The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 117 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 108 147 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.00% 2.65% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.80% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 102 141 121
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5109 5255 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.82% 94.82% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4273 4411 4051
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Engineer
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
Staffordshire +4 33 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Worcestershire +6 18 £37,500 -10.71%
Birmingham -43 18 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Warwickshire +15 15 £40,000 +23.07%
Walsall +8 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Solihull -4 8 £40,000 +11.11%
Coventry -8 3 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Shropshire +3 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £43,750 -
West Bromwich -4 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 220 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 145 (62.50%) C#
3 127 (54.74%) .NET
4 90 (38.79%) C++
5 78 (33.62%) Degree
6 70 (30.17%) C
7 66 (28.45%) SQL Server
8 65 (28.02%) SQL
9 62 (26.72%) ASP.NET
10 51 (21.98%) OO
11 49 (21.12%) HTML
12 45 (19.40%) MVC
13 44 (18.97%) JavaScript
13 44 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (18.10%) Java
15 39 (16.81%) Windows
16 38 (16.38%) Computer Science
16 38 (16.38%) VB.NET
17 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
18 31 (13.36%) CSS
19 30 (12.93%) Relational Database
20 26 (11.21%) Scrum
21 25 (10.78%) TDD
21 25 (10.78%) Electronics
22 23 (9.91%) Embedded C
22 23 (9.91%) RDBMS
23 22 (9.48%) Automotive
23 22 (9.48%) MS Excel
23 22 (9.48%) .NET Framework
23 22 (9.48%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (1.72%) Node.js
2 2 (0.86%) WordPress
2 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.86%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.59%) Simulink
3 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.16%) Stateflow
3 5 (2.16%) TargetLink
4 3 (1.29%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.45%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.16%) Broadband
3 5 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.86%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.86%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.86%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) DHCP
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (28.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.93%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.91%) RDBMS
4 16 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.02%) MS Access
8 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.59%) MySQL
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.43%) DB2
11 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 16 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.60%) Subversion
3 7 (3.02%) Hudson
3 7 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.02%) VectorCAST
4 6 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (2.59%) Selenium
5 5 (2.16%) PVCS
5 5 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.29%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.86%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.86%) RSpec
7 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.86%) Behat
7 2 (0.86%) Ant
7 2 (0.86%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.86%) ProC
7 2 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 25 (10.78%) Electronics
2 22 (9.48%) Automotive
3 13 (5.60%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.17%) Banking
4 12 (5.17%) Finance
5 6 (2.59%) Retail
6 4 (1.72%) Military
7 3 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.29%) Law
8 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.86%) Back Office
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
8 2 (0.86%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (54.74%) .NET
2 62 (26.72%) ASP.NET
3 49 (21.12%) HTML
4 31 (13.36%) CSS
5 22 (9.48%) .NET Framework
5 22 (9.48%) HTML5
6 19 (8.19%) MFC
7 18 (7.76%) XML
8 17 (7.33%) jQuery
9 16 (6.90%) WPF
10 13 (5.60%) Web Services
11 11 (4.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (4.31%) Ajax
13 9 (3.88%) OpenGL
13 9 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (3.45%) DirectX
14 8 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (3.02%) WCF
15 7 (3.02%) WinForms
16 6 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.38%) Computer Science
2 21 (9.05%) Mathematics
3 17 (7.33%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (4.31%) Semantic Web
4 10 (4.31%) SCADA
5 9 (3.88%) Physics
6 7 (3.02%) AS400
6 7 (3.02%) iSeries
7 6 (2.59%) Firmware
8 5 (2.16%) CCTV
8 5 (2.16%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.16%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.29%) Open Source
10 2 (0.86%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.81%) Windows
2 16 (6.90%) Linux
3 8 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.72%) UNIX
5 3 (1.29%) Android
6 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.86%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 51 (21.98%) OO
3 45 (19.40%) MVC
4 44 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (11.21%) Scrum
6 25 (10.78%) TDD
7 19 (8.19%) OOD
8 16 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 15 (6.47%) Web Development
10 13 (5.60%) OOP
11 12 (5.17%) Embedded Software Development
11 12 (5.17%) Validation
12 10 (4.31%) Waterfall
12 10 (4.31%) Test Scripting
12 10 (4.31%) Analytics
13 9 (3.88%) Multithreading
14 7 (3.02%) CAD
14 7 (3.02%) Configuration Management
15 6 (2.59%) Change Control
15 6 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 145 (62.50%) C#
2 90 (38.79%) C++
3 70 (30.17%) C
4 65 (28.02%) SQL
5 44 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 42 (18.10%) Java
7 38 (16.38%) VB.NET
8 23 (9.91%) Embedded C
9 21 (9.05%) T-SQL
10 18 (7.76%) VB
11 14 (6.03%) VC++
12 12 (5.17%) Ruby
12 12 (5.17%) PHP
13 11 (4.74%) Embedded C++
14 8 (3.45%) Assembly Language
15 7 (3.02%) RPG
15 7 (3.02%) Delphi
15 7 (3.02%) VBA
16 6 (2.59%) Python
17 5 (2.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (33.62%) Degree
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.86%) HND
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) PhD
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.31%) ISO 9000
1 10 (4.31%) TickIT
2 2 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.43%) JTAG
Vendors
1 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.05%) Oracle
3 12 (5.17%) MKS
4 10 (4.31%) Sybase
5 7 (3.02%) Fujitsu
6 6 (2.59%) Zend
7 5 (2.16%) Perforce
7 5 (2.16%) MathWorks
8 4 (1.72%) Allen-Bradley
8 4 (1.72%) Remedy
9 3 (1.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.86%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.86%) Freescale
10 2 (0.86%) SAP
10 2 (0.86%) Borland
10 2 (0.86%) Apple
10 2 (0.86%) Google
11 1 (0.43%) Yahoo!
11 1 (0.43%) Siemens
11 1 (0.43%) Progress
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healcare, Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Paid Overtime
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + PENSION, PAID OVERTIME, HOLIDAY
Posted: 10 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £27,000 -£35,000 depending on experience + company pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Lichfield
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago