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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 136 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 91 92 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.75% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.83% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 88 74 77
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5480 5026 4532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.34% 95.70% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4691 4293 3874
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,575 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +10 26 £28,000 -30.00% 2
Coventry +2 16 £35,000 +4.47%
Warwickshire -8 15 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Birmingham -32 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Worcestershire 0 7 £29,000 +20.83% 1
Solihull +4 6 £33,750 +18.42% 1
Walsall -3 2 £40,000 -5.88%
West Bromwich +5 1 £41,000 -8.88%
Dudley -6 1 £47,500 +90.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £35,500 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 87 (48.88%) .NET
2 85 (47.75%) C#
3 71 (39.89%) SQL
4 65 (36.52%) JavaScript
5 53 (29.78%) HTML
5 53 (29.78%) ASP.NET
6 52 (29.21%) CSS
6 52 (29.21%) SQL Server
7 50 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (24.16%) Software Engineering
9 39 (21.91%) MVC
10 37 (20.79%) Degree
11 36 (20.22%) PHP
12 35 (19.66%) jQuery
13 31 (17.42%) C++
14 30 (16.85%) VB.NET
15 28 (15.73%) OO
16 26 (14.61%) Oracle
17 24 (13.48%) XML
17 24 (13.48%) HTML5
18 23 (12.92%) Windows
19 21 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (11.80%) .NET Framework
20 20 (11.24%) Web Services
21 19 (10.67%) Java
21 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
22 17 (9.55%) CSS3
23 16 (8.99%) PL/SQL
23 16 (8.99%) MySQL
23 16 (8.99%) MS Excel

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.93%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (2.81%) WordPress
3 5 (2.81%) CMS
3 5 (2.81%) ColdFusion
4 4 (2.25%) CICS
4 4 (2.25%) Joomla!
4 4 (2.25%) Drupal
5 3 (1.69%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.87%) MS Office
3 11 (6.18%) Photoshop
3 11 (6.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.69%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Epicor Vantage
3 2 (1.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) Line 500
4 1 (0.56%) e-Work
4 1 (0.56%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.25%) GitHub
2 2 (1.12%) Trello
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) Internet
2 4 (2.25%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) Modbus
3 1 (0.56%) Profibus
3 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (29.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.99%) MySQL
4 15 (8.43%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 12 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.81%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.25%) DB2
9 4 (2.25%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.69%) OLAP
10 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.12%) DataStage
11 2 (1.12%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (7.30%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.74%) Subversion
3 9 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.37%) Ant
4 6 (3.37%) Phing
5 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.81%) Toad
6 4 (2.25%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.12%) JIRA
8 2 (1.12%) Xcode
9 1 (0.56%) Maven
9 1 (0.56%) Selenium
9 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.56%) Hudson
9 1 (0.56%) Synon
9 1 (0.56%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.56%) PVCS
General
1 14 (7.87%) Finance
1 14 (7.87%) Games
2 12 (6.74%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.37%) Retail
4 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (48.88%) .NET
2 53 (29.78%) ASP.NET
2 53 (29.78%) HTML
3 52 (29.21%) CSS
4 35 (19.66%) jQuery
5 24 (13.48%) XML
5 24 (13.48%) HTML5
6 21 (11.80%) .NET Framework
7 20 (11.24%) Web Services
8 17 (9.55%) CSS3
9 15 (8.43%) Ajax
10 14 (7.87%) WPF
11 12 (6.74%) Sass
12 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (5.62%) LINQ
13 10 (5.62%) WinForms
13 10 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (5.06%) LAMP
15 8 (4.49%) WF
15 8 (4.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.49%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.49%) Mobile Games
3 8 (4.49%) SCADA
4 6 (3.37%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.81%) Physics
5 5 (2.81%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.81%) Open Source
6 4 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.69%) W3C
7 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.92%) Windows
2 7 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.37%) Android
3 6 (3.37%) UNIX
4 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.16%) Software Engineering
3 39 (21.91%) MVC
4 28 (15.73%) OO
5 11 (6.18%) CRM
5 11 (6.18%) ERP
6 10 (5.62%) TDD
6 10 (5.62%) Scrum
7 9 (5.06%) OOP
8 7 (3.93%) Workflow
9 6 (3.37%) Project Management
9 6 (3.37%) Web Development
9 6 (3.37%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.81%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.81%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (2.81%) Logistics
10 5 (2.81%) Web Design
10 5 (2.81%) SOA
11 4 (2.25%) ETL
11 4 (2.25%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 85 (47.75%) C#
2 71 (39.89%) SQL
3 65 (36.52%) JavaScript
4 36 (20.22%) PHP
5 31 (17.42%) C++
6 30 (16.85%) VB.NET
7 19 (10.67%) Java
8 16 (8.99%) PL/SQL
9 14 (7.87%) VB
10 13 (7.30%) T-SQL
11 11 (6.18%) C
12 8 (4.49%) COBOL
13 6 (3.37%) XPath
14 5 (2.81%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.81%) VBScript
14 5 (2.81%) VBA
15 4 (2.25%) Assembly Language
15 4 (2.25%) JCL
16 3 (1.69%) PHP5
16 3 (1.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 37 (20.79%) Degree
2 4 (2.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (14.61%) Oracle
2 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.06%) Adobe
4 5 (2.81%) Business Objects
4 5 (2.81%) Cognos
5 4 (2.25%) Borland
5 4 (2.25%) IBM
5 4 (2.25%) Twitter
6 3 (1.69%) Netezza
6 3 (1.69%) Epicor
7 2 (1.12%) Google
7 2 (1.12%) Progress
8 1 (0.56%) Intel
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Siemens
8 1 (0.56%) Sage
8 1 (0.56%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.56%) Perforce
8 1 (0.56%) QAD
8 1 (0.56%) Ektron
Worcester, Worcestershire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Salary depending on experience, project incentives, company pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Churchill Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and SAS Certs
Posted: 18 days ago
Solihull
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago