Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 71 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 508 585 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.87% 3.79% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 3.92% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 459 557 585
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 12,645 14,929 17,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.73% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,837 12,337 13,968
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -3 301 £40,000 +6.67% 89
East Midlands +3 207 £40,000 +3.90% 69
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 381 (75.00%) C#
2 360 (70.87%) .NET
3 283 (55.71%) JavaScript
4 256 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (44.88%) MVC
6 222 (43.70%) HTML
7 216 (42.52%) ASP.NET
8 206 (40.55%) CSS
9 204 (40.16%) SQL
10 196 (38.58%) SQL Server
11 164 (32.28%) Microsoft
12 145 (28.54%) AngularJS
13 106 (20.87%) .NET Framework
14 105 (20.67%) Software Engineering
15 100 (19.69%) jQuery
16 98 (19.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 97 (19.09%) Scrum
18 94 (18.50%) Visual Studio
19 90 (17.72%) T-SQL
20 88 (17.32%) HTML5
21 87 (17.13%) Web Development
22 85 (16.73%) Git (software)
23 84 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
24 74 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
25 69 (13.58%) LINQ
25 69 (13.58%) TDD
25 69 (13.58%) Java
25 69 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
26 64 (12.60%) Web Services
26 64 (12.60%) Entity Framework

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 27 (5.31%) Confluence
2 16 (3.15%) CMS
3 13 (2.56%) Apache
3 13 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.57%) Drupal
5 7 (1.38%) IIS
5 7 (1.38%) WordPress
6 6 (1.18%) eZ Publish
7 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.59%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.20%) MODX
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.79%) Maya
3 3 (0.59%) Simulink
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.39%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Magento
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 74 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.74%) SaaS
4 12 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.77%) npm
5 9 (1.77%) NuGet
5 9 (1.77%) PaaS
6 4 (0.79%) Office 365
7 2 (0.39%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.77%) Internet
2 7 (1.38%) HTTP
3 3 (0.59%) Broadband
3 3 (0.59%) Intranet
3 3 (0.59%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.20%) Modbus
4 1 (0.20%) Profibus
4 1 (0.20%) SMS
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (38.58%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.89%) MySQL
3 28 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.77%) SQLite
10 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.98%) Spatial Data
13 3 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.39%) Big Data
14 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (18.50%) Visual Studio
2 85 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (5.12%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.74%) JIRA
6 16 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (2.76%) Bitbucket
8 13 (2.56%) JUnit
8 13 (2.56%) Maven
9 11 (2.17%) NUnit
10 9 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.77%) Visual Studio Code
11 8 (1.57%) Android Studio
11 8 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.57%) EasyMock
11 8 (1.57%) Selenium
11 8 (1.57%) Subversion
12 6 (1.18%) Gatling
12 6 (1.18%) Gradle
12 6 (1.18%) Jasmine
General
1 39 (7.68%) Finance
2 18 (3.54%) Retail
3 16 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.17%) Law
4 11 (2.17%) Marketing
5 10 (1.97%) Automotive
5 10 (1.97%) Banking
6 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.98%) Legal
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (70.87%) .NET
2 222 (43.70%) HTML
3 216 (42.52%) ASP.NET
4 206 (40.55%) CSS
5 145 (28.54%) AngularJS
6 106 (20.87%) .NET Framework
7 100 (19.69%) jQuery
8 98 (19.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 88 (17.32%) HTML5
10 84 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 69 (13.58%) LINQ
12 64 (12.60%) Entity Framework
12 64 (12.60%) Web Services
13 62 (12.20%) WinForms
14 57 (11.22%) Spring
15 53 (10.43%) Ajax
16 47 (9.25%) React
16 47 (9.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 47 (9.25%) WPF
17 45 (8.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 34 (6.69%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.17%) CCTV
6 8 (1.57%) User Experience
6 8 (1.57%) Wiki
7 7 (1.38%) NHS
8 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (0.98%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.79%) LIMS
10 4 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.79%) SCADA
10 4 (0.79%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.20%) Windows
2 33 (6.50%) Linux
3 13 (2.56%) Android
4 9 (1.77%) CentOS
4 9 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.79%) Unix
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (44.88%) MVC
3 105 (20.67%) Software Engineering
4 97 (19.09%) Scrum
5 87 (17.13%) Web Development
6 69 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (13.58%) TDD
7 57 (11.22%) OO
8 43 (8.46%) SDLC
9 39 (7.68%) OOP
10 37 (7.28%) DevOps
11 34 (6.69%) SOA
12 32 (6.30%) Test Automation
13 31 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (5.91%) Front End Development
15 25 (4.92%) Microservices
15 25 (4.92%) Unit Testing
16 23 (4.53%) BDD
16 23 (4.53%) Mentoring
16 23 (4.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 381 (75.00%) C#
2 283 (55.71%) JavaScript
3 204 (40.16%) SQL
4 90 (17.72%) T-SQL
5 69 (13.58%) Java
6 46 (9.06%) PHP
6 46 (9.06%) VB.NET
7 30 (5.91%) Python
8 28 (5.51%) C++
9 15 (2.95%) C
10 13 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.36%) Scala
12 9 (1.77%) Ruby
13 8 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.38%) Go
14 7 (1.38%) VB
15 5 (0.98%) Java 8
15 5 (0.98%) Perl
16 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (11.61%) Degree
2 21 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) MBCS
7 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.69%) QA
2 7 (1.38%) SLA
3 4 (0.79%) GDPR
4 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (4.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (2.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.98%) Puppet
3 4 (0.79%) Marathon
4 1 (0.20%) Kibana
4 1 (0.20%) logstash
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 164 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.76%) Telerik
2 14 (2.76%) Xamarin
3 12 (2.36%) Google
4 10 (1.97%) Oracle
5 9 (1.77%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.18%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.18%) Sencha
8 5 (0.98%) BT
9 4 (0.79%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.79%) UiPath
10 3 (0.59%) LexisNexis
10 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.59%) SAP
10 3 (0.59%) Twitter
10 3 (0.59%) Zend
11 1 (0.20%) Apple
11 1 (0.20%) IBM
11 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy