Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 174 194
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 13 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.36% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 31
Birmingham median annual salary £32,500 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.13% -13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £33,750 £56,250 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -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 3,542 3,673 4,678
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.30% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,571 2,968 3,489
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,349
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £66,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Birmingham

Programmer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 12 (92.31%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) MySQL
2 10 (76.92%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) Ruby
2 10 (76.92%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Joomla!
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) X++
4 1 (7.69%) MorphX
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365

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 (15.38%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MorphX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) Perl
2 10 (76.92%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft