Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 877 999 1,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.21% 24.08% 25.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.04% 24.83% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 809 970 1,038
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.60% -3.75% +6.67%

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 3,502 4,023 3,959
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.99% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,604 3,075 3,274
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,900 £25,325
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 431 (49.14%) JavaScript
2 385 (43.90%) HTML
3 363 (41.39%) CSS
4 315 (35.92%) SQL
5 255 (29.08%) C#
6 249 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
7 244 (27.82%) Java
8 237 (27.02%) .NET
9 219 (24.97%) PHP
10 192 (21.89%) SQL Server
11 189 (21.55%) MVC
12 172 (19.61%) AngularJS
13 151 (17.22%) Microsoft
14 148 (16.88%) Web Development
15 141 (16.08%) jQuery
16 139 (15.85%) MySQL
17 133 (15.17%) ASP.NET
18 127 (14.48%) Git (software)
19 126 (14.37%) HTML5
19 126 (14.37%) Front End Development
20 116 (13.23%) TDD
21 113 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
22 111 (12.66%) Spring
23 103 (11.74%) Linux
24 101 (11.52%) Finance
24 101 (11.52%) Node.js
25 92 (10.49%) RESTful
26 81 (9.24%) ETL
27 78 (8.89%) Scrum
28 75 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 50 (5.70%) WordPress
2 48 (5.47%) CMS
3 33 (3.76%) Apache
4 32 (3.65%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.31%) Drupal
6 16 (1.82%) JBoss
7 13 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.03%) IIS
9 9 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.91%) Confluence
10 8 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.80%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.68%) nginx
12 6 (0.68%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (1.71%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) InDesign
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) GIMP
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.05%) Magento
3 11 (1.25%) Shopify
4 9 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.46%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.19%) GitHub
4 25 (2.85%) Force.com
5 18 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (1.71%) npm
7 10 (1.14%) Office 365
8 8 (0.91%) SaaS
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.34%) Serverless
12 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.80%) HTTP
2 5 (0.57%) CTI
3 4 (0.46%) Intranet
4 3 (0.34%) AMQP
4 3 (0.34%) Internet
4 3 (0.34%) SSH
5 2 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) Extranet
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (21.89%) SQL Server
2 139 (15.85%) MySQL
3 75 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (6.04%) NoSQL
7 47 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 40 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (3.42%) Big Data
10 27 (3.08%) Power BI
11 26 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (1.94%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
15 13 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.48%) Qlik Sense
16 11 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 127 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.45%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.22%) Visual Studio
4 35 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (3.88%) JUnit
6 31 (3.53%) Maven
7 29 (3.31%) JIRA
8 27 (3.08%) gulp
9 25 (2.85%) webpack
10 21 (2.39%) Subversion
11 15 (1.71%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.71%) PhantomJS
12 14 (1.60%) GitLab
12 14 (1.60%) Grunt
13 12 (1.37%) PHPUnit
14 10 (1.14%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.14%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (1.03%) Mockito
16 7 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 101 (11.52%) Finance
2 64 (7.30%) Marketing
3 53 (6.04%) Advertising
4 45 (5.13%) Retail
5 26 (2.96%) Banking
6 24 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.51%) Automotive
8 16 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.60%) Electronics
10 11 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.80%) Games
11 7 (0.80%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Local Government
13 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
15 1 (0.11%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (43.90%) HTML
2 363 (41.39%) CSS
3 237 (27.02%) .NET
4 172 (19.61%) AngularJS
5 141 (16.08%) jQuery
6 133 (15.17%) ASP.NET
7 126 (14.37%) HTML5
8 111 (12.66%) Spring
9 101 (11.52%) Node.js
10 92 (10.49%) RESTful
11 74 (8.44%) Web Services
12 72 (8.21%) REST
12 72 (8.21%) XML
13 68 (7.75%) CSS3
14 67 (7.64%) Hibernate
14 67 (7.64%) Laravel
15 65 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 64 (7.30%) React
17 57 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (5.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 68 (7.75%) Mobile App
3 62 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.68%) User Experience
6 27 (3.08%) Fintech
7 23 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.71%) Social Media
9 11 (1.25%) Music Streaming
10 9 (1.03%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.68%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.57%) AS400
13 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.57%) iSeries
14 4 (0.46%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.34%) Blog
15 3 (0.34%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 103 (11.74%) Linux
2 36 (4.10%) Android
3 31 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.51%) Windows
5 18 (2.05%) Unix
6 6 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (21.55%) MVC
3 148 (16.88%) Web Development
4 126 (14.37%) Front End Development
5 116 (13.23%) TDD
6 113 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (9.24%) ETL
8 78 (8.89%) Scrum
9 64 (7.30%) Software Engineering
10 59 (6.73%) E-Commerce
10 59 (6.73%) OO
11 58 (6.61%) BDD
12 55 (6.27%) OOP
13 50 (5.70%) SDLC
14 47 (5.36%) Mentoring
15 43 (4.90%) Microservices
16 40 (4.56%) Open Source
16 40 (4.56%) Unit Testing
17 39 (4.45%) Mobile Application Development
18 38 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 431 (49.14%) JavaScript
2 315 (35.92%) SQL
3 255 (29.08%) C#
4 244 (27.82%) Java
5 219 (24.97%) PHP
6 51 (5.82%) C++
7 47 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 42 (4.79%) C
9 40 (4.56%) Apex Code
10 37 (4.22%) Python
11 26 (2.96%) VB.NET
12 24 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.39%) XPath
14 19 (2.17%) VBA
15 11 (1.25%) Perl
16 10 (1.14%) TypeScript
17 9 (1.03%) Ruby
18 8 (0.91%) Scala
19 7 (0.80%) VB
20 6 (0.68%) OpenEdge ABL
Qualifications
1 75 (8.55%) Degree
2 28 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.46%) PhD
7 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.17%) QA
2 18 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (3.08%) Docker
2 3 (0.34%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.46%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.11%) Ambari
4 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 151 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.18%) Oracle
3 45 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (3.19%) SAP
5 17 (1.94%) Xamarin
6 16 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 16 (1.82%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.25%) Adobe
8 10 (1.14%) Informatica
9 7 (0.80%) Tableau
9 7 (0.80%) Talend
9 7 (0.80%) Zend
10 6 (0.68%) Google
10 6 (0.68%) Progress
10 6 (0.68%) Telerik
11 5 (0.57%) Citrix
11 5 (0.57%) Cognos
11 5 (0.57%) JD Edwards
11 5 (0.57%) Siebel
11 5 (0.57%) Sybase