The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 77 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 170 177 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.04% 3.25% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 3.42% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 149 174 133
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
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
5348 5176 4597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4406 3923
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the West Midlands region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
Birmingham -4 48 £37,500 +10.29% 7
Staffordshire -7 46 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Worcestershire +12 20 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Solihull -11 19 £37,500 - 4
Coventry -2 14 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Warwickshire -2 9 £25,000 -12.28% 5
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich +4 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Dudley -5 1 £25,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 337 (84.25%) .NET
2 299 (74.75%) C#
3 214 (53.50%) SQL Server
4 207 (51.75%) ASP.NET
5 197 (49.25%) SQL
6 174 (43.50%) VB.NET
7 125 (31.25%) HTML
8 124 (31.00%) JavaScript
9 108 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
10 103 (25.75%) Microsoft
11 102 (25.50%) Windows
12 97 (24.25%) CSS
13 91 (22.75%) WCF
14 89 (22.25%) Visual Studio
15 84 (21.00%) .NET Framework
16 80 (20.00%) Web Services
17 76 (19.00%) WinForms
18 69 (17.25%) MVC
19 68 (17.00%) Software Engineering
19 68 (17.00%) Degree
20 62 (15.50%) jQuery
21 61 (15.25%) T-SQL
22 53 (13.25%) MS Excel
23 51 (12.75%) VB
24 49 (12.25%) XML
24 49 (12.25%) Computer Science
24 49 (12.25%) Relational Database
25 45 (11.25%) WPF
25 45 (11.25%) OO
26 44 (11.00%) Oracle

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.00%) IIS
3 9 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.50%) Node.js
6 2 (0.50%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) FileNet
7 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 53 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.75%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.50%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.25%) Internet
2 11 (2.75%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) GSM
3 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (53.50%) SQL Server
2 49 (12.25%) Relational Database
3 30 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
3 30 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.50%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (2.75%) MySQL
9 9 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.00%) MS Access
13 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.25%) Informix
13 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 89 (22.25%) Visual Studio
2 41 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (2.75%) Subversion
5 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.75%) Selenium
7 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.50%) Hudson
7 2 (0.50%) LLBLGen Pro
7 2 (0.50%) NetAdvantage
7 2 (0.50%) NUnit
8 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.25%) PVCS
8 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.25%) QUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.25%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 28 (7.00%) Finance
2 23 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (4.75%) Automotive
5 15 (3.75%) Retail
6 6 (1.50%) Games
6 6 (1.50%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.25%) Legal
8 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.75%) Law
9 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 3 (0.75%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Military
10 2 (0.50%) Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (84.25%) .NET
2 207 (51.75%) ASP.NET
3 125 (31.25%) HTML
4 97 (24.25%) CSS
5 91 (22.75%) WCF
6 84 (21.00%) .NET Framework
7 80 (20.00%) Web Services
8 76 (19.00%) WinForms
9 62 (15.50%) jQuery
10 49 (12.25%) XML
11 45 (11.25%) WPF
12 34 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 30 (7.50%) LINQ
14 28 (7.00%) Ajax
15 27 (6.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 25 (6.25%) WF
17 21 (5.25%) HTML5
18 19 (4.75%) CSS3
19 18 (4.50%) Silverlight
20 17 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.25%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.50%) Mathematics
4 20 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.25%) IVR
7 7 (1.75%) SCADA
7 7 (1.75%) Physics
7 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.00%) Life Science
9 4 (1.00%) Remote Sensing
9 4 (1.00%) Telematics
10 3 (0.75%) DTV
11 2 (0.50%) iPhone
11 2 (0.50%) User Experience
12 1 (0.25%) Open Source
12 1 (0.25%) Social Media
12 1 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 102 (25.50%) Windows
2 13 (3.25%) Linux
2 13 (3.25%) UNIX
3 12 (3.00%) Android
4 8 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.50%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.25%) MVC
3 68 (17.00%) Software Engineering
4 45 (11.25%) OO
5 36 (9.00%) Web Development
6 34 (8.50%) Scrum
7 33 (8.25%) Unit Testing
8 29 (7.25%) OOP
9 24 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 21 (5.25%) CRM
11 18 (4.50%) SOA
11 18 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.25%) ERP
13 16 (4.00%) Project Management
13 16 (4.00%) TDD
13 16 (4.00%) Information Management
14 14 (3.50%) OOD
14 14 (3.50%) Multithreading
15 12 (3.00%) E-Commerce
16 10 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 299 (74.75%) C#
2 197 (49.25%) SQL
3 174 (43.50%) VB.NET
4 124 (31.00%) JavaScript
5 61 (15.25%) T-SQL
6 51 (12.75%) VB
7 32 (8.00%) Java
8 28 (7.00%) C++
9 24 (6.00%) VB6
10 19 (4.75%) VBA
11 14 (3.50%) PHP
12 9 (2.25%) COBOL
12 9 (2.25%) Delphi
12 9 (2.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 8 (2.00%) MUMPS
14 6 (1.50%) C
15 5 (1.25%) Groovy
16 3 (0.75%) Ruby
16 3 (0.75%) XPath
16 3 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (17.00%) Degree
2 22 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.75%) PhD
4 9 (2.25%) MCSD
5 4 (1.00%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.75%) MCSE
7 2 (0.50%) HND
7 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 103 (25.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.00%) Oracle
3 5 (1.25%) Sun
4 4 (1.00%) DevExpress
5 3 (0.75%) Perforce
5 3 (0.75%) Infragistics
5 3 (0.75%) SAP
5 3 (0.75%) Twitter
6 2 (0.50%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.50%) Sage
7 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.25%) Kofax
7 1 (0.25%) Zend
7 1 (0.25%) Typemock
7 1 (0.25%) Facebook
7 1 (0.25%) JBoss
7 1 (0.25%) IBM
7 1 (0.25%) Citrix
7 1 (0.25%) Avaya
7 1 (0.25%) Genesys
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-50k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Droitwich
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k plus benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic+Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago