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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 60 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 218 215 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.98% 4.32% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.54% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 186 201 194
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,000 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,625 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
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
5230 4731 4579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.00% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4639 3998 4018
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +2 61 £35,000 - 5
Warwickshire 0 31 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Worcestershire +7 30 £35,000 +25.00% 3
Solihull 0 30 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Coventry -1 28 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Staffordshire -16 18 £41,000 +26.15% 2
Walsall +2 5 £37,500 +74.41% 1
Shropshire -1 5 - -
Dudley -3 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Wolverhampton - 4 £33,750 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +3 2 £36,000 +24.13%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 326 (84.90%) .NET
2 298 (77.60%) C#
3 233 (60.68%) SQL Server
4 224 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 209 (54.43%) SQL
6 192 (50.00%) HTML
7 185 (48.18%) JavaScript
8 178 (46.35%) VB.NET
9 133 (34.64%) CSS
10 131 (34.11%) MVC
11 126 (32.81%) Microsoft
12 111 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
13 91 (23.70%) Software Engineering
14 85 (22.14%) jQuery
15 84 (21.88%) .NET Framework
16 82 (21.35%) Visual Studio
17 73 (19.01%) MS Excel
18 71 (18.49%) Windows
19 70 (18.23%) VB
20 69 (17.97%) XML
20 69 (17.97%) Degree
21 64 (16.67%) Web Services
21 64 (16.67%) T-SQL
22 63 (16.41%) OO
23 60 (15.63%) Ajax
24 56 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
25 54 (14.06%) Scrum
26 52 (13.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 50 (13.02%) WinForms
28 47 (12.24%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.77%) IIS
3 16 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.56%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.52%) Node.js
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 73 (19.01%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.34%) Line 500
3 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.17%) Internet
2 6 (1.56%) Intranet
3 3 (0.78%) HTTP
3 3 (0.78%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) CTI
5 1 (0.26%) GSM
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (60.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 25 (6.51%) Crystal Reports
4 24 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (5.47%) MySQL
6 12 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.60%) InterSystems Cache
7 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.30%) MS Access
10 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.04%) Big Data
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.78%) SQLite
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 82 (21.35%) Visual Studio
2 39 (10.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (6.51%) Subversion
4 11 (2.86%) NUnit
5 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (2.34%) LLBLGen Pro
6 9 (2.34%) NetAdvantage
7 8 (2.08%) QUnit
8 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.78%) Maven
10 2 (0.52%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.52%) MSTest
11 1 (0.26%) Hudson
11 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.26%) CMake
11 1 (0.26%) Selenium
11 1 (0.26%) JUnit
11 1 (0.26%) PVCS
11 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (8.33%) Finance
2 24 (6.25%) Retail
3 22 (5.73%) Automotive
4 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.04%) Marketing
5 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.78%) Electronics
6 3 (0.78%) Games
6 3 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (84.90%) .NET
2 224 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 192 (50.00%) HTML
4 133 (34.64%) CSS
5 85 (22.14%) jQuery
6 84 (21.88%) .NET Framework
7 69 (17.97%) XML
8 64 (16.67%) Web Services
9 60 (15.63%) Ajax
10 56 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (13.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 50 (13.02%) WinForms
13 47 (12.24%) HTML5
13 47 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 42 (10.94%) WCF
15 40 (10.42%) WPF
16 34 (8.85%) KnockoutJS
17 33 (8.59%) LINQ
18 30 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 29 (7.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.47%) Mathematics
3 14 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.86%) IVR
6 7 (1.82%) Physics
7 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.04%) SCADA
8 4 (1.04%) User Experience
8 4 (1.04%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (1.04%) Telematics
9 3 (0.78%) DTV
10 2 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.26%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.26%) Open Source
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.49%) Windows
2 11 (2.86%) UNIX
3 10 (2.60%) Android
4 8 (2.08%) Linux
5 6 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (34.11%) MVC
2 111 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.70%) Software Engineering
4 63 (16.41%) OO
5 54 (14.06%) Scrum
6 38 (9.90%) Unit Testing
7 36 (9.38%) Web Development
8 35 (9.11%) OOP
9 33 (8.59%) Project Management
10 32 (8.33%) TDD
11 30 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.55%) Mentoring
13 27 (7.03%) OOD
14 25 (6.51%) CRM
14 25 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.43%) Workflow
16 14 (3.65%) Business Process Improvement
16 14 (3.65%) Process Improvement
17 13 (3.39%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 298 (77.60%) C#
2 209 (54.43%) SQL
3 185 (48.18%) JavaScript
4 178 (46.35%) VB.NET
5 70 (18.23%) VB
6 64 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 46 (11.98%) VB6
8 30 (7.81%) Java
9 29 (7.55%) C++
10 25 (6.51%) VBA
11 11 (2.86%) Delphi
12 10 (2.60%) MUMPS
13 9 (2.34%) PHP
14 6 (1.56%) COBOL
14 6 (1.56%) VC++
14 6 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.04%) C++/CLI
16 3 (0.78%) Groovy
16 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (17.97%) Degree
2 15 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.04%) MCSD
5 3 (0.78%) HND
5 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 126 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.73%) Oracle
3 21 (5.47%) Twitter
4 9 (2.34%) Sage
4 9 (2.34%) Infragistics
5 5 (1.30%) Adobe
6 3 (0.78%) SAP
7 2 (0.52%) Perforce
7 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.26%) Facebook
8 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.26%) Kofax
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Mercator
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.26%) Sun
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix
8 1 (0.26%) Avaya
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, progression!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,200 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension,Staff Discount
Posted: Yesterday
Droitwich
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Top base+Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £44,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits incl pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago