Period
to 22 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 64 79
Rank change year-on-year +36 +15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 282 158 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.68% 4.15% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.49% 4.50% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 185 132 84
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.01% +0.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £70,625
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +7.19% -4.38%

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 3,321 3,515 4,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.44% 92.26% 90.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,377 2,776 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,625 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £65,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £44,898 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.25% - -

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 130 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (45.39%) Degree
3 113 (40.07%) Computer Science
4 95 (33.69%) C#
5 93 (32.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 87 (30.85%) .NET
7 79 (28.01%) Microsoft
8 72 (25.53%) Self-Motivation
9 71 (25.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 71 (25.18%) Data Centre
10 63 (22.34%) Java
11 58 (20.57%) TDD
12 57 (20.21%) SQL
13 56 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 53 (18.79%) JavaScript
15 52 (18.44%) ITIL
16 48 (17.02%) VMware
17 45 (15.96%) Windows
17 45 (15.96%) Microservices
18 43 (15.25%) Git (software)
19 42 (14.89%) Root Cause Analysis
19 42 (14.89%) MVC
20 41 (14.54%) Firewall
20 41 (14.54%) CheckPoint
20 41 (14.54%) PHP
20 41 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
21 39 (13.83%) Service Delivery
22 36 (12.77%) HTML
22 36 (12.77%) CSS
22 36 (12.77%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.26%) CMS
2 12 (4.26%) Drupal
3 11 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.48%) nginx
6 6 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (2.13%) eZ Publish
7 4 (1.42%) Apache
7 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.06%) JBoss
8 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.71%) WildFly
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.77%) Maya
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 71 (25.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (12.06%) PaaS
4 21 (7.45%) SaaS
5 19 (6.74%) IaaS
6 12 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (3.90%) Office 365
8 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.71%) GitHub
9 2 (0.71%) Slack
9 2 (0.71%) Trello
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.35%) Boomi
10 1 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.54%) Firewall
2 23 (8.16%) LAN
2 23 (8.16%) OSPF
2 23 (8.16%) WAN
3 9 (3.19%) NetScaler
4 8 (2.84%) HTTP
5 4 (1.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.99%) NoSQL
2 30 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 26 (9.22%) MySQL
4 25 (8.87%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.38%) MongoDB
5 18 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.19%) Big Data
7 5 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.77%) Redis
8 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.71%) HBase
10 2 (0.71%) Infinispan
10 2 (0.71%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.35%) GIS
11 1 (0.35%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 43 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.26%) TeamCity
4 9 (3.19%) JIRA
4 9 (3.19%) Maven
4 9 (3.19%) Selenium
5 7 (2.48%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.48%) IntelliJ
5 7 (2.48%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.48%) Subversion
6 6 (2.13%) Ant
6 6 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.77%) JMeter
7 5 (1.77%) JUnit
7 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.42%) Mocha
8 4 (1.42%) Protractor
9 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (8.51%) Finance
1 24 (8.51%) Retail
2 18 (6.38%) Publishing
3 12 (4.26%) Legal
4 5 (1.77%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Games
5 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (31.21%) Software Engineer
2 78 (27.66%) Developer
3 40 (14.18%) Architect
4 38 (13.48%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (11.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 31 (10.99%) C# Software Engineer
7 28 (9.93%) Software Developer
8 27 (9.57%) .NET Software Engineer
9 23 (8.16%) Java Engineer
10 22 (7.80%) .NET Developer
10 22 (7.80%) Java Developer
11 21 (7.45%) SCCM Engineer
11 21 (7.45%) Senior Developer
12 20 (7.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 19 (6.74%) Java Software Engineer
14 18 (6.38%) C# Developer
14 18 (6.38%) Senior SCCM Engineer
15 17 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
16 14 (4.96%) PHP Developer
16 14 (4.96%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (30.85%) .NET
2 36 (12.77%) CSS
2 36 (12.77%) HTML
3 28 (9.93%) .NET Framework
4 26 (9.22%) REST
5 25 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 24 (8.51%) RESTful
7 22 (7.80%) Hibernate
8 19 (6.74%) ASP.NET
8 19 (6.74%) Spring
9 17 (6.03%) Node.js
9 17 (6.03%) Web Services
10 16 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (5.67%) HTML5
10 16 (5.67%) Laravel
11 15 (5.32%) jQuery
12 14 (4.96%) CSS3
12 14 (4.96%) JSON
12 14 (4.96%) XML
13 13 (4.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (40.07%) Computer Science
2 72 (25.53%) Self-Motivation
3 71 (25.18%) Data Centre
4 32 (11.35%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (7.80%) Public Cloud
7 19 (6.74%) Algorithms
8 18 (6.38%) CMDB
8 18 (6.38%) Management Information System
9 15 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (4.61%) Mobile App
10 13 (4.61%) User Experience
11 12 (4.26%) Client/Server
12 11 (3.90%) NHS
13 2 (0.71%) Renewable Energy
14 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.96%) Windows
2 21 (7.45%) Windows 10
2 21 (7.45%) Windows 7
3 15 (5.32%) Linux
4 11 (3.90%) Mac OS X
5 9 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.71%) Unix
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.57%) TDD
3 56 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 52 (18.44%) ITIL
5 45 (15.96%) Microservices
6 42 (14.89%) MVC
6 42 (14.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 39 (13.83%) Service Delivery
8 36 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (12.06%) Scrum
10 32 (11.35%) Data Protection
10 32 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (10.64%) DevOps
12 29 (10.28%) IT Strategy
13 28 (9.93%) Line Management
14 26 (9.22%) Business Development
15 25 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (8.87%) Mentoring
16 24 (8.51%) CRM
16 24 (8.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 95 (33.69%) C#
2 63 (22.34%) Java
3 57 (20.21%) SQL
4 53 (18.79%) JavaScript
5 41 (14.54%) PHP
6 22 (7.80%) PowerShell
7 21 (7.45%) C++
7 21 (7.45%) VBScript
8 17 (6.03%) C
9 16 (5.67%) Python
10 14 (4.96%) Scala
11 9 (3.19%) Groovy
11 9 (3.19%) Java 8
12 6 (2.13%) Go
13 5 (1.77%) Ruby
14 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.35%) VB
15 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (45.39%) Degree
2 93 (32.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (11.35%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (7.45%) MCP
4 21 (7.45%) MCSE
4 21 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.38%) CEH
5 18 (6.38%) CISSP
5 18 (6.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 18 (6.38%) ISEB
5 18 (6.38%) PMI Certification
5 18 (6.38%) PMP
6 11 (3.90%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.35%) CIPD
8 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.70%) GDPR
2 20 (7.09%) SLA
3 18 (6.38%) GPG13
3 18 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 28 (9.93%) Docker
2 27 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.26%) Firmware
4 9 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.19%) vSphere
4 9 (3.19%) XenApp
4 9 (3.19%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.48%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.48%) Varnish
6 2 (0.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (7.45%) Kubernetes
1 21 (7.45%) SCCM
2 14 (4.96%) WSUS
3 9 (3.19%) SCVMM
3 9 (3.19%) vCenter Server
3 9 (3.19%) vMotion
4 8 (2.84%) Ansible
5 6 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.13%) Terraform
6 3 (1.06%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) cPanel
7 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 79 (28.01%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.02%) VMware
3 41 (14.54%) CheckPoint
4 27 (9.57%) Citrix
5 24 (8.51%) HP
6 23 (8.16%) Cisco
6 23 (8.16%) Fortinet
7 18 (6.38%) EMC
7 18 (6.38%) NetApp
8 14 (4.96%) Xamarin
9 11 (3.90%) Remedy
10 9 (3.19%) Ivanti
11 7 (2.48%) MuleSoft
11 7 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (2.48%) Zend
12 6 (2.13%) Adobe
12 6 (2.13%) Google
13 5 (1.77%) Oracle
14 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.06%) Sitecore