Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 165 203
Rank change year-on-year +61 +38 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 88 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.41% 0.90% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 0.93% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 74 32 20
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +21.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £36,825 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £58,750 £49,125
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% +14.58% -10.00%

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 3,541 3,746 4,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.32% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,573 3,013 3,441
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,050 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 85 (96.59%) Software Engineering
2 58 (65.91%) C#
3 50 (56.82%) .NET
4 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (38.64%) Java
7 28 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
8 26 (29.55%) TDD
9 25 (28.41%) SQL
9 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
10 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 19 (21.59%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (21.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (21.59%) .NET Framework
11 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (20.45%) Computer Science
12 18 (20.45%) SQL Server
12 18 (20.45%) Git (software)
12 18 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (19.32%) Degree
14 15 (17.05%) PHP
14 15 (17.05%) SDLC
14 15 (17.05%) SaaS
14 15 (17.05%) NoSQL
15 14 (15.91%) User Stories
15 14 (15.91%) PaaS
15 14 (15.91%) Public Cloud
15 14 (15.91%) Microservices
15 14 (15.91%) Scrum

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 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.82%) Drupal
2 6 (6.82%) eZ Publish
3 5 (5.68%) CMS
4 3 (3.41%) Confluence
4 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.27%) nginx
5 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Maya
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (17.05%) SaaS
4 14 (15.91%) PaaS
5 8 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (9.09%) Office 365
6 3 (3.41%) BrowserStack
6 3 (3.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) GSM
2 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.14%) Wireless
2 1 (1.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.05%) NoSQL
3 13 (14.77%) MySQL
4 10 (11.36%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.68%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 7 (7.95%) Selenium
4 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.68%) Maven
5 5 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (5.68%) Subversion
6 4 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.55%) Mocha
6 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.41%) Appium
7 3 (3.41%) JIRA
7 3 (3.41%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.41%) Robotium
7 3 (3.41%) TestNG
7 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (56.82%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) .NET Framework
3 13 (14.77%) CSS
3 13 (14.77%) Hibernate
3 13 (14.77%) HTML
4 12 (13.64%) Node.js
5 10 (11.36%) RESTful
6 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
6 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.95%) jQuery
6 7 (7.95%) WPF
7 6 (6.82%) HTML5
7 6 (6.82%) JSON
7 6 (6.82%) React
7 6 (6.82%) Web Services
8 5 (5.68%) .NET Core
8 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.68%) CSS3
8 5 (5.68%) REST
8 5 (5.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (20.45%) Computer Science
3 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (15.91%) Public Cloud
5 9 (10.23%) Mobile App
6 8 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (5.68%) Algorithms
7 5 (5.68%) User Experience
8 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.27%) NHS
9 2 (2.27%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (96.59%) Software Engineering
2 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.55%) TDD
4 19 (21.59%) Continuous Delivery
4 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (17.05%) SDLC
7 14 (15.91%) Microservices
7 14 (15.91%) Scrum
7 14 (15.91%) User Stories
8 13 (14.77%) MVC
9 10 (11.36%) Integration Testing
10 9 (10.23%) DevOps
10 9 (10.23%) Web Development
11 8 (9.09%) Cross-Platform Development
11 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 8 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.91%) C#
2 34 (38.64%) Java
3 25 (28.41%) SQL
4 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 15 (17.05%) PHP
6 12 (13.64%) Python
7 11 (12.50%) Scala
8 7 (7.95%) C++
9 5 (5.68%) C
9 5 (5.68%) Go
9 5 (5.68%) Java 8
10 4 (4.55%) Ruby
11 2 (2.27%) Groovy
12 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Degree
2 10 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.09%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.27%) ISEB
4 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Xamarin
3 8 (9.09%) Remedy
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle
5 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.27%) Google
6 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com