Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 59 39
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 58 27 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.10% 3.04% 6.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.42% 3.12% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 22 69
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,375 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,094 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.58% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 689 865 881
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 97.52% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 578 732 713
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,250 £59,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -1.23%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Tamworth +18 17 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Lichfield +1 14 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -2 11 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Burton-upon-Trent +9 8 £31,000 -43.64%
Stafford 0 2 £43,000 +10.97% 1
Software Developer
West Midlands

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 53 (91.38%) C#
2 44 (75.86%) .NET
3 43 (74.14%) SQL
4 37 (63.79%) MVC
5 35 (60.34%) ASP.NET
6 31 (53.45%) VB.NET
7 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
8 21 (36.21%) T-SQL
8 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
8 21 (36.21%) OOP
8 21 (36.21%) WinForms
8 21 (36.21%) Relational Database
9 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (34.48%) Unit Testing
9 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
9 20 (34.48%) Windows
10 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (29.31%) Spring
11 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (27.59%) OOD
12 16 (27.59%) SOLID
13 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 14 (24.14%) OO
14 14 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (22.41%) Java
16 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
17 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) Relational Database
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Riak
4 1 (1.72%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) NSubstitute
2 3 (5.17%) NUnit
2 3 (5.17%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (75.86%) .NET
2 35 (60.34%) ASP.NET
3 21 (36.21%) WinForms
4 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 17 (29.31%) Spring
6 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (10.34%) HTML
9 5 (8.62%) CSS
10 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.90%) Middleware
10 4 (6.90%) XML
11 3 (5.17%) LINQ
11 3 (5.17%) Ninject
11 3 (5.17%) REST
11 3 (5.17%) WCF
11 3 (5.17%) XSD
12 2 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.90%) Grid Computing
3 4 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) MVC
2 21 (36.21%) OOP
3 20 (34.48%) Unit Testing
4 16 (27.59%) OOD
4 16 (27.59%) SOLID
5 14 (24.14%) OO
5 14 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis
8 9 (15.52%) Machine Learning
9 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.07%) Analytics
10 7 (12.07%) Data Science
10 7 (12.07%) Innovative Thinking
10 7 (12.07%) Mathematics
10 7 (12.07%) Visualisation
11 6 (10.34%) Complex Event Processing
11 6 (10.34%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (91.38%) C#
2 43 (74.14%) SQL
3 31 (53.45%) VB.NET
4 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (36.21%) T-SQL
6 13 (22.41%) Java
7 8 (13.79%) C
7 8 (13.79%) C++
8 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
8 7 (12.07%) Python
8 7 (12.07%) R
9 4 (6.90%) Erlang
9 4 (6.90%) F#
9 4 (6.90%) Haskell
9 4 (6.90%) Scala
10 3 (5.17%) Go
11 2 (3.45%) PHP
11 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 2 (3.45%) VB
12 1 (1.72%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.07%) PhD
3 5 (8.62%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle