The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer role 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 196 171 193
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 13 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.38% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 7
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £31,750 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
Software Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4825 4232 4507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.79% 94.42% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4254 3537 3931
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the West Midlands region.

Software Programmer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Staffordshire 0 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
Warwickshire -10 2 £27,500 -32.92%
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Programmer in their job title 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 with Software Programmer in their job title.

1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 25 (89.29%) .NET
3 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
4 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
5 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
7 12 (42.86%) OO
8 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
9 10 (35.71%) MVC
10 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
10 9 (32.14%) CSS
10 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
11 8 (28.57%) C++
12 7 (25.00%) XML
12 7 (25.00%) Windows
12 7 (25.00%) Scrum
12 7 (25.00%) WPF
12 7 (25.00%) jQuery
13 6 (21.43%) WF
13 6 (21.43%) LINQ
13 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (21.43%) WinForms
13 6 (21.43%) Workflow
13 6 (21.43%) TDD
13 6 (21.43%) Project Management
13 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (21.43%) SharePoint Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software Programmer in their job title 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 with Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) MySQL
3 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (89.29%) .NET
2 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 7 (25.00%) XML
4 7 (25.00%) WPF
4 7 (25.00%) jQuery
5 6 (21.43%) WF
5 6 (21.43%) LINQ
5 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (21.43%) WinForms
5 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 5 (17.86%) JSON
6 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (17.86%) POCO
6 5 (17.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (17.86%) Ajax
7 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (7.14%) CSS3
9 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) OO
3 10 (35.71%) MVC
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Workflow
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 6 (21.43%) CRM
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) OO PHP
7 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
7 5 (17.86%) QMS
8 4 (14.29%) OOP
9 3 (10.71%) ERP
9 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) OOD
11 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
5 8 (28.57%) C++
6 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (17.86%) VC++
7 5 (17.86%) PHP
8 2 (7.14%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.86%) Twitter
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle