The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 22 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.80% 8.15% 13.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.38% 8.49% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 26
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £33,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 Solihull 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
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
320 259 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 93.84% 95.93% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 257 188 164
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Solihull

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Solihull

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 46 (93.88%) .NET
2 39 (79.59%) HTML
3 37 (75.51%) JavaScript
4 36 (73.47%) SQL Server
5 35 (71.43%) C#
6 28 (57.14%) CSS
7 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET
8 25 (51.02%) VB.NET
9 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
9 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (44.90%) SQL
11 16 (32.65%) MVC
12 15 (30.61%) Degree
13 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
14 12 (24.49%) jQuery
15 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (20.41%) Finance
16 10 (20.41%) VBA
16 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
17 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
18 8 (16.33%) XML
19 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
20 4 (8.16%) TDD
20 4 (8.16%) VB6
20 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
20 4 (8.16%) CRM
20 4 (8.16%) Web Services
20 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
20 4 (8.16%) VB

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (73.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (93.88%) .NET
2 39 (79.59%) HTML
3 28 (57.14%) CSS
4 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET
5 12 (24.49%) jQuery
6 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (16.33%) XML
8 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (6.12%) Sass
9 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.12%) XSD
9 3 (6.12%) XSL
9 3 (6.12%) WinForms
9 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.12%) WCF
9 3 (6.12%) WF
10 1 (2.04%) MFC
10 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) MVC
3 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.16%) TDD
5 4 (8.16%) CRM
6 3 (6.12%) Refactoring
6 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.04%) CAD
8 1 (2.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) JavaScript
2 35 (71.43%) C#
3 25 (51.02%) VB.NET
4 22 (44.90%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) VBA
6 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.16%) VB
6 4 (8.16%) VB6
7 3 (6.12%) XPath
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) Java
8 1 (2.04%) VC++
8 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Borland