Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 53 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 218 162 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.81% 4.35% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 4.77% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 97 108 125
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £36,050 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,625 £53,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 3,388 3,393 3,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.30% 91.21% 88.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,425 2,648 3,045
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%

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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 133 (61.01%) Degree
2 122 (55.96%) Computer Science
3 118 (54.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 104 (47.71%) Data Centre
5 98 (44.95%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (38.07%) VMware
7 82 (37.61%) ITIL
8 81 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (37.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 74 (33.94%) Service Delivery
10 61 (27.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 59 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 59 (27.06%) Microsoft
11 59 (27.06%) Citrix
12 54 (24.77%) Windows
13 52 (23.85%) Java
14 49 (22.48%) SCVMM
15 47 (21.56%) MCP
16 46 (21.10%) ITIL Certification
17 41 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
18 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (17.43%) Due Diligence
20 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
21 35 (16.06%) SQL
21 35 (16.06%) Spring
21 35 (16.06%) Requirements Analysis
21 35 (16.06%) Presales
22 34 (15.60%) Line Management
22 34 (15.60%) CMDB
22 34 (15.60%) SLA

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 25 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2010
1 25 (11.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.67%) Apache
3 5 (2.29%) JBoss
4 4 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.92%) Confluence
5 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Liferay
Applications
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.93%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (5.05%) IaaS
4 11 (5.05%) PaaS
5 8 (3.67%) SaaS
6 3 (1.38%) Serverless
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.92%) Office 365
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.39%) Firewall
2 25 (11.47%) NetScaler
3 22 (10.09%) LAN
3 22 (10.09%) WAN
4 21 (9.63%) OSPF
5 12 (5.50%) Ethernet
6 11 (5.05%) FlexRay
6 11 (5.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.92%) AMQP
8 1 (0.46%) Modbus
8 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.88%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.42%) MySQL
4 10 (4.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.75%) DB2
5 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.83%) Big Data
6 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.92%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.92%) Flink
8 2 (0.92%) HBase
8 2 (0.92%) Impala
8 2 (0.92%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.92%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.92%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.05%) CANoe
2 11 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.75%) JUnit
3 6 (2.75%) Maven
3 6 (2.75%) Subversion
4 4 (1.83%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.83%) TestNG
5 3 (1.38%) JIRA
6 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.46%) VectorCAST
General
1 24 (11.01%) Finance
2 13 (5.96%) Automotive
3 11 (5.05%) Electronics
3 11 (5.05%) Publishing
4 8 (3.67%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.29%) Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (24.31%) Developer
2 41 (18.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 41 (18.81%) Technical Specialist
3 38 (17.43%) Java Developer
4 29 (13.30%) Software Engineer
5 26 (11.93%) Senior Developer
6 24 (11.01%) SCCM Engineer
7 21 (9.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 18 (8.26%) Citrix Specialist
8 18 (8.26%) Citrix Technical Specialist
8 18 (8.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 16 (7.34%) Technical Support
10 15 (6.88%) Architect
11 12 (5.50%) Network Engineer
11 12 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Development Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Test Development Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Test Engineer
13 9 (4.13%) Analytics Developer
13 9 (4.13%) Java Developer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.06%) Spring
2 19 (8.72%) Web Services
3 18 (8.26%) HTML
4 17 (7.80%) REST
5 16 (7.34%) XML
6 15 (6.88%) .NET
7 13 (5.96%) CSS
7 13 (5.96%) RESTful
8 12 (5.50%) Hibernate
9 11 (5.05%) Ajax
9 11 (5.05%) HTML5
10 10 (4.59%) jQuery
11 9 (4.13%) SOAP
12 7 (3.21%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.75%) Node.js
14 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.29%) JMS
14 5 (2.29%) Kafka
14 5 (2.29%) React
15 4 (1.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 122 (55.96%) Computer Science
2 104 (47.71%) Data Centre
3 98 (44.95%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (15.60%) CMDB
5 29 (13.30%) Public Cloud
6 15 (6.88%) Fintech
7 12 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (5.50%) User Experience
8 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.92%) Life Science
13 1 (0.46%) CESG
13 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.46%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.46%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.77%) Windows
2 25 (11.47%) Windows Server
3 24 (11.01%) Windows 10
3 24 (11.01%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.50%) Linux
5 2 (0.92%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.92%) SafeRTOS
5 2 (0.92%) Unix
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.46%) Android
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (37.61%) ITIL
2 81 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 74 (33.94%) Service Delivery
4 61 (27.98%) Root Cause Analysis
5 38 (17.43%) Due Diligence
6 35 (16.06%) Presales
6 35 (16.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 34 (15.60%) Line Management
8 25 (11.47%) Mentoring
9 23 (10.55%) Proactive Management
10 21 (9.63%) Network Management
11 15 (6.88%) IT Strategy
11 15 (6.88%) Project Management
11 15 (6.88%) Scrum
12 14 (6.42%) MVC
12 14 (6.42%) TDD
13 13 (5.96%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (5.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.85%) Java
2 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
3 35 (16.06%) SQL
4 29 (13.30%) C#
5 26 (11.93%) PowerShell
6 24 (11.01%) VBScript
7 13 (5.96%) Java 8
7 13 (5.96%) PHP
8 11 (5.05%) Scala
9 7 (3.21%) Python
10 4 (1.83%) C
11 3 (1.38%) C++
11 3 (1.38%) Ruby
12 2 (0.92%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.92%) XPath
13 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.46%) Groovy
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) VB
13 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (61.01%) Degree
2 118 (54.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (21.56%) MCP
4 46 (21.10%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (11.01%) MCSE
5 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (10.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (5.05%) ISEB
7 11 (5.05%) PMI Certification
7 11 (5.05%) PMP
8 6 (2.75%) CEH
8 6 (2.75%) CISSP
8 6 (2.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.75%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.83%) CIPD
10 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.92%) PhD
11 1 (0.46%) CCIE
11 1 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.60%) SLA
2 16 (7.34%) QA
3 7 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.75%) GPG13
5 3 (1.38%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.92%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.92%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.92%) MISRA
6 2 (0.92%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.47%) Hyper-V
2 25 (11.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 25 (11.47%) VMware ESXi
2 25 (11.47%) vSphere
2 25 (11.47%) XenApp
2 25 (11.47%) XenDesktop
3 24 (11.01%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (8.26%) Active Directory
5 10 (4.59%) Docker
6 9 (4.13%) Firmware
7 5 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 49 (22.48%) SCVMM
2 25 (11.47%) vCenter Server
2 25 (11.47%) vMotion
3 24 (11.01%) SCCM
4 6 (2.75%) WSUS
5 3 (1.38%) Ambari
5 3 (1.38%) logstash
6 2 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.46%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (38.07%) VMware
2 59 (27.06%) Citrix
2 59 (27.06%) Microsoft
3 28 (12.84%) CheckPoint
4 25 (11.47%) Ivanti
5 24 (11.01%) BMC
6 23 (10.55%) HP
7 22 (10.09%) Cisco
8 21 (9.63%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.50%) Oracle
10 11 (5.05%) EMC
10 11 (5.05%) NetApp
11 5 (2.29%) IBM
11 5 (2.29%) Sybase
11 5 (2.29%) Zend
12 4 (1.83%) Dell
12 4 (1.83%) Veritas
13 2 (0.92%) Tableau
13 2 (0.92%) Vertica
13 2 (0.92%) Xamarin