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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 135 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 79 92 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.68% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.77% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 76 76 80
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £44,250 £38,050
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
5234 5199 4650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.06% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4432 3970
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,175 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 19 £32,500 -5.79% 2
Coventry -6 15 £33,750 +26.16%
Warwickshire +8 14 £40,000 +31.14%
Birmingham -29 9 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Worcestershire +1 7 £29,000 +28.88%
West Bromwich +6 5 £41,000 -8.88%
Solihull 0 5 £40,000 +40.35%
Dudley -4 1 £47,500 +90.00%
Shropshire -4 1 £35,500 -2.73%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 93 (49.73%) C#
2 89 (47.59%) .NET
3 82 (43.85%) SQL
4 65 (34.76%) SQL Server
5 58 (31.02%) JavaScript
5 58 (31.02%) ASP.NET
5 58 (31.02%) Software Engineering
6 57 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (25.67%) HTML
8 46 (24.60%) CSS
9 45 (24.06%) Degree
10 42 (22.46%) MVC
11 36 (19.25%) C++
12 32 (17.11%) OO
13 29 (15.51%) VB.NET
14 28 (14.97%) Java
14 28 (14.97%) jQuery
15 27 (14.44%) Oracle
16 25 (13.37%) Windows
17 24 (12.83%) T-SQL
17 24 (12.83%) XML
18 23 (12.30%) PHP
19 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
20 20 (10.70%) .NET Framework
21 19 (10.16%) Finance
22 18 (9.63%) MS Office
22 18 (9.63%) Web Services
22 18 (9.63%) Computer Science
23 16 (8.56%) C
23 16 (8.56%) WPF

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.14%) CICS
4 3 (1.60%) CMS
4 3 (1.60%) WordPress
5 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 2 (1.07%) Node.js
5 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.07%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.07%) Drupal
5 2 (1.07%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.53%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) MS Office
2 14 (7.49%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (5.88%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.07%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) Lawson
2 2 (1.07%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.53%) e-Work
3 1 (0.53%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.53%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.53%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.07%) GitHub
2 2 (1.07%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Internet
2 2 (1.07%) Modbus
2 2 (1.07%) Profibus
2 2 (1.07%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.53%) FTP
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (6.42%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.88%) MySQL
6 10 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.14%) DB2
9 4 (2.14%) Informix
10 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.60%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.07%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.35%) Subversion
3 7 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.21%) Ant
4 6 (3.21%) Phing
5 5 (2.67%) Toad
6 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.07%) PVCS
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.07%) Xcode
7 2 (1.07%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.07%) JIRA
8 1 (0.53%) Selenium
8 1 (0.53%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.53%) Hudson
8 1 (0.53%) Maven
8 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.53%) Synon
8 1 (0.53%) ProC
General
1 19 (10.16%) Finance
2 14 (7.49%) Games
3 10 (5.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (47.59%) .NET
2 58 (31.02%) ASP.NET
3 48 (25.67%) HTML
4 46 (24.60%) CSS
5 28 (14.97%) jQuery
6 24 (12.83%) XML
7 20 (10.70%) .NET Framework
8 18 (9.63%) Web Services
9 16 (8.56%) WPF
9 16 (8.56%) HTML5
10 12 (6.42%) Ajax
11 11 (5.88%) LINQ
11 11 (5.88%) Sass
12 10 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (5.35%) CSS3
13 9 (4.81%) WinForms
13 9 (4.81%) LAMP
14 8 (4.28%) WF
14 8 (4.28%) WCF
14 8 (4.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.81%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.28%) Mobile Games
4 8 (4.28%) SCADA
4 8 (4.28%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.67%) Physics
5 5 (2.67%) Open Source
6 4 (2.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.14%) iSeries
6 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.60%) AS400
7 3 (1.60%) W3C
8 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.07%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Windows
2 6 (3.21%) UNIX
3 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.14%) Android
5 3 (1.60%) Linux
6 2 (1.07%) Solaris
6 2 (1.07%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.02%) Software Engineering
2 57 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (22.46%) MVC
4 32 (17.11%) OO
5 13 (6.95%) Scrum
6 12 (6.42%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.88%) TDD
8 10 (5.35%) CRM
8 10 (5.35%) OOP
8 10 (5.35%) Web Development
9 8 (4.28%) ERP
10 7 (3.74%) Workflow
10 7 (3.74%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.21%) OOD
11 6 (3.21%) Project Management
12 5 (2.67%) SOA
12 5 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (2.67%) Investment Management
13 4 (2.14%) Waterfall
13 4 (2.14%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (49.73%) C#
2 82 (43.85%) SQL
3 58 (31.02%) JavaScript
4 36 (19.25%) C++
5 29 (15.51%) VB.NET
6 28 (14.97%) Java
7 24 (12.83%) T-SQL
8 23 (12.30%) PHP
9 16 (8.56%) C
10 15 (8.02%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.81%) VB
12 8 (4.28%) Delphi
13 6 (3.21%) RPG
13 6 (3.21%) XPath
14 5 (2.67%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.67%) COBOL
15 4 (2.14%) Assembly Language
15 4 (2.14%) JCL
16 3 (1.60%) PHP5
16 3 (1.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (24.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.07%) MCSD
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.53%) HND
4 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Oracle
2 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.81%) Adobe
4 5 (2.67%) IBM
5 3 (1.60%) Cognos
5 3 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.07%) Sun
6 2 (1.07%) Citrix
6 2 (1.07%) Siemens
6 2 (1.07%) Progress
6 2 (1.07%) Google
6 2 (1.07%) Twitter
6 2 (1.07%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (0.53%) Netezza
7 1 (0.53%) Ektron
7 1 (0.53%) Borland
7 1 (0.53%) Sage
7 1 (0.53%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.53%) Perforce
7 1 (0.53%) QAD
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 per annum + Pension and 29 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Zero One Design
Posted: 15 days ago