Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 26 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 795 362 710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.44% 7.58% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 8.18% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 577 289 570
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £58,514
90th Percentile £95,000 £65,500 £73,875
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £59,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.84% +8.18%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,010 4,425 10,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 93.62% 92.65% 92.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,284 3,614 8,762
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

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

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering 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 +7 557 £55,000 +10.00% 199
East Midlands -10 239 £50,000 +5.26% 120
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 438 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (37.11%) C#
3 240 (30.19%) Azure
4 234 (29.43%) .NET
5 222 (27.92%) DevOps
6 201 (25.28%) JavaScript
7 194 (24.40%) AWS
8 192 (24.15%) SQL
9 187 (23.52%) Degree
10 184 (23.14%) Social Skills
11 148 (18.62%) Java
12 144 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
13 140 (17.61%) Docker
14 134 (16.86%) Microsoft
15 131 (16.48%) SQL Server
16 122 (15.35%) Python
17 121 (15.22%) Scrum
17 121 (15.22%) Microservices
18 114 (14.34%) .NET Core
19 108 (13.58%) AngularJS
20 107 (13.46%) Git (software)
21 105 (13.21%) Computer Science
22 99 (12.45%) React
23 91 (11.45%) Finance
24 90 (11.32%) OO
25 87 (10.94%) Kubernetes
26 82 (10.31%) TDD
27 80 (10.06%) QA
28 77 (9.69%) Unit Testing
29 76 (9.56%) HTML

Software Engineering
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 20 (2.52%) SAS
2 18 (2.26%) Confluence
3 10 (1.26%) Apache
4 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.01%) CMS
6 6 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.75%) JBoss
6 6 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.63%) IIS
7 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.25%) GemFire
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.51%) Simulink
3 4 (0.50%) SPSS
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 240 (30.19%) Azure
2 194 (24.40%) AWS
3 62 (7.80%) SaaS
4 59 (7.42%) GCP
5 52 (6.54%) Serverless
6 35 (4.40%) GitHub
7 23 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 16 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 16 (2.01%) Power Platform
9 14 (1.76%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 10 (1.26%) Datadog
12 9 (1.13%) Azure Service Bus
13 8 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.01%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.39%) Broadband
3 7 (0.88%) HTTP
4 5 (0.63%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.63%) Internet
4 5 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.63%) MQTT
4 5 (0.63%) NFC
4 5 (0.63%) PPP
4 5 (0.63%) ZigBee
5 4 (0.50%) DNS
6 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.38%) Network Security
7 2 (0.25%) DAB
7 2 (0.25%) Firewall
7 2 (0.25%) RS-232
7 2 (0.25%) RS-485
7 2 (0.25%) SMTP
8 1 (0.13%) ICMP
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.42%) NoSQL
2 51 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (5.66%) MySQL
4 29 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 24 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.89%) Big Data
8 21 (2.64%) MongoDB
9 18 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.01%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.76%) Power BI
13 13 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
14 12 (1.51%) Pentaho
15 9 (1.13%) Apache Hive
16 8 (1.01%) Impala
17 7 (0.88%) Tableau
18 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 107 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 53 (6.67%) JIRA
3 43 (5.41%) GitLab
4 37 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 34 (4.28%) Subversion
6 22 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.64%) Postman
8 13 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (1.51%) JMeter
9 12 (1.51%) Selenium
10 11 (1.38%) JUnit
10 11 (1.38%) TestRail
11 10 (1.26%) GoogleTest
12 9 (1.13%) Browser DevTools
13 8 (1.01%) Grunt
13 8 (1.01%) gulp
13 8 (1.01%) Maven
13 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 184 (23.14%) Social Skills
2 91 (11.45%) Finance
3 69 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (7.30%) Marketing
5 44 (5.53%) Retail
6 24 (3.02%) Law
7 18 (2.26%) Automotive
7 18 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 17 (2.14%) Games
8 17 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.89%) Electronics
10 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.13%) Aerospace
13 8 (1.01%) Public Sector
14 6 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.63%) Banking
15 5 (0.63%) Police
16 4 (0.50%) French Language
16 4 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 271 (34.09%) Software Engineer
2 267 (33.58%) Developer
3 63 (7.92%) C# Developer
4 62 (7.80%) Senior Software Engineer
5 61 (7.67%) Software Developer
6 55 (6.92%) Junior
7 51 (6.42%) Senior Developer
8 41 (5.16%) .NET Software Engineer
9 35 (4.40%) Embedded Engineer
10 31 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
11 30 (3.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 30 (3.77%) PHP Developer
12 29 (3.65%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.65%) Lead Software Engineer
13 28 (3.52%) Data Engineer
13 28 (3.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 27 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (3.27%) Java Engineer
16 25 (3.14%) Architect
16 25 (3.14%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (29.43%) .NET
2 114 (14.34%) .NET Core
3 108 (13.58%) AngularJS
4 99 (12.45%) React
5 76 (9.56%) HTML
6 73 (9.18%) .NET Framework
6 73 (9.18%) RESTful
7 66 (8.30%) Node.js
8 62 (7.80%) CSS
9 54 (6.79%) HTML5
9 54 (6.79%) REST
10 41 (5.16%) XML
11 40 (5.03%) CSS3
12 39 (4.91%) JSON
13 36 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 35 (4.40%) Spring
15 34 (4.28%) ASP.NET
15 34 (4.28%) Web Services
16 26 (3.27%) Entity Framework
16 26 (3.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (3.90%) Cloud Native
3 31 (3.90%) User Experience
4 30 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.65%) Algorithms
6 25 (3.14%) Data Structures
7 24 (3.02%) Life Science
8 23 (2.89%) Social Media
9 17 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
11 11 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.13%) Legacy Applications
14 6 (0.75%) Blog
14 6 (0.75%) iPad
14 6 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.31%) Linux
2 47 (5.91%) Windows
3 29 (3.65%) Unix
4 28 (3.52%) Android
5 27 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.89%) Windows Server
7 19 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.75%) Debian
9 3 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (0.38%) SafeRTOS
10 2 (0.25%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (27.92%) DevOps
3 144 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
4 121 (15.22%) Microservices
4 121 (15.22%) Scrum
5 105 (13.21%) Computer Science
6 90 (11.32%) OO
7 82 (10.31%) TDD
8 77 (9.69%) Unit Testing
9 72 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (8.81%) Mentoring
11 68 (8.55%) Full Stack Development
12 64 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 58 (7.30%) Fintech
13 58 (7.30%) Test Automation
14 57 (7.17%) Software Testing
15 55 (6.92%) MVC
16 52 (6.54%) SDLC
17 49 (6.16%) OOP
18 48 (6.04%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 295 (37.11%) C#
2 201 (25.28%) JavaScript
3 192 (24.15%) SQL
4 148 (18.62%) Java
5 122 (15.35%) Python
6 73 (9.18%) C++
7 60 (7.55%) TypeScript
8 58 (7.30%) C
9 43 (5.41%) Go
9 43 (5.41%) PHP
10 35 (4.40%) T-SQL
11 30 (3.77%) Embedded C
12 24 (3.02%) Embedded C++
12 24 (3.02%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.77%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.64%) Java 8
15 18 (2.26%) Apple Swift
16 16 (2.01%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.64%) ES6
17 13 (1.64%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 187 (23.52%) Degree
2 56 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (4.15%) HND
6 32 (4.03%) HNC
7 9 (1.13%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (10.06%) QA
2 17 (2.14%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (1.26%) GxP
3 10 (1.26%) ISO 26262
4 8 (1.01%) MISRA
5 6 (0.75%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.38%) DO-254
7 2 (0.25%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) DICOM
8 1 (0.13%) GMP
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 140 (17.61%) Docker
2 24 (3.02%) Firmware
3 8 (1.01%) HDFS
3 8 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 87 (10.94%) Kubernetes
2 45 (5.66%) Terraform
3 22 (2.77%) Ansible
4 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.88%) Grafana
5 7 (0.88%) Puppet
6 5 (0.63%) Consul
7 4 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.50%) Packer
7 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.38%) Istio
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) Opsgenie
9 2 (0.25%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Kibana
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) Marathon
10 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 134 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.28%) Google
3 33 (4.15%) Oracle
4 20 (2.52%) Databricks
5 19 (2.39%) EMC
6 15 (1.89%) Agilent
7 12 (1.51%) Informatica
8 11 (1.38%) Talend
8 11 (1.38%) VMware
9 9 (1.13%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.13%) Cisco
10 8 (1.01%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.88%) Adobe
11 7 (0.88%) New Relic
11 7 (0.88%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.50%) Sybase
14 3 (0.38%) Autodesk
14 3 (0.38%) Meraki
14 3 (0.38%) SAP