Period
to 26 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 79 82
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 405 144 400
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.78% 3.53% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 3.72% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 326 127 334
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £25,150
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 10,002 3,869 10,770
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 94.81% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,394 3,163 8,975
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 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 -1 278 £42,500 - 81
East Midlands -1 126 £42,500 -0.58% 56
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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.

1 295 (72.84%) C#
2 268 (66.17%) .NET
3 215 (53.09%) SQL
4 214 (52.84%) JavaScript
5 176 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (40.49%) CSS
7 160 (39.51%) SQL Server
8 159 (39.26%) HTML
9 154 (38.02%) MVC
10 144 (35.56%) ASP.NET
11 110 (27.16%) Azure
12 109 (26.91%) Microsoft
13 101 (24.94%) jQuery
14 100 (24.69%) AngularJS
15 99 (24.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 95 (23.46%) .NET Framework
17 94 (23.21%) React
18 86 (21.23%) Full Stack Development
19 85 (20.99%) .NET Core
20 84 (20.74%) Web Services
21 82 (20.25%) Scrum
22 80 (19.75%) Git (software)
23 79 (19.51%) Greenfield Project
24 73 (18.02%) AWS
25 70 (17.28%) Social Skills
26 68 (16.79%) Java
27 65 (16.05%) Software Engineering
28 62 (15.31%) Entity Framework
28 62 (15.31%) DevOps
29 60 (14.81%) Degree

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 (6.17%) Umbraco
2 11 (2.72%) Apache
3 8 (1.98%) Confluence
4 7 (1.73%) OpenROAD
5 5 (1.23%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.99%) IIS
6 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 110 (27.16%) Azure
2 73 (18.02%) AWS
3 51 (12.59%) SaaS
4 21 (5.19%) Serverless
5 14 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (2.72%) GitHub
7 10 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (2.47%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.22%) Azure Service Bus
8 9 (2.22%) GCP
9 7 (1.73%) Azure Functions
10 5 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.23%) Heroku
11 4 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.99%) npm
11 4 (0.99%) NuGet
11 4 (0.99%) PaaS
12 3 (0.74%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.49%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) Skype
3 2 (0.49%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) SMTP
4 1 (0.25%) SSH
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (39.51%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.86%) MySQL
3 29 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.21%) Redis
7 12 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.73%) Apache Ignite
10 7 (1.73%) Ingres
10 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.48%) InterSystems Cache
11 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (19.75%) Git (software)
2 45 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (3.46%) JIRA
5 9 (2.22%) Selenium
6 7 (1.73%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.73%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.48%) Android Studio
7 6 (1.48%) GitLab
7 6 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.48%) Subversion
7 6 (1.48%) Xcode
8 3 (0.74%) NUnit
8 3 (0.74%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.25%) Maven
10 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 70 (17.28%) Social Skills
2 33 (8.15%) Finance
3 24 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.19%) Retail
5 20 (4.94%) Billing
6 10 (2.47%) Law
7 8 (1.98%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.23%) Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.49%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.25%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (66.17%) .NET
2 164 (40.49%) CSS
3 159 (39.26%) HTML
4 144 (35.56%) ASP.NET
5 101 (24.94%) jQuery
6 100 (24.69%) AngularJS
7 99 (24.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 95 (23.46%) .NET Framework
9 94 (23.21%) React
10 85 (20.99%) .NET Core
11 84 (20.74%) Web Services
12 62 (15.31%) Entity Framework
13 59 (14.57%) REST
14 47 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web API
15 44 (10.86%) RESTful
16 31 (7.65%) JSON
16 31 (7.65%) XML
17 30 (7.41%) Vue.js
18 29 (7.16%) LINQ
19 28 (6.91%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 79 (19.51%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (8.64%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.19%) Driving Licence
4 20 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.44%) User Experience
6 13 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.21%) Life Science
7 11 (2.72%) e-Health
7 11 (2.72%) Legacy Systems
8 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.73%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (1.48%) NHS
11 5 (1.23%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.99%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.74%) Legacy Applications
13 3 (0.74%) Legacy Code
14 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.49%) Digital Signage
14 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.12%) Windows
2 29 (7.16%) Linux
3 18 (4.44%) Android
4 12 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.49%) Unix
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (38.02%) MVC
3 86 (21.23%) Full Stack Development
4 82 (20.25%) Scrum
5 65 (16.05%) Software Engineering
6 62 (15.31%) DevOps
7 55 (13.58%) SDLC
8 50 (12.35%) Microservices
9 49 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (9.38%) Computer Science
10 38 (9.38%) Fintech
10 38 (9.38%) Mentoring
11 37 (9.14%) Coaching
12 36 (8.89%) TDD
13 34 (8.40%) Clean Code
14 33 (8.15%) SOLID
15 31 (7.65%) Data Privacy
16 27 (6.67%) Web Development
17 26 (6.42%) ERP
17 26 (6.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 295 (72.84%) C#
2 215 (53.09%) SQL
3 214 (52.84%) JavaScript
4 68 (16.79%) Java
5 53 (13.09%) TypeScript
6 42 (10.37%) VB.NET
7 41 (10.12%) PHP
8 37 (9.14%) T-SQL
9 22 (5.43%) Python
10 14 (3.46%) C++
11 12 (2.96%) XAML
12 10 (2.47%) C
13 8 (1.98%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.73%) Ingres ABF
14 7 (1.73%) Ruby
14 7 (1.73%) VB
15 5 (1.23%) VBA
16 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (14.81%) Degree
2 32 (7.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.73%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.62%) QA
2 7 (1.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 7 (1.73%) GxP
3 5 (1.23%) Accessibility
4 4 (0.99%) SLA
5 2 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 47 (11.60%) Docker
2 7 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.22%) Terraform
3 7 (1.73%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.74%) Grafana
4 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 109 (26.91%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.12%) Xamarin
3 12 (2.96%) Agilent
4 11 (2.72%) Oracle
4 11 (2.72%) Telerik
5 9 (2.22%) Google
6 7 (1.73%) Actian
6 7 (1.73%) VMware
7 6 (1.48%) InterSystems
8 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.74%) Okta
10 2 (0.49%) HubSpot
10 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe
11 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.25%) jBASE
11 1 (0.25%) Perforce
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.25%) YouTube