Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 80 81
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 465 546 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.12% 3.52% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 3.62% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 404 506 577
Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +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 14,436 15,065 17,569
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.17% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,597 12,335 14,180
Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -24 264 £38,000 -2.56% 89
East Midlands -8 201 £39,000 -1.27% 52
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 365 (78.49%) C#
2 300 (64.52%) .NET
3 293 (63.01%) JavaScript
4 238 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (47.53%) SQL
6 205 (44.09%) HTML
7 202 (43.44%) CSS
8 187 (40.22%) ASP.NET
9 182 (39.14%) SQL Server
10 174 (37.42%) MVC
11 150 (32.26%) AngularJS
12 112 (24.09%) Degree
13 110 (23.66%) jQuery
13 110 (23.66%) Java
14 100 (21.51%) Microsoft
15 99 (21.29%) OO
16 98 (21.08%) Software Engineering
17 97 (20.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 95 (20.43%) TDD
19 87 (18.71%) ASP.NET Web API
20 81 (17.42%) .NET Framework
21 78 (16.77%) Computer Science
22 68 (14.62%) Entity Framework
23 66 (14.19%) SDLC
24 64 (13.76%) C++
25 63 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
26 62 (13.33%) Finance
27 59 (12.69%) Scrum
28 58 (12.47%) Web Services
28 58 (12.47%) Web Development

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 31 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.23%) CMS
3 10 (2.15%) Confluence
3 10 (2.15%) Umbraco
4 7 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.29%) IIS
5 6 (1.29%) K2 blackpearl
6 5 (1.08%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.08%) WordPress
7 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.43%) JBoss
8 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Simulink
3 2 (0.43%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.43%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.22%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.10%) SaaS
3 9 (1.94%) Office 365
4 8 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.29%) PaaS
6 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.08%) IaaS
7 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.86%) Serverless
8 3 (0.65%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.65%) GitHub
8 3 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.86%) SMS
2 3 (0.65%) HTTP
2 3 (0.65%) Internet
2 3 (0.65%) Intranet
2 3 (0.65%) SSL
3 2 (0.43%) AMQP
3 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.22%) Extranet
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (39.14%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.74%) Relational Database
3 26 (5.59%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.16%) MySQL
5 20 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (3.01%) Big Data
9 14 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.08%) Event Store
10 5 (1.08%) Power BI
10 5 (1.08%) RavenDB
11 4 (0.86%) GIS
11 4 (0.86%) OLAP
11 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.43%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 56 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 48 (10.32%) Visual Studio
3 40 (8.60%) JIRA
4 37 (7.96%) Jenkins
5 26 (5.59%) Subversion
6 22 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (3.87%) Maven
8 13 (2.80%) NUnit
9 10 (2.15%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.94%) MSTest
11 7 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.51%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (1.51%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.51%) PhantomJS
11 7 (1.51%) webpack
12 6 (1.29%) Gatling
12 6 (1.29%) Gradle
13 5 (1.08%) PROIV
13 5 (1.08%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (13.33%) Finance
2 36 (7.74%) Retail
3 15 (3.23%) Banking
4 12 (2.58%) Legal
5 11 (2.37%) Automotive
6 8 (1.72%) Marketing
6 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.29%) Law
8 5 (1.08%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.86%) Electronics
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 2 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (64.52%) .NET
2 205 (44.09%) HTML
3 202 (43.44%) CSS
4 187 (40.22%) ASP.NET
5 150 (32.26%) AngularJS
6 110 (23.66%) jQuery
7 97 (20.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 87 (18.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 81 (17.42%) .NET Framework
10 68 (14.62%) Entity Framework
11 58 (12.47%) HTML5
11 58 (12.47%) Web Services
12 55 (11.83%) RESTful
13 50 (10.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 48 (10.32%) Node.js
15 45 (9.68%) React
16 42 (9.03%) CSS3
17 39 (8.39%) JSON
18 37 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 30 (6.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.77%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.39%) Mobile App
3 37 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.23%) NHS
6 11 (2.37%) Fintech
7 10 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.51%) User Experience
10 6 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.29%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.43%) iPad
13 2 (0.43%) iPhone
13 2 (0.43%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.24%) Linux
2 24 (5.16%) Windows
3 11 (2.37%) Android
4 9 (1.94%) Unix
5 8 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.42%) MVC
3 99 (21.29%) OO
4 98 (21.08%) Software Engineering
5 95 (20.43%) TDD
6 66 (14.19%) SDLC
7 63 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (12.69%) Scrum
9 58 (12.47%) Web Development
10 51 (10.97%) OOP
11 50 (10.75%) BDD
12 48 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (10.32%) Test Automation
13 39 (8.39%) Unit Testing
14 31 (6.67%) OOD
15 23 (4.95%) Microservices
16 21 (4.52%) Artificial Intelligence
16 21 (4.52%) Mentoring
16 21 (4.52%) MVVM
17 18 (3.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 365 (78.49%) C#
2 293 (63.01%) JavaScript
3 221 (47.53%) SQL
4 110 (23.66%) Java
5 64 (13.76%) C++
6 54 (11.61%) T-SQL
7 53 (11.40%) VB.NET
8 28 (6.02%) TypeScript
9 25 (5.38%) Python
10 22 (4.73%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.73%) VB
11 18 (3.87%) PHP
12 13 (2.80%) Scala
13 12 (2.58%) Ruby
14 8 (1.72%) Delphi
15 7 (1.51%) C
15 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.51%) VB6
16 6 (1.29%) COBOL
16 6 (1.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (24.09%) Degree
2 30 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.72%) HND
4 7 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.86%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.43%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.23%) QA
2 10 (2.15%) PMO
3 6 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.22%) DICOM
6 1 (0.22%) GCP
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (3.66%) Docker
2 7 (1.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) Kibana
3 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.45%) Google
3 21 (4.52%) Xamarin
4 19 (4.09%) Oracle
5 7 (1.51%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.29%) Twitter
7 5 (1.08%) IBM
7 5 (1.08%) SAP
8 3 (0.65%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.43%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.43%) MKS
10 1 (0.22%) Apple
10 1 (0.22%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.22%) HP
10 1 (0.22%) Lotus
10 1 (0.22%) Micro Focus