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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 34 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 303 147 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.90% 3.51% 4.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 4.38% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 270 127 208
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
4129 3356 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.39% 80.15% 75.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3453 2671 3026
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 £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £57,500 £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 2 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 2 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 +37 103 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Worcestershire +2 46 £35,000 -9.09% 9
Solihull +27 36 £42,500 +6.25%
Warwickshire -4 34 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Staffordshire -5 29 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Coventry -13 26 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Herefordshire -2 7 £45,000 +7.78% 1
Walsall - 5 £32,500 -
West Bromwich - 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 3 £72,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £31,750 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 297 (49.58%) .NET
2 291 (48.58%) C#
3 201 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (32.05%) JavaScript
5 179 (29.88%) SQL Server
6 177 (29.55%) HTML
7 170 (28.38%) SQL
8 163 (27.21%) Java
9 154 (25.71%) Degree
10 141 (23.54%) MVC
11 137 (22.87%) ASP.NET
12 136 (22.70%) OO
13 133 (22.20%) CSS
14 121 (20.20%) Microsoft
15 119 (19.87%) C++
16 117 (19.53%) XML
17 99 (16.53%) Web Services
18 83 (13.86%) jQuery
19 81 (13.52%) Computer Science
20 80 (13.36%) Visual Studio
21 78 (13.02%) VB.NET
22 77 (12.85%) Oracle
22 77 (12.85%) Linux
23 74 (12.35%) Relational Database
24 67 (11.19%) Scrum
25 65 (10.85%) TDD
26 63 (10.52%) C
26 63 (10.52%) MS Excel
26 63 (10.52%) RDBMS
27 60 (10.02%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 36 (6.01%) Tomcat
2 34 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.67%) Apache
4 21 (3.51%) JBoss
5 18 (3.01%) GlassFish
6 15 (2.50%) WordPress
7 13 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (1.67%) Node.js
9 9 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.17%) IIS
11 6 (1.00%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.00%) CMS
11 6 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 63 (10.52%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.84%) Simulink
3 22 (3.67%) MS Office
4 11 (1.84%) Stateflow
5 9 (1.50%) TargetLink
6 6 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.83%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.83%) SAP MRS
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.34%) SaaS
2 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.34%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.50%) Internet
3 9 (1.50%) HTTP
4 6 (1.00%) Modbus
4 6 (1.00%) LAN
4 6 (1.00%) WAN
5 5 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.50%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.33%) GSM
7 2 (0.33%) SAN
7 2 (0.33%) DNS
7 2 (0.33%) Firewall
7 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 74 (12.35%) Relational Database
3 63 (10.52%) RDBMS
4 46 (7.68%) MySQL
5 33 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (4.01%) Crystal Reports
7 22 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (3.34%) NoSQL
9 19 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (3.01%) Big Data
11 12 (2.00%) DB2
12 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.50%) Data Mining
14 6 (1.00%) SQLite
15 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
16 4 (0.67%) RavenDB
17 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 3 (0.50%) MS Access
18 2 (0.33%) Riak
18 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (13.36%) Visual Studio
2 38 (6.34%) JUnit
3 37 (6.18%) Git (software)
4 35 (5.84%) Subversion
5 23 (3.84%) NUnit
6 21 (3.51%) Selenium
7 20 (3.34%) PHPUnit
8 19 (3.17%) JIRA
9 15 (2.50%) Behat
10 14 (2.34%) Maven
11 12 (2.00%) Ant
11 12 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (2.00%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.84%) Hudson
13 9 (1.50%) VectorCAST
14 8 (1.34%) QUnit
15 7 (1.17%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.17%) LabVIEW
16 6 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (7.68%) Finance
2 43 (7.18%) Electronics
3 35 (5.84%) Automotive
4 16 (2.67%) Retail
5 10 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.67%) Marketing
8 3 (0.50%) Advertising
8 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 284 (47.41%) Developer
2 249 (41.57%) Software Engineer
3 111 (18.53%) Software Developer
4 80 (13.36%) .NET Developer
5 70 (11.69%) C# Developer
6 67 (11.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 65 (10.85%) Senior Developer
8 56 (9.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 49 (8.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 41 (6.84%) Java Developer
11 33 (5.51%) Programmer
12 32 (5.34%) Architect
13 29 (4.84%) Junior
13 29 (4.84%) .NET Software Engineer
14 28 (4.67%) Software Manager
15 27 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
16 26 (4.34%) Senior C# Developer
17 23 (3.84%) Junior Developer
18 21 (3.51%) .NET Programmer
19 20 (3.34%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (49.58%) .NET
2 177 (29.55%) HTML
3 137 (22.87%) ASP.NET
4 133 (22.20%) CSS
5 117 (19.53%) XML
6 99 (16.53%) Web Services
7 83 (13.86%) jQuery
8 53 (8.85%) Ajax
9 51 (8.51%) HTML5
10 50 (8.35%) J2EE
11 44 (7.35%) REST
11 44 (7.35%) CSS3
12 42 (7.01%) JSON
13 39 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (6.01%) WPF
15 35 (5.84%) Spring
16 33 (5.51%) WCF
16 33 (5.51%) .NET Framework
17 31 (5.18%) RESTful
18 26 (4.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.52%) Computer Science
2 58 (9.68%) Mathematics
3 50 (8.35%) Open Source
4 37 (6.18%) Embedded Systems
4 37 (6.18%) Algorithms
5 34 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (5.18%) Semantic Web
7 22 (3.67%) Physics
8 19 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.50%) Smartcard
11 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.00%) VHDL
12 12 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (1.67%) Artificial Intelligence
13 10 (1.67%) Device Driver
13 10 (1.67%) User Experience
14 8 (1.34%) Social Media
15 7 (1.17%) Visualisation
16 6 (1.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.85%) Linux
2 43 (7.18%) Windows
3 32 (5.34%) UNIX
4 11 (1.84%) Android
5 10 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.67%) Nucleus RTOS
6 6 (1.00%) VxWorks
7 5 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) OS/400
9 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (23.54%) MVC
3 136 (22.70%) OO
4 67 (11.19%) Scrum
5 65 (10.85%) TDD
6 60 (10.02%) Project Management
7 50 (8.35%) Analytics
8 40 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (6.34%) Unit Testing
9 38 (6.34%) UML
10 36 (6.01%) Mentoring
11 35 (5.84%) OOD
12 32 (5.34%) Web Development
13 29 (4.84%) BDD
14 26 (4.34%) OOP
15 24 (4.01%) Configuration Management
15 24 (4.01%) Time Management
16 23 (3.84%) Validation
17 22 (3.67%) SOA
17 22 (3.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 291 (48.58%) C#
2 192 (32.05%) JavaScript
3 170 (28.38%) SQL
4 163 (27.21%) Java
5 119 (19.87%) C++
6 78 (13.02%) VB.NET
7 63 (10.52%) C
8 55 (9.18%) PHP
9 43 (7.18%) Python
10 40 (6.68%) VB
11 28 (4.67%) Embedded C
12 27 (4.51%) MATLAB
13 25 (4.17%) VB6
13 25 (4.17%) Perl
14 22 (3.67%) Ruby
15 15 (2.50%) T-SQL
15 15 (2.50%) Embedded C++
16 14 (2.34%) Shell Script
17 13 (2.17%) VC++
18 12 (2.00%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 154 (25.71%) Degree
2 19 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.34%) VCP4
4 12 (2.00%) HND
4 12 (2.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 11 (1.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.50%) MCTS
7 7 (1.17%) Sun Certification
7 7 (1.17%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.17%) OCMJD
8 6 (1.00%) PhD
9 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.67%) HNC
11 3 (0.50%) MCSE
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) MCAD
12 1 (0.17%) MCSD
12 1 (0.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (1.17%) Firmware
2 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (2.00%) Nagios
1 12 (2.00%) OpenNMS
1 12 (2.00%) Puppet
1 12 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.50%) MOM
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.85%) Oracle
3 32 (5.34%) Sybase
4 17 (2.84%) Zend
5 14 (2.34%) MKS
6 10 (1.67%) QNX
7 9 (1.50%) Fujitsu
8 7 (1.17%) Sun
9 6 (1.00%) Talend
10 5 (0.83%) Twitter
10 5 (0.83%) SAP
10 5 (0.83%) MathWorks
10 5 (0.83%) BT
11 4 (0.67%) Perforce
11 4 (0.67%) Intel
12 3 (0.50%) Borland
13 2 (0.33%) Apple
13 2 (0.33%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.33%) DevExpress
14 1 (0.17%) hybris
Rugby, Warwickshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-35,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: 4 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Experian
Salary: competitive + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Prezzybox
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago