Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 313 219
Rank change year-on-year +7 -94 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 81 90 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.54% 0.54% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.55% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 71 81 183
Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 14,488 16,231 16,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 96.98% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,785 12,915 13,837
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,763 £23,800 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,221
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 January 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 17 January 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
West Midlands +7 60 £35,000 -12.50% 32
East Midlands +16 21 £41,250 +3.13% 27
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 39 (48.15%) .NET
2 35 (43.21%) C++
3 34 (41.98%) C#
3 34 (41.98%) XML
4 32 (39.51%) Git (software)
5 23 (28.40%) Linux
6 22 (27.16%) Apache
6 22 (27.16%) MySQL
6 22 (27.16%) MongoDB
7 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 21 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (25.93%) Games
8 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (24.69%) Software Engineering
8 20 (24.69%) Degree
9 19 (23.46%) Computer Science
9 19 (23.46%) AngularJS
9 19 (23.46%) Subversion
9 19 (23.46%) CSS
10 18 (22.22%) HTML
10 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
11 17 (20.99%) Eclipse
11 17 (20.99%) SMS
11 17 (20.99%) Debian
11 17 (20.99%) Billing
11 17 (20.99%) Ubuntu
11 17 (20.99%) Redis
11 17 (20.99%) NoSQL
11 17 (20.99%) CentOS

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 22 (27.16%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) EPLAN
2 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) GitHub
2 5 (6.17%) Serverless
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) SMS
2 5 (6.17%) HTTP
3 3 (3.70%) Profibus
3 3 (3.70%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) MongoDB
1 22 (27.16%) MySQL
2 17 (20.99%) NoSQL
2 17 (20.99%) Redis
3 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.94%) Hazelcast
4 4 (4.94%) Power BI
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.94%) SSDT
5 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.23%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (39.51%) Git (software)
2 19 (23.46%) Subversion
3 17 (20.99%) Eclipse
4 11 (13.58%) Visual Studio
5 9 (11.11%) JIRA
5 9 (11.11%) NuGet
5 9 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.17%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.94%) JUnit
7 4 (4.94%) MorphX
General
1 21 (25.93%) Games
2 17 (20.99%) Billing
3 6 (7.41%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (48.15%) .NET
2 34 (41.98%) XML
3 19 (23.46%) AngularJS
3 19 (23.46%) CSS
4 18 (22.22%) HTML
5 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
5 10 (12.35%) HTML5
6 9 (11.11%) Spring
7 8 (9.88%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (7.41%) JSON
8 6 (7.41%) WPF
9 5 (6.17%) Ajax
9 5 (6.17%) J2EE
9 5 (6.17%) Java SE
9 5 (6.17%) Node.js
9 5 (6.17%) REST
10 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.94%) Reactive Extensions
10 4 (4.94%) SignalR
10 4 (4.94%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.52%) BBC
3 13 (16.05%) Mobile Payment
4 9 (11.11%) User Experience
5 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.94%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.70%) CAN bus
7 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.70%) SCADA
8 2 (2.47%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.47%) Fintech
8 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.47%) Mobile Games
8 2 (2.47%) Xbox
9 1 (1.23%) AS400
9 1 (1.23%) iSeries
9 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.23%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Linux
2 17 (20.99%) CentOS
2 17 (20.99%) Debian
2 17 (20.99%) Ubuntu
3 7 (8.64%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) Software Engineering
3 11 (13.58%) MVC
3 11 (13.58%) OO
4 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (11.11%) Open Source
5 9 (11.11%) Scrum
6 8 (9.88%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.17%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) ERP
7 5 (6.17%) Functional Programming
7 5 (6.17%) Microservices
7 5 (6.17%) OOP
7 5 (6.17%) TDD
7 5 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.94%) OOD
8 4 (4.94%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) C++
2 34 (41.98%) C#
3 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.81%) Java
5 11 (13.58%) SQL
6 8 (9.88%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.41%) C
7 6 (7.41%) Perl
8 4 (4.94%) F#
8 4 (4.94%) X++
8 4 (4.94%) XAML
9 3 (3.70%) Apex Code
9 3 (3.70%) PHP
10 2 (2.47%) Ada
10 2 (2.47%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.23%) Lisp
11 1 (1.23%) Python
11 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Degree
2 11 (13.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.94%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.70%) Siemens
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 2 (2.47%) Perforce
6 1 (1.23%) Twitter