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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 143 103 123
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 88 118 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 2.33% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.41% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 84 109 67
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5468 4892 4144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.05% 96.68% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 4250 3413
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +6 32 £25,000 -31.50% 4
Birmingham -16 21 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Staffordshire -13 13 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Coventry -14 10 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Warwickshire -20 6 £25,000 -44.44% 2
Solihull +3 3 £32,500 -20.73%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 174 (97.21%) Software Engineering
2 81 (45.25%) C#
3 72 (40.22%) C++
3 72 (40.22%) SQL
3 72 (40.22%) Degree
4 71 (39.66%) .NET
5 61 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (32.40%) Java
7 46 (25.70%) HTML
8 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
9 43 (24.02%) Windows
10 40 (22.35%) C
11 34 (18.99%) WPF
12 30 (16.76%) MVC
12 30 (16.76%) ASP.NET
13 29 (16.20%) Computer Science
14 25 (13.97%) OO
14 25 (13.97%) Visual Studio
15 24 (13.41%) SQL Server
15 24 (13.41%) Unit Testing
16 23 (12.85%) MySQL
16 23 (12.85%) Scrum
16 23 (12.85%) Mentoring
17 22 (12.29%) TDD
17 22 (12.29%) CSS
17 22 (12.29%) WCF
18 21 (11.73%) Mathematics
18 21 (11.73%) VB.NET
18 21 (11.73%) Linux
18 21 (11.73%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (6.15%) JBoss
2 9 (5.03%) GlassFish
3 5 (2.79%) Apache
4 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 3 (1.68%) Drupal
4 3 (1.68%) Facebook Platform
4 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.91%) Force.com
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.94%) Internet
2 7 (3.91%) HTTP
2 7 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.12%) FlexRay
4 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.85%) MySQL
3 21 (11.73%) Relational Database
4 20 (11.17%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.35%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.23%) Redis
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (13.97%) Visual Studio
2 18 (10.06%) Subversion
3 14 (7.82%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.70%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.59%) CANoe
5 10 (5.59%) Selenium
5 10 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.59%) VectorCAST
6 8 (4.47%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.91%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.91%) Hudson
7 7 (3.91%) JUnit
7 7 (3.91%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (3.91%) RSpec
7 7 (3.91%) WATIR
8 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.68%) Maven
10 2 (1.12%) Ant
10 2 (1.12%) JIRA
10 2 (1.12%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (10.06%) Retail
2 16 (8.94%) Games
3 14 (7.82%) Billing
3 14 (7.82%) Finance
4 12 (6.70%) Automotive
5 4 (2.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (39.66%) .NET
2 46 (25.70%) HTML
3 34 (18.99%) WPF
4 30 (16.76%) ASP.NET
5 22 (12.29%) CSS
5 22 (12.29%) WCF
6 20 (11.17%) MFC
7 19 (10.61%) WinForms
8 15 (8.38%) RESTful
8 15 (8.38%) XML
9 14 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (7.82%) HTML5
10 13 (7.26%) AngularJS
11 12 (6.70%) Ajax
11 12 (6.70%) Hibernate
11 12 (6.70%) jQuery
12 11 (6.15%) .NET Framework
13 10 (5.59%) JSON
13 10 (5.59%) OpenGL
13 10 (5.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Computer Science
2 21 (11.73%) Mathematics
3 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 14 (7.82%) Fat Client
5 14 (7.82%) Thin Client
6 10 (5.59%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (3.35%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (2.23%) Physics
10 3 (1.68%) Online Gambling
10 3 (1.68%) User Experience
11 2 (1.12%) Chemistry
11 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.56%) Equities
12 1 (0.56%) Robotics
12 1 (0.56%) Statistics
12 1 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.02%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Linux
3 11 (6.15%) Unix
4 6 (3.35%) Android
5 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.68%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (97.21%) Software Engineering
2 61 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.76%) MVC
4 25 (13.97%) OO
5 24 (13.41%) Unit Testing
6 23 (12.85%) Mentoring
6 23 (12.85%) Scrum
7 22 (12.29%) TDD
8 20 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (9.50%) SOA
10 15 (8.38%) SDLC
10 15 (8.38%) Workflow
11 14 (7.82%) DSDM
11 14 (7.82%) Game Development
12 12 (6.70%) Time Management
13 11 (6.15%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (5.03%) MVVM
14 9 (5.03%) Open Source
15 8 (4.47%) OOP
15 8 (4.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.25%) C#
2 72 (40.22%) C++
2 72 (40.22%) SQL
3 58 (32.40%) Java
4 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
5 40 (22.35%) C
6 21 (11.73%) VB.NET
7 19 (10.61%) Embedded C
8 16 (8.94%) Embedded C++
9 14 (7.82%) PHP
9 14 (7.82%) Python
10 13 (7.26%) T-SQL
11 11 (6.15%) Ruby
12 9 (5.03%) Lua
13 8 (4.47%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
14 7 (3.91%) Apex Code
15 6 (3.35%) F#
15 6 (3.35%) VB
15 6 (3.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (40.22%) Degree
2 4 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) ISO 9000
1 12 (6.70%) TickIT
2 2 (1.12%) ISO26262
2 2 (1.12%) MISRA
2 2 (1.12%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.82%) Oracle
3 10 (5.59%) Fujitsu
3 10 (5.59%) MKS
4 7 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.35%) Sybase
6 3 (1.68%) Facebook
7 2 (1.12%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.12%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) webMethods
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
E.ON
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcester
Capita plc
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 23 days ago