Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 126 81
Rank change year-on-year +10 -45 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 71 77 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.94% 1.79% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.85% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69 74 107
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.90% -4.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,700 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,000 £55,000 £51,750
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3,536 4,168 3,684
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 97.07% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,680 3,130 3,090
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 55 (77.46%) .NET
2 52 (73.24%) C#
3 41 (57.75%) JavaScript
4 36 (50.70%) AngularJS
5 35 (49.30%) HTML
5 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
6 34 (47.89%) CSS
7 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET
9 24 (33.80%) jQuery
10 22 (30.99%) MVC
11 21 (29.58%) Java
12 17 (23.94%) C++
13 16 (22.54%) SQL
13 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
14 13 (18.31%) Degree
14 13 (18.31%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
15 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (15.49%) OO
16 11 (15.49%) CSS3
16 11 (15.49%) HTML5
17 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (14.08%) Mathematics
17 10 (14.08%) Physics
17 10 (14.08%) XML
17 10 (14.08%) Perl
17 10 (14.08%) PHP
17 10 (14.08%) C

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 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) CMS
2 2 (2.82%) Drupal
2 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.86%) GitHub
3 3 (4.23%) Office 365
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.27%) MySQL
2 8 (11.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.63%) SSDT
5 2 (2.82%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.86%) JIRA
5 6 (8.45%) Maven
5 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.63%) NuGet
6 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Automotive
3 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.82%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (77.46%) .NET
2 36 (50.70%) AngularJS
3 35 (49.30%) HTML
4 34 (47.89%) CSS
5 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET
6 24 (33.80%) jQuery
7 11 (15.49%) CSS3
7 11 (15.49%) HTML5
8 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.08%) XML
9 9 (12.68%) Ajax
9 9 (12.68%) Angular 2
9 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (12.68%) RESTful
10 8 (11.27%) Node.js
11 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
11 6 (8.45%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (8.45%) REST
11 6 (8.45%) Spring
11 6 (8.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) Equities
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) MVC
3 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.49%) OO
5 10 (14.08%) CAD
5 10 (14.08%) Mathematics
5 10 (14.08%) Physics
6 9 (12.68%) Scrum
7 8 (11.27%) SDLC
8 7 (9.86%) Front End Development
9 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.04%) Creative Thinking
10 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.04%) OOD
10 5 (7.04%) SOLID
11 4 (5.63%) BDD
11 4 (5.63%) Functional Programming
11 4 (5.63%) MVVM
11 4 (5.63%) Open Source
11 4 (5.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (73.24%) C#
2 41 (57.75%) JavaScript
3 21 (29.58%) Java
4 17 (23.94%) C++
5 16 (22.54%) SQL
6 10 (14.08%) C
6 10 (14.08%) Perl
6 10 (14.08%) PHP
7 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.63%) F#
9 4 (5.63%) XAML
10 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.82%) COBOL
11 2 (2.82%) R
12 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.82%) GNVQ
3 2 (2.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Xamarin
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Plumtree