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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 77 76 71
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 172 177 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.07% 3.28% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 3.44% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 154 160 176
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
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
5270 5142 5161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4397 4264 4397
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +16 60 £35,000 - 7
Coventry +4 30 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Worcestershire +3 26 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Staffordshire -24 18 £36,250 +3.57% 3
Warwickshire -1 14 £40,000 +39.13% 4
Solihull -5 9 £36,000 -4.00%
Herefordshire +5 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Halesowen - 2 £32,500 -
Shropshire -7 1 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Walsall - 1 £50,000 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 343 (82.85%) C#
2 331 (79.95%) .NET
3 221 (53.38%) SQL Server
4 216 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 212 (51.21%) HTML
5 212 (51.21%) SQL
6 181 (43.72%) ASP.NET
7 178 (43.00%) CSS
8 144 (34.78%) VB.NET
9 138 (33.33%) MVC
10 129 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
11 117 (28.26%) Microsoft
12 115 (27.78%) Software Engineering
13 112 (27.05%) Degree
14 108 (26.09%) Computer Science
15 105 (25.36%) jQuery
16 97 (23.43%) WCF
17 88 (21.26%) T-SQL
18 75 (18.12%) HTML5
18 75 (18.12%) Web Services
19 74 (17.87%) XML
20 68 (16.43%) Visual Studio
21 65 (15.70%) .NET Framework
22 62 (14.98%) Java
23 61 (14.73%) OO
24 58 (14.01%) Windows
25 56 (13.53%) WPF
26 53 (12.80%) VB
27 51 (12.32%) Web Development
27 51 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 40 (9.66%) IIS
2 8 (1.93%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.97%) Apache
4 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.72%) OpenEdge
6 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.48%) CMS
6 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.17%) GitHub
2 8 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.93%) SaaS
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.86%) Internet
2 5 (1.21%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) LAN
4 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (53.38%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.70%) MySQL
3 35 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (6.52%) Crystal Reports
5 23 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (3.86%) SQLite
9 15 (3.62%) RDBMS
10 13 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.45%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (0.97%) OLAP
15 3 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
15 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (16.43%) Visual Studio
2 35 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.62%) Subversion
5 8 (1.93%) JIRA
6 7 (1.69%) NUnit
7 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.97%) JUnit
7 4 (0.97%) NuGet
7 4 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.97%) NSubstitute
8 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.72%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.72%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.72%) Moq
8 3 (0.72%) Ant
8 3 (0.72%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.72%) Selenium
9 2 (0.48%) Maven
9 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (10.87%) Finance
2 26 (6.28%) Games
3 13 (3.14%) Automotive
4 8 (1.93%) Back Office
4 8 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.69%) Advertising
6 6 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.21%) Retail
7 5 (1.21%) Law
8 4 (0.97%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (79.95%) .NET
2 212 (51.21%) HTML
3 181 (43.72%) ASP.NET
4 178 (43.00%) CSS
5 105 (25.36%) jQuery
6 97 (23.43%) WCF
7 75 (18.12%) HTML5
7 75 (18.12%) Web Services
8 74 (17.87%) XML
9 65 (15.70%) .NET Framework
10 56 (13.53%) WPF
11 51 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (12.32%) AngularJS
12 46 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 46 (11.11%) Ajax
13 45 (10.87%) WinForms
14 32 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (7.73%) CSS3
15 29 (7.00%) KnockoutJS
16 27 (6.52%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 31 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.31%) Mathematics
4 19 (4.59%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.14%) User Experience
6 8 (1.93%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.45%) Semantic Web
7 6 (1.45%) Kindle
8 4 (0.97%) Animation
8 4 (0.97%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (0.72%) Physics
9 3 (0.72%) Biotechnology
9 3 (0.72%) Linked Data
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) IVR
10 2 (0.48%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.24%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.01%) Windows
2 22 (5.31%) Android
2 22 (5.31%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.66%) Linux
5 5 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (33.33%) MVC
2 129 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 61 (14.73%) OO
5 51 (12.32%) Web Development
6 49 (11.84%) E-Commerce
6 49 (11.84%) SDLC
7 40 (9.66%) Scrum
8 34 (8.21%) TDD
9 30 (7.25%) Logistics
10 21 (5.07%) OOD
11 19 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (4.35%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.11%) Web Application Development
14 15 (3.62%) Project Management
14 15 (3.62%) Android Development
15 14 (3.38%) OOP
15 14 (3.38%) Release Management
16 13 (3.14%) BDD
17 12 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 343 (82.85%) C#
2 216 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 212 (51.21%) SQL
4 144 (34.78%) VB.NET
5 88 (21.26%) T-SQL
6 62 (14.98%) Java
7 53 (12.80%) VB
8 45 (10.87%) C++
9 29 (7.00%) VB6
10 24 (5.80%) PHP
11 9 (2.17%) C
12 6 (1.45%) VBA
13 5 (1.21%) Delphi
13 5 (1.21%) Ruby
13 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.97%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.97%) Python
15 3 (0.72%) XAML
15 3 (0.72%) COBOL
15 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (27.05%) Degree
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.21%) MCTS
3 5 (1.21%) MCP
3 5 (1.21%) MCAD
3 5 (1.21%) MCSD
4 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.14%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 117 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.73%) Oracle
3 15 (3.62%) Xamarin
4 12 (2.90%) Apple
5 10 (2.42%) Adobe
6 8 (1.93%) Twitter
7 6 (1.45%) Google
8 2 (0.48%) Progress
8 2 (0.48%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.24%) webMethods
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £55k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Total Produce Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 23 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago