Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Software Engineer
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 78 95
Rank change year-on-year -36 +17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 284 162 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.66% 3.39% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 3.56% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 172 129 257
10th Percentile £28,750 £36,000 £32,800
25th Percentile £33,750 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.26% +10.84%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,000
90th Percentile £72,375 £61,700 £64,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +6.80%

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 9,962 4,555 10,951
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 95.37% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7,438 3,751 9,209
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the Midlands

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 December 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 -26 188 £43,500 -13.00% 98
East Midlands -33 98 £53,750 +13.16% 69
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 271 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 164 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (47.54%) C#
4 108 (38.03%) .NET
5 90 (31.69%) JavaScript
6 87 (30.63%) DevOps
7 86 (30.28%) Social Skills
8 85 (29.93%) Java
8 85 (29.93%) Azure
9 76 (26.76%) AWS
10 72 (25.35%) Degree
11 68 (23.94%) SQL
12 58 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
13 56 (19.72%) C++
14 52 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
15 51 (17.96%) .NET Core
16 50 (17.61%) OO
17 49 (17.25%) TDD
17 49 (17.25%) Git (software)
18 48 (16.90%) Microservices
19 46 (16.20%) RESTful
19 46 (16.20%) C
19 46 (16.20%) Scrum
20 44 (15.49%) Linux
21 41 (14.44%) Docker
22 39 (13.73%) Python
23 34 (11.97%) Computer Science
24 33 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (11.62%) GitLab
25 32 (11.27%) React

Software Engineer 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 5 (1.76%) IIS
2 4 (1.41%) Apache
2 4 (1.41%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.70%) Confluence
3 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.70%) GemFire
4 1 (0.35%) Mendix
4 1 (0.35%) nginx
4 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Simulink
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 85 (29.93%) Azure
2 76 (26.76%) AWS
3 30 (10.56%) Serverless
4 27 (9.51%) GitHub
5 21 (7.39%) GCP
6 16 (5.63%) SaaS
7 13 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (4.23%) OpenShift
9 11 (3.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 10 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (2.82%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (2.46%) Datadog
13 4 (1.41%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.41%) PowerApps
14 3 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (1.06%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.69%) Broadband
3 5 (1.76%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.76%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.76%) MQTT
3 5 (1.76%) NFC
3 5 (1.76%) PPP
4 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.70%) DNS
5 2 (0.70%) HTTP
5 2 (0.70%) Internet
5 2 (0.70%) RS-232
5 2 (0.70%) RS-485
5 2 (0.70%) SMTP
6 1 (0.35%) ICMP
6 1 (0.35%) Modbus
6 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.10%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (5.28%) MySQL
5 10 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.76%) Big Data
8 5 (1.76%) BigQuery
9 4 (1.41%) DB2
9 4 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.06%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.06%) Metadata
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.62%) GitLab
3 27 (9.51%) Subversion
4 19 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.69%) JIRA
5 15 (5.28%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.23%) Selenium
7 10 (3.52%) GoogleTest
7 10 (3.52%) Postman
7 10 (3.52%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (3.52%) TestRail
8 9 (3.17%) Browser DevTools
9 7 (2.46%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.46%) JMeter
9 7 (2.46%) JUnit
10 5 (1.76%) Gradle
10 5 (1.76%) Maven
10 5 (1.76%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.76%) Valgrind
11 4 (1.41%) Storybook
General
1 86 (30.28%) Social Skills
2 33 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.34%) Finance
4 17 (5.99%) Retail
4 17 (5.99%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 13 (4.58%) Automotive
6 13 (4.58%) Electronics
7 10 (3.52%) Games
8 6 (2.11%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.76%) Law
9 5 (1.76%) Police
10 4 (1.41%) Front Office
10 4 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.06%) Banking
11 3 (1.06%) Marketing
11 3 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.06%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.70%) Advertising
12 2 (0.70%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (38.03%) .NET
2 51 (17.96%) .NET Core
3 46 (16.20%) RESTful
4 32 (11.27%) React
5 30 (10.56%) AngularJS
5 30 (10.56%) Node.js
5 30 (10.56%) REST
6 28 (9.86%) JSON
7 25 (8.80%) .NET Framework
8 20 (7.04%) Web Services
9 19 (6.69%) HTML
10 18 (6.34%) Spring
11 17 (5.99%) XML
12 16 (5.63%) CSS
13 15 (5.28%) Spring Boot
14 12 (4.23%) HTML5
15 11 (3.87%) GraphQL
16 10 (3.52%) CSS3
17 9 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (3.17%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (7.75%) Algorithms
3 17 (5.99%) Cloud Native
4 15 (5.28%) User Experience
5 11 (3.87%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.46%) Legacy Applications
8 5 (1.76%) Contactless
8 5 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.76%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.41%) Biotechnology
9 4 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.41%) iPad
10 3 (1.06%) Life Science
11 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.49%) Linux
2 18 (6.34%) Embedded Linux
3 17 (5.99%) Android
3 17 (5.99%) Windows
4 10 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.17%) Unix
6 5 (1.76%) Debian
6 5 (1.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.06%) FreeRTOS
7 3 (1.06%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
8 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 164 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (30.63%) DevOps
4 58 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (17.61%) OO
6 49 (17.25%) TDD
7 48 (16.90%) Microservices
8 46 (16.20%) Scrum
9 34 (11.97%) Computer Science
10 30 (10.56%) Full Stack Development
10 30 (10.56%) Validation
11 29 (10.21%) Unit Testing
12 28 (9.86%) Configuration Management
12 28 (9.86%) Test Automation
13 27 (9.51%) Risk Management
14 25 (8.80%) Software Testing
15 24 (8.45%) API Design
15 24 (8.45%) OOP
16 23 (8.10%) SDLC
17 22 (7.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 135 (47.54%) C#
2 90 (31.69%) JavaScript
3 85 (29.93%) Java
4 68 (23.94%) SQL
5 56 (19.72%) C++
6 46 (16.20%) C
7 39 (13.73%) Python
8 23 (8.10%) Embedded C
9 17 (5.99%) Embedded C++
9 17 (5.99%) Java 8
9 17 (5.99%) TypeScript
10 10 (3.52%) ES6
11 9 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.82%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.46%) Go
13 7 (2.46%) PHP
14 6 (2.11%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.76%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.76%) Scala
16 4 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (25.35%) Degree
2 26 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.34%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.17%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.70%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) HND
8 1 (0.35%) MCSD
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.63%) QA
2 9 (3.17%) ISO 26262
3 8 (2.82%) MISRA
4 6 (2.11%) IEC 61508
5 3 (1.06%) DO-254
6 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.35%) DICOM
System Software
1 41 (14.44%) Docker
2 24 (8.45%) Firmware
3 6 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (8.45%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.63%) Terraform
3 5 (1.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.86%) Google
3 19 (6.69%) EMC
4 15 (5.28%) Oracle
5 7 (2.46%) VMware
6 4 (1.41%) Sybase
7 3 (1.06%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.06%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco
8 2 (0.70%) Dell
8 2 (0.70%) NVIDIA
8 2 (0.70%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.35%) Informatica
9 1 (0.35%) Lauterbach
9 1 (0.35%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.35%) Parasoft
9 1 (0.35%) RedGate
9 1 (0.35%) Rollbar
9 1 (0.35%) Sophos