Period
to 26 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 387 565 666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.37% 22.24% 20.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.01% 23.01% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 402 568 656
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £60,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,334 2,455 3,173
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 96.65% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,108 2,153 2,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £76,925
West Midlands median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27% +10.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Birmingham

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 215 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 170 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (38.76%) C#
4 142 (36.69%) AngularJS
5 131 (33.85%) .NET
6 130 (33.59%) HTML
7 124 (32.04%) CSS
8 122 (31.52%) SQL
9 121 (31.27%) React
10 107 (27.65%) Azure
11 103 (26.61%) DevOps
12 93 (24.03%) REST
13 88 (22.74%) MVC
14 87 (22.48%) Microservices
15 70 (18.09%) Microsoft
16 68 (17.57%) Python
17 63 (16.28%) jQuery
17 63 (16.28%) Node.js
18 59 (15.25%) TDD
18 59 (15.25%) Java
19 57 (14.73%) Git (software)
20 56 (14.47%) Front End Development
20 56 (14.47%) SQL Server
21 53 (13.70%) ASP.NET
22 52 (13.44%) PHP
23 48 (12.40%) .NET Framework
24 43 (11.11%) T-SQL
25 41 (10.59%) AWS
25 41 (10.59%) Collaborative Working
26 38 (9.82%) Sass

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (5.43%) CMS
2 18 (4.65%) Umbraco
3 16 (4.13%) Confluence
4 14 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.36%) IIS
6 8 (2.07%) JBoss
7 7 (1.81%) GlassFish
7 7 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.81%) WordPress
8 4 (1.03%) Kentico
8 4 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.52%) Drupal
9 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.33%) Odoo
2 7 (1.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (1.29%) Shopify
4 3 (0.78%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 107 (27.65%) Azure
2 41 (10.59%) AWS
3 26 (6.72%) SaaS
4 24 (6.20%) GCP
5 23 (5.94%) Power Platform
6 22 (5.68%) Serverless
7 21 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (4.91%) npm
9 17 (4.39%) GitHub
10 12 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (2.84%) Force.com
12 6 (1.55%) Office 365
12 6 (1.55%) Yarn
13 5 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.29%) AWS CodeBuild
14 3 (0.78%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.52%) PaaS
15 2 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.52%) DNS
2 1 (0.26%) Firewall
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) VPN
2 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.72%) MySQL
3 24 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.91%) Power BI
5 18 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.88%) Redis
7 12 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.55%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.52%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 57 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.24%) Bitbucket
3 22 (5.68%) JIRA
4 19 (4.91%) Visual Studio
5 18 (4.65%) gulp
6 14 (3.62%) Jenkins
6 14 (3.62%) JUnit
6 14 (3.62%) webpack
7 12 (3.10%) Mockito
7 12 (3.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (2.84%) jspm
9 10 (2.58%) Moq
9 10 (2.58%) MSTest
9 10 (2.58%) NUnit
10 9 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.33%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.07%) GitLab
11 8 (2.07%) Storybook
12 7 (1.81%) Apache Archiva
12 7 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (9.56%) Finance
2 13 (3.36%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.10%) Games
3 12 (3.10%) Retail
4 7 (1.81%) Back Office
5 6 (1.55%) Advertising
6 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (36.69%) AngularJS
2 131 (33.85%) .NET
3 130 (33.59%) HTML
4 124 (32.04%) CSS
5 121 (31.27%) React
6 93 (24.03%) REST
7 63 (16.28%) jQuery
7 63 (16.28%) Node.js
8 53 (13.70%) ASP.NET
9 48 (12.40%) .NET Framework
10 38 (9.82%) Sass
11 37 (9.56%) RESTful
11 37 (9.56%) Vue.js
12 31 (8.01%) JSON
13 30 (7.75%) HTML5
14 28 (7.24%) Spring
15 27 (6.98%) Ajax
16 24 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (5.94%) Entity Framework
17 23 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (7.49%) User Experience
3 17 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.07%) W3C
7 5 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.03%) Blog
8 4 (1.03%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.03%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.03%) Social Media
9 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.52%) Robotics
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.26%) NHS
11 1 (0.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.39%) Windows
2 13 (3.36%) Linux
3 10 (2.58%) Android
3 10 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (26.61%) DevOps
3 88 (22.74%) MVC
4 87 (22.48%) Microservices
5 59 (15.25%) TDD
6 56 (14.47%) Front End Development
7 41 (10.59%) Collaborative Working
8 33 (8.53%) E-Commerce
9 31 (8.01%) SDLC
9 31 (8.01%) Software Engineering
10 27 (6.98%) Multithreading
10 27 (6.98%) Web Development
11 25 (6.46%) Analytics
11 25 (6.46%) Test Automation
12 24 (6.20%) BDD
12 24 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (5.94%) Fintech
13 23 (5.94%) Scrum
14 20 (5.17%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 215 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 150 (38.76%) C#
3 122 (31.52%) SQL
4 68 (17.57%) Python
5 59 (15.25%) Java
6 52 (13.44%) PHP
7 43 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 29 (7.49%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.68%) TypeScript
10 18 (4.65%) C++
10 18 (4.65%) Java 8
11 16 (4.13%) ES6
12 13 (3.36%) Apex Code
13 11 (2.84%) Go
14 10 (2.58%) Bash Shell
15 8 (2.07%) Kotlin
15 8 (2.07%) Perl
16 4 (1.03%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.78%) C
18 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.17%) SC Cleared
1 20 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.36%) Degree
3 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.58%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) IFRS
2 1 (0.26%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (7.24%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.36%) Terraform
3 11 (2.84%) MIIS
3 11 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) Kibana
5 1 (0.26%) logstash
5 1 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 70 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
3 26 (6.72%) Google
4 13 (3.36%) Oracle
5 8 (2.07%) IBM
6 6 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.03%) Blue Prism
7 4 (1.03%) Intel
7 4 (1.03%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.78%) HubSpot
8 3 (0.78%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.78%) UiPath
9 2 (0.52%) Apple
9 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.26%) ABBYY
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe
10 1 (0.26%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.26%) DocuSign
10 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds