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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 114 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 98 96 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 2.16% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.27% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 90 82 101
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £41,900
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
4841 4236 4635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.03% 95.32% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3497 3930
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Birmingham +9 38 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Coventry -8 23 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Staffordshire -7 12 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Worcestershire -12 12 £38,250 -0.64% 4
Warwickshire -8 10 £47,500 +13.09% 1
Walsall 0 1 - - 1
Shropshire -13 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 233 (93.20%) Software Engineering
2 108 (43.20%) C#
3 102 (40.80%) .NET
4 89 (35.60%) Java
5 78 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (26.80%) C++
7 64 (25.60%) SQL
8 56 (22.40%) OO
8 56 (22.40%) Degree
9 55 (22.00%) HTML
10 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
11 51 (20.40%) JavaScript
12 46 (18.40%) CSS
13 42 (16.80%) C
14 41 (16.40%) Linux
14 41 (16.40%) MVC
15 40 (16.00%) ASP.NET
16 36 (14.40%) Oracle
17 35 (14.00%) Microsoft
18 34 (13.60%) jQuery
19 32 (12.80%) HTML5
19 32 (12.80%) JUnit
20 31 (12.40%) PHP
20 31 (12.40%) Python
20 31 (12.40%) CSS3
21 30 (12.00%) XML
21 30 (12.00%) Scrum
22 29 (11.60%) Ruby
23 27 (10.80%) SaaS
23 27 (10.80%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (8.40%) Tomcat
2 20 (8.00%) GlassFish
3 18 (7.20%) JBoss
4 13 (5.20%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.80%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.60%) Apache
7 4 (1.60%) Node.js
8 3 (1.20%) WordPress
8 3 (1.20%) IIS
9 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 23 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.00%) Simulink
3 8 (3.20%) Stateflow
4 5 (2.00%) MS Office
5 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.00%) SAP PM
1 5 (2.00%) SAP MRS
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.80%) SaaS
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.60%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.60%) Internet
3 8 (3.20%) HTTP
3 8 (3.20%) Modbus
4 5 (2.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.60%) LAN
5 4 (1.60%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.80%) Relational Database
3 26 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (9.60%) RDBMS
5 13 (5.20%) MySQL
6 8 (3.20%) Big Data
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.40%) SQLite
7 6 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.60%) DB2
10 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.80%) Riak
11 2 (0.80%) MS Access
11 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.40%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (12.80%) JUnit
2 20 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.60%) Subversion
3 19 (7.60%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.80%) Maven
5 15 (6.00%) Selenium
6 13 (5.20%) JIRA
7 12 (4.80%) Ant
8 11 (4.40%) VectorCAST
9 8 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.80%) Hudson
11 6 (2.40%) LabVIEW
12 5 (2.00%) PHPUnit
12 5 (2.00%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (1.20%) PVCS
14 3 (1.20%) WATIR
14 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.20%) RSpec
General
1 25 (10.00%) Automotive
2 18 (7.20%) Electronics
3 14 (5.60%) Finance
4 4 (1.60%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.20%) Retail
5 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (40.80%) .NET
2 55 (22.00%) HTML
3 46 (18.40%) CSS
4 40 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 34 (13.60%) jQuery
6 32 (12.80%) HTML5
7 31 (12.40%) CSS3
8 30 (12.00%) XML
9 25 (10.00%) J2EE
9 25 (10.00%) Middleware
10 22 (8.80%) AngularJS
11 21 (8.40%) REST
11 21 (8.40%) JSON
12 18 (7.20%) WCF
12 18 (7.20%) JMS
13 16 (6.40%) EJB
14 15 (6.00%) Java EE
15 13 (5.20%) RESTful
16 12 (4.80%) Yii
16 12 (4.80%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.60%) Semantic Web
2 23 (9.20%) Open Source
3 20 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (6.00%) Mathematics
6 12 (4.80%) Device Driver
7 11 (4.40%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.80%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.80%) Physics
10 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.60%) CAN bus
11 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.80%) CUDA
12 2 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.80%) VHDL
12 2 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.80%) Statistics
12 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.40%) Linux
2 21 (8.40%) UNIX
3 18 (7.20%) Windows
4 12 (4.80%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.20%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (93.20%) Software Engineering
2 78 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (22.40%) OO
4 41 (16.40%) MVC
5 30 (12.00%) Scrum
6 24 (9.60%) UML
6 24 (9.60%) Analytics
7 20 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.60%) TDD
8 19 (7.60%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.80%) SOA
9 17 (6.80%) Multithreading
9 17 (6.80%) Kanban
10 15 (6.00%) Web Development
10 15 (6.00%) Validation
11 14 (5.60%) OOP
11 14 (5.60%) OOD
11 14 (5.60%) Refactoring
11 14 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.80%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.20%) C#
2 89 (35.60%) Java
3 67 (26.80%) C++
4 64 (25.60%) SQL
5 51 (20.40%) JavaScript
6 42 (16.80%) C
7 31 (12.40%) Python
7 31 (12.40%) PHP
8 29 (11.60%) Ruby
9 23 (9.20%) Embedded C
10 20 (8.00%) Perl
11 17 (6.80%) Shell Script
12 15 (6.00%) VB.NET
13 13 (5.20%) Embedded C++
13 13 (5.20%) MATLAB
14 12 (4.80%) T-SQL
15 11 (4.40%) VB
16 10 (4.00%) Assembly Language
17 8 (3.20%) VC++
18 7 (2.80%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 56 (22.40%) Degree
2 12 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.80%) HND
5 2 (0.80%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.60%) Firmware
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.00%) Puppet
2 14 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.60%) Nagios
2 14 (5.60%) OpenNMS
3 3 (1.20%) MOM
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (14.40%) Oracle
2 35 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.00%) Sybase
4 12 (4.80%) QNX
4 12 (4.80%) MKS
4 12 (4.80%) Zend
5 10 (4.00%) Fujitsu
6 8 (3.20%) SAP
7 5 (2.00%) Twitter
8 4 (1.60%) Perforce
8 4 (1.60%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.80%) Intel
9 2 (0.80%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.80%) Talend
10 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.40%) hybris
10 1 (0.40%) HP
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £47,500 to £62,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 42,000+ Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus scheme and flexible working
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago