%) Sybase
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) EMC
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