Period
to 21 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 128 155
Rank change year-on-year +10 +27 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 42 75 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.45% 1.90% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.96% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 39 73 42
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £40,800 £33,875 £33,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £57,375
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +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 2,794 3,821 3,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.76% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,299 2,783 3,116
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) C#
4 17 (40.48%) Java
5 14 (33.33%) .NET
6 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (26.19%) HTML
7 11 (26.19%) CSS
7 11 (26.19%) SQL
7 11 (26.19%) Scrum
7 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
8 10 (23.81%) Microservices
8 10 (23.81%) Docker
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (21.43%) Node.js
9 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 8 (19.05%) Google
11 7 (16.67%) Degree
11 7 (16.67%) Kanban
11 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (16.67%) Go
11 7 (16.67%) DevOps
11 7 (16.67%) SDLC
11 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (14.29%) Kubernetes
12 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.29%) QA

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 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.76%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Simulink
1 1 (2.38%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (11.90%) Serverless
5 3 (7.14%) SaaS
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (4.76%) CloudFront
6 2 (4.76%) PaaS
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (11.90%) BigQuery
1 5 (11.90%) Bigtable
1 5 (11.90%) NewSQL
1 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) Redis
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.14%) Automotive
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (26.19%) CSS
2 11 (26.19%) HTML
3 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (21.43%) Node.js
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (11.90%) CSS3
5 4 (9.52%) GraphQL
5 4 (9.52%) HTML5
5 4 (9.52%) Middleware
5 4 (9.52%) XML
6 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (4.76%) REST
7 2 (4.76%) Spring
7 2 (4.76%) Web Services
8 1 (2.38%) Laravel
8 1 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
2 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
3 11 (26.19%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) Microservices
5 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
6 7 (16.67%) DevOps
6 7 (16.67%) Kanban
6 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) MVC
8 5 (11.90%) Sprint Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Mobile Development
10 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.76%) Open Source
11 2 (4.76%) Use Case
11 2 (4.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) Java
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 7 (16.67%) Go
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.29%) Python
6 5 (11.90%) Elixir
6 5 (11.90%) Haskell
6 5 (11.90%) Kotlin
6 5 (11.90%) ML
6 5 (11.90%) Ruby
6 5 (11.90%) Scala
7 4 (9.52%) C
7 4 (9.52%) Clojure
8 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
9 2 (4.76%) Java 8
9 2 (4.76%) PHP
10 1 (2.38%) C++
10 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) MISRA
2 2 (4.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Google
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com