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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 141 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 81 89 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.66% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.74% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 78 72 83
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
5402 5122 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.29% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4538 4344 3941
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +5 22 £28,000 -25.33% 3
Coventry -9 14 £32,500 +21.49%
Warwickshire -3 13 £40,000 +31.14%
Birmingham -33 10 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Solihull +7 7 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Worcestershire -1 7 £29,000 +20.83%
West Bromwich +4 3 £41,000 -8.88%
Shropshire -1 1 £35,500 -2.73%
Dudley -5 1 £47,500 +90.00%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 92 (50.27%) .NET
2 89 (48.63%) C#
3 77 (42.08%) SQL
4 64 (34.97%) SQL Server
5 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
6 59 (32.24%) ASP.NET
7 56 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (28.42%) Software Engineering
9 50 (27.32%) HTML
10 49 (26.78%) CSS
11 45 (24.59%) MVC
12 41 (22.40%) Degree
13 34 (18.58%) C++
14 31 (16.94%) VB.NET
14 31 (16.94%) jQuery
15 30 (16.39%) OO
16 28 (15.30%) PHP
17 27 (14.75%) XML
18 26 (14.21%) Oracle
19 25 (13.66%) Java
20 24 (13.11%) Windows
21 23 (12.57%) Microsoft
22 20 (10.93%) Web Services
23 19 (10.38%) .NET Framework
24 18 (9.84%) HTML5
24 18 (9.84%) T-SQL
25 17 (9.29%) Finance
25 17 (9.29%) MS Office
26 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 15 (8.20%) Computer Science

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.83%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.19%) CICS
3 4 (2.19%) CMS
3 4 (2.19%) WordPress
4 3 (1.64%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.64%) Drupal
4 3 (1.64%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.09%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.09%) IIS
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 2 (1.09%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 17 (9.29%) MS Office
2 14 (7.65%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (6.01%) 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%) Magento
2 2 (1.09%) Epicor Vantage
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.55%) e-Work
3 1 (0.55%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.64%) GitHub
3 2 (1.09%) Trello
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) Modbus
2 2 (1.09%) Profibus
2 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.09%) FTP
3 1 (0.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
3 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (34.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.56%) MySQL
4 12 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.19%) Informix
8 4 (2.19%) DB2
9 3 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.09%) DataStage
10 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.01%) Subversion
3 8 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.28%) Ant
4 6 (3.28%) Phing
5 5 (2.73%) Toad
6 4 (2.19%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.64%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.09%) JIRA
8 2 (1.09%) Xcode
8 2 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.09%) PVCS
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.55%) Synon
9 1 (0.55%) ProC
9 1 (0.55%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.55%) Maven
9 1 (0.55%) Selenium
9 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
General
1 17 (9.29%) Finance
2 14 (7.65%) Games
3 11 (6.01%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (50.27%) .NET
2 59 (32.24%) ASP.NET
3 50 (27.32%) HTML
4 49 (26.78%) CSS
5 31 (16.94%) jQuery
6 27 (14.75%) XML
7 20 (10.93%) Web Services
8 19 (10.38%) .NET Framework
9 18 (9.84%) HTML5
10 14 (7.65%) Ajax
10 14 (7.65%) WPF
11 13 (7.10%) CSS3
12 11 (6.01%) Sass
12 11 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (6.01%) LINQ
13 9 (4.92%) LAMP
13 9 (4.92%) WinForms
14 8 (4.37%) WF
14 8 (4.37%) REST
14 8 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.92%) SCADA
4 8 (4.37%) Mobile Games
4 8 (4.37%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.83%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.73%) Physics
6 5 (2.73%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.73%) Open Source
7 4 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.64%) W3C
9 2 (1.09%) iSeries
9 2 (1.09%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.11%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) UNIX
3 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.19%) Android
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.09%) Solaris
5 2 (1.09%) Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.42%) Software Engineering
3 45 (24.59%) MVC
4 30 (16.39%) OO
5 12 (6.56%) ERP
5 12 (6.56%) Scrum
6 10 (5.46%) CRM
6 10 (5.46%) OOP
6 10 (5.46%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.92%) Web Development
7 9 (4.92%) TDD
8 7 (3.83%) Workflow
8 7 (3.83%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.28%) Project Management
10 5 (2.73%) SOA
10 5 (2.73%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.19%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.19%) Game Development
11 4 (2.19%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (48.63%) C#
2 77 (42.08%) SQL
3 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
4 34 (18.58%) C++
5 31 (16.94%) VB.NET
6 28 (15.30%) PHP
7 25 (13.66%) Java
8 18 (9.84%) T-SQL
9 14 (7.65%) PL/SQL
10 13 (7.10%) C
11 12 (6.56%) VB
12 6 (3.28%) XPath
12 6 (3.28%) COBOL
13 5 (2.73%) Delphi
13 5 (2.73%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.19%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.19%) JCL
14 4 (2.19%) RPG
14 4 (2.19%) VBScript
15 3 (1.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (22.40%) Degree
2 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) MCSD
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (14.21%) Oracle
2 23 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.92%) Adobe
4 5 (2.73%) IBM
5 3 (1.64%) Twitter
5 3 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.64%) Cognos
6 2 (1.09%) Progress
6 2 (1.09%) Citrix
6 2 (1.09%) Epicor
6 2 (1.09%) Siemens
6 2 (1.09%) Borland
6 2 (1.09%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (1.09%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Netezza
7 1 (0.55%) Ektron
7 1 (0.55%) Sage
7 1 (0.55%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.55%) QAD
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 25000-35000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Zero One Design
Posted: 28 days ago