The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 99 114 81
Rank change year-on-year +15 -33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 24 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.42% 1.02% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.07% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 31
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 1774 2237 1662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.52% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1415 1742 1406
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 45 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (52.00%) C#
3 23 (46.00%) C
4 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (40.00%) .NET
6 17 (34.00%) Automotive
7 16 (32.00%) C++
8 15 (30.00%) Embedded C
8 15 (30.00%) Degree
9 14 (28.00%) TDD
9 14 (28.00%) SQL
10 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.00%) Java
11 10 (20.00%) MVC
12 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (18.00%) QA
12 9 (18.00%) Embedded Software Development
13 8 (16.00%) Retail
13 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
13 8 (16.00%) Electronics
13 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.00%) Scrum
14 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (12.00%) MISRA
15 6 (12.00%) Web Services
15 6 (12.00%) Windows
16 5 (10.00%) Blog
16 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
16 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Blender
2 1 (2.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.00%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.00%) RS-232
2 1 (2.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) CANoe
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.00%) VectorCAST
4 1 (2.00%) Ant
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) Mocha
4 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (34.00%) Automotive
2 8 (16.00%) Electronics
2 8 (16.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (12.00%) Web Services
5 4 (8.00%) CSS
5 4 (8.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.00%) CSS3
6 3 (6.00%) HTML5
6 3 (6.00%) Node.js
7 2 (4.00%) J2EE
8 1 (2.00%) Ext JS
8 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.00%) JDBC
8 1 (2.00%) JSP
8 1 (2.00%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.00%) Struts
8 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Blog
2 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Debian
5 1 (2.00%) SUSE
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) TDD
4 10 (20.00%) MVC
5 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (18.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (14.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.00%) Open Source
7 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.00%) API Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.00%) BDD
8 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (8.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
8 4 (8.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) C#
2 23 (46.00%) C
3 16 (32.00%) C++
4 15 (30.00%) Embedded C
5 14 (28.00%) SQL
6 10 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++
8 4 (8.00%) PHP
9 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.00%) Python
11 1 (2.00%) Go
11 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
11 1 (2.00%) Perl
11 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 6 (12.00%) MISRA
3 4 (8.00%) SDET
4 2 (4.00%) ISO26262
4 2 (4.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Cognizant
3 3 (6.00%) Freescale
3 3 (6.00%) Renesas
4 2 (4.00%) Google
4 2 (4.00%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.00%) QNX
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
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