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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 57 65 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 234 201 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.44% 3.81% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 4.01% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 220 181 139
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £26,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
5009 5016 4877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 95.04% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4198 4246 4050
Average salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,962 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +3 92 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Worcestershire +14 40 £35,000 - 6
Staffordshire +5 29 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Warwickshire -2 26 £33,500 -2.89% 6
Coventry +1 15 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Solihull +2 11 £40,000 -
Shropshire -1 11 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Herefordshire +2 4 £45,000 +28.57%
West Bromwich - 2 £36,000 -
Dudley -11 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 352 (81.67%) .NET
2 343 (79.58%) C#
3 220 (51.04%) SQL Server
4 217 (50.35%) HTML
5 212 (49.19%) JavaScript
6 203 (47.10%) SQL
7 193 (44.78%) ASP.NET
8 173 (40.14%) CSS
9 142 (32.95%) VB.NET
10 135 (31.32%) MVC
11 132 (30.63%) Software Engineering
12 113 (26.22%) Degree
13 112 (25.99%) Microsoft
14 102 (23.67%) XML
15 97 (22.51%) jQuery
16 91 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
17 85 (19.72%) Computer Science
18 80 (18.56%) OO
19 79 (18.33%) WCF
20 74 (17.17%) VB
21 73 (16.94%) Visual Studio
22 69 (16.01%) T-SQL
22 69 (16.01%) Web Services
23 67 (15.55%) Java
24 63 (14.62%) .NET Framework
24 63 (14.62%) HTML5
25 54 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
26 51 (11.83%) SDLC
27 50 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
27 50 (11.60%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (5.10%) IIS
2 15 (3.48%) Umbraco
3 11 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.86%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.39%) CMS
5 6 (1.39%) Apache
6 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.46%) Drupal
8 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 36 (8.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.70%) 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 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.09%) SaaS
3 5 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.55%) Internet
2 5 (1.16%) HTTP
3 4 (0.93%) LAN
3 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.93%) WAN
4 3 (0.70%) 4G
4 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.46%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.46%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.46%) Extranet
6 1 (0.23%) Modbus
6 1 (0.23%) Profibus
6 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (51.04%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.67%) MySQL
3 39 (9.05%) Relational Database
4 30 (6.96%) Crystal Reports
4 30 (6.96%) RDBMS
5 26 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.78%) SQLite
10 10 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.09%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.62%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 73 (16.94%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.62%) Maven
3 7 (1.62%) Subversion
3 7 (1.62%) NUnit
4 5 (1.16%) Ant
5 4 (0.93%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.93%) Hudson
6 3 (0.70%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.70%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.46%) JIRA
7 2 (0.46%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.46%) JUnit
7 2 (0.46%) MSTest
7 2 (0.46%) QUnit
7 2 (0.46%) Gradle
7 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 39 (9.05%) Finance
2 15 (3.48%) Retail
3 14 (3.25%) Automotive
4 13 (3.02%) Back Office
5 9 (2.09%) Games
6 7 (1.62%) Law
7 6 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.93%) Advertising
9 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (81.67%) .NET
2 217 (50.35%) HTML
3 193 (44.78%) ASP.NET
4 173 (40.14%) CSS
5 102 (23.67%) XML
6 97 (22.51%) jQuery
7 79 (18.33%) WCF
8 69 (16.01%) Web Services
9 63 (14.62%) .NET Framework
9 63 (14.62%) HTML5
10 54 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 49 (11.37%) Ajax
13 44 (10.21%) WinForms
14 30 (6.96%) WPF
15 29 (6.73%) Entity Framework
16 28 (6.50%) CSS3
17 22 (5.10%) JSON
18 21 (4.87%) SOAP
18 21 (4.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (19.72%) Computer Science
2 33 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.71%) Mathematics
4 12 (2.78%) User Experience
5 11 (2.55%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.32%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.62%) IVR
8 6 (1.39%) Semantic Web
9 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.93%) Physics
10 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.93%) Kindle
11 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.70%) Biotechnology
11 3 (0.70%) Animation
12 2 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.46%) CUDA
12 2 (0.46%) Motion Graphics
13 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.60%) Windows
2 20 (4.64%) Linux
3 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (2.55%) Android
3 11 (2.55%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.62%) UNIX
5 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.23%) zOS
6 1 (0.23%) OS/400
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (31.32%) MVC
2 132 (30.63%) Software Engineering
3 91 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (18.56%) OO
5 51 (11.83%) SDLC
6 50 (11.60%) E-Commerce
7 38 (8.82%) TDD
7 38 (8.82%) Project Management
8 37 (8.58%) Mentoring
9 33 (7.66%) Web Development
10 32 (7.42%) Web Application Development
11 30 (6.96%) Scrum
12 29 (6.73%) OOP
13 27 (6.26%) OOD
14 23 (5.34%) Release Management
14 23 (5.34%) Unit Testing
14 23 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (5.10%) Mobile Development
15 22 (5.10%) Logistics
16 21 (4.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 343 (79.58%) C#
2 212 (49.19%) JavaScript
3 203 (47.10%) SQL
4 142 (32.95%) VB.NET
5 74 (17.17%) VB
6 69 (16.01%) T-SQL
7 67 (15.55%) Java
8 44 (10.21%) C++
9 42 (9.74%) VB6
10 34 (7.89%) PHP
11 14 (3.25%) C
12 9 (2.09%) VBA
13 7 (1.62%) MUMPS
13 7 (1.62%) VC++
13 7 (1.62%) Delphi
14 6 (1.39%) PHP5
15 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.16%) Python
15 5 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (26.22%) Degree
2 15 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.62%) HND
4 3 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.70%) MCP
4 3 (0.70%) MCAD
4 3 (0.70%) MCSD
4 3 (0.70%) MCTS
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.16%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (25.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.96%) Oracle
3 19 (4.41%) Adobe
4 10 (2.32%) Apple
5 9 (2.09%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.86%) Twitter
7 5 (1.16%) BT
8 2 (0.46%) VMware
8 2 (0.46%) Macromedia
9 1 (0.23%) Borland
9 1 (0.23%) IBM
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ISL
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Membership Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,500 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Membership Solutions Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18k - £22k per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + training, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leamington Spa
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
CPS Group
Salary: £60k - 90k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago