The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 Engineering
Rank 55 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 234 310 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.23% 5.58% 5.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 7.20% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 221 300 207
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4240 4305 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.59% 77.43% 74.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3643 3031
Average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 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
Birmingham -28 53 £35,000 -7.89% 11
Staffordshire -9 50 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Warwickshire +1 45 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Worcestershire +2 29 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Coventry -12 24 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Solihull -10 11 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Walsall +1 7 £33,500 -10.66%
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich -2 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Herefordshire -5 1 £42,500 +41.66%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 260 (57.27%) C#
2 245 (53.96%) .NET
3 189 (41.63%) Degree
4 152 (33.48%) SQL
5 147 (32.38%) HTML
6 144 (31.72%) SQL Server
7 135 (29.74%) JavaScript
8 134 (29.52%) ASP.NET
9 119 (26.21%) Computer Science
10 118 (25.99%) C++
11 112 (24.67%) Java
12 95 (20.93%) Microsoft
13 94 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
14 92 (20.26%) CSS
15 90 (19.82%) MVC
16 83 (18.28%) C
17 77 (16.96%) VB.NET
18 75 (16.52%) OO
19 72 (15.86%) XML
20 67 (14.76%) MS Excel
21 62 (13.66%) Scrum
21 62 (13.66%) Windows
21 62 (13.66%) Linux
22 60 (13.22%) Web Services
22 60 (13.22%) Oracle
23 56 (12.33%) Mathematics
24 48 (10.57%) TDD
24 48 (10.57%) Visual Studio
25 41 (9.03%) jQuery
26 38 (8.37%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
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 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 33 (7.27%) Tomcat
2 27 (5.95%) Apache
3 21 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.54%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.10%) Node.js
7 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.88%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.88%) WordPress
8 2 (0.44%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) FileNet
9 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 67 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.64%) MS Office
3 11 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.42%) Simulink
4 9 (1.98%) TargetLink
5 8 (1.76%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.66%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.66%) S-PLUS
6 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.44%) MS Project
7 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.64%) Internet
2 11 (2.42%) HTTP
2 11 (2.42%) Ethernet
3 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.10%) Broadband
6 4 (0.88%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.88%) DHCP
6 4 (0.88%) Intranet
7 3 (0.66%) iBeacon
7 3 (0.66%) DNS
8 2 (0.44%) Modbus
8 2 (0.44%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 37 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (6.39%) RDBMS
5 19 (4.19%) MySQL
6 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.30%) DB2
7 12 (2.64%) Big Data
7 12 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.76%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.54%) MS Access
11 6 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 25 (5.51%) Subversion
3 23 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (3.74%) Eclipse
5 16 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.52%) Hudson
6 15 (3.30%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.86%) Selenium
8 9 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.76%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.54%) JIRA
10 7 (1.54%) Maven
11 6 (1.32%) PVCS
11 6 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.10%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.10%) JBehave
13 4 (0.88%) Behat
13 4 (0.88%) VectorCAST
14 3 (0.66%) RSpec
General
1 35 (7.71%) Finance
2 32 (7.05%) Electronics
3 31 (6.83%) Automotive
4 23 (5.07%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.52%) Retail
6 14 (3.08%) Banking
7 10 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.54%) Games
10 6 (1.32%) Military
11 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.88%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Billing
14 1 (0.22%) German Language
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 237 (52.20%) Developer
2 234 (51.54%) Software Engineer
3 68 (14.98%) .NET Developer
4 64 (14.10%) Programmer
5 58 (12.78%) Software Developer
6 47 (10.35%) Senior Developer
7 46 (10.13%) C# Developer
7 46 (10.13%) .NET Software Engineer
8 42 (9.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 42 (9.25%) C# Software Engineer
9 41 (9.03%) Java Developer
10 38 (8.37%) .NET Programmer
11 36 (7.93%) Graduate
11 36 (7.93%) Senior Software Engineer
12 29 (6.39%) Junior
12 29 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
13 26 (5.73%) Analyst
14 24 (5.29%) Graduate Developer
15 23 (5.07%) Junior Developer
16 21 (4.63%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (53.96%) .NET
2 147 (32.38%) HTML
3 134 (29.52%) ASP.NET
4 92 (20.26%) CSS
5 72 (15.86%) XML
6 60 (13.22%) Web Services
7 41 (9.03%) jQuery
8 37 (8.15%) Spring
8 37 (8.15%) .NET Framework
8 37 (8.15%) WPF
9 34 (7.49%) HTML5
10 28 (6.17%) J2EE
11 27 (5.95%) Ajax
12 25 (5.51%) Hibernate
13 24 (5.29%) XSLT
13 24 (5.29%) WCF
13 24 (5.29%) REST
14 23 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (5.07%) RESTful
15 22 (4.85%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (26.21%) Computer Science
2 56 (12.33%) Mathematics
3 19 (4.19%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.86%) Smartcard
6 11 (2.42%) Physics
7 10 (2.20%) Semantic Web
7 10 (2.20%) SCADA
8 9 (1.98%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (1.76%) Firmware
9 8 (1.76%) Open Source
10 7 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.32%) AS400
11 6 (1.32%) iSeries
12 5 (1.10%) CCTV
12 5 (1.10%) Device Driver
13 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.66%) Windows
1 62 (13.66%) Linux
2 17 (3.74%) UNIX
3 8 (1.76%) Windows CE
4 6 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (19.82%) MVC
3 75 (16.52%) OO
4 62 (13.66%) Scrum
5 48 (10.57%) TDD
6 38 (8.37%) Unit Testing
7 30 (6.61%) OOD
8 29 (6.39%) Web Development
9 27 (5.95%) SOA
9 27 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (3.96%) Project Management
11 17 (3.74%) E-Commerce
12 14 (3.08%) OOP
12 14 (3.08%) System Testing
13 13 (2.86%) Cyber Security
13 13 (2.86%) Embedded Software Development
13 13 (2.86%) Validation
14 12 (2.64%) UML
14 12 (2.64%) Customer Engagement
15 11 (2.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (57.27%) C#
2 152 (33.48%) SQL
3 135 (29.74%) JavaScript
4 118 (25.99%) C++
5 112 (24.67%) Java
6 83 (18.28%) C
7 77 (16.96%) VB.NET
8 37 (8.15%) Python
9 30 (6.61%) PHP
10 26 (5.73%) VB
11 25 (5.51%) T-SQL
12 23 (5.07%) Embedded C
13 18 (3.96%) Ruby
13 18 (3.96%) VC++
14 17 (3.74%) Assembly Language
15 15 (3.30%) XAML
16 11 (2.42%) Perl
17 10 (2.20%) Embedded C++
18 8 (1.76%) VBA
19 7 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 189 (41.63%) Degree
2 21 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.86%) OCPJP
3 13 (2.86%) OCMJD
3 13 (2.86%) Sun Certification
4 7 (1.54%) MCSD
5 5 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) HND
6 4 (0.88%) MCTS
7 3 (0.66%) PhD
8 2 (0.44%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) MCP
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) TickIT
1 11 (2.42%) ISO 9000
2 3 (0.66%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) JTAG
3 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) Samba
1 2 (0.44%) Squid
Vendors
1 95 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.22%) Oracle
3 20 (4.41%) JBoss
4 13 (2.86%) Sun
5 12 (2.64%) MKS
6 10 (2.20%) Sybase
7 9 (1.98%) Zend
8 8 (1.76%) MathWorks
9 7 (1.54%) Lotus
10 6 (1.32%) Perforce
11 4 (0.88%) Allen-Bradley
11 4 (0.88%) Fujitsu
12 3 (0.66%) SAP
12 3 (0.66%) Borland
12 3 (0.66%) Adobe
13 2 (0.44%) Apple
13 2 (0.44%) VMware
13 2 (0.44%) Freescale
13 2 (0.44%) Facebook
13 2 (0.44%) Twitter
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45 - £60 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £250000 - £300000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + good
Posted: Yesterday
Stone, Staffordshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 per annum
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
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 24% Bonus + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, flexible working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Non contrib Pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago