Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 33 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,042 1,016 1,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.61% 6.67% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.37% 7.34% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 673 745 941
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,100 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £60,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 11,120 13,843 14,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.89% 90.88% 91.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,213 11,066 11,643
Midlands median annual salary £43,350 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 20 March 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 20 March 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 +14 641 £45,000 - 168
East Midlands +9 406 £45,000 - 119
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 560 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (44.72%) Degree
3 386 (37.04%) C#
4 385 (36.95%) Java
5 283 (27.16%) C
6 267 (25.62%) C++
7 230 (22.07%) Microsoft
8 225 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
9 219 (21.02%) JavaScript
10 216 (20.73%) .NET
11 207 (19.87%) SQL
12 206 (19.77%) Scrum
13 196 (18.81%) Computer Science
14 195 (18.71%) Linux
15 180 (17.27%) HTML
16 168 (16.12%) Spring
17 163 (15.64%) Visual Studio
17 163 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 158 (15.16%) Firmware
19 152 (14.59%) SDLC
20 149 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
21 147 (14.11%) CSS
22 141 (13.53%) TDD
23 137 (13.15%) Unit Testing
23 137 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
24 131 (12.57%) Maven
25 129 (12.38%) Cybersecurity
26 126 (12.09%) Automotive
27 125 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
28 124 (11.90%) DevOps

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 57 (5.47%) Apache
2 28 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 27 (2.59%) SAS
4 16 (1.54%) CMS
4 16 (1.54%) Drupal
5 12 (1.15%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.06%) Confluence
7 7 (0.67%) IIS
7 7 (0.67%) JBoss
8 6 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.19%) eZ Publish
12 2 (0.19%) Liferay
12 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.15%) Simulink
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.67%) SPSS
4 7 (0.67%) Stateflow
5 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.48%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.096%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.096%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.096%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 163 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (7.68%) GitHub
4 54 (5.18%) PaaS
5 31 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.98%) SaaS
6 27 (2.59%) IaaS
7 21 (2.02%) Serverless
8 11 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.96%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.67%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.48%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.38%) Slack
14 3 (0.29%) Boomi
14 3 (0.29%) npm
14 3 (0.29%) Trello
15 1 (0.096%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 91 (8.73%) RS-485
2 86 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 83 (7.97%) Modbus
4 60 (5.76%) Internet
5 47 (4.51%) Firewall
6 27 (2.59%) LAN
6 27 (2.59%) OSPF
6 27 (2.59%) WAN
7 20 (1.92%) HTTP
8 16 (1.54%) Ethernet
9 14 (1.34%) Wireless
10 9 (0.86%) IPv6
11 8 (0.77%) VPN
11 8 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (0.67%) RS-232
13 6 (0.58%) GSM
13 6 (0.58%) SSL
13 6 (0.58%) ZigBee
14 5 (0.48%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.64%) Big Data
3 51 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.84%) Hadoop
6 39 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 35 (3.36%) MySQL
8 31 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.11%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (1.63%) Pentaho
12 16 (1.54%) HBase
13 15 (1.44%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.44%) Impala
14 14 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.34%) OLAP
15 13 (1.25%) Power BI
16 12 (1.15%) Redis
17 11 (1.06%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 163 (15.64%) Visual Studio
2 131 (12.57%) Maven
3 115 (11.04%) Jenkins
4 103 (9.88%) Git (software)
5 85 (8.16%) Robot Framework
6 50 (4.80%) Selenium
7 41 (3.93%) JIRA
8 40 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (3.26%) Cucumber
10 33 (3.17%) Subversion
11 27 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
12 24 (2.30%) Bitbucket
13 21 (2.02%) Gradle
14 20 (1.92%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.82%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.54%) Artifactory
16 16 (1.54%) JMeter
17 15 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
18 13 (1.25%) CppUnit
19 12 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 126 (12.09%) Automotive
2 122 (11.71%) Finance
3 109 (10.46%) Retail
4 106 (10.17%) Manufacturing
5 77 (7.39%) Marketing
6 64 (6.14%) Telecoms
7 36 (3.45%) Electronics
8 18 (1.73%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.63%) Publishing
10 12 (1.15%) Banking
10 12 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.77%) Games
12 7 (0.67%) Military
12 7 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.58%) Law
14 5 (0.48%) Advertising
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
16 1 (0.096%) Avionics
16 1 (0.096%) Billing
16 1 (0.096%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 439 (42.13%) Software Engineer
2 263 (25.24%) Developer
3 119 (11.42%) Embedded Engineer
4 109 (10.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 96 (9.21%) Software Developer
6 82 (7.87%) Lead Software Engineer
7 72 (6.91%) .NET Developer
8 69 (6.62%) C# Developer
9 68 (6.53%) Java Developer
10 59 (5.66%) Architect
11 58 (5.57%) Senior Developer
12 56 (5.37%) Senior Software Engineer
13 53 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
14 48 (4.61%) C# Software Engineer
15 43 (4.13%) C# Software Developer
16 40 (3.84%) Delivery Manager
17 39 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
18 35 (3.36%) .NET Software Engineer
18 35 (3.36%) Analyst
19 34 (3.26%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (20.73%) .NET
2 180 (17.27%) HTML
3 168 (16.12%) Spring
4 147 (14.11%) CSS
5 96 (9.21%) HTML5
6 91 (8.73%) REST
6 91 (8.73%) RESTful
7 82 (7.87%) Web Services
8 80 (7.68%) ASP.NET
9 78 (7.49%) Node.js
10 73 (7.01%) JSON
11 69 (6.62%) AngularJS
12 54 (5.18%) jQuery
13 53 (5.09%) XML
14 50 (4.80%) React
15 41 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (3.74%) WCF
17 36 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 35 (3.36%) COM
18 35 (3.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.54%) Embedded Systems
3 83 (7.97%) CAN bus
4 75 (7.20%) Data Centre
5 61 (5.85%) Device Driver
5 61 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (5.47%) User Experience
7 52 (4.99%) Algorithms
7 52 (4.99%) Internet of Things
8 39 (3.74%) NHS
9 33 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (2.69%) Public Cloud
11 25 (2.40%) VHDL
12 21 (2.02%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.92%) Driving Licence
14 17 (1.63%) CMDB
15 15 (1.44%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.34%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.96%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 195 (18.71%) Linux
2 105 (10.08%) Windows
3 91 (8.73%) FreeRTOS
4 87 (8.35%) Android
5 80 (7.68%) Apple iOS
6 44 (4.22%) Unix
7 16 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.48%) Solaris
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.29%) CentOS
11 3 (0.29%) MVS
11 3 (0.29%) SafeRTOS
11 3 (0.29%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
3 206 (19.77%) Scrum
4 196 (18.81%) Computer Science
5 152 (14.59%) SDLC
6 149 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
7 141 (13.53%) TDD
8 137 (13.15%) Unit Testing
9 129 (12.38%) Cybersecurity
10 124 (11.90%) DevOps
11 121 (11.61%) MVC
12 120 (11.52%) Test Automation
13 113 (10.84%) Analytics
13 113 (10.84%) UML
14 108 (10.36%) Mathematics
15 102 (9.79%) Time Management
16 97 (9.31%) Technical Leadership
17 94 (9.02%) OO
18 91 (8.73%) Microservices
18 91 (8.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 386 (37.04%) C#
2 385 (36.95%) Java
3 283 (27.16%) C
4 267 (25.62%) C++
5 219 (21.02%) JavaScript
6 207 (19.87%) SQL
7 106 (10.17%) Python
8 48 (4.61%) Embedded C
9 42 (4.03%) PHP
10 33 (3.17%) TypeScript
11 32 (3.07%) Scala
12 28 (2.69%) T-SQL
13 26 (2.50%) PowerShell
14 25 (2.40%) PL/SQL
15 23 (2.21%) VBScript
16 20 (1.92%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.44%) Go
18 14 (1.34%) MATLAB
18 14 (1.34%) Ruby
19 13 (1.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 466 (44.72%) Degree
2 110 (10.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (5.28%) Security Cleared
4 52 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 28 (2.69%) CISSP
6 27 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (2.40%) CEH
8 21 (2.02%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (1.73%) ISEB
10 17 (1.63%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.63%) PMP
11 16 (1.54%) MCP
11 16 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (1.44%) MCSE
13 14 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.86%) HND
14 9 (0.86%) PhD
14 9 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.77%) CCNP
15 8 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.53%) QA
2 53 (5.09%) GDPR
3 17 (1.63%) GPG13
3 17 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.63%) SLA
4 9 (0.86%) MISRA
5 7 (0.67%) IEC 62304
5 7 (0.67%) ISO 26262
6 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.48%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.29%) HAZOP
8 3 (0.29%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.19%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.19%) DO-254
9 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 158 (15.16%) Firmware
2 87 (8.35%) Docker
3 19 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.86%) HDFS
6 8 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.19%) etcd
8 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.096%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.59%) Terraform
3 21 (2.02%) Puppet
4 18 (1.73%) SELinux
5 17 (1.63%) Ansible
6 15 (1.44%) SCCM
6 15 (1.44%) WSUS
7 10 (0.96%) Consul
8 9 (0.86%) Packer
9 8 (0.77%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.58%) Oozie
11 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.29%) OpenView
13 3 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
14 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
15 1 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 230 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.13%) CheckPoint
2 43 (4.13%) VMware
3 41 (3.93%) Google
4 36 (3.45%) Oracle
5 35 (3.36%) Cisco
5 35 (3.36%) HP
6 22 (2.11%) Fortinet
7 17 (1.63%) Citrix
7 17 (1.63%) Cloudera
7 17 (1.63%) EMC
7 17 (1.63%) NetApp
8 16 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.44%) SAP
10 11 (1.06%) Tableau
11 8 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.67%) ForgeRock
12 7 (0.67%) IBM
13 5 (0.48%) Intel
13 5 (0.48%) Juniper