Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 681 919 1,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.56% 25.06% 23.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.31% 25.92% 24.46%
Number of salaries quoted 607 852 991
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.92% +0.31% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £58,750 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +2.63%

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 3,196 3,546 4,243
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 96.70% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,273 2,694 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,875 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 320 (46.99%) JavaScript
2 275 (40.38%) C#
3 261 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
4 257 (37.74%) HTML
5 234 (34.36%) CSS
6 221 (32.45%) .NET
7 219 (32.16%) SQL
8 173 (25.40%) Java
9 150 (22.03%) AngularJS
10 146 (21.44%) SQL Server
11 143 (21.00%) Microsoft
12 135 (19.82%) MVC
13 134 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 119 (17.47%) TDD
15 112 (16.45%) HTML5
16 110 (16.15%) jQuery
17 106 (15.57%) ASP.NET
18 101 (14.83%) Finance
19 100 (14.68%) PHP
20 99 (14.54%) Node.js
21 94 (13.80%) Web Development
22 93 (13.66%) Web Services
23 86 (12.63%) React
24 84 (12.33%) Front End Development
25 81 (11.89%) Spring
26 74 (10.87%) Scrum
26 74 (10.87%) CSS3
27 69 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
28 68 (9.99%) Degree
29 64 (9.40%) Python

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 46 (6.75%) CMS
2 35 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.64%) Anypoint
4 15 (2.20%) Mule
4 15 (2.20%) WordPress
5 14 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (2.06%) Joomla!
6 13 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (1.76%) Confluence
8 11 (1.62%) Drupal
9 7 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.03%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.88%) Apache
11 5 (0.73%) eZ Publish
11 5 (0.73%) JBoss
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.59%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.59%) Maya
4 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.03%) Magento
3 4 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.44%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Shopify
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 134 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.94%) Serverless
4 15 (2.20%) GitHub
4 15 (2.20%) Office 365
5 12 (1.76%) npm
6 9 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.73%) SaaS
9 4 (0.59%) IaaS
9 4 (0.59%) PaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.15%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.35%) Internet
2 7 (1.03%) Intranet
3 3 (0.44%) Broadband
3 3 (0.44%) SSL
3 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.29%) Skype
5 1 (0.15%) ATM
5 1 (0.15%) Extranet
5 1 (0.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.25%) MySQL
3 52 (7.64%) NoSQL
4 48 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 43 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (3.82%) MongoDB
9 25 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.67%) Power BI
10 18 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.62%) QlikView
13 11 (1.62%) Redis
14 10 (1.47%) Big Data
15 9 (1.32%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 62 (9.10%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 42 (6.17%) Visual Studio
4 35 (5.14%) Maven
5 32 (4.70%) JIRA
6 25 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (2.50%) Selenium
8 15 (2.20%) Jasmine
8 15 (2.20%) Subversion
8 15 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (2.06%) PHPUnit
10 13 (1.91%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.91%) JUnit
11 12 (1.76%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (1.62%) Mockito
13 10 (1.47%) Bower
13 10 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.32%) webpack
15 8 (1.17%) PhantomJS
General
1 101 (14.83%) Finance
2 49 (7.20%) Marketing
3 16 (2.35%) Financial Institution
3 16 (2.35%) Retail
4 11 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.32%) Automotive
5 9 (1.32%) Games
6 7 (1.03%) Legal
7 6 (0.88%) Back Office
7 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.73%) Local Government
9 4 (0.59%) Publishing
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (37.74%) HTML
2 234 (34.36%) CSS
3 221 (32.45%) .NET
4 150 (22.03%) AngularJS
5 112 (16.45%) HTML5
6 110 (16.15%) jQuery
7 106 (15.57%) ASP.NET
8 99 (14.54%) Node.js
9 93 (13.66%) Web Services
10 86 (12.63%) React
11 81 (11.89%) Spring
12 74 (10.87%) CSS3
13 61 (8.96%) JSON
14 59 (8.66%) RESTful
15 48 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (6.90%) REST
16 47 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (5.73%) KnockoutJS
18 37 (5.43%) .NET Framework
19 35 (5.14%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (6.90%) User Experience
3 28 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.64%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.06%) Fintech
6 13 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.62%) AS400
8 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.32%) iSeries
8 9 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.17%) NHS
9 8 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.73%) FMCG
10 5 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.59%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.59%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.02%) Linux
2 26 (3.82%) Apple iOS
3 24 (3.52%) Windows
4 16 (2.35%) Android
5 4 (0.59%) Unix
6 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (19.82%) MVC
3 119 (17.47%) TDD
4 94 (13.80%) Web Development
5 84 (12.33%) Front End Development
6 74 (10.87%) Scrum
7 69 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (7.34%) DevOps
11 49 (7.20%) Software Engineering
12 48 (7.05%) Analytics
13 47 (6.90%) Computer Science
14 45 (6.61%) SDLC
14 45 (6.61%) Test Automation
15 44 (6.46%) OO
16 42 (6.17%) Mentoring
17 41 (6.02%) Content Management
17 41 (6.02%) ETL
17 41 (6.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 320 (46.99%) JavaScript
2 275 (40.38%) C#
3 219 (32.16%) SQL
4 173 (25.40%) Java
5 100 (14.68%) PHP
6 64 (9.40%) Python
7 34 (4.99%) C++
7 34 (4.99%) VB.NET
8 32 (4.70%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.67%) Perl
10 24 (3.52%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.94%) Java 8
12 17 (2.50%) VB
13 14 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.47%) VBScript
15 9 (1.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 9 (1.32%) RPG
15 9 (1.32%) RPG IV
16 7 (1.03%) Groovy
16 7 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (9.99%) Degree
2 24 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.03%) HND
7 6 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.88%) MCPD
8 5 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.38%) QA
2 12 (1.76%) GDPR
3 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (3.67%) Docker
2 4 (0.59%) Varnish
3 2 (0.29%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.50%) Puppet
3 12 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) cPanel
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 143 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.85%) Oracle
3 19 (2.79%) Adobe
4 14 (2.06%) Xamarin
5 11 (1.62%) Zend
6 10 (1.47%) Tableau
6 10 (1.47%) UiPath
7 9 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.17%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.88%) Apple
9 6 (0.88%) Google
9 6 (0.88%) IBM
10 5 (0.73%) Blue Prism
10 5 (0.73%) Cognos
10 5 (0.73%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.73%) SAP
11 4 (0.59%) hybris
11 4 (0.59%) MuleSoft