Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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

Software Developer
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 70 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 550 598 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.04% 3.96% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 4.10% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 501 599 610
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 13,148 14,596 17,718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.76% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,410 12,173 14,045
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%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in the Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 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
West Midlands -5 338 £40,000 +2.56% 110
East Midlands +12 212 £40,000 +2.56% 59
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 416 (75.64%) C#
2 374 (68.00%) .NET
3 315 (57.27%) JavaScript
4 276 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (39.82%) SQL
6 215 (39.09%) HTML
7 208 (37.82%) MVC
8 206 (37.45%) ASP.NET
9 198 (36.00%) SQL Server
10 194 (35.27%) CSS
11 170 (30.91%) AngularJS
12 147 (26.73%) Microsoft
13 112 (20.36%) Software Engineering
14 108 (19.64%) jQuery
15 106 (19.27%) .NET Framework
16 103 (18.73%) Java
17 102 (18.55%) Git (software)
18 95 (17.27%) Web Development
18 95 (17.27%) Scrum
19 90 (16.36%) T-SQL
20 87 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
21 86 (15.64%) TDD
22 85 (15.45%) Visual Studio
23 83 (15.09%) Degree
24 80 (14.55%) HTML5
25 77 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
26 75 (13.64%) OO
27 72 (13.09%) Entity Framework
28 69 (12.55%) React
29 67 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure

Software 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 25 (4.55%) CMS
2 22 (4.00%) Confluence
3 21 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.27%) IIS
5 11 (2.00%) Apache
5 11 (2.00%) WordPress
6 7 (1.27%) NServiceBus
7 6 (1.09%) Drupal
8 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.73%) eZ Publish
8 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.27%) Simulink
3 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.09%) Stateflow
4 5 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.91%) TargetLink
5 4 (0.73%) Maya
6 1 (0.18%) Blender
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.27%) SaaS
4 18 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.64%) PaaS
6 5 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.55%) Office 365
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.36%) GitHub
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) npm
8 2 (0.36%) NuGet
8 2 (0.36%) Serverless
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.45%) SSL
2 7 (1.27%) HTTP
3 2 (0.36%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.36%) DNS
3 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) Broadband
4 1 (0.18%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Modbus
4 1 (0.18%) Profibus
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.82%) MySQL
4 19 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (1.45%) RavenDB
9 8 (1.45%) Spatial Data
10 7 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.27%) Event Store
11 6 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.73%) GIS
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.55%) Big Data
13 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 102 (18.55%) Git (software)
2 85 (15.45%) Visual Studio
3 60 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (8.36%) Jenkins
5 35 (6.36%) JIRA
6 21 (3.82%) Maven
7 18 (3.27%) Subversion
8 15 (2.73%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.55%) NUnit
10 13 (2.36%) JUnit
10 13 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (2.00%) Android Studio
12 10 (1.82%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.82%) Mercurial
12 10 (1.82%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.45%) Gatling
14 7 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.27%) ReSharper
15 6 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 60 (10.91%) Finance
2 35 (6.36%) Retail
3 20 (3.64%) Automotive
3 20 (3.64%) Law
4 19 (3.45%) Legal
5 15 (2.73%) Banking
6 12 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.00%) Marketing
8 7 (1.27%) Electronics
9 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.91%) German Language
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (68.00%) .NET
2 215 (39.09%) HTML
3 206 (37.45%) ASP.NET
4 194 (35.27%) CSS
5 170 (30.91%) AngularJS
6 108 (19.64%) jQuery
7 106 (19.27%) .NET Framework
8 87 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 80 (14.55%) HTML5
10 77 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 72 (13.09%) Entity Framework
12 69 (12.55%) React
13 58 (10.55%) LINQ
14 57 (10.36%) Web Services
15 56 (10.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 54 (9.82%) WinForms
17 49 (8.91%) JSON
18 48 (8.73%) Spring
19 45 (8.18%) WPF
20 44 (8.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 50 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.82%) NHS
8 9 (1.64%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.09%) User Experience
10 6 (1.09%) Wiki
11 5 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.73%) LIMS
12 4 (0.73%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.00%) Windows
2 42 (7.64%) Linux
3 19 (3.45%) Android
4 9 (1.64%) Unix
5 7 (1.27%) CentOS
6 6 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (37.82%) MVC
3 112 (20.36%) Software Engineering
4 95 (17.27%) Scrum
4 95 (17.27%) Web Development
5 86 (15.64%) TDD
6 75 (13.64%) OO
7 60 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (7.82%) Test Automation
9 40 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (6.73%) OOP
10 37 (6.73%) SDLC
11 36 (6.55%) BDD
11 36 (6.55%) Unit Testing
12 32 (5.82%) DevOps
12 32 (5.82%) Front End Development
13 27 (4.91%) SOLID
14 26 (4.73%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.36%) Microservices
16 22 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 416 (75.64%) C#
2 315 (57.27%) JavaScript
3 219 (39.82%) SQL
4 103 (18.73%) Java
5 90 (16.36%) T-SQL
6 56 (10.18%) VB.NET
7 44 (8.00%) C++
7 44 (8.00%) PHP
8 27 (4.91%) Python
9 20 (3.64%) TypeScript
10 18 (3.27%) C
10 18 (3.27%) Ruby
11 17 (3.09%) VB
12 14 (2.55%) Scala
13 9 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.45%) Perl
15 7 (1.27%) Go
16 6 (1.09%) Groovy
16 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.91%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 83 (15.09%) Degree
2 37 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) MBCS
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.55%) QA
2 11 (2.00%) SLA
3 10 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.91%) HAZOP
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
6 3 (0.55%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) DICOM
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (4.55%) Docker
2 7 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (2.55%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.91%) Puppet
3 4 (0.73%) Marathon
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 147 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.36%) Google
2 24 (4.36%) Xamarin
3 11 (2.00%) Oracle
4 10 (1.82%) Telerik
5 8 (1.45%) LexisNexis
6 6 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.09%) SAP
6 6 (1.09%) Sencha
7 5 (0.91%) DevExpress
7 5 (0.91%) MathWorks
7 5 (0.91%) MKS
8 4 (0.73%) Twitter
8 4 (0.73%) UiPath
9 3 (0.55%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.36%) Zend
11 1 (0.18%) Atmel
11 1 (0.18%) Tableau
11 1 (0.18%) T-Plan