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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 100 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 118 77 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.31% 1.87% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.98% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 109 67 87
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,400
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
4859 3890 4498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.09% 94.60% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4193 3173 3859
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
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 February 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 February 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 -1 32 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Coventry -12 25 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Staffordshire +1 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Worcestershire -9 18 £37,750 -1.94% 2
Warwickshire -3 11 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Solihull +5 8 £31,250 -21.87%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 249 (93.26%) Software Engineering
2 111 (41.57%) C#
3 98 (36.70%) .NET
4 94 (35.21%) Java
5 76 (28.46%) C++
6 74 (27.72%) Degree
6 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (26.22%) SQL
8 63 (23.60%) HTML
9 59 (22.10%) OO
10 53 (19.85%) SQL Server
11 52 (19.48%) JavaScript
12 51 (19.10%) C
13 47 (17.60%) Linux
14 46 (17.23%) CSS
15 44 (16.48%) Oracle
16 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
17 38 (14.23%) MVC
18 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
19 34 (12.73%) jQuery
20 33 (12.36%) PHP
20 33 (12.36%) Python
21 32 (11.99%) PostgreSQL
21 32 (11.99%) Scrum
22 31 (11.61%) J2EE
23 30 (11.24%) HTML5
23 30 (11.24%) Relational Database
24 29 (10.86%) CSS3
24 29 (10.86%) MS Excel
24 29 (10.86%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (7.12%) Tomcat
1 19 (7.12%) GlassFish
2 15 (5.62%) JBoss
3 11 (4.12%) Apache
4 9 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.37%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.62%) WordPress
6 6 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.50%) Node.js
8 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.37%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 29 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.49%) Simulink
3 11 (4.12%) Stateflow
4 9 (3.37%) MS Office
5 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.87%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) SAP PM
1 5 (1.87%) SAP MRS
2 4 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.36%) SaaS
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.37%) Internet
3 8 (3.00%) HTTP
4 6 (2.25%) Modbus
5 4 (1.50%) LAN
5 4 (1.50%) WAN
6 3 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.12%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.75%) GSM
8 1 (0.37%) Firewall
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.99%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (11.24%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.99%) RDBMS
5 15 (5.62%) MySQL
5 15 (5.62%) Big Data
6 12 (4.49%) DB2
7 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.25%) SQLite
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.75%) Riak
10 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.75%) MS Access
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (10.49%) JUnit
1 28 (10.49%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.24%) Subversion
3 20 (7.49%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.62%) Maven
5 12 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (4.12%) Hudson
6 11 (4.12%) Selenium
7 10 (3.75%) JIRA
7 10 (3.75%) VectorCAST
8 9 (3.37%) PHPUnit
9 8 (3.00%) Ant
9 8 (3.00%) LabVIEW
10 7 (2.62%) Behat
10 7 (2.62%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.12%) PVCS
12 3 (1.12%) WATIR
12 3 (1.12%) RSpec
General
1 29 (10.86%) Automotive
2 26 (9.74%) Electronics
3 13 (4.87%) Finance
4 6 (2.25%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (36.70%) .NET
2 63 (23.60%) HTML
3 46 (17.23%) CSS
4 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
5 34 (12.73%) jQuery
6 31 (11.61%) J2EE
7 30 (11.24%) HTML5
8 29 (10.86%) CSS3
9 26 (9.74%) REST
10 25 (9.36%) XML
11 22 (8.24%) RESTful
12 20 (7.49%) Middleware
13 19 (7.12%) AngularJS
14 18 (6.74%) JMS
14 18 (6.74%) Web Services
15 17 (6.37%) EJB
15 17 (6.37%) JSON
16 16 (5.99%) Yii
17 15 (5.62%) Java EE
18 13 (4.87%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.74%) Open Source
1 26 (9.74%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (8.99%) Semantic Web
3 16 (5.99%) Mathematics
4 14 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.49%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.75%) Device Driver
7 8 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.62%) Physics
8 7 (2.62%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.25%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.12%) Social Media
12 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.75%) CUDA
12 2 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.60%) Linux
2 20 (7.49%) UNIX
3 17 (6.37%) Windows
4 10 (3.75%) Nucleus RTOS
5 4 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.12%) Android
6 3 (1.12%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (93.26%) Software Engineering
2 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.10%) OO
4 38 (14.23%) MVC
5 32 (11.99%) Scrum
6 27 (10.11%) UML
7 25 (9.36%) TDD
8 24 (8.99%) Analytics
9 19 (7.12%) Validation
9 19 (7.12%) Mentoring
10 18 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.74%) Multithreading
11 16 (5.99%) OO PHP
12 15 (5.62%) Kanban
13 13 (4.87%) Web Development
13 13 (4.87%) SOA
14 12 (4.49%) Configuration Management
14 12 (4.49%) OOD
14 12 (4.49%) Requirements Management
14 12 (4.49%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 111 (41.57%) C#
2 94 (35.21%) Java
3 76 (28.46%) C++
4 70 (26.22%) SQL
5 52 (19.48%) JavaScript
6 51 (19.10%) C
7 33 (12.36%) Python
7 33 (12.36%) PHP
8 25 (9.36%) Perl
9 24 (8.99%) Embedded C
10 23 (8.61%) Ruby
11 18 (6.74%) VB.NET
12 16 (5.99%) MATLAB
13 14 (5.24%) Shell Script
13 14 (5.24%) Embedded C++
14 12 (4.49%) VB
14 12 (4.49%) VC++
15 11 (4.12%) Assembly Language
16 7 (2.62%) T-SQL
16 7 (2.62%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 74 (27.72%) Degree
2 12 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.00%) VCP4
4 6 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.50%) HND
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) PhD
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) WAI
2 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (2.62%) Firmware
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.87%) Puppet
2 12 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.49%) Nagios
2 12 (4.49%) OpenNMS
3 3 (1.12%) MOM
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (16.48%) Oracle
2 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.36%) Sybase
4 15 (5.62%) Zend
5 14 (5.24%) MKS
6 10 (3.75%) QNX
7 9 (3.37%) Fujitsu
8 8 (3.00%) SAP
9 5 (1.87%) MathWorks
9 5 (1.87%) Twitter
10 4 (1.50%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.50%) Perforce
11 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.75%) Intel
11 2 (0.75%) Talend
11 2 (0.75%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.37%) Borland
12 1 (0.37%) HP
12 1 (0.37%) hybris
12 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Shrewsbury
Blue Town Online
Salary: £16k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £29,000 -£36,000 depending on experience + company pension
Posted: 21 days ago
Dudley
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago