The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 68 48 71
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 47 76 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.59% 4.37% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 5.76% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37 75 19
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £26,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £75,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1383 1319 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.24% 75.85% 71.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1094 910
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Engineering
West Midlands

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 53 (55.79%) C#
2 49 (51.58%) .NET
3 44 (46.32%) HTML
4 40 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 40 (42.11%) CSS
5 39 (41.05%) Java
6 28 (29.47%) Degree
7 27 (28.42%) MVC
8 26 (27.37%) SQL
8 26 (27.37%) Linux
9 24 (25.26%) jQuery
10 23 (24.21%) ASP.NET
11 21 (22.11%) OO
12 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 19 (20.00%) PHP
14 18 (18.95%) C++
14 18 (18.95%) Scrum
14 18 (18.95%) Computer Science
15 17 (17.89%) Oracle
16 16 (16.84%) Finance
17 15 (15.79%) C
17 15 (15.79%) Visual Studio
17 15 (15.79%) OOP
18 14 (14.74%) Ruby
18 14 (14.74%) Ruby on Rails
19 13 (13.68%) Hadoop
19 13 (13.68%) MongoDB
19 13 (13.68%) NoSQL
19 13 (13.68%) Node.js

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.68%) Node.js
2 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.21%) Apache
7 3 (3.16%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.16%) WordPress
8 2 (2.11%) FileNet
9 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.68%) Hadoop
2 13 (13.68%) MongoDB
2 13 (13.68%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
4 10 (10.53%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.16%) MySQL
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.26%) Selenium
5 4 (4.21%) Subversion
6 3 (3.16%) NUnit
6 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.11%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (2.11%) Hudson
7 2 (2.11%) ProC
8 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Billing
3 2 (2.11%) Automotive
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (58.95%) Software Engineer
2 52 (54.74%) Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Web Developer
4 13 (13.68%) Web Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Senior Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Programmer
6 10 (10.53%) Java Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Graduate
8 7 (7.37%) Delphi Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Delphi Programmer
8 7 (7.37%) Delphi Software Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (51.58%) .NET
2 44 (46.32%) HTML
3 40 (42.11%) CSS
4 24 (25.26%) jQuery
5 23 (24.21%) ASP.NET
6 14 (14.74%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (13.68%) LAMP
8 11 (11.58%) XML
8 11 (11.58%) Spring
9 10 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 9 (9.47%) Web Services
11 7 (7.37%) SOAP
11 7 (7.37%) Ajax
12 6 (6.32%) Java EE
12 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.26%) J2EE
13 5 (5.26%) Gherkin
14 4 (4.21%) WCF
14 4 (4.21%) REST
14 4 (4.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 8 (8.42%) Semantic Web
4 7 (7.37%) AS400
4 7 (7.37%) iSeries
5 6 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.11%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.11%) Social Media
7 2 (2.11%) Firmware
7 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Open Source
8 1 (1.05%) Blog
8 1 (1.05%) SCADA
8 1 (1.05%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Linux
2 9 (9.47%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) MVC
2 21 (22.11%) OO
3 18 (18.95%) Scrum
4 15 (15.79%) OOP
5 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.42%) Analytics
7 5 (5.26%) DNA
7 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Content Management
7 5 (5.26%) TDD
7 5 (5.26%) User Stories
7 5 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (5.26%) Web Development
7 5 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Usability Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) C#
2 40 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 39 (41.05%) Java
4 26 (27.37%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) PHP
6 18 (18.95%) C++
7 15 (15.79%) C
8 14 (14.74%) Ruby
9 12 (12.63%) T-SQL
10 7 (7.37%) Delphi
10 7 (7.37%) RPG
11 6 (6.32%) VB
12 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
13 3 (3.16%) VC++
13 3 (3.16%) PHP5
14 2 (2.11%) VBA
15 1 (1.05%) ActionScript
15 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (29.47%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCTS
4 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Oracle
3 13 (13.68%) New Relic
4 8 (8.42%) Sybase
5 6 (6.32%) JBoss
6 5 (5.26%) Google
7 2 (2.11%) Trayport
7 2 (2.11%) Kofax
7 2 (2.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.11%) IBM
7 2 (2.11%) Borland
7 2 (2.11%) Apple
8 1 (1.05%) Siemens
8 1 (1.05%) Yahoo!
8 1 (1.05%) Twitter
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