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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 217 197 200
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 3 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.053% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 13
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +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
5349 5222 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.40% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4458 4332 4448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Warwickshire - 2 £25,000 -
Coventry - 1 £42,500 -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
3 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (54.55%) Middleware
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (36.36%) Degree
7 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
7 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (36.36%) HTML
8 3 (27.27%) XML
9 2 (18.18%) SOAP
9 2 (18.18%) Web Services
9 2 (18.18%) Java
9 2 (18.18%) C++
9 2 (18.18%) Objective-C

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
4 6 (54.55%) Middleware
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) Ajax
8 2 (18.18%) SOAP
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
8 2 (18.18%) jQuery
8 2 (18.18%) HTML5
8 2 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (18.18%) CSS3
9 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft