The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 124 128 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 86 90 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.62% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.71% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 80 83 70
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,147 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.27%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5104 5278 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.85% 94.79% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4273 4434 4018
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Programmer
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +7 28 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Birmingham -18 12 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Warwickshire +12 9 £35,000 +14.75% 1
West Bromwich - 8 £41,000 -
Coventry -1 7 £30,000 -
Solihull -2 6 £40,000 +34.45%
Worcestershire - 4 £35,000 -
Shropshire 0 3 £37,500 +2.73%
Herefordshire - 2 £33,287 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Walsall +1 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 95 (51.63%) C#
2 93 (50.54%) .NET
3 90 (48.91%) SQL
4 78 (42.39%) SQL Server
5 67 (36.41%) Software Engineering
6 59 (32.07%) JavaScript
6 59 (32.07%) ASP.NET
7 55 (29.89%) HTML
8 53 (28.80%) CSS
9 46 (25.00%) Degree
10 44 (23.91%) OO
11 41 (22.28%) MVC
12 37 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (16.85%) jQuery
14 30 (16.30%) Java
14 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
15 29 (15.76%) T-SQL
16 27 (14.67%) VB.NET
16 27 (14.67%) Oracle
17 25 (13.59%) XML
17 25 (13.59%) Finance
18 24 (13.04%) Windows
18 24 (13.04%) C++
19 22 (11.96%) Web Services
19 22 (11.96%) .NET Framework
20 19 (10.33%) PHP
21 18 (9.78%) C
22 17 (9.24%) HTML5
23 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
23 16 (8.70%) Ajax

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (2.72%) CICS
2 4 (2.17%) IIS
3 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.54%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) MS Office
2 9 (4.89%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.89%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.09%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.09%) Lawson
2 2 (1.09%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.54%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.54%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) Modbus
2 2 (1.09%) Profibus
2 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.09%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (42.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (8.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.43%) MySQL
7 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.72%) DB2
10 4 (2.17%) Informix
10 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.63%) MS Access
11 3 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.09%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.26%) Phing
3 6 (3.26%) Subversion
3 6 (3.26%) Ant
4 4 (2.17%) Toad
5 3 (1.63%) Hudson
6 2 (1.09%) Xcode
6 2 (1.09%) NUnit
6 2 (1.09%) PVCS
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.54%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.54%) ProC
7 1 (0.54%) Synon
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 8 (4.35%) Games
2 8 (4.35%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (50.54%) .NET
2 59 (32.07%) ASP.NET
3 55 (29.89%) HTML
4 53 (28.80%) CSS
5 31 (16.85%) jQuery
6 25 (13.59%) XML
7 22 (11.96%) Web Services
7 22 (11.96%) .NET Framework
8 17 (9.24%) HTML5
9 16 (8.70%) Ajax
10 15 (8.15%) WPF
11 12 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (5.98%) CSS3
12 11 (5.98%) Sass
13 10 (5.43%) WCF
14 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (4.35%) LAMP
16 7 (3.80%) REST
16 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.89%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.35%) iSeries
3 8 (4.35%) AS400
4 7 (3.80%) SCADA
4 7 (3.80%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.26%) Open Source
6 5 (2.72%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.72%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.63%) W3C
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (2.72%) UNIX
3 3 (1.63%) Solaris
3 3 (1.63%) Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.41%) Software Engineering
2 44 (23.91%) OO
3 41 (22.28%) MVC
4 37 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.15%) TDD
5 15 (8.15%) OOP
6 14 (7.61%) Scrum
7 12 (6.52%) Web Development
8 7 (3.80%) Project Management
8 7 (3.80%) ERP
8 7 (3.80%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.26%) Investment Management
9 6 (3.26%) OOD
10 5 (2.72%) SOA
10 5 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.72%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (2.17%) Web Application Development
11 4 (2.17%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.17%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (2.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 95 (51.63%) C#
2 90 (48.91%) SQL
3 59 (32.07%) JavaScript
4 30 (16.30%) Java
5 29 (15.76%) T-SQL
6 27 (14.67%) VB.NET
7 24 (13.04%) C++
8 19 (10.33%) PHP
9 18 (9.78%) C
10 15 (8.15%) Delphi
11 14 (7.61%) PL/SQL
12 11 (5.98%) RPG
13 7 (3.80%) VB
14 6 (3.26%) XPath
15 5 (2.72%) JCL
15 5 (2.72%) COBOL
16 4 (2.17%) VBScript
16 4 (2.17%) Assembly Language
17 3 (1.63%) ActionScript
17 3 (1.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) MCSD
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.54%) HND
4 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.72%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.54%) MOM
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.67%) Oracle
3 7 (3.80%) Adobe
4 6 (3.26%) IBM
5 3 (1.63%) Progress
5 3 (1.63%) Cognos
6 2 (1.09%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (1.09%) Facebook
6 2 (1.09%) Telerik
6 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.09%) Sun
6 2 (1.09%) Citrix
6 2 (1.09%) Siemens
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) Sage
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Sybase
7 1 (0.54%) Capita
7 1 (0.54%) Netezza
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Kwalee Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 34000-37000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 16 days ago