Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 38 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 891 1064 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.75% 5.86% 5.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.48% 6.58% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 779 1023 1127
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 13757 16172 16238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.82% 89.03% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11201 12677 13295
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +9 523 £42,200 +9.61% 46
East Midlands -4 380 £40,000 - 27
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 372 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (37.04%) Java
3 318 (35.69%) C#
4 312 (35.02%) Degree
5 291 (32.66%) JavaScript
6 239 (26.82%) SQL
7 222 (24.92%) Computer Science
8 214 (24.02%) C++
9 210 (23.57%) .NET
10 206 (23.12%) HTML
11 164 (18.41%) CSS
12 159 (17.85%) C
13 156 (17.51%) Unit Testing
14 151 (16.95%) OO
15 146 (16.39%) TDD
16 144 (16.16%) Scrum
17 141 (15.82%) Computer Science Degree
18 139 (15.60%) SQL Server
19 134 (15.04%) QA
20 133 (14.93%) MVC
21 129 (14.48%) Linux
22 127 (14.25%) XML
23 121 (13.58%) Web Services
23 121 (13.58%) Test Automation
24 114 (12.79%) RESTful
24 114 (12.79%) Oracle
25 111 (12.46%) Mentoring
25 111 (12.46%) SDLC
26 109 (12.23%) Git (software)
27 104 (11.67%) 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 45 (5.05%) Tomcat
2 27 (3.03%) Apache
3 25 (2.81%) JBoss
4 18 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.57%) IIS
6 13 (1.46%) CMS
7 11 (1.23%) Documentum
8 9 (1.01%) GlassFish
9 8 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.79%) Alfresco
10 7 (0.79%) Drupal
10 7 (0.79%) Jetty
10 7 (0.79%) Liferay
11 6 (0.67%) Confluence
12 3 (0.34%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.34%) WildFly
13 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (2.81%) Simulink
2 7 (0.79%) Doxygen
2 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.79%) Stateflow
3 5 (0.56%) EPLAN
4 2 (0.22%) HipChat
4 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.22%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.51%) GitHub
3 44 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.68%) SaaS
5 11 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.12%) PaaS
7 9 (1.01%) IaaS
8 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.79%) Serverless
9 5 (0.56%) npm
10 4 (0.45%) Force.com
10 4 (0.45%) Office 365
10 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.22%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.81%) HTTP
2 24 (2.69%) Firewall
3 23 (2.58%) Internet
4 17 (1.91%) Bluetooth
5 13 (1.46%) LAN
5 13 (1.46%) WAN
5 13 (1.46%) Wireless
6 12 (1.35%) OSPF
6 12 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.01%) Profibus
8 8 (0.90%) RS-485
8 8 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.79%) AMQP
9 7 (0.79%) SMS
10 5 (0.56%) RFID
10 5 (0.56%) ZigBee
11 3 (0.34%) Modbus
11 3 (0.34%) SMTP
11 3 (0.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 82 (9.20%) MySQL
3 78 (8.75%) NoSQL
4 66 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 28 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.13%) Big Data
9 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.01%) DB2
10 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.79%) OLTP
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.79%) SQLPlus
13 6 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.67%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 109 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 79 (8.87%) Subversion
4 70 (7.86%) Jenkins
5 47 (5.27%) JIRA
6 40 (4.49%) JUnit
7 36 (4.04%) Maven
7 36 (4.04%) Selenium
8 22 (2.47%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
10 15 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.35%) Mercurial
12 11 (1.23%) Gradle
12 11 (1.23%) Grunt
12 11 (1.23%) gulp
12 11 (1.23%) webpack
13 10 (1.12%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.12%) TestNG
14 9 (1.01%) JBehave
General
1 99 (11.11%) Finance
2 81 (9.09%) Electronics
3 53 (5.95%) Automotive
4 40 (4.49%) Retail
5 36 (4.04%) Games
6 32 (3.59%) Banking
7 22 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.02%) Legal
9 17 (1.91%) Advertising
9 17 (1.91%) Marketing
10 15 (1.68%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.01%) Publishing
13 7 (0.79%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.67%) Billing
15 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.34%) Law
17 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (45.12%) Software Engineer
2 356 (39.96%) Developer
3 114 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 112 (12.57%) Software Developer
5 76 (8.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 72 (8.08%) Java Engineer
7 69 (7.74%) Java Software Engineer
8 68 (7.63%) Senior Developer
9 63 (7.07%) Embedded Engineer
10 61 (6.85%) Architect
11 60 (6.73%) C# Developer
11 60 (6.73%) C++ Software Engineer
12 58 (6.51%) C# Software Engineer
13 52 (5.84%) Senior Software Engineer
14 49 (5.50%) Graduate
15 48 (5.39%) .NET Developer
15 48 (5.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 43 (4.83%) Lead Developer
17 39 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
18 38 (4.26%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (23.57%) .NET
2 206 (23.12%) HTML
3 164 (18.41%) CSS
4 127 (14.25%) XML
5 121 (13.58%) Web Services
6 114 (12.79%) RESTful
7 98 (11.00%) Spring
8 97 (10.89%) ASP.NET
9 96 (10.77%) AngularJS
10 86 (9.65%) HTML5
11 85 (9.54%) jQuery
11 85 (9.54%) REST
12 78 (8.75%) Node.js
13 48 (5.39%) Hibernate
14 42 (4.71%) SOAP
15 36 (4.04%) .NET Framework
16 35 (3.93%) Middleware
17 34 (3.82%) XSLT
18 33 (3.70%) WPF
19 32 (3.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 222 (24.92%) Computer Science
2 82 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.61%) Algorithms
4 38 (4.26%) User Experience
5 35 (3.93%) Mobile App
6 27 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.58%) Fintech
8 22 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (2.36%) SCADA
10 18 (2.02%) Smart Meter
11 17 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.57%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.46%) CAN bus
13 13 (1.46%) Device Driver
13 13 (1.46%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 10 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (1.01%) CMDB
16 9 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 129 (14.48%) Linux
2 104 (11.67%) Windows
3 31 (3.48%) Android
4 30 (3.37%) Unix
5 19 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (1.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 9 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.90%) VxWorks
8 7 (0.79%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (17.51%) Unit Testing
3 151 (16.95%) OO
4 146 (16.39%) TDD
5 144 (16.16%) Scrum
6 133 (14.93%) MVC
7 121 (13.58%) Test Automation
8 111 (12.46%) Mentoring
8 111 (12.46%) SDLC
9 90 (10.10%) OOP
10 84 (9.43%) Project Planning
11 81 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (8.64%) User Stories
13 75 (8.42%) Workflow
14 71 (7.97%) Microservices
15 68 (7.63%) Integration Testing
15 68 (7.63%) Mathematics
16 65 (7.30%) BDD
17 56 (6.29%) SOA
18 50 (5.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 330 (37.04%) Java
2 318 (35.69%) C#
3 291 (32.66%) JavaScript
4 239 (26.82%) SQL
5 214 (24.02%) C++
6 159 (17.85%) C
7 96 (10.77%) Python
8 53 (5.95%) PHP
9 47 (5.27%) MATLAB
10 41 (4.60%) Embedded C
11 37 (4.15%) Scala
12 28 (3.14%) VB.NET
13 25 (2.81%) Perl
13 25 (2.81%) XPath
14 19 (2.13%) Ruby
15 18 (2.02%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.57%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.46%) TypeScript
18 12 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 312 (35.02%) Degree
2 141 (15.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (3.70%) Sun Certification
4 31 (3.48%) PhD
5 30 (3.37%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.36%) HND
7 16 (1.80%) GNVQ
7 16 (1.80%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.35%) ISEB
8 12 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.35%) PMP
9 6 (0.67%) CEH
9 6 (0.67%) CISSP
9 6 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.67%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (15.04%) QA
2 28 (3.14%) MISRA
3 16 (1.80%) IEC 62304
4 13 (1.46%) SLA
5 11 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.23%) ISO 26262
5 11 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 11 (1.23%) MISRA C
6 10 (1.12%) ISO 13485
7 9 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.90%) IEC 61508
9 6 (0.67%) GPG13
9 6 (0.67%) PMO
10 4 (0.45%) COBIT
10 4 (0.45%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.34%) DICOM
11 3 (0.34%) HL7
11 3 (0.34%) TickIT
12 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (5.61%) Firmware
2 42 (4.71%) Docker
3 13 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (3.48%) Puppet
2 11 (1.23%) Marathon
3 9 (1.01%) Ansible
3 9 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.79%) TeamSite
5 6 (0.67%) Consul
5 6 (0.67%) Icinga
5 6 (0.67%) Nagios
6 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.11%) SELinux
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 114 (12.79%) Oracle
2 69 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.69%) Google
4 23 (2.58%) HP
5 21 (2.36%) SAP
6 20 (2.24%) CheckPoint
6 20 (2.24%) EMC
7 19 (2.13%) VMware
8 14 (1.57%) Cisco
9 12 (1.35%) Fortinet
10 11 (1.23%) Adobe
10 11 (1.23%) Pega
11 10 (1.12%) Citrix
12 9 (1.01%) NetApp
13 8 (0.90%) New Relic
13 8 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.79%) OpenText
14 7 (0.79%) Siemens
14 7 (0.79%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.79%) Zend