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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 62 59 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 230 233 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.98% 4.27% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 4.52% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 212 213 150
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
5455 5155 5148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.48% 94.47% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4560 4367 4308
Average salary £39,100 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,450 £57,500
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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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
(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 +5 86 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Worcestershire +12 43 £35,000 - 5
Warwickshire -9 29 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Staffordshire -6 24 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Coventry -8 14 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Shropshire -2 9 £42,500 +54.54%
Solihull -3 8 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Herefordshire -4 3 £43,750 +25.00%
West Bromwich - 2 £36,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £32,500 -
Walsall 0 1 £50,000 +66.66%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 358 (81.92%) C#
1 358 (81.92%) .NET
2 224 (51.26%) HTML
3 219 (50.11%) JavaScript
3 219 (50.11%) SQL Server
4 208 (47.60%) SQL
5 193 (44.16%) ASP.NET
6 179 (40.96%) CSS
7 140 (32.04%) Software Engineering
8 139 (31.81%) VB.NET
8 139 (31.81%) MVC
9 124 (28.38%) Degree
10 114 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 107 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
12 106 (24.26%) Computer Science
13 98 (22.43%) XML
13 98 (22.43%) jQuery
14 90 (20.59%) WCF
15 76 (17.39%) Web Services
16 74 (16.93%) OO
16 74 (16.93%) T-SQL
16 74 (16.93%) Java
17 72 (16.48%) VB
18 67 (15.33%) Visual Studio
18 67 (15.33%) HTML5
19 62 (14.19%) .NET Framework
20 57 (13.04%) Windows
21 54 (12.36%) E-Commerce
22 52 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
22 52 (11.90%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 23 (5.26%) IIS
2 12 (2.75%) Umbraco
3 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.37%) CMS
5 6 (1.37%) Apache
6 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.46%) Drupal
8 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 33 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.46%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) Simulink
4 1 (0.23%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.37%) SaaS
3 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.52%) Internet
2 4 (0.92%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.69%) 4G
4 2 (0.46%) Extranet
4 2 (0.46%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.46%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.46%) LAN
4 2 (0.46%) WAN
4 2 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) Modbus
5 1 (0.23%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (50.11%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.30%) MySQL
3 37 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 30 (6.86%) Crystal Reports
5 28 (6.41%) RDBMS
6 26 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (3.66%) SQLite
8 13 (2.97%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.14%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
15 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 67 (15.33%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.37%) Maven
5 5 (1.14%) Ant
5 5 (1.14%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.92%) Hudson
6 4 (0.92%) Selenium
7 3 (0.69%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.69%) JUnit
7 3 (0.69%) JIRA
7 3 (0.69%) NUnit
8 2 (0.46%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.46%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.46%) PEAR
8 2 (0.46%) Gradle
8 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (9.38%) Finance
2 18 (4.12%) Games
3 16 (3.66%) Automotive
4 13 (2.97%) Back Office
5 11 (2.52%) Retail
6 7 (1.60%) Advertising
6 7 (1.60%) Law
7 6 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.69%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (81.92%) .NET
2 224 (51.26%) HTML
3 193 (44.16%) ASP.NET
4 179 (40.96%) CSS
5 98 (22.43%) XML
5 98 (22.43%) jQuery
6 90 (20.59%) WCF
7 76 (17.39%) Web Services
8 67 (15.33%) HTML5
9 62 (14.19%) .NET Framework
10 52 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (11.21%) WinForms
12 46 (10.53%) WPF
12 46 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 40 (9.15%) Ajax
14 28 (6.41%) CSS3
15 25 (5.72%) Entity Framework
16 23 (5.26%) SOAP
16 23 (5.26%) AngularJS
17 19 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 106 (24.26%) Computer Science
2 35 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.58%) Mathematics
4 15 (3.43%) User Experience
5 14 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.37%) Semantic Web
7 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.14%) IVR
9 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.92%) Animation
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.92%) Kindle
10 3 (0.69%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.69%) Biotechnology
10 3 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.46%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.46%) Streaming Media
11 2 (0.46%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.04%) Windows
2 21 (4.81%) Android
3 20 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.12%) Linux
5 14 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.14%) UNIX
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) OS/400
7 1 (0.23%) zOS
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (32.04%) Software Engineering
2 139 (31.81%) MVC
3 107 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (16.93%) OO
5 54 (12.36%) E-Commerce
6 52 (11.90%) SDLC
7 38 (8.70%) Web Development
8 35 (8.01%) TDD
9 34 (7.78%) Scrum
9 34 (7.78%) Mentoring
10 32 (7.32%) Project Management
11 27 (6.18%) OOP
11 27 (6.18%) Logistics
12 25 (5.72%) OOD
13 24 (5.49%) Release Management
13 24 (5.49%) Web Application Development
14 22 (5.03%) Mobile Development
15 19 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (4.35%) SOA
16 18 (4.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 358 (81.92%) C#
2 219 (50.11%) JavaScript
3 208 (47.60%) SQL
4 139 (31.81%) VB.NET
5 74 (16.93%) T-SQL
5 74 (16.93%) Java
6 72 (16.48%) VB
7 45 (10.30%) C++
8 38 (8.70%) VB6
9 34 (7.78%) PHP
10 14 (3.20%) C
11 9 (2.06%) VBA
12 6 (1.37%) Ruby
12 6 (1.37%) Python
12 6 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.14%) MUMPS
13 5 (1.14%) PHP5
13 5 (1.14%) Delphi
13 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 124 (28.38%) Degree
2 16 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.37%) HND
4 4 (0.92%) MCTS
4 4 (0.92%) MCP
4 4 (0.92%) MCAD
4 4 (0.92%) MCSD
5 3 (0.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.37%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) vSphere
2 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 114 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.70%) Oracle
3 18 (4.12%) Adobe
4 14 (3.20%) Apple
4 14 (3.20%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.14%) BT
6 3 (0.69%) Google
7 2 (0.46%) Twitter
7 2 (0.46%) VMware
7 2 (0.46%) Macromedia
8 1 (0.23%) IBM
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: share options
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + *Excellent Benefits Package*
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Syncreon
Salary: Good employment conditions
Posted: 25 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago