The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 77 109 86
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 183 110 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 2.04% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 2.15% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 167 106 140
Average salary £40,000 £37,125 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.74% +6.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
5449 5121 5278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.05% 94.83% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4288 4433
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Worcestershire +11 43 £37,500 - 6
Birmingham +13 38 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Warwickshire +9 38 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Coventry +10 27 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Staffordshire -7 20 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Dudley - 3 £24,000 -
Shropshire -3 2 £37,500 -
Solihull +9 1 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 269 (88.78%) Software Engineering
2 170 (56.11%) C#
3 133 (43.89%) .NET
4 127 (41.91%) SQL
4 127 (41.91%) C++
5 125 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (39.27%) Java
7 91 (30.03%) Degree
8 86 (28.38%) HTML
9 80 (26.40%) JavaScript
10 66 (21.78%) MVC
10 66 (21.78%) ASP.NET
11 63 (20.79%) SQL Server
12 60 (19.80%) Computer Science
13 57 (18.81%) Windows
14 53 (17.49%) Scrum
15 51 (16.83%) C
16 49 (16.17%) Python
17 48 (15.84%) Linux
17 48 (15.84%) XML
18 47 (15.51%) HTML5
19 43 (14.19%) OO
20 42 (13.86%) CSS
21 37 (12.21%) jQuery
21 37 (12.21%) Microsoft
22 35 (11.55%) TDD
23 34 (11.22%) SDLC
24 33 (10.89%) Visual Studio
24 33 (10.89%) Oracle
24 33 (10.89%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (10.23%) JBoss
2 21 (6.93%) GlassFish
3 19 (6.27%) WebSphere
3 19 (6.27%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.95%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.65%) IIS
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Node.js
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
9 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.98%) Simulink
3 1 (0.33%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.61%) SaaS
2 16 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.66%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 15 (4.95%) Internet
3 9 (2.97%) Modbus
4 3 (0.99%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.66%) LAN
5 2 (0.66%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.95%) MySQL
3 15 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.30%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.97%) Big Data
6 9 (2.97%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.31%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.32%) Riak
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.66%) SQLite
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (10.89%) Visual Studio
2 31 (10.23%) JUnit
3 26 (8.58%) Git (software)
4 22 (7.26%) Selenium
5 19 (6.27%) JIRA
5 19 (6.27%) Ant
6 18 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (5.61%) Subversion
8 12 (3.96%) Jenkins
9 11 (3.63%) VectorCAST
9 11 (3.63%) Hudson
9 11 (3.63%) CANoe
9 11 (3.63%) Maven
10 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.99%) PVCS
11 3 (0.99%) WATIR
11 3 (0.99%) RSpec
11 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.66%) PHPUnit
General
1 30 (9.90%) Electronics
2 26 (8.58%) Finance
3 17 (5.61%) Automotive
4 14 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.98%) Retail
6 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.99%) Billing
8 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (43.89%) .NET
2 86 (28.38%) HTML
3 66 (21.78%) ASP.NET
4 48 (15.84%) XML
5 47 (15.51%) HTML5
6 42 (13.86%) CSS
7 37 (12.21%) jQuery
8 28 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (8.91%) AngularJS
9 27 (8.91%) WCF
10 26 (8.58%) Middleware
10 26 (8.58%) CSS3
11 25 (8.25%) WPF
12 23 (7.59%) RESTful
13 21 (6.93%) JSON
14 20 (6.60%) JMS
14 20 (6.60%) REST
15 19 (6.27%) PhoneGap
16 17 (5.61%) Java EE
16 17 (5.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.80%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.23%) Mathematics
3 23 (7.59%) Algorithms
4 21 (6.93%) Physics
5 17 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (4.29%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (3.96%) User Experience
8 10 (3.30%) Semantic Web
9 9 (2.97%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.97%) Fat Client
10 7 (2.31%) Device Driver
10 7 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.98%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.98%) Life Science
12 4 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.66%) VHDL
13 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 57 (18.81%) Windows
2 48 (15.84%) Linux
3 11 (3.63%) UNIX
4 7 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (2.31%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (88.78%) Software Engineering
2 125 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (21.78%) MVC
4 53 (17.49%) Scrum
5 43 (14.19%) OO
6 35 (11.55%) TDD
7 34 (11.22%) SDLC
8 33 (10.89%) SOA
9 30 (9.90%) Open Source
10 26 (8.58%) OOP
10 26 (8.58%) Mentoring
11 25 (8.25%) Web Development
11 25 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (6.27%) Mobile Development
13 18 (5.94%) Image Processing
14 17 (5.61%) OOD
15 15 (4.95%) Kanban
15 15 (4.95%) Functional Programming
16 14 (4.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (56.11%) C#
2 127 (41.91%) C++
2 127 (41.91%) SQL
3 119 (39.27%) Java
4 80 (26.40%) JavaScript
5 51 (16.83%) C
6 49 (16.17%) Python
7 31 (10.23%) Ruby
8 29 (9.57%) PHP
9 23 (7.59%) T-SQL
9 23 (7.59%) Embedded C
10 22 (7.26%) VB.NET
11 21 (6.93%) Embedded C++
12 16 (5.28%) Scala
13 13 (4.29%) Erlang
13 13 (4.29%) VB
14 11 (3.63%) Perl
14 11 (3.63%) Shell Script
15 10 (3.30%) Clojure
16 9 (2.97%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 91 (30.03%) Degree
2 14 (4.62%) PhD
3 11 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.97%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.31%) GAMP
3 6 (1.98%) TickIT
4 1 (0.33%) WAI
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.32%) Firmware
2 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Docker
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.63%) Puppet
2 10 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.30%) Nagios
2 10 (3.30%) OpenNMS
3 4 (1.32%) MOM
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.89%) Oracle
3 11 (3.63%) MKS
3 11 (3.63%) Fujitsu
4 10 (3.30%) Sybase
5 7 (2.31%) QNX
6 5 (1.65%) Zend
7 3 (0.99%) VMware
8 2 (0.66%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) Remedy
9 1 (0.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) HP
9 1 (0.33%) EMC
9 1 (0.33%) Intel
9 1 (0.33%) Telerik
9 1 (0.33%) Perforce
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago