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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 80 105 84
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 175 120 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.01% 2.22% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 2.35% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 164 110 143
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,750 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
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
5484 5105 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 94.48% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4308 4311
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Worcestershire +9 46 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Birmingham +16 45 £40,000 - 4
Warwickshire 0 28 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Coventry +4 21 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Staffordshire -14 18 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Shropshire -7 5 £34,000 -
Dudley +6 3 £24,000 -31.42%
Walsall -1 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Herefordshire -7 1 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 245 (88.45%) Software Engineering
2 158 (57.04%) C#
3 121 (43.68%) .NET
4 118 (42.60%) C++
5 111 (40.07%) SQL
5 111 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (37.55%) Java
7 80 (28.88%) Degree
8 76 (27.44%) HTML
9 70 (25.27%) JavaScript
10 66 (23.83%) MVC
11 56 (20.22%) ASP.NET
12 55 (19.86%) SQL Server
13 50 (18.05%) Computer Science
14 49 (17.69%) Scrum
14 49 (17.69%) C
15 48 (17.33%) OO
15 48 (17.33%) Python
16 45 (16.25%) HTML5
17 44 (15.88%) Windows
17 44 (15.88%) Linux
18 43 (15.52%) CSS
19 41 (14.80%) XML
20 40 (14.44%) jQuery
21 36 (13.00%) SDLC
22 35 (12.64%) JUnit
23 34 (12.27%) Ruby
24 33 (11.91%) PHP
24 33 (11.91%) Microsoft
25 31 (11.19%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (9.39%) JBoss
2 20 (7.22%) WebLogic
2 20 (7.22%) WebSphere
3 17 (6.14%) GlassFish
4 16 (5.78%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.08%) WordPress
7 2 (0.72%) Node.js
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.17%) Simulink
3 2 (0.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.86%) SaaS
2 17 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.30%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.69%) Internet
3 9 (3.25%) Modbus
4 2 (0.72%) LAN
4 2 (0.72%) WAN
4 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.33%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.89%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.89%) MySQL
7 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.44%) Riak
9 3 (1.08%) Big Data
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (12.64%) JUnit
2 31 (11.19%) Visual Studio
3 29 (10.47%) Git (software)
4 23 (8.30%) Selenium
5 20 (7.22%) Ant
5 20 (7.22%) JIRA
6 19 (6.86%) Subversion
7 14 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (4.69%) Maven
9 12 (4.33%) VectorCAST
9 12 (4.33%) CANoe
10 7 (2.53%) Hudson
11 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.44%) PHPUnit
13 3 (1.08%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.08%) Behat
13 3 (1.08%) WATIR
13 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.08%) RSpec
14 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (8.66%) Electronics
1 24 (8.66%) Finance
2 17 (6.14%) Automotive
3 14 (5.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (43.68%) .NET
2 76 (27.44%) HTML
3 56 (20.22%) ASP.NET
4 45 (16.25%) HTML5
5 43 (15.52%) CSS
6 41 (14.80%) XML
7 40 (14.44%) jQuery
8 30 (10.83%) CSS3
9 27 (9.75%) Middleware
10 26 (9.39%) AngularJS
11 25 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (8.30%) JSON
12 23 (8.30%) WCF
13 20 (7.22%) PhoneGap
14 18 (6.50%) WPF
15 17 (6.14%) J2EE
16 16 (5.78%) JMS
16 16 (5.78%) RESTful
16 16 (5.78%) REST
17 14 (5.05%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.05%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.75%) Mathematics
3 21 (7.58%) Algorithms
4 20 (7.22%) Physics
5 17 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.33%) Semantic Web
7 10 (3.61%) Device Driver
8 8 (2.89%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (2.53%) User Experience
9 7 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.17%) Thin Client
10 6 (2.17%) Life Science
10 6 (2.17%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.72%) Statistics
12 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.88%) Windows
1 44 (15.88%) Linux
2 12 (4.33%) UNIX
3 10 (3.61%) Nucleus RTOS
4 7 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (88.45%) Software Engineering
2 111 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (23.83%) MVC
4 49 (17.69%) Scrum
5 48 (17.33%) OO
6 36 (13.00%) SDLC
7 29 (10.47%) TDD
7 29 (10.47%) Open Source
8 26 (9.39%) Web Development
8 26 (9.39%) SOA
9 24 (8.66%) OOP
9 24 (8.66%) Mentoring
10 20 (7.22%) Mobile Development
10 20 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.50%) OOD
12 16 (5.78%) UML
12 16 (5.78%) Kanban
12 16 (5.78%) Image Processing
13 15 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.05%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 158 (57.04%) C#
2 118 (42.60%) C++
3 111 (40.07%) SQL
4 104 (37.55%) Java
5 70 (25.27%) JavaScript
6 49 (17.69%) C
7 48 (17.33%) Python
8 34 (12.27%) Ruby
9 33 (11.91%) PHP
10 22 (7.94%) Embedded C
11 21 (7.58%) T-SQL
12 20 (7.22%) Embedded C++
13 19 (6.86%) VB.NET
14 18 (6.50%) VB
15 13 (4.69%) Perl
15 13 (4.69%) Shell Script
16 12 (4.33%) Erlang
17 9 (3.25%) Scala
18 8 (2.89%) Haskell
18 8 (2.89%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 80 (28.88%) Degree
2 12 (4.33%) PhD
3 9 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.25%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.53%) GAMP
3 6 (2.17%) TickIT
4 1 (0.36%) WAI
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Firmware
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (4.69%) Puppet
2 12 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.33%) Nagios
2 12 (4.33%) OpenNMS
3 4 (1.44%) MOM
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.11%) Oracle
3 12 (4.33%) Sybase
4 11 (3.97%) MKS
4 11 (3.97%) Fujitsu
5 10 (3.61%) QNX
6 8 (2.89%) Zend
7 2 (0.72%) Xilinx
7 2 (0.72%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) HP
8 1 (0.36%) EMC
8 1 (0.36%) Intel
8 1 (0.36%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter
8 1 (0.36%) Perforce
8 1 (0.36%) VMware
8 1 (0.36%) Telerik
Staffordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ISL Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent package & training
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Ledbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago