The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 107 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 112 149 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.10% 2.71% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.85% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 104 141 124
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £50,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5035 5228 4620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.27% 95.04% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4226 4370 4058
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
Software Engineer
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +11 36 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Birmingham -28 20 £40,000 - 3
Worcestershire +8 15 £35,000 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire +19 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Walsall +13 10 £34,000 -9.33%
Solihull -3 7 £40,000 +11.11%
Coventry -15 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Shropshire +1 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 213 (93.83%) Software Engineering
2 145 (63.88%) C#
3 127 (55.95%) .NET
4 90 (39.65%) C++
5 75 (33.04%) Degree
6 69 (30.40%) C
7 67 (29.52%) SQL
7 67 (29.52%) SQL Server
8 62 (27.31%) ASP.NET
9 51 (22.47%) HTML
10 50 (22.03%) OO
11 45 (19.82%) MVC
12 44 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (18.50%) JavaScript
14 39 (17.18%) Java
15 38 (16.74%) VB.NET
15 38 (16.74%) Windows
15 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
15 38 (16.74%) Computer Science
16 33 (14.54%) CSS
17 28 (12.33%) Relational Database
18 24 (10.57%) Scrum
18 24 (10.57%) .NET Framework
18 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
18 24 (10.57%) Electronics
19 23 (10.13%) TDD
20 22 (9.69%) RDBMS
20 22 (9.69%) XML
20 22 (9.69%) HTML5
21 21 (9.25%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 3 (1.32%) Node.js
2 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.88%) FileNet
2 2 (0.88%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.44%) WordPress
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.20%) Simulink
3 4 (1.76%) Stateflow
3 4 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.76%) TargetLink
4 3 (1.32%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.08%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.76%) Broadband
5 2 (0.88%) HTTP
5 2 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.88%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.44%) DNS
6 1 (0.44%) CTI
6 1 (0.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.33%) Relational Database
3 22 (9.69%) RDBMS
4 14 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.08%) MS Access
8 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.64%) MySQL
8 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.05%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.29%) Subversion
4 8 (3.52%) Selenium
5 7 (3.08%) VectorCAST
6 6 (2.64%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.64%) Hudson
7 5 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.20%) PVCS
7 5 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.88%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.88%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.88%) RSpec
9 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.88%) ProC
9 2 (0.88%) JIRA
9 2 (0.88%) Ant
10 1 (0.44%) Behat
General
1 24 (10.57%) Electronics
2 21 (9.25%) Automotive
3 14 (6.17%) Finance
4 12 (5.29%) Banking
5 11 (4.85%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.64%) Retail
7 4 (1.76%) Military
8 3 (1.32%) Law
8 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.88%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (55.95%) .NET
2 62 (27.31%) ASP.NET
3 51 (22.47%) HTML
4 33 (14.54%) CSS
5 24 (10.57%) .NET Framework
6 22 (9.69%) XML
6 22 (9.69%) HTML5
7 18 (7.93%) jQuery
8 17 (7.49%) MFC
9 15 (6.61%) WPF
10 14 (6.17%) Web Services
11 12 (5.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (4.41%) OpenGL
12 10 (4.41%) Ajax
13 9 (3.96%) DirectX
14 8 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (3.52%) WCF
15 6 (2.64%) WinForms
16 5 (2.20%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.74%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.81%) Mathematics
3 16 (7.05%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (3.96%) SCADA
4 9 (3.96%) Physics
4 9 (3.96%) Semantic Web
5 7 (3.08%) iSeries
5 7 (3.08%) AS400
6 6 (2.64%) Firmware
6 6 (2.64%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (2.20%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.76%) CCTV
9 3 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.88%) Open Source
10 2 (0.88%) Social Media
11 1 (0.44%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.74%) Windows
2 15 (6.61%) Linux
3 7 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.32%) Android
4 3 (1.32%) UNIX
5 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.88%) Windows CE
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (93.83%) Software Engineering
2 50 (22.03%) OO
3 45 (19.82%) MVC
4 44 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (10.57%) Scrum
6 23 (10.13%) TDD
7 19 (8.37%) OOD
8 15 (6.61%) Web Development
8 15 (6.61%) Unit Testing
9 13 (5.73%) OOP
9 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
10 11 (4.85%) Embedded Software Development
10 11 (4.85%) Validation
10 11 (4.85%) Test Scripting
11 9 (3.96%) Analytics
11 9 (3.96%) Multithreading
12 8 (3.52%) Automated Testing
12 8 (3.52%) CAD
13 6 (2.64%) Configuration Management
13 6 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 145 (63.88%) C#
2 90 (39.65%) C++
3 69 (30.40%) C
4 67 (29.52%) SQL
5 42 (18.50%) JavaScript
6 39 (17.18%) Java
7 38 (16.74%) VB.NET
8 21 (9.25%) VB
8 21 (9.25%) Embedded C
8 21 (9.25%) T-SQL
9 14 (6.17%) PHP
10 12 (5.29%) Ruby
10 12 (5.29%) VC++
11 10 (4.41%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.96%) VBA
13 7 (3.08%) RPG
13 7 (3.08%) Delphi
14 6 (2.64%) Assembly Language
15 5 (2.20%) Python
16 4 (1.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (33.04%) Degree
2 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.88%) HND
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
4 1 (0.44%) ISEB
4 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.96%) ISO 9000
1 9 (3.96%) TickIT
2 2 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) JTAG
3 1 (0.44%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.37%) Oracle
3 11 (4.85%) MKS
4 9 (3.96%) Sybase
5 7 (3.08%) Fujitsu
6 5 (2.20%) Zend
6 5 (2.20%) Perforce
7 4 (1.76%) Remedy
7 4 (1.76%) MathWorks
7 4 (1.76%) Allen-Bradley
8 3 (1.32%) JBoss
9 2 (0.88%) SAP
9 2 (0.88%) Borland
9 2 (0.88%) Apple
9 2 (0.88%) Kofax
9 2 (0.88%) Freescale
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.44%) Twitter
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healcare, Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + PENSION, PAID OVERTIME, HOLIDAY
Posted: 7 days ago