The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 123 90 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 115 164 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 2.79% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.91% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 84 155 101
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,250 £48,950
UK excluding London median 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
5800 5639 5117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.92% 95.82% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4581 4624 4273
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +22 42 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire -2 28 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Herefordshire - 11 £37,500 - 1
Staffordshire -7 9 £42,500 -5.55%
Worcestershire -16 8 £38,750 +6.16% 3
Birmingham -41 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Dudley -3 4 £23,750 -1.04%
Shropshire -13 1 £36,469 -2.75% 1
Walsall - 1 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 212 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 103 (48.58%) C++
3 92 (43.40%) C#
4 81 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (37.26%) Degree
5 79 (37.26%) .NET
6 69 (32.55%) JavaScript
7 64 (30.19%) SQL
8 55 (25.94%) Java
9 54 (25.47%) HTML
10 53 (25.00%) Linux
11 49 (23.11%) C
12 47 (22.17%) ASP.NET
12 47 (22.17%) OO
13 46 (21.70%) Scrum
14 42 (19.81%) Computer Science
14 42 (19.81%) Node.js
15 39 (18.40%) Git (software)
16 38 (17.92%) MVC
17 35 (16.51%) Windows
18 34 (16.04%) Mentoring
18 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (14.62%) CSS
20 30 (14.15%) Subversion
21 29 (13.68%) Artificial Intelligence
21 29 (13.68%) XML
22 28 (13.21%) NoSQL
23 27 (12.74%) React
23 27 (12.74%) Web Services
23 27 (12.74%) SQL Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.66%) Apache
1 12 (5.66%) Facebook Platform
2 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.94%) GlassFish
3 2 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) Simulink
3 2 (0.94%) HipChat
3 2 (0.94%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.60%) SaaS
2 9 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.91%) TCP/IP
2 18 (8.49%) HTTP
3 11 (5.19%) SNMP
4 5 (2.36%) Internet
5 4 (1.89%) Skype
6 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.21%) NoSQL
2 27 (12.74%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.85%) MySQL
4 21 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 13 (6.13%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (5.66%) Redis
8 5 (2.36%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 39 (18.40%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.15%) Subversion
3 13 (6.13%) Eclipse
4 12 (5.66%) Grunt
4 12 (5.66%) gulp
4 12 (5.66%) JUnit
4 12 (5.66%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.72%) VectorCAST
6 9 (4.25%) CANoe
7 8 (3.77%) Selenium
8 7 (3.30%) Babel
8 7 (3.30%) JIRA
8 7 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.30%) webpack
9 6 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (2.36%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.36%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.36%) PHPUnit
10 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (9.91%) Games
2 17 (8.02%) Electronics
3 14 (6.60%) Automotive
4 12 (5.66%) Back Office
5 8 (3.77%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.36%) Finance
8 4 (1.89%) Avionics
8 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (37.26%) .NET
2 54 (25.47%) HTML
3 47 (22.17%) ASP.NET
4 42 (19.81%) Node.js
5 31 (14.62%) CSS
6 29 (13.68%) XML
7 27 (12.74%) React
7 27 (12.74%) Web Services
8 25 (11.79%) jQuery
9 24 (11.32%) HTML5
10 21 (9.91%) AngularJS
10 21 (9.91%) RESTful
11 18 (8.49%) JSON
11 18 (8.49%) REST
12 17 (8.02%) WPF
13 16 (7.55%) XSLT
14 15 (7.08%) WinForms
15 13 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (6.13%) WCF
16 11 (5.19%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.81%) Computer Science
2 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (13.68%) Artificial Intelligence
4 20 (9.43%) Physics
5 15 (7.08%) User Experience
6 13 (6.13%) Fat Client
6 13 (6.13%) Thin Client
7 12 (5.66%) Online Gambling
8 10 (4.72%) Mathematics
9 9 (4.25%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (3.77%) Mobile App
11 7 (3.30%) Device Driver
11 7 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (2.83%) Algorithms
12 6 (2.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (2.36%) iPhone
14 4 (1.89%) CAN bus
14 4 (1.89%) Smart Meter
15 3 (1.42%) Chemistry
15 3 (1.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.00%) Linux
2 35 (16.51%) Windows
3 22 (10.38%) Embedded Linux
4 17 (8.02%) Android
5 10 (4.72%) Unix
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.94%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.47%) MeeGo
8 1 (0.47%) Tizen
8 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 81 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.17%) OO
4 46 (21.70%) Scrum
5 38 (17.92%) MVC
6 34 (16.04%) Mentoring
7 26 (12.26%) Microservices
8 25 (11.79%) TDD
9 24 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 20 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 20 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (8.96%) OOD
12 18 (8.49%) Web Design
12 18 (8.49%) Web Development
13 15 (7.08%) User Stories
14 14 (6.60%) Embedded Software Development
14 14 (6.60%) OOP
15 12 (5.66%) CRM
15 12 (5.66%) Game Development
15 12 (5.66%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 103 (48.58%) C++
2 92 (43.40%) C#
3 69 (32.55%) JavaScript
4 64 (30.19%) SQL
5 55 (25.94%) Java
6 49 (23.11%) C
7 23 (10.85%) Embedded C
8 22 (10.38%) Python
9 14 (6.60%) Embedded C++
10 12 (5.66%) VB.NET
11 10 (4.72%) Objective-C
11 10 (4.72%) T-SQL
12 9 (4.25%) Shell Script
13 7 (3.30%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.30%) ES6
13 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.83%) PHP
15 5 (2.36%) F#
16 4 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 79 (37.26%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.83%) TickIT
2 5 (2.36%) IEC 61508
2 5 (2.36%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.89%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.89%) MISRA
4 3 (1.42%) GAMP
4 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.42%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.42%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) JTAG
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (8.49%) Microsoft
1 18 (8.49%) Oracle
2 12 (5.66%) Facebook
2 12 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (4.25%) Fujitsu
3 9 (4.25%) MKS
4 6 (2.83%) Zend
5 1 (0.47%) Apple
5 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.47%) Google
5 1 (0.47%) Intel
5 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.47%) Pegasus
5 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
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