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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 131 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 83 92 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 1.69% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.78% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 78 80 77
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
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
5203 5169 4550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.72% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4390 3890
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 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 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 29 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
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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 21 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Warwickshire +15 13 £40,000 +31.14%
Coventry 0 11 £31,250 +30.20%
Birmingham -24 10 £39,000 -5.45% 3
West Bromwich - 8 £41,000 -
Worcestershire -1 6 £27,500 +2.80%
Solihull -2 6 £40,000 +40.35%
Herefordshire - 2 £33,287 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Shropshire -6 1 £37,500 +2.73%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 91 (49.73%) C#
2 90 (49.18%) SQL
3 86 (46.99%) .NET
4 70 (38.25%) SQL Server
5 62 (33.88%) Software Engineering
6 56 (30.60%) ASP.NET
7 52 (28.42%) JavaScript
8 48 (26.23%) HTML
9 46 (25.14%) CSS
9 46 (25.14%) Degree
10 37 (20.22%) MVC
11 34 (18.58%) OO
12 33 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (17.49%) Java
13 32 (17.49%) C++
14 28 (15.30%) Oracle
15 27 (14.75%) VB.NET
15 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
16 26 (14.21%) T-SQL
16 26 (14.21%) jQuery
17 25 (13.66%) Windows
18 23 (12.57%) XML
19 21 (11.48%) Finance
20 20 (10.93%) Web Services
21 19 (10.38%) C
21 19 (10.38%) .NET Framework
22 18 (9.84%) Computer Science
22 18 (9.84%) PHP
22 18 (9.84%) MS Office
23 16 (8.74%) WPF

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (2.73%) CICS
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.55%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (9.84%) MS Office
2 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (4.92%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.09%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Lawson
2 2 (1.09%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.55%) Line 500
3 1 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.55%) e-Work
3 1 (0.55%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) Modbus
2 2 (1.09%) Profibus
2 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (38.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 11 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.37%) MySQL
7 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.73%) DB2
10 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.19%) Informix
10 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.64%) MS Access
11 3 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.09%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.92%) Subversion
3 6 (3.28%) Ant
3 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.28%) Phing
4 4 (2.19%) Toad
5 3 (1.64%) Hudson
6 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.09%) PVCS
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.09%) Xcode
7 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.55%) Maven
7 1 (0.55%) JIRA
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.55%) Synon
7 1 (0.55%) ProC
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Games
3 7 (3.83%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.28%) Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (46.99%) .NET
2 56 (30.60%) ASP.NET
3 48 (26.23%) HTML
4 46 (25.14%) CSS
5 26 (14.21%) jQuery
6 23 (12.57%) XML
7 20 (10.93%) Web Services
8 19 (10.38%) .NET Framework
9 16 (8.74%) WPF
10 14 (7.65%) Ajax
11 13 (7.10%) HTML5
12 11 (6.01%) Sass
13 10 (5.46%) LINQ
14 9 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (4.37%) REST
15 8 (4.37%) CSS3
15 8 (4.37%) WinForms
15 8 (4.37%) WCF
16 7 (3.83%) WF
16 7 (3.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.92%) Mathematics
2 9 (4.92%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.83%) Mobile Games
3 7 (3.83%) SCADA
4 6 (3.28%) iSeries
5 5 (2.73%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.73%) AS400
5 5 (2.73%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.19%) Open Source
7 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.64%) Physics
7 3 (1.64%) W3C
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.66%) Windows
2 5 (2.73%) UNIX
3 3 (1.64%) Solaris
3 3 (1.64%) Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.88%) Software Engineering
2 37 (20.22%) MVC
3 34 (18.58%) OO
4 33 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.65%) Scrum
6 12 (6.56%) TDD
7 11 (6.01%) Web Development
8 9 (4.92%) OOP
9 8 (4.37%) ERP
9 8 (4.37%) CRM
10 7 (3.83%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.28%) Investment Management
11 6 (3.28%) Project Management
11 6 (3.28%) OOD
11 6 (3.28%) Workflow
12 5 (2.73%) SOA
12 5 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (2.19%) Waterfall
13 4 (2.19%) ETL
13 4 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 91 (49.73%) C#
2 90 (49.18%) SQL
3 52 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.49%) C++
4 32 (17.49%) Java
5 27 (14.75%) VB.NET
6 26 (14.21%) T-SQL
7 19 (10.38%) C
8 18 (9.84%) PHP
9 15 (8.20%) PL/SQL
10 10 (5.46%) Delphi
11 8 (4.37%) RPG
11 8 (4.37%) VB
12 6 (3.28%) XPath
13 5 (2.73%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.73%) JCL
13 5 (2.73%) COBOL
14 4 (2.19%) VBScript
14 4 (2.19%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 46 (25.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) MCSD
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.55%) HND
4 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (15.30%) Oracle
2 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.83%) Adobe
4 6 (3.28%) IBM
5 3 (1.64%) Cognos
5 3 (1.64%) Progress
5 3 (1.64%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.09%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (1.09%) Sun
6 2 (1.09%) Citrix
6 2 (1.09%) Siemens
6 2 (1.09%) Sage
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.55%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.55%) QAD
7 1 (0.55%) VMware
7 1 (0.55%) Capita
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Netezza
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