Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 32 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 354 736 901
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.26% 6.41% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.98% 6.96% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 290 598 738
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.42%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,775 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,625 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +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 3,546 10,577 12,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.75% 92.14% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,826 8,501 9,526
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +12 217 £50,000 - 96
East Midlands +15 137 £50,000 +16.28% 49
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 177 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (42.37%) .NET
3 148 (41.81%) C#
4 110 (31.07%) Azure
5 102 (28.81%) JavaScript
6 88 (24.86%) SQL
7 79 (22.32%) DevOps
8 76 (21.47%) AWS
9 74 (20.90%) Python
10 70 (19.77%) Microservices
11 66 (18.64%) Microsoft
11 66 (18.64%) Degree
12 65 (18.36%) TDD
13 57 (16.10%) MVC
14 53 (14.97%) SQL Server
15 52 (14.69%) ASP.NET
15 52 (14.69%) Java
15 52 (14.69%) AngularJS
16 49 (13.84%) HTML
16 49 (13.84%) CSS
17 46 (12.99%) Git (software)
18 45 (12.71%) Docker
18 45 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
19 42 (11.86%) React
20 41 (11.58%) .NET Core
21 39 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
21 39 (11.02%) Scrum
21 39 (11.02%) C
21 39 (11.02%) C++
22 38 (10.73%) Windows

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 16 (4.52%) Confluence
2 10 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.82%) CMS
2 10 (2.82%) IIS
3 7 (1.98%) GlassFish
3 7 (1.98%) JBoss
3 7 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.69%) SAS
5 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Simulink
2 5 (1.41%) TargetLink
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Magento
2 2 (0.56%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 110 (31.07%) Azure
2 76 (21.47%) AWS
3 22 (6.21%) SaaS
4 18 (5.08%) GitHub
5 12 (3.39%) GCP
6 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.54%) PaaS
6 9 (2.54%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.41%) npm
8 5 (1.41%) Serverless
9 3 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.56%) IaaS
10 2 (0.56%) Office 365
10 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.28%) Datadog
11 1 (0.28%) Slack
11 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.98%) FTP
2 5 (1.41%) FlexRay
3 4 (1.13%) Broadband
3 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.13%) RS-232
3 4 (1.13%) RS-485
4 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.56%) Modbus
5 2 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.28%) 3G
6 1 (0.28%) 4G
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) LTE
6 1 (0.28%) Profibus
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.28%) Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 21 (5.93%) Big Data
3 21 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.82%) MySQL
6 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.54%) HBase
7 9 (2.54%) Power BI
7 9 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.26%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.69%) Redis
10 5 (1.41%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.41%) Pentaho
10 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.50%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (4.80%) JIRA
6 16 (4.52%) GitLab
7 14 (3.95%) NUnit
8 12 (3.39%) JUnit
9 9 (2.54%) Bitbucket
9 9 (2.54%) Selenium
9 9 (2.54%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.26%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (1.98%) Apache Archiva
11 7 (1.98%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.98%) Mockito
11 7 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio Code
13 5 (1.41%) Postman
13 5 (1.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (8.47%) Finance
2 25 (7.06%) Electronics
3 24 (6.78%) Law
4 20 (5.65%) Automotive
5 14 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 13 (3.67%) Retail
7 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.98%) Back Office
9 5 (1.41%) Marketing
9 5 (1.41%) Police
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 151 (42.66%) Software Engineer
2 90 (25.42%) Developer
3 57 (16.10%) Senior Software Engineer
4 42 (11.86%) C# Developer
5 30 (8.47%) Embedded Engineer
5 30 (8.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 30 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 28 (7.91%) .NET Developer
7 27 (7.63%) C# Software Engineer
8 25 (7.06%) Software Developer
9 19 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (5.08%) .NET Software Engineer
10 18 (5.08%) Lead Developer
11 15 (4.24%) Architect
12 14 (3.95%) Senior C# Developer
13 13 (3.67%) C# Software Developer
13 13 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 12 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
15 11 (3.11%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (42.37%) .NET
2 52 (14.69%) AngularJS
2 52 (14.69%) ASP.NET
3 49 (13.84%) CSS
3 49 (13.84%) HTML
4 45 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 42 (11.86%) React
6 41 (11.58%) .NET Core
7 32 (9.04%) .NET Framework
7 32 (9.04%) Node.js
8 23 (6.50%) REST
9 21 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (5.93%) Web Services
10 20 (5.65%) RESTful
11 19 (5.37%) WPF
12 18 (5.08%) jQuery
12 18 (5.08%) Vue.js
13 17 (4.80%) JSON
14 16 (4.52%) HTML5
15 15 (4.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.80%) User Experience
4 13 (3.67%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.98%) Social Media
8 7 (1.98%) State Machine
9 4 (1.13%) Blog
9 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.13%) Smart Home
10 3 (0.85%) VHDL
11 2 (0.56%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.56%) Derivative
11 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.73%) Windows
2 32 (9.04%) Linux
3 12 (3.39%) Unix
4 11 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.98%) CentOS
6 6 (1.69%) VxWorks
7 5 (1.41%) Android
7 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.13%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.28%) MVS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (22.32%) DevOps
3 70 (19.77%) Microservices
4 65 (18.36%) TDD
5 57 (16.10%) MVC
6 39 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (11.02%) Scrum
7 38 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (9.60%) Mentoring
9 31 (8.76%) Computer Science
9 31 (8.76%) Test Automation
9 31 (8.76%) UML
10 28 (7.91%) BDD
11 26 (7.34%) Open Source
12 21 (5.93%) SDLC
13 20 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (5.65%) OO
13 20 (5.65%) Pair Programming
13 20 (5.65%) Technical Leadership
14 19 (5.37%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 148 (41.81%) C#
2 102 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 88 (24.86%) SQL
4 74 (20.90%) Python
5 52 (14.69%) Java
6 39 (11.02%) C
6 39 (11.02%) C++
7 31 (8.76%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.08%) Go
9 17 (4.80%) Embedded C
10 15 (4.24%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.95%) Ruby
12 13 (3.67%) PL/SQL
13 12 (3.39%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.54%) Scala
15 7 (1.98%) Fortran
15 7 (1.98%) Java 8
15 7 (1.98%) Perl
16 6 (1.69%) PHP
17 5 (1.41%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 66 (18.64%) Degree
2 34 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.26%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.98%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.56%) PhD
9 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.19%) QA
2 15 (4.24%) ISO 26262
3 7 (1.98%) MISRA
4 5 (1.41%) MISRA C
5 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (12.71%) Docker
2 12 (3.39%) HDFS
3 6 (1.69%) Firmware
4 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (10.73%) Kubernetes
2 18 (5.08%) Terraform
3 11 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.82%) Puppet
5 7 (1.98%) Grafana
5 7 (1.98%) Graphite
5 7 (1.98%) Kibana
5 7 (1.98%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.41%) Ansible
7 4 (1.13%) MIIS
7 4 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.85%) SELinux
9 2 (0.56%) SCCM
10 1 (0.28%) Consul
10 1 (0.28%) Nagios
10 1 (0.28%) Packer
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
10 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.24%) Oracle
3 14 (3.95%) IBM
4 7 (1.98%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.41%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.13%) Google
7 4 (1.13%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.85%) Informatica
8 3 (0.85%) Sun
8 3 (0.85%) Talend
9 2 (0.56%) hybris
9 2 (0.56%) Splunk
9 2 (0.56%) Spotify
9 2 (0.56%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) Allen-Bradley
10 1 (0.28%) HP
10 1 (0.28%) Intel
10 1 (0.28%) Rockwell