Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 25 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 537 700 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.01% 7.81% 8.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.70% 8.62% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 425 575 633
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £74,500 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% +4.76%

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 6,974 8,123 11,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.06% 90.68% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,473 6,776 8,299
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,705 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -4 316 £55,000 +15.79% 155
East Midlands -3 219 £50,000 - 66
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 265 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (37.62%) C#
3 184 (34.26%) JavaScript
4 169 (31.47%) .NET
5 147 (27.37%) Azure
6 116 (21.60%) AWS
7 114 (21.23%) Java
8 108 (20.11%) SQL
8 108 (20.11%) AngularJS
9 104 (19.37%) Python
10 103 (19.18%) DevOps
11 101 (18.81%) Finance
12 93 (17.32%) C
12 93 (17.32%) C++
12 93 (17.32%) .NET Core
13 92 (17.13%) Docker
13 92 (17.13%) Degree
14 86 (16.01%) Scrum
15 83 (15.46%) Microservices
16 79 (14.71%) Linux
17 76 (14.15%) Software Testing
18 60 (11.17%) Security Cleared
19 59 (10.99%) SDLC
20 57 (10.61%) SC Cleared
20 57 (10.61%) TypeScript
20 57 (10.61%) TDD
21 56 (10.43%) Node.js
22 55 (10.24%) Microsoft
23 53 (9.87%) OO
23 53 (9.87%) QA

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 26 (4.84%) Confluence
2 12 (2.23%) SAS
3 9 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.30%) CMS
6 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.56%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.56%) Liferay
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.30%) AutoCAD
2 5 (0.93%) Simulink
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.37%) Shopify
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 147 (27.37%) Azure
2 116 (21.60%) AWS
3 25 (4.66%) SaaS
4 18 (3.35%) GCP
4 18 (3.35%) Serverless
5 16 (2.98%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (2.98%) GitHub
6 10 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.68%) npm
8 6 (1.12%) Amazon Cognito
8 6 (1.12%) Azure Stack
9 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.37%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.37%) Azure Storage
11 2 (0.37%) Mailgun
11 2 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.91%) Ethernet
2 12 (2.23%) Broadband
2 12 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.30%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.12%) FlexRay
4 6 (1.12%) RS-232
4 6 (1.12%) RS-485
5 5 (0.93%) Skype
6 3 (0.56%) Firewall
7 2 (0.37%) DNS
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 2 (0.37%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.19%) DAB
8 1 (0.19%) HTTP
8 1 (0.19%) Internet
8 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) SMTP
8 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.84%) Big Data
3 25 (4.66%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.28%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.91%) MySQL
6 16 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.23%) Base SAS
7 12 (2.23%) Pentaho
7 12 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 12 (2.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 12 (2.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 7 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.56%) Redis
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.08%) JIRA
3 29 (5.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 25 (4.66%) Visual Studio
6 18 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (2.61%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.05%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.68%) GitLab
10 8 (1.49%) Vagrant
11 7 (1.30%) Hudson
11 7 (1.30%) Subversion
11 7 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.12%) GCC
12 6 (1.12%) git-flow
12 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.74%) NUnit
13 4 (0.74%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.56%) Maven
14 3 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 101 (18.81%) Finance
2 40 (7.45%) Law
3 29 (5.40%) Electronics
4 28 (5.21%) Automotive
5 23 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.72%) Marketing
7 18 (3.35%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.23%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.68%) Retail
9 9 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.12%) Advertising
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Military
14 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (49.72%) Software Engineer
2 169 (31.47%) Developer
3 73 (13.59%) Senior Software Engineer
4 62 (11.55%) C# Developer
5 53 (9.87%) Embedded Engineer
6 49 (9.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 45 (8.38%) Software Developer
8 43 (8.01%) .NET Developer
9 41 (7.64%) C++ Software Engineer
10 34 (6.33%) C Software Engineer
11 33 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
12 32 (5.96%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 31 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (5.03%) C# Software Engineer
15 27 (5.03%) Senior Developer
16 24 (4.47%) Java Engineer
16 24 (4.47%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 23 (4.28%) Java Software Engineer
18 22 (4.10%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (31.47%) .NET
2 108 (20.11%) AngularJS
3 93 (17.32%) .NET Core
4 56 (10.43%) Node.js
5 49 (9.12%) HTML
6 47 (8.75%) CSS
7 45 (8.38%) ASP.NET
7 45 (8.38%) React
8 44 (8.19%) Vue.js
9 43 (8.01%) REST
10 42 (7.82%) Spring
11 30 (5.59%) .NET Framework
12 26 (4.84%) jQuery
13 24 (4.47%) Entity Framework
14 23 (4.28%) RESTful
15 21 (3.91%) JSON
16 20 (3.72%) HTML5
17 19 (3.54%) Kafka
17 19 (3.54%) LINQ
18 18 (3.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.21%) Algorithms
4 26 (4.84%) Data Structures
4 26 (4.84%) User Experience
5 13 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 13 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.30%) Smart Home
9 5 (0.93%) Robotics
10 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.56%) VHDL
12 2 (0.37%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.37%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Lidar
12 2 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.71%) Linux
2 20 (3.72%) Unix
3 18 (3.35%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (2.98%) Windows
5 9 (1.68%) Android
6 8 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.56%) CentOS
7 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.37%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.19%) QNX Neutrino
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.18%) DevOps
3 86 (16.01%) Scrum
4 83 (15.46%) Microservices
5 76 (14.15%) Software Testing
6 59 (10.99%) SDLC
7 57 (10.61%) TDD
8 53 (9.87%) OO
9 52 (9.68%) Computer Science
10 51 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (7.64%) Test Automation
12 40 (7.45%) Mentoring
13 39 (7.26%) MVC
13 39 (7.26%) Requirements Gathering
14 38 (7.08%) Fintech
15 36 (6.70%) Artificial Intelligence
16 31 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (5.77%) SOLID
17 29 (5.40%) Analytics
18 28 (5.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (37.62%) C#
2 184 (34.26%) JavaScript
3 114 (21.23%) Java
4 108 (20.11%) SQL
5 104 (19.37%) Python
6 93 (17.32%) C
6 93 (17.32%) C++
7 57 (10.61%) TypeScript
8 31 (5.77%) Ruby
9 29 (5.40%) Embedded C
10 22 (4.10%) Go
10 22 (4.10%) PHP
11 13 (2.42%) Java 8
12 12 (2.23%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.05%) Embedded C++
14 9 (1.68%) Groovy
15 8 (1.49%) Perl
15 8 (1.49%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.30%) MATLAB
17 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (17.13%) Degree
2 60 (11.17%) Security Cleared
3 57 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 36 (6.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.30%) HNC
6 4 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.56%) RHCE
7 3 (0.56%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.19%) HND
8 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.87%) QA
2 11 (2.05%) MISRA
3 7 (1.30%) ISO 26262
4 6 (1.12%) GDPR
4 6 (1.12%) SLA
5 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.74%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.56%) GxP
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 92 (17.13%) Docker
2 18 (3.35%) Firmware
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (8.01%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.15%) Terraform
3 22 (4.10%) Ansible
4 11 (2.05%) Packer
5 10 (1.86%) Consul
5 10 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.30%) Nagios
7 4 (0.74%) Grafana
7 4 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.74%) Puppet
8 3 (0.56%) Graphite
8 3 (0.56%) SELinux
8 3 (0.56%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.19%) MIIS
Vendors
1 55 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.45%) Oracle
3 22 (4.10%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.49%) Google
4 8 (1.49%) LexisNexis
5 6 (1.12%) EMC
6 5 (0.93%) Facebook
6 5 (0.93%) HP
6 5 (0.93%) Twitter
6 5 (0.93%) YouTube
7 3 (0.56%) Adobe
7 3 (0.56%) OpenText
7 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.56%) Sun
7 3 (0.56%) Talend
8 2 (0.37%) Apple
8 2 (0.37%) Intel
8 2 (0.37%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.19%) Citrix
9 1 (0.19%) Informatica