Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 21 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 704 1,050 1,011
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.45% 8.64% 6.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 9.37% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 642 721 768
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 8,568 11,204 13,842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.66% 92.16% 91.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7,076 8,249 11,040
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,287 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,550
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.92%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -6 418 £47,500 +5.56% 121
East Midlands -3 285 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 360 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (43.18%) C#
3 260 (36.93%) JavaScript
4 254 (36.08%) .NET
5 220 (31.25%) Java
6 194 (27.56%) Azure
7 164 (23.30%) SQL
8 160 (22.73%) CSS
9 157 (22.30%) DevOps
10 154 (21.88%) Degree
11 143 (20.31%) AWS
11 143 (20.31%) HTML
12 137 (19.46%) Scrum
13 124 (17.61%) ASP.NET
14 117 (16.62%) Microsoft
15 111 (15.77%) TDD
15 111 (15.77%) Git (software)
16 110 (15.63%) MVC
17 106 (15.06%) SQL Server
17 106 (15.06%) C++
18 101 (14.35%) Test Automation
18 101 (14.35%) Microservices
19 99 (14.06%) Python
20 98 (13.92%) Computer Science
21 94 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
22 88 (12.50%) Finance
23 87 (12.36%) AngularJS
24 85 (12.07%) .NET Framework
25 84 (11.93%) SDLC
26 83 (11.79%) React

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 47 (6.68%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.85%) SAS
4 12 (1.70%) Confluence
5 6 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.85%) CMS
6 4 (0.57%) Anypoint
6 4 (0.57%) FileNet
6 4 (0.57%) IIS
6 4 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.43%) TPMS
8 2 (0.28%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) Appian
8 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.28%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.99%) InVision
1 7 (0.99%) Sketch
1 7 (0.99%) Zeplin
2 6 (0.85%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.28%) Simulink
4 2 (0.28%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (0.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 194 (27.56%) Azure
2 143 (20.31%) AWS
3 52 (7.39%) SaaS
4 22 (3.13%) GCP
5 19 (2.70%) GitHub
5 19 (2.70%) PaaS
6 16 (2.27%) Serverless
7 11 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.42%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.28%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.57%) IaaS
11 4 (0.57%) npm
12 3 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.43%) Office 365
13 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.41%) SAN
2 14 (1.99%) Internet
3 8 (1.14%) Broadband
4 6 (0.85%) Network Security
5 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.43%) FTP
7 3 (0.43%) SSL
8 2 (0.28%) HTTP
8 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.14%) Firewall
9 1 (0.14%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.14%) RS-485
9 1 (0.14%) RTMP
9 1 (0.14%) RTSP
9 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.66%) Hadoop
3 58 (8.24%) Big Data
4 38 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 36 (5.11%) HBase
6 35 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.98%) Apache Hive
8 24 (3.41%) Impala
8 24 (3.41%) MySQL
9 20 (2.84%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.85%) Flink
13 10 (1.42%) Pentaho
14 9 (1.28%) Base SAS
14 9 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 9 (1.28%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 8 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 111 (15.77%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 54 (7.67%) Visual Studio
4 44 (6.25%) JIRA
5 34 (4.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (4.40%) Subversion
8 30 (4.26%) MSTest
9 24 (3.41%) Eclipse
10 21 (2.98%) GitLab
11 20 (2.84%) IntelliJ
11 20 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.27%) Maven
13 13 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (1.70%) Moq
15 11 (1.56%) NUnit
15 11 (1.56%) Selenium
16 10 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (1.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (12.50%) Finance
2 44 (6.25%) Electronics
3 37 (5.26%) Retail
4 22 (3.13%) Games
5 17 (2.41%) Law
6 16 (2.27%) Automotive
7 15 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.56%) Advertising
9 9 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.14%) Marketing
11 7 (0.99%) Banking
11 7 (0.99%) Military
11 7 (0.99%) Police
12 6 (0.85%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.57%) Back Office
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 328 (46.59%) Software Engineer
2 215 (30.54%) Developer
3 66 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 65 (9.23%) Software Developer
5 60 (8.52%) Embedded Engineer
5 60 (8.52%) Java Engineer
6 57 (8.10%) Java Developer
6 57 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 55 (7.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 53 (7.53%) Java Software Engineer
9 43 (6.11%) .NET Developer
9 43 (6.11%) Lead Software Engineer
10 42 (5.97%) C# Software Engineer
11 39 (5.54%) C# Developer
12 36 (5.11%) .NET Software Engineer
13 35 (4.97%) Lead Developer
14 27 (3.84%) Analyst
15 26 (3.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 24 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (3.41%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (36.08%) .NET
2 160 (22.73%) CSS
3 143 (20.31%) HTML
4 124 (17.61%) ASP.NET
5 87 (12.36%) AngularJS
6 85 (12.07%) .NET Framework
7 83 (11.79%) Node.js
7 83 (11.79%) React
8 62 (8.81%) .NET Core
9 59 (8.38%) jQuery
10 54 (7.67%) Spring
11 53 (7.53%) REST
11 53 (7.53%) RESTful
12 49 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 42 (5.97%) Web Services
14 40 (5.68%) Kafka
15 35 (4.97%) JSON
16 32 (4.55%) Sass
17 31 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (4.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
1 59 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (8.10%) Enterprise Software
3 54 (7.67%) Public Cloud
4 48 (6.82%) User Experience
5 28 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 25 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (3.41%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.84%) Cloud Native
9 17 (2.41%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.85%) VHDL
10 13 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.85%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (0.85%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.85%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.85%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (0.71%) AS400
13 5 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.79%) Linux
2 65 (9.23%) Windows
3 47 (6.68%) Unix
4 18 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 17 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.28%) Android
8 6 (0.85%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.71%) SafeRTOS
10 4 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.14%) MVS
12 1 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (22.30%) DevOps
3 137 (19.46%) Scrum
4 111 (15.77%) TDD
5 110 (15.63%) MVC
6 101 (14.35%) Microservices
6 101 (14.35%) Test Automation
7 98 (13.92%) Computer Science
8 94 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
9 84 (11.93%) SDLC
10 73 (10.37%) Unit Testing
11 72 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (9.52%) BDD
13 64 (9.09%) Analytics
14 63 (8.95%) Mentoring
15 57 (8.10%) OO
16 47 (6.68%) User Stories
17 45 (6.39%) Web Development
18 41 (5.82%) UML
19 37 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 304 (43.18%) C#
2 260 (36.93%) JavaScript
3 220 (31.25%) Java
4 164 (23.30%) SQL
5 106 (15.06%) C++
6 99 (14.06%) Python
7 77 (10.94%) C
8 45 (6.39%) PowerShell
9 38 (5.40%) T-SQL
10 35 (4.97%) PHP
11 31 (4.40%) Embedded C
12 27 (3.84%) Scala
12 27 (3.84%) TypeScript
13 24 (3.41%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.85%) Go
15 12 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.70%) Ruby
16 10 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.42%) Java 8
17 8 (1.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 154 (21.88%) Degree
2 54 (7.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.56%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.85%) HND
8 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.43%) PhD
10 2 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.14%) CSPO
11 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.14%) GPEN
11 1 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.10%) QA
2 10 (1.42%) MISRA
3 9 (1.28%) ISO 26262
4 6 (0.85%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.71%) GDPR
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.28%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (11.22%) Docker
2 24 (3.41%) HDFS
3 17 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.99%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.71%) Firmware
6 2 (0.28%) Varnish
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 31 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.56%) Puppet
3 17 (2.41%) SCCM
3 17 (2.41%) SCOM
3 17 (2.41%) WSUS
4 13 (1.85%) Ansible
4 13 (1.85%) SELinux
5 11 (1.56%) Terraform
6 9 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.85%) Oozie
9 5 (0.71%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.57%) Kibana
10 4 (0.57%) Salt
11 2 (0.28%) Consul
11 2 (0.28%) logstash
11 2 (0.28%) Nagios
11 2 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 117 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.97%) Google
3 36 (5.11%) Oracle
4 22 (3.13%) HP
5 20 (2.84%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.41%) NetApp
7 15 (2.13%) Adobe
8 10 (1.42%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.14%) IBM
9 8 (1.14%) SAP
10 7 (0.99%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.85%) Intel
11 6 (0.85%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.71%) Splunk
13 4 (0.57%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.57%) Cognos
13 4 (0.57%) Informatica
13 4 (0.57%) Netezza
13 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds