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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 44 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 274 205 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.15% 4.17% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 5.17% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 245 189 257
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £50,000 £50,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +36 112 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Worcestershire +6 41 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Warwickshire -20 33 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Coventry -9 30 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Staffordshire -19 22 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Solihull +13 16 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Herefordshire +10 8 £45,000 -
Walsall 0 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Shropshire -5 3 £72,500 +61.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £37,500 -
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 305 (54.95%) .NET
2 302 (54.41%) C#
3 189 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (32.07%) SQL
5 176 (31.71%) JavaScript
5 176 (31.71%) SQL Server
6 152 (27.39%) HTML
7 150 (27.03%) Java
8 144 (25.95%) MVC
9 137 (24.68%) CSS
10 136 (24.50%) ASP.NET
11 132 (23.78%) OO
11 132 (23.78%) Degree
12 119 (21.44%) Microsoft
13 117 (21.08%) XML
14 113 (20.36%) C++
15 83 (14.95%) Visual Studio
15 83 (14.95%) Computer Science
16 81 (14.59%) VB.NET
17 80 (14.41%) Web Services
17 80 (14.41%) jQuery
18 75 (13.51%) Relational Database
19 67 (12.07%) RDBMS
20 65 (11.71%) Linux
21 60 (10.81%) Scrum
22 56 (10.09%) Oracle
23 55 (9.91%) Project Management
24 53 (9.55%) Analytics
25 52 (9.37%) Ajax
26 51 (9.19%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (6.13%) Tomcat
2 25 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.42%) JBoss
3 19 (3.42%) GlassFish
4 15 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.16%) Node.js
7 11 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.26%) IIS
9 6 (1.08%) Apache
9 6 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.90%) WordPress
11 3 (0.54%) Lync
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.70%) Simulink
3 10 (1.80%) MS Office
4 5 (0.90%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.36%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP MRS
3 2 (0.36%) Odoo
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.29%) SaaS
2 24 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.96%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.34%) Internet
3 10 (1.80%) HTTP
4 8 (1.44%) Modbus
5 6 (1.08%) LAN
5 6 (1.08%) WAN
6 4 (0.72%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.36%) SAN
7 2 (0.36%) Firewall
7 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.36%) DNS
8 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 75 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 67 (12.07%) RDBMS
4 41 (7.39%) MySQL
5 29 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (4.32%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (3.06%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.98%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.26%) Big Data
13 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.08%) SQLite
14 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.72%) RavenDB
16 3 (0.54%) Riak
16 3 (0.54%) MS Access
17 2 (0.36%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 83 (14.95%) Visual Studio
2 40 (7.21%) JUnit
3 28 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.14%) Subversion
5 22 (3.96%) NUnit
6 19 (3.42%) Selenium
7 18 (3.24%) Maven
8 16 (2.88%) JIRA
9 14 (2.52%) Ant
10 8 (1.44%) PHPUnit
10 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.44%) VectorCAST
10 8 (1.44%) CANoe
11 7 (1.26%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.08%) LabVIEW
12 6 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.90%) Behat
14 4 (0.72%) QUnit
14 4 (0.72%) Hudson
14 4 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (8.29%) Finance
2 27 (4.86%) Electronics
3 15 (2.70%) Automotive
3 15 (2.70%) Retail
4 7 (1.26%) Marketing
4 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.72%) Games
5 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.54%) Legal
6 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 293 (52.79%) Developer
2 222 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 121 (21.80%) Software Developer
4 92 (16.58%) .NET Developer
5 81 (14.59%) C# Developer
6 67 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 64 (11.53%) Senior Developer
8 58 (10.45%) Senior Software Engineer
9 41 (7.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 36 (6.49%) Java Developer
11 33 (5.95%) .NET Software Engineer
12 32 (5.77%) Junior
13 29 (5.23%) Programmer
14 27 (4.86%) Junior Developer
14 27 (4.86%) .NET Software Developer
15 26 (4.68%) Senior C# Developer
15 26 (4.68%) C# Software Developer
16 25 (4.50%) Senior .NET Developer
17 24 (4.32%) C# Software Engineer
17 24 (4.32%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (54.95%) .NET
2 152 (27.39%) HTML
3 137 (24.68%) CSS
4 136 (24.50%) ASP.NET
5 117 (21.08%) XML
6 80 (14.41%) Web Services
6 80 (14.41%) jQuery
7 52 (9.37%) Ajax
8 44 (7.93%) JSON
8 44 (7.93%) HTML5
9 43 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (6.67%) J2EE
11 35 (6.31%) CSS3
11 35 (6.31%) WCF
12 34 (6.13%) REST
13 33 (5.95%) WPF
14 32 (5.77%) .NET Framework
15 27 (4.86%) Middleware
16 25 (4.50%) Spring
17 24 (4.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.95%) Computer Science
2 51 (9.19%) Mathematics
3 42 (7.57%) Open Source
4 35 (6.31%) Semantic Web
5 33 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (5.41%) Algorithms
7 23 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (3.78%) Mobile App
8 21 (3.78%) Physics
9 18 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (2.16%) Artificial Intelligence
10 12 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.16%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.62%) User Experience
12 8 (1.44%) Smartcard
12 8 (1.44%) VHDL
12 8 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (1.26%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.72%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.71%) Linux
2 46 (8.29%) Windows
3 34 (6.13%) UNIX
4 15 (2.70%) Android
5 13 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.16%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.72%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.36%) Solaris
9 2 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) OS/400
10 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (25.95%) MVC
3 132 (23.78%) OO
4 60 (10.81%) Scrum
5 55 (9.91%) Project Management
6 53 (9.55%) Analytics
7 48 (8.65%) TDD
8 40 (7.21%) OOD
8 40 (7.21%) Unit Testing
9 36 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (6.13%) Web Development
11 30 (5.41%) Mobile Development
12 26 (4.68%) Time Management
12 26 (4.68%) OOP
13 25 (4.50%) E-Commerce
13 25 (4.50%) UML
13 25 (4.50%) Mentoring
14 24 (4.32%) SOA
14 24 (4.32%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 302 (54.41%) C#
2 178 (32.07%) SQL
3 176 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 150 (27.03%) Java
5 113 (20.36%) C++
6 81 (14.59%) VB.NET
7 50 (9.01%) C
8 47 (8.47%) Python
9 46 (8.29%) PHP
10 38 (6.85%) VB
11 31 (5.59%) Ruby
12 25 (4.50%) VB6
13 24 (4.32%) T-SQL
14 20 (3.60%) Perl
14 20 (3.60%) Embedded C
15 19 (3.42%) MATLAB
16 17 (3.06%) Shell Script
17 14 (2.52%) Embedded C++
18 10 (1.80%) Bash Shell
18 10 (1.80%) VC++
Qualifications
1 132 (23.78%) Degree
2 15 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.98%) PhD
3 11 (1.98%) HND
3 11 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.44%) Chartered Engineer
4 8 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) MCTS
6 2 (0.36%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) MCAD
7 1 (0.18%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.18%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) MCPD
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.44%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) TickIT
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.70%) Nagios
1 15 (2.70%) OpenNMS
1 15 (2.70%) Puppet
1 15 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.72%) MOM
3 2 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (21.44%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.09%) Oracle
3 32 (5.77%) Sybase
4 12 (2.16%) QNX
5 8 (1.44%) MKS
5 8 (1.44%) Fujitsu
6 5 (0.90%) BT
6 5 (0.90%) SAP
6 5 (0.90%) Twitter
7 4 (0.72%) Intel
7 4 (0.72%) Perforce
7 4 (0.72%) Zend
8 2 (0.36%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.36%) Borland
8 2 (0.36%) Apple
8 2 (0.36%) IBM
9 1 (0.18%) Sun
9 1 (0.18%) HP
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.18%) hybris
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £47,500 to £62,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 6 days ago