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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 84 82 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 153 158 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 3.01% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.16% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 148 139 122
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £50,000 £43,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
5396 5007 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 95.44% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4773 4284 4048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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
Birmingham -38 37 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Staffordshire +29 35 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Coventry +6 28 £35,000 - 5
Warwickshire +6 25 £46,250 +15.62% 2
Worcestershire -4 14 £35,000 -4.10%
Solihull 0 7 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Walsall 0 3 £37,500 +44.23%
Dudley +2 2 £32,500 -27.77%
Wolverhampton -4 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 258 (95.20%) Software Engineering
2 121 (44.65%) C#
3 107 (39.48%) .NET
4 90 (33.21%) Java
5 82 (30.26%) HTML
5 82 (30.26%) SQL
6 80 (29.52%) Degree
7 72 (26.57%) C++
8 64 (23.62%) JavaScript
9 63 (23.25%) SQL Server
9 63 (23.25%) OO
10 62 (22.88%) Oracle
11 60 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (20.66%) C
13 50 (18.45%) ASP.NET
14 47 (17.34%) Microsoft
15 46 (16.97%) MVC
16 44 (16.24%) CSS
17 43 (15.87%) Linux
17 43 (15.87%) Relational Database
18 41 (15.13%) Web Services
19 39 (14.39%) PostgreSQL
20 37 (13.65%) MS Excel
21 33 (12.18%) Automotive
21 33 (12.18%) RDBMS
21 33 (12.18%) RESTful
22 32 (11.81%) Electronics
23 30 (11.07%) Python
23 30 (11.07%) J2EE
24 29 (10.70%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 24 (8.86%) Apache
2 13 (4.80%) JBoss
3 10 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.32%) WordPress
5 7 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.58%) GlassFish
6 6 (2.21%) Node.js
7 3 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.74%) IIS
8 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (13.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.59%) Simulink
3 19 (7.01%) Stateflow
4 13 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (4.80%) TargetLink
5 12 (4.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.69%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.32%) Internet
3 8 (2.95%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.21%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.48%) HTTP
5 4 (1.48%) Broadband
6 3 (1.11%) Modbus
7 2 (0.74%) GSM
8 1 (0.37%) LAN
8 1 (0.37%) WAN
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (23.25%) SQL Server
2 43 (15.87%) Relational Database
3 39 (14.39%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (12.18%) RDBMS
5 25 (9.23%) DB2
5 25 (9.23%) Big Data
6 11 (4.06%) MySQL
7 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.37%) MS Access
11 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (10.33%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.86%) Subversion
3 20 (7.38%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (6.64%) Git (software)
5 14 (5.17%) Hudson
6 13 (4.80%) Jenkins
7 12 (4.43%) PHPUnit
8 9 (3.32%) Behat
9 8 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.58%) Selenium
10 7 (2.58%) JUnit
11 6 (2.21%) JIRA
11 6 (2.21%) VectorCAST
12 4 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.48%) RSpec
12 4 (1.48%) Ant
12 4 (1.48%) LabVIEW
13 3 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.11%) WATIR
13 3 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 33 (12.18%) Automotive
2 32 (11.81%) Electronics
3 8 (2.95%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.21%) Finance
5 5 (1.85%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (39.48%) .NET
2 82 (30.26%) HTML
3 50 (18.45%) ASP.NET
4 44 (16.24%) CSS
5 41 (15.13%) Web Services
6 33 (12.18%) RESTful
7 30 (11.07%) J2EE
8 29 (10.70%) jQuery
8 29 (10.70%) REST
9 28 (10.33%) HTML5
10 24 (8.86%) XHTML
11 20 (7.38%) XML
12 18 (6.64%) Yii
12 18 (6.64%) CSS3
13 15 (5.54%) .NET Framework
14 14 (5.17%) Symfony
15 12 (4.43%) WPF
16 11 (4.06%) WinForms
17 10 (3.69%) Middleware
17 10 (3.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.70%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (9.59%) Semantic Web
3 20 (7.38%) Open Source
4 13 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.06%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.69%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.58%) User Experience
9 6 (2.21%) CAN bus
9 6 (2.21%) SCADA
10 4 (1.48%) CCTV
10 4 (1.48%) Physics
10 4 (1.48%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.48%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.11%) Social Media
12 2 (0.74%) Blog
12 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.37%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.87%) Linux
2 22 (8.12%) Windows
3 7 (2.58%) UNIX
4 6 (2.21%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.48%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.74%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (95.20%) Software Engineering
2 63 (23.25%) OO
3 60 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (16.97%) MVC
5 26 (9.59%) Analytics
6 25 (9.23%) UML
6 25 (9.23%) Validation
7 24 (8.86%) Scrum
8 22 (8.12%) TDD
9 20 (7.38%) Requirements Management
10 17 (6.27%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.54%) BDD
12 14 (5.17%) OOD
13 13 (4.80%) Yourdon
13 13 (4.80%) Mentoring
14 11 (4.06%) OO PHP
14 11 (4.06%) Embedded Software Development
15 10 (3.69%) CRM
16 9 (3.32%) Unit Testing
17 8 (2.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.65%) C#
2 90 (33.21%) Java
3 82 (30.26%) SQL
4 72 (26.57%) C++
5 64 (23.62%) JavaScript
6 56 (20.66%) C
7 30 (11.07%) Python
8 29 (10.70%) VB.NET
9 28 (10.33%) PHP
10 26 (9.59%) Perl
11 22 (8.12%) Embedded C
12 19 (7.01%) Assembly Language
13 14 (5.17%) MATLAB
13 14 (5.17%) Embedded C++
14 11 (4.06%) VC++
15 9 (3.32%) T-SQL
16 8 (2.95%) Ruby
17 7 (2.58%) XPath
18 6 (2.21%) VB
19 4 (1.48%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 80 (29.52%) Degree
2 7 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.11%) HND
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (2.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Nagios
1 2 (0.74%) OpenNMS
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (22.88%) Oracle
2 47 (17.34%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.96%) Sybase
4 19 (7.01%) MKS
5 17 (6.27%) Zend
6 13 (4.80%) MathWorks
7 6 (2.21%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.48%) SAP
8 4 (1.48%) QNX
9 3 (1.11%) Perforce
10 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.74%) Borland
10 2 (0.74%) Remedy
10 2 (0.74%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.74%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.74%) Talend
10 2 (0.74%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.74%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.74%) Allen-Bradley
11 1 (0.37%) hybris
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