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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 216 198 197
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 5 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 15
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
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
5455 5155 5148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.48% 94.47% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4560 4367 4308
Average salary £39,100 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,450 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +12 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Coventry - 2 £47,500 -
Warwickshire -18 1 £44,000 +3.52%
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
4 10 (71.43%) MVC
4 10 (71.43%) WCF
5 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
7 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (42.86%) Middleware
8 6 (42.86%) Windows
8 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (42.86%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (35.71%) OO
9 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
9 5 (35.71%) SDLC
10 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
10 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (21.43%) TDD
11 3 (21.43%) Scrum
11 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
11 3 (21.43%) Ajax
11 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
11 3 (21.43%) CSS
11 3 (21.43%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) ReSharper
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Moq
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) WCF
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 6 (42.86%) Middleware
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Ajax
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) Entity Framework
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) CSS3
7 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) MVC
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) QMS
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 1 (7.14%) OO PHP
8 1 (7.14%) Migration
8 1 (7.14%) SOA
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.14%) VC++
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter