The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 192 195 178
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 16 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 23
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5050 5246 4625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.30% 95.04% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4388 4062
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Software Programmer
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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
Staffordshire -10 6 £30,000 -7.69%
Solihull - 6 £42,500 -
Herefordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £42,500 -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
5 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
6 14 (50.00%) CSS
6 14 (50.00%) HTML
7 12 (42.86%) VB.NET
8 10 (35.71%) MVC
8 10 (35.71%) jQuery
9 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (28.57%) Degree
10 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (25.00%) XML
11 7 (25.00%) SQL
11 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
12 6 (21.43%) C++
12 6 (21.43%) Windows
12 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (21.43%) HTML5
12 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
13 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
13 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (14.29%) XSD
14 4 (14.29%) XSL
14 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 4 (14.29%) CSS3
14 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (14.29%) XPath

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (89.29%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 14 (50.00%) CSS
3 14 (50.00%) HTML
4 10 (35.71%) jQuery
5 7 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 6 (21.43%) HTML5
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (14.29%) CSS3
8 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (14.29%) Sass
8 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (14.29%) XSD
8 4 (14.29%) XSL
9 3 (10.71%) Web Services
9 3 (10.71%) WPF
10 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
10 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) SCADA
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) MVC
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) OOP
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (21.43%) C++
6 4 (14.29%) XPath
7 2 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (7.14%) VB
8 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft