The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 53 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 208 269 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.21% 5.37% 5.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 7.00% 7.37%
Number of salaries quoted 191 246 212
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +16 50 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Birmingham -20 47 £40,000 -6.97% 6
Staffordshire -11 38 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Worcestershire 0 32 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Coventry -7 21 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Herefordshire -3 7 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Walsall +5 5 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Solihull 0 5 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Tipton - 5 £35,000 -
Shropshire -1 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 245 (58.89%) C#
2 228 (54.81%) .NET
3 159 (38.22%) SQL Server
4 132 (31.73%) JavaScript
5 130 (31.25%) HTML
6 129 (31.01%) Degree
7 120 (28.85%) C++
8 115 (27.64%) ASP.NET
9 108 (25.96%) SQL
10 99 (23.80%) CSS
11 88 (21.15%) Java
12 87 (20.91%) Computer Science
13 83 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (18.75%) C
15 76 (18.27%) Microsoft
16 75 (18.03%) MVC
17 72 (17.31%) Windows
18 68 (16.35%) OO
19 62 (14.90%) jQuery
20 60 (14.42%) Linux
21 58 (13.94%) Mathematics
22 57 (13.70%) XML
23 54 (12.98%) PHP
24 51 (12.26%) Finance
25 49 (11.78%) Oracle
25 49 (11.78%) Web Services
26 44 (10.58%) Unit Testing
27 42 (10.10%) Visual Studio
27 42 (10.10%) VB.NET
27 42 (10.10%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.61%) Node.js
3 13 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.40%) Apache
5 8 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.72%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.72%) WordPress
7 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.48%) FileNet
8 2 (0.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.24%) WinCC
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 37 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) Doxygen
3 3 (0.72%) Simulink
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.01%) HTTP
2 13 (3.13%) Broadband
3 11 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.68%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.44%) VoIP
6 5 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.96%) MPLS
7 4 (0.96%) VPN
8 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.72%) Wireless
8 3 (0.72%) LDAP
8 3 (0.72%) WLAN
8 3 (0.72%) LAN
9 2 (0.48%) Intranet
9 2 (0.48%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) Modbus
10 1 (0.24%) DNS
10 1 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (38.22%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (5.29%) MySQL
5 19 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 15 (3.61%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.37%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.13%) Hadoop
11 12 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (2.64%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.68%) Data Mining
14 6 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.96%) OLTP
16 3 (0.72%) MS Access
17 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
17 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
18 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 35 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.09%) Selenium
4 16 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.37%) Subversion
5 14 (3.37%) Hudson
6 12 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.16%) JBehave
7 9 (2.16%) Maven
8 7 (1.68%) SpecFlow
8 7 (1.68%) VectorCAST
8 7 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.44%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.20%) JIRA
10 5 (1.20%) PVCS
10 5 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.72%) NUnit
12 2 (0.48%) ProC
General
1 51 (12.26%) Finance
2 23 (5.53%) Electronics
3 20 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.57%) Automotive
5 14 (3.37%) Banking
6 12 (2.88%) Legal
7 8 (1.92%) Retail
8 4 (0.96%) Games
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Advertising
9 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 218 (52.40%) Software Engineer
2 212 (50.96%) Developer
3 66 (15.87%) .NET Developer
4 39 (9.38%) Programmer
5 38 (9.13%) Senior Software Engineer
6 36 (8.65%) C# Software Engineer
6 36 (8.65%) Web Developer
7 32 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 30 (7.21%) Java Developer
9 29 (6.97%) Senior Developer
10 28 (6.73%) C# Developer
11 27 (6.49%) .NET Software Engineer
12 23 (5.53%) .NET Programmer
13 21 (5.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 20 (4.81%) Web Engineer
14 20 (4.81%) Graduate
15 18 (4.33%) Analyst
15 18 (4.33%) C++ Software Engineer
16 15 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
17 13 (3.13%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (54.81%) .NET
2 130 (31.25%) HTML
3 115 (27.64%) ASP.NET
4 99 (23.80%) CSS
5 62 (14.90%) jQuery
6 57 (13.70%) XML
7 49 (11.78%) Web Services
8 37 (8.89%) HTML5
9 35 (8.41%) .NET Framework
10 32 (7.69%) Ajax
10 32 (7.69%) WCF
11 31 (7.45%) Ruby on Rails
12 29 (6.97%) Middleware
13 23 (5.53%) Spring
14 20 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (4.57%) SOAP
15 19 (4.57%) DirectX
16 18 (4.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (4.33%) WPF
16 18 (4.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 87 (20.91%) Computer Science
2 58 (13.94%) Mathematics
3 23 (5.53%) Physics
4 22 (5.29%) N-Tier
5 21 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.09%) 3D Graphics
6 17 (4.09%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.92%) Semantic Web
9 7 (1.68%) iSeries
9 7 (1.68%) SCADA
9 7 (1.68%) AS400
10 6 (1.44%) Firmware
11 5 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (0.96%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.96%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.31%) Windows
2 60 (14.42%) Linux
3 13 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.13%) Android
4 10 (2.40%) UNIX
5 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.68%) Windows CE
6 5 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.96%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.03%) MVC
3 68 (16.35%) OO
4 44 (10.58%) Unit Testing
5 42 (10.10%) Scrum
6 40 (9.62%) TDD
7 37 (8.89%) Multithreading
8 33 (7.93%) SOA
9 32 (7.69%) Web Development
10 29 (6.97%) OOD
11 28 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (6.25%) Test Scripting
13 20 (4.81%) OOP
13 20 (4.81%) CAD
14 19 (4.57%) E-Commerce
14 19 (4.57%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.09%) System Testing
16 14 (3.37%) Project Management
17 13 (3.13%) Low Latency
18 11 (2.64%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 245 (58.89%) C#
2 132 (31.73%) JavaScript
3 120 (28.85%) C++
4 108 (25.96%) SQL
5 88 (21.15%) Java
6 78 (18.75%) C
7 54 (12.98%) PHP
8 42 (10.10%) VB.NET
9 40 (9.62%) Ruby
10 31 (7.45%) T-SQL
11 30 (7.21%) VB
12 21 (5.05%) Python
13 19 (4.57%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.16%) VC++
15 7 (1.68%) XPath
15 7 (1.68%) RPG
15 7 (1.68%) Delphi
15 7 (1.68%) XQuery
16 6 (1.44%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 129 (31.01%) Degree
2 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.20%) OCPJP
3 5 (1.20%) OCMJD
3 5 (1.20%) PhD
3 5 (1.20%) Sun Certification
4 4 (0.96%) HND
5 3 (0.72%) MCTS
5 3 (0.72%) CCVP
5 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.72%) CCSP
5 3 (0.72%) CCNP
5 3 (0.72%) CCNA
5 3 (0.72%) ISEB
5 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.16%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) ISO 9000
2 6 (1.44%) TickIT
3 4 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Squid
2 1 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 76 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.78%) Oracle
3 14 (3.37%) JBoss
4 13 (3.13%) New Relic
5 8 (1.92%) Cisco
5 8 (1.92%) Sybase
6 7 (1.68%) Fujitsu
6 7 (1.68%) MKS
7 6 (1.44%) VMware
8 5 (1.20%) Google
8 5 (1.20%) Perforce
8 5 (1.20%) Sun
9 4 (0.96%) Zend
10 3 (0.72%) SAP
10 3 (0.72%) webMethods
11 2 (0.48%) Siemens
11 2 (0.48%) Borland
11 2 (0.48%) Apple
11 2 (0.48%) IBM
11 2 (0.48%) Kofax
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb Benefits + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Kind Consultancy
Salary: From £42,000 to £46,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Salary: £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Experis IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb Benefits + Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum ,DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwick
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & Medical
Posted: 18 days ago