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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 149 132 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 66 75 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.51% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.59% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66 72 72
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
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
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +17 23 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Birmingham -32 12 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Coventry -6 8 £43,250 +6.79% 1
Worcestershire +17 7 £35,000 +59.09%
Warwickshire -8 7 £23,000 -38.66%
Solihull -4 4 £35,000 +38.61%
Walsall -5 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire -7 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £45,000 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 83 (56.46%) .NET
2 82 (55.78%) C#
3 57 (38.78%) JavaScript
4 55 (37.41%) SQL Server
5 49 (33.33%) SQL
6 46 (31.29%) ASP.NET
7 45 (30.61%) CSS
8 43 (29.25%) HTML
9 38 (25.85%) Software Engineering
10 35 (23.81%) PHP
11 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (22.45%) MVC
13 31 (21.09%) C++
13 31 (21.09%) VB.NET
14 30 (20.41%) Degree
15 29 (19.73%) jQuery
16 26 (17.69%) OO
17 23 (15.65%) MySQL
17 23 (15.65%) XML
18 22 (14.97%) Java
19 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
20 20 (13.61%) Oracle
20 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
20 20 (13.61%) .NET Framework
21 17 (11.56%) HTML5
22 16 (10.88%) Windows
23 15 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 15 (10.20%) CSS3
24 13 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 13 (8.84%) Ajax

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.40%) WordPress
3 5 (3.40%) ColdFusion
4 4 (2.72%) Joomla!
4 4 (2.72%) Drupal
4 4 (2.72%) CMS
5 3 (2.04%) Apache
6 2 (1.36%) IIS
6 2 (1.36%) CICS
6 2 (1.36%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.68%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.48%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.04%) Epicor Vantage
3 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Line 500
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.68%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) GitHub
2 3 (2.04%) Trello
2 3 (2.04%) SaaS
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) HTTP
2 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.72%) FTP
3 2 (1.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.65%) MySQL
3 15 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database
10 5 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (3.40%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.04%) OLAP
12 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (2.04%) SQLite
12 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.36%) Redis
13 2 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.44%) Subversion
3 6 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.72%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.36%) Toad
7 2 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.36%) Xcode
7 2 (1.36%) JIRA
8 1 (0.68%) Selenium
8 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.68%) QUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.68%) NUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) Synon
General
1 10 (6.80%) Games
2 9 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.08%) Retail
4 5 (3.40%) Finance
5 4 (2.72%) Back Office
6 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (56.46%) .NET
2 46 (31.29%) ASP.NET
3 45 (30.61%) CSS
4 43 (29.25%) HTML
5 29 (19.73%) jQuery
6 23 (15.65%) XML
7 20 (13.61%) .NET Framework
8 17 (11.56%) HTML5
9 15 (10.20%) CSS3
10 13 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (8.84%) Ajax
11 12 (8.16%) Web Services
12 11 (7.48%) WPF
13 10 (6.80%) WCF
13 10 (6.80%) WinForms
14 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (5.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (5.44%) LINQ
16 7 (4.76%) WF
16 7 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Mobile Games
2 8 (5.44%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.40%) Physics
5 4 (2.72%) SCADA
5 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.72%) Open Source
5 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.04%) User Experience
7 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Robotics
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Arduino
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.88%) Windows
2 9 (6.12%) Android
3 8 (5.44%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.40%) UNIX
4 5 (3.40%) Linux
5 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) Software Engineering
2 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (22.45%) MVC
4 26 (17.69%) OO
5 12 (8.16%) Scrum
6 11 (7.48%) CRM
6 11 (7.48%) OOP
7 9 (6.12%) ERP
7 9 (6.12%) Project Management
8 8 (5.44%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.76%) TDD
9 7 (4.76%) Workflow
9 7 (4.76%) OO PHP
10 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.08%) Web Design
10 6 (4.08%) Logistics
10 6 (4.08%) Web Development
11 5 (3.40%) OOD
12 4 (2.72%) UML
12 4 (2.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (55.78%) C#
2 57 (38.78%) JavaScript
3 49 (33.33%) SQL
4 35 (23.81%) PHP
5 31 (21.09%) VB.NET
5 31 (21.09%) C++
6 22 (14.97%) Java
7 13 (8.84%) VB
8 10 (6.80%) PL/SQL
9 9 (6.12%) C
10 8 (5.44%) COBOL
11 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.76%) Objective-C
12 6 (4.08%) VBA
13 5 (3.40%) VBScript
13 5 (3.40%) PHP5
14 3 (2.04%) XPath
14 3 (2.04%) VC++
14 3 (2.04%) Perl
15 2 (1.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (20.41%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Oracle
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) Twitter
3 5 (3.40%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.72%) Borland
4 4 (2.72%) Google
5 3 (2.04%) Netezza
5 3 (2.04%) Cognos
5 3 (2.04%) Adobe
5 3 (2.04%) Epicor
6 2 (1.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Intel
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) Percona
7 1 (0.68%) Facebook
7 1 (0.68%) Sage
7 1 (0.68%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.68%) VMware
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension,Staff Discount
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Connex Education
Salary: Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago