Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,011 894 1,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.99% 5.81% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.73% 6.37% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 731 767 1,011
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 11,582 14,032 15,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.56% 91.21% 91.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,752 11,432 12,579
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 +17 570 £45,000 +5.88% 126
East Midlands +9 442 £45,000 +12.50% 111
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 505 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (41.94%) Degree
3 383 (37.88%) Java
4 360 (35.61%) C#
5 247 (24.43%) JavaScript
5 247 (24.43%) Microsoft
6 243 (24.04%) .NET
7 240 (23.74%) SQL
8 229 (22.65%) Computer Science
9 218 (21.56%) HTML
10 217 (21.46%) C++
11 211 (20.87%) Problem-Solving
12 208 (20.57%) C
13 179 (17.71%) Linux
14 178 (17.61%) Scrum
15 177 (17.51%) CSS
16 168 (16.62%) Spring
17 152 (15.03%) MVC
18 148 (14.64%) Microservices
19 147 (14.54%) TDD
20 142 (14.05%) Git (software)
21 140 (13.85%) Computer Science Degree
22 138 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
23 136 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
24 128 (12.66%) OO
24 128 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
25 126 (12.46%) Finance
26 123 (12.17%) SQL Server
27 119 (11.77%) SDLC
28 117 (11.57%) Test Automation

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 (4.65%) Apache
2 30 (2.97%) Apache Spark
3 25 (2.47%) CMS
4 23 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.48%) Drupal
6 11 (1.09%) Confluence
6 11 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.99%) IIS
8 9 (0.89%) SAS
9 6 (0.59%) eZ Publish
9 6 (0.59%) JBoss
9 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.49%) Alfresco
10 5 (0.49%) Liferay
10 5 (0.49%) nginx
10 5 (0.49%) WordPress
11 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.89%) Simulink
3 9 (0.89%) SPSS
4 8 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.49%) Maya
5 5 (0.49%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 138 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (6.92%) GitHub
4 52 (5.14%) PaaS
5 41 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (3.26%) IaaS
7 32 (3.17%) SaaS
8 18 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.99%) Serverless
10 7 (0.69%) iPaaS
10 7 (0.69%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.59%) Office 365
12 5 (0.49%) Yammer
13 4 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
14 3 (0.30%) Slack
14 3 (0.30%) Trello
15 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.099%) Datadog
15 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.84%) RS-485
2 54 (5.34%) TCP/IP
3 49 (4.85%) Firewall
4 46 (4.55%) Modbus
5 40 (3.96%) Internet
6 33 (3.26%) HTTP
7 28 (2.77%) LAN
8 27 (2.67%) OSPF
8 27 (2.67%) WAN
9 23 (2.27%) Ethernet
10 11 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.99%) RS-232
11 10 (0.99%) Wireless
12 7 (0.69%) SSL
13 6 (0.59%) GSM
13 6 (0.59%) ZigBee
14 5 (0.49%) Skype
14 5 (0.49%) VPN
15 4 (0.40%) Broadband
15 4 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.62%) Big Data
3 63 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 57 (5.64%) MySQL
5 43 (4.25%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 33 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.57%) HBase
11 15 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.38%) Impala
12 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.19%) OLTP
13 12 (1.19%) Redis
14 9 (0.89%) BigQuery
14 9 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.89%) Flink
Development Applications
1 142 (14.05%) Git (software)
2 105 (10.39%) Visual Studio
3 96 (9.50%) Jenkins
4 93 (9.20%) Maven
5 58 (5.74%) Subversion
6 53 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (5.14%) Robot Framework
8 45 (4.45%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.86%) Selenium
10 35 (3.46%) JIRA
10 35 (3.46%) JUnit
11 30 (2.97%) Gradle
12 26 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (2.08%) SoapUI
14 19 (1.88%) JMeter
15 17 (1.68%) Mockito
15 17 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (1.38%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.38%) webpack
17 13 (1.29%) gulp
General
1 126 (12.46%) Finance
2 101 (9.99%) Automotive
3 89 (8.80%) Manufacturing
4 85 (8.41%) Retail
5 60 (5.93%) Marketing
6 34 (3.36%) Banking
7 28 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.58%) Publishing
9 15 (1.48%) Electronics
10 14 (1.38%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.19%) Law
12 9 (0.89%) Advertising
13 6 (0.59%) Legal
14 4 (0.40%) Military
15 3 (0.30%) Games
16 2 (0.20%) Avionics
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
17 1 (0.099%) Billing
17 1 (0.099%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 412 (40.75%) Software Engineer
2 294 (29.08%) Developer
3 110 (10.88%) Java Developer
4 91 (9.00%) Software Developer
5 83 (8.21%) .NET Developer
6 74 (7.32%) Embedded Engineer
7 71 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 65 (6.43%) Senior Developer
9 64 (6.33%) C# Software Engineer
9 64 (6.33%) Lead Software Engineer
10 63 (6.23%) C# Developer
10 63 (6.23%) Senior Software Engineer
11 58 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
12 55 (5.44%) Architect
12 55 (5.44%) Java Engineer
13 51 (5.04%) .NET Software Developer
14 42 (4.15%) C# Software Developer
15 41 (4.06%) Java Software Engineer
15 41 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
16 40 (3.96%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (24.04%) .NET
2 218 (21.56%) HTML
3 177 (17.51%) CSS
4 168 (16.62%) Spring
5 114 (11.28%) RESTful
6 107 (10.58%) ASP.NET
7 102 (10.09%) Web Services
8 96 (9.50%) jQuery
9 91 (9.00%) AngularJS
10 87 (8.61%) HTML5
11 77 (7.62%) REST
12 75 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 75 (7.42%) JSON
13 64 (6.33%) .NET Framework
14 56 (5.54%) Node.js
15 50 (4.95%) Ajax
16 45 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 45 (4.45%) Hibernate
17 42 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 42 (4.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
2 81 (8.01%) Embedded Systems
3 80 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (6.63%) Data Centre
5 59 (5.84%) Device Driver
6 51 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (4.55%) CAN bus
8 41 (4.06%) Mobile App
9 39 (3.86%) User Experience
10 35 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (3.17%) NHS
12 31 (3.07%) Public Cloud
13 27 (2.67%) Driving Licence
13 27 (2.67%) Internet of Things
14 26 (2.57%) Algorithms
15 21 (2.08%) Management Information System
16 19 (1.88%) Client/Server
17 16 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 15 (1.48%) Verilog
18 15 (1.48%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 179 (17.71%) Linux
2 116 (11.47%) Windows
3 64 (6.33%) Android
4 56 (5.54%) Apple iOS
5 51 (5.04%) FreeRTOS
6 40 (3.96%) Unix
7 15 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.79%) CentOS
11 6 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.49%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.30%) Solaris
14 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.099%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (22.65%) Computer Science
3 211 (20.87%) Problem-Solving
4 178 (17.61%) Scrum
5 152 (15.03%) MVC
6 148 (14.64%) Microservices
7 147 (14.54%) TDD
8 136 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
9 128 (12.66%) OO
10 119 (11.77%) SDLC
11 117 (11.57%) Test Automation
12 116 (11.47%) Unit Testing
13 106 (10.48%) Web Development
14 95 (9.40%) Technical Leadership
15 90 (8.90%) DevOps
16 86 (8.51%) Analytics
17 85 (8.41%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (8.01%) Time Management
19 80 (7.91%) Open Source
20 79 (7.81%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 383 (37.88%) Java
2 360 (35.61%) C#
3 247 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 240 (23.74%) SQL
5 217 (21.46%) C++
6 208 (20.57%) C
7 86 (8.51%) Python
8 64 (6.33%) PHP
9 43 (4.25%) Java 8
10 37 (3.66%) T-SQL
11 33 (3.26%) Embedded C
12 28 (2.77%) Scala
13 24 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.88%) Groovy
14 19 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.88%) Ruby
15 18 (1.78%) VBScript
16 17 (1.68%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 424 (41.94%) Degree
2 140 (13.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 27 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 23 (2.27%) CISSP
6 21 (2.08%) CEH
7 20 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (1.78%) Master's Degree
9 16 (1.58%) ISEB
10 15 (1.48%) MCP
10 15 (1.48%) MCSE
10 15 (1.48%) PMI Certification
10 15 (1.48%) PMP
11 14 (1.38%) HND
12 8 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.49%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.22%) QA
2 49 (4.85%) GDPR
3 15 (1.48%) GPG13
3 15 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.38%) SLA
5 9 (0.89%) IEC 61131
6 7 (0.69%) MISRA
7 6 (0.59%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.20%) DO-254
10 2 (0.20%) HAZOP
10 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) MISRA C
System Software
1 116 (11.47%) Firmware
2 105 (10.39%) Docker
3 18 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) HDFS
5 7 (0.69%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.49%) Snort
6 5 (0.49%) Varnish
7 2 (0.20%) etcd
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.57%) Puppet
3 15 (1.48%) SCCM
3 15 (1.48%) WSUS
4 13 (1.29%) Terraform
5 10 (0.99%) Consul
6 9 (0.89%) Packer
7 8 (0.79%) Ansible
7 8 (0.79%) Oozie
8 6 (0.59%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.59%) Marathon
9 5 (0.49%) TeamSite
10 4 (0.40%) cPanel
10 4 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 247 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.14%) Google
3 45 (4.45%) CheckPoint
4 40 (3.96%) Oracle
5 38 (3.76%) HP
6 33 (3.26%) VMware
7 27 (2.67%) Cisco
7 27 (2.67%) Fortinet
8 17 (1.68%) Atlassian
8 17 (1.68%) Citrix
9 16 (1.58%) EMC
9 16 (1.58%) NetApp
10 10 (0.99%) SAP
10 10 (0.99%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.89%) Infor
11 9 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.89%) Tableau
11 9 (0.89%) Talend
12 7 (0.69%) Adobe
12 7 (0.69%) ForgeRock