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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 79 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 180 201 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 3.78% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 3.95% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 158 193 173
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,200 £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
5472 5089 4432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.20% 95.69% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4699 4349 3805
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -14 51 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Staffordshire -10 35 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Solihull -14 24 £37,500 - 2
Coventry -7 23 £40,000 +5.26% 7
Warwickshire +4 21 £35,000 +22.80% 5
Worcestershire +3 20 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Walsall +1 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Sutton Coldfield -2 2 £36,000 +77.77%
Wolverhampton -5 2 £36,000 +50.00%
Herefordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Dudley -5 1 £25,000 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 322 (84.74%) .NET
2 295 (77.63%) C#
3 220 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 215 (56.58%) ASP.NET
5 188 (49.47%) SQL
6 163 (42.89%) VB.NET
7 145 (38.16%) HTML
8 144 (37.89%) JavaScript
9 114 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (28.42%) Microsoft
11 105 (27.63%) MVC
11 105 (27.63%) CSS
12 85 (22.37%) .NET Framework
13 83 (21.84%) Windows
14 78 (20.53%) jQuery
15 76 (20.00%) Software Engineering
15 76 (20.00%) Visual Studio
16 70 (18.42%) Web Services
17 68 (17.89%) WCF
18 66 (17.37%) MS Excel
19 64 (16.84%) WinForms
20 56 (14.74%) Degree
21 55 (14.47%) T-SQL
22 53 (13.95%) OO
23 50 (13.16%) VB
24 49 (12.89%) XML
25 48 (12.63%) Team Foundation Server
25 48 (12.63%) Relational Database
26 44 (11.58%) WPF
27 42 (11.05%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.58%) IIS
3 11 (2.89%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) Node.js
6 2 (0.53%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) FileNet
7 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 66 (17.37%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.37%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.05%) Line 500
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.95%) Internet
2 11 (2.89%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) GSM
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.26%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 48 (12.63%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (6.84%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.42%) MySQL
6 11 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.11%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (1.32%) MS Access
9 5 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.79%) Big Data
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.26%) SQLite
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 76 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 48 (12.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.47%) Subversion
4 6 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.32%) NUnit
5 5 (1.32%) QUnit
5 5 (1.32%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.05%) NetAdvantage
6 4 (1.05%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.05%) LLBLGen Pro
7 2 (0.53%) Selenium
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.26%) CMake
8 1 (0.26%) Moq
8 1 (0.26%) Hudson
8 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.26%) PVCS
8 1 (0.26%) T4 Templates
General
1 25 (6.58%) Finance
2 24 (6.32%) Automotive
3 20 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.21%) Retail
5 7 (1.84%) Games
5 7 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.58%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.32%) Legal
8 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.79%) Electronics
9 3 (0.79%) Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Marketing
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (84.74%) .NET
2 215 (56.58%) ASP.NET
3 145 (38.16%) HTML
4 105 (27.63%) CSS
5 85 (22.37%) .NET Framework
6 78 (20.53%) jQuery
7 70 (18.42%) Web Services
8 68 (17.89%) WCF
9 64 (16.84%) WinForms
10 49 (12.89%) XML
11 44 (11.58%) WPF
12 42 (11.05%) Ajax
12 42 (11.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 37 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (8.42%) LINQ
16 31 (8.16%) HTML5
17 23 (6.05%) CSS3
18 21 (5.53%) KnockoutJS
18 21 (5.53%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.74%) Mathematics
3 13 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.37%) IVR
6 8 (2.11%) SCADA
7 7 (1.84%) Physics
8 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.58%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.05%) Telematics
9 4 (1.05%) Life Science
9 4 (1.05%) Remote Sensing
9 4 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.79%) User Experience
10 3 (0.79%) DTV
11 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.26%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.26%) Open Source
12 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.84%) Windows
2 12 (3.16%) Linux
2 12 (3.16%) Android
3 10 (2.63%) UNIX
4 8 (2.11%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (27.63%) MVC
3 76 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 53 (13.95%) OO
5 42 (11.05%) Scrum
6 40 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 39 (10.26%) Web Development
8 30 (7.89%) OOP
9 23 (6.05%) Mentoring
10 22 (5.79%) OOD
11 21 (5.53%) CRM
12 19 (5.00%) E-Commerce
12 19 (5.00%) Project Management
13 18 (4.74%) TDD
14 17 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (4.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 15 (3.95%) ERP
17 13 (3.42%) Multithreading
18 12 (3.16%) SOA
18 12 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 295 (77.63%) C#
2 188 (49.47%) SQL
3 163 (42.89%) VB.NET
4 144 (37.89%) JavaScript
5 55 (14.47%) T-SQL
6 50 (13.16%) VB
7 33 (8.68%) Java
8 24 (6.32%) VB6
9 21 (5.53%) C++
10 20 (5.26%) VBA
11 13 (3.42%) PHP
12 9 (2.37%) Delphi
13 8 (2.11%) MUMPS
14 6 (1.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 5 (1.32%) COBOL
16 4 (1.05%) C
16 4 (1.05%) Groovy
17 3 (0.79%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.79%) Ruby
17 3 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (14.74%) Degree
2 15 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.37%) PhD
4 5 (1.32%) MCSD
5 3 (0.79%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 108 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.68%) Oracle
3 11 (2.89%) Twitter
4 5 (1.32%) DevExpress
4 5 (1.32%) Infragistics
5 4 (1.05%) Sage
5 4 (1.05%) Sun
6 3 (0.79%) SAP
6 3 (0.79%) Perforce
7 2 (0.53%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix
8 1 (0.26%) Avaya
8 1 (0.26%) Genesys
8 1 (0.26%) Apple
8 1 (0.26%) Facebook
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Mercator
8 1 (0.26%) Kofax
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + care scheme, bonus etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwick
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, flexitime, pension etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 30000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Southam, Warwickshire
RecruitX
Salary: £22.5k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,200 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum Benefits + Share options + Pension + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive, pension and healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago