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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 285 184 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.78% 4.16% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 5.23% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 264 151 233
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 +29 97 £37,500 - 18
Staffordshire +7 41 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Worcestershire +12 36 £35,000 -9.09% 4
Warwickshire -6 33 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Solihull +29 30 £41,000 +5.80% 1
Coventry -15 21 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Herefordshire -3 7 £45,000 +7.78% 1
West Bromwich - 4 £77,500 -
Walsall - 3 £32,500 - 1
Shropshire -8 2 £62,000 +103.27%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 272 (47.30%) .NET
2 267 (46.43%) C#
3 182 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 179 (31.13%) HTML
5 173 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (29.91%) SQL Server
7 168 (29.22%) SQL
8 163 (28.35%) Java
9 153 (26.61%) Degree
10 131 (22.78%) OO
11 130 (22.61%) ASP.NET
12 125 (21.74%) MVC
13 118 (20.52%) CSS
14 115 (20.00%) XML
14 115 (20.00%) C++
15 112 (19.48%) Microsoft
16 110 (19.13%) Web Services
17 90 (15.65%) Oracle
18 85 (14.78%) Computer Science
19 83 (14.43%) Visual Studio
20 81 (14.09%) Linux
21 78 (13.57%) jQuery
22 77 (13.39%) VB.NET
23 68 (11.83%) Relational Database
24 61 (10.61%) C
25 60 (10.43%) MS Excel
25 60 (10.43%) Project Management
26 58 (10.09%) Scrum
26 58 (10.09%) RDBMS
27 57 (9.91%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 40 (6.96%) Tomcat
2 33 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.57%) Apache
4 21 (3.65%) JBoss
5 17 (2.96%) WordPress
6 14 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (2.26%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.04%) Node.js
10 6 (1.04%) IIS
10 6 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.04%) CMS
11 4 (0.70%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.52%) Lync
13 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 60 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.91%) Simulink
3 21 (3.65%) MS Office
4 14 (2.43%) Stateflow
5 13 (2.26%) TargetLink
6 8 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.87%) SAP MRS
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.87%) SaaS
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.13%) Internet
3 11 (1.91%) HTTP
4 7 (1.22%) Modbus
5 6 (1.04%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.04%) LAN
5 6 (1.04%) WAN
6 5 (0.87%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.87%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) SAN
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) GSM
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.83%) Relational Database
3 58 (10.09%) RDBMS
4 43 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (6.78%) MySQL
6 26 (4.52%) DB2
7 25 (4.35%) Big Data
8 23 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
9 21 (3.65%) NoSQL
10 17 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.04%) SQLite
14 3 (0.52%) MS Access
15 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.35%) RavenDB
16 1 (0.17%) UniData
16 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1 (0.17%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 83 (14.43%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.09%) Subversion
3 34 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 31 (5.39%) JUnit
5 19 (3.30%) PHPUnit
6 18 (3.13%) Selenium
7 17 (2.96%) Behat
8 16 (2.78%) JIRA
8 16 (2.78%) NUnit
9 15 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (2.09%) Hudson
10 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.91%) Maven
12 8 (1.39%) Ant
12 8 (1.39%) VectorCAST
12 8 (1.39%) QUnit
13 7 (1.22%) LabVIEW
14 6 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
15 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
General
1 51 (8.87%) Electronics
2 44 (7.65%) Finance
3 36 (6.26%) Automotive
4 13 (2.26%) Retail
5 10 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 258 (44.87%) Developer
2 256 (44.52%) Software Engineer
3 103 (17.91%) Software Developer
4 70 (12.17%) .NET Developer
5 63 (10.96%) C# Developer
6 59 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 55 (9.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 54 (9.39%) Senior Software Engineer
9 45 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 40 (6.96%) Java Developer
11 36 (6.26%) Java Software Engineer
12 33 (5.74%) Programmer
13 29 (5.04%) Architect
14 27 (4.70%) Junior
15 26 (4.52%) .NET Software Engineer
16 25 (4.35%) Software Manager
17 24 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
18 22 (3.83%) .NET Programmer
18 22 (3.83%) Junior Developer
19 20 (3.48%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (47.30%) .NET
2 179 (31.13%) HTML
3 130 (22.61%) ASP.NET
4 118 (20.52%) CSS
5 115 (20.00%) XML
6 110 (19.13%) Web Services
7 78 (13.57%) jQuery
8 56 (9.74%) J2EE
9 53 (9.22%) REST
10 47 (8.17%) Ajax
11 45 (7.83%) HTML5
12 42 (7.30%) RESTful
13 38 (6.61%) WPF
13 38 (6.61%) CSS3
14 34 (5.91%) Spring
15 32 (5.57%) JSON
15 32 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (5.22%) XSLT
17 26 (4.52%) .NET Framework
18 25 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.78%) Computer Science
2 51 (8.87%) Mathematics
3 46 (8.00%) Open Source
4 42 (7.30%) Embedded Systems
5 33 (5.74%) Algorithms
6 32 (5.57%) Semantic Web
7 31 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (3.30%) Smartcard
9 17 (2.96%) Physics
10 15 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (2.43%) User Experience
12 13 (2.26%) Mobile App
13 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.74%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.74%) VHDL
14 10 (1.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (1.39%) Social Media
16 7 (1.22%) GIS
17 6 (1.04%) Blog
18 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.09%) Linux
2 37 (6.43%) Windows
3 33 (5.74%) UNIX
4 10 (1.74%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (1.04%) VxWorks
6 4 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (22.78%) OO
3 125 (21.74%) MVC
4 60 (10.43%) Project Management
5 58 (10.09%) Scrum
6 57 (9.91%) TDD
7 44 (7.65%) Analytics
8 39 (6.78%) UML
9 32 (5.57%) OOD
9 32 (5.57%) Mentoring
10 31 (5.39%) Unit Testing
11 30 (5.22%) BDD
12 29 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (4.70%) Web Development
14 24 (4.17%) Validation
15 23 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
15 23 (4.00%) OO PHP
16 22 (3.83%) OOP
17 21 (3.65%) Configuration Management
18 20 (3.48%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 267 (46.43%) C#
2 182 (31.65%) JavaScript
3 168 (29.22%) SQL
4 163 (28.35%) Java
5 115 (20.00%) C++
6 77 (13.39%) VB.NET
7 61 (10.61%) C
8 54 (9.39%) PHP
9 39 (6.78%) Python
10 37 (6.43%) VB
11 32 (5.57%) Perl
12 29 (5.04%) MATLAB
13 28 (4.87%) Embedded C
14 23 (4.00%) VB6
15 15 (2.61%) Assembly Language
16 14 (2.43%) XAML
16 14 (2.43%) Ruby
16 14 (2.43%) Embedded C++
16 14 (2.43%) Bash Shell
17 13 (2.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 153 (26.61%) Degree
2 17 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.43%) Chartered Engineer
5 9 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.57%) Sun Certification
5 9 (1.57%) OCPJP
5 9 (1.57%) OCMJD
5 9 (1.57%) HND
6 8 (1.39%) MCTS
7 4 (0.70%) MCSE
7 4 (0.70%) HNC
8 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.09%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (1.22%) Firmware
2 5 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.39%) Nagios
1 8 (1.39%) OpenNMS
1 8 (1.39%) Puppet
1 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.17%) SCCM
2 1 (0.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 112 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 90 (15.65%) Oracle
3 33 (5.74%) Sybase
4 18 (3.13%) Zend
5 16 (2.78%) MKS
6 10 (1.74%) QNX
7 9 (1.57%) Sun
8 8 (1.39%) MathWorks
8 8 (1.39%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.04%) Talend
10 5 (0.87%) Twitter
10 5 (0.87%) SAP
11 4 (0.70%) Perforce
12 3 (0.52%) BT
12 3 (0.52%) Intel
12 3 (0.52%) Borland
13 2 (0.35%) Apple
13 2 (0.35%) DevExpress
13 2 (0.35%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.35%) Appcelerator
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 5500
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum project incentives, company pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: Yesterday
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: Yesterday
City, Birmingham
Metail
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pari Passu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Optimus Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago