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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 44 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 284 293 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.95% 5.62% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 7.15% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 260 282 213
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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
4641 4099 3580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.90% 78.56% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3981 3480 3038
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 £65,000 £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 21 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 21 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 -24 73 £35,000 - 14
Warwickshire -10 56 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Staffordshire -4 53 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Coventry +5 48 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Worcestershire -10 20 £32,500 +10.16% 2
Solihull -4 14 £40,000 - 3
Shropshire +6 8 £52,000 +30.00%
Walsall -1 2 £35,500 -25.26% 2
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
West Bromwich 0 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 269 (53.91%) C#
2 260 (52.10%) .NET
3 187 (37.47%) HTML
4 177 (35.47%) Degree
5 166 (33.27%) JavaScript
6 161 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
7 160 (32.06%) SQL
8 151 (30.26%) SQL Server
9 138 (27.66%) ASP.NET
10 120 (24.05%) Java
11 116 (23.25%) MVC
11 116 (23.25%) Computer Science
12 113 (22.65%) C++
13 110 (22.04%) CSS
14 105 (21.04%) Microsoft
15 92 (18.44%) VB.NET
16 91 (18.24%) XML
17 86 (17.23%) OO
18 77 (15.43%) Web Services
19 75 (15.03%) C
20 73 (14.63%) Oracle
21 71 (14.23%) Visual Studio
22 68 (13.63%) Linux
22 68 (13.63%) MS Excel
23 62 (12.42%) jQuery
24 52 (10.42%) Scrum
25 50 (10.02%) Mathematics
26 48 (9.62%) Relational Database
27 46 (9.22%) TDD
28 45 (9.02%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 37 (7.41%) Apache
2 34 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.01%) JBoss
5 17 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (2.81%) WordPress
7 11 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.40%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.40%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (1.20%) MQSeries
9 6 (1.20%) Node.js
9 6 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.00%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.00%) CMS
11 3 (0.60%) IIS
12 1 (0.20%) Confluence
12 1 (0.20%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 68 (13.63%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.41%) Simulink
3 21 (4.21%) MS Office
4 17 (3.41%) TargetLink
5 15 (3.01%) Stateflow
6 13 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.40%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.21%) Internet
2 11 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.60%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.20%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.00%) Broadband
6 4 (0.80%) HTTP
6 4 (0.80%) Intranet
7 2 (0.40%) iBeacon
7 2 (0.40%) DHCP
7 2 (0.40%) GSM
7 2 (0.40%) DNS
7 2 (0.40%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.40%) Modbus
8 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.20%) FTP
8 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (30.26%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 39 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (7.01%) RDBMS
5 27 (5.41%) DB2
6 23 (4.61%) Big Data
7 21 (4.21%) MySQL
8 14 (2.81%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.80%) MS Access
15 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 34 (6.81%) Subversion
3 33 (6.61%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.41%) PHPUnit
4 17 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.21%) Rational DOORS
5 16 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.21%) Selenium
6 15 (3.01%) JIRA
6 15 (3.01%) Hudson
7 14 (2.81%) Behat
8 12 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 10 (2.00%) JUnit
10 8 (1.60%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.40%) Ant
12 6 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (1.00%) VectorCAST
14 4 (0.80%) NUnit
14 4 (0.80%) RSpec
General
1 44 (8.82%) Electronics
2 43 (8.62%) Automotive
3 38 (7.62%) Finance
4 20 (4.01%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.20%) Retail
6 10 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.20%) Military
9 4 (0.80%) Law
9 4 (0.80%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 242 (48.50%) Developer
2 241 (48.30%) Software Engineer
3 74 (14.83%) Software Developer
4 63 (12.63%) C# Developer
5 62 (12.42%) .NET Developer
6 53 (10.62%) Senior Developer
7 51 (10.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 46 (9.22%) Senior Software Engineer
9 43 (8.62%) Programmer
10 38 (7.62%) Java Developer
11 37 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (6.81%) .NET Software Engineer
13 33 (6.61%) Junior
13 33 (6.61%) Graduate
14 32 (6.41%) C# Software Engineer
15 28 (5.61%) Java Software Engineer
15 28 (5.61%) Junior Developer
16 27 (5.41%) .NET Programmer
16 27 (5.41%) Graduate Developer
17 22 (4.41%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (52.10%) .NET
2 187 (37.47%) HTML
3 138 (27.66%) ASP.NET
4 110 (22.04%) CSS
5 91 (18.24%) XML
6 77 (15.43%) Web Services
7 62 (12.42%) jQuery
8 45 (9.02%) WPF
9 44 (8.82%) HTML5
10 43 (8.62%) RESTful
11 40 (8.02%) J2EE
12 35 (7.01%) .NET Framework
12 35 (7.01%) Spring
13 33 (6.61%) XSLT
14 31 (6.21%) REST
14 31 (6.21%) CSS3
15 29 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (5.61%) Ajax
17 25 (5.01%) Hibernate
17 25 (5.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.25%) Computer Science
2 50 (10.02%) Mathematics
3 33 (6.61%) Embedded Systems
4 28 (5.61%) Open Source
5 25 (5.01%) Algorithms
6 21 (4.21%) Smartcard
7 18 (3.61%) Semantic Web
8 14 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.61%) Physics
10 10 (2.00%) User Experience
11 9 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.60%) Social Media
12 8 (1.60%) SCADA
13 7 (1.40%) GIS
14 6 (1.20%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 5 (1.00%) Blog
15 5 (1.00%) CCTV
15 5 (1.00%) Artificial Intelligence
15 5 (1.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.63%) Linux
2 45 (9.02%) Windows
3 14 (2.81%) UNIX
4 9 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.40%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (23.25%) MVC
3 86 (17.23%) OO
4 52 (10.42%) Scrum
5 46 (9.22%) TDD
6 34 (6.81%) Web Development
7 29 (5.81%) Project Management
8 26 (5.21%) UML
9 25 (5.01%) Unit Testing
10 24 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (4.61%) BDD
12 22 (4.41%) OOP
13 21 (4.21%) SOA
13 21 (4.21%) Validation
13 21 (4.21%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.21%) Cyber Security
14 20 (4.01%) Analytics
15 19 (3.81%) OOD
16 18 (3.61%) CRM
16 18 (3.61%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 269 (53.91%) C#
2 166 (33.27%) JavaScript
3 160 (32.06%) SQL
4 120 (24.05%) Java
5 113 (22.65%) C++
6 92 (18.44%) VB.NET
7 75 (15.03%) C
8 41 (8.22%) PHP
9 38 (7.62%) Python
10 28 (5.61%) Embedded C
11 24 (4.81%) VB
12 23 (4.61%) XAML
13 21 (4.21%) Perl
13 21 (4.21%) Assembly Language
14 16 (3.21%) T-SQL
14 16 (3.21%) VC++
14 16 (3.21%) MATLAB
15 15 (3.01%) Embedded C++
16 13 (2.61%) Scala
16 13 (2.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 177 (35.47%) Degree
2 26 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.01%) OCPJP
3 15 (3.01%) OCMJD
3 15 (3.01%) Sun Certification
4 13 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.00%) MCTS
6 8 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (1.40%) MCSD
8 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.80%) HNC
10 2 (0.40%) MCSE
10 2 (0.40%) HND
10 2 (0.40%) MCP
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.20%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) ISO 9000
2 5 (1.00%) TickIT
3 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (1.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) Squid
2 1 (0.20%) Samba
Vendors
1 105 (21.04%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.63%) Oracle
3 21 (4.21%) Zend
4 18 (3.61%) Sybase
5 17 (3.41%) MKS
6 15 (3.01%) Sun
7 12 (2.40%) MathWorks
8 7 (1.40%) Lotus
9 6 (1.20%) Talend
10 5 (1.00%) Fujitsu
11 4 (0.80%) Allen-Bradley
11 4 (0.80%) Borland
12 3 (0.60%) Adobe
13 2 (0.40%) QNX
13 2 (0.40%) DevExpress
13 2 (0.40%) Freescale
13 2 (0.40%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.40%) Facebook
13 2 (0.40%) Appcelerator
14 1 (0.20%) Twitter
West Midlands
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package / Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package / Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits package incl. bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus team bonus !
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: 30000-50000
Posted: 5 days ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago