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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 87 100 73
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 149 119 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 2.22% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.32% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 137 109 165
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £48,850 £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
5282 5120 5163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.42% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4394 4242 4382
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 £24,500
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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +19 36 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Birmingham +23 33 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Warwickshire +15 29 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Coventry +1 27 £35,000 - 3
Staffordshire -17 17 £41,750 +19.28% 3
Solihull +9 5 £30,500 -23.75% 4
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Shropshire -4 2 £43,750 -
Wolverhampton -10 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 249 (87.68%) Software Engineering
2 155 (54.58%) C#
3 126 (44.37%) C++
4 123 (43.31%) SQL
5 121 (42.61%) .NET
6 110 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (37.68%) Java
8 90 (31.69%) Degree
9 88 (30.99%) HTML
10 81 (28.52%) JavaScript
11 66 (23.24%) ASP.NET
12 63 (22.18%) MVC
13 62 (21.83%) Computer Science
14 58 (20.42%) SQL Server
15 56 (19.72%) Windows
16 53 (18.66%) C
17 52 (18.31%) Scrum
18 46 (16.20%) XML
18 46 (16.20%) Python
19 45 (15.85%) HTML5
20 41 (14.44%) CSS
20 41 (14.44%) Linux
21 40 (14.08%) OO
22 38 (13.38%) jQuery
23 36 (12.68%) Visual Studio
24 33 (11.62%) TDD
24 33 (11.62%) SDLC
25 32 (11.27%) Microsoft
26 31 (10.92%) SOA
26 31 (10.92%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (9.86%) JBoss
2 18 (6.34%) WebLogic
3 17 (5.99%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.63%) GlassFish
5 9 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.46%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.76%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.70%) Node.js
9 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Simulink
2 4 (1.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.93%) SaaS
2 10 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.69%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.23%) Internet
3 9 (3.17%) Modbus
4 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.70%) LAN
5 2 (0.70%) WAN
6 1 (0.35%) ISDN
6 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.28%) MySQL
4 11 (3.87%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.82%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.46%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.11%) Big Data
10 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.70%) SQLite
11 2 (0.70%) Riak
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.35%) OLAP
12 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (12.68%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.80%) JUnit
3 23 (8.10%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.04%) Selenium
5 18 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (5.99%) JIRA
6 17 (5.99%) Ant
7 15 (5.28%) Subversion
8 11 (3.87%) Hudson
8 11 (3.87%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.52%) VectorCAST
9 10 (3.52%) CANoe
10 6 (2.11%) Maven
11 4 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.06%) PVCS
12 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.06%) WATIR
12 3 (1.06%) RSpec
12 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 31 (10.92%) Electronics
2 24 (8.45%) Finance
3 17 (5.99%) Automotive
4 14 (4.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.82%) Retail
6 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (42.61%) .NET
2 88 (30.99%) HTML
3 66 (23.24%) ASP.NET
4 46 (16.20%) XML
5 45 (15.85%) HTML5
6 41 (14.44%) CSS
7 38 (13.38%) jQuery
8 28 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (9.51%) WPF
10 26 (9.15%) AngularJS
11 25 (8.80%) WCF
12 23 (8.10%) CSS3
13 22 (7.75%) RESTful
14 20 (7.04%) Middleware
15 19 (6.69%) JSON
16 17 (5.99%) WinForms
16 17 (5.99%) MFC
16 17 (5.99%) PhoneGap
16 17 (5.99%) REST
17 16 (5.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (21.83%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.92%) Mathematics
3 23 (8.10%) Physics
4 22 (7.75%) Algorithms
5 14 (4.93%) Artificial Intelligence
6 13 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (4.23%) User Experience
8 9 (3.17%) Fat Client
8 9 (3.17%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.46%) Semantic Web
9 7 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.11%) Life Science
10 6 (2.11%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.70%) DTV
14 1 (0.35%) VHDL
14 1 (0.35%) Chemistry
14 1 (0.35%) Biotechnology
14 1 (0.35%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.72%) Windows
2 41 (14.44%) Linux
3 7 (2.46%) UNIX
4 6 (2.11%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Android
8 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (87.68%) Software Engineering
2 110 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.18%) MVC
4 52 (18.31%) Scrum
5 40 (14.08%) OO
6 33 (11.62%) TDD
6 33 (11.62%) SDLC
7 31 (10.92%) SOA
8 28 (9.86%) Open Source
9 25 (8.80%) OOP
10 24 (8.45%) Web Development
11 23 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (8.10%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.69%) Image Processing
13 17 (5.99%) Mobile Development
14 16 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (5.63%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.63%) OOD
15 14 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (4.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (54.58%) C#
2 126 (44.37%) C++
3 123 (43.31%) SQL
4 107 (37.68%) Java
5 81 (28.52%) JavaScript
6 53 (18.66%) C
7 46 (16.20%) Python
8 26 (9.15%) Embedded C
9 25 (8.80%) PHP
9 25 (8.80%) Ruby
10 23 (8.10%) Embedded C++
10 23 (8.10%) VB.NET
11 22 (7.75%) T-SQL
12 14 (4.93%) Scala
13 12 (4.23%) VB
14 10 (3.52%) Erlang
15 9 (3.17%) MATLAB
15 9 (3.17%) Clojure
16 7 (2.46%) Perl
16 7 (2.46%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 90 (31.69%) Degree
2 15 (5.28%) PhD
3 10 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.17%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.46%) GAMP
3 6 (2.11%) TickIT
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Firmware
2 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) Puppet
2 6 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.11%) Nagios
2 6 (2.11%) OpenNMS
3 2 (0.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.21%) Oracle
3 10 (3.52%) MKS
3 10 (3.52%) Fujitsu
4 7 (2.46%) Sybase
5 6 (2.11%) QNX
6 4 (1.41%) Zend
7 3 (1.06%) VMware
8 2 (0.70%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.70%) SAP
8 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.35%) webMethods
9 1 (0.35%) Remedy
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe
9 1 (0.35%) EMC
9 1 (0.35%) Twitter
9 1 (0.35%) Telerik
9 1 (0.35%) Perforce
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + Bonus + Health + Pension + WFH
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
E.ON
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Training + Pension + Flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago