Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,574 2,765 3,027
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.20% 26.28% 25.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.32% 27.31% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 2,778 2,830
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 5,368 10,124 11,599
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.23% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,268 8,570 8,850
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,502
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 915 £45,000 +5.88% 375
East Midlands 0 657 £44,000 +3.53% 239
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 874 (55.53%) JavaScript
2 649 (41.23%) HTML
3 619 (39.33%) CSS
4 595 (37.80%) .NET
5 592 (37.61%) C#
6 547 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
7 524 (33.29%) SQL
8 427 (27.13%) AngularJS
9 338 (21.47%) PHP
10 328 (20.84%) Azure
11 316 (20.08%) SQL Server
12 305 (19.38%) MVC
13 300 (19.06%) React
14 285 (18.11%) Git (software)
15 267 (16.96%) Microsoft
16 255 (16.20%) ASP.NET
17 235 (14.93%) DevOps
18 229 (14.55%) jQuery
19 225 (14.29%) .NET Core
20 220 (13.98%) Microservices
21 213 (13.53%) HTML5
22 206 (13.09%) MySQL
23 205 (13.02%) Web Development
23 205 (13.02%) REST
24 188 (11.94%) Front End Development
25 185 (11.75%) .NET Framework
26 184 (11.69%) Java
27 182 (11.56%) TDD
28 173 (10.99%) User Experience
29 168 (10.67%) Node.js

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 73 (4.64%) CMS
2 62 (3.94%) WordPress
3 33 (2.10%) Confluence
4 28 (1.78%) Drupal
5 27 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 26 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (1.40%) IIS
8 21 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.57%) Apache
11 8 (0.51%) JBoss
12 7 (0.44%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.38%) nginx
13 6 (0.38%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.25%) Kentico
16 2 (0.13%) PrestaShop
16 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (2.03%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 19 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.51%) Sketch
5 5 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 78 (4.96%) Magento
2 19 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.02%) Shopify
4 12 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.64%) OpenCart
6 9 (0.57%) Odoo
7 8 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.25%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
12 1 (0.064%) Misys Equation
12 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.064%) SAP MII
12 1 (0.064%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 328 (20.84%) Azure
2 168 (10.67%) AWS
3 73 (4.64%) SaaS
4 67 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 47 (2.99%) GitHub
6 45 (2.86%) npm
7 42 (2.67%) GCP
8 29 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (1.78%) Serverless
10 23 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
12 13 (0.83%) Force.com
13 12 (0.76%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.51%) Power Automate
15 8 (0.51%) Yarn
16 6 (0.38%) Firebase
16 6 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (0.38%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.35%) HTTP
2 14 (0.89%) Internet
3 9 (0.57%) DAB
4 5 (0.32%) Intranet
4 5 (0.32%) SMTP
4 5 (0.32%) SSH
5 4 (0.25%) Broadband
5 4 (0.25%) DNS
5 4 (0.25%) SNMP
6 3 (0.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) FTP
8 1 (0.064%) DHCP
8 1 (0.064%) Firewall
8 1 (0.064%) VPN
8 1 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 206 (13.09%) MySQL
3 82 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 66 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 58 (3.68%) Power BI
8 46 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 44 (2.80%) NoSQL
10 44 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.21%) Redis
13 18 (1.14%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.08%) Big Data
15 15 (0.95%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.95%) HBase
16 14 (0.89%) SQLite
17 13 (0.83%) QlikView
18 12 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 285 (18.11%) Git (software)
2 74 (4.70%) JIRA
3 54 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 49 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (2.48%) gulp
6 34 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 28 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 27 (1.72%) webpack
9 20 (1.27%) JUnit
9 20 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (1.14%) Gradle
12 16 (1.02%) Maven
12 16 (1.02%) NUnit
13 15 (0.95%) Grunt
13 15 (0.95%) jspm
14 14 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (0.89%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.83%) Mockito
16 12 (0.76%) git-flow
General
1 144 (9.15%) Finance
2 64 (4.07%) Marketing
2 64 (4.07%) Retail
3 59 (3.75%) Games
4 54 (3.43%) Law
5 27 (1.72%) Public Sector
6 23 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.02%) Digital Economy
7 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.83%) Automotive
9 12 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 10 (0.64%) Advertising
11 9 (0.57%) Back Office
12 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.44%) Electronics
13 6 (0.38%) Legal
14 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) French Language
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (41.23%) HTML
2 619 (39.33%) CSS
3 595 (37.80%) .NET
4 427 (27.13%) AngularJS
5 300 (19.06%) React
6 255 (16.20%) ASP.NET
7 229 (14.55%) jQuery
8 225 (14.29%) .NET Core
9 213 (13.53%) HTML5
10 205 (13.02%) REST
11 185 (11.75%) .NET Framework
12 168 (10.67%) Node.js
13 156 (9.91%) Vue.js
14 140 (8.89%) CSS3
15 135 (8.58%) Sass
16 124 (7.88%) Web Services
17 117 (7.43%) Laravel
18 114 (7.24%) RESTful
19 101 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 101 (6.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.99%) User Experience
2 154 (9.78%) Greenfield Project
3 95 (6.04%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 14 (0.89%) Blog
8 11 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 10 (0.64%) W3C
10 9 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 7 (0.44%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.44%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.44%) Mobile Games
11 7 (0.44%) Social Media
12 6 (0.38%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.38%) CMDB
12 6 (0.38%) DataPower
13 5 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.32%) iPad
13 5 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (4.96%) Linux
2 51 (3.24%) Android
3 44 (2.80%) Windows
4 37 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.46%) Unix
6 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.13%) Solaris
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.064%) AIX
9 1 (0.064%) CentOS
9 1 (0.064%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (19.38%) MVC
3 235 (14.93%) DevOps
4 220 (13.98%) Microservices
5 205 (13.02%) Web Development
6 188 (11.94%) Front End Development
7 182 (11.56%) TDD
8 135 (8.58%) Software Engineering
9 130 (8.26%) E-Commerce
10 121 (7.69%) SDLC
11 112 (7.12%) Collaborative Working
12 111 (7.05%) Scrum
13 98 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
14 96 (6.10%) OO
15 91 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (4.96%) Test Automation
16 78 (4.96%) Unit Testing
17 70 (4.45%) Analytics
18 69 (4.38%) OOP
19 58 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 874 (55.53%) JavaScript
2 592 (37.61%) C#
3 524 (33.29%) SQL
4 338 (21.47%) PHP
5 184 (11.69%) Java
6 155 (9.85%) Python
7 118 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 110 (6.99%) TypeScript
9 49 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 39 (2.48%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.41%) ES6
12 36 (2.29%) Kotlin
13 32 (2.03%) Java 8
14 29 (1.84%) C++
15 27 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.33%) PHP 7
17 19 (1.21%) Apex Code
18 17 (1.08%) Perl
19 14 (0.89%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (3.68%) Degree
2 46 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.13%) HNC
10 1 (0.064%) HND
10 1 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.43%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) GDPR
3 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.13%) BS25999
4 2 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.064%) IFRS
5 1 (0.064%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 128 (8.13%) Docker
2 10 (0.64%) HDFS
3 9 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.064%) Samba
6 1 (0.064%) Squid
6 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (3.94%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.08%) Terraform
3 13 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (0.70%) Ansible
4 11 (0.70%) MIIS
5 9 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.13%) Kibana
8 1 (0.064%) logstash
8 1 (0.064%) Packer
8 1 (0.064%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 267 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.38%) Oracle
3 45 (2.86%) Adobe
3 45 (2.86%) Google
4 42 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (1.46%) Zend
6 22 (1.40%) IBM
7 18 (1.14%) Xamarin
8 14 (0.89%) JDA
9 12 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.76%) SAP
10 11 (0.70%) Apple
10 11 (0.70%) Cloudera
11 10 (0.64%) Sun
11 10 (0.64%) Telerik
12 9 (0.57%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.51%) Ariba
14 7 (0.44%) HubSpot
14 7 (0.44%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.38%) Ab Initio