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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 101 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 120 178 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.17% 3.20% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 3.38% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 111 171 110
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £39,850
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +9 40 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Birmingham -46 20 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Warwickshire -2 17 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Coventry -8 12 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Worcestershire -2 10 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Solihull -1 9 £40,000 +15.94% 1
Walsall +1 7 £33,500 -10.66%
West Bromwich -2 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 234 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 141 (57.55%) C#
3 124 (50.61%) .NET
4 88 (35.92%) C++
5 81 (33.06%) SQL
5 81 (33.06%) Degree
6 68 (27.76%) C
6 68 (27.76%) SQL Server
7 66 (26.94%) ASP.NET
8 62 (25.31%) HTML
9 55 (22.45%) Java
10 50 (20.41%) JavaScript
10 50 (20.41%) OO
11 48 (19.59%) MVC
12 44 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (16.33%) Microsoft
13 40 (16.33%) Windows
14 37 (15.10%) Computer Science
15 35 (14.29%) VB.NET
15 35 (14.29%) CSS
16 34 (13.88%) Oracle
17 33 (13.47%) MS Excel
18 31 (12.65%) Relational Database
19 30 (12.24%) Web Services
19 30 (12.24%) Scrum
20 27 (11.02%) Electronics
21 25 (10.20%) Linux
22 24 (9.80%) RDBMS
22 24 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
22 24 (9.80%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (4.49%) Apache
2 6 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.63%) Node.js
4 4 (1.63%) WordPress
5 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.41%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (13.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.67%) Simulink
3 8 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.27%) Stateflow
3 8 (3.27%) TargetLink
4 5 (2.04%) MS Office
5 3 (1.22%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.04%) Internet
3 5 (2.04%) Broadband
4 4 (1.63%) HTTP
4 4 (1.63%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.82%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.41%) Modbus
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (27.76%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.65%) Relational Database
3 24 (9.80%) RDBMS
3 24 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.90%) Big Data
5 11 (4.49%) DB2
6 10 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.86%) MySQL
8 7 (2.86%) MS Access
9 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.41%) JasperReports
13 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.31%) Subversion
4 9 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.67%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (3.27%) Hudson
6 7 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.45%) Selenium
8 5 (2.04%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.04%) PVCS
8 5 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.63%) Behat
9 4 (1.63%) VectorCAST
10 2 (0.82%) JIRA
10 2 (0.82%) Ant
10 2 (0.82%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.82%) ProC
10 2 (0.82%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.82%) RSpec
General
1 27 (11.02%) Electronics
2 19 (7.76%) Automotive
3 16 (6.53%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.49%) Finance
4 11 (4.49%) Banking
5 6 (2.45%) Retail
6 4 (1.63%) Military
7 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.22%) Law
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (50.61%) .NET
2 66 (26.94%) ASP.NET
3 62 (25.31%) HTML
4 35 (14.29%) CSS
5 30 (12.24%) Web Services
6 23 (9.39%) jQuery
6 23 (9.39%) HTML5
7 22 (8.98%) XML
8 19 (7.76%) MFC
8 19 (7.76%) .NET Framework
9 16 (6.53%) WPF
10 15 (6.12%) RESTful
11 14 (5.71%) J2EE
11 14 (5.71%) REST
12 11 (4.49%) XHTML
12 11 (4.49%) Ajax
12 11 (4.49%) WinForms
13 10 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (3.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (3.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.10%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.94%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 10 (4.08%) SCADA
3 10 (4.08%) Semantic Web
4 6 (2.45%) Physics
4 6 (2.45%) Firmware
4 6 (2.45%) AS400
4 6 (2.45%) iSeries
4 6 (2.45%) Open Source
5 5 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.04%) CCTV
6 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (0.82%) Chemistry
6 2 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) Blog
7 1 (0.41%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.33%) Windows
2 25 (10.20%) Linux
3 6 (2.45%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.63%) UNIX
5 3 (1.22%) Android
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.82%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 50 (20.41%) OO
3 48 (19.59%) MVC
4 44 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (12.24%) Scrum
6 24 (9.80%) TDD
7 21 (8.57%) OOD
8 16 (6.53%) Unit Testing
9 15 (6.12%) Validation
9 15 (6.12%) Web Development
10 12 (4.90%) Embedded Software Development
11 11 (4.49%) OOP
12 10 (4.08%) UML
12 10 (4.08%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.08%) Analytics
13 9 (3.67%) Requirements Management
14 8 (3.27%) Yourdon
15 7 (2.86%) Test Scripting
16 6 (2.45%) Automated Testing
16 6 (2.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 141 (57.55%) C#
2 88 (35.92%) C++
3 81 (33.06%) SQL
4 68 (27.76%) C
5 55 (22.45%) Java
6 50 (20.41%) JavaScript
7 35 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 20 (8.16%) Embedded C
9 18 (7.35%) VB
10 17 (6.94%) T-SQL
11 16 (6.53%) Python
12 14 (5.71%) VC++
12 14 (5.71%) PHP
13 13 (5.31%) Assembly Language
14 11 (4.49%) Perl
15 10 (4.08%) Ruby
16 9 (3.67%) Embedded C++
17 7 (2.86%) VBA
17 7 (2.86%) XPath
18 6 (2.45%) RPG
Qualifications
1 81 (33.06%) Degree
2 2 (0.82%) HND
2 2 (0.82%) ISEB
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.41%) PhD
3 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) TickIT
1 10 (4.08%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.22%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) JTAG
3 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 40 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.88%) Oracle
3 12 (4.90%) MKS
4 10 (4.08%) Sybase
5 8 (3.27%) Zend
5 8 (3.27%) JBoss
5 8 (3.27%) MathWorks
6 5 (2.04%) Perforce
7 4 (1.63%) Fujitsu
7 4 (1.63%) Remedy
7 4 (1.63%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (0.82%) Google
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
8 2 (0.82%) Borland
8 2 (0.82%) Apple
8 2 (0.82%) Freescale
8 2 (0.82%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.41%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
9 1 (0.41%) QNX
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £250000 - £300000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + good
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PENSION, PAID OVERTIME, HOLIDAY
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus, pension, holiday etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Stafford, West Midlands
Ctalk Limited
Salary: £30k - £50k depending on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago