Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,421 1,061 3,070
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.47% 27.48% 26.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.10% 29.04% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 933 2,753
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,926
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 9,647 3,654 11,187
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 94.64% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,158 2,999 9,154
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,664 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,471 £68,175
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -1 1,627 £48,500 +3.19% 468
East Midlands -2 776 £42,500 +1.19% 275
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,080 (44.61%) JavaScript
2 981 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
3 870 (35.94%) .NET
4 864 (35.69%) SQL
5 848 (35.03%) C#
6 776 (32.05%) HTML
7 719 (29.70%) CSS
8 497 (20.53%) SQL Server
9 490 (20.24%) Azure
10 475 (19.62%) React
11 460 (19.00%) Microsoft
12 438 (18.09%) MVC
13 423 (17.47%) Social Skills
14 382 (15.78%) Git (software)
15 378 (15.61%) Greenfield Project
16 369 (15.24%) ASP.NET
17 361 (14.91%) Full Stack Development
18 357 (14.75%) PHP
19 356 (14.70%) AngularJS
20 338 (13.96%) Java
20 338 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
21 312 (12.89%) Scrum
22 310 (12.80%) REST
23 289 (11.94%) AWS
24 288 (11.90%) jQuery
25 277 (11.44%) .NET Framework
26 275 (11.36%) .NET Core
27 272 (11.24%) Front End Development
28 268 (11.07%) DevOps
29 265 (10.95%) Docker

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 94 (3.88%) CMS
2 81 (3.35%) WordPress
3 46 (1.90%) Umbraco
4 41 (1.69%) Apache
4 41 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.32%) nginx
6 24 (0.99%) Confluence
7 23 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.58%) IIS
9 14 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.45%) Headless CMS
11 9 (0.37%) SAS
12 6 (0.25%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.25%) Sitefinity
12 6 (0.25%) ThingWorx
13 5 (0.21%) Drupal
13 5 (0.21%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.25%) InDesign
4 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) Sketch
6 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.12%) Figma
6 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.083%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (1.36%) Magento
2 29 (1.20%) Shopify
3 25 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.50%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.25%) nopCommerce
8 5 (0.21%) OpenCart
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.083%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.083%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.041%) Sage 500
11 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.041%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 490 (20.24%) Azure
2 289 (11.94%) AWS
3 167 (6.90%) Power Platform
4 145 (5.99%) SaaS
5 103 (4.25%) Serverless
6 102 (4.21%) GitHub
7 70 (2.89%) GCP
8 56 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
9 44 (1.82%) Microsoft 365
10 41 (1.69%) PowerApps
11 33 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 32 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (1.24%) Power Automate
14 28 (1.16%) npm
15 23 (0.95%) Azure Logic Apps
16 18 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.70%) Azure Functions
18 14 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
18 14 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 14 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.32%) HTTP
2 27 (1.12%) Internet
3 17 (0.70%) DNS
4 14 (0.58%) SSH
5 13 (0.54%) FTP
5 13 (0.54%) SMTP
6 5 (0.21%) MQTT
6 5 (0.21%) SSL
7 3 (0.12%) Skype
8 2 (0.083%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.083%) Broadband
8 2 (0.083%) DAB
8 2 (0.083%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.083%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.083%) Intranet
8 2 (0.083%) Modbus
8 2 (0.083%) Network Security
8 2 (0.083%) Wireless
8 2 (0.083%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.041%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 216 (8.92%) MySQL
3 141 (5.82%) Power BI
4 130 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 113 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 95 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 85 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
8 77 (3.18%) NoSQL
9 73 (3.02%) Big Data
10 68 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
11 57 (2.35%) Tableau
12 53 (2.19%) MongoDB
13 35 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 33 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (1.20%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.16%) Redis
17 26 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
17 26 (1.07%) Hadoop
18 24 (0.99%) RDBMS
19 23 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 382 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 106 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 91 (3.76%) JIRA
4 86 (3.55%) Visual Studio
5 50 (2.07%) webpack
6 42 (1.73%) gulp
7 31 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 30 (1.24%) PHPUnit
8 30 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (1.16%) Selenium
10 26 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (0.95%) git-flow
11 23 (0.95%) Subversion
12 22 (0.91%) GitLab
13 21 (0.87%) TeamCity
14 17 (0.70%) Grunt
15 15 (0.62%) Maven
15 15 (0.62%) Xcode
16 14 (0.58%) Android Studio
16 14 (0.58%) Cypress.io
General
1 423 (17.47%) Social Skills
2 227 (9.38%) Finance
3 148 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (4.63%) Retail
5 93 (3.84%) Marketing
6 88 (3.63%) Law
7 79 (3.26%) Games
8 47 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
9 33 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.16%) Legal
10 28 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.07%) Public Sector
12 21 (0.87%) Billing
13 20 (0.83%) Banking
14 19 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (0.45%) Presentation Skills
16 10 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
17 9 (0.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 8 (0.33%) Automotive
18 8 (0.33%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 870 (35.94%) .NET
2 776 (32.05%) HTML
3 719 (29.70%) CSS
4 475 (19.62%) React
5 369 (15.24%) ASP.NET
6 356 (14.70%) AngularJS
7 310 (12.80%) REST
8 288 (11.90%) jQuery
9 277 (11.44%) .NET Framework
10 275 (11.36%) .NET Core
11 197 (8.14%) HTML5
12 190 (7.85%) Web Services
13 184 (7.60%) RESTful
14 175 (7.23%) Spring
15 166 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
15 166 (6.86%) Entity Framework
16 137 (5.66%) Node.js
17 133 (5.49%) Vue.js
18 113 (4.67%) Sass
19 110 (4.54%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 378 (15.61%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (7.06%) User Experience
3 128 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 56 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (1.86%) Virtual Team
6 38 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 31 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
9 28 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.87%) e-Learning
12 20 (0.83%) Social Media
13 17 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.66%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.66%) Legacy Code
14 16 (0.66%) Tandem
15 15 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
15 15 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
15 15 (0.62%) Life Science
16 14 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (5.70%) Linux
2 86 (3.55%) Windows
3 79 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 70 (2.89%) Android
5 37 (1.53%) Unix
6 23 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.17%) CentOS
9 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.083%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.041%) Debian
11 1 (0.041%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (18.09%) MVC
3 361 (14.91%) Full Stack Development
4 338 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
5 312 (12.89%) Scrum
6 272 (11.24%) Front End Development
7 268 (11.07%) DevOps
8 253 (10.45%) Web Development
9 238 (9.83%) TDD
10 236 (9.75%) Microservices
11 233 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 220 (9.09%) SDLC
13 218 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
14 195 (8.05%) Mentoring
15 173 (7.15%) E-Commerce
16 167 (6.90%) Unit Testing
17 144 (5.95%) Analytics
17 144 (5.95%) Fintech
18 125 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
19 122 (5.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (44.61%) JavaScript
2 864 (35.69%) SQL
3 848 (35.03%) C#
4 357 (14.75%) PHP
5 338 (13.96%) Java
6 236 (9.75%) TypeScript
7 198 (8.18%) Python
8 168 (6.94%) T-SQL
9 95 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 86 (3.55%) Java 8
11 81 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 60 (2.48%) Go
13 52 (2.15%) Apple Swift
14 50 (2.07%) Apex Code
15 49 (2.02%) C++
16 48 (1.98%) ES6
17 45 (1.86%) C
18 42 (1.73%) Objective-C
19 36 (1.49%) PowerShell
20 32 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 150 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 136 (5.62%) Degree
3 130 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.50%) HND
7 9 (0.37%) HNC
8 8 (0.33%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.17%) MCSA
11 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.083%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.041%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.041%) CEH
13 1 (0.041%) CISM
13 1 (0.041%) CISSP
13 1 (0.041%) GSEC
13 1 (0.041%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.041%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.05%) QA
2 40 (1.65%) Accessibility
3 19 (0.78%) GDPR
4 16 (0.66%) SLA
5 15 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (0.29%) GxP
6 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.083%) PSD2
7 2 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.083%) WCAG
8 1 (0.041%) Basel III
8 1 (0.041%) COBIT
8 1 (0.041%) COREP
8 1 (0.041%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.041%) IFRS
8 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.041%) ITGC
8 1 (0.041%) PMO
System Software
1 265 (10.95%) Docker
2 9 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.041%) Firmware
6 1 (0.041%) HDFS
6 1 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 115 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 104 (4.30%) Terraform
3 12 (0.50%) Ansible
4 9 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.25%) Puppet
5 6 (0.25%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.21%) Grafana
6 5 (0.21%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.083%) Consul
7 2 (0.083%) Graphite
7 2 (0.083%) MIIS
7 2 (0.083%) Opsview
7 2 (0.083%) Packer
7 2 (0.083%) Plesk
8 1 (0.041%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.041%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.041%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.041%) Kibana
8 1 (0.041%) QRadar
Vendors
1 460 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 118 (4.87%) Oracle
3 73 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
4 68 (2.81%) ServiceNow
5 63 (2.60%) Google
6 53 (2.19%) Xamarin
7 32 (1.32%) Adobe
8 25 (1.03%) SAP
9 22 (0.91%) Zend
10 20 (0.83%) Informatica
11 16 (0.66%) IBM
11 16 (0.66%) Telerik
12 15 (0.62%) JDA
12 15 (0.62%) MuleSoft
12 15 (0.62%) TIBCO
13 14 (0.58%) WooCommerce
14 12 (0.50%) Agilent
14 12 (0.50%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.45%) Databricks
16 9 (0.37%) VMware