Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 63 74
Rank change year-on-year +34 +11 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 296 159 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.60% 4.11% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 4.53% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 162 123 113
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,600 £27,500 £28,950
90th Percentile £74,875 £61,250 £60,990
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,547 3,512 4,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.07% 90.70% 88.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,539 2,860 3,184
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 173 (58.45%) Degree
2 160 (54.05%) Computer Science
3 144 (48.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 119 (40.20%) Self-Motivation
5 117 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (39.53%) Data Centre
6 94 (31.76%) Microsoft
7 93 (31.42%) VMware
8 90 (30.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 85 (28.72%) ITIL
10 78 (26.35%) C#
11 73 (24.66%) Windows
11 73 (24.66%) Service Delivery
12 69 (23.31%) Root Cause Analysis
12 69 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 65 (21.96%) .NET
14 60 (20.27%) Java
14 60 (20.27%) JavaScript
14 60 (20.27%) SQL
15 59 (19.93%) Citrix
15 59 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (16.22%) MCP
17 47 (15.88%) ITIL Certification
18 45 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
19 42 (14.19%) Line Management
19 42 (14.19%) CheckPoint
19 42 (14.19%) Firewall
19 42 (14.19%) TDD
20 37 (12.50%) SCVMM
20 37 (12.50%) Due Diligence

Software Engineering
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 23 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 23 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.38%) Apache
4 9 (3.04%) CMS
5 8 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.36%) JBoss
6 7 (2.36%) nginx
7 6 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) eZ Publish
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (9.80%) PaaS
4 22 (7.43%) IaaS
5 16 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (4.39%) Office 365
7 12 (4.05%) SaaS
8 6 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.01%) Serverless
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.19%) Firewall
2 24 (8.11%) LAN
2 24 (8.11%) OSPF
2 24 (8.11%) WAN
3 23 (7.77%) NetScaler
4 11 (3.72%) Ethernet
5 10 (3.38%) FlexRay
5 10 (3.38%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.70%) HTTP
7 2 (0.68%) AMQP
8 1 (0.34%) Modbus
8 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.14%) NoSQL
2 29 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.74%) MySQL
5 13 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.04%) Big Data
7 6 (2.03%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.35%) DB2
9 3 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.68%) Bigtable
10 2 (0.68%) HBase
10 2 (0.68%) Impala
10 2 (0.68%) Infinispan
10 2 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.68%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.68%) Redis
10 2 (0.68%) Riak
Development Applications
1 34 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.07%) Maven
4 10 (3.38%) CANoe
4 10 (3.38%) JUnit
5 8 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.03%) Ant
6 6 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.03%) JIRA
6 6 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.69%) Subversion
7 5 (1.69%) TestNG
8 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.01%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.01%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.34%) FindBugs
General
1 36 (12.16%) Finance
2 22 (7.43%) Publishing
3 14 (4.73%) Legal
3 14 (4.73%) Retail
4 12 (4.05%) Automotive
5 10 (3.38%) Electronics
6 9 (3.04%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.03%) Banking
8 4 (1.35%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (23.99%) Developer
2 68 (22.97%) Software Engineer
3 37 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 34 (11.49%) SCCM Engineer
5 33 (11.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 33 (11.15%) Technical Specialist
6 32 (10.81%) Architect
7 28 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (8.45%) C# Software Engineer
9 24 (8.11%) Senior Developer
10 21 (7.09%) .NET Software Engineer
11 19 (6.42%) Citrix Specialist
11 19 (6.42%) Citrix Technical Specialist
11 19 (6.42%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (6.42%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 18 (6.08%) Java Engineer
12 18 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (5.74%) Senior SCCM Engineer
14 16 (5.41%) Technical Support
15 14 (4.73%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.96%) .NET
2 31 (10.47%) Spring
3 29 (9.80%) CSS
3 29 (9.80%) RESTful
4 27 (9.12%) HTML
5 26 (8.78%) .NET Framework
5 26 (8.78%) Hibernate
6 23 (7.77%) Web Services
7 20 (6.76%) REST
8 19 (6.42%) XML
9 16 (5.41%) AngularJS
10 15 (5.07%) JSON
11 13 (4.39%) ASP.NET
12 12 (4.05%) Symfony
13 11 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (3.38%) J2EE
14 10 (3.38%) jQuery
15 9 (3.04%) Laravel
15 9 (3.04%) React
16 8 (2.70%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 160 (54.05%) Computer Science
2 119 (40.20%) Self-Motivation
3 117 (39.53%) Data Centre
4 36 (12.16%) CMDB
5 35 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (11.49%) Public Cloud
7 18 (6.08%) Management Information System
8 17 (5.74%) User Experience
9 15 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (5.07%) Mobile App
10 13 (4.39%) Fintech
11 12 (4.05%) Algorithms
12 9 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.68%) NHS
15 2 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.66%) Windows
2 34 (11.49%) Windows 10
2 34 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 23 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.73%) Linux
5 13 (4.39%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.68%) Unix
7 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (30.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 85 (28.72%) ITIL
4 73 (24.66%) Service Delivery
5 69 (23.31%) Root Cause Analysis
6 42 (14.19%) Line Management
6 42 (14.19%) TDD
7 37 (12.50%) Due Diligence
8 36 (12.16%) Presales
8 36 (12.16%) Requirements Analysis
9 35 (11.82%) MVC
10 32 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (10.81%) Scrum
11 31 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (10.14%) Mentoring
13 28 (9.46%) IT Strategy
13 28 (9.46%) Project Management
14 26 (8.78%) Technical Architecture
15 24 (8.11%) Network Management
16 23 (7.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.35%) C#
2 60 (20.27%) Java
2 60 (20.27%) JavaScript
2 60 (20.27%) SQL
3 34 (11.49%) PowerShell
3 34 (11.49%) VBScript
4 24 (8.11%) PHP
5 16 (5.41%) Scala
6 15 (5.07%) C++
7 14 (4.73%) Java 8
8 12 (4.05%) C
9 10 (3.38%) Python
10 3 (1.01%) XPath
11 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.68%) Go
11 2 (0.68%) Groovy
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 173 (58.45%) Degree
2 144 (48.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (16.22%) MCP
4 47 (15.88%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (11.49%) MCSE
5 34 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (7.43%) ISEB
6 22 (7.43%) PMI Certification
6 22 (7.43%) PMP
7 18 (6.08%) CEH
7 18 (6.08%) CISSP
7 18 (6.08%) CompTIA Security+
8 14 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.39%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.69%) CIPD
11 3 (1.01%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.68%) PhD
12 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.82%) SLA
2 18 (6.08%) GPG13
2 18 (6.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.05%) GDPR
3 12 (4.05%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 59 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.77%) Hyper-V
2 23 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 23 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
2 23 (7.77%) vSphere
2 23 (7.77%) XenApp
2 23 (7.77%) XenDesktop
3 22 (7.43%) Docker
4 21 (7.09%) Active Directory
5 14 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.39%) Firmware
7 7 (2.36%) Varnish
8 5 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 37 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 34 (11.49%) SCCM
3 23 (7.77%) vCenter Server
3 23 (7.77%) vMotion
4 13 (4.39%) WSUS
5 7 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.03%) Ansible
6 6 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.03%) Terraform
7 3 (1.01%) Ambari
7 3 (1.01%) logstash
8 2 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 94 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 93 (31.42%) VMware
3 59 (19.93%) Citrix
4 42 (14.19%) CheckPoint
5 24 (8.11%) Cisco
5 24 (8.11%) Fortinet
5 24 (8.11%) HP
6 23 (7.77%) Ivanti
7 22 (7.43%) EMC
7 22 (7.43%) NetApp
8 15 (5.07%) Xamarin
9 14 (4.73%) BMC
10 13 (4.39%) Remedy
11 11 (3.72%) Oracle
12 9 (3.04%) Zend
13 7 (2.36%) MuleSoft
13 7 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (2.03%) Adobe
15 4 (1.35%) Dell
15 4 (1.35%) IBM