Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,955 2,409 3,114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.70% 26.43% 25.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.64% 27.48% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,690 2,159 2,604
10th Percentile £29,975 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,579 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £54,375 £53,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
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 7,074 8,767 11,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 96.20% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,695 7,412 8,820
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,738
25th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 1,160 £45,000 - 398
East Midlands 0 786 £42,500 - 269
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1,045 (53.45%) JavaScript
2 776 (39.69%) C#
3 769 (39.34%) HTML
4 766 (39.18%) CSS
5 743 (38.01%) .NET
6 737 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
7 692 (35.40%) SQL
8 475 (24.30%) AngularJS
9 414 (21.18%) Azure
10 404 (20.66%) PHP
11 381 (19.49%) MVC
12 367 (18.77%) React
13 351 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 335 (17.14%) Microsoft
15 332 (16.98%) ASP.NET
16 285 (14.58%) Git (software)
17 260 (13.30%) DevOps
18 259 (13.25%) .NET Core
19 256 (13.09%) Web Development
20 251 (12.84%) Java
21 243 (12.43%) jQuery
22 241 (12.33%) HTML5
23 232 (11.87%) Front End Development
23 232 (11.87%) Python
24 227 (11.61%) Microservices
25 218 (11.15%) REST
26 217 (11.10%) MySQL
27 209 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
28 197 (10.08%) SDLC
29 195 (9.97%) Finance

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 81 (4.14%) CMS
2 41 (2.10%) Umbraco
3 33 (1.69%) WordPress
4 30 (1.53%) Confluence
5 27 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.77%) IIS
7 11 (0.56%) Apache
8 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.41%) Drupal
10 6 (0.31%) nginx
11 4 (0.20%) OpenROAD
11 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.15%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.15%) Liferay
12 3 (0.15%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.10%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 26 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.41%) Sketch
6 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.10%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 52 (2.66%) Magento
2 21 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.07%) Shopify
3 19 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.36%) OpenCart
7 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.15%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.051%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 414 (21.18%) Azure
2 160 (8.18%) AWS
3 110 (5.63%) Power Platform
4 86 (4.40%) SaaS
5 44 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (2.10%) npm
7 39 (1.99%) GitHub
7 39 (1.99%) Serverless
8 38 (1.94%) GCP
9 29 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (1.38%) PowerApps
11 24 (1.23%) Power Automate
12 19 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
13 12 (0.61%) Logic Apps
14 11 (0.56%) Force.com
15 10 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
17 8 (0.41%) Azure Functions
17 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.41%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.94%) HTTP
2 14 (0.72%) SSH
3 10 (0.51%) Internet
4 9 (0.46%) DAB
4 9 (0.46%) DNS
5 7 (0.36%) Broadband
5 7 (0.36%) FTP
5 7 (0.36%) Intranet
5 7 (0.36%) SMTP
6 6 (0.31%) Skype
6 6 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.20%) SSL
8 3 (0.15%) Network Security
9 2 (0.10%) SMS
10 1 (0.051%) DHCP
10 1 (0.051%) Firewall
10 1 (0.051%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.051%) VPN
10 1 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 217 (11.10%) MySQL
3 90 (4.60%) Power BI
4 78 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (3.43%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 49 (2.51%) NoSQL
10 37 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 16 (0.82%) Redis
14 16 (0.82%) SQLite
15 14 (0.72%) Big Data
15 14 (0.72%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.72%) Tableau
16 12 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 285 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 76 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 66 (3.38%) JIRA
4 51 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 33 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (1.33%) webpack
7 25 (1.28%) Gradle
7 25 (1.28%) gulp
8 20 (1.02%) Maven
9 19 (0.97%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.87%) NUnit
11 16 (0.82%) git-flow
12 15 (0.77%) GitLab
13 14 (0.72%) Grunt
14 13 (0.66%) Mercurial
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.56%) Subversion
15 11 (0.56%) Xcode
16 10 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 195 (9.97%) Finance
2 96 (4.91%) Retail
3 87 (4.45%) Law
4 75 (3.84%) Games
5 60 (3.07%) Marketing
6 33 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 31 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.23%) Public Sector
10 21 (1.07%) Automotive
11 13 (0.66%) Back Office
11 13 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.61%) Digital Economy
13 10 (0.51%) Legal
14 9 (0.46%) Advertising
15 8 (0.41%) Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
17 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 769 (39.34%) HTML
2 766 (39.18%) CSS
3 743 (38.01%) .NET
4 475 (24.30%) AngularJS
5 367 (18.77%) React
6 332 (16.98%) ASP.NET
7 259 (13.25%) .NET Core
8 243 (12.43%) jQuery
9 241 (12.33%) HTML5
10 218 (11.15%) REST
11 193 (9.87%) .NET Framework
11 193 (9.87%) Vue.js
12 171 (8.75%) CSS3
13 167 (8.54%) Laravel
14 161 (8.24%) Node.js
15 142 (7.26%) Web Services
16 114 (5.83%) Sass
17 108 (5.52%) RESTful
17 108 (5.52%) Spring
18 105 (5.37%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 209 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
2 162 (8.29%) User Experience
3 121 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 110 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (0.97%) Graphic Design
7 18 (0.92%) Virtual Team
8 16 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.61%) iPad
11 12 (0.61%) Mobile Games
12 10 (0.51%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.41%) Blog
13 8 (0.41%) NHS
14 7 (0.36%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.31%) Wiki
16 5 (0.26%) iPhone
16 5 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (4.91%) Linux
2 62 (3.17%) Android
3 55 (2.81%) Apple iOS
4 42 (2.15%) Windows
5 18 (0.92%) Unix
6 6 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.10%) AIX
9 2 (0.10%) CentOS
9 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.051%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Debian
10 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (19.49%) MVC
3 260 (13.30%) DevOps
4 256 (13.09%) Web Development
5 232 (11.87%) Front End Development
6 227 (11.61%) Microservices
7 197 (10.08%) SDLC
8 190 (9.72%) TDD
9 180 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 170 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 151 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
12 143 (7.31%) Scrum
13 139 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
14 129 (6.60%) Collaborative Working
15 107 (5.47%) OO
16 96 (4.91%) Mentoring
17 95 (4.86%) Unit Testing
18 80 (4.09%) Fintech
19 79 (4.04%) Test Automation
20 65 (3.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,045 (53.45%) JavaScript
2 776 (39.69%) C#
3 692 (35.40%) SQL
4 404 (20.66%) PHP
5 251 (12.84%) Java
6 232 (11.87%) Python
7 142 (7.26%) TypeScript
8 130 (6.65%) T-SQL
9 49 (2.51%) VB.NET
10 48 (2.46%) ES6
11 46 (2.35%) Apex Code
12 37 (1.89%) C++
13 35 (1.79%) Kotlin
14 33 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.64%) Java 8
16 31 (1.59%) Ruby
17 30 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 29 (1.48%) Apple Swift
19 26 (1.33%) PHP 7
20 24 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (4.81%) Degree
2 50 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 36 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.15%) HNC
9 2 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.051%) CEH
10 1 (0.051%) CISM
10 1 (0.051%) CISSP
10 1 (0.051%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.051%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.051%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.051%) GSEC
10 1 (0.051%) HND
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.051%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.02%) QA
2 13 (0.66%) GDPR
3 11 (0.56%) SLA
4 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.10%) BS25999
7 1 (0.051%) Basel III
7 1 (0.051%) COREP
7 1 (0.051%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.051%) NIST
7 1 (0.051%) NIST 800
System Software
1 150 (7.67%) Docker
2 7 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.31%) HDFS
4 5 (0.26%) Firmware
5 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.15%) Varnish
7 1 (0.051%) Samba
7 1 (0.051%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 18 (0.92%) Terraform
3 10 (0.51%) Ansible
4 9 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.41%) MIIS
6 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.15%) Packer
8 3 (0.15%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.10%) Consul
9 2 (0.10%) Grafana
9 2 (0.10%) Graphite
9 2 (0.10%) Kibana
9 2 (0.10%) Opsview
9 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.10%) SCCM
10 1 (0.051%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.051%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.051%) QRadar
Vendors
1 335 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 66 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
3 57 (2.92%) Oracle
4 45 (2.30%) Adobe
5 41 (2.10%) Google
6 37 (1.89%) Zend
7 30 (1.53%) Xamarin
8 15 (0.77%) Sun
9 13 (0.66%) SAP
9 13 (0.66%) Telerik
10 12 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.51%) Apple
11 10 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.36%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.36%) JDA
13 6 (0.31%) Ariba
13 6 (0.31%) IBM
14 5 (0.26%) Blue Prism
14 5 (0.26%) VMware
15 4 (0.20%) Guidewire