Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 68 56 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.43% 5.32% 7.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.58% 5.45% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 64 62 102
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,150 £22,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £51,125
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.58% +9.29% -

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 793 1,027 1,241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.27% 97.53% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 652 843 1,099
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,900 £55,000 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +20 37 £42,500 +10.39% 11
Cannock +7 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Tamworth +6 7 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Lichfield +10 5 £23,000 -29.23% 1
Stafford +21 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 54 (79.41%) C#
3 44 (64.71%) ASP.NET
4 39 (57.35%) MVC
5 34 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 33 (48.53%) HTML
7 31 (45.59%) SQL
8 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (38.24%) WinForms
10 25 (36.76%) SQL Server
11 24 (35.29%) LINQ
12 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
13 21 (30.88%) CSS
14 18 (26.47%) TDD
14 18 (26.47%) .NET Framework
15 17 (25.00%) Visual Studio
15 17 (25.00%) Scrum
15 17 (25.00%) HTML5
16 16 (23.53%) Entity Framework
16 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (22.06%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (22.06%) Finance
18 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (19.12%) WPF
19 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
19 13 (19.12%) XML
19 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
20 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
20 12 (17.65%) BDD
21 11 (16.18%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.18%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Azure Functions
2 2 (2.94%) Serverless
3 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Redis
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.35%) NUnit
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) NSubstitute
4 4 (5.88%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.94%) Subversion
5 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.47%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.47%) Maven
6 1 (1.47%) Moq
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 44 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 33 (48.53%) HTML
4 26 (38.24%) WinForms
5 24 (35.29%) LINQ
6 21 (30.88%) CSS
7 18 (26.47%) .NET Framework
8 17 (25.00%) HTML5
9 16 (23.53%) Entity Framework
10 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (19.12%) WPF
11 13 (19.12%) XML
12 9 (13.24%) ADO.NET
13 8 (11.76%) WCF
14 7 (10.29%) Web Services
15 6 (8.82%) CSS3
15 6 (8.82%) REST
16 4 (5.88%) Ninject
16 4 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Android
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) MVC
2 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) TDD
4 17 (25.00%) Scrum
5 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (17.65%) BDD
6 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
7 11 (16.18%) CRM
8 9 (13.24%) OOP
8 9 (13.24%) Web Development
9 7 (10.29%) SOA
9 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.35%) OOD
12 4 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.88%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) C#
2 34 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 31 (45.59%) SQL
4 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.24%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.82%) Java
6 6 (8.82%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.35%) Go
8 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Python
9 2 (2.94%) XAML
10 1 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.47%) Puppet
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.47%) Google