Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 191 140
Rank change year-on-year +29 -51 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 21 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 0.44% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.46% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 95
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £36,750 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £59,500 £48,750 £87,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £36,234 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.84% -9.41% +8.84%

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 3706 4565 3838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.39% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3409 3224
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,300 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) Spring
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) OO
7 8 (26.67%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) JPA
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Open Source
9 6 (20.00%) .NET
9 6 (20.00%) Perl
9 6 (20.00%) Sybase
9 6 (20.00%) DB2
9 6 (20.00%) JUnit
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) XML
9 6 (20.00%) Unix
9 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (20.00%) BDD
9 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (20.00%) Maven
9 6 (20.00%) Korn
9 6 (20.00%) Fintech
10 5 (16.67%) JIRA

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 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) GitHub
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) DB2
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) JUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Maven
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) NuGet
2 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Mockito
4 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) TestNG
4 2 (6.67%) VectorCAST
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Spring
2 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
2 8 (26.67%) JPA
3 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) CSS
4 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 4 (13.33%) Java SE
5 4 (13.33%) JSP
5 4 (13.33%) REST
5 4 (13.33%) SOAP
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (6.67%) Java EE
7 2 (6.67%) OSGi
7 2 (6.67%) Servlets
7 2 (6.67%) WF
7 2 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) Life Science
2 2 (6.67%) Robotics
2 2 (6.67%) SCADA
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
1 6 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) OO
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (23.33%) Open Source
8 6 (20.00%) BDD
9 4 (13.33%) DevOps
9 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (13.33%) SOA
10 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
11 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
11 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
11 2 (6.67%) QMS
11 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
11 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) Korn
4 6 (20.00%) Perl
5 5 (16.67%) C
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.67%) XPath
8 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) MISRA
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) IEC 62304
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 13485
2 3 (10.00%) MISRA C
3 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
4 1 (3.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (6.67%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Rockwell
2 2 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) QNX