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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 52 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 247 303 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.46% 5.56% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 7.09% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 232 296 205
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
4389 4274 3713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.17% 78.42% 75.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3658 3618 3156
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -24 60 £32,500 -13.90% 6
Staffordshire -8 55 £37,125 +6.07% 6
Warwickshire +1 49 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Coventry -4 35 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Worcestershire -7 21 £32,500 +17.11% 4
Solihull -2 10 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Shropshire -4 5 £52,000 +30.00% 2
Walsall -2 4 £34,500 -16.36%
West Bromwich +1 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Herefordshire -3 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 16 September 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.

1 273 (56.99%) C#
2 255 (53.24%) .NET
3 186 (38.83%) Degree
4 166 (34.66%) HTML
5 162 (33.82%) SQL
5 162 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (31.73%) SQL Server
7 146 (30.48%) JavaScript
8 140 (29.23%) ASP.NET
9 123 (25.68%) Computer Science
10 122 (25.47%) Java
11 117 (24.43%) C++
12 102 (21.29%) Microsoft
12 102 (21.29%) MVC
13 95 (19.83%) CSS
14 86 (17.95%) VB.NET
15 84 (17.54%) XML
16 82 (17.12%) OO
17 81 (16.91%) C
18 70 (14.61%) Linux
19 68 (14.20%) Web Services
19 68 (14.20%) Oracle
19 68 (14.20%) MS Excel
20 64 (13.36%) Visual Studio
21 62 (12.94%) Scrum
22 59 (12.32%) Windows
23 53 (11.06%) Mathematics
24 48 (10.02%) TDD
24 48 (10.02%) jQuery
24 48 (10.02%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (7.31%) Tomcat
1 35 (7.31%) Apache
2 27 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (1.88%) WordPress
5 7 (1.46%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
6 6 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.04%) Node.js
7 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.63%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.21%) Confluence
10 1 (0.21%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.21%) FileNet
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.34%) Simulink
3 15 (3.13%) MS Office
4 13 (2.71%) TargetLink
5 12 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (2.09%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.63%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.42%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.92%) Internet
2 9 (1.88%) HTTP
2 9 (1.88%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.46%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.04%) Broadband
6 4 (0.84%) DHCP
6 4 (0.84%) Intranet
6 4 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.63%) iBeacon
7 3 (0.63%) DNS
8 2 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (0.42%) Modbus
9 1 (0.21%) Wireless
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (31.73%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.02%) Relational Database
3 40 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (7.52%) RDBMS
5 23 (4.80%) DB2
6 19 (3.97%) Big Data
6 19 (3.97%) MySQL
7 13 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.30%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.67%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.04%) MS Access
15 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
16 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1 (0.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 64 (13.36%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.85%) Subversion
3 21 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.34%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.71%) Hudson
7 11 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (2.09%) Selenium
8 10 (2.09%) PHPUnit
9 9 (1.88%) Behat
9 9 (1.88%) JIRA
10 8 (1.67%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.84%) PVCS
12 4 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.84%) Maven
13 3 (0.63%) VectorCAST
13 3 (0.63%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 37 (7.72%) Electronics
2 32 (6.68%) Finance
3 30 (6.26%) Automotive
4 24 (5.01%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.13%) Retail
6 9 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.67%) Banking
7 8 (1.67%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.46%) Games
9 6 (1.25%) Military
10 4 (0.84%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 248 (51.77%) Developer
2 241 (50.31%) Software Engineer
3 69 (14.41%) .NET Developer
4 65 (13.57%) Software Developer
5 59 (12.32%) Programmer
6 52 (10.86%) C# Developer
7 51 (10.65%) Senior Developer
8 48 (10.02%) .NET Software Engineer
9 44 (9.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 40 (8.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 40 (8.35%) Java Developer
11 39 (8.14%) C# Software Engineer
12 37 (7.72%) .NET Programmer
12 37 (7.72%) Graduate
13 31 (6.47%) Junior
13 31 (6.47%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (5.64%) Graduate Developer
15 26 (5.43%) Junior Developer
16 24 (5.01%) Software Programmer
16 24 (5.01%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (53.24%) .NET
2 166 (34.66%) HTML
3 140 (29.23%) ASP.NET
4 95 (19.83%) CSS
5 84 (17.54%) XML
6 68 (14.20%) Web Services
7 48 (10.02%) jQuery
8 42 (8.77%) WPF
9 38 (7.93%) .NET Framework
9 38 (7.93%) Spring
10 37 (7.72%) HTML5
11 36 (7.52%) J2EE
12 34 (7.10%) RESTful
13 29 (6.05%) XSLT
14 28 (5.85%) Ajax
15 26 (5.43%) Hibernate
15 26 (5.43%) WCF
15 26 (5.43%) REST
15 26 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (3.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 123 (25.68%) Computer Science
2 53 (11.06%) Mathematics
3 24 (5.01%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (3.55%) Smartcard
4 17 (3.55%) Open Source
5 14 (2.92%) Semantic Web
6 13 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.51%) Physics
8 10 (2.09%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (2.09%) User Experience
9 9 (1.88%) Firmware
10 8 (1.67%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.67%) SCADA
11 5 (1.04%) CCTV
11 5 (1.04%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.04%) GIS
11 5 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.61%) Linux
2 59 (12.32%) Windows
3 18 (3.76%) UNIX
4 7 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.04%) Windows CE
6 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.42%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (21.29%) MVC
3 82 (17.12%) OO
4 62 (12.94%) Scrum
5 48 (10.02%) TDD
6 33 (6.89%) Unit Testing
7 31 (6.47%) Web Development
8 29 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (5.64%) OOD
10 24 (5.01%) Project Management
10 24 (5.01%) SOA
11 17 (3.55%) Cyber Security
12 16 (3.34%) Analytics
12 16 (3.34%) OOP
12 16 (3.34%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.13%) CRM
14 14 (2.92%) Embedded Software Development
14 14 (2.92%) BDD
14 14 (2.92%) UML
14 14 (2.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 273 (56.99%) C#
2 162 (33.82%) SQL
3 146 (30.48%) JavaScript
4 122 (25.47%) Java
5 117 (24.43%) C++
6 86 (17.95%) VB.NET
7 81 (16.91%) C
8 43 (8.98%) Python
9 33 (6.89%) PHP
10 29 (6.05%) VB
11 23 (4.80%) Embedded C
11 23 (4.80%) T-SQL
12 19 (3.97%) XAML
13 18 (3.76%) Assembly Language
14 17 (3.55%) Perl
15 16 (3.34%) VC++
16 15 (3.13%) Ruby
17 11 (2.30%) Embedded C++
18 9 (1.88%) Scala
18 9 (1.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 186 (38.83%) Degree
2 23 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.13%) Sun Certification
3 15 (3.13%) OCPJP
3 15 (3.13%) OCMJD
4 7 (1.46%) MCSD
5 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (1.04%) MCTS
6 4 (0.84%) HND
7 3 (0.63%) PhD
8 2 (0.42%) MCSE
8 2 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.88%) TickIT
1 9 (1.88%) ISO 9000
2 6 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Samba
1 2 (0.42%) Squid
Vendors
1 102 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 68 (14.20%) Oracle
3 17 (3.55%) JBoss
4 15 (3.13%) Sun
5 14 (2.92%) Sybase
6 13 (2.71%) MKS
7 12 (2.51%) Zend
8 10 (2.09%) MathWorks
9 7 (1.46%) Lotus
10 4 (0.84%) Perforce
10 4 (0.84%) Allen-Bradley
11 3 (0.63%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.63%) Borland
11 3 (0.63%) Adobe
11 3 (0.63%) SAP
12 2 (0.42%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.42%) Facebook
12 2 (0.42%) Twitter
12 2 (0.42%) Freescale
13 1 (0.21%) Talend
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Discretionary annual bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago