The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 170 123 145
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 44 67 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.60% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.69% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42 64 52
Average salary £35,750 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,400 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4842 3960 4544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.00% 94.56% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4172 3223 3896
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Programmer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer across the West Midlands region.

Programmer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Programmer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -5 12 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Birmingham -41 10 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Worcestershire -4 9 £35,000 +59.09%
Coventry - 8 £47,500 -
Warwickshire -17 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £26,000 -
Walsall - 1 £47,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £45,000 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 77 (61.60%) .NET
2 69 (55.20%) C#
3 56 (44.80%) JavaScript
4 54 (43.20%) SQL Server
5 46 (36.80%) CSS
6 45 (36.00%) SQL
7 39 (31.20%) HTML
8 38 (30.40%) PHP
9 36 (28.80%) ASP.NET
9 36 (28.80%) jQuery
10 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
11 31 (24.80%) MVC
12 29 (23.20%) OO
13 27 (21.60%) MySQL
14 26 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (20.80%) Degree
15 25 (20.00%) VB.NET
15 25 (20.00%) C++
16 22 (17.60%) Java
17 19 (15.20%) XML
18 16 (12.80%) Ajax
18 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
18 16 (12.80%) HTML5
19 15 (12.00%) Scrum
19 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
20 14 (11.20%) Oracle
20 14 (11.20%) .NET Framework
20 14 (11.20%) CSS3
20 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.00%) Apache
1 5 (4.00%) ColdFusion
2 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) WordPress
3 3 (2.40%) CMS
3 3 (2.40%) Joomla!
3 3 (2.40%) Drupal
3 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.60%) JBoss
4 2 (1.60%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.60%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.80%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.80%) nginx
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.80%) Node.js
5 1 (0.80%) CICS
5 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.40%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.40%) Epicor Vantage
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) GitHub
2 3 (2.40%) Trello
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) HTTP
2 7 (5.60%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.20%) FTP
4 3 (2.40%) LAN
4 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 2 (1.60%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.80%) Intranet
6 1 (0.80%) Internet
6 1 (0.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (21.60%) MySQL
3 12 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.00%) SQLite
8 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.40%) OLAP
8 3 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.60%) Informix
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.60%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.60%) RavenDB
9 2 (1.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.00%) Subversion
3 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.60%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) NUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Moq
6 1 (0.80%) Hudson
6 1 (0.80%) QUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Toad
6 1 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.80%) JIRA
6 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 7 (5.60%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Games
3 4 (3.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (61.60%) .NET
2 46 (36.80%) CSS
3 39 (31.20%) HTML
4 36 (28.80%) ASP.NET
4 36 (28.80%) jQuery
5 19 (15.20%) XML
6 16 (12.80%) Ajax
6 16 (12.80%) HTML5
7 14 (11.20%) CSS3
7 14 (11.20%) .NET Framework
8 13 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (8.00%) WCF
10 9 (7.20%) Web Services
10 9 (7.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (6.40%) LAMP
11 8 (6.40%) Hibernate
12 6 (4.80%) JSON
12 6 (4.80%) JSP
13 5 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.20%) User Experience
5 3 (2.40%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.60%) SCADA
6 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.60%) Physics
7 1 (0.80%) Robotics
7 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.80%) Statistics
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
7 1 (0.80%) Arduino
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Android
3 9 (7.20%) Linux
4 7 (5.60%) UNIX
5 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
2 31 (24.80%) MVC
3 29 (23.20%) OO
4 26 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.00%) Scrum
6 12 (9.60%) OOP
7 11 (8.80%) TDD
8 10 (8.00%) OO PHP
9 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.20%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.20%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.40%) Project Management
11 7 (5.60%) ERP
11 7 (5.60%) CRM
12 6 (4.80%) Web Design
12 6 (4.80%) Migration
12 6 (4.80%) QMS
13 5 (4.00%) Multithreading
13 5 (4.00%) Logistics
14 4 (3.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (55.20%) C#
2 56 (44.80%) JavaScript
3 45 (36.00%) SQL
4 38 (30.40%) PHP
5 25 (20.00%) C++
5 25 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 22 (17.60%) Java
7 13 (10.40%) T-SQL
8 9 (7.20%) C
8 9 (7.20%) COBOL
8 9 (7.20%) VB
9 6 (4.80%) VBA
10 5 (4.00%) VC++
10 5 (4.00%) Python
10 5 (4.00%) Perl
11 4 (3.20%) VBScript
11 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.20%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.60%) PHP5
12 2 (1.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 26 (20.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.80%) VCP4
2 1 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) CA Endevor
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Twitter
4 5 (4.00%) Google
5 4 (3.20%) Borland
6 3 (2.40%) Epicor
6 3 (2.40%) Netezza
6 3 (2.40%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.40%) Cognos
7 2 (1.60%) Adobe
7 2 (1.60%) Citrix
7 2 (1.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.80%) webMethods
8 1 (0.80%) Percona
8 1 (0.80%) Facebook
8 1 (0.80%) Software AG
8 1 (0.80%) Intel
8 1 (0.80%) IBM
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £32k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Progression/ Training Opportunities
Posted: 13 days ago