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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 58 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 205 165 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.11% 3.82% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 4.04% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 182 148 165
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,900 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,150 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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
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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 +20 73 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Worcestershire +2 31 £34,000 +21.42% 4
Solihull +9 23 £34,500 -13.75% 3
Coventry +8 23 £40,000 +5.26% 4
Warwickshire -19 19 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Staffordshire -14 10 £45,000 +33.33% 3
Herefordshire - 9 £45,000 -
Dudley +2 5 £35,000 -4.10%
Walsall +1 5 £35,000 +29.62% 2
Shropshire - 5 - -
Wolverhampton -10 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Sutton Coldfield +7 1 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 330 (85.49%) .NET
2 304 (78.76%) C#
3 220 (56.99%) ASP.NET
4 214 (55.44%) SQL Server
5 202 (52.33%) SQL
6 196 (50.78%) HTML
7 191 (49.48%) JavaScript
8 163 (42.23%) VB.NET
9 146 (37.82%) CSS
10 138 (35.75%) MVC
11 125 (32.38%) Microsoft
12 105 (27.20%) Software Engineering
13 98 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
14 93 (24.09%) jQuery
15 88 (22.80%) Degree
16 75 (19.43%) Visual Studio
17 74 (19.17%) XML
17 74 (19.17%) .NET Framework
18 68 (17.62%) VB
19 66 (17.10%) MS Excel
20 65 (16.84%) OO
21 64 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
22 62 (16.06%) Ajax
23 56 (14.51%) T-SQL
24 55 (14.25%) Windows
24 55 (14.25%) Web Services
24 55 (14.25%) HTML5
24 55 (14.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 52 (13.47%) Scrum
26 48 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.96%) IIS
2 21 (5.44%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (2.85%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) Drupal
7 2 (0.52%) JBoss
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 66 (17.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.52%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.81%) Line 500
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.63%) Internet
2 5 (1.30%) HTTP
3 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.78%) WAN
4 3 (0.78%) LAN
4 3 (0.78%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.52%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.26%) 4G
6 1 (0.26%) GSM
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.26%) Extranet
6 1 (0.26%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (55.44%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.99%) Crystal Reports
4 23 (5.96%) MySQL
5 19 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.85%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.59%) InterSystems Cache
9 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.30%) SQLite
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.78%) Big Data
12 3 (0.78%) MS Access
13 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 75 (19.43%) Visual Studio
2 33 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (5.70%) Subversion
4 11 (2.85%) NUnit
5 8 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (2.07%) QUnit
6 7 (1.81%) LLBLGen Pro
6 7 (1.81%) NetAdvantage
6 7 (1.81%) Maven
7 4 (1.04%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.78%) Hudson
9 2 (0.52%) Ant
9 2 (0.52%) MSTest
9 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.26%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.26%) CMake
General
1 32 (8.29%) Finance
2 23 (5.96%) Retail
3 16 (4.15%) Automotive
4 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (85.49%) .NET
2 220 (56.99%) ASP.NET
3 196 (50.78%) HTML
4 146 (37.82%) CSS
5 93 (24.09%) jQuery
6 74 (19.17%) XML
6 74 (19.17%) .NET Framework
7 64 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (16.06%) Ajax
9 55 (14.25%) Web Services
9 55 (14.25%) HTML5
9 55 (14.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 48 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 35 (9.07%) CSS3
11 35 (9.07%) WinForms
12 32 (8.29%) KnockoutJS
12 32 (8.29%) WCF
13 29 (7.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (7.25%) LINQ
15 26 (6.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.03%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.66%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.85%) IVR
6 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.55%) User Experience
8 5 (1.30%) Physics
9 3 (0.78%) Open Source
10 2 (0.52%) SCADA
10 2 (0.52%) DTV
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) CUDA
10 2 (0.52%) Telematics
10 2 (0.52%) Remote Sensing
10 2 (0.52%) Motion Graphics
10 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.26%) FMCG
11 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.25%) Windows
2 12 (3.11%) UNIX
3 11 (2.85%) Linux
4 9 (2.33%) Android
5 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (35.75%) MVC
2 105 (27.20%) Software Engineering
3 98 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (16.84%) OO
5 52 (13.47%) Scrum
6 38 (9.84%) Project Management
6 38 (9.84%) TDD
7 36 (9.33%) Mentoring
8 31 (8.03%) Unit Testing
9 30 (7.77%) E-Commerce
9 30 (7.77%) OOD
9 30 (7.77%) OOP
10 28 (7.25%) Web Development
11 24 (6.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 19 (4.92%) CRM
13 18 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (4.66%) Web Application Development
14 14 (3.63%) Process Improvement
14 14 (3.63%) Multithreading
14 14 (3.63%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 304 (78.76%) C#
2 202 (52.33%) SQL
3 191 (49.48%) JavaScript
4 163 (42.23%) VB.NET
5 68 (17.62%) VB
6 56 (14.51%) T-SQL
7 46 (11.92%) VB6
8 42 (10.88%) Java
9 34 (8.81%) C++
10 22 (5.70%) VBA
11 16 (4.15%) PHP
12 11 (2.85%) Delphi
13 10 (2.59%) MUMPS
14 8 (2.07%) VC++
15 7 (1.81%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.81%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.55%) COBOL
17 5 (1.30%) C
18 4 (1.04%) Python
18 4 (1.04%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 88 (22.80%) Degree
2 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.55%) HND
3 6 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.52%) MCSD
6 1 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 125 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.96%) Twitter
2 23 (5.96%) Oracle
3 13 (3.37%) Adobe
4 7 (1.81%) Sage
4 7 (1.81%) Infragistics
5 3 (0.78%) BT
6 2 (0.52%) VMware
6 2 (0.52%) Macromedia
6 2 (0.52%) Borland
6 2 (0.52%) Apple
6 2 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.26%) Facebook
7 1 (0.26%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.26%) Avaya
7 1 (0.26%) Genesys
7 1 (0.26%) Mercator
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic+Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum PLUS Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Base+Prospects
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pari Passu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago