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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 42 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 292 298 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.08% 5.73% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 7.28% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 267 284 212
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
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
4663 4093 3508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.08% 78.74% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4005 3470 2991
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -22 76 £35,000 - 16
Warwickshire -7 56 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Staffordshire -4 55 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Coventry +10 50 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Worcestershire -11 20 £32,500 +10.16% 1
Solihull -4 14 £40,000 - 3
Shropshire +6 9 £52,000 +30.00%
Walsall 0 3 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (53.85%) C#
2 263 (51.87%) .NET
3 188 (37.08%) HTML
4 180 (35.50%) Degree
5 165 (32.54%) JavaScript
6 164 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (31.95%) SQL
8 153 (30.18%) SQL Server
9 142 (28.01%) ASP.NET
10 123 (24.26%) Java
11 117 (23.08%) Computer Science
12 115 (22.68%) C++
12 115 (22.68%) MVC
13 110 (21.70%) CSS
13 110 (21.70%) Microsoft
14 92 (18.15%) XML
14 92 (18.15%) VB.NET
15 86 (16.96%) OO
16 80 (15.78%) Web Services
17 76 (14.99%) C
17 76 (14.99%) Oracle
18 72 (14.20%) Visual Studio
18 72 (14.20%) Linux
19 71 (14.00%) MS Excel
20 61 (12.03%) jQuery
21 54 (10.65%) Scrum
22 50 (9.86%) Mathematics
23 48 (9.47%) Relational Database
24 47 (9.27%) TDD
25 46 (9.07%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 41 (8.09%) Apache
2 35 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.51%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.94%) JBoss
5 18 (3.55%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (2.76%) WordPress
7 12 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.17%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.38%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.18%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.18%) Node.js
11 6 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.99%) CMS
12 5 (0.99%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.59%) IIS
14 1 (0.20%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.72%) Simulink
3 22 (4.34%) MS Office
4 18 (3.55%) TargetLink
5 17 (3.35%) Stateflow
6 14 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.35%) Internet
2 11 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.58%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.99%) Broadband
6 4 (0.79%) HTTP
6 4 (0.79%) Intranet
7 2 (0.39%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.39%) Modbus
7 2 (0.39%) iBeacon
7 2 (0.39%) GSM
7 2 (0.39%) DHCP
7 2 (0.39%) DNS
8 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.20%) FTP
8 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.47%) Relational Database
3 40 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 29 (5.72%) DB2
6 25 (4.93%) Big Data
7 22 (4.34%) MySQL
8 14 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.79%) MS Access
16 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
17 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
18 1 (0.20%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 72 (14.20%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.71%) Subversion
4 18 (3.55%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (3.35%) PHPUnit
5 17 (3.35%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.16%) Selenium
7 15 (2.96%) Hudson
7 15 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.96%) JIRA
8 14 (2.76%) Behat
9 12 (2.37%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.97%) JUnit
11 8 (1.58%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.38%) Ant
12 7 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.99%) VectorCAST
14 5 (0.99%) NUnit
15 4 (0.79%) RSpec
General
1 45 (8.88%) Electronics
1 45 (8.88%) Automotive
2 39 (7.69%) Finance
3 20 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.37%) Retail
5 10 (1.97%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.18%) Military
7 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 246 (48.52%) Developer
2 244 (48.13%) Software Engineer
3 76 (14.99%) Software Developer
4 65 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 64 (12.62%) C# Developer
6 52 (10.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 52 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 46 (9.07%) Senior Software Engineer
8 43 (8.48%) Programmer
9 39 (7.69%) Java Developer
10 38 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (6.51%) Graduate
11 33 (6.51%) Junior
11 33 (6.51%) .NET Software Engineer
12 31 (6.11%) C# Software Engineer
13 30 (5.92%) Java Software Engineer
14 28 (5.52%) Junior Developer
15 27 (5.33%) .NET Programmer
15 27 (5.33%) Graduate Developer
16 22 (4.34%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (51.87%) .NET
2 188 (37.08%) HTML
3 142 (28.01%) ASP.NET
4 110 (21.70%) CSS
5 92 (18.15%) XML
6 80 (15.78%) Web Services
7 61 (12.03%) jQuery
8 46 (9.07%) WPF
9 45 (8.88%) RESTful
10 43 (8.48%) J2EE
11 42 (8.28%) HTML5
12 36 (7.10%) Spring
13 35 (6.90%) .NET Framework
14 34 (6.71%) REST
15 33 (6.51%) XSLT
16 31 (6.11%) CSS3
17 29 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (5.52%) Ajax
19 26 (5.13%) Hibernate
19 26 (5.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 50 (9.86%) Mathematics
3 35 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 28 (5.52%) Open Source
5 26 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 21 (4.14%) Smartcard
7 18 (3.55%) Semantic Web
8 14 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.37%) User Experience
9 12 (2.37%) Physics
10 10 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.58%) SCADA
11 8 (1.58%) Social Media
12 7 (1.38%) GIS
13 6 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.99%) CCTV
14 5 (0.99%) VHDL
14 5 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (0.99%) Blog
14 5 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.20%) Linux
2 44 (8.68%) Windows
3 14 (2.76%) UNIX
4 9 (1.78%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.68%) MVC
3 86 (16.96%) OO
4 54 (10.65%) Scrum
5 47 (9.27%) TDD
6 35 (6.90%) Web Development
7 30 (5.92%) Project Management
8 28 (5.52%) UML
9 25 (4.93%) Unit Testing
10 24 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (4.54%) BDD
11 23 (4.54%) Validation
12 22 (4.34%) OOP
12 22 (4.34%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.14%) Cyber Security
13 21 (4.14%) SOA
14 20 (3.94%) OOD
14 20 (3.94%) Analytics
15 18 (3.55%) Embedded Software Development
15 18 (3.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 273 (53.85%) C#
2 165 (32.54%) JavaScript
3 162 (31.95%) SQL
4 123 (24.26%) Java
5 115 (22.68%) C++
6 92 (18.15%) VB.NET
7 76 (14.99%) C
8 42 (8.28%) PHP
9 40 (7.89%) Python
10 28 (5.52%) Embedded C
11 23 (4.54%) VB
11 23 (4.54%) Perl
11 23 (4.54%) XAML
12 22 (4.34%) Assembly Language
13 17 (3.35%) MATLAB
14 16 (3.16%) VC++
15 15 (2.96%) Embedded C++
15 15 (2.96%) T-SQL
16 13 (2.56%) VB6
16 13 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 180 (35.50%) Degree
2 27 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (3.16%) Sun Certification
3 16 (3.16%) OCPJP
3 16 (3.16%) OCMJD
4 13 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.17%) MCTS
6 8 (1.58%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (1.38%) MCSD
8 6 (1.18%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.79%) HNC
10 2 (0.39%) HND
10 2 (0.39%) MCSE
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.18%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) ISO 9000
2 5 (0.99%) TickIT
3 1 (0.20%) JTAG
3 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (1.18%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) Samba
2 1 (0.20%) Squid
Vendors
1 110 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.99%) Oracle
3 21 (4.14%) Zend
4 18 (3.55%) Sybase
4 18 (3.55%) MKS
5 16 (3.16%) Sun
6 13 (2.56%) MathWorks
7 7 (1.38%) Lotus
8 6 (1.18%) Talend
9 5 (0.99%) Fujitsu
10 4 (0.79%) Allen-Bradley
10 4 (0.79%) Borland
11 3 (0.59%) Adobe
12 2 (0.39%) QNX
12 2 (0.39%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.39%) Red Gate
12 2 (0.39%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.39%) Facebook
12 2 (0.39%) Freescale
13 1 (0.20%) Perforce
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