Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 890 1,140 1,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.65% 29.75% 22.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.39% 30.90% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 826 1,067 979
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 3,649 3,689 4,597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 96.27% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 3,031 3,416
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £24,349
90th Percentile £72,250 £65,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 453 (50.90%) JavaScript
2 415 (46.63%) C#
3 349 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
4 329 (36.97%) SQL
5 326 (36.63%) HTML
6 316 (35.51%) .NET
7 294 (33.03%) CSS
8 217 (24.38%) Java
9 211 (23.71%) MVC
10 205 (23.03%) AngularJS
11 182 (20.45%) TDD
12 180 (20.22%) Microsoft
13 176 (19.78%) ASP.NET
14 175 (19.66%) SQL Server
15 144 (16.18%) jQuery
16 133 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 132 (14.83%) PHP
18 131 (14.72%) Finance
19 126 (14.16%) HTML5
20 124 (13.93%) Web Development
21 114 (12.81%) Node.js
22 113 (12.70%) Scrum
23 107 (12.02%) React
24 98 (11.01%) Front End Development
25 97 (10.90%) MySQL
26 93 (10.45%) Web Services
27 92 (10.34%) Spring
28 90 (10.11%) Degree
29 87 (9.78%) JSON
30 84 (9.44%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 38 (4.27%) CMS
2 33 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.48%) Apache
4 23 (2.58%) WordPress
5 18 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.01%) IIS
7 9 (1.01%) Joomla!
8 8 (0.90%) Confluence
8 8 (0.90%) JBoss
9 7 (0.79%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.67%) Mule
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.67%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.56%) Drupal
12 4 (0.45%) eZ Publish
13 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.45%) Maya
5 3 (0.34%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.34%) Moqups
6 1 (0.11%) GIMP
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.34%) Magento
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.34%) Shopify
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.03%) SaaS
4 15 (1.69%) GitHub
5 14 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (1.57%) Serverless
6 13 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.24%) PaaS
8 10 (1.12%) Office 365
9 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.56%) Force.com
11 3 (0.34%) IaaS
11 3 (0.34%) Zapier
12 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.22%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.22%) Fastly
12 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.22%) npm
12 2 (0.22%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.57%) SSL
2 10 (1.12%) Skype
3 5 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.45%) Internet
5 3 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) ATM
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 97 (10.90%) MySQL
3 65 (7.30%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.08%) Relational Database
5 57 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (3.48%) Big Data
9 29 (3.26%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (2.13%) Power BI
13 17 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (1.57%) Hazelcast
14 14 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (1.35%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (1.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (9.10%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (6.18%) Visual Studio
4 42 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.71%) Subversion
6 32 (3.60%) JIRA
7 27 (3.03%) Jasmine
7 27 (3.03%) Maven
8 24 (2.70%) webpack
9 22 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
10 20 (2.25%) PhantomJS
11 12 (1.35%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.12%) Grunt
12 10 (1.12%) JUnit
13 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (1.01%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.90%) SonarQube
General
1 131 (14.72%) Finance
2 59 (6.63%) Marketing
3 42 (4.72%) Retail
4 33 (3.71%) Advertising
5 29 (3.26%) Legal
6 26 (2.92%) Automotive
7 14 (1.57%) Games
8 13 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.24%) Law
10 10 (1.12%) Banking
11 7 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.56%) Publishing
13 4 (0.45%) Local Government
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
15 1 (0.11%) Norwegian Language
15 1 (0.11%) Swedish Language
15 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.11%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (36.63%) HTML
2 316 (35.51%) .NET
3 294 (33.03%) CSS
4 205 (23.03%) AngularJS
5 176 (19.78%) ASP.NET
6 144 (16.18%) jQuery
7 126 (14.16%) HTML5
8 114 (12.81%) Node.js
9 107 (12.02%) React
10 93 (10.45%) Web Services
11 92 (10.34%) Spring
12 87 (9.78%) JSON
13 84 (9.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 81 (9.10%) KnockoutJS
15 79 (8.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (7.98%) CSS3
17 69 (7.75%) REST
18 68 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
19 67 (7.53%) Entity Framework
20 66 (7.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (5.73%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.83%) User Experience
4 32 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.24%) Fintech
9 10 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.12%) Music Streaming
9 10 (1.12%) Social Media
10 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.79%) Replication
12 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.56%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.56%) PDA
12 5 (0.56%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.56%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.87%) Linux
2 35 (3.93%) Windows
3 18 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.57%) Android
5 9 (1.01%) Unix
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.22%) CentOS
7 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.22%) VMS
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (23.71%) MVC
3 182 (20.45%) TDD
4 124 (13.93%) Web Development
5 113 (12.70%) Scrum
6 98 (11.01%) Front End Development
7 79 (8.88%) OO
8 73 (8.20%) Software Engineering
9 69 (7.75%) Mentoring
10 64 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (6.52%) BDD
13 56 (6.29%) DevOps
13 56 (6.29%) Microservices
14 55 (6.18%) Analytics
15 52 (5.84%) OOP
16 43 (4.83%) Unit Testing
17 42 (4.72%) Responsive Web Design
18 37 (4.16%) Test Automation
18 37 (4.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 453 (50.90%) JavaScript
2 415 (46.63%) C#
3 329 (36.97%) SQL
4 217 (24.38%) Java
5 132 (14.83%) PHP
6 47 (5.28%) Python
6 47 (5.28%) T-SQL
7 44 (4.94%) C++
8 35 (3.93%) Java 8
9 33 (3.71%) VB.NET
10 29 (3.26%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.13%) Perl
12 15 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.69%) Ruby
13 14 (1.57%) VB
14 12 (1.35%) Scala
14 12 (1.35%) X++
15 11 (1.24%) C
16 10 (1.12%) VBScript
17 9 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 90 (10.11%) Degree
2 43 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.35%) PhD
5 11 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.90%) MCPD
8 6 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.34%) HND
10 3 (0.34%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CIPD
12 1 (0.11%) ACCA
12 1 (0.11%) CIMA
12 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) ISEB
12 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.11%) MCSD
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.58%) QA
2 8 (0.90%) ISO 9001
2 8 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.56%) GDPR
4 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (4.04%) Docker
2 7 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.56%) Varnish
4 3 (0.34%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.01%) Puppet
3 9 (1.01%) Terraform
4 5 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.45%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.11%) cPanel
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) Mesos
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) rkt
7 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 180 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.27%) Xamarin
3 35 (3.93%) Oracle
4 24 (2.70%) Adobe
5 15 (1.69%) Google
5 15 (1.69%) Zend
6 14 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.35%) SAP
8 10 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
9 9 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.90%) LexisNexis
10 8 (0.90%) Tableau
11 7 (0.79%) Apple
12 6 (0.67%) Sencha
12 6 (0.67%) UiPath
13 5 (0.56%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.56%) hybris
13 5 (0.56%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.45%) Cognos
15 3 (0.34%) IBM