Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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

Software Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 166 174
Rank change year-on-year +46 +8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 64 22 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.93% 0.60% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45 19 31
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £34,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,500 £61,750 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 3,196 3,546 4,243
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 96.70% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,273 2,694 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,875 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (46.88%) C#
3 29 (45.31%) .NET
4 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (39.06%) Java
6 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (32.81%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (23.44%) C
10 14 (21.88%) C++
10 14 (21.88%) TDD
11 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
11 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 12 (18.75%) Microservices
12 11 (17.19%) User Stories
12 11 (17.19%) Public Cloud
12 11 (17.19%) CSS
12 11 (17.19%) HTML
12 11 (17.19%) PHP
12 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
12 11 (17.19%) SaaS
12 11 (17.19%) PaaS
13 10 (15.63%) Python
14 9 (14.06%) SQL
14 9 (14.06%) MySQL
14 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
14 9 (14.06%) Automotive
14 9 (14.06%) BDD

Software Engineer 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 5 (7.81%) Drupal
1 5 (7.81%) eZ Publish
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maya
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (17.19%) PaaS
3 11 (17.19%) SaaS
4 6 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) GSM
1 6 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (9.38%) Wireless
1 6 (9.38%) ZigBee
2 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.13%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) MySQL
3 7 (10.94%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) CodeWarrior
2 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 4 (6.25%) Mocha
4 4 (6.25%) Selenium
4 4 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.06%) Automotive
2 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) .NET
2 11 (17.19%) CSS
2 11 (17.19%) HTML
3 9 (14.06%) Node.js
4 7 (10.94%) jQuery
5 6 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 6 (9.38%) CSS3
5 6 (9.38%) HTML5
5 6 (9.38%) OpenEmbedded
5 6 (9.38%) Yocto
6 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.81%) React
6 5 (7.81%) REST
6 5 (7.81%) SOAP
7 4 (6.25%) Ajax
7 4 (6.25%) Angular 2
7 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (17.19%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (21.88%) TDD
6 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 12 (18.75%) Microservices
7 11 (17.19%) User Stories
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
9 7 (10.94%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (10.94%) Migration
10 6 (9.38%) DevOps
10 6 (9.38%) Open Source
10 6 (9.38%) Scrum
10 6 (9.38%) SDLC
10 6 (9.38%) Video Processing
11 5 (7.81%) MVC
11 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) C#
2 25 (39.06%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) C
4 14 (21.88%) C++
5 11 (17.19%) PHP
6 10 (15.63%) Python
7 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
7 9 (14.06%) SQL
8 5 (7.81%) Ruby
9 4 (6.25%) Go
9 4 (6.25%) Groovy
9 4 (6.25%) Java 8
9 4 (6.25%) Scala
10 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) CIPD
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) MISRA
1 2 (3.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Docker
1 6 (9.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) Remedy
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore