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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 97 78 90
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 134 160 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 2.94% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 3.09% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 126 153 104
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,450 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
5348 5176 4597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4406 3923
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +6 39 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Birmingham -37 27 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Coventry -4 26 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Warwickshire -9 18 £45,000 +17.64% 2
Worcestershire -2 9 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Solihull +3 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Walsall -1 4 £34,500 -8.00%
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
West Bromwich +3 1 £37,500 -21.05%
Herefordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 246 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 139 (53.88%) C#
3 119 (46.12%) .NET
4 93 (36.05%) SQL
5 83 (32.17%) C++
6 81 (31.40%) Degree
7 78 (30.23%) HTML
8 68 (26.36%) SQL Server
9 67 (25.97%) Java
10 65 (25.19%) C
11 64 (24.81%) ASP.NET
12 61 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
14 52 (20.16%) OO
14 52 (20.16%) MVC
15 47 (18.22%) Oracle
16 45 (17.44%) Microsoft
17 40 (15.50%) CSS
18 39 (15.12%) Web Services
19 36 (13.95%) Windows
19 36 (13.95%) MS Excel
19 36 (13.95%) Relational Database
20 35 (13.57%) Linux
20 35 (13.57%) VB.NET
21 32 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
21 32 (12.40%) Scrum
22 29 (11.24%) Electronics
23 28 (10.85%) Visual Studio
23 28 (10.85%) Computer Science
23 28 (10.85%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (7.36%) Apache
2 9 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.10%) WordPress
4 7 (2.71%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.16%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.39%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.81%) Simulink
3 11 (4.26%) Stateflow
3 11 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (4.26%) TargetLink
4 9 (3.49%) MS Office
5 1 (0.39%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.10%) Bluetooth
1 8 (3.10%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.33%) Internet
3 5 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.94%) Broadband
4 4 (1.55%) HTTP
5 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.78%) GSM
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) DNS
7 1 (0.39%) Modbus
7 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 32 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (10.08%) RDBMS
5 20 (7.75%) DB2
5 20 (7.75%) Big Data
6 10 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.10%) MySQL
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.94%) MS Access
10 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.39%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (10.85%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.20%) Subversion
3 15 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (4.65%) Hudson
4 12 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.49%) PHPUnit
7 8 (3.10%) Behat
8 5 (1.94%) Selenium
9 3 (1.16%) JIRA
9 3 (1.16%) PVCS
9 3 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.16%) JUnit
9 3 (1.16%) VectorCAST
10 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.78%) RSpec
10 2 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 29 (11.24%) Electronics
2 19 (7.36%) Automotive
3 14 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.10%) Finance
5 6 (2.33%) Banking
6 4 (1.55%) Retail
6 4 (1.55%) Military
7 3 (1.16%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Billing
8 2 (0.78%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (46.12%) .NET
2 78 (30.23%) HTML
3 64 (24.81%) ASP.NET
4 40 (15.50%) CSS
5 39 (15.12%) Web Services
6 28 (10.85%) jQuery
7 25 (9.69%) RESTful
7 25 (9.69%) HTML5
8 24 (9.30%) XML
9 23 (8.91%) J2EE
10 22 (8.53%) REST
11 19 (7.36%) XHTML
12 16 (6.20%) .NET Framework
12 16 (6.20%) WPF
13 15 (5.81%) WinForms
14 13 (5.04%) MFC
15 12 (4.65%) Yii
16 11 (4.26%) Ajax
17 10 (3.88%) XSLT
17 10 (3.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.85%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.14%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (5.04%) Semantic Web
4 12 (4.65%) Open Source
4 12 (4.65%) Mathematics
5 9 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.10%) SCADA
7 7 (2.71%) User Experience
7 7 (2.71%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.71%) Firmware
8 5 (1.94%) CCTV
9 4 (1.55%) Physics
10 3 (1.16%) iSeries
10 3 (1.16%) AS400
11 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.78%) Social Media
11 2 (0.78%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.78%) CAN bus
12 1 (0.39%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.95%) Windows
2 35 (13.57%) Linux
3 7 (2.71%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.94%) UNIX
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 61 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.16%) OO
3 52 (20.16%) MVC
4 32 (12.40%) Scrum
5 25 (9.69%) TDD
6 20 (7.75%) OOD
7 16 (6.20%) Validation
8 15 (5.81%) Unit Testing
9 14 (5.43%) Web Development
9 14 (5.43%) UML
10 13 (5.04%) Configuration Management
10 13 (5.04%) Analytics
11 12 (4.65%) BDD
11 12 (4.65%) Requirements Management
12 11 (4.26%) Yourdon
13 10 (3.88%) OOP
13 10 (3.88%) Embedded Software Development
13 10 (3.88%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 139 (53.88%) C#
2 93 (36.05%) SQL
3 83 (32.17%) C++
4 67 (25.97%) Java
5 65 (25.19%) C
6 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
7 35 (13.57%) VB.NET
8 26 (10.08%) Python
9 20 (7.75%) PHP
10 19 (7.36%) Perl
10 19 (7.36%) Embedded C
11 17 (6.59%) VB
12 15 (5.81%) Assembly Language
12 15 (5.81%) T-SQL
13 13 (5.04%) VC++
14 11 (4.26%) Embedded C++
15 10 (3.88%) Ruby
16 7 (2.71%) XPath
17 6 (2.33%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (31.40%) Degree
2 3 (1.16%) HND
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) ISO 9000
1 6 (2.33%) TickIT
2 3 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) JTAG
3 1 (0.39%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 47 (18.22%) Oracle
2 45 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.43%) MKS
4 13 (5.04%) Sybase
5 11 (4.26%) MathWorks
5 11 (4.26%) Zend
6 10 (3.88%) JBoss
7 4 (1.55%) Remedy
7 4 (1.55%) Allen-Bradley
8 3 (1.16%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.16%) Perforce
9 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 2 (0.78%) Borland
9 2 (0.78%) Freescale
9 2 (0.78%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.78%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.78%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.39%) Twitter
10 1 (0.39%) Apple
West Midlands
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 30000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Worcester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £47000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Shropshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Design Automation Systems
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits.
Posted: 23 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago