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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 93 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 128 98 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.55% 2.22% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.35% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 122 78 115
Average salary £39,500 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.59% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
4810 4165 4561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.80% 94.42% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4236 3466 3976
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 January 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 January 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
Staffordshire +31 32 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Birmingham -10 32 £35,000 +2.18% 5
Coventry -4 21 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Worcestershire -1 16 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Warwickshire 0 12 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Solihull +8 9 £41,000 +5.80% 1
Walsall -1 1 £27,500 +5.76%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 259 (93.84%) Software Engineering
2 106 (38.41%) C#
3 98 (35.51%) Java
4 93 (33.70%) .NET
5 83 (30.07%) SQL
6 78 (28.26%) HTML
6 78 (28.26%) Degree
7 75 (27.17%) C++
8 65 (23.55%) OO
9 62 (22.46%) Oracle
10 58 (21.01%) JavaScript
11 57 (20.65%) SQL Server
11 57 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (19.93%) C
13 49 (17.75%) Linux
14 48 (17.39%) CSS
15 45 (16.30%) Microsoft
16 40 (14.49%) ASP.NET
17 39 (14.13%) Web Services
18 38 (13.77%) J2EE
18 38 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
18 38 (13.77%) jQuery
19 37 (13.41%) MS Excel
20 36 (13.04%) Python
20 36 (13.04%) MVC
21 35 (12.68%) REST
22 34 (12.32%) Visual Studio
23 33 (11.96%) Relational Database
24 32 (11.59%) RESTful
24 32 (11.59%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (8.33%) Apache
2 18 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.07%) JBoss
4 12 (4.35%) GlassFish
5 10 (3.62%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.26%) WordPress
7 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.45%) Node.js
11 3 (1.09%) IIS
12 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.33%) Simulink
3 14 (5.07%) Stateflow
4 12 (4.35%) MS Office
5 8 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.90%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.81%) SAP PM
2 5 (1.81%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.25%) SaaS
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.62%) Internet
2 10 (3.62%) HTTP
3 7 (2.54%) Modbus
4 6 (2.17%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.81%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.45%) LAN
6 4 (1.45%) WAN
7 2 (0.72%) GSM
8 1 (0.36%) Firewall
8 1 (0.36%) Wireless
8 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (11.96%) Relational Database
4 27 (9.78%) RDBMS
5 25 (9.06%) Big Data
6 24 (8.70%) DB2
7 13 (4.71%) MySQL
8 6 (2.17%) SQLite
8 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.72%) MS Access
12 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.36%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (12.32%) Visual Studio
2 23 (8.33%) Subversion
3 19 (6.88%) JUnit
4 17 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.43%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (4.35%) Hudson
7 11 (3.99%) PHPUnit
8 10 (3.62%) Maven
9 9 (3.26%) Behat
9 9 (3.26%) VectorCAST
10 8 (2.90%) LabVIEW
11 7 (2.54%) Selenium
11 7 (2.54%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.17%) JIRA
13 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.45%) Ant
15 3 (1.09%) PVCS
15 3 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.72%) RSpec
General
1 31 (11.23%) Automotive
1 31 (11.23%) Electronics
2 9 (3.26%) Finance
3 8 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.09%) Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (33.70%) .NET
2 78 (28.26%) HTML
3 48 (17.39%) CSS
4 40 (14.49%) ASP.NET
5 39 (14.13%) Web Services
6 38 (13.77%) J2EE
6 38 (13.77%) jQuery
7 35 (12.68%) REST
8 32 (11.59%) RESTful
9 28 (10.14%) HTML5
10 27 (9.78%) XML
11 26 (9.42%) CSS3
12 23 (8.33%) XHTML
13 17 (6.16%) Yii
14 15 (5.43%) Symfony
14 15 (5.43%) AngularJS
15 14 (5.07%) Middleware
16 13 (4.71%) JMS
17 12 (4.35%) EJB
17 12 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.51%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (9.42%) Semantic Web
3 24 (8.70%) Open Source
4 13 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.99%) Mathematics
6 10 (3.62%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.62%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.54%) User Experience
8 7 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.17%) CAN bus
9 6 (2.17%) Physics
10 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.09%) Social Media
12 2 (0.72%) SCADA
12 2 (0.72%) Blog
12 2 (0.72%) CUDA
13 1 (0.36%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.75%) Linux
2 19 (6.88%) Windows
3 15 (5.43%) UNIX
4 10 (3.62%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.09%) Android
5 3 (1.09%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (93.84%) Software Engineering
2 65 (23.55%) OO
3 57 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.04%) MVC
5 30 (10.87%) Scrum
6 29 (10.51%) UML
7 26 (9.42%) Analytics
8 25 (9.06%) TDD
9 20 (7.25%) Validation
10 18 (6.52%) OO PHP
11 16 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 15 (5.43%) Multithreading
12 15 (5.43%) Requirements Management
13 14 (5.07%) OOD
13 14 (5.07%) BDD
14 13 (4.71%) Configuration Management
15 12 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (3.99%) Embedded Software Development
17 10 (3.62%) Software Architecture
17 10 (3.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.41%) C#
2 98 (35.51%) Java
3 83 (30.07%) SQL
4 75 (27.17%) C++
5 58 (21.01%) JavaScript
6 55 (19.93%) C
7 36 (13.04%) Python
8 32 (11.59%) Perl
9 31 (11.23%) PHP
10 23 (8.33%) Embedded C
11 20 (7.25%) VB.NET
12 16 (5.80%) MATLAB
13 15 (5.43%) Assembly Language
14 13 (4.71%) Ruby
14 13 (4.71%) Embedded C++
15 12 (4.35%) VC++
16 11 (3.99%) VB
17 9 (3.26%) Shell Script
18 6 (2.17%) VBA
19 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (28.26%) Degree
2 10 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.45%) HND
5 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.36%) PhD
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (2.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.54%) Nagios
1 7 (2.54%) OpenNMS
1 7 (2.54%) Puppet
1 7 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 62 (22.46%) Oracle
2 45 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.78%) Sybase
4 16 (5.80%) MKS
4 16 (5.80%) Zend
5 10 (3.62%) QNX
6 8 (2.90%) Fujitsu
6 8 (2.90%) SAP
6 8 (2.90%) MathWorks
7 5 (1.81%) Twitter
8 4 (1.45%) Perforce
8 4 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.72%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.72%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.72%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.72%) Talend
10 1 (0.36%) hybris
10 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.36%) Intel
10 1 (0.36%) Borland
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: Yesterday
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago