The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,972 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Software Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 95 42
Rank change year-on-year +29 -53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 59 48 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.14% 1.96% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 2.06% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 59 44 101
Median salary £42,972 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.59% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1820 2331 1775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.86% 95.03% 97.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1512 1764 1465
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Birmingham

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Birmingham

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 71 (83.53%) C#
2 69 (81.18%) .NET
3 65 (76.47%) JavaScript
4 53 (62.35%) HTML
5 51 (60.00%) CSS
6 37 (43.53%) ASP.NET
7 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
8 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (40.00%) jQuery
10 33 (38.82%) MVC
11 29 (34.12%) SQL
12 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
13 23 (27.06%) Finance
14 22 (25.88%) AngularJS
15 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
16 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (20.00%) Scrum
18 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
19 15 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
19 15 (17.65%) Degree
20 14 (16.47%) OO
20 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (15.29%) Java
21 13 (15.29%) Ajax
22 11 (12.94%) Web Development
22 11 (12.94%) WCF
22 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
22 11 (12.94%) HTML5
22 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
23 10 (11.76%) REST

Software 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 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) Drupal
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) JBoss
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.18%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.88%) MySQL
5 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.41%) SpecFlow
4 7 (8.24%) NUnit
4 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.53%) JUnit
6 2 (2.35%) Ant
6 2 (2.35%) InstallShield
6 2 (2.35%) MSTest
6 2 (2.35%) Subversion
7 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.18%) gulp
7 1 (1.18%) Mocha
7 1 (1.18%) Selenium
7 1 (1.18%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Automotive
3 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Law
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (81.18%) .NET
2 53 (62.35%) HTML
3 51 (60.00%) CSS
4 37 (43.53%) ASP.NET
5 34 (40.00%) jQuery
6 22 (25.88%) AngularJS
7 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
8 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
10 15 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (15.29%) Ajax
12 11 (12.94%) HTML5
12 11 (12.94%) WCF
13 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (11.76%) LINQ
13 10 (11.76%) REST
13 10 (11.76%) Web Services
14 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
14 7 (8.24%) Spring
14 7 (8.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Blog
4 1 (1.18%) Equities
4 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.18%) iPad
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Android
1 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) MVC
3 17 (20.00%) Scrum
4 14 (16.47%) OO
5 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
5 11 (12.94%) Web Development
6 10 (11.76%) BDD
7 8 (9.41%) OOD
8 7 (8.24%) TDD
9 5 (5.88%) Mathematics
9 5 (5.88%) OOP
9 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.71%) Front End Development
10 4 (4.71%) Migration
10 4 (4.71%) Parallel Processing
10 4 (4.71%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (3.53%) Open Source
11 3 (3.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 71 (83.53%) C#
2 65 (76.47%) JavaScript
3 29 (34.12%) SQL
4 13 (15.29%) Java
5 10 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 9 (10.59%) PHP
7 8 (9.41%) TypeScript
8 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.71%) C++
10 2 (2.35%) C
10 2 (2.35%) Ruby
10 2 (2.35%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) IBM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.18%) Zend
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