Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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

Programmer
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 329 318
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 65 68 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.49% 0.45% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 54 62 110
Midlands median annual salary £35,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,125 £47,375 £55,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 12,947 14,561 17,963
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.76% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10,250 12,144 14,244
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the Midlands

Programmer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Programmer in the Midlands

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the Midlands

Programmer
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 Programmer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
East Midlands +26 37 £37,500 -9.09% 19
West Midlands +3 28 £32,500 -7.14% 37
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 30 (46.15%) C#
2 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 24 (36.92%) HTML
4 22 (33.85%) C++
5 21 (32.31%) .NET
5 21 (32.31%) CSS
6 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
7 15 (23.08%) SQL
7 15 (23.08%) PHP
7 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 15 (23.08%) Web Development
8 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
8 12 (18.46%) Games
8 12 (18.46%) MySQL
8 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
8 12 (18.46%) Python
9 11 (16.92%) Perl
9 11 (16.92%) MVC
9 11 (16.92%) Ruby
10 10 (15.38%) Finance
10 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
10 10 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (13.85%) Scrum
11 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.31%) EPoS
12 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
12 8 (12.31%) jQuery
13 7 (10.77%) HTML5
13 7 (10.77%) Game Development

Programmer 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 6 (9.23%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.54%) CICS
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.08%) Xcode
4 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) MorphX
4 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (18.46%) Games
2 10 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) HTML
2 21 (32.31%) .NET
2 21 (32.31%) CSS
3 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
4 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 10 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 8 (12.31%) jQuery
6 7 (10.77%) HTML5
6 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (9.23%) Ajax
7 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (9.23%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.15%) CryEngine
8 4 (6.15%) MFC
8 4 (6.15%) WCF
9 3 (4.62%) RESTful
9 3 (4.62%) SOAP
9 3 (4.62%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (4.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) EPoS
2 4 (6.15%) LIMS
2 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) AS400
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) iSeries
3 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Web Development
2 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
3 11 (16.92%) MVC
4 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.85%) Scrum
5 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.77%) Game Development
7 6 (9.23%) Mathematics
8 5 (7.69%) ERP
9 4 (6.15%) 3D Programming
9 4 (6.15%) Information Management
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.08%) iOS Development
11 2 (3.08%) Prototyping
11 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) C#
2 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (33.85%) C++
4 15 (23.08%) PHP
4 15 (23.08%) SQL
5 12 (18.46%) Python
6 11 (16.92%) Perl
6 11 (16.92%) Ruby
7 7 (10.77%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.08%) C
9 2 (3.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.08%) RPG
9 2 (3.08%) VBScript
10 1 (1.54%) COBOL
10 1 (1.54%) Java
10 1 (1.54%) JCL
10 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PhD
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe