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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 142 168 134
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 89 47 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 0.93% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.96% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 89 46 62
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
5468 4892 4144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.05% 96.68% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 4250 3413
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Birmingham +20 33 £35,000 - 4
Staffordshire +3 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Warwickshire -1 19 £41,500 +36.06% 1
Coventry -8 6 £40,500 -14.73% 3
Worcestershire -10 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Walsall -10 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 83 (55.33%) SQL
2 76 (50.67%) .NET
3 60 (40.00%) C#
4 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
5 51 (34.00%) SQL Server
6 48 (32.00%) Degree
7 41 (27.33%) Java
8 37 (24.67%) Microsoft
8 37 (24.67%) MVC
9 36 (24.00%) Computer Science
10 35 (23.33%) Oracle
11 32 (21.33%) Software Engineering
12 29 (19.33%) T-SQL
13 27 (18.00%) PL/SQL
13 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (18.00%) .NET Framework
14 26 (17.33%) Finance
15 25 (16.67%) RPG
15 25 (16.67%) MySQL
16 22 (14.67%) SDLC
17 20 (13.33%) Visual Studio
18 19 (12.67%) Integration Testing
18 19 (12.67%) System Integration Testing
18 19 (12.67%) Test Planning
19 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
19 18 (12.00%) Change Management
20 17 (11.33%) C++
20 17 (11.33%) Delphi
20 17 (11.33%) iSeries
21 16 (10.67%) XML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.67%) OpenEdge
2 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
2 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) BusinessWorks
1 9 (6.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) HTTP
1 1 (0.67%) Internet
1 1 (0.67%) Network Security
1 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.67%) MySQL
3 15 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.33%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (3.33%) ProClarity
9 4 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.33%) Moq
3 2 (1.33%) NUnit
3 2 (1.33%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.33%) Selenium
3 2 (1.33%) Subversion
3 2 (1.33%) Synon
3 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 26 (17.33%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Automotive
3 5 (3.33%) Games
3 5 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (50.67%) .NET
2 27 (18.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (10.67%) XML
5 14 (9.33%) WCF
6 13 (8.67%) WPF
7 11 (7.33%) HTML
8 9 (6.00%) Classic ASP
8 9 (6.00%) jQuery
9 8 (5.33%) CSS
10 7 (4.67%) JSON
11 6 (4.00%) REST
12 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
12 5 (3.33%) HTML5
12 5 (3.33%) Spring
12 5 (3.33%) Web Services
13 4 (2.67%) CSS3
13 4 (2.67%) WinForms
14 3 (2.00%) SOAP
14 3 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.33%) iSeries
3 14 (9.33%) AS400
4 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.00%) Physics
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.33%) Windows
2 4 (2.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.67%) Android
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.67%) MVC
2 32 (21.33%) Software Engineering
3 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.67%) SDLC
5 19 (12.67%) Integration Testing
5 19 (12.67%) System Integration Testing
5 19 (12.67%) Test Planning
6 18 (12.00%) Change Management
7 11 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.00%) ERP
8 9 (6.00%) OO
9 8 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.33%) OOP
9 8 (5.33%) Open Source
10 7 (4.67%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (4.00%) TDD
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (3.33%) Data Analysis
12 5 (3.33%) Dimensional Modelling
12 5 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 83 (55.33%) SQL
2 60 (40.00%) C#
3 57 (38.00%) JavaScript
4 41 (27.33%) Java
5 29 (19.33%) T-SQL
6 27 (18.00%) PL/SQL
7 25 (16.67%) RPG
8 17 (11.33%) C++
8 17 (11.33%) Delphi
9 14 (9.33%) VB.NET
10 11 (7.33%) RPG IV
11 9 (6.00%) COBOL
11 9 (6.00%) VC++
12 8 (5.33%) PHP
13 4 (2.67%) VB
13 4 (2.67%) VB6
14 3 (2.00%) XAML
15 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.33%) XPath
15 2 (1.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 48 (32.00%) Degree
2 12 (8.00%) HND
3 3 (2.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.33%) OCMJD
4 2 (1.33%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 37 (24.67%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.33%) Oracle
3 11 (7.33%) JD Edwards
4 9 (6.00%) TIBCO
5 7 (4.67%) Progress
6 6 (4.00%) IBM
7 5 (3.33%) Tableau
8 2 (1.33%) Cognos
8 2 (1.33%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.33%) Netezza
8 2 (1.33%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.33%) Sun
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe
9 1 (0.67%) Facebook
9 1 (0.67%) Twitter
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