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

Software Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 55 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 +26 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 152 189 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.16% 4.40% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 4.85% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 101 102 135
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £29,875 £27,725 £27,900
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £87,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.23% +3.33%

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 3,280 3,895 3,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 89.67% 90.71% 86.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,442 2,865 2,775
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -0.60% - +3.75%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 73 (48.03%) Degree
2 67 (44.08%) Computer Science
3 56 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 54 (35.53%) Java
5 45 (29.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 43 (28.29%) Data Centre
7 38 (25.00%) ITIL
8 37 (24.34%) JavaScript
8 37 (24.34%) Service Delivery
9 32 (21.05%) VMware
9 32 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (18.42%) Citrix
10 28 (18.42%) Spring
10 28 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (17.76%) SQL
12 26 (17.11%) HTML
13 25 (16.45%) C#
14 23 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (15.13%) Root Cause Analysis
14 23 (15.13%) Mentoring
15 22 (14.47%) Microservices
15 22 (14.47%) SCVMM
15 22 (14.47%) Windows
16 21 (13.82%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (13.82%) Presales
17 20 (13.16%) CSS
18 19 (12.50%) XML
18 19 (12.50%) CheckPoint
18 19 (12.50%) MVC

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 10 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.26%) JBoss
2 8 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.61%) Drupal
4 6 (3.95%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Confluence
6 1 (0.66%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.92%) IaaS
4 9 (5.92%) PaaS
5 6 (3.95%) GitHub
5 6 (3.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) Firewall
2 12 (7.89%) LAN
2 12 (7.89%) WAN
3 11 (7.24%) OSPF
4 10 (6.58%) NetScaler
5 7 (4.61%) HTTP
6 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.66%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.66%) Modbus
7 1 (0.66%) RS-485
7 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) NoSQL
2 14 (9.21%) MySQL
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.29%) DB2
3 5 (3.29%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.97%) Big Data
4 3 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Kudu
5 2 (1.32%) Cloudera CDH
5 2 (1.32%) HBase
5 2 (1.32%) Impala
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.32%) Spark SQL
6 1 (0.66%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 14 (9.21%) Git (software)
1 14 (9.21%) JUnit
2 12 (7.89%) JIRA
2 12 (7.89%) Subversion
3 10 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.58%) Maven
4 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 7 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.95%) Gradle
6 6 (3.95%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.29%) NuGet
7 5 (3.29%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (3.29%) TestNG
8 3 (1.97%) Appium
8 3 (1.97%) JMeter
8 3 (1.97%) Selenium
8 3 (1.97%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.32%) WATIR
9 2 (1.32%) WebLOAD
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Advertising
3 9 (5.92%) Publishing
4 8 (5.26%) Banking
5 7 (4.61%) Automotive
6 5 (3.29%) Electronics
7 4 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Games
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (44.08%) Developer
2 37 (24.34%) Java Developer
3 30 (19.74%) Senior Developer
4 25 (16.45%) Software Engineer
5 23 (15.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (9.21%) Architect
6 14 (9.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 14 (9.21%) Technical Specialist
7 10 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.92%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.95%) E-Commerce Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Embedded Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.95%) Security Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.95%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.29%) Citrix Technical Specialist
11 5 (3.29%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.42%) Spring
2 26 (17.11%) HTML
3 20 (13.16%) CSS
4 19 (12.50%) XML
5 18 (11.84%) Node.js
5 18 (11.84%) REST
6 17 (11.18%) .NET
7 16 (10.53%) Web Services
8 14 (9.21%) jQuery
9 12 (7.89%) Hibernate
9 12 (7.89%) RESTful
9 12 (7.89%) XSLT
10 10 (6.58%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.92%) Apache Flex
12 8 (5.26%) HTML5
12 8 (5.26%) MyFaces
12 8 (5.26%) React
13 7 (4.61%) JPA
14 5 (3.29%) EJB 3.0
14 5 (3.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (44.08%) Computer Science
2 43 (28.29%) Data Centre
3 17 (11.18%) CMDB
4 14 (9.21%) User Experience
5 10 (6.58%) Public Cloud
6 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.63%) Fintech
8 4 (2.63%) Life Science
9 3 (1.97%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.97%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.32%) CAN bus
10 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.32%) Robotics
11 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.66%) CESG
11 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.66%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.47%) Windows
2 12 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.61%) Linux
4 5 (3.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 4 (2.63%) Android
5 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.97%) Unix
7 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.61%) Continuous Improvement
3 38 (25.00%) ITIL
4 37 (24.34%) Service Delivery
5 23 (15.13%) Mentoring
5 23 (15.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 22 (14.47%) Microservices
7 21 (13.82%) Presales
8 19 (12.50%) MVC
8 19 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 17 (11.18%) Line Management
9 17 (11.18%) OO
10 16 (10.53%) Scrum
11 15 (9.87%) TDD
12 14 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.89%) Unit Testing
14 11 (7.24%) Network Management
14 11 (7.24%) Open Source
14 11 (7.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.53%) Java
2 37 (24.34%) JavaScript
3 27 (17.76%) SQL
4 25 (16.45%) C#
5 18 (11.84%) PHP
6 15 (9.87%) C
6 15 (9.87%) XPath
7 9 (5.92%) Python
8 7 (4.61%) C++
8 7 (4.61%) Embedded C
9 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.95%) Scala
10 4 (2.63%) Ruby
10 4 (2.63%) VBScript
11 3 (1.97%) Perl
12 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.32%) Go
12 2 (1.32%) Korn
12 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (48.03%) Degree
2 56 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (13.82%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (8.55%) MCP
5 10 (6.58%) ISEB
6 9 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 8 (5.26%) PMP
8 6 (3.95%) CEH
8 6 (3.95%) CISSP
8 6 (3.95%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (2.63%) GNVQ
9 4 (2.63%) HND
9 4 (2.63%) MCSE
9 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CCIE
10 1 (0.66%) CCNP
10 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) QA
2 12 (7.89%) SLA
3 7 (4.61%) ISO 13485
3 7 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.61%) MISRA
4 6 (3.95%) GPG13
4 6 (3.95%) MISRA C
5 5 (3.29%) IEC 62304
5 5 (3.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.32%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.66%) TickIT
System Software
1 28 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (6.58%) vSphere
3 10 (6.58%) XenApp
3 10 (6.58%) XenDesktop
4 6 (3.95%) Firmware
5 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.97%) Docker
7 2 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (14.47%) SCVMM
2 10 (6.58%) vCenter Server
2 10 (6.58%) vMotion
3 4 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (21.05%) VMware
2 28 (18.42%) Citrix
3 19 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.87%) Oracle
6 14 (9.21%) HP
7 13 (8.55%) Cisco
8 12 (7.89%) BMC
9 11 (7.24%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.58%) Ivanti
11 9 (5.92%) EMC
11 9 (5.92%) NetApp
12 3 (1.97%) BT
12 3 (1.97%) Sybase
13 2 (1.32%) Cloudera
13 2 (1.32%) IBM
13 2 (1.32%) Juniper
13 2 (1.32%) Talend
14 1 (0.66%) New Relic
14 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com