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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 165 135 115
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 56 83 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.52% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.59% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 49 78 80
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £24,400 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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
5367 5205 5172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.99% 95.43% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4474 4311 4391
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 2015.

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 September 2015. 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
Birmingham +26 29 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Coventry -9 12 £30,500 -2.40% 1
Warwickshire -14 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £43,750 +34.61%
Herefordshire +3 1 £40,000 +20.16%
Solihull +1 1 £30,250 -24.37% 1
Worcestershire -6 1 £25,000 -9.09%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 38 (42.22%) SQL
2 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 33 (36.67%) .NET
4 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
5 25 (27.78%) C#
6 23 (25.56%) HTML
6 23 (25.56%) MVC
7 22 (24.44%) MySQL
7 22 (24.44%) Oracle
8 20 (22.22%) Java
9 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.11%) Finance
10 17 (18.89%) T-SQL
10 17 (18.89%) Degree
11 16 (17.78%) CSS
12 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 15 (16.67%) PHP
12 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 15 (16.67%) SDLC
13 14 (15.56%) C++
14 13 (14.44%) PL/SQL
14 13 (14.44%) Games
15 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
16 11 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
17 10 (11.11%) WCF
17 10 (11.11%) RPG
18 9 (10.00%) XML
18 9 (10.00%) Middleware
18 9 (10.00%) iSeries

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.56%) Apache
2 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.11%) SAS
4 1 (1.11%) CICS
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 4 (4.44%) Photoshop
3 4 (4.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
1 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.44%) MySQL
2 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.44%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) ProClarity
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.11%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.11%) Big Data
8 1 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.89%) Synon
3 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.44%) Hudson
5 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.22%) NUnit
5 2 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.11%) JIRA
6 1 (1.11%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.11%) Selenium
6 1 (1.11%) Xcode
6 1 (1.11%) Moq
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Games
3 4 (4.44%) Automotive
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.67%) .NET
2 23 (25.56%) HTML
3 16 (17.78%) CSS
4 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (11.11%) WCF
6 9 (10.00%) XML
6 9 (10.00%) Middleware
7 8 (8.89%) Ajax
7 8 (8.89%) Synon Analyst Programmer
8 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.67%) HTML5
8 6 (6.67%) LAMP
8 6 (6.67%) Web Services
9 5 (5.56%) jQuery
9 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (5.56%) REST
10 4 (4.44%) Symfony
10 4 (4.44%) SOAP
11 3 (3.33%) WPF
12 2 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.00%) iSeries
3 4 (4.44%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) MVC
2 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 15 (16.67%) SDLC
3 11 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.67%) Web Development
6 5 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.56%) Game Development
7 4 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (4.44%) Web Design
7 4 (4.44%) SOA
7 4 (4.44%) UML
7 4 (4.44%) OOP
7 4 (4.44%) OO
8 2 (2.22%) Migration
8 2 (2.22%) OOD
8 2 (2.22%) CAD
8 2 (2.22%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.22%) Open Source
8 2 (2.22%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) SQL
2 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 25 (27.78%) C#
4 20 (22.22%) Java
5 17 (18.89%) T-SQL
6 15 (16.67%) PHP
7 14 (15.56%) C++
8 13 (14.44%) PL/SQL
9 10 (11.11%) RPG
10 6 (6.67%) VB.NET
10 6 (6.67%) ABAP
11 4 (4.44%) MUMPS
12 3 (3.33%) Objective-C
13 2 (2.22%) Delphi
13 2 (2.22%) Haskell
13 2 (2.22%) Erlang
13 2 (2.22%) Scala
13 2 (2.22%) HLSL
14 1 (1.11%) RPG IV
14 1 (1.11%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.44%) Oracle
3 8 (8.89%) JD Edwards
4 6 (6.67%) SAP
5 4 (4.44%) Adobe
5 4 (4.44%) InterSystems
5 4 (4.44%) Zend
5 4 (4.44%) Facebook
5 4 (4.44%) Twitter
6 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.11%) Tableau
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Software AG
7 1 (1.11%) BEA
7 1 (1.11%) Apple
7 1 (1.11%) webMethods
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