Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 28 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 863 1,005 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.20% 6.92% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 7.56% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 611 727 801
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,028
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.08% +0.57%

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 11,003 13,295 14,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.74% 91.50% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,494 10,556 11,727
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +5 557 £50,000 +11.11% 166
East Midlands 0 306 £43,000 -4.44% 97
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 453 (52.49%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (38.35%) C#
3 277 (32.10%) Degree
4 264 (30.59%) .NET
5 231 (26.77%) C++
6 224 (25.96%) Java
7 210 (24.33%) SQL
8 202 (23.41%) Scrum
9 193 (22.36%) C
10 180 (20.86%) JavaScript
11 163 (18.89%) DevOps
12 158 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 155 (17.96%) Problem-Solving
14 147 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
15 142 (16.45%) Microsoft
16 133 (15.41%) HTML
17 129 (14.95%) Computer Science
18 127 (14.72%) Linux
19 120 (13.90%) CSS
20 118 (13.67%) Visual Studio
21 117 (13.56%) SQL Server
22 113 (13.09%) Python
23 112 (12.98%) SDLC
24 108 (12.51%) Git (software)
25 106 (12.28%) Retail
26 105 (12.17%) MVC
27 102 (11.82%) Analytics
28 100 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
29 99 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
30 96 (11.12%) TDD

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 52 (6.03%) SAS
2 19 (2.20%) Confluence
3 17 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.27%) JBoss
5 10 (1.16%) Apache
6 7 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.58%) nginx
7 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.46%) WordPress
9 3 (0.35%) CMS
9 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.35%) WinCC
10 2 (0.23%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.23%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Simulink
1 15 (1.74%) SPSS
2 10 (1.16%) Stateflow
3 9 (1.04%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.12%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 158 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (4.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 43 (4.98%) Serverless
4 35 (4.06%) GitHub
5 22 (2.55%) PaaS
6 20 (2.32%) SaaS
7 17 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.97%) Power Platform
8 9 (1.04%) IaaS
9 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.70%) npm
9 6 (0.70%) NuGet
9 6 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.82%) RS-485
1 33 (3.82%) TCP/IP
2 32 (3.71%) Internet
3 27 (3.13%) Modbus
4 16 (1.85%) Firewall
5 11 (1.27%) Wireless
6 10 (1.16%) LAN
6 10 (1.16%) OSPF
6 10 (1.16%) WAN
7 9 (1.04%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.04%) VoIP
8 8 (0.93%) BGP
8 8 (0.93%) EIGRP
8 8 (0.93%) HSRP
8 8 (0.93%) Intranet
8 8 (0.93%) IPsec
8 8 (0.93%) IPv6
8 8 (0.93%) MPLS
8 8 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (0.93%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (5.45%) Hadoop
4 46 (5.33%) Big Data
5 44 (5.10%) MySQL
6 33 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 30 (3.48%) Pentaho
8 28 (3.24%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.78%) BigQuery
10 23 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 23 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (2.32%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.32%) OLAP
12 19 (2.20%) Relational Database
13 18 (2.09%) Data Lake
14 17 (1.97%) Power BI
15 14 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database
17 10 (1.16%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 118 (13.67%) Visual Studio
2 108 (12.51%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.23%) Jenkins
4 59 (6.84%) Maven
5 56 (6.49%) JIRA
6 41 (4.75%) Rational DOORS
7 35 (4.06%) Bitbucket
8 34 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 32 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (3.24%) Artifactory
11 26 (3.01%) Subversion
12 23 (2.67%) Selenium
13 19 (2.20%) Robot Framework
14 14 (1.62%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.04%) CANoe
16 9 (1.04%) JUnit
16 9 (1.04%) WebDriver
17 6 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 6 (0.70%) StarTeam
General
1 106 (12.28%) Retail
2 55 (6.37%) Finance
3 51 (5.91%) Electronics
4 48 (5.56%) Automotive
5 41 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.06%) Marketing
7 27 (3.13%) Aerospace
8 25 (2.90%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.70%) Military
11 5 (0.58%) Law
11 5 (0.58%) Publishing
12 3 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.23%) Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Avionics
14 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (47.28%) Software Engineer
2 242 (28.04%) Developer
3 114 (13.21%) Embedded Engineer
4 107 (12.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 79 (9.15%) .NET Developer
6 75 (8.69%) Software Developer
7 69 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 58 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 52 (6.03%) Senior Developer
10 50 (5.79%) .NET Software Engineer
11 44 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
12 40 (4.63%) C++ Software Engineer
12 40 (4.63%) Lead Software Engineer
13 34 (3.94%) Java Developer
14 32 (3.71%) C# Software Engineer
15 31 (3.59%) Architect
16 30 (3.48%) Java Engineer
17 29 (3.36%) .NET Software Developer
18 27 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
18 27 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (30.59%) .NET
2 133 (15.41%) HTML
3 120 (13.90%) CSS
4 89 (10.31%) ASP.NET
5 68 (7.88%) AngularJS
5 68 (7.88%) Spring
6 67 (7.76%) React
7 65 (7.53%) .NET Core
8 59 (6.84%) Node.js
9 58 (6.72%) Web Services
10 48 (5.56%) HTML5
11 45 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 43 (4.98%) .NET Framework
12 43 (4.98%) REST
13 41 (4.75%) XML
14 31 (3.59%) WCF
15 30 (3.48%) RESTful
16 29 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (2.90%) CSS3
17 25 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.91%) Algorithms
3 38 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
4 37 (4.29%) User Experience
5 34 (3.94%) VHDL
6 31 (3.59%) Data Centre
7 27 (3.13%) CAN bus
7 27 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (2.55%) Internet of Things
10 18 (2.09%) Device Driver
11 15 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.62%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.39%) Cyberattack
13 12 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 11 (1.27%) NHS
15 8 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.93%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.81%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 127 (14.72%) Linux
2 69 (8.00%) Windows
3 67 (7.76%) Unix
4 31 (3.59%) FreeRTOS
5 22 (2.55%) Android
6 18 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.81%) MVS
7 7 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.35%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (52.49%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (23.41%) Scrum
3 163 (18.89%) DevOps
4 155 (17.96%) Problem-Solving
5 129 (14.95%) Computer Science
6 112 (12.98%) SDLC
7 105 (12.17%) MVC
8 102 (11.82%) Analytics
9 100 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (11.12%) TDD
11 87 (10.08%) Mathematics
12 80 (9.27%) Mentoring
13 78 (9.04%) Test Automation
14 76 (8.81%) UML
15 73 (8.46%) Unit Testing
16 72 (8.34%) Data Analytics
17 69 (8.00%) OO
18 61 (7.07%) Microservices
19 57 (6.60%) Web Development
20 55 (6.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 331 (38.35%) C#
2 231 (26.77%) C++
3 224 (25.96%) Java
4 210 (24.33%) SQL
5 193 (22.36%) C
6 180 (20.86%) JavaScript
7 113 (13.09%) Python
8 36 (4.17%) Embedded C
9 34 (3.94%) T-SQL
10 32 (3.71%) Scala
11 23 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.43%) PHP
13 18 (2.09%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.97%) Go
15 15 (1.74%) R
16 13 (1.51%) MATLAB
16 13 (1.51%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.39%) Perl
18 11 (1.27%) Java 8
19 10 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 277 (32.10%) Degree
2 67 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 65 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.78%) HND
6 14 (1.62%) CCNP
6 14 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.04%) PhD
10 8 (0.93%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.93%) ISEB
11 7 (0.81%) MCP
12 6 (0.70%) CISSP
13 5 (0.58%) CEH
13 5 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.58%) PMP
14 3 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.53%) QA
2 21 (2.43%) GDPR
3 15 (1.74%) SLA
4 10 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.93%) MISRA
6 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.58%) GPG13
7 5 (0.58%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.58%) PMO
8 3 (0.35%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.35%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.23%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.23%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 66 (7.65%) Docker
2 50 (5.79%) Firmware
3 18 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.81%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (0.46%) HDFS
6 4 (0.46%) Varnish
6 4 (0.46%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (3.82%) Ansible
2 29 (3.36%) SELinux
3 27 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 27 (3.13%) Terraform
4 10 (1.16%) Puppet
5 7 (0.81%) OpenView
5 7 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.35%) SCCM
7 3 (0.35%) WSUS
8 2 (0.23%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) Icinga
9 1 (0.12%) MIIS
9 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 42 (4.87%) Google
3 39 (4.52%) Oracle
4 34 (3.94%) VMware
5 30 (3.48%) Cloudera
6 24 (2.78%) Cisco
6 24 (2.78%) Tableau
7 16 (1.85%) SAP
8 13 (1.51%) MathWorks
9 10 (1.16%) Citrix
10 9 (1.04%) HP
10 9 (1.04%) Intel
11 8 (0.93%) Juniper
11 8 (0.93%) MKS
12 7 (0.81%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.81%) IBM
12 7 (0.81%) Lotus
13 6 (0.70%) Altera
13 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.58%) Splunk