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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 180 110 140
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 38 96 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.94% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.03% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 36 90 60
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
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
5103 4728 4712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 95.30% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4326 3960 3943
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Warwickshire -7 11 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Staffordshire -12 11 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Coventry -13 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Birmingham -41 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire -12 3 £35,000 -
Walsall +5 1 £47,500 +31.03%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £26,000 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 48 (59.26%) C#
1 48 (59.26%) .NET
2 44 (54.32%) SQL Server
3 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 34 (41.98%) SQL
5 29 (35.80%) CSS
6 27 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 26 (32.10%) HTML
8 23 (28.40%) Java
8 23 (28.40%) ASP.NET
8 23 (28.40%) MVC
9 21 (25.93%) PHP
10 19 (23.46%) C++
10 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (23.46%) jQuery
11 18 (22.22%) OO
12 17 (20.99%) MySQL
13 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
14 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
14 15 (18.52%) Degree
15 14 (17.28%) WCF
15 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
16 13 (16.05%) XML
16 13 (16.05%) Ajax
17 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
17 10 (12.35%) Windows
17 10 (12.35%) Scrum
18 9 (11.11%) TDD
18 9 (11.11%) Linux

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.41%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.47%) Node.js
4 2 (2.47%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.23%) nginx
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.17%) SaaS
2 4 (4.94%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) HTTP
2 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) LAN
3 3 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (2.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (54.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.99%) MySQL
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) SQLite
7 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.47%) RavenDB
8 2 (2.47%) Redis
8 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.47%) Informix
9 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.23%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.17%) Hudson
3 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.47%) NUnit
4 2 (2.47%) Subversion
4 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.47%) JUnit
4 2 (2.47%) Moq
5 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) Xcode
General
1 7 (8.64%) Games
2 4 (4.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (59.26%) .NET
2 29 (35.80%) CSS
3 26 (32.10%) HTML
4 23 (28.40%) ASP.NET
5 19 (23.46%) jQuery
6 14 (17.28%) WCF
7 13 (16.05%) Ajax
7 13 (16.05%) XML
8 9 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
9 8 (9.88%) .NET Framework
10 7 (8.64%) Entity Framework
10 7 (8.64%) Web Services
11 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (7.41%) JSON
11 6 (7.41%) JSP
12 5 (6.17%) Middleware
12 5 (6.17%) LAMP
12 5 (6.17%) POCO
12 5 (6.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.94%) User Experience
5 3 (3.70%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.47%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.23%) Statistics
7 1 (1.23%) Robotics
7 1 (1.23%) NHS
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) Arduino
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (4.94%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 23 (28.40%) MVC
3 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.22%) OO
5 10 (12.35%) Scrum
6 9 (11.11%) TDD
7 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.64%) OOP
8 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.41%) OO PHP
9 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.41%) Project Management
9 6 (7.41%) QMS
10 5 (6.17%) Multithreading
10 5 (6.17%) Migration
11 4 (4.94%) Content Management
11 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.94%) SOA
11 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (59.26%) C#
2 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 34 (41.98%) SQL
4 23 (28.40%) Java
5 21 (25.93%) PHP
6 19 (23.46%) C++
7 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
8 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
9 9 (11.11%) C
10 7 (8.64%) Objective-C
11 6 (7.41%) Python
12 5 (6.17%) VC++
12 5 (6.17%) Perl
13 4 (4.94%) COBOL
14 2 (2.47%) PHP5
14 2 (2.47%) HLSL
15 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 1 (1.23%) XPath
15 1 (1.23%) Delphi
15 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 5 (6.17%) Twitter
4 4 (4.94%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.47%) webMethods
5 2 (2.47%) VMware
5 2 (2.47%) Citrix
5 2 (2.47%) Software AG
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) Percona
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
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