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

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 25 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 525 886 1,037
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.62% 7.27% 6.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% 7.92% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 450 660 785
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,225 £27,950
90th Percentile £72,625 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +7.14%

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 5,552 11,187 13,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.12% 91.82% 91.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4,542 8,598 10,967
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 5 July 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 July 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 +2 304 £47,500 -5.00% 52
East Midlands +13 221 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 278 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (41.90%) C#
3 177 (33.71%) .NET
4 155 (29.52%) JavaScript
5 147 (28.00%) Java
6 145 (27.62%) Azure
7 120 (22.86%) DevOps
8 119 (22.67%) Degree
9 108 (20.57%) SQL
10 101 (19.24%) HTML
11 96 (18.29%) TDD
12 95 (18.10%) CSS
13 94 (17.90%) AWS
14 93 (17.71%) Scrum
15 85 (16.19%) Microsoft
16 83 (15.81%) Python
17 74 (14.10%) Test Automation
18 73 (13.90%) ASP.NET
18 73 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
19 71 (13.52%) Computer Science
20 70 (13.33%) MVC
21 67 (12.76%) SQL Server
21 67 (12.76%) Git (software)
22 66 (12.57%) AngularJS
23 64 (12.19%) C++
24 63 (12.00%) Microservices
25 61 (11.62%) BDD
26 58 (11.05%) .NET Framework
27 57 (10.86%) Finance
28 54 (10.29%) Unit Testing

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 32 (6.10%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.48%) SAS
3 12 (2.29%) CMS
3 12 (2.29%) Confluence
4 11 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.71%) IIS
6 6 (1.14%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.19%) WinCC
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Simulink
1 7 (1.33%) TargetLink
2 6 (1.14%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) InVision
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Sketch
5 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Magento
2 2 (0.38%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 145 (27.62%) Azure
2 94 (17.90%) AWS
3 44 (8.38%) SaaS
4 21 (4.00%) PaaS
5 13 (2.48%) Power Platform
6 9 (1.71%) GitHub
7 8 (1.52%) Serverless
8 7 (1.33%) GCP
9 6 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.14%) IaaS
10 4 (0.76%) npm
10 4 (0.76%) Office 365
10 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.38%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.19%) Slack
13 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.90%) SAN
2 9 (1.71%) FTP
2 9 (1.71%) Internet
3 7 (1.33%) Broadband
4 6 (1.14%) FlexRay
5 5 (0.95%) SSL
5 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.19%) 3G
8 1 (0.19%) 4G
8 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.19%) Firewall
8 1 (0.19%) HTTP
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) Profibus
8 1 (0.19%) RS-485
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
8 1 (0.19%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.95%) Big Data
3 41 (7.81%) Hadoop
4 28 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.57%) HBase
6 21 (4.00%) MySQL
7 18 (3.43%) Apache Hive
8 16 (3.05%) Impala
9 15 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (2.67%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (2.29%) Pentaho
13 11 (2.10%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.10%) Power BI
14 9 (1.71%) Base SAS
14 9 (1.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (1.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 9 (1.71%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 8 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (12.76%) Git (software)
2 46 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 42 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 24 (4.57%) JIRA
5 22 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (4.00%) Subversion
7 20 (3.81%) NUnit
8 16 (3.05%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.05%) IntelliJ
8 16 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (2.48%) Mercurial
10 12 (2.29%) Selenium
10 12 (2.29%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.90%) JUnit
12 9 (1.71%) GitLab
12 9 (1.71%) Maven
12 9 (1.71%) Moq
12 9 (1.71%) MSTest
12 9 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (10.86%) Finance
2 33 (6.29%) Electronics
3 26 (4.95%) Retail
4 23 (4.38%) Law
5 19 (3.62%) Automotive
6 12 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.71%) Back Office
7 9 (1.71%) Games
7 9 (1.71%) Marketing
8 8 (1.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.57%) Police
9 3 (0.57%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.38%) Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 243 (46.29%) Software Engineer
2 132 (25.14%) Developer
3 64 (12.19%) Senior Software Engineer
4 50 (9.52%) Embedded Engineer
5 45 (8.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 42 (8.00%) Software Developer
7 40 (7.62%) C# Software Engineer
7 40 (7.62%) Java Engineer
8 35 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 33 (6.29%) C# Developer
9 33 (6.29%) Senior Developer
10 32 (6.10%) Architect
11 31 (5.90%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (5.14%) .NET Software Engineer
12 27 (5.14%) Lead Software Engineer
13 25 (4.76%) .NET Developer
13 25 (4.76%) Lead Developer
14 18 (3.43%) Lead Java Developer
15 17 (3.24%) Data Engineer
15 17 (3.24%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (33.71%) .NET
2 101 (19.24%) HTML
3 95 (18.10%) CSS
4 73 (13.90%) ASP.NET
5 66 (12.57%) AngularJS
6 58 (11.05%) .NET Framework
7 46 (8.76%) React
8 43 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (7.62%) .NET Core
10 37 (7.05%) Kafka
11 34 (6.48%) HTML5
11 34 (6.48%) Spring
12 33 (6.29%) RESTful
13 30 (5.71%) jQuery
14 29 (5.52%) Web Services
15 26 (4.95%) Node.js
16 24 (4.57%) REST
17 23 (4.38%) WPF
18 22 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
19 21 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (6.48%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (6.29%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.19%) Cloud Native
6 18 (3.43%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.24%) User Experience
8 15 (2.86%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.71%) VHDL
12 6 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.14%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.95%) AS400
13 5 (0.95%) Social Media
14 4 (0.76%) Derivative
14 4 (0.76%) Raspberry Pi
14 4 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.57%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.52%) Linux
2 47 (8.95%) Windows
3 25 (4.76%) Unix
4 11 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.90%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.71%) Android
6 9 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.52%) VxWorks
8 5 (0.95%) SafeRTOS
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.57%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) MVS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (22.86%) DevOps
3 96 (18.29%) TDD
4 93 (17.71%) Scrum
5 74 (14.10%) Test Automation
6 73 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (13.52%) Computer Science
8 70 (13.33%) MVC
9 63 (12.00%) Microservices
10 61 (11.62%) BDD
11 54 (10.29%) Unit Testing
12 53 (10.10%) SDLC
13 48 (9.14%) Mentoring
14 47 (8.95%) UML
15 43 (8.19%) Analytics
16 42 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (7.05%) OO
18 28 (5.33%) User Stories
19 27 (5.14%) Requirements Gathering
19 27 (5.14%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 220 (41.90%) C#
2 155 (29.52%) JavaScript
3 147 (28.00%) Java
4 108 (20.57%) SQL
5 83 (15.81%) Python
6 64 (12.19%) C++
7 49 (9.33%) C
8 34 (6.48%) TypeScript
9 22 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 21 (4.00%) Embedded C
10 21 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 21 (4.00%) Scala
11 15 (2.86%) Ruby
12 14 (2.67%) Go
12 14 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.29%) Perl
13 12 (2.29%) PHP
14 11 (2.10%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.71%) Fortran
15 9 (1.71%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 119 (22.67%) Degree
2 45 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (7.24%) Security Cleared
4 29 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.86%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.29%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PhD
10 2 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.62%) QA
2 16 (3.05%) ISO 26262
3 13 (2.48%) MISRA
4 9 (1.71%) MISRA C
5 7 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.57%) GDPR
7 2 (0.38%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (10.10%) Docker
2 27 (5.14%) HDFS
3 12 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.71%) Firmware
5 4 (0.76%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 38 (7.24%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.86%) Terraform
3 12 (2.29%) Ansible
4 11 (2.10%) SCCM
5 10 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (1.90%) SCOM
5 10 (1.90%) WSUS
6 9 (1.71%) Kibana
6 9 (1.71%) SELinux
7 8 (1.52%) Puppet
8 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.95%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.57%) Consul
10 3 (0.57%) Nagios
10 3 (0.57%) Packer
11 1 (0.19%) Grafana
11 1 (0.19%) Graphite
11 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.19%) Salt
11 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.62%) Oracle
3 18 (3.43%) Google
4 15 (2.86%) HP
5 14 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.29%) Cloudera
7 10 (1.90%) IBM
7 10 (1.90%) NetApp
8 7 (1.33%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.14%) Intel
10 5 (0.95%) Adobe
10 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.95%) Informatica
10 5 (0.95%) Splunk
11 4 (0.76%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.76%) SAP
11 4 (0.76%) Talend
12 3 (0.57%) Hitachi
13 2 (0.38%) hybris
13 2 (0.38%) VMware