Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 56 28
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 +43
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 88 101 293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.25% 3.72% 8.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 3.95% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 84 103 231
Median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £68,375 £76,250 £87,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +7.82%

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 1,128 2,554 3,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 92.99% 94.04% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 968 2,209 2,360
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,675 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,100
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Birmingham over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 56 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.32%) Azure
3 36 (40.91%) Microservices
3 36 (40.91%) .NET
4 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 33 (37.50%) Python
6 31 (35.23%) Docker
7 30 (34.09%) C#
8 25 (28.41%) MVC
8 25 (28.41%) DevOps
8 25 (28.41%) Kubernetes
8 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (26.14%) AngularJS
10 22 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 22 (25.00%) AWS
10 22 (25.00%) NoSQL
10 22 (25.00%) Java
11 21 (23.86%) SQL
11 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
11 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
12 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
13 18 (20.45%) React
14 17 (19.32%) GitLab
14 17 (19.32%) Go
14 17 (19.32%) Open Source
14 17 (19.32%) Scrum
15 16 (18.18%) TDD
15 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
15 16 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared

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 12 (13.64%) Confluence
2 7 (7.95%) GlassFish
2 7 (7.95%) JBoss
2 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 39 (44.32%) Azure
2 22 (25.00%) AWS
3 15 (17.05%) GitHub
4 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (7.95%) SaaS
5 6 (6.82%) GCP
6 3 (3.41%) PaaS
7 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.14%) npm
7 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.55%) Big Data
4 3 (3.41%) BigQuery
4 3 (3.41%) Bigtable
4 3 (3.41%) Cloud Spanner
4 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.27%) MySQL
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
3 17 (19.32%) GitLab
4 16 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (12.50%) Bitbucket
5 11 (12.50%) JIRA
6 9 (10.23%) Artifactory
6 9 (10.23%) TeamCity
6 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
7 7 (7.95%) Apache Archiva
7 7 (7.95%) JUnit
7 7 (7.95%) Mockito
7 7 (7.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio Code
8 6 (6.82%) Maven
9 5 (5.68%) Selenium
10 4 (4.55%) Postman
11 2 (2.27%) Hudson
11 2 (2.27%) SonarQube
11 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (13.64%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 27 (30.68%) Developer
3 12 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Lead Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (4.55%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.91%) .NET
2 23 (26.14%) AngularJS
3 18 (20.45%) React
4 15 (17.05%) CSS
4 15 (17.05%) REST
5 14 (15.91%) HTML
6 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET
7 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (12.50%) Node.js
9 10 (11.36%) .NET Core
9 10 (11.36%) Spring
10 9 (10.23%) Spring Boot
11 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 8 (9.09%) jQuery
12 7 (7.95%) Django
12 7 (7.95%) Java EE
12 7 (7.95%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Algorithms
1 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.55%) Blog
2 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.55%) Social Media
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 7 (7.95%) CentOS
2 7 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Android
4 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.91%) Microservices
3 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (28.41%) DevOps
3 25 (28.41%) MVC
4 17 (19.32%) Open Source
4 17 (19.32%) Scrum
5 16 (18.18%) TDD
5 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 13 (14.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (14.77%) Pair Programming
7 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
7 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.23%) High Availability
7 9 (10.23%) Integration Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.09%) IT Strategy
8 8 (9.09%) SDLC
9 7 (7.95%) CQRS
9 7 (7.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
2 33 (37.50%) Python
3 30 (34.09%) C#
4 22 (25.00%) Java
5 21 (23.86%) SQL
6 17 (19.32%) Go
7 13 (14.77%) TypeScript
8 11 (12.50%) Ruby
9 9 (10.23%) C++
10 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
11 7 (7.95%) Java 8
11 7 (7.95%) PHP
12 6 (6.82%) C
13 3 (3.41%) Perl
13 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) Degree
3 7 (7.95%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 31 (35.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (28.41%) Kubernetes
2 12 (13.64%) Terraform
3 7 (7.95%) Grafana
3 7 (7.95%) Graphite
3 7 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.95%) Prometheus
3 7 (7.95%) Puppet
4 5 (5.68%) MIIS
4 5 (5.68%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.27%) Ansible
5 2 (2.27%) Consul
5 2 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 2 (2.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) IBM
3 5 (5.68%) Google
4 3 (3.41%) Apple
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle
4 3 (3.41%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.14%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.14%) Rockwell