Period
to 24 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

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

Programmer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 169 180
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 5 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.15% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 22
Birmingham median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £21,875
90th Percentile £40,350 £56,250 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +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 3,185 3,551 4,217
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.76% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,250 2,682 3,175
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,875 £68,750 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Birmingham

Programmer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Programmer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Joomla!
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) RPG
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Documentum
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) JFC
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Captiva
3 1 (20.00%) iSeries

Programmer 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 2 (40.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (20.00%) Captiva
2 1 (20.00%) Documentum
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Document Management
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) RPG
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle