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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 343 218 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.97% 4.05% 5.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 5.08% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 308 205 306
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
4833 4295 4258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.10% 79.83% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3963 3575 3593
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +45 105 £39,000 +11.42% 12
Warwickshire +4 71 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Worcestershire +4 60 £35,000 - 11
Coventry +5 44 £38,500 +10.00% 8
Staffordshire -1 32 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Solihull +15 12 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Shropshire -4 4 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Herefordshire -5 4 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Dudley - 3 £24,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 362 (58.39%) C#
2 336 (54.19%) .NET
3 255 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (36.94%) SQL
5 206 (33.23%) HTML
6 198 (31.94%) Degree
7 197 (31.77%) JavaScript
8 174 (28.06%) Java
8 174 (28.06%) C++
8 174 (28.06%) MVC
9 172 (27.74%) SQL Server
10 163 (26.29%) CSS
11 157 (25.32%) Computer Science
12 149 (24.03%) ASP.NET
13 128 (20.65%) OO
14 123 (19.84%) Microsoft
15 107 (17.26%) XML
16 94 (15.16%) jQuery
17 86 (13.87%) HTML5
18 84 (13.55%) Visual Studio
18 84 (13.55%) VB.NET
19 83 (13.39%) Windows
19 83 (13.39%) Scrum
20 74 (11.94%) Linux
21 73 (11.77%) Web Services
22 67 (10.81%) Mathematics
23 66 (10.65%) PHP
23 66 (10.65%) Relational Database
24 62 (10.00%) WPF
24 62 (10.00%) C

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 27 (4.35%) JBoss
2 23 (3.71%) Tomcat
3 21 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 20 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.74%) GlassFish
6 13 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.10%) Node.js
7 12 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.97%) Apache
9 5 (0.81%) IIS
10 4 (0.65%) WordPress
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.48%) CMS
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.32%) Mule
12 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.16%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.45%) Simulink
3 7 (1.13%) MS Office
4 5 (0.81%) GNU Octave
5 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) GIMP
7 1 (0.16%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.32%) Odoo
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.16%) SaaS
2 27 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.13%) Heroku
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.19%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.42%) Internet
3 9 (1.45%) Modbus
4 5 (0.81%) HTTP
5 4 (0.65%) LAN
5 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
6 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.65%) Relational Database
3 58 (9.35%) RDBMS
4 48 (7.74%) MySQL
5 28 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (2.74%) SQLite
10 11 (1.77%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.29%) Big Data
12 7 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.97%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.65%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 84 (13.55%) Visual Studio
2 57 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 37 (5.97%) JUnit
4 34 (5.48%) Subversion
5 26 (4.19%) Selenium
6 25 (4.03%) JIRA
7 22 (3.55%) Ant
8 16 (2.58%) Maven
9 13 (2.10%) NUnit
10 12 (1.94%) VectorCAST
10 12 (1.94%) CANoe
11 10 (1.61%) Jenkins
12 9 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.13%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.97%) Hudson
15 4 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 3 (0.48%) WATIR
16 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
16 3 (0.48%) Behat
16 3 (0.48%) Bugzilla
General
1 50 (8.06%) Finance
2 44 (7.10%) Games
3 27 (4.35%) Electronics
4 20 (3.23%) Automotive
5 14 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (2.26%) Advertising
5 14 (2.26%) Retail
6 9 (1.45%) Marketing
7 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.81%) Military
9 4 (0.65%) Publishing
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 348 (56.13%) Developer
2 245 (39.52%) Software Engineer
3 140 (22.58%) Software Developer
4 103 (16.61%) .NET Developer
5 83 (13.39%) C# Developer
6 64 (10.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 53 (8.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 53 (8.55%) Senior Developer
8 50 (8.06%) Graduate
9 49 (7.90%) Junior
10 37 (5.97%) Java Developer
10 37 (5.97%) .NET Software Engineer
11 34 (5.48%) Graduate Developer
11 34 (5.48%) Junior Developer
11 34 (5.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 32 (5.16%) C++ Software Engineer
13 30 (4.84%) .NET Software Developer
14 28 (4.52%) Java Software Engineer
14 28 (4.52%) C# Software Developer
15 26 (4.19%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (54.19%) .NET
2 206 (33.23%) HTML
3 163 (26.29%) CSS
4 149 (24.03%) ASP.NET
5 107 (17.26%) XML
6 94 (15.16%) jQuery
7 86 (13.87%) HTML5
8 73 (11.77%) Web Services
9 62 (10.00%) WPF
10 59 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (7.90%) AngularJS
12 47 (7.58%) WCF
13 39 (6.29%) CSS3
14 37 (5.97%) .NET Framework
15 34 (5.48%) JSON
16 29 (4.68%) WinForms
16 29 (4.68%) Middleware
16 29 (4.68%) RESTful
17 28 (4.52%) J2EE
18 24 (3.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 157 (25.32%) Computer Science
2 67 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 40 (6.45%) Algorithms
4 28 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.19%) Physics
6 25 (4.03%) Mobile App
7 21 (3.39%) Semantic Web
8 19 (3.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (2.58%) User Experience
10 15 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.61%) Social Media
11 10 (1.61%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (1.29%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.29%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.13%) Visualisation
15 6 (0.97%) Life Science
16 5 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
16 5 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 83 (13.39%) Windows
2 74 (11.94%) Linux
3 32 (5.16%) Android
4 31 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.90%) UNIX
6 10 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
6 10 (1.61%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) HPUX
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.16%) OS/400
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (28.06%) MVC
3 128 (20.65%) OO
4 83 (13.39%) Scrum
5 51 (8.23%) SDLC
6 50 (8.06%) TDD
7 44 (7.10%) SOA
8 42 (6.77%) Web Development
8 42 (6.77%) Open Source
9 39 (6.29%) OOP
10 38 (6.13%) OOD
11 37 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (5.97%) Analytics
11 37 (5.97%) Mobile Development
12 36 (5.81%) Project Management
13 33 (5.32%) Unit Testing
14 32 (5.16%) E-Commerce
15 30 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 22 (3.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (3.55%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 362 (58.39%) C#
2 229 (36.94%) SQL
3 197 (31.77%) JavaScript
4 174 (28.06%) C++
4 174 (28.06%) Java
5 84 (13.55%) VB.NET
6 66 (10.65%) PHP
7 62 (10.00%) C
8 59 (9.52%) Python
9 35 (5.65%) VB
10 34 (5.48%) Ruby
11 29 (4.68%) T-SQL
12 22 (3.55%) VB6
13 21 (3.39%) Embedded C
13 21 (3.39%) Embedded C++
14 15 (2.42%) Perl
15 13 (2.10%) Erlang
16 12 (1.94%) Scala
16 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (31.94%) Degree
2 17 (2.74%) PhD
3 12 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.97%) HND
5 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.16%) MCAD
9 1 (0.16%) MCSD
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.13%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) GAMP
3 6 (0.97%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.10%) Puppet
2 12 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.94%) OpenNMS
2 12 (1.94%) Nagios
3 5 (0.81%) MOM
4 3 (0.48%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) SCOM
5 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 123 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.19%) Oracle
3 24 (3.87%) Sybase
4 15 (2.42%) Xamarin
5 14 (2.26%) Apple
6 12 (1.94%) MKS
6 12 (1.94%) Fujitsu
7 10 (1.61%) QNX
8 8 (1.29%) Zend
9 7 (1.13%) Rackspace
10 5 (0.81%) BT
11 4 (0.65%) Adobe
11 4 (0.65%) Google
12 3 (0.48%) IBM
13 2 (0.32%) Intel
13 2 (0.32%) SAP
13 2 (0.32%) Xilinx
13 2 (0.32%) Sencha
14 1 (0.16%) Appcelerator
14 1 (0.16%) Twitter
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + benefits
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