The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 64 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 200 181 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.71% 3.27% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 3.45% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 186 164 112
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5095 5252 4656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.85% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 4398 4061
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Developer
England

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 July 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 July 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 0 45 £32,500 -10.34% 6
Staffordshire -7 42 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Worcestershire +11 20 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Coventry +4 18 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Solihull -6 18 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Warwickshire +13 17 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Dudley +2 12 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Shropshire +4 5 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton -2 2 £27,500 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield -4 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 297 (84.38%) .NET
2 261 (74.15%) C#
3 191 (54.26%) ASP.NET
4 185 (52.56%) SQL Server
5 159 (45.17%) SQL
6 142 (40.34%) VB.NET
7 106 (30.11%) HTML
8 97 (27.56%) JavaScript
9 89 (25.28%) Windows
10 87 (24.72%) WCF
11 84 (23.86%) CSS
12 80 (22.73%) .NET Framework
13 78 (22.16%) Microsoft
14 71 (20.17%) Visual Studio
15 69 (19.60%) MVC
16 65 (18.47%) Web Services
17 63 (17.90%) WinForms
18 60 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (17.05%) jQuery
19 53 (15.06%) Degree
20 50 (14.20%) T-SQL
21 46 (13.07%) Software Engineering
22 44 (12.50%) Computer Science
23 40 (11.36%) WPF
24 39 (11.08%) VB
24 39 (11.08%) Relational Database
25 37 (10.51%) Oracle
25 37 (10.51%) MS Excel
26 35 (9.94%) OO
26 35 (9.94%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 24 (6.82%) IIS
2 23 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.57%) FileNet
5 2 (0.57%) OpenEdge
5 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.57%) Node.js
6 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
6 1 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Line 500
4 1 (0.28%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.83%) Internet
2 11 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (52.56%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.08%) Relational Database
3 33 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.68%) Crystal Reports
6 17 (4.83%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.84%) MySQL
9 10 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.84%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.85%) MS Access
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (20.17%) Visual Studio
2 33 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.98%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (2.84%) Subversion
5 4 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.57%) NetAdvantage
6 2 (0.57%) Selenium
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.57%) Hudson
6 2 (0.57%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.28%) Moq
7 1 (0.28%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (6.82%) Finance
2 23 (6.53%) Manufacturing
3 22 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (4.83%) Retail
4 17 (4.83%) Automotive
5 6 (1.70%) Games
5 6 (1.70%) Law
5 6 (1.70%) Legal
5 6 (1.70%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.85%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (84.38%) .NET
2 191 (54.26%) ASP.NET
3 106 (30.11%) HTML
4 87 (24.72%) WCF
5 84 (23.86%) CSS
6 80 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 65 (18.47%) Web Services
8 63 (17.90%) WinForms
9 60 (17.05%) jQuery
10 40 (11.36%) WPF
11 35 (9.94%) XML
12 29 (8.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 23 (6.53%) Ajax
13 23 (6.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 22 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (5.97%) LINQ
16 18 (5.11%) WF
16 18 (5.11%) CSS3
17 17 (4.83%) HTML5
18 14 (3.98%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.53%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.83%) Mathematics
4 11 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.84%) IVR
6 7 (1.99%) Physics
7 6 (1.70%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.42%) SCADA
8 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.14%) Life Science
10 3 (0.85%) iPhone
11 2 (0.57%) Remote Sensing
11 2 (0.57%) Telematics
11 2 (0.57%) Open Source
11 2 (0.57%) Social Media
12 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.28%) Firmware
12 1 (0.28%) DTV
12 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.28%) Windows
2 13 (3.69%) Linux
3 11 (3.13%) Android
4 8 (2.27%) UNIX
4 8 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.42%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.60%) MVC
2 60 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (13.07%) Software Engineering
4 35 (9.94%) OO
5 29 (8.24%) OOP
6 27 (7.67%) Web Development
7 25 (7.10%) Unit Testing
8 21 (5.97%) Scrum
9 18 (5.11%) SOA
9 18 (5.11%) TDD
10 17 (4.83%) Information Management
11 14 (3.98%) CRM
11 14 (3.98%) ERP
11 14 (3.98%) OOD
12 12 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.27%) Waterfall
14 7 (1.99%) E-Commerce
15 6 (1.70%) UML
15 6 (1.70%) Multithreading
16 5 (1.42%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 261 (74.15%) C#
2 159 (45.17%) SQL
3 142 (40.34%) VB.NET
4 97 (27.56%) JavaScript
5 50 (14.20%) T-SQL
6 39 (11.08%) VB
7 29 (8.24%) C++
8 25 (7.10%) Java
9 19 (5.40%) VBA
10 13 (3.69%) PHP
10 13 (3.69%) VB6
11 10 (2.84%) MUMPS
11 10 (2.84%) Delphi
12 9 (2.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 7 (1.99%) C
14 5 (1.42%) COBOL
15 4 (1.14%) Python
16 3 (0.85%) Ruby
16 3 (0.85%) Groovy
16 3 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (15.06%) Degree
2 18 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.13%) PhD
4 7 (1.99%) MCSD
5 4 (1.14%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 78 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.51%) Oracle
3 5 (1.42%) Sun
4 4 (1.14%) DevExpress
5 3 (0.85%) Business Objects
5 3 (0.85%) Infragistics
5 3 (0.85%) Perforce
6 2 (0.57%) Kofax
6 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.57%) IBM
6 2 (0.57%) Sage
6 2 (0.57%) Twitter
7 1 (0.28%) Typemock
7 1 (0.28%) Zend
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) SAP
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick
Configit
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic+Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits incl pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago