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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 41 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 270 170 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.30% 3.83% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 4.72% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 240 151 221
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
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
4079 3599 3748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.07% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3418 2943 3158
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +39 107 £36,250 -9.37% 11
Worcestershire +3 37 £39,375 +21.15% 6
Warwickshire -10 35 £46,250 +8.82% 4
Staffordshire -10 23 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Coventry -10 23 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Solihull +13 22 £46,250 +54.16%
Herefordshire +3 8 £45,000 -
Walsall +4 5 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Shropshire -11 3 £72,500 +61.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £25,000 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 294 (51.85%) .NET
2 281 (49.56%) C#
3 190 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (32.80%) JavaScript
5 173 (30.51%) SQL Server
6 163 (28.75%) SQL
7 157 (27.69%) HTML
7 157 (27.69%) Java
8 138 (24.34%) MVC
9 135 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 132 (23.28%) CSS
10 132 (23.28%) Degree
11 130 (22.93%) OO
12 116 (20.46%) XML
13 115 (20.28%) Microsoft
14 105 (18.52%) C++
15 87 (15.34%) Web Services
16 81 (14.29%) jQuery
17 73 (12.87%) VB.NET
18 72 (12.70%) Visual Studio
19 71 (12.52%) Relational Database
20 68 (11.99%) Computer Science
21 66 (11.64%) Oracle
22 65 (11.46%) Linux
23 64 (11.29%) RDBMS
24 59 (10.41%) Scrum
25 58 (10.23%) MS Excel
26 54 (9.52%) Analytics
27 53 (9.35%) Project Management
27 53 (9.35%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (6.00%) Tomcat
2 30 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.23%) JBoss
4 19 (3.35%) GlassFish
5 17 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.82%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.12%) Node.js
8 11 (1.94%) Apache
9 10 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.41%) IIS
11 7 (1.23%) WordPress
11 7 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.06%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.06%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.53%) Lync
14 2 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 58 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.06%) Simulink
3 16 (2.82%) MS Office
4 8 (1.41%) Stateflow
5 5 (0.88%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.88%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.88%) SAP MRS
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.94%) SaaS
2 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.06%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.47%) Internet
3 9 (1.59%) HTTP
4 8 (1.41%) Modbus
5 6 (1.06%) LAN
5 6 (1.06%) WAN
6 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) SAN
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 71 (12.52%) Relational Database
3 64 (11.29%) RDBMS
4 40 (7.05%) MySQL
5 28 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
9 18 (3.17%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.94%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.76%) Big Data
13 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.06%) SQLite
14 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.71%) RavenDB
15 4 (0.71%) DB2
16 3 (0.53%) MS Access
17 2 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 72 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 42 (7.41%) JUnit
3 33 (5.82%) Git (software)
4 28 (4.94%) Subversion
5 24 (4.23%) NUnit
6 23 (4.06%) Selenium
7 19 (3.35%) JIRA
8 16 (2.82%) Maven
8 16 (2.82%) Ant
9 12 (2.12%) PHPUnit
10 10 (1.76%) VectorCAST
11 8 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (1.23%) Hudson
12 7 (1.23%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.23%) Behat
12 7 (1.23%) QUnit
13 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.06%) LabVIEW
13 6 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 48 (8.47%) Finance
2 30 (5.29%) Electronics
3 28 (4.94%) Automotive
4 15 (2.65%) Retail
5 7 (1.23%) Marketing
5 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.53%) Advertising
7 3 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 281 (49.56%) Developer
2 233 (41.09%) Software Engineer
3 109 (19.22%) Software Developer
4 80 (14.11%) .NET Developer
5 73 (12.87%) C# Developer
6 66 (11.64%) Senior Developer
7 63 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
8 61 (10.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 44 (7.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 40 (7.05%) Java Developer
11 31 (5.47%) Programmer
12 30 (5.29%) Junior
12 30 (5.29%) .NET Software Engineer
13 28 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 28 (4.94%) Architect
14 26 (4.59%) Software Manager
15 24 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
15 24 (4.23%) Junior Developer
16 23 (4.06%) C# Software Engineer
16 23 (4.06%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (51.85%) .NET
2 157 (27.69%) HTML
3 135 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 132 (23.28%) CSS
5 116 (20.46%) XML
6 87 (15.34%) Web Services
7 81 (14.29%) jQuery
8 53 (9.35%) Ajax
9 48 (8.47%) JSON
9 48 (8.47%) HTML5
10 42 (7.41%) CSS3
11 41 (7.23%) J2EE
12 39 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (6.70%) REST
14 37 (6.53%) WCF
15 35 (6.17%) .NET Framework
16 33 (5.82%) WPF
17 28 (4.94%) AngularJS
18 27 (4.76%) Spring
18 27 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.99%) Computer Science
2 50 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 44 (7.76%) Open Source
4 35 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.82%) Semantic Web
6 32 (5.64%) Algorithms
7 29 (5.11%) Embedded Systems
8 22 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (3.53%) Mobile App
10 18 (3.17%) Physics
11 12 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.12%) Device Driver
12 11 (1.94%) Smartcard
12 11 (1.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (1.94%) User Experience
13 10 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (1.76%) VHDL
14 7 (1.23%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.88%) Blog
16 3 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.46%) Linux
2 42 (7.41%) Windows
3 32 (5.64%) UNIX
4 15 (2.65%) Android
5 13 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.12%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (1.06%) VxWorks
8 5 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) OS/400
10 1 (0.18%) zOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (24.34%) MVC
3 130 (22.93%) OO
4 59 (10.41%) Scrum
5 54 (9.52%) Analytics
6 53 (9.35%) TDD
6 53 (9.35%) Project Management
7 38 (6.70%) Unit Testing
8 36 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (6.35%) OOD
9 34 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.82%) UML
11 29 (5.11%) Web Development
12 28 (4.94%) SOA
13 26 (4.59%) OOP
14 25 (4.41%) Time Management
15 23 (4.06%) Configuration Management
16 21 (3.70%) E-Commerce
17 19 (3.35%) Validation
17 19 (3.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 281 (49.56%) C#
2 186 (32.80%) JavaScript
3 163 (28.75%) SQL
4 157 (27.69%) Java
5 105 (18.52%) C++
6 73 (12.87%) VB.NET
7 52 (9.17%) C
8 49 (8.64%) PHP
9 43 (7.58%) Python
10 36 (6.35%) VB
11 28 (4.94%) Ruby
12 24 (4.23%) Embedded C
13 23 (4.06%) MATLAB
13 23 (4.06%) VB6
14 22 (3.88%) T-SQL
15 20 (3.53%) Perl
16 16 (2.82%) Shell Script
17 14 (2.47%) Embedded C++
18 10 (1.76%) Assembly Language
18 10 (1.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 132 (23.28%) Degree
2 20 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.94%) HND
6 10 (1.76%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (1.23%) PhD
7 7 (1.23%) MCTS
8 5 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.71%) HNC
10 3 (0.53%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.53%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.53%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.35%) MCSE
12 1 (0.18%) MCAD
12 1 (0.18%) MCSD
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.18%) MCPD
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (2.47%) Nagios
1 14 (2.47%) OpenNMS
1 14 (2.47%) Puppet
1 14 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.53%) MOM
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 115 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.64%) Oracle
3 32 (5.64%) Sybase
4 12 (2.12%) QNX
4 12 (2.12%) MKS
5 10 (1.76%) Fujitsu
5 10 (1.76%) Zend
6 6 (1.06%) Talend
7 5 (0.88%) Twitter
7 5 (0.88%) BT
7 5 (0.88%) SAP
8 4 (0.71%) Intel
8 4 (0.71%) Perforce
9 3 (0.53%) Sun
9 3 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.35%) MathWorks
10 2 (0.35%) Borland
11 1 (0.18%) HP
11 1 (0.18%) IBM
11 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000 + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 42,000+ Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus scheme and flexible working
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: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago