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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 39 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 294 264 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.40% 5.32% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 6.83% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 275 229 228
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 £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 99 £40,000 +11.11% 9
Staffordshire -1 44 £40,000 - 7
Warwickshire -2 39 £40,000 - 2
Worcestershire +11 33 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Coventry -15 29 £35,000 +3.70% 3
Solihull +9 24 £40,500 +1.25% 3
Shropshire -1 7 £62,000 +64.23%
West Bromwich +9 3 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
Herefordshire -9 2 £45,000 +31.38%
Wolverhampton -4 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 274 (49.37%) C#
2 269 (48.47%) .NET
3 175 (31.53%) HTML
4 171 (30.81%) JavaScript
5 169 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (29.91%) SQL Server
7 161 (29.01%) Degree
8 160 (28.83%) Java
9 158 (28.47%) SQL
10 136 (24.50%) ASP.NET
11 117 (21.08%) Microsoft
11 117 (21.08%) MVC
12 116 (20.90%) C++
13 114 (20.54%) OO
14 109 (19.64%) CSS
15 108 (19.46%) XML
16 98 (17.66%) Web Services
17 91 (16.40%) VB.NET
18 87 (15.68%) Computer Science
19 86 (15.50%) Visual Studio
19 86 (15.50%) Oracle
20 81 (14.59%) Linux
21 70 (12.61%) jQuery
22 65 (11.71%) C
22 65 (11.71%) MS Excel
23 62 (11.17%) Relational Database
24 58 (10.45%) Scrum
25 53 (9.55%) J2EE
25 53 (9.55%) REST
26 52 (9.37%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (7.21%) Tomcat
2 37 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 35 (6.31%) Apache
4 19 (3.42%) JBoss
4 19 (3.42%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (2.70%) WordPress
6 13 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.98%) GlassFish
9 9 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.44%) Node.js
11 7 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.08%) IIS
12 6 (1.08%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.90%) CMS
14 3 (0.54%) Lync
15 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 65 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.31%) Simulink
3 25 (4.50%) MS Office
4 17 (3.06%) Stateflow
5 16 (2.88%) TargetLink
6 11 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP MRS
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.78%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.60%) Internet
3 8 (1.44%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.26%) Ethernet
4 7 (1.26%) HTTP
5 4 (0.72%) Modbus
6 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.36%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) GSM
7 2 (0.36%) LAN
7 2 (0.36%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) Broadband
8 1 (0.18%) Wireless
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 62 (11.17%) Relational Database
3 52 (9.37%) RDBMS
4 48 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (5.95%) MySQL
6 30 (5.41%) DB2
7 26 (4.68%) Big Data
8 22 (3.96%) Crystal Reports
9 21 (3.78%) NoSQL
10 15 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.72%) SQLite
14 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
16 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.18%) JasperReports
16 1 (0.18%) UniData
Development Applications
1 86 (15.50%) Visual Studio
2 36 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 35 (6.31%) Subversion
4 19 (3.42%) JUnit
5 18 (3.24%) PHPUnit
5 18 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
6 17 (3.06%) Eclipse
7 16 (2.88%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.70%) Behat
8 15 (2.70%) JIRA
9 14 (2.52%) Selenium
9 14 (2.52%) Hudson
10 11 (1.98%) NUnit
11 10 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.62%) Maven
13 8 (1.44%) QUnit
14 7 (1.26%) VectorCAST
14 7 (1.26%) LabVIEW
15 6 (1.08%) Ant
15 6 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 52 (9.37%) Electronics
2 41 (7.39%) Finance
3 38 (6.85%) Automotive
4 12 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.80%) Retail
6 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 268 (48.29%) Software Engineer
2 250 (45.05%) Developer
3 93 (16.76%) Software Developer
4 68 (12.25%) .NET Developer
5 64 (11.53%) C# Developer
6 59 (10.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 52 (9.37%) Senior Developer
8 47 (8.47%) Senior Software Engineer
9 43 (7.75%) Java Developer
10 42 (7.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (6.85%) Programmer
12 37 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
13 33 (5.95%) .NET Software Engineer
14 29 (5.23%) Junior
15 26 (4.68%) .NET Programmer
16 24 (4.32%) Graduate
16 24 (4.32%) Junior Developer
17 23 (4.14%) Architect
17 23 (4.14%) Graduate Developer
18 21 (3.78%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (48.47%) .NET
2 175 (31.53%) HTML
3 136 (24.50%) ASP.NET
4 109 (19.64%) CSS
5 108 (19.46%) XML
6 98 (17.66%) Web Services
7 70 (12.61%) jQuery
8 53 (9.55%) REST
8 53 (9.55%) J2EE
9 45 (8.11%) RESTful
10 43 (7.75%) Ajax
11 40 (7.21%) WPF
12 38 (6.85%) HTML5
13 37 (6.67%) Spring
14 31 (5.59%) .NET Framework
15 29 (5.23%) CSS3
15 29 (5.23%) XSLT
16 28 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (4.86%) JSON
18 26 (4.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.68%) Computer Science
2 51 (9.19%) Mathematics
3 41 (7.39%) Embedded Systems
4 36 (6.49%) Open Source
5 34 (6.13%) Algorithms
6 32 (5.77%) Semantic Web
7 20 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (3.24%) Smartcard
9 16 (2.88%) Physics
10 14 (2.52%) User Experience
11 11 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (1.62%) VHDL
13 8 (1.44%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.44%) Social Media
14 7 (1.26%) GIS
15 6 (1.08%) Device Driver
16 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.90%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.59%) Linux
2 37 (6.67%) Windows
3 28 (5.05%) UNIX
4 6 (1.08%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.54%) Android
7 3 (0.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (21.08%) MVC
3 114 (20.54%) OO
4 58 (10.45%) Scrum
5 51 (9.19%) TDD
6 50 (9.01%) Project Management
7 39 (7.03%) Analytics
8 37 (6.67%) UML
9 32 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.05%) Unit Testing
11 27 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (4.86%) Validation
12 24 (4.32%) OOD
12 24 (4.32%) BDD
12 24 (4.32%) Embedded Software Development
13 22 (3.96%) Web Development
14 21 (3.78%) OOP
15 20 (3.60%) CRM
16 19 (3.42%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.42%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 274 (49.37%) C#
2 171 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 160 (28.83%) Java
4 158 (28.47%) SQL
5 116 (20.90%) C++
6 91 (16.40%) VB.NET
7 65 (11.71%) C
8 47 (8.47%) PHP
9 42 (7.57%) Python
10 31 (5.59%) Perl
11 30 (5.41%) VB
12 29 (5.23%) Embedded C
13 26 (4.68%) MATLAB
14 21 (3.78%) VB6
15 19 (3.42%) Assembly Language
16 18 (3.24%) XAML
17 15 (2.70%) T-SQL
18 14 (2.52%) Embedded C++
18 14 (2.52%) Scala
18 14 (2.52%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 161 (29.01%) Degree
2 19 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.34%) Chartered Engineer
5 12 (2.16%) MCTS
6 10 (1.80%) Sun Certification
6 10 (1.80%) OCPJP
6 10 (1.80%) OCMJD
7 8 (1.44%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.72%) HNC
8 4 (0.72%) HND
9 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.54%) MCSD
10 2 (0.36%) MCP
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
11 1 (0.18%) PhD
11 1 (0.18%) ISEB
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.98%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.44%) Firmware
2 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) Nagios
1 5 (0.90%) OpenNMS
1 5 (0.90%) Puppet
1 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 117 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.50%) Oracle
3 33 (5.95%) Sybase
4 20 (3.60%) Zend
5 18 (3.24%) MKS
6 11 (1.98%) MathWorks
7 10 (1.80%) Sun
8 7 (1.26%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.08%) Talend
9 6 (1.08%) QNX
10 5 (0.90%) SAP
11 4 (0.72%) Perforce
11 4 (0.72%) Twitter
12 2 (0.36%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.36%) Red Gate
12 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.36%) Facebook
12 2 (0.36%) Borland
12 2 (0.36%) Apple
13 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Kyna Associates
Salary: c£65,000 plus car, pension, health and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension,Staff Discount
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
npower
Posted: 15 days ago